Patent Number: 7,765,490

Title: Method and system for software applications using a tiled user interface

Abstract: A method and structure for a tiled interface system provides a Tiled User Interface (TUI) in which a tile manager manages at least one tile cluster on a display device and translates an input event into a tile cluster event and at least one tile cluster controlled by the tile manager to be displayed on the display device. Each tile cluster includes at least one tile, each tile cluster corresponds to one or more predefined functions for a specific application, each tile cluster provides a complete interaction of all the predefined functions for the specific application respectively corresponding to that tile cluster, and each tile cluster can be presented in its entirety on a single frame of the display device using at most one input event.

Inventors: Lai; Jennifer C. (Garrison, NY), Levas; Anthony (Yorktown Heights, NY), Podlaseck; Mark E. (New Preston, CT), Yoshihama; Sachiko (White Plains, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018