Blue Ladder, LLC
The portfolio is generally related to user-interface of an electronic device. The patent discloses techniques for selecting an entry from a list of entries on an electronic device. The techniques display various banks having a set of characters for the user selection. When the user selects a particular bank, the set of characters in the bank is appended to a prefix and is used to determine a current result list containing entries matching the prefix. For example, the match may be found in the first name, middle name or last name of a contact in contact list. The current result list is then displayed to the user with those entries that match the prefix being highlighted. The user can then scroll through the reduced list of entries and select an entry. The techniques can be implemented as user-interface of electronic devices.