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20090327848 - Method, system, apparatus and content model for the creation, management, storage, and presentation of dynamic objects: The invention includes structures and schema for organizing and inter-relating objects, data, or files, including relational, network, hierarchical, and entity-relationship models, among others, that are dynamic, that is changing with time. This includes manipulating structures by conversion, compression, compaction, and compilation, for various purposes. Also included is generating structures for... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20090327849 - Link classification and filtering: A system for classifying links may be used for filtering email messages and other content. Links may be classified by many methods, including analyzing registration databases and cached or actual resources referenced by the links. Using registration data, a link may be classified based on the registrar, registrant, and the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327850 - Publishing system: A publishing system and method for producing a print ready electronic publication, the system comprising a data storage device arranged to store structure data indicative of the structure of a publication and content data indicative of content usable in the publication; the system being arranged to facilitate creation of a... Agent: Ganz Law, P.C.

20090327851 - Data analysis method: A data analysis method is disclosed. The method comprises aggregating related data tables with dissimilar data structures, and combining the tables, and data structures, into a single table that incorporates all the individual data structures. The single table is then analyzed via a pivot table function of a spreadsheet program,... Agent: Gearhart Law, LLC

20090327852 - Apparatus and method for navigating a multi-dimensional database: A computer readable storage medium comprises executable instructions to provide a Graphical User Interface for displaying visualizations of a multi-dimensional database. An action is received within a visualization of a table of the multi-dimensional database, the action performed by a user when selecting a cell of the table. A slice... Agent: Sap GlobalIPC/o Cooley Godward Kronish LLP William S. Galliani

20090327853 - Comparing and selecting form-based functionality: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for comparing and selecting form-based functionality may be provided. A user may select a particular functionality of an application. Various options for providing the functionality, which may be sorted by category, may be presented to a user in a single interface. The user may select each... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090327854 - Analysis of database performance reports for graphical presentation of summary results: Computer implemented methods, programs and systems for displaying statistical data in a graphical user interface are provided. According to the method, baseline data is imported from a first report which corresponds to a trouble-free period. Similarly, critical data is imported from a second report corresponding to a trouble period. The... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090327855 - Annotating webpage content: Among other things, a computer-implemented method for annotating webpage content includes accessing a webpage in a browser, the webpage under control of a third party. A collection of annotations stored at a storage location is retrieved, the annotations collection associated with the webpage and an annotations author. The webpage is... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090327856 - Annotation of movies: A method of annotating a digital clip and setting a duration over which the annotation applies is disclosed. The method provides a graphical user interface (GUI) with a display area for displaying the digital clip. The GUI provides controls for entering notes, including graphical notes, on the clip. The GUI... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090327857 - System and method for providing metadata: m

20090327861 - Efficient, non-blocking mechanism for incrementally processing arbitrary sized xml documents: Reader and writer XML processing APIs may process XML documents without blocking a thread by initiating any potential I/O necessary prior to reading from or writing to the XML processing API and by providing a callback which may be notified when the I/O, if any, is complete. The XML processing... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327858 - Embedding macros in web pages with advertisements: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for embedding macros in Web pages with advertisements. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a snippet embedded in a remote Web page. Rules for embedding one or more macros in the snippet are identified. The one or more macros... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090327860 - Map service: Map service techniques are described. In an implementation, one or more computer-readable media comprise instructions that are executable by a computer to recognize from text an action that is performable by a particular one of a plurality of webpages and parse a set of parameters from the text to be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327859 - Method and system for utilizing web document layout and presentation to improve user experience in web search: Methods and systems are provided that may be used to characterize in some manner the performance that a user may experience when accessing at least one web document. An exemplary method may include processing the at least one web document to assess a user experience associated with the at least... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP

20090327864 - Method of transmitting a multimedia message over a network: A method of transmitting a multimedia message over a network. A Message Session Relay Protocol message is generated at a first terminal. The message comprises a plurality of data portions and a description portion, and the description portion comprises instructions for individually handling each data portion. The message is sent... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20090327863 - Referrer-based website personalization: Personalization of content of a web site for a user based on a web site that a user arrives from is disclosed. For example, the content of the web site from which the user arrives (i.e. the originating page), as well as the content of the web page the user... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ibm Svl

20090327866 - System and method for creating an internationalized web application: A method and a system for creating an internationalized Web application are provided. The method comprises loading a Web page into a browser in response to an operation of activating the browser by a user; scanning a Document Object Model (DOM) tree of the Web page to find all contents... Agent: Steven E. Bach Attorney At Law

20090327862 - Viewing and editing markup language files with complex semantics: A data processing system for editing a document written in a markup language is provided. The system includes a memory storing the document, a primary editor, and a plurality of specialized editors, a display, a computer processor connected to the display and the memory operative to automatically define a tree... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20090327865 - Web content correction method and device, web content correction service method and apparatus: A method includes determining a location of erroneous content in a web page in response to a user's request for correcting the erroneous content in the web page; receiving the user's input of correction content for the erroneous content; and submitting correction information to a correction service provider including the... Agent: Lee Law, PLLC IBM Customer Number

20090327868 - Intermediate apparatus and method: An intermediate apparatus that intermediates between a client of a first type of service and a second type of service converts a service definition document of the second type of service into a service definition document of the first type of service according to a predetermined rule, and converts a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090327867 - Transformation of physical and logical layout forms to logical layout pages: A method and system for transforming customer-developed forms that may define the physical layout of a user interface to pages that define the logical layout of the user interface is provided. A transformation system transforms forms specifying both a logical and a physical layout of a user interface for a... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20090327869 - Online ad serving: Online ad hosting (e.g., hosting ads from one domain on a webpage from a different domain) is accomplished using an insulator cross-domain frame (e.g., an inline frame (IFrame)), into which a third party may load content, source code to detect events associated with the third party content (e.g., detecting if... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327870 - Pipeline optimization based on polymorphic schema knowledge: Provided are techniques for pipeline optimization based on polymorphic schema knowledge. A hierarchical document to be processed by a pipeline of transformations is received. It is determined whether a next downstream transformation accesses content of each schema node in an associated input schema, wherein the input schema is a polymorphic... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54

20090327871 - I/o for constrained devices: Systems and methodologies for providing improved input and output capabilities for computing devices are provided herein. An output manager is provided that can determine an appropriate layout for a user interface at a display area based on size and shape parameters associated with the display area. The output manager can... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090327872 - Object editing including layout modes during drag and drop operations: Systems, methods and computer products for object editing including specification of layout modes during drag and drop operations. Exemplary embodiments include, a method for object editing including specification of layout modes during electronic editing of a document on the display, the method including retrieving a plurality of objects, displaying the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus

20090327873 - Page editing: A system and method for robustly editing a page description language of a first format using a familiar page editor for editing page descriptions of a second format is described. Portions of the original page are delimited and the page is then converted to the second format where it can... Agent: Amelia A. Buharin Patent Legal Staff

20090327875 - Design editing apparatus, design editing method, and storage medium storing design editing program: A design editing apparatus capable of editing designs includes a display unit that displays an editing screen for editing designs, an operation unit through which operations input by a user are received, an input unit that inputs characters or images based on the user operations input via the operation unit,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090327874 - Validation assisted document conversion design: Systems and methods are described that facilitate validating electronic document conversion chain design in real time, as a designer edits a conversion chain that converts a document collection between formats. Waypoints are inserted into the document conversion chain by associating validation specifications with selected conversion components in the chain. AS... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090327879 - Appliance development toolkit with editor to create usable network message data: A development toolkit can create a message data payload for use on a communications network having rules for data representation. The development toolkit includes an editor configured to create a first portion of a message data payload having usable data for transmission over the communications network, and to create a... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090327878 - Method and apparatus for highlighting diverse aspects in a document: The disclosure generally relates to document summarization. Given a document, summarization can be defined as picking k sentences from the original document D such that the constructed summary exhibits two key properties: coverage and orthogonality. In one embodiment of the disclosure, the two requirements are captured in a combinatorial formulation... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (ibm Corp)

20090327877 - System and method for disambiguating text labeling content objects: An improved system and method for disambiguating text strings labeling content objects is provided. A text string set may be received from a user. Frequencies of co-occurring text strings in a text collection may be obtained, and a disambiguation measure may be determined for a pair of text strings that... Agent: Law Office Of Robert Bolan

20090327876 - User interface framework with embedded text formatting: Various embodiments provide a user interface (UI) framework that implements techniques and processes for tagging text in a markup document and designating one or more custom text effects to be applied to the tagged text. Some embodiments provide an integrated application programming interface (API) that implements a common programming model... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327881 - Facility information display systems, methods, and programs: Systems, methods, and programs for displaying facility information receive an input letter string representing a search condition, refer to stored facility data, and search for facilities including the input letter string. The systems, methods, and programs acquire facility information of facilities returned by the search, and compress the facility information... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090327880 - Text input: A mobile communications device including a receiver for receiving metadata; a memory for storing the received metadata; a user interface for receiving user input defining a first string of characters; a controller for searching the metadata for the first string of characters by traversing the received metadata and extracting at... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20090327882 - Method and system for providing role based group instant messaging chat: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for determining an escalation level including receiving one or more requests to join a communication session associated with a situation, identifying information associated with one or more participants that is associated with the one or more requests, determining an escalation level associated... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090327883 - Dynamically adapting visualizations: An adaptive visualization system is provided. The system includes a processing component that receives visualization configurations to determine a suitable visualization for a user. A visualization component automatically adapts a visualization output based in part on the visualization configurations. The visualization configurations can include user context inputs, user profile inputs,... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090327884 - Communicating information from auxiliary device: An auxiliary device communicates with a user in a manner other than a conventional, textual visual representation. For example, auxiliary device(s) can provide information aurally, vocally, visually (non-textual), tactilely and/or olfactorily. The information communicated can include alternative information to information displayed on a primary display of the computer system. A... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327885 - Life recorder and sharing: A system and method that includes capturing content active in a device, identifying at least one target device to which the captured content is to be uploaded, and automatically uploading the content to the at least one other target device if a content sharing module in the device is active.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20090327887 - Appliance development toolkit for creating a themeable dynamic user interface for an appliance: An appliance development toolkit includes access to user interface domain data, an editor configured to create one or more instances of user interface control data, to create a map for associating the instances with one or more resource identifiers, and to create a map for associating one or more theme... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090327886 - Use of secondary factors to analyze user intention in gui element activation: An interactive media display system and a method of activating a graphical user interface element presented by the interactive media display system are provided. The method includes presenting the graphical user interface element via a touch-sensitive display surface of the interactive media display system; receiving a user input at the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327888 - Computer program for indentifying and automating repetitive user inputs: The invention relates to machine-readable code that tracks user input and associated computer output during use of a computer programmed with the code, identifies repetitive patterns and automates the user input portion of those identified repetitive patterns when they occur again.... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090327889 - Matrix blogging system and service supporting method thereof: A matrix blogging system and a service supporting method thereof are provided. In a virtual world generated by mapping a real world in a predetermined form, a virtual avatar corresponding to a fixed terminal and a real avatar corresponding to a mobile terminal are operated, and a facial expression, a... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20090327890 - Graphical user interface (gui), display module and methods for displaying and comparing skin features: Embodiments of a graphical user interface (GUI), display module, and method for displaying and comparing skin features are generally described herein. A pose panel may display a body outline or thumbnail image of one of several body poses and may identify one or more alerts. Each alert may identify skin... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090327891 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a media content selection mechanism: A method for providing a media content selection mechanism may include providing for display of a selectable object that is representative of a corresponding physical object associated with media content. The selectable object may be arranged in the display based at least in part on a physical location of the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090327892 - User interface to display aggregated digital living network alliance (dlna) content on multiple servers: Audio and video (A/V) content information is aggregated from one or more active DLNA servers. The aggregated A/V content information is formatted into a non-hierarchical pool of A/V identifier elements that each represent one item of the aggregated A/V content information. At least a portion of the non-hierarchical pool of... Agent: Miller Patent Services

20090327893 - Coordinated video presentation methods and apparatus: A coordinated video presentation comprises a plurality of sets of video content that is displayed in display areas on a display. The display areas each correspond to a video session playing one of the sets of video content. The display areas move on trajectories. Video objects can move among the... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090327894 - Systems and methods for remote control of interactive video: The present invention describes a system and method for controlling interactive video, including a remote control device allowing the user to interact with the video. The method allows bringing the “lean-forward” hypervideo experience to a “lay-back” environment such as the TV screen. The method also allows for the creation of... Agent: Stevens Law Group

20090327896 - Dynamic media augmentation for presentations: A presentation system is provided. The presentation system includes a presentation component that provides an electronic data sequence for one or more members of an audience. A monitor component analyzes one or more media streams associated with the electronic data sequence, where a processing component automatically generates a media stream... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090327895 - Streaming distribution of multimedia digital documents via a telecommnnication network: A system for supplying digital multimedia documents via a telecommunications network. The system includes document server means (10) adapted to stream digital multimedia documents to user terminals (30) connected to the network (20) and each comprising a playback interface (32) adapted to play digital multimedia documents in real time. The... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090327899 - Automated creation of virtual worlds for multimedia presentations and gatherings: Systems and Methods for automated creation of Virtual Worlds for Presentations and gatherings. By leveraging the ease of use of commercial presentation tools, such as PowerPoint®, inexperienced users can create fully immersive virtual worlds. Within the virtual world, the presentation information is formatted and displayed in an appropriate way to... Agent: Steven Bress

