DE102010010464B4 - reading Help - Google Patents

reading Help

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DE102010010464B4
DE102010010464B4 DE201010010464 DE102010010464A DE102010010464B4 DE 102010010464 B4 DE102010010464 B4 DE 102010010464B4 DE 201010010464 DE201010010464 DE 201010010464 DE 102010010464 A DE102010010464 A DE 102010010464A DE 102010010464 B4 DE102010010464 B4 DE 102010010464B4
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Klaus-Carsten Schmelz
Stefan Stojkovski
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BCD-GMBH
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    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B27/00Other optical systems; Other optical apparatus
    • G02B27/02Viewing or reading apparatus
    • G02B27/021Reading apparatus
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B25/00Eyepieces; Magnifying glasses
    • G02B25/02Eyepieces; Magnifying glasses with means for illuminating object viewed

Abstract

The invention helps its users to open up media and also facilitates dealing with them. For this purpose, a variety of functions are already available in the basic model: for print media, discreet lighting consisting of LEDs or OLEDs that hardly scatters; In addition, the currently read lines appear slightly larger (factor below 2); while the book pages are held down, which are the currently read opposite. By simply photographing the title of the media and the last page read, the invention simultaneously serves as an electronic bookmark. The energy supply is represented by a solar module. The charge state of the energy storage is displayed.
Optionally, a foreign dictionary is included in the language of the country in which the invention is offered. Finally, the archiving of other media such as CDs, DVDs, BDs, etc. as well as graphics, cartoons, etc. is possible, for which a library administration is included. An interface (Bluetooth or the like) for data exchange is also included in a variant.
In all models, the different functions are controlled via a software menu that is addressed via a touchscreen. The latter also acts as a viewfinder of the camera.

