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20100162091 - Methods and apparatus for internet browsing and searching employing geographic location information: Systems and techniques for managing Internet navigation and browsing results and other information using a visual geographic interface. A user interface including a map display is presented, along with interface elements for searching, browsing, and otherwise retrieving information. Results lists are compiled based on user inputs and geographic information is... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100162092 - Applying effects to a video in-place in a document: An application program utilizes a decoding sub-system and a three-dimensional (3D) rendering sub-system to apply effects to a video in-place in a document. The program configures pixel shaders for use with a rendering device for applying pixel-level effects to the decoded frames of the video, generates meshes, and pre-renders textures... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100162093 - Identifying comments to show in connection with a document: A system may identify a comment that includes a number of links, each of the links points to a corresponding document; identify one or more factors associated with each of the links, the one or more factors including at least one of: a click through rate associated with the links,... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20100162094 - Providing interactive forms in web application software: Systems and processes for providing interactive forms in Web application software and described. Example embodiments provide for receiving a specification of an interactive form, including an ordered sequence of components specifying text input fields and line separators. Embodiments also provide for dynamically generating interactive forms for display according to the... Agent: Ip Patent Docketing K&l Gates LLP
20100162095 - Data processing apparatus and data processing method: A content integrating unit integrally displays a Web page acquired from a Web server, an interface which allows the user to transmit a query to a search service provided by a search engine, search results received from the search engine, etc., on a single content integrating screen. The content integrating... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100162098 - Method and system for displaying variable shaped products on a computer display: A computerized system, method, and computer-readable media implementing a method for defining a variable shaped document for web viewing is presented. Markup language descriptions are defined for cutlines defining a shape of an item to be produced, and for content to be displayed on the item within the boundaries of... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel
20100162097 - Robust wrappers for web extraction: A computer-implemented method to determine a robust wrapper includes developing a model indicative of the temporal history of a document, such as a web document written in a markup language. Based on the developed model, robustness characteristics are determined for a plurality of different wrappers representing associated paths to the... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20100162096 - Techniques for utilizing dynamic components with wikis: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for integrating wiki content with one or more dynamic components. A web page is output that contains wiki content that can be edited in a visual text editor. A selection is received from a user to add a dynamic component to the web page... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100162099 - Methods for dynamic document generation: Dynamic web page generation is optimized by reducing the processing overhead required to parse the web page HTML code for tokens and insert dynamic content. Using the invention, an HTML file for a dynamic web page need be read and parsed only once throughout the life of the server. A... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100162100 - System and method for exporting data to web-based applications: A system and method is provided for exporting data from a client-server, collaborative application to a relational database and/or web based application. The method is implemented on a computing infrastructure and includes extracting unstructured rich text information hosted in a client-server, collaborative application. The method further includes converting the unstructured... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20100162101 - Method for dynamically converting voice xml scripts into other compatible markup language scripts based on required modality: In a contact center, a routing interface for enabling redirection of interactions from one scripted resource type to another includes a language transformation engine executable from a browser application resident on a digital medium installed on or accessible to a computing appliance, and an interactive panel accessible through the browser... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc,- Alcatel Joint Number
20100162102 - System and method of accelerating document processing: Embodiments include methods and systems for processing XML documents. One embodiment is a system that includes a tokenizer configured to identify tokens in an XML document. A plurality of speculative processing modules are configured to receive the tokens and to at least partially process the XML document and to provide... Agent: Ip Legal Services
20100162103 - Method to change thumbnail and printing control apparatus: A method to change a thumbnail includes the operations of selecting an XML Paper Specification (XPS) file, analyzing a thumbnail structure of the XPS file, setting a thumbnail regarding the XPS file according to the analysis, and storing an XPS file in which the thumbnail setting is changed. Accordingly, a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20100162105 - Access and management of cross-platform calendars: A system is disclosed for users to manage calendars in mobile computing devices. The system retrieves calendar entries from multiple calendars of distinct calendar platforms, extracts event information from the retrieved calendar entries, and aggregates extracted event information. The system can simultaneously display calendar entries extracted from multiple calendars of... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100162104 - Multiple document displaying for viewing and editing: In some example embodiments, a computerized method includes receiving multiple documents from at least one machine-readable media. The multiple documents have a hierarchical relationship relative to each other. The multiple documents include a first document, wherein a second document of the multiple documents comprises an enhancement to first document. The... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20100162106 - Image forming apparatus and method of displaying preview image: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a whole preview image generating unit that generates a whole preview image, the whole preview image being a print preview image of the entirety of each page, a display unit, a whole preview image display control unit that controls displaying the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100162107 - Terminal equipment and application list display method: A terminal equipment and an application list display method are provided to display a list of identification information of applications in such a manner that a user can readily recognize a setup state of each application requiring setup of predetermined information in a data memory area. A terminal equipment 1... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100162111 - Controller interface with separate schedule review mode: A controller equipped with a user interface having a separate schedule review mode, including methods of accessing and/or programming such devices, are disclosed. The controller may include a user interface that can be utilized to initiate a scheduling routine having a separate schedule review mode for displaying one or more... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services
20100162110 - Pictorial representations of historical data of building systems: A system and method for analyzing building systems includes an input mechanism for gathering data over time from building systems and a graphical display of a building or portion of a building. The system has an interface device for receiving user input. A controller drives the display and graphically represents... Agent: Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A.
20100162108 - Quick-access menu for mobile device: A computing device displays a multi-button menu icon and a group of application icons associated with one of the buttons of the multi-button menu icon. User input is received to activate the multi-button menu icon and to identify a first button of the multi-button menu icon associated with a location... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100162109 - User interface having changeable topography: A user interface having changeable topography is disclosed. The user interface can have a shape changeable surface that can selectively alter according to an input so as to provide changeable topography of the user interface. The surface can include individual nodes that can raise above or lower below the initial... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles
20100162112 - Reproduction processing method, computer system, and program: Provided is a reproduction processing method of reproducing user's operation of a computer system, the reproduction processing method comprising: storing contents of the user's operation; transmitting the stored contents of the user's operation; determining a reproduction unit of the at least one reproduction unit for executing a reproduction processing according... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100162113 - Operation support system, operation support method, and operation support program: To provide an operation support system and the like, which make it possible to share the information that can support operations of a user regarding the operation procedures of GUI input elements. The operation support system includes: an operation content recording control device which acquires operation content of the user... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100162114 - Method and system for displaying plural notifications from plural sources: A system for displaying at least one notification from at least one source includes a processor configured to access the at least one notification from the at least one source, the at least one notification comprising content and geographical information. The processor is further configured to display the notification on... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery
20100162116 - Audio-visual search and browse interface (avsbi): An audio-visual search and browse interface (AVSBI) is described. In an embodiment, a user interface module displays one or more media collections, where each of the one or more media collections includes multiple clips of media. The user interface module determines a center media collection from the one or more... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20100162115 - Dynamic generation of playlists: A system can receive and/or otherwise access information about items of content (e.g., audio tracks, video tracks, images and/or other items), information about a playlist to be generated, information about the past behavior of the target entity for the playlist and/or information about the past behavior of other entities. Examples... Agent: Vierra Magen/web
20100162118 - Method and apparatus for providing gui: A GUI providing method and a GUI providing apparatus are provided. According to the GUI providing method, a GUI from among GUIs for an external apparatus connected to a video apparatus is determined and displayed. Accordingly, if there are many GUIs for an apparatus, a GUI most suitable for the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100162117 - System and method for playing media: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for media playback. The method includes receiving a request from a user to play a media asset, detecting capabilities of the playback device, detecting playback environment acoustic characteristics, optimizing media playback settings for the playback device and the playback environment... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100162120 - Digital media player user interface: A user interface of a digital media player is disclosed. In one embodiment, a digital media player comprises a memory storing a plurality of channels of digital media files and a plurality of background animation files, wherein each channel is associated with a respective background animation file. The digital media... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk
20100162121 - Dynamic customization of a virtual world: A method and apparatus of dynamically customizing a virtual world. A first user and a second user engage in a conversation with respect to a location in the virtual world. A speech processor monitors the conversation and detects that a sound made matches a key sound. The virtual world is... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.
20100162119 - Immersive audio communication: A method and system for using spatial audio in a virtual environment, which is capable of running on portable devices with limited processing power, and utilising low bandwidth communication connections. The system identifies a first avatar in the virtual environment; and determines if the avatar satisfies a reuse criterion, which... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20100162122 - Method and system for playing a sound clip during a teleconference: A system, method, and device for playing a sound clip during a teleconference. The method includes recording or otherwise obtaining a sound clip, storing the sound clip, associating the sound clip to a corresponding activation code, associating a description or identifier to each sound clip, selecting the sound clip to... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Ww
20100162123 - Method of rapidly creating visual aids for presentation without technical knowledge: A computer implemented method for capturing and enhancing illustrating pane content for use as sequential slides in a presentation includes illustrating a static image on an illustrating pane in a plurality of colors. Each color used to illustrate the static image representing a single element of the static image. The... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe
20100162124 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for presenting a map in correspondence with a presented resource: Methods and systems are described for presenting a map for presenting in correspondence with a presented resource. A first message is received from a resource provider including a presentable resource accessible via a uniform resource identifier (URI). Map information identifying a map associated with the presentable resource is also received.... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC
20100162126 - Predictive cache techniques: Predictive caching techniques are described. An apparatus may include a document manager component having a document rendering module and a list manager module. The document rendering module may present a document for the active web application within a display area of an electronic display, the document having a set of... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC 4500 Brooktree Road
20100162125 - System and method for browsing based on user recognition: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable media for browsing based on user recognition. The method includes receiving input from a user, verifying a user identity based on the input, identifying a browsing device of the user, retrieving a user profile associated with the user and the identified browsing... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100162127 - Information processing system and display control method: According to one embodiment, an information processing system includes at least one remote apparatus and a local terminal connected to the at least one remote apparatus via a network. The at least one remote apparatus transmits a screen image on which objects are drawn, and drawing region data which indicates... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100162128 - User interfaces and associated apparatus and methods: A controller includes one or more inputs configured to receive data representative of whether a device is in a first or second operating mode. The device comprising first and second user interfaces. The controller is configured to: in the first operating mode, provide output to cause information to be displayed... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100162129 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for synchronizing second level resources with first level resources of a multi-level navigation history: Methods and systems are described for synchronizing second level resources with first level resources of a multi-level navigation history. In one aspect, presenting a plurality of first level resources sequentially in a widget of a browser is provided for, each resource presented in a corresponding widget of the browser along... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC
20100162130 - Display control apparatus, display control method, and computer-readable medium storing display control program: A display control apparatus includes an operation portion to which a command is input, a display control device that switches a main image displayed on a main display device in accordance with the command, a communication device that connects to and communicates with an apparatus that controls display of a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100162131 - Collaboration interface for a multi-channel collaboration window with context support: A collaboration window may provide a graphical user interface to a user for facilitating communication over at least one of a plurality of communication channels while providing data relevant to the communication and available from a backend application. A collaboration engine may be configured to generate the collaboration window including... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20100162134 - Display device capable of being remotely set desktop background and method thereof: A method for remotely setting desktop background of a display device, wherein the display device accesses and receives emails from an email account, the method comprising: reading a received email; detecting whether the parameters of the read email are consistent with the predetermined rules; detecting whether properties of the comprised... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100162132 - Techniques to manage and display related communications: Techniques to manage and display related communications are described. A system may comprise a communication management tool (CMT) operative on a computer, the CMT comprising a threading component operative to associate a plurality of communications from a plurality of communication types with a conversation thread, and a display component operative... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100162133 - User interface paradigm for next-generation mobile messaging: Systems and methods for enabling people to more efficiently capture, process, and communicate ideas are presented herein. A display component can present multimedia content communicated via a wireless communications device as a sequential list of dialog balloons justified towards a left or right side of a display. Each dialog balloon... Agent: At&t Legal Department - T&w Attn: Patent Docketing
20100162135 - User evaluation in a collaborative online forum: Users of a collaborative online forum may be evaluated automatically with the results made available to a supervisor. In an example embodiment, a method involves accessing multiple posts that are associated with multiple users, with each post of the multiple posts including content. Post scores for the multiple posts are... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100162136 - Degrading avatar appearances in a virtual universe: An invention that degrades avatar appearances in a virtual universe is provided. In one embodiment, there is a degradation tool, including a visual obstruction component configured to: identify an object in the virtual universe as an object of interest, and determine whether a set of avatars within the virtual universe... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100162137 - Item customization and website customization: Customized item that is usable on both a website as an item in a virtual world, and outside the website as a tangible item in the real world is provided and described. One single customization is used to create both items. The item can be the same in the virtual... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100162138 - Conversation bubbles including visual cues for threaded messaging applications: The claimed subject matter provides for systems, devices, and methods employing one or more visual cues to conversation bubbles in a threaded messaging environment. As used herein, a threaded messaging environment can include “texting” and other messaging protocols. The visual cues can include indexed conversation bubble tails, color drop-shadow effects,... Agent: At&t Legal Department - T&w Attn: Patent Docketing
20100162139 - Multi-function status indicator for content receipt by a mobile computing device: A system and a method are disclosed for regulating receipt of content by a mobile computing device. A status indicator is generated and used to describe whether content has been received or is currently being received. An interaction with the status indicator while content is being received causes stops receipt... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100162140 - Systems and methods for providing a guide to on-line events: Systems and methods for providing a guide to on-line content are provided. The guide may allow users to more easily find desirable on-line content such as on-line events. On-line events may include, for example, on-line events of formats such as chat sessions, simulchats, Webcasts, television programming enhancements, limited availability on-demand... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100162141 - Business object browser for business query language: A method and graphical user interface, the graphical user interface includes a search tool to search for and retrieve specific business object (BO) data located in a business object (BO) database; a business query language (BQL) statement creation tool to create a BQL statement based on the specified BO data;... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100162142 - Common style sheets for compiled and scripting language applications: Systems and methods for presenting common graphical user interfaces in different applications. A scripting language application has a first graphical user interface that includes a first plurality of objects that appear on a display device. An application software program has a second graphical user interface, the second graphical user interface... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100162144 - Methods and apparatus for user interface management in point of sale applications: Systems and techniques for managing implementation of user interfaces and related elements of a point of sale application. A stencil is created to define aspects of a user interface to be used with on or more point of sale applications. A user interface defined by the stencil is integrated with... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100162145 - Object information providing apparatus, object awareness apparatus, and object awareness system: An object information providing apparatus and an object awareness apparatus are provided. The object information providing apparatus includes at least one light emitting element and controls a light emitting state of the at least one light emitting element so as to provide information of an object to the object awareness... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100162143 - Systems and methods for business driven application development: According to some embodiments, business process definition information is received from a business analyst via a high-level design board interface. The business process definition information may, for example, include graphical components. The business process definition information may then be directly translated, at a solution engine, to automatically generate a user... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100162146 - Visually processing instance data: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for visually processing instance data. A visual placeholder for a data instance is provided as part of the design experience. A runtime configurable metadata store is provided to maintain the mappings between types and designers. Thus, configurations can be... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100162150 - Embedded navigation interface: A navigation interface is embedded in imagery and includes various controls for manipulating the imagery. The controls provide various navigation operations, including but not limited to: rotation, tilt, zoom and 360 degree. In some implementations, one or more controls can be operated to restore the imagery to a predetermined state.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100162148 - Method and apparatus for managing user interfaces: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a tablet with a touch-sensitive display. The tablet can be adapted to present a user interface (UI), receive a UI policy from a service provider of a communication system communicatively couplable to the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gmg Attn: Patent Docketing
20100162149 - Systems and methods to provide location information: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate location based services based on locations in virtual worlds and locations in the real world. In one aspect, a location server obtains and provides the locations of avatars of users in different virtual worlds and the locations of mobile devices of the corresponding... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gt Attn: Patent Docketing
20100162147 - Ui-driven binding of extension fields to business objects: A system may include presentation of a user interface including fields associated with a business object, reception, via the user interface, of an instruction to add an extension field to the business object, reception, via the user interface, of an indication of a reference field of the business object, determination... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100162151 - Techniques for organizing information on a computing device using movable objects: Techniques to organize information on a computing device using movable objects are described. A computer system may include a display operative to present a graphical user interface with a pointer to select one or more movable objects and position the movable objects at various target positions on the graphical user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100162152 - Data visualization interactivity architecture: A data visualization interactivity architecture may be provided. The architecture may allow the creation of a data visualization, such as a chart, and may expose an interactive feature on the visualization. The architecture may provide integration with multiple rendering platforms. When a user selects the exposed feature, the architecture may... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100162154 - Conversion service for data dragged on web-sites: A service performs transformation for material that has been dragged in one format from a web-site and has to be transformed first in order to be dropped onto a different web-page. The transformation makes it possible for the target (drop) page to understand and process the data. A target page... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20100162155 - Method for displaying items and display apparatus applying the same: An item display method and a display apparatus are provided. The item display method includes displaying one or more items along a route set by a move operation in response to the receiving the move operation. Therefore, it is possible for a user to control one or more items to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100162153 - User interface for a communication device: A user interface for a communication device allows a user to set up and manage conference communications. The user interface has an active communication area and a held communication area. Communication icons representing communications at the communication device are shown in either the active or held areas of the user... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100162156 - Multi-infrastructure modeling system: A system for simulating interdependencies between multiple critical physical infrastructure models, including a first infrastructure data model that models a first critical physical infrastructure, a second infrastructure data model that models a second critical physical infrastructure, wherein the second critical physical infrastructure is a different critical physical infrastructure from the... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20100162157 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: Disclosed is a display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a display unit; a contents processing unit processing contents so as to be reproduced; a UI processing unit displaying a user interface object on the display unit; and a control unit displaying a block object corresponding to the total reproduction time... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100162158 - Method providing a plurality of selectable values suitable for an input of a text field: Described herein is a method, providing a user of a graphical user interface (GUI) with a plurality of selectable values, suitable for an input of a text field in the GUI. Each time the user enters a character in the text field, a background search is performed and the plurality... Agent: Sap Ag
