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FILE DIRECTORY NAVIGATION DESIGN FOR A MULTI-FUNCTION DEVICE TOUCH SCREEN USER INTERFACE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and apparatus for navigating a file directory on a touch screen user interface (UI) of a multi-function device (MFD) are disclosed. For example, the method includes receiving an input via the touch screen UI of the MFD, wherein the touch screen UI displays a modified UI of a plurality of different cloud applications, wherein each one of the plurality of different cloud applications is associated a different function, determining a cloud application of the plurality of different cloud applications associated with a particular function is currently selected in the MFD, translating the input based upon the particular function of the cloud application that is selected and executing the input in accordance with the particular function of the cloud application.



PHYSICAL KNOWLEDGE ACTION TRIGGERS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Methods, systems, and apparatus, for defining and monitoring an event for a physical entity and the performance of an action in response to the occurrence of the event. A method includes receiving data indicating an event for a physical entity, the event specified in part by a physical environment feature for which the occurrence of the event is to be monitored by the data processing apparatus; receiving data indicating an action associated with the event and to be taken in response to the occurrence of the event; monitoring for the occurrence of the event for the physical entity; and in response to the occurrence of the event, causing the action associated with the event to be performed.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SHARING VIDEOS AND IMAGES IN A TEXTING ENVIRONMENT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electronic device displays an image or video associated with a session of a messaging application. The device displays a message received from a user associated with the session over the image or video. In response to receiving a second message, the device displaces display of the first message with display of the second message, and displays the first message at a second location, also over the image or video. The device also displays an image icon associated with the image or video over the image or video. In response to receiving a second image or video, the device displays a second image icon over the first image or video. In response to the user selecting the second image or video, the device replaces display of the first image or video with the second image or video, while maintaining the display of the messages and image icons.



Multi-Attribute Relation Network Visualization and Interaction Interface

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Mechanisms are provided to implement a relation network visualization and interaction engine that is configured to generate an extended adjacency matrix representation of a relation network. The mechanisms create a relation network data structure, and generate an adjacency matrix graphical representation of the relation network based on analysis of the relation network data structure. The mechanisms extend the adjacency matrix graphical representation by adding an interactive indirect relation glyph, for an indirect relation in the relation network, to the adjacency matrix graphical representation in association with representations of a source entity and a target entity that correspond to the indirect relation, to thereby generate an extended adjacency matrix graphical representation. The mechanisms output the extended adjacency matrix graphical representation in a visual manner on a computing device.



INTEGRATED CLOUD SYSTEM FOR PREMISES AUTOMATION

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system comprises premises equipment including premises devices located at a premises. A partner device is located at the premises and configured to use a partner protocol different from a protocol of the premises equipment. A system server is configured to interact with the premises devices and the partner device. A user interface is coupled to the system server and configured to interact with the premises devices. The user interface includes a partner user interface corresponding to the partner device. The partner user interface configures the user interface to interact with the partner device. The user interface is configured to control interactions between the premises devices and the partner device.



MPEG objects and systems and methods for using MPEG objects

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An MPEG object is an object-oriented data structure that may be used in the creation of interactive MPEG video stream. The MPEG object data structure includes an MPEG object interface defining data received by the MPEG object and data output by the MPEG object. The MPEG object data structure further includes either one or more MPEG video elements or an association to one or more MPEG video elements. The MPEG video elements are preferably defined as MPEG slices that include a plurality of encoded macroblocks. Additionally, the data structure may provide a method for receiving input through the MPEG object interface and in response to input from the client device outputting an MPEG video element. In certain configurations, the MPEG object contains a method that maintains state data for the MPEG object. The state data may be used to select between a plurality of MPEG elements to output. In other configurations, the MPEG object includes a method that provides for the control of streaming MPEG content from a source external to the MPEG object.



