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Eric A Bier, William A S Buxton: User interface having movable sheet with click-through tools. Xerox Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 3, 1996: US05581670 (329 worldwide citation)

A user interface technique operates in the environment of a processor-controlled machine for executing a program that operates on a set of underlying data and displays a visible representation thereof. The system generates a visual depiction of a movable sheet having a number of delineated regions ( ...


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William A S Buxton, Gordon P Kurtenbach: Graphical keyboard. Xerox Corporation, Townsend & Townsend Crew, July 25, 2000: US06094197 (312 worldwide citation)

A system and method for a graphical keyboard that benefits from the expressive power and intuitive ease of use associated with pen strokes and gestures, yet does not require complex character-recognition software. The graphical keyboard responds differently to different kinds of pen strokes. For exa ...


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Eric A Bier, William A S Buxton, Maureen C Stone: User interface having click-through tools that can be composed with other tools. Xerox Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 1, 1997: US05617114 (189 worldwide citation)

A user interface technique operates in the environment of a processor-controlled machine for executing a program that operates on a set of underlying data and displays a visible representation thereof. The system further provides a visual depiction of a set of tools. The tools include click-through ...


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William A S Buxton, Beverly L Harrison, Kim J Vicente: Graphical user interface with optimal transparency thresholds for maximizing user performance and system efficiency. Silicon Graphics, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, September 12, 2000: US06118427 (121 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for maximized user performance and system efficiency. The GUI utilizes variable-transparency to merge images (or layers) of objects onto a graphical display. For example, "see through" objects (such as menus, tool palettes, windows, ...


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Beverly L Harrison, William A S Buxton, Shumin Zhai: Graphical user interface with anti-interference outlines for enhanced variably-transparent applications. Silicon Graphics, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, November 13, 2001: US06317128 (92 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) with anti-interference outlines for enhanced user attention and fluency of work. The GUI utilizes transparency to merge images (or layers) of objects onto a graphical display. For example, variably-transparent (transparent/semi-trans ...


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Thomas Baudel, William A S Buxton, George W Fitzmaurice, Beverly L Harrison, Gordon P Kurtenbach, Russell N Owen: Clickaround tool-based graphical interface with two cursors. Silicon Graphics, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, September 9, 1997: US05666499 (67 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface with clickaround tools for enhanced user interaction with an application program utilizing "two-handed" techniques. The "tool-handed" technique provides two displayed cursors controlled by two distinct pointing input devices. Actuation of a secondary input device, correspo ...


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Tovi Grossman, Patrick M Baudisch, Kenneth P Hinckley, William A S Buxton, Raman Sarin: Handle flags. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 1, 2012: US08171431 (43 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter provides techniques to effectuate and facilitate efficient and flexible selection of display objects. The system can include devices and components that acquire gestures from pointing instrumentalities and thereafter ascertains velocities and proximities in relation to the ...


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Thomas P H Baudel, George W Fitzmaurice, William A S Buxton, Gordon P Kurtenbach, Charles T Tappen, Peter E Liepe: Drawing system using design guides. Silicon Graphics, Staas & Halsey, April 23, 2002: US06377240 (17 worldwide citation)

An electronic design guide, such as a french curve, can be placed in the geometry layer of a drawing program. This allows the design guide and a drawing tool, such as an electronic paint brush, to be moved about with in the drawing simultaneously using two different input control devices, such as a ...


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Christian Huitema, William A S Buxton, John E Paff, Zicheng Liu, Rajesh Kutpadi Hegde, Zhengyou Zhang, Kori Marie Quinn, Jin Li, Michel Pahud: Ambulatory presence features. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, August 28, 2012: US08253774 (10 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates managing one or more devices utilized for communicating data within a telepresence session. A telepresence session can be initiated within a communication framework that includes two or more virtually represented users tha ...


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William A S Buxton, Michel Pahud, Kenneth P Hinckley: Touch screen control. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Alin Corie, Sandy Swain, Micky Minhas, December 29, 2015: US09223471 (9 worldwide citation)

This document relates to touch screen controls. For instance, the touch screen controls can allow a user to control a computing device by engaging a touch screen associated with the computing device. One implementation can receive at least one tactile contact from a region of a touch screen. This im ...