US Patent No: 7,181,463

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System and method for managing data using static lists

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A method and system are provided in which static lists facilitate arbitrary grouping of items of data independent of their locations and in ways that are meaningful to the user. A static list is a set of items defined by a root item, a direction, and the entry relationships with that root item in that direction. The static list also defines the properties that each entry relationship in the list is required to have. Verbs are provided to manage a static list. A verb is an action that may be performed on the items in the static list, and includes, among others, move, copy, add, remove, and delete. A view is provided to specify characteristics for displaying data from a static list, including visibility, order, and formatting, among other characteristics.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA22788

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Banks, Richard Malcolm Egham, GB 9 143
Belt, Jeffrey C Bellevue, WA 19 258
De, Vorchik David G Seattle, WA 98 1238
Guzak, Chris J Kirkland, WA 91 1078
Ivanovic, Relja Redmond, WA 30 340
McKee, Timothy P Seattle, WA 101 1174
Moore, Jason F Redmond, WA 59 940
Smith, Walter R Seattle, WA 30 793
Van, Dok Cornelis K Bellevue, WA 120 1637

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