Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7479949





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A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anzures, Freddy Allen San Francisco, US 96 12399
Blumenberg, Chris San Francisco, US 34 7665
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Bush, Jeffrey San Jose, US 26 4337
Chaudhri, Imran San Francisco, US 801 55994
Christie, Greg San Jose, US 176 32754
Coffman, Patrick Lee Menlo Park, US 134 6270
Forstall, Scott Mountain View, US 316 32165
Ganatra, Nitin K San Jose, US 15 4352
Herz, Scott San Jose, US 77 10182
Jobs, Steven P Palo Alto, US 184 12274
King, Virgil Scott Mountain View, US 11 4581
Kocienda, Kenneth Sunnyvale, US 68 8528
Lamiraux, Henri C San Carlos, US 13 4094
Lemay, Stephen O San Francisco, US 588 34544
Marcos, Paul D Los Altos, US 26 5745
Matas, Michael San Francisco, US 132 10420
Novick, Gregory Santa Clara, US 65 8878
Ording, Bas San Francisco, US 360 45933
Pisula, Charles J San Jose, US 25 5122
Tolmasky, Francisco Ryan Cupertino, US 11 4091
van, Os Marcel San Francisco, US 579 31727
Westerman, Wayne C San Francisco, US 58 7845
Williamson, Richard Los Gatos , US 154 12727
Wyld, Jeremy A San Jose, US 6 3669

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