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Data processing: presentation processing of document July category listing 07/10

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07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100192053 - Workflow system and method of designing entry form used for workflow: A workflow system stores types of input information input which are input to activities that are constitution units of a workflow in an activity input information type storage module, stores types of output information which are output from the activities in an activity output information type storage module, determines input... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100192055 - Apparatus, method and article to interact with source files in networked environment: A subject of a file's content which is stored on a physical storage medium at a logical address in a networked system may be determined and used to identify the file to facilitate retrieval and/or the provision of information about the file, for example via forums or messages.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100192054 - Sematically tagged background information presentation: A method of associating information with a portal in a computing system includes receiving at a server a markup of a web page to be rendered at a portal layer; analyzing, at an analysis layer including an analysis engine, the semantic content of the markup; injecting the markup into its... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus

20100192057 - Method and apparatus for generating an integrated view of multiple databases: A computer system 1 is operable to receive a plurality of XML (or other marked-up) documents associated with heterogeneous databases 20, 30 and to process these to generate a virtual integrated view presenting a seemingly merged view of the database structures. The computer system includes an input interface for receiving... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100192056 - Method and device for encoding a structured document and device for decoding a document thus encoded: c

20100192058 - Passive access by online ads to a landing zone: A system and method is described that facilitates the publication of documents, such as Web pages, that include user-viewable elements, such as online advertisements, that automatically expand beyond a region initially allocated to such user-viewable elements in response to certain user input. In an embodiment, ad presentation code and event... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global

20100192059 - Display apparatus, display method and computer-readable recording medium in which display processing program is recorded: A display apparatus includes a reading and display device configured to read contents selected based on instructions from a nonvolatile portable storage device that can rewrite storage content and is removable, and to cause a display device to display the contents; a display switching device configured to switch a page... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100192060 - Automatic generation of assent indication in a document approval function for collaborative document editing: A method for generating an assent indication in a document approval and review function can include loading a document for editing in a document editor and determining a set of authors for the document. The method also can include modifying a title of the document to include an identity of... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20100192061 - Systems and methods for remotely viewing page layouts: A system and methods for remotely viewing a dynamically generated page layout is described. The page layout can represent a reader ordering of pages defined as part of a print production job. Alternatively, the page layout can represent an arrangement of pages based on information defined as part of a... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff

20100192062 - User interface systems and methods for manipulating and viewing digital documents: A tool document file may also be stored in the memory and may provide an internal representation of a document providing an image that is representative of a graphical tool. Associated with a tool document can be tool code that is capable of processing the content document file to create... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100192063 - Embedded learning management system: The present invention provides a learning management system that is embedded in an application, operating system, or multiple applications. The learning management system is adapted to identify whether training courses would be desirable for a user, based on usage of one or more applications, installment of one or more applications,... Agent: Sheridan Ross P.C.

20100192064 - Storage medium for storing program capable of ensuring that evaluation of content is made after watching thereof, information processing device, and information processing system: When distribution of a content from a distribution server is started, a CPU carries out streaming-play of the received content. When reproduction of the content ends, the CPU determines whether a vote history brought in correspondence with a corresponding motion picture ID is stored in a flash memory or not.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20100192065 - Method for browsing video files: A method for browsing video files is provided. By utilizing the method, the end user could preview cover pages and dynamic images of video files on a television monitor simultaneously, and perform a browsing operation and capture a currently displayed image picture to be a cover page of the currently... Agent: J C Patents

20100192066 - Method and system for a graphical user interface: A method of providing capabilities for searching a plurality of audio files by a graphical user interface in a display. A window showing information concerning at least one of a plurality of audio files is configured to operate in an always-on-top mode within the user interface, while occupying an area... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20100192067 - Customer service & support systems and methods for use in an on demand database service: The present invention generally relates to sharing and accessing data, and more particularly to sharing and accessing data via an on-demand database and/or application service. In various embodiments, methods for practicing techniques of the present invention, systems having elements or components configured to implement techniques of the present invention, devices,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100192068 - Method and apparatus to perform online credential reporting: Embodiments of the invention provide a process for displaying a graphical indicator on an Internet enabled device which conveys relationships between an entity associated with a website and third party entities with respect to the website entity. One example method may include obtaining the relationship data from a credential service... Agent: Rg & Associates

20100192069 - Differentiating a user from multiple users based on a determined pattern of accessing a prescribed network destination: In one embodiment, a method comprises detecting, by an apparatus at a user premises, a user method executed by a user at the user premises for submitting a web request for an identified web destination, the user method being one of a plurality of available user methods for submitting the... Agent: Leon R Turkevich

20100192070 - Method and device for updating a language in a user interface: Method and device for updating a language in a user interface. The present invention concerns a first device (1) comprising an interface (8) for connection to a network (2) comprising a second device (3), and comprising a user interfacing means (41) for providing content to a user interface (20), the... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100192071 - Client program, terminal, method, server system and server program: A computer-implemented client program that is downloaded and executed by computer terminals to synchronize display screen images of web browsers in the terminals. The client program causes the terminals to function as: an event transmitting unit that transmits an event to a server apparatus, where the event has occurred on... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100192072 - Systems and methods of collaboration: In some embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods provide a client-server infrastructure capable of supporting a variety of asynchronous and synchronous collaboration activities in a so-called collaboration place. Some of these activities include chatting, viewing and/or editing one or more data files, and sharing one or more applications, data files,... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100192073 - System and method for graphical user interface: The present invention provides a system and method (60) for providing a graphical user interface. The proposed method (60) for graphical user interface includes generating an application window (10) containing a plurality of controls (12-34). A first user input (64-72) is received for selecting an area (36) within said application... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100192074 - Pluggable margin extension: Pluggable margin extensions provide user interface controls around an editor's displayed content based on the type of content being viewed. Which margin extensions are displayed may change if the type of content being viewed changes. A margin extension has a spatial orientation relative to the editor's content display. A margin... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100192078 - Method and apparatus for processing user interface composed of component objects: A method and apparatus for processing a rich media user interface composed of a plurality of component objects that is capable of transferring information from a group of component objects having a specific function but not supporting the export of information to a group of component objects importing information only... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100192075 - Network connection management using connection profiles: Connections for sources to connect to a network are managed by storing connection profiles identifying network attributes for the connections. Each connection profile includes a status of available or subscribed. Requests for connections are received. If a stored connection profile is available that matches the request, the connection for the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100192077 - Parent/child control system for a workflow automation tool: In one embodiment according to the teachings of the present disclosure, a computer program generally includes executable code in communication with a record modification source and a workflow automation tool having a database for the storage of a plurality of records. The computer program is operable to receive a first... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20100192076 - System, method, and computer program product for toggling back and forth between unformatted and formatted editable views of data: A method according to one embodiment includes outputting several data elements in a raw view in which all of the data elements are selectable by a single action; allowing editing of the data elements in the raw view; outputting the data elements in a formatted view in which the data... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Ibm

20100192079 - Display apparatus, displaying method, and program: There is provided is a display apparatus including: a displaying position setting unit that sets displaying positions of the contents data based on a display starting position, at which the displaying of the contents data is started; and a display controller that allows the contents data displayed on the display... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100192080 - System and method for generating a user customizable default user interface for a document processing device: The subject application is directed to a system and method for generating a user customizable default user interface for a document processing device. First, screen data representing each of a plurality of different user interfaces is stored. Each user interface includes visual representations of a unique subset of controls associated... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20100192081 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: An information processing apparatus including a display section to display a data, an input section to input user input information, a communication section to communicate with a server, and a control section. The control section controls a display of a received message on the display section in accordance with the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100192084 - Automated image analysis with gui management and control of a pipeline workflow: Automated image screening operations of pipelined image processing systems and methods are controlled with a graphical user interface enabling user control of screening analysis process setup and execution and user viewing of results. A gating interface is provided to include and/or exclude cells in an aggregation of individual cell data.... Agent: Terrance A. Meador Incaplaw

20100192083 - System and method for providing compliance monitoring: A system and method for the automatic identification of transportation regulatory violations on a unit-load device based on using selectable regulatory rule sets. An enforcement inspector may enter data during an inspection (e.g., during a roadside inspection) on regulated hazardous materials. Violations are identified at the detail level and at... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20100192082 - Targeted advertising: Systems and methods for providing advertisements to users based on usage of goods and/or services are described. In some examples, the advertisements are tied to the actual goods and/or services used. In other examples, the advertisements relate to complementary goods or services. In yet further examples, the advertisements are not... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412

20100192086 - Keyboard with multi-symbol icons: A plurality of icons are displayed on a touch-sensitive display. A respective icon in at least a subset of the plurality of icons corresponds to two or more symbols. A contact by a user with the touch-sensitive display that corresponds to a selection of the respective icon, wherein the contact... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20100192085 - Navigation apparatus: There is provided a navigation apparatus including: a display unit having a display screen; a touch panel provided to the display screen; and a display controller that selectively changes first, second, and third screens in response to contacting the touch panel to be displayed, wherein each of the screens has... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100192087 - System, method, and computer program product for generating a representative view for a multipage compilation of information: A method according to one embodiment includes outputting one page of a multipage compilation of information; receiving a request to show portions of multiple pages of the multipage compilation of information, the request originating from a user input device; selecting the portions of the multiple pages of the multipage compilation... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Ibm

20100192089 - Controlling scrolling of a document: Provided are a method and device for controlling scrolling of a document, the document has a marked section and is scrolling-displayed within a display area, and the method comprises detecting whether the document is scrolled to the marked section, and restricting the scrolling of the document when the document is... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20100192088 - Map display device: Weather information is acquired and stored from a satellite radio broadcast. On the basis of this weather information, weather information image data is created for displaying the weather information superimposed upon a map. When the weather information display map is scrolled, the range of the map data shifts. Together therewith,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100192090 - Order receiving apparatus and order receiving method: An order receiving apparatus includes: a display control unit configured to display an order input screen in which function information concerning menu order functions is arranged in a plurality of areas; a moving unit configured to move a boundary between the areas adjacent to each other; and a scaling unit... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100192091 - Image processing method, program thereof, and image processing apparatus: Provided is an image processing method in a program that is linked with a separate program and displays a window by being activated on the basis of the separate program, the separate program being executed in an image processing apparatus having a plurality of display sections and displaying a window... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100192093 - Communication processing apparatus, communication processing method, and program: There is provided a control unit of an information processing apparatus for causing a display unit to display selected information stored in a storage unit at a selected information display position, as well as causing the display unit to display a first selection candidate information, which is one of object... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100192094 - Flow generator with patient reminder: A flow generator and humidifier construction is described, including a flow generator construction adapted to reduce noise output compared to known flow generators of comparable size. The flow generator includes a chassis forming first and second muffler volumes and a venturi-shaped connection portion, and a metal/polymer composite material blower enclosure... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100192092 - Keystroke activated dynamic task menu: According to one embodiment, a method includes detecting textual input from a user and determining a position of a cursor associated with a user input device on an electronic page. In addition, the method includes selecting entries based on the textual input and the position of the cursor. Also, the... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Ibm

20100192095 - Viewing digital images using a floating controller: A method and apparatus are provided for viewing one or more items using a floating controller, wherein the floating controller displays a plurality of items from a sequence of items. In one implementation, the floating controller determines that a first item and a second item from the plurality of items... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.

