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1. WO2007007227 - METHOD OF CONTROLLING A CONTROL POINT POSITION ON A COMMAND AREA AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF A DEVICE

Publication Number WO/2007/007227
Publication Date 18.01.2007
International Application No. PCT/IB2006/052232
International Filing Date 03.07.2006
IPC
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
041
Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
042
by opto-electronic means
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
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7
Television systems
18
Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
G06F 3/042 (2006.01)
G06F 3/033 (2006.01)
H04N 7/18 (2006.01)
CPC
G06F 3/0317
G06F 3/0346
H04N 2005/4432
H04N 21/42222
H04N 5/4403
H04N 7/183
Applicants
  • PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS GMBH [DE/DE]; Lübeckertordamm 5 20099 Hamburg, DE (DE)
  • KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N. V. [NL/NL]; Groenewoudseweg 1 NL-5621 BA Eindhoven, NL (AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BE, BF, BG, BJ, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CF, CG, CH, CI, CM, CN, CO, CR, CU, CY, CZ, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, FR, GA, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GN, GQ, GR, GW, HN, HR, HU, ID, IE, IL, IN, IS, IT, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MC, MD, MG, MK, ML, MN, MR, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NE, NG, NI, NL, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, SM, SN, SY, SZ, TD, TG, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW)
  • KNEISSLER, Jan [DE/DE]; DE (UsOnly)
  • THELEN, Eric [DE/DE]; DE (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • KNEISSLER, Jan; DE
  • THELEN, Eric; DE
Agents
  • VOLMER, Georg; Philips Intellectual Property & Standards GmbH Weisshausstr. 2 52066 Aachen, DE
Priority Data
05106316.211.07.2005EP
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD OF CONTROLLING A CONTROL POINT POSITION ON A COMMAND AREA AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF A DEVICE
(FR) PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE COMMANDER LA POSITION D'UN POINT DE CONTROLE SUR UNE ZONE DE COMMANDE, ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE COMMANDER UN DISPOSITIF
Abstract
(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).
(FR)
La présente invention se rapporte à un procédé permettant de commander la position (x', y') d'un point de contrôle (c) sur une zone de commande (ACM). Le procédé selon l'invention comprend les étapes consistant : à pointer un dispositif de pointage (1) comportant une caméra (2) en direction de la zone de commande (ACM) ; à générer une image (I) d'une zone cible (AI) visée par le dispositif de pointage ; à traiter l'image (I) de la zone cible pour déterminer un point cible (T) sur lequel le dispositif de pointage (1) est dirigé; à déterminer la position (x', y') du point de commande (C) en fonction de la position (x, y) du point cible (T) dans une zone de contrôle (ACT) définie actuellement, ladite zone de contrôle (Acr) contenant au moins partiellement la zone de commande (ACM). En outre, l'invention a trait à un système approprié et à un dispositif de pointage (1) permettant de commander la position d'un point de contrôle (P) sur une zone de commande (ACM).
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