(19)
(11)EP 3 260 947 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
17.02.2021 Bulletin 2021/07

(21)Application number: 17176009.3

(22)Date of filing:  14.06.2017
(51)Int. Cl.: 
G06F 1/16  (2006.01)

(54)

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, METHOD FOR INPUTTING AND PROGRAM

INFORMATIONSVERARBEITUNGSVORRICHTUNG, VERFAHREN ZUM EINGEBEN UND PROGRAMM

DISPOSITIF DE TRAITEMENT D'INFORMATIONS, PROCÉDÉ DE SAISIE ET PROGRAMME


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 17.06.2016 JP 2016120877

(43)Date of publication of application:
27.12.2017 Bulletin 2017/52

(73)Proprietor: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Singapore 556741 (SG)

(72)Inventors:
  • Matsumoto, Kazuo
    Tokyo-to, 7-10-10 (JP)
  • Kawakami, Setsuko
    Kanagawa-ken, 2-6-27 (JP)
  • Ogata, Eiji
    Kanagawa-ken, 2-4-27 (JP)
  • Mitsuhashi, Tsutomu
    Kanagawa-ken, 5-13-10-505 (JP)
  • Amenomiya, Yoshihiro
    Kanagawa-ken, 64-6 (JP)

(74)Representative: Leffers, Thomas 
Schweiger & Partners Intellectual Property Law Firm Elsenheimer Strasse 1
80687 München
80687 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 0 660 217
DE-A1- 10 314 556
US-A1- 2003 184 516
US-B1- 6 693 612
WO-A1-2015/038101
JP-A- 2016 038 040
US-A1- 2013 300 671
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Field of the Invention



    [0001] The present invention relates to information processing devices, methods for inputting, and programs.

    Background of the Invention



    [0002] A laptop personal computer (hereinafter called a "laptop PC") includes a body chassis and a display chassis connected via a hinge in one example. The body chassis includes an input part such as a keyboard, and the display chassis includes a display. Such a configuration allows the display chassis to be rotatable relative to the body chassis.

    [0003] Patent Document 1 discloses, as such an example, a hinge mechanism that joins a body chassis and a display chassis while letting these chassis rotatable from a 0-degree position to a 360-degree position through a 180-degree position. At the 0-degree position, the surfaces of the chassis face each other. At the 180-degree position, the surfaces of the chassis are parallel to each other while being directed in the same direction. At the 360-degree position, the rear-faces of the chassis face each other.
    US 2003/184516 A1 describes a rotation management utility program that stores, in a setting table, whether a pointing direction of each pointing device or the like is to be rotated in response to rotation of a displayed picture.
    DE 103 14 556 A1 describes a presentation device configured as a laptop computer with a foldable main display and a detachable keyboard. EP 0 660 217 A1 describes a cursor display system adapted to cause a cursor to move on a screen in the same direction that of a pointing device operated by an operator viewing the screen, even if the display on the screen is inverted. US 6 693 612 B1 describes a liquid crystal display apparatus and its luminance control method.

    [0004] When a user makes a presentation using a laptop PC, for example, the user opens the laptop PC so that the body chassis and the display chassis are at the 180-degree position, and places the body chassis toward the user and the display chassis toward the person listening to the presentation. Some laptop PCs have a function of rotating an image displayed on the display at a predetermined angle (e.g., 180 degrees) so that a person on the side of the display chassis and listening to the presentation can understand easily the presentation.

    [0005] [Patent Document 1] Japanese Patent Application Lain-Open No. 2016-38040

    Summary of the Invention



    [0006] When an image displayed on the display is rotated by 180 degrees, however, it is difficult for the user on the side of the body chassis to perform input operations, such as inputting letters, because the image is not directed to the user.

    [0007] In view of such a circumstance, the present invention aims to provide an information processing device, a method for inputting, and a program that enables easy input operations by a user even when an image displayed on the display is not directed to the user.

    [0008] To solve the above problems, an information processing device, a method for inputting and a program of the present invention have the following configuration.

