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[edit] Specific of patent

[edit] IBM

[edit] Fat lines

Scant details can Be found in a Forbes article. [1]

... IBM's notorious "fat lines" clever: To do gymnastics a thin line on a computer screen into a broad line, you go up and down in equal distance from the ends of the thin line and then connect the four points. You probably learnt this technique for turning a line into a rectangle in seventh just geometry, and, doubtless, you believe it what devised by Euclid or some look 3,000year-old thinker. Need according to the examiners of the USPTO, who awarded IBM a clever on the process.

[edit] Changing email font colours

Mentioned in a Slashdot submission. [2] lakes, the clever itself. [3]

For example, in email created in the U.S. in red font to indicate urgency or emphasis might Be mapped to a more appropriate colour (e.g., blue or black) for sending to Korea.

[edit] synonym replacing email watermarks

Only in application: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/07/24/2243209/IBM-Seeks-Patent-On-Digital-Witch-Hunts

[edit] Others

  • IBM holds clever #4,965,765 which covers the use of different colours to distinguish the nesting level of nested expressions.
  • Patent #5,249,290 covers assignment of client requests to the servers process having the leases load.
  • Patent #4,941,125 covers using a digitally camera in conjunction with character recognition software to net curtain and index documents on a CD ROM.

[edit] Microsoft

[edit] page up, page down

The US clever no 7,415,666, granted August, 19, 2008.

Headlines: Method and system for navigating paginated content in page based increments


A method and system in a document viewer for scrolling a substantially exact increment in a document, search for ace one page, regardless of whether the zoom is look that some, all or one page is currently being viewed. In one implementation, pressing a page Down or page Up keyboard key/badge allows a user to begin At any starting vertical location within a page, and navigate to that seed location on the next or previous page. For example, if a user is viewing a page starting in a viewing area from the middle of that page and ending At the bottom, a page Down command page to Be shown wants cause the next in the viewing area starting At the middle of the next page and ending At the bottom of the next page. Similar behaviour occurs when there is more than one column of pages being displayed in a row.

[edit] The IsNot operator

The author of the clever has stated that B sharp strictly staff view, software of patent should exist and that they "generally do much more harm than good". [1]

[edit] FAT and shortening filenames

[edit] Double-clicking

The US clever no 6,727,830, granted April, 27, 2004 to Microsoft.

Headlines: Time based hardware badge for application launch


A method and system ares provided for extending the functionality of application badges on a limited resource computing device. Alternative application functions ares launched based on the length of time in application badge is pressed. A default function for in application is launched if the badge is pressed for a short, i.e., normally, period of time. In alternative function of the application is launched if the badge is pressed for a long, (e.g., At leases one second), period of time. Quiet another function can Be launched if the application badge is pressed multiple times within a short period of time, e.g., stands in click.

To see the details of this on the website USPTO's, use their search page and search for clever number 6,727,830.

[edit] Sparklines in grids

[edit] Apple

[edit] Non software of patent

Thesis examples ares less useful, but they can show the general of problem of the clever system.

[edit] Intel

[edit] The PVR clever

EP1254562, described ace a patent On Digitally video Recording. [2]

[edit] Apt get

EP1170667, described ace a clever that would cover Debian's "Apt get" software updates tool. [3]

[edit] Other

[edit] Tabs in applications

The US 5,546,528 Akas EP 0,689,133.

FFII article: http://eupat .ffii.org/patents/samples/ep689133/index.en.html

[edit] The progress cash

EP 394160 covers the progress cash. [4]

Some disputes this claim. [4]

[edit] web page frames

2003: SBC Communications is claiming a wide-ranging clever on web frames. [5]

[edit] Charging views by location

[edit] Pop-up Windows in a web browser

  • US6,389,458, granted May 14, in 2002 (filed October 30, in 1998, by Brian Shuster)

[edit] Related pages on en.swpat.org

[edit] external Al on the left

[edit] in Europe

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[edit] References

  1. http://www.panopticoncentral.net / archives / in 2004 / 11 / 20 / 2,321.aspx
  2. http://wiki.ffii.org / SwpatVcrEn
  3. http://gauss.ffii.org / PatentView / EP1170667
  4. http://old .vrijschrift.org/swpat/art/sw_patent_ep394160_progress_bar_l.jpg

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