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Researchers Submit Patent Application, "System and Method for Dynamically Displaying Characters over a Screen of a Computerized Mobile Device", for...

August 14, 2014



Researchers Submit Patent Application, "System and Method for Dynamically Displaying Characters over a Screen of a Computerized Mobile Device", for Approval

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- From Washington, D.C., VerticalNews journalists report that a patent application by the inventor Maklouf, Victor (Herzliya, IL), filed on August 8, 2013, was made available online on July 31, 2014.

No assignee for this patent application has been made.

News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "In the known art there are techniques for increasing the displayable font size while retaining a wide text line of information on small information displays. In one embodiment, the inventive technique leverages the wider diagonal (in device dimensions) for text viewing and combine this form of display with a horizontal (in text dimensions) scrolling feature i.e. scrolling text along the diagonal of the device's display. Vertical context (in text dimensions) is maintained by adding a constant-offset look-ahead and look-back line above the primary diagonal focus area. Another embodiment bends the text along two edges of the display area to leverage the fact that the lengths of the two sides are even longer than the length of the screen diagonal. In both configurations, one can retain a large font size without sacrificing the number of characters displayed per line.

"Additionally, in the known art there are an apparatus, method and computer program product which are provided for using dual side input devices for controlling an electronic device and applications running thereon. According to one technique, a user take some action with respect to an adjustable feature associated with the electronic device (e.g., zoom and/or skew an image on a display screen) by simulating (or actually) bending or twisting the electronic device. According to another technique, the user may cause a region of an image displayed on the front of the device to be magnified by touching the back of the device at a location that corresponds to the region. According to yet another technique, the user may cause a graphical item displayed on the front of the electronic device to be rotated by essentially simulating the grabbing of the item with two or more fingers on either side of the electronic device and rolling the item."

As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "According to some embodiments of the invention, a method of changing a display of an original image on a screen of a computerized mobile device is provided herein. The method is comprising the following steps: (i) dynamically identifying conditions related to display changes, wherein the identified conditions are as a result of an identified event; (ii) dynamically selecting at least one area of the original image that is displayed on the screen that is defined as an area Of Interest (ZOI), according to the identified conditions; and (iii) dynamically changing the display of the original image according to the AOI by visually enhancing said AOI area such that the visual enhancement gradually decreases from the AOI and farther thereto, to visually emphasize the AOI area while maintaining visual continuity of the entire original image. The visual continuity in each area of visual enhancement in the original image is maintained by a convex visual effect, and the visual enhancement comprises enlargement of details in the AOI area.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the visual continuity in each area of visual enhancement in the original image is maintained by a polygonal visual effect.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, a method of changing a display of an original image on a screen of a computerized mobile device is provided herein The method comprising the steps of: selecting of an area of interest over the screen according to presentation conditions, dynamically changing presentation of the characters over the screen by creating a curving optical visual effect thereof, over the selected area of interest according to the presentation conditions, said curving visual effect includes visually enhancing the characters around a focal area, which is a selected part of the area of interest, and gradually reducing the enhancement visual effect in a continuous manner farther from the selected focal area, said enhancement includes at least one of the following: enlarging of the characters font size, adding characters, enlarging space between characters, or creating a focus effect at the focal area; and dynamically changing the position of the focal area inside the area of interest according to data from said at least one sensor based on predefined rules, wherein the visual enhancement creates a 3D visual effect in which the characters appear to be deployed over a curved surface and the selection of the area of interest, changing of the characters presentation, dynamically changing the focal area of the visual effect are carried out by at least one processor.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the visual enhancement includes: (i) change of resolution; and (ii) change of image sharpness.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the convex visual effect enables display of a larger amount of data compared to the original image.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the identified area is text, and wherein the dynamically changing of the display of the original image according to the AOI by visually enhancing said AOI area is by changing letter-spacing within text and text font width.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the method further includes scrolling the area of visual enhancement in the original image horizontally or vertically across the screen of the computerized mobile device according to a change in the selected partial area displayed on the screen, thereby enabling a user to view a different portion of the original image.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the identified event is user's behavior and wherein the selecting of the partial area is performed by monitoring user's behavior.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, user's behavior is identified by a calculation of a combination of: (i) tilting of the computerized mobile device; and (ii) head movement, wherein a gyroscope sensor is measuring the tilting, and wherein a camera is recording images of a head of the user for calculating angle of movement of the head.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, wherein user's behavior is further identified by a calculation of a combination of tilting, head movement and pupils' movement, and wherein the pupils' movement is measured by a camera that is recording images of the pupils.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the identified event is a running application and the selecting of the partial area is according to parameters of the running application.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the identified event is a selection of an object in a live broadcast.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the selecting of the partial area in a map is based on position of a device in the real world as it is presented in the map according to Global Positioning System (GPS).

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the visually enhancing of said AOI area is by having enlarged font size at the vertical center.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the degree of visual enhancement dynamically changes according to font size of the text.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, objects in the AOI area are identified after sorting out other objects.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the AOI area includes application icons on a homepage of the computerized mobile device.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the dynamically changing of the display of the original image according to the AOI by visually enhancing said AOI area is applied on a keyboard area.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the scrolling is according to at least one of: (i) an identified orientation change; and (ii) movement of pupils of the user.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, the scrolling of said AOI area in the original image is performed according to at least one of: (i) activity of the game application; and (ii) a touch of a user on the screen. According to some embodiments of the invention, a system for changing display of an original image on a screen of a computerized mobile device is provided herein. The system comprising: an area of interest module, operable through a processor of said mobile device, configured for receiving data from said at least one sensor, selecting an area of interest over the screen by identifying presentation predefined conditions and dynamically selecting of a focal area inside said selected area of interest; and a convex module, operable through said processor and screen, for dynamically changing of the characters presentation over the screen by creating a curving optical visual effect according to the selected area of interest and presentation conditions, said curving visual effect includes visually enhancing the characters around a focal area, which is a selected part of the area of interest, and gradually reducing the enhancement visual effect in a continuous manner farther from the selected focal area, said enhancement includes at least one of the following: enlarging of the characters font size, adding characters, enlarging space between characters, or creating a focus effect at the focal area; and dynamically changing the focal area according to changing conditions that are deduced from data input by said sensor, wherein the visual enhancement creates a 3D visual effect in which the characters appear to be deployed over a curved surface.

