09213538 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 53 patents.

Methods and apparatus for managing display elements such as GUI windows in a client device (e.g., consumer premises equipment in a cable network) running multiple related or unrelated applications. In one embodiment, an improved window management entity is provided within the device with which HAVi-compliant application(s) can interface in order to access display elements according to a priority structure or hierarchy. One or more privileged applications are designated and allowed to affect the priority structure, including requesting a new in-focus application to be placed atop the priority structure. The network operator can also optionally control the operation of the window manager remotely via a network agent. Improved client device and network configurations, as well as methods of operating these systems, are also disclosed.

Title
Methods and apparatus for display element management in an information network
Application Number
10/773664
Publication Number
9213538 (B1)
Application Date
February 6, 2004
Publication Date
December 15, 2015
Inventor
Eric B Miller
Portland
OR, US
George W Sarosi
Charlotte
NC, US
Aaron James Kamienski
Des Moines
IA, US
Patrick Ladd
San Marcos
CA, US
Agent
Gazdzinski & Associates PC
Assignee
TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES
NY, US
IPC
G06F 21/60
G06F 9/44
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