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Spreadsheets-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Use of temporary optimized settings to reduce cycle time of automatically created spreadsheets
International Business Machines Corporation
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101514

Aspects of the present invention provide a solution for reducing cycle time of automatically created spreadsheets. Specifically, an embodiment of the present invention provides a way to create a spreadsheet from data that is in a native format more quickly and/or efficiently. To do so, the invention accesses a control file using optimized settings to create the spreadsheet. Then, ...
Category-based data analysis system for processing stored data-units and calculating their relevance to a subject ...
March 29, 2018 - N°20180089193

A computer-implemented method for identifying from a broad range of data sources, social entities that perform the function of social influencers. The method aggregates relevant results to provide a more comprehensive analysis of a subject domain than can be achieved with a manual search. Search results are presented in the form of web-presences that are logically related webpages, disaggregated and ...
Efficient starting points in mobile spreadsheets
International Business Machines Corporation
March 29, 2018 - N°20180089160

Methods and systems for navigating to an initial position in a document include weighting historical user actions within a document. Initial display positions within the document are determined based on the weighted historical user actions. A selected initial display positions is navigated to in accordance with a user selection.
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System and method for logical identification of differences between spreadsheets
Datarails Ltd.
March 15, 2018 - N°20180075006

A method and system for logical comparison of different versions of a spreadsheet are provided. The method includes identifying, in each of a first version and a second version of the spreadsheet, data and metadata associated with their respective headers; comparing between the first version and the second version of the spreadsheet to identify at least one structural difference, wherein ...
Test script configuration spreadsheet
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
February 01, 2018 - N°20180032427

A test script may be written in a test script configuration spreadsheet. A plurality of test scripts may be listed in a test suite spreadsheet. A user may hit a run key to execute all or any subset of the test scripts listed in the test suite spreadsheet. A test engine may read the test suite spreadsheet and the test ...
Topological data analysis utilizing spreadsheets
Ayasdi, Inc.
January 25, 2018 - N°20180024981

A method comprises receiving data points from a spreadsheet, mapping the data points to a reference space, generating a cover of the reference space, clustering the data points mapped to the reference space to determine each node of a graph, each node including at least one data point, generating a visualization depicting the nodes, the visualization including an edge between ...
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System for and method of controllably disclosing sensitive data
Sybilsecurity Ip Llc
November 23, 2017 - N°20170337398

System and method of producing a collection of possibilities that agree on information that must be disclosed (disclosable information) and disagree with a sufficient degree of diversity as defined by a policy to protect the sensitive information. A policy defines: what information is possible, what information the recipient would believe what information is sensitive (to protect), what information is disclosable (...
Detecting errors in spreadsheets
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
November 23, 2017 - N°20170337238

The techniques described herein use statistical reasoning to determine whether a spreadsheet (e. G., cells) includes potential errors. The techniques determine a partition within a spreadsheet where the partition includes cells that share characteristics (e. G., same row or column, same type of content, same formatting, etc.). Once determined, the partition is evaluated based on defined properties. A property is ...
Using a hardware mouse to operate a local application running on a mobile device
Citrix Systems, Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170336883

A technique operates a local application running on a mobile device (e. G., a smart phone, a tablet, a personal digital assistant, etc.). The technique involves receiving, by processing circuitry of the mobile device, native mouse input from a hardware mouse communicating with the mobile device. The native mouse input is received in response to user operation of the hardware ...
Using text messages to interact with spreadsheets
October 19, 2017 - N°20170300467

Text messages are used to interact with objects in a spreadsheet. For example, text messages may be used to enter/receive data in the spreadsheet. One or more text messages may be associated with a spreadsheet. Text messages may be associated with cells, tables, charts and other objects of the spreadsheet. When the spreadsheet receives a text message, the text ...
Natural input for spreadsheet actions
October 19, 2017 - N°20170300222

