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Robert J Torres: Method and apparatus for facilitating operator reconfiguration of a graphical user interface in a data processing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, Melvin A Hunn, Andrew J Dillon, January 24, 1995: US05384910 (228 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for facilitating operator interaction with a data processing system which includes a menu-formatted graphical user interface. The menu-formatted graphical user interface is provided on a display in the data processing system for interaction with the operator, and i ...


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S S Fleming, R J Torres, P J Keane, A C C Temple: Computer user interface with window title bar mini-icons. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, August 18, 1992: US05140677 (220 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a computer system user interface that includes an application or object window with a mini-icon representing the application or object. The mini-icon is available for use in direct manipulation and context menu operations while the window is open.


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Ichiro Shiio, Makoto Kobayashi: Virtual conference system and terminal apparatus therefor. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, Craig J Yudell, Andrew J Dillon, February 13, 1996: US05491743 (190 worldwide citation)

A terminal apparatus for a virtual conference system comprises: a display means for displaying a virtual conference room used for holding a virtual conference, and for displaying, in the virtual conference room, animated characters representing attendants at the virtual conference; an indication mea ...


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Robert J Torres: Computer user interface with window title bar icons. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, August 18, 1992: US05140678 (165 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a computer system user interface that includes a window frame with a window title bar icon. The title bar icon replaces the conventional window title bar and it increases the usable client area of the window without decreasing the number of functions available to the user.


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Allan R Moore, Lori J Poulos, Lynn G DeFazio: Event driven management information system with rule-based applications structure stored in a relational database. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, August 29, 1995: US05446885 (155 worldwide citation)

A rule-based application structure utilizes rules which are stored separately from application programs. The rules are stored in a relational database as objects. A user can modify existing rules and create new rules which are then restored in the database. Because rules are stored as objects in the ...


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David L Griffin, Patrick J Keane: Method of implementing a preview window in an object oriented programming system. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, April 26, 1994: US05307086 (143 worldwide citation)

A method of implementing a preview window in an object oriented programming system that includes an application having at least a first panel and a second panel that are selectively displayable on a display screen. The second panel displays underlying information and the first panel displays an abbr ...


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Susan C Brewer, Kathy A Brink, William H Krebs Jr, Robert P Welch: Method of graphically accessing electronic data. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, September 13, 1994: US05347628 (138 worldwide citation)

A computer system user interface that includes a method of accessing electronic data. The method includes displaying on a computer display screen a control window that includes a perspective view of a work area. The work area includes at least one animated icon that is movable from a closed position ...


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Frank A McKiel Jr: Method and system for enabling a blind computer user to locate icons in a graphical user interface. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, February 15, 1994: US05287102 (107 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a computer audio interface adapted to enable blind or visually impaired users to locate icons positioned in rows in the background of a graphical user interface. Whenever the pointer of the interface is positioned on the background, the system produces a distinctive tone. Whenever the p ...


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William J Johnson: System and method for proactive content delivery by situational location. Jonathan E Jobe, March 6, 2007: US07187997 (106 worldwide citation)

Situational location dependent information is transmitted from a server data processing system to a receiving data processing system. The server data processing system communicates with the receiving data processing system in a manner by pushing content when appropriate. A candidate delivery event a ...


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Manuel Aparicio IV, Roger A Chang: Graphical end-user interface for intelligent assistants. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, Edward Duffield, Andrew J Dillon, March 10, 1998: US05727174 (100 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface for a computer system that includes one or more intelligent assistants. The interface includes composite icons comprising a graphical representation of a human figure, a representation of a desk, and a mini-icon that associates an assistant with the object it supports. The ...