Global patent index - EP 1034471 A1

EP 1034471 A1 2000-09-13 - VIRTUAL 3D OBJECT CONTROL

Title (en)

VIRTUAL 3D OBJECT CONTROL

Title (de)

STEUERUNG EINES VIRTUELLEN 3D-OBJEKTES

Title (fr)

COMMANDE D'UN OBJET VIRTUEL TRIDIMENSIONNEL

Publication

EP 1034471 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99939987 A

Priority

  • EP 99939987 A
  • EP 9904709 W
  • EP 98202352 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0004440A1] The invention relates to a method of enabling a user to select among a plurality of options, such as the channels in a TV system. The method presents an object (200) with a three-dimensional visual appearance on a display. The available options are arranged on the object (200) by allocating to each option an area (202, 204) on a surface of the object (200). By changing an orientation of the object (200) with respect to the display through an input device, the user can put the desired area (202; 204) in a particular position with respect to the display. When the desired area (202; 204) is in the particular position, the option to which it is allocated is selectable via a further action. A desired change of orientation of the object (200) with respect to the display is provoked by the user via a corresponding change of orientation of a member of the input device with respect to a housing thereof. As the user is in direct contact with the member, he gets the impression of having the object (200) beneath his fingers.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 3/033; H04N 5/445

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06T 17/40 (2006.01); G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); G06F 3/14 (2006.01); H04N 5/445 (2011.01); H04N 21/431 (2011.01); H04N 21/482 (2011.01); H04N 5/50 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 21/482 (2013.01); G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); H04N 5/44543 (2013.01); H04N 21/4312 (2013.01); G06F 2203/04802 (2013.01); H04N 5/50 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0004440A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 0004440 A1 20000127; EP 1034471 A1 20000913; JP 2002520966 A 20020709

INPADOC legal status

2005-08-17 [18R] REFUSED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18R

- Effective date: 20050528

2001-10-24 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010911

2000-09-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000727

2000-09-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB