User interface for removing an object from a display

  • US RE43,318 E1
  • Filed: 07/18/2007
  • Issued: 04/17/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for manipulating images comprisinga screen upon which an image is displayed;

  • anda computer coupled to the screen, the computer causing the images to be manipulated in response to location inputs from a pointing device, the system being characterized in that;

    when the image is being dragged in response to the location inputs and the system detects that the velocity with which the image is being dragged exceeds a threshold velocity, the system responds by removing the image from the display without leaving any representative thereof in the display.

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