20100192096 - Biometrics based menu privileges: Automatically displaying differing menu listings from which selection of content is made based upon biometric identification. This may entail obtaining biometric information of a user from a selection device that is associated with a content access device through which access to content items is made. Once the user is identified... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100192097 - Methods for showing user interface elements in an application: In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving user input requesting display of information associated with user interface elements displayed on a page; analyzing the page for determining the information associated with the user interface elements; and outputting the information associated with a plurality of the user interface elements for concurrent... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Ibm

20100192098 - Accelerators for capturing content: Various embodiments can provide a convenient way of sending selected online content to one or more applications, such as an application running on a local machine, a web application, a web service, and so on. In at least some embodiments, one or more accelerators can be presented to a user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100192099 - Display control apparatus and display control method: A display control apparatus that makes it easy to recognize a target image when images are displayed in each of regions obtained by dividing a single screen, even when the method for dividing the screen has changed. For example, when the method for dividing the screen in an index view... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100192104 - Apparatus and method for adjusting characteristics of a multimedia item: An apparatus and a method for adjusting a characteristic of a multimedia item are provided. The apparatus and method includes an auxiliary execution region and an execution region for adjusting a sound resource of a multimedia item, outputs a sound resource adjustment list on the auxiliary execution region according to... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100192101 - Displaying radial menus in a graphics container: Embodiments of the invention provide radial menus that allow users to quickly make selections of menu items using simple gestures. A radial menu may be displayed on a display screen in response to detecting a predefined screen pointer event such as a mouse click. Thereafter simple strokes using the screen... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20100192102 - Displaying radial menus near edges of a display area: Embodiments of the invention provide radial menus that allow users to quickly make selections of menu items using simple gestures. A radial menu may be displayed on a display screen in response to detecting a predefined screen pointer event such as a mouse click. Thereafter simple strokes using the screen... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20100192100 - Method for operating a space menu and electronic device with operating space menu: A method for operating a space menu, suitable for an electronic device having a screen is provided. In the present method, a plurality of item objects are sequentially displayed along a linear path on a menu plane to generate a space menu. Then, an operation of a user for the... Agent: J C Patents

20100192103 - Spiraling radial menus in computer systems: The present invention is generally related to graphical user interfaces (GUIs), and more specifically to displaying items in a radial menu. The radial menu may include a first number of locations for displaying radial menu items. Embodiments of the invention facilitate displaying a second number of radial menu items in... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20100192105 - System and method for controlling function of a device: A method and a system are disclosed for function control using a display unit including a touch area and a non-touch area. The device includes an output area for displaying various types of screen data corresponding to execution applications, a control area for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100192106 - Display apparatus and display method: m

20100192107 - Shared information display device, shared information display method, and computer program: A shared information display device includes a work information managing section that receives work content data and cursor operation signals from the plurality of users, a display section that simultaneously displays an image of the work content data and cursor images of the plurality of users, and a cursor moving... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100192109 - Detecting and interpreting real-world and security gestures on touch and hover sensitive devices: “Real-world” gestures such as hand or finger movements/orientations that are generally recognized to mean certain things (e.g., an “OK” hand signal generally indicates an affirmative response) can be interpreted by a touch or hover sensitive device to more efficiently and accurately effect intended operations. These gestures can include, but are... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20100192108 - Method for recognizing gestures on liquid crystal display apparatus with touch input function: One aspect of the present invention discloses a method for detecting gestures on a liquid crystal display apparatus with touch input functions is disclosed, wherein the liquid crystal display apparatus includes a display region and a button region. The method comprises the steps of checking whether an object touches a... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100192110 - Method for making a 3-dimensional virtual world accessible for the blind: A method, a system, and a computer program product for providing a virtual probe, associated with an avatar, which enables blind or sightless navigation of an avatar through a virtual world. The system outputs tactile information and/or audible information that depict the presence of an object in the virtual world,... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

  
07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100185928 - Extensibility for web based diagram visualization: Extensible architecture and data flow in a web based diagram visualization service is accomplished by enabling a diagram update engine to launch custom data modules. Data modules for data sources that are not inherently supported are created by third parties through a specially defined interface (e.g. .NET® assemblies) and made... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100185929 - Software user interface using h-grid navigation: A hierarchical grid (H-Grid) is used to select a customer name after preliminary navigation has been performed. The preliminary navigation serves to identify an action, category or type of page to process or display data associated with the selected customer name. The H-Grid can be used in various ways as... Agent: TrellisIPLaw Group/oracle

20100185930 - Method and apparatus for incorporating application functionality into a web page: A method and system incorporate server-side application functionality into client-side web pages. A web page includes a script tag that identifies a location on a server from which to acquire script code when a browser processes the script tag. An application running on the server receives a request for a... Agent: Guerin & Rodriguez, LLP

20100185931 - Shipping system for a consignment, and method for processing the consignment: There is provided a shipping system for at least one consignment. An exemplary shipping system comprises a first terminal for entering first data about the consignment, a detector that is adapted to acquire further data about the consignment and a consolidation server that stores, administers, processes and/or evaluates the first... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group

20100185933 - Tool and method for annotating an event map, and collaborating using the annotated event map: A tool for mapping an event includes a map generator for generating an event map, a view generator for generating a zoomable and pannable view of the event map, and a display device for displaying the zoomable and pannable view of the event map, and in another aspect, a tool... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100185932 - Tool and method for mapping and viewing an event: A tool for mapping an event includes a map generator for generating an event map, a view generator for generating a zoomable and pannable view of the event map, and a display device for displaying the zoomable and pannable view of the event map, and in another aspect, a tool... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100185934 - Adding new attributes to a structured presentation: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs stored on computer storage media, for retrieval and display of information from an electronic document collection. One aspect can be embodied in machine-implemented methods that include the actions of receiving description data describing a preexisting structured presentation, comparing characteristics of the preexisting structured... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100185936 - Information processing method, information processing apparatus, and program: There is provided an information processing method, including the steps of: obtaining a first format document described using a mark-up language; and generating, based on definition data defining a hierarchical relationship of at least two types of tags of the mark-up language in a document structure, a second format document... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100185937 - Methods and apparatus for creating markup language documents: A method for generating markup language documents, e.g., XML documents, uses a code generator that creates programs configured to create dynamic XML documents at run time, avoiding many of the complexities arising from the use of conventional “XML GENERATE” statements. In one embodiment, this process involves (1) creating a template... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)

20100185938 - Mulitple updates to content descriptions using a single command: Updates to a content description represented as a tree are contained in a series of fragment update units. Each fragment update unit includes an update command and a navigation path, and may include a fragment payload depending on the update command. The update command is applied to a set of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100185935 - Systems and methods for community detection: Systems and methods are disclosed to detect communities of a social network by receiving linked documents from the social network; generating one or more conditional link models and one or more discriminative content models from the linked documents; creating a discriminative model by combining the one or more conditional link... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20100185940 - Method and apparatus for generating object-oriented world wide web pages: In the present invention, HTML elements are mapped to objects in an object-oriented environment. Classes of objects are defined for each HTML element as well as the HTML document (or page). By providing a one-to-one mapping between each HTML element and object classes, HTML documents can be manipulated programmatically. The... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Apple Computer, Inc.

20100185939 - Three-dimensional mark-up style sheet provision for virtual worlds: A method and system for changing three-dimensional virtual world style. The method includes creating a three-dimensional style sheet by adding a plurality of mark-up tags to a body of data describing a virtual world environment, the mark-up tags including a plurality of modifiers, and modifying the plurality of modifiers to... Agent: Ibm - Eu C/o Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20100185941 - Supporting variable data structures and constant data structures in a hardware-based extensible markup language (xml) post processing engine (ppe): A method, computer program product, and system are disclosed for supporting variable data structures and constant data structures in a hardware-based XML PPE. The method may include inserting one or more constant Type-Length-Attributes (TLAs) into an output stream. The constant TLAs are inserted from one or more constant node-sets referenced... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

20100185942 - Image processing apparatus, method of executing a workflow, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus which is capable of transmitting document data in a proper document format to an external system. An original input section inputs document data. A document data transmission section transmits the input document data to the system. A workflow execution section executes a workflow defined as a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100185943 - Comparative document summarization with discriminative sentence selection: Systems and methods are disclosed for summarizing a plurality of documents, by extracting sentence candidates from the documents; dividing the documents into one or more groups; selecting one or more discriminant sentences for each group using a discriminant criterion; and generating one or more summaries for the one or more... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20100185944 - Layout apparatus, layout method, and storage medium: An object deleting unit deletes one or more objects from document data containing a plurality of objects disposed on a document. An object holding unit holds each object deleted by the object deleting unit. A document data editing unit edits the document data. An area detection unit determines whether an... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100185945 - Operation control apparatus and method for controlling device through wind recognition: An operation control apparatus can control a device through wind recognition. The apparatus includes a sensor unit to sense inputted wind and to generate waveform data with respect to the wind, a waveform comparison unit to determine strength and/or direction of the wind based on the waveform data, and a... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100185946 - Multi-touch device having a bot with local and remote capabilities: A system, method, and program product for instantiating and executing a bot on an interface system are disclosed. A bot is an agent for the user and includes an animated visual personification. The system includes an interface system including a graphical user interface, a system for instantiating a bot and... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20100185947 - System for distributed information presentation and interaction: A system for distributed information processing and interaction includes a plurality of output devices arranged to produce a respective output portion of a system output, a plurality of application processors and a state server in data communication with the plurality of application processors. Each respective output portion is defined by... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100185948 - User interface systems and methods for manipulating and viewing digital documents: A tool document file may also be stored in the memory and may provide an internal representation of a document providing an image that is representative of a graphical tool. Associated with a tool document can be tool code that is capable of processing the content document file to create... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100185949 - Method for using gesture objects for computer control: A computer control environment introduces the Gesture environment, in which a computer user may enter or recall graphic objects on a computer display screen, and draw arrows and gesture objects to control the computer and produce desired results. The elements that make up the gesture computing environment, include a gesture... Agent: Zimmerman & Cronen, LLP

20100185950 - Method of and apparatus for providing a slide show, and computer readable storage medium having recorded thereon a computer program for providing a slide show: Provided is a method of providing a slide show. The method includes determining whether a first image to be displayed is an image photographed in a continuous photographing mode, when the first image is an image photographed in the continuous photographing mode, displaying the first image for a first time... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100185951 - Hybrid synchronous/asynchronous means for sharing user interactions across multiple devices: In an aspect of the invention, a method of communication comprises: establishing an asynchronous communication stream between a first user and a second user; and sending clipped dynamic content from the second user to the first user via the asynchronous communication stream, the clipped dynamic content selected and extracted from... Agent: Ibm - Arc (shimokaji & Associates, P.C.) Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.

