WO2011045851A1 - Sheet-type remote control device, setting method, setting program, and recording medium - Google Patents

Sheet-type remote control device, setting method, setting program, and recording medium

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WO2011045851A1
WO2011045851A1 PCT/JP2009/067765 JP2009067765W WO2011045851A1 WO 2011045851 A1 WO2011045851 A1 WO 2011045851A1 JP 2009067765 W JP2009067765 W JP 2009067765W WO 2011045851 A1 WO2011045851 A1 WO 2011045851A1
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sheet
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鈴木 亨
正太郎 依田
幸治 浅尾
淳 羽田
建吾 七里
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パイオニア株式会社
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Abstract

A sheet-type remote control device which can be secured to an object while in a state in which a portion of the device is bent. The sheet-type remote control device is provided with: a substrate, a power generation member, an input sensor, and an electronic circuit. The substrate is a flexible sheet-shaped member. The power generation member is a member which can generate power. The input sensor detects whether the user is pressing the device and detects the position being pressed. The electronic circuit stores power generated by the power generation member and sends an operation signal to the electronic equipment to be operated, based on the detection signal of the input sensor. Further, the sheet-type remote control device has a program which can set the areas where the operation keys are used or switch the functions of the operation keys.

Description

Sheet remote control device, setting method, setting program and storage medium

The present invention relates to a remote control device for operating an electronic device.

User to the electronic apparatus is known a remote controller for remotely operating. For example, Patent Document 1, remotely receiving the advertisement signal transmitted from the electronic device to request the remote control function setting information according to the specifications of the compatible electronic device to the remote control type information of the remote control device to the electronic device control device is described. Other techniques related to the present invention are disclosed in Patent Documents 2 and 3.

JP 2008-245192 JP JP 2009-118252 JP JP 2008-258903 JP

In general, when the remote control device driven by a battery, when the battery is exhausted, it is necessary to replace with a new battery. Also, in the case of conventional solid remote control device, its installation location is limited to the case of using fixed. In particular, conventionally, if you want to fix the portion having a curved portion or uneven, since the remote control device does not have flexibility, it is impossible to obtain a paste area corresponding to the portion, its installation It becomes difficult. Also, when a user uses without fixing the remote control device, to or placed at a distance from the electronic device or, or of the operation target misplaced anywhere, remote control at hand when you want to use the user device situation occurs that is not found. Further, in the conventional remote control device, since the shape and arrangement of the operation keys have already been determined, the user's use and operation to the parts of the body size and changing the shape and arrangement of the keys in accordance with the shape Can not. These problems, Patent Documents 1 to 3, there is no description.

The present invention has been made to solve the above problems, and an object thereof is to provide convenience for the user, the remote control device capable of improving the operability.

In the invention described in claim 1, the sheet-type remote control apparatus includes a sheet substrate having flexibility, and the power generation member, and an input sensor for detecting the position of the presence and the pressing of pressing from the outside, with storing power generated from the power generation unit, and an electronic circuit for transmitting an operation signal to the operation target of the electronic device based on a detection signal of the input sensor, fixable to an object with at least partially bent and wherein the such.

The invention described in claim 16 has flexibility, a setting of the operation key at least partially performed by the fixable sheet-type remote control device to an object in a state of being bent, to the external input based comprises a use area setting step of setting each area being arranged a plurality of operation keys to be set, based on an external input, and a function setting step of setting a function to be associated to each of the plurality of operation keys it is characterized in.

The invention of claim 17 has flexibility, and an operation key setting program in which at least part of which is performed by the fixable sheet-type remote control device to an object in a state of being bent, external input the basis, each area and using the area setting means for setting a, based on an external input, function setting means for setting a function to be associated to each of the plurality of operation keys are arranged a plurality of operation keys to be set Examples, characterized in that the functioning of the sheet-type remote control device.

It shows an example of a perspective view of the sheet-type remote control device. It is an example of a schematic configuration of a simple remote control device. It is an example of a schematic configuration of a layered-type remote control device. Setting process procedure of the operation key is an example of a flowchart illustrating a. The setting example 1 and setting example 2 is an example of a diagram schematically showing. A procedure of setting example 3 is an example of a diagram schematically showing. The setting example 4 is an example of a diagram schematically showing. A procedure of setting example 5 is an example of a diagram schematically showing. According Setting Example 5 or setting example 8 is an example of a diagram showing a use state of the operation key set sheets remote control device. A procedure of setting example 6 is an example of a diagram schematically showing. A procedure of setting example 7 is an example of a diagram schematically showing. A procedure of setting example 8 is an example of a diagram schematically showing.

In one aspect of the present invention, the sheet-type remote control apparatus includes a sheet substrate having flexibility, and the power generation member, and an input sensor for detecting the position of the presence and the pressing of pressing from the outside, the with storing power generated from the power generation unit, and an electronic circuit for transmitting an operation signal to the operation target of the electronic device based on a detection signal of the input sensor, securable to an object with at least partially bent is there.

The above sheet-type remote control device comprises a remote control device capable of fixing sheet-type objects with at least partially bent, a substrate, a generator member, an input sensor, an electronic circuit, the . Here, "fixable" is not necessarily limited to the case where the total area to which the device is provided is in close contact with the object (bonding), that is fixed by contact with the object at least part of the area points. Accordingly, the sheet-type remote control device may be secured to the object by a predetermined member such as a clip. The substrate is a sheet-like member having flexibility made of elastomer such as silicone rubber. Generator member is, for example, a generator capable member such as a solar cell or a piezoelectric element. Input sensor, such as, for example, a capacitance sensor or a touch sensor is applicable to detect the position of the presence and the pressing of the pressing of the user. Electronic circuitry, along with storing power generated from the power generation unit, and transmits the operation target of the operation signal to the electronic device based on a detection signal of the input sensor. Here, "operation signal" is, for example, the key code of the operation key corresponding to the depressed portion of the user corresponds. In this way, the sheet-type remote control device can be installed in various places of the body having a bent portion, such as a chair or armrest. The sheet-type remote control device, by themselves power, battery replacement is not required. Accordingly, convenience for users, it is possible to improve the operability.

