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Data processing: presentation processing of document August inventions list 08/12

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08/30/2012 > 51 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120221929 - Touch event processing for web pages: One or more touch input signals can be obtained from a touch sensitive device. If the touch input signals are associated with one or more regions of a web page displayed on the touch sensitive device, a touch event associated with the regions of a web page is processed by... Agent:

20120221930 - Dynamic preloading of web pages: In a system, in one embodiment, having a page server for transmitting pages upon request and a page client (or “web browser”) for requesting pages and presenting those pages to an operator, the page client dynamically identifies links subsequent to the loaded page and preloads pages identified by those links... Agent:

20120221932 - Rendering web content using pre-caching: A first resource is provided on a user device, the first resource including a plurality of links to other resources. At least one, but not all of the plurality of links are selected for pre-caching, and at least a portion of a second resource located by the first link is... Agent:

20120221931 - System and method for displaying web page content: A system and method for presenting web page content to a user. A plurality of links are identified on a web page which share a designated characteristic. A user action is detected that indicates a user's intent to select a particular link. As a response to the user action, the... Agent:

20120221933 - Method and system to build interactive documents: In one embodiment, during a design mode an editing interface is provided, the interface including a plurality of cells arranged in a layout. An instruction is received to cause binding of a widget to a first cell, and data is received at the first cell. During a production mode, a... Agent:

20120221934 - Form bundling: A form management system is provided that bundles individual electronic form instances into a single bundled form. Form field names in the electronic form instances and scripts are renamed at the time the form instances are merged into a bundle. In this manner, common names can be assigned to individual... Agent: Efficient Forms, LLC

20120221935 - Table column spanning: Disclosed are a method and system for grouping columns of data into different levels for subsequent multiple level operations. The method comprises the steps of providing sub-columns within a single table column, said table columns and each of the sub-columns having an associated header; and using multiple dummy tables and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120221936 - Electronic book extension systems and methods: An electronic book system allows third parties to make available to users extensions, or “add-ons”, that provide additional features and functions relating to a book. Add-ons are launched in a manner that takes into account the reader's context, such as a current page the reader is looking at. Payment mechanisms... Agent:

20120221937 - Systems and methods for remote collaborative studying using electronic books: An electronic book system provides interfaces particularly suited to students' use of textbooks. A finger press on a touch screen produces a contextual menu with user choices that relate to where the finger was pressed or what the user was recently doing with the book. A student provisionally navigates through... Agent: Google Inc.

20120221938 - Electronic book interface systems and methods: An electronic book system provides interfaces particularly suited to students' use of textbooks. A finger press on a touch screen produces a contextual menu with user choices that relate to where the finger was pressed or what the user was recently doing with the book. A student provisionally navigates through... Agent: Google Inc.

20120221941 - Content management application for an interactive environment: The content management application is an intranet application which provides a process for implementing changes to an internet website of a company by providing the company the ability to define and enforce a common style of page layout. The application can be accessed via a desktop browser and multiple users... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

20120221940 - Guided attachment of policies in a service registry environment: A method includes receiving a reference to a selected description document for policy attachment, the selected description document including at least one definition to describe a Web Service. The method includes locating a logical object of the selected description document that permit policy attachment. The method also includes receiving a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120221939 - Methods and systems for node-based website design: Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and methods for design and use of web-based applications for account management. Some aspects relate to design tools that enable the use of a virtual agent or avatar as part of an account collection or management web application. Some aspects relate to... Agent:

20120221942 - Module specification for a module to be incorporated into a container document: A computer readable medium, an electronic document or a system that uses on of these that includes code that specifies a module for a container document using a content type element, a content element and one or more preference elements.... Agent: Google Inc., A Delaware Corporation

20120221943 - Display control method, display device and electronic apparatus: A display control method includes the steps of obtaining a plurality of thumbnail images for a document having a plurality of pages, the thumbnail images each presenting each of the plurality of pages reduced in size in a reference state, rotated about a virtual rotation axis as a center, and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120221945 - Accessing an out-space user interface for a document editor program: An out-space actuator is selected to access an out-space user interface for a document editor program. An out-space actuator is associated with an in-space user interface having a displayed document. When the out-space actuator is selected, an out-space user interface is displayed that includes an expanded feature selection surface.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120221944 - System for digital and remote document revision and execution with document escrow: A system electronically prepares, escrows and stores in a server cloud a digital representation of a paper document, copies of which may be modified by wet ink pen marks in different geographic locations. The wet ink pen marks are digitized and stored with the escrowed document, through use of digital... Agent:

20120221948 - Apparatus and method for managing long-term plan by an e-calendar: Provided is a method for managing a long-term plan by an e-calendar, including creating a plan and setting the keyword with respect to the plan, by a user, and pushing related information to the user when an event related to the keyword occurs.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120221947 - Information processing apparatus and method: An information processing apparatus is connected to a viewing apparatus through which a document is viewed. A view management part creates view information that indicates a viewed portion of the document where the document has been viewed. A document management part creates change information that indicates a changed portion of... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120221946 - Screen capture: A method and system for screen capture are provided. The method includes: selecting a screen area; determining properties of an open window displayed in the screen area, including determining the position of the window and the application and current application data; using image processing to detect scroll bars within the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120221949 - Terminal data logger: A method and system for server-side capturing, logging, and replaying terminal data of a terminal is described.... Agent:

20120221951 - Discovery platform apparatuses, methods and systems: The DISCOVERY PLATFORM APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“DP”) transform content seed selections and recommendations via DP components such as discovery and social influence into events and discovery of other contents for users and revenue for right-holders. In one embodiment, the DP may include various discovery user interfaces including stage light... Agent:

20120221950 - Gesture manipulation method and multimedia player apparatus: A gesture manipulation method and a multimedia player apparatus is disclosed in this disclosure. The gesture manipulation method is suitable for a multimedia player apparatus with touch input function. The gesture manipulation method includes steps of: detecting a gesture input while the multimedia player apparatus is playing a video file... Agent: Avermedia Technologies, Inc.

20120221952 - Advanced user interface and control paradigm including contextual collaboration for multiple service operator extended functionality offers: Methods and systems for presenting information regarding multiple categories of content are provided. In addition, methods and systems that suggest activities by a user in relation to content and determined affinity for content in relation to user contacts are provided. A user interface application is provided that operates to display... Agent: Avaya Inc.

20120221953 - Methods and devices for information exchange and routing: Method and device for information exchange and routing by providing items of information that are organized in discrete flows to third parties. Relationships are defined among the flows such that at least one item of information in at least a first discrete flow is selectively copied to at least a... Agent:

20120221954 - Display filtering device management system: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for monitoring a plurality of information technology devices. A filter control window displays user-selectable filter criteria items. The filter is applied to display a device list that includes only devices that match the selected ones of the filter criteria items.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120221955 - End user device that secures an association of application to service policy with an application certificate check: Network service provisioning is described. Network service provisioning to a device includes a mechanism for ensuring that network services are available based upon one or more of appropriate traffic control, billing, and notification policies. Ensuring that the policies are properly enforced on a device is a focus of this paper.... Agent:

20120221956 - Remote hvac control with a customizable overview display: An HVAC control system that accommodates and/or facilitates control from a remote location. The HVAC control system may include a web-enabled building control appliance having a controller, a first port and a second port. The controller may implement a web server that is coupled to the first port for serving... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120221957 - Method and apparatus for information exchange over a web based environment: Exchanging information via web is a way of life in modern society. Present invention utilizes dynamic workspace technology to allow people much efficiently and flexibly to exchanging information across global environment.... Agent:

20120221958 - Computer system and method for controlling computer: It is provided a computer system, including: an operating terminal operated by a user; and at least one remote terminal controlled remotely by the operating terminal. The computer system holds a generation rule for generating a control command from operation information input by the user. The computer system obtains operation... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20120221959 - Management of a multi-focus remote control session: A method and system for managing a multi-focus remote control session (RCS) within a computer system. A unique identifier (UserID) of each user and associated input devices are registered to the RCS. The users have shared concurrent control of a computer screen via the input devices. Responsive to selection of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120221960 - Collaborative workspace viewing for portable electronic devices: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a system and method for providing collaborative workspace viewing for portable electronic devices. According to one embodiment, a first portable electronic device operated by a first user and a second portable electronic device operating by a second user are connected over a network. Furthermore,... Agent:

20120221961 - Addressee based message prioritization: Addressee based message prioritization is disclosed. In some implementations, messages received by an electronic messaging user (e.g., recipient) can be displayed in a user interface of an electronic messaging application. In some implementations, received messages can be prioritized based on how the messages are addressed to the user. In some... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120221962 - Social messaging hub system: A social messaging hub provides communication services for a data enabled device having Internet network access capabilities such as a portable media player, personal digital assistant, a Wi-Fi mobile platform, a tablet computer, portable e-Reader, a personal computer, a laptop and a netbook computer. The social messaging hub communicates with... Agent:

20120221965 - Discussion enlivenment assistance device, discussion enlivenment assistance method, and computer program therefore: A discussion enlivenment assistance device includes: a state visualization unit which generates discussion state data displaying index values indicating a state of each discussion site; a user characteristic presentation unit which generates participating user characteristic data in relation to users participating in a discussion site specified by a user, the... Agent: Kddi Corpoation

20120221963 - Electronic meeting management for mobile wireless devices with post meeting processing: A device management system includes a meeting support system that is configured to generate and transmit a plurality of electronic meeting invitations to a plurality of mobile wireless devices that correspond to a plurality of meeting participants and receive responses indicating whether the plurality of participants will attend the electronic... Agent:

20120221964 - Opinion feedback in a computer-based social network: A method for soliciting opinion feedback in a computer-based social network in which the computer-based social network is populated by a set of users defined by social profiles indicating shared interests with an individual. The method includes displaying, in substantially real-time, a mirrored-representation of an individual based upon a captured... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20120221966 - Mobile electronic device: Mobile electronic devices and methods are disclosed. A plurality of display modules simultaneously visible, and at least one of the display modules displays an icon for starting up an application program. A memory stores a first application program for which startup is possible through a plurality of startup methods, each... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20120221967 - Dashboard object validation: A method for validating an object with data can include obtaining a dashboard interface object. The dashboard interface object can include dashboard object data. Data can be stored on an information server and can be an intended basis for the dashboard object data. The stored data can be compared with... Agent:

20120221968 - Electronic book navigation systems and methods: An electronic book system provides interfaces particularly suited to students' use of textbooks. A finger press on a touch screen produces a contextual menu with user choices that relate to where the finger was pressed or what the user was recently doing with the book. A student provisionally navigates through... Agent: Google Inc.