20100185952 - Portlet palette with automatic remote portlet integration: A method for integrating remote portlets into a consumer portal that includes providing a list of remote portlet producers to a portlet palette within the consumer portal, automatically obtaining available remote portlets, via the portlet palette, using the provided list, storing information corresponding to the available remote portlets, in the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Tuscon Division

20100185953 - Method for securing an interface between a user and an application, corresponding system, terminal and computer program product: An interface securing method between a user and a non certified application running on an electronic device and providing at least one view to be rendered on a screen, and a view comprising or associated to at least one interface control component. The method implements, prior to rendering a view:... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100185954 - Collaborative environment project extensibility with composition containers: Dynamic collaborative project extensibility is provided via composition containers in a managed extensibility framework within an integrated development environment. A browser-based collaborative environment project is extended, using an extension artifact factory to obtain extension artifacts within composition containers. A class library project can be configured with a custom action, a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100185955 - Image display device and image display system: Included are a receiving unit and a screen resolution mediation means. The receiving unit receives window image data as image data of windows on virtual screens and screen resolution signals of the virtual screens from a plurality of computer devices. When it is determined, based on the screen resolution signals... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100185958 - method for controlling user number displayed in the conference service noticing information: The present invention discloses a method for controlling display of user number in the conference service notification message which is applied in IP multimedia subsystem, and the method comprises the following steps of: before sending the conference service notification message to the user equipment UE_A who subscribes the conference events... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20100185957 - Participant response system employing graphical response data analysis tool: A participant response system (50) comprises processing structure (52) running an assessment during which participants are prompted to respond to one or more information requests and a plurality of remote units (62) communicating with the processing structure. The remote units are used by participants to input responses to information requests... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20100185956 - Signaling support for sharer switching in application sharing: Architecture for seamless role switching in application sharing. A multipoint control unit (MCU) can be used for connecting multiple clients over a network. An application sharing component establishes an application sharing session over the MCU, and application content is exchanged from a sharer client to one or more viewer clients.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100185959 - Method and system for dividing three dimensional space into location based virtual packets: The invention provides a method and system for three-dimensional virtual world pattern positioning. The method includes creating a three-dimensional pattern for a virtual world environment, sub-dividing the pattern into a plurality of sub-divisions each having a vector relative to a center of the pattern, creating a transform including a description... Agent: Ibm - Eu C/o Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20100185960 - Method and apparatus for displaying information during an instant messaging session: A method and an apparatus are provided for controlling a graphical user interface to display information related to a communication session. Information relating to data produced by a first participant to the communication session is displayed on a first display unit, wherein the information produced by the first participant is... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson, P.C.

20100185961 - Flexible visualization for services: Techniques are described for generating a user interface for visualizing a cloud service based on status and performance data of the cloud service obtained from data stores. A configuration file including declarative code may declare particular queries to status/performance data sources. The configuration file may also declare particular queries to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100185962 - Document treatment icon: Systems and methods are provided for generating information about a document. In one implementation, a method retrieves a citation from the document in a first database and retrieves the information about the document from a second database. The method also includes converting, by a processor, the information into metadata and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100185963 - Modifying information lifecycle management rules in a distributed system: A system and method for specifying the placement of and managing the placement of objects on a distributed networked grid. Some embodiments of the invention comprise a user interface for specifying rules for the placement of objects on the grid and an execution module that places objects on the grid... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100185965 - Artistic file manager: A file manager for a consumer electronic device enhances a user's experience in a computing environment by displaying a variety of content in a folder in a collage configuration. The content may be, for example, live applications and other files, and are collectively termed assets. The file manager also displays... Agent: Richard Krueger

20100185964 - Content and/or service presentation device and method and information storage medium: To effectively arouse a user's interest in new content and service, or content and service not used on a daily basis. Images of a plurality of display elements associated with respective content sets and/or service (14) are shown; one or more display elements (14) are selected, based on a designated... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP

20100185966 - Smart control panels: The presently disclosed technology teaches graphical user interfaces (GUIs) grouped in smart control panels that fade, disappear, move, rotate, and/or resize to reveal a work surface under the smart control panels. In one implementation, a smart control panel disappears until it is recalled by a keystroke. When the smart control... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC

20100185967 - Information processing device, and file managing method: the product of related data obtained for the corresponding cell on each execution of the sequence is recognized as the total related data of said composite file managing table form, and the icons stored thereon are copied onto another file managing table form or composite file managing table form, or... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100185968 - Business software application system and method: A business software application system and method are provided that include a feed system for distributing changes about the application/module to a group of users and a cloud connector system that links external data sources to the business software application system and method.... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20100185969 - Light control system with a user interface for interactively changing settings in a lighting system and method for interactively changing settings in a lighting system with a user interface: The invention relates to a light control system (10) with a user interface (12) for interactively changing settings in a lighting system, particularly a user interface enabling easy and comfortable interactive changes of light scenes created by a lighting system. A basic idea of the invention is to graphically represent... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100185970 - User interface for a projection device: A projector, a projection system and a user interface are disclosed. An example projection system may include a projection device adapted to project an image. A user interface may be used in communication with the projection device and may be configured to control a number of projector settings of the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100185971 - Mobile terminal device and input device: A mobile terminal device according to the present invention includes: an area setting unit, a software key display unit, a pointing device and a character information display unit. The area setting unit sets a plurality of display areas for displaying a plurality of software keys mapped to each of a... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20100185972 - Portable device for pool operation management: The present invention relates to a portable device for pool operation management. The portable device can be used for determining basic mathematical calculations, pool surface area, pool volume, chemical adjustments and breakpoint superchlorination from measured and entered inputs. In one embodiment, the device includes and LCD display for entering inputs... Agent: Diane Dunn Mckay, Esq. Mathews, Shepherd, Mckay & Bruneau, P.A.

20100185974 - Method of presenting a schedule of events: A method of presenting a schedule of events on a screen, includes obtaining data representative of events and associated time intervals of availability to a receiver (1,2) of signals corresponding to the events. Events having a time interval of availability within a time range are identified. Fields are displayed within... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100185975 - User interface systems and methods for manipulating and viewing digital documents: A tool document file may also be stored in the memory and may provide an internal representation of a document providing an image that is representative of a graphical tool. Associated with a tool document can be tool code that is capable of processing the content document file to create... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100185973 - Visual creation of computer-based workflows: Embodiments are provided for creating and executing a custom action in a workflow generated by an application program executing on a computer system. The application program may receive a selection of a custom action to execute in the workflow in a user interface generated by the application program. The application... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100185976 - Graphic user interface and a method thereof: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a graphical user interface for managing data sets. A graphic user interface includes a scroll bar for virtually representing a size of data being visualized in the graphic user interface window and a plurality of slider controls positioned in the scroll bar.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100185977 - Storage medium storing information processing program, information processing apparatus and information processing method: A game apparatus includes an LCD, and a touch panel is provided on the LCD. On the LCD, a game screen of a tramp game is displayed. When a player performs a touch-on operation on a card object displayed on the game screen, if another card is overlapped with the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20100185978 - Context pane with semantic zoom: Technologies are described herein for providing a context pane with semantic zoom. A content interface including a content pane and a context pane is provided. The content pane may be adapted to provide content, and the context pane may be adapted to display a richness of contextual data. A selectable... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100185979 - Providing access to contextual actions and information: Systems and methods for providing access to actions and information are described in the present disclosure. According to one example, an embodiment of a method is described. The method comprises analyzing a position of a mouse pointer on a graphical user interface (GUI), the mouse pointer being controlled by a... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation

20100185981 - Display controlling program and display controlling apparatus: A display controlling apparatus displays images divided into a plurality of groups on a screen. A computer of the display controlling apparatus displays, in each region corresponding to each group in a storing region to store the images within the screen, the image belonging to the group, and selects any... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20100185980 - Methods for displaying icons: A method for displaying icons corresponding to various function statuses of an electronic device on a screen thereof is provided. The method includes providing the screen with a first display area and a second display area, the first display area capable of displaying a single icon, and the second display... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100185982 - Rendering icons along a multidimensional path having a terminus position: Icons are arranged in foreground background positions in an interface environment to define a multidimensional path extending from a terminus. The icons transition between the foreground position and the background positions along the multidimensional path. Each icon corresponds to a content-specific menu item.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100185983 - Curved slider control: The presently disclosed technology provides curved slider GUIs with user interface sensitivity independent from a distance between a cursor and a radial center of the curved slider on a display. An area of operation is defined by an area between parallel bounds oriented equidistant from a radial center of a... Agent: Robert Crocker

20100185984 - System and method for visualizing connected temporal and spatial information as an integrated visual representation on a user interface: A system and method for configuring the presentation of a plurality of presentation elements in a visual representation on a user interface, the presentation elements having both temporal and spatial parameters, the method comprising the steps of: defining a time bar with a time scale having time indicators as subdivisions... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100185985 - Managing radial menus in a computer system: The present invention is generally related to graphical user interfaces (GUIs), and more specifically to displaying items in a radial menu. A radial menu may be displayed in a display screen including a first set of radial menu items. A screen object may also be displayed in the display screen.... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20100185986 - System and method for displaying data file properties in an information handling system: Systems and methods for displaying data file properties within a user interface system are disclosed. An information handling system may include a display device and a user interface system. The user interface system may be configured to access data defining a plurality of different data file properties; establish a collection... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p

20100185987 - Image management method and system using thumbnail in dlna system: An image management method and system are disclosed which can increase user convenience by reducing a display time of thumbnails in a DLNA system. The DLNA system includes a digital media server for generating a thumbnail group image using thumbnails corresponding to at least one original image file and transmitting... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100185988 - Apparatus and method for providing graphic user interface: An apparatus and method for providing a graphic user interface which is used in a display device operated by a remote controller are provided. A graphic user interface screen includes a main information display area for displaying main information in the form in which a plurality of main elements are... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100185989 - User interface for initiating activities in an electronic device: In one embodiment, a user interface is presented for initiating activities in an electronic device. The user interface includes an element referred to as a “launch wave”, which can be activated at substantially any time, even if the user is engaged with an activity, without requiring the user to first... Agent: Raubvogel Law Office

20100185990 - Movable display apparatus, robot having movable display apparatus and display method thereof: A movable display apparatus, a robot having the movable display apparatus, and a display method thereof, and, more particularly, a display method of a robot having an apparatus to display an image according to a visual point of a user are provided. It is possible to provide a convenient extended... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

  
07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100180184 - Album editing apparatus, album editing method, and storage medium: The present invention is directed to enabling a user to easily confirm errors that are generated when an electronic album is created in which a mixture of text and images is laid out on a plurality of pages. An apparatus according to the present invention automatically switches whether to display... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100180187 - Online donation management system: A system for soliciting donations via the World Wide Web or Internet. A donor may, if desired, be an individual or an individual representing an organization with a particular interest in a charitable organization. The charitable organization is a nonprofit organization that has a presence or website on the Internet.... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20100180185 - System and method appending internet command functions: A system and method of software database tracking system design encompasses user, commercial user, professional and novice researcher usage of the internet on database systems located locally on hard-drives or remotely on servers through internet protocol design computers and storage systems alike IP telephony, mobile phones, mobile system storage devices... Agent: David Joseph O'hanlon

