09141262 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 40 patents.

Presented herein are techniques for invoking user interfaces in graphical computing environments involving “hooking” gestures applicable to an edge of a display. These gestures involve positioning a pointer near an edge of the display depicting the environment, and then moving the cursor to a second location that is distanced from but near the first location (e.g., moving the pointer into a corner of the display, and then toward the center of the display, or to a midpoint of an adjacent edge of the display), resulting in the presentation of the user interface under the pointer at the second location. Variations include presenting a preview of the user interface (e.g., a subset of a user interface menu) at the second location while the pointer is in the first location, and refraining from presenting the user interface upon failing to complete the gesture or receiving extraneous input before completing the gesture.

Title
Edge-based hooking gestures for invoking user interfaces
Application Number
13/345383
Publication Number
9141262 (B2)
Application Date
January 6, 2012
Publication Date
September 22, 2015
Inventor
Patrice L Miner
Kirkland
WA, US
Robert Jarrett
Seattle
WA, US
Zach Robinson
Kirkland
WA, US
Jesse Clay Satterfield
Seattle
WA, US
Jennifer Nan
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Kate Drakos
Bryan Webster
Assignee
Microsoft Technology Licensing
WA, US
IPC
G06F 3/0484
G06F 3/0482
G06F 3/0481
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