20120221969 - Scrollable list navigation using persistent headings: The present application discloses a scrollable list that uses headings for easy navigation in the list. In one embodiment, at least one heading is persistently visible on the user interface so that if a user clicks on the persistent heading, a separate window displaying headings is automatically opened. The user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120221970 - Digital image magnification for internet appliance: A magnifying tool that enlarges a selected region of displayed image surrounding a cursor in a graphical user interface (GUI), and superimposes the enlarged region directly over the selected region (and a portion of the adjacent non-selected region). The location of the cursor relative to the enlarged region is co-located... Agent: Viaclix, Inc.

20120221971 - User interface for presenting graphical elements: Methods and apparatus are provided for presenting a plurality of media titles. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting a user input associated with a displayed user interface, and determining one or more media titles for presentation in response to the user input, wherein media titles are selected based on... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120221972 - Electronic book contextual menu systems and methods: An electronic book system provides interfaces particularly suited to students' use of textbooks. A finger press on a touch screen produces a contextual menu with user choices that relate to where the finger was pressed or what the user was recently doing with the book. A student provisionally navigates through... Agent: Google Inc.

20120221973 - Color labeling in a graphical user interface: A method for providing visual cues to a user of a graphical user interface (GUI) for a computer system is disclosed. The visual cues indicate a relationship with an icon having text and/or image elements. In some embodiments, the method receives a color for labeling an icon that has a... Agent:

20120221974 - Method and apparatus for presenting elements of a user interface: Methods and apparatus are provided for displaying a user interface to present a plurality of media titles. In one embodiment, method includes displaying a user interface including a plurality of graphical elements, wherein each graphical element is associated with a media title and assigned a focus state, and assigning one... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120221975 - Song lyric processing with user interaction: A computer-implemented system (and method and computer readable storage medium) are disclosed for processing interactions with song lyrics. The system is configured to provide for display on a screen of a computing device the song lyrics. The system detects a selection of a segment of the song lyrics and provides... Agent: Cbs Interactive Inc.

20120221976 - 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 And Licensing Inc.

20120221977 - Methods and systems for implementing ancestral relationship graphical interface: According to the invention, a method for displaying genealogical records may include providing a plurality of genealogical records, providing a plurality of icons, and associating each genealogical record with an icon. The method may also include providing a genealogical display and positioning a first icon in a docking field of... Agent: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.

20120221978 - Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying and selecting application options: In accordance with some embodiments, a flat version of an application interface is displayed. In response to detecting a user gesture on a view options icon while the flat version of the application interface is displayed, a curled version of the application interface is displayed. The curled version of the... Agent:

20120221979 - Configureurable hierarchical tree view: A view is created that includes nodes in a serial sequence of nodes. Hierarchical tree data is received. It can be determined whether a node is a start node of a serial sequence of nodes. Responsive to a determination that the node is a start node of a serial sequence... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

  
08/23/2012 > 55 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120216100 - Service registry policy aggregator: A method of operating a service registry and repository based on a triplestore comprises: receiving a request to aggregate a service document; shredding elements of the service document to create logical objects within the triplestore; for each logical object, searching for all policy attachments logical objects that have a relationship... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120216101 - Electronic reader system with bookmarking and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of an electronic reader system includes: identifying a first feature point on a first multimedia book when a behavior pattern matches or exceeds a threshold pattern; generating a first bookmark corresponding to the first feature point; ranking a mark importance priority of the first bookmark based... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120216102 - Intelligent bookmarks and information management system based on the same: An intelligent bookmark is a collection of information, including an address (e.g., a URL) for a document (e.g., web page) or other hyper-media enabled item bundled together with selected other information. The selected other information may be manually or automatically obtained from the document, the browser history leading up to... Agent:

20120216103 - Private views of data and local calculations during real time collaboration: Techniques for performing a process during a real time collaboration by multiple users or clients on a spreadsheet file are disclosed herein which may permit calculations to be performed locally by at least one of the clients. By doing so, increases in performance are realized since only data updates need... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120216104 - System and method for preparing excel(tm)-based analysis reports: c

20120216105 - System and method for creating non-functional requirements for implemented technology: A method can be used for creating a document associated with a technology to be implemented and containing at least one of the non-functional requirements required for the technology. The method utilizes a memory and a computer device in communication with the memory, as well as a framework tool that... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation

20120216106 - Computer-implemented system and method for conducting field inspections and generating reports: A system for conducting inspections and generating reports comprising: a device equipped with a global positioning system, a camera and broadband wireless Internet access and on which is installed a client application that comprises an inspection form; a Web services layer; a server; and a browser for accessing a Web... Agent:

20120216107 - Characteristic content determination program, characteristic content determination device, characteristic content determination method, recording medium, content generation device, and related content insertion device: A characteristic content of a Web page is easily extracted from the contents constituting the Web page. A computer is caused to function as an extraction means that extracts a content constituting a designated Web page, a calculation means that calculates the frequency of appearance of each content constituting the... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.

20120216109 - Analyzing an interaction history to generate a customized webpage: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for generating a webpage. In one embodiment, a request may be received from a user to view the webpage that includes portlets. A time of the request may be identified. The portlets may be provided. Based on an interaction history of the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120216108 - Content authoring and deployment technology: Content authoring and deployment, in which mobile authoring templates that enable a user to make updates to a subset of a web page using a mobile device are generated and provided to a mobile device application. Configuration data that defines operations needed to publish content updates received through the mobile... Agent: Accenture Global Services Limited

20120216110 - Information processing device: A data acquiring unit acquires provided data from an information providing server. A format retaining unit retains configuration format data of a page. The page reconfiguration unit generates page data wherein the acquired provided data is arranged in accordance with configuration format data. The hierarchical data generating unit generates a... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

20120216111 - Method and apparatus for declarative updating of self-describing, structured documents: The present invention includes a method and device for updating a self-describing, structured document. A further aspect of the present invention is enabling client-based modification of the document. Additional aspects of the present invention are described in the claims, specification and drawings.... Agent: Open Invention Networks, LLC

20120216112 - Adaptive synchronization techniques: Adaptive techniques for handling notifications and updating a directory of a file system in a graphical user interface of a computing environment. Adaptive techniques include determining that something has been potentially changed in the node. A time of the notification is obtained, and a preferred time value or trigger time... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120216114 - Query generation from displayed text documents using virtual magnets: A system and method are provided for dynamically generating a query using touch gestures. A virtual magnet is movable on a display device of a tactile user interface in response to touch. A user selects one of a set of text documents for review, which is displayed on the display.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120216113 - Touch gestures for text-entry operations: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for providing a user of a computing device with the ability to perform text-entry operations (e.g., using a touch screen) on a computing device. Specifically, the techniques of this disclosure may, in some examples, allow the user to use gestures on a mobile computing... Agent: Google Inc.

20120216115 - System of automated management of event information:

20120216116 - Method for customizing avatars and heightening online safety: In accord with the present invention, a method is defined for an ordinary computer user to customize an avatar, so as to determine how the avatar is animated afterwards. The animation method used is preferably intuitive and simple so that ordinary computer users can learn and manipulate avatars easily and... Agent:

20120216119 - Intelligent digital audiovisual reproduction system: Payment-based audiovisual playback system characterized by comprising a microprocessor unit, primarily including storage means for storing inter alia in digital form the visual and sound information to be used, and associated, through a number of interfaces, with display means for sound playback which provide a multimedia environment. The unit is... Agent: Touch Tunes Music Corporation

20120216117 - Method and apparatus for navigating a hierarchical menu based user interface: Methods and apparatus are provided for a user interface to allow for navigating a hierarchical menu. In one embodiment a method includes displaying a user interface including one or more menu elements, wherein each menu element is associated with a row of content titles that may be displayed by the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120216120 - Method and apparatus for rendering a multimedia item with a plurality of modalities: A method and apparatus for rendering a multimedia item with a plurality of modalities is provided. Parameter settings are determined for a plurality of modalities according to a user input request (step 206). The multimedia item is rendered with the determined Render menu of modes 202 modality parameter settings (step... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120216118 - Methods and apparatus for media navigation: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method of playing a media includes receiving a first media stream of the media and displaying the first media stream in a first window of a media player. The first media stream includes navigable parts configured to be selected for... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20120216121 - Methods and apparatus for media navigation: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus for streaming a media includes a server side receiver for receiving a request to stream a media from a media player. The apparatus further includes a content generator, a server side transmitter, and a media stream generator. The content... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20120216122 - Application store topics: Techniques for application store topics are described that enable collaboration on application store content between a service provider and third-party collaborators. A framework of topics can be defined to include a plurality of topics to organize application data within pages for interaction with an application catalog. Collaborators can opt to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120216123 - Energy audit systems and methods: An online energy audit system poses and collects responses to a list of survey questions regarding a subject house from a remote occupant via a survey UI. Survey responses are stored in an energy-use profile associated with the subject house and are used to populate model inputs to an energy-use... Agent: Evoworx Inc.

20120216124 - Bundling web browser session contexts: Bundling web browser session contexts may include aggregating a list of currently open browser web pages and presenting the list to a user. A user may select one or more browser web pages from the list. Based on the selected one or more browser web pages, a context bundle is... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120216125 - Integrated enterprise software and social network system user interfaces utilizing cloud computing infrastructures and single secure portal access: A software-based method and system to provide a secure user interface on multiple and diverse electronic computing devices with a customized and secure dashboard feature. The systems and methods simultaneously integrate internally generated software utilities of an enterprise with externally accessed software operating in a ‘cloud computing’ environment. The systems... Agent:

20120216126 - System and method for transferring data among computing environments: Systems and methods for transferring data among computing environments include a method for transferring data items among a portion of a remote computing environment and a portion of a local computing environment using a presentation layer protocol. Data items are transferred during transfer cycles and upon the release of data... Agent:

20120216128 - Managing emails at an electronic mail client: Some example embodiments include a method for managing emails. The method includes identifying a plurality of emails having a same subject. The method also includes determining an inclusion relationship among the plurality of emails. The method includes providing a user interface at an email client end. The method includes graphically... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120216127 - Sticky messages: Described herein are techniques related to sticky messaging, which enable the use of the content of text and/or multimedia messages outside the context of the messaging inbox of a telecommunications device, such as a mobile phone. An implementation described herein includes posting of the content (e.g., text, image, audio, and... Agent:

20120216129 - Method and apparatus for providing an immersive meeting experience for remote meeting participants: An immersive meeting capability is depicted and described herein. The immersive meeting capability is configured for improving various aspects of a meeting held between one or more local participants located at a physical location at which the meeting is being held and one or more remote participants remote from the... Agent:

20120216130 - Methods and systems for providing a feedback user interface for an enterprise social network: A method for providing an ongoing feedback user interface for an enterprise social network including users associated with an entity. The method can include receiving ongoing feedback from a first user. The ongoing feedback can comprise at least one comment about a second user of the enterprise social network and... Agent: Salesforce.com, Inc.

