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20100332958 - Context aware image representation: Methods and system for rendering context aware multimedia content include identifying a plurality of multimedia content that is uploaded for rendering. The uploaded multimedia content is examined to determine metadata associated with each of the plurality of multimedia contents. Contextual information associated with the metadata is identified and a grouping... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.

20100332959 - System and method of capturing a multi-media presentation for delivery over a computer network: A multi-media presentation system converts frame-based content from the presentation into a collection of slide assets of a multi-media file type. A time-based content recorded during the presentation is converted into a collection of audio/video assets of the multi-media file type. The time-based content includes one or more of audio... Agent: Robert D. Atkins

20100332961 - Automatic link publisher: This invention is an online system that shows many links to registered users and if the user presses one of modifier keys while clicking on a link, the system in addition to showing the contents of the link, automatically posts the link to the user's public profile.... Agent: Venkat Ramaswamy

20100332962 - Determining web analytics information: A system and associated method for determining web analytics information. A Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request for a target page referred from a referring page by a mouse click is processed to calculate web analytics data in the target page. The web analytics data regarding a mouse cursor position, a... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100332960 - Method and apparatus for organizing identifying information for web-based resources: A method for organizing identifying information for web-based resources may include: a) initializing an organizing tool and a web browser from a user device in operative communication with a network; b) searching the network for web-based resources associated with a search query by accessing the web search engine via the... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20100332963 - Managing transfers of information in a communications network: The invention features various techniques for managing transfers of information in public packet switched communications networks. In one aspect, the invention provides a system for identifying updated items of network-based information, such as pages, to users in a network. A master server receives the data from each of a plurality... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day

20100332964 - Electronic resource annotation: A distributed system is described in which resource utilisation decisions depend upon the categorisation of resource descriptions stored in the distributed system. In the principal embodiment, the resource descriptions are web service descriptions which are augmented with tags (i.e. descriptive words or phrases) entered by users and/or by web service... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100332965 - Automated configuration of location-specific page anchors: A request is received via an input device of a computing device for a hypertext link to an item of web content rendered on a display of the computing device. It is determined whether a markup language (ML) document used to render the web content includes an existing page anchor... Agent: Lee Law, PLLC IBM Customer Number

20100332969 - Dynamic use of device theme parameters for rendering markup content: An improved method enables markup content on an electronic device, such as a web page or other markup content, that includes its own rendering parameters to be rendered on the electronic device according to the theme rendering parameters of the device rather than the rendering parameters included on the web... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100332968 - Generic declaration of bindings between events and event handlers regardless of runtime structure: Mechanisms for binding an event handler with an event in association with a component of a hierarchical structure are provided. The mechanisms receive a structure document specifying an event, an event handler, and a binding of the event handler with the event. The mechanisms further associate the event and event... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100332967 - System and method for automatically generating web page augmentation: Embodiments of the present application provide methods and systems for automatically generating web page augmentation for web pages. In one embodiment, a computer implemented method for automatically providing a web page augmentation is provided. The method includes analyzing content of a web page to determine if a web page augmentation... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.

20100332970 - System and method for creating an electronic document: A method and system for creating an electronic document creates a blank electronic document, and then stores the blank electronic document into the computer according to a designated storage path and a filename. The method and system further receives parameters of template elements, extracts template elements according to the parameters... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100332966 - Technique for skipping irrelevant portions of documents during streaming xpath evaluation: A method and apparatus are described for summarizing a document. For each node in the document that satisfies a marking criteria, a start and end mark pair is stored in a summary in document order. The start mark specifies a location in the document where the node starts, and the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle

20100332971 - Techniques for creating documentation: Techniques for creating documentation. A writing pattern is provided. The writing pattern may be implemented in a schema, such as an XML schema or DTD. The writing pattern includes a plurality of components and defines structure and style for the documentation. Each component corresponds to a portion of the documentation.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle

20100332972 - Document processor, document processing method, and computer readable medium: A document processor includes a unit which receives document information including plural document elements as a target document, a unit which detects each of the document elements from the received target document, a unit which generates an element image enlarged by a specified ratio, of each image of the detected... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100332974 - Method and system for formation of electronic documents: A method and system for creation of customized documents over a network as well as for negotiation of contents for documents over a network (e.g., Internet) are disclosed. In one aspect, professional documents can be created in an automated manner. In another aspect, negotiation of documents (or their contents) can... Agent: Ti Law Group

20100332973 - Methods and systems for creating, interacting with, and utilizing a superactive document: A method of processing an interactive document is enclosed.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100332975 - Automatic message moderation for mailing lists: Email messages in a mailing list for an organization are monitored and filtered (or queued for moderation) based on predetermined characteristics of the message. A manager of the mailing list can later determine whether the queued messages should be approved and distributed to the intended recipients or rejected and prevented... Agent: Google / Fenwick

20100332976 - Handheld electronic device and method for performing optimized spell checking during text entry by providing a sequentially ordered series of spell-check algorithms: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with a disambiguation routine that is operable to disambiguate text input. In addition to identifying and outputting representations of language objects that are stored in the memory and that correspond with a text input, the device is able... Agent: Rim/finnegan

20100332978 - Document processing apparatus, document processing method, document processing system, and computer readable medium: A document processing apparatus includes: a memory that stores definition information that defines a process executed to document information representing a document, a sequence to execute the process, and a parameter used in the process; a holding unit that holds a parameter of an unexecuted process and a set value... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100332977 - Method and apparatus for facilitating directed reading of document portions based on information-sharing relevance: One embodiment provides a system to facilitate directed reading of a selected portion of an original document by a recipient. During operation, the system creates a transfer document based at least on the original document and the selected portion. The transfer document, when viewed by the recipient, enables the following... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20100332979 - System and method for configuration of macro commands in a controlling device: A system displays a representation of an original equipment remote control device for a target device to be controlled using a macro button of a configurable controlling device. The displayed representation of the original equipment remote control device includes representations of buttons that would be used on the original equipment... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100332980 - Managing document interactions in collaborative document environments of virtual worlds: Embodiments described herein are directed to managing document interactions in a collaborative document area of a virtual world. Document interactions of avatars in the collaborative document area of the virtual world are captured by an interaction tool deployed in the collaborative document area. The document interactions are related to at... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100332985 - Graphical user interface for a device having multiple input and output nodes: A graphical user interface (GUI) is described. The GUI includes first GUI elements that provide a visual representation of the nodes of an audio/video device. In response to user input, a signal is caused to be routed between nodes by manipulating circuitry within the audio/video device. Second GUI elements provide... Agent: Sony C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100332982 - Modular entertainment system with movable components: A system for playing audio content, visual content, or audio-visual content includes a base panel that incorporates loudspeakers, amplifiers, a display/control surface, charging circuitry for any objects placed upon the display surface, and capacitive sensors to display and control the user interface. Also included are one or more portable units... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100332981 - Providing media settings discovery in a media processing application: Some embodiments provide a method for automatically identifying settings of a media file. The method initially receives the identification of a piece of media content. Media content includes sound and image data that can be stored as a media file. It then performs an automated process for discovering the media... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100332983 - Remote host-based media presentation: An electronic device includes a first communication interface operable to receive a decoded digital data set from an apparatus remote from the electronic device, and a first circuit coupled to the first communication interface and operable to enable an output device to provide an output representing the data set.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell

20100332984 - System and method for providing a remote user interface for an application executing on a computing device: A system and method for providing a remote user interface for an application, such as a video game, executing on a computing device. The system includes a computing device configured to execute a software application and at least one remote user interface (UI) communicatively coupled to the computing device via... Agent: Fiala & Weaver P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global

20100332986 - Embedded electronic device and method for controlling multimedia files therein: An embedded electronic device includes a display, a user interface (UI) module, a playback module, a playback control module, and a storage module. The UI module displays a UI window on the display and accepts input to send out a control command The playback control module controls the playback module... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100332987 - Graphics analysis techniques: Embodiments provide techniques for the analysis of graphics applications. For instance, an apparatus may include a graphics application program interface (API), a graphics engine, and a graphics analysis tool. The graphics analysis tool may receive multiple draw calls issued to the graphics API, and arrange the draw calls into multiple... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100332988 - Mobile media device user interface: A mobile media device user interface is described. In one or more implementations, output of a plurality of audio content is monitored by a mobile media device. Each of the audio content was received via a respective one of a plurality of broadcast channels by the mobile media device. A... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100332989 - Methods for presenting a modal dialog box using an invisible panel underneath: Techniques for presenting a modal dialog box in a graphical user interface are described herein. According to one embodiment, a semi-transparent panel is displayed superimposed on a graphical user interface (GUI) page in response to a first user interaction with the GUI page. The GUI page provides a user interface... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100332990 - Information management systems and methods for heterogeneous data sources: Systems and methods integrate disparate backup devices with a unified interface. In certain examples, a management console manages data from various backup devices, while retaining such data in its native format. The management console can display a hierarchical view the client devices and/or their data and can further provide utilities... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100332991 - Increasing resilience of a network service: A set of data is obtained, representing a graph of a computer network having a set of hardware nodes and a set of hardware links between the hardware nodes. The hardware links are represented as edges in the graph. A first subset (for example, a vertex cut set) of the... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20100332992 - Method and apparatus for inspecting the properties of a computer: The invention disclosed herein enables a collection of computers and associated communications infrastructure to offer a new communications process which allows information providers to broadcast information to a population of information consumers. The information may be targeted to those consumers who have a precisely formulated need for the information. This... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100332993 - Method and system for delivering digital content: A method, computer program, and system for delivering digital content to a user interface. A method according to an embodiment includes: generating a starting content on the user interface including at least one clickable content, each of the at least one clickable content being previously associated with a first key;... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100332994 - Network-accessible control of one or more media devices: A content management (CM) system is provided to centrally control operation of one or more connected devices by issuing control requests and/or data requests. In some situations the connected device(s) include devices that control presentation of television programming-related content, such as digital video recorder (“DVR”) devices and media center devices,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100332995 - Adaptive infotainment device: The present invention provides an adaptive infotainment device, comprising a display unit, a processing module, and a network module. The processing module is coupled to the display unit to decrypt and process the multi-media content. The network module is coupled to the processing module to receive the multi-media content and... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100332996 - Method and apparatus of acquiring information regarding applications for display on a user interface: An approach is provided for acquiring information regarding installed applications on a user equipment. A request for information is received regarding one or more applications installed on user equipment in a category of applications. The request includes a respective unique identifier for the one or more applications. And, a transmission... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100332998 - Collaborative document environments in three-dimensional virtual worlds: Embodiments described herein are directed to a collaborative document environment for reviewing a collection of documents stored in a repository of a document management system. A shared collaborative document area in a virtual world is associated with a corresponding collection of documents in a document management system. The shared collaborative... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100332997 - Rule-based content filtering in a virtual universe: A system that enables individuals or companies to allow an avatar's transits and communications within a virtual universe. The system enables the selection of regions and/or content. Additionally, companies can use this system to prevent accidental communication of proprietary material. Also provided are a method and a computer readable medium... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro

20100332999 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus acquires information indicating a region to be output designated by a user in a web page displayed on a display apparatus by a browser, and extracts data indicating an image corresponding to at least a part of the region to be output indicated by the acquired... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100333000 - Synonym and similar word page search: A search tool enables users to search for synonyms of, and/or syntactically similar words to search terms that they enter. In at least some embodiments, the search tool is implemented in the context of a web browser for searching web pages. In some embodiments, search terms can be distinctly, visually... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100333001 - Device for displaying a function chart: A device for the dimensionally variable display of a function chart on a display (10) of a laboratory apparatus, including a processing unit (14) that accesses data storage means (16, 18, 20) for digital laboratory data to be displayed as a function chart, prepares the digital laboratory data for depiction... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100333002 - Method and tool for information security assessment that integrates enterprise objectives with vulnerabilities: In one aspect, a method to assess information security vulnerability of an enterprise includes storing enterprise objectives in a computer system, storing enterprise resources determined using a value criterion, a rareness criterion, an inimitability criterion and a non-substitutability criterion in the computer system and storing enterprise information assets in the... Agent: Collen Ip

20100333004 - Method, apparatus and system for modifying a composite video signal: A method for modifying a composite video signal generated by a video composing server, the composite video signal including a plurality of spatially mixed video conference streams. The method includes displaying, on a touch screen, a graphical representation of the composite video signal, and modifying the graphical representation based on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100333003 - System and method for automated color scheme transformation: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, computer-readable medium and a method for transforming a color scheme. A processor is configured to retrieve from storage data including content elements defining a user interface screen in response to a user selection of a source color and a replacement color. For... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100333005 - Display processing apparatus, display processing method, and computer program product: According to one embodiment, an display processing apparatus includes an operation receiver, a relation calculator, a grouping module, a display information generator, and a display controller. The operation receiver receives operation to select key content. The relation calculator calculates the relation of second contents to the key content. The grouping... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100333006 - Apparatus and associated methods: An apparatus including a first display configured to be able to display user content and to have an active display state in which said user content can be stably displayed via active powering of the display, and a second display configured to be able to display user content and to... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100333008 - Drag and drop of an application component to desktop: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for dragging and dropping a component of an application onto a virtual desktop. One process includes operations for receiving a request to copy a selected component of an application from a plurality of components of the application onto the virtual... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.

