0626635-A2 is referenced by 163 patents and cites 8 patents.

An intuitive graphical user interface is based upon a geographic map structure, and includes a system for controlling remote external electronic devices. In the defined graphical user interface, each Space of the geographic map structure is rendered on a touch screen display as a graphic image of a geographic space. Within each Space are colored cartoon-like icons called "objects" which can be Selected and manipulated by the user. Certain objects, referred to as portals, transport the user from one Space to another Space when Selected. Other objects, referred to as buttons, perform associated actions or functions when Selected. The graphical user interface is displayed on a hand-held display device used to control remote devices. Each remote electronic device transmits a user interface program object that defines a graphical user interface to the display device.; The hand-held display devices displays the graphical user interface associated with the remote device when a user selects an icon associated with the remote device on the display device's touch screen display.

Title
Improved graphical user interface with method and apparatus for interfacing to remote devices.
Application Number
EP19940302626 19940413
Publication Number
0626635 (A2)
Application Date
April 13, 1994
Publication Date
November 30, 1994
Inventor
Sheridan R Michael
US
Lavallee David A
US
Frank Edward H
US
Gosling James A
US
Palrang Joseph M
US
Clanton Charles H Iii
US
Warth Chris
US
Naughton Patrick J
US
Assignee
Firstperson
US
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