20120216131 - Persistent network resource and virtual area associations for realtime collaboration: Apparatus and methods relating to persistent network resource and virtual area associations for realtime collaboration include managing and displaying an object associated with a virtual area that supports establishment of respective presences of communicants operating respective client network nodes. Examples of the object include an object that has one or... Agent: Social Communications Company

20120216132 - Embedding user selected content in a web browser display: Embedding user selected content in a web browser display, including receiving, by a web browser from a user, a selection of a display object to persistently display; and, for each of a number of subsequently accessed documents to be displayed by the web browser: retrieving, by the web browser, the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120216133 - Secure cloud computing system and method: A system and method, comprising: an interface port to a data communication network; a processor and associated memory, configured to execute a content browser, and a browser plugin, the browser plugin filtering at least a portion of data received by the content browser, and at least one of selectively blocking,... Agent: Overtis Group Limited

20120216134 - Latency hiding techniques for multi-modal user interfaces: A multi-modal user interface is described that hides response latency delays. A graphical user interface (GUI) supports different user input modalities including low delay inputs which respond to user inputs without significant delay, and high latency inputs which have a significant response latency after receiving a user input before providing... Agent: Nuance Communications, Inc.

20120216135 - User interface for managing a virtualized computing environment: A virtualized computing environment is managed with a user interface that includes a graphical interface portion as well as a command-line portion. As a user interacts with the graphical interface portion, a command-line entry corresponding to the interaction is automatically generated and populates the command-line portion. Similarly, as the user... Agent: Vmware, Inc.

20120216136 - Application-independent graphic manipulation: Embodiments include a method comprising displaying, on a computer display, a window having a user interface for an application. The window has a number of elements. The elements comprising at least one of text, a graphical icon, and input control. The window is configurable to receive user input for processing... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120216137 - Page designer with customization constraints: A page design system addresses the need to impart flexibility into the design and customization of graphical user interfaces for applications. The graphical user interface includes pages and display groups within each page, and the page design system permits each individual page to be modified to suit the needs of... Agent: Accenture Global Services Limited

20120216138 - Enhancements to data driven media management within an electronic device: A centralized resource manager manages the routing of audio or visual information within a device, including a handheld device such as a smartphone. The resource manager evaluates data-driven policies to determine how to route audio or visual information to or from various input or output components connected to the device,... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120216139 - Soft keyboard display for a portable multifunction device: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the... Agent:

20120216140 - Quick text entry on a portable electronic device: A method for quick text entry on a portable electronic device and a portable electronic device configured for the same are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method for quick text entry, comprising: displaying a text entry user interface within a graphical user interface, the text... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120216142 - System and method for creating and managing lesson plans: A system and method for creating and managing custom lesson plans. A computing device includes a lesson planning tool that receives a lesson creation request from a user. The lesson planning tool is responsive to the lesson creation request to create a customized lesson plan based on game data and... Agent: Step Ahead Studios

20120216141 - Touch gestures for text-entry operations: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for providing a user of a computing device with the ability to perform text-entry operations (e.g., using a touch screen) on a computing device. Specifically, the techniques of this disclosure may, in some examples, allow the user to use gestures on a mobile computing... Agent: Google Inc.

20120216143 - User interface for initiating activities in an electronic device: In one embodiment, a user interface is presented for initiating activities in an electronic device. The user interface includes an element referred to as a “launch wave”, which can be activated at substantially any time, even if the user is engaged with an activity, without requiring the user to first... Agent:

20120216144 - Electronic device and method for providing animated page: An electronic device includes a touch-screen display, a processor, a memory, and one or more modules stored in the memory. The one or more modules are adapted to be executed by the processor to display a page on the touch-screen display. The one or more modules are adapted to detect... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120216145 - Electronic device and method for presenting files: An electronic device includes a display, a storing module, an accessing module, a displaying controller, a sensing module, and a file operating module. The storing module stores a folder and a plurality of files. The folder is displayed as a folder representative icon on the touch-sensitive display. Each file is... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120216146 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for integrated application and task manager display: Provided herein are a method, apparatus and computer program product for integrating application and task manager information display. In particular, the method may include providing for display of available applications and providing for display of active applications, where the available applications and active applications are displayed concurrently within a list,... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20120216147 - Information management program product allowing enhanced searchability: When thumbnails displayed indicating document files stored in a database are changed in size to “large” the thumbnails all have their respective thumbnail frames unchanged in size and the number of thumbnails displayed is also unchanged while the thumbnailed and thus displayed document files have their respective thumbnails ranges reduced... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120216148 - Information processing apparatus, display control method and program: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display control unit that displays a list screen of thumbnails associated with content, an execution unit that executes any application using the content associated with the thumbnails, and an image generation unit that generates an execution state image showing an execution... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120216149 - Method and mobile apparatus for displaying an augmented reality: A mobile apparatus and method for displaying an Augmented Reality (AR) in the mobile apparatus. The mobile apparatus captures an image of a current environment of the mobile apparatus, displays the image, detects mapping information corresponding to the current environment from among mapping information stored in the mobile apparatus, maps... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120216150 - System and method for manipulating objects in a graphical user interface: A system, computer-readable storage medium including instructions, and a computer-implemented method for manipulating one or more objects in a graphical user interface for a display device is presented. A start of a path selection mode is detected. A first path traversed by a cursor in the graphical user interface is... Agent: Business Objects Software Ltd.

20120216153 - Handheld devices, electronic devices, and data transmission methods and computer program products thereof: Data transmission methods for handheld devices are provided. The data transmission method includes the steps of: receiving a gesture input; determining whether the gesture input matches a predetermined gesture; and if so, obtaining directional information corresponding to the gesture input and transmitting a file and the directional information to at... Agent: Acer Incorporated

20120216152 - Touch gestures for remote control operations: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for providing a user of a first computing device (e.g., a mobile device) with the ability to utilize the first computing device to control a second computing device (e.g., a television). Specifically, the techniques of this disclosure may, in some examples, allow the user... Agent: Google Inc.

20120216154 - Touch gestures for remote control operations: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for providing a user of a first computing device (e.g., a mobile device) with the ability to utilize the first computing device to control a second computing device (e.g., a television). Specifically, the techniques of this disclosure may, in some examples, allow the user... Agent: Google Inc.

20120216151 - Using gestures to schedule and manage meetings: Techniques and configurations for an apparatus are provided for creating and managing meetings using gestures. Movements of a user's hand in a three-dimensional space are detected. The hand movements in the three-dimensional space are interpreted to identify a gesture intended by the user to set up or manage a meeting... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.

  
08/16/2012 > 78 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120210202 - Automatic restoration of tool configuration while navigating layers of a composition: A selection of a layer is received from a plurality of layers of a composition. A tool type and one or more tool setting(s) are obtained based at least in part on the selected layer, where in the event the selected layer was previously selected at least once, the obtained... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20120210201 - Operation method for memo function and portable terminal supporting the same: A method for providing a memo function and a portable terminal supporting the same are provided. The portable terminal includes: a memory for storing at least one user function; a display unit for outputting screen information according to an activation of the at least one user function; an input unit... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120210200 - System, method, and touch screen graphical user interface for managing photos and creating photo books: An touch-screen apparatus and method for viewing and editing a story. For example, a touch-screen apparatus for viewing and editing a story containing photos, videos, audio and/or text entries is described in one embodiment, the touch screen apparatus including a touch screen display, a memory for storing program code and... Agent:

20120210204 - Assignment of measurement data to information data: A method is disclosed for assigning measurement data of a body of a patient to information data related to the same body. The method includes providing annotated measurement data, providing annotated information data, translating the first group of annotations into a first group of universal annotations and the second group... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20120210203 - Systems and methods for presenting a content summary of a media item to a user based on a position within the media item: Systems and methods for presenting a content summary of a media item to a user based on a position within the media item are disclosed herein. According to an aspect, a method may include receiving identification of a position within a media item residing on an electronic device. For example,... Agent: Rhonda Enterprises, LLC

20120210209 - usability testing tool: Systems, methods and apparatus for usability testing of remote interfaces or online applications via a user test application are disclosed. A parser of the user test application receives an HTTP request for a page of the interface or application to be tested from an evaluating participant. The parser creates an... Agent:

20120210208 - Constructing and maintaining web sites: Creation and maintenance of a web page can be facilitated using an interactive web application that runs in a browser at a client machine. The interactive web application can be provided to the client machine over a network by a development application at a server. Using the interactive web application,... Agent:

20120210207 - Dynamic data restructuring: A data restructuring method and system. The method includes receiving by a computing system from a first user content data arranged in a first specified order and a command for tagging portions of the content data according to various parameters. The computing system assigns identification tags to the portions of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120210206 - 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: Microsoft Corporation

20120210205 - System and method for using an application on a mobile device to transfer internet media content: A system and a method use an application on a mobile device to transfer internet media content to a rendering device in a home network. The application may use an HTML rendering engine to display a web page to a user of the mobile device, and the web page may... Agent:

