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 [Search a list of Patent Appplications for class 715]   CLASS 715,DATA PROCESSING: PRESENTATION PROCESSING OF DOCUMENT, OPERATOR INTERFACE PROCESSING, AND SCREEN SAVER DISPLAY PROCESSING
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SECTION I - CLASS DEFINITION

This class provides for data processing means or steps wherein a) human perceptible elements of electronic information (i.e., text or graphics) are gathered, associated, created, formatted, edited, prepared, or otherwise processed in forming a unified collection of such information storable as a distinct entity, b) a user s interaction with a computer system is used to control the presentation of display data; such interaction is interpreted and used by a data processor or computer architecture wherein system level elements of computation or data processing techniques are used prior to use with or in a specific display system, or c) a small program takes over a display screen if there are no keystrokes or mouse movements for a specified duration.

Class 715 is structured into 3 main divisions:

(A) Presentation Processing of Document

(B) Operator Interface Processing

(C) Screen Saver Display Processing

SECTION II - REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES

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235Registers,   appropriate subclasses for data bearing record controlled systems, basic machines and associated indicating mechanisms for ascertaining the number of movements of various devices and machines, plus machines made from these basic machines alone (e.g., cash registers, voting machines), and in combination with various perfecting features, such as printers and recording means.
345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   particularly subclasses 418 through 475for computer graphics processing which may include operator interface processing detail; subclasses 156-184 for display peripheral interface input devices, and subclasses 1.1-111 for visual display systems with selective electrical control including display memory organization and structure for storing image data and manipulating image data between a display memory and display device.
358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   appropriate subclasses for transmitting, processing, or reproducing a permanent picture or static presentation processing for a hard copy (e.g., printer) device.
379Telephonic Communications,   appropriate subclasses for two-way electrical communication of intelligible audio information of arbitrary content over a link including an electrical conductor.
381Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices,   appropriate subclasses for wired one-way audio systems, per se.
382Image Analysis,   appropriate subclasses for operations performed on image data with the aim of measuring a characteristic of an image, detecting variations, detecting structures, or transforming the image data, and for procedures for analyzing and categorizing patterns present in image data.
600Surgery,   subclasses 300 through 595for diagnostic testing applications of computers in the life sciences including patient monitoring and medical imaging.
700Data Processing: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications,   subclasses 1 through 89for data processing generic control systems; subclasses 90 through 306 for applications of computers in various environments.
702Data Processing: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing,   appropriate subclasses for application of computers in measuring and testing.
703Data Processing: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation,   subclasses 3 through 22for data processing simulation.
704Data Processing: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression,   subclasses 1 through 10for linguistics.
705Data Processing: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination,   appropriate subclasses for business data processing.
706Data Processing: Artificial Intelligence,   appropriate subclasses for artificial intelligence in general.
707Data Processing: Database and File Management or Data Structures,   appropriate subclasses for database and file management or data structures.
708Electrical Computers: Arithmetic Processing and Calculating,   subclasses 1 through 9for hybrid computers; subclasses 100-714 for calculators, digital signal processing and arithmetical processing, per se; subclasses 800-854 for electric analog computers.
711Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Memory,   subclasses 1 through 6for addressing particular memory configurations and systems; subclasses 100-173 for memory accessing and control, per se; subclasses 200-221 for address formation processing.
717Data Processing: Software Development, Installation, and Management,   appropriate subclasses for a data processing software development tool.

SECTION III - GLOSSARY

ALPHANUMERIC

Any symbol found in the ASCII character

CELL

The intersection of a row and a column of DATA*.

COMPUTER

A machine that inputs DATA*, processes data, stores data, and outputs data.

DATA

Representation of information in a coded manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing.

DATA PROCESSING

See PROCESSING*, below.

DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS

An arrangement of processor(s) in combination with either memory or peripherals, or both, performing data PROCESSING*.

DISPLAY ATTRIBUTE

A value or code that determines how its representative element is presented.

DISPLAY CONTROLLER

An electrical circuit which actuates a DISPLAY DEVICE* in accordance with received IMAGE DATA*.

DISPLAY DEVICE

A communication device which converts IMAGE DATA* into a VISUAL IMAGE*.

DOCUMENT

An electronic FILE*.

FILE

A block of stored INFORMATION*.

HYPERLINK

An embedded link including code directing process flow to an alternate or additional DOCUMENT* or location in a document.

IMAGE

See VISUAL IMAGE below.

IMAGE DATA

DATA* representing a VISUAL IMAGE*.

INFORMATION

Meaning that a human being assigns to DATA* by means of the conventions applied to that data.

MARKUP LANGUAGE

Any language that provides ways to indicate attributes in TEXT*.

MEDIA/MEDIA TYPES

A way of presenting information, including TEXT, audio, video or image.

PRESENTATION

The visually perceptible display of IMAGE DATA*. This term is synonymous with VISUAL IMAGE (see below).

PRESENTATION PROCESSING

The manipulation of IMAGE DATA* for display.

PROCESSING

Method or apparatus performing systematic operations upon DATA* or INFORMATION* exemplified by functions such as data or information transferring, merging, sorting, and calculating, i.e., arithmetic operations or logical operations.

PROCESSOR

A functional unit that interprets and executes instruction DATA*.

STYLESHEET

A file of DISPLAY ATTRIBUTES* to be applied to a document.

TEXT

DATA* including ALPHANUMERIC* characters representing words and symbols. Usually text characters are coded using a standard such as ASCII, which assigns numeric values to each character, number, or symbol.

VISUAL IMAGE

The image shown by a DISPLAY DEVICE*.

SUBCLASSES

[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 200]    200PRESENTATION PROCESSING OF DOCUMENT:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter wherein elements of text-only or diverse media type data* are gathered, associated, created, formatted, edited, prepared, or otherwise processed to be presented or wherein the relationship between the elements in a document or portion thereof is defined.
(1) Note. Processes of this subclass type are independent of the content of the document or dependent on it only in a generic sense.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 201]    201Integration of diverse media:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein distinct multiple media types* are unified into a single document* presentation*.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 202]    202Authoring diverse media presentation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.  Subject matter wherein a diverse media* presentation is created.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 203]    203Synchronization of presentation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.  Subject matter wherein a particular timing relationship between the presentation of diverse media is achieved.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 204]    204Presentation attribute (e.g., layout, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 201.  Subject matter wherein a particular characteristic of document presentation is specified, e.g., a color or text attribute, etc.

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207,for hyperlink display attributes.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 205]    205Hypermedia:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein textual information in a document* includes an embedded link that directs process flow to an alternate or additional document or location within a document, i.e., a hyper link*.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 206]    206Hyperlink organization (e.g., grouping, bookmarking, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 205.  Subject matter wherein multiple hyperlinks* are arranged in a particular manner.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 207]    207Hyperlink display attribute (e.g., color, shape, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 205.  Subject matter wherein a particular visual characteristic of a hyperlink* is specified.

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204,for presentation attributes of diverse media.
275,for color attribute display processing, in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 208]    208Hyperlink editing (e.g., link authoring, rerouting, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 205.  Subject matter wherein some path designated by a hyperlink* is modified.

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255,for editing, composition, or storage control, in general.

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707Data Processing: Database, Data Mining, and File Management or Data Structures,   subclasses 609 through 686for database maintenance including synchronizing, archiving, backing up and recovering databases; subclasses 758 through 780 for record, file and data search and comparison; subclasses 687 through 704 for data integrity in databases; subclasses 781 through 789 for access control to a database or file in a computer environment; subclasses 790 through 812 for database design including data structures and data structure management; subclasses 813 through 820 for garbage collection in database environments, and subclasses 821 through 831 for file management, file systems and file directory structures.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 209]    209Compound document:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein the document* includes elements having distinct functionalities combined and used together while remaining distinct, e.g., a spreadsheet embedded in a word processing document, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 210]    210Matching application process to displayed media:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 209.  Subject matter wherein processes specific to elements of different types of media* within a common document* are accessed and executed.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 211]    211Drawing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter including simple shapes in a document* combined with other media types*, e.g., an arrow in a word processing document, etc.
(1) Note. Graphical representations of spreadsheet information are classified elsewhere.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclass 440 and 441 for graphic drawings, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 212]    212Spreadsheet:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein the elements include data values organized in cells* where the relationship between the cells* is defined by formulas.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 213]    213Alternative scenario management:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 212.  Subject matter wherein multiple instances of spreadsheet input values with their resulting calculated output values in a given spreadsheet are produced and manipulated.
(1) Note. Often, scenario management is used to optimize in some fashion the result in a particular spreadsheet cell.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 214]    214Having dimension greater than two:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 212.  Subject matter wherein cells* are organized in structures of three or more dimensions.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 215]    215Including graph or chart of spreadsheet information:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 212.  Subject matter wherein spreadsheet data is represented in equivalent pictorial form.