20100162159 - Technique to improve data entry efficiency in a user interface: Disclosed is a method and system for generating a user interface with a plurality of data fields ordered in a most frequently accessed first basis. The method involves retrieving a plurality of data fields of a user interface from a user metadata file and retrieving an access count of each... Agent: Sap Ag
20100162160 - Stage interaction for mobile device: A device displays, on a screen, a graphical window from a sequence of graphical windows, where the graphical window includes a group of display elements. The device also receives a user input to the graphical window and identifies a type of the user input, where the type of the user... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100162161 - Smooth pixel-based scrolling in a user interface control: Described is a technology in which a user interface element (a control, e.g., a datagrid) provides smoother scrolling by computing and updating a row height estimate. For example, the row height estimate along with the total number of rows may be used to configure a scrollbar. A control outputs visible... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100162162 - Display control device and input device: The display control device is used in a computer including a window management function (27) and a plurality of moving picture reproducing applications (28a, 28b, 28c). The display control device includes: a detecting unit (21) which detects a pressing down of a one-shot media button (34) arranged in a remote... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100162163 - Image magnification: Disclosed herein is an apparatus. The apparatus includes a touch screen. The apparatus is configured to display an image having a first area on the touch screen. The apparatus is configured to simultaneously display an enlarged view of the first area on the touch screen. The apparatus is configured to... Agent: Harrington & Smith
20100162164 - Method and apparatus for providing search service during program broadcasting: The invention relates to a method and system for providing a search service to a bidirectional broadcasting terminal during program broadcasting. The invention includes providing a search area for a search service on a screen of the broadcasting terminal in response to key input, providing a first search window to... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100162166 - Systems, devices, or methods for accessing information employing a tumbler-style graphical user interface: Systems, methods, and devices employing tumbler-style graphical user interfaces (TSGUI) are presented. TSGUI can facilitate high context rapid selection of content objects from at least a plurality of tumbler components. Selection of content objects can relate to a path for a memory to access a related final information. TSGUI can... Agent: At&t Legal Department - T&w Attn: Patent Docketing
20100162165 - User interface tools: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for generating user interface tools are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes identifying a resource (e.g., a web page) for display in an interface, identifying one or more user interface elements in the resource, generating a tool based on the one... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100162167 - Interactive profile cards for mobile device: A device receives a request to display an interactive profile card for a particular contact and retrieves contact-related items for the particular contact. The device also retrieves a template for the interactive profile card and generates a graphic representing a contact-related item. The device displays the template with the graphic... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100162168 - Methods and systems for managing memory and processing resources for the control of a display screen to fix displayed positions of selected items on the display screen: A computer implemented method and system of fixing the display position of selected items on the display screen of a hand-held computing device is disclosed. The method includes displaying at least a portion of a list having at least one non-fixed item on said display screen; selecting a subset of... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)
20100162169 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a dynamic slider interface: An apparatus for providing a slider interface module for use with touch screen devices may include a processor. The processor may be configured to identify a selected functionality option based on a detected first slider selection event on a touch screen display. The processor may also be configured to present,... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100162170 - Systems and methods for radial display of time based information: In certain embodiments, a radial configuration of time based information is displayed by a computing system in a graphical user interface. The radial configuration includes a graphical timeline spirally disposed about at least one axis point in the graphical user interface. In certain examples, the graphical timeline represents a time... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100162171 - Visual address book and dialer: A method may include associating a plurality of graphical images with a plurality of contacts in a device having contact management functionality and displaying the plurality of graphical images to a user. The method may further include receiving a user selection of one of the plurality of graphical images; and... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100162172 - Media aggregation and presentation: A system and methods for aggregating content, displaying the aggregated content to a user for selection, and if more than one of the same file is detected, determining which file to play back to the user. When a request to view a certain type of content is received from the... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20100162173 - Techniques for presenting and browsing hierarchical data: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for presenting and browsing hierarchical data. A hierarchical chart is displayed with a primary entity being displayed in a center region of the display. One or more peers to the primary entity are displayed along a horizontal axis in comparison to the primary entity.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100162174 - Flat navigation of information and content presented on user monitor: A method of presenting information on a display monitor within a computing environment includes accessing a website containing a related collection of electronic pages, crawling the website to obtain raw image data for at least some of each of the pages, porting the raw image data into a template so... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100162175 - Augmented list for searching large indexes: An augmented large index searching system and method for searching a database of items using a device having a limited input mechanism. Embodiments of the system and method present to a user in an augmented list view or a regular list view a list of items matching a sub-string search.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100162176 - Reduced complexity user interface: A reduced complexity user interface is described. In an embodiment, a user interface module causes an animation of a pile of objects on a user interface display. The pile of objects to expand from a contracted form when a pointer approaches a boundary of the pile on the user interface... Agent: Garrett Ip, LLC
20100162180 - Gesture-based navigation: A method includes detecting an area of a touch screen that is touched by an instrument and determining a gesture corresponding to the area touched. The method further includes performing a crossover operation when it is determined that the gesture corresponds to a crossover gesture and displaying on the touch... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100162177 - Interactive entertainment system and method of operation thereof: An interactive entertainment system comprises a plurality of devices providing an ambient environment, gesture detection means for detecting a gesture of a user, and control means for receiving an output from the gesture detection means and for communicating with at least one device. The control means is arranged to derive... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100162181 - Interpreting gesture input including introduction or removal of a point of contact while a gesture is in progress: A touch-sensitive device accepts single-touch and multi-touch input representing gestures, and is able to changing a parameter of a gesture responsive to introduction or removal of a point of contact while the gesture is in progress. The operation associated with the gesture, such as a manipulation of an on-screen object,... Agent: Raubvogel Law Office
20100162179 - Method and apparatus for adding or deleting at least one item based at least in part on a movement: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising a user interface configured to detect a first touch, detect a second touch, and detect a movement from the first touch or the second touch. The apparatus further comprises a processor configured to delete or add at... Agent: Nokia, Inc.
20100162182 - Method and apparatus for unlocking electronic appliance: An unlocking method and apparatus for an electronic appliance are disclosed. The method and apparatus may enable a user to unlock the electronic appliance by identifying a gesture and to invoke a function mapped to the gesture. The unlocking method includes detecting a preset gesture input when an input means... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100162183 - System and method for displaying images and videos found on the internet as a result of a search engine: In response to entering a screensaver mode of operation, a search criteria identifying requested subject matter is transmitted to a search engine. A set of uniform resource locators are returned based upon the search criteria. A display image at a display device is updated periodically to display information referenced by... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lna Attn: Patent Docketing06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100153831 - System and method for overlay advertising and purchasing utilizing on-line video or streaming media: A system and method for overlay advertising and purchasing utilizing on-line and streaming media. In at least one embodiment, a viewer user receiving on-line video or streaming media is able to pause content and be directed, on the same media player, to a product panel to select product(s) to be... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100153832 - Collections of linked databases: Methods and systems relating to inferential networks are provided herein. This technology is further directed to methods and systems for making and using inferential networks. Still further, this technology is generally directed to making one or more inferential networks by using data generated from directed searches of collections of linked... Agent: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Attn:IPDepartment Docket Clerk
20100153833 - System and method for generating quotations from a reference document on a touch sensitive display device: The present invention is a system and method for generating quotations from a reference document on a touch sensitive display device or other handheld device, including the following steps: (a) providing a reference document; (b) displaying the reference document; (c) capturing an image of a portion of the reference document;... Agent: American Pioneer Ventures Attn: Daniar Hussain
20100153834 - Business form creating system, network system using the same, and business form creating method: Disclosed are a business form creating system that can easily create a business form with an attractive visual form (that is, viewable), a business form creating method, and a program. A business form creating system that creates a business form from information described or created in an electronic format includes:... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100153835 - Linking annotations to document objects: In an example embodiment, a method is provided for linking an annotation to a document object of a document. Here, a structured document format associated with the document is accessed and this structured document format defines document objects and object identifiers identifying the document objects. The annotation assigned to the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20100153838 - Adaptive content delivery: A method and apparatus that provides adaptation in the content delivered to a palmtop computer. Connections between a palmtop computer and the Internet can vary from low speed dial-up to very high speed. Also, a palmtop computer's display, memory and processing power can vary considerably. Communication with the Internet is... Agent: Berry & Associates P.C.
20100153836 - Content rendering control system and method: A system and method for controlling of rendering of content via electronic networks, whereby content is rendered at a content page only when and to the extent that a pre-defined area of the content page is within the viewer's browser window dimensions and scrolling position, or within a pre-defined distance... Agent: Greenberg Traurig Attn: M. Valcarcel
20100153837 - Processing method and system for configuring an exi processor: The present invention concerns a processing method and system for configuring a processor for coding/decoding structured documents of XML type. The method includes generating at least one unified model representative of the structure of an element type on the basis of at least one structured configuration document, said unified model... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100153839 - System and method for creating web-based application templates: A method, system and software program on a computer readable medium are provided, for generating a template compatible with Microsoft Silverlight. An authoring application can be used that provides access to a Microsoft PowerPoint slide, permitting objects to be added to the slide. The authoring application also permits properties of... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
20100153840 - Methods and systems for data record visualization on a computer user interface: Data records with one or more data objects are displayed according to layout rules on a computer user interface. The data objects associated with the record are identified, layout rules for the one or more data objects of the record are accessed and a layout is calculated based at least... Agent: Sap Ag
20100153841 - Constraint-based correction of shape positions in a diagram: Technologies are described herein for correcting the layout of shapes in a diagram, and specifically for diagrams having constraint-based layouts, such as with lists of regions and shapes directly connected without connecting lines. A request is received to correct the diagram layout. Shape layouts are predicted for each region, followed... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100153842 - Rendering source content for display: A method for rendering source content for display in a destination figure is provided. The method may include receiving the source content of the file, replicating the source content in a region surrounding the source content, such that replicated source content is aligned with the source content, extracting an axis-aligned... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100153843 - Processing of printed documents: A document processing method comprises adding document markers to predetermined locations of an electronically stored document. These are printed with the document. The document is scanned and the scanned document markers are used to process the scanned image. This processing comprises at least pixel threshold setting, and determination of the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100153845 - Haptic feedback generation based on resonant frequency: A system that generates a haptic effect generates a drive cycle signal that includes a drive period and a monitoring period. The drive period includes a plurality of drive pulses that are based on the haptic effect. The system applies the drive pulses to a resonant actuator during the drive... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20100153844 - Three dimensional icon stacks: A method performed by a user device includes displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) on a touch screen, where the GUI includes a stack having a plurality of items. Each of the plurality of items is at least partially exposed to permit selection by a user, and each of the... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100153846 - Playlist management system: A system is disclosed that includes a media player that plays media files, memory storing a plurality of media files, and a media manager. The media manager generates a new playlist of media files based on one or more characteristics associated with a currently playing media file and provides the... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100153847 - User deformation of movie character images: A method or apparatus permits a user to input anatomical feature deformations of character images of a video or movie for display during the video or movie. The user views a video and may select particular anatomical features of the video. In response to the input, the method or apparatus... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100153848 - Integrated branding, social bookmarking, and aggregation system for media content: A system enables user generated content (UGC) and data (collectively metadata) to be associated with playable media content in a GUI. A skin (metadata and GUI) overlays the media content and includes a set of markers associated with the selected media content, the markers with at least one of an... Agent: Overhauser & Lindman
