KakaoBank has been granted a patent for a method of adjusting a user interface on a user device. The method involves displaying multiple accounts on a home screen, allowing users to move accounts to a separate edit screen, and only displaying selected accounts on the home screen. This allows users to hide certain account information while still accessing it when needed. GlobalData’s report on KakaoBank gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on KakaoBank, virtual banking assistant was a key innovation area identified from patents. KakaoBank's grant share as of June 2023 was 1%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Method for adjusting user interface to hide account information

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: KakaoBank Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11687231B2) describes a method for adjusting a user interface displayed on a user device. The method involves establishing a communication link between the user device and a server, receiving account information associated with a user from the server, and providing a user interface on the device's display. The user interface is designed to display information related to multiple user accounts on a home screen and an edit screen.

The user interface is controlled by a processor and allows the user to view the multiple accounts on the home screen. When the user selects an icon on the home screen, a screen edit request is received, and the user interface is controlled to display the accounts in the first area of the edit screen. The user can then move the accounts from the first area to the second area of the edit screen based on their preferences.

After the user has made the desired changes, the user interface is controlled to display only the remaining accounts in the first area of the edit screen on the home screen. This means that any accounts moved to the second area become invisible on the home screen. The edit screen is separate from the home screen and is displayed when the user selects the corresponding icon.

The patent also describes additional features, such as the ability to change the size of the displayed accounts on the home screen compared to the edit screen. It also includes the option to use drag and drop animations to move accounts between the first and second areas of the edit screen.

Overall, this patent presents a method for adjusting a user interface on a user device to provide a customizable and efficient display of multiple user accounts. By allowing users to easily rearrange and control the visibility of their accounts, this method offers a more personalized and user-friendly experience.

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