In one embodiment of the sheet-type remote control device further comprises a bending sensor for detecting a bent portion of the sheet-type remote control device. Bending sensor, for example, a transparent pressure sensor corresponds. Thus, the sheet-type remote control device is provided with the detectable bending sensor bent portion, as shown in embodiments which will be described later, it can be properly disposed of each area of ​​the operation key.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device comprises a member having adhesiveness is adhered to the object by the member. Here, "member having adhesiveness", other substrates having an adhesive property, which adhesive or the like to the substrate is applied, other sheet-shaped adhesive member to a substrate is attached such including. Thus, the sheet-type remote control apparatus can be installed affixed solely to an object to be installed.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, the press further comprising a sheet-like protective film layer provided on a surface to be made, and the protective film layer, wherein the generator member and the input sensor and the electronic circuit a layer comprising, a three-layer structure of said base material. By such a configuration, the sheet-type remote control apparatus is suitably applied to the present invention.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, further comprising a sheet-like protective film layer provided on the surface portion of the press is made, and the protective film layer, and the generator member, said input sensor, It said electronic circuit, the substrate, but are arranged to overlap as independent layers. By such a configuration, the sheet-type remote control apparatus is suitably applied to the present invention.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, wherein the electronic circuit is based on an external input, and use the area setting means for setting an area to be arranged a plurality of operation keys to be set, based on an external input, and a function setting means for setting a function to be associated to each of the plurality of operation keys. In this embodiment, the electronic circuit includes a used area setting means, a function setting means. Here, the "external input" refers to the input based on the user's operation. "Plurality of operation keys to be set" may for example be defined by a specified number on the basis of the input by the user, it may be predetermined. Using the area setting means, based on an external input, and sets the area in which a plurality of operation keys are arranged. At this time, using the area setting means may be set by changing, based the area from the initial setting state to the external input, setting is newly defined based on the area from no initial settings to an external input good. Similarly, function setting means may be set by changing based the features that were associated respectively initially set to a plurality of operation keys to an external input, be newly set from a state that has not been initialized good. According to this embodiment, the sheet-type remote control apparatus, and usage of the user, the size of the site of operation for the body, according to the shape, it is possible to set the operation keys.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, when electrically connected to the apparatus comprising a screen, the use area setting means and said function setting means, to assist operation of the user on the screen wherein the display information for. Here, the "information for supporting the operation of the user" is and shows the area of ​​the operation key drawn on the basis of operation, character information for prompting the following are true. Thus, the sheet-type remote control device, can execute the operation according to the setting of the operation key to more readily user.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, the device further comprises an input unit, the use area setting means sets the area based on an input from the input unit. Here, the input unit, such as a mouse, a touch panel, a keyboard corresponds. This aspect, sheet-type remote control device, can execute the operation according to the setting of the operation key to more readily user.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, further comprising the use area setting means the display unit corresponding to each of the plurality of operation keys are lit or absence of flashing of the display unit, or the lighting or based on flashing colors, and notifies the operation keys to be set to the user. In this way, the user, then the operation keys to be set can be easily grasped.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, the function setting unit analyzes whether the trajectory of the press corresponds to either a character or symbol, based on the character or symbol obtained by the analysis the to configure each function. In this case, and the functional character or symbol is pushed associated in advance, stored in the memory of the electronic circuit. In this way, the user can specify the function to be set easily operated keys.

Wherein in another manner of the above sheet type remote control device, the use area setting means, based on the area of ​​the number and the surface of the plane formed by the affixed to the object, to be placed on the surface to determine the number of the area. In this way, the sheet-type remote control device can, depending on the shape of the remote control device formed based on the shape of the installation object is properly positioned the area of ​​the operation key.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, the use area setting means accepts the designation of position of the area to place the operation keys to be used in any of the thumb of the right hand or left hand on the basis of the external input If, automatically sets the area of ​​the operation key to be used in other fingers of the same hand on the basis of the specification. Generally, knowing the relative position of the operation keys for the thumb in the whole of the sheet-type remote control device, the position should be arranged operation keys for other fingers can be grasped approximately. Thus, in this embodiment, the sheet-type remote control apparatus, by specifying the position of the thumb, it is possible to arrange the operation keys corresponding to all the fingers to be used.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, the use area setting means detects either a 1 or a position where the plurality of fingers presses the right or left hand user uses based on the external input automatically sets the area of ​​the operation key to be used in the one or more fingers based on the positions. With this embodiment, the user can specify a readily area where the operation key is located.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, the power generation member is a solar cell comprising a plurality of cells, the use area setting means, said plurality based on the electromotive force generated in each cell of the power generation member the deployable area of ​​the operation key is divided into a plurality of surfaces, setting the area on each side. Thus, the sheet-type remote control device may be able to grasp the number of formed after installation surface, to properly position the area of ​​the operation keys based on this.

In another mode of the sheet-type remote control device, the use area setting means, the area set for each finger of either the right hand or left hand, each of the other hand on the basis of external input to re-set for the finger. Thus, the sheet-type remote control device, without re-set from the first user can change the setting of the operation key according to usage.

In another aspect of the present invention, flexible and a setting of the operation key at least partially performed by the fixable sheet-type remote control device to an object in a state of being bent, based on an external input comprises the use area setting step of setting each area being arranged a plurality of operation keys to be set, based on an external input, and a function setting step of setting a function to be associated to each of the plurality of operation keys. Sheet type remote control device, by using this setting method, and use of the user, the size of the site of operation for the body, according to the shape, it is possible to set the operation keys.

In yet another aspect of the present invention, flexible and a operation key setting program in which at least part of which is performed by the fixable sheet-type remote control device to an object in a state of being bent, external input the basis, each area and using the area setting means for setting a, based on an external input, function setting means for setting a function to be associated to each of the plurality of operation keys are arranged a plurality of operation keys to be set Examples, to work sheet type remote control device. Sheet type remote control device, by executing the program, and how the user, the size of the site of operation for the body, according to the shape, it is possible to set the operation keys. In the preferred embodiment, it stops determination program is stored in a storage medium.

Hereinafter, a description will be given of a preferred embodiment of the present invention with reference to the drawings.

[Schematic Configuration]
First, the configuration of the sheet-type remote control device according to the present invention. Figure 1 shows an example of a perspective view of the sheet-type remote control device 100. As shown in FIG. 1, the sheet-type remote control device 100 is a remote controller for curved and bendable sheet composed of a material having flexibility. Sheet remote control device 100, for example a navigation device, a television, other operations subject to electronic device (hereinafter, "operation target device", also referred to.) The user to have a device for the remote control. Sheet remote control device 100 includes an operation key 1. Operation key 1, as described later, based on a predetermined setting operation by the user, the number, position, size, range, function and the like are set. Thus, a number and range, etc. An example of the operation key 1 shown in FIG. 1, the user can arbitrarily set the number and range of the operation key 1. Operation key 1, other keys pressed by a finger, including the keys for various usage mode such as a key to the operation of the rotary with a finger (scroll).

The sheet-type remote control device 100 is configured to be curved and bent as described above, the sheet-type object remote control device 100 is installed (hereinafter. Referred to as "the installation object") in accordance with the shape of the with a deformable, fixed to the object by having adhesiveness. The installation object, for example, a driver's seat of the vehicle, chairs and the armrest or the like correspond. Further, by fixing the sheet-type remote control device 100 using clips or the like, a thin object seat belt or the like may be installed object.

Sheet remote control device 100, based on the difference in the configuration are classified into a simple remote control device to be described below and the laminated type remote control device. These will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings, respectively.

(Simple type remote control device)
Figure 2 shows a simple remote control device 100x, an example of a schematic configuration of 100xx.

First, description is made with reference to FIG. 2 (a) for a simple remote control device 100x. As shown in FIG. 2 (a), a simple remote control device 100x is composed of three layers, and protection film layer 2, the power generation portion 3x and, a circuit portion 4x, a capacitance sensor 5x, substrate 6 comprising the, the wiring 7, a. In the following, for convenience of explanation, the protective film layer 2 is referred to as "surface layer", the power generation portion 3x, the circuit portion 4x, a capacitance sensor 5x, a layer composed of the wiring 7 is referred to as "intermediate layer", the substrate layer consisting of 6 referred to as a "back layer".

Protective film layer 2 is a sheet for protecting the power generation portion corresponding to the intermediate layer 3x, circuit portion 4x, a capacitance sensor 5x. Protective film layer 2 corresponds to the portion to be pressed directly by the user. The protective film layer 2, by being constituted by a film-like piezoelectric element such as a piezoelectric film, may also serve as the power generating portion 3x which will be described later.

