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An input method of anchor and slide in touch panel Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238929D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Sep-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Sep-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 6M

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Zhang, Taili: INVENTOR [+2]


The invention is regarding an  input method for touch screen based user interface, which is comprised of 2 processes: -Touching the range of visual Button or Knob as anchoring touch. -Gestures to function the anchored Button or Knob as acting manipulation. To extend claim 1,it is also including  strategy to prevent from trigger other functionality while sliding. To extend claim 1,it is also including  strategy how to identify up or down direction while sliding.

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An Input Method of Anchor Touch and Slide Combination in touch panel  

By Zhang Taili, Wu Richard

Motorola Solutions, Inc.



This invention is to disclose a new user input method on a multi-touch screen and a system which interprets this user input method. With this method, the user uses a combination of one anchoring touch with one or more slide behaviors to perform one complete input operation on the touch screen. And the system interprets the user inputs according to the predefined pattern and launches the associated functionality. The predefined pattern basically comprises

•         The touch or tap involved for one complete user input operation.

•         The time sequence in which each touch & tap behavior starts

•         The time sequence in which each touch & tap behavior completes

•         The location distribution for the touching & tapping points.


•          Normally there are 4 directions’ slide supported (slide up/down/right/left).

•          The user needs to remember all the actions these 4 slides standing for.

•          Slide gestures may be changed while another application works (eg, slide up for map+ in application A, but slide right for this in app B).

•          Another function may be trigger if there are too many visual buttons while sliding

•          Some slide directions will be identified wrongly.



There is a pattern defined. A first finger which touches the feature button is interpreted as “Anchor” touch, the second finger which slides in the device is interpreted as “Action”. Based on the two finger combination, t...