Abstract: To increase command-access efficiency and to optimize a user's available user interface work space, an improved user interface is provided for displaying logical groupings of selectable software functionality controls that are associated with one or more selected top-level functionalities. Upon selection of a top-level functionality tab, selectable functionalities associated with the top-level functionality tab are divided into logical groupings and are presented in a customizable functionality control section below the tab. Upon selection of a different top-level functionality tab, selectable functionalities associated with the subsequently selected top-level functionality tab may either replace the first functionality control section or may be displayed in a separate functionality control section adjacent to the first functionality control section if real estate is available in the user interface.
March 2, 2015
Date of Patent:
January 9, 2018
Erin Elizabeth Dean, Jensen M. Harris, Aaron Michael Butcher, Jesse Clay Satterfield
Abstract: An improved user interface is provided for displaying selectable software functionality controls that are relevant to a selected object and that remain visibly available for use while the selected object is being edited. Upon selection of a particular object for editing, functionality available for editing the object is presented in a ribbon-shaped user interface above the software application workspace to allow the user ready and efficient access to functionality needed for editing the selected object. The display of relevant functionality controls is persisted until the user dismisses the display, selects another top-level functionality control or selects another object for editing.
June 23, 2017
December 14, 2017
Jesse Clay SATTERFIELD, Aaron M. BUTCHER, David A. MORTON, Jensen M. HARRIS, Justin DENNEY
Joseph Spencer King, Lisa Joy Stifelman, Emily Grace Sappington, Alice Jane Bernheim Brush, Shane Jeremy Landry, Mouni Reddy, Annie Lenore Smith, Jeffrey Spencer Davison, Sara Nopwan Siritaratiwat