US Patent No: 7,503,008

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The present invention implements, in a data processing environment, many of the attributes of paper Post-it® notes. The note program of the present invention need not be resident in an application program, and the notes of the present invention may be moved directly between windows or between regions without being saved in an intermediate memory, may be easily dispensed either from a note dispenser of a window or on a desktop, may overlap the boundary of a window, may be automatically saved, may be attached to a document within a window so that the note moves with the document, may overlap a boundary of a window, may be resized with the constraint that the note may not be resized off of a window, may be moved across a window boundary, and may be attached to an object, such as a character, a word, a sentence, or paragraph of a document.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN9022

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berquist, David T St. Paul, MN 14 445
Eisenberg, Peter M Minneapolis, MN 42 1028
Grunes, Mitchell B Minneapolis, MN 68 1837
Kenner, Martin A Burnsville, MN 24 327
Kruse, John M New Brighton, MN 58 2199
Mertens, Timothy A Cottage Grove, MN 27 680
Munson, Cindy L Woodbury, MN 11 398

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ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (1)
8,484,570 Method and apparatus for screen object manipulation 1 2008

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