20100180186 - System and method for storage and distribution of electronic publications by content creators and online publishers with referral-based commissions: A method for storage and distribution of electronic publications by content creators and online publishers with referral-based commissions utilizes a repository of products and an associated delivery system. An invitor registers with the system and provides referral addresses to the system, which sends an electronic invitation to use the system... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100180188 - Management of rotating browser content: A rotating content history controller detects a web page from a server over a network, wherein the web page comprises at least a portion of the web page specified for displaying a plurality of pages of rotating content within at least one rotating content space within the web page. The... Agent: Ibm Corp (end) (pattillo) C/o Amy J. Pattillo

20100180189 - Information processing method and apparatus, program, and storage medium: An information processing method comprises the steps of: inputting an input information of a multi-dimensional array; calculating an accumulated information value corresponding to a position of each element of the input information; and holding the accumulated information value in a buffer having a size of predetermined bits, wherein in the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100180190 - Mobile communication device and system with limited data transfer: A portable user interface device for performing wireless communications. The device includes a case, a display screen, a speaker, a microphone, a sensor, and a computer. The computer is disposed behind the display screen to define a display side, and the sensor is located adjacent the display side. The computer... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100180191 - Modifying an electronic graphics file to be searchable according to annotation information: In certain embodiments, a method for locating an electronic graphics file stored in a database includes extracting from an electronic graphics file, the electronic graphics file including a first and a second header, the first header of the electronic graphics file being searchable, information corresponding to electronic graphics file annotations... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20100180192 - Dynamically configuring a presentation layer associated with a webpage delivered to a client device: Methods, systems and media for dynamically configuring a presentation layer associated with a webpage delivered to a client device are provided. A request for a webpage is received and a number of static components of the webpage and a script are sent, the script being capable of determining a number... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)

20100180195 - Method and apparatus for hardware xml acceleration: A method and apparatus for accelerating processing of a structured document. A hardware XML accelerator includes one or more processors (e.g., CMT processors), one or more hardware XML parser units, one or more cryptographic units and various interfaces (e.g., to memory, a network, a communication bus). An XML document may... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle International Corporation C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20100180194 - Method and apparatus for solving ui style conflicts in web application composition: A method and apparatus for solving UI style conflicts in web application composition. The method includes the steps of: detecting, in the runtime environment of a web browser, a page element referring to duplicate UI style definitions in a web composite page; determining the UI style definition referred to by... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20100180193 - Method and system for detecting a state of a web application using a signature: A method and system for generating a signature for determining whether a web page is in a first state or a second state, comprising the steps of selecting a plurality of web pages for processing, requesting the web pages in the first state, dividing the first state pages into a... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100180196 - Document management system, document management method, and document management program embodied on computer readable medium: In order to track a page deleted from document data, a PC includes an HDD which stores pieces of document data each including at least one page, a selecting portion to select first document data and second document data from among the stored document data, a moving portion to move... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100180197 - Text display controller and computer program: The control device (110) executes the application recorded in the memory device (140) in a personal computer. When text insert mode is selected during the execution of the application, the text input box (200) is set on the application image depending on the user's operation. The application control part (111)... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100180198 - Method and system for spell checking: The present invention provides a method of correction of misspelled and confused words in a phrase written in a natural language, as well as a computer system employing this method. The method of the invention comprises creating a fast-lookup N-gram database for context spelling combined with editing and phonetic rules,... Agent: Professional Patent Solutions

20100180199 - Detecting name entities and new words: Various aspects can be implemented for detecting name entities and/or new words from input entries. In general, one aspect can be a method that includes receiving an input entry comprising a text string. The method also includes identifying segmentation information from the input entry. The method further includes generating a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100180200 - Electronic assistant: The present invention relates to an electronic assistant. In one embodiment, a system for assisting with a current workflow being performed on a computing device includes a watcher for extracting a context from the current workflow, a harvester for identifying at least one document associated with a concept that matches... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP Sri International

20100180201 - Optimizing playback of media content: A computer-readable storage medium stores media content in one or more formats and a media engine. The media engine includes a media player and a plurality of execution modules. Each execution module is specific to a different platform of multimedia device, such that the computer-readable storage medium is usable in... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100180202 - User interfaces for electronic devices: A mobile telephone (1) includes a multimodal user interface and a rendering unit (10) that can be used to display icons on the display screen (3) of the mobile telephone (1). The rendering unit (10) receives inputs from a number of status factor determiners of the mobile telephone (1), such... Agent: Hayes, Soloway P.C.

20100180203 - Content recommendation device and content recommendation method: A content item recommendation device includes; a storage which stores information of a plurality of content items describing identifiers and usage characteristics of the resources used in the content items; a first specifying unit which specifies first content items which use at least S number of resources in common with... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100180205 - Method and apparatus to provide user interface as a service: A user interface service composer determines, based on a user interface request from a user interface consumer, one of a plurality of user interface service providers to be invoked; and consults a particular entry (corresponding to the service provider to be invoked) in a user interface data catalog having a... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20100180204 - System and method for import and export of color customization of a document processing device: The subject application is directed to a system and method for customizing a device interface remotely by an administrator. The system includes a document processing device having an intelligent controller. A web server disposed on the controller is configured via a first web server configuration file to generate web output... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20100180206 - Systems and methods for iconic graphical user interface and embedded device manager: Systems and methods are provided that easily interface with, configure, and manage embedded devices, such as telecommunication devices, and that interface with, configure, and manage networks equipped with such embedded devices. In some embodiments, a system comprising a graphical user interface with common abstractions for the settings of an embedded... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

20100180208 - Server side data cache system: In an example embodiment, a system and method to store and retrieve application data from a cache and a database are provided. The example method may comprise receiving location data associated with application data from a user device, using the location data to determine a cache or database on which... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay

20100180207 - System and method for managing and fulfilling celebrity memorabilia requests remotely: A system and method which allows celebrities to manage and fulfill memorabilia requests remotely including personalized audio or video greetings, simply, securely, remotely, and at the time and place of their choosing. They may also use this device to post video blog entries, video e-mail, video chat with others, or... Agent: Sean Macguire

20100180209 - Electronic device management method, and electronic device management system and host electronic device using the method: An electronic device managing method and system, and a host electronic device using the method are disclosed. The host electronic device may be connected to a plurality of client electronic devices. The host electronic device may perform file storage state management, remaining battery capacity management, and file reproduction management to... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100180210 - Multi-user multi-input desktop workspaces and applications: Multi-user multi-input desktop workspaces and applications are described. In one aspect, a single computing device presents multiple workspaces on a desktop area. The desktop area is designed for multiple users to provide in parallel inputs. Each workspace is configured for use by a particular set of users. Responsive to user... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100180211 - Computer-based methods for arranging meetings and systems for performing the same: Methods and systems for assisting individuals arrange meetings such as networking meetings with other individuals at a specified time (or within a specified time range) and at a specified place (or within a specified geographic region). More specifically, methods and systems for allowing individuals to post an invitation to for... Agent: John Boyd

20100180212 - Method and apparatus for sharing calendar information: A system for sharing calendar information. The system may comprise a graphical user interface implemented on a computer for sharing calendar information with a third party residing at a remote site, the graphical user interface comprises a selection tool operable by a user on the computer for selecting a time... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100180213 - Document creation system and methods: Methods, systems, and related computer program products for facilitating the generation of a document, such as a scientific poster, to be viewed by a community of human viewers in association with a hosted event, such as a scientific conference, are described, the generated document conforming to document configuration guidelines previously... Agent: Brian J. Daiuto Law Office Of Brian J. Daiuto

20100180215 - Detecting avatar following in a virtual environment: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for protecting a user from being followed by an avatar within an immersive virtual environment. To detect a following avatar, any avatars within a specified range of the user may be identified. Historical data may then be examined to determine if any of the... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20100180216 - Managing interactions in a virtual world environment: Methods and apparatus associate a computed trust level to avatars that interact with one another in a simulated environment. The avatars may represent legitimate users of the virtual world or spammers. System monitoring of each avatar provides ability to recognize potential spammers and create an alternate indication of the spammers.... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20100180214 - Predatory behavior detection and alert in virtual worlds based on spatial and temporal criteria: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for protecting a user from being followed by an avatar within an immersive virtual environment. To detect a following avatar, any avatars within a specified range of the user may be identified. Historical data may then be examined to determine if any of the... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20100180217 - Live search chat room: One embodiment provides a system of exchanging information between a first party and a second party over a network. The system includes an interface module to prompt a query from a first party by a first key word search and to prompt a query from a second party by a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay

20100180218 - Editing metadata in a social network: A system and method for server-side method for editing metadata in a file, the method including steps of: receiving from a user a request for editing the metadata in the file; presenting a window to the user for display on a user's screen wherein the window displays properties of the... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.A.

20100180219 - Apparatus and method for providing user interface: Disclosed is a user interface (UI) providing technology to perform a complex function. According to an exemplary aspect, there is provided a complex UI which recognizes use patterns of a device based on user inputs and performs all of a plurality of functions at once according to the use pattern.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100180220 - Method and system for creating graphical and interactive representations of input and output data: The invention relates to a method and tool which allows users to create interactive representations of input and output data, and simulate the associated algorithms used to manipulate this data, that are used in spreadsheet applications and other similar software programs. The interactive simulation is visually represented by a customizable... Agent: Sap GlobalIPC/o Cooley Godward Kronish LLP William S. Galliani

20100180221 - Configuration creation for deployment and monitoring: A configuration management and monitoring system may use a hierarchical knowledge base to identify configuration settings, resolve conflicts between configuration settings, and implement and monitor the configuration settings for one or more devices in a network environment. The system may produce a file that may be consumed by an application... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100180222 - Display device and display method: A display device of present invention includes an operation input portion from which operation information is input by a user, a selection portion that selects a predetermined region on a display screen based on the operation information, and a scroll portion that scrolls the display screen in a state where... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100180223 - Patent analytics system: In an example embodiment, there is a method of maintaining a database of patent claim entries. The patent claim entries are associated with one or more patent documents as well as one or more parameters characterizing a patent claim. The database may be accessed to retrieve a selection of one... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100180224 - Universal music production system with added user functionality: A universal music production system and related software is provided that enables an open source microprocessor and its operating system to provide ergonomic and user friendly control of editing audio processing configurations of one or more systems, instruments or synthesizers in a music studio edit mode environment and then utilize... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100180225 - Terminal, history management method, and computer usable storage medium for history management: A terminal device which can access Web contents individually for each window, the terminal device comprising a history storing means for associating each of histories of Web contents with predetermined image information, and storing the histories of the Web contents so that the histories of the Web contents can be... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100180226 - User interface for displaying selectable software functionality controls that are relevant to a selected object: An improved user interface is provided for displaying selectable software functionality controls that are relevant to a selected object and that remain visibly available for use while the selected object is being edited. Upon selection of a particular object for editing, functionality available for editing the object is presented in... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100180227 - Method, system and apparatus for a graphical user interface with horizontal workspace: A method, system and apparatus for a graphical user interface with horizontal workspace. The graphical user interface may display a plurality of quadrilateral screen subsystems. Each screen subsystem may operate at least one application, contain at least one sub-explorer of files and folders, communicate with a main system explorer through... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100180228 - Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption of an electronic display: A method, system, and computer program product for reducing power consumption in a display area of an electronic device is provided. The method includes selecting a first window within the display area to be highlighted using a first input command of a user; locating the first window in the display... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)