20100153849 - Dynamic image slideshow display systems, methods, and computer program products: In one example, a slideshow is presented, wherein the images to be viewed are presented in a first slideshow area, and a video or animation is presented in a second slideshow area that at least partially surrounds the first slideshow area. Thus, as user images are presented in the first... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center
20100153850 - Distributed scripting for presentations with touch screen displays: A live presentation may be prepared and displayed by providing a primary scripting room for preparing a presentation script and a control computer in the primary scripting computer for use by a control operator to view and/or edit possible contributions to the presentation script and for saving the presentation script... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20100153851 - Rendering rss subscriptions on a calendar: Rendering RSS subscriptions on a calendar may be provided. First, an RSS feed may be received by an RSS client. The RSS feed may contain a data item associated with an event date. A recipient computer running an electronic calendar program may display the received data item on the surface... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100153852 - Method and system for providing interactive flow chart elements: Exemplary embodiments include methods and systems for diagnosing and/or analyzing one or more service problems including an acquire module configured to acquire one or more interactive flow chart methods to diagnose one or more service problems, wherein each of the one or more interactive flow chart methods comprises one or... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100153853 - Networked touchscreen with integrated interfaces: An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20100153854 - Presence indication configuration methodology: A presence model is maintained for a messaging system to message among a plurality of computing device users. A permission is maintained for providing to a first computing device a presence indication for a user of a second computing device. Based on an indication of a user of the first... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20100153855 - Communication management: A method may include receiving a communication thread and identifying at least some items of interest in the communication thread. The method may also include displaying the communication thread with the identified items of interest being highlighted or displayed in a different manner than other portions of the communication thread.... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100153856 - Personalised media presentation: Apparatus for dynamically generating a personalised version of a presentation for a user, the presentation comprising a first assembled selection of more than one of a plurality of media components, each of the plurality of media components being associated with metadata specific to it, the apparatus including—selection means for selection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100153857 - Shared space for communicating information: Embodiments provide a shared space for communicating information. In an embodiment a number of users associated with a computing environment can use a shared space to communicate information with one another. Each computing device of the computing environment can include a shared space application. The shared space application includes a... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100153860 - Dynamic location generation within a virtual world: An approach is provided for dynamic loading and rendering of avatar's initial login environment. The approach consists of a method and a system for dynamically rendering locations from a preference list of locations most likely to be visited by an avatar. In one embodiment the method consists of creating a... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro
20100153858 - Uniform virtual environments: A methodology is disclosed for creating a uniform virtual environment across disparate devices utilizing a plurality of delivery services. A communication system including at least two graphical display devices and a communication service platform for providing communication, a method of providing communications services comprising the steps of: receiving at the... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Canavan
20100153859 - Use of information channels to provide communications in a virtual environment: The invention generally relates to virtual environments, and more particularly to systems and methods for communicating in virtual environments. A method of providing communication in a virtual universe (VU) includes instantiating and assigning an information channel to a first client of the VU, associating at least one additional client of... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100153861 - Interactive events: An interactive event allows clients to provide feedback to the performing artist and/or producers relative to the event being observed. Feedback options include shout outs, emotapplause, and voting.... Agent: Flindt Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100153862 - general object graph for web users: A General Object Graph is described arranged for sharing structured data between users and between applications and for social networking between the users, an associated graphical user interface and application to a virtual file system with an associated authorization scheme. A distributed version of the General Object Graph is also... Agent: Simon Kahn - Pyi Tech, Ltd. C/o Landonip, Inc
20100153864 - Adaptable transfer and publication of digital media: An adaptable method for facilitating user interaction with digital media objects. Representations of substantially-reduced data size of each of the digital media objects are transferred before the transfer of copies of the original data size of each of the digital media objects so as to enable earlier user interaction. The... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100153863 - System and method for collecting and providing resource rate information using resource profiling: A computer system and method is disclosed for collecting resource rate information associated with a plurality of resource profiles and providing resource rate statistical data for a specific resource profile via a web-based interface. Each resource profile is defined from hierarchical profile selections to identify a job category, and each... Agent: Winstead PC
20100153866 - Method and system for modifying the execution of a native application running on a portable electronic device: A method and system for modifying the execution of a native application running on a portable electronic device are disclosed. A module may be downloaded and executed by a portable electronic device to modify the execution of a native enterprise application running on the portable electronic device, where the native... Agent: Accenture C/o Murabito, Hao & Barned LLP
20100153867 - Method and system for social networking, advertisement, distributing consumer behavior tracking devices, and harvesting consumer behavior data: A method and system of social networking is provided. A computer-readable medium including instructions for the social network is also provided. The method or system can include mutable widgets. A user decorates a room web page with the mutable widgets and can change the look and content of the widget.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100153865 - Platform for generating composite applications: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to composite applications that can be created and implemented using components of a platform disclosed herein. Widgets associated with one or more products available in a mashup container can be implemented based on a selection by a user of the widgets from a... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100153868 - System and method to modify avatar characteristics based on inferred conditions: A system and method to modify avatar characteristics and, in particular, to modify avatar characteristics based on inferred conditions. The system comprises a collection engine configured to collect one or more inputs and at least one rule set. The system also comprises an emotion engine configured to accept the one... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100153869 - System and method to visualize activities through the use of avatars: A system and method to visualize activities through the use of avatars. The system includes a display engine configured to display at least one automated activity as an avatar. The system also includes a management system configured to monitor the progress of the at least one automated activity and alter... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100153870 - Systems and methods for supply chain event visualization: According to some embodiments, an event query to an item supply chain event database is processed such that a trace extraction algorithm will be executed to determine extracted trace data. A plurality of location nodes may then be graphically represented on an interactive user display based on the extracted trace... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20100153871 - Determining request destination: [Solving Means] A display system includes a display section; an executing section that executes one or more applications; a plurality of virtual frame buffers each storing image information and transparency information of points on the display screen which are generated by one or more applications; a drawing section for drawing... Agent: Thomas, Raring, & Teague, P.C.
20100153872 - Method for providing graphical user interface and electronic device using the same: A method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) and an electronic device using the method are provided. The method includes forming one or more groups of GUI items other than a GUI item selected by a user, moving the GUI items in the one or more groups, and enlarging... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100153873 - Process for implementing a method for the on-line sale of software product use licenses through a data network, and software component which allows carrying out said process: Online sale of software product use licenses through a data network by offering software products (SOFT) through vendor sites, purchasing a license on-line on one of said vendor sites, and activating said license on-line by a different licensing site. A specific component (COMP) is provided with the software product (SOFT)... Agent: Berenbaum Weinshienk PC
20100153874 - Method and system for displaying a plurality of discrete files in a compound file: A method for managing and displaying related information in a graphical user interface includes storing each of a plurality of related datasets in a discrete file. A compound file is stored linking the discrete data files to each other. A common window for the combined file is displayed in the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100153875 - Air traffic control apparatus and air traffic control information processing method: An air traffic control apparatus comprises a display device for graphically displaying air traffic control information and items of anticipated event information about air traffic; a memory device for storing data and instructions for operating the apparatus; and a processor coupled to the display device and the memory device. The... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
20100153876 - Electronic device and method for implementing user interfaces: An electronic device and a user interface implementing method therein are disclosed. The method includes displaying at least one content, displaying a shortcut key corresponding to the at least one content if close contact is detected, and executing a function corresponding to the at least one content if the shortcut... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100153877 - Task switching: A user interface for switching between applications is provided. The user interface comprises control means for executing a first and a second application, for displaying the first application as a main application, for receiving a first input and in response thereto displaying the second application as a main application. The... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100153878 - Controlling data transfer between devices: An apparatus including: a display; a processor configured to control the display to display: a first ordered list of graphical icons in a first portion of the display wherein each graphical icon represents and indicates a different data type and wherein graphical icons are user configurable to have either a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100153879 - Pressure based selection: The use of pressure-sensitive selection tools in a graphical user interface is disclosed in which the amount of pressure during a selection operation may modify selection behavior. Upon receiving a selection input, the pressure applied is determined and the selection behavior modified. In some embodiments, the number of objects selected... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100153880 - Method system and apparatus for entering text on a computing device: A system, method and apparatus for entering information. A display is generated which includes one or more parts of the information. Selection of the one or more parts of the information may be made and results in the generation of a display of further one or more parts for selection.... Agent: Jones Day
20100153881 - Process and apparatus for selecting an item from a database: A method and apparatus for selecting items from a collection of items are indexed by a list of item identifiers. The item identifiers may be in the form of text, symbols, graphics, etc. An initial display is generated which includes on or more parts of the item identifiers. Selection of... Agent: Jones Day
20100153882 - Apparatus, method, and computer program for controlling display: A display control apparatus includes a first display control unit for controlling displaying a first representative image in a first folder on a first area of a display screen with first content recorded on a recording medium thereof belonging to the first folder, a second display control unit for controlling... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100153884 - Enhanced web toolbar: An enhanced toolbar is disclosed. The enhanced toolbar is not static but is rather updated dynamically. In one aspect, the enhanced toolbar has a bounded perimeter and comprises a plurality of icons visibly displayed on a display of a computing device. Each icon occupies a first space within the bounded... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100153885 - Systems and methods for interacting with advanced displays provided by an interactive media guidance application: An interactive television application is used to provide search results to a user. The user is provided with an opportunity to indicate a desire to search for programs. In response, the interactive television application generates search criteria and searches for programs. The search results that are displayed to the user... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100153883 - Translating events in a user interface: Systems and methods for translating events in a high definition video playback system are disclosed. A disc viewer is configured to read at least one user interactive program on a high definition optical disc defining an original menu of a user interface. The user interface defines a plurality of event... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100153886 - Access to contacts: A user interface comprises a display and a controller, said controller being arranged to display an arrangement of at least one contact icon associated with a contact and to display a control icon, said control icon associated with a function.... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100153887 - Presentation system, data management apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium: A presentation system comprises a data management apparatus for storing document data for presentation therein, a display device for displaying a plurality of pages contained in the document data, and a terminal device capable of performing communication with the data management apparatus. The terminal device sends request data for requesting... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100153889 - Electronic text reading environment enhancement method and apparatus: An apparatus, method and article of manufacture of the present invention provide an enhanced user interface for a computer system that maximizes a reader's ability to rapidly comprehend a text. The invention provides a dynamically presented outline of the text, such that the reader maintains a sense of location within... Agent: Philip R Krause