Measuring device and measuring method with tutorial function

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A measuring device according to a first aspect of the invention comprises a display unit, a remote control interface adapted to receive external remote control commands according to a remote control command format, a control unit adapted to control the measuring device according to said remote control commands, and a tutorial reproduction unit adapted to generate tutorial content commands according to said remote control command format and transmit said tutorial control commands to said remote control interface. The control unit is adapted to control said measuring device according to said tutorial control commands.



COMMENTING AND PERFORMANCE SCORING SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL VIDEOS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A video system that provides feedback, coaching, assessment, and training to surgeons integrating objective skills assessment tools to a video or live feed of the surgical procedure.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING 3D CONTENT AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Provided is an apparatus for providing a 3D content. The apparatus includes: a processor; and a memory that can be accessed by the processor, wherein the processor transmits a preview content to a client terminal, and transmits a 3D content for magnifying the preview content to the client terminal after transmitting the preview content.



CONTINUUM-BASED SELECTION OF PRODUCT CHOICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating searching, obtaining and displaying product choice recommendations using inputs, including continuum-based inputs, and variable-sized visual representations are disclosed. In an embodiment, a user is presented with at least one continuum-based selector and at least one product choice visual representation. At least one input indicating user interest value in a product attribute is received and compared with stored result values of product choices. A unique weighing value indicating the relevancy of the product choice is generated for each product based on the comparison performed. The user is then presented with at least one product choice visual representation which may be modified based on the unique weighing value of the product choice.



VISUALIZATION OF RUNTIME RESOURCE POLICY ATTACHMENTS AND APPLIED POLICY DETAILS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An effective applied policy configuration associated with a selected policy resource is created responsive to a selection of a policy resource within a service policy visualization interface based upon results of programmatic introspection of the selected policy resource. The effective applied policy configuration includes correlated and combined effects of service policies identified by the programmatic introspection as attached to the selected policy resource within a resource hierarchy associated with the selected policy resource. The effective applied policy configuration associated with the selected policy resource, including the correlated and combined effects of the attached service policies, is displayed within the service policy visualization interface.



SYSTEM, METHOD FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION, AND INFORMATION TERMINAL

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An information terminal connected to an information processing apparatus and one or more devices that execute processing of data received from the information processing apparatus via a network, the terminal includes: a display controller that displays a screen in which one or more pieces of history information stored in a storage that stores therein history information associating a device that has executed the processing and the processed data with each other is displayed and that is used for performing designation of processing based on the history information selected from the one or more pieces of history information and designation of a device to be caused to execute the processing; and a generating unit that generates instruction information for instructing the device designated on the screen to execute the processing of data corresponding to the history information selected from the one or more pieces of history information on the screen.



FILE-LEVEL COMMENTING

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Various embodiments provide a commenting system for multiple users to provide and share comments to shared content items. For example, users can share a web link to a collection of content items, such as documents, spreadsheets, photos, and any other media, with other users stored in an online content management system. To enable such functionality, the online content management system can expose an application programming interface to enable third-party service providers to develop and attach a comment interface to content items. Accordingly, such a commenting system can provide a comment interface for concurrent display alongside a respective content item in which users can provide comments to shared content items or to use as notes for their personal content items.



GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR TRACKING DATA ACCESS AND DATA CHANGES IN A CENTRALIZED DATABASE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Embodiments provide a system having a graphical user interface for tracking data access and data changes in a centralized database, including: a database storing a first language module; a display providing a graphical user interface that permits access to an authorized user for modifying the first language module; the graphical user interface including an icon for indicating a gap for the first module; a processor that, responsive to user interaction with the icon, opens in the graphical user interface, an at least one data field for indicating gap origin and at least one gap requirement; the graphical user interface providing a function for associating the gap with the first module; and a processor that stores in the database the first module, the gap, and a modified module based on the gap; the graphical user interface providing a search function to an authorized user for retrieving one or more of the first module and the modified module.