20120210210 - Editing electronic documents: A theme to be applied to a document to be edited can be identified. The document and a preview of one or more components insertable into the document can be displayed. The preview can be formed and presented prior to the insertion of at least one of the components by... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120210211 - Apparatus and method for providing bookmark function in portable terminal: An apparatus and method for providing a bookmark function in a portable terminal. The apparatus preferably includes a bookmark list managing unit for creating a bookmark list of set bookmarks, a bookmark managing unit for registering the created bookmark list in a hub application, an input unit for requesting the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120210212 - Computer device for reading e-book and server for being connected with the same: A device, server, method, and computer program product for reading an e-book are provided. The e-book may include at least a content identifier corresponding to a content in the e-book. The device may include a content navigator configured to present the content according to a command from a user and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120210213 - Keyword extraction apparatus and program: According to one embodiment, a keyword extraction apparatus includes a display, a first calculation unit, a scroll unit, a first generation unit, an extraction unit, a scoring unit and a second generation unit. The first calculation unit calculates a partial region indicating a part of the document displayed. The scroll... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120210214 - Methods and systems for navigating a list with gestures: Methods and systems for facilitating the navigation of a list of content items with gestures are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a computing device detects simple gestures, and in response, display a preview of content items preceding, or following a currently selected content item, from the list of content items.... Agent: Linkedln Corporation

20120210215 - Method and apparatus for providing networked assistance and feedback control for consumer electronic devices: A computer-implemented method, system, and apparatus for providing networked assistance and feedback control for consumer electronic devices are disclosed. The system and method in an example embodiment include: gathering user behavior and feedback information collected on a user platform via a data network; processing the user behavior and feedback information,... Agent: Rovi Technologies Corporation

20120210223 - Audio panning with multi-channel surround sound decoding: A panner is provided that incorporates a surround sound decoder. The panner takes as input the desired panning effect that a user requests, separates sounds using surround sound decoding, and places the separated sounds in the desired places in an output sound field.... Agent:

20120210218 - Keyword list view: Some embodiments provide a list view that displays a list of media clips and, for each media clip, displays each tag associated with the media clip. The list view includes a list area for displaying the list of media clips and tags. In some embodiments, the list view includes a... Agent:

20120210219 - Keywords and dynamic folder structures: Some embodiments of the invention provide a keyword association tool for organizing media content. Each keyword can be associated with an entire clip or a portion of the clip. For each specified keyword, the keyword association tool creates a collection (e.g., bin, folder, etc.) in a dynamic collection structure. In... Agent:

20120210221 - Media-editing application with live dragging and live editing capabilities: Some embodiments of the invention provide a media-editing application for creating and editing a media presentation that displays the results of edits as the edits are made to the media presentation. The media-editing application displays the movement of media clips of the media presentation as the media clips are being... Agent:

20120210217 - Media-editing application with multiple resolution modes: For a media-editing application, some embodiments provide a method for creating a media presentation that combines several media clips. During an editing process to define a particular media project, the method receives a first set of edits to the particular media project while the media-editing application is in a first... Agent:

20120210222 - Media-editing application with novel editing tools: Some embodiments provide a media-editing application with novel editing tools. The media editing application provides an in-line precision editor that can be opened in the composite display area. In some embodiments, a selection of an edge between two clips expands a composite lane into two lanes, a first lane and... Agent:

20120210224 - System and method to add an asset as a favorite for convenient access or sharing on a second display: Systems and methods for creating and employing software to handle the playback of media, especially video, in browsers that, in addition to or instead of playing the media in the browser, may use second display protocols to instruct a separate display device to play the media. In one implementation, the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120210216 - Systems and methods to provide trick play during streaming playback: Systems and methods are described for providing trick play functions such as fast forward, rewind or slow motion during playback of streaming media content. Multiple sets of streamlets or other media files that represent the same media stream are encoded differently from each other (e.g., at different frame rates and/or... Agent: Echostar Advanced Technologies LLC

20120210220 - Timeline search and index: Some embodiments provide a timeline search tool for searching and navigating a timeline. The timeline search tool includes a search field that allows a user to search for clips. In some embodiments, each clip in the list of clips is selectable such that a selection of the clip causes the... Agent:

20120210226 - Method to playback a recently-played asset via a second display: Apparatus and methods are provided to implement a technique for using a second display with a content playback device. In one implementation, this feature allows users to replay or resume playback of a recently-played asset directly via a second display. Knowledge of the recently-played asset could come from a second... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120210225 - Synchronization of favorites and/or recently viewed lists between registered content playback devices: Systems and methods for creating and employing software to handle the playback of media, especially video, in browsers that, in addition to or instead of playing the media in the browser, may use second display protocols to instruct a separate display device to play the media. The software can of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120210229 - Color workflow: Some embodiments provide a method of providing tools for a media-editing application. The method provides a first tool that, upon invocation for a first image, initiates an automated process that adjusts colors of pixel values of the first image based on analysis of the pixel values. The method provides a... Agent:

20120210230 - Media-editing application with anchored timeline: A media application of some embodiments includes a timeline, which is a composite display area for displaying media clips that are part of the composite media presentation. The timeline of some embodiments includes a primary lane called a spine as well as one or more anchor lanes. The spine represents... Agent:

20120210231 - Media-editing application with media clips grouping capabilities: A media-editing application of some embodiments allows a user of the application to group media clips displayed in the timeline into a single clip representation. A composite display area of the media-editing application often displays numerous clips at various instances in time and at various levels in the compositing hierarchy.... Agent:

20120210232 - Rate conform operation for a media-editing application: Some embodiments provide a method that receives the addition of a video clip to a composite video project. The video clip has a sequence of video images at a first frame rate and the composite video project has a second frame rate for outputting video images. When the first frame... Agent:

20120210228 - Retiming media presentations: A novel method for retiming a portion of a media content (e.g., audio data, video data, audio and video data, etc.) in a media-editing application is provided. The media editing application includes a user interface for defining a range in order to select a portion of the media content. The... Agent:

20120210227 - Systems and methods for performing geotagging during video playback: A method is implemented in a video playback system that includes a video editing interface for assigning geotagging data to a video. The method comprises receiving, by the video playback system, the video from a tangible storage medium. The method further comprises reading metadata associated with the video, selecting a... Agent: Cyberlink Corp.

20120210233 - Smartphone-based methods and systems: Methods and arrangements involving portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, are disclosed. One arrangement enables a creator of content to select software with which that creator's content should be rendered—assuring continuity between artistic intention and delivery. Another arrangement utilizes the camera of a smartphone to identify nearby subjects,... Agent:

20120210235 - One click deployment: Techniques are provided for deploying applications hosted by an application service provider. An application in a first environment is automatically deployed to a second environment in response to receiving a request over a network from the party for whom the second environment is being hosted. The first environment may be... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20120210234 - Techniques for generating a visual representation of user activity associated with an information resource: A system and methodology for visually representing user activity associated with an information resource is described. User activities are associated with symbolic representations of those user activities. To visually convey selected aspects of the user activity, the activity is mapped to visual attributes that alter the appearance of the symbolic... Agent:

20120210238 - Direct service launch on a second display: Apparatus and methods to implement a technique for using a second display with a network-enabled television. In one implementation, this feature allows a user to directly launch a service when launching a second display application. In this way, the user is saved the trouble of having to search for the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120210239 - Multi-functional display device and method for controlling the same: A multi-functional display device and a method of controlling the same are disclosed herein. The multi-functional display device and method provides access to human channel services, such as social network services (SNS), on a designated channel on the display device. The method may include assigning channels for a multi-functional display... Agent:

20120210237 - Recording a trail of webpages: According to certain embodiments, recording a trail of webpages includes repeating the following to yield steps of a trail: saving content of a webpage as historical content of the webpage in a step, and saving one or more parameters of the webpage in the step. The parameters comprise a location... Agent: Computer Associates Think, Inc.

20120210236 - Web service for automated cross-browser compatibility checking of web applications: One embodiment presents a user interface to a first user, the user interface being configured to enable the first user to provide user input that: specifies a first web application, and a behavior exploration specification, a plurality of web browsers, and a set of comparison rules for the first web... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120210241 - Removal of unavailable services and/or content items from a list of favorite and/or recently viewed services and/or content items associated with a user account: Software is provided to handle the playback of media in browsers that in addition may use second display protocols to instruct a separate display device to play the media. The software can transmit the content or specify a network location of the same for subsequent playback on a content playback... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120210240 - User interfaces for personalized recommendations: A ranked set of users may be calculated from an expertise categorization for each user and a person's trust in the users for specific categories. The ranked set of users may be used for presenting search results, recommendations, social marketing, or other uses. A person's expertise may be determined through... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120210242 - Contact center co-browsing for a mobile device: Methods and systems of co-browsing may provide for determining a custom set of display parameters for a co-browsing session based on a first set of display parameters corresponding to a first type of browser and a second set of display parameters corresponding to a second type of browser. One or... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120210243 - Web co-navigation: A system incorporating techniques described in this paper includes a shared session server system that enables clients to view and interact with content simultaneously. The system enables a first shared session client to send an event stream sufficient to depict results of interaction with the content at a second shared... Agent:

20120210244 - Cross-domain privacy management service for social networking sites: A cross-domain privacy management service for social networking sites is implemented in a communication system including a user platform operably connected to an application platform. The application platform accesses one or more social networking sites on behalf of a user to obtain indicia of privacy settings of the user and... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20120210245 - Personalized second display browsing experience due to multiple session feature: Systems and methods are provided to allow users to browse services, content items, or the like using a personalized user interface. Thus, for example, users can browse content offerings on the second display in a language and font set that are personalized to themselves. Users may also browse offerings that... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120210246 - Method, apparatus, system and computer program product for media management: s

20120210247 - Intelligent social collaboration unified media: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving information from a user in a collaboration network, the information including a unit of content, a title, an indication of one or more entities in the collaboration network allowed to access the unit of content, and for each of the entities in the... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.

