WO2006131945A3 - Pointing device, or mouse - Google Patents

Pointing device, or mouse

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WO2006131945A3
WO2006131945A3 PCT/IT2006/000374 IT2006000374W WO2006131945A3 WO 2006131945 A3 WO2006131945 A3 WO 2006131945A3 IT 2006000374 W IT2006000374 W IT 2006000374W WO 2006131945 A3 WO2006131945 A3 WO 2006131945A3
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mouse
capable
means
detecting
device
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PCT/IT2006/000374
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French (fr)
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Nicola Narracci
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Nicola Narracci
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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
    • G06F3/048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
    • G06F3/0481Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
    • 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

The present invention concerns a pointing device or mouse (1), comprising a housing containing detecting means (2, 3, 7) capable to detect at least one linear movement over at least one supporting plane of the mouse (1), selecting means (4, 5, 6) capable to make at least one selection, characterised in that said detecting means (2, 3, 7) is capable to detect one or more rotations about one or more axes orthogonal to said at least one supporting plane of the mouse (1). The present invention further concerns the method for controlling signals coming from such mouse (1).
PCT/IT2006/000374 2005-06-08 2006-05-18 Pointing device, or mouse WO2006131945A3 (en)

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Citations (6)

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US4887230A (en) * 1987-02-18 1989-12-12 Hitachi, Ltd. Cursor display apparatus
US5512920A (en) * 1994-08-17 1996-04-30 Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. Locator device for control of graphical objects
US6164808A (en) * 1996-02-09 2000-12-26 Murata Mfg. Co., Ltd. Three-dimensional data input device
EP1164538A2 (en) * 2000-06-02 2001-12-19 Hewlett-Packard Company, A Delaware Corporation Pointing device having rotational sensing mechanisms
US6369794B1 (en) * 1998-09-09 2002-04-09 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Operation indication outputting device for giving operation indication according to type of user's action
US20030189166A1 (en) * 2002-04-08 2003-10-09 Black Robert A. Apparatus and method for sensing rotation

Patent Citations (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4887230A (en) * 1987-02-18 1989-12-12 Hitachi, Ltd. Cursor display apparatus
US5512920A (en) * 1994-08-17 1996-04-30 Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. Locator device for control of graphical objects
US6164808A (en) * 1996-02-09 2000-12-26 Murata Mfg. Co., Ltd. Three-dimensional data input device
US6369794B1 (en) * 1998-09-09 2002-04-09 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Operation indication outputting device for giving operation indication according to type of user's action
EP1164538A2 (en) * 2000-06-02 2001-12-19 Hewlett-Packard Company, A Delaware Corporation Pointing device having rotational sensing mechanisms
US20030189166A1 (en) * 2002-04-08 2003-10-09 Black Robert A. Apparatus and method for sensing rotation

Non-Patent Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Title
"ENHANCED MOUSE TO DEFECT ROTATION" IBM TECHNICAL DISCLOSURE BULLETIN, IBM CORP. NEW YORK, US, vol. 39, no. 1, January 1996 (1996-01), pages 365-366, XP000556433 ISSN: 0018-8689 *
"MOUSE DEVICE FOR INPUTTING ORIENTATION" IBM TECHNICAL DISCLOSURE BULLETIN, IBM CORP. NEW YORK, US, vol. 35, no. 4B, 1 September 1992 (1992-09-01), page 200, XP000313907 ISSN: 0018-8689 *

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