Patent Number: 7,788,597

Title: Windows radio toolbar

Abstract: Radio client/server architectures and graphical user interfaces for toolbars and explorer bars utilized in conjunction with Web browsers providing streaming-media content are disclosed. In one aspect of the present invention, the graphical user interface is of a Web browser with a radio toolbar that displays one or more buttons capable of controlling a source of streaming media. The graphical user interface can also include a menu bar, a standard-buttons toolbar, an address toolbar, horizontal or vertical explorer bars, a links toolbar and/or a status bar. The architecture aspect of the present invention includes a plurality of computer-executable components. One component is a radio server that plays a radio source of streaming-media. Another component is an interface for communicating with the radio server. A third component is at least one radio-client that communicates through the interface in order to provide instructions to the radio server.

Inventors: Mazhar; Khurshed (Kirkland, WA), Nadalin; David M. (Redmond, WA), Larkin; Kevin P. (Mercer Island, WA), Warne; Kevin (N/A, omitted)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 13/00 (20060101); G06F 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018