|| List of recent User Input-related patents
|Testing device for removing customer personal information from an electronic device|
A testing device, system, and method for removing customer personal information (cpi). The testing device includes a user interface for communicating information and receiving user input.
|Systems and methods for managing location data and providing a privacy framework|
A computer-implemented method includes providing a user interface on an internet-protocol (ip) connected mobile device, the user interface configured to receive a user input corresponding to one or more data privacy parameters for geo-location data, and controlling a transferring of geo-location data to and from each of a plurality of mobile applications on the mobile device based on the user input. A change in one or more of the data privacy parameters can change how geo-location data is provided to each of the plurality of applications and can affect location data accuracy, location data reporting frequency, geo-functions, and more.
|Participation system and method|
A computer implemented method of operating an administrator device to facilitate the participation of participants in an event comprises receiving passages of free text from response devices operated by participants; automatically aggregating and displaying the received passages of free text in a free text input region of a display of the administrator device; receiving a user selection of a said passage of free text and copying that selected passage of free text to a response prompt region of said display; generating an output to display the free text in the response prompt region to said participants; receiving a user input via a first clickable icon displayed on said display and, in response, accepting responses from response devices; receiving a user input via said first or a further clickable icon displayed on said display and in response stopping acceptance of further responses from response devices; and automatically aggregating and displaying the accepted responses in a result region of said display and storing into a memory said free text in the response prompt region in association with the aggregated accepted responses.. .
|Electronic backup of applications|
Systems and methods are provided for storing and restoring digital data. In some implementations, a method is provided.
|System and method for efficiently selecting data entities represented in a graphical user interface|
A system, method, and computer program product for selecting single or multiple data entities, based on selection of representative items in a graphical user interface via a user input gestural trajectory. Embodiments display items representing data entities, some of which may be selected by a user for further processing by crossing or surrounding the items with a pointing device, such as a mouse, or stylus or fingertip via a touchscreen device.
|Method and apparatus for processing user input|
A method processes a user input according to an identified input mode among a set of input modes. The method for processing an input in a portable device, includes detect a user input from an input region, identifying an input mode from a set of input modes including at least one of a text input, a drawing input, an equation input, and a drawing input, and processing the user input according to the input mode to create a message, wherein the message comprises at least one input content processed according to the identified input mode..
|Device, method and timeline user interface for controlling home devices|
A device, method and timeline user interface for controlling home devices are provided. The method for controlling home devices includes displaying a virtual track on a display unit of a control device, displaying an indicator indicating operation information of a home device connected to the control device through the network along the virtual track, moving the indicator along the virtual track based on a user input; and controlling an operation time of the home device based on the location of the indicator along the virtual track..
|Segmenting forms for multiple user completion|
The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates completing multiple electronic document applications. An interface component can receive two or more electronic documents, wherein each electronic document includes at least two or more questions with respective fill-in fields to be completed by a user input.
|Monitoring the health of web page analytics code|
A system for monitoring the “analytics health” or “tracking health” of a web page can include one or more modules that render analytics code on the web page. In one implementation, a monitoring service downloads one or more web pages from a web server.
|Methods and systems for dynamically suggesting answers to questions submitted to a portal of an online service|
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for dynamically suggesting answers to questions submitted to a portal of an online service. These mechanisms and methods for dynamically suggesting answers to questions submitted to a portal of an online service can enable embodiments to provide help document suggestions with limited user input.
|Apparatus and system for an integrated research library|
A process for automated generation and storage of an organized form of comparisons amongst research resources on a set of user defined categories. The process creates an organized cross reference for resource annotations by their source and comparison category.
|Information retrieval systems with database-selection aids|
A method for enabling a user to search database profiles includes receiving user input categorizing an information need, and determining whether the user input corresponds to a first or a second type of category. In response to determining that the user input corresponds to the first category type, the method includes requesting user input defining a first query, and in response to receipt of the query, and executing the defined first query against a set of one or more databases based on the user input categorizing the information need.
