Apparatus and method for displaying menu items

  • US 20100287468A1
  • Filed: 05/05/2009
  • Published: 11/11/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/05/2009
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. In a hand-held device, a graphic user interface, comprising:

  • a touch screen application activated by a user'"'"'s thumb;

    a main menu comprising one or more main options to be selected by a user using the user'"'"'s thumb positioned on the screen in an area associated with a selected main option;

    one or more submenus comprising one or more secondary options to be selected by the user using the user'"'"'s thumb positioned on the screen in an area associated with a selected secondary option;

    each submenu is associated with a main option;

    the one or more submenus are displayed when a main option is selected;

    the one or more secondary options are arranged in an elliptical arrangement having a center, wherein the center of the elliptical arrangement is a function of the location of the user'"'"'s thumb.

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