CONTENT DIGITIZATION AND DIGITIZED CONTENT CHARACTERIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Described are various embodiments of a content digitization and digitized content characterization system and method. For example, digitized content items may have content elements of interest extracted therefrom for remote characterization by a set of system users while mitigating, if not eliminating, concerns as to content privacy, confidentiality and/or security.



METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR GENERATING A PREVIEW OF AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Embodiments provided herein provide for customized previews of electronic documents. A template for a particular electronic document may be identified based on document attributes and/or usage parameters. The identified template may define pertinent data to be extracted from structured documents. Portions of documents, including unstructured documents can be provided as a preview such as by rendering an area of the document such as one defined in the template by coordinates or pixels. In this regard, individual users or user groups may configure what data is displayed in a document preview such as by selecting fields and/or by specifying locations of interest within the document. Users can view listings of documents and their respective previews such that the desired document may be identified without rendering complete documents.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED FORMATTING OF TABLES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method, computer program product, and computer system for detecting creation of a first portion of a table and a second portion of the table, wherein the first portion of the table may include a first label and wherein the second portion of the table may include a second label. It may be determined that a pattern exists between the first label and the second label based upon, at least in part, historical use of the first label relative to the second label. The pattern between the first label and the second label may be automatically recreated in a third portion of the table and a fourth portion of the table based upon, at least in part, receiving at least a portion of the first label in the third portion of the table.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED FORMATTING OF TABLES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method, computer program product, and computer system for detecting creation of a first portion of a table and a second portion of the table, wherein the first portion of the table may include a first label and wherein the second portion of the table may include a second label. It may be determined that a pattern exists between the first label and the second label based upon, at least in part, historical use of the first label relative to the second label. The pattern between the first label and the second label may be automatically recreated in a third portion of the table and a fourth portion of the table based upon, at least in part, receiving at least a portion of the first label in the third portion of the table.



UTILIZING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH AN ACTION COMMAND TO SELECT AN APPROPRIATE FORM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A technique for pre-filling a computing device form with information associated with an action command found in a message includes receiving a message. Content of the message is analyzed utilizing natural language processing (NLP) to locate an action command within the message. NLP is applied to text in the message that is associated with the action command to determine a context of the action command. A similarity algorithm is applied to the text and one or more input fields of the form to identify one or more matching elements between the text and the input fields of the form. Finally, the input fields of the form are automatically pre-filled with information associated with the matching elements in the message whose similarity exceeds a predetermined threshold.



MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Provided is a mobile terminal including: a camera; a touch screen; and a controller that outputs to the touch screen a keypad that includes at least one graphic object of a first graphic object in conjunction with an optical character reader (OCR) function relating to the camera and a second graphic object in conjunction with a photographing function relating to the camera, in which the first and second graphic objects are together displayed on the keypad or one graphic object of the first and second graphic objects is displayed on the keypad, and in which, in a case where one graphic object of the first and second graphic objects is displayed on the keypad, based on application of a predetermined-type touch to the one graphic object, the controller changes one graphic object to the other graphic object.



TECHNIQUES FOR UTILIZING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH AN ACTION COMMAND TO SELECT AN APPROPRIATE FORM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A technique for pre-filling a computing device form with information associated with an action command found in a message includes receiving a message. Content of the message is analyzed utilizing natural language processing (NLP) to locate an action command within the message. NLP is applied to text in the message that is associated with the action command to determine a context of the action command. A similarity algorithm is applied to the text and one or more input fields of the form to identify one or more matching elements between the text and the input fields of the form. Finally, the input fields of the form are automatically pre-filled with information associated with the matching elements in the message whose similarity exceeds a predetermined threshold.



Previews for Contextual Searches

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Techniques to facilitate image searches using context of an image frame in a document are described. In one or more implementations, an image frame included within a document is detected, such as when the frame is inserted or selected. Content in the document in the vicinity of the image frame is analyzed to derive query terms corresponding to the content. Tag elements created for the query terms are exposed to enable selection of individual query terms as search parameters. An image search is conducted using selected query terms and images returned as results of the search are presented a candidates for insertion into the frame. Previews of images as being inserted in the image frame can be exposed show how the document would look with different images placed in the frame. Selection of a particular image from the arrangement causes insertion of the particular image into the image frame.