20100180229 - Method for menu performance using shortcut key in potable terminal and apparatus thereof: A portable terminal with a display includes an apparatus for executing a menu using a shortcut key. The portable terminal can sense an input of a shortcut key and apply a setting value of the shortcut key if the input of the shortcut key is sensed.... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100180230 - Assembly and output of user-defined groupings: A method in one embodiment includes determining which elements of a storage environment or system have been selected for addition to a group, each of the elements being associated with a tier; adding the selected elements to the group; determining whether a parent of each of the selected elements has... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Ibm

20100180232 - Method and system for grouping buyers based on common interests: Described herein are embodiments for identifying and grouping users of a system based on common interests and/or purchasing goals. In embodiments, one or more items of interest of a user are determined based on user input. A group is formed based on the on the one or more items of... Agent: David Honan

20100180231 - System and method for personalized fast navigation: A system for personalized navigation of computer screens. The system can comprise one or more electronic data processors. The system can also include a module configured to execute on the more or more electronic data processors, where the module can be configured to display a plurality of icons retained in... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100180233 - Mobile communications device user interface: A mobile communications device user interface is described. In an implementation, a method is implemented by a computing device that includes displaying content in conjunction with a first level of a hierarchical menu in a user interface on a display device of the computing device. Responsive to receipt of an... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, P.s.

20100180234 - System and method for generating photo collages and photo album pages: A system and method that enables a user to efficiently manage graphical information is disclosed. In one embodiment, tools are provided that enable a user to creatively assemble, chronicle and modify photo album pages having a variety of graphical elements.... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

20100180235 - Method and handheld electronic device for displaying and selecting diacritics: A handheld electronic device includes a keypad having a plurality of keys and a selection member; a display component; and a processor cooperating with the keypad and the display component to provide a display at the display component. The display includes a first representation of a plurality of the keys,... Agent: Rim/finnegan

20100180236 - Setting and previewing method of dynamically orienting 3d models and machines readable medium thereof: A setting and previewing method of dynamically orienting 3D models is provided for reading components of an object model and size features of each component from a model database and displaying them on an interface. The method includes the steps of: selecting one of the size features of the component... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100180237 - Functionality switching in pointer input devices: Various embodiments for switching functionality of a graphical user interface (GUI) pointer input device are provided. A first gesture pattern is configured. The first gesture pattern, when performed, enables a predetermined function of the input device. The predetermined function substitutes for a default function of the input device. The enabling... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)

20100180238 - User interface system for a personal healthcare environment: The present invention relates to a user interface system for a personal healthcare environment. Furthermore the invention relates to a method of operating such a user interface system. In order to provide a user interface system which can easily be used by disabled users, a user interface system (1) is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100174974 - Method and system for customizing a mobile application using a web-based interface: A system and method for customizing mobile-form applications via a web-based interface for distribution to a mobile device are disclosed. An example method includes providing a customizable mobile-form application template. A web-based interface is provided allowing creation of a customized mobile-form application from the customizable mobile-form application template by selecting... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100174975 - Identification of tables in an unstructured document: Some embodiments provide a method for analyzing an unstructured document that includes a number of glyphs. The method identifies boundaries between sets of glyphs. The method identifies that several of the boundaries form a table. The method defines a tabular structural element based on the table. The tabular structural element... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100174976 - Efficient data structures for parsing and analyzing a document: Some embodiments provide a method that parses an unstructured document that includes a number of primitive elements. The method stores the primitive elements in a random order in a first storage. The method stores references to the primitive elements in a second storage in an order based on locations of... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100174978 - Identification of guides and gutters of a document: Some embodiments provide a method for analyzing an unstructured document that includes a number of words. Each word is an associated set of glyphs and each glyph has location coordinates. The method identifies clusters of words based on the location coordinates. Based on the identified clusters, the method defines a... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100174980 - Identification of regions of a document: Some embodiments provide a for analyzing a document that includes a number of primitive elements. The method identifies boundaries between sets of primitive elements and identifies regions bounded by the boundaries. The method uses the identified regions to define structural elements for the document. The method defines a structured document... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100174979 - Identification, selection, and display of a region of interest in a document: Some embodiments provide a method for displaying a structured document that includes a hierarchy of structural elements. The hierarchy is constructed by analyzing an unstructured document. The method displays the structured document on a device. The method receives a selection of a position of interest in the document. Based on... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100174977 - Methods for efficient cluster analysis: Some embodiments provide a method for defining structure for an unstructured document that includes a number of primitive elements that are defined in terms of their position in the document. The method identifies a pairwise grouping of nearest primitive elements. The method sorts the pairwise primitive elements based on an... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100174981 - Rtf template and xsl/fo conversion: a new way to create computer reports: A template processor converts an initial template document into an XSL template that can be used to automatically generate reports from report data extracted from a database or other application. Users create initial template documents using a word processor or other rich-text editing application. The initial template document employs the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle

20100174984 - Document editing apparatus and control method thereof: In order to maintain consistencies of relations between objects and page attributes in document data, a document editing apparatus for editing document data including a plurality of pages, includes a determination unit which determines, when a process is executed for the document data, whether or not the process includes a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100174982 - Identification of compound graphic elements in an unstructured document: Some embodiments provide a method of analyzing an unstructured document. The method receiving the unstructured document that includes a number of primitive graphic elements, each of which is defined as a single object in the unstructured document. The unstructured document has a drawing order that indicates the order in which... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100174983 - Selection of text in an unstructured document: Some embodiments provide a method for defining a selection of text in an unstructured document that includes a number of glyphs. The method identifies associated sets of glyphs and a reading order that specifies a flow of reading through the glyphs. The method displays the document. The method receives a... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100174985 - Identification of layout and content flow of an unstructured document: Some embodiments provide a method for analyzing an unstructured document that includes a number of glyphs, each of which has a position in the unstructured document. Based on positions of the glyphs in the unstructured document, the method creates associations between different sets of glyphs in order to identify different... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100174986 - Apparatus and method for moving to previous website in web browser: An apparatus and a method for moving a web page in a web browser of a terminal that permits root domain movement by a single input. The apparatus includes a memory, a controller, and a display unit. The memory stores a first list for managing a root domain movement history,... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100174987 - Method and apparatus for navigation between objects in an electronic apparatus: A method and an apparatus of object navigation using a touch screen divided into an output area and a control area utilizes organic interaction between the output area and the control area. A first area is an output area for displaying an object, and a second area for displaying a... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100174988 - System and method for providing virtual interface: A system and a method of the present invention output a virtual interface screen to the display using independent video output channel which is not directly involved with the operating system. An embodiment for realizing the virtual interface uses an overlay function and the other uses a miniport function. In... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100174989 - Encoding method and apparatus and decoding method and apparatus: The disclosed embodiments relate to a multimedia data encoding/decoding method and apparatus. In some aspects, a decoding method comprises receiving multimedia data which comprises a media area including a video data area and an audio data area; a media information area including a video track area and an audio track... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100174990 - Method of presenting digital content: A method of presenting digital content, includes obtaining digital data representative of a succession of content items and presenting the succession of content items in a first presentation mode (22). In the first presentation mode (22), steps (24,25) of making a first selection of the data representing a content item... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100174991 - Maintaining data coherency within related multi-perspective user interfaces via session-less queries: A contextual data server can provide a contextual data response for a contextual data request. A contextual data response can include at least client-requested data for the contextual data request and contextual differences data. The context-enhanced multi-perspective user interface can present the client-requested data received from the contextual data server... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20100174993 - Method and apparatus for managing digital media content: Various aspects and embodiments are directed to a streamlined computer device and a graphical user interface that organizes interface elements into views of computer content for presentation to a user. Various views of digital media content permits users to easily and efficiently access various digital media content. Different views are... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20100174992 - System and method for screen recording: Embodiments of the inventions are directed to a method for recording screen data. The method may include receiving display data displayed on a local screen coupled to a local computing device wherein the display data originate from first and second applications executed on first and second remote application servers; receiving... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100174994 - Systems and methods for workflow processing: Systems and methods for processing a workflow are disclosed. Certain embodiments allow prescreened data to be inserted into a workflow. A user's interpretation of prescreened data can be compared with previously obtained characteristics, enabling the user's interpretive output to be monitored and improved. The disclosed systems and methods have applications... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100174996 - Rendering destination instant messaging personalization items before communicating with destination: Perception of a personalization item in an instant messaging communications session may be enabled by perceiving an identifier corresponding to an intended instant message recipient designated by an instant message sender system, accessing personalization items corresponding to the perceived identifier, and making perceivable the personalization items corresponding to the received... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100174995 - System and method for dynamically building a web interface per data collecting rules: A system and associated method for dynamically building a web interface per data collecting rules. An interface module receives a request to perform a business transaction from a caller application. The interface module determines a series of interface screens pursuant to data collecting rules associated with the requested business transaction.... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100174998 - Calendaring location-based events and associated travel: A user interface for an electronic calendar represents different locations or different users or different user calendars in different portions of the display. Calendar entries can be associated with one or more locations, one or more users, and with one or more user calendars. The different locations may reside in... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20100174997 - Collaborative documents exposing or otherwise utilizing bona fides of content contributors: Content to be included within an electronic document associated with a content author can be determined. Bona fide information of the content author can also be determined. A request for the electronic document can be received from at least one content consumer. Responsive to the request, a copy of the... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20100175001 - Calendaring location-based events and associated travel: A user interface for an electronic calendar represents different locations or different users or different user calendars in different portions of the display. Calendar entries can be associated with one or more locations, one or more users, and with one or more user calendars. The different locations may reside in... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20100175000 - Dynamically creating and managing alternate contacts list: Alternate contacts information for a subscriber is dynamically generated and managed by schematizing representation of alternate contacts. Initial alternate contacts are computed based on organization hierarchy, delegate information set by a user in system directory, contacts information set by the user in personal directories, and/or by other user defined settings.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100174999 - Integration of collaboration systems in an instant messaging application: A user of an instant messaging application may interact with instant messaging contacts in other collaboration applications (e.g., e-mail, calendar applications, etc.). IM conversations may relate to information in the collaboration applications. For example, an employee may send an e-mail containing marketing data to his manager and wishes to discuss... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)

