US Patent No: 7,581,186

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Media manager with integrated browsers

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Abstract

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Methods and systems that improve the way media is played, sorted, modified, stored and cataloged are disclosed. One aspect relates to a browse window that allows a user to navigate through and select images that are related to media items. Another aspect relates to a graphical user interface of a media management program that utilizes multiple browse windows. Another aspect relates to simultaneously displayed media browse windows whose operations are integrated together so that the content shown therein is automatically synched when selections are made. Another aspect relates to resetting browsed content to the currently playing media.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
APPLE INC.CUPERTINO, CA15069

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dowdy, Thomas Sunnyvale , US 26 812
Heller, David San Jose , US 88 3182
Jones, Anne Emerald Hills , US 32 1383

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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SONY CORPORATION (6)
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APPLE INC. (47)
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D667835 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface 40 2011
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (3)
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* 9,160,960 Video preview based browsing user interface 0 2010
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PEPSICO, INC. (14)
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D696266 Display screen with graphical user interface 60 2012
D696267 Display screen with graphical user interface 4 2012
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D707701 Display screen with graphical user interface 8 2013
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SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB (1)
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