SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RENDERING ON-SCREEN ICONIC BUTTONS WITH DYNAMIC TEXTUAL LINK
 Inventors: Chip Alexander, Belmont; Robert Hoexter, Fremont, both of Calif.
 Assignee: Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, Calif.
[ * ] Notice: This patent issued on a continued prosecution application filed under 37 CFR 1.53(d), and is subject to the twenty year patent term provisions of 35 U.S.C. 154(a)(2).
 Appl. No.: 08/864,844  Filed: May 29, 1997
 Int. CI. G06F 15/00
 U.S. CI 345/349; 345/335; 345/348;
 Field of Search 345/326, 348,
345/349, 352, 353, 354, 357, 335; 701/500,
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Primary Examiner—Ba Huynh
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—-Wagner Murabito & Hao LLP  ABSTRACT
20 Claims, 11 Drawing Sheets