Data input method and system with multi-sub-field matching of user entries into a graphical input device

DC
  • US 7,500,201 B2
  • Filed: 06/02/2006
  • Issued: 03/03/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A data input method comprising:

  • executing a script that is a list of commands that are embedded in the Hypertext Markup Language code defining a web page and can be executed by or within the browser;

    generating and displaying on a web page a graphical data input field sensing user entry in the graphical data input field of a character sequence including at least one character;

    associating an ordered set of data containing at least two selection lists, each one of said at least two selection lists including at least two character strings;

    associating at least two character strings from said at least two selection lists wherein each character string of said at least two selection lists is separated by a delimiter from an adjacent character string of said at least two selection lists;

    searching sequentially and character-by-character each character string of one of said at least two selection lists according to each user-entered character for a character match;

    searching as needed sequentially and character-by-character each character string of each remaining list of said at least two selection lists according to each user entered character for a character match;

    matching each character sequence with each character string of said at least two selection lists;

    sensing an acceptance action by the user, reflecting the current user selected choice.

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