US Patent No. 10,599,434

PROVIDING TOUCH GESTURE RECOGNITION TO A LEGACY WINDOWED SOFTWARE APPLICATION


Patent No. 10,599,434
Issue Date March 24, 2020
Title Providing Touch Gesture Recognition To A Legacy Windowed Software Application
Inventorship Jack Barrett, Tucson, AZ (US)
Eisen Montalvo-Ruiz, Tucson, AZ (US)
Jon E. Peoble, Tucson, AZ (US)
Ruston K. Keeton, Tucson, AZ (US)
Assignee Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,599,434

1. A method, in a system including a touch-sensitive display device and a computer, of implementing touch gesture recognition for a legacy software application, the computer comprising a processor and a tangible computer-readable medium storing a plurality of instructions executable by the processor to implement the method, comprising:initiating an instance of the legacy application including an application programming interface (API) associated therewith, the legacy application configured to respond to a predetermined set of input data;
initiating an instance of an overlay application located over the legacy application and configured to detect, recognize and provide data regarding a touch gesture presented on the touch-sensitive device; and
initiating a converter plug-in application, in communication with the legacy application API and the overlay application, configured to convert touch gesture data received from the overlay application into data found in the predetermined set of input data useable by the legacy application,
wherein the legacy application is further configured to receive data from the converter plug-in application via the API, and
wherein the overlay application is configured to intercept all touch data received from the touch-sensitive device.