US Patent No: 7,992,085

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Lightweight reference user interface

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A lightweight information user interface is provided for displaying information about a focused-on (e.g., mouse-over) text item, data item or other object in an electronic document that minimizes interruption of workflow with the electronic document. Upon focus on a word or other object in an electronic document a quick look-up function may be invoked for retrieving information from a local or remote information source about the focused-on item. Retrieved information, for example, translations, dictionary definitions and research information, is displayed in close proximity to the focused-on item in a lightweight information user interface. Information may be displayed according to a variety of media types including text, audio, video, pictures, bitmap images, etc.

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MICROSOFT CORPORATIONREDMOND, WA27143

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bailey, Eric D Redmond, WA 21 270
Burukhin, Anatoliy Issaquah, WA 14 12
Pratley, Christopher Seattle, WA 19 80
Taboada, Roberto C Bothell, WA 36 333
Voora, Srinivas Redmond, WA 2 7
Wang-Aryattanwanich, Thiti Sammamish, WA 4 7

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