Patent Number: 8,793,589

Title: Melded user interfaces

Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for combining the user interfaces of several applications is disclosed. Data generated by a first application is extracted from a display buffer. The data is associated with a user interface from the first application. From the extracted data, a layout pattern is recognized. Using the layout, an overlay is created. The overlay is used to display a second data generated by a second application. There is no direct link between the first application and the second application.

Inventors: Hull; Jonathan J. (San Carlos, CA), Hart; Peter (Menlo Park, CA)

Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06F 3/048 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018