08683378 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 767 patents.

Systems and methods for improving the scrolling of user interfaces of electronic devices are provided. For example, a user interface may provide various visual, aural, and tactile enhancements for increasing the ease and speed with which a user may scroll through a list of listings to highlight a particular listing. Each listing may be associated with a particular entry in a media library. Moreover, each listing may be associated with one of multiple sublists in the list of listings, and each sublist may be defined based on a characteristic of a first piece of metadata associated with each entry in the media library. The various visual, aural, and tactile enhancements may be provided based on a relationship between a previously highlighted listing and a currently highlighted listing.

Title
Scrolling techniques for user interfaces
Application Number
12/8322
Publication Number
8683378 (B2)
Application Date
January 9, 2008
Publication Date
March 25, 2014
Inventor
Eric James Hope
Cupertino
CA, US
Policarpo Wood
Cupertino
CA, US
Kourtny Minh Hicks
Sunnyvale
CA, US
William Bull
Campbell
CA, US
Agent
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/14
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