Power generation portion 3x is a power generating element such as a piezoelectric film or a solar cell, which generates electric power for driving a simple remote control device 100x. Then, the power generation portion 3x is generated electric power is supplied to the circuit portion 4x via the wiring 7.

Circuit portion 4x is, CPU (Central Processing Unit), ROM (Read Only Memory) and includes a like RAM (Random Access Memory), and controls the overall simple remote control device 100x. Specifically, the circuit portion 4x detects the position of the presence and the depression of the depression of the user based on a detection signal supplied from the capacitance sensor 5x. The circuit portion 4x performs wireless communication based on a predetermined communication protocol with the operation target apparatus transmits a key code corresponding to the assigned to the operation key 1 the user presses function to the operation target device . In this case, the circuit portion 4x, together holds in advance in the memory a map of key codes corresponding to each function, and holds the information of the function assigned to the operation keys 1. Further, the circuit portion 4x is provided with a power storage unit, and electric power supplied from the power generation unit 3x, using the electric power energy storage as a power source of a simple remote control device 100x.

Capacitive sensor 5x is a sensor for detecting a change in capacitance. Specifically, the capacitance sensor 5x detects a change in capacitance based on the position of the user of the presence or absence of depression and the depression, and supplies the detection signal to the circuit portion 4x via the wiring 7. Wire 7 is a line for transmitting and receiving the detection signal and power. Wire 7 may be more disposed as needed.

Substrate 6 is a material sheet comprising an elastomer, such as processed silicon rubber sheet or equivalent flexibility and tackiness and, functioning as a substrate of a simple remote control device 100x. Thus, the substrate 6 is provided with the flexibility and tackiness, it is possible to fix the simple remote control device 100x to the object to be placed the object in accordance with the shape of the installation object.

Next, the detectable simple remote control device 100xx constituting a modification will be described with reference to FIG. 2 (b). Simple remote control device 100xx includes a protective film layer 2, and the power generation portion 3x, and the circuit portion 4x, a capacitance sensor 5x, a substrate 6, the wiring 7, and the pressure sensor unit 8x, a. Simple remote control device 100xx, in addition to the components of a simple remote control device 100x, comprises a pressure sensor portion 8x the intermediate layer. Therefore, a component in common with the simple remote control device 100x power generation portion 3x, circuit 4x, capacitance sensor 5x, the substrate 6, and the wiring 7 will be omitted.

The pressure sensor portion 8x is a sheet-like sensor for detecting a deformation state of a simple remote control device 100xx. Specifically, the pressure sensor portion 8x is pressure sensitive point which changes the contact resistance by pressing force is arranged a number in the seat, a pressure-sensitive changes in pressure due to the deformation state of a simple remote control device 100xx It is detected for each point. The circuit portion 4x on the basis of the detection signal supplied from the pressure-sensitive sensor unit 8x, identifies a bent or curved portion of a simple remote control device 100xx.

The simple remote control device 100x, 100xx shown in FIG. 2 (a) and 2 (b) has been represented schematically, the power generation portion 3x, circuit 4x, capacitance sensor 5x, wiring 7 , and pressure sensor portion 8x of size, arrangement, shape and the like is not necessarily limited to the case shown in FIG. 2 (a) and 2 (b). For example, by increasing the area occupied by the capacitance sensor 5x, the pressing of the user detectable range, that is, the operation key 1 location may be widely deployable. Other power generation portion 3x, circuit 4x, capacitance sensor 5x, line 7, and the pressure-sensitive sensor unit 8x does not have to be arranged in a straight line, respectively, it is properly positioned based on experiments or the like .

(Laminated type remote control device)
Figure 3 shows an example of a schematic configuration of a layered-type remote control device 100y. Specifically, FIG. 3 (a) shows the structure of the multilayer type remote control device 100y, FIG 3 (b) shows a configuration of a detectable stacked remote control device 100yy deformation. As shown in FIG. 3 (a) and 3 (b), that the laminated type remote control device 100y, in 100Yy, intermediate layer of a simple remote control device 100x is in a multilayer structure by each component, and, in that the insulating layer for insulating the layers are appropriately provided, different from the simple remote control device 100x.

First, description is made with reference to FIG. 3 (a) A multilayer remote control device 100y. Stacked remote control device 100y is composed of six layers, in order from the top, and the protective film layer 2, and the power generation layer 3y, and the capacitive sensor layer 5y, and the insulating layer 9y, and the circuit layer 4y, substrate 6 and, equipped with a. These components are configured to each sheet, to form a separate layer overlap each other. The stacked-type remote control device 100y is provided with a plurality of wires (not shown), the detection signal and the electric power generated by the transmission of the respective layers.

Protective film layer 2 is a sheet for protecting the power generation layer 3y corresponding to the intermediate layer, the electrostatic capacitance sensor layer 5y, the circuit layer 4y. Protective film layer 2 corresponds to the portion to be pressed directly by the user. The protective film layer 2, by being constituted by a film-like piezoelectric element such as a piezoelectric film, may also serve as a power generation layer 3y described later.

Generating layer 3y is composed of the power generation element such as a piezoelectric film or a solar cell, which generates electric power for driving the laminated type remote control device 100y. Then, the power generation layer 3y supplies power generated, the circuit layer 4y via wiring not shown.

Capacitive sensor layer 5y are layers composed of a sensor for detecting a change in capacitance. Specifically, the electrostatic capacitance sensor layer 5y detects a change in capacitance based on the position of the user of the presence or absence of depression and the depression, and supplies the detection signal to the circuit layer 4y through the wiring.

Insulating layer 9y is made of an insulating material is a layer for insulating the capacitive sensor layer 5y and the circuit layer 4y. In FIG. 3 (a), the circuit board of the circuit layer 4y is assumed to be arranged on the surface of the insulating layer 9y side.

Circuit layer 4y is, CPU, and the like ROM and RAM, a layer for controlling the overall laminate type remote control device 100y. Specifically, the circuit layer 4y detects the position of the presence and the depression of the depression of the user based on a detection signal supplied from the capacitance sensor layer 5y. The circuit layer 4y performs wireless communication based on a predetermined communication protocol with the operation target apparatus transmits a key code corresponding to the assigned to the operation key 1 the user presses function to the operation target device . In this case, the circuit layer 4y, together holds in advance in the memory a map of key codes corresponding to each function, and holds the information of the function assigned to the operation keys 1. Further, the circuit portion 4x is provided with a power storage unit, and electric power supplied from the power generation layer 3y, used as a power source of a stacked remote control device 100y.

Substrate 6 is a material sheet comprising an elastomer, such as processed silicon rubber sheet or equivalent flexibility and tackiness and, functioning as a base material of the laminate type remote control device 100y. Thus, the substrate 6 is provided with the flexibility and tackiness, it is possible to fix the laminated type remote control device 100y to the object to be placed the object in accordance with the shape of the installation object.

Next, description is made with reference to FIG 3 (b) the structure of the laminated type remote control device 100Yy. Stacked remote control device 100yy are points with a pressure-sensitive sensor layer 8y for detecting the deformation differs from the laminated type remote control device 100y shown in FIG. 3 (a). In the multilayer type remote control device 100Yy, as compared with the stacked remote control device 100y shown in FIG. 3 (a), each layer of the order has changed.

Stacked remote control device 100yy is composed of seven layers, in order from the top, and the protective film layer 2, and the capacitive sensor layer 5y, and the circuit layer 4y, and the insulating layer 9y, a power generation layer 3y, pressure sensor comprising a layer 8y, a substrate 6, a. These components are configured to each sheet, to form a separate layer overlap each other. Hereinafter, the matters described in the stacked type remote control device 100y is description thereof will not be repeated.