20120210249 - Information management change deployment system: A method for managing information relating to a change deployment in order to communicate some or all the information to a plurality of users includes providing an interface to users at workstations accessible by the users, receiving information comprising a plurality of messages from users communicating via the workstations during... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation

20120210248 - Information management problem initiative system: A system and method manages information relating to a problem definition initiative in order to communicate some or all the information users. The method includes providing an interface users at workstations accessible by one or more of the users, receiving information comprising a plurality of messages from users communicating via... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation

20120210251 - Information management detailed task scheduler system: A method for managing information relating to a deployment of changes in order to communicate some or all the information to users includes providing an interface to a plurality of users at a plurality of workstations accessible by one or more of the users, receiving information comprising initiative data corresponding... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation

20120210252 - Methods and systems for using management of evaluation processes based on multiple observations of and data relating to persons performing a task to be evaluated: In one embodiment, a computer implemented method for facilitating performance evaluation of a task by one or more observed persons comprises: creating an observation workflow associated with the performance evaluation of the task by the one or more observed persons and stored on a memory device; associating a first observation... Agent:

20120210250 - Obtaining and displaying relevant status updates for presentation during playback of a media content stream based on crowds: Systems and methods are provided for obtaining status updates relevant to a segment of a media content stream for presentation during playback. In general, a status updating service collects status updates sent by users via corresponding mobile devices of the users. A media playback device of a user receives a... Agent: Waldeck Technology, LLC

20120210253 - Unified access and management of events across multiple applications and associated contacts thereof: Systems and methods for unified access and management of events across multiple applications and the associated contacts thereof are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, for enabling multi-application access of associated events via a single interface, including,... Agent:

20120210254 - Information processing apparatus, information sharing method, program, and terminal device: An apparatus for sharing virtual objects may include a communication unit and a sharing control unit. The communication unit may be configured to receive position data indicating a position of a virtual object relative to a real space. The sharing control unit may be configured to compare the position of... Agent:

20120210255 - Information processing device, authoring method, and program: There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an input image of a real space captured with an imaging device, a user interface unit configured to display the input image on a screen of a display device and detect a designated position designated... Agent:

20120210256 - Data-driven schema for describing and executing management tasks in a graphical user interface: This disclosure describes a user interface (UI) conceptual model and a data model for quickly and easily developing and managing a GUI. The present methods and systems described herein provide for defining one or more UI elements in the UI conceptual model. The one or more UI elements may further... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120210257 - Automated system for analyzing power plant operations: Systems and methods for analyzing and displaying power plant data are able to access continuous live and/or historical operational data and identify within the data: (a) instances of at least one given type of power plant operation, (b) key events that may occur during an instance of the at least... Agent: General Electric Company

20120210258 - Compositional dashboards with processor components: A dashboard can be composed of pre-defined data provider, presentation, and processor components. The data provider component acquires data from a source, and the presentation component visualizes data. The processor component enhances the data for actionable usability by various means (e.g., data aggregation, filtering, projections, wave shaping, anomaly detection, and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120210262 - Rigging parameters to create effects and animation: A media editing application is provided that enables an author-user to create a rig graphically. A rig includes a group of snapshots of one or more parameters at different instances of time. A rig is created by selecting one or more objects and creating snapshots of one or more parameters... Agent:

20120210261 - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for changing graphical object input tools: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for changing graphical object input tools are provided. For example, input tool content may be defined with multiple input tool properties, and then an input tool indicative of at least a first of the input tool properties may be rendered on a display. The first... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120210260 - Techniques providing spatial consistency of graphical elements: A computer-implemented method is described. The method is performed upon a multi-orientation display device and includes displaying a plurality of graphical elements within a User Interface (UI) upon the display device, where the plurality of graphical elements have a respective first aspect ratio, reorienting the UI with respect to the... Agent: Zumobi, Inc.

20120210259 - Techniques to modify content and view content on mobile devices: A computer-based method for rendering modified graphical content is disclosed. The graphical content includes a plurality of cells. The method includes receiving the graphical content with metadata modifying the graphical content, rendering the graphical content upon a screen according to the metadata, and receiving user input. The method also includes... Agent: Zumobi, Inc.

20120210263 - Directly assigning desktop backgrounds: Methods, systems, and computer-storage media for customizing the appearance of a desktop background are provided. The desktop is the bottom surface drawn behind the application windows, gadgets, a task bar, and other user interface elements displayed on a computing screen. Embodiments of the present invention allow a user to customize... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120210264 - Sticky functionality: Manipulation of elements in a graphical user interface is aided by allowing the graphical user interface to treat certain mouse button actuation and releases as holding the mouse button in an actuated state. When predetermined conditions are satisfied, the graphical user interface will treat a mouse button actuation and release... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120210265 - Designing task execution order based on location of the task icons within a graphical user interface: A method, system and computer program product for designating the order in which a plurality of tasks are to be executed on a computer system. In one embodiment, a plurality of task icons, each of which represents a respective one task, are shown in defined positions in a view on... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120210267 - Operating hour interactive dynamic system and display: An interactive dynamic real-time display of operating hour information in a graphic format to users of internet linked computers and devices comprising a grid model representing a set of potential operating hours of an enterprise, a depiction of shaded regions representative of the enterprise's operating hours, an icon depicting a... Agent:

20120210266 - Task switching on mobile devices: The subject disclosure is directed towards a task switching technology on a computing device such as a Smartphone. An application is comprised of one or more tasks. When a user requests that another task be executed, information about the previously executing task (e.g., including a screenshot) is preserved to a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120210268 - Graphical user interface and data transfer methods in a controlling device: A smart device is provided with a main remote control application that may be configured using information obtained from a QR code. The main remote control application may present images of original remote controls corresponding to devices which are controllable by the configured main remote control application. In connection with... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.

20120210269 - Bookmark functionality for reader devices and applications: Methods and apparatus are provided for presenting a reader application. In one embodiment a method includes displaying a user interface for a reader application, the user interface including a graphical representation identifying a digital book, and detecting a selection of the user interface associated with the graphical representation identifying the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120210270 - Method and apparatus for processing multi-touch input at touch screen terminal: The present invention provides a method for processing multi-touch input in a touch screen terminal in which application programs in form of subordinate sub-windows are displayed by detecting a movement and the number of touch flickings; and switching between sub-windows opened in the corresponding application program or between the application... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120210271 - Hate crime diagnostic and intervention tool for emergency dispatch: Systems and methods are provided to assist an emergency dispatcher in responding to emergency calls reporting incidents involving a hate crime or other anti-social behavior toward a victim. The systems and methods can include an emergency police dispatch protocol configured to facilitate uniform and consistent gathering of information about an... Agent:

20120210272 - Displaying and navigating computer-aided detection results on a review workstation: Display and navigation for multiple computer-aided detection (CAD) detections is described. A medical image is displayed to a viewer, and a request is received to instantiate CAD-assisted viewing. A timewise presentation sequence for the CAD detections is automatically computed according to a predetermined sequencing criterion. For each CAD detection, an... Agent: Hologic, Inc.

20120210273 - Method and apparatus for providing graphic user interface in mobile terminal: A method for providing a Graphic User Interface (GUI) associated with execution of an application in a mobile terminal supporting a multi-tasking function, and an apparatus implementing the same. The method for providing (GUI) in a mobile terminal, preferably includes: displaying an application execution icon region and application execution screen... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120210275 - Display device and method of controlling operation thereof: A method of controlling an operation of a display device according to a user input and a display device using the same are provided. The method displays a plurality of menu items selectable for an object adjacently to the object when a first point inside the object displayed on a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120210274 - User-aided image segmentation: Some embodiments provide a program that provides a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI includes a display area for displaying an image that includes several pixels. Each pixel includes a set of pixel values in a three-dimensional color space. The GUI includes a first selectable GUI item for activating a... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120210276 - System and method to store a service or content list for easy access on a second display: Apparatus and methods are provided for using a second display with a content playback device. This feature allows the user to permanently store a service, menu location, or content list, e.g., a category of assets within a service, as a shortcut for easy access in the future. The shortcut could... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120210277 - Usage based screen management: An apparatus and method are provided for a power saving for multi-media output devices that belong to two or more interconnected devices. The method includes receiving a set of predetermined criteria associated with at least one of application type, user behavior, and user characteristics. The method further includes selectively modifying... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

  
08/09/2012 > 48 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120204086 - E-reader with dynamic content and reader tracking capability: A system and method for enhancing the reading experience of an e-book is disclosed. The system comprises an application program configured for installation to an electronic device, a plurality of markup tags to indicate triggering events stored in the e-book, and a processing engine adaptable to read the plurality of... Agent: Hooray LLC

20120204087 - Document clipping with linked information: An apparatus receives a first selection command to select a part of an area of a displayed first document (e.g., text, image, etc) as a selected area. When the apparatus receives the first selection command, the apparatus causes display content included in the selected area selected in response to the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120204089 - Methods and apparatus for providing map locations in user applications using url strings: Techniques for use in a wireless communication device for displaying a map are described. The device receives via a user interface a selection of a hypertext link object in an electronic file or message. The object is associated with a URL string which includes a server address and location data... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120204088 - User interface system with link support searching: An online sales/automatic rebate and coupon redemption system provides online customers automatic retrieval and redemption of all applicable rebates and coupons during purchase. Purchase orders from customers are selectively fulfilled and products are shipped to the customers either by the system for online sales with automatic rebate and coupon redemption... Agent: Enpulz, LLC

20120204090 - Document synchronization over stateless protocols: Example systems, methods, and data structures are directed at synchronizing documents. One example data structure includes receiving a request from a first client to edit a document, and sending short-term check out metadata to the first client to begin an editing session. The data structure includes a plurality of cells... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120204094 - Application above-the-fold rendering measurements: Various embodiments include a method and system for application above-the-fold rendering measurements. A start time corresponding to a rendering operation of an application may be recorded. A series of bitmaps of a portion of a rendering canvas representing above-the-fold data for the application may be captured. The first of the... Agent: Ebay Inc.