COMPUTER SOFTWARE PROGRAM FOR THE AUTOMATED IDENTIFICATION AND REMOVAL OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS IN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A computer software program that enhances the readability of electronic documents containing abbreviation or acronym. The program automatically identifies abbreviations and acronyms based on their first definitional use. It then identifies each subsequent use of the abbreviation or acronym and substitutes the appropriate full word or phrase for the abbreviation or acronym. Optionally or alternatively, the program may also identify abbreviations or acronyms that are in general use but have not been specifically defined within the document and offers substitution of the appropriate full word or phrase.



System and Method for Mobile Presentation Processing

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The invention comprises a system and method using a software application (“app”) running on portable computing devices to download presentations from a central server as thumbnails and manipulate the presentations in thumbnail format. The thumbnails can provide a storybook-type presentation that takes much less memory on a portable device than full native presentation format files. With the thumbnail file, the portable device user can move from slide to slide, reorder slides, delete slides, add slides from other thumbnail files, and add notes/text. After a new presentation is created using one or more thumbnail files, it may be uploaded to a central server where a server-side application recompiles the new presentation into a native format presentation from the thumbnail format. In this manner, presentations can be sourced from virtually anywhere and using nearly any computing device from which one can view thumbnail presentations. Other variations and enhancements are disclosed.



ESTIMATION OF DOCUMENT STRUCTURE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system and method for estimating document structure of a document which includes extracting one or more candidate elements describing the document structure from the document and grouping the one or more candidate elements into a group and building one or more trees for the group. Each tree has a root node and a leaf node selected from the candidate elements in the group. The method further includes pruning the one or more trees while leaving a path from the root node to the leaf node, based on whether a text corresponding to the path to the leaf node is accommodated in a single group of words.



Systems and Methods for the Convenient Comparison of Text

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system and method are provided for preparing and comparing passages of text in a manner that facilitates the convenient and rapid comparison of text by users of the system. In the given example, the method includes: providing means for the entering and editing of two passages of text, automatically determining differences between the passages of text as they are entered, displaying such differences to the user, and allowing the user to set and change certain parameters of the comparison process and see the results of such changes as they are made.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED TAXONOMY CONCEPT REPLACEMENT IN AN XBRL DOCUMENT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method of performing XBRL extension taxonomy concept replacement includes analyzing, by a processor, an XBRL document having XBRL tags to identify an XBRL extension taxonomy concept of an XBRL extension taxonomy that is superfluous in comparison with an XBRL base taxonomy concept for an XBRL base taxonomy upon which the XBRL extension taxonomy is based. The processor is configured to identify an extension extended linkrole in the XBRL extension taxonomy that includes the identified XBRL extension taxonomy concept, determine a base extended linkrole in the XBRL base taxonomy that matches the extension extended linkrole, determine an XBRL base taxonomy concept in the base extended linkrole that matches the identified XBRL extension taxonomy concept, and replace the identified XBRL extension taxonomy concept with the XBRL base taxonomy concept in the base extended linkrole.



METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSOCIATING TEXT AND SEGMENTS WITHIN MULTI-TAGGED LITERATURE BY APPLICATION OF METADATA

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and system are presented whereby the metadata describing segments of digitized text and the descriptors thereof may be inserted into the digitized text and edited by a human editor. The metadata may optionally describe the relationships between human-generated segments of a source text and the tags used to describe aspects of the segments, wherein the tags may describe narrative themes, places, characters, etc., and/or the relationships between the segments of text, the tags describing the segments of text, and data structures used to compare relationships between the tags on various segments of text (“nodes”). When the text segments, the narrative tags and/or the nodes are edited, the associated metadata is adjusted accordingly.



