Portable computers

  • US 6,956,564 B1
  • Filed: 10/08/1998
  • Issued: 10/18/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A portable computer comprising:

  • movement detection means responsive to movement of the computer to produce an electrical output signal representative of such movement,a storage medium for storing data defining a multiplicity of displayable pages each comprising of a plurality of lines;

    a display having a corresponding plurality of lines to enable one of the multiplicity of pages to be displayed; and

    processing means responsive to the output of said movement detection means to determine detected movement data defining a user'"'"'s intention;

    the processing means using said movement data to provide a mode response selected from a multiplicity of stored possible modes, at least some of which define selection for display of a further one of the pages from the multiplicity of pages, the further one of the pages being adjacent to a previously selected page being currently displayed;

    wherein detected movement data is used to effect scrolling of displayed information such that portions of data defining alphanumeric or graphic information outside a currently displayed screen is selectable by the user, the scrolling of displayed information effectively displaying a part of an adjacent screen.

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