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1. US20100083155 - Object search UI and dragging object results

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12630500
Application Date 03.12.2009
Publication Number 20100083155
Publication Date 01.04.2010
Grant Number 08005857
Grant Date 23.08.2011
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
G06F 3/048
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR 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
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 L.L.P.
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.