    [0009] An information processing device according to a first aspect of the present invention is defined by the subject-matter of claim 1.

    [0010] A method for inputting according to a second aspect of the present invention is defined by the subject-matter of claim 6.

    [0011] A program according to a third aspect of the present invention is defined by the subject-matter of claim 7.

    [0012] The present invention has an advantageous effect of facilitating user' s input operations even when an image displayed on the display is not directed to the user.

    Brief Description of the Drawings



    [0013] 

    FIG. 1 shows the appearance of a laptop PC according to one embodiment of the present invention.

    FIG. 2 schematically shows the hardware configuration of the laptop PC according to one embodiment of the present invention.

    FIG. 3 shows a flat mode according to one embodiment of the present invention in which a LCD screen as a whole is rotated.

    FIG. 4 is a functional block diagram about the flip mode according to one embodiment of the present invention.

    FIG. 5 shows a flip mode according to one embodiment of the present invention in which an input field is rotated.

    FIG. 6 shows a flip mode according to one embodiment of the present invention in which an input field is popuped.

    FIG. 7 shows a flip mode according to one embodiment of the present invention in which a LCD screen as a whole is rotated.

    FIG. 8 is a flowchart showing the procedure when a flip mode according to one embodiment of the present invention is turned ON.

    FIG. 9 shows the appearance of a tablet-type device according to one embodiment of the present invention when the device is used for presentation.

    FIG. 10 shows a tablet-type device according to one embodiment of the present invention in which an input field is popuped.


    Detailed Description of the Invention



    [0014] The following describes one embodiment of an information processing device, a method for inputting, and a program according to the present invention, with reference to the drawings. In the present embodiment, a laptop PC is described as the information processing device.

    [0015] FIG. 1 schematically shows the appearance of a laptop PC 1 according to the present embodiment.

    [0016] As shown in FIG. 1 as one example, the laptop PC 1 includes a body chassis 2 and a display chassis 3, and both of these chassis are a substantially cuboid.

    [0017] The body chassis 2 includes an input part 4. The input part 4 is a user interface to enable a user to perform input operations. The input part includes a keyboard made up of various types of keys for inputting of letters, commands and the like, a touch pad to let the user move a cursor on the display or select various menus, a mouse, and a track point.

    [0018] The display chassis 3 includes a touch-screen display 7 to display an image.

    [0019] The touch-screen display 7 is configured to convert an input display data into a video signal and display various types of information corresponding to the converted video signal on the display screen, and to detect various types of operations by the user using fingers or a pointer such as a touch pen.

    [0020] The body chassis 2 and the display chassis 3 are joined by a left and right pair of joining parts 8a and 8b at their ends. The joining parts 8a and 8b are hinges, and support the body chassis 2 and the display chassis 3 openably and closably.

    [0021] FIG. 2 schematically shows the hardware configuration of the laptop PC 1.

    [0022] The laptop PC 1 includes a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 20, a ROM (Read Only Memory) 21, a memory 22, a LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) 23, a graphics adaptor 24, a touch sensor 25, an input controller 26, a flash memory 27, a communication device 28 and a power-supply circuit 29, and they are directly or indirectly connected via a bus 30. The touch-screen display 7 includes the LCD 23 and the touch sensor 25.

    [0023] The CPU 20 has a function of controlling the laptop PC 1 as a whole by an OS (Operating System) stored in the flash memory 27, and of executing processing corresponding to user' s manipulation using the input part 4, the touch-screen display 7 and the like in accordance with various programs stored in the flash memory 27.

    [0024] The ROM 21 stores BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) and various types of data.

    [0025] The memory 22 is made up of a cache memory and a RAM (Random Access Memory), and is a writable memory that can be used as a workspace to read execution programs of the CPU 20 and write processed data by the execution programs.

    [0026] The LCD 23 displays a video signal from the graphics adaptor 24 as an image under the control of the CPU 20.

    [0027] The graphics adaptor 24 converts information to be displayed into video signals under the control of the CPU 20 and outputs the converted video signal to the LCD 23.

