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20090259926 - Methods and apparatus to play and control playing of media content in a web page: Methods and apparatus to play and control playing of media content in a web page are disclosed. In one example, a method of monitoring media content in a web page loads a web page containing a media player and media content, processes an image of the web page to determine... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090259928 - Systems and methods for employee compensation planning: Systems, methods, graphical user interfaces (GUIs), and computer readable media for providing information related to a compensation plan for an enterprise. A view of a portion of a compensation plan developed by a compensation planning application is presented and includes a hyperlink. The hyperlink is associated with information related to... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090259927 - Systems and methods for video content association: In addition to methods for associating video content, the present invention provides a system for video content association. The system for video content association includes at least one video file stored in a database. Furthermore, the system for video content association includes a video association controller configured to receive a... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090259929 - System and method for submitting a patent application electronically: A system and method for submitting a patent application electronically includes converting a specification and figures of the patent application saved in a storage device into an application body extensible (ABX) word file, converting the ABX word file into an extensible markup language (XML) file and a portable document format... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090259930 - Dynamically selecting properties to display in a table based user interface: Dynamically selecting which properties to display for a group of resources is provided. A selection of a group of resources is received to be viewed in a graphical user interface. A determination is made as to whether the group of resources is one of a plurality of previously saved groups... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090259931 - Table generating method and table generating apparatus: A table generating apparatus calculates the total of the values of weights set for the widths of a plurality of columns included in a table, and determines the width of each of the columns based on the table width, the total, and the weight set for the width of each... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090259932 - User-selectable hide option for a user interface, which is not persisted, and which is not dependent upon intra-document controls: A stored document of a persistent data store can include digitally encoded content. A version of the stored document can be created that is placed in a non-persistent memory. This version can be referred to as a rendered document. Content from the rendered document can be presented in a user... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090259933 - System for displaying an annotated programming file: A system includes a display, a processor executing an application program for displaying an annotation file, and memory storing program instructions of the application program. The processor associates an annotation with a programming module of a baseline file to display, in an unsegmented window of a graphical user interface, the... Agent: Ibm Lotus & Rational Sw C/o Guerin & Rodriguez

20090259934 - System and method for rendering dynamic web pages with automatic ajax capabilities: A system for rendering a dynamic web page is provided. The system includes a server hosting a web site and in communication with a client via a network. A first parsing engine is provided on the server and is adapted to parse a page script to generate an intermediate script.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090259935 - System for delivering and enabling interactivity with images: A system, including apparatuses, software and methods, is disclosed for capturing and delivering images as to which various interactive functions are enabled for a user. The images introduced to the system can come from any one of a variety of sources, including from a digital camera. A graphical user interface... Agent: Louis J. Hoffman, P.C.

20090259936 - Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for generating a preview of a content item: Methods, apparatuses and computer program products are provided for generating a preview of a content item. In this regard, generating a preview may be included in updating a content item. A preview of a content item may be generated by retrieving the content item via an interface, where the interface... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090259937 - Brainstorming tool in a 3d virtual environment: Computer-based group brainstorming system and method are disclosed. The invention system and method provide a certain area (e.g., a depicted room) as a brainstorming area in a virtual environment. A processor engine enables brainstorming sessions of multiple users in the certain area. For a given brainstorming session, the engine (i)... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds

20090259938 - Device setting system: A PC performs a setting for an MFP capable of mounting various optional equipments. The PC has a storage portion for storing descriptions of various functions of the MFP, a mounted state of the optional equipments and setting instruction information on the respective functions, and storing parts where the descriptions... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090259939 - Multimedia mobile personalization system: A multimedia mobile personalization system provides a remote control that detects a user's electronic tag, e.g. an RFID tag. The remote control notifies a multimedia device of the user's identity. The multimedia devices tailors it operations to the user's preferences stored locally. Multimedia content such as broadcast or recorded television... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090259940 - Mobile video application service creation tool: A tool that enables a technologically unsophisticated user to develop and deploy what could be considered a technically complex video application without requiring the user have knowledge in the workings of various programming technologies. A wizard-driven web-based approach to dynamically and intelligently generate video media (e.g., menus) for mobile devices,... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20090259941 - Preprocessing video to insert visual elements and applications thereof: Embodiments of this invention relate to preprocessing video such that visual elements, such as advertisements, can be inserted at a later point in time when the video is requested by a user. In an embodiment, a video and target data is received. The video is analyzed to determine how a... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090259942 - Varying an audio characteristic of an audible notice based upon a placement in a window stack of the application instance issuing the notice: An application instance can be identified that is associated with an audible notice, which is to be presented. A placement of the application instance in a window stack can be determined. An audio characteristic (e.g., volume, pitch, speed, repetition, audio channel, etc.) of the audible notice can be adjusted based... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090259943 - System and method enabling sampling and preview of a digital multimedia presentation: There is presented a system and method enabling sampling and preview of a digital multimedia presentation. The system comprises a presentation server and a presentation content database configured to store a plurality of digital content including the digital multimedia presentation, accessible through the presentation server. The system also comprises a... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP

20090259944 - Methods and systems for generating a media program: A method for generating a media program includes extracting data from at least one data source, creating at least one program clip using the data, wherein the at least one program clip includes a first media clip, generating at least one data tag corresponding to the program clip using the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090259945 - System and method for generating web based multi-tier, wiki-based control panels: A system and method for generating web based multi-tier, wiki-based control panels that provides a technique for provisioning and managing datacenter services, such as for example physical and virtual servers.... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us) / Sun Microsystems, Inc.

20090259946 - Dynamic spawning of focal point objects within a virtual universe system: In various embodiments, the density of a plurality of virtual universe avatars within a predetermined proximity from a designated focal point object in a virtual universe is determined. One or more auxiliary focal point objects associated with the designated focal point object are dynamically spawned within the virtual universe based... Agent: Ibm Endicott- Delizio Gilliam, PLLC

20090259947 - System for displaying a plurality of associated items in a collaborative environment: A system is described for displaying a plurality of associated items in a collaborative environment. The system may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory may store items, each item associated with another item. The processor may provide the graphical representation of the items to a user... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090259948 - Surrogate avatar control in a virtual universe: The present invention is directed to providing surrogate avatar control in a virtual universe. The invention enables one resident of the virtual universe to take over the avatar of a second resident. A method for controlling an avatar may include providing the avatar in the virtual universe, where the avatar... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090259949 - Cross-browser rich text editing via a hybrid client-side model: A full-featured cross-browser hybrid rich text editor for editing webpage content. The hybrid editor is integrated with a user interface (e.g., toolbar, menu bar), and provides the appropriate context-sensitive behavior when users interact with the user interface and the interface contents. The hybrid editor responds immediately to basic commands (e.g.,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090259953 - Customizable specification library: A system and method for generating custom construction specifications for use with a graphic user interface. The system provides for a user's own specifications to be uploaded to the system and adapted for use with the system graphic user interface as a custom master specification. Additionally, the system allows for... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090259950 - Editing user interface components: A system that executes a user editable application includes a user interface that includes a plurality of components organized in a tree structure. The system indicates which of the plurality of components may be editable by a user of the application. The system receives editing input from the user for... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation

20090259952 - Information processing apparatus and method of controlling same: UI widget content includes reference information by which its own UI widget refers to a child UI widget, and a description of an initial-focus designation for designating which of its own UI widget and child UI widget will have initial focus. A self-UI widget is generated, a child UI widget... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090259951 - Light-weight managed composite control hosting: A managed composite control can be directly (without intermediary hosting layers) hosted within an unmanaged hosting application. A managed control which can host managed composite controls is provided, the managed control being directly hostable within any unmanaged hosting control. An adapter (control) wraps the managed control content before the control... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090259954 - Method, system and computer program product for visualizing data: A plurality of data attributes are displayed to a user. The user makes a selection of at least two of the attributes. An initial one of the selected attributes is displayed, together with all possible values for the initial one of the selected attributes. The user selects at least one... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090259956 - System and method for enabling review of a digital multimedia presentation and redirection therefrom: There is presented a system for providing a digital multimedia presentation. The system comprises a presentation server; a presentation content database accessible through the presentation server, the presentation content database configured to store a plurality of contents including the digital multimedia presentation, a plurality of digital media contents and a... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP

20090259955 - System and method for providing digital multimedia presentations: There is presented a system and method for providing a digital multimedia presentation. The system comprises a presentation server and a presentation content database configured to store a plurality of digital multimedia content items, accessible through the presentation server. The system also comprises a presentation control application configured to enable... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP

20090259957 - Configurable icons for content presentation: Overlay applications for use in a media presentation system are described. An example method for use with broadcast media includes maintaining a collection of overlay applications to be displayed in connection with the broadcast media; enabling a user to select and configure one or more of the overlay applications for... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration

20090259958 - Mobile terminal and method for controlling widget arrangement on standby screen: A mobile terminal and includes a standby screen for displaying widgets. Basic arrangement information of the widgets is set to arrange selected widgets on the standby screen. Then, the widgets selected for a standby screen are parsed, and the widgets are loaded to a standby screen of the touch-screen panel... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090259959 - Seamless drag and drop operation with multiple event handlers: A computer-implemented method of selecting event handlers can include initiating a drag and drop operation for a source object and, responsive to detecting contact between the source object and a window of a graphical user interface (GUI), displaying a plurality of icons, wherein each icon represents an event handler for... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC

20090259960 - Image-based controlling method for medical apparatuses: The invention relates to a method for controlling a medical apparatus, wherein: patient image data is generated using an image-generating medical apparatus; a patient image is produced on the basis of this data and displayed on an image output unit; and a medical apparatus is in turn controlled by an... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20090259961 - Configuration based engineering data collection (edc) for manufacturing lines: Methods and systems for integrating manufacturing equipment with factory automation software. In one embodiment, an equipment integrator (EI) has a user interface to facilitate user input of configuration information to provide an adaptable interface between a manufacturing tool and a manufacturing execution system (MES) that is operable over a plurality... Agent: Applied Materials/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090259962 - Character input method: A method is provided for inputting characters to an electronic device having a virtual keyboard displayed on a screen. The method includes the step of displaying a plurality of character entry regions (1). Each region is adapted to display either, at a first level, a plurality of character options, or,... Agent: Ira S Dorman

20090259963 - Display area navigation: Display area navigation includes detecting an input device event, providing a display area navigation window, receiving a display area navigation command, and relocating an input pointer according to the display area navigation command. A display area provided by a large display and/or a plurality of displays may be quickly and... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090259964 - Methods of interfacing with multi-input devices and multi-input display systems employing interfacing techniques: Methods and systems for interfacing with multi-input devices employ various techniques for controlling the window framing of images. Such techniques provide control, including moving, sizing, and orientating, of one or more displayed window frames in which one or more images are displayed.... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

20090259965 - Methods of interfacing with multi-input devices and multi-input display systems employing interfacing techniques: Methods and systems for interfacing with multi-input devices employ various techniques for controlling the window framing of images. Such techniques provide control, including moving, sizing, and orientating, of one or more displayed window frames in which one or more images are displayed.... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

20090259966 - Information processing apparatus, window display method, and computer readable medium to store display control program: The information processing apparatus which performs multi-window display control includes a window change unit 102 to search among windows displayed on the screen for a window which at least partially overlaps an area identified based on a designated position and to change the display of the found window so that... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20090259967 - Methods of interfacing with multi-input devices and multi-input display systems employing interfacing techniques: Methods and systems for interfacing with multi-input devices employ various techniques for controlling the window framing of images. Such techniques provide control, including moving, sizing, and orientating, of one or more displayed window frames in which one or more images are displayed.... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

20090259968 - Method for switching wallpaper in screen lock state, mobile electronic device thereof, and storage medium thereof: A method for switching wallpaper in screen lock state, a mobile electronic device thereof, and a storage medium thereof are provided. In the present method, an input signal is received by a touch screen when a mobile electronic device enters a screen lock state. Then, whether the input signal is... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090259969 - Multimedia client interface devices and methods: Mobile devices are described, along with related services, systems, and methods. These devices include displays with pixel dimensions and pixel densities in ranges that are chosen to allow users to enjoy a more intuitive and more “desktop-like” Web or multi-media experience compared to other devices, while still enabling the devices... Agent: Kuware, Inc.

20090259972 - Configuring a textual language program on a first device to invoke a graphical program on a second device: A system and method for creating and using configuration diagrams for configuring distributed systems. The methods described herein may be used for various types of operations in configuring distributed systems, including creating programs, managing programs in the distributed system, deploying programs to various distributed devices, configuring remote execution or inter-operation... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090259971 - Media mashing across multiple heterogeneous platforms and devices: Systems and methods providing for improved navigation and aggregation of a multiplicity of Internet based media and communication types are disclosed herein. In various embodiments, a Internet experience Manager (IEM) is adapted to present, to a user, a user interface. The user interface is defined in an interface window. The... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090259970 - System and method for random voice communications through a social network: A system and method for establishing voice connections between users of a social network. User access is granted to a social network through a VoIP phone. The social network is navigated based on user input. The user is directly connected to a second user randomly for voice communications based on... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090259973 - Dvd menu navigation with reduced input button count: A method of the interactive features on a DVD utilizing restricted user inputs e.g. reduced number of key pad buttons. The DVD menu may be collapsed to form an indexed linear list of the menu buttons. A user then sequentially navigates through the menu using a one or two directional... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090259974 - Method and apparatus for displaying content menus in a mobile device: A display method for displaying content menus for use in a mobile device is disclosed. The method comprises the following steps. First, a user request is received. Second, display brief of actual data is acquired from an entry of an index file of a non-volatile storage medium according to the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090259975 - List display apparatus, list display method and graphical user interface: A list display apparatus includes: a picture generating unit for generating a three-dimensional list picture, the three-dimensional list picture having a plurality of lower item cards having a respective lower items in a hierarchical structure being unfolded and expanded in a bellows configuration when shifting from an upper level to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090259976 - Swoop navigation: This invention relates to navigating in a three dimensional environment. In an embodiment, a target in the three dimensional environment is selected when a virtual camera is at a first location. A distance between the virtual camera and the target is determined. The distance is reduced, and a tilt is... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.

