US 11,054,980 B2
User interface device for industrial vehicle
Jonathan Ochenas, Mooresville, NC (US); and Katharine Neubert, Vancouver, WA (US)
Assigned to Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH (US)
Filed by Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH (US)
Filed on Nov. 17, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/815,778.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/425,099, filed on Nov. 22, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0143731 A1, May 24, 2018
Int. Cl. G06F 3/0488 (2013.01); G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); G06F 3/02 (2006.01); B66F 9/075 (2006.01); B66F 17/00 (2006.01); H04L 12/40 (2006.01); G06F 3/041 (2006.01); G06F 3/048 (2013.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01); B66F 9/24 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/0488 (2013.01) [B66F 9/0755 (2013.01); B66F 9/0759 (2013.01); B66F 9/24 (2013.01); B66F 17/003 (2013.01); G06F 3/02 (2013.01); G06F 3/041 (2013.01); G06F 3/048 (2013.01); G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); G06F 3/04817 (2013.01); G06F 3/04883 (2013.01); H04L 12/40 (2013.01); B60K 2370/1438 (2019.05)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A processing device comprising a graphical user interface in an industrial vehicle, the processing device comprising:
a touch screen display that receives touch gesture commands from a vehicle operator;
memory storing executable instructions; and
a processor in communication with the memory, wherein the processor when executing the executable instructions:
defines a plurality of widgets, wherein each widget comprises a visual representation of a current state of an associated function of the industrial vehicle;
controls display of a subset of the plurality of widgets on a portion of the touch screen display defining a plurality of widget spaces;
controls display of an icon tray on the touch screen display comprising one or more icons, wherein at least one of the one or more icons corresponds to a respective one of the plurality of widgets;
controls display of a first menu associated with one of the plurality of widgets when the one widget is displayed in one of the plurality of widget spaces on the screen display and a first menu portion of the one widget is activated by a vehicle operator;
defines a plurality of sub-menus, each sub-menu corresponding to a particular option within the first menu associated with the one widget, wherein one sub-menu is displayed on the screen display after the corresponding option within the first menu has been selected; and
color codes at least a portion of the one sub-menu using a same color associated with the corresponding option within the first menu.