Patent Number: 6,169,538

Title: Method and apparatus for implementing a graphical user interface keyboard and a text buffer on electronic devices

Abstract: A method and apparatus for implementing a graphical user interface keyboard (10) and a text buffer (12) on an electronic device. A character that is active upon pointer-up is accepted as a text character, even though the character that is active upon pointer-up is different from a character that was active and inserted in the text buffer (12) upon pointer-down.

Inventors: Nowlan; Steven (San Jose, CA), Parthasarathy; Kannan (Palo Alto, CA), Rawlins; Sheridan (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Motorola, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 3/033 (20060101); G09G 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018