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"Task Executing Method and Task Setting Method Adapted for Screen Saver and Computer Readable Storage Medium" in Patent Application Approval Process

June 24, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A patent application by the inventor Tian, Fu-Li (New Taipei City, TW), filed on March 13, 2013, was made available online on June 12, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by NewsRx correspondents (see also Wistron Corporation).

This patent application is assigned to Wistron Corporation.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The invention relates to a task executing method and a task setting method and, more particularly, to a task executing method and a task setting method adapted for a screen saver.

"As technology advances and develops, various electronic devices including personal computer, notebook, flat computer, mobile phone, personal digital assistant and so on are getting more and more popular. When using the aforesaid electronic devices, lots of tasks are usually executed at the same time. Once the system load gets too huge, some tasks will lag and the temperature of the electronic device will increase. For example, if a user uses the aforesaid electronic devices to play a video while downloading files, synchronizing data, scanning virus and so on, the video will lag so that the user will be persecuted.

"In general, the aforesaid electronic devices are always equipped with a screen saver. When an input device (e.g. keyboard, mouse, touch panel, etc.) is idle for a span of time, the screen saver will start to display a screen saver image in the screen, so as to reduce power consumption. If the tasks of downloading files, synchronizing data, scanning virus and so on can be executed while the screen saver image starts, the system load can be reduced effectively while the user is using the electronic devices accordingly."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, NewsRx journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "The invention provides a task executing method and a task setting method adapted for a screen saver and a computer readable storage medium, so as to solve the aforesaid problems.

"According to the claimed invention, a task executing method adapted for a screen saver comprises steps of opening a screen saver setting window; displaying a task setting region in the screen saver setting window, wherein the task setting region comprises N first tasks and N is a positive integer; and if P of the N first tasks are selected, automatically executing the P first tasks while a screen saver image starts, wherein P is a positive integer smaller than or equal to N.

"According to the claimed invention, the N first tasks comprises a self-defined task, the task executing method further comprises step of when the self-defined task is selected, displaying a first task selecting window, wherein the first task selecting window comprises a plurality of applications.

"According to the claimed invention, the task executing method further comprises steps of after selecting the P first tasks, displaying a first task sorting window; sorting the P first tasks in the first task sorting window; and automatically executing the P first tasks after sorting while the screen saver image starts.

"According to the claimed invention, the task executing method further comprises step of canceling or adding at least one first task in the first task sorting window.

"According to the claimed invention, the task setting region further comprises M second tasks, M is a positive integer, the task executing method further comprises step of if Q of the M second tasks are selected, automatically executing the Q second tasks while the screen saver image exits, wherein Q is a positive integer smaller than or equal to M.

"According to the claimed invention, the M second tasks comprises a self-defined task, the task executing method further comprises step of when the self-defined task is selected, displaying a second task selecting window, wherein the second task selecting window comprises a plurality of applications.

"According to the claimed invention, the task executing method further comprises steps of after selecting the Q second tasks, displaying a second task sorting window; sorting the Q second tasks in the second task sorting window; and automatically executing the Q second tasks after sorting while the screen saver image exits.

"According to the claimed invention, the task executing method further comprises step of canceling or adding at least one second task in the second task sorting window.

"According to the claimed invention, a task setting method adapted for a screen saver comprises steps of opening a screen saver setting window; displaying a task setting region in the screen saver setting window, wherein the task setting region comprises N first tasks, the N first tasks are capable of being automatically executed while a screen saver image starts, and N is a positive integer; selecting P of the N first tasks, wherein P is a positive integer smaller than or equal to N; displaying a first task sorting window; and sorting the P first tasks in the first task sorting window.

"According to the claimed invention, the task setting method further comprises step of canceling or adding at least one first task in the first task sorting window.

"According to the claimed invention, the N first tasks comprises a self-defined task, the task setting method further comprises steps of selecting the self-defined task; displaying a first task selecting window, wherein the first task selecting window comprises a plurality of applications; and selecting at least one application in the first task selecting window.

"According to the claimed invention, the task setting region further comprises M second tasks, the M second tasks are capable of being automatically executed while the screen saver image exits, M is a positive integer, the task setting method further comprises steps of selecting Q of the M second tasks, wherein Q is a positive integer smaller than or equal to M; displaying a second task sorting window; and sorting the Q second tasks in the second task sorting window.

