WO2010020986A3 - An ergonomic control unit for providing a pointing function - Google Patents

An ergonomic control unit for providing a pointing function Download PDF

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WO2010020986A3
WO2010020986A3 PCT/IL2009/000807 IL2009000807W WO2010020986A3 WO 2010020986 A3 WO2010020986 A3 WO 2010020986A3 IL 2009000807 W IL2009000807 W IL 2009000807W WO 2010020986 A3 WO2010020986 A3 WO 2010020986A3
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control unit
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Igal Bor
Tal Or
Nechemia Bor
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Igal Bor
Tal Or
Nechemia Bor
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    • G06F3/0338Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor with detection of limited linear or angular displacement of an operating part of the device from a neutral position, e.g. isotonic or isometric joysticks
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    • 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
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    • G06F3/0362Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor with detection of 1D translations or rotations of an operating part of the device, e.g. scroll wheels, sliders, knobs, rollers or belts
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    • G06F3/048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
    • G06F3/0484Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
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Abstract

A control unit disposed in a remote-control pointing device for providing a control and pointing function. The control unit comprises a stationary element, a movable control element with a reflective surface disposed proximate to the stationary element, at least one optical sensor fixedly disposed in close proximity to the movable control element, and at least one pressure sensor. When the optical sensor is activated by movement of the movable control element and when the movable control element is put into pressure contact with the pressure sensor, location and pressure contact data, respectively, are collected by the control unit enabling control and pointing functions associated with the pointing device without the need for an external, stationary reference surface.
PCT/IL2009/000807 2008-08-19 2009-08-17 An ergonomic control unit for providing a pointing function WO2010020986A3 (en)

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