  
10/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090254799 - System for creating graphical display from text: A graphical creation software system implemented on a computer comprising a program embodied on a computer-readable medium, the system being for use by a user to create a graphical presentation of text input into the system having, a screen display, a library of graphical images, a computer-based interface to correlate... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20090254800 - Method for providing user-definitions of terms: The present disclosure is a method for providing user-definitions of terms associated with a document. A method for providing user-definitions of terms may include providing a document, receiving text, receiving a request to define a term within the document, associating the user-provided definition of the term with the document, notifying... Agent: Ibm Corporation (accsp) C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090254801 - Model navigation: In an embodiment, a modeling environment (ME) may be configured to provide a navigation widget for navigating through a model. The navigation widget may display a first hierpath where the first hierpath is associated with a path to a first portion of the model. The ME may receive input, via... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP/the Mathworks Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090254802 - Publishing system and method that enables users to collaboratively create, professional appearing digital publications for \"on-demand\" distribution in a variety of media that includes digital printing: Apparatus and methods are provided for providing publishers and authors with the organizational and creative tools to professionally create books inclusive of writing, graphics and multi-media. The apparatus and methods further enable users to design and format their publication with minimal effort. A text editor is used to manipulate the... Agent: Billy J. Knowles Bk Patents, Inc.

20090254803 - Programming methods for improving browser-based electronic forms: The invention describes programming methods that allow unmodified web-browsers to reproduce the rich display, interactivity, printing, and reliability only found previously with specialist electronic form software. Embodiments of the inventions include improving the display of forms created with images and HTML form elements, enhanced control of entry of data in... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC

20090254804 - Method and system for managing bipolar disoder in a patient: A method and system for managing bipolar disorder in a patient, by providing an electronic journal for the patient and a plurality of electronic stations for participants in communication with the journal and with selected other electronic stations, wherein there can be recorded and communicated by the patient, and by... Agent: Scott R. Foster Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20090254805 - Method of drafting a claim set: A method and computer program for drafting a claim set in a patent application presents a Tool bar (20) including an Add Claim option (22). A detailed numbered claim is presented and includes a plurality of old limitations and novel limitations. By selecting the Add Claim option (22) in the... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090254806 - Adaptive parsing of sparse xml data: A system for representing and generating XML data is provided. The system includes one or more processors and a mapping module configured to execute upon the one or more processors. The mapping module is configured to map each sparsely-encoded XML element of a sparse representation of a document into a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090254810 - Information processing apparatus, data processing method, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus which processes document information includes a designation unit configured to designate information which is not to be displayed in the document information, a generation unit configured to generate identification information which is uniquely determined, an addition unit configured to add metadata for restoring the designated information... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090254808 - Load-time memory optimization: Various embodiments can be used to process packages or documents that contain markup language describing one or more documents. Markup language descriptions can be processed to identify certain objects that reoccur or are repeated in the markup language description. If a re-occurring or repeating object is encountered in the markup... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090254809 - Objects having usage rules that exist outside of the environment in which the object is used: An object that is usable in a plurality of different environments comprises at least one property having an associated rule that affects the object. The object and at least one of its properties and associated rules exist outside of an environment that the object is used in. The rule associated... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090254811 - Objects having usage rules that exist outside of the environment in which the object is used: An electronically manipulative object that is usable in a plurality of different electronic document environments comprises at least one electronically stored property that includes an associated rule that affects the object or the electronic document environment that the object is used in. The at least one electronically stored property and... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090254807 - Progressive page loading: Various embodiments provide an ability to load documents and access page content associated with documents while the documents are still being loaded. In at least some embodiments, while a document's structure is being processed in the background, individual pages can be requested. The same can be said for individual documents... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090254812 - Sgml document validation using xml-based technologies: An SGML validation system comprises: an XML validation engine; a translator configured to convert an SGML document to a translated XML document; a set of XML schemas against which the XML validation engine validates the translated XML document, the XML schema set configured such that errors detected by the validation... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090254813 - Document processing apparatus and document processing method: A document processing apparatus accepts input of image information which represents a document, separates the image information as content of the document into regions, associates the image information separated as content into regions with information used to lay out the content, and holds the associated information as learning information. Subsequently,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090254814 - Per-edge rules and constraints-based layout mechanism: Architecture that facilitates customized object behavior by allowing for the application of layout rules and constraint on each edge of the document object. This edge-based approach can be applied to layout applications such as desktop publishing. The rules, constraints, and constraint parameters accommodate typical layout scenarios. A layout algorithm is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090254815 - Using a word processor with accounting data: A method of transferring data from a financial program to a word processing program to view and modify financial documents in the word processing program is disclosed. The method may entail selecting a template in an accounting program wherein the template has a field related to the selected template, identifying... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)

20090254816 - Method of associating properties or fields of graphical objects with each other for efficient composition of documents: A computer-implemented method is provided for preparing a document for editing. The document includes a first graphical object and at least one variable field or property in a second graphical object that is associated with a property of the first graphical object. The first graphical object has a plurality of... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090254817 - Enhanced spell checking utilizing a social network: A computer-implemented method of enhancing spell check. The method can include receiving from each of a plurality of clients at least one custom term and at least one class identifier that is associated with the custom term. The custom terms and the associated class identifiers can be processed to provide... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC

20090254818 - Method, system and user interface for providing inline spelling assistance: A method for providing inline spelling assistance to a user via a user interface. The method includes receiving at least a prefix of a word being typed by a user, determining whether the word is being misspelled while the user types the word, monitoring a number of times the word... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus

20090254819 - Spelling correction system and method for misspelled input: A spelling correction system and method automatically recognizes and corrects misspelled inputs in an electronic device with relatively lower computing power. In a learning process, a misspelling correction dictionary is constructed on the basis of a corpus of accepted words, and context-sensitive strings are selected from among all the strings... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090254820 - Client-side composing/weighting of ads: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates displaying relevant advertisements to a user. A display engine can browse a portion of image data during a browsing session. An evaluator can identify a context related to two or more concurrent and on-going browsing sessions. An ad... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090254821 - Systems and methods for interactions with software probes: Systems and methods are provided for enabling interaction between a user and a software probe inserted into application code for monitoring and testing application performance. Communications are initialized with the software probe and a user interface is provided to the user. Command data is received from the user through the... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day