"According to the claimed invention, the task setting method further comprises step of canceling or adding at least one second task in the second task sorting window.

"According to the claimed invention, the M second tasks comprises a self-defined task, the task setting method further comprises steps of selecting the self-defined task; displaying a second task selecting window, wherein the second task selecting window comprises a plurality of applications; and selecting at least one application in the second task selecting window.

"According to the claimed invention, a computer readable storage medium for storing a set of instructions, the set of instructions executes steps of when a screen saver setting window is opened, displaying a task setting region in the screen saver setting window, wherein the task setting region comprises N first tasks and N is a positive integer; and if P of the N first tasks are selected, automatically executing the P first tasks while a screen saver image starts, wherein P is a positive integer smaller than or equal to N.

"According to the claimed invention, the N first tasks comprises a self-defined task, the set of instructions executes step of when the self-defined task is selected, displaying a first task selecting window, wherein the first task selecting window comprises a plurality of applications.

"According to the claimed invention, the set of instructions executes steps of after selecting the P first tasks, displaying a first task sorting window; allowing sorting the P first tasks in the first task sorting window; and automatically executing the P first tasks after sorting while the screen saver image starts.

"According to the claimed invention, the set of instructions executes step of allowing canceling or adding at least one first task in the first task sorting window.

"According to the claimed invention, the task setting region further comprises M second tasks, M is a positive integer, the set of instructions executes step of if Q of the M second tasks are selected, automatically executing the Q second tasks while the screen saver image exits, wherein Q is a positive integer smaller than or equal to M.

"According to the claimed invention, the M second tasks comprises a self-defined task, the set of instructions executes step of when the self-defined task is selected, displaying a second task selecting window, wherein the second task selecting window comprises a plurality of applications.

"According to the claimed invention, the set of instructions executing steps of after selecting the Q second tasks, displaying a second task sorting window; allowing sorting the Q second tasks in the second task sorting window; and automatically executing the Q second tasks after sorting while the screen saver image exits.

"According to the claimed invention, the set of instructions executing step of allowing canceling or adding at least one second task in the second task sorting window.

"As mentioned in the above, when the screen saver setting window is opened, the invention displays the first tasks (e.g. downloading files, synchronizing data, scanning virus, etc.), which can be automatically executed while the screen saver image starts, in the screen saver setting window for the user to select. Afterward, the invention will execute the selected first tasks automatically while the screen saver image starts. On the other hand, the invention stops the selected first tasks before the screen saver image starts or while the screen saver image exits. In other words, when the user is using the electronic device, the selected first tasks will not be executed. Accordingly, the system load can be reduced effectively while the user is using the electronic device. Furthermore, when the screen saver setting window is opened, the invention may further display the second tasks (e.g. opening web browser, opening video/audio player, opening real-time communication software, etc.), which can be automatically executed while the screen saver image exits, in the screen saver setting window for the user to select. Afterward, the invention will execute the selected second tasks automatically while the screen saver image exits. In other words, the selected second tasks will be executed automatically and rapidly while the screen saver image exits, so that the user needs not to execute each of the second tasks manually. Accordingly, the system efficiency can be improved effectively.

"These and other objectives of the present invention will no doubt become obvious to those of ordinary skill in the art after reading the following detailed description of the preferred embodiment that is illustrated in the various figures and drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"FIG. 1 is a flowchart illustrating a task setting method adapted for a screen saver and used for setting first tasks according to an embodiment of the invention.

"FIG. 2 is a flowchart illustrating a task setting method adapted for a screen saver and used for setting second tasks according to an embodiment of the invention.

"FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram illustrating a screen saver setting window and a task setting region.

"FIG. 4 is a schematic diagram illustrating a first task selecting window.

"FIG. 5 is a schematic diagram illustrating a first task sorting window.

"FIG. 6 is a schematic diagram illustrating a second task selecting window.

"FIG. 7 is a schematic diagram illustrating a second task sorting window.

"FIG. 8 is a flowchart illustrating a task executing method adapted for a screen saver according to an embodiment of the invention."

URL and more information on this patent application, see: Tian, Fu-Li. Task Executing Method and Task Setting Method Adapted for Screen Saver and Computer Readable Storage Medium. Filed March 13, 2013 and posted June 12, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=261&p=6&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140605.PD.&OS=PD/20140605&RS=PD/20140605

Keywords for this news article include: Wistron Corporation.

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