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John Wesley King, Geoffrey Minard Kizer, Gregory R Smith: Buffered table user index. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, April 28, 1998: US05745904 (69 worldwide citation)

A computer database management system has a table buffer for buffering as yet uncommitted modifications of records in an original shared database table and a look aside index for redirecting original table accesses to the modifications in the table buffer. Record modifications in the table buffer ar ...


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Eric J Horvitz, George G Robertson, Mary P Czerwinski, Brian R Meyers, Gregory R Smith: System and method that facilitates computer desktop use via scaling of displayed objects with shifts to the periphery. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, June 10, 2008: US07386801 (63 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system that facilitates multi-tasking in a computing environment. A focus area component defines a focus area within a display space—the focus area occupying a subset area of the display space area. A scaling component scales display objects as a function of proxim ...


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James G Frizzell, Gregory R Smith, James G Spencer: Batch processing control system recipe management and batch information system. Vector Corporation, Schiff Hardin & Waite, September 30, 2003: US06629003 (27 worldwide citation)

In a method and system for operating a batch processing machine which produces a product, a recipe is created with a computer for batch processing of the product, the recipe having a plurality of steps. For at least one of the steps the machine is first manually operated and a snap shot is taken of ...


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Gregory R Smith, George G Robertson, Mary P Czerwinski, Patrick M Baudisch, Brian R Meyers: System and method for representing content in a file system. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, February 9, 2010: US07660817 (25 worldwide citation)

A system and method for representing content state in a file system is provided. A file system includes a unique database object that is representative of the object content. The unique database object serves as a link container and includes a plurality of links to additional unique database objects ...


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George G Robertson, Eric J Horvitz, Daniel C Robbins, Mary P Czerwinski, Patrick M Baudisch, Gregory R Smith, Brian R Meyers: System and method that facilitates computer desktop use via scaling of displayed objects with shifts to the periphery. Amin Turocy & Calvin, May 19, 2009: US07536650 (24 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system that facilitates multi-tasking in a computing environment. A focus area component defines a focus area within a display space—the focus area occupying a subset area of the display space area. A scaling component scales display objects as a function of proxim ...


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Nuria M Oliver, Arungunram C Surendran, Chintan S Thakkar, Gregory R Smith: Window grouping. Microsoft Corporation, March 9, 2010: US07676761 (20 worldwide citation)

A framework is provided for obtaining window information. The window information can be applied to different assignment models to assign windows to different groups. A group may correspond to a task being performed by a user. The window information can be semantic or temporal information captured as ...


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Gary A Halstead, Brian L Barten, Gregory R Smith: High capacity automotive condenser. General Motors Corporation, Patrick M Griffin, September 20, 1994: US05348081 (18 worldwide citation)

A high capacity condenser for automotive application is built up from two layers or modules so as to make maximum use of standard components. The tanks of header tank and tube type condensers are extruded with interfitting clearance notches and stand-off flanges along the length of the tanks that ma ...


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George G Robertson, Eric J Horvitz, Daniel C Robbins, Gregory R Smith, Mary P Czerwinski, Patrick Markus Baudisch: System and method that facilitates computer desktop use via scaling of displayed objects with shifts to the periphery. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, July 24, 2012: US08230359 (14 worldwide citation)

The system described herein facilitates multi-tasking in a computing environment. A focus area component defines a focus area within a display space—the focus area occupying a subset area of the display space area. A scaling component scales display objects as a function of proximity to the focus ar ...


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George G Robertson, Dugald R Hutchings, Brian R Meyers, Gregory R Smith: Computer desktop use via scaling of displayed objects with shifts to the periphery. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, July 17, 2012: US08225224 (11 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to facilitating multi-tasking in a computing environment. A focus area component defines a focus area within a display space—the focus area occupying a subset area of the display space area. A sealing component scales display objects as a function of proximity to the fo ...


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Nuria M Oliver, Arungunram C Surendran, Chintan S Thakkar, Gregory R Smith: Window grouping. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, July 9, 2013: US08484577 (9 worldwide citation)

A framework is provided for obtaining window information. The window information can be applied to different assignment models to assign windows to different groups. A group may correspond to a task being performed by a user. The window information can be semantic or temporal information captured as ...