Different gestures and actions are used to interact with spreadsheets. The gestures are used in manipulating the spreadsheet and performing other actions in the spreadsheet. For example, gestures may be used to move within the spreadsheet, select data, filter, sort, drill down/up, zoom, split rows/columns, perform undo/redo actions, and the like. Sensors that are associated with a ...
Interactive graphical surface-rendering data visualization tools for tabular data and spreadsheets
September 14, 2017 - N°20170262425

Graphical tools and primitives are provided for visualization of graphical surfaces from tabular data such as in a spreadsheet. The invention can be used for simple business analysis as well as advanced engineering and science. Visualizations of a two-dimensional surface is rendered from provided data according to position, orientation, and viewpoint, some or all of which can be controlled by ...
Simulation system, simulation method, and simulation program
Integratto Inc.
September 14, 2017 - N°20170262424

In a conventional quantitative plan simulation, it is practically impossible to prepare a spreadsheet-type data input template applicable to all types of plans. Thus, a quantitative plan simulation system is required to handle a plurality of spreadsheets containing variously-formatted data. Therefore, the present invention provides a simulation system, a simulation method and a simulation program which are configured to extract ...
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Techniques for providing user interface enhancements for spreadsheets and tables
Dropbox, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170199861

A system and method for providing user enhancements for spreadsheets and tables. In one implementation, the system detects a semantic organization event related to one or more data cells in a content-view of the spreadsheet or table. The system determines whether semantic organization data should be stored for the one or more data cells. The system can use the semantic ...
Automatic insights for spreadsheets
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170177559

Automatically identifying insights from a dataset and presenting the insights graphically and in natural language text ranked by importance is provided. Different data types and structures in the dataset are automatic recognized and matched with a corresponding specific analysis type. The data is analyzed according to the determined corresponding analysis types, and insights from the analysis are automatically identified. The ...
Collaboration database service in conjunction with productivity applications
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
May 18, 2017 - N°20170140047

A collaboration database service allows end users to create and collaborate on custom databases as any other type of productivity content (presentations, word processing documents, spreadsheets, etc.). Providing a more data centric experience rather than formatting centric may allow for a malleable experience. The custom entities the user defines may indicate how to best display the data on various devices, ...
Calculations on images within cells in spreadsheets
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc.
May 04, 2017 - N°20170124057

Described herein is a system and method for associating images with one or more cells in a spreadsheet application. As described, one or more images may be associated with a single cell in a spreadsheet application or it may be associated with a range of cells in the spreadsheet application. Information about the image, such as metadata, pixel information or ...
Calculations on sound associated with cells in spreadsheets
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc.
May 04, 2017 - N°20170124056

Described herein is a system and method for associating audio files with one or more cells in a spreadsheet application. As described, one or more audio files may be associated with a single cell in a spreadsheet application or it may be associated with a range of cells in the spreadsheet application. Information about the audio file, such playback properties ...
Decks, cards, and mobile ui
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
May 04, 2017 - N°20170124055

The present disclosure provides a novel approach to displaying spreadsheets on mobile devices (e. G., cell phones, tablets, etc.) so that they are more easily viewable by the user. Aspects of the present disclosure provide multiple different views of a spreadsheet and simple transitions among those views. The multiple views facilitate the display of important aspects of a spreadsheet and ...
Videos associated with cells in spreadsheets
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
May 04, 2017 - N°20170124048

Systems for associating videos with cells of a spreadsheet are provided. Both dynamic data and static data may be associated with a single cell of the spreadsheet. Upon association, parameters (including video attributes, image attributes and audio attributes) may be viewed and/or manipulated by a user, providing video and audio processing functionality within a spreadsheet. Controls may be provided ...
Operations on dynamic data associated with cells in spreadsheets
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
May 04, 2017 - N°20170124047

Systems for performing operations on dynamic data associated with cells of a spreadsheet are provided. Both dynamic data and static data may be associated with a single cell of the spreadsheet. Upon association, parameters (including stream attributes, video attributes, image attributes and audio attributes) may be manipulated by a user, providing dynamic data processing functionality within a spreadsheet. Controls may ...
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