WO2008016794A3 - Scroll mechanism with keyboard and context driven navigation - Google Patents

Scroll mechanism with keyboard and context driven navigation Download PDF

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WO2008016794A3
WO2008016794A3 PCT/US2007/074042 US2007074042W WO2008016794A3 WO 2008016794 A3 WO2008016794 A3 WO 2008016794A3 US 2007074042 W US2007074042 W US 2007074042W WO 2008016794 A3 WO2008016794 A3 WO 2008016794A3
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scrolling
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keyboard
direction
scroll
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Jeffrey Hawkins
Robert Y Haitani
Paul Cousineau
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Palm Inc
Jeffrey Hawkins
Robert Y Haitani
Paul Cousineau
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Priority to US11/460,993 priority patent/US7940254B2/en
Priority to US11/594,255 priority patent/US20080034319A1/en
Priority to US11/460,993 priority
Application filed by Palm Inc, Jeffrey Hawkins, Robert Y Haitani, Paul Cousineau filed Critical Palm Inc
Publication of WO2008016794A2 publication Critical patent/WO2008016794A2/en
Publication of WO2008016794A3 publication Critical patent/WO2008016794A3/en

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    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
    • G06F3/0484Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
    • G06F3/0485Scrolling or panning
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    • G06F1/16Constructional details or arrangements
    • G06F1/1613Constructional details or arrangements for portable computers
    • G06F1/1615Constructional details or arrangements for portable computers with several enclosures having relative motions, each enclosure supporting at least one I/O or computing function
    • G06F1/1616Constructional details or arrangements for portable computers with several enclosures having relative motions, each enclosure supporting at least one I/O or computing function with folding flat displays, e.g. laptop computers or notebooks having a clamshell configuration, with body parts pivoting to an open position around an axis parallel to the plane they define in closed position
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    • G06F1/1613Constructional details or arrangements for portable computers
    • G06F1/1626Constructional details or arrangements for portable computers with a single-body enclosure integrating a flat display, e.g. Personal Digital Assistants [PDAs]
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    • G06F1/16Constructional details or arrangements
    • G06F1/1613Constructional details or arrangements for portable computers
    • G06F1/1633Constructional details or arrangements of portable computers not specific to the type of enclosures covered by groups G06F1/1615 - G06F1/1626
    • G06F1/1684Constructional details or arrangements related to integrated I/O peripherals not covered by groups G06F1/1635 - G06F1/1675
    • G06F1/169Constructional details or arrangements related to integrated I/O peripherals not covered by groups G06F1/1635 - G06F1/1675 the I/O peripheral being an integrated pointing device, e.g. trackball in the palm rest area, mini-joystick integrated between keyboard keys, touch pads or touch stripes
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
    • G06F3/0202Constructional details or processes of manufacture of the input device
    • G06F3/021Arrangements integrating additional peripherals in a keyboard, e.g. card or barcode reader, optical scanner
    • G06F3/0213Arrangements providing an integrated pointing device in a keyboard, e.g. trackball, mini-joystick
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
    • G06F3/033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor
    • G06F3/0362Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor with detection of 1D translations or rotations of an operating part of the device, e.g. scroll wheels, sliders, knobs, rollers or belts

Abstract

A computing navigation mechanism includes a scroll mechanism (e.g., scroll wheel or cylinder) below a keyboard area. The keyboard comprises a plurality of keys, including a home row structured to allow positioning of fingers of a user. The scroll mechanism is structured below the keyboard area and structured to rotate in only a first direction and a second direction. In one embodiment a scroll wheel integrated below a keyboard layout for navigation of applications displayed on a computer screen. The scroll wheel is configured to direct movement in response to a context of interaction with an application visible as active on the computer screen. The scroll wheel includes intra-element scrolling for moving content within a window of the application and for moving between items within a menu of the application and inter-element scrolling for moving between enabled links in the application. Intra-element scrolling may include pane scrolling to move content in the first direction or the second direction within the window pane of an application. It also may include selection scrolling to incrementally select between items in a menu list in a menu. In addition, inter- element scrolling comprises item scrolling, which incrementally moves between links within applications such as a web browser.
PCT/US2007/074042 2006-07-30 2007-07-20 Scroll mechanism with keyboard and context driven navigation WO2008016794A2 (en)

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US11/594,255 2006-07-30
US11/460,993 US7940254B2 (en) 2006-07-30 2006-07-30 Context driven navigation mechanism
US11/594,255 US20080034319A1 (en) 2006-07-30 2006-07-30 Scroll mechanism and keyboard
US11/460,993 2006-07-30

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