NL9300171A - Computer mouse based on a system of acceleration sensors disposed therein - Google Patents

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NL9300171A
NL9300171A NL9300171A NL9300171A NL9300171A NL 9300171 A NL9300171 A NL 9300171A NL 9300171 A NL9300171 A NL 9300171A NL 9300171 A NL9300171 A NL 9300171A NL 9300171 A NL9300171 A NL 9300171A
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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
    • G06F3/0346Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor with detection of the device orientation or free movement in a 3D space, e.g. 3D mice, 6-DOF [six degrees of freedom] pointers using gyroscopes, accelerometers or tilt-sensors
    • 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

Abstract

The invention relates to an input medium for computers (computer mouse), the signal from one or more electrical acceleration sensors disposed in the invention being used to detect movements, from which the output signals are processed by the invention in such a way that they can be interpreted by the connected computer as a product of the movement performed with the mouse. The invention enables both the use of a computer mouse without a work surface and the simple construction of a 3-dimensionally operating computer mouse.

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Computer Mouse based on a system of acceleration sensors arranged therein.

The invention relates to a control tool used in computers, usually referred to as a mouse, using acceleration sensors placed in this device, and an electronic circuit which converts the accelerations / decelerations detected by these acceleration sensors into the connected computer. processable information about movements performed with this mouse.

In conventional mice, usually a ball moved across the work surface is used to convert the hand movements made by the operator into computer-processable information (mechanical variant).

An embodiment is also known in which an optical method is used to detect movement relative to a specially prepared worktop (optical variant).

The mechanical variant often results in unreliable operation of the device due to contamination and wear of the mechanism, and its accuracy is also limited by mechanical tolerances.

With the mechanical variant, a smooth and stable work surface must always be present, with the optical variant, that work surface must also be prepared for the purpose.

Neither of the two variants makes it easy to construct a three-dimensional version of the system.

The object of the invention is to determine movement by means of a two-axis or three-axis system of acceleration sensors, for this purpose both sensors based on electromagnetic principles and sensors based on piezoelectric principles can be used. In figure (a) a complete principle circuit resulting from ONE acceleration sensor is elaborated. Such a circuit will be used for each axis of motion to be observed.

The electrical signals generated by the acceleration sensor (1) are, after any necessary amplification, applied by an amplifier circuit (2) to an Integrator circuit (3), which integrates the offered signals according to the pattern of figure (b), as follows: (the movement performed is accelerating the sensor from standstill in the sensitive direction, moving into accelerated motion and stopping the sensor, curve (1) gives the signal at the input of the integrator (figure (a)) , point (5)), curve (2) shows the signal at the output of the integrator (figure (a), point (6)).

Phase 1: acceleration of the sensor, curve (1) is a representative of the acceleration encountered, curve (2) is a sum of the observed integrator input values over the time the acceleration occurs.

Phase 2: transition to accelerated motion, curve (1) goes from an active value via the zero point and a series of negative values, the integral of which equals the integral of the acceleration values calculated in phase 1. The integrator output, curve (2), retains the value of the last calculated summation in phase 1.

Stage 3: transition from accelerated motion to standstill, curve (1) is a representative of the negative acceleration experienced, the value at the integrator output, curve (2), is phased out as a function of the sum of the observed input values about the time when the delay occurs. After coming to a standstill, a signal also follows, the integral of which is equal to the summation of the delay signals, but the output of the integrator, curve (2), retains the value zero.

The electrical value delivered by the integrator circuit (3) is therefore a representative of the movement performed at any time by the mouse, this value is presented to a circuit (4), which converts this electrical value into information that can be processed by the connected computer about the movement performed by the Mouse.

A contact (7) is connected to the integrator circuit (3), the function of which is to reset the integrator circuit to zero and to (de) activate the integrator circuit.

By means of contact with a work surface, or by means of a manual contact, the user may wish to activate the mouse.

The circuit (4) which provides the translation to data that can be processed by a computer has one or more contacts (8) which indicate an activity to be performed by the computer (so-called mouse keys).

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  1. Input medium (computer mouse), characterized in that one or more acceleration sensors based on piezoelectric or electromagnetic principles are used to detect movement of the input medium, whereby the signals generated by such a sensor are presented to a integration circuit incorporated in the invention, characterized in that the manner in which the integration takes place at the output of the integration circuit produces a signal the value of which at any time is a true reflection of the current result of the invention movement performed. Characterized in that the integration circuit can be zeroed and deactivated both by removing the invention from a work surface and by operating a manual contact. Characterized in that the invention can be made both in an embodiment for sensing movement in the flat 2-dimensional plane and in an embodiment for sensing movement in the 3-dimensional space.
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