US Patent No: 7,581,186

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Media manager with integrated browsers

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20080066016
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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, CA12297

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dowdy, Thomas Sunnyvale, CA 45 585
Heller, David San Jose, CA 130 2559
Jones, Anne Redwood City, CA 52 1142

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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APPLE INC. (7)
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SONY CORPORATION (1)
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SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB (1)
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U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
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APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (1)
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FACEBOOK, INC. (1)
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YAHOO! INC. (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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* 2009/0198,359 Portable Electronic Device Configured to Present Contact Images 32 2009
* 2009/0172,532 Portable Electronic Device with Animated Image Transitions 31 2009
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (2)
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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
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SAP SE (2)
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PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
D719183 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2013
 
SONY CORPORATION (4)
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MATTEL, INC. (1)
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (9)
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SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
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APPLE INC. (29)
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8,201,096 Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects 4 2007
8,185,839 Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects 6 2007
* 8,564,543 Media player with imaged based browsing 6 2007
9,001,047 Modal change based on orientation of a portable multifunction device 0 2008
8,230,360 User interface for selection from media collection 33 2008
8,736,557 Electronic device with image based browsers 1 2008
* 8,707,181 Preview of next media object to play 0 2008
* 8,587,528 Portable electronic device with animated image transitions 2 2009
8,296,656 Media manager with integrated browsers 11 2009
D648347 Animated graphical user interface for a display screen or portion thereof 26 2009
8,736,561 Device, method, and graphical user interface with content display modes and display rotation heuristics 5 2010
8,698,845 Device, method, and graphical user interface with interactive popup views 0 2010
D683730 Portable display device with graphical user interface 8 2010
D668674 Display screen or portion thereof with icon 15 2010
* 8,938,692 Device, method, and graphical user interface for managing concurrently open software applications 0 2010
* 2011/0252,370 Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Managing Concurrently Open Software Applications 11 2010
8,713,462 Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects 2 2010
8,707,192 Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects 3 2010
8,732,600 Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects 3 2010
8,560,960 Browsing and interacting with open windows 0 2010
D669906 Display screen portion with animated graphical user interface 10 2011
D667835 Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface 10 2011
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D670713 Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface 18 2011
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GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (2)
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BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
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* 2009/0138,816 DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM 1 2008
 
PEPSICO, INC. (13)
D703681 Display screen with graphical user interface 12 2012
D702698 Display screen with graphical user interface 1 2012
D702699 Display screen with graphical user interface 8 2012
D702247 Display screen with graphical user interface 5 2012
D696264 Display screen with graphical user interface 26 2012
D696265 Display screen with graphical user interface 10 2012
D696266 Display screen with graphical user interface 31 2012
D696267 Display screen with graphical user interface 1 2012
D707700 Display screen with graphical user interface 0 2013
D707701 Display screen with graphical user interface 1 2013
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SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB (1)
* 8,209,635 System and method for dynamically changing a display 8 2007
 
MELLMO INC. (3)
* 8,271,898 Predictive scrolling 2 2009
* 8,479,115 Predictive scrolling 0 2012
* 9,003,332 Predictive scrolling 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner

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