Description

  • The invention relates to a reading aid with the further features according to the preamble of claim 1.
  • State of the art
  • Out WO 2004 053391 A1 is a tool known that subtly illuminates pages of books and emits little stray light. A magnification is missing here as well as a self-sufficient power supply and functions for recording and saving
  • By WO 2008/047265 A1 the possibility is purely shown for the low-loss arrangement of LEDs within a light guide plate. Other features are not the subject of the invention.
  • In EP 1 983 257 A1 describes a Fresnel lens illuminated by LEDs or organic LEDs, which thus also enlarges the illuminated template, but neither provides a self-sufficient power supply nor functions for recording and storing.
  • EP 0 418 092 A2 describes a thin rod lens with a relatively large magnification, the principle of which is also used in the present invention.
  • A touch-sensitive screen, which in principle is the European patent application EP 1 081 633 A2 springs, is also used in the present invention, possibly in conjunction with in US Pat. No. 7,253,809 B2 described lighting.
  • US Pat. No. 6,952,079 B2 describes a component design that best captures the light emitted by an OLED, and thus finds attention in illuminating the reading range of the present invention.
  • With the lighting of essentially book pages deals US Pat. No. 6,951,403 B2 while trying to limit the emission of stray light.
  • This in US 2003/0063459 A1 described product supplements the function of the lighting by an enlargement, but does not go beyond this. In US 2007/0236813 A1 This combined lighting / magnification aid is mainly used for food and wine lists.
  • Also very early on US 2 056 693 A with these functions, but also does not indicate additional benefits, which was certainly not yet possible with the then available technology (economically justifiable).
  • The object to be read is added US 4,751,615 A in addition to the lighting still trapped, to avoid the problem of ripple.
  • US 2006/0268569 A1 describes the mapping of recorded text passages with an adjustable magnification on a screen. The present invention extends purely visually and utilizes electronic components and principles exclusively for other functions. The invention according to DE 197 53 393 A1 works on the same principle.
  • The present invention also has clear benefits for the user over the illuminated, umbrella-shaped magnifying glass CN 201 035 225 Y out.
  • The also illuminated plane magnifying means off CN 2 713 493 Y also offers no benefit for the user, which is even approximately comparable to that of the presented reading aid.
  • The invention according to DE 20 2004 009 119 U1 moves a magnifying glass along a lit plate. Although the guide of the enlarging means appears quite advantageous, but this requires a relatively large and thus unwieldy plate. Consequently, this principle does not apply in the present application.
  • The advantage of the invention DE 202 03 586 U1 compared to the hitherto known state of the art is the use of a color instead of a black and white camera. By the appropriate device obviously smaller objects are to be recorded, for. For example, to document damage patterns or to better look at small components with the human eye. The presented reading aid aims in a different direction.
  • DE 10 2007 003 303 A1 describes a magnifying glass illuminated by batteries with a magnifying glass pot that holds the distance between the magnifying glass and the object.
  • The by the in DE 295 04 928 U1 described principle for strong enlargement of z. B. lines in rod-shaped lenses extends the field of application of the present invention in the direction of a reading glasses replacement.
  • The reader off DE 92 17 484 U1 illuminates and magnifies a plane object, e.g. As a printed product, but limited to it, differently the reading aid presented.
  • In summary, quite a few inventions are concerned with facilitating reading through illumination and / or magnification of the font lines, but so far no such comprehensive combination of functions and integration has been designed for that purpose as in the presented innovation, and essentially so known technologies and principles in the reading aid provided. In particular, in the vast majority of inventions in this area, neither the self-sufficient energy supply of the lamp or the value attached, nor the possibility of documenting individual read content or at least the last-read page of a printed product as an electronic bookmark referenced. Also, the design of the housing does not show that was thought of complementary features such as the feel of the user as well as holding down the opposite side of the book. In addition, the present design of the reading aid is suitable to ensure at least splash water resistance and an extremely low tendency to difficult removable dirt accumulation z. B. under controls or in grooves or depressions. Not to mention the availability of an integrated, electronic foreign dictionary as well as the librarian handling of entries in a functionally larger version.
  • task
  • It is an object of the invention to go well beyond these limitations by providing the functions essential to the user lighting for reading support with the widest possible avoidance of scattered light, slight enlargement of the text or the content of the printed page and adjacent adjacent, possibly disturbing pages down.
  • The object is achieved by the features of claim 1.
  • Advantageous embodiments of the objects according to the invention are given in the further claims.
  • Secondary functions such as the viewfinder for the camera as well as the status display of the energy storage supplement the perceptible functionality. It is a fully self-sufficient energy supply, a comprehensive resistance at least against splashing water and easy and self-explanatory usability to ensure.
  • Furthermore, the invention optionally offers an electronic bookmark from the storage of the book cover and the last page read and the availability of a foreign dictionary and the library management of a larger inventory of other media with correspondingly powerful memory.
  • embodiment
  • The invention is described in more detail below with reference to exemplary embodiments illustrated in the drawing.
  • The partially only basic representations show:
  • 1 the top view of the invention
  • 2 the view of the pen, which serves as an operating aid
  • 3 the bottom view of the invention
  • In 1 is schematically a transparent housing with integrated lens ( 4 ) with the front recessed grips ( 2a ) as well as the shaping as side hold-down ( 8th ), the solar film for self-sufficient energy supply ( 5 ), the autofocus camera ( 3 ) as well as the retaining groove ( 1a ) for the operating aid (pen).
  • 2 shows a pencil ( 1b ) as an operating aid of the touch-sensitive display (touchscreen).
  • 3 forms the invention from below. In particular, the transparent housing with integrated lens ( 4 ), the touchscreen ( 6 ), the LED ( 7 ) for displaying the charging status and the front and rear recessed grips or contours ( 2a and 2 B ) are shown.
  • The invention helps its users to open up media and also facilitates dealing with them.
  • For this purpose, a variety of functions are already available in the basic model: for print media, discreet lighting consisting of LEDs or OLEDs that hardly scatters; In addition, the currently read lines appear slightly larger (by a factor of 1.25 to 4, preferably by a factor of 1.7 to 2); while the book pages are held down, which are the currently read opposite. The self-weight of the reading aid, supported by the (light) pressure that the user's (hand-reading) hand carries, is sufficient.
  • By simply photographing the title of the media and the last page read, the invention simultaneously serves as an electronic bookmark.
  • The energy supply is represented by a solar module that converts both daylight and artificial light into electrical energy, which is stored directly. The charge state of the energy storage is displayed.
  • Optionally, a foreign dictionary is included in the language of the country in which the invention is offered. Finally, the archiving of other media such as CDs, DVDs, BDs, etc. as well as graphics, cartoons, etc., for which a library administration is available. An interface (Bluetooth or the like) for data exchange is also included in a variant.
  • In all models, the different functions are controlled via a software menu that is addressed via a touchscreen. The latter also acts as a viewfinder of the camera. Furthermore, the lighting is switched on and off and the brightness is controlled via it. In addition, the user controls via the touchscreen on the one hand the data (bookmark function, media archiving, basic settings) and on the other hand the -ausgebe (bookmarks, media library).
  • The reading aid is intended to be used predominantly when an illumination facilitates or makes possible the reading process, which does not disturb other persons in the vicinity due to very little scattered light. Situations in bed, tent, plane and car are characteristic for this. The enlarged representation of the read lines additionally supports the user, which is becoming increasingly important in view of an aging population in the established industrialized nations.
  • The embodiment of the invention has approximately the following dimensions:
    Length: 125 mm (bottom) or 140 mm (top); Height: 20 mm; Width: 45 mm
    The approximate mass is 200 g
  • LIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS
  • 1a
    Groove for storing the operating aid
    1b
    Operating aid of the touch screen (pen)
    2a
    Front recessed grips (1 × each right and left)
    2 B
    Rear handle contours (1 × each right and left)
    3
    Autofocus camera
    4
    Transparent housing with integrated lens for magnification
    5
    Solar film for self-sufficient energy supply
    6
    Touch-sensitive screen (touch screen)
    7
    LED to indicate the charging status of the built-in energy storage
    8th
    Lateral slopes (1 × each to the right and left) as hold-down on the opposite side of the book

Claims (10)

  1. On an object auflegbare, located in a housing, portable, equipped with self-sufficient power supply reading aid characterized in that a) displayed by at least one integrated lens in the housing texts, pictures or other illustrations enlarged and illuminated by a lighting and b) the housing with Recessed recesses is provided and has a shape as a side hold-down, which is provided for holding down book pages, which are each read by means of the reading aid.
  2. Reading aid according to claim 1, characterized in that the enlargement is effected by a lens, in particular of transparent plastic, which permanently enlarges 2 to 10 lines of the read text by a factor of 1.25 to 4.
  3. Reading aid according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the illumination is effected by at least one LED or organic LED.
  4. Reading aid according to claim 3, characterized in that the illumination is carried out using at least one optical fiber of lichtleitfähigem plastic.
  5. Reading aid according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the recording of texts, images and other images by a designed as an autofocus camera integrated miniature camera takes place.
  6. Reading aid according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the user interface is a touch-sensitive display.
  7. Reading aid according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the touch-sensitive display is provided in resistive or capacitive design.
  8. Reading aid according to claim 6 or 7, characterized in that the touch-sensitive display serves as the camera viewfinder.
  9. Reading aid according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the energy supply via a rechargeable by photovoltaic energy storage.
  10. Reading aid according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that records are stored in the form of photographs, library management of sound and image media and graphics, cartoons in rewritable RWRAM memories and other data such as foreign dictionaries, dictionaries, databases in flash ROMs.
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