20120204091 - Automated test tool interface: An automated test tool interface is described. A developer of a reusable web component provides an interface for obtaining an accurate identification of a root element of a component and any sub elements within the root element on a web page. An automated test framework uses this interface when recording... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20120204097 - Display apparatus: A portable terminal includes a page storage section, in which a Web page is temporarily stored while the Web page is being browsed. Thus, when the same Web page is browsed the next time, a control section compares the Web page with the previously stored page contents and moves the... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20120204092 - E-reader generating ancillary content from markup tags: A system and method for enhancing the reading experience of an e-book is disclosed. The system comprises an application program configured for installation to an electronic device, a plurality of markup tags to display information stored in the e-book, the system adaptable to create at least one page of the... Agent: Hooray LLC

20120204096 - Presenting personalized social content on a web page of an external system: A social networking system generates socially-relevant stories for a user based on other users (e.g., based on actions taken by other users) to whom the user is connected. These socially-relevant stories, including news stories, social advertisements, etc., may be presented on a web page within a domain of an external... Agent:

20120204093 - Providing web-based content to local device: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for sending web-based content to a local device (e.g., TV) using a personal device (e.g., smartphone). A user can open a web-based document that comprises desired web-based content on their personal device (e.g., smartphone). Upon opening the web-based document, a document element... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120204095 - Visual editor for electronic mail: A visual editor for generating a custom email message. An editor interface may display an approximation of an email message. A user may customize content and layout of an email message through the editor interface. A user interface system may track such customizations to enable faster remote operations to be... Agent:

20120204098 - Methods and systems for preparing mixed-content documents: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to automated methods and systems for generating mixed-content documents. In one embodiment, an automated method for generating a document layout includes receiving raw text, figures, references, and semantic information as input (901), and determining an allocation (1003) of text, figures, and references for... Agent:

20120204099 - Display control method, display apparatus, and electronic apparatus: A display control method for displaying thumbnail images of respective pages of one document having a plurality of pages on a display unit includes: generating an image in which respective thumbnail images of the plurality of pages are arranged in a predetermined direction based on the sequence of pages so... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120204100 - Probabilistic methods and systems for preparing mixed-content document layouts: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for preparing each page template of a mixed-content document layout. In one embodiment, a method comprises selecting a single page template (805). The template can be configured with an arrangement of one or more image fields and one or... Agent:

20120204101 - Modification of selected areas for image processing: Various areas of a displayed document (e.g., text, image, etc.) may be selected and clipped as a separate document. In some arrangements, a user may wish to change the area of the clipped area without having to retrieve the displayed document again. Accordingly, the area of the clipped region may... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120204102 - Computer system and method for generating client-side software demonstrations: A system for demonstrating a server-provided software application using a standalone computing device. The computing device creates a first demonstration page based on a page template. The first demonstration page represents a user interface that is provided by a software application executed by a remote computing device. The first demonstration... Agent:

20120204104 - Method and system for document presentation and analysis: A document analysis system receives multiple concepts along with multiple reference documents and generates sensory indicators that assist a researcher in assessing the relevance of each of the documents to the concepts. In one exemplary aspect, the document analysis system displays a table of keywords separated into blocks, each block... Agent:

20120204103 - Methods and apparatus for processing documents: Techniques for adaptively processing a set of documents. The techniques include adaptively processing a plurality of documents associated with one or more transactions by processing at least a first document of the plurality of documents based at least in part on a first rule, wherein the first rule uses a... Agent: Imagitek, Ltd. Dba Prodagio Software

20120204105 - Generating user help information for customized user interfaces: A method for generating user help information for a customized user interface, the customized user interface including one or more user interface components from a library of user interface components, the method comprising the steps of: associating library component help information with each user interface component in the library of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120204108 - Method, system, device and user interface for managing music files: A computer system, including a display and a user-interface, for manipulating a plurality of music albums and songs with a method for organizing a plurality of music albums and songs, the method comprising displaying at a first position on the display a music album element axis adapted to illustrate a... Agent:

20120204107 - Methods and systems of content mobilization, mobile search, and video editing through a web interface: This invention relates to computer implemented methods and systems for content mobilization, and in particular, methods and systems for mobilization of video, music, photos and other media, including processes for application in mobile search, mobile messaging, mobile editing of media, and combinations thereof. Upon a user of a mobile device... Agent:

20120204106 - Substituting touch gestures for gui or hardware keys to control audio video play: A user can toggle between GUI input and touch screen input with the GUI hidden using touch gestures correlated to respective hidden GUI elements and, thus, to respective commands for a TV and/or disk player sending AV data thereto.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120204109 - System and method for delivering content to users on a network: A system and method for targeting content to users of a device or network of user-operated devices. In an embodiment, profile information is determined about a user's media consumption activities. One or more inputs are received from an external source to specify what content to target to the user. One... Agent:

20120204110 - System and method for an in-system email interface: The embodiments describe an in-vehicle text email method and system. The in-vehicle text email system provides email to a driver in a format that is suitable for output in a vehicle. The format combines audio as well as visual output mechanisms to deliver an email to the driver in a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120204113 - Automatic display of synergized status information: A system and a method are disclosed for presenting static and dynamic data on a mobile device for a contact responsive to a communication with the contact. When a communication is initiated, a contact is identified based on static information such as an email address or a phone number. Additionally,... Agent:

20120204111 - Higher-level e-mail address creation at signup: A computing system assisting a user in signing up for an online service using a third-level e-mail address for use in provisioning an online service. A first phase user interface is displayed to the user to assist in creating a third-level domain name. The user may enter the third-level portion... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120204112 - Method for facilitating the introduction of users with similar or complementary interests in a given locale within a given timeframe: A method of confirming a meeting time, date or location for a pre-selected activity wherein two or more users on a social utility website or app interact is provided. The method includes the following steps: a) both users indicate times and dates they are available to meet; b) both users... Agent:

20120204114 - Mobile application framework: For providing a mobile application framework, a memory stores a current browser-renderable code on electronic device. A synchronize module synchronizes the current browser-renderable code with available browser-renderable code when the electronic devices connected to a network. A display module displays the current browser-renderable code.... Agent: Oscix, LLC

20120204115 - Configuration of user interfaces: Configuration of user interfaces is described. In an implementation, a method includes receiving a query from a device. The query is for a user interface (UI) from a client. The UI, when executed by the device, is configured to form a request for execution of a control function by the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120204116 - Method and apparatus for a multi-user smart display for displaying multiple simultaneous sessions: A method and apparatus are provided for establishing a multi-user session having a plurality of users according to a general profile, the general profile comprising at least a desktop appearance specific to the multi-user session, receiving a session request from a first user of the plurality of users, retrieving a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120204117 - Method and apparatus for a multi-user smart display for displaying multiple simultaneous sessions: A method and apparatus are provided for establishing a multi-user session having a plurality of users according to a general profile, the general profile comprising at least a desktop appearance specific to the multi-user session, receiving a session request from a first user of the plurality of users, retrieving a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120204118 - Systems and methods for conducting and replaying virtual meetings: Systems and methods for conducting a virtual meeting cause a display screen to present meeting participants with a depiction of a virtual meeting room populated with avatars representing the participants. Audio links between the participants allow some or all of the participants to hear what is being said by each... Agent:

20120204119 - Systems and methods for conducting and replaying virtual meetings: Systems and methods for conducting a virtual meeting cause a display screen to present meeting participants with a depiction of a virtual meeting room populated with avatars representing the participants. Audio links between the participants allow some or all of the participants to hear what is being said by each... Agent:

20120204120 - Systems and methods for conducting and replaying virtual meetings: Systems and methods for conducting a virtual meeting cause a display screen to present meeting participants with a depiction of a virtual meeting room populated with avatars representing the participants. Audio links between the participants allow some or all of the participants to hear what is being said by each... Agent:

20120204121 - Summarizing portlet usage in a portal page: A portal summary controller stores detected usage of at least one instance of at least one portlet application within at least one portal page at each of a plurality of different times. The portal summary controller dynamically creates a summary portal page displaying a separate instance of the at least... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120204122 - Statistical filtering of data using graphical user interfaces in information technology systems: Statistical filtering of data using graphical user interfaces in information technology systems. One embodiment comprises generating a graphical statistical representation of a data set and displaying the graphical statistical representation on an electronic display. One or more manipulable graphical elements are also displayed in conjunction with the graphical statistical representation,... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120204124 - Method, computer program product, and apparatus for providing an energy map: A method for providing an energy map may include receiving an indication of status for each of a plurality of individual entities with respect to corresponding priorities defined for each respective individual entity, correlating received indications of status to respective group priorities, providing a representation of a plurality of the... Agent: Leadline LLC

20120204123 - Touch gesture for detailed display: In general, the present disclosure is directed to techniques for displaying, e.g., events of multiple calendars or annotations in a word processor in a single view. In one example, a method includes, providing a first calendar and a second calendar, wherein the first calendar includes a first group of calendar... Agent: Google Inc.

20120204125 - User interface incorporating sliding panels for listing records and presenting record content: Embodiments disclosed herein describe a system and method for displaying content on a computing device. According to an embodiment, the content may be displayed on a touch sensitive display having a plurality of slidable panels. A first panel displays a list of record entries and a second panel that displays... Agent:

20120204126 - Information processing apparatus, program, and screen display method: An information processing apparatus capable of running in parallel a plurality of OSs including a first OS and a second OS includes a first event controller and a second event controller. When the first OS granted a receiving right is enabled to accept a user authentication operation, if an event... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120204127 - Portable electronic device and method of controlling same: A method of selecting text when an indicator is in a text field includes: receiving a scrolling input at a navigation device; and selecting the text field when the scrolling input moves beyond a boundary of the text field at a location where a tab function is unavailable.... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120204130 - Modifying time associated with digital media items: A computer-implemented method includes displaying multiple content items in a user interface, where each content item has an initial time value. Input is received to modify time values of the multiple content items. Input of a new time value for a content item of the multiple content items is also... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120204129 - Service platform for in-context results: Various embodiments provide a service platform that integrates services, such as web services and/or local services, across a variety of applications. In at least some embodiments, services can be integrated with legacy applications that are “unaware” of such services, as well as applications that are aware of such services.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120204128 - Touch gesture for detailed display: In general, the present disclosure is directed to techniques for displaying, e.g., events of multiple calendars or annotations in a word processor in a single view. In one example, a method includes, providing a first calendar and a second calendar, wherein the first calendar includes a first group of calendar... Agent: Google Inc.

20120204131 - Enhanced application launcher interface for a computing device: A system and method for providing application objects on a mobile computing device is disclosed. The method comprises automatically determining one or more categories for newly installed applications. Application meta-information about a library of installed applications, including meta-information associated with the newly installed applications, is maintained. The meta-information also includes... Agent:

20120204132 - Method and apparatus for configurable systems: The invention relates to methods and devices to define and control the design of a configurable chip module, instrument or systems, for example, for measurement, control and communication systems or any portion thereof. The module may include one or more chip elements. This can be achieved using, for example, a... Agent: Innovations Holdings, L.L.C.

20120204133 - Gesture-based user interface: A user interface method, including capturing, by a computer, a sequence of images over time of at least a part of a body of a human subject, and processing the images in order to detect a gesture, selected from a group of gestures consisting of a grab gesture, a push... Agent: Primesense Ltd.

