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1. (WO1997017661) INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DISPLAY SYSTEMS
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/017661 International Application No.: PCT/GB1996/002730
Publication Date: 15.05.1997 International Filing Date: 07.11.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 05.06.1997
IPC:
G05G 9/047 (2006.01) ,G06F 17/30 (2006.01) ,G06F 3/0346 (2013.01) ,G06F 3/0354 (2013.01) ,G06F 3/038 (2013.01) ,G06F 3/0485 (2013.01)
G PHYSICS
05
CONTROLLING; REGULATING
G
CONTROL DEVICES OR SYSTEMS INSOFAR AS CHARACTERISED BY MECHANICAL FEATURES ONLY
9
Manually-actuated control mechanisms provided with one single controlling member co-operating with two or more controlled members, e.g. selectively, simultaneously
02
the controlling member being movable in different independent ways, movement in each individual way actuating one controlled member only
04
in which movement in two or more ways can occur simultaneously
047
the controlling member being movable by hand about orthogonal axes, e.g. joysticks
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17
Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30
Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
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
0346
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
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
0354
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
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
038
Control and interface arrangements therefor, e.g. drivers or device-embedded control circuitry
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
048
Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUIs]
0484
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
0485
Scrolling or panning
Applicants:
CAMBRIDGE CONSULTANTS LIMITED [GB/GB]; Science Park Milton Road Cambridge CB4 4DW, GB (AllExceptUS)
MARTIN, Sean, Christopher [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
COX, Paul, Nicholas [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
Inventors:
MARTIN, Sean, Christopher; GB
COX, Paul, Nicholas; GB
Agent:
BERESFORD, Keith, Denis, Lewis; Beresford & Co. 2-5 Warwick Court High Holborn London WC1R 5DJ, GB
Priority Data:
9522791.407.11.1995GB
Title (EN) INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DISPLAY SYSTEMS
(FR) SYSTEMES D'AFFICHAGE ET D'EXTRACTION DE DONNEES
Abstract:
(EN) In an information retrieval and display system, an interface unit (32) receives signals from a hand-held user control unit (34), for example joystick (38), and controls the information displayed on a display (30) in response thereto. Each control signal from the hand-held unit (34) is generated by a single operator action, that is, movement of the joystick (38) in a given direction. The information available for display is arranged in a tree structure. The interface unit (32) is arranged to scroll through the currently displayed information in a first direction at a speed related to the displacement of the joystick (38) in a first (up) direction, to scroll through the currently displayed information in the opposite direction at a speed related to the displacement of the joystick (38) in a second, opposite (down) direction, to display information from a lower level in the tree in response to movement of the joystick in the third (right) direction, and to display information from a higher level in the tree in response to movement of the joystick in a fourth (left) direction.
(FR) Dans un système d'affichage et d'extraction de données, une interface (32) reçoit des signaux provenant d'une unité de commande (34) utilisateur manuelle, p.ex. une manette de jeu, et commande les données affichées sur un écran (30) en réponse à cette manipulation. Chaque signal de commande provenant de l'unité manuelle (34) est généré par l'action d'un seul opérateur, c'est-à-dire par le déplacement de la manette de jeu (38) dans une direction donnée. Les données disponibles pour être affichées sont agencées selon une structure arborescente. L'interface (32) est conçue de façon à parcourir les données s'affichant à l'écran dans une première direction à une vitesse relative au déplacement de la manette de jeu (38) dans une première direction (vers le haut), parcourir les données s'affichant à l'écran dans la direction opposée à une vitesse relative au déplacement de la manette de jeu (38) dans une deuxième direction opposée (vers le bas) afin d'afficher les données provenant d'un niveau inférieur de l'arborescence en réponse au déplacement de la manette de jeu dans une troisième direction (vers la droite), et d'afficher les données provenant d'un niveau supérieur de l'arborescence en réponse au déplacement de la manette de jeu dans une quatrième direction (vers la gauche).
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0859984EP1035481US6314426DE000069609077AU1996073256