20100333007 - User interface: An apparatus including: a display configured to display a user movable item; a controller configured to logically divide the display into one or more areas of stability and one or more areas of instability, and configured to control movement of the item in the display in response to user input... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100333010 - Motor control characteristic evaluation device and motor control characteristic presentation method: An evaluation index selection section in which any evaluation index is selected from a plurality of evaluation indices of the control characteristics in the motor control system and which outputs selection information indicating the selected evaluation index; a relational data extraction section for extracting data related to the selected evaluation... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20100333009 - Operation support apparatus, operation support method and computer program: An operation support apparatus includes a display device (16) displaying a setting screen including an operating instruction information setting section in which operating instruction information related to the operating instruction is set and an applicable condition setting section having a menu for setting an applicable condition when notifying the operating... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100333011 - Touch screen input recognition and character selection: A system and method of character input using a virtual keyboard, which may have a reduced number of keys. The virtual keyboard may be displayed on a touch screen and may include a plurality of keys. The virtual keyboard may have a plurality of keys, each key having a number... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC On Behalf Of Oracle America, Inc.

20100333012 - Collaborative data entry: A method for collaborative data entry in which a primary user enters data into an input terminal includes data being entered into a number of input fields on an input screen by the primary user. The input terminal has an interface for assigning entry of data into at least one... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Vancott Bagley, Cornwall & Mccarthy

20100333013 - Method of managing the display of a window of an application on a first screen, a program, and a terminal using it: A method of managing a window of an application displayed on a first screen, a program, and a terminal using it. In particular, the terminal is an interactive table. The method includes the determination of a first parameter about the display of the window as a function of a second... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100333015 - Method and apparatus for representing text information: An apparatus is provided that includes a processor and memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, working with the processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: provide for receiving text information, provide for representing at least part of received text... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100333014 - Method and system for rendering data records: A method of controlling an electronic device includes retrieving records that satisfy a set of constraints, rendering data from the records in a list on a display, and rendering, in the list, further data from a selected one of the records in the list on the display in response to... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

20100333016 - Scrollbar: A method, apparatus, user interface and computer program product for providing a display window with a perimeter, displaying a set of data in a display area of the display window, the set of data having zero or more elements, providing at least one scroll region on the display, wherein movement... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100333017 - Computer graphic user interface and display system: An improved computer-implemented graphic user interface comprising a first platform representing a first level of data organization and having a front surface and a top surface, a second platform representing a second level of data organization within the first level of data organization and having a front surface and a... Agent: Phillips Lytle LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100333018 - Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display device, a touch panel located on a screen of the display device, a sensing module which senses that a particular touch operation is performed on the touch panel, an enlarged display module which enlarges a partial image in a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100333020 - Lifelog-based landmark display apparatus and method: A landmark display apparatus and method are provided. The landmark display apparatus may extract a landmark from lifelog information, locate the extracted landmark on a time axis, and display the landmark on the time axis. Also, when lifelog information associated with a landmark is displayed, the landmark may be displayed... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100333019 - Method and apparatus for providing member request and response in a social network: A robust approach is provided for joining a personal network and includes receiving, at a communication device, data that indicates a selected contact for a user of the communication device. In response to receiving the contact data that indicates the selected contact, automatically sending to the selected contact a request... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100333021 - Method for obtaining information concerning content access and related apparatuses: The invention relates to a method for obtaining information concerning the access to a plurality of content accessible by individuals having access apparatuses (I). To this end, the method comprises obtaining a graphical representation including aggregated information on an amount of accesses of at least one piece of content from... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100333022 - Operation support apparatus and method of the same: The operation support apparatus includes: an operation load calculation unit (106) which calculates an operation load on a user in performing a selecting operation included in one of operation records, using the selecting operation and a previous selecting operation included in another one of the records, the calculation being performed... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100333023 - Device with e-mail function: [Constitution] When checking detailed content of mail, a user selects a desired mail title from a list and turns a jog dial 7 downward. Upon determining that the jog dial 7 is turned downward, a display control section 110 adds a mail details area R3 to an information display area... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100333024 - Dynamic database filter method and system: A computer-implemented method and a computer readable memory for providing a user with database search results in response to search categories and filter criteria selected by the user, comprising the steps of: selection by the user of a search category to display; selection by the user of one or more... Agent: Stephen R. Burri

20100333025 - Media content instance search methods and systems: An exemplary method includes maintaining data representative of a plurality of media content instances, displaying within a graphical user interface a plurality of graphical objects positioned along a viewing axis, each of the graphical objects representing a metadata value within a metadata category associated with the media content instances, shifting... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20100333026 - Object browser with proximity sorting: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to interface with objects. A computer-implemented scene having two or more objects is displayed and a corresponding list of the two or more objects is displayed in independent categories called facets and in an ungrouped flat list. A user identifies... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP

20100333027 - Delete slider mechanism: A device provides a delete slider icon, receives one or more characters, and selects a delete function from multiple delete functions, based on user activity associated with the delete slider icon. The device also deletes a single character of the one or more characters when a tap on the delete... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20100333028 - Technique for setting network communication parameters: Techniques are disclosed for providing a bandwidth control interface that displays the relative amount of bandwidth assigned to each application executing at a computer device. By displaying the relative amount of bandwidth, the interface allows the user to easily determine how the available bandwidth is allocated among the applications, and... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100333030 - Radial menu display systems and methods: In certain embodiments, a graphical representation of a two-dimensional radial menu is displayed in a graphical user interface. The graphical representation of the two-dimensional radial menu is transformed into a graphical representation of a three-dimensional radial menu in the graphical user interface. In certain embodiments, the displaying comprises utilizing data... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20100333029 - User interface for a computing device: A computing device including a graphical user interface is described. The computing device comprises: a display; a display controller; and a graphical user interface controller. The graphical user interface controller is arranged to create a first and second cluster of associated menu options. The first cluster of associated menu options... Agent: Paul W. Martin

20100333034 - Handheld device, method, and computer program product for user selecting control component of application program: Methods, systems, e.g., handheld device(s), and computer-program products are disclosed for a user selecting a control component, e.g., a control unit, of an application program. A plurality of available control components can be detected. A shortcut key can be assigned to each detected control component. The assigned shortcut key corresponding... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC

20100333035 - Information processing apparatus, control method of the information processing apparatus, program thereof and storage medium storing the program: This invention relates to an information processing apparatus being able to execute first and second functions and set the processing conditions of each function by using a user interface, and a control method of the information processing apparatus. In a case that either of the first and second functions is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100333036 - Integrated interface device, and method of controlling integrated interface device: In conventional technologies, a display area of a screen cannot be used efficiently since icons or the like which display the hierarchical positions are displayed in the shape of a cross on the screen, particularly, a content list is displayed in a single column despite that there are vacant areas... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100333031 - Managing multiple virtual world accounts from a single virtual lobby interface: A virtual lobby client automatically interfaces with multiple virtual world instances, each provided by a separate virtual world provider from among a plurality of virtual world providers, each interfaced with to access a separate one from among a plurality of virtual world accounts, to retrieve a separate selection of inventory... Agent: Ibm Corp (end) (pattillo) C/o Amy J. Pattillo

20100333033 - Processing graphical user interface (gui) objects: A computer apparatus and method for processing GUI objects is provided. The computer apparatus may include a recognition module and an object pick-up module. The recognition module may be configured to recognize a predetermined graphic mark on a GUI. The object pick-up module may be configured to pick up a... Agent: Holland & Knight

20100333032 - Systems and methods for providing interactive media guidance on a wireless communications device: A wireless communications device provides users with opportunities to access interactive media guidance or other applications and to control interactive media guidance applications running on user equipment. The wireless communications device may have a touch-sensitive screen with controls that are coordinated with the features of the interactive media guidance or... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100333037 - Dioramic user interface having a user customized experience: The present disclosure teaches a solution for a user customizable abstraction layer for tailoring all operating system, application, and web based interfaces. The interface differs from conventional user interfaces by presenting a dynamic interface which can enable user access across all domains and applications with which the user can interact.... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. - IBM Cha

20100333038 - Layout-design support system and layout-design support program: A logical designing part includes a logical connectivity data storage that stores logical connectivity data, indicating a logical connectivity between plant equipments, including first end point connection data. A geometry data designing part includes a geometry data storage that stores geometry data that is graphical shape data in a three-dimensional... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100333040 - Aircraft special notice display system and method: Methods and apparatus are provided for selectively displaying special notices on a display device. Navigation data are selectively retrieved and processed, and a determination is made if at least a portion of the retrieved navigation data has special notice data associated therewith. An image is rendered on a display device... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100333039 - Hiearchy tree movement using multi-tree animation: In some example embodiments, a machine-readable medium provides instructions which, when executed by a machine, cause said machine to perform operations. The operations include displaying nodes in N number of levels of a first hierarchy tree on a display. The operations also include receiving input of a selected node of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap

20100333041 - Automatic mapping of pointing devices to multiple displays: An automatic pointing device mapping method (400, 420) and associated apparatus for automatically remapping the active area (12) of a graphics tablet (10) to a plurality of displays (122, 124), such as might be used in conjunction with a graphics program (130), a CAD program, or the like. Proximity zones... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100333042 - Display data output device: Provided is a display data output apparatus for outputting a display image to be displayed on a screen. In order to reduce a time until the displayed image is displayed after input is received from a user, the display data output apparatus assigns priorities to a plurality of display objects... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100333045 - Gesture based interaction with traffic data: Gesture based interaction with traffic data is disclosed. A virtual broadcast presentation may be generated based on dynamic information such as traffic information, weather information, or other information that may be featured on a virtual broadcast presentation. A gesture made by a user is detected and processed to determine an... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20100333044 - Gesture-based interface system and method: Systems and methods of manipulating display parameters of displayed images, and optionally designating the images for manipulation, via a gesture pad.... Agent: Michael Blaine Brooks, PC

20100333043 - Terminating a communication session by performing a gesture on a user interface: There is disclosed a wireless communication device for communicating with one or more remote devices. The device comprises a touch-sensitive surface, a user interface, and a transceiver. The user interface produces an input signal in response to detecting a predetermined gesture at the touch-sensitive surface. The transceiver communicates wirelessly with... Agent: Motorola Inc

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20100325526 - Filter and sort by format: The present invention comprises methods and user interfaces for organizing data displayed within a data application. Specifically, the present invention provides methods and systems for arranging the display of the data by a format applied to one or more portions of the data. The formats comprise different visual characteristics of... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100325528 - Automated formatting based on a style guide: Techniques are provided for organizing information in a document according to the rules of a particular style guide. Information for full references is collected and stored as both reference metadata in the metadata of the document, and as reference text in one or more locations in the text of the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20100325527 - Overlay for digital annotations: A user input is received as a digital annotation, and the digital annotation is maintained as at least part of an overlay layer. The digital annotation is displayed, and if information from a program is being displayed then the digital annotation is displayed concurrently with the information from the program.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100325532 - Indicating focus in a portal environment: A method, system and apparatus for indicating input focus in a portal environment. A method for indicating user input focus in a portal environment can include assigning an unfocused style sheet to all unfocused portlets in a portal except for a focused portlet having input focus. A focused style sheet... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20100325530 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, computer-readable medium and computer data signal: An information processing apparatus comprises a memory that stores structure information indicating a structure of functions of a Web application. Upon acquiring extension page information defining an extension function of the Web application, the apparatus sets up the extension page information in the memory according to a setup command, and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100325531 - Methods and apparatus to maintain ordered relationships between server and client information: Example methods and apparatus to maintain ordered relationships between server and client information are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves defining, via an extensible markup language (XML) schema for an XML document that is managed by an XML management document (XDM) server (XDMS), an attribute with a unique value such... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100325529 - Resizing an editable area in a web page: Embodiments of the present invention provide for vertically and/or horizontally resizing a zone or DIV element of a Web page via a browser-based Web authoring tool, while preserving a DIV element's ability to dynamically size to its Web content. Drag and drop vertical resizing of a DIV element is accomplished... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100325533 - Systems and methods for improved web-based document retrieval and object manipulation: Systems and methods are provided for improving web-based document retrieval and object manipulation. In an implementation, objects within web documents (e.g., a web page) are manipulated when the objects are visible through a viewport of a user's web browser. According to a method, an object selected from a web document... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100325534 - System for converting data to a markup language: Systems and methods are provided through which data parseable against a document type definition by generating a list of a possible paths of an input element that is not encoded against the document type definition, determining the path that is the best fit with the document type definition, and then... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100325535 - System and method for adding new content to a digitized document: A system and method is disclosed for adding content to a digitized document The method discloses: receiving the digitized document; identifying a set of original content areas; defining a set of new content space areas after the set of original content areas have been subtracted from a total area in... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100325536 - Application orchestrator: A method for orchestrating various applications is described herein. A request to store a context information regarding a document may be received. An application in which the document is modified may be determined. The context information may be requested from the application. The context information may be stored. A request... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100325538 - Method and apparatus to digitally whiteout mistakes on a printed form: A method enables users to make corrections to printed forms using a computer arrangement. The printed form is scanned and displayed to the user on a display of the computer arrangement. The user selects one or more regions of the printed form to be corrected. The selected regions are digitally... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100325537 - Method, system, and computer program product for creating searchable documents on a computer network: A method for accessing web pages on a network is disclosed. The method comprises transferring a portion of a web page from a server computer to a display device over the network. The portion of the web page includes a selector allowing the user to concurrently select respective values for... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC - Sfc

20100325539 - Web based spell check: A word entered into a document interface is recorded. The document interface may be part of a web-based application provided through a web browser. A request for determining whether a word is correctly spelled is transmitted across a network. An indication as to whether the word is incorrectly spelled or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100325541 - Guidance information providing device and guidance information providing system: An MFP sequentially displays a plurality of operation screens on a display panel by switching, and receives a user operation on each operation screen. The user operation is performed for the switching or execution of a function, and the operation screens include screens customized by a user. A guidance information... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100325540 - Software development tool for providing user context information to improve message quality at development time: A message occurrence can be detected when a software application runs on a computing device. The message occurrence can be an occurrence where a text containing message is presented upon a user interface of the software application or a log associated with the software application is updated with a text... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20100325543 - Media player architecture and methods: A media player for playing files of different formats on demand using a plurality of renderer components appropriate for the different formats for a network-connected computer system or electronic device having a visual display includes a media player shell having a viewable stage area displayed on the visual display for... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100325544 - Multimedia content viewing confirmation: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for confirming that a viewer viewed multimedia content on a client device. The client device receives the multimedia content from a server and plays the multimedia content on a display screen of the client device. A random challenge is presented to... Agent: Ashok Tankha

20100325545 - Replacing first sourced media with second sourced media based on first sourced media quality: Replacing first sourced media with second sourced media based on first sourced media quality. A media processing device is operative to monitor the quality of first media and selectively to substitute second media in its place (in full or in part) based on a change in the quality of the... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20100325542 - Rich entity for contextually relevant advertisements: Described herein is an in-text advertising display that presents web advertisements contextually related to retrieved web content about text on a web page. The text of a web page is analyzed to determine whether terms or phrases are associated with particular contextual definitions called entities. Portions of text associated with... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)

20100325546 - Method for optimizing and prioritizing video routing operations in conjunction with multiple integrated device controls in an integrated, configurable operation room system: A method to optimize and prioritize video routing operations in conjunction with multiple integrated device controls in an integrated operating room system is presented. The method comprises initializing a routing having a source and a destination for routable devices, displaying the routing and a device menu including routable and non-routable... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100325547 - Systems and methods for sharing multimedia editing projects: The sharing of video editing techniques is performed by receiving a project description file, thumbnail graphics, and a location identifier at a first server, wherein the project description file is generated during editing of multimedia content by the user, and wherein the thumbnail graphics represent multimedia editing objects incorporated into... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100325548 - Apparatus and method for generating slide show and program therefor: When slide show image data sets are generated from a plurality of image data sets, the image data sets, DVD-Video files representing the slide shows generated from the image data sets, and information representing reproduction order are stored in a manner that allows a user to access them so that... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100325549 - Persistent media playback: Persistent media playback techniques are described. In an implementation, a media player is served via a network for display by a browser of a device. Web pages are served via the network for display by the browser of the device. Each of the web pages is configured for integration with... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100325550 - Rfid systems: This invention relates to methods, computer program code and apparatus for improved RFID tagging systems. We describe a module for configuring an RFID system comprising a plurality of RFID readers, said RFID system operating in an environment comprising a plurality of RFID tagged entities, the module comprising: code to enable... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100325551 - Aggregated unified communication bandwidth management system for control by human operator: A Unified Bandwidth Manager that functions as a high-level bandwidth manager to interface with and hierarchically manage a plurality of service-specific bandwidth reservation and session management systems under human operator control. The Unified Bandwidth Manager includes at least an aggregated network communication bandwidth management information display system that functions as... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100325552 - Media asset navigation representations: Media asset navigation representations are described. In various embodiments, a content navigation input is received, such as an input to a client device, to initiate a display of a media asset navigation interface from which media assets can be selected. Groups of related media assets are determined, and each group... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100325553 - Network of user-aware multiple-protocol internet browsers: A method for Internet browsing where a subscriber/browser navigates to a new Internet (IPv4) address and multiple protocol/network data is gathered relative to the Internet location. The method includes subscribing by browsers to a proprietary Website, providing a client software program to each of the browser/subscribers, navigating by a browser... Agent: Eyal Levy

20100325554 - Photo-based network control device and related method: A photo-based network control device includes a device information database, an image receiving unit, an identification unit, a graphic user interface (GUI) and a network module. The device information database stores operating information of a target device. The image receiving unit obtains a photo image of surroundings including an image... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100325555 - Method and apparatus for providing auto-registration and service access to internet sites for internet portal subscribers: A method and apparatus is provided for populating and submitting electronic forms by proxy over a data-packet-network. The apparatus comprises a software application running on a system of network-connected servers that enables a user, connected in session with one of the servers, to navigate to a site containing an electronic... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20100325556 - Method and device for modifying a personal data repository in a network: Method and nodes for modifying a personal data repository in a network comprise: based upon an end user inputs, receiving a modification request related to at least one data entry of the personal data repository, the at least one data entry having at least one device identifier associated thereto, each... Agent: Ericsson Canada Inc. Patent Department

20100325557 - Annotation of aggregated content, systems and methods: Systems and methods of annotating aggregated on-line content within a defined context are presented. A context composer can define a context by defining one or more context attributes including network addresses of remote content and an arrangement of the content according to a desired presentation. The composer, or other viewer... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20100325558 - Online story collaboration: An online collaborative story system allows multiple people to collaborate on creating a story by contributing content of various types to a server computer, where it is voted on by the collaborators or a designated editor to create the finished story. Additionally, one or more of the collaborators can be... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100325561 - Meeting lobby for web conferencing: A conferencing system provides the scheduling of virtual meetings with meeting lobbies so that a meeting presenter can conduct a virtual meeting without the need to send out invitations to attendees. A person that wants to conduct a virtual meeting can schedule with the conferencing system a meeting with a... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20100325559 - Smart notebook: Techniques are disclosed herein for allowing sharing of notes and ideas between electronic devices. The presence of a number of electronic devices is determined. A determination is made that the electronic devices are to be part of a shared workspace. A shared workspace is generated for the electronic devices. The... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20100325560 - System and method for review of discussion content: This invention is a content review system having a computer readable medium which can contain member information embodied in the computer readable medium representing individuals that wish to participate in online discussions where each member has an electronic address. Computer readable instructions provide for receiving initial discussion content generated by... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.

20100325562 - Method of and apparatus for describing, promoting, publishing, aggregating, distributing and accessing live content information: A live content information system is used to register, promote and distribute true live content, pseudo-live content and on-demand content. The live content information system associates a registration number with the content. The live content is integrated into an overall presentation that includes auxiliary content. Snapshots or a portion of... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100325563 - Augmenting a field of view: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can enhance an experience associated with indicia related to a local environment. In particular, the architecture can receive an image that depicts a view of the local environment including a set of entities represented in the image. One or more of... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)

20100325564 - Charts in virtual environments: The application of chart data to a virtual space. The chart data is accessed and a virtual space is formulated. The virtual space is a computerized representation of a plurality of spatially interrelated visual items. The chart data is merged with the virtual space. As an example, the chart data... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20100325565 - Apparatus and methods for generating graphical interfaces: The various embodiments described herein provide for the layout and rendering of graphical interfaces to be independent from the underlying functionality of the application. The layout functionality for a graphical interface of an application is detached from the application itself, allowing the application and its associated graphical interface to be... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department

20100325566 - Embedded electronic device and method for providing internet service thereto: An embedded electronic device includes a display, a GUI (Graphical User Interface) application module, a control module, and a content acquisition module. The GUI application module is capable of displaying a GUI on the display. The Internet service management module is capable of controlling Internet service data. The content acquisition... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100325567 - Apparatus and method for graphically visualizing and configuring patterns: A method for graphically visualizing and configuring patterns includes displaying a high-level diagram representing a pattern. The high-level diagram may include graphical elements. These graphical elements may include concept elements representing concepts within the pattern, and relationship elements showing the relationships between the concept elements. The method may further provide... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20100325568 - User interface visualizations: Aspects of the invention pertain to user interface visualizations, enabling efficient display of content on a display device. At least some content is presented having diagonal views to emphasize certain portions of the content while deemphasizing other portions of the content.... Agent: Google Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20100325570 - Air conditioning controller: An air conditioning controller includes a storage component, a data receiving component configured to receive set numeric data, a display component configured to display data, and a control component. The storage component has stored operation explanation data, relationship explanation data, and setting layout display data stored therein. The stored operation... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100325569 - Security policy verification system: Systems and methods are provided that comprise a security policy verification system for verifying security policies. The system parses programming language code that implements security policies, and identifies annotations in the programming language code. The system then matches the annotations to the security policies to which the annotations correspond. The... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation

20100325571 - Graphically specifying and indicating targeted execution in a graphical program: System and method for distributed execution of a graphical program. A graphical program is displayed on a display of a computer system. Targeted execution of a first graphical program portion of the graphical program on an execution target is graphically specified. The graphical specification includes displaying a visual indication of... Agent: Jeffrey C. Hood Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel PC

20100325572 - Multiple mouse character entry: This document relates to multiple mouse character entry. More particularly, the document relates to multiple mouse character entry tools for use on a common or shared graphical user interface (GUI). In some implementations, the multiple mouse character entry tools (MMCE tools) can generate a GUI that includes multiple distinctively identified... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100325573 - Integrating digital book and zoom interface displays: In accordance with one or more aspects, different pages of a digital book are displayed in each of two display areas of a device using a book display model. In response to a request to semantically zoom out, the digital book is displayed in a broader context, the broader context... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100325575 - Application programming interfaces for scrolling operations: At least certain embodiments of the present disclosure include an environment with user interface software interacting with a software application. A method for operating through an application programming interface (API) in this environment includes transferring a set bounce call. The method further includes setting at least one of maximum and... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100325574 - Presentation scratch spaces: Implementing scratch spaces to display one or more windows or slides previously streamed while displaying a currently streamed window or slide. A method includes using at least one of a plurality of screens, displaying a source window or slide. A first scratch space location is identified. The first scratch space... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100325576 - Distributing multiple client windows using a display server: Displaying overlapping windows from a client device. Windows are displayed at a client device with a first window overlapping a second window on a single display. The first window is a current window. The current window is based on front to back ordering of windows displayed at the client device.... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100325577 - Window broker architecture: Retrieving information from a display server. Information about all visible windows displayed on a display by the display server is retrieved. Descriptive information about visible windows displayed on the display, and windows on a shelf is retrieved from the display server or window broker. Notifications of changes to windows are... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100325578 - Presaging and surfacing interactivity within data visualizations: The use of visual cues associated with rendered visual items to cue a user on whether a rendered visual item has interactive capability and/or what type of interaction is possible with that visual item. The visual items may be rendered in a data driven way with each constructed using a... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20100325579 - Pop-up panel for multiple messages: One embodiment is directed to a system or pop-up panel module for configuring a pop-up panel. The system or module include a controller and/or processor. The controller and/or processor may be configured to receive a plurality of actions requiring a validation, and invoke a call to a model layer to... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation

20100325581 - Data object linking and browsing tool: Linking data objects, such as video objects, image objects, and audio objects, and displaying data associated with the data objects based upon the strength of the relationship between the data objects. Navigating a data collection of data objects by linking groups of data objects based upon related metadata is also... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)

20100325580 - Remote control unit of air conditioning apparatus: A remote control unit of an air conditioning apparatus includes a display unit, a cursor-moving member, a confirmation member, and a controller. The display unit displays a menu and a cursor that indicates an item among a plurality of items inside the menu and is moved by the cursor-moving member... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100325582 - System and method for assigning and scheduling activities: Techniques to facilitate assignment and scheduling of activities. In accordance with a method, a chart showing a calendar of schedule for a number of available resources is provided in a first frame (or window) in a user interface menu, and a number of objects representative of a number of unplanned... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP

20100325583 - Method and apparatus for classifying content: An approach is provided for receiving, in association with first content to be rendered on user equipment, a vector of one or more values for a corresponding one or more sliding scales. A determination is made of a relationship of the first content to second content based, at least in... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100325584 - Method and system for facilitating the review of electronic documents: A method and system is provided for facilitating the review of electronic documents such as patent, trademark and design documents. Example embodiments of methods provide a business context for performing the review, a role within the business context together with the event that is the reason for the review to... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100325585 - Information processing apparatus and method, and information processing program: A note-type personal computer according to the present invention has an LCD for displaying information stored in an internal storage provided therein, and an external storage or an external picture server connected thereto, via the internet. And, operation for the information stored in the respective storages is performed by the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100325586 - Computer-implemented systems and methods for efficiently selecting data in multi-dimensional hierarchical space with multiple constraints: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for reducing a number of options presented to a user where the options have characteristics that are arranged in a multi-dimensional hierarchical space. A system and method can be configured to identify common dimensions using dimension nodes in dimensional points and identify compatible nodes... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day

20100325587 - Incremental run-time layout composition: Performing incremental runtime composition. A method includes a computing system receiving a user input gesture modifying a diagram displayed on a diagram surface. The diagram includes a first element, a second element, and a plurality of elements connected to the second element laid out in a particular layout pattern with... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20100325588 - Systems and methods for providing a visualizer for rules of an application firewall: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for generating a representation a plurality of learned rules from a learning engine of an application firewall. The representation may be generated based on a history of URL communications with a web server. A learning engine of an application firewall may... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20100325589 - Block view for geographic navigation: Various embodiments provide techniques for geographic navigation via one or more block views. According to some embodiments, a block view can include a visual image of a geographic location that is visually similar to a panoramic image. In some example implementations, a block view can be scrolled to navigate images... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100325590 - Operation control device, operation control method, and computer-readable recording medium: An apparatus and method provide logic for controlling a controllable device by distinguishing between an intended motion of a user and an unintended motion of the user. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided to control a controllable device by distinguishing between a control movement and a non-control movement.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100318888 - System and method for providing sub-publication content in an electronic device: A system for and method for providing sub-publication content in an electronic device is presented. The system and method receive electronic content from one or more content sources via a network, where the electronic content includes a master publication content item and one or more sub-publication content items. The system... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100318890 - Architecture to expose internal business data on a website: A method for importing document data into a website hosted on a server computer includes a block of document data that is received at the server computer. The block of document data includes data from an identified section of a document. In response to receiving the block of document data,... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100318889 - Automatic insertion of data from web forms into documents: A host computing system automatically inserts data submitted from web forms into documents. The host computing system stores a document file comprising data that represents a document. The document comprises at least one document element. The host computing system receives a block of web form data. The block of web... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100318891 - Peeking into the z-dimensional drawer: Described herein are methods and systems for analyzing multidimensional data that use tangential exploration of data via a third or Z-dimension to the current two-dimensional view. The tangential exploration allows higher dimensionality to be explored without causing visual clutter.... Agent: Sap Ag

20100318892 - Identifying changes for online documents: Techniques and systems are disclosed for providing changed content identification for an online document that is accessed by a user or user agent. A reference point for an online document that a user or user agent is interested in accessing is identified, comprising a stored prior version of the document.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100318893 - Online document annotation and reading system: An online system provides users with tools to annotate publications and share such annotations with other users. Publications annotated by a community of users become a richer source of information for the community.... Agent: Lee Pederson

20100318897 - Method and apparatus for processing document conforming to docbase standard: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for processing a document conforming to a docbase standard. The method includes: obtaining contents of a document conforming to a docbase standard via a docbase standard interface; generating an interim document which is in a format supported by a third-party software,... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100318896 - Methods and devices for binary coding and decoding of structured documents comprising a plurality of data: Method and device for binary coding a structured document comprising a plurality of data are disclosed. After having determined (130) at least one parameter of a first coding scheme (130) and of at least one second coding scheme (140) according to said at least one parameter of said first coding... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100318894 - Modifications to editable elements of web pages rendered in word processor applications: A word processor application presents a word processor user interface containing a word processor document. The word processor application generates the word processor document by rendering a web page file. The word processor document includes editable elements and non-editable elements. The web page file indicates which elements of the web... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100318895 - Systems, methods, and media for presenting panel-based electronic documents: Systems, methods, and media for presenting panel-based electronic documents are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, systems for presenting panel-based electronic documents are provided, the systems comprising: at least one processor programmed to: receive an electronic document, a definition of a first panel on a page in the electronic document,... Agent: Byrne Poh LLP

20100318898 - Rendering definitions: A method for rendering documents includes rendering a document using a rendering definition indicated within electronic data representing the document.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100318899 - Design editing apparatus and method and design editing program: A page design edited by a general user who does not have an enough design knowledge is not always preferable in terms of a design. Since there is no means for effectively notifying the user of editing functions which a page design application has, there is a case where the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100318900 - Method and device for attributing text in text graphics: The invention relates to a method for assigning text attributes to a graphical display of text that is contained in a computer graphic, comprising the steps: determination of at least one word position value, which has a co-ordinate tuple related to the fist computer graphic, for a word in the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100318901 - Method, printing system and computer program for generating and processing document data streams: In a method or system to generate a document data stream of a first format that is serially structured per page, document data of a second format that comprise multiple pages of a document are linked with the document data stream. In the document data stream of the first format... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100318902 - Processing apparatus and method that generate suitable display information, and storage medium: A processing apparatus that can produce a suitable display according to a user's operation purpose, thus improving operability for a user. A purpose of a user's operation is determined, and processing capacity information on the processing apparatus, which suits the determined purpose, is obtained. Based on the obtained processing capacity... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100318903 - Customizable and predictive dictionary: A first list of forbidden words is selected from a plurality of lists of forbidden words on a computing device when the computing device is set to a first user mode corresponding to the first list of forbidden words, wherein each of the plurality of lists of forbidden words corresponds... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100318904 - Method and apparatus continuing action of user gestures performed upon a touch sensitive interactive display in simulation of inertia: A method and apparatus for operating a multi-user interactive display system including a display having a touch-sensitive display surface. A position is detected of each contact site at which the display surface experiences external physical contact. Each contact site's position history is utilized to compute velocity data for the respective... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100318905 - Method for displaying menu screen in electronic devicing having touch screen: An electronic device is configured to display a menu screen. Then electronic device is capable of displaying the menu screen composed of a plurality of main menu items each of which has a plurality of subordinate menu items. The method further includes modifying the displayed menu screen by moving the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100318906 - Methods for browsing image data and systems using the same: Methods for browsing image data and systems using the same are provided. First, a plurality of image data is provided. A thumbnail is created for each of the image data, wherein the respective thumbnails have the same image height. Then, a filmstrip is created according to the thumbnails, and all... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100318907 - Automatic interactive recording system: A system and a booth for producing a media clip, providing one or more users with a recording studio experience including a computer configured to provide the users with interactive guidance through test producing and recording the media clip, the guidance being providing by user interaction with an animated facsimile... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100318909 - Container display control device and program for the same: A container display control device comprising: a container title acquiring unit that acquires one or more container titles from a server, the one or more container titles relating to respective one or more containers in a tier immediately under a top tier container; a registration unit to which identification information... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100318912 - Record carrier, apparatus and method: A record carrier (1) of the invention stores at least video-related user data and control data in digital form. The control data enables playback control of the user data, which control data comprises at least play control data which defines user data items which are playable, at least selection control... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100318911 - System for automated generation of audio/video control interfaces: A system for automating generation of an audio/video (AV) control interface includes a computing device having a processor to enable a user, with a user interface of the computing device, to configure the AV system. The processor may enable the user to draw output zones to create a representation of... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100318908 - User interface for media playback: A graphical user interface made up of icons representing individual files and collectively forming the shape of a “v” is described along with methods of using and creating the graphical user interface. The v-shaped interface is useful to display detailed information about many of the items in a list and... Agent: Apple Inc.