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211,for drawing presentation processing.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 440 through 443for graph generating via computer graphics.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 216]    216Cell protection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 212.  Subject matter wherein modification of the content of a spreadsheet cell* is inhibited.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 217]    217Cell format:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 212.  Subject matter wherein the display attributes* within a spreadsheet entry are edited.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 218]    218Cell hiding:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 217.  Subject matter wherein the display of the contents of a spreadsheet cell* is inhibited.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 219]    219Particular calculation of cell content:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 212.  Subject matter wherein a specific mathematical technique is used to generate cell contents.

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267,for equation or formula processing, in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 220]    220Particular cell content modification:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 212.  Subject matter wherein a particular method of filling or changing the content of a cell* is specified, e.g., the translation of the contents of a cell from one location to another, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 221]    221Form:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein the elements of data define specific locations reserved for entering data.
(1) Note. This subclass does not cover the processing of entered data.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 222]    222Form creation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 221.  Subject matter wherein a form document* is generated.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 223]    223By editing existing form:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 222.  Subject matter wherein a new form is created by modifying a previously stored base form.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 224]    224Form filling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 221.  Subject matter wherein detail of information is placed in a specified location.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 225]    225Fitting data into field on form:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 224.  Subject matter wherein the entered detail of information or the entered data is modified to meet the geometric limitation of an existing location.
(1) Note. This subclass includes both changing the size of the field and formatting the data to fit within the field.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 226]    226Automatic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 224.  Subject matter wherein data is filled into a form without direct user intervention.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 227]    227Table:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein a block of text is organized in rows and/or columns.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 228]    228Ruled lines:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 227.  Subject matter wherein straight lines indicate rows or columns of text.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclass 443 for the generation of lines.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 229]    229Version management:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein multiple embodiments of a document* (including those which are current or earlier) are retained and organized through the use of various display attributes* for the multiple embodiments.
(1) Note. Processing of multiple versions of one or more documents* through a plurality of display views or simultaneous presentation is classified herein.

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707Data Processing: Database, Data Mining, and File Management or Data Structures,   subclasses 609 through 686for database maintenance including synchronizing, archiving, backing up and recovering databases; subclasses 758 through 780 for record, file and data search and comparison; subclasses 687 through 704 for data integrity in databases; subclasses 781 through 789 for access control to a database or file in a computer environment; subclasses 790 through 812 for database design including data structures and data structure management; subclasses 813 through 820 for garbage collection in database environments, and subclasses 821 through 831 for file management, file systems and file directory structures.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 230]    230Annotation control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein the elements of data * include an optional or selectable limited display of textual data related to data unconditionally displayed, e.g., memo field display related to text, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 231]    231Automatically generated:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 230.  Subject matter wherein the annotation is generated without direct user intervention.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 232]    232Positioning of annotation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 230.  Subject matter wherein the manner of spatially locating some type of annotation is specified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 233]    233Annotation by other than text (e.g., image, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 230.  Subject matter wherein annotation is represented by other than textual data, e.g., a paper clip marks the location and presence of an annotation, etc.

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201,for integration of diverse media.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 234]    234Structured document (e.g., HTML, SGML, ODA, CDA, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein the document* is created and processed according to a standardized arrangement of interrelated hierarchical processing flow and page layout, e.g., hypertext markup language* (HTML), standard generalized markup language (SGML), office document architecture (ODA), or content document architecture (CDA), etc.
(1) Note. The processing of a document according to a standard which directs a receiving application as to the layout of its content is classified herein.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 235]    235Stylesheet layout creation/editing (e.g., template used to produce stylesheet, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 234.  Subject matter wherein a detail of a stylesheet* generation or modification is specified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 236]    236Stylesheet based markup language transformation/translation (e.g., to a published format using stylesheet, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 234.  Subject matter wherein some modification to original markup language* is performed utilizing stylesheet* information.

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239,for conversion between markup languages.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 237]    237Markup language syntax validation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 234.  Subject matter wherein the proper form of markup language* is confirmed.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 238]    238Accommodating varying screen size:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 234.  Subject matter wherein structured document processing adapts to presentation* on multiple displays with different linear dimensions.
(1) Note. Subject matter of this subclass type includes changing the actual structure of the document as opposed to changing merely the size of the rendering of the document.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 239]    239Conversion from one markup language to another (e.g., XML to HTML or utilizing an intermediate format, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 234.  Subject matter wherein a first variety of structured document is transformed into a second variety of structured document, e.g., XSL transformation, etc.

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236,for stylesheet based markup language transformation or translation.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 240]    240Frames:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 234.  Subject matter wherein structured document processing includes separately scrollable areas.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 241]    241Placemark-based indexing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 234.  Subject matter wherein location of desired relevant portions of a structured document utilizes a previously established location in the document.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 242]    242Structured document compression:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 234.  Subject matter wherein structured document presentation processing includes overall file size reduction of the structured document.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 243]    243Layout:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein the geometric position of an element within the document* is altered or specified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 244]    244Spacing control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 243.  Subject matter wherein a distance between elements within a document is altered or specified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 245]    245Horizontal spacing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 244.  Subject matter wherein the distance between elements in the left and right orientation, e.g., kerning, etc., within a document is altered or specified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 246]    246Area designation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 243.  Subject matter wherein a geometric subset of a presentation surface is specified, e.g., a frame, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 247]    247Boundary processing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 243.  Subject matter wherein a perimeter of a geometric subset of a presentation surface within a document or document subset, e.g., flow of text, figure, column or page balancing, etc., is specified, modified, or controlled.
(1) Note. The layout of elements around other elements whose location has been pre-specified, e.g., a method in which a set of figures flow around a geometrically locked figure, etc., methods for flowing text around figures, or methods for handling text across boundaries, such as line breaks or column breaks, are classified herein.

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251,for pagination control.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 248]    248Format information in separate file:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 243.  Subject matter wherein a layout specification is stored separately from the data to which such specification is applied.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 249]    249Format transformation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 243.  Subject matter wherein a layout specification is modified automatically or a translation is performed between specifications.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 250]    250Detecting format code change:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 243.  Subject matter wherein a modification in a layout specification is recognized.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 251]    251Pagination:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 243.  Subject matter wherein the document is divided into units, i.e., pages, which are sized according to a display or print medium.

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247,for boundary processing.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 252]    252Resizing document:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 243.  Subject matter wherein some overall modification to the linear dimensions of a document is performed.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 660 through 663for scaling utilized in computer graphics processing.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 253]    253Automatic placement of document portion:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 243.  Subject matter wherein an individual component of a complete document is positioned therein without direct user intervention.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 254]    254Text summarization or condensation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein an original body of text is transformed into another more compact equivalent.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 255]    255Edit, composition, or storage control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter including means or steps for developing or changing a document* wherein one or more elements of it, e.g., text data, graphics data, control, or format codes, etc., are added, deleted, or modified, or including means or steps for storing such an altered document or the alteration
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 256]    256Text:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 255.  Subject matter wherein the editing, composition, or storage is peculiar to textual information, e.g., hyphenation or punctuation, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 257]    257Spell check:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter including a means for checking the spelling of a word.

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382Image Analysis,   subclass 231 for checking spelling for pattern recognition.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 258]    258Determining word hyphenation location:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter wherein a lookup table supplies the proper place where a given word may be broken into syllables.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 259]    259Dictionary:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter including a file for maintaining a collection of words related to a language.

