US 9,813,531 B2
System and method for screen orientation in a rich media environment
Vidya Setlur, Cupertino, CA (US); and Suresh Chitturi, Plano, TX (US)
Assigned to SISVEL INTERNATIONAL S.A., Luxembourg (LU)
Filed by Vidya Setlur, Cupertino, CA (US); and Suresh Chitturi, Plano, TX (US)
Filed on Jan. 22, 2008, as Appl. No. 12/18,119.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/886,094, filed on Jan. 22, 2007.
Prior Publication US 2008/0209442 A1, Aug. 28, 2008
Int. Cl. G06F 13/00 (2006.01); H04M 1/02 (2006.01); G06F 9/54 (2006.01)
CPC H04M 1/0222 (2013.01) [G06F 9/542 (2013.01); G06T 2200/04 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
detecting, by a processor, a screen orientation change event of a screen,
wherein the screen orientation change event is associated with triggering an angle of orientation of the screen,
wherein the triggered angle of orientation has an angle orientation value other than an angle orientation value of a portrait or landscape orientation;
notifying an application framework of the detected screen orientation change event;
retrieving an adjustment of the screen orientation from a rich media engine, one or more applications associated with the application framework, or an operating system associated with the application framework based on the detection of the screen orientation change event, said one or more applications being associated with the rich media engine,
wherein the rich media engine is configured to provide a rendering in a multimedia format of rich-media content in an end-user interface,
wherein the rich media engine includes a screenOrientation attribute,
wherein the screenOrientation attribute includes a screenWidth and/or screenHeight defining one or more screen dimension attributes of the screen,
wherein the screenOrientation attribute includes an attribute value, based on the angle orientation value, specifying the angle of orientation of the screen, other than an angle of portrait or landscape orientation, in rendering the rich-media content in the end-user interface,
determining if the one or more applications or the operating system are configured to accommodate a screen orientation change,
if the application framework is in control of changing the angle of orientation of the screen, then applying the angle of orientation of the screen to the rich media engine,
if the application framework is not in control of changing the angle of orientation of the screen, then notifying the rich media engine of the screen orientation change event,
wherein the screenOrientation attribute specifies a view mode which determines a subset of the rich-media content rendered in the end-user interface; and
adapting a layout and/or visual representation of at least part of the rich-media content in the end-user interface based on the adjustment of the screen orientation.