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Mark A Malamud, John E Elsbree, Laura J Butler, David A Barnes Jr: Context sensitive menu system/menu behavior. Microsoft Corporation, Seed and Berry, September 2, 1997: US05664133 (171 worldwide citation)

A method and system are described for a computer system for retrieving and presenting a set of commands in the form of a pop up context menu for a selected object. The context menu is displayed in the proximity of the selected object and is determined primarily by the class of the selected object an ...


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Joseph H Matthews III, David Wm Plummer, David A Barnes: User friendly remote system interface. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, November 6, 2001: US06313851 (132 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and medium for enhancing a GUI and viewing environment for a computer user is disclosed. Enabling a user to fully navigate and operate a computer through the use of a remote control device, the present invention includes at least a PC mode of operation and a theater mode of operati ...


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Joseph H Matthews III, David Wm Plummer, David A Barnes: User friendly remote system interface with menu highlighting. Microsoft Corporation, Banner Witcoff, May 24, 2005: US06898765 (90 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and medium for enhancing a GUI and viewing environment for a computer user is disclosed. Enabling a user to fully navigate and operate a computer through the use of a remote control device, the present invention includes at least a PC mode of operation and a theater mode of operati ...


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Joseph H Matthews III, David Wm Plummer, David A Barnes: User interface for switching between application modes. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, July 24, 2001: US06266059 (82 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and medium for switching between application modes is disclosed. The computer system for operating in one of two display modes of operation comprises a storage storing at least one application which is operable in a first display mode and second display mode, wherein a displayed me ...


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Mark A Malamud, Renee Marceau, Joyce A Grauman, Royce A Levien, Daniel P Oran, David A Bolnick, David A Barnes Jr, Russell Scott Johnson: Continuously accessible computer system interface. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, October 20, 1998: US05825357 (64 worldwide citation)

A system and method are described for presenting a continuously accessible computer system tool interface. The interface of the present invention comprises a separated applications section and system tray section. The applications section provides a portion of the graphic user interface for running ...


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Joseph H Matthews III, David Wm Plummer, David A Barnes: User friendly remote system interface providing previews of applications. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, February 22, 2000: US06028604 (57 worldwide citation)

A user friendly remote interface system which provides previews in a GUI and viewing environment for a computer user is disclosed. Upon highlighting a selection on a menu, the system accesses and displays a description of the selection stored apart from the selection without having to retrieve into ...


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Joseph H Matthews III, David Wm Plummer, David A Barnes: User friendly remote system interface with menu scrolling. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, February 5, 2002: US06344865 (36 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and medium for enhancing a GUI and viewing environment for a computer user is disclosed. Enabling a user to fully navigate and operate a computer through the use of a remote control device, the present invention includes at least a PC mode of operation and a theater mode of operati ...


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David A Barnes, David William Plummer, Joseph H Matthews III: Navigating with direction keys in an environment that permits navigating with tab keys. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, June 6, 2000: US06072485 (35 worldwide citation)

A technique for adapting a GUI which is not able to respond to directional navigation inputs which move a focus by specifying a location and a direction from a location to respond to such navigation inputs. The adaptation is done by means of a function which takes the location and the direction as a ...


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Joseph H Matthews III, David Wm Plummer, David A Barnes: User friendly remote system interface with menu sizing. Microsoft, Banner & Witcoff, October 22, 2002: US06469721 (25 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and medium for enhancing a GUI and viewing environment for a computer user is disclosed. Enabling a user to fully navigate and operate a computer through the use of a remote control device, the present invention includes at least a PC mode of operation and a theater mode of operati ...


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Joseph H Matthews III, David Wm Plummer, David A Barnes: User friendly remote system interface. Microsoft, Banner & Witcoff, April 20, 2004: US06724405 (22 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and medium for enhancing a GUI and viewing environment for a computer user is disclosed. Enabling a user to fully navigate and operate a computer through the use of a remote control device, the present invention includes at least a PC mode of operation and a theater mode of operati ...