USER INTERFACE FOR PRESENTATION OF A DOCUMENT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system identifies a document and provides an excerpt page corresponding to the document. The excerpt page includes a page of the document and a set of links to sections of the document. One of the links corresponds to a section containing the page and includes text associated with the link, a next page element to permit a next page in the document to be presented, and a previous page element to permit a previous page in the document to be presented. The next page element and the previous page element are visually associated with the text associated with the link.



Digital Document Including Reference Page Numbers and Fractional Page Numbers

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A device including a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor is provided. The memory stores instructions causing the processor, after execution of the instructions by the processor. To: display a reference page number with each displayed page of a digital document having reference page numbers. The digital document corresponding to a reference document having page numbers that correspond to the reference page numbers; and display a fractional page number with each displayed page of the digital document, each fractional page number corresponding to a portion of a page of the reference document.



System for Transferring Annotations between Documents Displayed Side by Side

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system and method to view, edit, share, and organize tiles using software in the form of a computing application for a computing device, allowing a user to keep annotations directly on a document that may be transferred between updates. This allows multiple users to work on one project and share edits no matter where they are or what device they are using.



SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR RECOMMENDING CONTENT TO USERS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present disclosure relates to a system, method, and computer program product for recommending content to users. a plurality of content cards is generated by a system based on user data associated with a user. a display order for the plurality of content cards is determined by the system based on a plurality of recommendation algorithms. The plurality of content cards is provided by the system on a user interface of a user device of the user based on the display order



PRESENTATION OF HYPERVISOR PERFORMANCE DATA FOR RELATED COMPONENTS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Techniques promote monitoring of hypervisor systems by presenting dynamic representations of hypervisor architectures that include performance indicators. A reviewer can interact with the representation to progressively view select lower-level performance indicators. Higher level performance indicators can be determined based on lower level state assessments. A reviewer can also view historical performance metrics and indicators, which can aid in understanding which configuration changes or system usages may have led to sub-optimal performance.



AUDIO FILE INTERFACE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for providing an audio file interface. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes, while playing an audio file on a mobile device and displaying a current view in a user interface of the mobile device, receiving first user input requesting that an audio interface be displayed, and displaying the audio interface as an overlay in the user interface, where the audio interface includes information associated with the audio file.



TERMINAL DEVICE, PROGRAM, METHOD FOR SHARING CONTENT AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

There is provided a terminal device for sharing first content to be displayed with another terminal device, comprising: a first content display unit configured to display the first content based on information sent from the other terminal device so that the displayed image of the first content is shared with the other terminal device; a role determining unit configured to determine a role of the terminal device among a plurality of roles that are respectively played by one or more of the terminal devices; and a second content display unit configured to display second content associated with the first content based on a display order for displaying the second content, by acquiring the second content from a second content storage place corresponding to the determined role, wherein the second content to be displayed varies according to the role of the terminal device.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING AN APPLICATION WINDOW BASED ON USAGE CONTEXT FOR DUAL SCREEN DISPLAY DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An information handling system includes a primary integrated display device housing and a second integrated display device housing attached via a hinge and a processor to determine a first relative orientation of the primary integrated display device housing to the second integrated display device housing from a plurality of orientation sensors. The processor further determines a working software application context by detecting at least a first software application running on the information handling system wherein the working software application context further includes an operating state rank of the first software application relative to other software applications. The processor detects a required user input to the first software application and alters a location of a first software application display window and a virtual input softkey on a display device based on the first relative orientation and displaces second software application window of a second software application with a previously-higher the operating state rank.



