06285374 is referenced by 27 patents and cites 13 patents.

A system controls acquisition of visual targets with a cursor in a visual display displaced on a screen. A coordinate system is provided which is associated with the screen. A pointer is also provided which is associated with the cursor and which comprises a plurality of points in the coordinate system which define a cursor hot spot. The pointer is moved within the coordinate system based on position information from a user input device. A target region is provided in the coordinate system. The target region corresponds to a visual target and is acquired when at least one of the points in the cursor hot spot coincides with the target region.

Title
Blunt input device cursor
Application Number
9/55372
Publication Number
6285374 (B1)
Application Date
April 6, 1998
Publication Date
September 4, 2001
Inventor
Stephen R Falcon
Woodinville
WA, US
Agent
Westman Champlin & Kelly P A
US
Agent
Joesph R Kelly
US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06T 11/00
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