  
08/02/2012 > 76 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120198317 - Automatic synchronization of media clips: For media clips captured by several media recording devices, a novel method for organizing the captured media clips is presented. The method arranges the media clips into sequences according to content data associated with the media clips. The method further analyzes content data of the media clips in each sequence... Agent:

20120198318 - Media- editing application with automatic background rendering capabilities: Some embodiments provide a media-editing application that includes several background-rendering modules. These modules automatically render segments of a media presentation in the background of a system on which the media-editing application is being executed. By performing rendering in the background, the background-rendering modules produce rendered results for the segments. That... Agent:

20120198319 - Media-editing application with video segmentation and caching capabilities: For a media-editing application that creates a composite media presentation, some embodiments of the invention provide a method for reducing rendering operations by dividing the composite presentation into several segments and rendering the segments in a manner that allows for these segments to move with respect to each other without... Agent:

20120198320 - Litigation management system and method: A computer-based user interface for accessing litigation information associated with at least one litigation case includes a home page. The home page includes a first plurality of user-selectable hyperlinks. Each hyperlink in the first plurality of hyperlinks identifies a category of litigation information. The interface also includes a plurality of... Agent: Merchant & Gould, P.C.

20120198321 - Observation device, method, and computer program product for replacing content: An observation program including: receiving content which includes at least one term; observing the content to detect the at least one term; removing the detected at least one term from the content; replacing the removed at least one term by inserting a hyperlink relating to each term of the at... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120198322 - Automated table transformations from examples: Described herein are mechanisms for automatically generating a computer-executable program that transforms a first table in a first format to a second table in a second format by way of user-provided examples. A user provides an exemplary input table of a first format, where the input table may be a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120198323 - Flexible dual data attribute: A computer-generated value is provided having a first value, at a first instant, for a dual value data attribute. A user-specified value is received and stored for the dual value attribute. A field flag value for the dual value attribute, in a first flag state, specifies that the stored user-specified... Agent: Sap Ag

20120198324 - Systems, methods, and apparatuses to write on web pages: The embodiments of the present invention provide novel systems and methods for providing notation of webpages and implementing real-time communication mechanisms around such notations. The embodiments enable a user to comment of webpages and share such content with other users.... Agent:

20120198327 - Attaching audio generated scripts to graphical representations of applications: A computer implemented method, a computer program product, and a data processing system attach audio generated scripts to graphical representations of applications. A mobile device records an audio instruction. The mobile device then converts the audio instruction into a command script and associates the command script with a document identifier.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120198328 - Contextual data communication platform: Systems and methods for a contextual data platform are provided. According to one embodiment, a web server receives from a web browser running on an Internet-enabled device a HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP) request. The HTTP request includes multiple HTTP header fields. A value of at least one of the HTTP... Agent: 5o9, Inc.

20120198326 - Method and apparatus for web browsing of handheld device: A method for web browsing of a handheld device includes determining, when a marker is set on at least one object embedded in a webpage, a download status of the at least one object on which the marker is set, and notifying, when a download of the at least one... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120198325 - System and method for presentation creation: A system and method are provided for a network-based content management system (CMS) for providing a creative storytelling platform. Such platform may provide for information to be shared via a slide(s). For example, such slide(s) can be an image, text, text with an image, text with a background image, an... Agent: Tbwa Worldwide Inc.

20120198329 - Unifying discoverability of a website's services: Various embodiments provide a unified discovery control that can be incorporated as part of a web browser. The unified discovery control provides a central location that describes various services that a website has to offer. In addition, the unified discovery control can allow the user to interact with the individual... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120198330 - Electronic book systems and methods: The invention relates to systems and methods for providing electronic books. According to one embodiment, the invention provides an electronic book file converter system. The file converter system has an input for receiving an electronic book file in a first format. The first format file includes a text portion representing... Agent:

20120198331 - Method for aligning a modified document and an original document for comparison and difference highlighting: A method for aligning a modified document and an original document is provided according to an aspect of the present invention. The method includes a step of receiving a first bitmap representative of the modified document, including a first anchor. Additionally, a second bitmap representative of the original document including... Agent:

20120198332 - Electronic document processing device, electronic document display device, electronic document processing method, electronic document processing program, and storage medium: An electronic document display device (100) in accordance with the present invention includes: a marker analysis section (110) for analyzing distribution of markers in an electronic document; an input receiving section (109) for receiving designation for designating a designated part of the electronic document, which designated part is designated to... Agent:

20120198333 - Virtual hold baskets of media objects: An apparatus, and an associated method, facilitates manipulation of multi-media files by “marking” files as being in a “hold” state. Object files in a hold state are processed the same way and enable play lists to be created using icons displayed on a screen.... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120198335 - Apparatus and method for automatic realtime cloud computing processing for live multimedia content: An apparatus and a method for automatic real-time cloud computing processing of live multimedia content are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a portable electronic device can transmit live event multimedia data to a web/cloud computing storage service in real time, wherein the web/cloud computing storage service segmentizes incoming... Agent: Sextant Navigation, Inc.

20120198336 - Grid-like guided user interface for video selection and display: A UI including a “Guide,” presenting a list of videos, having data fields relating to each entry, possibly including multiple data values for a single data field. When focusing on a single entry, the focused-upon entry is expanded and emphasized. The focused-upon entry is highlighted and centered, while other entries... Agent: Kaleidescape, Inc.

20120198334 - Methods and systems for image sharing in a collaborative work space: The present invention contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for image sharing within a collaborative work space. One embodiment provides sophisticated GUI as a backdrop supporting a collaborative work space where a plurality of participants can interact with and view a presentation of a set of images, optionally... Agent: Net Power And Light, Inc.

20120198337 - Smart scaling and cropping: Smart scaling and cropping of video clips is disclosed. According to some implementations, a video clip sequence can be generated from one or more video clips. Video clips added to the video clip sequence can be automatically modified (e.g. scaled and/or cropped) to conform to the dimensions and/or aspect ratio... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120198338 - Smart transitions: A method, system and computer-readable storage medium for performing smart transitions between video clips are disclosed. According to implementations, a first video clip can be displayed on an interface of a video editing application. A second video clip can be received in the interface. In response to receiving the second... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120198339 - Audio-based application architecture: An application architecture comprises one or more audio interfaces placed within the premises of users. A cloud-based application engine receives audio information from the interfaces and provides information to cloud-based applications based on the audio within the user premises. The other applications utilize the information to provide or enhance services... Agent:

20120198340 - Single action audio interface utilising binary state time domain multiple selection protocol: An interface protocol for the functional manipulation of complex devices such as consumer electronic devices without the necessity of the visual feedback via textual or graphic data, wherein the sensor functions change with time rather than placement, so that a user action biases a binary state switch, which is correlated... Agent: Curo Interactive Incorporated

20120198342 - Automatic generation of task scripts from web browsing interaction history: Embodiments of the invention relate to automatically identifying web browsing tasks based on a web browsing interaction history. According to one embodiment of the invention, a web browsing interaction history of a user is analyzed to identify web browsing actions associated with web sites. Abstracted action sequences for the web... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120198341 - System and method of automatic scaling of clinical data for varied display size: The system and method of the present application allows for the configurable display of a number of physiological parameters on a wide variety of display sizes, usually those displays that are smaller than the bedside monitor display. The system and method organizes data in a grid of displayable elements, each... Agent: General Electric Company

20120198343 - Method and apparatus for representing content data: An approach is provided for representing content data. The cleanup manager determines one or more data types of content associated with a device. Next, the cleanup manager determines effect information regarding one or more effects on one or more resources of the device with respect to the one or more... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20120198344 - Comparing and provisioning configurations for a client having a windows-based embedded image: Examples of methods and apparatus are provided for comparing and provisioning configurations for a local client having a windows-based embedded image. The apparatus may include a retrieval module of the local client configured to facilitate locating a remote repository server containing a new configuration file, to facilitate obtaining the new... Agent: Wyse Technology Inc.

20120198345 - Systems and methods for efficiently managing and configuring virtual servers: The present invention is related to providing faster and more efficient ways to deploy and manage virtual server configurations in a hosted virtual server service. Broadly, a web interface allows a user to set conditions upon which specific types of virtual servers will be instantiated or terminated on a third-party... Agent: Rightscale, Inc.

20120198346 - Visualization of changes and trends over time in performance data over a network path: A system and technique for visualizing changes and trends in performance data over a network path are disclosed. More specifically, a network management system generates and displays an object that represents data for one or more performance characteristics related to a plurality of network nodes in the network path. The... Agent:

20120198347 - Method and apparatus for enhancing user based content data: An approach is provided for enhancing presentment of content data. The content personalization platform determining one or more data categories for presentation in a user interface of a device. The content personalization platform also determines use information associated with the one or more data categories, one or more items within... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20120198348 - Apparatus and method for providing integrated user information: An apparatus and method for providing integrated user information is provided. An apparatus to provide integrated user information includes a user information storage unit to store first user information of a first contact user including at least one of name information of the first contact user, phone number information of... Agent: Pantech Co., Ltd.

20120198350 - Smart-remote protocol: A remote menu control function mapping set including user interface control commands that control operation of a second device is obtained at a first device from the second device. The user interface control commands are encoded using a shared cross-communication library that defines a user interface sharing protocol. A menu... Agent:

20120198349 - System and method for out-of-band communication between a remote user and a local user of a server: A server chassis includes a server, a chassis management controller, and a local interface card. The server includes a controller that is configured to provide a remote user with access to a controller communication portal of the server via a remote access controller graphical user interface, and to send a... Agent: Dell Products, Lp

20120198351 - Automatically testing a web application that has independent display trees: An automatic testing application is provided that can simulate a user interaction with a web application. The automatic testing application can determine that the web application has been completely displayed within a graphical user interface of a web browser using a consistent global page state. The automatic testing application can... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20120198352 - Navigation through historical stored interactions associated with a multi-user view: An illustrative embodiment provides a computer-implemented process for navigation through historical stored interactions associated with a multi-user view that receives a previously saved multi-user view, wherein the multi-user view comprises a set of artifact attributes, receives an identified filter from a user, and presents a filtered view to the user.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120198354 - Information processing apparatus, and method and information processing system: An information processing apparatus includes a first communication unit that receives management data including at least identification information of content data from a different device by using a first communication method. The apparatus also includes an output unit that outputs a first display based on the management information received by... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120198353 - Transferring data using a physical gesture: A system and method for making the transfer of data within a networked computing environment more intuitive is described. In one aspect, the disclosed technology performs a data transfer from an origin device to one or more target devices in response to one or more physical gestures. In some embodiments,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120198355 - Integrating messaging with collaboration tools: Embodiments of the invention relate to integrating a messaging system with at least one collaboration tool. According to one embodiment of the invention, in response to a user creating a message in a messaging system, information from the message is compared with data sets associated with the user. Each of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120198356 - Managing emails at an electronic mail client: A plurality of emails having a same subject are identified. An inclusion relationship among the plurality of emails is determined. A user interface at an email client end is provided. The method includes on the user interface the plurality of emails and the inclusion relationship among the plurality of emails... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120198357 - Computerized method of mediating disputed issues: A computerized Internet web server/browser method of mediating disputed issues. Here a semi-anonymous mediation network, optionally linked to a pre-existing social network, containing various members interested in providing disputes to mediate and mediating these disputes, is created. Members may post disputes according to various issue types, have these disputes analyzed... Agent:

