Patent Number: 6,486,895

Title: Display system for displaying lists of linked documents

Abstract: A display system for displaying lists of linked documents. The present invention is implemented for displaying lists of related pages downloaded from the World Wide Web. The list of pages is displayed in a book metaphor termed a WebBook. The book metaphor is desirable since it inherently conveys the notion of the pages being related. When displayed, two active pages are displayed at one time. For the WebBook, each page in the list is converted into a page object and will represent a left or right page. Page objects representing a left page will have an axis of rotation along a right edge (as viewed orthogonally) while page objects representing a right page will have an axis of rotation along a left edge (as viewed orthogonally). The changing of pages is animated. Various user interface controls are provided for traversing the pages of the book, creating book marks, scanning pages, scaling the contents of a page, scrolling through pages, etc.

Inventors: Robertson; George G. (Foster City, CA), Card; Stuart K. (Los Altos, CA)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G09G 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 11/26/2019