05548705 is referenced by 66 patents and cites 29 patents.

A computer-controlled graphics display system using object-based representations of the displayed objects, and cooperating with a user-operated motion-sensitive input device. A powerful user interface technique called "wiping" is described. This allows selection by the user of target objects to be acted on by accessing an applicator and sweeping the applicator over the display. Selected objects are determined by selection criteria including spatial intersection of the applicator sweep stroke with the displayed object, and time of object creation. The effect on the selected objects is on the entire object and is determined by an operator associated by the user with the applicator, such as object grouping, deletion, coloring, uncoloring, thickening, or object size relocation.

Title
Wiping metaphor as a user interface for operating on graphical objects on an interactive graphical display
Application Number
869554
Publication Number
5548705
Application Date
February 27, 1995
Publication Date
August 20, 1996
Inventor
Frank G Halasz
Santa Cruz
CA, US
Michael K McCall
Menlo Park
CA, US
Elin R Pedersen
Copenhagen
DK
Thomas P Moran
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Rosen Dainow & Jacobs Liability Partnership
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
G06T 11/80
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