20090254822 - Hi-efficiency wizard framework system and method: A method and computer program product for defining a first data request for presentation within a wizard. The first data request solicits a first response from a user of the wizard. At least a second data request is defined for presentation within the wizard after receipt of the first response... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090254823 - Bookmark interpretation service: A bookmark interpretation service is described. In embodiment(s), a bookmark save event can be received from a media device when a bookmark is initiated while a video stream of media content is rendered by the media device, such as when the bookmark is initiated by a viewer at the media... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090254827 - Browser interpretable document for controlling a plurality of media players and systems and methods related thereto: A browser interpretable document comprising a first media file or a pointer to the first media file; a graphical user interface definition, or a pointer to the graphical user interface definition, the graphical user interface definition comprising a first user interface element and a function associated with the first user... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090254824 - Distribution of context aware content and interactable advertisements: Disclosed herein is a method and system for providing context aware multimedia content and interactable advertisements of business services on visually distinct and mutually independent display sections on a mobile device screen of a user. A client application is provided on the mobile device. The client application sends a first... Agent: Ashok Tankha

20090254826 - Portable communications device: Improvements enhance the use of portable communications devices such as cellular telephones. According to one embodiment, data storage capacity is added to the device, such that if a “speed-dial” type operation is initiated, the device is operative to announce a pre-recorded message previously associated by the user with that key... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps

20090254825 - System for displaying search results along a timeline: In one embodiment, an apparatus may receive search results from a database. The search results may be from a search request that requests database entries associated with a project. The apparatus may display a timeline, where the timeline includes display regions that correspond to time periods. The apparatus may display... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090254828 - System and method for acquisition and storage of presentations: Embodiments of the present invention enable the extraction, classification, storage, and supplementation of presentation video. A media system receives a video signal carrying presentation video. The media system processes the video signal and generates images for slides of the presentation. The media system then extracts text from the images and... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090254829 - User interface with visual progression: In one embodiment, a graphics user interface is provided. The graphics user interface includes a plurality of graphical representations identifying separate audio data, respectively. Each of the plurality of graphical representations is configured in a list to be selected for playback of the respective audio data. A progression icon is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090254830 - Digital image albums: To better realize the great potential of amateur digital photography, the present invention introduces an integrated system for the acquisition, organization, manipulation, and publication of digital images by amateur digital photography enthusiasts. The system of the present invention first acquires images from a number of different image sources. Images acquired... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090254831 - Yahrzeit system and method: A method of and system for providing an electronic Yahrzeit display corresponding to the current date including determining a current date, performing a search in a database storing a plurality of Yahrzeit entries to identify the Yahrzeit entries having an anniversary of the death date corresponding to the current date,... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090254832 - Method and apparatus for collaborative design of an avatar or other graphical structure: A method and apparatus for collaborative design of a graphical structure is by users of a network. First, a description of the graphical structure is downloaded from a network server to client devices of the users. User modifications of the graphical structure are then uploaded to the network sever from... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090254833 - System and method for displaying information about subnets: An interface for a database. The database contains information about subnets in a large network, such as the Internet. The interface displays the information in a hierarchical fashion. However, because all subnets cannot be displayed on a display at once, some subnets are displayed, and a user reaches other subnets... Agent: Matthew R. Jenkins, Esq.

20090254834 - Standard schema and user interface for website maps: Various embodiments provide a standardized schema that can be used by site developers to define a site map and its associated hierarchy. In at least some embodiments, a corresponding user interface can be created within an application such as, for example, a Web browser, to allow the user to specify... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090254835 - Method and system for use with the internet: A method of increasing the awareness of users of the Internet to services and products provided by web sites, wherein the method includes establishing a hosting web site on the Internet having a data processor for registering web site owners (WSO's) as subscribers to a hosting service. The method also... Agent: Henry Brendzel

20090254836 - Method and system of providing a personalized performance: A computer for use with a system capable of providing a personalized performance of at least one story having a predefined timeline and a method of operating the system. The method comprises receiving one or more inputs from one or more users; analyzing at least said received inputs in order... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090254837 - Accessing external functionality within a component-based web application: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for incorporating functionality of a first web application into a second web application composed and managed by a component-based application framework, such as JSF. For example, the web pages of an existing application may be displayed to the user of a web application composed... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ibm Svl

20090254838 - Information display system based on user profile data with assisted and explicit profile modification: A data processing system for delivering an open profile personalization system based profile data structures that contain one or more interest nodes. The interest nodes include respective sets of targets and qualifiers, where the targets and qualifiers comprise typed-attributes to be used in the filtering of information files for delivery... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20090254841 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for characterizing user-defined areas: A method of specifying a boundary for an area is provided, which includes receiving a first input from a first user regarding a first configuration of a boundary of an area. The first input may serve to establish an area of arbitrary and possibly irregular configuration, such as an area... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090254840 - Local map chat: Information communication technology operable to provide users with a means for sharing information and comments is disclosed. The information communication technology provides a means for participants to place chat comments on an interactive graphic such as a dynamically rendered map that participants can track, edit and collaboratively work with in... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto

20090254839 - Techniques to remotely manage a multimedia conference event: Techniques to remotely manage a multimedia conference event are described. An apparatus may comprise a mobile remote control having a communications component operative to establish a wireless connection between a mobile remote control and a multimedia conference server hosting a multimedia conference event. The mobile remote control may include a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090254842 - Interfacing with a spatial virtual communication environment: A spatial layout of zones of a virtual area in a network communication environment is displayed. A user can have a respective presence in each of one or more of the zones. Navigation controls and interaction controls are presented. The navigation controls enable the user to specify where to establish... Agent: Edouard Garcia Attorney At Law

20090254843 - Shared virtual area communication environment based apparatus and methods: Improved systems and methods for navigating and interacting in virtual communication environments. At least some of these systems and methods provide a framework that includes one or more virtual areas and supports realtime communications between the communicants. At least some of these systems and methods provide an interface that includes... Agent: Edouard Garcia Attorney At Law

20090254844 - Method and system for managing event reservations and resource dispatching: A system and method for allocating resources to an event and/or managing the allocation of the resources. The event may comprise a ticketed event, such as, a tour, a shuttle service, an excursion, a sporting event, a concert, a play, a stage performance, or other type of performance or event,... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP

20090254845 - Method of associating properties or fields of graphical objects with each other for efficient composition of documents: An automated method is provided for preparing a document for editing. The document includes a first graphical object and at least one variable field or property in a second graphical object that is associated with a property of the first graphical object. The first graphical object has a plurality of... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090254846 - Interactive host-aware advertising: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system, and media for enabling an advertisement to interact with a software application. This can include receiving advertising content that is to be hosted by a software application. The advertising content can include an advertisement to be presented as well as an object... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090254847 - Analysis of visually-presented data: A person may interact with visually-presented data in order to specify an analysis to be performed on the data. Data may be presented through a browser or other program in a visual form, such as a chart or graph. The person may interact with the visual presentation of the data... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090254849 - Method and user interface for the graphical presentation of medical data: Operation of a method and a device for the implementation of a medical examination via a user interface of at least one imaging device include determination and input of a group of measurement parameters via an input device of the user interface, generation of spatially resolved image information with the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090254848 - Method and user interface to generate and present medical examination results: A method for generation and presentation of medical examination results of at least one imaging device includes the steps of definition and input of measurement parameters via an input device, generation of spatially resolved image information with the at least one imaging device,) and storage of the image information as... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090254851 - Method and system for conducting a survey by using a wireless device: A method of conducting a survey by a wireless device having a memory circuit and a display screen, the wireless device being capable of wireless communication with a server during a connection period, is provided. The method involves: downloading from the server during the connection period a metadata variable; displaying... Agent: Nexus Law Group LLP

