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, CA9394

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dowdy, Thomas Sunnyvale, CA 44 407
Heller, David San Jose, CA 122 2010
Jones, Anne Redwood City, CA 50 960

Cited Art Landscape

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
APPLE INC. (16)
8,612,857 Monitor configuration for media device 0 2007
8,607,144 Monitor configuration for media device 0 2007
8,201,096 Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects 0 2007
8,185,839 Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects 1 2007
8,564,543 Media player with imaged based browsing 1 2007
8,230,360 User interface for selection from media collection 27 2008
8,587,528 Portable electronic device with animated image transitions 0 2009
8,296,656 Media manager with integrated browsers 1 2009
D648347 Animated graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof 6 2009
D683730 Portable display device with graphical user interface 1 2010
D668674 Display screen or portion thereof with icon 5 2010
8,560,960 Browsing and interacting with open windows 0 2010
D669906 Display screen portion with animated graphical user interface 5 2011
D667835 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface 6 2011
D670713 Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface 7 2011
D701234 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface 0 2012
 
PEPSICO, INC. (7)
D702247 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2012
D696264 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2012
D696265 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2012
D696266 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2012
D696267 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2012
D701875 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2013
D701876 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2013
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (7)
D698360 Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface 0 2012
D697924 Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface 0 2012
D697925 Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface 0 2012
D697926 Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface 0 2012
D697927 Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface 0 2012
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D695755 TV monitor with graphical user interface 0 2012
 
MELLMO INC. (2)
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SONY CORPORATION (2)
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BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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MATTEL, INC. (1)
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SAP AG (1)
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SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB (1)
8,209,635 System and method for dynamically changing a display 4 2007
 
SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
8,464,174 User interface for exploring media content 0 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
8,698,845 Device, method, and graphical user interface with interactive popup views 0 2010
D702698 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2012
D702699 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2012

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