Pressure-sensitive sensor layer 8y is a layer composed of a sheet-like sensor for detecting a deformation state of the stacked remote control device 100Yy. Specifically, the pressure-sensitive sensor layer 8y detects the two-dimensional distribution of the pressure change based on the deformation of the laminated type remote control device 100Yy. Then, the circuit layer 4y, based on the detection signal supplied from the pressure-sensitive sensor layer 8y, identifies a bent or curved portion of the laminated type remote control device 100y.

The insulating layer 9y is a layer made of an insulating material disposed between the generator layer 3y circuit layer 4y. Here, each circuit board disposed on the circuit layer 4y is assumed to be arranged on the surface of the insulating layer 9y side.

Incidentally, the laminated type remote control device 100y, 100Yy shown in FIG. 3 (a) and 3 (b) has been represented schematically, power generation layer 3y, circuit layer 4y, capacitive sensor layer 5y, sensitive pressure sensor layer 8y, and the insulating layer 9y size, arrangement, shape, thickness, etc. is not necessarily limited to the case shown in FIG. 3 (a) and 3 (b). For example, the power generation layer 3y, circuit layer 4y, capacitive sensor layer 5y, the pressure-sensitive sensor layer 8y, and the relative positional relationship between the insulating layer 9y, not limited to the state shown in FIG. 3 (a) and 3 (b), respectively, it may be arranged in each appropriate position based on experiments or the like.

[Setting of the operation key]
Next, the procedure for setting the operation key 1 of the sheet-type remote control device 100. As described above, the sheet-type remote control device 100 according to the present invention, changing function of assigning the operation key 1 area, and the operation keys 1 (operation refers to a particular instruction to the target device. Hereinafter the same.) Is appropriate It is. Hereinafter, first, after an overview of setting of the operation key 1, a specific configuration examples will be described.

In the following, the "setting key", among the operation keys 1 refers to the input key for instructing the start of the sheet-type remote control device 100 of the operation key 1 configuration, a "decision key" is operated of key 1 refers to the input key to confirm the settings of the sheet type remote control device 100. These may be assigned fixed to a predetermined button of the separate sheet-type remote control device on the 100 and other operation keys 1. It may also be implemented by the same button of the setting keys and the decision key.

(Overview)
First, an outline of the setting of the operation key 1 will be described with reference to FIG. Figure 4 is a flow chart of the operation key setting processing executed during setting of the operation key 1. Incidentally, the operation key setting process, and if the sheet-type remote control device 100 executes, and a case where the external setting device to be described later is executed. When the sheet-type remote control device 100 executes an operation key setting process executes a program CPU provided is prepared in advance on the circuit portion 4x or circuit layer 4y. On the other hand, the external setting device when performing the operation key setting process executes a program such as a CPU is prepared in advance to have its external setting device.

First, the sheet-type remote control device 100, the area for arranging a plurality of operation keys 1 to be set, respectively (hereinafter, referred to. "Use Area") was determined, to set the respective operation keys 1 to the use area ( step S101). Specifically, the sheet-type remote control device 100 may determine the use area to place the operation key 1 based on the user's operation, the use area of ​​the sheet-type remote control device 100 to place the operation key 1 it may be automatically determined. The use area may be determined in advance by the initial setting. The number of operation keys 1 to be set, for example, may be determined to the number specified on the basis of the input by the user, or may be predetermined. These details are described in detail in the configuration example described later. In this way, the sheet-type remote control device 100 can improve the operability and convenience of the user.

Next, the sheet-type remote control device 100 replaces a newly set as the operation key 1 to have been initialized to the operation key 1 function function (step S102). Specifically, the sheet-type remote control device 100, based on user input, or by the device is determined automatically, to change the allocation of the initial set function to the operation key 1. This will also be described in detail in the configuration example described later. In this way, the sheet-type remote control device 100 can further improve the operability and convenience of the user.

Next, the sheet-type remote control device 100 detects the pressing of the enter key (step S103). Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100 determines the setting of the operation key 1.

(Setting Example)
Hereinafter, configuration examples 1 to setting example 8 shows a specific setting method of the step S101 and / or S102 described above will be explained with reference to FIG. 5 to FIG. Configuration Example 1 to setting example 6 corresponds to a case where the setting of the operation key 1 based on the user's operation, configuration examples 7 and setting example 8, setting operation keys 1 of the sheet-type remote control device 100 is suitable a corresponds to the case where the performed automatically. The setting examples 1 to setting example 6 simple remote control device 100x, 100xx and stacked remote control device 100y, applicable to both 100Yy, setting example 7 and example configuration 8 stacked remote control device 100y, it is applicable to 100yy.

Also, In the following, for convenience of explanation, each operation key 1, "R", "A", "B", given the alphabet as appropriate with "S". The "R key" operation key 1 "R" is attached, "A key" the operation key 1 "A" is attached, the operation key 1 "B" is attached "B key" the operation key 1 "S" is attached referred to appropriately as "S key". The portion surrounded by a broken line indicates a virtual scope of use area.

1. Setting Example 1
Configuration Example 1 is a case where the already used area to place the operation key 1 is initially set, an example for indicating the user set the function of the operation keys 1 through the external setting device.

First, it will be described with reference to FIGS. 5 (a) the structure of setting example 1. 5 (a) is an example of a diagram showing the configuration environment for implementing a setting example 1. As shown in FIG. 5 (a), the Configuration Example 1, the sheet-type remote control device 100 has one side provided in the object 25 is to be placed the object, affixed by bending in conformity with the shape. The sheet-type remote control device 100 includes an interface for connecting the cable 50 is connected to an external setting device 75 electrically via the cable 50. Here, R key, A key, each area of ​​use of the B key, and S keys are set in advance.

External setting device 75 are a PC (Personal Computer) and a PC other than the general-purpose equipment, or dedicated terminal equipment or the like, a built-in program to set or change the use area of ​​the operation key 1. External setting device 75, a sheet-type current configuration information of the operation key 1 in the remote control device 100 which receives through the cable 50, the sheet-type remote control new setting information of the operation key 1 based on the user's input to reflect and supplies to the device 100.

Next, a description of the processing procedure for setting example 1. As shown in FIG. 5 (a), first, the external setting device 75, overall view of a sheet-type remote control device 100 on the screen to view the (top view) and the use area set, used in the user area to confirm the (STEP1-1).

Then, the external setting device 75, by prompting the user to place the function to each use area based on the user input (Step 1-2). For example, the external setting device 75, on the screen, "the first, please press the alphabet of the operation key that you want to change." And by displaying, to arbitrarily select the operation key 1 for which you want to change the function to the user. Here, the sheet-type remote control device 100, by pressing the used area to the user directly, thereby arbitrarily specifying the operation key 1. Then, the external setting device 75, after selecting a user any of the operation key 1, on the screen, by displaying "Please specify the features you want next assignment", function to be assigned to the operation key 1 is selected cell specified by the user. For example, the external setting device 75, by pressing the other operation key 1 to be replaced the function and operation keys 1 selected by the user, to change the functions assigned to the operation key 1 selected. In another example, the external setting device 75 displays a list of external setting device 75 on the screen the displayed settable functions, to designate the function of one published in the list to the user. The external setting device 75 supplies the input information to the sheet-type remote control device 100.