20120198358 - Workspace-aware social networks in an enterprise: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with generating social networks are described. In one embodiment, a method includes generating recommendations for expanding a social network for a user based at least in part on the user's membership to a workspace and other members of the workspace.... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20120198359 - Computer implemented system and method of virtual interaction between users of a virtual social environment: A method of displaying a graphical representation of a first user in a virtual social environment includes providing an avatar representing the first user. The avatar is stored on a first database. An identifying image of the first user is provided and the identifying image is stored on a second... Agent: Vloungers, LLC

20120198360 - Spinning off chat threads: A solution for providing an instant messaging (IM) space, such as for a chat session, is provided, which includes provisions for spinning off of chat threads. An embodiment of the invention provides a method of providing an IM space, the method comprising: providing a first graphical user interface (GUI) space... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120198361 - Method and system for seamless navigation and drill back among a plurality of web applications: A networked computer system and method for seamless navigation among a plurality of web applications. The networked computer system includes a server serving a plurality of applications and a client-side computer system connected to the server over a network. The client-side computer system includes a browser configured to access the... Agent: Infor Global Solutions (michigan), Inc.

20120198362 - Method and device for automatically determining control elements in computer applications: In a method for automatically identifying at least one control element in an application view of an application a) at least one recognition pattern for structural and/or graphical features of the at least one control element is pre-stored in an object template, b) a recognition means generates structural and/or graphical... Agent: Datango Ag

20120198365 - User interface style guide compliance: This disclosure provides various embodiments for checking user interfaces' compliance with a set of user style guide rules. At least one particular digital UI model is identified in a plurality of digital UI models, each UI model identifying attributes of at least one user interface in a plurality of user... Agent: Sap Ag

20120198364 - User interface style guide compliance reporting: This disclosure provides various embodiments for generating reports relating to UI models' compliance with a set of UI style guide rules. A digital UI model is parsed to determine whether a user interface, in a plurality of user interfaces within a software environment, satisfies at least one UI style guide... Agent: Sap Ag

20120198363 - Web development system and methodology: Systems and corresponding methodologies that provide for dynamic generation of Web application and pages is provided. The innovation discloses a task-specific action-based paradigm that enables dynamic generation of these applications and pages. The innovation encapsulates logic such as business logic into task-specific actions. These actions can be stored within databases... Agent: Wells Fargo Bank

20120198369 - Coupling analytics and transaction tasks: A set of data objects is identified satisfying a search query associated with an application adapted to perform a set of transactions on the data objects. A plurality of common attributes are identified, each shared by at least two objects in the set of data objects. A graphical analytics viewer... Agent: Sap Ag

20120198370 - Design support device, computer-readable recording medium, design support method and integrated circuit: A redrawing area displaying unit 37 sets a redrawing area SD based on an area redrawn by a drawing processing unit 32 in each frame, and displays an image representing the set redrawing area SD by overlapping the image on a GUI. Each time a frame of the GUI is... Agent:

20120198366 - Fuel price data display: A computer-implemented method of displaying fuel price data to a user, the method being implemented in a computer comprising a memory in communication with a processor. The method comprises storing, in the memory, a plurality of fuel price data items, each fuel price data item being associated with at least... Agent: Knowledge Support Systems Ltd.

20120198368 - User interface style guide compliance: This disclosure provides various embodiments for checking user interfaces' compliance with user style guide rules in connection with a UI development tool. A particular digital UI model is identified in a plurality of digital UI models, each UI model representing attributes of a corresponding software application user interface in a... Agent: Sap Ag

20120198367 - User interface style guide compliance forecasting: This disclosure provides various embodiments for forecasting the effect of a proposed change to a set of UI style guide rules. At least one proposed UI style guide rule is identified, the proposed UI style guide rule applying to at least one user interface for use in connection with at... Agent: Sap Ag

20120198371 - Digital photo services in recreational parks: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for delivering digital photos where digital delivery is eased by a user interface. In an aspect of the invention, a system may include a digital photo service facility that stores digital photos wherein the digital photos are captured by a remote input device... Agent:

20120198372 - Communication processing based on current reading status and/or dynamic determination of a computer user's focus: In an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein an apparatus comprising a user interface, focus detection logic operative to obtain data representative of user activity, and alert suppression logic coupled with the user interface and the focus detection logic. The alert suppression logic suppresses an alert for the user interface... Agent:

20120198373 - Focus-driven user interface: Systems, methods and computer readable media for implementing a Focus-Driven User Interface using a Focus-Driven MVC architecture are described. The Focus-Driven MVC architecture builds on the traditional MVC framework, adding a Focus component between the Controller and Model components. The Focus component implements Focus Logic to handle Focus-Driven features. The... Agent: Bmc Software, Inc.

20120198374 - Drag and drop interaction between components of a web application: A user of a web application can perform a drag and drop operation from a first component of the web application to a second component of the web application. The drag and drop operation can include three actions. The first action can be initializing a drag of an object within... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20120198375 - Multi-condition resource planning: Techniques for multi-condition resource planning are presented. A principal interactively establishes a resource plan for a workflow by making selections for the workflow. Impacts that are forecasted based on the selections are dynamically presented to the principal and the principal is permitted to make adjustments. The finalized resource plan results... Agent:

20120198376 - Vibration treatment method and graphical user interface: A graphical user interface for vibration treatment includes control buttons hidden for display of certain screens, and/or a vibration amplitude meter that includes at least one peak amplitude bar and a present amplitude bar extending alongside the at least one peak amplitude bar and graphically coded for an in-range condition... Agent: Bonal Technologies, Inc.

20120198378 - Meeting time constraint for a sequence of meetings of a task in a calendaring and scheduling system: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for constraining individual meeting times of a task to a specified total duration of aggregated meeting times. In an embodiment of the invention, a method of constraining individual meeting times of a task to a specified total... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120198377 - Shape driven scheduling of multiple events for a task in a calendaring and scheduling system: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for shape based scheduling of events for a task in a calendaring and scheduling (C&S) system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for shape based scheduling of events for a task in a C&S system... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120198379 - E-book terminal, server, and service providing method thereof: An e-book terminal and a server are provided. The e-book terminal includes a storage unit for storing contents, a display for displaying icons corresponding to the contents and additionally displays updated marks on icons that corresponds to contents containing updated information, and a controller for, if an icon upon which... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120198380 - Contextual user interface: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a contextual user interface for a computer system including a database and processor. According to one embodiment, a plurality of activities are associated with an application and stored in the database. Furthermore, a set of activities from the plurality of activities are displayed on... Agent:

20120198382 - Automatic graphical rendering of processes: This disclosure relates to tools for optimizing complex processes or systems, such as flow process charts and, more specifically to the automatic graphical renderings of processes. In an exemplary embodiment, the process is a complex process including hundreds or thousands of operations. In an exemplary embodiment, a device displays a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120198381 - Graphical user interface presenting a unified view of a main document image and thumbnail images: A GUI for displaying a main document image and multiple thumbnail images in a more space-efficient manner. One unified pane displays both a page of the document as a main image and multiple thumbnail images each corresponding to a document page. At least some of the thumbnail images overlap with... Agent: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

20120198383 - User interface for backup management: Methods and a computer program product for providing a user interface including earlier versions of data. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes receiving, while a current view is displayed in a user interface, a first user input requesting that a backup interface be displayed. In response... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120198384 - Graphical user interface presenting a unified view of a main document image and thumbnail images: A GUI layout for displaying a main document image and multiple thumbnail images in a more space-efficient manner. One unified pane displays both a selected page of the document in a main image area and multiple thumbnail images each corresponding to a document page. The thumbnails and the main image... Agent: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

20120198385 - Active element: A method for managing information elements on axes is provided, the method comprising providing a plurality of axes of information elements adapted to display information elements thereon in a substantially rectilinear fashion, displaying at least a portion of at least one of the plurality of axes of information elements with... Agent:

20120198386 - Causing display of thumbnail images: Apparatus is configured to cause to be displayed a real-time image that represents image data output from an image sensing device and to cause to be displayed, over a portion of the displayed real-time image, at least one thumbnail image.... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20120198387 - Floral arrangement tool and method: A computer-implemented method and tool for creating a virtual floral arrangement includes at least one electronic floral template, a flower type set associated with the floral template, the flower type set including one or more flower types, and a parameter set associated with at least one of the floral template... Agent:

20120198388 - Three dimensional system for managing information in electronic devices and methods thereof: Generally described, the present application relates to managing information in electronic devices. More specifically, the present application relates to a three dimensional dynamic system for visualizing and navigating through files. In one illustrative embodiment, the system displays information from a database or any other collection of records with different attributes... Agent:

20120198389 - Expandable and collapsible arrays of documents: An embodiment provides a product comprising a machine-readable medium and machine-executable instructions for causing a computer to perform a method comprising providing a first array of information elements adapted to be expanded into at least one other array of information elements on a display. Another embodiment provides a method of... Agent:

20120198390 - Automatic graphical rendering of processes: This disclosure relates to tools for optimizing complex processes or systems, such as flow process charts and, more specifically to the automatic graphical renderings of processes. In an exemplary embodiment, the process is a complex process including hundreds or thousands of operations. In an exemplary embodiment, a device displays a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120198391 - Enabling information exchange while switching between web-pages: A method and system enable information exchange while switching between a source page and a target page on a drill-down navigation schema, developed with a .NET web application. The method includes providing a smart navigation service, in form of a class library to be configured at page developing time, for... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20120198392 - Associating devices in a medical environment: A medical device includes a gesture detector for detecting a gesture of a second device with respect to the medical device. The gesture is detected within a small time window. The medical device also includes an association gesture determiner for determining that the gesture is an association gesture for initiating... Agent:

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