07075512 is referenced by 165 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method and a system for navigating a display screen to search for a desired item of information stored in an electronic device. The electronic device includes a novel fly over user interface (FOUI) capable of receiving commands from a user to provide a zoom out view of the display screen. A user may commence a navigation session by touching the display screen in a non active area or by clicking on a specifically designated icon to activate the user interface. During the navigation session, the display screen is zoomed-out and a magnifying area may appear on the display screen. The user interface enables the user to scroll the zoomed-out display screen by dragging the magnifying area towards an edge of the display screen to find a desired item of information. The display screen may be a display screen of a digital device (e.g., portable computer, personal computer, a cellular telephone, a digital watch, etc). The user may terminate a navigation session by removing the pointer from the display screen.

Title
Method and system for navigating a display screen for locating a desired item of information
Application Number
10/71816
Publication Number
7075512 (B1)
Application Date
February 7, 2002
Publication Date
July 11, 2006
Inventor
Jeff Parrish
Los Altos
CA, US
Gilles Fabre
Le Cres
FR
Agent
Berry & Associates P C
Assignee
PalmSource
CA, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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