Next, the sheet-type remote control device 100 determines the setting of the operation key 1 (Step 1-3).

As described above, according to setting example 1, the user, by using the external setting device 75, it is possible to change the functions assigned to the easy manipulation key 1 while referring to the screen.

2. Setting Example 2
In Configuration Example 2, the sheet-type remote control device 100, by specifying the function of allocating used area and to place the operation keys 1 through the external setting device 75 to the user, the setting of the operation key 1 do.

Specifically described with reference to FIG. 5 (b) about this. 5 (b) is an example of a diagram showing the configuration environment for implementing a setting example 2. As shown in FIG. 5 (b), in the setting example 2, the sheet-type remote control device 100 is connected to an external setting device 75 via the cable 50. The external setting device 75 includes a screen touch panel, receives an input of the user through the input device 76.

First, the external setting device 75, overall view of a sheet-type remote control device 100 (top view) and displayed on the screen, sets the use area based on the user input (STEP2-1). Here, the sheet-type remote control device 100 determines the use area of ​​the operation key 1 by causing drawn boundaries used area in the input device 76 to the user to an external setting device 75 on the screen.

Then, the external setting device 75 assigns the functions to the use area based on the user input (Step 2-2). Specifically, the external setting device 75, in the same manner as STEP1-2 Configuration Example 1, to specify the function to be assigned to users in the area of ​​use.

As described above, according to setting example 2, the user, by using the external setting device 75, it is possible to set the function assigned reference readily used area of ​​the operation key 1 and while it screens.

3. Setting Example 3
Configuration Example 3, by prompting the user the sheet-type remote control device 100 specifies the operation key 1 to be set, an example of setting the use area and functions of the operation keys 1. In this example, the areas corresponding to each key is not determined in advance function by default are assigned to each key. In this example, use area R key is assumed to be predetermined.

FIGS. 6 (a) to (e) is an example of a diagram depicting a processing flow of a setting example 3. As shown in FIG. 6 (a) to (e), and the sheet-type remote control device 100 is adhered on the object 25 is to be installed object. The sheet-type remote control device 100 includes a LED (Light Emitting Diode) 20 that correspond to each symbol of the operation key 1. LED20 (here, red and green) a plurality of colors are emitting configured to be able to.

First, the user, as shown in FIG. 6 (a), and presses the setting button 1a (STEP3-1). The setting button 1a is a button for previously sheet type remote control apparatus 100 is a button for a user to instruct the start of setting of the operation key 1.

Next, the sheet-type remote control device 100, as shown in FIG. 6 (b), to flash the LED20 corresponding to the operation key 1 symbol should be changed to red (Step 3-2). In FIG. 6 (b), the sheet-type remote control device 100 is to flash the LED20 corresponding to the symbol "A". Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100, to designate the use area of ​​the A key to the user.

Then, as shown in FIG. 6 (c), by the user to specify the use area A key sheet type remote control device 100 sets the use area of ​​the A key (Step 3-3). For example, sheet-type remote control device 100, the trajectory of the portion that the user has touched by the use area, or the boundary of the A key, sets the use area of ​​the A key. Thereafter, the sheet-type remote control device 100 lights the LED20 corresponding to A key in green.

Note that the user, if you want to change the function which is initially set to A key determining the use area, to specify the example based on the number of times of depression of the setting button 1a functions. Then, the sheet-type remote control device 100, based on the press count of the setting button 1a detected allocates the functions corresponding to the pressed number on the A key. At this time, the sheet-type remote control device 100, previously stored in a memory or the like a map of the features and the number of pressing times of the setting button 1a.

Then, the sheet-type remote control device 100 by repeating the STEP3-2,3-3, finalizing all use area of ​​the operation key 1 to be set (Fig. 6 (d), STEP3-4). As described above, the user, if you want to change the function which is initially set to the operation key 1 was determined using area, specifying for example on the basis of the number of times of depression of the setting button 1a functions.

Thereafter, the user, as shown in FIG. 6 (e), and presses the enter key 1b (STEP3-5). Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100, to determine all settings of the operation key 1. Then, the sheet-type remote control device 100 turns off all the LED 20.

Thus, according to the configuration example 3, a sheet-type remote control device 100, to induce the operation key 1 to be set, it is possible to easily perform the setting of the operation key 1 to the user.

4. Setting Example 4
Configuration Example 4 is equivalent to a modified example of the configuration example 3. In Configuration Example 4, the sheet-type remote control device 100, instead of the LED 20, by displaying the set electrically connected to the external monitor menu or the like, to assist in setting up user operation key 1.

For setting example 4 will be specifically described with reference to FIG. Figure 7 is an example of a diagram showing the configuration environment for implementing a setting example 4. As shown in FIG. 7, the sheet-type remote control device 100 is electrically connected with an external monitor 77 and a cable or wirelessly, displays various information to the external monitor in response to user input.

First, the sheet-type remote control device 100, in order to specify the use area of ​​the operation button 1 to the user, prompting the use area to a user by displaying the operation key 1 to be set to use area to an external monitor 77 . Then, similarly to STEP3-3 described above, by the user to specify the use area A key sheet type remote control device 100 sets the use area of ​​the A key.

Next, the procedure for setting the functions. First, the sheet-type remote control device 100 (in FIG. 7, R key) the operation key 1 to be set to function in the external monitor 77 to prompt the input of the function to the user to display. Thereafter, as shown in FIG. 7, the user traces the sheet-type remote control device 100 to draw a locus of "12". At this time, the sheet-type remote control device 100 identifies the trajectory that the user has traced, and analyzes by extracting or feature amount such as corresponds to any letters or symbols. Specifically, the sheet-type remote control device 100 previously stores a database of feature amounts such as letters or symbols associated with each function, the process of pattern matching with the database. For example, sheet-type remote control device 100, the processing performed using a variety of pattern matching techniques to be performed in the field of image processing. Then, the sheet-type remote control device 100, as shown in FIG. 7, the external monitor 77 to display a numerical value (12) obtained as a result of the analysis. Then, the sheet-type remote control device 100 assigns a function corresponding to the numerical (12) to the R key. By repeating each operation key 1 to be set this process, the sheet-type remote control device 100 assigns a function to all of the operation keys 1 to be set.

Instead of specifying the functions of the example of FIG. 7, the sheet-type remote control device 100, a voice input device may receive the change in the functions of the operation keys 1 on the basis of the speech input from a user .

As described above, according to the configuration example 4, the sheet-type remote control device 100 is able to perform operations easily operation key 1 set to the user.

5. Setting Example 5
Configuration Example 5, a sheet-type remote control device 100 to the surface (application surface) which is formed when pasted to the installation object, an example of using the area is allocated in the operation key 1 in accordance with order of formation.

Figure 8 (a) to (d) are an example of a diagram showing a flow of setting Configuration Example 5. In the following, the sheet-type remote control device 100, R key, A key, B key, and in the order of S keys, allocates the operation key 1 to the application surface.

First, the user, as shown in FIG. 8 (a), and presses the setting button 1a (STEP5-1). Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100 starts the setting process of the operation key 1 described below. The sheet-type remote control device 100, the number of operation keys 1 for setting a use area, determined by the number of times the user presses the setting button 1a. Here, the user, the setting button 1a is pressed twice, it is assumed that specifies the number of used area of ​​the operation key 1 to be set in two.

