Patent Number: 7,047,503

Title: Method and apparatus for the selection of records

Abstract: An improved method and system for record selection. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention interprets the "gesture" of swiping the pen horizontally across a line-item of a record entry as a command to highlight the line-item and to select the entire record. Furthermore, a contiguous group of multiple records are highlighted and selected by selecting the first record, as above, and then continuing to swipe the pen vertically through the records, in accordance with another embodiment. Lastly, discontiguous records are selected by repeating the above sequence for two or more discontiguous groups of records. Previous selections are maintained until the user executes any other non-selection action.

Inventors: Parrish; Jeff W. (Los Altos, CA), Lunsford; E. Michael (San Carlos, CA)

Assignee: PalmSource, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 3/01 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018