08239784 is referenced by 294 patents and cites 724 patents.

A user interface method is disclosed. The method includes detecting a touch and then determining a user interface mode when a touch is detected. The method further includes activating one or more GUI elements based on the user interface mode and in response to the detected touch.

Title
Mode-based graphical user interfaces for touch sensitive input devices
Application Number
11/38590
Publication Number
8239784 (B2)
Application Date
January 18, 2005
Publication Date
August 7, 2012
Inventor
Jonathan P Ive
San Francisco
CA, US
Greg Christie
San Jose
CA, US
Imran Chaudhri
San Francisco
CA, US
Bas Ording
San Francsico
CA, US
Duncan Robert Kerr
San Francisco
CA, US
Joshua A Strickon
San Jose
CA, US
Brian Q Huppi
San Francisco
CA, US
Steve Hotelling
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/048
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