Next, as shown in FIG. 8 (b), part of the sheet-type remote control device 100 due to attached to the upper surface of the object 25, the sheet-type remote control device 100 may be initially formed automatically placing the R key on the attachment surface (STEP5-2). At this time, the sheet-type remote control device 100 detects the application surface by pressure-sensitive sensor unit 8x or pressure-sensitive sensor layer 8y. Next, the user press a certain period of time length of the application surface. Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100 (in this example, corresponds to first) order the application surface is formed is stored.

Next, as shown in FIG. 8 (c), portions other than the adhesion surface which is formed in STEP5-2 of sheet-type remote control device 100 due to attached to the front of the object 25, the sheet type remote control device 100 may then automatically place the a key to the formed attachment surface (STEP5-3). At this time, the user depresses a certain period length the application surface. Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100 (in this example, corresponds to the second) order the application surface is formed is stored.

Thereafter, the sheet-type remote control device 100, in the order of the operation key 1 stored by long pressing operation described above, based on the user's input, to set the functions of the deployed R key and A key. For example, as described in Configuration Example 3, the sheet-type remote control device 100 detects the number of times of depression of the setting button 1a (not shown), it sets the placed function of the operation key 1 on the basis of the count. At this time, the sheet-type remote control device 100 is assumed to hold a map showing the relation between the function of allocating the pre-press count in the memory.

Thereafter, the user, as shown in FIG. 8 (d), and presses the enter key 1b (STEP5-4). Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100, to determine all settings of the operation key 1.

It will now be described with reference to FIG. 9 for an example of using other sheets remote control device 100 to set the operation key 1 was made in accordance with setting example 5. 9, the sheet-type remote control device 100 is a diagram showing a state of being adhered to the object 25. As shown in FIG. 9 (a), the sheet-type remote control apparatus 100a, by affixed to one corner of the rectangular parallelepiped object 25 includes three attachment surface. The sheet-type remote control apparatus 100a, by the number of operation keys 1 to be set is specified in three operation keys 1 to each application surface is arranged one of each.

On the other hand, the sheet-type remote control device 100b shown in FIG. 9 (a) is affixed to suit bent to the shape of one side similarly object 25 and FIG. 8, thereby comprises two attachment surface. The sheet-type remote control device 100b, by the number of operation keys 1 to be set is designated to four, a plurality of operation keys 1 are arranged on one of the application surface. For example, in this case, the sheet-type remote control apparatus 100b, A key, B key, and the application surface for installing the S key, by pressing and holding for a period of time and paste to the user in three, a key set defines a use area of ​​the B key, and S key. That is, in this case, the user, first, a portion of installing the A key with pasted on the object 25, to press the attachment portion length. Next, the user, the portion for installing the B key with pasted on the object 25, to press the attachment portion length. Finally the user, a portion for installing the S key with pasted on the object 25, to press the attachment portion length.

9 (b) shows a case where a portion to form a substantially 90-degree sheet type remote control device 100 is adhered to the object 25 is not present. Even in such a case, the sheet-type remote control device 100, by pasted according to the shape of the object 25 to form a plurality of differentiated attachment surface. Then, the sheet-type remote control device 100, depending on the number of the specified operation key 1 by the user, are arranged one or a plurality of operation keys 1 to each application surface. Further, T key to one application surface, the case of arranging B key, and D key, the user, similarly to the explanation of the above FIG. 9 (a), the relative application surface of the 1, attached over 3 times with and repeat the long press for a certain period of time. Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100, T key arranged on the same application surface, set to define a use area of ​​the B key, and D key.

As described above, the sheet-type remote control device 100 can automatically place the operation key 1 to the formed application surface, the operation key 1 in accordance with the shape of the installation object without imposing a burden on the user it is possible to set the.

6. Setting Example 6
Configuration Example 6, the user specifies a position of the operation key 1 is depressed by the thumb, which is then an example of the sheet-type remote control device 100 to automatically position the operation key 1 to be used in the other fingers.

A specific example of configuration examples 6 will be described with reference to FIG. Figure 10 (a) to (d) are an example of a diagram showing a flow of setting Configuration Example 6.

First, the user, as shown in FIG. 10 (a), and presses the setting button 1a (STEP6-1). Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100 is switched to the mode for setting the operation key 1 described below. The sheet-type remote control device 100, the number of operation keys 1 for setting a use area, determined by the number of times the user presses the setting button 1a. Here, the user presses four times the setting button 1a, and those specified in four the number of operation keys 1 to be set.

Next, as shown in FIG. 10 (b), the user specifies the position of the operation key 1 is depressed with the thumb (STEP6-2). Here, the operation key 1 is depressed by the thumb and R keys. Then, the sheet-type remote control device 100, the portion obtained by enlarging the detection portion or the portion of the depression by the user at a predetermined ratio, or a predetermined shape and a predetermined size portion around the corresponding portion of the R key It is set as the use area.

Then, FIG as shown in 10 (c), a sheet-type remote control device 100, based on the number of operation keys 1 specified by the user in STEP6-1, automatically the use area of ​​the operation key 1 other than R key It is determined to be (STEP6-3). At this time, the sheet-type remote control device 100 detects a bent portion, preferably so as not across the bent portion is set to use the area of ​​the operation key 1. Here, the sheet-type remote control device 100, in addition to the operation keys 1c is R key, the operation key 1d for forefinger operation key 1e for the middle finger, the operation key 1f for the ring finger or the little finger, the arrangement of the R key based on, it is automatically disposed at a predetermined interval. Predetermined interval described above, for example, based on experiments or the like, is set to the appropriate spacing compatible with standard of human hand sizes. The sheet-type remote control device 100, each used area of ​​operation keys 1d to 1f, placed in a separate attachment surface of the operation keys 1c.

Thereafter, the user presses when changing the function assigned by the initial setting of the operation keys 1, a setting button 1a while pressing the operation key 1 to change for example a predetermined number of times. Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100, similarly to the setting example 3, to change the function of the operation key 1 in accordance with the press count.

Then, the user, as shown in FIG. 10 (d), and presses the enter key 1b (STE6-4). Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100, to determine all settings of the operation key 1.

As described above, in the setting example 6, by specifying the arrangement of the operation key 1 is depressed by the thumb to the user, the sheet-type remote control device 100 automatically the placement of the operation key 1 to be used in the other fingers it can be determined. Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100 can set the operation key 1 without imposing a burden on the user.

7. Setting Example 7
Setting Example 7, the sheet-type remote control device 100, the user detects a position placing the finger on the sheet-type remote control device 100, automatically used area of ​​the operation key 1 by pressing in each finger based on the position to determine. Configuration Example 8 is preferably applied to the laminated type remote control device 100Yy.

Specifically, the laminated type remote control device 100yy, due pressure sensor layer 8y, for detecting an electromotive voltage based on pressing of the user. Then, if the electromotive voltage has reached a predetermined value or more, the laminated type remote control device 100yy stores the position where the electromotive force is generated as a coordinate. Predetermined value mentioned above, for example, is previously set based on experiment or the like, held in the memory of the circuit layer 4y. Then, the laminated type remote control device 100yy performs grouping of a position corresponding to the coordinates on a separate layer capacitance sensor layer 5y, using the compartments the group of the operation keys 1 Area It is defined as.

This will be specifically described with reference to FIG. 11. Figure 11 (a) to (d) are an example of a diagram showing a flow of setting Configuration Example 7.

First, the user, as shown in FIG. 11 (a), the upper stack remote control device 100Yy, pressing a finger to be used (STEP7-1). Here, "the finger to be used" refers to the finger by the user after setting of the operation key 1 performs an operation to laminate type remote control device 100Yy.

