05252951 is referenced by 567 patents and cites 13 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. The environment link module matches the input message against a corresponding command for an application which owns a window in which a key feature of a gesture is made.

Title
Graphical user interface with gesture recognition in a multiapplication environment
Application Number
344879
Publication Number
5252951
Application Date
October 21, 1991
Publication Date
October 12, 1993
Inventor
Guy F Verrier
Reston
VA, US
Evon C Greanias
Boca Raton
FL, US
Gordon W Arbeitman
Gaithersburg
MD, US
Yu L An
Vienna
VA, US
John M Zetts
Falls Church
VA, US
Alan R Tannenbaum
Washington Grove
MD, US
Agent
John E Hoel
Jeffrey S LaBaw
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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