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Amazon Patents Microsoft's DataGrid Inline Editing Feature....

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Amazon wins patent for ordering forms, Collapsing and Maximizing Form
Areas....
NAME OF PATENT
Method and system for displaying and editing of information
# 6,615,226 http://tinyurl.com/m7v8
**** CLAIM #10 ****
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10. A method in a computer system for editing fields comprising:

displaying the content of the fields;

receiving a selection of a field whose content is displayed;

in response to receiving the selection, displaying an editing window in
which the content of the selected field is edited; and

after the content of the field is edited, removing the displayed editing
window and displaying the selected field with the edited content.

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NEWS.COM - In its latest patent, the online retailing giant outlined a
method for
expanding portions of the ordering form, then collapsing that portion of the
form and removing the data fields. The content for that particular section
of the form would then be displayed again.
The patent, filed in September 1997 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office, also described a method for editing content on the order form and
redisplaying the information in the section after the changes have been
made, according to a copy of the patent.
http://news.com.com/2100-1017-5070569.html

Does this minimize and maximize is threatened? As say if two windows are
pointing to the same application.....

Or what about opening up the Printing Window using the old Windows 3.1?

What about that networking company of long ago with the tree view
explorer...wasn't that expanding and collapsing?

Jul 21 '05 #1
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Didn't you develop their whole site, or was that ebay?
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Amazon wins patent for ordering forms, Collapsing and Maximizing Form
Areas....
NAME OF PATENT
Method and system for displaying and editing of information
# 6,615,226 http://tinyurl.com/m7v8
**** CLAIM #10 ****
__________________________

10. A method in a computer system for editing fields comprising:

displaying the content of the fields;

receiving a selection of a field whose content is displayed;

in response to receiving the selection, displaying an editing window in
which the content of the selected field is edited; and

after the content of the field is edited, removing the displayed editing
window and displaying the selected field with the edited content.

__________________________

NEWS.COM - In its latest patent, the online retailing giant outlined a
method for
expanding portions of the ordering form, then collapsing that portion of the form and removing the data fields. The content for that particular section
of the form would then be displayed again.
The patent, filed in September 1997 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office, also described a method for editing content on the order form and
redisplaying the information in the section after the changes have been
made, according to a copy of the patent.
http://news.com.com/2100-1017-5070569.html

Does this minimize and maximize is threatened? As say if two windows are
pointing to the same application.....

Or what about opening up the Printing Window using the old Windows 3.1?

What about that networking company of long ago with the tree view
explorer...wasn't that expanding and collapsing?

Jul 21 '05 #2

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