20100153888 - Method and system for implementing a user interface with ghosting: An approach is described for implementing a GUI that an account for illegal operations by the user. Visual ghosting is implemented that includes separation support. If an object is manipulated into an impermissible/unacceptable configuration, ghosting separation is performed to display multiple ghost images, where a first ghost image shows a... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100153890 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a predictive model for drawing using touch screen devices: An apparatus for providing a predictive model for use with touch screen devices may include a processor. The processor may be configured to identify a stroke event received at a touch screen display, evaluate an environmental parameter corresponding to the touch screen display to determine a scenario based on the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100153891 - Method, device and program for browsing information on a display: In one embodiment, a program is provided for browsing information on a hand-held device having a display. The program includes (1) displaying a portion of the page residing around the predefined point and having a shape similar to the shape of the display, (2) generating a mirror line by mirroring... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100146375 - Method for producing sound or video streams, and apparatus configured therefor: A method of producing a sound or video stream is based on a so-called tweaky file and an original file. The tweaky file includes actions and time stamp(s) associated with each action. The original file includes sound or video content. An action is selected in the tweaky file. The time... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100146376 - Audio/video program-related hyperlink printer: A system is disclosed for hyperlinking to hyperlinked content corresponding to program material wherein the hyperlinking prints only pre-defined printable output of the hyperlinked content comprising a generator for generating a hyperlink address string associated with the program material including a first attribute indicating a hyperlink address to the hyperlinked... Agent: Progme Corporation
20100146377 - Method and system for reversible design tree transformations: A method and system for transforming versions of a design tree and transforming identity-descriptions relating to the versions of a design tree. The transformation system provides a pipeline of transforms for sequentially transforming versions of a design tree and transforming identity-descriptions relating to the versions of the design tree. Each... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100146380 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for an information comparator preview generator: An information comparator preview generator that provides interfaces for generating information comparison previews for use in the comparison of advertising that is attractive, easy to navigate and straightforward Such comparison presentations allow consumers to compare and/or navigate through related and/or competing information and/or advertisements side-by-side In one embodiment, the information... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP
20100146382 - Differencing and merging tree-structured documents: Differencing and merging tree-structured documents, such as eXtensible Markup Language (XML) documents, is disclosed. A differencing-and-merging system for tree-structured documents of one embodiment of the invention includes a difference processing unit and a merging processing unit. The differencing processing unit performs a difference operation on at least two tree-structured documents,... Agent: Law Offices (yorktown)
20100146379 - Isolating applications hosted by plug-in code: Described is a technology in which one application running in a browser can host another application (e.g., an advertisement) in an isolated manner that prevents the hosted application from accessing browser data, or data of any other hosted application (including the host). The host and/or hosted application may be a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100146381 - Method of establishing a plain text document from a html document: The present invention provides a method of establishing a plain text document from a HTML document. The method including the steps of (A) acquiring a HTML document defined by HTML elements, each composed of tags and content between the tags; (B) pre-processing the HTML document by omitting some of the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100146378 - Optimize view elements sizes to maximize most data viewed in a multiple view elements gui: A View Element Adjuster (VEA) comprises a web page rewrite program and a view element optimization program. The rewrite program monitors a web page having a plurality of view elements and resizes one or more of the plurality of view elements in accordance with a set of user configured preferences,... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20100146383 - System, device and method for providing context sensitive content on a computing device: A system, device and method for providing context sensitive content on a computing device is provided. In an embodiment, a computing device in the form of a portable computing device is configured to execute a primary web-browser application and a secondary web-browser application. The primary web-browser application is configured to... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
20100146385 - electronic documents: A method of amending an electronic document in a distributed electronic document system, the electronic document being associated with a current holder (H) who has a right of control over the document and a first party, the method of amending the electronic document comprising the steps of: holder H raising... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
20100146384 - Providing selected data through a locked display: Providing content and/or functionality through a display of a locked computing device. Configuration data defined by a user or application vendor identifies the content and/or functionality to be made available. Upon receipt of the content, the computing device modifies the received content based on the configuration data and provides the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100146386 - Chinese phonetic alphabet and phonetic notation input method for entering multiword by using numerals of keypad: The present invention provides a numeric coded Pinyin and Zhuyin multi-character input method on a reduced keypad, in which each Chinese phrase is mapped to corresponding numeric sequences based on full syllable or initial consonant of a syllable inputting rule and the keypad mapping relation, accordingly, phrases of different phonetic... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100146388 - Method for defining content download parameters with simple gesture: A system and method of defining download parameters for downloading a desired content item is provided. A user presented with content on a display for downloading selects a desired content item to be downloaded by pointing to a visual thumbnail icon or representation of the desired content item. A download... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100146389 - Method of controlling virtual object or view point on two dimensional interactive display: A method of controlling a viewpoint of a user or a virtual object on a two-dimensional (2D) interactive display is provided. The method may convert a user input to at least 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) structured data according to a number of touch points, a movement direction thereof, and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100146387 - Touch display scroll control: A scroll control recognizes a touch input directed to a selectable item while the selectable item is scrolling on a touch display. The scroll control determines if the selectable item is scrolling above a threshold velocity when the touch input directed to the selectable item is recognized. If the selectable... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100146390 - Obtaining user assestance: An apparatus, device, method, computer program product, and system that searches a plurality of end user assistances respectively corresponding to a plurality of items for an end user assistance correlating with a user-selected item.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100146391 - Method and system having a multi-function base for storing and accessing an audio file for use in selection of a horn: The present invention comprises recording an audio file that is representative of a particular horn. Each audio file is stored in a memory that can be integrated within a single device together with a keypad, a display, a power source, and/or a data port. The device is accessed by the... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
20100146392 - Method of selecting a frame from motion video: A method of selecting a frame (e.g., 301-306) from a motion video file is disclosed. A first representation of the motion video file is displayed in a list. The first representation is responsive to one or more playback commands. The frame of the motion video file is selected in response... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100146393 - System and method for multimedia authoring and playback: A multimedia authoring and playback system and method in which the playback of multimedia content is presented in one or more windows or displays called “playback displays,” and in which additional windows or displays called “control displays” are included in some embodiments to provide various management and control functions. Included... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP
20100146394 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for browsing using a geospatial map metaphor: Methods and systems are described for browsing using a geospatial map metaphor. In one aspect, input for indicating a content provider associated with a location on a map being presented via a user interface is received. A geospatial identifier associated with the content provider associated with the location on the... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC
20100146395 - Method and system for exploiting interactions via a virtual environment: A method on a computer readable storage medium operable to store a virtual representation of a plurality of physical components, introduce a component having a predefined functionality to interact with the virtual representation and generate indications of a response of the virtual representation to the interactions of the component. A... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Fkm
20100146396 - Systems and methods for web service function, definition, implementation, and/or execution: Systems and methods for defining, implementing, deploying and/or executing Web services. A Web service is defined using a graphical interface that allows the application developer to specify the operation of the Web service through inclusion and configuration of graphical nodes representing particular operations and/or functions. The Web service definition can,... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100146397 - System and method for geo-coding user generated content: A system and method for geo-coding user generated content is described. The system comprises a content source, a content management module, a content repository, a location source, a location repository, a geo-coding module, and a geo-location object data sheet (GDS). The content source captures the user generated content. The content... Agent: KerrIPGroup, LLC Michael A. Kerr
20100146398 - Method and system for on-demand narration of a customized story: A method and apparatus for on-demand narration of a customized story. A user indicates a desire via a user device to listen to a narrated customized story. A story service receives personalization information relating to the user associated with the user device, and obtains localization information relating to information associated... Agent: Flashpoint Technology And Withrow & Terranova
20100146399 - Method, apparatus and system for modifying website flow stack to manage site-wide configuration: A method, apparatus and method for modifying website flow stack to manage site-wide configuration are provided. In one embodiment a client machine is configured to accesses a website and to extract configuration options from programming instructions embedded in the website. The client machine is further configured to generate the configuration... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)
20100146400 - Providing parallel generic web site supporting anonymous or semi-anonymous internet activity: Parallel generic and non-generic versions of a Web site allow a user of the site to either remain anonymous (if accessing the generic version) or allow user information to be collected (if accessing the non-generic version). In one exemplary embodiment, a Web site may provide a user an interface for... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100146401 - Webtop and monetization engine, system and method: Systems and methods for the an improved webtop, and a monetization engine that better takes advantage of the interests and life segments of a user are described. A monetization engine embedded in a hyperspace webtop, is provided which comprises a user record comprising a plurality of information items regarding life... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams, Esquire Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100146403 - Mechanism for collaboratively exchanging navigation information in a distributed document review: A mechanism is disclosed for enabling a plurality of nodes on a network to collaboratively exchange sets of rendering information respecting a file. In one implementation, each node maintains its own copy of the file, and each node may access its copy of the file. Whenever a node does access... Agent: Osha Liang LLP/oracle
20100146402 - System and method for virtual environment preservation based on automated item reduction: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code, includes detecting one of an absence of a virtual universe (VU) occurrence in a VU within a predetermined time period, a special event in the VU and a change of real world status from a previous real world status.... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100146404 - Methods for interactive and synchronous display session: A system for interactively displaying and distributing information. The information may relate to consumer products, any type of article of commerce, marketing and advertising layouts, floor plans, planograms or any other type of information that is capable of being illustrated graphically. A consumer engages in an Interactive Information Session with... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100146405 - Composition assisting apparatus and composition assisting system: [Means for Solution] A module for generating phrase object (FO) data which contain identification information of phrase data and position information of a FO on a chat canvas (CC), a module for generating chat data which contain message text data and display position information on CC, a module for transmitting... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100146406 - Asynchronous immersive communications in a virtual universe: The present invention provides asynchronous immersive communication in a virtual universe. In one embodiment, there is a method for transmitting an asynchronous immersive communication in a virtual universe. The method includes receiving an asynchronous immersive communication created by a resident of a virtual universe, transmitting the asynchronous immersive communication to... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100146407 - Automated avatar mood effects in a virtual world: A method for automated avatar mood effects in a virtual world may include detecting occurrence of a mood changing condition relatable to a user's avatar. The method may also include determining an avatar mood effect from a plurality of predefined avatar mood effects to be applied to the user's avatar... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20100146408 - System and method to modify audio components in an online environment: A system and method to modify audio components in an online environment based on avatar characteristics and/or inventory items. The system includes a component to allow one or more audio modification algorithms to be selected. The system also includes a component to identify one or more avatar characteristics and a... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100146409 - Virtual space management system: A virtual space management system includes a space management server for managing a virtual space, and a communication control server. The space management server stores a plurality of event information items, relating to the virtual space and to be transmitted to a user terminal, in a temporary buffer in a... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP
