09063563 is referenced by 97 patents and cites 6 patents.

A user interface (UI) enables a user to access a set of options relating to an element of the UI by contacting a region of a touchscreen, or hovering a feature over the region, associated with that element. Upon contacting or hovering for at least a determined period of time, an arranged set of options is displayed and the user can swipe or move the feature in a specified direction to select a specific option. The options can be the same for each instance of a type of item. When a user learns the direction of one of these options, the user does not have to contact or hover long enough to bring up the menu, but can contact or hover long enough to indicate the element of interest and then perform the appropriate motion, which can cause the action to be performed without first displaying the menu.

Title
Gesture actions for interface elements
Application Number
13/626475
Publication Number
9063563 (B1)
Application Date
September 25, 2012
Publication Date
June 23, 2015
Inventor
Mark R Privett
Seattle
WA, US
Aaron Michael Donsbach
Seattle
WA, US
Timothy T Gray
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Novak Druce Connolly Bove Quigg
Assignee
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES
NV, US
IPC
G06F 3/01
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