Patent Number: 6,310,633

Title: Method and system for organizing document information

Abstract: A graphical user interface that presents document organization in terms of objects readily familiar to the user is provided by the present invention. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for managing documents in a computer system includes a step of producing a representation of a document that indicates to the user the contents of the document. A step of associating the representation with the document in the memory of the computer is also part of the method. The method includes a step of displaying a document closet image on the display. The document closet image can include a plurality of document images. A step of selecting a document image from the document closet in response to an input from the user is also part of the method. The method can also include turning the document image selected for display to the user so that the user can readily view the representation of the document's contents.

Inventors: Graham; Jamey (Los Altos, CA)

Assignee: Ricoh Company Limited

International Classification: G06F 3/033 (20060101); G06F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018