Mahmoud A. Abdelhamid Mohamed, Hani T. Jamjoom, Mark E. Podlaseck, Huiming Qu, Zon-Yin Shae and Anshul Sheopuri
US Patent US9286579B2
Mar 2016, (Granted)
Abstract. Techniques for providing a reservation system are provided. The techniques include displaying a scalable visualization object, wherein the scalable visualization object comprises an expanded view element of the reservation system depicting information in connection with a selected interval of time and a compressed view element of the reservation system depicting information in connection with one or more additional intervals of time, maintaining a visual context between the expanded view and the compressed view within the visualization object, and enabling a user to switch between the expanded view and the compressed view to facilitate use of the reservation system.