US 11,880,547 B2
Two-dimensional embedding of a hierarchical menu for easy navigation
Johannes Henricus Maria Korst, Eindhoven (NL); Mauro Barbieri, Eindhoven (NL); Serverius Petrus Paulus Pronk, Vught (NL); Marc André Peters, Veldhoven (NL); and Qi Gao, Eindhoven (NL)
Assigned to KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 17/779,215
Filed by KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V., Eindhoven (NL)
PCT Filed Dec. 18, 2020, PCT No. PCT/EP2020/087335
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 24, 2022,
PCT Pub. No. WO2021/123389, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 24, 2021.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/951,207, filed on Dec. 20, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2022/0413663 A1, Dec. 29, 2022
Int. Cl. G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0203 (2023.01); G06F 40/169 (2020.01)
CPC G06F 3/0482 (2013.01) [G06Q 30/0203 (2013.01); G06F 40/169 (2020.01); G06F 2203/04806 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An apparatus for navigating a hierarchical electronic questionnaire, the apparatus comprising at least one electronic processor programmed to:
provide a user interface (UI) via which:
at least a portion of the hierarchical electronic questionnaire is presented on a display device represented as a tree-based questionnaire map with a plurality of nodes connected by a plurality of branches, the nodes of the plurality of nodes corresponding to questions;
a user input is received, via at least one user input device, indicative of a selection of at least one of the nodes; and
the question corresponding to the selected node is displayed and a user input indicative of an answer to the question corresponding to the selected node is received via the at least one user input device; and
populate one or more nodes other than the selected node based on the selected node and/or the answer to the question corresponding to the selected node, wherein the populating includes populating one or more nodes in branches of the tree-based questionnaire map other than a branch containing the selected node with the answer to the question corresponding to the selected node.