06710771 is referenced by 99 patents.

An information processing method and apparatus free from a defect in a conventional system that complicated processing operations need to be executed before a user selects a desired application program on a task bar equipped with a start menu button and starts the selected program. A jog dial related application declares to a jog dial state monitor program

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C that it (application) itself is a jog dial related application. The jog dial state monitor program

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C then adds the application software to a list of the jog dial related applications. The display of the jog dial menu is then set to a display proper to the application and apprised to the user in the form of a jog dial guide. The jog dial related application advises the illustration of the jog dial operation in the current state to the jog dial state monitor program

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C in the form of a letter string.

Title
Information processing method and apparatus and medium
Application Number
9/570005
Publication Number
6710771 (B1)
Application Date
May 12, 2000
Publication Date
March 23, 2004
Inventor
Yoshifumi Ueno
Kanagawa
US
Yuichiro Ishii
Tokyo
US
Tota Hasegawa
Tokyo
US
Tetsuya Kohno
Kanagawa
US
Jun Suzuki
Tokyo
US
Soichi Sato
Tokyo
US
Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
Tokyo
US
Agent
Frommer Lawrence & Haug
US
Agent
Dennis M Smid
US
William S Frommer
US
Assignee
Sony Corporation
US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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