20100146412 - Communication apparatus and method for visiting and browsing web pages: A communication apparatus having a touch screen, a memory and a controller, and configured to be used for visiting and browsing web pages is provided. The touch screen is configured to display a visited web page, and to sense a first operation and a second operation performed on the touch... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100146415 - Dns prefetch: The disclosure relates to systems, apparatus, and methods of reducing round trips associated with DNS lookups in ways that are substantially transparent to the user. Embodiments implement prefetching of DNS entries, sometimes piggybacking on the prefetching of associated web objects. In one embodiment, prefetching of an object continues according to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Viasat, Inc. (client #017018)
20100146411 - Graphical user interface: The present invention provides a graphical user interface for displaying content. The user interface comprises a list of display areas, including a first display area arranged to display a primary time based media element. The at least one second display area is arranged to display at least one secondary media... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael M. Ahmadshahi
20100146410 - Markup language stream compression using a data stack: Markup language streams are compressed during transport by using a data stack. During parsing of the stream, a push command is sent in conjunction with an encountered open tag to instruct that the encountered open tag be pushed onto a next location of the data stack of a destination device.... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing
20100146413 - Method and apparatus for transcoding web page to be displayed on mobile terminal: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for transcoding a web page into a format suitable for display on a mobile terminal. The method includes dividing a web page into a plurality of segments, transcoding each of the segments into a format suitable for display on a mobile... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100146414 - Method and system for dynamic insurance quotes: A system is described which receives data input from a user and then provides that data to multiple web sites interactively in a programmatic manner. In response, each of the web sites return a response to the system. The system collects the responses and displays them for the user. In... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100146417 - Adapter for bridging different user interface command systems: A user interface that may utilize two different command routing protocols may be provided. The two different command routing protocols may comprise a first command routing protocol and a second command routing protocol. The first command routing protocol may use a pull model. The second command routing protocol may use... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100146416 - System and method for generating spectrum rights offerings: A system and methods are provided by which a spectrum holder may employ a graphical user interface to generate a spectrum rights offering. A holder may begin by selecting spectrum from which spectrum rights are to be offered. The holder may specify at least one partitioning parameter to partition the... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100146418 - Abstracted display building method and system: A machine can be accessed and controlled with the help of an interface device. The customizable interface device contains device elements that define features relating to the external representation and internal functionality of the interface device, as linked to one or more machines. An operator can use a configuration station... Agent: Rockwell Automation For Turocy & Watson LLP
20100146420 - Gui testing: Controls of a graphical user interface (GUI) in an application under test (AUT) can be tested where the AUT utilizes an accessibility support framework. An accessibility application programming interface (API) can be used to expose controls in the GUI along with their properties. Using an identified control's properties, a set... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100146419 - System and method for item inquiry and information presentation via standard communication paths: A method and system is provided for item inquiry and information presentation via standard communication paths. More particularly, the method and system detects an item associated with an avatar of a virtual universe (VU) user in a VU and determine information associated with the item. Additionally, the method and system... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100146421 - Systems, methods and apparatus for receipt printing and information display in a personal identification number delivery system: Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing a personal identification number (PIN) in the form of a receipt displayed and/or printed by a client terminal are disclosed. A method includes storing, at the client terminal, receipt templates, received from a server, for plural prepaid services from a plurality of prepaid service... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100146422 - Display apparatus and displaying method thereof: A display apparatus and a displaying method thereof are provided. A storage unit stores installed items, a UI generator generates a UI including a first area to display the installed items and a second area to display installable items, a display unit displays the generated UI, and, if one of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100146423 - Method of operating a device for controlling home automation equipment: Method of operating a device (60; 100) for controlling home automation equipment (1a, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 5a) for orienting and/or displacing a moving product of a building, comprising a display screen (101), on which a portion of the screen is assigned to the display of a first graphic... Agent: Ronald R. Santucci, Esq. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100146424 - Information processing apparatus and method for presenting content of an instruction and an instruction locus: An information processing apparatus includes an instruction identification unit that identifies an instruction based on an operation of the instruction of a user, an instruction locus identification unit that identifies an instruction locus corresponding to the instruction identified by the instruction identification unit based on association information that associates the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100146425 - Drag and drop target indication in a graphical user interface: The invention provides a method, system, and program product for indicating a drag and drop target in a graphical user interface. In one embodiment, the invention includes indicating at least one target within the GUI onto which a selected object may be dropped, changing the indication of the at least... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100146426 - Graphical user interface for emergency apparatus and method for operating same: A communications system for emergency services personnel can include portable devices to be carried by emergency services personnel while at an emergency site. The portable devices each may have at least a first transceiver configured to communicate over a first network and the portable devices are configured to communicate with... Agent: Wyatt Pratt Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel
20100146427 - Task decomposition with data availability: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for task decomposition of a task of a workflow. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include selecting, for decomposition, a task from a workflow including a plurality of tasks; indicating whether one... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20100146428 - Content-dynamic touch screen activity bar: A mobile electronic device and an associated method provide for the outputting on a touch sensitive display or other display a content page plus an activity bar having one or more shortcut objects that relate to the subject matter of the content page. As different content pages are output, corresponding... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20100146429 - Input source search support method, and image display apparatus and projector using the search support method: An image display apparatus for displaying an image produced by image signals on a display section includes: a plurality of input terminals for receiving each of the image signals supplied from a plurality of input sources; an input selector for selecting a predetermined input terminal from the plural input terminals;... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100146430 - Method and apparatus for displaying a window over a selectable home screen: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising a user interface configured to display a selectable home screen, display a window over at least part of the selectable home screen, display a feature in the window, allow use of the feature in the window, select... Agent: Nokia, Inc.
20100146431 - Object picker with window splitter: An application work area that includes a splitting mechanism that permits the work area to be divided into multiple windows. Each window is capable of displaying a selected object of the available objects that are open in the application. Each window might include a corresponding distinct object selection mechanism that... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100146432 - Parental control graphical user interface: Improved graphical user interfaces and methods suitable for restricting the availability of media items and/or podcasts are disclosed. The graphical user interfaces are particularly useful for a system that provides purchase and distribution of media in a client-server environment.... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20100146433 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: p
20100146434 - Minimap navigation for spreadsheet: Methods and system for navigation in a data grid include defining a first region in a containment window of a display device associated with a computer system, to render data in a first data grid. The first data grid includes a plurality of rows and columns of data representing a... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.
20100146435 - Method and system for navigating through parts of a document: Described herein is a user interface with a scroll line, comprising a plurality of segments. Each segment points to a unique part in a document identified by a unique identifier. The scroll line underlines the unique identifier of a current part being displayed in a viewable area. A scroll element... Agent: Sap Ag
20100146436 - Displaying content associated with electronic mapping systems: Various methods, systems and apparatus for displaying content associated with a point-of-interest (“POI”) in a digital mapping system, are disclosed. One such method may include detecting a change in the zoom level of an electronic map displayed on a computing device, determining if the new zoom-level is at a pre-determined... Agent: Atida LLC C/o Steven Rueben
20100146437 - Glanceable animated notifications on a locked device: Providing content and/or functionality through a display of a locked computing device. Configuration data defined by a user or application vendor identifies the content and/or functionality to be made available. Upon receipt of the content, the computing device modifies the received content based on the configuration data and provides the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100146440 - Display apparatus and method of displaying user interface thereof: Disclosed are a display apparatus which moves a widget on a screen of a TV and a method of displaying a user interface thereof. The method of displaying a user interface including: displaying a grid with irregular intervals on a display unit; and displaying an icon on the display unit... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100146443 - Dynamically providing a feed of stories about a user of a social networking system: To display a news feed in a social network environment, a social networking system generates news items regarding activities associated with a user of a social network environment. The social networking system may also attach an informational link associated with at least one of the activities to at least one... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100146439 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes: a first reception module configured to acquire first information of a character string selected through an input module from character strings displayed on a display module; a candidate creation module configured to create a plurality of character strings relevant to the selected character string as... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100146442 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: a communication section configured to acquire application programs from external apparatus; a memory used for storing at least an application program and information relevant to the application program; an application execution section configured to execute the application program stored in the memory;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100146438 - Providing controlled access to the use of electronic devices: A meeting controller provides controlled access to the use of an electronic device by sending a meeting request to at least one invitee, wherein the meeting request specifies access rights to use only at least one particular feature of multiple features of an electronic device accessible to the invitee during... Agent: Ibm Corp (ap) C/o Amy Pattillo
20100146441 - Search based user interface: A method including detecting an input to a cellular device, the input corresponding to at least a portion of one or more identifiers corresponding with a respective content stored in the cellular device, displaying on the cellular device a list of the respective content associated with the input and enabling... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100146444 - Motion adaptive user interface service: Motion adaptive user interface service is described. In embodiment(s), a user interface can be displayed on an integrated display of a device when an application is executed on the device. Context data associated with movement of the device can be received and used to determine an enhancement of the user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100146445 - Ambient noise based augmentation of media playback: Ambient noise sampled by a mobile device from a local environment is used to automatically trigger actions associated with content currently playing on the mobile device. In some implementations, subtitles or closed captions associated with the currently playing content are automatically invoked and displayed on a user interface based on... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100146446 - Display apparatus and method of displaying contents list: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for displaying a contents list. The method includes: displaying a loading image, which is preset for displaying, on a loading region to display a thumbnail image corresponding to contents of the loading image, wherein the loading image corresponds to the thumbnail images; animating the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100146447 - Techniques for displaying digital images on a display: A method and apparatus for displaying digital images on a display is provided. A set of items from a sequence of items is displayed. The sequence of items includes one or more undisplayed items that do not belong to the set of items. The set of items are displayed, in... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.
