Global Patent Index - EP 1073946 A1

EP 1073946 A1 2001-02-07 - CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN OBJECT

Title (en)

CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN OBJECT

Title (de)

KONTROLLVORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM KONTROLLIEREN EINS OBJEKTES

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE DE COMMANDE D'UN OBJET

Publication

EP 1073946 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99952125 A

Priority

  • SE 9900719 W
  • SE 9801535 A
  • SE 9803456 A
  • US 9132398 P
  • US 10581698 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9960469A1] A control device, for example a computer mouse, has image-recording means which are adapted to be moved, preferably manually, for controlling an object, for example a cursor on a computer screen, as a function of the movement of the image-recording means. The control device is adapted to record a plurality of images with partially overlapping contents when the image-recording means are being moved, the partially overlapping contents of the images enabling image-processing means to generate control signals indicating how the image-recording means have been moved. A method of controlling and a control device based on the turning of the image-recording means are also shown.

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

G06F 3/033; G06K 11/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06T 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/03 (2006.01); G06F 3/0346 (2013.01); G06F 3/0354 (2013.01); G06F 3/041 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/0317 (2013.01); G06F 3/0346 (2013.01); G06F 3/03545 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9960469A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9960469 A1 19991125; AU 4303399 A 19991206; AU 758514 B2 20030320; BR 9910572 A 20010116; CA 2331075 A1 19991125; CN 1303494 A 20010711; EP 1073946 A1 20010207; IL 139103 D0 20011125; JP 2002516429 A 20020604

INPADOC legal status


2006-05-10 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20051102

2001-02-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001113

2001-02-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE

2001-02-07 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL PAYMENT 20001113;LT PAYMENT 20001113;LV PAYMENT 20001113;MK PAYMENT 20001113;RO PAYMENT 20001113;SI PAYMENT 20001113