20090327898 - Storage medium, apparatus, and method to author and play interactive content: A storage medium to store interactive content may include at least one content unit and interactive content including story map information, the story map information selectively connecting the at least one content unit according to conditions to form a story.... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20090327897 - System and method for an interactive presentation system: In a presentation system, a presentation program is provided to display a user interface having a presentation window. A library of presentation elements is provided. The library includes a title and a thumbnail for a presentation element. The presentation elements include templates and components. Each presentation element has an attribute... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090327900 - Indicating resources to which there are access rights: Methods and computer storage media for displaying shared resources of a sharing device to which a computing device of a network has access are provided. Shared resources of a sharing device are determined. A message is generated that includes information regarding the shared resource. The message is communicated to a... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090327902 - Adapting a network topology: A mechanism is provided for adapting a network topology, in which the network topology comprises a plurality of points, a plurality of connections, each connection connecting a pair of points, and a zoneset comprising a plurality of zones, each zone defining a series of points that are connected. The mechanism... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090327901 - Broadcast design for provisioning reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer circuits: A method includes receiving an order for services to be provided by an optical network, the order identifying bandwidth requirements for the optical network and multiple broadcast locations; creating an optical network identifier, the optical network identifier including an aggregation of dense wavelength data multiplexers that may define one or... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090327903 - System and method for network topology and flow visualization: A topology view of a network is generated on a visual display of a computer system. The topology view includes subnet objects, network device objects, and interface objects within the network device objects. Network flow records are acquired from each device within the network. Separate network flow records acquired from... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090327905 - Integrated client for access to remote resources: Techniques for discovering, connecting to, disconnecting from, reconnecting to, updating, and removing workspaces are described. In one embodiment, a list of discovered workspaces is maintained on a user device. Shortcuts for resources corresponding to each respective one of the discovered workspaces are integrated into a user interface of the user... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090327904 - Presenting dynamic folders: Methods and systems are illustrated for defining and presenting a location that is virtual and composed of items from different file system locations to a user interface. Items that have been published over a network can be easily accessed and efficiently browsed when there is a large number of data... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327907 - Integrating character-based profiles within a social network: Profiles that are character-based and which reflect various brand assets are supported in a social networking service by an arrangement that enables members to interact with the branded character-based profiles in the same way as profiles of any real members of the social network. Branded characters may thus be befriended... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327906 - Supporting brand assets in a social networking service: Brand assets including iconography, background images, slogans, and the like are supported in a social networking service by an arrangement that enables service members to visit a brand site to select and then embed the brand assets into their personal profile on the service. Brand assets can then be treated... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327912 - Customization of client-server interaction in an internet application: The present invention includes systems and methods for customization of internet applications. Multiple levels of customization are applied to both static and functional aspects of user interface elements including, for example, tab-order, tab-over, immediate access keys, and hotkeys. Customization is also achieved with respect to searching over multiple user interfaces,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090327911 - Method and system for customizing access to a resource: Disclosed is a method and system for customizing access to a resource. The access to the resource is requested by users in a hierarchy. A first user of the users in the hierarchy is at a higher level in the hierarchy than a second user of the users in the... Agent: Jay M. Schloff

20090327909 - Methods and systems for interactive evaluation of policies: A system for interactive evaluation of policies includes a first graphical user interface element and a second graphical user interface element. The first graphical user interface element enumerates at least one resource. The second graphical user interface element receives an identification of a characteristic of at least one client and... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090327908 - Methods and systems for interactive evaluation using dynamically generated, interactive resultant sets of policies: A method for interactive policy evaluation using dynamically generated, interactive resultant sets of policies includes the step of receiving, by a graphical user interface, at least one of: a description of a client requesting access to a resource, a description of the resource, and a description of a method of... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090327910 - System and method for ubiquitous appliance control: A slave relay station is adapted to serve and/or host pages comprising a simplified graphic user interface (GUI) encoded in a widely recognized format such as, for example, HTML or WML. The GUI embodies activatable links corresponding to control functions for configured appliances. A wireless phone or other device with... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090327916 - Apparatus and method for delivering targeted content: An intelligent commerce module is described that provides a contextual based commerce experience by: (1) determining the context under which a user wishes to acquire an asset; (2) determining the context under which the asset is being offered; and, (3) delivering a buying experience appropriate for the user and the... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090327915 - Automatic gui reconfiguration based on user preferences: Systems and methods for configuring a graphical user interface on the basis of user preferences are disclosed. The systems and methods aggregate elementary user interactions with a graphical user interface into higher level actions on the basis of temporal markings and thresholds.... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090327914 - Relating web page change with revisitation patterns: Web page change may be related to revisitation patterns to support web interaction. In an example embodiment, a method involves analyzing change and revisitation data for a web page, determining a relationship between the data, inferring consumption intent by a user for the web page, and utilizing the inferred consumption... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327913 - Using web revisitation patterns to support web interaction: Supporting web interaction using web revisitation patterns is enabled by described methods and devices. In an example embodiment, a method involves collecting, analyzing, and utilizing. Revisitation data is collected. The revisitation data includes two or more visit times for visits to a web page by one or more users. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327919 - Eliminating duplicate and invalid calendar items from end user calendars using a unique entry identifier (ueid): Providing a unique entry identifier, which is an identifier specific to a calendar entry. The calendar entry can be an entry associated with a set of different electronic calendars, each associated with a specific user. Data for each user specific calendar can be stored in a structured data store. A... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090327918 - Formatting information for transmission over a communication network: A method of formatting information for transmission over a peer-to-peer communication network is provided. The method comprises identifying a graphical nature of the information, and capturing the information based on the graphical nature. The method further comprises identifying a graphical content type associated with the information, and encoding the information... Agent: Dynno Inc. C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090327917 - Sharing of information over a communication network: A method of sharing information associated with a selected application is provided. The method comprises identifying a media type associated with the information, and capturing the information based on the media type. The method further comprises identifying a content type associated with the information, the content type being related to... Agent: Dynno Inc. C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090327920 - Application user interface with navigation bar showing current and prior application contexts: A graphical user interface for a portable electronic device includes an application display region that displays a current application context of an application and a navigation bar adjacent to the application display region. The navigation bar includes two horizontally adjacent regions, comprising a current context region for displaying an indicator... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090327921 - Animation to visualize changes and interrelationships: Modifications to a collection of data are maintained in chronological order and selectively rendered as a function of time. The selective rendering can include an animated version of the modification, which can include a timeline of events. The modifications can be associated with related data that includes information as to... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090327923 - Automated system and method for creating a web site based on a subject using information available on the internet: Embodiments of the present invention provide automatic systems and methods for creating a web site based on a particular subject using information available on the Internet. Creating and maintaining a web site with updated content can be very time and resource consuming. Therefore, it is desirable to create and maintain... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.

20090327924 - Interactive user interface for displaying correlation: Methods and systems described herein may comprise determining, for each of a plurality of potential related companies, a correlation factor of a related company metric of the potential related company relative to a focal company metric and selecting at least one related company having a correlation factor relative to the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090327922 - Object model for a user interface: Various embodiments provide techniques and processes for defining elements of a user interface (UI) using a tree of objects created based on a markup language. In some embodiments, a client application provides markup that defines one or more aspects of a UI to an application programming interface (API). The API... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327926 - Method and system for implementing software customization module: A method for implementing a software customization module is provided. The method may include receiving a function module customization request, configuring a Graphic User Interface (GUI) view and an event processing class based on the function module customization request, modifying an interface configuration file based on the function module customization... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090327925 - User interface localization conflict indication: A method for indicating localization conflicts. The method includes receiving information about a first graphical user interface element and receiving information about a second graphical user interface element. Localization data associated with the first graphical user interface element and the second graphical user interface element is accessed. A determination is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327932 - Appliance development toolkit for creating a dynamic user interface for an appliance: An appliance development toolkit includes access to a user interface domain data model, access to an appliance user domain data model, a model instance editor configured to create one or more instances of user interface domain data derived from the user interface domain data model, to create one or more... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090327930 - Appliance development toolkit with editor for binding data: An appliance development toolkit is provided to enable creation of content to affect operation of a component in an appliance or to affect user interaction with an appliance. The toolkit has access to instances of appliance user domain data and control system domain data, an editor configured to associate at... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090327929 - Appliance development toolkit with editor for namespace allocation: An appliance development toolkit has an editor for namespace allocation and an interactive user interface on which the editor is displayed for use by a developer. The editor is used to select or allocate an identifier from a namespace having a universe of identifiers. A method for allocating identifiers from... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090327931 - Appliance with theme selection: An appliance includes one or more control boards having control software to control a cycle of operation of the appliance, a graphical user interface in communication with the control boards for allowing a user to observe and interact with the appliance regarding the cycle of operation, and a software framework... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20090327928 - Method and system facilitating two-way interactive communication and relationship management: A tool, method, and system that facilitates two-way interactive brokered commercial communication network between consumers and commercial entities. A Leaf holds all commercial relationship information and any relevant to the specific Seller information. A Relationship Tree is an organizer as well as a communications tool. A Tree can be turned... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC

20090327927 - Theme creator: A theme creator includes an input unit for selecting and/or activating the theme creator, and a control unit configured to control the theme creator. The control unit is configured to receive image data transmitted by the camera when the theme creator has been selected and/or activated, and to change an... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20090327938 - Animation on object user interface: A system and method for graphically showing the animation order of animated elements in a presentation program or other software. The invention consists of a User Interface (UI) widget which shows the order of the animation in the presentation. This UI employs an animation On Object User Interface (OOUI), or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327937 - Methods and apparatus for analyzing simd code: A method for analyzing and presenting in a graphical manner single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) instructions involves disassembling a stream of machine instructions into a stream of assembly language instructions. Instruction objects “M” and “N” are created to represent SIMD instructions “M” and “N” from the stream of instructions. Instruction... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090327935 - Partial updating of diagram display: A creation, editing, and display tool for complex diagrams may enable portions of the diagram to be updated without having to update the entire diagram. The tool may use a set of rules that define the positioning and layout of various elements and relationships between elements in the diagram. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327936 - Presentation of headers for groups of locations in an electronic library: The presentation of headers for groups of locations in a library comprising a collection of locations is disclosed. One disclosed embodiment comprises receiving a request to organize a library into groups according to a selected property, and organizing the locations into groups such that locations within a selected group have... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327934 - System and method for a presentation component: In a display component, a component application having an attribute is provided. The component application is configured to communicate with an external system. In one embodiment the component application receives a communication from the external system to modify the value of the attribute. A value of the attribute of the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090327933 - Systems and methods for providing a common time manipulation service to desktop applications: A method (700) for providing master time control (MTC) services to historian applications (HAs). Each HA (4142, . . . , 414N) is configured to display content (560, 562) having a time of focus and a local lime control (LTC) user interface (532) when in an LTC mode. The method... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090327940 - Notification area that persistently rearranges elements: Embodiments described herein are directed to managing elements within a notification area of a graphical operating system. The elements may include any graphic, logo, or image associated with running software. A user indicates which elements can be displayed in the notification area, consequently creating a list of potentially displayable elements.... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090327941 - Providing multiple degrees of context for content consumed on computers and media players: Multiple degrees of context for media content that is consumable on computing platforms including PCs and personal media players is provided by logically organizing context objects into halos that surround each piece of consumable content. The context objects represent information and experiences that are contextually associated with media content to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327939 - Systems and methods for facilitating access to content instances using graphical object representation: An exemplary system includes a content access subsystem configured to maintain a plurality of content instances, provide a first set of one or more graphical objects to a display for presentation to a user, select one of the graphical objects in response to an input command, and provide a second... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090327942 - multi-mode editor for configuring process control blocks including both logical functions and arithmetic computations: A multi-editing mode LOGIC BLOCK object editor is disclosed for creating and modifying LOGIC BLOCK objects that are incorporated into control strategies for process control systems (both distributed and discrete). The editor includes an RPN text editing mode wherein logic incorporated into a LOGIC BLOCK is represented by a list... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090327944 - Apparatus and method to develop multi-core microcomputer-based systems: A method and apparatus for developing multicore microcomputer-based systems. A dual core controller model having at least one parameter is simulated and, similarly, a plant model having at least one parameter and controlled by the controller model is also simulated. The user interface then has access to the parameters of... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090327943 - Identifying application program threats through structural analysis: Identifying threats to an information system by analyzing a structural representation of the information system. In some embodiments, a data flow diagram corresponding to the information system is analyzed based on predefined criteria. Potential threats to elements of the data flow diagram are identified based on the predefined criteria. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327945 - Work flow management apparatus and work flow management method: There is provided a management technique of a work flow in a case where a document as an arbitrary processing object is processed by the work flow. Information relating to document data as a processing object of the work flow is acquired, information relating to respective processing steps constituting the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090327946 - Systems and methods for tracking patent related information: To facilitate faster, more efficient, and more effective extraction of information from patent file histories, the present inventors, devised among other things, systems and method for tracking changes to patent claims, specifications, and/or drawings that are shown in file wrappers. One exemplary system graphically displays the patent family and/or file... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090327947 - Tab management in a user interface window: Techniques to facilitate finding a tab or tabs in a user interface window are described. Various embodiments present tabs, individual tabs being associated with an opened document such as a web page or an activity, in a user interface window and automatically group at least some of the tabs together... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327948 - Text input: A method for indicating an input language on a display. The method includes displaying an input indicator, associated with a character input application, the character input application being provided access to a plurality of input languages, each identified by a language code. Predetermined representations of the characters in the language... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20090327949 - Interactive overlay window for a video display: The present invention relates to video displays for surveillance camera systems, and in particular, to an overlay window and associated method for interacting with a video display. The overlay window comprises a plurality of geometric areas overlying video data containing a plurality of objects displayed on a video display. Each... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090327950 - System and method for scrolling through an electronic document in a mobile device: A system and method for scrolling through an electronic document in a mobile device captures successive images of an outside environment corresponding to a movement of the mobile device. The system and method analyzes the successive images for computing motion vectors of the mobile device, and scrolls through the electronic... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090327951 - Computer program product for maintaining an object path within a view window: A computer program product for maintaining an object path within a view window that causes a computer to recognize an object path in response to an action to select the object path for viewing within a view window of a display including a first point in the object path, and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rochester Division