Next, the laminated type remote control device 100yy, as shown in FIG. 11 (b), pressed position (hereinafter,. Referred to as "depressing point") for storing the coordinates of (STEP7-2). As described above, the laminated type remote control device 100yy determines that the electromotive force detected by the pressure sensor layer 8y is equal to or greater than a predetermined value to the pressed point. Here, the laminated type remote control device 100yy shall be detected the pressed point 15c by finger pressure of the thumb, the pressed point 15f by finger pressure of the index finger, the pressed point 15e by acupressure middle finger, the pressing point 15f by finger pressure ring finger, respectively.

Then, the laminated type remote control device 100yy is 11 (c), the with assign operation keys 1c to 1f into the pressed point 15c to 15f, the operation keys 1c to 1f, based on the coordinates of the pressed point 15c to 15f defining a use area (STEP7-3). For example, the laminated type remote control device 100yy is equally to expand the respective area of ​​use to the extent that use area do not overlap from the pressed point 15c to 15f.

Next, the laminated type remote control device 100yy, based on the user's input, to reset the functions to each operation key 1c to 1f (FIG. 11 (d), STEP7-4). Specifically, the laminated type remote control device 100yy receives likewise the user input and STEP6-3 configuration example 6, to reset the functions to each operation key 1c to 1f.

Then, the user, as shown in FIG. 11 (e), and presses the enter key 1b (STEP7-5). Thus, the laminated type remote control device 100yy will determine all settings of the operation key 1.

As described above, in the setting example 7, the laminated type remote control device 100yy, by determining the use area of ​​the operation key 1 is depressed by automatically each finger based on the position where the user places the finger, the user setting of the operation key 1, to ensure the convenience without placing a burden on can be carried out.

8. Setting Example 8
Setting Example 8, a sheet-type remote control device 100, based on FIG. 11 (a) line generated by the bending of the sheet-type remote control device 100 as shown in dotted lines, such as (hereinafter, referred to as a "bending line".) the operation key 1 by dividing the area can be arranged, the operation key 1 1 or more assigned to each relevant area. The setting example 8, similarly to the setting example 7, it is preferably applied to the laminated type remote control device 100Yy.

This will be specifically described with reference to FIG. 12. Figure 12 (a) to (d) are an example of a diagram showing a flow of setting Configuration Example 8. Figure 12 is an example of a configuration example 8, using a solar cell as a power generation layer 3y, illustrates a method of dividing an area can be arranged operation keys 1 on the basis of the electromotive force generated from the power generation layer 3y.

First, as shown in FIG. 12 (a), the light 79 having a light-emitting property, light is emitted to the laminated type remote control device 100yy (STEP8-1). Incidentally, as a premise, the laminated type remote control device 100yy, as shown in FIG. 12 (a), it is assumed that at least one location at the bending line is formed.

Then, the laminated type remote control device 100yy stores the electromotive force generated in the power generation layer 3y in accordance with the illuminance of the light from the light 79 for each cell of the power generation layer 3y. Then, the laminated type remote control device 100y is a within electromotive force predetermined difference, it is determined that the same surface cells each other are adjacent to group (STEP8-2). Predetermined difference above is set, for example, to an appropriate value in advance by experiment or the like. Here, the bending lines, it is assumed that the region 30x and region 30y are respectively grouped. In addition, the region 30x and regions 30y, corresponding to the application surface of the respective one.

Next, the laminated type remote control device 100yy are grouped regions 30x, allocating use area of ​​the operation key 1 to 30y (STEP8-3). Here, considering the operability of the user, the laminated type remote control device 100y allocates an operation key 1d to 1f used in the operation keys 1c and finger to be used for the thumb in separate regions. Specifically, the laminated type remote control device 100yy allocates the operation key 1c in the area is narrow region 30x preferentially allocates operation keys 1d to 1f in the region 30y, respectively. Thus, the laminated type remote control device 100yy the determined shape of the area for each area with, by using the information of the size, determines the arrangement of the operation key 1 in consideration of the convenience for the user be able to.

Next, the laminated type remote control device 100yy, based on the user's input, to reset the functions to each operation key 1c to 1f (FIG. 12 (d), STEP8-4). Specifically, the laminated type remote control device 100yy receives likewise the user input and STEP7-4 in STEP6-3 and Configuration Example 7 Configuration example 6, to reset the functions to each operation key 1c to 1f .

Then, the user, as shown in FIG. 12 (e), and presses the enter key 1b (STEP8-5). Thus, the laminated type remote control device 100y causes confirm all settings of the operation key 1.

The setting example 8, as shown in FIG. 9 described in the configuration example 5, is applied to the case where pasted stacked remote control device 100yy in various parts of the various objects. Specifically, the laminated type remote control device 100yy, based on the number and area of ​​each of regions of the regions which are divided on the basis of the electromotive force generated by the power generation layer 3y (application surface), the operation key to be installed in each area determining the number of use area 1. Thus, as shown in FIG. 9, the operation key 1 is arranged on each application surface.

As described above, the laminated type remote control device 100yy divides the available space arranged operation keys 1 on the basis of the bending line, in the operation key 1 1 or more allocating to each said region, placing a burden on the user it is possible to set the operation key 1 which ensures convenience without.

[Modification]
Next, a description will be given of each modification of this embodiment. These variations can be applied to this embodiment in any combination.

(Modification 1)
As shown in setting example 6 and setting example 7 above, the case of setting the use area of ​​the sheet-type remote control device 100 the operation key 1 is suitable for the position of the finger of the right hand or left hand or hand over described to. In this case, in addition to the processing of setting example 6 and setting example 7, the sheet-type remote control device 100, input by the user (e.g., pressing of the setting button 1a) as due to the use area of ​​the operation key 1, initially set it may be re-arranged in a position suitable for the position of each finger in the case where the by hand operated in the reverse hand.

For example, in FIGS. 10 and 11 shows a specific example of a setting example 6,7, by placing the pressed after the left hand of the user setting button 1a on the device, the sheet-type remote control device 100, the left hand of each finger It is arranged to use area of ​​the operation key 1 in accordance with the arrangement on the device. In this case, in this modification, the sheet-type remote control device 100, when there is more predetermined input from the user, according the use area of ​​the operation key 1 shown in FIGS. 10 and 11 on the right of the arrangement of the fingers to relocate the used area of ​​the operation key 1.

As described above, according to this modification, the sheet-type remote control device 100, the use area of ​​the operation keys 1 arranged for left-handed or right-handed, depending on the user input, for the other hand it is possible to reposition the use area of ​​the operation keys 1 to. Accordingly, the sheet-type remote control device 100, while reducing the labor of re-setting of the user, it is possible to appropriately rearrange the layout of the area used in accordance with the use condition of the user.

(Modification 2)
In addition to the embodiments described above, the sheet-type remote control device 100, when the user presses a predetermined time width or more, or / and a predetermined pressure or more, may switch the power on or off. Above a predetermined time width, and / or a predetermined pressure, for example, is set to an appropriate value based on experiment or the like. Specifically, the sheet-type remote control device 100, the pressing of the above, the electromotive force in the case of a simple remote control device 100x is caused by electrostatic capacitive sensor 5x or pressure-sensitive sensor unit 8x or laminated remote control, If the device 100y is detected based on electromotive force generated by the electrostatic capacitance sensor layer 5y or pressure-sensitive sensor layer 8y. Thus, the sheet-type remote control device 100, without providing a dedicated button or the like, can be easily operate the power on or off to the user.

