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1. (US20080204404) Method of controlling a control point position on a command area and method for control of a device

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 11995010 Application Date: 03.07.2006
Publication Number: 20080204404 Publication Date: 28.08.2008
Grant Number: 08610664 Grant Date: 17.12.2013
Publication Kind : B2
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:PCTIB2006052232 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
G06F 3/033
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input 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
01
Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03
Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
033
Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor
Applicants: Kneissler Jan
Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Thelen Eric
Inventors: Kneissler Jan
Thelen Eric
Priority Data: 05106316 11.07.2005 EP
Title: (EN) Method of controlling a control point position on a command area and method for control of a device
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

The invention describes a method of controlling a position (x′, y′) of a control point (c) on a command area (ACM). This method comprises the steps of: —aiming a pointing device (1) comprising a camera (2) in the direction of the command area (ACM); —generating an image (I) of a target area (AI) aimed at by the pointing device; —processing the target area image (I) to determine a target point (T) at which the pointing device (1) is aimed; —determining position (x′, y′) of the control point (C) according to the position (x, y) of the target point (T) within a currently defined control area (ACT), which control area (Acr) includes at least partially the command area (ACM). Moreover the invention describes an adequate system and a pointing device (1) for controlling a control point position (P) on a command area (ACM).


Also published as:
EP1904915JP2009500762RU0002421776CN101223493US20140071051IN160/CHENP/2008
WO/2007/007227