|Method and system of delivery of information services combined from multiple web-based sources|
A computer implemented method for displaying a plurality of web pages within a single web browsing display area includes determining a uniform resource locator (url) for each of the plurality of web pages to be displayed. Each of the urls may be determined from user inputs or predefined settings.
|Obtaining, managing and archiving conference data|
Tools can be provided for conducting a conference/meeting and/or obtaining, managing and archiving conference/meeting data. For example, a meeting participation application and multi-layer presentation data (including a presentation document and an overlay layer) can be provided through a network to a participant.
|Network-based sales system with customizable and categorization user interface|
A sales system for coupling to a communications network. The sales system includes a sales interface at a first network address that includes a set of user interface elements.
|Method and system for authenticating transaction request from device|
A method and system for authenticating a transaction request from a device are provided. The method includes storing authentication information that is generated by the device based on a user input to the device; and when the device approaches to within a predetermined range from the pos terminal, providing the authentication information to the pos terminal.
|Method to provide incremental ui response based on multiple asynchronous evidence about user input|
Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for managing user interface responses to user input including spoken queries and commands. This includes providing incremental user interface (ui) response based on multiple recognition results about user input that are received with different delays.
|Interchangeable input modules associated with varying languages|
Interchangeable input modules, such as keypads, having user input devices configured to mate with base devices are described herein. The user input devices may include pluralities of inputs, such as input keys, associated with languages.
|Systems and methods for a vibrating input device|
The application includes an apparatus comprising of a housing, processing circuitry for receiving and transmitting user input, and a transducer for transforming audio information in an electrical signal into both acoustic and haptic signals. The transducer is disposed within the housing, and has a speaker including a diaphragm and a mass element attached to a portion of the diaphragm.
|Device and method for photo and video capture|
A single user input element in an image capture device is used for both photo and video capture. Based on a first user interface activity, a timing reference is engaged at a first reference time.
|Medical image system and method|
Medical image system 100 for enabling a user to navigate through three-dimensional [3d] image data showing an anatomical structure by simultaneously displaying a set of views of the 3d image data showing the anatomical structure, the system comprising a data input 140 for receiving orientation data 142, a user input 120 for receiving a navigation command 122 from the user, a plane processor 160 for, in dependence on the navigation command, adjusting a spatial configuration of a set of planes 102 for obtaining a further set of planes 162 intersecting the 3d image data, and a view processor 180 for, in dependence on the further set of planes and the orientation data, establishing a further set of views 182 of the 3d image data for displaying the further set of views as an update of the set of views.. .
|Input device with hand posture control|
A gesture detection system according to embodiments includes an input device including a touch sensitive surface and a contact-free detection system; and a controller configured to determine characteristic parameters for the position in three-dimensional space of a user input object and select an operational mode of the input device based on the position of the user input object.. .
|Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for determination of the digit being used by a user to provide input|
Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for determination of the digit being used by a user to provide input. A method may include receiving user input defining a slide gesture from a digit of a user on a touchscreen.
|Anonymization as a service|
One or more network devices receive user criteria for providing anonymization of data from a user device and generate a default workflow for achieving the user criteria. The network devices provide, to the user device, the default workflow and receive user input to the default workflow.
|Processing user input pertaining to content movement|
A method of processing user input and an apparatus that includes instructions for executing the method are presented. The user input may pertain to a request to move displayed content in a diagonal direction.
|User interaction methdod for input selection|
Usability of a device having a user interface that contains a plurality of user-selectable elements presented in a spatial arrangement that varies over time is improved by storing the spatial arrangement at an initial given time in a memory and, upon receiving user input at a later time, applying the user input denoting a selection within the spatial arrangement as at the initial given time stored in the memory, in order to achieve the automatic selection of the element that existed at the selected location within the arrangement at a period of time before the selection was made, rather than the selection of the element that exists within the arrangement at the actual time of the selection being made.. .
|Collaborative data editing and processing system|
A system uses portable processing devices that communicate with external devices. A portable processing device having a camera transmits, to a server, an identification information request message including an image acquired by the camera; receives, from the server, identification information related to an object shown in the image; in response to user selection of the object, transmits, to the server, a data request message requesting data corresponding to the identification information of the selected object; receives, from the server, a first data corresponding to the identification information; edits the first data to provide a second data in response to user input information; and transmits the second data to the server enabling the server to update the first data to provide the second data item..
|Integrating maps and street views|
Methods and systems for improved integration of an overhead representation (e.g., a map) with a street view representation. A user interface with at least two regions is output for display to a user.
|Website development tool|
A website is opened in a website development tool, and pages of the website are served with a web server. The web server accepts user input arranged to direct interactive execution the web page being served.
|Cooperative web browsing using multiple devices|
A proxy-based thin-client web browsing framework enables cooperative web browsing of multiple devices. The multiple devices may include devices that are not intended for web browsing and have limited or no web browsers and/or user input capabilities.
|Policy description assistance system and policy description assistance method|
An object of the present invention is to assist in describing policies so that errors when describing policies are reduced. The present invention includes: referring to a parameter information storage unit that stores a plurality of parameters for a monitoring target system, and displaying the plurality of parameters on a screen of a display device; referring to a policy information storage unit that stores a plurality of policies in which a condition including at least one parameter of the plurality of parameters and a process executed when the condition is satisfied are described, displaying the plurality of policies on the screen, and adding or modifying a policy in the policy information storage unit according to a user input; dynamically determining association between the plurality of parameters stored in the parameter information storage unit and the plurality of policies stored in the policy information storage unit; and displaying the association between the plurality of parameters and the plurality of policies on the screen in an identifiable manner based on the determination results..
|Portable universal personal storage, entertainment, and communication device|
A method for synchronizing configuration states of a portable device across a plurality of computing platforms comprises associating a plurality of computing device platforms in a plurality of computing device types with a plurality of synchronization protocols; identifying a type of first computing device via a network; identifying a synchronization protocol associated with the computing device platform in the identified computing device; sending a configuration state from the portable device to the first computing device according to the identified synchronization protocol, and updating the configuration state according to user input on the first computing device; receiving an updated configuration state from the first computing device; translating the updated configuration state to a data format used by a second computing device platform in a second computing device; and storing the updated configuration state and the translated updated configuration state on the portable device.. .
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for information retrieval. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a search query in a search interface; determining that the received search query is a flights-related query; and in response to determining that the search query is a flights-related query and without further user input, providing a flight search interface including a plurality of search dimensions and a plurality of flight search results, each dimension associated with an attribute of flight search and each dimension having an associated value, wherein one or more dimension values correspond to values extracted from the search query, and wherein the plurality of flight search results are filtered according to the dimension values..
|System and method for electronic evaluation and selection of schools based on user inputs|
A system and method for electronically evaluating and selecting schools based on user inputs is provided. The system may include a server for receiving and processing information and preferences of a student provided by a user and databases for storing such information.
|Portable hand-held multifunction device with multiple transaction accounts|
A portable hand-held multi-function device, such as a smart card or other peripheral device, and method of using same for purchase transactions. The device has processing circuitry, program storage, data memory, and a user input device.
|Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for modification of routes based on user input|
Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for modification of routes based on user input. A method may include causing calculation of a route in a map.