20090327952 - Positioning and realizing of virtualized visible content within a viewport: A method and medium are provided for presenting virtualized visible content within a viewport in a user interface. An anchor is received that represents a point on a line of virtualized visible content and a target value is received that represents a location in a viewport of a user interface.... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090327953 - Unified navigation model between multiple applications: Web style navigation methods are applied across applications and webpages, whether local or web-based, and hypertext navigation methods used in the web are extended to local applications. Local and web applications are mixed seamlessly so that the user does not perceive any difference between navigation within either one of, or... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20090327956 - Apparatus and method for enabling user input: A method, apparatus, computer program and user interface wherein the method includes providing a plurality of selectable control elements where the plurality of selectable control elements are sorted into categories according to a first sorting criterion and sorted into positions within the categories according to a second sorting criterion; controlling... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090327957 - Control system based on image or voice identification and a control method thereof: A control system based on image or voice identification includes a display unit, an order-catching device, a control device, a database and an acting device. A control method thereof includes steps of: showing a plurality of selection codes by the display unit for a user to observe and give an... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090327958 - Electronic device having multiple operation modes and a method of providing the multiple operation modes: An electronic device providing multiple operation modes is provided. The electronic device has a user interface displayed via a display device connected to the electronic device. The user interface displays icons corresponding to the multiple operation modes, receives a selection signal corresponding to a user-selected operation mode from an input... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090327959 - Method of display of a user interface and corresponding transmission method.: The invention also relates to a method of transmission of a set of display elements giving access to services, that comprises the following steps: a transmission step of a first set of display elements, giving access to services, and a transmission step of a second set of display elements, giving... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20090327955 - Selecting menu items: A method of performing a function in a graphical user interface is disclosed. The method, in the graphical user interface, displays a menu with a set of selectable menu items. The method detects that a cursor is in place over a particular menu item for a predetermined duration. When the... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090327954 - Using visual landmarks to organize diagrams: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for using visual landmarks to organize diagrams. Embodiments of the invention facilitate using visual landmarks to organize elements within a diagram. Elements of a diagram can be arranged in accordance with configurable defined properties of visual landmarks to provide... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090327960 - Ordered multiple selection user interface: Techniques and mechanisms providing a visual indication of ordinal ranks of objects in an ordered list. When an object is selected for the ordered list, an ordinal rank for the object within the ordered list is determined and a visual indication of the ordinal rank is rendered to a user... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20090327961 - System and method for filtering and organizing items based on common elements: A system and method for filtering and organizing items in a computer system based on common elements is provided. A graphical user interface includes a plurality of display objects, each display object representing one or more items and a metadata property control corresponding to a metadata property. Selection of the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090327962 - Computing with local and remote resources including user mode control: A method for selectively controlling allocation of one or more computing resources for a process. The method includes providing a user option to execute a process using local or remote computing resources and then executing the process using a selected option. A more specific method includes predetermining two or more... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20090327964 - Moving radial menus: A computer readable medium storing a computer program for execution by at least one processor is disclosed. The computer program is for determining that a first identified location is too close to an edge of a window of a graphical user interface to display a radial display area. The computer... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090327963 - Radial menu selection: A method comprising of displaying a GUI object is disclosed. The method displays a first graphical user interface (GUI) object with multiple selectable GUI items. The method detects a movement of a cursor in a direction of a particular selectable GUI item. The method determines an expected location for the... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090327966 - Entering an object into a mobile terminal: A mobile terminal for entering an object from a set of objects into the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal can include: a display configured to display, in a first display state, a display area that is divided into a plurality of individually selectable fields that are arranged in a first... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20090327965 - Selection of items in a virtualized view: Disclosed herein is a system and method for selecting items or tiles when they are displayed using a virtualized display window. The system uses the row relative coordinates of each tile to determine whether those tiles were selected by the user. As the user scrolls or moves off of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327967 - Engineering tool: In an engineering tool, the control logic is divided into the plurality of logic sheets to be edited, a connection having sheet connection information for defining a connection relationship between the logic sheets is described on the logic sheet, and the control logic is displayed on the display screen of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090327968 - Apparatus and method for enabling user input: A method, apparatus, computer program and user interface wherein the method includes providing a plurality of selectable control elements where the plurality of selectable control elements are sorted into categories according to a first sorting criterion and sorted into positions within the categories according to a second sorting criterion; controlling... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090327969 - Semantic zoom in a virtual three-dimensional graphical user interface: A GUI adapted for use with portable electronic devices such as media players is provided in which interactive objects are arranged in a virtual three-dimensional space (i.e., one represented on a two-dimensional display screen). The user manipulates controls on the player to maneuver through the 3-D space by zooming and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327970 - Systems and methods for imaging operations data in a three-dimensional image: Systems and methods for imaging operations data as a three-dimensional image, which include rendering a three-dimensional image of an object having at least one attribute, a marker in the object, and one or more operations values relative to one or more respective positions on the marker in the object. A... Agent: Crain, Caton & James

20090327972 - Aggregate and hierarchical display of grouped items spanning multiple storage locations: Techniques for the aggregate and hierarchical display of grouped items spanning multiple storage locations are described. Some techniques may aggregate items in response to user input identifying a scope for item retrieval. The user input may identify a scope such as selection of a local storage location or a search... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327971 - Informational elements in threat models: Excluding selected elements in a data flow diagram from a threat model. The selected elements are marked as informational. An automated threat modeling system generates a threat model report for the elements in the data flow diagram except for the elements marked as informational. Excluding the informational elements from the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327973 - Preserving a complete history of a set of application actions when non-linear interactions are permitted: An action history maintains a set of ordered application actions associated with a user. A user interface of a software application can include a back control and a forward control, which utilize the action history. Specifically, the back control revokes a most recent action and the forward control reapplies a... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090327978 - Hand-held device and method for operating a single pointer touch sensitive user interface: A hand-held device and method for operating a single pointer touch sensitive user interface of a hand-held electronic device are provided. The method includes defining as being active a first one of a set of two or more controllable interface functions including at least a first controllable interface function and... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090327977 - Interactive control device and method for operating the interactive control device: An interactive control device includes a display device, and a method is for operating the interactive control device. The method includes: displaying graphical information on the display device; receiving sensor information; activating a control action if on the basis of the sensor information it is ascertained that a body part... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090327975 - Multi-touch sorting gesture: A method and apparatus are provided for recognizing multi-touch gestures on a touch sensitive display. A plurality of graphical objects is displayed within a user interface (UI) of a display screen operable to receive touch input. A first touch input exceeding a first time duration is detected over a first... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20090327976 - Portable device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying a portion of an electronic document on a touch screen display: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises displaying a portion of a web page in a web browser application without concurrently displaying a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) entry area for inputting URLs of web pages. A gesture is detected in... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090327974 - User interface for gestural control: A UI (user interface) for gestural control enhances the navigation experience for the user by preventing multiple gestures from being inadvertently invoked at the same time. This problem is overcome by establishing two or more categories of gestures. For instance, the first category of gestures may include gestures that are... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327979 - User interface for a peripheral device: A system and method that includes detecting an activation of an input application control key of a peripheral device, the peripheral device having a single application control input key, to open a initial application, the initial application becoming an active application, providing an identifier of the open application, and detecting... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

  
12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090319879 - Double click inline edit / single click action: A system, method and prepaid payment card configured to enable web-browser behavior for double-click in-line edit and single click action fields.... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - San Diego

20090319880 - Utilizing spreadsheet references with grouped aggregate views: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for utilizing spreadsheet references with grouped aggregate views. A grouped aggregate view feature enables a user to create a grouped aggregate view of data. A calculation feature enables the user to calculations for the grouped aggregate view of data that are based upon relative... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319881 - Methods and systems of automated client-server data validation: Methods and systems of automated data validation by client computer and by server computer based upon a form containing at least one form entry with at least one associated validation rule are presented.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090319882 - Datagrid user interface control with row details: A DataGrid user interface (UI) control is presented that is configured to display a table that includes columns corresponding to fields in a data source and rows corresponding to records in the data source. The DataGrid UI control is also configured to display a details section associated with each row... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319884 - Annotation based navigation of multimedia content: A disclosed service for enabling enhanced navigation of a program of multimedia content includes enabling a user to access annotation data associated with the program. The annotation data is indicative of a plurality of chronologically ordered annotations generated by one or more viewers of the program. The chronological positioning of... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20090319883 - Automatic video annotation through search and mining: Described is a technology in which a new video is automatically annotated based on terms mined from the text associated with similar videos. In a search phase, searching by one or more various search modalities (e.g., text, concept and/or video) finds a set of videos that are similar to a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319885 - Collaborative annotation of multimedia content: A method for collaborative annotating of a program of multimedia content includes enabling a first user to create a program annotation, enabling the first user to store annotation data, and enabling a second user to access the annotation data. The second user may navigate the program using the annotation and/or... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20090319886 - Technique for extracting modifications to a web page: Embodiments of a method for modifying a document, which may be performed by a system, are described. During operation, the system receives a selection of a subset of content in a first document. Note that the subset of the content may include one or more objects, and the selection may... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090319887 - Fit and fill techniques for pictures: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for fitting and filling pictures in documents. A selection is received from a user to perform a fill or fit to placeholder operation to insert a picture into a placeholder. A visible image area is calculated which determines what portion of the picture will... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319888 - Method and device for dynamically wrapping text when displaying a selected region of an electronic document: A method is provided for rewrapping text when changing from a first to a second zoom level when displaying an electronic document. The line length at which to rewrap the text is chosen such that no horizontal scrolling becomes necessary. Since the rewrapping may result in a change to the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090319889 - Image processing apparatus,image forming apparatus, and image sending apparatus: In one embodiment of the invention, an image processing apparatus provided with a display unit that displays an operation screen is provided with a user authentication unit that performs user authentication, an input unit that inputs comment information to the operation screen of the display unit, for each user that... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090319890 - Data processing apparatus which downloads data via network, data processing method, and data processing program embodied on computer readable medium: In order to facilitate processing on page data written in a markup language, an MFP includes an operation control portion to accept a user operation, a display control portion to display data, a data acquiring portion to acquire a Web page, a browsing portion to cause the display control portion... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090319891 - Methods and systems of automatically generating marks in a graphical view: A computer-implemented method of generating marks in a graphical view includes receiving a first user request to associate a first set of data samples with a first visual mark property. In response to the first user request, area marks are displayed in a graphical view. Respective area marks correspond to... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20090319892 - Controlling the motion of virtual objects in a virtual space: A control system including: a device operable to enable a user to provide directional control of a virtual object by positioning a representation of the device within a virtual space and operable to provide force feedback to the user; a display apparatus for presenting to a user the virtual space... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090319893 - Method and apparatus for assigning a tactile cue: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an electronic device is configured to allow selection of a feature to be associated with a tactile cue. The electronic device is also configured to detect an action for the selection of the feature. The electronic device is configured to... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20090319894 - Rendering teaching animations on a user-interface display: Computer-readable media, computerized methods, and computer systems for intuitively surfacing a teaching animation that demonstrates a manual gesture recognized by a writing-pad tool are provided. Initially, the writing-pad tool is interrogated to determine a context of a computing environment associated with a touchscreen interface. Generally, determining includes recognizing a current... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090319895 - use of avatars: Information such as advertisements (26) or news is selected for a user based on the attributes (23) that the user has input to build (22) their avatar (21) or avatar environment. The advertisements may be selected for presentation (24) using one user's attributes or attribute history. Alternatively, the user's attributes... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090319896 - Visual indicators associated with a media presentation system: Visual indicators associated with a media presentation system are described. An example apparatus includes a media presentation system in which one or more events may occur; an event controller to detect an event that causes the media presentation system to generate a sound to inform a user of a condition... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration

20090319897 - Enhanced user interface for editing images: A digital image editing system and method are presented that allow a user to visualize a range of changes to an image. The system determines a range of parameter values for a parameter of a selected filter. Then, the system creates multiple thumbnails of the image where each thumbnail illustrates... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319898 - Audio device control method and apparatus: A method of controlling an audio output device at a user terminal connected to a communication network and executing a communication client is provided. The method comprises: establishing a connection between a user of the user terminal and a further user over the communication network; responsive to establishing the connection,... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090319899 - User interface, method of navigating content, apparatus for reproducing content, and storage medium storing the method: A user interface for navigating content to be reproduced by selecting a filtering condition according to a user's preference on the basis of a playlist, a method of navigating content using the user interface, an apparatus for reproducing content, and a computer-readable storage medium having embodied thereon a program for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090319900 - Control device, control method, and control system: A control device includes a communication unit communicating via a network with a content supply device and reproduction devices, an operation unit, a display unit, and a control unit receiving a signal from the operation unit and controlling the communication unit and the display unit. The control unit has a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090319901 - Aggregration of multiple media types of user consumption habits and device preferences: A system and method for the aggregation of multiple media types of user consumption habits and device preferences are described. In embodiments, a connected device is adapted to receive multiple inputs supporting different types of media, aggregating the multiple media types and displaying one or more of the media types... Agent: Molly Mccall Intel Corporation

