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1. (WO2006117736) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROJECTING CONTROL GRAPHICS

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/117736    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2006/051332
Publication Date: Nov 9, 2006 International Filing Date: Apr 28, 2006
IPC: G06F 1/16
G06F 3/042
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
BISCHOFF, Corey
GRIMES, Gary
COLLINS, Tom
STAMM, Ed
Inventors: BISCHOFF, Corey
GRIMES, Gary
COLLINS, Tom
STAMM, Ed
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROJECTING CONTROL GRAPHICS
Abstract:
Systems and methods for projecting graphics onto a surface are provided. According to exemplary embodiments, systems and methods for projecting control graphics onto a surface that includes control functionality are provided. The surface may take the form of a control panel, touch panel or the like. The control panel is typically operatively connected to various components and/or systems, and is typically adapted to control various operations and/or functionalities. The control graphics are generally projected onto the surface, e.g., the control panel or touch panel, in response to a stimulus, e.g., user interaction. In exemplary embodiments, the stimulus/user interaction may take the form of voice command, user proximity (e.g., to a sensor), or the like. Graphic projection onto the surface may vary in intensity (e.g., over a range of dim to bright), and may be undetectable (e.g., non-existent) in the absence of the requisite stimulus. In further exemplary embodiments, information (e.g., programming reminders) or images (e.g., decorative images) may be projected onto the surface in place of control graphics, e.g., in the absence of the requisite stimulus.