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Anoop Gupta, Mary P Czerwinski: Integrating collaborative messaging into an electronic mail program. Microsoft Corporation, Perkins Coie, May 22, 2007: US07222156 (202 worldwide citation)

Collaborative electronic mail messages are fully integrated into traditional electronic mail on the client end. The collaborative electronic mail allows users to have online discussions without the clutter of numerous related individual electronic mails in the inbox, while at the same time reducing ...


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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 spaceā€”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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George G Robertson, Mary P Czerwinski, Kenneth P Hinckley, Kristen C Risden, Daniel C Robbins, Maarten R van Dantzich: Method and apparatus for supporting two-dimensional windows in a three-dimensional environment. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, October 10, 2006: US07119819 (61 worldwide citation)

A user interface for a computer system controls the creation and appearance of windows in a computer display. Aspects of the interface include utilizing three-dimensional rendering technology to render two-dimensional windows as texture on three-dimensional objects, automatically positioning windows ...


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George G Robertson, Mary P Czerwinski, Daniel C Robbins: Graphical user interface, data structure and associated method for cluster-based document management. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, November 22, 2005: US06968511 (55 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a user interface, data structure and method to facilitate management and/or access to data, such as by grouping graphical representations of the data in an image space relative to cluster indicators. A given graphical representation for selected data (e.g., a graphic ...


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George G Robertson, Mary P Czerwinski, Kenneth P Hinckley, Kirsten C Risden, Daniel C Robbins, Maarten R van Dantzich: Method and apparatus for handling dismissed dialogue boxes. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, July 8, 2003: US06590593 (52 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for handling a dismissed dialogue box that displays an animation in which the dialogue box moves to an off-screen space beyond the perimeter of a computer display. Based on a later user request to view the dismissed dialogue box, the present inve ...


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Desney S Tan, Pedram Keyani, Mary P Czerwinski: Spy-resistant keyboard. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O Connor, Johnson Kindness PLLC, July 1, 2008: US07395506 (45 worldwide citation)

A method, system and article of manufacture for providing a spy-resistant keyboard. The spy-resistant keyboard provides a user with additional protection against unauthorized observers while the user is interfacing with a system implementing the spy-resistant keyboard. The keyboard may include a num ...


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Billy P Taylor, Mary P Czerwinski, Willie Lawson Schoggins III, Young Howard Lee: Learning commands which automatically launch a computer program. Compaq Computer Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, July 13, 1999: US05922071 (45 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling flow, through a computer hardware resource, of information to and from computer applications. When a flow of information is initiated from one of the applications, a determination is made whether the resource is being accessed by another one of the applications and, if so, t ...


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George G Robertson, Mary P Czerwinski, Kenneth P Hinckley, Kirsten C Risden, Daniel C Robbins, Maarten R van Dantzich: Method and apparatus for providing a three-dimensional task gallery computer interface. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, June 21, 2005: US06909443 (41 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a three-dimensional user interface for a computer system that allows a user to combine and store a group of windows as a task. The image of each task can be positioned within a three-dimensional environment such that the user may utilize spatial memory in order to reme ...


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S Daniel Lee, Trung D Nguyen, Mary P Czerwinski: Integration of case-based search engine into help database. Inference Corporation, D Alessandro & Ritchie, December 23, 1997: US05701399 (35 worldwide citation)

A system in which a case-based search engine is integrated into a "help" database. The help database may be organized in a predetermined manner and converted by a computer program into a case-based format. An operator of a "help" program (e.g., a user who desires on-line help) may request a case-bas ...


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George G Robertson, Mary P Czerwinski, Kenneth P Hinckley, Kirsten C Risden, Daniel C Robbins, Maarten R van Dantzich: Method and apparatus for providing a three-dimensional task gallery computer interface. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, March 31, 2009: US07512902 (34 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a three-dimensional user interface for a computer system that allows a user to combine and store a group of windows as a task. The image of each task can be positioned within a three-dimensional environment such that the user may utilize spatial memory in order remembe ...