Patent Number: 7,823,081

Title: User interface system having a separate menu flow software object and operation software object

Abstract: A user interface system, and an image forming apparatus using the user interface system for displaying an operation menu and transferring the contents thereof based on an operation input received in response to operation menu selection. The display and transfer of the operation menu are achieved using a group of independent software objects that include a menu flow software object that controls the transfer of the contents of the operation menu and a separate operation software object that functions in cooperation with the menu flow software object to control processing of the operation input by a processor and for creating, changing, and deleting the input operation.

Inventors: Sato; Fumihiko (Machida, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 3/048 (20060101); G06F 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00