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704Data Processing: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression,   subclass 10 for dictionary building, modification, or prioritization.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 260]    260Providing synonym for input word:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 259.  Subject matter wherein the dictionary supplies a word having meaning close to a designated word.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 261]    261Input of abbreviated word form:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter wherein a relatively short group of pre-selected characters or a symbol is entered and subsequently automatically replaced by a corresponding longer whole word, i.e., long form.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 262]    262Ideographic generator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter wherein the construction of word, phrase, or sentence is in a pictographic form.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 467 through 473for computer graphics processing character, particularly subclass 472.3 for generation, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 263]    263Utilizing geometric (e.g., stroke, etc.) data:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 262.  Subject matter wherein the ideographic character is created from selected components of such characters.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 264]    264Multilingual:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter wherein the processing involves text of more than one spoken language.

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703Data Processing: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation,   appropriate subclasses for an operator interface which is culturally based, e.g., based on a particular language, etc.
704Data Processing: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression,   subclass 8 for national language support.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 265]    265Having desired language selection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 264.  Subject matter wherein a choice of languages is provided to a user for utilization in text processing.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 266]    266Footnoting:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter including primary and related data, i.e., an explanation or comment, where related data is presented at a position separate from but marked as related to primary data.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 267]    267Equation or formula processing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter wherein an element or other formal code sequence includes an alphanumeric ideogram, e.g., a mathematical or formulaic expression, etc.

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219,for particular calculation of spreadsheet cell content.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 268]    268Handwritten textual input:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter wherein the text includes symbolic data entered by manual transcription of such symbols.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclass 179 for stylus-type display peripheral interface input devices.
382Image Analysis,   subclasses 119 through 123for an image analysis application using a signature; and subclasses 186-189 for pattern recognition of handwritten characters.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 269]    269Font selection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter wherein a feature of a character set for a specified collection of information is determined.
(1) Note. The subject matter of this subclass includes the automatic or user-specified selection of a predefined font.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclass 467 for the generation of fonts.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 270]    270Outlining:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter wherein the text may vary in scope of context and may contain or be contained by information of different scope.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 271]    271Replacement of element:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 256.  Subject matter wherein a selected text element is replaced with another text element in the document.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 272]    272Block control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 255.  Subject matter wherein a subset of elements in a document delineated by a technique of marking such elements is edited.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 273]    273Display processing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 200.  Subject matter wherein the document* is prepared for visual output.
(1) Note. Subject matter of this subclass includes processing of a document to enhance the visibility of particular elements through the addition of various display attributes*.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 274]    274Print preview:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 273.  Subject matter wherein an image of data as interpreted by an output device is displayed for operator approval prior to output on a hard copy.

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358Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing,   subclasses 1.1 through 1.18for the specific static presentation processing to create the image, e.g., for printing, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 275]    275Color attribute:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 273.  Subject matter wherein data specifying a color code is defined or modified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 276]    276Utilizing page description language:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 273.  Subject matter wherein a particular type of programming language, i.e., PDL, provides a detailed specification to an output device for document display.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 277]    277Plural documents or plural portions of single document:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 273.  Subject matter wherein multiple distinct documents or multiple portions of the same document are processed for display.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 700]    700OPERATOR INTERFACE (E.G., GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE):
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter wherein a user’s interaction with a computer system is used to control the presentation of display data; such interaction is interpreted and used by a data processor or computer architecture wherein system level elements of computation or data processing techniques are used prior to use with or in a specific display system.
(1) Note. Significantly claimed structure external to the user interface methods or apparatuses, claimed in combination with subject matter under this operator interface subclass, which displays or produces an image or sensory message related to such external structure or its function, is classified in the class appropriate to the external structure; however, nominally claimed structure external to this subclass, claimed in combination with subject matter under this subclass definition (e.g., creation or manipulation of icons, menus, windows, and user interactive functions, etc.), is classified in these subclasses unless provided for in the appropriate external subclass.
(2) Note. Processing of interactive data for presentation with at most a nominal recitation of the input device (e.g., where the user’s input is used to control the presentation of display data, etc.) is classified herein.
(3) Note. Windowing techniques that can include interactive processes are classified herein.
(4) Note. A graphical user interface in a television environment will be classified elsewhere, see the SEE OR SEARCH CLASS notes below.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 418 through 475,for a specific hardware for performing graphical data processing; subclasses 155-184, for details of a user input interface device with a specific display system, per se, both physical (e.g., mouse, joystick, keyboard, light pen, touch screen, etc.) and logical (e.g., cursor-pick, select-choice, etc.); subclass 521 for specific display systems that include display memory organization and structure for storing an image and manipulating image data between the display memory and the display system.
705Data Processing: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination,   subclasses 1.1 through 45for use of operator interface in electronic financial or business management systems, particularly subclasses 26.1 through 27.2 for electronic shopping systems using an operator interface.
725Interactive Video Distribution Systems,   subclasses 37 through 61,for a graphical user interface in a television environment.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 701]    701Force feedback interaction:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein a mechanical resistance is applied to the user in response to a user initiated event (i.e., resistance to movement of a mouse when a region of the display is traversed).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 702]    702Tactile based interaction:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein there is tactile as well as visual interaction between a user and an operator interface (i.e., vibration).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 703]    703Cultural based (including language, time, monetary unit displayed):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein the interface customization is based upon the ideas, activities, or ways of behaving that are special to a country, people, or region.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 704]    704Playback of recorded user events (e.g., script or macro playback):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein user interactions on the interface are stored and regenerated.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 705]    705Help presentation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein a user can access assistance or information regarding an application or operation interactively.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 706]    706Virtual character or avatar (e.g., animated person):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 705.  Subject matter wherein the assistance or information is given via a metaphorical graphical image.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 707]    707Adaptive to user skill level:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 705.  Subject matter wherein the assistance or information provided is adjusted according to determined user proficiency
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 708]    708Context sensitive:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 705.  Subject matter wherein the assistance or information provided is determined by current conditions or a desired operation.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 709]    709Coaching (e.g., animated example, or handholding or show me execution):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 708.  Subject matter wherein the user is shown a pattern to follow in order to achieve a desired result.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 710]    710Input alert:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 708.  Subject matter wherein the current conditions pertain to warning or reminding a user about an input event.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 711]    711Tool tip (e.g., cursor position based):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 708.  Subject matter wherein the condition is based on the graphical location of a user controlled tool.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 712]    712Topic roadmap or index:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 708.  Subject matter wherein the on-line help provides either a detailed explanation or an ordered list of items that guide a user s progress towards a desired outcome.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 713]    713Hierarchical:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 712.  Subject matter wherein the explanation or list is organized in a pyramidal manner in which each item is linked to items directly beneath it.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 714]    714Combining diverse help information (e.g., different sources):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 705.  Subject matter wherein a user can simultaneously access assistance or information regarding plural diverse applications or operations interactively.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 715]    715Balloon or bubble appearance:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 705.  Subject matter wherein the assistance or information is presented in a balloon or bubble format.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 716]    716On screen video or audio system interface:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein the interface is used for interacting with video or audio systems and applications.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 717]    717Multiple diverse systems:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 716.  Subject matter wherein a user can simultaneously access plural diverse systems interactively.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 718]    718Mode switching interface (e.g., switching between TV and computer):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 717.  Subject matter wherein a user can traverse between the plural diverse systems (i.e., switching between TV and computer).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 719]    719Video interface:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 716.  Subject matter wherein the system or application deals specifically with video data.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 720]    720Video traversal control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 719.  Subject matter wherein the video data segments may be traversed interactively.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 721]    721Indexed control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 719.  Subject matter wherein the video program segments are indexed for accessibility (e.g., program guide, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 722]    722Video parameter control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 719.  Subject matter wherein the parameters of the video data are controlled interactively (e.g., brightness control, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 723]    723For video segment editing or sequencing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 716.  Subject matter wherein portions of video material are arranged into a different order than that in which it was originally arranged.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 724]    724Cut and paste operation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 723.  Subject matter wherein the arranging is performed by selecting material from one location, removing it to storage, and placing it in another.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 725]    725Trimming:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 723.  Subject matter wherein the arranging causes a reduction to specific video material (i.e., deleting excess frames to save on memory space).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 726]    726Effects or transitions interface:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 723.  Subject matter wherein the arranging causes video special effects and juxtapositions (e.g., scene meshing, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 727]    727Audio user interface:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein there is audio as well as visual interaction between a user and an operator interface.