20100175002 - Method and system for rating exchangeable gestures via communications in virtual world applications: A method, system and computer-readable medium are disclosed for rating exchangeable gestures in a virtual world application. The method includes making a gesture owned by a first user of the virtual world application available to a second user of the virtual world application; in response to the second user providing... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice

20100175003 - Management of virtual discussion threads in a synchronous conferencing system: A mechanism is provided for defining and managing virtual discussion threads in a generic synchronous conferencing system. A chat server and chat client define a virtual discussion thread (VDT) entity that includes a group of chat entries or parts of chat entries. The chat entries in a VDT logically belong... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100175004 - Virtual meeting booth: In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining, at a first location, a request to initiate a web conference. The request is obtained from a first party. The method also includes communicating with a second location configured to create the web conference based on the request, and determining when the web... Agent: Patent Capital Group - Cisco

20100175008 - Apparatus and method for playing of multimedia item: A method, apparatus, and system are described in which an electronic device includes a display means having an output area and an execution area. An electronic device user may simply and intuitively play a multimedia item through manipulation of objects in the output area and the execution area. The multimedia... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100175005 - Interface for chemical procedure information: A pocket-sized, portable computing apparatus that performs frequently used laboratory calculations, provides a look-up function for commonly used data and procedures, and provides note-taking and data capture for record-keeping. The present invention displays data in a form that a chemist finds most convenient and manipulates this data with functions a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100175007 - Semiconductor storage device and control method for a semiconductor storage device: A semiconductor storage device and a control method for a semiconductor storage device that displays information corresponding to stored data on a display unit can assure the accuracy of the information displayed on the display unit. A USB memory device 1 that has a storage unit 21 that stores data,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100175006 - System and method for detecting, collecting, analyzing, and communicating event-related information: A system and method involves detecting operational social disruptive events on a global scale, assigning disease event staging and warnings to express data in more simplistic terms, modeling data in conjunction with linguistics analysis to establish responsive actions, generating visualization and modeling capabilities for communicating information, and modeling disease propagation... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100175009 - Computerized action tool for managing print parameters, queuing actions and archiving actions for a document output management system: A method is disclosed comprising selecting an action tool from a set of action tools on a screen display of a computer, the action tool being associated with a set of actions including at least two of the following: (1) a printing action, (2) an e-mailing action, and (3) an... Agent: Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP

20100175011 - Apparatus and method of delivering content between applications: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method of delivering content between applications. Content which is to be delivered from a source application to a target application may be extracted according to a user input signal, a content type describing object and a content extraction scheme corresponding to a content type.... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100175010 - Graphical configuration and management of interfaces: System, methods, and computer program products are provided for creating, managing, and configuring interfaces and communications profiles of systems or networks. The system may receive input placing a first graphical image (associated with a communications profile) on a pane, receive input defining one or more of the attributes and/or parameters... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100175013 - Apparatus and method for automatic work instruction generation: An automated method for creating work instructions to manufacture a product. Monitoring for a user input modifying a model for the product is performed. Responsive to detecting the user input modifying the model for the product, a number of work instructions for a modification to the model of the product... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20100175014 - Multimedia information and control system for automobiles: In a multimedia information and control system for use in an automobile, at least one interface is employed which enables a user to access information concerning the automobile and control vehicle functions in an efficient manner. The user may select one of a plurality of displayed options on a screen... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh, LLP

20100175015 - System and a computer implemented method for automatically displaying process information in an industrial control system: A method and system for displaying process information in an industrial control system including generating at least one trend curve A-D for one or more variables of a process for a given time interval 9. An event log including process events is made and a list of events is also... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100175012 - System and method for remote monitoring and control of field device: A system and method for remotely monitoring a field device includes a console communicably coupled to a field device located remotely therefrom. The console is configured to capture output data from an output buffer of one or more field devices, in which the output buffer is also configured to supply... Agent: Richard L. Sampson Sampson & Associates. P.C.

20100175016 - Security key inputting system for touch screen device: A touch screen device includes a touch screen panel having a key input area and defining a plurality of touch-sensitive keys at the key input area, a control module operatively linking with the touch screen panel, and a security key inputting system operatively linked to the control module. The control... Agent: Raymond Y. Chan

20100175017 - Secure electronic media distribution and presentation system: A method and apparatus for the distribution of electronic media content for distribution to employees of a subscriber. The system includes an electronic display for displaying selected electronic media content that may be selected, modified and/or generated by the subscriber. The system allows for dramatically increased subscriber control of the... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100175018 - Virtual page turn: One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-turning gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page turn actively follows the page-turning gesture. The virtual page turn curls a lifted... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100175019 - Data exploration tool including guided navigation and recommended insights: An ad hoc business data exploration tool is disclosed, which provides guided access to the vast amount of data within a multidimensional database. The tool provides guided access by suggesting insights which may be of particular interest to the user based on a scoring of the insights and user feedback... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20100175020 - Mobile terminal and method for providing application program thereof: A mobile terminal and a method for providing an application program is provided. The method for providing an application program of a mobile terminal includes receiving an input sound signal, determining whether at least one predetermined keyword exists in the input sound signal, determining, if at least one predetermined keyword... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100175021 - Overflow viewing window: A mechanism for viewing a portion of a document that overflows a display portion area of an interface is provided. The document is opened using an application. The document is displayed in a display portion of the interface associated with the application. Portions of the document displayed in the display... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100175022 - User interface: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a communication interface for receiving content from a content source, a display interface for coupling to a display, a processor for manipulating the content in a form so that it can be transmitted over the display interface and presented on the display, a memory... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100175023 - Revealing of truncated content on scrollable grid: Various embodiments related to the revealing of truncated content on a scrollable grid are disclosed. One disclosed embodiment provides a computing device comprising a display, a processor, and memory comprising instructions executable by the processor to display a cell of a grid of content at a first, smaller size and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100175024 - System and method for automatic weight generation for probabilistic matching: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method of automatically generating weights for matching data records. Each field of a record may be compared by an exact match and/or close matches and each comparison can result in a mathematical score which is the sum of the field comparisons. To... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20100175025 - System and method for dynamically displaying application shortcut icons of an electronic device: A method for dynamically displaying application shortcut icons of an electronic device constructs a dependency relation graph according to applications whose invoked frequency has reached a predetermined frequency value, and further according to browsing paths whose count has reached a predetermined dependency rule. The method further computes a weight value... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100175026 - System and method for graphical content and media management, sorting, and retrieval: A system and method graphically displays similar or disparate forms of information for the purpose of sorting, searching, organizing, accessing, and using the information that contains a revolving carousel, limits the amount of information displayed by a subset setting, and having sorting commands directly accessible to the user through a... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100175028 - Display control device, display control method, and program: A display control device includes a display control unit and an input unit. The display control unit is configured to display, on a display screen, a first selection area displaying a list of a plurality of first data items, a first scroll bar corresponding to the first selection area, a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100175027 - Non-uniform scrolling: Embodiments related to the non-uniform scrolling of a scrollable list displayed on a computing device display are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of operating a display comprising displaying a scrollable list of items that includes a first pair of list positions separated by a first spacing... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100175029 - Context switching zooming user interface: A diagnostic system includes a display module that displays an icon view and one or more sensor views. The icon view includes icons that represent associated processes and the sensor views include sensor data that is associated with respective ones of the processes. A processor module receives the sensor data... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100175030 - Information processing apparatus: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus with improved operatability. With the information processing apparatus in which the user is capable of watching a television program and connecting to the Internet, the index panel 1 shows channel buttons 2 to be operated to select a desired program, a... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100175031 - Discovery of media content via user interface: Embodiments related to facilitating the discovery of media content are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method for displaying information related to media items in a graphical user interface. The method includes displaying one or more available media items in a view of the graphical user interface, and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100175032 - Data display apparatus, method of controlling the same, and computer program: A data display apparatus comprising, a display unit operable to hierarchically displays a plurality of folders, a management unit operable to manage information associated with each of the plurality of folders, a determination unit operable to, when the display unit displays each of the plurality of folders, determine based on... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

  
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20100169754 - Attaching audio generated scripts to graphical representations of applications: A computer implemented method, a computer program product, and a data processing system attach audio generated scripts to graphical representations of applications. A mobile device records an audio instruction. The mobile device then converts the audio instruction into a command script and associates the command script with a document identifier.... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20100169753 - Media portability and compatibility for different destination platforms: Tools and techniques for media portability and compatibility for different destination platforms are provided. These tools may receive commands to launch a media portability capability, and may receive source media as input for transformation. These tools may also receive indications of profile settings for specifying how to transform the source... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100169755 - Methods, systems, and apparatus for developing widgets: An exemplary computing system may receive input identifying a first data source. The computing system may also provide a widget template and receive a request to associate the first data source with the widget template. The computing system may create a map that associates the first data source with the... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20100169756 - Automated bookmarking: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to automatically generating bookmarks associating user accounts with individual links based at least in part on tracked user access data.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP

20100169758 - Extracting semantics from data: Embodiments of the invention convert data from atomic tuples found in data sources such as spreadsheets (e.g., raw numbers, words, and formatted dates) into semantically enriched schemas and associated tuples. In addition to the data content, visual content, such as font and background color, is also analyzed as a part... Agent: Robert Plotkin, PC

20100169757 - Filtering method for evaluating patents: A filtering method for evaluating patents comprises loading each unit of text or figure in a portfolio of patents into digital memory then comparing each unit of text or figure with all other units of text or figures in digital memory using digital data processing. The duplicate units of text... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100169759 - Systems and methods to create a multidimensional expression calculated member in a spreadsheet cell: According to some embodiments, a system, method, means, and/or computer program code are provided to facilitate use of a spreadsheet application to access information stored in a multidimensional data source. Some embodiments include receiving, at an analyzer module, a change indication from the spreadsheet application. The change indication may be,... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC

20100169760 - Apparatus for displaying instance data, method, and computer program product: An information editing supporting apparatus receives an operation performed by a user. In a case where the operation related to editing of property values or referencing of property values, the apparatus generates operation information related to the operation while associating the operation information with one of the classes to which... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100169762 - Communication apparatus and storage medium storing program: A communication apparatus including: a positional information storing portion which stores positional information of content-related information; a content-related-information obtaining portion which obtains the content-related information; a web-page generating portion which generates, using the content-related information, a web page including first information; a web-page storing portion which has a storage device... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100169761 - Computer and method for converting a web page: A method for converting a web page sets local URLs to correspond to effective URLs of web pages, saves the local URLs and the effective URL of the web pages in the storage. The method further searches the storage for an effective URL corresponding to a local URL inputted by... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100169763 - Method and system for inserting data in a web page that is transmitted to a handheld device: Disclosed is a system and method that adds additional data (a banner, footer or a header, for example) to a web page while the data is transferred toward a mobile device. An exemplary system can comprise an intermediate node between a surfer and the Internet. Such an intermediate node element... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100169764 - Automation tool for web site content language translation: A system, method and computer readable medium for providing translated web content is disclosed. The method on an information processing system includes retrieving a first content in a first language and parsing the first content into a plurality of translatable components. The method further includes generating a unique identifier for... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100169765 - Categorizing document elements based on display layout: Identifying panel types of elements for display on a computing device. Documents such as web pages have a layout for the elements with some elements positioned in the header, footer, and sidebar regions of the document. A browser or other application receives the elements for display (e.g., on a mobile... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100169766 - Computing device and method for selecting display regions responsive to non-discrete directional input actions and intelligent content analysis: A computing device includes a display surface, a human interface feature, and processing resources. The human interface features enables a user of the computing device to enter a non-discrete directional input action. The processing resources execute to: (i) provide content on the display surface; (ii) detect the user performing the... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100169767 - Method and apparatus for processing layout and storage medium: A plurality of other contents are placed in one content placement region so that a priority content to which a priority attribute is set is displayed larger than the other contents to which the priority attribute is not set.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100169768 - Spell checker that teaches rules of spelling: A method, system, and article are provided for determining the source of a spelling error and teaching the rule associated with the error. The computer system is configured with a review module in communication with managers to support identification of a spelling error and associating a rule with the error.... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC

20100169769 - Instant messaging multilingual configuration: A computer implemented method, computer usable recordable-type medium having a computer usable program code, and a data processing system provide a custom dictionary associated with an instant messaging contact. A chat window within an instant messaging application with the instant messaging contact is initially opened. The chat window is associated... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20100169770 - Input method editor having a secondary language mode: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, in which an input method editor receives a mode control input and determines a language mode based on the mode control input. Upon receiving composition inputs, the input method editor interprets the composition input based on the determined language mode.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100169771 - User interface for managing patient care plans: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing patient care plans are provided. In embodiments, a graphical user interface provides for the presentation and management of patient care plans. The user interface includes a plan summary area that is configured to display information relating to a patient care plan. The user... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)

20100169774 - Electronics apparatus, method for displaying map, and computer program: An electronics apparatus includes an information storing unit that stores map data; a display unit that displays an image; a touched position detecting unit that detects a touched position on the displayed image in the display unit; and a control unit that displays a map in the display unit using... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100169773 - Method for providing gui using pointer with sensuous effect that pointer is moved by gravity and electronic apparatus thereof: A method for providing a GUI which uses a pointer with a sensuous effect showing that the pointer is moved by gravity is provided. The GUI providing method moves a pointer toward a specific position of a GUI-component if the pointer enters the GUI-component, and outputs at least one of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100169772 - Tabbed content view on a touch-screen device: Content may be displayed on a touch-screen display of a device as part of a graphical interface in which the content is divided into categories or sections, and each category/section is associated with a graphical tab. The device may detect a selection of one of the graphic tabs based on... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20100169775 - Audio processing interface: A graphical element resembling an instrument amplifier having audio control parameters is displayed through a graphical user interface (GUI). An additional graphical element resembling one or more instrument effects pedals is displayed. Each instrument effects pedal has separate audio control parameters. An audio input is received from an instrument. The... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100169776 - Generalized interactive narratives: A multimedia system specifies a multimedia experience stream by a narrative definition that defines a narrative presentation having sub-narratives. Each sub-narrative may incorporate multiple streams of different types of media with each stream defining a “path” through content of that media type. The multimedia system directs the presentation of the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20100169777 - Light table for editing digital media: A system in accordance with the present invention may include one or more processors, memory that receives instructions from the one or more processors according to a clock operating at a frequency, one or more programs stored in the memory, with instructions to: access media content, wherein the media content... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20100169778 - System and method for browsing, selecting and/or controlling rendering of media with a mobile device: A system and a method enable browsing, selecting and/or controlling rendering of media with a mobile device. Content from multiple content sources is aggregated, and a default content source and/or a default rendering device used for subsequent media selection are established. Individual media playback shortcuts are associated with specific default... Agent: Patents+tms, P.C.

20100169779 - Multi-media production system and method: The invention provides a media editing system comprising a first input/output port for receiving media projects comprising media to be edited and project instructions from a plurality of sources of media projects. The system further comprises a selector for selecting one of said plurality of media editing subsystems for editing... Agent: Christine Johnson Esq.

20100169780 - Storage device managing playable content: Displaying storage device-generated menus for playback includes connecting a storage device to a host capable of playing back video content, and presenting to the host a root directory through which a content selection file allows selecting video files for playback through user-storage device interaction, and, optionally, one or more service... Agent: Toler Law Group

20100169781 - Pose to device mapping: Embodiments may comprise logic such as hardware and/or code to map content of a device such as a mobile device, a laptop, a desktop, or a server, to a two dimensional field or table and map user poses or movements to the coordinates within the table to offer quick access... Agent: Schubert, Osterrieder & Nickelson, PLLC C/o Cpa Global

20100169782 - Content and/or service guiding device and guiding method, and information recording medium: To facilitate finding of content or a service suitable for a user from a large amount of content sets and services. An image of a virtual three dimensional space (16) where a plurality of display elements (14) associated with respective content sets and/or services are placed is shown, and the... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20100169783 - Framework for slideshow object: A system in accordance with the present invention may include one or more processors, memory that receives instructions from the one or more processors according to a clock operating at a frequency, one or more programs stored in the memory, with instructions to: define a layer, wherein the layer comprises... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20100169784 - Slide show effects style: A computer-implemented method for authoring media presentations is provided. The method includes steps for defining a style. The style comprises one or more style properties. The style is applied to a layer. The layer comprises one or more effects. The style may also be applied to a document, effect container,... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20100169785 - Methods and systems for interacting with an imaging device: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for remote interaction with an imaging device.... Agent: Kristine Elizabeth Matthews

20100169786 - system, method, and apparatus for visual browsing, deep tagging, and synchronized commenting: The present invention provides a system, method, and apparatus for visual browsing, deep tagging, and synchronized comment regarding interactive time-based media data. Operational modules are provided that allow users to more effectively discover and preview and view time-based media in order to choose and locate sub-segments in time that are... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP

20100169788 - Computer system and method for collaborative data visualization, manipulation and analysis: A computer assisted system and method for the visualization, manipulation and analysis of data, in which a computer-assisted data visualization and analysis session undertaken by an analyst, including all intermediate and final data visualization, manipulation and analysis steps and functions, are electronically archived on a computer-readable medium and instantly made... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100169787 - Interaction between business system and mobile device: A computer program product tangibly embodied in a computer-readable storage medium includes instructions that when executed by a processor perform a method for interaction between a business system and a mobile device. The method includes forwarding, from a business system that includes an application program having logical functionality, a visual... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.

20100169789 - Scaling social networks: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can scale a content feed in terms of the amount of content delivered in order to facilitate satisfactory experiences in connection with a social network. In particular, the architecture can utilize a content feed to disseminate content between members of a... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100169790 - Remote control of a presentation: Techniques for remotely controlling a presentation application are disclosed. In accordance with these techniques, a device, such as a handheld device, is linked over a network with a presentation running on a presentation application. In one embodiment, the remote control application allows the presentation to be controlled over the network... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20100169791 - Remote display remote control: A Remote Display Protocol (RDP) server, such as a hand-held mobile device, may control various aspects of the RDP client, such as a large display. For example, if a user wishes to use a RDP system to project the display from their laptop computer onto a large-screen display mounted in... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100169792 - Web and visual content interaction analytics: Techniques for web and visual content interaction analytics are described, including capturing data associated with a web activity from one or more sources, the data including at least a video comprising eye-gaze data and the one or more sources comprising at least a visual imaging device configured to capture the... Agent: Kokka & Backus, PC

20100169794 - Collaborative development of visualization dashboards: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for the collaborative development of a visualization dashboard. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for collaboratively developing a visualization dashboard can be provided. The method can include identifying an extended Wiki directive within a Wiki... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20100169793 - Messaging system and method: A method, computer program product, and computing system for defining text to be included within a first text message. One or more tags are assigned to the first text message. The one or more tags are chosen from a plurality of available tags. The first text message, including the text... Agent: Holland & Knight

20100169800 - Controlling attribute expression within a virtual environment: A computer-implemented method of controlling attribute expression for an avatar within a virtual environment can include defining a rule that determines expression of an attribute of a first avatar conditioned upon an attribute of at least one other avatar within a virtual environment and, responsive to the first avatar contacting... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC

20100169799 - Method and apparatus for enabling presentations to large numbers of users in a virtual environment: A method and apparatus for enabling interaction with a large number of participants in a three dimensional computer-generated virtual environment is provided. In one embodiment, a participant in a three dimensional computer-generated virtual environment is able to simultaneously exist in multiple areas of a sliced virtual environment or in multiple... Agent: Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, LLP Attn: John C. Gorecki

20100169795 - Method and apparatus for interrelating virtual environment and web content: Interaction with web content in a web browser can control actions in an embedded virtual environment, and events in the virtual environment can be used to update content and applications running in the web browser. In one embodiment, particular events in the virtual environment are passed to a mapping component... Agent: Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, LLP Attn: John C. Gorecki

20100169797 - User interface for orienting new users to a three dimensional computer-generated virtual environment: When new users are first introduced to virtual environments, the new users may be confused and uncertain as to how to interact with the virtual environment. Several new user orientation features have been added to the virtual environment user interface to help orient new users to the three dimensional computer-generated... Agent: Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, LLP Attn: John C. Gorecki

20100169796 - Visual indication of audio context in a computer-generated virtual environment: A method and apparatus for providing a visual indication of audio context in a computer-generated virtual environment is provided. In one embodiment, visual indicators of which other Avatars are within communication distance of an Avatar may be generated and provided to the user associated with the Avatar. The visual indication... Agent: Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, LLP Attn: John C. Gorecki

20100169798 - Visual indication of user interests in a computer-generated virtual environment: Users create profiles containing their interests, professional qualifications, and/or personal information. When users encounter each other in the virtual environment, the information contained in the personal profiles is used to provide visual indications of the profile information so that other users know some modicum of information about the user associated... Agent: Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, LLP Attn: John C. Gorecki

20100169801 - Multiple avatar personalities: Perception of multiple online personas is enabled in an instant messaging communications session. At least two identities within a communications environment to whom messages may be directed are identified. A first persona of a user is enabled to be projected to a first of the identities while a second persona... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100169803 - Method and system for implementing user generated preferences in a communication system: Embodiments of a distributed network system that implements a user-generated preferences (UGP) method to obtain meaningful data regarding user choices and profile data are described. The UGP process is implemented as an interactive application used to understand and segment internet users through graphical question and answer methodology. Over time as... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20100169802 - Methods and systems for storing, processing and managing user click-stream data: Methods and systems for enabling users to capture, store, and analyze attention data, particularly Internet website click-stream data. Captured, stored attention data may be used by the individual, or, through permissions, the data may be made available to other private and commercial users. The invention thus enables users to recognize... Agent: Christine Johnson Esq.

