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CUSTOMIZED USER INTERFACE (UI) LAYOUT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241810D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-02
Document File: 4 page(s) / 134K

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Abstract

The disclosure discloses a technique to provide flexibility to users to configure a user interface layout. The users can easily define location and/or size of control sections according to their work habit and achieve comfort and increased productivity.

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CUSTOMIZED USER INTERFACE (UI) LAYOUT

BACKGROUND

The present invention relates generally to user interfaces (UIs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, and more particularly to a user interface (UI) layout that can be easily configured by users.  

Conventional UI layout is divided into several sections according to function.  Examples of the sections are a control section, a preview section and a physiological waveform section among others.  The position and size of each section is fixed (see Figure 1).  It has been observed that different users have different working habits and requirements.  For example, a user may be left handed or right handed.  The conventional UI layout is unable to provide working flexibility to accommodate such requirements and habits. Thereby, these conventional UI layouts causes inconvenience and influence productivity negatively.

Figure 1

It would be desirable to have a user interface (UI) layout that can be easily configured or defined by the users.  

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Figure 1 depicts a conventional user interface (UI).

Figure 2 depicts a UI layout configured by users according to the present invention.

Figure 3 depicts a dialog window to configure layout according to the present invention.

Figure 4 depicts a UI layout template according to the present invention.

Figure 5 depicts a first exemplary layout configuration according to the present invention.

Figure 6 depicts a second exemplary layout configuration according to the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

A technique that provides flexibility to users to define a user interface layout is disclosed.  The users can easily define location and/or size of sections according to their work habit and requirement to achieve comfort and increased productivity.

Figure 2 depicts a UI layout configured by users according to the present invention.  The users have a flexibility of drag and drop for each section.  The user can define position or location of each section according to their preference.  Further, the users can perform zoom in and/or zoom out operations to define size of each section.  For example, a control section may be positioned on left half portion of screen,...