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Patent Issued for Data Structure Mapping and Navigation

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA) has been issued patent number 8745506, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.

The patent's inventors are Choudhary, Bibhu (Kondapur, IN); Menon, Deepak Achuthan (Gachibowli, IN); Patel, Atish Jayantilal (Gachibowli, IN).

This patent was filed on February 19, 2010 and was published online on June 3, 2014.

From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "Consumers have many types of mobile computing devices to choose from, including mobile phones, smart phones, personal data assistants (PDAs), and other personal/business computing devices. Advances in computing power and storage capacity continue to enhance a user's experience with handheld devices including advanced graphics, video processing, and communication capabilities. For example, some smart phones allow users to surf the web while communicating with other users, including the communication of text, audio, images, application files, video, etc. Smart phones and other handheld computing devices also allow users to use various applications, such as word processing, e-mail, spreadsheet, and other applications. Processing techniques employ the use of hardware and software to enhance the user experience. However, display areas of many handheld devices are limited due in part to the overall size and configuration of each device."

Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "This summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form that are further described below in the Detailed Description. This summary is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the claimed subject matter, nor is it intended as an aid in determining the scope of the claimed subject matter.

"Embodiments provide navigable and other information to users. In an embodiment, a handheld computing device can be configured to provide a navigable map that includes a number of map list items corresponding to aspects of an underlying data structure. In one embodiment, a process includes displaying a number of linked list items of a navigable list map in a first display portion and displaying a preview of pertinent information associated with an item in a second display portion. Other embodiments are available.

"These and other features and advantages will be apparent from a reading of the following detailed description and a review of the associated drawings. It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description are explanatory only and are not restrictive of the invention as claimed."

For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Choudhary, Bibhu; Menon, Deepak Achuthan; Patel, Atish Jayantilal. Data Structure Mapping and Navigation. U.S. Patent Number 8745506, filed February 19, 2010, and published online on June 3, 2014. Patent URL:

Keywords for this news article include: Microsoft Corporation, Information Technology, Information and Data Architecture.

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