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(12) United States Patent
Rossi et al.
(io) Patent No.: (45) Date of Patent:
US 7,483,880 B2 Jan. 27, 2009
(54) USER INTERFACE FOR DATABASE DISPLAY
(75) Inventors: Robert Rossi, Bellevue, WA (US); Trent Swanson, Mill Creek, WA (US)
(73) Assignee: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 371 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 10/955,500
(22) Filed: Sep. 30, 2004
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2006/0069694 Al Mar. 30, 2006
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 707/3; 707/1; 707/2; 707/4;
707/5; 707/6; 707/7
(58) Field of Classification Search 707/3,
707/200,5,102,201,4; 345/440; 715/854;
705/3; 706/934 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
A computer system may include a display and a user interface selection device. The computer system may display a first set of data associated with a first index of a data store in a first frame, and may receive a first selection signal indicative of the user interface selection device selecting a first item of the first set of data. In response to the first selection signal, the computer system may retrieve a second set of data from the data store associated with a second index of the data store, the second set of data being associated with the first item. The computer system may display the second set of data in a second frame distinct from the first frame.
75 Claims, 7 Drawing Sheets
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