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1. US20070198476 - Object search ui and dragging object results

Office
United States of America
Application Number 11353787
Application Date 14.02.2006
Publication Number 20070198476
Publication Date 23.08.2007
Grant Number 7664739
Grant Date 16.02.2010
Publication Kind B2
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
CPC
G06F 3/04855
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
0484for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
0485Scrolling or panning
04855Interaction with scrollbars
G06F 3/0485
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
0484for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
0485Scrolling or panning
G06F 16/9577
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
95Retrieval from the web
957Browsing optimisation, e.g. caching or content distillation
9577Optimising the visualization of content, e.g. distillation of HTML documents
Y10S 707/915
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
912Applications of a database
913Multimedia
915Image
Y10S 707/99933
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
99931Database or file accessing
99933Query processing, i.e. searching
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 Kenneth A.
Ray Ethan N.
Agents Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
Title
(EN) 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.