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1. IN3834/CHENP/2008 - NEW OBJECT SEARCH UI AND DRAGGING OBJECT RESULTS

Office
India
Application Number 3834/CHENP/2008
Application Date 23.07.2008
Publication Number 3834/CHENP/2008
Publication Date 13.03.2009
Publication Kind A
IPC
G06F 17/30
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
Applicants MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Inventors FARAGO, JULIA H
WILLIAMS, HUGH E
WALSH, JAMES E
WHYTE, NICHOLAS A
GOEL, KAVI J
FUNG, PHILIP
LAZIER, ARIEL J
MOSS, MENNETH A
RAY, ETHAN N
Priority Data 11353787 14.02.2006 US
Title
(EN) NEW OBJECT SEARCH UI AND DRAGGING OBJECT RESULTS
Abstract
(EN) A unique object navigation system, user interface, and method that facilitate faster and smoother navigation of objects are provided. For example, the system can generate a plurality of objects that can be rendered on a display space that spans a single page in length, thereby mitigating the need to navigate through multiple pages. The system can determine the length of the page according to the number of objects generated. To view off-screen objects, an infinite scroll component can be employed. The amount of scroll space needed to view the plurality of objects can be determined in part by the length of the page and/or by the number of objects. The objects can also be viewed in a film strip format that is infinitely scrollable. The film strip view allows a view of the objects to be maintained while also viewing a selected object in greater detail at the same time.