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Mary Czerwinski, Susan T Dumais, Susan E Dziadosz, Daniel C Robbins, George G Robertson, David D Thiel, Maarten Van Dantzich: Methods, apparatus and data structures for providing a user interface, which exploits spatial memory, to objects. Microsoft Corporation, John C Pokotylo, Straub & Pokotylo, February 13, 2001: US06188405 (226 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface in which object thumbnails, as scaled images, are rendered on a two-dimensional wall or screen, and which exploits spatial memory. The objects may be moved, continuously, on the surface with a two-dimensional input device. Pop-up title bars may be rendered over active obje ...


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George G Robertson, David D Thiel, Maarten Roderik Van Dantzich: Methods, apparatus and data structures for providing a user interface, which exploits spatial memory in three-dimensions, to objects and which provides spatialized audio. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, April 25, 2000: US06054989 (188 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface in which object thumbnails are rendered on a simulated three-dimensional surface which (i) exploits spatial memory and (ii) allows more objects to be rendered on a given screen. The objects may be moved, continuously, on the surface with a two-dimensional input device.


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Tobias Hans Hoellerer, George G Robertson, David D Thiel, Daniel C Robbins, Maarten R van Dantzich: Methods, apparatus and data structures for providing a user interface which facilitates decision making. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, August 28, 2007: US07263667 (38 worldwide citation)

A user interface for facilitating a decision making process, such as planning a trip. A unified view of various types of information related to an event may be provided. The unified view may be presented in a simulated three-dimensional environment having different types of information depicted on d ...


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Tobias Hans Hoellerer, George G Robertson, Daniel C Robbins, David D Thiel, Maarten R van Dantzich: Methods, apparatus and data structures for providing a user interface which facilitates decision making. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, August 3, 2006: US20060174211-A1

A user interface for facilitating a decision making process, such as planning a trip. A unified view of various types of information related to an event may be provided. The unified view may be presented in a simulated three-dimensional environment having different types of information depicted on d ...