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System and method for entering characters on a radio tuner interface

Honda Motor

System and method for entering characters on a radio tuner interface

Identifying a contact

Microsoft

Identifying a contact

Date/App# patent app List of recent Characters-related patents
05/21/15
20150143278
 Interface for processing of an alternate symbol in a computer device patent thumbnailnew patent Interface for processing of an alternate symbol in a computer device
Described herein is a computer-implemented system and method for processing one or more alternate symbols associated or linked to a base symbol. A base symbol is a symbol to which at least one alternate symbol is linked.
Qualcomm Incorporated
05/21/15
20150143133
 Systems for embedding information in data strings patent thumbnailnew patent Systems for embedding information in data strings
A data processing system is provided that includes applications, databases, encryption engines, and decryption engines. Encryption and decryption engines may be used to perform format-preserving encryption on data strings stored in a database.
Voltage Security, Inc.
05/21/15
20150142705
 String prediction patent thumbnailnew patent String prediction
In a mobile device, the text entered by users is analyzed to determine a set of responses commonly entered by users into text applications such as sms applications in response to received messages. This set of responses is used to provide suggested responses to a user for a currently received message in a soft input panel based on the text of the currently received message.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
05/21/15
20150142442
 Identifying a contact patent thumbnailnew patent Identifying a contact
A method of identifying a contact in a communication system using voice input, the method comprising: receiving an input string of characters, the input string representing a contact and being normally unpronounceable by a human voice when spoken literally; performing at least one transforming step to transform at least one character of the input string to thereby generate a pronounceable name for the contact; and outputting the pronounceable name for use in establishing a communication event with the contact using voice input.. .
Microsoft Corporation
05/21/15
20150142434
 Illustrated story creation system and device patent thumbnailnew patent Illustrated story creation system and device
The present invention is directed to a method and device to create an illustrated story or narrative. As user dictates a narrative or story the users voice is recognized by a computer program operated on a computer and translated to text.
05/21/15
20150141141
 Game control device, game control method, game control program, storage medium, and game system patent thumbnailnew patent Game control device, game control method, game control program, storage medium, and game system
According to the game control device, game control method, game control program, storage medium and game system of this invention, when composite processing on characters is performed, consumption points that are consumed in the composite processing are subtracted from the composition points corresponding to the user's user identifying information, and when the subtraction result is negative, predetermined point addition processing is performed until the subtraction result becomes zero or more. By performing the point addition processing as described above, the game control device, game control method, game control program, storage medium and game system can improve the user's operability without requiring the reselection of other characters to be composited..
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138097
 System and  entering characters on a radio tuner interface patent thumbnailnew patent System and entering characters on a radio tuner interface
A system and method for entering characters that form a radio station channel and tune in a radio station channel on a radio tuner interface includes a touch screen display which displays a radio tuner interface. The radio tuner interface includes a plurality of character keys on a keypad that can be enabled or disabled to allow a user to touch input an available am, fm, or satellite radio station channel that is in broadcast range of the location in which the vehicle is located..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
05/14/15
20150135162
 Data processing system, input support method, and input support program patent thumbnailData processing system, input support method, and input support program
Guide information according to a hierarchy of a given character string is sequentially acquired in response to an input of character strings for describing a source program, and only the guide information is displayed depending on an input status of the character string. characters input from an input device for software description are coupled with each other to create an input character string.
05/14/15
20150135123
 Cursor-based character input interface patent thumbnailCursor-based character input interface
A cursor-based character input interface inputs a character selected by a cursor. A character prediction unit is adapted to predict one or more next characters based on a current input character, wherein the input interface is adapted to present the one or more predicted next characters as a supplementary interface in proximity to the current input character, and wherein the one or more predicted next characters of the supplementary interface are selectable by the cursor..
05/14/15
20150135122
 Assignment of multiple letters, characters, numbers, strokes and symbols to an individual key on a virtual/soft keyboard displayed on a viewing screen of an electronic device patent thumbnailAssignment of multiple letters, characters, numbers, strokes and symbols to an individual key on a virtual/soft keyboard displayed on a viewing screen of an electronic device
G. Said first software program causes the insertion into said designated data input area of said display screen of the data character that is in focus at the time said continuous touch or press of said individual key is terminated by said user and if said user has not terminated said continuous touch or press of said individual key within the total elapsed time of all said data characters assigned to said individual key, said first software program will act in a rotary fashion and bring into focus on said display screen, said first data character defined in the specified set of data characters assigned to said individual key and will continue to rotor through said assigned data characters until the continuous touch or press of said individual key is terminated by said user, causing the insertion of said data character currently in focus to be inserted into said designated data input area of said display screen..
05/14/15
20150135121

