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Uses of the Spherical Selector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038125D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a set of specific techniques and uses of the spherical selector device which overcome the difficulties of conventional methods for these techniques.

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Uses of the Spherical Selector

Provided is a set of specific techniques and uses of the spherical selector device which overcome the difficulties of conventional methods for these techniques.

The following is a list of specific uses of the Spherical

Selector which are improvements over conventional techniques -- Parking lots for windows, icons, active tasks

-- Information organizers

-- Action Bar and Pulldown selections

-- Attribute collections

-- Scroller for text, forms fill-in, calendar events, reminders, etc. -- Help/Tutorial

-- Procedures

-- Menu Trees

Scrolling can be automatic, timed, continuous, or halted. Also, the Spherical Selector can assume different shapes as required, e.g., cubes, cones, etc.

The benefits to the user include new function, reduced keystrokes for many operations, enhanced productivity and usability.

Disclosed anonymously.

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