Patents Represented by Attorney Peter J. Brooks & Kushman P.C. Kinsella
  • Patent number: 5821930
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a working window on a video monitor in a computer system is provided. The method comprises the steps of determining if a user has performed a first predetermined input stroke along at least a portion of a display screen. Upon determining that the user has drawn the predetermined input stroke, a plurality of icons are displayed. A user selects one of the plurality of icons via a second predetermined input stroke and a working window is scrolled onto the video monitor. A computer program that corresponds to the selected icon is then executed in the working window. The user can remove the working window from the screen by clicking and performing a third predetermined input stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: U S West, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Enoch Hansen