(Modification 3)
In the description of FIGS. 2 and 3, the sheet-type remote control device 100, the substrate 6 is formed of a material comprising a sticky, had become possible to paste to the installation object using the adhesive . However, the present invention is applicable sheet type structure of the remote control apparatus 100 is not limited thereto.
For example, instead of, or in addition, the sheet-type remote control device 100, the fixing members such as clips may be secured to the installation object. By doing so, even such a case where the installation object comprises a thin shape, a sheet-type remote control device 100 can be flexibly installed.

In another example, the sheet-type remote control device 100, instead of the configuration described above, such adhesive is applied to the substrate 6, also by using the pressure-sensitive adhesive to enable attachment to the object good. Other, sheet-type remote control device 100, instead of the configuration described above, overlapping the sheet-like tape or member such as a film comprising an adhesive for securing the device to be placed the object on the substrate 6 to be it may be placed in contact with the object.

[effect]
Next, operation and effect of the sheet-type remote control device 100, a supplementary explanation in listed below.

First, the first, sheet-type remote control device 100 includes a power generating portion 3x or generator layer 3y corresponding to the power generation element, by incorporating a combination of a circuit portion 4x or circuit layer 4y comprises a rechargeable battery, battery it has become necessary that there is no configuration of the exchange.

Further, the second, sheet-type remote control device 100, a part of the operation buttons of the conventional remote control device is replaced with a sheet-type capacitive sensor 5x or capacitive sensor layer 5y having flexibility, Furthermore, for also be a thin material other components, it is possible to reduce the thickness of the device including the power supply unit. Therefore, it is possible to install the sheet-type remote control device 100 also places that can not be installed in the form of a conventional remote control device. The sheet-type remote control device 100 affixed to the installation object, does not impair the original function and properties regardless of the shape of the installation object.

Further, the third, base 6 which corresponds to the housing has a flexible and a tack. Therefore, the user is, you want to use the location to be able to paste the sheet-type remote control device 100, there is no need to choose a location.

Fourth, the sheet-type remote control device 100 has a function of assigning a use area of ​​the operation keys 1 such as a key to the operation of the rotary key or finger a user operation by pressing with a finger, of the installation object shape, the shape of the user's finger or hand, according to the position provided with a function of changing the position and arrangement of the use area of ​​the operation keys 1, the. Thus, the user, even without looking at the operation key 1 can do remote operation to the operation target device, as compared with the conventional remote control device, it can be manipulated to suit the more human senses.

Further, the fifth, the sheet-type remote control device 100, without providing a dedicated button or the like, can be easily operate the power on or off to the user.

The present invention is a navigation device, a television, a variety of electronic devices for accepting an operation from other users can be suitably applied.

1 operation key 2 protective film layer 3x power generation portion 3y generation layer 4x circuit unit 4y circuit layer 5x capacitance sensor 5y capacitance sensor 7 interconnection 8x sensitive layer 6 Substrate pressure sensor portion 8y pressure sensor layer 9y insulating layer 100 sheets type remote control device

Claims (18)

  1. Flexible and sheet shaped substrate having,
    And the power generation member,
    An input sensor for detecting the position of the presence and the pressing of pressing from the outside,
    With storing power generated from the power generating unit, and an electronic circuit for transmitting an operation signal to the electronic device to be operated based on a detection signal of the input sensor,
    Equipped with a,
    At least partially fixable sheet-type remote control device to an object in a bent state.
  2. Sheet remote control device of claim 1, further comprising a bending sensor for detecting a bent portion of the sheet-type remote control device.
  3. Comprises a member having an adhesive, sheet-type remote control device of claim 1 or 2, characterized in that by the member affixed to the object.
  4. Further comprising a sheet-like protective film layer provided on a surface of the depression is made,
    And the protective film layer, wherein the generator member and the input sensor and the layer containing an electronic circuit, according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that a three-layer structure of said substrate, of sheet-type remote control device.
  5. Further comprising a sheet-like protective film layer provided on a surface of the depression is made,
    Said protective film layer, and the generator member, said input sensor, and the electronic circuit, the substrate, but any of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that it is arranged to overlap as independent layers sheet remote control device according to an item.
  6. Said electronic circuit,
    Based on an external input, and use the area setting means for setting an area to be arranged a plurality of operation keys to be set,
    Based on an external input, a function setting means for setting a function to be associated to each of the plurality of operation keys,
    Sheet remote control device according to any one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that it comprises.
  7. When connected to equipment and electrically comprises a screen according to claim wherein the used area setting means and said function setting means is characterized by displaying the information for supporting the operation of the user on the screen 6 sheet remote control device according to.
  8. The apparatus further comprises an input unit,
    The use area setting means, the sheet-type remote control device according to claim 6 or 7, characterized in that for setting the area based on an input from the input unit.
  9. Further comprising a display unit corresponding to the plurality of operation keys,
    The use area setting means, the lighting or the presence or absence of flashing of the display unit, or on the basis of the lighting or blinking color, any claims 6 to 8, wherein the notifying the operation keys to be set to the user sheet remote control device according to an item or.
  10. It said function setting means analyzes whether the trajectory of the press corresponds to either a character or a symbol, to claim 6, characterized in that to set the respective functions based on the character or symbol obtained by the analysis sheet remote control device according to any one of 9.
  11. The use area setting means, according to claim, characterized in that the basis of the number and area of ​​the surface of the plane formed by being pasted to the object, to determine the number of the areas to be placed on the surface 6 to 10 sheets remote control device according to any one of.
  12. The use area setting means, when receiving a specified position of the area to place the operation keys to be used in any of the thumb of the right hand or left hand on the basis of the external input, in other fingers of the same hand on the basis of the designated sheet remote control device according to any one of claims 6 to 11, characterized in that automatically set the area of ​​the operation key to be used.
  13. The use area setting means, the user will detect the right or either 1 or position a plurality of finger presses the left hand is used based on an external input, used by the one or more fingers based on the positions sheet remote control device according to any one of claims 6 to 12, characterized in that automatically sets each area of ​​the operation key.
  14. The power generation member is a solar cell comprising a plurality of cells,
    The use area setting means, and wherein the deployable region of the plurality of operation keys based on the electromotive force generated in each cell of the power generation member is divided into a plurality of surfaces, setting the area on each side sheet remote control device according to claim 11.
  15. The use area setting means, claims the right hand or the respective area set to one of a respective finger of the left hand, characterized by re-set based on the external input for each finger of the other hand sheet remote control device according to 12 or 13.
  16. Flexible and a setting of the operation key at least partially performed by the fixable sheet-type remote control device to an object in a bent state,
    Based on an external input, and use the area setting step of setting each area being arranged a plurality of operation keys to be set,
    Based on an external input, a function setting step of setting a function to be associated to each of the plurality of operation keys,
    Setting method characterized in that it comprises a.
  17. Flexible and a operation key setting program in which at least part of which is performed by the fixable sheet-type remote control device to an object in a bent state,
    Based on an external input, and use the area setting means for setting each area is arranged a plurality of operation keys to be set,
    Based on an external input, function setting means for setting a function to be associated to each of the plurality of operation keys,
    Setting program for causing to function the sheet-type remote control device as.
  18. Storage medium characterized by storing a program of claim 17.
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