(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 22 September 2008 (22.09.2008)

Information valid as of: 09 April 2010 (09.04.2010)

Report generated on: 24 February 2020 (24.02.2020)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2009/03321619 March 2009 (19.03.2009) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/AU2008/00134211 September 2008 (11.09.2008) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
2007904925 (AU)11 September 2007 (11.09.2007) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
G06F 3/00 (2006.01); G06T 3/40 (2006.01); G06F 3/041 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
SMART INTERNET TECHNOLOGY CRC PTY LTD [AU/AU]; Australia Technology Park Locomotive Workshop Suite 9003, 2 Locomotive Street Eveleigh, New South Wales 2015 (AU) (for all designated states except US)
APTED, Trent [AU/AU]; 6/1-3 See Street Kingsford, New South Wales 2032 (AU) (for US only)

(72) Inventor(s):
APTED, Trent; 6/1-3 See Street Kingsford, New South Wales 2032 (AU)

(74) Agent(s):
GRIFFITH HACK; Level 29, Northpoint 100 Miller Street North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 (AU)

(54) Title (EN): AN INTERFACE ELEMENT FOR A COMPUTER INTERFACE
(54) Title (FR): ÉLÉMENT D'INTERFACE POUR INTERFACE D'ORDINATEUR

(57) Abstract:
(EN): The present invention provides method of manipulating a displayed object capable of interacting with an interface element of a computing interface. The computing interface has a display module for displaying the displayed object in a display area, and which causes the displayed object to interact with the interface element and manipulating the displayed object according to the nature of the input received. The manipulation includes varying the size of the displayed object when the received input results in movement of the displayed object, into, out-of, or through a region of the display area designated as belonging to the interface element.
(FR): L'invention porte sur un procédé qui permet de manipuler un objet affiché capable d'interagir avec un élément d'interface d'une interface d'ordinateur. L'interface d'ordinateur comprend un module d'affichage destiné à afficher l'objet affiché dans une zone d'affichage, lequel module d'affichage permet de faire interagir l'objet affiché avec l'élément d'interface et de manipuler l'objet affiché en fonction de la nature d'une entrée reçue. La manipulation consiste à varier la taille de l'objet affiché lorsque l'entrée reçue entraîne un mouvement de l'objet affiché dans, hors ou à travers une région de la zone d'affichage désignée comme appartenant à l'élément d'interface.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 26 November 2008 (26.11.2008) [AU]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM