04763356 is referenced by 249 patents and cites 11 patents.

A personal computer connected to a display and touch screen panel is provided with a form entry system integrated therewith. The form entry system is adapted to display a predefined form and to automatically display a predefined tool, such as a keyboard, menu, calculator, etc., to facilitate inputting information in a respective field of the form or chart. Specifically, the user is prompted as to which field is to be filled in by highlighting the field and concurrently displaying as an overlay (window) the tool that the user will use to input the information called for by the highlighted field. In the case where a field calls for illustratively the insertion of a name, the system may be adapted to display a menu of names as the tool for filling in that field. The user selects the name that he or she desired to be inserted in the field by touching that name. The system responsive thereto inserts the name in that field, highlights the next field to be filled in and displays the tool for filling that field. The system may also be adapted to communicate with a host computer to obtain the information that is to be inserted in one or more fields. Also, the user may erase the tool that is displayed by the system and direct the system to display another tool, such as the aforementioned keyboard.

Title
Touch screen form entry system
Application Number
6/940408
Publication Number
4763356
Application Date
December 11, 1986
Publication Date
August 9, 1988
Inventor
Raoul A LeConte
Howell
NJ, US
Alexander C Gillon
Aberdeen
NJ, US
Benjamin W Day Jr
Rumson
NJ, US
Agent
Frederick B Luludis
Assignee
AT&T Information Systems American Telephone and Telegraph Company
NJ, US
IPC
G08C 21/00
G06F 15/18
H04M 1/23
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