07710394 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 581 patents.

Improved approaches for users of computing devices to interact with graphical user interfaces are described. According to one aspect, a rotational user action supplied by a user at a user input device is transformed into linear action with respect to a graphical user interface. According to another aspect, a portion of an extended list of items is displayed by a graphical user interface and, through rotational user actions at a user input device, the portion of the list being displayed can be varied with welcomed ease of use. Although the type of computing device can vary, the improved approaches are particularly well-suited for use with a portable media player.

Title
Method and apparatus for use of rotational user inputs
Application Number
11/610384
Publication Number
7710394 (B2)
Application Date
December 13, 2006
Publication Date
May 4, 2010
Inventor
Philip W Schiller
Half Moon Bay
CA, US
Steve Jobs
Palo Alto
CA, US
Jeffrey L Robbin
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/14
G06F 3/048
G06F 3/033
G06F 3/041
G09G 5/00
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