User-interface for entering alphanumerical characters


An information processing system has a display monitor and a user-interface for text entry. The display monitor presents the set of alphanumerical characters in a spatial configuration of three parallel horizontal rows or three parallel vertical columns.
05/14/15
20150135065

Electronic apparatus and method


According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display processor. The display processor is configured to display one or more first strokes on a screen.
05/14/15
20150134658

Providing a common virtual item repository in a virtual space


Virtual items may be unlocked in a virtual space responsive to physical token detection. A common virtual item repository may be provided in the virtual space.
05/14/15
20150133176

Method of animating mobile device messages


An system and method for converting standard characters or emoticons in electronic messaging service messages to animated characters. The system and method for animating electronic messages is embodied on a mobile electronic communications device configured through executable software to perform the primary steps of identifying convertible characters, associating convertible characters with a corresponding, stored animation, and converting the associated convertible character with the corresponding animation.
05/14/15
20150131954

Method for producing high-brightness light-emitting fabric using acrylic optical fibers, and high-brightness light-emitting fabric


The present invention relates to a light-emitting fabric, in which acrylic optical fibers and general fibers are woven together, and light is emitted to the surface of the fabric through the optical fibers floating on the surface of the union fabric. According to the present invention, part of the clad portion of the optical fibers is removed by melting so as to prevent the total reflection of the clad portion and to emit high-brightness patterns or characters having a higher brightness than those emitted by optical fibers having a conventional clad portion.
05/14/15
20150130836

Adapting content to augmented reality virtual objects


Technologies for adapting content to augmented reality virtual objects include a content consumption device to render selected content and a mobile computing device to render a virtual object within the physical environment of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may transfer the virtual object to the content consumption device.
05/14/15
20150130646

Method and system for lzw based decompression


A computer implemented method, computer program product, and system for decompressing compressed data. The system (400) has an interface component (420) configured to access and read a compressed data set (310) encoded with a lzw based compression algorithm.
05/07/15
20150128234

System and generating passwords using key inputs and contextual inputs


A method and system for automatically generating a new password from user selected characters via key press which are different from the user selected characters. Each key of a keypad can be entered within one or more contexts, manually selected by the user or automatically selected by the described system, such that the same key press within one context provides a unique code different than the same key press within another context.
Inbay Technologies Inc.
05/07/15
20150128083

Virtual keyboard with adaptive character recognition zones


A virtual keyboard with dynamically adjusted recognition zones for predicted user-intended characters. When a user interaction with the virtual keyboard is received on the virtual keyboard, a character in a recognition zone encompassing the detected interaction location is selected as the current input character.
Nvidia Corporation
05/07/15
20150128074

System and browser side colorizing of icon images


A computer system and computer-implemented method colorizes a ui component image on the browser side. A data provider in the system encodes the ui component image into a base64 character sequence which includes a header part and an image data part; generates base64 header parts for specified colored versions of the ui component image; and transfers the encoded ui component image and the base64 header parts for the specified colored versions of the ui component image to a client icon composer.
Software Ag
05/07/15
20150128015

Browsing system, terminal, image server, program, computer-readable recording medium storing program, and method


A browsing system (1) comprises a terminal (100) for extracting additional information specifying characters or character strings that should be added to an image, from a document or text character strings that are to be transformed contained in a program specified by that document. In addition, the browsing system (1) comprises an image server (200) that receives an image request and sends as an image response an image to which are added characters or character strings specified by the additional information designated by an image parameter specified in the received image request..
Rakuten, Inc.
05/07/15
20150125041

Reinforcement learning approach to character level segmentation of license plate images


Methods and systems for achieving accurate segmentation of characters with respect to a license plate image utilizing a reinforcement learning approach. A vehicle image can be captured by an image capturing unit and processed utilizing an alpr (automatic license plate recognition) unit.
Xerox Corporation
05/07/15
20150122882

Check processing method, check processing program medium, and check processing apparatus


Check processing involves detecting a check; scanning a back of the check having no printed authorization data to capture a back image; scanning a front of the check to capture a front image; reading magnetic ink characters on the front of the check; generating authorization data indicating that the check is valid based on the magnetic ink characters, the authorization data being generated electronically; generating an electronic merged image by electronically combining the back image with the authorization data in a predetermined area, the electronic merged image being generated such that at least a portion of the authorization data overlaps the back image. The operations are performed as the check is conveyed through a transportation path in one direction, one time.
Seiko Epson Corporation
05/07/15
20150122466

Enhanced surface walls


The method improved method broadly comprises the steps of: providing a length of material (21) having opposite initial surfaces (22a, 22b), said material having a longitudinal centerline (x-x) positioned substantially midway between said initial surfaces, said material having an initial transverse dimension measured from said centerline to a point on either of said initial surfaces located farthest away from said centerline, each of said initial surfaces having a initial surface density, said surface density being defined as the number of characters on an surface per unit of projected surface area; impressing secondary patterns (23a, 23b) having secondary pattern surface densities onto each of said initial surfaces to distort said material and to increase the surface densities on each of said surfaces and to increase the transverse dimension of said material from said centerline to the farthest point of such distorted material; and impressing primary patterns (25a, 25b) having primary pattern surface densities onto each of such distorted surfaces to further distort said material and to further increase the surface densities on each of said surfaces; thereby to provide an enhanced-surface wall for use in an apparatus for performing a process.. .
04/30/15
20150121467

Method and system for protecting a password during an authentication process


A system for providing security for a personal password during an authentication process. The system combines the use of representative characters to disguise the characters of the password and the use of a separate verification code sent to the user for use in the authentication process.
C3s Pte. Ltd.
04/30/15
20150121288

Character input apparatus and character input method


A character input apparatus to input a character using a touch and drag method, the character input apparatus including: an interface to display a character on a touched location, if a touch is detected on the interface; a control unit to control the interface to change the displayed character and a location of the displayed character according to a dragging trace, if the touched location is dragged; and an input unit to input the displayed character displayed when the touch is completed. Accordingly, characters may be conveniently input on a narrow screen..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150120682

Automated recognition of patterns in a log file having unknown grammar


Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for recognizing patterns in log files with unknown grammar. A computer replaces one or more alphanumeric strings with a first alphanumeric character to generate a first resulting string.
International Business Machines Corporation
04/30/15
20150119143

Network game system for executing event in network game


A network game system includes a server apparatus and a plurality of video game apparatuses connected to the server apparatus. A party includes player characters of a plurality of players.
Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix (also Trading As Square Enix Co., Ltd.)
04/30/15
20150118987

Policies for selecting sources for resource strings


Techniques for policies for selecting sources for resource strings are described. Generally, a resource string refers to a set of characters that can be used to initiate communication with a particular resource.
Microsoft Corporation
04/30/15
20150117838

Display apparatus, object display method, and program for displaying objects corresponding to characters


There is provided a display apparatus including a relation score calculation unit calculating a relation score indicating closeness of a relation between characters based on a common appearance relation using segment metadata indicating a segment in a moving image where each of the characters appears, and an object display unit displaying an object corresponding to each of the characters appearing in the moving image. Further, the object display unit displays a pair of objects corresponding to a pair of characters with a high relation score to be closely positioned to each other, and displays a pair of objects corresponding to a pair of characters with a low relation score to be positioned far from each other..
Sony Corporation
04/30/15
20150116368

Method and device for adjusting characters of application


A method for adjusting characters of an application that are displayed on a device, includes: receiving an instruction for adjusting the characters of the application according to a first scaling coefficient; determining whether there is a second scaling coefficient, for the application, that is based on the first scaling coefficient; adjusting the characters of the application according to the first scaling coefficient if it is determined that there is no second scaling coefficient, for the application, that is based on the first scaling coefficient; and adjusting the characters of the application according to the second scaling coefficient if it is determined that there is a second scaling coefficient, for the application, that is based on the first scaling coefficient.. .
Xiaomi Inc.
04/30/15
20150116136

Method and regular expression processing with parallel bit streams


One embodiment of the present invention is a method for increasing the speed of a computer in identifying occurrences of strings in a character stream that match a string pattern involving repetitions of characters of a particular character class. The method uses a parallel bit stream processing module of the computer, which processing module includes a processor equipped with parallel processing instructions, to form a plurality of parallel property bit streams pj..
International Characters, Inc.
04/23/15
20150113466

Accelerated data entry for constrained format input fields


A processor-implemented method generates a character input from an interface. A plurality of consecutive character rows are presented, simultaneously on a single display, to a user, wherein each one of said plurality of character rows comprises a set of characters.
International Business Machines Corporation
04/23/15
20150113465

Accelerated data entry for constrained format input fields


A method enables a user to fill an input field on a single display. An input field is generated on a user interface, wherein the input field has a plurality of character entry subfields and at least one constraint for at least one of said plurality of character entry subfields.
International Business Machines Corporation
04/23/15
20150113398

Method for inputting characters, terminal, and recording medium


The present invention relates to a character input technology, and more particularly, to a character input technology for enabling a user to input the characters without watching a screen and for maximally reducing the occurrence of typing errors during the inputting of the characters.. .
Neowiz Internet Corporation
04/23/15
20150113391

Document processing system, document processing method and storage medium


A document processing system includes a character code changing means for recording font data of characters in a sentence in an order of appearance of the characters and changes character codes of the recorded font data into converted character codes consisting of an order number of the font data; a conversion table creating means for creating a conversion table showing correspondences between the character codes and converted character codes; and an output means for outputting characters in fonts according to the font data.. .
Skk Ltd.
04/23/15
20150113372

Text and shape morphing in a presentation application


Character morphing between slides of a presentation is disclosed. In certain implementations, characters with varying styles within separate slides are matched and can be animated during slide transitions using distance field morphing.
Apple Inc.
04/23/15
20150113016

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program


There is provided an information processing apparatus including a setting unit that sets a search character string, a searching unit that searches information including the set search character string, and a determining unit that extracts a co-occurrence character string candidate group other than partial character strings appearing as only a part of other partial character strings, among all partial character strings appearing in a plurality of pieces of the information obtained as a search result, and determines a co-occurrence character string from the co-occurrence character string candidate group, on the basis of the extracted co-occurrence character string candidate group and kinds of characters used in characters before and after the co-occurrence character string candidate group.. .
Sony Corporation
04/23/15
20150112977

Techniques for ranking character searches


Techniques for asynchronous rendering are described. An apparatus may comprise a character set converter application, an index server, and a ranking application.
Facebook, Inc.
04/23/15
20150112872

System and guided passcode entry


Systems and methods are provided for facilitating guided entry of a passcode. The exemplary guided passcode entry system provides additional security to traditional secret pin or passcode entry systems by generating a randomized input sequence (order of entry) and prompting the user to input the passcode according to the randomized input sequence.
Mastercard International Incorporated
04/23/15
20150111641

Multi-player video game environment for single-player use


A multi-player game environment is created for single-player use. A user may select a single-player game or a multi-player game.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Llc
04/23/15
20150109207

Keyboard and mouse of handheld digital device


A keyboard and mouse of a handheld digital device comprises a keyboard and a simulated mouse. The keyboard comprises a plurality of side-keys and a main keyboard.
04/23/15
20150108228

