Patent Number: 6,167,411

Title: User interface for entering and editing data in data entry fields

Abstract: An automatically advancing user interface for entering new data and editing pre-existing data in data entry fields on a display screen. Data is entered and/or edited in a universal handwriting capture widget. A plurality of text entry widgets corresponding to the different data entry fields are displayed on the screen. The user defines a sequentially ordered list of text entry widgets. At any given time only one text entry widget is selected as the current text entry widget based on the sequentially ordered list. The data in the current text entry widget is displayed in the handwriting capture widget. After the data has been entered and/or edited in the handwriting capture widget it is displayed in the current text entry widget. The current text entry widget is then automatically advanced by selecting as the current text entry widget the next text entry widget in the sequentially ordered list of text entry widgets.

Inventors: Narayanaswamy; Shankar (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: G06F 3/033 (20060101); G06K 009/00 (); G06F 017/21 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017