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340Communications: Electrical, subclass 692 for electrical audible alarms, and subclasses 384.1-404.3 for electrical audible indication.
381Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices,   appropriate subclasses, for audio signal processing in general.
704Data Processing: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression,   subclasses 200 through 278, for speech signal processing.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 728]    728Audio input for on-screen manipulation (e.g., voice controlled GUI):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 727.  Subject matter wherein audio input is used to interact with the interface (e.g., voice controlled GUI, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 729]    729For a visually challenged user:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 727.  Subject matter designed to help a user who has impaired eyesight.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 730]    730Presentation to audience interface (e.g., slide show):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein the interface is used interactively to convey data to an audience.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 731]    731Authoring tool:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 730.  Subject matter wherein a user creates a presentation interactively.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 732]    732Slide manipulating or editing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 730.  Subject matter wherein the data is presented on slides (e.g., slide show, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 733]    733For plural users or sites (e.g., network):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein concurrently established related or collaborative interfaces are provided to multiple displays.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 418 through 475, for plural displays.
709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring,   appropriate subclassesfor details of the transfer of data among a plurality of computers or digital data processing systems.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 734]    734Interactive network representation of devices (e.g., topology of workstations):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 733.  Subject matter wherein an interface permits a user to perceive or control the distribution or operation of the components making up an arrangement of interconnected systems.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 735]    735Configuration:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 734.  Subject matter wherein the interface permits the user to observe, control, or modify the layout or specific function of the individual components.

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709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring,   subclasses 220 through 222,for details of the configuration of computer networks.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 736]    736Network managing or monitoring status:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 734.  Subject matter wherein the interface permits the user to conduct administrative operations or perform observations of the current state of the components.

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709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring,   subclasses 223 through 226,for details of the management of computer networks.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 737]    737User navigation between devices:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 734.  Subject matter wherein a user’s central point of focus in the interface may traverse from one network node to another.

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854through 855, for navigation throughout a hierarchy or network-structured interface.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 738]    738Network resource browsing or navigating:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 733.  Subject matter wherein a user has interactive access to distributed information or functions made available through a certain given user site.

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205,through 208, for hypermedia document processing.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 739]    739Selecting from a resource list (e.g., address book):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 738.  Subject matter wherein the items of information are organized into a group from which the user makes a choice.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 740]    740Remote operation of computing device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 733.  Subject matter wherein a user has access to and control of a data processing system or component at a location removed from the user.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 741]    741Access control or permission:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 733.  Subject matter wherein a user must have permission before gaining control of a graphical user interface.
(1) Note. Permission is usually granted by correctly entering a password.

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726Information Security,   subclasses 1 through 36for information security in computers or digital processing system.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 742]    742Interactive portal (e.g., secure point of access):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 741.  Subject matter wherein a network location acts to coordinate availability, retrieval, or execution of resources associated with that location.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 743]    743Access rights to interactive controls:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 741.  Subject matter wherein the user interface is capable of establishing, modifying, or observing the function of processes enabled by one or more of the plural sites.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 744]    744Interface customization or adaption (e.g., client server):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 733.  Subject matter wherein an interactive user environment is specifically established or modified to suit the needs of the user at a given site.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 745]    745Based on stored usage or user profile (e.g., frequency of use, cookie):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 744.  Subject matter wherein the user environment is established using memory contents developed during previous user interactions.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 746]    746Interface conversion:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 744.  Subject matter wherein the user environment is transformed to a different environment affording similar or analogous function through a new presentation mode.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 747]    747End user based (e.g., preference setting):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 744.  Subject matter wherein the operator has direct access to and control of the particulars of the interactive environment.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 748]    748User interactive multicomputer data transfer (e.g., file transfer):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein information is accessed at one site and made available at a second site.

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709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring,   subclasses 217 through 219for details of accessing data across a computer network.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 749]    749Downloading remote executable (e.g., JAVA CGI):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 748.  Subject matter wherein the information enables a function or functions not initially held at the second site.
(1) Note. The executables are usually program modules or scripts designed to run on either the platform of the first (i.e., server) side or second (i.e., client) side.

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709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring: subclasses 201 through 203for details of processes distributed among a number of networked systems.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 750]    750Multiple users on a single workstation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein a plurality of operators are given access to or control of the functions or data maintained in one computer system.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 751]    751Computer supported collaborative work between plural users:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein users at the multiple displays join in completing a given task as a group.

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709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring, subclasses 201 through 203for data processing that is distributed across a computer network.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 752]    752Interactive email:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 751.  Subject matter wherein specifically addressed messages are created and transmitted between sites.

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709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring,   appropriate subclasses and particularly subclass 206 for email systems, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 753]    753Computer conferencing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 751.  Subject matter wherein data from participants at the display sites is distributed to other participants at other collaborative sites.

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709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring,   subclasses 204 through 207for email systems, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 754]    754Multicursor (e.g., multiple on-screen pointers):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 753.  Subject matter wherein a plurality of representations corresponding to individual user pointing device inputs are represented at a single site.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 755]    755Floor control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 753.  Subject matter having the ability to moderate meetings and prevent everyone from talking at once by controlling "who has the floor."
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 756]    756Real Time Video:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 753.  Subject matter wherein the distributed data includes moving images that are immediately displayed.

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716through 726, for details of textual form filling.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 757]    757Virtual 3D environment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 753.  Subject matter wherein an artificial workspace is created and presented to user in such a way that it appears like a real volumetric spatial region.

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848through 852, for details of operator interfaces involving video for details of operator interfaces represented by a three-dimensional space.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 419 through 427for details of three-dimensional graphics processing.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 758]    758Chat room:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 753.  Subject matter wherein the distributed data comprises a series of messages submitted and made available to other participants.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 759]    759Group window:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 751.  Subject matter wherein a display representing the group s work appears at the sites in a constrained screen region.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 760]    760Mark up language interface (e.g., HTML):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein a document-based protocol is used to implement the components of an interactive environment.

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234,through 242, for detail of structured documents such as HTML.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 761]    761Plural adjacent interactive display devices:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein the display data is presented in two or more display devices.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 762]    762User interface development (e.g., GUI builder):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein a user is able to author, create, or manage the user interface.

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717Data Processing: Software Development, Installation, and Management,   subclasses 100 through 167for details of software programming development tools.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 763]    763Graphical or iconic based (e.g., visual program):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 762.  Subject matter wherein a graphical shape or picture to be selected and manipulated by a user is created directly on a display part of a monitor.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 764]    764On-screen workspace or object:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter providing a specific element in an interface with which a user can interact.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 765]    765Customizing multiple diverse workspace objects:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein distinct interface elements, such as icons, buttons, or menus, may be manipulated.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 766]    766Z order of multiple diverse workspace objects:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the priority or overlap of distinct elements may be altered.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 767]    767Focus control of multiple diverse workspace objects:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the element that is made the active component may be altered.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 768]    768Translucency or transparency interface element (e.g., invisible control):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the relative transparency of an interface element may be modified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 769]    769Data transfer operation between objects (e.g., drag and drop):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein data is moved from one location on the screen to another by dragging elements on the screen.

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719Electrical Computers and Digital Processing System: Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (IPC),   appropriate subclassesfor details of interprogram and interprocess communication.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 770]    770Cut and paste:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 769.  Subject matter wherein data to be moved is selected, removed to storage, and then placed at a different location.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 771]    771Instrumentation and component modeling (e.g., interactive control panel, virtual device):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein graphical representations of systems elements are used to display variable information relating to operating state or acquired parameter values.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 772]    772Progress or activity indicator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 771.  Subject matter wherein the interface element indicates the status or progress of a task being processed.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 773]    773Virtual input device (e.g., virtual keyboard):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 771.  Subject matter wherein a user can enter information from an on-screen representation of an input device.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 774]    774Ticker metaphor:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the interface element resembles a scrolled region that dynamically displays information in real time.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 775]    775Office layout metaphor (e.g., filing cabinet, desk):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the metaphoric object or objects suggest a business environment, enabling access to various items commonly found in a real-world workspace.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 776]    776Indexed book or notebook metaphor:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the metaphoric object suggests a multi-page text-or document-based item, and wherein user interaction with an associated sub-element causes a corresponding page to be displayed or selected.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclass 473 for details of the animation procedure used to indicate progression to various book pages.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 777]    777Tab metaphor (e.g., property sheet):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the on-screen object simulates a short projecting extension of a larger region.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 778]    778Multiple virtual screen or desktop switching:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the display includes plural configurations of a desktop configuration.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 779]    779Task bar or desktop control panel:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the interface element is an arrangement of graphic indicia that is used to select one of a number of application processes.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 780]    780Entry field (e.g., text entry field):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein information is entered at a particular location.