20100318910 - Web page searching system and method: A web page searching method for searching web page with audio information includes assigning an identifiable label for each of created web pages; obtaining the label of the web page with audio information in response to a search operation; and indicating the web page to a user corresponding to the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100318913 - Method and apparatus of providing graphical user interface for visually streaming media: An approach is provided for determining that a plurality of media feeds from one or more media sources are to be presented, and initiating presentation of a graphical user interface in which the plurality of media feeds are displayed. The media feeds are displayed as a respective plurality of images... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100318914 - Viewer-centric user interface for stereoscopic cinema: Described is a user interface that displays a representation of a stereo scene, and includes interactive mechanisms for changing parameter values that determine the perceived appearance of that scene. The scene is modeled as if viewed from above, including a representation of a viewer's eyes, a representation of a viewing... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100318915 - Morphing between views of data: A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium are provided that in an embodiment morph between two graphical views of related content that share a common frame of reference. In an embodiment, the two views depict the same data at different resolutions. The morphing permits the viewer to visualize the relationship... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/apple

20100318916 - System and method for generating multimedia presentations: A system and method are provided for generating broadcast-quality multimedia productions using slide-show presentations without requiring a complex set up or configuration process, or the need for specialized technicians. The system enables pre-loaded, preconfigured elements to be rendered with a common presentation file such as that created in PowerPoint®. A... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

20100318917 - Networked audio/video system: A system for configuring an audio/video (AV) system includes a computing device having a processor to enable a user, with a user interface of the computing device, to configure the AV system. The processor may enable the user to draw output zones to create a representation of a geographical layout... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100318918 - Communication path exchange service: Described are methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for determining available communication paths. A graphical user interface is transmitted from a server device to a client device. The graphical user interface includes one or more graphical elements associated with one or more communication path attributes. One or more communication... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100318919 - Media asset recommendation service: A media asset recommendation service is described. In embodiments, friends of a user are identified in a social graph that is associated with the user, and interactions with media assets by the friends of the user are compiled. Friend interaction data for each of the media assets can be determined... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100318920 - User interface customization using evaluation data: A customized user interface is configured to include one or more user interface gadgets provided by one or more user interface gadget providers. Multiple possible user interface gadgets are identified for inclusion in the user interface by comparing a set of required attributes for the user interface to stored attribute... Agent: RswIPLaw IBM Corporation

20100318921 - Digital easel collaboration system and method: A system for digital content collaboration has several conference rooms, each having a digital easel and a group display device providing a plurality of image display locations. Each digital easel has a touch sensitive display and a pointing device to receive annotations and manipulations of digital content items. The group... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100318922 - Online content collaboration model: A collaborative editing model for online content is described. A set of suggested edits to a version of the online content is received from multiple users. Each suggested edit in the set relates to the same version. The set of suggested edits is provided to an authorized editor, who is... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100318924 - Method and system for improved electronic task flagging and management: An improved method and system are provided for creating tasks and for inputting information associated with created tasks according to an electronic task management application or system. Electronic correspondence items may be flagged as tasks. Upon flagging an individual electronic correspondence item, a corresponding task is created for the flagged... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100318923 - Mobile terminal and method for managing e-mail thereof: A method for controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes executing, via a controller on the mobile terminal, an e-mail function; displaying, via a display on the mobile terminal, a e-mail account list including at least first and second e-mail accounts, in which the first e-mail account uses a first... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100318925 - Integrating updates into a social-networking service: Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and computer readable media for providing to a first user of a first social-networking site information associated with a second user of a second social-networking site, where the second user is not registered at the first social-networking site. In some embodiments,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)

20100318926 - User interface for entering account dimension combinations: User interface features for supporting user-initiated input of a segmented account dimension combination are disclosed. The user interface features may be integrated into a software-based accounting application, for example as part of a user interface mechanism that supports a process for entering the account dimension combination on a general ledger... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100318927 - Media asset pivot navigation: Media asset pivot navigation is described. In various embodiments, collections of media assets are determined from relational metadata that corresponds to the media assets in a respective collection. Each collection of media assets are represented as a navigation axis along which the media assets in a respective collection can be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100318930 - Assisting user interface element use: Methods of controlling the display and use of a UI element are disclosed. In an embodiment, the UI element may configured so that it initially maintains a topmost position but eventually allows other applications to assume the topmost position. In an embodiment, the display of the element may be adjusted... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100318929 - Ontological filtering using spatial boundary of 3d objects: Methods and apparatus are provided that improve graphical software applications, by filtering the data for display according to techniques for defining and manipulating visual indicia. Data may be filtered according to multiple filters that are combined in a number of ways to form the set of data for display. Data... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100318928 - User interface for media playback: A graphical user interface made up of icons representing individual files and collectively forming the shape of a spiral is described along with methods of using and creating the graphical user interface. The spiral interface is useful to display detailed information about many of the items in a list and... Agent: Apple Inc.

20100318932 - Association of display elements: A system and method is provided for displaying a display element on a display in which a display element may be displayed responsive to a command, the display element being associated with another display element. Also, in another example, the association between the display elements is also displayed. In one... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)

20100318931 - Model-driven display of metric annotations on a resource/relationship graph: A model-driven display for displaying metric annotations on a resource/relationship graph. Upon detecting selection of a set of computer resources in a system management graph, annotation options available to the selected set of computer resources are retrieved from an object model, wherein the object model defines computer resources in a... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20100318933 - Management of test artifacts using cascading snapshot mechanism: Described is a method for managing test artifacts. According to an embodiment of the method, a test plan for a product is selected by a user. The test plan has multiple test artifacts that include the test plan and at least one of a test case, an execution record defining... Agent: Ibm Lotus & Rational Sw C/o Guerin & Rodriguez

20100318934 - Methods and apparatus to predict process quality in a process control system: Example methods and apparatus to predict process quality in a process control system are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving process control information relating to a process at a first time including a first value associated with a first measured variable and a second value associated with a second... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100318935 - Methods and apparatuses for inputting information: Methods and apparatuses for presenting a data input interface. In one exemplary embodiment of a method described herein, a text input field is displayed and, through a first input to the text input field itself, a selection between at least a first operation and a second operation can be made.... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100318936 - Human-machine-interface and method for manipulating data in a machine vision system: This invention provides a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that operates in connection with a machine vision detector or other machine vision system, which provides a highly intuitive and industrial machine-like appearance and layout. The GUI includes a centralized image frame window surrounded by panes having buttons and specific interface components... Agent: Cognex Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100318937 - Method and apparatus for information reproduction: According to one embodiment, directed to an information reproduction apparatus and an information reproduction method, which extracts the type of a reproducible medium and the type of a reproducible content, displays the extracted medium type in a first display region, displays the extracted content type in a second display region,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100318938 - Method and apparatus for displaying search data: Provided are a method and an apparatus for displaying search data. The method includes generating an identifier representing selected data if one of data displayed on a screen is selected, displaying the identifier on the screen and maintaining the identifier on the screen even when another data is being displayed,... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100318939 - Method for providing list of contents and multimedia apparatus applying the same: A method for providing a list of contents and a multimedia apparatus applying the same are provided. At least one of a set of attributes relating to current content that is being played is set as a reference attribute, and a list of contents which are associated with the current... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100318941 - Electronic device: An electronic device according to the present invention is designed to operate adaptively according to a combination of settings of a plurality of options that are offered in order to allow the user to select his or her desired mode of operation. The device includes: an interface section to be... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100318940 - System and method for displaying full product functionality using minimal user interface footprint: A sidebar UI of an application program provides access to the application program's functionality while occupying a reduced amount of real estate on the screen when compared to conventional UIs. The sidebar UI comprises an icon or multiple icons, and each icon references a pane that provides its user the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20100318942 - Resolving inter-page nodes and connectors in process diagrams: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for resolving inter-page nodes in flow diagrams is presented. In one embodiment, an inter-page node in a flow diagram is identified. An inter-page node is a node laid out on a page break in a multi-page flow diagram. A set of... Agent: RswIPLaw IBM Corporation

20100318943 - Unified interface for display and modification of data arrays: In an embodiment, a method is provided for displaying data arrays in a graphical user interface. In this method, a first data array and a second data array are accessed. Here, the second data array is nested in the first data array. The first data array comprises first data elements... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap

20100318944 - Automatic tool dock: There is disclosed an interactive display system comprising an interactive surface for displaying an image and for receiving inputs from remote devices, the system being adapted to detect the presence of at least two remote devices proximate the interactive surface.... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100313106 - Converting diagrams between formats: An instruction is received to convert a first diagram in the advanced diagram format to a second diagram in a basic diagram format. The advanced diagram format may be configured to restrict user customization. The basic diagram format may be configured to permit the user customization. When the instruction is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100313107 - Editing apparatus and layout method, and storage medium: An apparatus for laying out image data and text data on a page, which distributes multiple sets of image data and text data into multiple sets of an image box and a text box upon a page in an order based on attribute information of the image data, compares the... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100313108 - Displaying information on a mobile device: A computer-implemented method for providing hypertext content to a mobile device may include obtaining a network-accessible electronic document that has content and an image, advertising material, or a plurality of similarly formatted hyperlinks. The network-accessible electronic document may be reformatted by collapsing the image, the advertising material, or the plurality... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100313110 - Method and apparatus for the display and/or processing of information, such as data: The present invention relates to the field of information display as well as information processing. An example of the information may be data. A number of inventive aspects are disclosed in this specification. In a first aspect of invention, the invention relates to the manner in which windows are displayed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100313109 - System and method for generating a periodic report: A system and method for generating a periodic report provides a current file and a historic file. The historic file stores information of periodic reports having been generated. The current file stores information for generating the periodic report. Data of each of the columns are classified into a plurality of... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100313111 - Building a standardized web form: One embodiment is a method that builds a standardized web form that includes information extracted from multiple web forms retrieved over a web from different service providers. The standardized web form is used to retrieve price quotes from the different service providers.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100313112 - Method and system for indicating a form mapping: A system and method of visually indicating the availability of a form context, such as mapping, makes use of different indicator types to provide cues to a user about form mapping status. The system can determine what type of indicator to use based on a form profile, based on the... Agent: Perley-robertson, Hill & Mcdougall LLP

20100313114 - document markup tool: This invention concerns a document markup tool, that is an application where existing authored documents can be marked or annotated. For instance, formative or summative assessment submissions authored by students might be graded by a teacher using the markup tool. The tool itself is operable by a user at a... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20100313113 - Calibration and annotation of video content: Various embodiments provide techniques for calibrating and annotating video content. In one or more embodiments, an instance of video content can be calibrated with one or more geographical models and/or existing calibrated video content to correlate the instance of video content with one or more geographical locations. According to some... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100313115 - Method for producing at least a portion of a data visualization layout on a display of a device provided with at least a smart card, method for codifying a plurality of html instructions and corresponding system: A method for generating at least one portion of a data display layout on a display of a device equipped with at least one smart card may include generating a code sequence to define at least one portion of the data display layout and to store the code sequence in... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100313116 - Microsite delivery: Methods and machine readable media for delivering online advertisements. A client computing may receive a first web page including data identifying an ad unit to be incorporated into the first web page. The client computer may request content for the ad unit content from an ad server. The ad server... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100313117 - Electronic document control apparatus, method, program and system: An electronic document control apparatus verifies that content to which a digital signature has been applied has not been altered; verifies that a referential target of a new page is a signature area to which a digital signature has been applied; if the electronic document has been imparted with a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100313118 - Systems and methods of summarizing documents for archival, retrival and analysis: Systems and methods of summarizing documents for archival, retrieval, and analysis can be used to provide a convenient summary of the content of scanned document(s). After scanning a document or set of documents, character recognition software identifies the text on the pages. Software can produce a summary of the subjects/themes/keywords... Agent: Xerox Corporation C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20100313119 - In-line dynamic text with variable formatting: Techniques for configuring a dynamic document template and for generating formatted documents based thereon are provided. A data source is associated with a dynamic document template. Static text is inserted into the template. One or more placeholders are inserted in the template. Expressions may be associated with static text and... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100313120 - System and method for applying a text prediction algorithm to a virtual keyboard: An electronic device for text prediction in a virtual keyboard. The device includes a memory including an input determination module for execution by the microprocessor, the input determination module being configured to: receive signals representing input at the virtual keyboard, the virtual keyboard being divided into a plurality of subregions,... Agent: Rim/finnegan

