System and method for filtering and organizing items based on common elements

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7707197
APP PUB NO 20070088672A1
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A system and method for filtering and organizing items from computer memories based on common elements is provided. Filters can be provided for manipulating the items, which serve as tools for narrowing down a set of items. The filters can be dynamically generated based on the properties of the separate items. The system can utilize virtual folders. The virtual folders can expose regular files and folders to users in different views based on their metadata instead of the actual physical underlying file system structure on the disk. Quick links can be provided, which serve as a set of predefined links (e.g., located on the left side of the display) that can be clicked on to generate useful views of the sets of items. Libraries, which can provide large groups of usable types of items that can be associated together, may also be used.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30026

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Banks, Richard M Egham, GB 41 1933
De, Vorchik David G Seattle, US 62 2094
Ivanovic, Relja Redmond, US 24 620
Kaasten, Shaun A Calgary, CA 16 758
Miner, Patrice L Kirkland, US 68 2388
Moore, Jason F Redmond, US 39 1526
Tubbs, Kenneth M Bellevue, US 20 920

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