07376469 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 14 patents.

The present invention concerns methods and apparatus for enabling manual control over selection of a value for at least one operating parameter of a computer system resource. Manual control is enabled by de-coupling a pointer of a graphical indicator and control from an automated system advisor. During automated operation, the automated system advisor selects the value for the parameter of the computer system resource as indicated on a scale of the graphical indicator and control by the pointer. When the pointer of the graphical indicator is under manual control, a user can select the value of the at least one operating parameter of the computer system resource using the pointer of the graphical indicator and control. The present invention also concerns methods and apparatus for disabling manual control over selection of a value for at least one operating parameter of a computer system resource by re-coupling the pointer to an automated system advisor. The present invention further concerns hybrid control modes that permit users to exercise a degree of control over operations of an automated selection process in a graphical indicator and control.

Title
Methods and apparatus for implementing manual and hybrid control modes in automated graphical indicators and controls
Application Number
11/106914
Publication Number
7376469 (B2)
Application Date
April 15, 2005
Publication Date
May 20, 2008
Inventor
Mark E Molander
Cary
NC, US
Todd M Eischeid
Cary
NC, US
Agent
Harrington & Smtih PC
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
G06F 3/033
G06F 3/048
G05B 11/01
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