06230170 is referenced by 85 patents and cites 35 patents.

A primary body of data is displayable on a screen and a supporting body of data is relatable to an annotation tag present in the primary body of textual data. An annotation tag having a predetermined size in the primary body of data is selected, and negotiations ensue between the primary body of data and the supporting body to determine a space into which the supporting body of data can be fitted while substantially maintaining an unobstructed view of the primary body of data. To help accommodate the supporting body of data, at least a portion of the primary body of data is spatially morphed by repositioning, resizing, or distortion. An animation sequence is used to position the supporting body of data in the negotiated space.

Title
Spatial morphing of text to accommodate annotations
Application Number
9/98451
Publication Number
6230170 (B1)
Application Date
June 17, 1998
Publication Date
May 8, 2001
Inventor
Takeo Igarashi
Chigasaki
US
Kenneth P Fishkin
Redwood City
CA, US
Jock D Mackinlay
Palo Alto
CA, US
Bay Wei Chang
Foster City
CA, US
Polle T Zellweger
Palo Alto
CA, US
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
G06F 15/00
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