06266098 is referenced by 275 patents and cites 14 patents.

Function representation and selection in a multi-function system that supports user selection of system function by means of a menu-driven graphical user interface includes displaying a rotatable function menu. The rotatable function menu includes a plurality of circumferentially-arrayed facets, each facet representing a respective function of a plurality of functions. The rotatable function menu may be rotated on an axis to place any desired facet at a selection location at which the function represented by the facet may be selected. Selection and configuration of functions and features related to a selected function are provided by display and navigation through one or more submenus.

Title
Function presentation and selection using a rotatable function menu
Application Number
8/955983
Publication Number
6266098 (B1)
Application Date
October 22, 1997
Publication Date
July 24, 2001
Inventor
Ernesto S Villalobos
Chula Vista
CA, US
William S Gray
Chula Vista
CA, US
Jeffrey M Cove
Plainfield
NJ, US
Agent
Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich
US
Assignee
Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
NJ, US
IPC
H04N 5/445
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