06825861 is referenced by 8 patents.

A three state icon for a computer is disclosed. The icon prevents inadvertent starting of an operation on a computer. The icon has a first state which conceals a second state. Upon selection of the first state with a computer pointing device (i.e., mouse), the icon will change to the second state. Upon selecting the icon in the second state, the operation on the computer will start. Accordingly, only upon selecting the icon in the first state and then the second state, the operation will commence on the computer thereby preventing accidental startup of the operation. Once the second state has been selected, the icon will change to a third state which indicates that the operation is proceeding on the computer.

Title
Three state icons for operation
Application Number
9/757109
Publication Number
6825861 (B2)
Application Date
January 8, 2001
Publication Date
November 30, 2004
Inventor
Steven P Jobs
Palo Alto
CA, US
Timothy Wasko
High River
US
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis
US
Assignee
Apple Computer
CA, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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