20090254850 - System providing progress indicator for monitor firmware loading process: A method of providing an indication to a user of a status of an updating process of a video display monitor is disclosed. The method comprising receiving a set of instructions by the video display monitor, loading the set of instructions into a memory of the video display monitor, detecting... Agent: Gateway, Inc. Attn: Patent Attorney

20090254852 - User interface overlay system: A method and system for providing an overlay window for an application to display augmentation data over the user interface of the application is provided. An overlay system includes an overlay component and an engine component that interface with the application and a presentation manager used by the application to... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090254855 - Communication terminals with superimposed user interface: An electronic device includes a user input device and a display screen. A moving picture representative of a pointing object that is external to the electronic device is superimposed onto the display screen, and a plurality of features of the pointing object are interpreted as selection pointers so that a... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20090254853 - Method of viewing a single document in multiple scaled views: There is provided a method of viewing a document. The method includes displaying a first document in a first viewing window using a first scale value and a first origin coordinate. The first viewing window defines a coordinate array. The method includes determining a second origin coordinate within the coordinate... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20090254854 - System and method for visualizing a multi-screen workspace on a single screen display: A system (200) and method (600) for visualizing on a single display screen (SDS) a first plurality of display screen windows (FPDSWs) displayed on display screens (234, . . . , 240) of a multi-screen workspace. The method involves determining a relative placement pattern (RPP) for the FPDSWs (250, .... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090254856 - System and method for prompting users to subscribe to web feeds based on web browsing activity: A method (and corresponding system and computer program product) that prompts users for web feed subscription based on web browsing activities of the users is disclosed. The method monitors web browsing activities of a user related to a web page, and determines that the web page supports web feeds. Responsive... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090254859 - Automated selection of avatar characteristics for groups: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for automating avatar selection for groups are disclosed. A representative method includes providing a software application accessible to multiple users, and a database of available avatar characteristics that are selectively combinable to create user-specific avatars with which the users can represent themselves to each other in... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20090254861 - Dual display content companion: A method includes displaying a listing of content items in a first display area and displaying supplemental content items related to at least one of the content items in a second display area that is separate from the first display area. The listing of content items may represent content items... Agent: Thorne & Halajian Applied Technology Center

20090254858 - Dynamic e-mail signature manager: A dynamic electronic mail signature manager for managing a user's electronic mail signatures inserted into electronic mail messages. An electronic mail signature is displayed within a message composition user interface such that each component of the electronic mail signature is displayed in either an “include” display state or a visually... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.

20090254860 - Method and apparatus for processing widget in multi ticker: Provided are a method and apparatus for processing a multi widget that unitively manages/displays various widgets in a multi ticker. The method includes registering predetermined widgets, analyzing information types of the registered widgets, determining a display type of widget information according to the information types of the registered widgets, and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090254862 - Method and apparatus for user interface for child oriented computer network: The system provides a method and apparatus for implementing a user interface that is easily usable by children while still providing a rich network browsing environment for the child. The system provides a method of rating network content that is easily understandable by a child and uses images and words... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20090254857 - Wireless communication device pre-purchase personalization: A portable electronic device or wireless communication device (WCD) has at least one provision for optional equipment or user services. Options are provided for a user in a menu selection for selection by the consumer of the options. The user selects the options for the particular WCD and the options... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090254863 - Systems and methods for accessing system utilities: In one embodiment, an information handling system may include a processor, a display that may provide a user interface allowing a user to select one or more system utilities to be accessed, memory that may include a plurality of memory partitions storing a plurality of system utilities, and a management... Agent: Baker Botts, LLP

20090254864 - Visualization system and method: The invention is a method and system by which a visualization of a predetermined subject can be generated with the assets and/or attributes of the subject identified and, if assessed, the results of the assessment can be indicated. The visualization includes a center point with a core which represents the... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian

20090254865 - Graphical user interface for accessing information organized by concentric closed paths: A graphical user interface for a computer system having a plurality of icons, each icon representing an activity. A display controller launches the activity associated with a selected icon when selected. An organization algorithm directs a processor of the computer system to arrange the plurality of icons along a sequence... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090254866 - Method and system for displaying a multitude of objects on a display: A method displays a multitude of objects on a display, the display offering an electronic pointer device. A maximum number of objects to be displayed in an adaptable orientation at a time is determined. The multitude of objects are automatically grouped into at least one group containing at most the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090254867 - Zoom for annotatable margins: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates interacting with a portion of data that includes pyramidal volumes of data. A portion of image data can represent a computer displayable multiscale image with at least two substantially parallel planes of view in which a first plane... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090254869 - Multi-parameter extraction algorithms for tactile images from user interface tactile sensor arrays: A user interface employs a tactile sensor array producing a rich flux of independently-adjustable interactive control parameters, rates of change, and symbols derived from these as well as tactile shapes, patterns, gestures, syntaxes, and phrases from each of one or more regions of contact or proximity. The tactile sensor array... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090254868 - Translation of gesture responses in a virtual world: Translating gestures made by one avatar to a second avatar in a virtual world by receiving an input from a first user representing an input gesture to be made by the first avatar to the second avatar. The input gesture is translated to generate at least one translated gesture for... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm

  
10/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090249176 - Delivery of navigation data for playback of audio and video content: In accordance with the present invention a filtering process is based on the output side of a multimedia decoder. A navigator, located at a server system, monitors the current play position of multimedia content at a consumer system and compares that position with navigation objects. Each navigation object defines a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090249177 - Method and apparatus for creating album, and recording medium: A required number of images for creating an album are compensated using existing still images, and an album with a fine appearance is created by effectively using a small number of available still images (still images in stock). A value N, which is obtained by subtracting the total number of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090249178 - Document linking: Associating first metadata with a first element in a first document. The first metadata describes at least a location of the first element within the first document. Storing the first metadata extrinsically from the first document. Identifying a first link based on the first metadata. Displaying the first link.... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090249179 - Method to display multiple cached webpages related to a bookmark: A method for displaying cached webpages related to bookmarks in a browser program. Displayed along with selected bookmarks in the bookmark menu is a numeral indicating the present total number of cached webpages associated with the bookmarks. When the user selects the numeral, a number count menu is displayed allowing... Agent: Patentec

20090249180 - System and method of document reuse: The present invention is a system and method for computer optimization of content and reusing documents. The invention provides integrated user interfaces to facilitate reuse of static or dynamic content. The system further includes on a display, a first window and a second window where the system includes programming instructions... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.c.