Systems, methods and articles related to machine-readable indicia and symbols


A system employs combinations of marking media, each with respective distinguishing spectral characteristics to encode human comprehensible information in, and read human comprehensible information from, machine-readable indicia or symbols. Machine-readable indicia may be a single dot encoding information only in the combinations.
Visualant, Inc.
04/16/15
20150106702

Cross-lingual input method editor


Some implementations provide techniques and arrangements for cross lingual candidate suggestion. For instance, some display a user interface of a host application including a text entry area.
Microsoft Corporation
04/16/15
20150106700

Display and selection of bidirectional text


Techniques are disclosed for editing bidirectional text, including techniques for creating, selecting, inserting, and copying bidirectional text. The disclosed techniques include a method of inserting a character in bidirectional text.
Apple Inc.
04/16/15
20150106098

Voice input device, voice input method and program


A voice input device provided with an input section for inputting a voice of a user, a recognition section for recognizing the voice of the user inputted by the input section, a generation section for generating characters or a command based on a recognition result of the recognition section, a detection section for detecting a device's own posture, and an instruction section for instructing the generation section to generate the command when a detection result of the detection section represents a specific posture as compared to instructing the generation section to generate the characters when the detection result of the detection section represents a posture other than the specific posture. Accordingly, character input and command input during dictation is correctly distinguished, or more specifically unexpected character input during dictation is avoided..
Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.
04/16/15
20150105155

System and visualizing synthetic objects within real-world video clip


Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and a method for visualizing synthetic objects within a real-world video clip. The embodiments allow interactive, synthetic objects or characters to appear as if they are “embedded” inside or form part of a video clip.
Paofit Holdings Pte Ltd.
04/16/15
20150103007

Computer keyboard including a control unit and a keyboad screen


An ergonomic writing apparatus including a keyboard screen integrated in the ordinary screen image, alternatively an independent keyboard screen, which interacts with a control unit. When the control arm/lateral joystick is moved, then two cursors which can be moved independently of each other and simultaneously, are displaceable over the columns of characters in the keyboard image.
Adaptable Keys A/s
04/09/15
20150100882

Method and system for interactive font feature access


Opentype fonts have become a standard with desktop published with over 150,000 fonts available each potentially comprising up to 65,535 characters and even more glyphs. Accordingly it is difficult for anybody to know the endless combinations for every font or even a significant subset of these opentype fonts.
Corel Corporation
04/09/15
20150100570

Excerpted content


A system and a method are disclosed for finding content uploaded by users of a computing system. The method search receives a search term, retrieves content, identifies instances of the search term in the retrieved content, scores the retrieved content, ranks the scored content, and selects content from the ranked content.
Foxwordy, Inc.
04/09/15
20150100537

Emoji for text predictions


Techniques to employ emoji for text predictions are described herein. In one or more implementations, entry of characters is detected during interaction with a device.
Microsoft Corporation
04/09/15
20150099582

Medium, system, method and information processing device


An information processing device is configured to execute: performing game processing including movement of a plurality of characters in a virtual world; specifying one character as a specific character on the basis of predetermined conditions; judging whether there is commonality in movement of a plurality of non-specific characters other than the specific character; determining at least one of the characters for which it has been judged that there is commonality, as a preferential display character; and adjusting drawing related parameters so that the preferential display character is located in a predetermined area of a display image.. .
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
04/09/15
20150098120

Interferometric-modulator-based reflective labels and tags and methods for their manufacture


The current disclosure is directed to labels and tags that employ two-dimensional arrays of self-parallelizing interferometric modulators (“spims”) to display digits, characters, and other symbols. Each spim functions as a discrete display element, containing a plurality of electrodes disposed on a bottom plate, a fixed top plate, and a movable plate separated by a cavity.
Unipel Technologies, Llc
04/02/15
20150095803

Social network capable of recommending friends and friend recommendation method


A friend recommendation method is applied for a social network. The social network stores a relationship between to-be-recommended friends and image characters of images uploaded by each to-be-recommended friend.
Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
04/02/15
20150095241