20100146449 - Method, apparatus and system for management of application switching in an electronic device: A method for managing an application switcher is provided. An embodiment includes loading a plurality of web pages and associating each web page with an application switcher application, and additionally associating the application switcher application with another application. When the application switcher application is invoked, both the open web pages... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)
20100146448 - Portable information processor and installation method: A portable information processor wherein a menu to be easily used by a user is displayed on a relatively small screen. The portable information processor is provided with an installation section (12) for installing a program; a category information acquiring section (13) which acquires category information displaying a category of... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100146450 - File management apparatus, file management method, and computer program product: In a screen for displaying thumbnail images, a background image is displayed on an entire portion of a specific area, translucent lanes are displayed on the background, and thumbnail images are displayed on a lane located in the center of the screen. When a mouse pointer is put on a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100146451 - Handheld terminal capable of supporting menu selection using dragging on touch screen and method of controlling the same: The present invention relates to a handheld terminal capable of supporting menu selection using dragging on a touch screen and a method of controlling the handheld terminal. When one of first level menu items displayed on a touch screen is touched, one or more second level menus belonging to the... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC
20100146452 - Graphical user interface unit for provisioning and editing of business information in an application supporting an interaction center: In another embodiment, the method includes selecting a navigation link from a set of predefined navigation links in a navigation panel. The method further includes displaying business information for an account, within a main screen, in response to selecting the navigation link. And finally, editing the displayed business information according... Agent: Sap Ag
20100146453 - Display apparatus and method of controlling the same: Disclosed are a display apparatus which displays contents and a method of controlling the same, the display apparatus including: a display unit; a user selection unit; a user interface generator which generates user interface information; an image processor; and a controller which controls the user interface generator to generate a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100146454 - Position-dependent information representation system, position-dependent information representation control device, and position-dependent information representation method: The present invention is intended to provide a position-dependent information representation system which can allow persons other than evaluators to readily recognize at which positions the respective evaluators are evaluating information. Control device causes map/layout display means to display a map or a layout chart of a specified area in... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100146455 - Architecture for controlling a computer using hand gestures: Architecture for implementing a perceptual user interface. The architecture comprises alternative modalities for controlling computer application programs and manipulating on-screen objects through hand gestures or a combination of hand gestures and verbal commands. The perceptual user interface system includes a tracking component that detects object characteristics of at least one... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100146456 - Portable communication terminal, browsing method, and browsing program: A browsing method by which within-site browsing and within-screen browsing can be switched over to each other without making the user conscious of it is provided. A control means superposes and superposingly displays a Web page and a pointer moving in response to the operation applied to a pointing device... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100146459 - Apparatus and method for influencing application window functionality based on characteristics of touch initiated user interface manipulations: Apparatuses and methods for presenting an application window on a touch sensitive screen of a mobile device, the application window configured to facilitate user interaction with an application and with a plurality of touch activatable items displayable in a predetermined manner within the application window. A first long tap is... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk
20100146464 - Architecture for controlling a computer using hand gestures: Architecture for implementing a perceptual user interface. The architecture comprises alternative modalities for controlling computer application programs and manipulating on-screen objects through hand gestures or a combination of hand gestures and verbal commands. The perceptual user interface system includes a tracking component that detects object characteristics of at least one... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100146461 - Electronic apparatus and displaying method thereof: An electronic apparatus and a displaying method thereof are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a sensor which senses user information, and a controller which reads out item information based on the sensed user information, determines a display method of item content corresponding to the read-out item information, and controls the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100146462 - Information processing apparatus and method: An information processing apparatus having a touch-sensitive panel and processing a gesture input performed via the touch-sensitive panel accepts an instruction from a user for transitioning from a first processing state to a second processing state; sets a number of gesture-input-based operations in accordance with the instruction accepted; and executes... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100146457 - Interactive display: A pen-based calculator, wherein the user is presented with a screen and a gesture based input device by means of which a sum can be “handwritten” and displayed on the screen. The visibility on the screen of the system's status is provided through two types of feedback: annotation and morphing.... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.
20100146458 - Operating system providing multi-touch support for applications in a mobile device: An operating system providing multi-touch support for (user) applications in a mobile device. In one embodiment, a check of whether the touch screen (in the mobile device) has multi-touch capability is performed. A first interface with multi-touch capability is provided to the (user) applications if the touch screen has multi-touch... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100146460 - System and method for modifying a plurality of key input regions based on detected tilt and/or rate of tilt of an electronic device: A system, method and computer program that utilizes motion detection circuitry to dynamically update displayed labels on one or more key input regions. In one aspect of the invention, the number of key input regions is substantially less than the number of keys on a conventional QWERTY keypad and the... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100146463 - Watch phone and method for handling an incoming call in the watch phone: A watch phone and a method for handling an incoming call using the watch phone are provided. In the watch phone, a display device includes a touch screen panel and a display, turns off the touch screen panel in a watch mode, turns on the touch screen panel in an... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100138731 - Device and method for managing electronic bookmarks, corresponding storage means: A device for managing electronic bookmarks. The device includes an element implementing a main function of managing electronic bookmarks, activated at start-up and at determined instants, except when the device switches to a stand-by mode. The element implementing the main function includes: a transmitter, allowing transmission to a server a... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100138732 - Method for implementing small device and touch interface form fields to improve usability and design: A method that includes providing a form label of a first size inside a form field where data is to be entered, detecting data entry into the form field, and reducing the form label to a second smaller size when data is entered into the form field, so that both... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100138733 - Method, apparatus, mobile terminal and computer program product for employing a form engine as a script engine: An apparatus for employing a form engine as a script engine may include a processor. The processor may be configured to determine whether an event relates to starting a form or running a script, employ a form engine having a user interface portion including user interface components in response to... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100138734 - Facilitating data manipulation in a browser-based user interface of an enterprise business application: Optimal presentation and editing of business data in a browser-based user interface of an integrated web-based business information system is described, including a browser at a user computer in dynamic communication with a web server allowing database editing and updating without browser page refreshes. For optimizing the data input/editing experience... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100138736 - Delivering multimedia descriptions: A method of processing a document described in a mark up language, for example XML, is disclosed. A structure and a text content of the document are separated, and then the structure is transmitted before the text content, for example, by streaming. Parsing of the received structure is commenced before... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100138735 - Document processing device: An acquisition unit acquires a document to be processed, a definition file associated with the document, a definition file which provides various kinds of tools for processing the document, etc. A launcher control unit displays the documents and tools thus acquired in the form of icons. Upon the user clicking... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100138737 - Unified management of contextual information for a user interaction in an html interface: A system and method for context management which addresses the above problems while isolating the context management functions from the other functional code found on the server system. The context management system includes a context manager component which stores and retrieves name-value pairs describing the context in which the current... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100138738 - Content conversion system and recording medium storing computer program: A content conversion system according to the present invention divides content data in which a display layout of content components is described using tags, so as to display, on a terminal, contents formed of the content components displayed on a screen, and includes: a primary division unit that divides the... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100138739 - Text flow in and around irregular containers: Providing text flow in or around an irregular container, such as a non-rectangular graphic, is disclosed. In the case of flow around a container, the intersection, if any, between a proposed text rectangle and the irregular container is determined. A valid rectangle, if any, that is not within the bounds... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Apple Computer, Inc.
20100138740 - System and method for dynamic multi-content cards: A method and system is provided for creation and distribution of dynamic multi-content cards in a virtual universe. More specifically, the method creates a card containing contact information for viewing in a virtual universe (VU) and distribute the card in the VU. Additionally, the system includes a card selection tool... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100138741 - Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation allowing dynamic expansion of input key associations: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. The output is based largely upon the frequency, i.e., the likelihood that a user intended a particular output, but... Agent: Rim/finnegan
20100138742 - Method and apparatus for displaying information related to user actions: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising a processor configured to transmit data based at least in part on an action of users related to consumed media. Further the apparatus comprises a user interface configured to display an indicator associated with the data.... Agent: Nokia, Inc.
20100138743 - Intuitive file transfer method: An intuitive file transfer method transfers a selected file from a source device to a selected destination device based on intuitive operation of file transferring. The source device and the destination device are connected by a data transmission device. The source device and the destination device are both provided with... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100138744 - Methods for playing multimedia content at remote graphics display client: Method and apparatus for playing multimedia content at a remote graphics display client are described herein. According to one embodiment, a stream of data objects is sequentially transmitted to a client over a network. The stream is generated by a desktop application representing a snapshot of a display output of... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100138746 - System and method for synchronized video sharing: A system and a method for synchronized sharing of digital content through a network.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100138745 - Systems and methods for managing the production of a free-viewpoint and video-based animation: Described herein are systems and methods for managing the production of video-based animation, described particularly by reference to the example of free-viewpoint video-based animation. In overview, hardware, software, facilities and protocols described herein allow known and subsequently developed video-based animation techniques to be implemented in commercial environments in an improved... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
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20100138749 - System and method for generating a work of communication with supplemental context: A system for selecting, managing, sharing and displaying content data files in a manner that takes into the account the contextual significance of said content data files to a narrative, an author(s) and an audience. A system that is able to place an absolute and relative value upon the significance... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20100138748 - Wireless network access to remote computer: A wireless mobile device includes a processor configured to perform steps for accessing a remote computer. The steps performed by the processor include sending an access request to the remote computer using a transmitter to initiate a remote access session with the remote computer, and receiving display data from the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100138750 - Presenting network performance data in the context of a map of path model objects: Methods and systems for improved visual presentation and organization of network performance data are provided. According to one embodiment, a method is provided for displaying performance data. Information is received regarding a selected path of multiple paths associated with network elements that are part of a service provider network (e.g.,... Agent: Michael A Desanctis Hamilton Desanctis & Cha LLP
20100138751 - System, device, and method for monitoring communication in a wind farm network: A method for monitoring communication in a wind farm network. A server is attached to one or more network nodes in a wind farm network. The server determines whether it is capable of communicating with each of the network nodes and reports the results as a network state. A graphical... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100138752 - Usage of flash variables as import parameter for a dashboard in a portal environment: Systems and method for using flash variables as import parameters for a dashboard in a portal environment are presented. One or more values that define a portal environment that displays a graphical dashboard are determined. The dashboard is adapted to display in the portal environment graphical representations of data from... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20100138753 - Application modification based on feed content: A data format provides a mechanism to dynamically change the appearance of an application. During operation, the application obtains streaming feed data for presentation to a user. The feed data may be formatted according to a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) data format. The application detects, within the feed data, branding... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC
20100138754 - Message distribution warning indication: An apparatus and method for receiving and sending messages from a communication device is disclosed. Message recipient information is compared to stored information for potential recipients to determine whether a characteristic of the expression of the message on a device display should be changed such that the user perceives an... Agent: Docket Clerk Kelly-krause
20100138755 - Use of a virtual world to manage a secured environment: The present invention provides for using a virtual universe (VU) to validate user access and manage activities within a secured environment. The secured environment is associated with a security system. The VU and the security system are generated by a VU simulation engine by inserting an abstraction layer between the... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100138756 - System and method for synchronized authoring and access of chat and graphics: A system and method for communication in an online electronic chat environment having multiple communication devices connected to each other in a communication network is provided. Displayed on a display screen of an electronic communication device of the multiple communication devices, is a chat region configured to hold text, and... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP / Xerox - Parc