20090249181 - Method of approximate document generation: A method and system of approximate document generation, in one aspect, analyzes a document generation template, identifies one or more elements in the document generation template that have processing time that is longer than a threshold value and modifies said one or more elements identified as having processing time that... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.c.

20090249182 - Named entity recognition methods and apparatus: There is disclosed a method of recognising named entities in a text-containing document, represented by text document data. The received text document data comprising a plurality of tokens, one or more of the said plurality of tokens being part of a plurality of entities. The text document data is analysed... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc

20090249183 - System and method for processing a text file: A system and method for processing a text file includes receiving a text file, extracting one or more components from the text file, populating a predefined form with the extracted components, displaying the populated form, and receiving a user input approving the displayed form. The receiving of the text file... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090249184 - Method for visual structuring of multivariable data: A system for visual structuring of multivariable data sets includes a plurality of sensors for monitoring data and generating events depending on the monitoring; an intrusion detection system for receiving the events generated by the sensors; a plurality of agents for performing pattern recognition on the events, wherein the agents... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.a.

20090249185 - Annotation framework for video: A system and method for transferring annotations associated with a media file. An annotation associated with a media file is indexed to a first instance of that media file. By comparing features of the two instances, a mapping is created between the first instance of the media file and a... Agent: Google / Fenwick

20090249189 - Enhancing data in a screenshot: A computer-implemented method of enhancing data in a screenshot can include capturing a screenshot of content presented on a display and identifying within the content at least a first element comprising first semantic data. A first semantic representation of the first semantic data can be generated and the first semantic... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, Llc

20090249190 - Method and apparatus for processing structured documents: A method of processing documents (e.g., extensible markup language XML documents) includes for example receiving a document, transcoding data of the document from an original character set into a parser character set, parsing the transcoded data, determining a structure profile of the document and applying an expectation model for a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090249188 - Method for adaptive transcription of web pages: A web page is adaptively transcribed and rendered at a client endpoint. A request for a web page is received, and full page content of the web page is obtained from a remote web server, including assembly of previously cached parts of the web page. The web page is transcribed... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown

20090249186 - Multi-pass validation of extensible markup language (xml) documents: A validation sequence for an XML document can be identified. The validation sequence can include a set of validation elements. At least one validation pass can be performed for the XML document. Each validation pass can correspond to one of the validation elements. Each validation pass can be configured to... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.a. Ibm-rsw

20090249191 - Signing ceremony system and method: A system and method for conducting an electronic signing ceremony is provided. The electronic signing ceremony may include a number of defined steps performed by one or more people on a number of documents in a predetermined order. An activity, such as providing a digital signature, may be associated with... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c.

20090249187 - System and method for generating a converted workflow extensible markup language file associated with a workflow application: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating a converted workflow extensible markup language file associated with a workflow application, such as the Workflow application from CA®, Inc. In one illustrative embodiment, the process identifies a workflow extensible markup language file associated with... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090249192 - Creating a view from multiple templates: Instead of using a single template to define a view, multiple interchangeable templates are selected to create a view. The interchangeable templates are shareable across different views which helps in creating different views without requiring users to hard code the changes to the view within a single template. The selected... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090249193 - Flexible web page template building system and method: A flexible web page template and template building tool which generates templates that grow and shrink according to an amount of user content.... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090249194 - Method for converting electronic documents: A method and system for implementing a web page conversion involves one or more clickable conversion links on a web page. A conversion link can be represented by a clickable text, image, or image sequences. When a user clicks on a conversion link, a normal HTTP request is sent to... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.l.p.

20090249196 - Calendar outputting method and apparatus for the same, and recording medium: A size of a region to be allocated to an image layout date is bigger than a size of a region to be allocated to a date other than the image layout date (image-not-layout date). An image to be allocated to the image layout date is enlarged so that a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090249195 - Computer-implemented system for creating a publication and method thereof: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented system can be configured to facilitate creation of a publication from a master template, one or more embedded templates, and one or more content components. The computer-implemented system can include: (a) an administrative toolkit having: (1) a master template creation module configured to create and... Agent: Walter P. Opaska Bryan Cave LLP

20090249197 - Document proofreading support method and document proofreading support apparatus: An apparatus includes a mechanism for selecting a replacement source expression associated with respective replacement destination expressions, and the respective replacement destination expressions associated with the replacement source expression; a mechanism for extracting the replacement source expression associated with the replacement destination expression which is the same expression as the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090249199 - Method of learning character segments during text input, and associated handheld electronic device: An improved method of learning character segments during text input enables facilitated text input on an improved handheld electronic device. In response to a series of inputs, segments and other objects are analyzed to generate a proposed character interpretation of the series of inputs. Responsive to detecting a replacement of... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090249198 - Techniques for input recogniton and completion: Methods and apparatus are described by which one or more input words may be predicted based on partial input from a user using a predictive model that employs contextual metadata which characterizes the user in a multi-dimensional space in which the dimensions are defined by one or more of a... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!

20090249200 - Image processor: An image processor includes an extracting unit, an assigning unit, and an output unit. The extracting unit extracts at least one set of frame image data from the plurality of sets of frame image data included in one of the at least one set of moving image data. The assigning... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090249201 - Preview data generating apparatus, method to generate preview data, and computer usable medium therefor: A preview data generating apparatus to generate preview data, which is used to display a preview image representing an image to be printed on a recording medium, in reflection of a color of the recording medium, is provided. The preview data generating apparatus includes a base color input unit to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090249202 - Method and system for processing signals that control a device using human breath: Certain aspects of a method and system for processing signals that control a device using human breath may include receiving at the device, one or more signals from a detection device operable to function as a human interface device (HID). The signals may be generated in response to detection of... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090249203 - User interface device, computer program, and its recording medium: An interface device executes a first display process, a moving and display process and a second display process. In the first display process, a plurality of items each including hiragana of Japanese alphabet, are displayed on a full screen liquid display touch panel. In the moving and display process, when... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090249204 - File management system, mobile terminal, and computer-readable recording medium recording mobile terminal program: A file management system includes a file server with a file storage device storing a file associated with an update date and time of the file and a mobile terminal with a file information output device to output information of the file, wherein the mobile terminal comprises a file obtaining... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090249205 - Display position determination apparatus and method thereof: A display position determination apparatus has a selection unit selecting a first part from a parts group of display objects, an acquisition unit acquiring display occupancy in a display screen for each of said display objects, a judgment unit judging whether a balloon for the first part selected by said... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090249207 - Method of operating a media player: A media player and a method of operating the media player in which the events stored therein or available thereto are divided/filtered into groups, each group comprising less than all of the events, and where, when a group of events is provided on the display of the media player, the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090249206 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for presenting a media history: A method for presenting a media history may include determining whether actuation of a function initiation mechanism corresponds to a first actuation characteristic or a second actuation characteristic in which the first actuation characteristic is associated with invocation of a first function on a single object of a particular class... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090249208 - Method and device for reproducing images: A video reproduction control method comprising providing a list of at least one recorded program with a plurality of thumbnail images that correspond to different time points in the program, selecting a first thumbnail image, and reproducing the program from a first point in time that corresponds to the first... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090249209 - Content reproducing apparatus and content reproducing method: A content reproducing apparatus and a content reproducing method reproduce sound from image data or music data from the beginning, in a case where music data and image data is obtained from a content storage device and reproduced in succession. An input receiving unit receives a user's input, an external-output... Agent: Alpine/bhgl