"According to some embodiments of the invention, a system for changing display of an original image on a screen of a computerized mobile device is provided herein. The system comprising: (i) a Area of interestArea of interest (AOI) module for:

"(i) dynamically identifying conditions related to display changes, wherein the identified conditions are as a result of an identified event; (ii) dynamically selecting at least one area of the original image that is displayed on the screen that is defined as a Area of interest (AOI), according to the identified conditions; and (iii) dynamically changing the display of the original image according to the AOI by visually enhancing said AOI area such that the visual enhancement gradually decreases from the AOI and farther thereto, to visually emphasize the AOI area while maintaining visual continuity of the entire original image. The visually enhancing provides enlargement of the AOI area.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"The present invention will be more readily understood from the detailed description of embodiments thereof made in conjunction with the accompanying drawings of which:

"FIG. 1A is an exemplary diagram, illustrating a regular screen of a computerized mobile device in viewing mode, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 1B is an exemplary diagram, illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in viewing mode and convex mode presented in the center, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 1C is an exemplary diagram, illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in viewing mode and visual enhancement area is presented on the left-side, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 1D is an exemplary diagram, illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in viewing mode and a visual enhancement area is presented on the right-side, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 2 is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device with visual enhancement area, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3A is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with no visual enhancement area, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3B is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with a visual enhancement area presented on the center, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3C is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with a visual enhancement area presented on the left-side, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3D is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with a visual enhancement area presented on the right-side, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3E is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with no visual enhancement area, where the letters on the keyboard are organized by statistics of usage, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3F is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with visual enhancement area presented on the center, where the letters on the keyboard are organized by statistics of usage, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3G is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with visual enhancement area presented on the left-side, where the letters on the keyboard are organized by statistics of usage, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3H is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with visual enhancement area presented on the right-side, where the letters on the keyboard are organized by statistics of usage, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3I is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with visual enhancement area presented on the right-side, where the letters on the keyboard are organized by statistics of usage, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3J is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and no visual enhancement area, where the letters on the keyboard are organized by statistics of usage, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3K is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with visual enhancement area presented on the left-side, where the letters on the keyboard are organized by statistics of usage, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 3L is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in writing mode and with visual enhancement area presented on the center, where the letters on the keyboard are organized by statistics of usage, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 4 is a block diagram, illustrating modules for operation of visual enhancement application, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 5 is a flowchart diagram, illustrating activity of display module, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 6 is a flowchart diagram, illustrating activity of visual enhancement module, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIGS. 7A-7B is a flowchart diagram, illustrating activity of orientation module, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 8 is a flowchart diagram, illustrating activity of learning module, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 9 is a flowchart diagram, illustrating activity of training module, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 10 is a flowchart diagram, illustrating activity of keyboard module, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 11 is an exemplary diagram, illustrating homepage of the computerized mobile device displayed in convex mode, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIGS. 12A-12F are exemplary diagrams, illustrating optional forms and shapes of curved and polygonal display on a screen of a computerized mobile device, where there is change in density in areas in the original image according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 13 is an exemplary diagram illustrating a user's finger sliding on a screen of a computerized mobile device to initiate a visual enhancement area, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIGS. 14A and 14B are exemplary diagrams, illustrating a display of a geographic map on a screen of a computerized mobile device, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 15 is an exemplary diagram, illustrating one or more areas in focus on the screen of the computerized mobile device, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 16 is an exemplary diagram, illustrating different shape of curve to represent the areas in focus on the screen of the computerized mobile device, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 17 is an exemplary diagram, illustrating different shape of curve to represent the areas in focus on the screen of the computerized mobile device, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 18A is an exemplary diagram, illustrating two displays of an application game 'Angry birds' 1805A and 1815A with no visual enhancement area and a display 1810 which is a combination of the two displays 1805A and 1815A;

"FIG. 18B is an exemplary diagram, illustrating three displays of an application game 'Angry birds' 1805B, 1810B and 1815B with visual enhancement area, where the AOI is on the left, right and center respectively;

"FIGS. 19A and 19B are an exemplary diagram of magnifying maps according to prior art.

"FIG. 20 is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device in normal viewing mode, according to some embodiments of the invention;

"FIG. 21 is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device with visual enhancement area in horizontal orientation with added text, according to some embodiments of the invention; and

"FIG. 22 is an exemplary diagram illustrating a screen of a computerized mobile device with visual enhancement area in vertical orientation with added text, according to some embodiments of the invention.

"FIG. 23 is a flowchart, schematically illustrating a method for dynamically displaying characters over a display area of a screen of a mobile device, according to some embodiments of the invention."

For additional information on this patent application, see: Maklouf, Victor. System and Method for Dynamically Displaying Characters over a Screen of a Computerized Mobile Device. Filed August 8, 2013 and posted July 31, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=212&p=5&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140724.PD.&OS=PD/20140724&RS=PD/20140724

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