05790115 is referenced by 61 patents and cites 5 patents.

In association with an interactive television system, a system for displaying a control object in which characters may be entered or edited via a character spin dial. Each character and empty space in which a character may be entered is displayed in a separate cell within the control object. Each cell accepts entry or editing of characters therein via a character spin dial. The character spin dial is displayed to the user as an up arrow and a down arrow displayed above and below the cell, respectively. By manipulating a directional control on a remote control associated with the interactive television network in the up or down position, the user scrolls the character spin dial through a list of selectable characters until the desired character is displayed in the cell.

Title
System for character entry on a display screen
Application Number
8/530592
Publication Number
5790115
Application Date
September 19, 1995
Publication Date
August 4, 1998
Inventor
Daniel James Brown
Woodinville
WA, US
Steven Roren Wallace
Woodinville
WA, US
JoGene Kapell
Bellevue
WA, US
Edwin Thorne III
Seattle
WA, US
Sven Pleyer
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Jones & Askew
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 3/14
G06F 9/00
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