Edwin J Selker: Method and apparatus for improving visibility and selectability of icons. International Business Machines Corporation, Stephen C Kaufman, Whitham Curtis Whitham & McGinn, October 15, 1996: US05565888 (243 worldwide citation)

Enhanced visibility of icons and other types of menu items is provided by increasing size and or skew or both of one or more icons or menu items in a generally inverse relation to proximity of a cursor image address to particular icons or menu items. Increase of size enhances user recognition of an ...

Edwin J Selker: Pie menu graphical user interface. International Business Machines Corporation, Randy W Lacasse, Daniel E Johnson, Lacasse & Associates, April 15, 2003: US06549219 (187 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface includes a plurality of pie menu levels concentrically arranged. Located within the center most section are menu selections generally of greater importance, highest probability of use, historical favorites, category headings, tabs from a tab menu, as well as other high lev ...

Robert Carl Barrett, Paul P Maglio, Edwin J Selker: Managing, accessing, and retrieving networked information using physical objects associated with the networked information. International Business Machines Corporation, Gates & Cooper, April 15, 2003: US06549933 (122 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for managing information through the use of physical objects. An Informative Thing that is a physical object stores a pointer thereon, and the pointer is used to retrieve information associated with the Informative Thing from a network-based system. Th ...

Liam P Corballis, Joseph D Rutledge, Edwin J Selker: Hand held control device. International Business Machines Corporation, Mark A Wurm, Ronald L Drumheller, April 30, 1996: US05512892 (115 worldwide citation)

A hand held control device formed as a rigid body adapted to be gripped and carried by a single hand of a user and comprising a plurality of control elements operable by the thumb or a finger of the user's hand gripping and carrying the body, a pointing stick and a chirality detector for sensing whe ...

Lawrence H Koved, Edwin J Selker: Interactive display system. IBM, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, December 28, 1993: US05274363 (68 worldwide citation)

An interactive display system including: a first display; a movable display device having a second display which is substantially smaller than the first display, an input device for inputting information, and a position sensor for providing position information of the movable display device relative ...

Edwin J Selker: Analog input device for a computer. Kenneth E Leeds, October 25, 1988: US04780707 (50 worldwide citation)

An improved mouse includes a stylus and a base. Transducers in the stylus detect motion of the mouse relative to a surface. In this way, the stylus can be used as a pen-shape mouse or inserted into the base, which can then be operated as a more conventional mouse.

Edwin J Selker, Joseph D Rutledge: Analog input device located in the primary typing area of a keyboard. Lexmark International, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, May 28, 1996: US05521596 (49 worldwide citation)

A sensor device is placed either underneath a key cap of a key on a keyboard or in between two keys on a keyboard so that cursor movement may be carried out from the keyboard itself. If the sensor device is placed underneath a key cap, then the key cap is a manual cursor controller. If, on the other ...

Matthew F Cali, Jerome J Cuomo, Donald J Mikalsen, Joseph D Rutledge, Edwin J Selker: Force sensitive transducer for use in a computer keyboard. International Business Machines Corporation, Stephen C Kaufman, February 6, 1996: US05489900 (49 worldwide citation)

A strain sensitive columnar transducer for a data entry keyboard contains a column upstanding from the keyboard. Strain sensitive orthogonally oriented patterns are formed on a single flexible planar sheet which is sliced to place each of the patterns on a separate tab. The planar sheet is forced ov ...

Joseph D Rutledge, Edwin J Selker: Controller for improved computer pointing devices. IBM Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, June 9, 1998: US05764219 (33 worldwide citation)

Input force applied on a pointing device (51) having outputs (x,y) is related to the velocity of a cursor on a video screen according to a transfer function (FIG. 2) substantially described by a parabolic sigmoid function, thus resulting in adapting the force/velocity relationship to accommodate hum ...

Joseph D Rutledge, Edwin J Selker: Pointing device for retrofitting onto the keyboard of an existing computer system. International Business Machines Corporation, Heslin & Rothenberg P C, November 26, 1996: US05579033 (32 worldwide citation)

A pre-connected pointing device assembly retrofitable onto the keyboard of an existing computer system includes an analog input unit and a digital input unit physically and electrically interconnected to a data processing unit by flexible bands. The units and flexible bands are adhesively secured to ...