US Patent No: 7,581,194

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Enhanced on-object context menus

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Aspects of the present invention provide context menus useful in, e.g., a computing device receiving user input via a stylus. Icons representing actions performable on an object are displayed in a context menu for the object. Additional aspects of the invention include cascading menus that also minimize hand and/or wrist motion, as well as placement of menus based on user handedness and/or stylus orientation.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT CORPORATIONREDMOND, WA29100

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Iwema, Marieke Seattle, WA 75 482
Keely, Leroy B Portola Valley, CA 153 1924
Switzer, David Redmond, WA 36 328

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FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (10)
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