Touch screen drag and drop input technique

  • US 6,590,568 B1
  • Filed: 11/20/2000
  • Issued: 07/08/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/20/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of dragging and dropping an item displayed on a touch screen, the method comprising:

  • detecting a first location of an object touching a display of the item on the touch screen;

    detecting that a pressure between the object and the touch screen at the first location is greater than a first predetermined pressure for a first predetermined period of time;

    detecting a decrease in the pressure between the object and the touch screen at the first location of a predetermined amount from the first predetermined pressure to a reduced pressure;

    detecting movement of the object across the touch screen at the reduced pressure from the first location to a second location;

    detecting that the pressure between the object and the touch screen at the second location is greater than a second predetermined pressure for a time duration greater than a second predetermined period of time; and

    moving the display of the item from the first location on the touch screen to the second location on the touch screen.

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