DE4028075A1 - Improving data input for electronic data processing system - increasing dimensions of entry device from 2 to 3 by introducing rotation - Google Patents

Improving data input for electronic data processing system - increasing dimensions of entry device from 2 to 3 by introducing rotation

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DE4028075A1
DE4028075A1 DE19904028075 DE4028075A DE4028075A1 DE 4028075 A1 DE4028075 A1 DE 4028075A1 DE 19904028075 DE19904028075 DE 19904028075 DE 4028075 A DE4028075 A DE 4028075A DE 4028075 A1 DE4028075 A1 DE 4028075A1
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Carsten Thumulla
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
    • G06F3/033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor
    • G06F3/0354Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor with detection of 2D relative movements between the device, or an operating part thereof, and a plane or surface, e.g. 2D mice, trackballs, pens or pucks
    • G06F3/03543Mice or pucks
    • G06F3/03544Mice or pucks having dual sensing arrangement, e.g. two balls or two coils used to track rotation of the pointing device

Abstract

A method of improving the operation of data processing systems involves improving the data input by expanding the data entry device by one dimension. This is achieved by introducing rotation of the data entry device. The third dimension is derived from the positional mutual variation of two sensors relative to a comparison surface. USE/ADVANTAGE - Three data entry dimensions instead of the conventional two significantly increases convenience of data entry for user of computer systems, e.g. of CAD order btp systems.

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Das Verfahren beabsichtigt, dem Computerbenutzer zur Dateneingabe drei statt der bisher zwei Dimensionen, die Eingabegeräte wie Maus, Trackball oder Joystick für die Bedienung mit einer Hand zur Verfügung zu stellen. The method is intended to provide the computer user to input data three instead of the previous two dimensions, the input devices such as a mouse, trackball or joystick for one-hand operation available. Diese Dimension könnte zur Realisierung folgender Funktionen zusätzlich zu zwei Dimensionen der Verschiebung in DTP- oder CAD-Programmen verwendet werden: This dimension could be used to implement the following functions in addition to two dimensions of the shift in DTP or CAD programs:

  • 1. Zugriff auf 3. Dimension (z-Achse) 1. Access to the third dimension (z-axis)
  • 2. Drehen von Teilen 2. Turn parts
  • 3. Zoomen 3. Zoom
  • 4. Vergrößern oder Verkleinern einzusetzender Teile 4. Zoom in or out einzusetzender parts
  • 5. Streckungen und Stauchungen 5. dilations and compressions
  • 6. Verzerren 6. Distort

Bisherige Eingabegeräte stellen für die Bedienung mit einer Hand nur zwei Dimensionen zur Verfügung, die meist zur Bewegung des Cursors benötigt werden. Previous input devices provide only two dimensions available, which are usually required to move the cursor to operate with one hand. Die Realisierung oben genannter Funktionen erfordert zusätzliche Handbewegungen, um diese Funktionen über Menüs zu erreichen. The realization of the functions listed above requires additional hand movements to achieve these functions through menus.

Stellt man eine weitere Dimension bei der Bedienung mit einer Hand zur Verfügung, so lassen sich bei gleichzeitiger Bewegung in der Ebene Teile drehen, in der z-Achse verschieben, vergrößern, verkleinern oder verzerren. If one another dimension in the operation with one hand is available, can be turned parts with simultaneous movement in the plane, move in the z-axis, enlarge, reduce or distort.

Zur Erfassung des Drehwinkels muß eine Maus mit zwei Sensoren ausgestattet sein, die die Verschiebung zur Unterlage erfassen. For detecting the rotational angle of a mouse must be equipped with two sensors which detect the displacement to the base. Aus den Lageänderungen der Sensoren zueinander ist ein Drehwinkel errechenbar. From the changes in position of the sensors to each other, a rotational angle can be calculated. Dieser Drehwinkel des Eingabegerätes stellt die dritte Dimension dar. This rotation angle of the input device is the third dimension.

Da die derzeitige Mauskonstruktion (Kabel, Taster) nur einen begrentzten Drehwinkel zuläßt könnte es sinnvoll sein, zu einer drahtlosen rotationssymmetrischen Konstruktion überzugehen. As the current mouse design (cable, switch) allows only one begrentzten rotation angle, it might make sense to move to a wireless rotationally symmetrical construction.

Die Taster müssen konzentrisch sein, das heißt, ein Taster muß in der Mitte des andern sitzen. The buttons must be concentric, that is, a button must sit in the middle of the other.

Damit bei einer vollständig drehbaren Maus die Orientierung erhalten bleibt muß die Bewegungsrichtung an die Unterlage gebunden sein (optische Maus mit Erkennung der Bewegungsrichtung aus dem Muster der Unterlage). In order to maintain the orientation at a fully rotatable mouse, the moving direction must be bonded to the pad (optical mouse with detection of the direction of movement from the pattern of the substrate).

Mit einem solchen Eingabegerät sind mit einer Hand Steuerungen in drei Dimensionen möglich, was den Bedienungskomfort von DTP- und CAD-Programmen wesentlich verbessern kann. With such input device dimensions are possible with one hand controls in three, which can substantially improve the ease of use of DTP and CAD programs.

Claims (2)

1. Verfahren zur Verbesserung der Dateneingabe in EDV- Anlagen, gekennzeichnet dadurch, daß Eingabegeräte um eine Dimension erweitert werden, die aus der Drehung des Eingabegerätes gewonnen wird. 1. A method for improving data input in electronic data processing equipment, characterized in that input devices which is obtained from the rotation of the input device can be extended to a dimension.
2. Eingabegerät nach Anspruch 1, gekennzeichnet dadurch, daß die dritte Dimension aus der Lageänderung zweier Sensoren zueinander relativ zur Vergleichsfläche gewonnen wird. 2. Input device according to claim 1, characterized in that the third dimension of the change in position of two sensors to one another is obtained relative to the control surface.
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