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224,through 226, for details of textual form filling.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 781]    781Window or viewpoint:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein all interactions are constrained to one or more portions or regions of the display, which may display all or part of their related information.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 782]    7823D Perspective view of window layout:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 781.  Subject matter wherein the windows are displayed so as to simulate a volumetric spatial arrangement.

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848through 852, for details of operator interfaces represented by three-dimensional space.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 419 through 427for details of three-dimensional graphics processing.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 783]    783On-screen window list or index:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 781.  Subject matter wherein the interface element is a list of windows from which the user may select.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 784]    784Window scrolling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 781.  Subject matter wherein, when a window displays only part of its related information, the user can selectively control which portion is displayed.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 785]    785Autoscroll:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 784.  Subject matter wherein the determination of whether to scroll is based upon factors other than user input.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 786]    786Scroll tool (e.g., scroll bar):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 784.  Subject matter wherein there is displayed an object which, when manipulated by a user, causes a display to show consecutive lines of data.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 787]    787With content attribute on scroll tool:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 786.  Subject matter wherein the object displays a value related to a characteristic.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 788]    788Layout modification (e.g., move or resize):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 781.  Subject matter wherein the placement, location, or size of windows relative to the display may be modified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 789]    789Based on usage or user profile (e.g., frequency of use):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 788.  Subject matter wherein the layout modification is based upon significant features of how an individual has used the interface.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 790]    790Overlap control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 788.  Subject matter wherein the placement of displayed windows relative to each other is such that one window may extend over or past and cover a part of another window.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 791]    791Always on top:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 790.  Subject matter wherein one window is, at all times, displayed as if it were placed so as to cover a portion of another window.
(1) Note. "A portion" as used herein includes all and none as well as any portion in between.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 792]    792Tiling or split pane:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 790.  Subject matter wherein windows are displayed as if arranged so that no portion of one window overlaps a portion of another window.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 793]    793Cascading:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 790.  Subject matter wherein windows are displayed in an arrangement such that they overlap one another.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 794]    794Priority or overlap change (e.g., z-order):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 790.  Subject matter wherein priority is used to determine which window of a plurality is in the foreground when windows overlap.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 795]    795Minimizing or send to bottom:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 794.  Subject matter wherein the window is hidden, or the priority of the window is modified so that the window appears in the background behind all other windows.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 796]    796Bring to top:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 794.  Subject matter wherein the window is restored to its previous size and the priority of the window is modified so that the window appears in the foreground above all other windows.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 797]    797Viewing lower priority window (e.g., overlapped windows):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 790.  Subject matter wherein the priority attributes are changed when the user needs to operate within a lower priority window.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 798]    798Combining moving and resizing operations (e.g., moving causes resizing):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 788.  Subject matter wherein a window’s place or position relative to the display and size relative to the display may both be modified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 799]    799Moving (e.g., translating):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 788.  Subject matter wherein a window’s place or position relative to the display may be modified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 800]    800Resizing (e.g., scaling):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 788.  Subject matter wherein a window’s size relative to the display may be modified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 801]    801Contained object scale change:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 800.  Subject matter wherein an interface element within the window is sized relative to the window.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 802]    802Focus control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 781.  Subject matter wherein the active window may be altered.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 803]    803Window differentiation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 781.  Subject matter wherein windows have attributes that distinguish them from other windows.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 804]    804Interwindow link or communication:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 781.  Subject matter wherein windows have established relationships to other windows, allowing communication between windows, grouping of related windows into sets, or allowing operations to be applied in common to groups of windows.

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719Electrical Computers and Digital Processing System: Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (IPC),   subclass 329 for details of data transfer between two windowed programs.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 805]    805On-screen link or communication (e.g., cue):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 804.  Subject matter wherein an interface element provides visual feedback of the link or communication between windows.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 806]    806Window memory structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 781.  Subject matter wherein a storage system is used for storing window data for display.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 807]    807Stored priority attribute:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 806.  Subject matter wherein the priority attribute that is ued to determine which window of a plurality is in the foreground when windows overlap is copied into a memory device.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 808]    808Pop-up control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein an interface element not previously displayed appears on the screen in response to user interaction or when user interaction is required.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 809]    809Dialog box:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein there is displayed an enclosed, immovable, area, resembling a window, on the screen that requests some type of information from a user.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 810]    810Menu or selectable iconic array (e.g., palette):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the interface element is a list of items from which the user may choose.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 811]    811Based on usage or user profile (e.g., frequency of use):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein which particular item is displayed depends upon a past history of user selections.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 812]    812Preselection (e.g., best guess before mouse click):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 811.  Subject matter wherein the interface element is a predicted list of likely items from which the user may choose.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 813]    813Default selection item:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 811.  Subject matter wherein an item is presented for user selection by default.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 814]    814Limited time selection opportunity:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein the items listed depend upon a history over a given interval of time.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 815]    815Sizing modification (e.g., scaling):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein the dimensions of the list of items is modified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 816]    816Partial input lookup (e.g., partial string lookup):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein a complete item is presented based upon a partial input.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 817]    817Context location indication (e.g., previous or next menu item indication):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein indications are provided for navigating among the items.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 818]    818Simultaneous next and previous indication (e.g., menu road map):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 817.  Subject matter wherein the indications include next and previous items.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 819]    819Next menu indication:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 817.  Subject matter wherein the indications include next item indication.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 820]    820Previous menu indication:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 817.  Subject matter wherein the indications include previous item indication.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 821]    821Emphasis:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein the particular menu displayed is dependent on what a user is doing at a particular moment.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 822]    822Preselection emphasis:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 821.  Subject matter including a visual indication of a selectable item in focus, e.g., highlighting, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 823]    823Selection or confirmation emphasis:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 821.  Subject matter wherein a particular visual intensity is given to that part of the menu that has been selected.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 824]    824Unavailable emphasis:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 821.  Subject matter wherein visual attention is given to items that are not selectable.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 825]    825Dynamically generated menu items:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein the list of menu items is developed during the course of user interaction.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 826]    826Add on item (e.g., software developed, customized):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein an item is appended to the interface.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 827]    827Mnemonic (e.g., accelerator key):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein instructions are assigned to abbreviated inputs.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 828]    828Partial menu display (e.g., one menu item at a time):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein the list of items is partially displayed in response to user interaction.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 829]    829Advancing to next menu item in the same menu:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 828.  Subject matter wherein selection emphasis is moved to a next menu item in the list.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 830]    830Scrolling (e.g., spin dial):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 829.  Subject matter wherein the list of items is moved to a particular portion.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 831]    831With specific input device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 828.  Subject matter configured for a particular input device.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 832]    832Analog selection style:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein selection takes place over a continuously variable range (e.g., dial, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 833]    833Slider control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein a graphical control appears to move smoothly along a surface.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 834]    834Radial based (e.g., radial or pie menu):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein each item is displayed in the form of a sector of a circle.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 835]    835Selectable iconic array:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein an interface element is a graphical representation of a function or system resource that is accessed when the graphical representation is selected by user interaction.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 836]    8363D icons:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 835.  Subject matter wherein displayed icons have a three-dimensional appearance.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 837]    837Compound or aggregate icon:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 835.  Subject matter wherein icons are a collection of smaller units.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 838]    838Thumbnail or scaled image:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 835.  Subject matter wherein the icons are reduced scale images.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 839]    839Imitating real life object:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 835.  Subject matter wherein an icon graphically suggests a real-world item that performs a function analogous to a function invoked by selection of the icon.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 840]    840Using button array:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein the menu is composed of an arrangement of symbolic graphical selection indicia (e.g., pick region, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 841]    841Sub-menu structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein the user may traverse a number of related and linked menu lists, based upon successive choices.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 842]    842Tear off:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 841.  Subject matter wherein a sub-menu can be moved around the screen.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 843]    843Pull down:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 841.  Subject matter wherein a sub-menu appears directly beneath a selected item
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 844]    844Timed:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein the displaying of the menu items is influenced by time.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 845]    845Multiple selections in a single menu:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 810.  Subject matter wherein a plurality of menu items can be simultaneously selected.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 846]    846Non-array icons:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein the icons are not linked to each other.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 847]    847Shortcut:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 846.  Subject matter wherein the interface element is a graphical representation that provides an immediate access to a file or function.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 848]    848Interface represented by 3D space:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter providing a simulation of the workspace in volumetric space.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 419 through 427for details of particular three-dimensional graphics manipulation, rendering, or presentation techniques used to generate the interface.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 849]    849Individual object:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 848.  Subject matter wherein graphical elements having three-dimensional attributes are used.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 850]    850Navigation within 3D space:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 848.  Subject matter including traversing in the 3D workspace.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 851]    851On-screen navigation control:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 850.  Subject matter including on-screen controls for traversing the 3D workspace.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 852]    852Picking 3D object:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 848.  Subject matter wherein a user selects an object that is graphically represented in three dimensions.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 853]    853Hierarchy or network structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein interface elements are organized into a tree structure type or a linked node grouping.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 854]    854Navigation within structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 853.  Subject matter wherein the user can navigate through the interface by following the links from one node to another.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 855]    855On-screen roadmap or index:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 854.  Subject matter wherein there is provided either a detailed explanation or an ordered list of items that guide a user s progress towards a desired outcome.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 856]    856Cursor:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 764.  Subject matter wherein there is an on screen object that moves as a mouse is moved, and where commands and options are selected by positioning a portion of cursor or pointer over the desired choice and clicking a mouse button.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 857]    857Pointer direction adjustment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 856.  Subject matter wherein the orientation of the pointer or cursor is changed interactively.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 858]    858Automatic position adjustment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 856.  Subject matter wherein the position of the pointer or cursor is corrected automatically (i.e., after an interface is changed in some fashion).
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 859]    859Status indicator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 856.  Subject matter wherein an object that has a cursor or pointer over it is graphically modified.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 860]    860Selection emphasis:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 859.  Subject matter wherein the modification is highlighting.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 861]    861Dynamically changed appearance (e.g., animated or live action):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 859.  Subject matter wherein a simulation of movement of a pointer is created by displaying a series of pictures, or frames (i.e., animated or live action).
(1) Note. The difference between animation and video is that video takes continuous motion and breaks it up into discrete frames, animation starts with independent pictures and puts them together to form the illusion of continuous motion.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 862]    862Proximity detection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 856.  Subject matter wherein, for selection of an on-screen object, a portion of the cursor or pointer is placed anywhere in a region close to the selected object.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 863]    863Gesture-based:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein a path or shape described by user input is indicative of a desired operation.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 156 through 184for the details of user input devices used to accomplish such input.
382Image Analysis,   appropriate subclasses for details of the detection of the identity of a desired operation on the basis of an image defined by the path or shape.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 864]    864For a small display screen (e.g., personal digital assistant, palm-top):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein the interface is used on a portable system.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 865]    865Miscellaneous interface for the handicapped or disabled user:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter designed to help physically or mentally impaired users.

