Method and system for navigating a display screen for locating a desired item of information

  • US 7,075,512 B1
  • Filed: 02/07/2002
  • Issued: 07/11/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/07/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
  • ×
    • Pin Icon | RPX Insight
    • Pin
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A method for implementing a touchscreen user interface for a device, the method comprising:

  • a) displaying a plurality of items in a normal mode on a touchscreen of a portable electronic device;

    b) registering a user input to enter a fly over mode;

    c) in response to b), providing a fly over area within the touchscreen, wherein the fly over area provides a magnified view of items within the fly over area with respect to items outside the fly over area, and wherein items outside the fly over area are shrunk with respect to the items in the normal mode and the ones of the items, which are shrunk, are shrunk by a same constant factor with respect to the items in the normal mode;

    d) controlling a location of the fly over area with respect to the touchscreen in accordance with a movement command received from a user; and

    e) in response to d), scrolling a display contents of the touchscreen when the fly over area reaches an edge of the touchscreen.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×