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 84 9744
Blumenberg, Chris San Francisco, US 33 6221
Boule, Andre M J Sunnyvale, US 16 1568
Bush, Jeffrey San Jose, US 25 3552
Chaudhri, Imran San Francisco, US 711 41329
Christie, Greg San Jose, US 169 26884
Coffman, Patrick Lee Menlo Park, US 93 4230
Forstall, Scott Mountain View, US 304 26151
Ganatra, Nitin K San Jose, US 14 3520
Herz, Scott San Jose, US 70 8264
Jobs, Steven P Palo Alto, US 161 10131
King, Virgil Scott Mountain View, US 11 3774
Kocienda, Kenneth Sunnyvale, US 62 6520
Lamiraux, Henri C San Carlos, US 12 3335
Lemay, Stephen O San Francisco, US 473 24968
Marcos, Paul D Los Altos, US 23 4396
Matas, Michael San Francisco, US 124 8197
Novick, Gregory Santa Clara, US 61 6700
Ording, Bas San Francisco, US 345 37670
Pisula, Charles J San Jose, US 23 4050
Tolmasky, Francisco Ryan Cupertino, US 11 3303
van, Os Marcel San Francisco, US 489 23081
Westerman, Wayne C San Francisco, US 58 6090
Williamson, Richard Los Gatos , US 149 10228
Wyld, Jeremy A San Jose, US 6 2997

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