INTERACTIVE GEOSPATIAL MAP

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Various systems and methods are provided that display various interactive user interfaces containing interactive maps. The user may use the interactive map to perform searches for data objects, toggle different layers associated with different types of objects for display, generate heatmaps based upon a grid and/or data object shapes, copy data between different interactive maps, and/or define filters to filter the displayed data. In response to user interaction with the map at a client system, tile layers are generated using server-side components, assembled into map tiles, and transmitted to client-side components to be displayed to the user. The tile layers may include a base tile layer, vector tile layer, selection tile layer, and inactive tile layer.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TOUCHSCREEN KEYBOARD SUGGESTION WORD GENERATION AND DISPLAY

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and apparatus, such as an electronic device (104), for displaying suggestion words in response to a touch input to a presence-sensitive display (106). The presence-sensitive display (106) displays a touchscreen keyboard (110) having a plurality of key areas (112) each associated with a character (114). The method and apparatus may determine (308) the character (114) of the touchscreen keyboard based on a touch location of the touch input on a key area (112) of the touchscreen keyboard (110), and may display (310) a plurality of suggestion words that include the determined character over at least a portion of the touchscreen keyboard during the touch input. When the touch input has ended, the method and apparatus may stop displaying the plurality of suggestion words. The method and apparatus may also display a plurality of suggestion words in a text view area separate from the touchscreen keyboard.



VIRTUAL KEYBOARD TEXT ENTRY METHOD OPTIMIZED FOR THUMB TYPING, USING PARTIAL WORD COMPLETION KEY ENTRY VALUES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Virtual keyboards become efficient and ergonomic by typing with small, incremental partial word completions, using fewest but largest possible keys, presented in highly condensed layouts, retaining familiar structural patterns of standard keyboards like QWERTY, and utilizing curved thumb typing formats. The keyboard continuously adjusts numbers of keys, key sizes, predictive values and layouts, to minimize keystrokes, reduce errors, and maximize potential words entered, while providing the most ergonomic, minimalist interface possible at any moment, scaling to any size device. Keys display normal default characters concatenated with supplemental predictive characters, forming incremental partial word completions; each represents the longest common building block shortcut of likely intended words derivable from a key's default value. The most relevant keys can generate larger numbers of highly predicted words; the more relevant, the larger the key. Only the most relevant keys are displayed, in stripped down, but familiar layouts, allowing only valid text entry options.



DYNAMIC VIRTUAL KEYBOARD GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for receiving input, by a virtual reality system includes creating a three-dimensional (3D) mesh for a virtual space. The 3D mesh includes a virtual keyboard, where the keyboard object comprises a plurality of virtual keys, a collision object corresponding to each of the plurality of virtual keys, and a cursor. The virtual reality system displays the 3D mesh on a head-mounted display (HMD), receives user input for moving a location of the cursor in the virtual space, and receives user input for selecting the collision object of one of the plurality of virtual keys based on the location of the cursor.



Link Gestures

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.



PORTABLE DEVICE COMPRISING A TOUCH-SCREEN DISPLAY, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A controlling a portable device comprising a first touch screen and a second touch screen is provided. The method includes displaying first information related to a first application on the first touch screen and displaying second information related to the first application on the second touch screen; receiving a first user input moving to the first touch screen on the second touch screen; and replacing the first information and the second information with a third information and a fourth information related to the first application on the first touch screen and the second touch screen, in response to receiving the first user input, wherein each of the third information and the fourth information is displayed while being slidden in direction from the second touch screen to the first touch screen and the third information is displayed over a boundary between the first touch screen and the second screen during the sliding of the third information and the fourth information.



Method and Apparatus for Realizing Human-Machine Interaction

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and apparatus for realizing human-machine interaction are disclosed in the embodiments of the present document, including: according to obtained rotation gesture trajectory information, determining a tangential direction of an initial movement trajectory of a rotation trajectory and rotation information; taking the obtained tangential direction as a drag direction, and calculating a drag distance according to obtained rotation information; and performing dragging on a touch screen according to the obtained drag direction and the obtained drag distance



ADAPTING COMPUTER FUNCTIONALITY BASED ON HANDWRITING ENERGY EXPENDITURE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Techniques are described for automatically assessing and using a user's handwritten input on a computing device to modify further user interactions, such as to dynamically adapt additional information that is presented to reflect an automatically assessed knowledge level of the user for a given subject area, and/or to dynamically adapt a user interface on the computing device to reflect an automatically assessed amount of energy expenditure of the user in producing the handwritten input. The techniques may include assessing the total energy expenditure of a user in producing handwritten input, by measuring and evaluating metadata about the handwritten input such as multiple stroke-level signal features, and combining them to determine an assessed total energy expenditure of a user, and may further include automatically assessing a knowledge level of the user for a subject area of the handwritten input based on the assessed total energy expenditure of the user.



METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENT SEARCH INTERFACE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING THE SAME

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electronic device including a touch screen display, a processor, and a memory configured to store content including a starting point and an ending point, and instructions. When the instructions are executed, the processor to reproduces the stored content, displays a looping graphic user interface (GUI) indicating the starting point, the ending point, and a point of playback on the touch screen display. The starting point and the ending point are adjacent to each other and the point of playback is displayed on a path forming a loop between the starting point and the ending point.



GESTURE-BASED INTERACTION METHOD AND INTERACTION APPARATUS, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Embodiments of the present application disclose a gesture-based interaction method and interaction apparatus, and a user equipment. The method comprising: acquiring touch information corresponding to a touch event on a touch sensing surface; and in response to that determining the touch event according to the touch information meets at least one set condition, performing an operation corresponding to the touch event, wherein the at least one set condition comprises: a first touch by a first finger on the touch sensing surface comprises a fingertip touch and a finger joint touch that occur in order. Technical solutions of the embodiments of the present application enrich a manner for interacting with an electronic device having a touch sensing surface.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING A TARGET OBJECT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Method and device for displaying a target object are provided. The method may include: detecting a multi-point touch event for the target object; determining whether the detected multi-point touch event is a predetermined first multi-point touch event, wherein the first multi-point touch event is used to trigger switching displaying of the target object to a private displaying mode; switching displaying of the target object to the private displaying mode if the detected multi-point touch event is the first multi-point touch event, such that only the target object is displayed in the private displaying mode.



WEARABLE APPARATUS AND CONTROL APPARATUS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A wearable apparatus includes a display unit, an operation unit, and a display control unit. The display unit is configured to switch and display a plurality of images classified for each layer. The operation unit is configured to receive input of an operation event that causes the display unit to display, from a first image belonging to a first layer, a second image relating to the first image and belonging to a second layer at a level lower than the first layer. The display control unit is configured to selectively execute a first display control mode and a second display control mode. The first display control mode causes the display unit to display, on the basis of the operation event, the second image from a third image not relating to the first image via the first image. The second display control mode enables the display unit to display the second image from the third image without the first image when a control signal for prompting access to the second image is received.



Mashing Mapping Content Displayed on Mobile Devices

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and apparatus for mapping addressable information (e.g., locations denoted by name or address, street addresses, landmarks, etc.) off of disparate applications on a mobile device, onto an existing map on the mobile device, are disclosed. An application on a mobile device may display addressable information (e.g., a website displaying a location name and/or address, an email containing an address, etc.). In response to a user's selecting the addressable information and invoking a mapping command, a map-display application (e.g., Google Maps®, Yahoo! Maps®, Windows Live Search Map®, MapQuest®, iPhone® maps, Waze® etc.) may be automatically presented (e.g., launches, become visible, displayed, etc.) displaying the addressable information in addition to at least one prior mapping content previously displayed by the map-display application.



IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An image processing apparatus sequentially displaying a series of images on a display device includes a region setting unit configured to set a display region to be cut out from the images and displayed, a speed setting unit configured to set a switch speed at which to switch the series of images from one another, and a change unit configured to, when the speed setting unit changes the switch speed during sequentially displaying the series of images on the display device, change a region to be cut out as the display region, in accordance with the changed switch speed. The change unit changes the display region such that faster the changed switch speed, larger the region to be cut out from the images.