20100313121 - Automated identification of a customer's document by customer support: Customer support systems and associated methods are disclosed. A customer wishes to inquire about a particular document individualized for the customer and sends a support request to a customer support system using a client device. The support request includes identification information of the customer and image information based on an... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20100313122 - Configuring object displays: An object configuration module for configuring an object retrieves a view object associated with a user from a database. The view object may comprise a plurality of attributes. The object configuration module may further retrieve configuration information for the view object from the database. The configuration information may comprise properties... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation

20100313123 - Print control program, print control apparatus, and print control method: According to the present invention, a print control apparatus for displaying a print preview, comprises the units adapted to: spool print data created by application; issue a rendering instruction of the spooled print data to a graphic engine together with output information indicating one of a preview setting and a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100313125 - Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for accessibility using a touch-sensitive surface: A method is performed by an accessible electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface. The method includes: displaying a plurality of user interface elements on the display, wherein a current focus is on a first user interface element; detecting a first finger gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, wherein... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20100313124 - Manipulation of displayed objects by virtual magnetism: A computer implemented tactile user interface (TUI) and a method of manipulating objects with a virtual magnet are provided. The TUI includes a display comprising a touch-screen. The display is configured for displaying a set of graphic objects, each graphic object representing a respective one of a set of items,... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100313126 - Method and apparatus for providing selection area for touch interface: A method and an apparatus for providing a selection area for a touch interface are provided. A drag direction of a touch event may be sensed. When the drag direction of the touch event is changed, a selection area for a content may be provided based on a point where... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100313127 - Aggregation level and measure based hinting and selection of cells in a data display: Described herein are methods and systems for providing hints for and selecting cells within a crosstab that are compatible. Providing hints manifests the compatible cells and the selection is limited to compatible members. Hinting at unselected but compatible cells provides leads for user for other operations they may seek to... Agent: Sap Ag

20100313128 - System and method for free form comments for a programmable logic controller: A method of annotating a specification of a programmable logic controller is provided that includes displaying a graphical element in a first graphical language for programming the programmable logic controller, and displaying a comment associated with the graphical element. A method for converting a specification for a programmable logic controller... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100313130 - Search engine for video and graphics: A method of selecting graphic or video files having corresponding locators used to locate such graphic or video files using a computer. Identifiers are created by searching an area within a web page near a graphic or video file for searchable identification terms and searching an area within a web... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100313131 - Search engine for video and graphics: A method of selecting graphic or video files having corresponding locators used to locate such graphic or video files using a computer. Identifiers are created by searching an area within a web page near a graphic or video file for searchable identification terms and searching an area within a web... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100313129 - Self-expanding ad unit: Methods for presenting self-expanding content in a web page. A client computer may receive, from a server computer, a content unit including initial visual content and a self-contained expansion element. The client computer may display all or a portion of the initial visual content in an initial display window. After... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100313132 - Removable modular universal telematics services engine for an audio-visual control unit in a vehicle: Modular auxiliary processor circuitry, capable of performing telematics services, including wireless communications, diagnostic assessment and reporting, location based services, and internetworking, couples with a vehicle head unit through an auxiliary processing module interface. When so coupled, the auxiliary processing module circuitry can perform tasks, services, functions, and aspect that a... Agent: Hughes Telematics, Inc.

20100313133 - Audio and position control of user interface: A method is provided for using a wireless controller to interact with a user interface presented on a display. The method includes receiving an audio signal and a position signal from the wireless controller. The audio signal is based on an audio input applied to the wireless controller, while the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100313134 - System and method for providing spatial and temporal content in an electronic device: A system for and method for displaying content with spatial and temporal components at an electronic reader device is presented. The system and method comprise an acquisition module for receiving a plurality of electronic content from one or more content sources via a network, a storage module for storing the... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100313135 - Virtual disc enabled media player: A virtual disc enabled media player is disclosed. The media player includes a storage medium having instructions stored thereon which when executed by a processor in the media player cause certain actions to be performed. The actions include the media player executing a virtual disc software image as if it... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100313136 - Menu screen display control apparatus and menu screen display control method: According to one embodiment, a display control apparatus includes a memory, an output module, and a setting module. The memory is configured to store first menu configuration information to compose a first menu screen and second menu configuration information to compose a second menu screen. The output module is configured... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100313137 - Data management tool: Embodiments of the disclosure set forth a computing device configured to support a data management tool. An example computing device includes a wireless communication module and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to identify a wireless flash card having a first data of a first data type and... Agent: Ren-sheng InternationalIPManagement Ltd. Gene I. Su

20100313138 - Method of managing user representations, corresponding managing entity, terminal and computer program: A method is provided for managing at least one representation of a user in a virtual environment. The method includes adapting the representation of a given user which is intended to be replayed to at least one other user, the adaptation being executed as a function of at least one... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100313139 - Binary interest vector for better audience targeting: A binary interest vector is herein described, which represents information in a string of bits about user interest in a set of topics. The binary interest vector may represent the interests of a particular user, or the interests of users associated with a particular client machine. Such a binary interest... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.

20100313142 - Location based social networking system: Presented is a social media method and system which is based upon the physical proximity of subscribers to each other. Use of the social media system and method would allow the user to view other users of the system and method who are in the first user's physical proximity. This... Agent: Dykas & Shaver LLP

20100313141 - System and method for learning user genres and styles and for matching products to user preferences: A fashion preference of a user is determined based on a user's interaction with a plurality of fashion product content items that individually depict a corresponding fashion product. A recommendation is made to a user of a fashion product based at least in part on the fashion preference of the... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100313140 - Visual object prioritization: A system, method and program product for prioritizing visual objects for a configurable interface. A system is provided that includes a computer system having: a grouping system for defining a group of members and for assigning weights to members of the group; a behavior analysis system for collecting behaviors of... Agent: RswIPLaw IBM Corporation

20100313143 - Method for transmitting content with intuitively displaying content transmission direction and device using the same: A method for indicating a direction of content transfer intuitively and a device applying the same includes determining directions in which surrounding devices of the device are located, and a direction to which the content on a display of the device is to be moved, and transferring the content to... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100313144 - Real time collaborative on-line multimedia albums: Methods and systems for creating, editing and monitoring real-time collaborative on-line multimedia albums at a host site. The invention facilitates the construction of the multimedia albums which comprise digital content, such as photos and video clips, provided by multiple digital content contributors, taken from each contributor's unique perspective. The invention... Agent: Michael A. Scaturro

20100313145 - Contextual data center management utilizing a virtual environment: Contextual data center management utilizing a virtual environment is described. In one embodiment, there is a data center management tool for managing a physical data center from a representation of the physical data center operating in a virtual universe. The data center management tool includes a data center contextual object... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100313146 - Methods and systems relating to an augmented virtuality environment: Systems and methods relating to an augmented virtuality system are disclosed. A method of operating an augmented virtuality system may comprise displaying imagery of a real-world environment in an operating picture. The method may further include displaying a plurality of virtual icons in the operating picture representing at least some... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20100313147 - Representations of communications sessions in virtual environments: A method of representing communications sessions in a virtual environment employs a presentation entity which is provided at a location in the environment where it will be visible and/or audible from the observation point of a user with whom a communications session has been requested. The presentation entity, which can... Agent: Maldjian & Fallon LLC

20100313148 - User interface for emergency alert system: A user interface for interacting with an emergency notification system. The user interface comprises at least one software module installed on a computer readable medium and containing instructions for operating a computer processor. The instructions comprise first instructions for causing the processor to display on a computing device display an... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100313149 - Aggregating dynamic visual content: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media that allow a user to select and add subsections of multiple websites to a single aggregated website that will automatically retrieve updated content corresponding to the selected subsection are provided. The content from the selected subsections may be displayed on the aggregated website. The aggregated... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)

20100313150 - Separable displays and composable surfaces: The claimed subject matter relates to a display that is physically separable and to an associated architecture that can facilitate data mobility or collaboration in connection with the separable display. In particular, the separable display can be configured as an apparent unitary or singular UI for an associated multi-node computer,... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100313153 - Arrow logic system for creating and operating control systems: A graphic programming system for associating distinctive arrow appearances to specific transaction(s) that the arrow may convey among and between on-screen objects. The distinctive appearance features include arrow color, arrow style, and double-headed arrows, among many other possibilities. The system provides default relationships between specific arrow transactions and arrow appearance,... Agent: Zimmerman & Cronen, LLP

20100313151 - Representing data on configurable timeline with filter: In one example, medical records or other types of data may be shown on a configurable timeline. The particular way in which data is organized on the timeline (e.g., by year, by quarter, by month, etc.) may be configured by a user. The timeline may support two levels of chronological... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100313152 - User interface for travel planning: A computer-implemented method and system provides an interactive interface for displaying results of flexible travel planning queries is described.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20100313154 - Method for displaying screen, method for generating screen, method for operating application, and electronic device using the same: A method for displaying a screen, a method for generating a screen, a method for operating an application, and an electronic device using the same are provided. The method for displaying a screen of the present invention stores information regarding display state of the screen and displays the screen according... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100313155 - Linking and managing mathematical objects: A method for relating at least two mathematical objects in a computing apparatus having a graphical user interface is described. The method comprises receiving instructions via the graphical user interface to relate a first mathematical object with a second mathematical object; updating the second mathematical object using data of the... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20100313158 - Method for editing data in mobile terminal and mobile terminal using the same: A method for editing data in a mobile terminal configured to conveniently change a symbol and a mobile terminal using the method for editing data are disclosed, wherein the method includes displaying an inputted data on a touch screen, displaying on the touch screen a progress bar including a handler... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100313157 - Systems and methods for visualization of data analysis: Exemplary systems and methods for visualization of data analysis are provided. In various embodiments, a method comprises accessing a database, analyzing the database to identify clusters of data, generating an interactive visualization comprising a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges wherein a first node of the plurality of... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100313156 - User interface for multiple display regions: User interfaces for multiple display regions are described. One embodiment provides an array of non-overlapping windows that are created from a set of overlapping windows, and a user can select one of the non-overlapping windows to obtain an enlarged view of that selected window while keeping the other windows in... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100313159 - Progress indicator for loading dynamically-sized contents: A new resource address is registered in response to input received from a user. The user is then notified when a visually non-empty portion of content from the resource address has been loaded into a viewing area of the content viewing application. The notification cues the user to direct his/her... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100313160 - Virtual keyboard of a mobile terminal: The invention relates to a method for representing a virtual keyboard on the display of a mobile terminal, as for example a cell phone, wherein the mobile terminal comprises a camera for capturing image data, a display for representing the image data and a keyboard for selecting menu functions or... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20100313161 - Electronic paper display device event tracking: A system for and method for tracking events occurring on an electronic paper display device is presented. The system and method may include detecting an event occurring at the electronic paper display device, identifying the event and a status of the electronic paper display device, wherein the identification of the... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100313163 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus having a user interface display unit which is made up of a plurality of screens of which displaying order constitutes a hierarchical structure. The image processing apparatus includes: the user interface display unit which simultaneously displays at least two screens on a same display screen, the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100313162 - Measured value visualization: The embodiments of the present invention provide novel techniques for visualizing parameter values, such as parameter values measured in an industrial measurement process. In particular, the disclosed embodiments provide visualization techniques for re-scaling a representation of a target parameter range with respect to an overall parameter range for a parameter... Agent: Susan M. Donahue Rockwell Automation, Inc./fy