SEE OR SEARCH THIS CLASS, SUBCLASS:

729,for audio user interfaces designed for visually impaired users.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 866]    866Miscellaneous customization or adaptation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 700.  Subject matter wherein an aspect of the operator interface is modified or established.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 867]    867SCREEN SAVER DISPLAY:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter wherein a small program takes over the display screen if there are no keystrokes or mouse movements for a specified duration.
  

CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS

[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 961]    961OPERATOR INTERFACE WITH VISUAL STRUCTURE OR FUNCTION DICTATED BY INTENDED USE:
 This cross-reference art is indented under the class definition. Collection of art wherein a user interactive arrangement is designed around and specific to a given task.
(1) Note. This cross-reference art collection is intended to include subject matter relating to more than nominal details of operator interfaces which are characteristic of the given task. It is not intended to include subject matter directed to details of the task itself.

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700through 867, for specific details of the visual structure of an operator interface.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 700 through 867, for specific details of the visual structure of an operator interface.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 962]    962Operator interface for marketing or sales:
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 961. Collection of art wherein the given task is a commercial function involving user response.

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705Data Processing: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination,   appropriate subclasses when the recitation of user interface is nominal and secondary to the commercial function itself, as may appear in an automated financial, business practice, or management system.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 963]    963Calendar or scheduling:
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 961. Collection of art wherein the given task is designating the time or date of one or more events.

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705Data Processing: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination,   subclasses 7.13 through 7.26for automated scheduling related to operations research in a business environment.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 964]    964CAD or CAM (e.g., interactive design tool):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 961. Collection of art wherein the given task is a part of computer aided design or computer aided manufacturing.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 419 through 427for specific three-dimensional object processing used with such an interface and subclass 619 for specific three-dimensional object processing used with such an interface.
700Data Processing: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications,   subclasses 95 through 212, for use of operator interface in CAD or CAM product manufacturing.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 965]    965For process control and configuration:
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 961. Collection of art wherein the given task is specifying or modeling system functions or connections.
(1) Note. This cross-reference art collection is intended to include operator interface having only nominal details of the structure of associated system components.

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700Data Processing: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications,   subclasses 83 through 85,for the particular details of control systems including a device or apparatus controlled thereby in which an operator control interface is used with the control system.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 965]    965For process control and configuration:
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 961. Collection of art wherein the given task is specifying or modeling system functions or connections.
(1) Note. This cross-reference art collection is intended to include operator interface having only nominal details of the structure of associated system components.

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700Data Processing: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications,   subclasses 83 through 85,for the particular details of control systems including a device or apparatus controlled thereby in which an opera control interface is used to com with the control system.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 966]    966Computer process (e.g., operation of computer):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 965. Collection of art wherein the system is a data processing system.
(1) Note. Examples of such an operator interface are those in which a data processing system is controlled or configured in a supervisory manner. This cross-reference art collection is not intended to include operator interfaces whose display content is determined by an arbitrary function of the data processing system.

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700through 867, for general use of operator interfaces for display.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 967]    967Visual or iconic programming:
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 966. Collection of art wherein the functions or connections are graphically and symbolically designated, represented, and edited.
(1) Note. This cross-reference art collection is intended to include subject matter directly relating to operator interface details involved in the manipulation of computer system functions or connections.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 968]    968Interface for database querying and retrieval:
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 966. Collection of art wherein the function of the data processing system is accessing stored information on the basis of user specification.

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707Data Processing: Database, Data Mining, and File Management or Data Structures,   subclass 634 for synchronization maintenance interface, subclass 654 for backup interface, and subclasses 805 through 806 for database, schema, and data structure creation and/or modification with operator interface.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 969]    969Network layout and operation interface:
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 965. Collection of art wherein connections are designated which establish associative links between a plurality of system components or nodes.

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709Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring,   appropriate subclassesfor means or steps for detecting or observing characteristics or conditions of the network.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 970]    970Instrumentation and component modelling (e.g., interactive control panel):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 965. Collection of art wherein graphical representations of system elements are used to display variable information relating to operating state or acquired parameter values.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 970.1]    970.1Amusement or marital aid interface:
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass 961. Collection of art wherein the given task is the operation of an amusement device or relating to the state of marriage.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 971]    971COOPERATIVE DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR GROUP OF USERS:
 This cross-reference art is indented under the class definition. Collection of art wherein a group of users at plural display interface sites join in the collaborative effort required to effect a single desired choice related to a common task.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 972]    972INSERTED REAL-TIME VIDEO IN OPERATOR INTERFACE:
 This cross-reference art is indented under the class definition. Collection of art wherein a computer graphics display is capable of supporting, within its interactive screen region, the depiction of a live-action sequence or a captured still image from such a sequence.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 973]    973SCROLL TOOL (E.G., WINDOW SCROLL BAR):
 This cross-reference art is indented under the class definition. Collection of art wherein operator interface display elements may be used to select a portion to be displayed in a constrained region by interaction with on-screen tools which graphically represent the location of the selected portion.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclass 684 , display control scrolling in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 974]    974SLIDER CONTROL AS ON-SCREEN OBJECT IN OPERATOR INTERFACE:
 This cross-reference art is indented under the class definition. Collection of art wherein an interactive user controls the setting of a value or condition within a computer system by the motion of one sub-portion of an interface element with respect to others.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 975]    975POP-UP DIALOG BOX FOR ENTRY:
 This cross-reference art is indented under the class definition. Collection of art wherein a display region appears for an interactive user where it had not been previously for the purpose of obtaining input or information indications from the user.

