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1. EP1984854 - NEW OBJECT SEARCH UI AND DRAGGING OBJECT RESULTS

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 07716461
Application Date 10.01.2007
Publication Number 1984854
Publication Date 29.10.2008
Publication Kind A4
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 CORP
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
Designated States
Priority Data 11353787 14.02.2006 US
Title
(DE) NEUE BENUTZERSCHNITTSTELLE FÜR OBJEKTSUCHE UND ZIEHEN VON OBJEKTERGEBNISSEN
(EN) NEW OBJECT SEARCH UI AND DRAGGING OBJECT RESULTS
(FR) NOUVELLE INTERFACE UTILISATEUR DE RECHERCHE D'OBJETS ET GLISSEMENT DES OBJETS RESULTATS
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. System can determine the length of 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.

(FR)
La présente invention concerne un système de navigation d'objets, une interface utilisateur, et un procédé uniques qui facilitent une navigation d'objets plus rapide et avec moins d'à-coups. Par exemple, le système peut générer une pluralité d'objets susceptibles de faire l'objet d'un rendu sur un espace d'affichage correspondant à une seule page, ce qui évite la nécessité de naviguer au sein de plusieurs pages. Le système peut déterminer la longueur de la page en fonction du nombre d'objets générés. Afin d'afficher des objets situés hors de l'écran, on peut utiliser un composant de défilement infini. On peut en partie déterminer la quantité d'espace de défilement nécessaire pour afficher la pluralité d'objets par la longueur de la page et/ou par le nombre d'objets. On peut également afficher les objets sous le format d'une bande de film, qui est à défilement infini. L'affichage en bande de film permet de conserver un affichage des objets tout en affichant un objet sélectionné avec un niveau supérieur de détail.