05917486 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 6 patents.

A cursor positioning system for a data processing system having a user interface shell defining positions for user entry of commands and data, a hot spot associated with a position in the user interface shell and a hot spot positioning device is disclosed. The cursor positioning provides for initially imaging a cursor in association with the hot spot and after computer prompted entry into a graphical operation mode by the user, detaching the displayed cursor from the hot spot. The hot spot position thereafter resets to a base position after every movement of the hot spot positioning device. The displayed cursor is moved to a series of successive locations in response to user manipulation of the hot spot positioning device, starting from the then current locations of the cursor with each move. Net displacement of the cursor in response to hot spot movement may be made extremely fine and mouse speed setting limitations in default device drivers supplied with popular desktop computer operating system products thereby overcome. Cursor speed may also be conveniently set for several users.

Title
System and method for client program control of a computer display cursor
Application Number
8/963331
Publication Number
5917486
Application Date
November 3, 1997
Publication Date
June 29, 1999
Inventor
John E Rylander
Rochester
MN, US
Agent
Paul W O Malley
Assignee
Prolexia Reading Education Software Corporation
MN, US
IPC
G06F 3/033
G06F 3/14
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