US Patent No: 6,239,798

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Methods and apparatus for a window access panel

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A system employs a sliding window panel that contains icons representing every task that has been opened into a window, regardless of the workspace in which it exists. A user may use the sliding window panel to launch, terminate, hide, or resize windows in the workspaces.

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SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.SANTA CLARA, CA8639

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ludolph, Frank E Menlo Park, CA 12 379
Tharakan, George Sunnyvale, CA 4 225

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