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1. WO2007143821 - PRIMARY ACTIONS MENU ON A HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Publication Number WO/2007/143821
Publication Date 21.12.2007
International Application No. PCT/CA2007/001023
International Filing Date 13.06.2007
IPC
G06F 15/02 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
02manually operated with input through keyboard and computation using a built-in program, e.g. pocket calculators
G06F 3/01 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
H01H 13/84 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
13Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch
70having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard
84characterised by ergonomic functions, e.g. for miniature keyboards; characterised by operational sensory functions, e.g. sound feedback
G06F 3/048 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces
CPC
G06F 3/0482
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
0481based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
0482interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
H04M 1/72552
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
725Cordless telephones
72519Portable communication terminals with improved user interface to control a main telephone operation mode or to indicate the communication status
72522With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality
72547with interactive input/output means for internally managing multimedia messages
72552for text messaging, e.g. sms, e-mail
H04M 1/72583
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
725Cordless telephones
72519Portable communication terminals with improved user interface to control a main telephone operation mode or to indicate the communication status
72583for operating the terminal by selecting telephonic functions from a plurality of displayed items, e.g. menus, icons
H04M 2250/22
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
2250Details of telephonic subscriber devices
22including a touch pad, a touch sensor or a touch detector
Applicants
  • RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED [CA]/[CA] (AllExceptUS)
  • LEE, Matthew [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • BOCKING, Andrew [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • GRIFFIN, Jason, T. [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • FYKE, Stephen, H. [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • HICKSON, Janna, Corrine, Louise [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • MAJOR, Harry, Richmond [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • SCOTT, Sherryl, Lee, Lorraine [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • BELLS, Matthew [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • VUONG, Thanh [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • LEE, Matthew
  • BOCKING, Andrew
  • GRIFFIN, Jason, T.
  • FYKE, Stephen, H.
  • HICKSON, Janna, Corrine, Louise
  • MAJOR, Harry, Richmond
  • SCOTT, Sherryl, Lee, Lorraine
  • BELLS, Matthew
  • VUONG, Thanh
Agents
  • KINSMAN, Anne, L.
Priority Data
06253027.413.06.2006EP
06253055.513.06.2006EP
06253063.913.06.2006EP
06253064.713.06.2006EP
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PRIMARY ACTIONS MENU ON A HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE
(FR) MENU D'ACTIONS PRINCIPAL SUR UN DISPOSITIF DE COMMUNICATION PORTATIF
Abstract
(EN)
A method and hierarchical menu is provided for displaying on the screen of a handheld electronic device an extended menu or a short menu, which is a subset of the corresponding extended menu. The method includes displaying a page on a screen and receiving an ambiguous request/selection when no menu is displayed. In response to the ambiguous selection, a short menu corresponding to the displayed page is displayed on the screen. Various short menus are provided with their respective menu items being dependent and adjustable based upon the position of a cursor on the displayed page, the currently opened application, and/or the previous selections. Further, a selection from the short menu is capable of displaying the extended menu corresponding thereto.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un procédé et un menu hiérarchique permettant d'afficher sur l'écran d'un dispositif électronique portable un menu développé ou un menu abrégé, qui est un sous-ensemble du menu développé correspondant. Le procédé comprend l'affichage d'une page sur un écran et la réception d'une requête/sélection ambiguë quand aucun menu n'est affiché. En réponse à la sélection ambiguë, un menu abrégé correspondant à la page affichée s'affiche à l'écran. Divers menus abrégés sont fournis et leurs options de menu respectives sont dépendantes et ajustables en fonction de la position d'un curseur sur la page affichée, de l'application ouverte à ce moment et/ou des sélections précédentes. En outre, une sélection à partir du menu abrégé peut permettre d'afficher le menu développé qui lui correspond.
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