Techniques are disclosed relating to generating music content. In one embodiment, a method includes determining one or more musical attributes based on external data and generating music content based on the one or more musical attributes.
|Vehicle request device|
A device 20 for requesting a vehicle to a location associated with the device. The device 20 comprises input means 126 arranged to generate a vehicle request upon receipt of a user input, said device 20 being arranged to allow at least a second vehicle request to be generated using the input means before the vehicle associated with a first vehicle request has departed from the location associated with the device.
|Secure method to exchange digital content between a scanning appliance and sms-enabled device|
A method and apparatus for exchanging digital content between a scanning appliance and a mobile device are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises: transferring digital content via a network to a remotely accessible data storage server, the digital content being generated from a document; receiving, in response to user input via a first graphical user interface, a phone number; sending a first text message to a first device after validating the phone number, the first text message including a code; receiving, in response to user input via a second graphical user interface, the code being input by a user; sending a second text message to the first device, the second text message including an address of the digital content in the network; monitoring whether the digital content has been accessed; receiving a request for the digital content from the first device, the request including the address retrieved from the second text message; and sending, in response to the request, the digital content and an indication of a type of the digital content to the first device, the type information for use by a browser in determining software on the first device capable of rendering the digital content on a display of the first device..
|Method and device for enhancing memory|
Memory enhancement and recall, particularly with respect to declarative memory, uses olfactory stimulants during memory formation, preferably during memory consolidation, and optionally during memory recall. An apparatus has a reservoir (205) for containing an olfactory stimulant (202), a dispenser (210) for releasing the stimulant, and a controller (215) for activating the dispenser.
|Ocular biometric authentication with system verification|
A biometric authentication system includes an image database and a user database containing user profiles. Each user profile is associated with a selected image in the image database as an image key and with an ocular biometric data record obtained from an eye of the associated user.
|Universal impression material, delivery device and system|
A universal dental impression material system uses a programmable device having containers for separately housing two or more components that form a dental impression material when mixed. A mixing chamber and a dispensing means respectively receive/mix the components and dispense the dental impression material.
|Filing digital images using voice input|
Method and device for naming digital image data files stored on a camera enabled device having an image sensor, an audio sensor, a display and a memory, including: capturing image data through the image sensor; automatically displaying on the display a default filename for an image data file for the captured image data; monitoring the audio sensor for voice input upon detecting a user input selecting the default filename, and determining a new filename for the image data file in dependence on a text translation of the voice input. A folder name can alternatively be determined in dependence on a text translation of a voice input and an image data file for the captured image data saved in the memory using a folder having the folder name..
|Hydronic building systems control|
Controlling heating and cooling in a conditioned space utilizes a fluid circulating in a thermally conductive structure in fluid connection with a hydronic-to-air heat exchanger and a ground heat exchanger. Air is moved past the hydronic-to-air heat exchanger, the air having fresh air supply and stale air exhaust.
|Active electroadhesive cleaning|
An active electroadhesive cleaning device or system includes electrode(s) that produce electroadhesive forces from an input voltage to adhere dust or other foreign objects against an interactive surface, from which the foreign objects are removed when the forces are controllably altered. User inputs control the input voltage and/or designate the size of foreign objects to be cleaned.
|Method for entering a password and computer program (therefor)|
A method is provided for entering a password. The method includes: providing a display means which is coupled to a data processing means; displaying a timepiece with a first representation of a timepiece element on the display means, detecting a user input; and assigning an alphanumeric character of the password to the user input and the first representation of the timepiece element or a further representation of the timepiece element.
|Three-dimensional electronic programming guide providing apparatus and method|
An electronic programming guide (epg) providing apparatus and method, in which an epg is configured as a 3d form to facilitate a search for broadcasting program information included in the epg. The epg providing apparatus includes an epg screen configuring unit and a control unit.
|Electronic programming guides combining stored content information and content provider schedule information|
A receiver provides an erg. The erg includes schedule information for content accessible by the receiver from a content provider presented as slots in a grid arranged by time and source.
|Method and portable apparatus with a gui|
A portable apparatus comprising a display screen, a processor, and an input device operable by a user of the portable apparatus. The processor is configured to control the display screen to display a graphical user interface comprising at least one object in a three dimensional (3d) space.
|System for context based user requests for functionality|
Embodiments of the present invention may provide a method, machine readable storage medium, and system for context based user request for functionality. In one embodiment, software instructions may be executed by a computer processor to: provide a ui element for a software application to receive user request for functionality, initiate a context based functionality request responding to a user action on the ui element, provide ui input element(s) to receive user input for the context based functionality request, capture contextual information from the software application based on initiation of the context based functionality request, and receive submission of the context based functionality request and the captured contextual information..
|Maintaining a discrete data representation that corresponds to information contained in free-form text|
A system includes a data record (such as an electronic medical record (emr)) and a user interface for modifying (e.g., storing data in) the data record. The data record includes both free-form text elements and discrete data elements.
|Network communications for transportation management|
A network device includes a memory, a display, a user interface, and a network communication module configured to receive vehicle data, driver information, and driver communications, at pre-determined times, from a plurality of portable wireless data transfer and display devices via a long-range wireless network. The network communication module is further configured to send and receive network communications with one or more of the portable wireless data transfer and display devices via the long-range wireless network.
|Mobile terminal and control method therefor|
A mobile terminal capable of outputting moving pictures and a control method therefor are provided. A mobile terminal includes a display unit, a user input unit and a control unit.
|Community authoring content generation and navigation|
One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for creating socially authored, or community authored, summaries of documents and/or for navigating a forum comprising such summaries. In one embodiment, at least some of the summaries are generated automatically when a document is written and/or discovered (e.g., by a web crawler), for example.
|Method, apparatus, and computer program product for ranking content channels|
A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for ranking channel pages of a host system. Content channels may comprise content relating to a particular category or having a commonality.
|Operation arrangement support system and method thereof|
An operation arrangement work is accelerated by improving efficiency of generating an operation arrangement proposal and confirming whether the operation arrangement proposal is good or not. An operation support system has an operation arrangement proposal generation part (1110) which executes automatic generation of an operation arrangement proposal, a diagram prediction part which executes simulation of train operation in the future, a diagram display part (1120) which displays an operation schedule and the operation arrangement proposal as a diagram, and a user input part which receives input of a parameter from the user.
|Streamlining input of exercise and nutrition logic using geographic information|
Streamlining input of exercise and nutrition logic. Identifying, for a user location, likely activities by the user, and nutrition or exercise information for those activities.
|Remote command center for patient monitoring|
A remote command center for providing services to geographically dispersed hospitalized patients. A datastore accessible to the remote command center receives patient data from geographically dispersed hospitalized patients.
|Active trace assertion based verification system|
A method is presented for responding to user input by displaying when a circuit has a property expressed by an assertion based on data indicating values of signals of the circuit at a succession of times. The assertion expresses the property as a first sequence of expressions, and separately defines for each expression a corresponding evaluation time relative to the succession of times at which the expression is to be evaluated.
|Design and fabrication of materials with desired characteristics from base materials having determined characteristics|
In an object generation system, consumable base materials are characterized in a characterization process wherein an object generation system can use a plurality of so-characterized base materials. User input representing a desired object and set of characteristics for that desired object are processed, using a computer or computing device, to derive a mapping of locations for placement of portions of the plurality of base materials such that when the mapping is provided to an object generator, the generated object approximates the representing a desired object and set of characteristics.
|Method and system for controlling an industrial system|
A method of controlling an industrial system by a control system including a user interface having a main display arranged to provide a status view of at least a portion of the industrial system and a secondary display enabling user interaction with the industrial system and the main display. The method includes: receiving an alert concerning a status change in a part of the industrial system; displaying, on the secondary display, an alert object associated with the part of the industrial system generating the alert; detecting a selection of the alert object based on gesture-based user input; displaying the alert object on the main display; receiving an adjustment command of a parameter via gesture-based user input, the parameter being associated with the part of the industrial system generating the alert; adjusting the parameter based on the adjustment command; and controlling the part generating the alert based on the adjusted parameter..
|Medical device for therapeutic stimulation of the vestibular system|
A method for providing vestibular stimulation includes: providing an infant in a vestibular stimulation device; associating sensors to the infant; moving the vestibular stimulation device to provide vestibular stimulation treatment; and obtaining sensor data during the treatment. The vestibular stimulation device includes a holder member; a platform; a mechanical system coupling the holder member to the platform; sensors configured to detect one or more parameters of the infant; and a computing system having a user input and/or output interface operably coupled to the mechanical system and the sensors to provide mechanical data to the mechanical system in order to control movement of the holder member relative to the platform and to collect the one or more parameters of the living subject from the sensors..
|Messaging interface based on caller of an incoming call|
In one embodiment, a method includes displaying by a mobile computing device of a first user a notification of an incoming call. The notification identifies a second user associated with a source of the incoming call.
|Mobile terminal and control method thereof|
A mobile terminal and method for communicating with a refrigerator, are discussed. According to an embodiment, the mobile terminal includes a communication unit configured to receive an electronic receipt containing purchased article information from a settlement terminal, and to receive storage article information from the refrigerator, the purchased article information identifying at least one purchased article that has been purchased, the storage article information identifying at least one stored article that is stored in the refrigerator; a display unit configured to display the purchased article information and the storage article information; and a controller configured to update the storage article information using the purchased article information based on a user input..
|Front projection ereader system|
Techniques are disclosed for purchasing, accessing, and/or providing electronic content by a projection based ereader. In accordance with one embodiment invention, a projector system is provided that is configured to engage a lighting socket and can be controlled by, for example, a remote control and/or imaged user input actions.
|Systems and methods for distributed video microscopy|
System and methods are provided for distributed microscopy. A plurality of microscopes may capture images and send them to a media server.
|System and method for visualizing an object in a simulated environment|
A computer-implemented method for visualizing an object includes the steps of providing a simulated environment; rendering, with at least one processor, at least one virtual object based at least partially on the simulated environment, a viewable angle of the at least one virtual object, and object characteristics associated with the at least one virtual object, the object characteristics comprising at least one of the following: reflectance, transmittance, attenuation, or any combination thereof, and changing a viewable angle of the at least one virtual object in response to user input. A system and a computer program product for implementing the aforementioned method includes appropriately communicatively connected hardware components..
|Switch system for outputting multimedia content to a digital sign|
The present invention extends to a switch system for selecting multimedia content from one or various source inputs to be provided to a digital display. The switch system of the present invention provides a compact, convenient, and simple to use solution for updating a digital display in many environments.
|Method for adjusting the user interface of a device|
A method adjusting a user interface experience for a device that includes providing a user interface to retrieve a user input, providing a tactile interface layer that defines a surface and includes a volume of fluid and a displacement device 10 that manipulates the volume of fluid to deform a particular region of the surface into a tactilely distinguishable formation retrieving a user preference between a first type, location, and/or timing and a second embodiment, location, and/or timing through the user interface, and manipulating the volume of fluid to deform a particular region of the surface into a tactilely distinguishable formation of one of the first and second type, location, and/or timing is disclosed.. .
|Sensing user input at display area edge|
One or more sensors are disposed to sense user inputs in an active display area as well as user inputs in an extended area that is outside of the active display area. Data for user inputs, such as gestures, may include data from user inputs sensed in both the active display area and outside of the active display area.
|Touch-sensitive user input device failure prediction|
Detection of degradation of a touch-based user input device may allow for notifying a user of an impending failure of the touch-sensitive user input device so that the device may be taken out of service or repaired. Systems for detecting degradation of a touch-based user input device may carry out one or more operations including, but not limited to: determining that a signal indicative of a user touch is erroneous; providing a user notification indicative of a degradation of the touch-based user input device in response to determining that a signal indicative of a user touch is erroneous..
|Zhuyin input interface on a device|
One of a pair of alternate key planes of a virtual keyboard is presented. Each key plane includes a partial set of phonetic symbols from a phonetic alphabet.