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Steven Jobs
Bas Ording, Steven P Jobs, Donald J Lindsay: User interface for providing consolidation and access. Apple, Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC, October 7, 2008: US07434177 (181 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for providing graphical user interfaces are described. To provide greater access and consolidation to frequently used items in the graphical user interface, a userbar is established which includes a plurality of item representations. To permit a greater number of items to reside ...


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Steven Jobs
Bas Ording, Steven P Jobs, Donald J Lindsay: User interface for providing consolidation and access. Apple, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, April 28, 2009: US07526738 (124 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for providing graphical user interfaces are described. To provide greater access and consolidation to frequently used items in the graphical user interface, a userbar is established which includes a plurality of item representations. To permit a greater number of items to reside ...


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Steven Jobs
Steven P Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Freddy Allen Anzures, Mike Matas: Text entry interface for a portable communication device. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, August 11, 2009: US07574672 (49 worldwide citation)

A method includes displaying a first tray and a second tray in a display of the portable communications device. The first tray is configured to display one of more characters that were selected by a user using a click wheel. The second tray includes a first plurality of icons that correspond to a se ...


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Steven Jobs
Jeffrey L Robbin, Steve Jobs, Philip W Schiller: Method and apparatus for use of rotational user inputs. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, May 4, 2010: US07710394 (9 worldwide citation)

Improved approaches for users of computing devices to interact with graphical user interfaces are described. According to one aspect, a rotational user action supplied by a user at a user input device is transformed into linear action with respect to a graphical user interface. According to another ...


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Min Zhu: Method to provide for virtual screen overlay. Future Labs, Claude Hamrick, Emil C Chang, November 19, 1996: US05577188 (1040 worldwide citation)

The present invention in the form of a computer software program provides for a method for annotating over static images or annotating over active application programs. In the case of static images, user-created objects can be created, manipulated and placed over static images. In the case of annota ...


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Sara A Bly, A Brady Farrand, Jeffery D Hodges, Michael D Kupfer, Brian T Lewis, William J Maybury, Michael L Tallan, Stephen B Tom: Representation of collaborative multi-user activities relative to shared structured data objects in a networked workstation environment. Xerox Corporation, W Douglas Carothers Jr, James T Beran, April 16, 1991: US05008853 (825 worldwide citation)

A multi-user collaborative system in which the contents as well as the current status of other user activity of a shared structured data object representing one or more related structured data objects in the form of data entries can be concurrently accessed by different users respectively at differe ...


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Thomas Howard Bateman, Bruce Edward Kierstead, William Alexander Noble, Timothy Lee Curry, John Alan Lockett, Laurie Edward Mersereau, Robert James Ouellette: System for coordinating communications via customer contact channel changing system using call centre for setting up the call between customer and an available help agent. The New Brunswick Telephone Company, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, March 16, 1999: US05884032 (773 worldwide citation)

This invention (The Customer Contact Channel Changer) enables the integration of different Customer Contact Channels such as live call center ACD (Automatic Call Distribution) agents, ADSI (Analog Display Services Interface) enhanced IVR (Interactive Voice Response) systems and WWW (World Wide Web) ...


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Masataka Fujisaki: Auction information transmission processing. Flex Japan, Aucnet, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein & Kubovcik, December 6, 1988: US04789928 (770 worldwide citation)

An auction information transmission processing system is constructed by connecting a most significant front computer to a host computer, arranging at least one stage of a plurality of intermediate front computers and a plurality of least significant front computers so as to be connectable to the mos ...


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Bao Q Tran, Craig A Anthony: Remote data access and management system. Kurt J Brown, December 5, 2000: US06157935 (561 worldwide citation)

A portable computer system manages data for a user using a processor; a program storage device coupled to said processor; an input recognizer embodied in said program storage device, said input recognizer adapted to receive non-cursive handwritings from said user and convert said non-cursive handwri ...


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Patrick J Naughton, Charles H Clayton III, James A Gosling, Chris Warth, Joseph M Palrang, Edward H Frank, David A LaValle, R Michael Sheridan: Graphical user interface with method and apparatus for interfacing to remote devices. Sun Microsystems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, February 1, 2000: US06020881 (511 worldwide citation)

An intuitive graphical user interface is based upon a geographic map structure, and includes a system for controlling remote external electronic devices. In the defined graphical user interface, each Space of the geographic map structure is rendered on a touch screen display as a graphic image of a ...