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808,for pop-up control in general.
809,for a dialog box in general.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 976]    9763-D ICON:
 This cross-reference art is indented under the class definition. Collection of art wherein a symbolic representation of a function or system resource in an interactive user display appears with a perspective appearance.

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836,for a selectable array of 3D icons.
846through 847, for non-array icons.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 419 through 427, for computer graphics methods or apparatus for generating the perspective display.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 977]    977DYNAMIC ICON (E.G., ANIMATED OR LIVE ACTION):
 This cross-reference art is indented under the class definition. Collection of art wherein a symbolic representation of a function or system resource in an interactive user display appears with an attribute of real-time motion within the display screen space.

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345Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems,   subclasses 473 through 475for details of animation processing used to create the attribute of real-time motion.
  
[List of Patents for class 715 subclass 978]    978AUDIO INTERACTION AS PART OF AN OPERATOR INTERFACE:
 This cross-reference art is indented under the class definition. Collection of art wherein sounds are used as input to or output from an operator interface.
(1) Note. This collection is intended to include interface arrangements which, in addition to graphical features, provide the user with auditory control or feedback to enhance the graphical effect.

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704Data Processing: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression,   subclasses 200 through 278, for speech signal processing.
  

FOREIGN ART COLLECTIONS

The definitions below correspond to abolished subclasses from which these collections were formed. See the Foreign Art Collection schedule of this Class for specific correspondences. [Note: the titles and definitions for indented art collections include all the details of the one(s) that are hierarchically superior.]

FOR 176OPERATOR INTERFACE (345/326):
 This foreign art collection is indented under the class definition. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a user’s interaction with a computer system is used to control the presentation of display data. Such interaction is interpreted and used by a data processor or computer architecture wherein system level elements of computation or data processing techniques areused prior to use with or in a specific display system.
(1) Note. Significantly claimed structure external to the user interface methods or apparatuses, claimed in combination with subject matter under this operator interface subclass, which displays or produces an image or sensory message related to such external structure or its function, is classified in the class appropriate to the external structure; however, nominally claimed structure external to this subclass, claimed in combination with subject matter under this subclass definition (i.e., creation or manipulation of icons, menus, windows, and user interactive functions), is classified in these subclasses unless provided for in the appropriate external subclass.
(2) Note. Processing of interactive data for presentation with at most a nominal recitation of the input device (i.e., where the user s input is used to control the presentation of display data) is classified herein.
(3) Note. Windowing techniques which can include interactive processes are classified herein.
  
FOR 177Interaction in a television environment (345/327):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 176. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the user is given control over operations involving broad, real-time, or live-action video signals.
  
FOR 178For video segment editing or sequencing (345/328):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 177. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the operations include arranging portions of acquired video material into a different order than that in which it was originally obtained.
  
FOR 179For plural users or sites (345/329):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 176. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein concurrently established related or collaborative interfaces are provided to multiple displays.
  
FOR 180Computer conferencing (345/330):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 179. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein data from participants at the display sites is distributed to other participants at other collaborative sites.
  
FOR 181Computer supported cooperative work (345/331):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 179. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein users at the multiple displays join in completing a given task as a group.
  
FOR 182Group window (345/332):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 181. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a display representing the group s work appears at the sites in a constrained screen region.
  
FOR 183Interface customization or edition (345/333):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 176. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein an aspect of the operator interface is modified or established.
  
FOR 184Graphical appearance (345/334):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 183. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a visual attribute of an element in the operator interface is modified.
  
FOR 185Link between object and task or function (e.g., client/server) (345/335):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 183. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the aspect is a relationship between interface feature and routine performed.
  
FOR 186Having on-line help (345/336):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 176. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a user can access assistance or information regarding an application or operation interactively.
  
FOR 187Adaptive to user skill level (345/337):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 186. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the assistance or information provided is adjusted according to a determined user proficiency.
  
FOR 188Context sensitive (345/338):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 186. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the assistance or information provided is determined by current conditions or a desired operation.
  
FOR 189On-screen workspace or object (345/339):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 176. Foreign art collection including subject matter providing a specific element in an interface with which a user can interact.
  
FOR 190Window (345/340):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 189. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein all interactions are constrained to one or more portions or regions of the display, which may display all or part of their related information.
  
FOR 191Window scrolled to needed portion (345/341):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 190. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein, when a window displays only part of its related information, the user can selectively control which portion is displayed.
  
FOR 192Layout modification (e.g., move or resize) (345/342):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 190. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the place, location, or size of windows relative to the display may be modified.
  
FOR 193Window differentiation (345/343):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 190. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein windows have attributes which distinguish them from other windows.
  
FOR 194Priority (345/344):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 193. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the attribute is priority, which is used to determine which window of a plurality is in the foreground when windows overlap.
  
FOR 195Viewing lower priority window (345/345):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 194. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the priority attributes are changed when the user needs to operate within a lower priority window.
  
FOR 196Interwindow link or communication (345/346):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 190. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein windows have established relationships to other windows, allowing communication between windows, grouping of related windows into sets, or allowing operations to be applied in common to groups of windows.
  
FOR 197Pop-up control (e.g., message or dialog box) (345/347):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 189. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein an interface element not previously displayed appears on the screen in response to user interaction or when user interaction is required.
  
FOR 198Icon (345/348):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 189. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein an interface element is a graphical representation of a function or system resource which is accessed when the graphical representation is selected by user interaction.
  
FOR 199Metaphoric icon object (345/349):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 198. Foreign art collections including subject matter wherein an icon graphically suggests a real-world item which performs a function analogous to a function invoked by selection of the icon.
  
FOR 200Indexed book or notebook (345/350):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 199. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the meta object suggests a multi-page text- or document-based item, and wherein user interaction with an associated sub-element causes a corresponding page to be displayed or selected.
  
FOR 201Office layout (e.g., filing cabinet, desk) (345/351):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 199. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the metaphoric object or objects suggest a business environment, enabling access to various items commonly found in a real-world workspace.
  
FOR 202Menu (345/352):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 189. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the interface element is a list of items from which the user may choose.
  
FOR 203Sub-menu structure (345/353):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 202. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the user may traverse a number of related and linked menu lists, based upon successive choices.
  
FOR 204Using button array (345/354):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 202. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the menu is composed of an arrangement of symbolic graphical selection indicia (e.g., pick region).
  
FOR 205Interface represented by 3D space (345/355):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 189. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the user appears to move within a 3D space of interface elements.
  
FOR 206Hierarchy or network structure (345/356):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 189. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein interface elements are organized into a tree structure type or a linked node grouping.
  
FOR 207Navigation within structure (345/357):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 206. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the user can navigate through the interface by following the links from one node to another.
  
FOR 208Gestured-based (345/358):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 176. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a path or shape described by user input is indicative of a desired operation.
  
FOR 209PRESENTATION PROCESSING OF DOCUMENT (715/500):
 This foreign art collection is indented under the class definition. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein humanly perceptible elements of electronic information (i.e., text or graphics) are gathered, associated, created, formatted, edited, prepared, or otherwise processed in forming a unified collection of such information storable as a distinct entity.
  
FOR 210Synchronization of diverse media (715/500.1):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a presentation includes elements having more than one data type where the elements are presented in a predetermined order and timing relationship.
(1) Note. Authoring, playing, or recording a presentation which includes synchronization of different media is classified herein.
  
FOR 211Hypermedia (715/501.1):
 This foreign art collection is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the textual information includes embedded links or format codes that direct process flow to alternate or additional displays.
(1) Note. Authoring, playing, or recording a presentation which includes synchronization of different media is classified herein.
  
