05157384 is referenced by 205 patents and cites 10 patents.

An advanced user interface for use with a computer system operating on an integrated operating environment. The integrated operating environment allows a plurality of application programs to be running simultaneously, one of which is designated the active application program to which all input data is directed. The advanced user interface allows a user to select among user-friendly input devices to operate any application program according to his individual preferences without change to the application program code. The advanced user interface includes alternate input modules which translate the input signals transmitted from the various input devices into input messages useable by the rest of the interface. The advanced user interface also includes interface profiles which contain mappings of the input messages against corresponding commands useable by the application programs, the integrated operating environment or other modules of the advanced user interface itself. An environment link module refers to the interface profiles and matches the input message against the corresponding command for the application program active at the time the input signal was transmitted and send the corresponding command to that application program.

Title
Advanced user interface
Application Number
7/344879
Publication Number
5157384
Application Date
April 28, 1989
Publication Date
October 20, 1992
Inventor
Yu L An
Vienna
VA, US
Alan R Tannenbaum
Washington Grove
MD, US
Gordon W Arbeitman
Gaithersburg
MD, US
Guy F Verrier
Reston
VA, US
Evon C Greanias
Chevy Chase
MD, US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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