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Jeffrey Fong, Thamer Abanami, David Franklin: Systems and methods for co-axial navigation of a user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, April 13, 2010: US07698654 (44 worldwide citation)

Improved systems and methods for navigating media via a user interface, such as a user interface provided on a handheld or portable computing device, are provided. The methods for navigating media of the invention extend the navigation experience by allowing bi-axial context shifts, e.g., with respe ...


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Jeffrey Fong: Zooming graphical user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, October 2, 2012: US08279241 (32 worldwide citation)

A method of presenting a hierarchically-organized collection of objects includes displaying a first-level set of first-level objects in a prominent scale; and while displaying the first-level set of first-level objects in the prominent scale, displaying one or more second-level sets of second-level ...


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Jeffrey Fong, Thamer Abanami, Michael Van Robb Johnson Jr: Tiltable user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, February 4, 2014: US08645871 (28 worldwide citation)

A programmable effects system for graphical user interfaces is disclosed. One embodiment comprises adjusting a graphical user interface in response to a tilt of a device. In this way, a graphical user interface may have viewable content not shown in a first view, where the viewable content may be di ...


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Jeffrey Fong, David Franklin, Thamer Abanami: Systems and methods for interacting with a user interface of a media player. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, September 2, 2008: US07421656 (17 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for interfacing with playback of media by a media player are provided. By combining the functionality of fast forward and skip forward into a single button control, the invention reduces the numbers of control buttons that need be included on a device, reducing device costs and c ...


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Jeffrey Fong, Mark Gibson: Systems and methods for providing alternate views when rendering audio/video content in a computing system. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, March 31, 2009: US07512882 (12 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for transitioning between alternate views when rendering A/V content in a computing system are provided. In various embodiments, a “Now Playing” state is exposed to a user experiencing media on a media device via a user interface, wherein the “Now Playing” state has a plurality o ...


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Thamer Abanami, Jeffrey Fong: Motion activated content control for media system. Microsoft Corporation, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, May 29, 2012: US08191011 (9 worldwide citation)

A media system is described including a graphical display that presents an iconic menu and a textual menu. The iconic menu includes a plurality of icons arranged in a two-dimensional collection, where each icon provides access to media content. The textual menu includes a structured textual list tha ...


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Mark D Schwesinger, Jeffrey Fong, Joseph A Schrader, Mark G Young, Todd San Jule: Automatically generated TV favorites list. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, January 14, 2014: US08631437 (3 worldwide citation)

A favorite channel list for a media system is generated by observing the viewing, surfing, and recording habits of a user. The viewing habits may include the duration and frequency of viewing a channel. A user's surfing habits, including navigation habits of a guide, the method used for navigation t ...


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Mansoor Jafry, Jason Nelson, Jeffrey Fong: User experiences during call handovers on a hybrid telecommunications network. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, June 7, 2016: US09363711

A mobile device capable of connecting to a hybrid telecommunications network using different connection types is configured to implement various mitigations to audio disruptions that may occur during the performance of a call handover between connections. Negligible audio disruptions that do not imp ...


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Jeffrey Fong, Thamer Abanami, Michael Van Robb Johnson Jr: Tiltable user interface. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, Alleman Hall Creasman & Tuttle, September 19, 2017: US09766798

A programmable effects system for graphical user interfaces is disclosed. One embodiment comprises adjusting a graphical user interface in response to a tilt of a device. In this way, a graphical user interface may display a parallax effect in response to the device tilt.


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Anton Andrews, Jeffrey Fong, Marc S Doll: Panoramic graphical user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Micah Goldsmith, Glen Johnson, Micky Minhas, April 15, 2014: US08701040

A panoramic graphical user interface includes a contiguous background and a collection of mixed-media content objects. The contiguous background includes one or more space-orientating graphical elements and is sized to fit within a first dimension of a display and to extend beyond a second dimension ...