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Accordingly, the office issued a notice of allowance and on 01/13/2015 the application was granted US Patent No. 8,933,971.
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TITLE: Scale factors for visual presentations
- Publication Number: US 20130063492 A1
- App Number: 13/230445
- Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
- Prior Art Cutoff Date: Prior Art predating Sept 12, 2011
- Availability for Challenge: Open Until at least Sept 14, 2013
Summary: This application generates and display graphical elements based on pixel density. The invention selects a scale factor from a scale factor set that is within the range of the pixel density.
Claim 1 requires, among other things:
A method of generating, using a device having a processor, a presentation comprising elements to be displayed on a display component, the method comprising:
executing on the processor instructions configured to:
identify a pixel density of the display component;
for respective elements of the presentation:
from a scale factor set, select a scale factor having a pixel density range including the pixel density of the display component; and
request the element to generate a scaled representation using the scale factor; and
generate the presentation comprising the scaled representations of the elements.
WHY IT MATTERS - This application is similar to other resolution-independent scaling applications, patents, and implementations carried out in the industry.
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