Scrambling passcode entry interface


A method of secured passcode entry is disclosed. The method, in one embodiment, includes: receiving a request to authenticate a user; in response to receiving the request, generating a passcode entry interface that includes a plurality of buttons for the user to compose a passcode entry, each button representing a character of a set of characters, the set of characters having a natural sequence, wherein said generating includes displaying the buttons on a touchscreen of the electronic device in an arrangement that does not reflect the natural sequence of the set of characters; detecting a touch event, represented as a coordinate on the touchscreen, interacting with the touchscreen while the passcode entry interface is displayed, wherein the touch event is indicative of at least a portion of a passcode entry by the user; and verifying an authenticity of the passcode entry based at least partly on the touch event..
Square, Inc.
04/02/15
20150095016

Ontologically driven procedure coding


Computer implemented systems and methods of processing clinical documentation for a multi-axial coding scheme include inputting clinical documentation from memory operatively coupled with a computer system, and executing a natural language processor configured to process narrative text in the clinical documentation. The processor segments the narrative text based on boundaries defined in the clinical documentation, sequences words in the narrative text based on the segmentation, and maps the sequenced words to semantic objects in an ontology database.
A-life Medical Llc
04/02/15
20150094144

System and methods for adapting operation of a computing device based on intrinsic motivators, play profiles and play personalities


Techniques are described herein for automatically determining a play personality of a user. Play personalities develop from play type and play patterns, which may be automatically determined by computing devices based on that user/subject's information and actions.
Playnovation Llc
04/02/15
20150094143

System and methods for identifying intrinsic motivators, play profiles and play personalities through captured actions in an online environment


Techniques are described herein for automatically determining a play personality of a user. Play personalities develop from play type and play patterns, which may be automatically determined by computing devices based on that user/subject's information and actions.
Playnovation Llc
04/02/15
20150093958

System for controlled distribution of light in toy characters


A toy character is provided including a body supporting an eye assembly. The eye assembly may include a base, a plate and three or more segments connecting the base and plate.
Rehco, Llc
04/02/15
20150091288

Notebook and process for production thereof


A notebook is produced through a process, including the steps of: successively printing a multiplicity of unit forms including ruled lines formed of a succession of micro characters by the a first printer equipped with an endless belt-shaped printing plate on one surface of a continuous web form supplied from a feed roll; inverting the front and back surfaces of the continuous web form with a form inverter; printing on the other surface of the continuous web form by a second printer equipped with an endless belt-shaped printing plate to provide the continuous web form with prints on both surfaces; folding up zigzag the continuous web form for every unit form to pile up the zigzag-folded continuous web form on a stack, and cutting and separating the continuous web form for every preset number of consecutive unit forms, thereby providing a notebook including a group of the preset number of consecutive unit forms which have been printed on both faces thereof and spreadably zigzag-folded. The obtained notebook is equipped with capability of preventing falsification and missing pages, thus ensuring high security.
Yugengaisha Misatomirai21
04/02/15
20150091215

Fabricating lightweight skin systems for large scale robotic characters


A method of fabricating a skin system or its elements using a laser cutter. The laser cutter is controlled to perform multiple passes to selectively cut away layers of material on a surface of a sheet of cellular foam materials.
03/26/15
20150089644

Document classification using multiscale text fingerprints


Described systems and methods allow a classification of electronic documents such as email messages and html documents, according to a document-specific text fingerprint. The text fingerprint is calculated for a text block of each target document, and comprises a sequence of characters determined according to a plurality of text tokens of the respective text block.
Bitdefender Ipr Management Ltd.
03/26/15
20150089432