20100169806 - Apparatus and method for creating widget in portable terminal: Provided are an apparatus and a method for creating a widget of a portable terminal. The method includes: determining a building block that a user selects on a widget creating screen including building blocks necessary for widget creation; generating a tag of data corresponding to the confirmed building block; and... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100169805 - Dynamic point and extend user interface: A computer-implemented method of extending a user interface of an executing application can include placing the user interface in a configure mode that allows functionality of the user interface to be extended and visually distinguishing an element of the user interface that is extendable. Responsive to a user input requesting... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC

20100169804 - Extensible definition of interactive system productivity facility (ispf) panels: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for extensible definition of interactive system productivity facility (ISPF) panels. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for extensibly defining ISPF panels can include loading a panel defined by different panel definition statements recognizable by an... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20100169807 - Digital television and method of providing graphical user interface using the same: A digital television (DTV) and a method of providing a GUI using the DTV are disclosed. The method of providing a GUI in a DTV comprises: first displaying an image on a display unit provided on the DTV; receiving a display command of a first GUI; and second displaying the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100169812 - Apparatus and method for providing widget service in portable terminal: A portable terminal includes an apparatus for enhancing security by preventing the control on an internal function of the portable terminal via a widget downloaded from a sharing site. The apparatus includes a widget engine for determining, when a widget in operation controls an internal function of the terminal, whether... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100169811 - Cell image display apparatus, cell image display method, and computer program product: A cell image display apparatus comprising: a parameter value obtainer for obtaining characteristic parameter values based on a plurality of cell images obtained by imaging a sample including the plurality of cells, wherein each of the characteristic parameter values respectively indicates characteristic of each of the cells; a type determiner... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100169809 - Method and system for managing visually related multimedia information by means of dimensional classification: Disclosed are a method and a system for managing visually related multimedia information. The visually related multimedia information comprises a plurality of information elements; each information element of the plurality of visually related multimedia information elements is associated with one or more characteristics. Each characteristic of the visually related multimedia... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100169808 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a mobile streaming adaptor: An apparatus for providing a mobile streaming adaptor includes a processor configured to receive media content from a remote camera, process the received media content by capturing, encoding and encapsulating the media content at a mobile electronic device, connect to a remote streaming server through function of a mobile networked... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100169810 - User interfaces for identification of health care associated infections: Described herein are embodiments directed to displaying presumptive health care infections (HAIs) that may be affecting a patients in health care facilities. Patient data is stored in a database. Software-encoded health care rules for detecting HAIs infections are applied to the patient data and used to classify a patient as... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)

20100169813 - Method for displaying and operating user interface and electronic device: A method for displaying and operating a user interface and an electronic device are provided. In the method, a background frame is displayed. Further, a trigger signal triggered by an object on one of a plurality of areas of the background frame is received, in which the areas respectively correspond... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100169814 - Data transferring system and method, and electronic device having the same: A data transferring system includes a reading unit, a display unit, a selecting unit, an orientation sensing unit, an analyzing unit and a transferring unit. The reading unit is configured for reading contents. The display unit is configured for displaying the read contents to allow selection of contents. The selecting... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100169816 - Field device with means for performing diagnostic methods: A field device is able to diagnose a broad spectrum of possible faults and/or states, and includes: structure for performing user defined, diagnostic methods; which has an input circuit, via which at least one input variable is fed to the structure; which has an evaluation unit, which serves for deriving,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100169815 - Visual force feedback in a minimally invasive surgical procedure: Methods of and a system for providing a visual representation of force information in a robotic surgical system. A real position of a surgical end effector is determined. A projected position of the surgical end effector if no force were applied against the end effector is also determined. Images representing... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

20100169817 - Method and apparatus for context enhanced wireless discovery: A system, apparatus, method and article for context enhanced wireless discovery are described. The apparatus may include a discovery module to receive status information for one or more target devices, the status information comprising physical characteristics of the one or more target devices. The apparatus may also include a composition... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC C/o Cpa Global

20100169819 - Enhanced zooming functionality: A method includes detecting an image presented on a display area of a device; detecting a pointing device input on a touch sensitive area of a device; determining that the input includes at least one point of contact on the touch sensitive area; and activating a zoom functionality of the... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100169818 - Keyboard based graphical user interface navigation: A computer-implemented method of navigating a GUI can include, responsive to a user input initiating a navigation mode, overlaying, atop of the GUI located within a first layer, a virtual keyboard within a second layer, wherein the virtual keyboard includes a plurality of virtual keys. The method can include, for... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC

20100169821 - Layout switching device, screen generating device for moving object,information display system for moving object,moving object,and control method: In one embodiment of the present invention, a layout switching device includes: a disregard list storage section for storing, for each of display layouts, a disregard list indicating a type of state information which can be disregarded even when the state information is changed; and a disregard list comparing section... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100169820 - System and method for changing system modes: A method, computer program product, and computing system for providing a graphical user interface via an operating system. The graphical user interface may be configured to permit a user to define a plurality of modes, one of the modes being a current mode. The method may also include permitting a... Agent: Holland & Knight

20100169822 - Indication to assist a user in predicting a change in a scroll rate: A user interface of a device is provided for displaying an environment that is visually larger than a display area. The user interface includes a scroll function that positions selected portions of the environment within the display area. A scroll rate of the user interface changes as the scroll function... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100169824 - Input apparatus, control apparatus, control system, electronic apparatus, and control method: An input apparatus includes a detection section, a change section, and a transmission section. The detection section detects a movement amount of a user operation in an arbitrary direction. The change section changes a ratio of a first movement amount as a movement amount in a first operation direction corresponding... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100169823 - Method of managing groups of arrays of documents: A method of grouping arrays of documents is provided, the method comprising providing a first plurality of documents in a first array of documents, providing a second plurality of documents in a second array of documents, grouping the first array of documents and the second array of documents in a... Agent: Maya-systems Inc. Attn.: Intellectual Property Department

20100169825 - User interface for dynamic presentation text: An apparatus, method and article of manufacture of the present invention provide improved rate of text presentation to a reader. The invention provides a method for defining a region of the display at which text is preferably read, and further provides a user interface for adjusting the speed of text... Agent: Carlineo, Spicer & Kee, LLC

20100169826 - Prioritized presentation of content: A method is provided for determining content to present on a display of a device. The method comprises presenting a first content in a first location in an application window of an application and presenting a second content in a second location in the application window of the application. The... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100169827 - Setting control using edges of a user interface: A setting control may be mapped to an edge of a user interface to facilitate control of various settings and access thereto. The mapping may be implemented based on a number of setting values associated with the setting control and a size of a specified edge of the user interface.... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)

20100169830 - Apparatus and method for selecting a command: A method for selecting a command in a mobile communication terminal that includes a display and a character input device is disclosed. The method includes detecting input of at least one character using the character input device; displaying a list of commands associated with the at least one character; and... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100169828 - Computer desktop organization via magnet icons: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for computer desktop organization via magnet icons. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for computer desktop organization via magnet icons can include creating a magnet icon and placing the magnet icon on a graphical user... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20100169831 - Information product and method for interacting with user: Disclosed are a method for displaying tree structure data and a hand-held electronic device and a computer program product thereof, wherein the tree structure data includes a node item and a sub-item and the sub-item is belong to the node item. The hand-held electronic device includes a menu providing module,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100169829 - Systems, methods, and apparatuses for resolving media content recording conflicts: An exemplary method includes detecting, on a media content recording device, a media content recording conflict between a plurality of scheduled recordings of media content instances, and outputting, for display on a display device, data representative of a graphical user interface including a plurality of graphical objects representative of the... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20100169832 - Floating hierarchical menu of navigation history: A method for enabling access to a history of previously accessed data items includes (a) providing a floating hierarchical menu of navigation history which may alternatively be located at any portion of a main window including a hierarchical tree displaying a plurality of previously accessed data items in response to... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100169833 - Imaging apparatus and image display control method for imaging apparatus: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes a touch panel monitor configured to provide an operation unit and a display unit for imaged image on the same screen. The apparatus displays a plurality of buttons corresponding to a plurality of imaging methods, and displays with a focus a first button corresponding to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100169834 - Inputting apparatus: An inputting apparatus including: a display unit on which an image is displayed; a detecting portion configured to detect an approach value which represents an approaching or a touching degree of an input object with respect to each position in the display unit and which becomes larger where the approaching... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100169835 - Menu display device, method for displaying menu, and imaging apparatus: The menu display device of the present invention includes: a display section 182 configured to display selectable menu items in a plurality of lines; a menu item selector 184 configured to select one of the menu items; and a control section 170 configured to execute a control so that when... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100169838 - Analysis of images located within three-dimensional environments: Images are analyzed within a 3D environment that is generated based on spatial relationships of the images and that allows users to experience the images in the 3D environment. Image analysis may include ranking images based on user viewing information, such as the number of users who have viewed an... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)

20100169836 - Interface cube for mobile device: A computing device presents, on a screen, a three-dimensional rendering of an interface cube that includes a representation of a user's contacts displayed on at least one surface of the interface cube. The computing device receives a communication item from a peripheral application, where the communication item is associated with... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20100169837 - Providing web content in the context of a virtual environment: Information URLs may be associated with three dimensional objects in a three dimensional virtual environment. When a URL is selected, an overlay web rendering engine renders a web page associated with the URL over the object in the three dimensional virtual environment. The web page may include rich content, interactive... Agent: Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, LLP Attn: John C. Gorecki

20100169839 - Method for providing gui using pointer having visual effect showing that pointer is moved by gravity and electronic apparatus thereof: A method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) using a pointer having a visual effect showing that the pointer is moved by gravity is provided. If the pointer is determined to be placed on a first area, the pointer is moved according to user's manipulation, and if the pointer... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100169842 - Control function gestures: Techniques involving control function gestures are described. In an implementation, a control function is identified in response to gesture input at a touch screen of the remote control device. Execution of the identified control function is initiated a client device that is communicatively coupled to the remote control device and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100169841 - Handwriting manipulation for conducting a search over multiple databases: A method and system is provided for allowing a user of a multifunctional device to search information without going through several menu/button manipulations. More specifically, a multifunctional device comprises a user screen area including a touch sensitive layer to receive user input in order to initiate a search over several... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100169843 - Input apparatus, handheld apparatus, and control method: An input apparatus includes: a motion signal output section to detect a movement of an object for controlling a movement of an image displayed on a screen and output a motion signal corresponding to the movement of the object; a control command generation section to generate a control command corresponding... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100169840 - Method for recognizing and tracing gesture: A method for recognizing and tracing a gesture fetches a gesture image by an image sensor. The gesture image is processed for recognizing and tracing, and a corresponding action is performed according to the processed result. The gesture image is pre-processed and then a moved image is detected. The moved... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20100169844 - Customization abstraction: Which one of a plurality of customization levels of a customizable operation of a software application is to be provided to a customizing user of the customizable operation may be determined, wherein each of the plurality of customization levels represents a different level of customization abstraction for customizing the customizable... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP

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