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1. (WO1997018547) MULTI-TOUCH INPUT DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM THAT MINIMIZE THE NEED FOR MEMORIZATION
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/018547 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/018517
Publication Date: 22.05.1997 International Filing Date: 18.11.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 16.06.1997
IPC:
H03M 11/08 (2006.01) ,G06F 3/023 (2006.01) ,G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)
H ELECTRICITY
03
BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
M
CODING, DECODING OR CODE CONVERSION, IN GENERAL
11
Coding in connection with keyboards or like devices, i.e. coding of the position of operated keys
02
Details
04
Coding of multifunction keys
06
by operating the multifunction key itself in different ways
08
by operating selected combinations of multifunction keys
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
02
Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
023
Arrangements for converting discrete items of information into a coded form, e.g. arrangements for interpreting keyboard generated codes as alphanumeric codes, operand codes or instruction codes
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]
0487
using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser
0488
using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
Applicants:
URE, Michael, J. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
URE, Michael, J.; US
Agent:
URE, Michael, J.; 3000 Sand Hill Road 4-160 Menlo Park, CA 94025, US
Priority Data:
08/559,02316.11.1995US
08/672,09327.06.1996US
60/025,98209.09.1996US
Title (EN) MULTI-TOUCH INPUT DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM THAT MINIMIZE THE NEED FOR MEMORIZATION
(FR) DISPOSITIF D'ENTREE MULTI-EFFLEUREMENT, PROCEDE ET SYSTEME MINIMISANT LES BESOINS DE MEMORISATION
Abstract:
(EN) A multi-touch input device, method and system are provided that minimize the need for memorization on the part of the user. Information is input to an electronic device (520, 620) using a pad (510, 610) having a pad surface (300), which pad distinguishes multiple simultaneous touches. Input steps includes: forming marking in relation to the pad suface, the markings including textual elements; a user, with the user's hand, touching one digit of the hand to a first area of the pad surface bearing a marking corresponding to desired textual element that the user desires to input and, at substantially the same time, touching another digit of the hand to a second area of the pad surface identified by the user by its occupying a predetermined position relative to the first area; detecting the first and second areas touched by the user; and inputting the desired textual element.
(FR) L'invention concerne un dispositif, un procédé et un système d'entrée multi-effleurement réduisant au minimum les besoins de mémorisation de la part de l'utilisateur. Des informations sont entrées dans un dispositif électronique (520, 620) à l'aide d'une touche (510, 610) présentant une surface (300), laquelle touche distingue des effleurements simultanés multiples. Les étapes d'entrée sont les suivantes: la formation d'un marquage en rapport avec la surface de la touche, les marquages incluant des éléments textuels; un utilisateur effleure avec un doigt de la main une première zone de la surface de la touche portant un marquage correspondant à l'élément textuel voulu que ledit utilisateur souhaite entrer et, sensiblement en même temps, effleurant d'un autre doigt de la main une seconde zone de la surface de la touche identifiée par l'utilisateur en occupant une position prédéterminée par rapport à la première zone; détection des première et seconde zones effleurées par l'utilisateur; et l'entrée de l'élément textuel voulu.
Designated States: JP, US
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0861485JP2000501526