Quick data entry systems and methods


A system for inputting data in an electronic device comprising: a segmented pattern on a touch sensitive graphical user interface; a numeric value associated to each of the segments; a character table stored in the electronic device, the said character table having at least one set of numeric values associated to at least one character; a set of characters displayed on the segmented pattern, each said character associated to at least one segment of the segmented pattern and the numeric value of that said segment in at least one set of the numeric values stored in the character table and the said set associated to the said character; an input signal received on at least one segment to provide an input having numeric values; a matched character determined according to input having numeric values and the character table; wherein the matched character is displayed on the touch sensitive graphical user interface of an electronic device, stored and the segmented pattern on the touch sensitive graphical user interface of the electronic device is reset.. .
Idelan Inc.
03/26/15
20150089429

Very thin virtual keyboards and keyboard locators


There is proposed a digital processing device including a display incorporating a virtual keyboard locator, having an elongated shape extending along one side of the display. The locator includes—partly invisible keys, and—visible alphabetical characters arranged into three rows (upper, middle, and lower).
03/26/15
20150089420

Information processing apparatus, and information processing method


An information processing apparatus includes a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor executes a process includes, detecting flick operation in a text area where an input character string is displayed, determining a direction of the detected flick operation, selecting, when the flick operation is performed in a predetermined direction, characters the number of which is according to a length of the flick operation from the character string located at a starting position of the flick operation, storing the selected characters in a finger recording buffer, obtaining, when the flick operation is performed in a direction reverse to the predetermined direction, the number of characters according to the length of the flick operation from the finger recording buffer, and outputting the obtained characters to the starting position of the flick operation in the text area.. .
Fujitsu Limited
03/26/15
20150088985

Client-server input method editor architecture


In general, one innovative aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving a key event at an input method editor (ime) server transmitted to the ime server from an ime client that is in communication with the ime server, wherein the ime server is a stateful server that stores both requests and responses of a communication session between the ime server and the ime client, and the ime client is a stateless ime client that issues a request to the ime server based on the key event, identifying, by the ime server, one or more logographic characters based on the key event, generating, by the ime server, rendering information corresponding to the one or more logographic characters, and transmitting the rendering information from the ime server to the ime client to display the one or more logographic characters.. .
Google Inc.
03/26/15
20150088929

Comparing sets of character data having termination characters


Multiple sets of character data having termination characters are compared using parallel processing and without causing unwarranted exceptions. Each set of character data to be compared is loaded within one or more vector registers.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/26/15
20150088904

Progressive spatial searching using augmented structures


A location associated with a user of a computing device and a prefix portion of an input string may be received as one or more successive characters of the input string are provided by the user via the computing device. A list of suggested items may be obtained based on a function of respective recommendation indicators and proximities of the items to the location in response to receiving the prefix portion, and based on partially traversing a character string search structure having a plurality of non-terminal nodes augmented with bound indicators associated with spatial regions.
Microsoft Corporation
03/26/15
20150088745

Account identification


A method of account identification is performed on suitably programmed computing apparatus. An account number comprising a plurality of numeric characters is assigned to an account.
Mastercard International Incorporated
03/26/15
20150088650

System and purchasing by social network status update or post


A system and method facilitating online purchases within social network environments comprises posting or re-posting a string of characters affiliated with a product on a social network newsfeed, page, or as a status update. The system includes a search engine monitoring posts for the string of characters indicating intention to purchase and a payment processing component.
03/26/15
20150088487

Techniques for transliterating input text from a first character set to a second character set


Computer implemented techniques for performing transliteration of input text in a first character set to a second character set are disclosed. The techniques include receiving input text and determining a set of possible transliterations of the input text based on a plurality of mapping standards.
Google Inc.
03/26/15
20150088486

Written language learning using an enhanced input method editor (ime)


A computer processor operating an input method editor (ime) receives an input of a phonetic word. The processor identifies one or more word characters corresponding to the phonetic word, wherein each of the one or more word characters represents one or more words of a first language.
International Business Machines Corporation
03/26/15
20150088420

Systems and methods for providing input suggestions via the head unit of a vehicle


To assist a driver with requesting navigation data via a head unit of a vehicle, partial user input provided to the head unit is received via a short-range communication link and suggested input corresponding to the partial user input is generated. The partial user input includes a sequence of alphanumeric characters.
Google Inc.


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