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Colin R Anthony, Martijn E Van Tilburg, Justin Mann: Photo browse and zoom. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, May 19, 2009: US07536654 (159 worldwide citation)

Groups of photo thumbnails are presented to the user, and where a user selects one of the thumbnails, a transition is provided replacing the group of thumbnails with the photo represented by the selected thumbnail. The photo may be displayed without cropping or stretching. In addition, a zoom/enlarg ...


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Sean O Blagsvedt, Ahsan S Kabir, Roman L Deeds, Peyman Oreizy, Cornelius K Van Dok, Kevin M Otnes, Mark Schofield, Colin R Anthony, Christopher J Araman: Contact sidebar tile. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, October 7, 2008: US07433920 (136 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and computer program products for tracking real-time communication data within a single contact tracking application for diverse communication providers and applications. A global data store is synchronized with real-time communication data, such as presence, status, unread message ...


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Jason F Moore, Giampiero M Sierra, Richard M Banks, Lyon King Fook Wong, Relja B Ivanovic, Paul A Gusmorino, Tyler K Beam, Timothy P McKee, Jeffrey C Belt, David G De Vorchik, Chris J Guzak, Aidan Low, Kenneth M Tubbs, Colin R Anthony, Sasanka C Chalivendra, Marieke Iwema Watson, Gerald Paul Joyce, Alex D Wade, Benjamin A Betz, Ahsan S Kabir, Donna B Andrews, Patrice L Miner, Paul L Cutsinger: User interface for a file system shell. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, August 3, 2010: US07769794 (102 worldwide citation)

A file system shell is provided. One aspect of the shell provides virtual folders which expose regular files and folders to users in different views based on their metadata instead of the actual physical underlying file system structure on the disk. Users are able to work with the virtual folders th ...


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Eric L Brechner, Dean A Slawson, David A Vest, Krzysztof J Cwalina, Glen Iwasaki, John J Thrall, Colin R Anthony: Searching and sorting media clips having associated style and attributes. Microsoft Corporation, Ronald M Anderson, November 29, 2005: US06970859 (46 worldwide citation)

A style identifier is associated with each of a plurality of media clips stored in a database, based on a subjective evaluation of various characteristics of each media clip by an expert. The style represented by the style identifier corresponds to an impression on the expert regarding various quali ...


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Colin R Anthony, Martijn E Van Tilburg: Smart arrangement and cropping for photo views. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes, January 4, 2011: US07864978 (41 worldwide citation)

A random yet smart selection of layouts is provided when viewing a set of photos. A set of layouts may be chosen such that a reasonable sense of variety and uniqueness is provided when viewing the photos. For instance, photos may be randomly assigned to one of a plurality of groups, where each group ...


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Tyler K Beam, David G De Vorchik, Colin R Anthony, Charles Cummins, Giampiero M Sierra, Kenneth M Tubbs: System and method for selecting a view mode using a control including a graphical depiction of the view mode. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, August 18, 2009: US07577923 (37 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selecting a view mode and a preferred setting within that view mode for displaying one or more items in a screen display. A single user input indicates the selected view mode. The input mechanism can be a hardware device, such as a keyboard or mouse, or a software control ...


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Colin R Anthony, Richard M Banks, Marieke I Watson, Cornelis K Van Dok: System and method for dynamically generating a selectable search extension. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, September 20, 2011: US08024335 (16 worldwide citation)

A system and related techniques accept user-inputted search terms, for example to perform a search for files or other data or objects. Corresponding matches to those terms may be presented to the user in a “word-wheel”-type breakout list generated on the fly for groupings of hits by attributes or ot ...


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Jason F Moore, Cornelis K Van Dok, Relja Ivanovic, Colin R Anthony, Richard M Banks: Property tree for metadata navigation and assignment. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, February 24, 2009: US07496583 (14 worldwide citation)

A property tree user interface permits user assignment of values to metadata properties and user navigation of data, within a system that includes a data storage subsystem in which data items are organized and queried by way of properties. The property tree includes nodes that expose properties of d ...


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Micheal C Kunz, Michael D Schackwitz, Ari D Galen, Colin R Anthony: Content channels for electronic messaging. Microsoft Corporation, April 24, 2012: US08166120 (13 worldwide citation)

Techniques are described to provide content channels for electronic messaging. In an implementation, a content channel may be configured to contain multiple content portions having various types of content for delivery to one or more clients. The content channel may be associated with an electronic ...


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Tyler K Beam, David G De Vorchik, Colin R Anthony, Charles Cummins, Giampiero M Sierra, Kenneth M Tubbs: System and method for selecting a setting by continuous or discrete controls. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, September 9, 2008: US07424686 (13 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selecting a setting within a selected view mode for displaying one or more items in a screen display. Continuous and discrete controls are simultaneously presented to the user. Input is accepted from either the continuous control or from the discrete control. The input mec ...