Scrolling techniques for user interfaces

  • US 20090064031A1
  • Filed: 01/09/2008
  • Published: 03/05/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/04/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for controlling the scrolling of information comprising:

  • a first output component configured to display at least a portion of a list of listings, wherein the list of listings includes a plurality of sublists of listings;

    an input component configured to receive a user movement; and

    an interface coupled to the input component and the first output component;

    wherein the interface is configured to monitor a first attribute of the user movement;

    wherein the interface is configured to scroll through the list of listings on the first output component from an originating listing to a first scroll listing when the first attribute is below a first threshold;

    wherein the originating listing is contained within an originating sublist of the plurality of sublists;

    wherein the first scroll listing is consecutive with the originating listing in the list;

    wherein the interface is configured to scroll through the list of listings on the first output component from the originating listing to a second scroll listing when the first attribute is above the first threshold;

    wherein the second scroll listing is the initial listing in a second scroll sublist of the plurality of sublists; and

    wherein the second scroll sublist is one of the sublists from the following group of sublists;

    (1) the originating sublist and (2) a sublist consecutive with the originating sublist in the list of listings.

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