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Thomas P Moran, Elin R Pedersen, Michael K McCall, Frank G Halasz: Wiping metaphor as a user interface for operating on graphical objects on an interactive graphical display. Xerox Corporation, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs Liability Partnership, August 20, 1996: US05548705 (66 worldwide citation)

A computer-controlled graphics display system using object-based representations of the displayed objects, and cooperating with a user-operated motion-sensitive input device. A powerful user interface technique called "wiping" is described. This allows selection by the user of target objects to be a ...


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Thomas P Moran, Elin R Pederson, Michael K McCall, Frank G Halasz: Time-space object containment for graphical user interface. Xerox Corporation, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, April 4, 1995: US05404439 (47 worldwide citation)

A computer-controlled graphics display system providing improved means for selecting objects for joint action. The invention helps the user of a graphical user interface more easily select a group of objects that are meaningfully related to each other. Objects are usually created serially in time by ...


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