20090249210 - Computer system with enhanced user interface for images: A computer system and method are presented that enhance a user experience when viewing images displayed on the computer. The system includes a user interface for the computer that displays a number of thumbnail images that are small representations of image files existing on the computer. The thumbnail images are... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.l.p. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090249211 - Method and apparatus for creating multimedia presentations: Some embodiments of the invention provide a computerized method for creating and editing a multimedia item. The method provides a menu theme for a multimedia item. The menu theme includes a display section for displaying a multimedia item, an adjustable text section for displaying several selectable text options, and a... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090249212 - Method for digital photo management and distribution: Digital images are captured on a digital camera, automatically formatted, and uploaded to a server for review and collaborative modifications. An on-line web gallery is automatically generated by the server whereby low resolution versions of the images are transferred to the server and appear in the gallery within seconds from... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090249213 - User interface providing information system topology presentation: A user interface includes a graphical topological representation of an information system. Information is collected regarding connections between switches, storage nodes and computer nodes in the information system. Any sub networks in the system are identified based on the collected information and classified as LANs or SANs. Connections between the... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.c.

20090249214 - Providing a shared buffer between multiple computer terminals: Disclosed is a method, system, and computer-readable medium with executable code for controlling the operation of multiple client terminals from a single keyboard and mouse of a server terminal. A buffer sharing logic of the server terminal and the client terminals is used to transmit and receive user input between... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090249215 - System and method for remote application configuration management on multifunction peripherals: The invention relates to multifunction peripherals (MFPs). More particularly, the invention relates to remote application configuration management of MFPs. A remote application configuration manager may extract configuration information from custom applications, organize a user interface based on the respective configuration information, and receive and store parameter values with which the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP

20090249216 - Interacting with multiple browsers simultaneously using linked browsers controlled from a primary browser interface: A Web application can be loaded into a set of different Web browsers. A set of user interactions directed to one of the Web browsers can be received. A state of that Web browser can be altered in accordance with each user interaction. For each received user interaction, an equivalent... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.a. Ibm-rsw

20090249217 - System and method for displaying published electronic documents: A system and method that displays published electronic documents including an electronic periodical database that stores electronic files representing a plurality of electronic documents and a plurality of corresponding published issues to each of the plurality of electronic documents, a electronic periodical display controller that displays a graphic substrate upon... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, Pllc

20090249218 - Computer system and method for presenting custom views based upon time and/or location: An application for a computer system for providing favorites to users based upon time, date and/or location includes a server computer and a user computer. The server computer knows at least one of a location of the user computer, a time at the location of the user computer and a... Agent: Larson And Larson

20090249219 - Providing a shared desktop interface of multiple computer terminals: Disclosed is a method, system, and computer-readable medium with executable code for viewing the operation of multiple client terminals from a single user interface of a server terminal. A buffer sharing logic of the server terminal and the client terminals is used to transmit and receive display data between the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090249220 - Method and apparatus for verifying integrity of redacted documents: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system which allows a document owner to redact content from a document and allows a recipient of the redacted document to challenge the appropriateness of the redaction. During operation, the system allows the document owner to redact a string Mi from location... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090249221 - Methods and systems for attaching and displaying interactive applications on web pages: Methods and systems for facilitating interactive functions for an online community through a semi-transparent interactive application on a web page. The application may contain links to various interactive functions contextual to the web page displayed, and may provide functionality to the user because the various sessions do not open as... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090249222 - System and method for simultaneous media presentation: Described herein are systems and methods for presenting content to a plurality of users at a plurality of computers. Presenting content may comprise presenting media content (e.g., playing media content) such as audio or video content—including music; audio books; image slideshows; movies, television programs, video clips, and other video content;... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090249223 - Asynchronous online viewing party: Various embodiments of systems, methods, computer devices, and computer software for providing an asynchronous online viewing party are provided. One embodiment comprises a system for providing an online viewing party. One such system comprises: a server operatively coupled to a database for supporting the online viewing party, the database comprising:... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha Llc

20090249224 - Simultaneous collaborative review of a document: A document is simultaneously opened by different clients for a collaborative review of the document. Each of the clients may make comments to the document at the same while the document is also being edited. Comments made on the document by one client are automatically synchronized with the other clients... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090249225 - method and apparatus for interactively sharing video content: Teachings presented herein provide a method of sharing video content over one or more communication networks. In particular, a first user can initiate a “video push,” wherein specified video content is delivered to a second user via a video call. Return video content from the second user is received over... Agent: Coats & Bennett, Pllc

20090249226 - Collaborative tool use in virtual environment: A collaborative tool is integrated into a virtual collaborative environment. The collaborative tool allows use of the tool by one or more physically remote users while providing full functionality and features which may not be available in the virtual collaborative environment. A substantially seamless transition is had between using the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090249227 - Facilitating search for items in 3d simulations: A method for facilitating a search for an object in a three-dimensional simulation can be provided. The method can include receiving from a user at least one search parameter corresponding to an object and executing a search for the object based on the at least one search parameter. The method... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090249228 - Computer method and apparatus for persisting pieces of a virtual world group conversation: Computer method and apparatus persists portions of group conversations in a virtual environment. A group conversation is formed of group member communications. Indications or illustrations, such as chat bubbles, are displayed to end users to represent the group member communications. The invention system enables a user to persist a portion... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds

20090249230 - Method and apparatus for utilizing prescribed aspect(s) of feedback object select operation to indicate user feedback of hypermedia content unit: A computer implemented method for gathering user feedback of one or more units of hypermedia content. Notice is made available to a user explaining a preestablished mapping between (1) at least one prescribed aspect of an operation of performing a predefined SELECT function to feedback objects and (2) user-indicated opinion... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090249229 - System and method for display of relevant web page images: A system and method for viewing visual information about one or more web sites that are related or similar to the web site that is currently being displayed, for example with a web browser or other software interface. The system and method assist the user to access related web sites... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.

20090249231 - System and method for accessing documents: A system and/or method are provided in which a user may generate a desktop widget in the form of an icon on the user's computer desktop, for example, for relatively immediate access to reports or documents generated by an enterprise computer software application in an enterprise services system. The icon... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090249232 - Correcting data inputted into a mobile communications device: A method, system, and medium are provided for inputting data into a mobile communications device having a touchscreen. An illustrative method includes receiving a user-entered character string and automatically replacing the user-entered character string with a suggested character string. The suggested character string is marked with a visual indication of... Agent: Sprint Communications Company L.p.