20100138757 - Display control apparatus, image forming apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium storing display control program: A display control apparatus comprises a display unit, and a web browser function unit, the web browser function unit including: a registration instruction acceptance image display control unit which causes the display unit to display a registration instruction acceptance image; a registration unit which registers the URL of a web... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP
20100138758 - On-site system building support tool: An on-site system building support tool for assisting a user in building an on-site system by displaying a layout creation screen having an icon area for displaying icons, each of which represents any of various kinds of machines that can be used, and a canvas area in which a virtual... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100138759 - Layered contextual configuration management system and method and minimized input speech recognition user interface interactions experience: In an effort to customize or enhance software applications, configuration data is often used. Configuration settings that are editable by users need not to be limited to a simple flat entry that can be taken out of context anymore. The present invention allows for multiple-levels of configuration settings to interact... Agent: Hoffberg & Associates
20100138760 - Method and system for providing auto-navigation of a service registry and repository in service-oriented architecture: A method, system and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for providing automatic navigation of a service registry and repository in a service-oriented architecture. The method includes receiving a request from a user to discover a service listed in a service registry and repository of a service-oriented architecture; automatically displaying to... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice
20100138761 - Techniques to push content to a connected device: Techniques to push content to a connected device are discussed. Embodiments provide for a user to use one device to search for content and then to more easily push that content to another device for viewing or consumption. In one embodiment, content that was first viewed on a first device... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20100138763 - Method for operating execution icon of mobile terminal: Functional applications (e.g., widgets) in the form of an icon are implemented to be merged or demerged, and a method for displaying, operating, and managing the widgets in a mobile terminal is disclosed. The concept of UI-wise merging and demerging is applied to the simple widget functions to update the... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100138762 - Methods and apparatuses for handling a conflict in a cad drawing: Methods, apparatuses/systems, and software for identifying and resolving conflicts within a drawing by highlighting each conflict in a unique way and generating various reflections of conflicted graphic objects to test different conflict resolution proposals.... Agent: Silversky Group LLC
20100138764 - System and method for flexible configuration of a controlling device: A system and method whereby an user interface editing device is used to create a user interface for a controlling device, the created user interface including user interface elements that are associated with functional operations of a virtual equivalent of an appliance. After the created user interface is transferred to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100138765 - Indicator pop-up: An apparatus includes a display, an processor configured to allow for selecting items of interest for inclusion in an indicator pop-up, circuitry configured for maintaining the indicator pop-up for continued use when performing other actions, and an indicator configured for selecting the indicator pop-up to be shown on the display.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100138766 - Gravity driven user interface: Methods, systems, and techniques for presenting user interface elements on display screens are provided, in particular smaller display screens such as those available with mobile telecommunications devices. Example embodiments provide a gravity-based user interface mechanism which causes a menus to be displayed or to disappear when the mechanism determines that... Agent: Dinh & Associates
20100138767 - Multi-panel user interface: A user interface and techniques for presenting content in a panel-based layout are described. The user interface has one or more demarcation bars to define multiple panels on a screen area. Different subject matter (e.g., data, content, programs, etc.) may be placed in the various panels. A bar navigation element... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100138768 - Simplifying configuration of multiple display units for common use: Simplifying configuration of multiple display units for a desired common use. In an embodiment, a user interface is provided to show the display units connected to a digital processing system. The user selects any desired set of display units as a group and, in response, the possible set of display... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100138769 - Distributed processing method, distributed processing system, server, program for the same, computer, and program for the same: A distributed processing management server receives resource operating status information from a terminal apparatus and generates based upon the information a whole resource operating status information which indicates operating statuses of other terminal apparatuses and feeds the information back to the terminal apparatuses. Users of terminal apparatuses can grasp how... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP
20100138770 - Interactive service device metering systems: A metering system meters usage of on-line and local services by way of interactive service devices. An example metering system includes a first data acquisition module configured to copy usage data associated with a first interactive service device and a second data acquisition module configured to copy usage data associated... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100138771 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a power system: A power system includes a plurality of power generation units configured to generate power from a renewable energy source and a server that includes a display. The server is configured to establish a communication with the plurality of power generation units and display a status of the plurality of power... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100138772 - Apparatus and method for providing real-time event updates: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to collect information from a community of event updaters regarding an ongoing event. A web page characterizing the ongoing event is formed. The web page is served from a first server devoted to event updates. The web page is delivered to a... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100138773 - Manipulating thumbnails of windows: A dynamic thumbnail corresponding to an application window is displayed that is capable of being modified based on modifications in the application window. The modifications of the dynamic thumbnail may be accomplished in real-time. In some embodiments, a dynamic thumbnail is displayed in response to a user hovering a cursor... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100138774 - system and method for processing flow cytometry data: A computer-implemented method for processing multivariate data, comprising: inputting or receiving an alphanumeric expression comprising at least one process pointer, indicative of a gating process, a Boolean process or an external process; parsing the expression; executing the process indicated by the process pointer on multivariate data in a data file;... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100138775 - Method, device and system, for extracting dynamic content from a running computer application: A system and computer implemented method is provided for monitoring dynamic application data. A request to monitor a sub-region within a display page of a user interface of a second application may be accepted in a first application. The first application may iteratively capture data during the operation of the... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100138776 - Flick-scrolling: An apparatus includes a display configured to show one or more displayed items of a plurality of items, wherein a number of the plurality of items extend off at least one end of the display, scrolling circuitry configured for sensing a touching down on the display on one or more... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100138777 - Terminal apparatus, information providing system, file accessing method, and data structure: An address information acquiring unit (74) acquires address information on an initial page used to shift to a selection page and address information on the selection page of a data file. An encryption processor (116) encrypts the address information on the selection page by using the identification information on a... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20100138778 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for automatically generating customizable user interfaces using programming patterns: Methods, systems and computer readable media for automatically generating customizable user interfaces using programming patterns are disclosed. According to one method, application objects of an application computer program are analyzed to identify programming patterns. Each programming pattern is a relationship among signatures of application methods in one of the application... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20100138779 - Method of driving an interactive system and user interface system: The invention describes a method of driving an interactive system (1) comprising a user interface system (2) with an inherently sequential input/output modality (12) and comprising a plurality of applications (A1, A2, A3, . . . , An). In this method a first application (A1, A2, A3, . . .... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100138780 - Methods and systems for using external display devices with a mobile computing device: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for using external display devices with a mobile computing device. When an external display device is connected or attached to a mobile computing device, output data associated with a resource executing on the mobile computing device may be displayed on the external... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.
20100138783 - Image forming method, image forming program, and image forming apparatus: A data delivery apparatus for data delivery to more than one address folder on external equipments, having a storage unit for storing information on one or more data receiving constraints imposed on each address folder, a determination unit for determining availability of each address folder by checking whether or not... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100138782 - Item and view specific options: A method that includes detecting an activation of a selectable item, determining if the activation is one of a first type or a second type, and if the activation is of the first type, presenting a list of application specific options associated with an application view corresponding to the selectable... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100138781 - Phonebook arrangement: In a contacts application, detecting an activation of a selectable element in a current view of the application. If the selectable element is a title bar of the current view, determining if the activation is one of a first type or a second type. If the activation is of the... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100138785 - Gesture input system, method and program: The present invention provides an input interface that a human can operate naturally and intuitively using a human gesture (motion), by including means for acquiring motion information based on a gesture and input interface means for generating information for operating an object on a desktop of a computer on the... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100138784 - Multitasking views for small screen devices: A system and method that includes providing content items to be displayed on a display of a device, determining a relevance of each content item with respect to each other content item, and organizing the content items on the display of the device along a scattered continuum, wherein more contextually... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100138786 - User interface device with display screen and memory for pool/spa control system: Systems, devices and methods related to a user interface device for use in a pool/spa control system are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a user interface device for a pool/spa control system that includes a processor and a memory for storing application programs that are performed... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100138787 - Vehicle entertainment system with multi-source presets: A system and method for providing single-action multi-source presets for vehicle entertainment systems. The method includes the steps of engaging a single-action preset button that changes the active input source to a selected preprogrammed input source and performing an action within that input source.... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20100138788 - Method and apparatus for managing activities: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller adapted to present a task toolbar by way of a display of the communication device, create an entry in the task toolbar, identify a party responsible for one or more tasks... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gmg Attn: Patent Docketing
20100138789 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A control method and display apparatus are provided. The control method includes displaying a content, and if a preset input is performed, displaying a user interface menu associated with the corresponding setup options of the displayed content.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100138791 - Content exchange system: The present invention comprises methods and apparatus for providing more content choices to a user (14) independent of their geography. In one embodiment of the invention, a user (14) utilizes a content terminal (18) to enjoy and audio and/or video content based on a customized set of content preferences (34)... Agent: The Caldwell Firm, LLC
20100138790 - Electronic programming guide with selectable categories: An electronic content guide may organize content such as television programs into categories and subcategories. The categories and subcategories may be topical as well as time-based. As a result, the user can select a given time-based criteria and within that time-based criteria select topical subcategories. As a result, the number... Agent: Timothy N. Trop Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.
20100138792 - Navigating content: One embodiment of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which information obtained from a uniform resource locator is converted into at least one texture. The texture is mapped onto a surface of a three-dimensional object located in the virtual three-dimensional space thereby forming a three-dimensional navigation mechanism.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100138793 - Discrete objects for building virtual environments: Described is a virtual environment built by drawing stacks of three-dimensional objects (e.g., discrete blocks) as manipulated by a user. A user manipulates one or more objects, resulting in stack heights being changed, e.g., by adding, removing or moving objects to/from stacks. The stack heights are maintained as sample points,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100138795 - Managing advisories for complex model nodes in a graphical modeling application: A system for managing advisories for complex model nodes that can include a complex model, a graphical modeling application, and an advisory manager. The complex model can be configured to graphically represent a user-defined system as multiple nodes and relationships. The graphical modeling application can be configured to execute operations... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. - IBM Cam
20100138794 - Wireless interface for access connections: A process of pairing a wireless PAN (personal area network) device with a system can be facilitated first by assuming default PIN codes that are traditionally used with wireless PAN devices and then by attempting such presumed default codes before querying the user for input. Accordingly, a cumbersome task conventionally... Agent: Ference & Associates LLC
20100138796 - Interactive electronically presented map: The present invention provides computerized systems and methods for providing electronically presented interactive area representation, such as a map, and information associated therewith. A user can select text, imagery, or other information presented on the map and associated with one or more items or locations, causing presentation of information relating... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100138797 - Portable electronic device with split vision content sharing control and method: A portable electronic device, such as a mobile phone, has a main camera and a video call camera that are receive optical input representative of motion of a user's hand(s) or hand gestures. The motion or gestures are decoded and used as a remote control input to control the displaying... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100138798 - System and method for executing a game process: A 3-D imaging system for recognition and interpretation of gestures to control a computer. The system includes a 3-D imaging system that performs gesture recognition and interpretation based on a previous mapping of a plurality of hand poses and orientations to user commands for a given user. When the user... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.Previous industry: Error detection/correction and fault detection/recovery
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