US 9,811,235 B2
Cascading inline display and preview of related information for elements in a document
Monty Hammontree, Duvall, WA (US); Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha, Redmond, WA (US); Brandon Adams, Auburn, WA (US); Steven John Clarke, Edinburgh (GB); Zachary S Zaiss, Seattle, WA (US); and David Pugh, Bellevue, WA (US)
Assigned to Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed by Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed on Sep. 15, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/855,366.
Application 14/855,366 is a continuation of application No. 13/907,851, filed on May 31, 2013, granted, now 9,134,968.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/786,105, filed on Mar. 14, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0004421 A1, Jan. 7, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 9/44 (2006.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01); G06F 3/0484 (2013.01); G06F 3/0485 (2013.01); G06F 17/24 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/0481 (2013.01) [G06F 3/04842 (2013.01); G06F 3/04855 (2013.01); G06F 8/33 (2013.01); G06F 8/34 (2013.01); G06F 17/24 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
at least one processor configured to generate a user interface to a display, the user interface comprising:
at least a portion of code; and
a viewport within the at least a portion of code;
the user interface being configured to:
display a view of at least a portion of a first document of a plurality of documents in the viewport;
indicate at least one identifier in the at least a portion of the first document;
receive an indication that the user has selected the at least one identifier;
present a set of relationships associated with the selected at least one identifier;
receive a selection of a relationship in the set of relationships;
display a view of at least a portion of a second document associated with the selected relationship in the viewport; and
display a history bar-along with the viewport, the history bar including a plurality of indicators representative of the first document and the second document.