20090249233 - Electronic web sticky: A method to provide an electronic web sticky may include placing a web sticky icon proximate to a selected feature on a web page to which the web sticky may be associated. The method may also include providing a plurality of options for selecting a web sticky type.... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, Pllc For Ibm

20090249235 - Apparatus and method for splitting and displaying screen of touch screen: An apparatus and method for splitting and displaying a screen of a touch screen are provided. The method includes splitting a screen of the touch screen into at least two display areas in response to an input for splitting the screen, storing split information of the at least two display... Agent: Jefferson Ip Law, LLP

20090249236 - Contact tracking and identification module for touch sensing: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090249234 - System and method for efficiently displaying score information related to entities: A system and method for graphically presenting profile data includes providing a plurality of fields on a display, each field representing a different trait. The fields are populated with a representative shape. Each shape represents a trait or sub trait where the shape represents a magnitude of the trait or... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.c.

20090249238 - Automated directing of data to an application: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to graphical user interfaces and provide a novel and non-obvious system for managing data gathered on a computer. In one embodiment of the invention, the method includes executing a first application in a foreground of the computer and... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090249237 - Methods and apparatus to create process control graphics based on process control algorithm information: Methods and apparatus to automatically link process control graphics to process control algorithm information are described. An example method involves displaying a first process control image including process control algorithm information and displaying adjacent to the first process control image a second process control image to include process control graphics.... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, Llc

20090249239 - Target-alignment-and-drop control for editing electronic documents: A target-alignment-and-drop control for an electronic document editing tool which ensures that objects are inserted only in valid drop target areas and are aligned according to predetermined alignment rules.... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090249240 - Persistent event-management access in a mobile communications device: A method, system, and medium are provided for presenting on a user interface of a mobile communications device a persistently visible predetermined region capable of receiving touch input. An illustrative method includes presenting a persistently visible predetermined region capable of receiving touch input on a first screen and transitioning to... Agent: Sprint Communications Company L.p.

20090249241 - Availability analysis tool: According to one embodiment, an availability analysis tool includes executable code that is operable to calculate an availability value for a system having a number of operational units. The executable code may receive one or more reliability metrics for each operational unit and designate one or more reliability metrics for... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20090249242 - Method and apparatus for presenting a graphical user interface in a media processor: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to present one of a plurality of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with a keyboard for entering characters in a GUI field element presented in the GUI, identify a library of possible... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing

20090249244 - Dynamic information management system and method for content delivery and sharing in content-, metadata- & viewer-based, live social networking among users concurrently engaged in the same and/or similar content: Disclosed are tools, methods, and systems for establishing generally live, Content-based social networks, and for concurrently sharing Content and Content-relevant information within a social network. A Service registers Viewers and/or n-Users, and provides tools that enable a Viewer to identify n-Users concurrently viewing the same or similar Content, or having... Agent: Ater Wynne LLP

20090249243 - Method for controlling information display: A system and method for controlling the display of multiple pieces of information in adjacent regions of a display area is presented. A user control for the interface between the regions is provided so that a single type of user input provided to the control can contextually alter various characteristics... Agent: Amelia A. Buharin Patent Legal Staff

20090249245 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes: a display controller configured to control a plurality of display devices each having a display screen to display one or more application windows on the respective display screen; an user interface configured to accept an operation input by a user for operating the application window;... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090249246 - Method for transmitting instant message while computer working in a full-screen mode: Methods for transmitting an instant message while a computer working in a full-screen mode. The method includes a computer executing the full-screen mode and a display control program first, and then fetching a message from an instant messenger module, and transmitting the message to the display control program, which embeds... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090249247 - Notification of mobile device events: A computer-implemented user notification method includes displaying, in a status area near a perimeter of a graphical interface, a notification of a recent alert event for a mobile device, receiving a user selection in the status area, and in response to the receipt of the user selection, displaying, in a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090249251 - Generating a user defined page having representations of content in other pages: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for generating a user defined page having representations of content in other pages. User selection is received via a computer user interface of a portion of content within a page rendered in a display device. A graphical element is generated representing... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37

20090249250 - Method and system for log file processing and generating a graphical user interface based thereon: A method and computer system for processing log file data, as well as to a graphical user interface for presenting the processed log file data is disclosed. Embodiments provide convenient mechanisms for processing log file data to generate a hierarchical representation of the log file data which more clearly indicates... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090249248 - User directed refinement of search results while preserving the scope of the initial search: A Web document can be accessed that contains search results determined by a search engine. The Web document can then be altered to contain software code for a refinement menu that contains refinement commands for the search results. The altered Web document can then be presented within a Web-based search... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.a. Ibm-rsw

20090249249 - User interface framework and techniques: A set of declarative language instructions (“DEIs”) defines three hierarchically-related data structures (“DSs”) to provide a naming taxonomy for use with a user interface (“UT”) framework. A first DS stores references to user-selectable objects (“USOs”) that are presentable via a UI of a software application. The USOs provide access to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090249252 - List-position locator: A method, system, and medium are provided for efficiently locating a desired item within an ordered list of items, such as a list of contacts, pictures, or football teams. An illustrative method includes presenting a selectable option on a mobile device's display, presenting a positional indicator on the display when... Agent: Sprint Communications Company L.p.

20090249253 - Displaying mnemonic abbreviations for commands: Abbreviations are displayed for user-entered text commands, to facilitate discovery of keyboard shortcuts and to reinforce branding. Users enter commands by typing them into a text input field. Commands can be provided in a verb-noun structure, where the verb specifies what is to be done and the noun specifies the... Agent: Raubvogel Law Office

20090249254 - Method and system for selecting records from a database: The present invention relates generally to methods and systems for searching and retrieving records from a database and in particular to capturing a user's preferences to facilitate retrieval of records from the database in accordance with those preferences. The invention is suitable for use in applications in which the records... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.c.

20090249255 - Method of and system for adaptive suggestion of directories when saving files: A method of adaptively suggesting directories when saving files receives a request to save a file. The file has a file name and the file was prepared with an application. If a portion of the file name and the application with which the file was prepared are associated in the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090249256 - Dynamic contextual shortcuts: Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to dynamically selecting and/or determining terms for use with contextual shortcuts in electronic documents such as, for example, web pages.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP

20090249257 - Cursor navigation assistance: A system and method include transitioning a cursor on a display towards a target, detecting an active cursor navigation control field around the target, and automatically positioning the cursor in a center region of the target when the cursor reaches the cursor navigation control field.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20090249258 - Simple motion based input system: One embodiment a programmable device embodying a program of executable instructions to perform steps including assigning multiple tasks or symbols to each of a number of motion groups; segmenting motion data from sensor(s); matching the segments to motion groups; composing and then selecting task(s) or symbol sequence(s) from the task(s)... Agent: Thomas Z. Tang

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