20090319903 - Method and apparatus for distributing system information windows: An approach is provided for distributing system information. In one embodiment, the approach provides for determining an overflow condition associated with one of a plurality of system information windows, wherein the overflow condition exists if the one system information window extends to an adjacent transmission period. A next available slot... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090319902 - Multipurpose information transfer medium eyepiece: An aircraft communications system is located on an aircraft. The aircraft communications system comprises a set of eyewear units, an aircraft data processing system, and a wireless system. Each eyewear unit has a set of sensors and a display. The set of eyewear units is capable of receiving user input... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090319904 - System and method for remote data acquisition and distribution: Methods and systems for remote data collection and distribution include components and operations for receiving, at a server, data transmitted by a first client device via a communication network. The method may also include selecting, by one or more client devices associated with the communication network, a second device to... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090319905 - System and method for realtime monitoring of resource consumption and interface for the same: A system and method for real-time monitoring of resource consumption, and interface for displaying resource consumption. System employs plurality of usage monitoring devices to obtain usage data of a particular consumable resource. Usage monitoring devices are in communication with a server environment for polling data and storing the data. The... Agent: Loginov & Associates, PLLC

20090319906 - Systems and methods for reconstitution of network elements in a simulated network: Systems and methods for automatically restoring any network device in a simulated network environment to a predefined configuration including module is configured for creating one or more network device images for one or more network devices within a user's operating network environment, creating an image set utilizing one or more... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi

20090319907 - Evaluation of ordered lists to determine similarity between connected users of a network: The method and system to evaluation of ordered lists to determine similarity between connected users of a network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes presenting a defined list having ‘n’ number of options of a set of items to a user of a network, allocating the set of... Agent: Raj Abhyanker LLP C/o Intellevate

20090319908 - Website and network system for commercial establishments: A website and social network system where Customers, such as bars and entertainment venues, use an account interface through which management of the venue can enter and control contact information, daily specials, and upcoming events that are displayed to viewers of the Website System and to viewers of a viewer... Agent: Rohm & Monsanto, PLC

20090319909 - Data transfer systems, switches, and method of providing the same: A method of transferring data among computers coupled to a switch device is described. The switch device is configured to switch an access between the computers. In this method, data is received from a first computer and transferred to each clipboard of the computers by the switch device by a... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090319910 - Automatic content and author emphasis for shared data: Architecture for emphasizing changes in collaborative or shared documents. A user can now quickly see what content was changed (hence, unread content) since the last time the user viewed the document or page. A tool automatically tracks and annotates the new content and author of the content for collaboration users.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319911 - Synchronized conversation-centric message list and message reading pane: Technologies are described herein for a user interface uniting two primary components, a list view and a reading pane, within a message reading application. Technologies are also described for synchronizing status and parameters between the two primary user interface components. In particular, a user interface for reading messages can represent... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319919 - Apparatus and method for dynamically creating a community space in a virtual space: An apparatus and method for dynamically creating a community space in a virtual space. A request for a connection to a personal web space of another user to be visited by a user possessing a personal web space is made. When the connection request is identified, a new community space... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090319914 - Assessing relationship between participants in online community: A relationship between participants in an on-line community, such as a social networking site or on-line marketplace, may be determined based on various facts. The nature of the relationship may be represented in a user interface (UI) by a visual element that shows the extent or depth of the relationship.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319912 - Distinguishing conference participants: Technologies are described herein for distinguishing between conference participants associated with different groups. A communication is received from a participant during a conference. The participant's group affiliation is determined and a representation attribute corresponding to the group is used to render the communication within the conference. As a result, the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319913 - Managing unified communications conferences via categories: A conference management system is described for administering large numbers of conferences in an organization. The conference management system receives a hierarchical set of categories from a system administrator and configuration settings for each category. When a user requests to create a new conference, the conference management system creates the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319915 - Method for spell check based upon target and presence of avatars within a virtual environment: The exemplary embodiment of the present invention relates to the dynamic activation and deactivation of a spell check feature option for instant message chat session features within a virtual environment. As such, the spell check feature can be activated and deactivated within the virtual environment based upon the identity of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rochester Division

20090319918 - Multi-modal communication through modal-specific interfaces: Technologies are described herein for providing multi-modal communication through modal-specific interfaces. In one method, a communication in a first modality is received from a first interface across a computer network. The communication is converted into a second modality. Upon converting the communication into the second modality, the communication is provided... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319917 - Multi-user conversation topic change: Techniques for changing a conversation topic between one or more users via a user-interface are provided. A request to change the conversation topic is obtained from the one or more users via the user-interface. An indicator is presented to the one or more users notifying the one or more users,... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090319916 - Techniques to auto-attend multimedia conference events: Techniques to auto-attend multimedia conference events are described. An apparatus may comprise a recording management component operative to manage recording and reproduction operations for a multimedia conference event. The recording management component may comprise, among other elements, an event handler module operative to receive an auto-attend request from a meeting... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319920 - System and method for collaborative call management: A system and method for collaborative call management are disclosed. A particular method includes displaying a host graphical user interface (GUI) on a device associated with a call host of a collaborative call. The host GUI includes a listing of names of call participants of the collaborative call and one... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing

20090319921 - Implementing custom user interface forms in a personal information manager: Technologies are described herein for incorporating custom user interface (UI) forms into a personal information manager (PIM) application using a declarative form markup specification. A native PIM form specification is generated from a file containing the declarative form markup describing the custom UI form. When a request to display the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319922 - Non-bypassable disclosures in electronic transactions: Methods, software, and systems for ensuring that one or more pieces of information are presented as a “non-bypassable” manner and can be viewed as intended during an electronic transaction. For instance, where a required disclosure is provided in a pop-up window, it may be provided that the party receiving the... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131

20090319923 - Method for generating role-based user interfaces utilizing uml models: This disclosure proposes a set of rules for modeling that enable the generation of complete UI implementations at varying levels of abstraction. It also describes an engine that can interpret these rules and generate said UI. It differs from the prior art as it is not dependent on the raw... Agent: Ibm Corporation (accsp) C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090319924 - Workflow data binding: A workflow data binding system facilitates binding of a data component to a feature of a software component. Prior to the binding, a graphical indication of the software component and a graphical indication of the feature of the software component are displayed. In addition, an indication of an element of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090319925 - Web application for accessing media streams: A web page has a player for playing media objects, a sequencer which displays a playlist that defines an order in which media objects are played by the player, and a media access area for containing a plurality of graphical icons. Each graphical icon representing a media object, and the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090319926 - Calendaring system able to assign delegates to calendar events of an absent user: A time period can be detected for which a user associated with calendar system entries is to be absent. A set of the calendar system entries associated with the user and occurring during the time period can be detected. At least a portion of the identified calendar entries can be... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090319927 - Checking document rules and presenting contextual results: A document checking system is presented that provides an asynchronous scan of a document for errors and presents a rich user interface to the user that provides information about the error and how to fix it. While the user is accessing the document, the document checking system scans the document... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319928 - Generating previews for themes that personalize an operating environment: A computer media and method for generating visual previews for themes of an operating environment are provided. The visual previews are generated by a theme engine that retrieves files associated with each theme. The theme engine sizes and positions visual and non-visual elements corresponding to each theme. In turn, a... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090319929 - Interface for multiple user spaces: A display for multiple user spaces and corresponding activity levels is disclosed. For example, one embodiment comprises displaying a first user space including a first status representation in a user interface, displaying a second user space including a second status representation in the user interface, and changing the first status... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319930 - Method and computer system for unstructured data integration through graphical interface: Embodiments disclosed herein provide a system and method for transferring data between an unstructured data source and a structured destination. In one embodiment, graphical representations of a unstructured data source and a structured destination are presented to a user via a graphical user interface of a computer. Using the graphical... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20090319932 - Flexible configuration item reconciliation based on data source prioritization and persistent ownership tracking: A reconciliation event can be detected. A controlling element of a database can be determined for the reconciliation event. The controlling element can include a preexisting database value for that element that is different from an update value for that element provided within update data. The update data can be... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090319931 - Visual intelligence systems: Whole brain information dashboards or presentations (Information Visualization Dashboards (IVDs)) are described that extract key information elements from complex multi-dimensional data and generate from the extracted elements interactive visual presentations that allow users to explore, analyze, run queries, and rapidly turn data into knowledge and insight using a single presentation... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20090319934 - Method and system for providing isolated detail information about stations which are simultaneously active in an irrigation system: A method provides information about stations in an irrigation system which are simultaneously active. An irrigation flow curve image is displayed which summarizes flow information for an irrigation system. The method interacts with a user to receive an indication from a user interface pointing device of a position within a... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090319933 - Transacted double buffering for graphical user interface rendering: Technologies are described herein for improving a user experience during the rendering, or repainting, of a graphical interface. A user interface related transaction can be initiated in response to a requested user operation. One or more windows associated with the requested operation can be identified. User interface updates associated with... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319935 - Method and apparatus for signaling neighbor cell transmission frame allocations: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising a user interface configured to: display a plurality of selectable objects on a display, each of the plurality of selectable objects having a selection area. The apparatus further comprises a processor configured to: receive a user input... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20090319936 - Electronic indexing for printed media: A method supplies or creates a generic electronic index for a hardcopy printed item. The generic electronic index is based on the text within the hardcopy printed item. From this generic electronic index, the method creates a plurality of custom electronic indices from the generic electronic index. Such custom electronic... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20090319938 - Displaying a user's default activities in a new tab page: In one or more embodiments, a Web browser is configured to enable a user to open a new tab and, responsively, display one or more activities in a new tab page for the user. The user can then select, from the new tab page, one or more activities to be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319937 - Integrated multi tabbing: A method for extending known single-select mutually-exclusive tabs to simultaneously include multiple selection tabs with easy surfaced user controls. These controls enable the user to quickly and easily select and unselect one or more tabs in the tab group.... Agent: Ibm Corporation (accsp) C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090319939 - Controlled interaction with heterogeneous data: A two-dimensional canvas onto which heterogenic objects of various types may be arranged side-by-side. Each type of object has an associated set of control(s), the control(s) at least partially differing from one type to the next. The two-dimensional canvas is fixed in one dimension, but extensible in a second dimension.... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090319940 - Network of trust as married to multi-scale: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates visually representing data relationships within a network. A network includes a graphical representation of a user in which the network is a node structure with relationships between two or more users. An organization component that can analyze one... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090319941 - Searching method and apparatus: A method of searching for a data item in a stored chronological sequence of communication events relating to a user of a user terminal is provided. The method comprises: querying a communication event database comprising individually accessible records of each of the communication events, each record being associated with an... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090319942 - Context sensitive paging: The invention addresses the need to view an entire document element, such as a photograph, paragraph, etc. when paging. A window generated by an application such as a browser includes a succession of document elements. The window has an actual top and an actual bottom. The computer system selects a... Agent: Ibm Endicott (anthony England) Law Office Of Anthony England

20090319943 - Character input apparatus and character input method: A letter input apparatus includes an input unit having at least one direction key, a display unit to display a screen having a display area to display at least one letter capable of being input by the input unit and at least one input key to input letters, and a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090319944 - Navigation display including multi-control window: A display system, including a main window and a multi-control window, for displaying graphical data in a navigation display. The display system further includes one or more sensors for obtaining data regarding at least one of traffic targets, waypoints and craft trajectories. One or more processors are configured to receive... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090319948 - Automated editing of graphics charts: Editing of a computer- or processor-generated graphics chart is enhanced by automatic movement of shapes and editing of lines in the chart when shapes are added to or deleted from the chart in response to user-entered commands.... Agent: Terrance A. Meador Incaplaw

20090319945 - Interface for using desired state commands on a copy services mangement system: A data replication management interface is provided for selecting a state for replicating data from one site to another site. A pictorial representation of and/or a command line for multiple states is displayed. A pictorial representation of a current state is displayed. Each one of the multiple states respectively corresponds... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Tuscon Division

20090319947 - Mobile communication device with graphical user interface to enable access to portal services: Systems, methods, and devices for accessing portal services via a mobile communication device are provided. The mobile communication device may execute a menu program having a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface may include a service menu screen including a plurality of service selectors, each service selector having a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319946 - System and method for selective and dynamic elaboration of secure form content: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for providing interactive document content to a user. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises authoring an interactive document, said interactive document comprising at least one interactive page. A plurality of pages defined within the interactive document... Agent: Ibm Corp. (lot) C/o Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP

20090319949 - Media manager with integrated browers: Methods and systems that improve the way media is played, sorted, modified, stored and cataloged are disclosed. One aspect relates to a browse window that allows a user to navigate through and select images that are related to media items. Another aspect relates to a graphical user interface of a... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090319950 - System and method for chart based order entry: Systems and methods for chart-based order entry are described. According to one example method a chart is used to display historical market data corresponding to a tradeable object. An order entry interface is displayed in relation to the chart. The order entry interface includes a plurality of price objects for... Agent: Mbhb/trading Technologies

20090319951 - Aggregating service components: Methods, systems, and computer program products for aggregating service components in a data processing system according to predefined aggregation rules. The method includes providing a plurality of visual elements, each visual element representing a corresponding service component; selecting a new visual element for addition to an aggregation structure; determining a... Agent: Ibm Corp (ibm Austin Iplaw)

20090319953 - Electronic device having on screen display and method for generating on screen display: An electronic device having an on screen display (OSD) and a method for generating the OSD are described, for generating an OSD in an electronic device, so as to reduce the display area of the OSD. The method comprises the steps of selecting a function menu, and drawing a display... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP

20090319952 - Supplier build status visibility tool: Embodiments of techniques for providing a supplier build status visibility tool are disclosed. In one embodiment, a technique for providing a supplier build status visibility manager includes receiving build data from a supplier, where the build data includes a supplier element having a task and a task date. The build... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090319954 - Command driven web site browsing: Command driven web site browsing. As a part of command driven web site browsing a user supplied command is accessed that is submitted from a text input box in a web page of a browser and based on the user supplied command a web site is identified and accessed. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319957 - Selection system: A selection system, including: (a) a user interface for use in selecting an item, the user interface being served to and stored on a user device only for the duration of a session, and for providing categories, selection criteria and item data selectable using the device; and (b) a server... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090319955 - Techniques for a navigation based design tool: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for a navigation based design tool. Relationships between artifacts that are managed by a design tool are accessed. An initial view of the design tool is displayed with a default page showing categories of the artifacts based upon the relationships. A user can navigate... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319956 - User interface for navigating large scale hierarchical namespaces: A system and method of displaying user interface information with respect to navigation of a hierarchical namespace is disclosed. The hierarchical namespace includes a first set of items representing a top level portion of the hierarchical namespace and a second set of items representing lower levels of the hierarchical namespace.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319958 - Machine readable design description for function-based services: A machine readable form of a design document is described which may be used in automatically generating a user interface for a service. In an embodiment, the machine readable form of a design document is generated by adding attributes to functions which make up the service. These attributes define the... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

  
12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090313534 - Multi media inter face with multimedia presentation: Multimedia website software and method for creating a multi media inter face with multimedia presentation website. A multimedia website software product may include an installation module and may include a media player to display media uploaded from a site owner to a site visitor, a poll system to present a... Agent: Michael Ries

20090313535 - Method and system for providing reduced-size hypertext content to a limited-display client device: A computer system provides content to a client device such as a handheld wireless telephone by identifying the client device as a limited-display client device, receiving a request from the client device for hypertext content (e.g. content in HTML form), and generating a reduced-size version of the requested hypertext content.... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20090313536 - Dynamically providing relevant browser content: A requested content page is provided with additional relevant content that is dynamically generated. A page originally requested by a browser application is generated and examined to determine key words, address information, and other information for which relevant content may be retrieved. The other information may not be part of... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090313537 - Micro browser spreadsheet viewer: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for displaying and managing spreadsheets on mobile devices. An optimized search can be performed. A selection is received from a user to open a spreadsheet. A find selection is received from the use along with keywords for which to the user wishes to search.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090313538 - Design generating apparatus, design generation method, and storage medium storing design generation program: Included are: a memory unit that stores a template of a basic design corresponding to a combination of a character and an image and a template of a derived design associated with the basic design; and a generating unit that applies the entered character or image to the template of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090313539 - Information processor, information processing method, and recording medium: An information processor includes a storage part configured to store multiple hierarchically correlated data elements; a metadata storage part configured to store the metadata of each of the data elements; an editing part configured to edit the metadata stored in the metadata storage part; and a reflection part configured to... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090313540 - Methods and systems for automated text evaluation: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for evaluating text. A system of an embodiment of the invention includes including an input for receiving text to be evaluated and an output for providing an evaluation outcome. A feature module is coupled to the input to receive the text. The... Agent: Christine Johnson Esq.

20090313541 - Generation of output data processable by data outputting apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes a data requesting unit configured to request the data outputting apparatus to provide output condition setting screen data for displaying an output condition setting screen, a screen display unit configured to receive the output condition setting screen data sent from the data outputting apparatus and... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090313542 - User interface impact actuator: A system generates a haptic effect that simulates a mechanical button. The system receives a signal that indicates that a user has contacted a user interface of the system. The system includes an impact actuator. In response to the signal, a moving element of the impact actuator contacts the user... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20090313544 - System and methods for adjusting graphical representations of media files based on previous usage: Systems and methods for adjusting playback and graphical representations of media files are provided. The systems and methods can monitor playback and access of media files to create usage metadata. The usage metadata can then be used to adjust the playback of the media file. For example, the usage metadata... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090313543 - User interface for previewing notifications: An electronic device and a method implemented within the electronic device for configuring parameters of a notification setting comprising at least two of auditory, visual and tactile notifications for association with specific events on the electronic device; generating a window display having a first area thereof with multiple selectable fields... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)

20090313545 - Method and apparatus for playing media file: An apparatus and method for playing media files are disclosed. The playback method includes: receiving a user option request from a user; selecting, according to a user input, a frame of the media file to process the received user option request; moving to the selected frame when the user option... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090313546 - Auto-editing process for media content shared via a media sharing service: The present invention relates to providing automatic or programmatic editing of video items. More specifically, in the preferred embodiments, an auto-editing function is provided for performing auto-editing of video items shared via a video sharing service.... Agent: Withrow & Terranova Ct

20090313547 - Multi-media tool for creating and transmitting artistic works: A system for collaboratively producing artwork includes a server and a plurality of user computers coupled to a network. The server transmits a request for submissions to collaborators and who prepare portions of the artwork using multimedia tools provided by the server computer. The collaborators transmit their completed portions of... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP

20090313548 - Session initiation using successive inputs: Session initiation using successive inputs is described. In an implementation, a determination is made as to when a sufficient number of successive inputs have been collected to uniquely identify two or more clients from a plurality of clients. Each of the successive inputs is input via a respective user interface... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090313549 - Configurable welding interface for automated welding applications: A welding power source including an embedded web server provides access to an operator at a remote web browser. From the remote web browser, the user is provided access to weld functions, and can selectively choose between weld functions that can be displayed and controlled from the remote web browser.... Agent: Jack M. Cook Quarles & Brady, LLP.

20090313550 - Theme based content interaction: Techniques are described to provide theme based content interactions. In an implementation, a user interface is provided to enable interactions with a variety of services from a service provider. The user interface may have one or more content portions that are arranged in accordance with a theme associated with a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090313551 - System and method for personalized hold: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for contextual adaptive advertising. The method for personalized hold comprises collecting a set of data elements about a user, generating a user profile based on the set of data elements, selecting media content from one or more content repositories based on the... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq

20090313552 - Online/offline proto link behavior and proto page conflict resolution: Architecture that facilitates offline/online interaction with online collaboration documents or pages such as for wikis and/or notebooks. More specifically, for every proto link employed in a page, a unique object ID is provided. The client, whether online or offline, uses the object ID as the page's object ID when a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090313553 - System and method for providing multimedia content between a plurality of user terminals: A system and method for providing multimedia content between a plurality of user terminals is presented. A first multimedia presentation on a first user terminal is selected by a first user. Data corresponding to the first multimedia presentation is transmitted to a second user terminal. Data is received corresponding to... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20090313554 - Email communications that include a thread status indicator: A solution for interacting using electronic mail (email) is disclosed. An email thread can be identified, wherein the email thread includes at least a thread initiating email message and at least one response to the thread initiating email message. A thread status indicator can be established for the email thread.... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090313555 - Automatic friends selection and association based on events: Method for automatically generating a friend subset from user contacts based on events. Social events data associated with the user are received and the received events data defines a social connection between a contact in a contact list and the user at a future occurrence. Contacts from the user contact... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)

20090313556 - Redistribution of licensed items in a virtual universe: An approach that redistributes licensed items in a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is a marketplace facilitation tool for use in a virtual universe. A database is configured to store information relating to the virtual universe. A receiving component is configured to receive a request for an... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090313557 - Networked desktop user interface: This document discusses, among other things a server interface to bridge communications between a desktop application and a web server. In an example embodiment, the server interface translates a communication from the desktop application (e.g., in a desktop programming language) to HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and transfers the translated communication... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay

20090313559 - Official website builder/editor community: A user/first party through a web accessible computer creates a first website by electronically accessing a second website operated by a second party, by electronically creating the first website within the second website such that the second website operated by the second party does not constrain the first party to... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090313558 - Semantic image collection visualization: A service provides an image collection as a visual preview of content pages having a link in or otherwise related to a current page. A first content page is provided to a user and may have one or more links to additional content pages. Each of the related content pages... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090313560 - Field data display apparatus and method for displaying field data: There are provided a field data display apparatus capable of flexibly coping with field data elements differing in collection period from each other, and a method for displaying the field data. A trend data collection server collects field data elements from control stations, in predetermined periods, respectively, to be stored... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090313561 - Alphanumeric input animation: Techniques for animation of alphanumeric inputs include generating an animated graphical representation of an alphanumeric input and combining the animated graphical representation with content. The combined animated graphical representation and the content are then output on a monitor.... Agent: Sony C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090313562 - Outage management portal leveraging back-end resources to create a role and user tailored front-end interface for coordinating outage responses: A solution for centrally managing and federating outage specific information and for rapidly providing controlled access to this information in a role tailored fashion. The information can be gathered and provided in real-time along with programmatically determined proposed actions. An information recipient can configure and dynamically change the manner in... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. - IBM Cha

20090313563 - System and method for providing data links: A system for providing data verification is disclosed. The system may include a storage device configured to store data and at least one source file having information related to the data. The system may further include a display device configured to display the data in at least one display field,... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

20090313564 - Systems and methods for adjusting playback of media files based on previous usage: Systems and methods for adjusting playback and graphical representations of media files are provided. The systems and methods can monitor playback and access of media files to create usage metadata. The usage metadata can then be used to adjust the playback of the media file. For example, the usage metadata... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090313565 - Icon utilization method, icon utilization apparatus, icon utilization control program, and program storage medium: An icon representing a target object is constituted by a pin main body, which comprises a head and a needle, and a shadow of the pin main body. The display and control of the target object are changed by changing display states of the pin main body and the shadow.... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090313566 - Virtual environment systems and methods: Representing vehicles in a customizable virtual environment is disclosed. One embodiment includes a controlled environment including prototype vehicles and a virtual environment including virtual representations of the prototype vehicles. The virtual environment is a display that includes an environment scenario, a number of virtual objects, and the various represented vehicles.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090313568 - Method and system for automated content generation through selective combination: Method and system for merging two objects in a business intelligence system. A first member is selected in the business intelligence system, the business intelligence system includes a user space, a content space, a data space, a master-data space and a metadata space. A relationship between the first member and... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

20090313567 - Terminal apparatus and method for performing function thereof: A terminal apparatus and a method of performing a function thereof are disclosed. A list is scrolled in response to a grab-and-drag operation occurring in a scroll direction in a state in which the list is displayed, a particular object is moved in a dropped area in response to a... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20090313569 - Apparatus and method for fault-tolerant presentation of multiple graphical displays in a process control system: A method includes executing first processes to generate graphical displays. At least one graphical display includes a user interface associated with a process system. The method also includes executing a separate second process to generate a window for presentation to an operator. The method further includes inserting the graphical displays... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.

20090313570 - System and method for integrating locational awareness into a subject oriented workflow: One or more embodiments of the invention are directed to a system and method for integrating locational awareness into a subject oriented workflow system that functions within the context of a professional services environment. The system described herein may be implemented in a general purpose computer system that is configured... Agent: Dalina Law Group, P.C.

20090313571 - Method for customizing data entry for individual text fields: Methods and devices enable customizing the manner in which data is entered for individual text fields of individual applications executing on a mobile device. Embodiments enable users to specify the language or the data entry method of the text entered in individual text fields which may vary from one text... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090313572 - Phrase builder: Real-time query expansion (RTQE) is a process of supplementing an original query with additional terms or expansion choices that are ranked according to some figure of merit and presented while users are still formulating their queries. As disclosed herein, individual terms may be combined and submitted as a phrase into... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090313573 - Term complete: Real-time query expansion (RTQE) is a process of supplementing an original query with additional terms or expansion choices that are ranked according to some figure of merit and presented while users are still formulating their queries. As disclosed herein, individual terms may be combined and submitted as a phrase into... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090313574 - Mobile document viewer: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for a mobile document viewer. Techniques for toggling between document formats are described. A request is received from a user to view a document on a mobile device. The document is retrieved in a first visual format and displayed. A request is received from... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090313575 - User interface and a method thereof: A user interface has a portal view with a first display region to display a first user selectable identifier representing a main function accomplishable within an engineering system. The portal view has a second display region to display a second user selectable identifier representing a subordinate function usable to accomplish... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090313576 - Phrase-driven grammar for data visualization: A data visualization system may allow an untrained user to easily, rapidly, and unambiguously specify the content and format of a report about information. A user interface may present to a user and receive from the user a selection of a plurality of selectable visualization types, selectable data objects, and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090313577 - Method for displaying documents: The present invention relates to a method for displaying documents. The method executes the following steps: after a word processing process receives a command for projecting a view, a status of full screen is entered; the word processing process adjusts a view scaling in accordance with resolution of a display... Agent: Charles C.h. Wu

20090313578 - Control device and control method thereof: A control device which controls a device is disclosed. The control device can be connected to at least one external device, and includes a display unit which generates and displays a frame; and a control unit which controls the display unit to add at least one frame corresponding to each... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090313579 - Systems and methods involving favicons: A method for displaying metadata associated with webpage content, the method comprising, receiving a designation of webpage content displayed on a first webpage, copying the designated webpage content from the first webpage, determining whether document object model data associated with the first webpage includes a favicon, extracting favicon data from... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Tuscon Division

20090313580 - Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and storage medium having stored thereon information processing program: When an information processing apparatus is started, reception of data indicative of presence of a connection point apparatus is attempted. A plurality of objects respectively corresponding to a plurality of application programs is displayed on a display device, and upon reception of an operation performed by a user, an application... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090313581 - Non-mouse computer input method and apparatus: A system and method which may allow a user to interact with a computer without having to use a mouse. If a user presses a hot key, e.g., Control+Alt+J, a user interactive control unit may look at a screen the user is currently working on, determine what on the screen... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20090313582 - System, method and computer program for user-friendly social interaction: The present invention, in one aspect thereof, provides a computer interface whose primary directive is uncompromising simplicity and ease of use by providing a carefully selected subset of features most desirable by a new computer user. The invention teaches a method, system and computer program for navigating a software interface... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP

20090313583 - System and method for associating functions of an electronic device: A system and method for associating functions of an electronic device comprises setting one or more associated functions and storing the associated functions onto a storage system of the electronic device, searching the storage system and determining if there are functions associated with a selected function, and displaying sub-options of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090313584 - Systems and methods for adjusting a display based on the user's position: An electronic device for providing a display that changes based on the user's perspective is provided. The electronic device may include a sensing mechanism operative to detect the user's position relative a display of the electronic device. For example, the electronic device may include a camera operative to detect the... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090313585 - Method and computerized user interface for presentation of multiple image data sets: In a method and user interface for the presentation of multiple image data sets within the scope of a comparative evaluation, a determination is made of at least three organization parameters that describe a sorting of images within an image data set and/or across image data sets, at least one... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090313586 - Preview window including a storage context view of one or more computer resources: A preview window generator can be configured to sense a presence of navigation input applied to a resource reference (e.g., an icon, file path, etc.) displayed in an application window. The resource reference displayed in the application window can represent a resource such as stored content (e.g., a file, folder,... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20090313587 - Method and apparatus for providing motion activated updating of weather information: An approach provides updating of weather information on a mobile device. Motion of a mobile device is detected, wherein the mobile device is configured to execute a weather application for presenting weather information to a user. Update of the weather information is retrieved in response to the detected motion.... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

  
12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090307570 - Workflow processing apparatus and method: A workflow processing apparatus inputs a workflow description document in which a processes to be executed by a workflow have been described, reads data specifying a protocol, which corresponds to a process, from a memory, and executes a process, for which a specific protocol used at the time of execution... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090307571 - Image acquisition from dynamic content for delivery to network-enabled static display devices: An image service uses a uniform resource locator (URL) or other location identifier to retrieve static images embedded in dynamic content presentations from the Internet. The image service uses a set of imaging parameters to extract one or more static images embedded in the dynamic content presentation that can be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090307573 - Energy management system: An energy management system and a computer-implemented method of managing energy consumption are disclosed. The computer-implemented method may include receiving one or more input signals which represent the real-time energy consumption of a facility, evaluating data obtained from the one or more input signals according to a set of energy... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090307574 - System and method for anonymous information exchange: A method for facilitating an exchange of information anonymously comprising one or more individuals registering with a server and supplying information about one or more other individuals or entities in the form of a report that is stored on the server. Users of the system then search the reports for... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090307572 - Tv set and remote guide to represent a web site home page: Internet web site pages are typically designed as a magazine or book page with test and graphics. The layout normally represents the message and intended function of the web site. In general, a web site home page derives its roots from the print media in terms of its looks, feel,... Agent: Zak Zacharia

20090307575 - Data processing apparatus, display control method, and display control program embodied on computer readable medium: In order to reproduce the content output before, an MFP includes an HDD to store data which includes a plurality of page data having corresponding page numbers, an instruction accepting portion to accept a page number of one of the page data to be displayed on a projector, a display... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090307576 - Method and apparatus for form automatic layout: A method and apparatus are provided for determining the layout of a form automatically to accommodate text in the form. Under the method and apparatus, a set of parameters define the sizing and alignment of elements of the form. Sizing and positioning instructions that are separate from the sizing and... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090307577 - System for providing a binding cost for foreign filing a patent application: Information relating to intellectual property, across one or more intellectual property applications having various types of intellectual property data, can be provided and/or accessed in an integrated manner. Commonality(ies) are determined between disparate intellectual property applications, that may be applied by the intellectual property applications in accessing the intellectual property... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090307578 - Top down chinese character display on a computing device: A control for formatting vertically orientated languages, such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese, for display in a browser. Vertically oriented text may be placed into a table, such that a column of text represents a sentence, and each row defines a cell containing a word in the sentence. Succeeding sentences... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090307579 - Viewing file modifications: Upon closing and/or saving a file, a user may view changes made to the file.... Agent: Dean P. Alderucci

20090307580 - Electronic system for collecting and automatically populating clinical order information: A graphical user interface for use on a computer coupled to an enterprise electronic medical records system for accepting order data including an order entry window corresponding to an identified order, the identified order including one or more parameters. The graphical user interface also including an expandable order editing box... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20090307581 - System and method for personalized presentation of web pages: A method for presenting to a user electronic documents (17; 27) is described. The documents are stored at one or more network sites (30) which are accessible via a network by a computer system (34), and are registered with a page filter system (10; 20; 40). The method comprises the... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090307582 - System and method for generating a transformation description document for transforming messages: The present disclosure provides a system and method of implementing a plurality of interface definitions. The system and method comprises receiving a message at a version filter of a server, the version filter implementing a first interface definition the received message conforming to the first interface definition; passing the message... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

20090307583 - Document layout method: Methods and apparatus for variable document printing are disclosed in which a graphical user interface is configured to allow user manipulation of layout rules associated with content containers within a template for variable document generation. One method involves laying out (626) container objects (407, 408) forming part of a template... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090307584 - Automatic language identification for dynamic text processing: Methods and systems which utilize, in one embodiment, automatic language identification, including automatic language identification for dynamic text processing. In at least certain embodiments, automatic language identification can be applied to spellchecking in real time as the user types.... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090307585 - Method of managing character fonts within multimedia scenes, and the corresponding computer program and terminal: A method is provided for managing fonts in a radio communication terminal, which can receive fonts in order to render contents on a screen. One such method involves the use of the following elements in the terminal, namely: a font database that lists all of the fonts or font portions... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090307587 - Graphing calculator having touchscreen display unit: A graphing calculator includes: a touchscreen display unit having a formula display area and a graph display area; a formula input section configured to receive a calculation formula; a formula display control section configured to control the touchscreen display unit to display the calculation formula in the formula display area;... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090307586 - User interface (ui) dimensioning: Determining a total dimension of items in computer-based user interface control (e.g., non-uniform items displayed in grid-view), may be accomplished by determining an estimated dimension value (e.g., for all items in a series) and combining (e.g., multiplying) that value with a total number of items (e.g., items in the series).... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090307588 - Apparatus for controlling pointer operation: An apparatus for controlling operation of an operation device controls the operation device in the following manner. That is, when a pointer on a display screen is controlled by the operation device, the operation of the operation device is regarded as an equivalent of a press operation of an OK... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090307589 - Method for controlling a user interface, information processing apparatus, and computer readable medium: In a user interface that can identify concurrent pointing at a plurality of given positions on a screen, after detecting that a plurality of pointed positions are concurrently present in a display range of one object on a screen, whether or not an operation of moving the other pointed positions... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090307590 - Digital playback device and method and apparatus for spectrally modifying a digital audio signal: A digital playback device and a method and apparatus for modifying a digital audio signal. The method includes allowing a user to select a digital audio track and modifying the digital audio track with a predetermined spectral modification signal to create a spectrally modified digital audio track. The spectrally modified... Agent: Jones Day

20090307593 - System and method for managing media play tasks and storage medium containing instructions thereof: A method for managing media play tasks includes generating a media stack, storing current media play tasks into the media stack, and setting a play priority for each of the media play tasks, and selecting a media play task from the media stack, and playing the selected media play task.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090307592 - Tangible social network: A tangible social network system comprises at least two interactive physical objects adapted for communicatively linking with each other, a visualization application for providing a visual representation of a user's tangible social network, and an object communication frame. An interactive physical object comprises a controller for forming a communicatively linked... Agent: Norma E Henderson Henderson Patent Law

20090307591 - Virtual remote controller: An entertainment system often contains a number of entertainment devices, such as a television, VCR, DVD player, CD player, Cable-TV box, and other devices each of which has a remote controller associated with the device. This often results in a confusing welter of remote controllers to operate the system as... Agent: Miller Patent Services

20090307594 - Adaptive user interface: A method comprising: obtaining music information that defines at least one characteristic of audible music; and controlling changes to an appearance of a graphical user interface using the music information.... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090307595 - System and method for associating semantically parsed verbal communications with gestures: A metaverse system and method for dynamically enacting syntax-based gestures in association with a metaverse application. The metaverse system includes a metaverse server and a semantic gesturing engine. The metaverse server executes a metaverse application. The metaverse application allows metaverse application allows a user on the client computer to enter... Agent: HolmanIPLaw/ibm Rsw

20090307596 - Method for configuring displets for an interactive platform for analyzing a computer network performance: A method for configuring an interactive platform for monitoring the performance and the quality of a computer network, the monitoring data being suitable to be displayed on a dynamic page of type webpage in a form of graphic components called “displets”; including providing, on the interactive platform a configuration interface... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090307597 - Unified management platform in a computer network: A method, system and apparatus for a unified management platform in a computer network such as in a virtualized computer environment, is provided.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP

20090307598 - Managing item access in a collaborative workspace: An approach is described for managing item access in a collaborative workspace. A user interacts with the collaborative workspace through a workspace user interface presentation. The approach entails presenting an item user interface presentation to the user without losing a context associated with the workspace user interface presentation. The user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090307599 - Virtual private supply chain: A generic Internet based system for viewing supply chain data is provided. The system includes an Internet based data viewing engine and a data store that holds both viewable data and metadata associated with the viewable data. The metadata can be employed by the Internet based data viewing engine to... Agent: Himanshu S. Amin Amin & Turocy, LLP

20090307600 - System and method for effecting control of remote computers: The invention describes a system and methodology for controlling multiple devices simultaneously from one control device. The control device is provided with a display having a plurality of windows, each having a visual representation related to the activity of the multiple devices. By relaying commands effected at the control device... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC

20090307601 - Method for reflexive securing of computer displays: A system for preventing unauthorized viewing of content displayed on a computer display is presented. Once the system is activated, a computer user's eyes are tracked. If some source of interruption enters the vicinity of the user, the computer user will reflexively glance or look at the distraction, which accordingly... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090307602 - Systems and methods for creating and sharing a presentation: In one example, a method for creating a presentation comprises uploading a plurality of digital medial files from a client device to an application server for processing and subsequent storage on a media server. The method additionally comprises receiving user input from the client device defining aspects of a presentation,... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090307603 - Dynamic content delivery to network-enabled static: An image service uses a uniform resource locator (URL) or other identifier to retrieve dynamic content presentations from the Internet. The image service uses a set of imaging parameters to render HTML files into a static image, sized appropriately, that can be presented on a static display device. A user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090307605 - Automated set-up of a collaborative workspace: An approach to setting up a collabortive workspace involves receiving a user's instructions to convert an object to a collaborative workspace. In response to this instruction, the approach creates the collaborative workspace in a substantially automated manner. The approach may thereby facilitate the provisioning of a collaborative workspace, eliminating or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090307604 - Managing permissions in a collaborative workspace: An approach for managing permissions in a collaborative workspace involves providing a permissions user interface presentation without loosing a context associated with a collaborative workspace user interface presentation. The permissions user interface presentation visually organizes a set of workspace members into tow or more permission level categories. The permissions user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090307607 - Digital notes: Techniques described herein allow for displaying a real-time communication client associated with a first user, the real-time communication client configured to receive an input from the first user and send, in response, a digital note to a second user. The real-time communication client may be configured to send the digital... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090307606 - Storage and expedited retrieval of messages and responses in multi-tasking environments: Tools and techniques are described for storage and expedited retrieval of messages and responses in multi-tasking environments. Methods provided by these tools may establish active communications with a first contact, and then received indications of secondary communications involving a second contact. These methods may then present user interfaces (Uls) that... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090307608 - Interaction between real-world digital environments and virtual worlds: In one embodiment, a method for operating a local virtual world proxy is provided. A virtual world view is received corresponding to a virtual world client. Information about resources available to the virtual world client is obtained. Virtual representations of one or more resources available to a virtual world client... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090307609 - Social networking in a non-personalized environment: A social networking website allowing users to interact socially without revealing any personal information about themselves. The only information they reveal is about their virtual pets in the virtual website world. Different templates for the personalizable portion of the website can be selected, some of which are restricted.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090307610 - Method for a plurality of users to be simultaneously matched to interact one on one in a live controlled environment: An electronic Meeting system that utilizes unique methods and processes to create consecutive successions of audio video Meeting Sessions that occur in set blocks of time continuously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, world-wide across all time zones. The system provides for a plurality of Members to be... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC

20090307611 - System and method of providing access to virtual spaces that are associated with physical analogues in the real world: A system and method for associating virtual spaces with physical analogues in the real world. Associating virtual spaces with physical analogues may enable various aspects of the virtual spaces, such as the content of the virtual spaces, the manner in which the virtual spaces are accessed by users, and/or other... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090307613 - Categorizing electronic messaging communications: Electronic messaging communications, including Instant Messaging messages, are organized into particular categories, as selected by the users providing the messages. This enables messages of a particular category to be displayed at a recipient of the messages, while other messages are masked from view. It also facilitates the capturing of certain... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

20090307612 - Initiating a support chat session in response to the occurrence of a support event with transmission of detailed event information: Technologies are described herein for launching an online support chat session in response to an occurrence of a support event on a personal computer and transmitting detailed event information via the chat session for display to support personnel. When an error or other event occurs on a computer, an online... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090307614 - Media content and chat integration: In various embodiments, a method includes receiving a request to initiate recording of media content of an event. The method also includes controlling capturing of the media content by a capture machine in response to the received request. The method includes opening a chat session among one or more persons... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/apple

20090307615 - Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects: User interfaces for browsing and/or searching are described. In some embodiments, the metadata of a file includes a field having an indicator to indicate whether a preview of the content of the file is available. If the preview is available, then a plug-in associated with the creator application of the... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090307618 - Annotate at multiple levels: 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 multi-scale image with at least two substantially parallel planes of view in which a first plane... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090307621 - System and method for enabling access to a data source through a graphical interface: A system for interfacing with a data source through a graphical interface. The system comprises a data view definitions to enable data display and manipulation for the data source. A user environment index represents descriptive information about a user who is accessing a data view. An access origin index represents... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090307617 - System and method for providing static electric display: A system for remotely managing and causing display of changeable information on an semi-static electronic display element includes a data entry device having a user interface, configured for allowing a user to enter one of more pieces of changeable information. A changeable information receiving device is located remotely from the... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.

