DE4125049A1 - Computer mouse with dual function operating keys - used for direct control of path-pixel ratio - Google Patents

Computer mouse with dual function operating keys - used for direct control of path-pixel ratio

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DE4125049A1
DE4125049A1 DE19914125049 DE4125049A DE4125049A1 DE 4125049 A1 DE4125049 A1 DE 4125049A1 DE 19914125049 DE19914125049 DE 19914125049 DE 4125049 A DE4125049 A DE 4125049A DE 4125049 A1 DE4125049 A1 DE 4125049A1
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Reimond Hennig
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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
    • G06F3/038Control and interface arrangements therefor, e.g. drivers or device-embedded control circuitry
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    • 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

Abstract

The computer mouse incorporates a number of operating keys which have three different switch stages for providing a dual functionality, allowing controlled variation of the path/pixel ratio during use. The path/pixel ratio for a dynamic mouse used for computer-assisted design is matched to the displacement characteristics. Each operating key can be moved from its rest position into a semi-depressed and a fully-depressed position. ADVANTAGE - Rapid, light and accurate positioning of cursor.

Description

Beschreibung einer Erfindung im Bereich der EDV: Description of an invention in the field of computing:
Verwendete Begriffe: Terminology used:

Weg: von der Maus zurückgelegte Strecke Way: from the mouse distance traveled
Pixel: dabei vom Cursor zurückgelegte Strecke in der Einheit Pixel Pixel: while the cursor distance traveled in pixels
Maus: Zeigeinstrument, zum Beispiel an einem Computer Mouse: pointing device, for example, on a computer
Cursor: Mauscursor Cursor: mouse cursors
Maus, mit der das Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnis kontrolliert verändert werden kann. Mouse, with the path-to-pixel ratio can be changed controlled.

Die Erfindung betrifft eine neue Art der Kontrolle der "Geschwindigkeit des Mauscursors" durch den Anwender. The invention relates to a new way of controlling the "mouse cursor speed" by the user. Genauer: - der Kontrolle des Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnisses durch den Anwender während des Arbeitens mit der Maus. Specifically: - the control of the path-to-pixel ratio by the user while working with the mouse.

Eine einfachere und genauere Kontrolle der "Geschwindigkeit des Mauscursors" als es bisher gab, erlaubt schnelleres, leichteres und genaueres Arbeiten mit modernen Computern. A simpler and more accurate control of the "speed of the mouse cursor" when there were previously, allows faster, easier and more accurate work with modern computers.

Dies ist besonders erstrebenswert, wenn man bedenkt, daß die Maus zunehmend an Bedeutung gewinnt und von sehr vielen Menschen tagtäglich intensiv genutzt wird. This is particularly desirable when one considers that the mouse is becoming increasingly important and is used every day intensively by many people.

Beim Arbeiten mit der Maus taucht folgendes Problem auf: When working with the mouse following problem arises:

Einerseits möchte man mit einer kleinen Mausbewegung den Cursor weit über den Bildschirm bewegen, wozu das Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnis möglichst klein sein muß. On one hand, one would like to move with a small mouse movement cursor far across the screen, including the path-to-pixel ratio must be as small as possible. Andererseits möchte man den Cursor auch sehr genau positionieren können, wozu das Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnis möglichst groß sein muß. On the other hand, one would like to be able to position accurately the cursor well, including the path-to-pixel ratio must be as large as possible. In der Praxis begnügt man sich mit einem unbefriedigenden Kompromiß. In practice, one is content with an unsatisfactory compromise.

Größere Bildschirme mit immer höheren Auflösungen (z. B. CAD-Arbeitsplätze) lassen dieses Problem besonders hervortreten. Larger screens with ever higher resolutions (eg. As CAD workstations) can be particularly prominent this problem.

Es gibt bereits dynamische Mäuse, bei denen das Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnis proportional zur Geschwindigkeit der Maus ist. There are dynamic mice in which the path-to-pixel ratio is proportional to the speed of the mouse. Meines Wissens sind jedoch nur die Maustreiber (Software) dynamisch und nicht die Mäuse selbst. To my knowledge, only the mouse driver (software) are dynamic and not the mice themselves.

Die Kontrolle des Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnisses durch die Geschwindigkeit, mit der die Maus bewegt wird, ist nach meinen Erfahrungen auch nicht sehr befriedigend. The control of the way-to-pixel ratio by the speed at which the mouse is moved, in my experience, is not very satisfactory. Mögliche Gründe: Possible reasons:

Hektische Bewegungen mit der Maus sind unangenehm und ungenau. Hectic mouse movements are awkward and imprecise. Durch die Dynamik des Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnisses kann man sich gar nicht oder nur schwer an das Verhalten der Maus gewöhnen, die Bedienung erfordert erhöhte Aufmerksamkeit und man wird so von seiner eigentlichen Aufgabe abgelenkt. By the dynamics of road-to-pixel ratio can be difficult or not at all used to the behavior of the mouse, the operation requires increased attention and you will be so distracted from their task. Nicht an den einzelnen Anwender anpaßbare Art der Dynamik. Not in the individual user adaptable type of dynamics.

