Global Patent Index - EP 1078223 A1

EP 1078223 A1 2001-02-28 - POSITION SENSITIVE DISPLAY CONTROLLER

Title (en)

POSITION SENSITIVE DISPLAY CONTROLLER

Title (de)

POSITIONSEMPFINDLICHE ANZEIGESTEUERVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE COMMAND D'AFFOCHAGE SANSIBLE A LA POSITION

Publication

EP 1078223 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99919820 A

Priority

  • US 9908034 W
  • US 7906598 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9958935A1] A controller prevents implementation of certain computer functions based on the orientation of the display. For example, in in-car personal computer applications, when the display is visible by the operator of the motor vehicle, based on information from a display position sensor, the computer system is prevented from implementing certain functions, such as television functions. However, if a vehicle motion sensor indicates that the vehicle is, in fact, not moving, the operator may be allowed to view prohibited applications such as television.

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

G01C 21/20

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01C 21/00 (2006.01); B60R 11/02 (2006.01); G01C 21/20 (2006.01); G01C 21/26 (2006.01); G09G 5/00 (2006.01); H04N 5/64 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01C 21/26 (2013.01); B60K 2350/906 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9958935A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9958935 A1 19991118; AU 3745399 A 19991129; EP 1078223 A1 20010228; JP 2002514552 A 20020521; KR 100430139 B1 20040503

INPADOC legal status


2003-04-16 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20021117

2001-10-31 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010918

2001-02-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001127

2001-02-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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