20090307620 - System for concurrently managing multiple avatars: An approach for cloning and merging avatars that are online in a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is an avatar identification component which is configured to create an identification number associated with a second avatar, a GUI partitioning component configured to partition the graphic user interface of... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090307616 - User interface, device and method for an improved operating mode: A user interface for controlling a device according to a first and a second operating mode. The user interface is configured to automatically switch from the first to said second operating mode at a scheduled time. The user interface is also configured to display a notification on a display, the... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20090307619 - Wireless communication device having deterministic control of foreground access of the user interface: A wireless communication device that has one or more applications resident on a computer platform, a wireless communication interface, a display, and a user interface that, at least, appears on the display and through which a user of the wireless communication device interacts with the computer platform. The display is... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090307622 - Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects: User interfaces for browsing and/or searching are described. In at least certain embodiments, icon data from a plug-in includes badge data and an image (such as a thumbnail). The badge data includes additional information on the file, the creator application of the file, and/or a third party vendor of the... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090307623 - System for organizing and visualizing display objects: A method, system and computer program for organizing and visualizing display objects within a virtual environment is provided. In one aspect, attributes of display objects define the interaction between display objects according to pre-determined rules, including rules simulating real world mechanics, thereby enabling enriched user interaction. The present invention further... Agent: Miller Thompson, LLP

20090307624 - Interface and program using visual data arrangements for expressing user preferences concerning an action or transaction: A graphical user interface is provided for capturing application data in picture form. A set of data capture tools, including a subjective data parameter palette and accompanying data canvas, are presented to an operator during an interactive session. By selecting and placing such data parameters on the data canvas, a... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090307625 - Method, device, data carrier and computer program product for representing data in a user interface: The present invention relates to a method for representing data in a user interface, comprising steps for: determining at least one data set with a tree structure for binding thereof to at least one element of the user interface, selecting a node from the tree as root node for a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090307626 - Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects: User interfaces for browsing and/or searching are described. In some embodiments, an icon representing a file is displayed in a graphical user interface (GUI), where the icon includes one or more predefined decorations. The decorations may be chosen based on the file type, such as slide decorations for presentations, a... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090307627 - Systems and methods for providing an integrated set of display screen windows: A method (600, 700) for providing an integrated display from a plurality of display screen windows (DSWs) having respective titlebars. The integrated display (550) has a compressed titlebar arrangement (530). The method involves retaining information identifying the plurality of DSWs (402, . . . , 408), defining a positional relationship... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090307628 - Non-destructive examination data visualization and analysis: Interactive virtual inspection of modeled objects is provided. A graphic user interface facilitates interaction between a Data Visualization and Analysis application and the inspector. The Data Visualization and Analysis application acquires non-destructive examination data that is collected with reference to an industrial component under evaluation. The acquired non-destructive examination data... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090307629 - Content search device, content search system, content search system server device, content search method, computer program, and content output device having search function: In an on-vehicle audio device (10), a CPU (111) executes a music composition search process. In the music composition search process, when an icon is selected from an icon selection region (220) on a display screen (210) and arranged in an icon setting region (230), the icon is set as... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090307630 - System and method for processing a message store for near duplicate messages: A system and method for processing a message store for near duplicate messages is provided. Metadata, content, and each attachment associated with messages are extracted. Near duplicate messages in the message store are identified. Compound digests taken of the metadata for, of the content contained in, and of the each... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20090307631 - User interface method for mobile device and mobile communication system: A display device including a touch screen, and a corresponding user interface method including displaying a menu, including a plurality of menu elements, on the touch screen; detecting a first touch over one of the displayed menu elements, including detecting a corresponding first touch characteristic; and displaying, within the menu... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090307632 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus includes a display portion, a plurality of first buttons, a second button, and a display controller. The display portion displays a screen. The plurality of first buttons are disposed along an outer circumference of the screen. The display controller displays icons representing functions of the plurality of... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090307633 - Acceleration navigation of media device displays: Some embodiments of the invention are directed to, among other things, systems, computer readable media, methods and any other means for navigating a menu hierarchy of a handheld electrical device and/or options within a menu display. The device can present each display on, e.g., an integrated display screen. In response... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090307634 - User interface, device and method for displaying a stable screen view: A user interface configured to display a screen view representing an application and to receive motion data representing a detected movement, said user interface being further configured to update said displayed screen view to visually counteract said detected movement.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

  
12/03/2009 > 85 patent applications in 58 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090300471 - Processing publishing rules by routing documents based on document conceptual understanding: Embodiments of the invention may be used to improve enforcement and compliance with publishing rules in an automated and provable manner. Prior to publication, documents may be processed using publishing rules (workflows) based on conceptual analysis of document content. Additionally, embodiments of the invention include a content creation system configured... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090300472 - Method of authoring, deploying and using interactive, data-driven two or more dimensional content: A method whereby dynamic, interactive, two or more dimensional media can be assembled and delivered where the need for pre-packaged binary content files and pre-compiled content is eliminated by using a markup language, a standard URI to identify local and/or remote media resources within a markup text, a standard protocol... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090300473 - Systems and methods for displaying albums having links to documents: Under one aspect, a method of displaying information includes: obtaining, responsive to a user query, an album from a remote computer, wherein the album comprises a plurality of links. Each link is to a static graphic representation, and each static graphic representation is stored in a document repository in a... Agent: Jones Day

20090300474 - Computer-based architecture using remotely-controlled electronic grid-based calculators: The present invention comprises a centrally-maintained electronic grid-based calculator and requisite service-oriented architecture to expose the calculator's computational facilities as a service to remote users. Furthermore, the present invention provides a server-side automation architecture of the electronic grid-based calculator which facilitates the distribution of intellectual capital throughout the business enterprise... Agent: Centralytics, Inc. (c/o Matthew O. Brady, Esq.)

20090300475 - Web-based system for collaborative generation of interactive videos: Systems and methods are provided for adding and displaying interactive annotations for existing online hosted videos. A graphical annotation interface allows the creation of annotations and association of the annotations with a video. Annotations may be of different types and have different functionality, such as altering the appearance and/or behavior... Agent: Google / Fenwick

20090300479 - Data converting apparatus and data converting program: A data converting apparatus includes: a display image producing section that receives a file including one or more records in each of which records print data for one or more pages is described so as to produce image data for displaying; a preview displaying section that displays an image based... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090300478 - Image forming apparatus, information processing method and program: An image forming apparatus includes multiple executing units; multiple Webpage generating units each corresponding to an executing unit and configured to execute a process corresponding to an HTTP request and generate a Web page for displaying information indicating the process result; multiple menu-information integrating units, each corresponding to an executing... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090300477 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable recording medium storing an information processing program: An information processing apparatus parses document data described in a structured language to extract necessary information from the data. At least a part of the document data is stored in a storage unit, and the stored document data is parsed in order to extract information contained in the document data... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090300482 - Interactive user interface for converting unstructured documents: An interactive interface facilitates the conversion of unstructured documents into XML-compliant documents. A document is parsed to identify fact items in the content of the document. A classifier associates initial labels with an identified fact items, and the fact items and associated initial labels are forwarded to a user for... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090300476 - Internet guide link matching system: A method of identifying relevant information while a user views an application user interface is provided. A keyword(s) is identified from an application user interface presented at a first computer, wherein the identification is performed transparent to a user viewing the application user interface. The identified keyword is compared with... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090300480 - Media segment alteration with embedded markup identifier: A classification method and system for possible content alteration of a media work may include criteria regarding content that is feasible for alteration. Such criteria may be maintained in records that are accessible to an interested party. Some embodiments may include a record of primary authorization rights applicable to a... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090300481 - Server apparatus, information processing apparatus, data processing method, and storage medium including program: A character string not to be referred to which is included in structured document data is extracted, and an XML generation unit generates a random code table. Then, the XML generation unit generates a conversion font by converting character codes of a font using the table. The character codes of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090300483 - Stylesheet conversion engine: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a browser-independent cascading style sheet (CSS) that conforms to a CSS standard, and automatically modifying the browser-independent CSS to incorporate different CSS related features of various browsers. The method further includes creating one or more CSS files customized for the various browsers.... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090300484 - system and method for local modification of remotely submitted document processing jobs: The subject application is directed to rendering a remotely submitted document processing job using secondary job processing parameters specified at the rendering device. Electronic document data, associated identification data, and initial instruction data is received via a remote client interface. Location data of a selected rendering device is received via... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090300485 - Techniques for automatically generating wiki content: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for automatically generating Wiki content. Documentation files are transformed from a first markup language format to Wiki pages in a second markup language format utilized by a target Wiki. One or more style sheets are used to assist with the transforming from the first... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090300486 - Multiple-document summarization using document clustering: Systems and methods are disclosed for summarizing multiple documents by generating a model of the documents as a mixture of document clusters, each document in turn having a mixture of sentences, wherein the model simultaneously representing summarization information and document cluster structure; and determining a loss function for evaluating the... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20090300487 - Difference only document segment quality checker: A system and method for checking an author's revisions to a document or an electronic communication in a multiple party communication string without checking un-authored text.... Agent: Ibm Corporation (accsp) C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090300488 - Systems and methods for automatic spell checking of dynamically generated web pages: Systems and methods for automatically spell-checking dynamically generated web pages include: generating, by a server responsive to a request from a client, a dynamically generated web page containing at least some text; transmitting, by the server to the client, the dynamic web page; intercepting, by a process, the dynamic web... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090300489 - Selective access to a frame buffer: A method, system, and computer program display data by selectively providing access to a frame buffer. When a request for a destination location for display data is received, a determination is made as to whether the data will require further processing prior to display. If further processing is needed, a... Agent: Raubvogel Law Office

20090300490 - System for displaying a position viewer for previewing the display of an advertisement: A system and method are disclosed for displaying a preview of the positioning of an advertisement within a page. An advertiser may identify a position for displaying its advertisements and a position viewer provides a preview display of the appearance of the advertisement at that position within a page. The... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture

20090300491 - Method to assist users in preventing errors when using type-ahead: A method and system to provide selection of entries in input fields, such as email client, includes pre-processing a list of potential addresses before the list is shown to a user by eliminating less important or invalid entries, and then displaying a list of entries for selection to the user... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090300492 - System and method for effectively selecting functions in an electronic device: A system and method for effectively selecting functions in an electronic device includes a command database that is created for storing device commands that include specifically-defined patterns and corresponding respective device functions. Appropriate pattern input means may be utilized for detecting the patterns that are input by device users. A... Agent: Gregory J. Koerner Redwood Patent Law

20090300493 - Explicit use of user context objects in a virtual universe: An approach that facilitates explicit use of user context objects in a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is a user context object tool that includes a user context object retrieving component configured to retrieve the plurality of user context objects for presentation to the avatar. A user... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090300495 - System and method for an adaptive wizard utility for graphical user interfaces: System and method for implementing an adaptive wizard utility for a graphical user interface (“GUI”) are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises, responsive to presentation of a page of the wizard utility to a user, monitoring user activity in connection with the page; analyzing the user activity to determine... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090300494 - User assistance panel: A system for providing user assistance receives a request for help content for a first component of a plurality of components displayed on a user interface page. The system generates a user assistance panel that is displayed simultaneously with the user interface page without substantially obscuring the user interface page.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation

20090300496 - User interface for online ads: A user interface may be utilized to allow a user to control display properties of online ad content on a hosting webpage (e.g., hosting ads from one domain on a webpage from a different domain). This may be accomplished by creating a cross-domain frame in the hosting webpage, which can... Agent: Microsoft Corporation Patent Group Docketing Dept.

