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William H Vong, Corinne Broom, Steven T Kaneko: Context sensitive labels for an electronic device. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, July 12, 2005: US06917373 (148 worldwide citation)

A control panel unit for a computing device includes buttons having characteristics that define individual button states. Upon actuation of a button, the viewable states of the buttons may change. A portion of the button may be illuminated to represent the state and/or include an icon depicting an a ...


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Chee H Chew, Elizabeth A Bastiaanse, Jeffrey R Blum, Christen E Coomer, Mark H Enomoto, Greg A Keyser, Kathryn L Parker, William H Vong, Sarah E Zuberec: User interface for palm-sized computing devices and method and apparatus for displaying the same. Microsoft Corporation, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, April 27, 2004: US06727917 (124 worldwide citation)

The hand-held computing device user interface (UI) of the present invention displays information for an active application program in a middle portion of the screen, and displays a shell program controlled navigation bar at a top portion of the screen. The navigation bar includes a navigation icon w ...


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Bojana Ostojic, Christopher A Glein, Mark R Gibson, William H Vong, William T Flora, Benjamin N Alton, Mark S Newell: Media user interface gallery control. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, July 20, 2010: US07761812 (117 worldwide citation)

Outputting a user interface having a list of a plurality of representations of media items on a display of a computing device is presented. In one embodiment, a center locking region (CLR) is defined in the user interface and covers a portion of the plurality of representations, wherein navigation f ...


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Charlton E Lui, Charles P Thacker, James E Mathews, Leroy B Keely, David Switzer, William H Vong, Butler W Lampson: System and method for accepting disparate types of user input. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, September 7, 2004: US06788815 (104 worldwide citation)

A user interface allows a user to input handwritten, key-press, and spoken text in a seamless, synchronized manner. A text input panel accepts soft keyboard presses and handwritten words, characters, and gestures. A text recognizer/synchronizer integrates textual input from various sources while rec ...


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William H Vong, Steven T Kaneko, Kenneth R Robertson, Kenneth V Fry, Manolito E Adan: Auxiliary display unit for a computer system. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, April 18, 2006: US07030837 (78 worldwide citation)

A host computer is provided with a main display unit and an auxiliary display unit. The host computer can free up screen space on the main display screen by routing certain types of display information to the auxiliary display unit for display. Display information can range from notification of even ...


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Hugh E McLoone, James H Cauthom, Jonathan A Hayes, Kenneth V Fry, William H Vong: Keyboard with improved function and editing sections. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, June 28, 2005: US06910818 (50 worldwide citation)

A keyboard having an improved function key section and an improved editing section. A row of keys is located behind the alphanumeric section. The row of keys includes individual predefined command keys. The groupings of the predefined command keys may be made based on the functionality of the keys, ...


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William H Vong, Steven T Kaneko, Kenneth R Robertson, Kenneth V Fry, Manolito E Adan, Steven W Fisher, Gregory G Jones, Carl J Ledbetter: Computer with a hidden keyboard. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, November 12, 2002: US06480372 (25 worldwide citation)

A computer system has a keyboard storage portion and carrier. The computer system may be a personal computer capable of generating a control signal. A keyboard holding carrier slides in and out of a processing housing. This enables selective positioning of a keyboard within the processing housing. A ...


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Manolito E Adan, Corey M Ladas, William H Vong: Method for activating an application in context on a remote input/output device. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, June 5, 2007: US07227511 (18 worldwide citation)

A computer system is provided including a host computer such as a PC and one or more remote peripheral devices controlled by the host computer for providing status/notification information, applications, system messages, and the like. Software can track the activities/commands of a user. The sequenc ...


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Bojana Ostojic, Benjamin N Alton, Christopher A Glein, Mark R Gibson, Mark S Newell, William H Vong: Media user interface left/right navigation. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 5, 2010: US07810043 (15 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of a media user interface are presented herein. In one embodiment, a plurality of representations of media items is arranged into a plurality of groups such that the plurality of groups of representations are horizontally navigated like a carousel. In another embodiment, the plurality of ...


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William H Vong, Corinne Broom, Steven T Kaneko: Context sensitive labels for an electronic device. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, March 31, 2009: US07512901 (13 worldwide citation)

A control panel unit for a computing device includes buttons having characteristics that define individual button states. Upon actuation of a button, the viewable states of the buttons may change. A portion of the button may be illuminated to represent the state and/or include an icon depicting an a ...