US Patent No. 9,513,769

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NON-LINEAR REPRESENTATION OF TIME IN CALENDAR APPLICATIONS


Patent No. 9,513,769
Issue Date December 06, 2016
Title Methods And Systems For Non-linear Representation Of Time In Calendar Applications
Inventorship Laurent Baumann, Cupertino, CA (US)
Patrick Coffman, Cupertino, CA (US)
Assignee Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,513,769

1. A method comprising:
receiving a selection of a first range of time that is commonly-used for events on a calendar; and
generating for display, on a display device, a calendar view with a representation of a period of time including the first
range of time and a second range of time outside the first range of time, wherein:

a first amount of display space is allotted in the calendar view for an increment of time within the first range of time,
and the first range of time including a first plurality of increments of time;

a second amount of display space is allotted in the calendar view for the increment of time within the second range of time,
the second amount of display space is less than the first amount of display space, and the second range of time including
a second plurality of increments of time, wherein the second plurality of increments of time include:

a first increment of time with a first size; and
a second increment of time that occurs after the first increment of time with a second size that is smaller than the first
size; and

generating for display, within the calendar view, a calendar event including a first portion of time within the first range
of time and a second portion of time within the second range of time, wherein:

increments of time within the first portion of the calendar event are displayed according to the first amount of display space
and the increments of time within the second portion are displayed according to the second amount of display space;

the second plurality of increments of time includes a third increment of time that occurs after the second increment of time
with a third size that is smaller than the second size;

the first time increment is adjacent to the second time increment;
the third time increment is adjacent to the second time increment and not adjacent to the first time increment; and
the sizes of the first increment of time, the second increment of time, and the third increment progressively decrease as
the first increment of time, the second increment of time, and the third increment of time get farther away from a central
region of the calendar view.