Die Erfindung soll hier Abhilfe schaffen, indem der Anwender selbst, direkt und genau das Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnis bestimmen kann. The invention is to improve this situation by the user himself can determine the path-to-pixel ratio directly and accurately here.

Die Erfindung besteht darin, daß die einzelnen Maustasten eine doppelte Funktionalität aufweisen, damit man mit ihnen auch das Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnis beeinflussen kann. The invention consists in that the individual mouse buttons have a dual functionality, thus one can influence the path-to-pixel ratio with them.

Es gibt also nicht mehr bloß die 2 Schaltzustände "Gedrückt" und "Nicht gedrückt", sondern die 3 Zustände "Gedrückt", "Berührt" und "Nicht berührt"! So there is no longer merely the two switching states "pressed" and "Not pressed" but the three states "Pressed", "Touched" and "Untouched"!

Speziell erreicht man dies, indem man die Maustasten mit berührungsempfindlichen Sensorflächen ausstattet, siehe Zeichnung. Specifically, this is achieved by equipping the mouse buttons with touch-sensitive sensor surfaces, see drawing. Einfache Schalter mit den Zuständen "Gedrückt", "Halb gedrückt" und "Nicht gedrückt" sind natürlich auch möglich, aber nicht so angenehm in der Bedienung. "Press halfway" simple switch with the states "Pressed" and "Not pressed" are also possible, but not as pleasant to use. ("Halb gedrückt" entspricht hier "Berührt") ( "Half-pressed" here corresponds to "Touched")

Verschiedenste Konfigurationen sind so vorstellbar, eine sehr sinnvolle möchte ich nun, zur Erläuterung, als Beispiel näher beschreiben: Various configurations are conceivable, a very sensible I would now like to explain, describe in detail as an example:

Eine Zweitasten-Maus mit 2 Sensortasten, absolute Änderung der Mickey-Rate, die die Maus pro Wegeinheit aussendet, dadurch Kompatibilität zu alter Software: A two-button mouse with 2 sensor keys, absolute change in the Mickey rate that sends the mouse per travel unit, characterized compatibility with old software:
Bewegt man die Maus ohne eine Taste zu berühren, so ist das Weg-zu-Mickey-Verhältnis und somit das Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnis klein (kleiner Weg, große Cursorbewegung), ebenso wenn man beide Tasten berührt (das ist wichtig, wenn man bei gedrückter Maustaste große Strecken mit dem Cursor zurücklegen will). If you move to touch the mouse without a key, so is the way to Mickey ratio and thus the path-to-pixel ratio is small (small way, great cursor movement), as if you touch both buttons (this is important, if you want to travel long distances with the cursor while holding down the mouse button).
Bewegt man die Maus und man berührt nur die linke Maustaste, so wird das Weg-zu-Mickey-Verhältnis herabgesetzt (großer Weg, kleine Cursorbewegung). Moving the mouse and you touch only the left mouse button, then the path-to-Mickey ratio decreased (big way, small cursor movement). Die Stärke der Herabsetzung ist über eine Stellschraube mit sehr feiner Rasterung an der Maus einstellbar. The strength of the reduction is adjustable via an adjusting screw with very fine screening on the mouse.
Nun kann man also mit dem Finger auf der Taste den Cursor sehr genau positionieren, um dann den Klick auszuführen. Now so you can accurately position a finger on the button the cursor, and then execute the click.
Mit einem Schiebeschalter wählt man den Betriebsmodus der Maus: keine, eine oder zwei berührungsempfindliche Tasten (bzw. die sich daraus ergebenden Funktionalitäten). With a slide switch to select the operating mode of the mouse: none, one or two touch-sensitive buttons (or the resulting functionality).

Natürlich könnte man auch die Maustreiber ändern und statt die Mickey-Rate herabzusetzen sendet man dem Treiber die entsprechende Information als Befehl. Of course you could also change the mouse driver and minimize take the Mickey rate sends to the driver the appropriate information as a command. Man sieht, die Möglichkeiten der technischen Realisierung sind hard- wie softwaremäßig sehr, sehr vielfältig. You see, the possibilities of technical realization are hardware as in software very, very diverse. Darum ist hier auch keine explizit angegeben, und darum auch die etwas umständliche Beschreibung, sorry. Therefore it is also not explicitly specified, and therefore also the somewhat cumbersome description, sorry.

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  1. Maus (Zeigeinstrument), dadurch gekennzeichnet , daß die einzelnen Maustasten eine doppelte Funktionalität (bzw. 3 Schaltzustände) aufweisen, damit man mit ihnen auch das Weg-zu-Pixel-Verhältnis beeinflussen kann. Mouse (pointing device), characterized in that the individual mouse buttons dual functionality (or switching states 3) which thus one can influence the path-to-pixel ratio with them.
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