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A Method for Using a Rotary Tuner as a Virtual User Interface Element

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000233827D
Publication Date: 2013-Dec-24
Document File: 4 page(s) / 74K

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

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Allie Watfa: INVENTOR [+5]

Abstract

A method for inputting information required for login on a touch screen, using one or more rotary dials as virtual user interface elements is disclosed. The user operates the one or more rotary dials for selecting multiple topics. Additionally, the selected topics may be used for displaying advertisements relevant to the user.

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A Method for Using a Rotary Tuner as a Virtual User Interface Element

Abstract

A method for inputting information required for login on a touch screen, using one or more rotary dials as virtual user interface elements is disclosed.  The user operates the one or more rotary dials for selecting multiple topics.  Additionally, the selected topics may be used for displaying advertisements relevant to the user.

Description

Disclosed is a method for inputting information required for login on a touch screen, using one or more rotary dials as virtual user interface elements.

In an exemplary implementation, a single rotary dial is used for receiving user input as shown in Figure 1.  The single rotary dial includes a rotational ball for cycling through options, and an inner layer for inputting an option.  Optionally, the inner layer can be implemented as a clickable button for inputting the option.

Figure 1

In another implementation, multiple rotary tuners can be used for receiving user input.  For instance, the multiple rotary dials are displayed sequentially as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2

In an embodiment, the user selects multiple desired topics required for login using the one or more rotary dials.  For instance, the single rotary dial can be used for selecting the multiple desired topics as shown in Figure 3

 

Figure 3

As the single rotary dial is rotated, possible topics for a first type of topic are displayed and cycled through.  When a first desired topic is displayed, the user can select the first desired topic.  Selection can be achieved by doing one or more of, clicking on the first desired topic, and selecting the innermost rotary dial.  Once the first desired topic is selected, the user can rotate the single rotary dial again to cycle through possible topics for a second type of topic.  When the second desired topic is displayed, the user can select the second desired topic.  Once all the multiple desired topics have been selected, the multiple desired topics are submitted for verification.  

Alternatively, the multiple rotary tuners can be used for selecting the multiple topics.  Each rotary tuner can be associated with a single topic.  Using multiple rotary tuners can enhance the security of login as a correct position on each rotary tuner must be set for login.

In addition, the multiple topics can be gathered to infer user interests.  Further, advertisements can be targeted to the user based on the user interests as sho...