20100313164 - User interface for multiple display regions: User interfaces for multiple display regions are described. One embodiment provides an array of non-overlapping windows that are created from a set of overlapping windows, and a user can select one of the non-overlapping windows to obtain an enlarged view of that selected window while keeping the other windows in... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100313165 - User interface for multiple display regions: User interfaces for multiple display regions are described. One embodiment provides an array of non-overlapping windows that are created from a set of overlapping windows, and a user can select one of the non-overlapping windows to obtain an enlarged view of that selected window while keeping the other windows in... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100313166 - Multimedia reproducing device and background image display method: A menu screen generating unit generates image data for a menu screen (50) that contains a list of playing items of the digital contents. A playing screen generation unit processes the playing of the digital contents and generates image data of a playing screen that contains information on its playing... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20100313167 - System for browsing through a music catalog using correlation metrics of a knowledge base of mediasets: A system and method to navigate through a media item catalog using correlation metrics (FIGS. 1,2) from a knowledge base (400) of mediasets (FIG. 4, 1-7). The system uses a knowledge base consisting of a collection of mediasets. Various metrics (Metric 1-Metric m) among media items (m1. . . )... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP

20100313168 - Performing character selection and entry: Methods and systems for performing character selection and entry are provided herein. One exemplary method includes displaying a character group menu on a display, the character group menu including a plurality of character groups arranged about a central region of the character group menu, each of the plurality of character... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100313169 - User interface for a remote control application: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100313170 - System for managing display and retrieval of image content on a network with image identification and linking to network content: A system manages display and retrieval of image content on a network by identifying the image and linking the image to related information, such as licensing information or usage rights. The system manages the display of image content stored within a network by associating thumbnail images that link to versions... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20100313171 - Information display system and information display apparatus: This information display system includes an input device, a computer, a receiving apparatus including a receiving portion and a control portion and a display portion, and a user can set whether to transmit operating information from the computer to the receiving apparatus in at least either the computer or the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100313172 - Video display control apparatus, video display control method, and video device: i

12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100306636 - Framework for providing visual context to www hyperlinks: A method and a system for presenting Internet information to a user including providing to a user a visual image of a web page containing at least one hyperlink, and at least partially concurrently providing a visual image of another web page of at least one web site which is... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100306637 - Methods and systems for automated cell design in a production environment: A system for designing cells in a document production environment may include a computing device and a computer-readable medium in communication with the computing device. The computer-readable medium may include one or more programming instructions for identifying a plurality of jobs associated with the document production environment. Each job may... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100306638 - Object templates for data-driven applications: An object template system is described herein that allows an administrator of an IT management application to define templates that provide a streamlined mechanism for pre-populating IT objects with common values based on business logic and processes. The object template system addresses manipulation of objects both as part of a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100306639 - Computer-based data optimization and sensitivity analysis: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method facilitates optimization analysis and sensitivity analysis of a data model and comprises a computer receiving first data identifying a value function, a plurality of parameters for the value function, and one or more specific parameter values for one or more of the parameters; the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20100306642 - Co-browsing (java) scripted html documents: A method for collaboratively browsing the content of a dynamic electronic document innetwork comprising a first (210) and a second (210′) Web browser. The method comprises the steps of: retrieving dynamic Web page content including a Web application script, detecting a user input event in any of the browsers, executing,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100306641 - Constructing linear representation of a content based network: Described herein are systems and methods for constructing linear representations of content based networks. The methods comprise receiving a sub-network of a content based network comprising a plurality of fragments connected by one or more links, calculating fragment weight for at least some of the plurality of fragments, calculating link... Agent: Sap Ag

20100306644 - Method and apparatus for generating a web site using a multi-dimensional description of the website: A technique for generating a web site in accordance with received data entry by: determining at least one characteristic of at least one web site dimension of the web site based on the data entry; generating a multi-dimensional description of the web site based on the determined characteristics; retrieving web... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100306643 - Methods and systems for processing document object models (dom) to process video content: Methods and systems for processing document object models (DOM) and to process video content are provided. Information content that is represented by a DOM and that includes a scripting language associated with the information content is received and original content of the DOM is preserved after execution of the scripting... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100306640 - System and method for generating formatted device reports from stored hierarchical device data: The subject application is directed to a system and method for generating formatted device reports from stored hierarchical device data. Electronic template data including a text data portion and a plurality of placeholder tags is received, wherein each placeholder tag includes data corresponding to a path in an associated, hierarchical... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100306645 - Guided natural language interface for print proofing: A guided natural language interface, a method for guiding a user in specifying a color problem with a document image, and a set of templates for use in the interface and method are provided. The interface includes computer readable memory which stores a set of issue description templates, each template... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100306646 - Image processing apparatus and computer-readable storage medium: There is disclosed an image processing apparatus to preview an image to be printed, the image processing apparatus including: an input section to receive an instruction to preview a next image; and a control section to specify an image to be previewed next based on the instruction input through the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100306647 - Force-feedback within telepresence: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates replicating a telepresence session with a real world physical meeting. A telepresence session can be initiated within a communication framework that includes two or more virtually represented users that communicate therein. A trigger component can monitor the telepresence... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100306650 - User interface apparatus and method for user interface in touch device: A user interface apparatus includes a position identification unit to identify a first position where a first touch is generated on a display screen; a priority assignment unit to respectively assign priorities to menu items displayed on the display screen; and a menu item movement unit to move the menu... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100306648 - Variable rate scrollbar: Embodiments of a variable rate scrollbar are described. In various embodiments, media items, such as email messages, text messages, digital photos, or song selections are grouped by a page, a day, a week, or a month that corresponds to a date associated with a media item. A list of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100306649 - Virtual inking using gesture recognition: A virtual inking device is created in response to a touch input device detecting a user's inking gesture. For example, when a user places one of their hands in a pen gesture (i.e. by connecting the index finger with the thumb while holding the other fingers near the palm), the... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100306651 - Method for creating, exporting, sharing, and installing graphics functional blocks: Systems, apparatuses, computer readable media, and methods for creating, exporting, sharing, and installing graphics functional blocks are described herein. In one embodiment, a selection is received from a graphical user interface (GUI) for one or more patches of multiple linked patches representing a graphics composition. In response to the selection,... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100306652 - Pre-fetching items in a virtual universe based on avatar communications: The present invention pre-fetches objects, textures and scripts (collectively referred to herein as items) through analysis of the communications of an avatar. Furthermore, if an object, texture or script is not pre-fetched upon arrival to a region the virtual universe's object, texture and script download system is augmented to prioritize... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro

20100306654 - Navigation and playback of multimedia programs arranged in collections: Methods and systems for the navigation and playback of multimedia programs arranged in collections. In typical embodiments, a first set of user controls allow the user to select a collection and a second set of user controls allow the user to select a multimedia program by navigating a sequence of... Agent: Girard & Equitz LLP

20100306653 - Network-based multimedia play method and computer readable storage medium and computer program product thereof: A network-based multimedia play method is provided for playing a number of programs. The method includes the following steps. First, a source code of a multimedia webpage is obtained. Next, the source code of the webpage is parsed to obtain a number of program titles and a number of corresponding... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100306655 - Avatar integrated shared media experience: A method and system are disclosed in which a group of people are able to replicate the physical world experience of going with a group of friends to pick a movie, watch the movie together, and provide commentary on the movie itself in the virtual world on a virtual couch... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100306656 - Digital media asset management: This invention comprises a system and a method for managing a plurality of video assets via code executing in a processor. The system and method include a user interface, a controller configured to receive metadata associated with the plurality of video assets through the user interface, a database communicatively coupled... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20100306657 - Audio-enhanced user interface for browsing: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to, but are not limited to, browsing a displayed listing of stored audio content such as music in a music player, PC, or portable electronic device, including MP3 players and mobile phones. Various embodiments of the present invention recognize that to improve the user's... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20100306660 - Method for displaying web user's authentication status in a distributed single login network: The invention provides a system and method for automatically displaying a user's logged-in status across an Internet based network of affiliated Web sites via a visual indicator such as a toolbar to help the user to be certain about his logged-in status when he stays with one or switches from... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100306661 - Methods and devices for recording changes in visual stimuli observed through browser-based interfaces: The invention provides methods and devices that address problems encountered when attempting to accurately reconstruct visual stimuli being displayed to a user as they interact with online-content, typically through a browser interface. In one embodiment, the invention provides for the browser to maintain a record of selected technical parameters and... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100306658 - Portable terminal, and url managing method and program therefor: A portable terminal allows a bookmark to be shared among a plurality of browsers without using a dedicated managing program. A mobile telephone 1 includes irreplaceable browsers (A) 12 and (B) 13, browser A bookmark folder memory 16 used by the browser (A) 12, and browser B bookmark folder memory... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100306659 - Progressively discovering and integrating services: Tools and techniques related to progressively discovering and integrating services are provided. These tools may receive electronic communications addressed to users of communications platform software. In turn, these tools may analyze the electronic communications, and generate upsells for presentation to the users. These upsells may relate to updating profile records... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100306662 - Method and system for computer based communication control and management: An audio communication system including a communication server with an operator interface coupled to a network and one or more audio communication terminal clients coupled to the network. The communication server is advantageously implemented in a PC based system connected to a network. The network may include the internet. In... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100306664 - Automated content submission to a share site: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for remotely submitting content to a website without navigating to the website are provided. The website is a content-sharing website that accepts public content submissions and makes the content available to multiple users. Initially, a client application may download remote-content-submission instructions from the website. Subsequently,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)

20100306665 - Intelligent backward resource navigation: A system for navigating among resources includes a target detection module detecting whether a first resource has been branched from to two other different resources and a backward navigation module operable to detect selection of a backward navigation button and cause navigation to the first resource. A method includes designating... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100306663 - Sequential clicked link display mechanism: Provided is a method to facilitate screen navigation in conjunction with a web browser. Specifically, a navigation history documenter and display module (NHDD) is employed in conjunction with a web browser to enhance the functionality of the browser. Using static links, categorical-hierarchical web sites, search engines or any combination of... Agent: Greg Goshorn, P.C.

20100306666 - Human data management: The present invention discloses methods and systems for managing data in user-centric environment. In this environment an entity is authorized to receive user data based on the relationship between the entity and a user. A user provides message data for communication to a selected entity by one or more communication... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.

