US Patent No: 7,707,197

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

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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 CORPORATIONREDMOND, WA29040

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Banks, Richard M Egham, GB 68 1145
De, Vorchik David G Seattle, WA 97 1119
Ivanovic, Relja Redmond, WA 26 297
Kaasten, Shaun A Kirkland, WA 26 483
Miner, Patrice L Kirkland, WA 87 958
Moore, Jason F Redmond, WA 57 847
Tubbs, Kenneth M Bellevue, WA 30 451

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