FOR 212Drawing (715/502):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the textual information may include a graphic presentation formatted as a drawing document, such as CAD and CAM designs.
  
FOR 213Spreadsheet (715/503):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the textual information include may include numerical information and is formatted into a ledgerlike worksheet.
(1) Note. The processing of the informational content within cells of a ledgerlike sheet is classified herein.
  
FOR 214Cell format control (715/504):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 213. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the format within each spreadsheet entry is controlled.
  
FOR 215Form (715/505):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the information is inserted at a designated geometric location within a document.
  
FOR 216Form creation (715/506):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 215. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the geometric location is specified.
  
FOR 217Form filling (715/507):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 215. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein placing information in the location provided for such information is performed.
  
FOR 218Fitting data into field on form (715/508):
 This subclass is indented under FOR subclass 217. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the textual information or the geometric location is modified to meet the limitations of an existing field geometric constraint.
  
FOR 219Table (715/509):
 This subclass is indented subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the textual information may include numerical information and is formatted into a tabular format.
  
FOR 220Ruled lines (715/510):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 219. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein straight linear curves are created to indicate rows or columns in the tabular presentation.
(1) Note. The processing of lines for the division of cells within a table is classified herein.
  
FOR 221Version management (715/511):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein previous embodiments of documents are retained and organized through the use of various display attributes for the multiple embodiments.
(1) Note. Processing of multiple versions of one or more documents through a plurality of display views or simultaneous presentation is classified herein.
  
FOR 222Version management (715/512):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein an optional or selectable limited display of textual data related to data unconditionally displayed (e.g., memo field display related to text) is performed.
  
FOR 223Structured document (e.g., HTML, SGML, ODA, CDA) (715/513):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the document is created and processed according to a standardized of interrelated hierarchical flow and page layout (e.g., office document architecture (ODA), content document architecture (CDA), standard generalized markup language (SGML), or hypertext markup language (HTML)).
(1) Note. The processing of a document according to a standard which directs a receiving application as to the layout of its content is classified herein.
  
FOR 224Hierarchical control (715/514):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the textual information may vary in scope of context and may contain or be contained by information of different scope.
(1) Note. This includes subject matter where textual information is divided into sets, at least one of which contains a subset and where each subset may in turn contain subsets, and where the data is controlled by each set and subset.
  
FOR 225Compound document (715/515):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 224. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the document includes elements having different data types.
(1) Note. The processing of a document containing multiple types of elements is classified herein.
  
FOR 226Matching application process to displayed data type (715/516):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein processes specific to elements of different data formats within a common document are accessed and executed.
  
FOR 227Layout (715/517):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 500. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein geometric positioning of elements within the document is altered or specified.
  
FOR 228Spacing control (715/518):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 227. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a distance between elements within documents is altered or specified.
  
FOR 229Horizontal spacing (715/519):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 228. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the distance between elements in the left and right orientation (e.g., kerning) within documents is altered or specified.
  
FOR 230Area designation (715/520):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 227. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a geometric subset of a presentation surface is specified (e.g., a frame).
  
FOR 231Boundary processing (715/521):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 227.Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein perimeters of geometric subsets of a presentation surface within documents or document subsets (e.g., flow of text, figures, column or page balancing) are specified, modified or controlled.
(1) Note. The layout of elements around other elements whose location has been pre-specified (e.g., a method in which a set of figures flow around a geometrically locked figure), methods for flowing text around figures, or methods for handling text across boundaries, such as line breaks or column breaks, is classified herein.
  
FOR 232Format information in separate file (715/522):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 227. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein layout specifications are stored separately from the data to which such specifications are applied.
  
FOR 233Format transformation (715/523):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 227. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein layout specifications are modified automatically or translated between specifications.
  
FOR 234Detecting format code change (715/524):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 227. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a modification in a layout specification is recognized.
  
FOR 235Pagination (715/525):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 227. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the document is divided into units (i.e., pages) which are sized according to a display or print medium.
  
FOR 236Display processing (715/526):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the document is prepared for visual output.
(1) Note. Processing of a document to enhance the visibility of particular elements through the addition of various attributes is classified herein.
  
FOR 237Print preview (715/527):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 236. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein an image of data as interpreted by an output device is displayed for operator approval prior to output on a hard copy output device.
  
FOR 238Color attribute (715/528):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 236. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein data specifying a color code is defined or modified.
  
FOR 239Text attribute (715/529):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 236. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein data specifying a font text characteristic (e.g., italics, bold, underline, size, or highlighting) is defined or modified.
  
FOR 240Edit, composition, or storage control (715/530):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter including means or steps for developing or changing a document wherein one or more elements of a document (i.e., text, graphics, control, or format codes) are added, deleted, or modified, or including means or steps for storing the resultant altered document or the alterations.
  
FOR 241Text (715/531):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 240. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the editing, composition, or storage is peculiar to the textual information (e.g., hyphenation or punctuation).
  
FOR 242Dictionary (715/532):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 241. Foreign art collection including subject matter including a memory means for storing a collection of words related to a language.
  
FOR 243Spell check (715/533):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 241. Foreign art collection including subject matter including a means for checking the spelling of a word.
  
FOR 244Input of abbreviated word form (715/534):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 241. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a group of pre-selected characters or a symbol (i.e., short form) is replaced by a whole word (i.e., long form).
  
FOR 245Ideographic generator (715/535):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 241. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the construction of word, phrase, or sentence is in a pictorial character form or a non-Roman phonetic symbol.
  
FOR 246Multilingual (715/536):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 241. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the processing of the textual information is performed in more than one language.
  
FOR 247Footnoting (715/537):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 241. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the elements include primary and related data (i.e., an explanation or comments) where related data is presented at a position separate from but marked as related to primary data.
  
FOR 248Equation or formula processing (715/538):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 241. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the elements or other formal code sequences include a mathematical or formulaic expression.
  
FOR 249Block control (715/539):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 240. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a subset of elements in a document delineated by a technique of marking such elements is edited.
  
FOR 250Replacement of element (715/540):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 240. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a selected element is replaced with another element in the document.
  
FOR 251Handwritten textual input (715/541):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 240. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the textual information includes symbolic data entered by manual transcription of such symbols.
  
FOR 252Font selection (715/542):
 This subclass is indented under subclass FOR 209. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein the features of a character set for a specified collection of information are determined.
(1) Note. The automatic or user-specified selection of a predefined font is classified herein.
  
FOR 253DOCUMENT STRUCTURAL ELEMENT (715/900):
 This cross-reference art is indented under the class definition. Foreign art collection including subject matter comprising methods or apparatus for processing data formatted for presentation in a unified collection of such information (document) with special structural element that are not provided for elsewhere.
  
FOR 254Active document (715/901):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein a document contains elements or attributes which include or procedural instructions which are executed upon the document or its environment.
  
FOR 255Multilayer document (715/902):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein textual information within documents contains multiple textual elements in depth layers allowing for transparency, opacity, and coloration based on layers.
  
FOR 2563-D spreadsheet (715/903):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein textual information within spreadsheet documents is contained within spreadsheets having the dimensions of depth, height, and width.
  
FOR 257Details of spreadsheet data records (715/904):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein textual information within spreadsheet documents contain presentation data specified at individual data record levels.
  
FOR 258Spreadsheet cell protection (715/905):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein textual information within spreadsheet documents is write-protected.
  
FOR 259Creating one form from another (715/906):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein textual information within a form specifies a new set of field relationships based on an existing set of relationships.
  
FOR 260Hierarchical document control with vary levels of detail (715/907):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein textual information is presented in greater or lesser relative amounts of data based on the level of precision (e.g., outlining).
  
FOR 261Document format layout template (715/908):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein textual information predefines the geometric positioning of text.
  
FOR 262Document page collating (715/909):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein textual information orders and numbers document pages.
  
FOR 263Document presenting plural pages on a single sheet (715/910):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein textual information presents multiple pages of information on a single substrate which can be cut or folded to present each page as a separate physical entity.
  
FOR 264Document page description processing (715/911):
 This cross-reference art is indented under subclass FOR 253. Foreign art collection including subject matter wherein textual information presents the display of textual data based on the interleaved data and instructions for display.
  

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