20100306667 - Remote control method of external devices: A method of controlling a plurality of external devices is performed on a computer which is set up with a plurality of remote control processes corresponding to the plurality of the external devices, and a management process for managing the remote control processes while communicating with the remote control processes.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100306668 - Asynchronous identity establishment through a web-based application: A determination is made as to whether a user has been logged off from the web-based application accessed through a web browser on a computer. If it is determined that the user has been logged off from the web-based application, then a new user interface is provided through the web... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100306669 - Instant messaging service with minimized user interface: A method is proposed for exchanging messages among users of computers. The method includes the steps on the computer (100) of each user of: activating a window (225), the active window having a frame (305) and a workspace (310) within the frame, receiving messages in succession from the computers of... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100306671 - Avatar integrated shared media selection: A method and system are disclosed in which a group of people are able to replicate the physical world experience of going with a group of friends to pick a movie, watch the movie together, and provide commentary on the movie itself in the virtual world on a virtual couch... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100306670 - Gesture-based document sharing manipulation: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates interacting with data associated with a telepresence session. A telepresence session can be initiated within a communication framework that includes two or more virtually represented users that communicate therein. A portion of data can be virtually represented within... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100306672 - Method and apparatus for matching users in multi-user computer simulations: A method for use in a computer simulation includes receiving a request from a first user to initiate a multi-user session, retrieving tag data for a second user, wherein the tag data includes tags entered by one or more users of a plurality of users including the first user, evaluating... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100306673 - Method and device for accessing data in signage systems: A method is provided for displaying information at remote terminals, based on criteria established at a central terminal. At the central terminal, a set of rules is selected out of a plurality of pre-defined sets of rules for displaying the information at the respective remote terminal, and based on the... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100306674 - Presenting information in a conference: An improved networked computer communications system handles arbitrary streams of data, and transports at varying speeds those steams where intermediate updates can be dropped if they are obsoleted by later arriving data updates, optimizing the utilization of network and node resources. Complex buffering by system server software allows distributed, parallel,... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20100306675 - Peer-to-peer based content delivery in a virtual universe: The present invention permits performance adjustment in a virtual universe. In particular, the invention proposes a mixed server-based/peer-to-peer approach, in which transmission responsibilities are shifted towards peer-to-peer computing as the number of avatars within a region increases. The invention may foster fluid business transactions (e.g., sales) during times of high... Agent: Keohane & D'alessandro

20100306676 - Dynamic collaborative techniques: Techniques for dynamic collaboration are provided. A main collaboration session having multiple interacting parties proceeds in a sequential and linear fashion. An element of the main collaboration session, where the element is not a last or most recent element of the main collaboration session, is acted upon and a sub... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell

20100306679 - Method and system for saving internet bookmark and computer-readable medium using the method: A method and a system for saving an Internet bookmark and a computer-readable medium using the method are provided. In the present method, a web page is first connected to. Then, an image of a particular area in the web page is captured and served as a representative image of... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100306677 - Method for activating objects in a mark-up language environment: A double-click is enabled in a mark-up language environment for certain objects by capturing a first series of select and unselect actions associated with a multi-click enabled object, displaying a copy image of the multi-click enable object, and then allowing a second series of select and unselect actions to be... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100306678 - User interface controls including capturing user mood: A method for operating at least one control in a graphical user interface that provides a user to output state of mind about current contents by selecting at least one of a multiple areas associated thereof. A change in texture is observed when a pointer is over at least one... Agent: Charles J. Kulas

20100306680 - Framework for designing physics-based graphical user interface: A graphics development framework for designing physics-based graphical user interfaces is described herein. According to one embodiment, visually linkable patches are displayed in a first window of a graphics development framework, where the patches represent a graphics composition which when rendered, animate a physical movement of a graphics object of... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100306681 - Creation and modification of valid functional design layouts: A software application can capture product parameters and attributes in order to allow a non-expert user to create a valid functional system layout in a design space. To enable accurate layouts, the software application can automatically apply all applicable components, connectors, rules, attributes, codes, and behaviors to each component/design element... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100306682 - Systems and methods for generating floating desktop representation of extracted model object: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for generating a floating desktop representation of an extracted model object. Aspects relate to object-based modeling using modeling objects that can be extracted from spreadsheet cells, database entries, or other sources. A modeling client can host modeling logic and an application programming interface (API)... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)

20100306683 - User interface behaviors for input device with individually controlled illuminated input elements: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that provide user interface behaviors for input devices with individually controlled illuminated input elements. Some embodiments may include receiving a request for input device lighting from a program, determining illumination information for light sources coupled to input elements of an input device based on the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Apple, Inc.

20100306684 - Graphical representation of out-of-bound image selection: This is directed to differentiating between portions of a selection area that are within the boundary of displayed information and portions of the selection area that are beyond the boundary of the displayed information. In some embodiments, the graphical representation of the selection area can change based on the position... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100306686 - Method for representing a user, and corresponding device and computer software product: The invention relates to a method of representing a user. According to the invention, the method includes a step of configuring at least one means for representing said user taking account of at least one representation parameter derived from at least one geographical location information item obtained from a terminal... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100306687 - System and method for avatar management: The present invention provides a system for avatar management, including at least one client and a server, the client is adapted to assemble an avatar according to operation of a user, generate avatar information corresponding to the avatar, transmit the avatar information to the server via a network requesting the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100306685 - User movement feedback via on-screen avatars: The following discloses using avatars to provide feedback to users of a gesture-based computing environment about one or more features of the gesture-based computing environment. Gesture-based computing environments may not, in some circumstances, use a physical controller that associates a player with the computing environment. Accordingly, a player may not... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100306688 - Image display device and operation method therefor: An image display device and an operation method thereof are provided. An object may be displayed on a display. A display characteristic of the object may be changed when no input for the object is received for a predetermined period of time.... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100306690 - Method for displaying user interface in accordance with user's intention: A user interface is controlled to support a user using an image processing apparatus which can perform a task, for example, for storing image data obtained by a scanner in a memory or printing the image by a printer. In a display apparatus which can display a user interface including... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100306689 - User equipment, storage medium, service center and method: The invention relates to user equipment (UE1-UE3) comprising a user interface (U1), a communication part (TRX) for communication via a communication system (IMS), and a client (CL) for maintaining information about contacts. In order to distribute information about installed plugins said client (CL) is arranged to trigger transmission of information... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100306691 - User interface for visual cooperation between text input and display device: A user-interface system for entering an alphanumeric string or alphanumeric clusters for identifying information content is presented. The user-interface system has presentation logic for displaying an image of a virtual user alphanumeric interface on a presentation device. The virtual user alphanumeric interface includes an image of an overloaded keypad that... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100306692 - Method and system of a human-machine interface: A human-machine interface system for an industrial automation environment is provided. The human-machine interface system includes a communication interface configured to receive machine data from an aggregation server, a user interface configured to display graphical data to a user, and a processor coupled to the communication interface and the user... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc/sr

20100306693 - Method for unlocking screen-locked state of touch screen, electronic device and recording medium using the same: A method for unlocking a screen-locked state of a touch screen, and an electronic device and a recording medium using the same are disclosed. In the present method, during a screen-locked state, an unlocking area of a touch screen of the mobile device is divided into a first touch area... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100306694 - Inline variable range and target selector slider control: According to one embodiment, a method comprises generating a slider having end values and receiving designation of a range between the end values, or including no more than one of the end values, using controls on the slider. Also, the method includes receiving designation of a subrange within the designated... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Ibm

20100306695 - Graphics stack system and method: A system and method are provided for drawing graphics, such as to display a user interface on a display of a mobile device. A graphics stack is used to store pre-computed coordinate values to improve performance for drawing graphics, such as to display a user interface on a display of... Agent: Jones Day (rim) - 2n

20100306696 - Dynamic network browser: A system and method of browsing digital content, and is related to companion applications filed simultaneously, all of which are part and parcel of a method for browsing digital content and composing digital media and data, via dynamic interaction of tiled images, external video, audio, text, and multimedia resources to... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100306697 - System and method for panning and zooming an image on a display of a handheld electronic device: Method and arrangement for panning and zooming a displayed image on a display screen of a handheld electronic device 300 using the same auxiliary user input device 328 is described. The displayed image can be toggled between panning and zooming modes that respectively pan and zoom the displayed image by... Agent: Rim

20100306698 - System and method for customizing note flags: A method and system for customizing note flags allows a user to change the look or “feel” of a note flag. A user can be provided with several options in order to create note flags that are visually distinguishable from one another. In this way, the note flags can be... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100306701 - Creation, previsualization, communication, and documentation of choreographed movement: A method for documenting choreographed motion. A music track may be stored on a storage device coupled to a computing device. A plurality of dance counts may be associated with the music track. Text notes may be associated with at least some of the dance counts. Respective time stamps may... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100306700 - Electronic land and sea map system: The invention relates to an electronic land or sea map system, comprising: an electronic memory of at least two land or sea maps; an imaging device for displaying at least one of the land or sea maps from the memory; selection means for entering a selection of the land or... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100306699 - Method for controlling gesture-based remote control system: A method for controlling a gesture-based remote control system (100) is provided to control a controlled electronic appliance by detecting an image of a user's gesture. A movement area in the image of the user's gesture detected. The user's gesture is judged as an adjusted gesture when the movement of... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100306702 - Radial menus: Some embodiments of the invention provide several novel techniques for manipulating radial menus in graphical user interfaces of an application. In some embodiments, radial menus include multiple selectable items arranged about an internal location (e.g., a center of the radial menu). The novel radial menu techniques of some embodiments include... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20100306703 - Method, device, module, apparatus, and computer program for an input interface: A method for accessing services in an apparatus that includes a multidetector is disclosed. A corresponding device, module and apparatus are also disclosed. Further, a computer program product for implementing the method is disclosed.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100306704 - User interface widget for selecting a point or range: A technique for selecting and/or displaying an exact point or a range is provided wherein a slider widget comprising a thumb with a left edge and a right edge lying in proximity to the left and right edges of the thumb is provided such that a user may utilize the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.

20100306705 - Lockscreen display: A method may include placing a device in a lockscreen mode and outputting information associated with a program to a touch screen display while the device is in the lockscreen mode. The method may also include allowing a user to interact with the program via the touch screen display while... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

20100306706 - Visual-editing toolbar menu while using text editor: Particular embodiments provide a toolbar menu that includes one or more options that are valid for an object. A hot-key input is received that indicates a request for the toolbar menu. The request may be received while a user is using an application, such as a text editing application. The... Agent: TrellisIPLaw Group/oracle

20100306707 - System and method for exploring 3d scenes by pointing at a reference object: The system and method are described for enhancing location-based services by enabling spatial database systems to respond to or answer spatial queries that use a reference object to identify objects or features of interest in environmental scene before a system user. The system and method present invention enhances pointing technology... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100306708 - Systems and methods for handling profiles in a community: Systems and methods for handling profiles in a community are provided. A profile hub-and-spoke arrangement may be provided which includes a profile representation associated with a user as the hub and one or more media asset representations as one or more spokes. The media asset representations that are included in... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100306709 - Event monitoring for complex event processing: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for an event monitoring tool configured for complex event processing (CEP). In one embodiment, a data processing system can include a CEP event monitoring tool configured for coupling to touch points over a network and a repository... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20100306710 - Living cursor control mechanics: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for controlling a cursor. A user may control a cursor displayed by a computing environment such as a game console, a computer, or the like by performing one or more gestures. An activity of a cursor on an audiovisual display may be controlled based... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100306711 - method and apparatus for a motion state aware device: A device comprising a motion context logic that receives data from at least one motion sensor is described. The motion context logic determines a user's motion context. Context based action logic manages the device based on the user's motion context.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100306718 - Apparatus and method for unlocking a locking mode of portable terminal: A method of unlocking a locking mode of a portable terminal, which includes sensing a user's gesture input which is set in a locking mode of the portable terminal. The locking mode is unlocked in response to the user's gesture input, and a function mapped to the user's gesture can... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100306716 - Extending standard gestures: In a system that utilizes gestures for controlling aspects of an application, strict requirements for success may limit approachability or accessibility for different types of people. The system may receive data reflecting movement of a user and remap a standard gesture to correspond to the received data. Following the remapping,... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100306712 - Gesture coach: A capture device may capture a user's motion and a display device may display a model that maps to the user's motion, including gestures that are applicable for control. A user may be unfamiliar with a system that maps the user's motions or not know what gestures are applicable for... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100306714 - Gesture shortcuts: Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for gesture shortcuts. A user's movement or body position is captured by a capture device of a system, and is used as input to control the system. For a system-recognized gesture, there may be a full version of the gesture and a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100306713 - Gesture tool: Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for a gesture tool. A capture device captures user movement and provides corresponding data to a gesture recognizer engine and an application. From that, the data is parsed to determine whether it satisfies one or more gesture filters, each filter corresponding to... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100306715 - Gestures beyond skeletal: Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for gesture input beyond skeletal. A user's movement or body position is captured by a capture device of a system. Further, non-user-position data is received by the system, such as controller input by the user, an item that the user is wearing,... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100306717 - Storage medium having game program stored therein and game apparatus: A game apparatus detects a path inputted by a player, and moves an object placed in a virtual game space along the path. Moreover, the game apparatus controls the object, which is moving along the path, to perform a predetermined action, and determines a return position when the predetermined action... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

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