20090300497 - System and method for focused navigation within a user interface: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to... Agent: Vulcan, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090300498 - Method and system for generating and presenting mobile content summarization: This invention involves a system and method to construct a visual representation of multidimensional data that works especially well for video. The system comprises an application on a mobile device having a screen, an assignment module assigning the media segments to the screen, a rendering module rendering the assigned media... Agent: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

20090300499 - Information processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display controller configured to generate a video signal of images including a moving picture, command transmitting and receiving module configured to transmit and receive the commands, detecting module configured to detect an event to change a display state of the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090300500 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for determining icons for audio/visual media content: An apparatus may include a processor configured to determine one or more attributes of a video clip. The video clip may comprise a plurality of video frames. The processor may be further configured to determine a video frame from the video clip based upon the one or more determined attributes... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090300501 - Intelligent agenda object for a presentation application: A system includes a memory, a display, and a processor programmed to load a configuration program and an intelligent agenda program into the memory. The intelligent agenda program is adapted to interface with a slide presentation program and respond to a plurality of user inputs to a graphical user interface... Agent: Lee Law, PLLC IBM Customer Number

20090300502 - Aggregration, standardization and extension of social networking contacts to enhance a television consumer experience: A system and method for the aggregation, standardization and extension of social networking contacts to enhance a television consumer experience are described. An embodiment of a system includes a device connected to one or more devices with social networking technology. The device is accessed by a user to invite one... Agent: Molly Mccall Intel Corporation

20090300504 - Free busy calendar interface: An electronic device having access to a calendar database comprising calendar event data identifying events scheduled for respective time slots and a method of using such a device are provided. The device is configured to generate on a display a calendar events detail user interface screen that includes a plurality... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP

20090300503 - Method and system for network-based augmentative communication: The present invention discloses a method and system of augmentative communication which employs a server, a network, and a client device to generate augmentative communication output on the client device. A user on the client device receives augmentative communication output by generating a request directed to the server, which the... Agent: Inventivity, LLC

20090300505 - Information processing apparatus, recovering method of entry information thereto, and recording medium: An information processing apparatus (web system) connected to a network to transmit and receive information is configured to monitor an entry into an information entry field (html or web page) provided from a network, to store the entry contents into a storage means (recording system) along with identification information, and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090300506 - Mark-up extensions for semantically more relevant thumbnails of content: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates rendering of a portion of published content. A browsing session can enable navigation and display of a portion of published content. A render definition enforcer can implement a tag related to the portion of published content with at... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090300507 - Wireless medical room control arrangement for control of a plurality of medical devices: A wireless medical room control arrangement includes a wireless controller having a wireless router. A room identifier and a device identifier are stored in the controller. A communication interface sends commands to and receives commands from the wireless controller. In response to commands from the interface, the wireless controller sends... Agent: Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090300508 - Metadata-based entertainment content selection: A method of accessing content stored on a digital media content storage device on which one or more content records contain metadata defining media content on the device, comprising downloading from the device to a controller unit at least some of said metadata, storing said downloaded metadata in a database... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090300509 - Profile and consent accrual: Consent management between a client and a network server. In response to a request for consent, a central server determines if requested user information is included in a user profile associated with a user and if the user has granted consent to share the requested user information. A user interface... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)

20090300510 - Simultaneous remote and local control of computer desktop: A method for computing includes running a desktop sharing program on a local computer so as to permit a remote user to view, on a remote computer, which is connected to communicate with the local computer via a network, an image of an entire area of a display screen of... Agent: Gerald T. Shekleton

20090300511 - System and method for streamlining user interaction with electronic content: Various aspects and embodiments are directed to a graphical user interface that organizes interface elements into views of computer content for presentation to a user. Different views of are used to provide an interface that is responsive to configurations of the device and responsive to activity being performed by the... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090300512 - Preference editor to facilitate privacy controls over user identities: A privacy preference editor enables a user to institute privacy preferences relative to user identity information on a card-based and category-based basis. An identity selector furnishes information cards representative of user identities. The editor allows the user to set a privacy preference for each information card. Any proposed disclosure of... Agent: Rg & Associates

20090300513 - System and method for creating an avatar: An avatar or avatar environment to visualize data may be provided within a social networking system or service, for example as part of the Internet, and/or within a desktop widget, panel, gadget, or the like. The avatar may further evolve or alter its appearance, animation, or other visual or audio... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090300514 - System for effective meeting invitee response status: A system for visually representing an event as part of a larger schedule (e.g., calendar). The representation of the particular event may include an indicator configured to display invitee status. Functionality may also be configured to provide additional information, for example, by user interaction. In at least one instance, a... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090300515 - Web server for supporting collaborative animation production service and method thereof: A web server for supporting a collaborative animation production service. The web server includes a user interface (UI) unit to provide a UI to receive direction data for each scene required for animation production in parallel to users connected to the web server, and a generating unit to combine the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090300516 - Apparatus for navigation and interaction in a virtual meeting place: An apparatus for providing for virtual communication and collaboration comprises a collaborative virtual environment (CVE) application executing within a distributed data processing system, and a shadow module implemented within the CVE application. The CVE application provides a virtual world represented as a grid of an interconnected set of locations each... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090300517 - Providing user control of historical messages in electronic mail chain to be included in forwarded or replied electronic mail message: A method, system and computer program product for controlling which historical messages are to be included in a forwarded or replied email message. The number of email messages in a chain of email messages contained in an email message is determined. A graphical user interface is generated that contains an... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.

20090300519 - Conference system, data processing apparatus, image transmission method, and image transmission program embodied on computer readable medium: In order to facilitate understanding of the content of a presentation in a conference, an MFP, in receipt of presentation page information from a PC operated by a presenter, transmits presentation page data specified by the presentation page information among page data for a plurality of pages included in data... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090300518 - Contact group dynamics in networked communication devices: A communications terminal (200) including a user interface communicably coupled to a controller is configured to form a group of contacts. In one embodiment, the terminal displays only contacts having at least two attributes in common. In another embodiment, the terminal displays a group of contacts having a social relationship... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090300520 - Techniques to manage recordings for multimedia conference events: Techniques to manage recordings for multimedia conference events are described. An apparatus may comprise a recording management component operative to manage recording and reproduction operations for a multimedia conference event. The recording management component may comprise an event capture module operative to record a multimedia conference event to form a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090300521 - Apparatus for navigation and interaction in a virtual meeting place: An apparatus for providing for virtual communication and collaboration comprises a collaborative virtual environment (CVE) application executing within a distributed data processing system, and a navigation module implemented within the CVE application. The CVE application provides a virtual world represented as a grid of an interconnected set of locations each... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090300522 - Individual information element access for unopened objects: A copy request is received that individually identifies an information element associated with a first unopened object to copy from the first unopened object. The individually identified information element is copied from the first unopened object. The information element copied from the first unopened object is stored to a memory.... Agent: Lee Law, PLLC IBM Customer Number

20090300523 - System and method for embedding information in an electronic device: A system and method for embedding information onto an electronic device includes a memory device that is coupled to the electronic device for storing embedded information that the electronic device may then access and utilize. A device user initially utilizes a device ordering system to create a device order that... Agent: Gregory J. Koerner Redwood Patent Law

20090300524 - Automatically assigning data bindings in visual designers: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for automatically assigning data bindings to data sources and data sets in the design surface of visual designers. A user selection is received to insert a data element into a data region on a design surface. When there is just one data source and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090300528 - Browser event tracking for distributed web-based processing, spatial organization and display of information: A Zeetix technology may effectively present resources of any networked environment, such as the internet as a virtual computing platform. An interactive visual presentation, such as on a computing facility human interface, may provide tracking of user gestures in an intuitive, responsive, web-based direct-manipulation user interface to this virtual platform.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..

20090300526 - Computer based method for creation, personalization, and fulfillment of customizable art printed on canvas: A computer based method of offering customized art to a user. The method comprises of using a collection of digital images and design elements organized in an online flash application generating a customized digital image representation of the art product. Steps include: (a) digital image selection; (b) canvas size selection;... Agent: Abigail Port

20090300530 - Method and system for multi-touch-based browsing of media summarizations on a handheld device: The inventive system comprises a touch screen on a mobile device and an application that defines a set of functioning components that provide the functionality for navigating media. The inventive application comprises components including event handling touches on the touch screen, presentation and layout interacting with event handling, content cache... Agent: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

20090300525 - Method and system for automatically updating avatar to indicate user's status: A cellular or wireless mobile device includes a one or more sensors and a processor configured with software to receive data from the one or more sensors, calendar data and device settings, compare sensor, calendar, device settings data, and an authorization level of a requesting user to avatar selection criteria,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090300531 - Method for providing human input to a computer: The invention provides a method for providing human input to a computer which allows a user to interact with a display connected to the computer. The method includes the steps of placing a first target on a first portion of the user's body, using an electro-optical sensing means, sensing data... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20090300529 - Screen editing apparatus, screen editing method and computer-readable information recording medium: For prescribing a state of a selection operating part having options disposed on an operating page displayed, a type attribute of the selection operating part, a display attribute of displaying or not displaying an operating part corresponding to each option of the selection operating part, and priority setting information indicating... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090300527 - User interface for bulk operations on documents: A user interface displays a group of related documents such that bulk operations may be performed on them without requiring the user to individually access each document to perform an action. Properties, such as a status, contributor information, submission date and submission deadline and the like are also displayed with... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090300534 - Apparatus and method for displaying network status: A method for displaying the status of at least a portion of a CATV system comprises providing a first layer including first geographic indicia, selectively overlaying a second layer including second indicia of the CATV system in a region illustrated in first layer on the first layer, and selectively overlaying... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090300532 - Conveying privilege escalation to users: Techniques, systems, and apparatuses for conveying privilege escalation to a user are disclosed. In some aspects, a privilege escalation request is initiated in a first operating environment. The first operating environment may foreshorten to reveal a second operating environment associated with the privilege escalation. The second operating environment includes a... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090300533 - Etl tool utilizing dimension trees: A method and apparatus for an ETL tool utilizing dimension trees. The method may include identifying various dimensions associated with one or more databases, and creating dimension trees based on these dimensions. The method may further include creating an ETL pyramid having multiple levels, linking the dimension trees to corresponding... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090300535 - Virtual control panel: A system that enables a user to interact with a virtual control panel using a user controlled pointing object. The system includes a portable identification element, a tracking unit adapted to capture data representing the position of the pointing object and the position of the identification element, a storage unit,... Agent: Venable LLP

20090300536 - System and method for navigating in a display window: Navigation between a plurality of property sheets on a display of a mobile electronic device, each of the property sheets having a tab index and a layout defining a plurality of elements. One of the property sheets is a displayed property sheet and one of the elements is a current... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP

20090300537 - Method and system for changing format for displaying information on handheld device: A method and system for changing a display format for information rendered on a handheld device based at least in part on a velocity of the handheld device recognizes that when the velocity of the handheld device that is optimally held by a stationary user in both hands in a... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20090300538 - Display control apparatus and display control method: A display control apparatus determines if an application manager has attribute information compatible with attribute information of a selected application program, and controls the application manager which is determined to have the attribute information compatible with the attribute information of the application program to execute display processing of the application... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090300539 - Electronic book with information manipulation features: An electronic book having various features for manipulating text or other information. The subscriber may highlight, cut and paste, copy and paste, and annotate information within an electronic book. A multiple page view feature permits the subscriber to simultaneously view any plurality of pages of an electronic book, and a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090300540 - System, method and computer program product for animal imaging: A computer controlled veterinary imaging and diagnostic tool, the tool being performed by execution of computer readable code by at least one processor of at least one computer system, the tool comprising a main viewing area for the presentation of one or more images; a file list viewing area for... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20090300541 - Apparatus and method for positioning windows on a display: A method for positioning a window on a user's display may include providing, in a window-based computing environment, an image representing a display area of a user's computer screen. This image may be divided into a plurality of regions. Each region may represent an area within the display area. The... Agent: Nelson & Nelson, P.C.

20090300542 - Structured displaying of visual elements: Presentation descriptions are provided to an operating system of a computing device to present outputs associated with the applications in an organized and intuitive manner to the user. The presentation descriptions provide the operating system with information about the structure and meaning of the output element. The task of organizing... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090300543 - Visual indication of changes in the same user interface dialog originally used to enter the data: A method for generating a graphical display denoting a difference between values from different invocations of dialog boxes in a graphical user interface comprising: displaying a dialog box on a display device; detecting a value that has changed in the dialog box; and displaying a previous value corresponding to the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090300544 - Enhanced user interface and data handling in business intelligence software: A business intelligence and reporting solution can include a databook interface that acts as both as a reporting mechanism and an interface for providing data visualization parameters. In some embodiments, the databook includes a plurality of palettes whereby visualization parameters can be specified through a drag-and-drop interaction with the databook.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090300545 - Presenting information regarding selected items: An approach is described for recording the selections made by a user and then presenting information regarding these selections to the user in various contexts. Each selection corresponds to the user's express request to receive information (such as a telephone number) that is useful in performing a transaction (such as... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090300546 - Creation and suggestion of contact distribution lists: Techniques described herein allow for suggesting creation of distribution lists and suggesting use of distribution lists once they have been created. For instance, these techniques may track a frequency with which contacts (e.g., email addresses, phone numbers, screen names, etc.) are used with one another. The techniques may then suggest... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090300547 - Recommender system for on-line articles and documents: A system and method for recommending on-line articles and documents to users is disclosed. The method provides an article widget user interface and a full-screen widget user interfaces to allow a user to rate articles, to preview articles, to filter articles based on category, article length, or other characteristics. A... Agent: Venable LLP

20090300548 - Multi-display window with scroll ring input: A graphical user interface for a portable diagnostic device includes a first window area in which a navigation bar is displayed, a second window area in which data list items are displayed and a wheel menu, selectively overlaying at least a portion of the first and second window areas, in... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090300549 - Relationship-based and context-based user interfaces for exchanging data: A system and method for presenting an interface to a user of a mobile device, the interface allowing a user to identify and select data that is to be transmitted to another mobile device. In some embodiments, the interface generated by the system allows the user to select data for... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090300550 - Method and device for assisting users in reporting health related symptoms and problems: The present invention discloses a device, a method and software for mapping health related symptoms and problems with the aim of collecting and structuring information related to sick person's health related symptoms and problems. A device is disclosed which comprises hardware and a graphical user interface (GUI) for user interaction.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090300551 - Interactive physical activity and information-imparting system and method: A method of imparting information includes interactively selectively displaying information to a person or user, based on the physical location of the person relative to a display screen upon which the information is displayed. A tracking system is operatively coupled to the display that selectively displays the information. The tracking... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090300552 - Application navigation: A method for operating a user interface for switching between computer applications is provided. The method may include displaying first, second and third navigation controls. The first navigation control may include entity selectors, the second navigation control may include application selectors, and the third navigation control may include sub-application selectors.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture

20090300553 - Defining a border for an image: Some embodiments provide a method that provides a display area for displaying an image that includes several of edges. The method provides a border drawing tool that in response to cursor movement across the image displays a search window about the cursor. The search window specifies a region to be... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090300554 - Gesture recognition for display zoom feature: A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed that provide a computing user with an ability to engage in a multitude of operations via the entry of gestures. Computer operations may be mapped to shapes, and a comparison may take place between a user-entered gesture and the shapes to determine whether... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090300555 - Web page display apparatus and web page display method: A Web page display apparatus includes: an acquisition unit for acquiring a Web page; a generation unit for generating a reduced Web page by reducing the Web page so that the particular element has a width smaller than that of the display size when a user-specified particular element in a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

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