    [0028] The touch sensor 25 detects a touch position with fingers of the user or the touch pen on the LCD 23, and outputs the position to the input controller 26. The touch sensor 25 allows the user to perform various operations using fingers, a touch pen or the like. The various operations include input operations performed by selecting on-screen objects, such as various menus, icons, buttons and keyboards, displayed on the screen of the LCD 23, input operations of texts, and screen operations, such as scrolling and swiping.

    [0029] The input controller 26 controls the operation of the touch sensor 25 through the execution of programs stored in the ROM 21 or the like by the processor.

    [0030] The flash memory 27 has a function of storing the OS for the overall control of the laptop PC 1, various types of drivers for hardware manipulation of peripherals, applications for specific tasks, and various types of data and files. The laptop PC 1 may include another storage unit, such as a HDD (Hard Disk Drive), instead of the flash memory 27.

    [0031] The communication device 28 communicates with other devices.

    [0032] The power-supply circuit 29 includes an AC adaptor, an intelligent battery, a charger to charge the intelligent battery, and a DC/DC converter, and supplies electricity to the devices under the control of the CPU 20.

    [0033] The laptop PC 1 according to the present embodiment can be opened so that the body chassis 2 and the display chassis 3 are flat via the joining parts 8a and 8b. Being flat refers to that the laptop PC is opened so that the body chassis 2 and the display chassis 3 are substantially at the 180-degree position. When the laptop PC 1 is opened to be flat, the laptop PC is in a flat mode.

    [0034] The laptop PC 1 is set in the flat mode, for example, when a user (or speaker) on the side of the body chassis 2 makes a presentation to a person (or viewer) on the side of the display chassis 3. During the presentation, an image (hereinafter called "LCD screen") 7A as a whole displayed on the touch-screen display 7 is rotated at a predetermined angle so that the image is directed to the viewer. This is for easy understanding of the presentation by the viewer. In the following description, the angle 0 degree is defined so that the LCD screen 7A is not rotated and is directed to the speaker.

    [0035] FIG. 3 shows the flat mode in which the LCD screen 7A as a whole is rotated. In the example of FIG. 3, the viewer faces the speaker, and the LCD screen 7A is rotated by 180 degrees relative to the speaker. Note here that the rotation angle of the LCD screen 7A is set beforehand. For instance, when the viewer is on the right of the speaker, the angle is 90 degrees, and when the viewer is on the left of the speaker, the angle is 270 degrees. This rotation angle is called a setting rotation angle.

    [0036] When the LCD screen 7A is rotated, however, the LCD screen 7A is not directed to the speaker because the speaker is on the side of the body chassis 2. Therefore it is difficult for the speaker to perform input operations, such as inputting of letters.

    [0037] Then, the laptop PC 1 according to the present embodiment is configured so that, when detecting timing of input operation by the speaker, an input area (hereinafter called "input field") as a target of the input operation is directed to a direction set beforehand that is different from the direction of the LCD screen 7A. In the following description, this processing is called a flip mode.

    [0038] The input operation in this case includes inputting letters, drawing graphics, attaching other images such as photos, and editing and deleting letters and graphics. The input field includes cells in a spreadsheet software, a text writing area in a document creation software, and a graphics drawing area in a graphic drawing software. The direction set beforehand that is different from the direction of the LCD screen 7A is the direction of the input part 4, for example. In other words, this is 0 degree.

    [0039] FIG. 4 is a functional block diagram about the flip mode.

    [0040] The CPU 20 includes an angle detection part 50, a flat mode determination part 52, a LCD image rotation control part 54, a flip mode setting part 56, a timing detection part 58 and an input field display control part 60. These parts of the CPU 20 are implemented by a computer program.

    [0041] The angle detection part 50 detects the opening angle between the body chassis 2 and the display chassis 3. The opening angle may be detected by measuring the tilt of the display chassis 3 using a sensor such as an acceleration sensor disposed at the display chassis 3, for example, or may be detected by other conventionally known methods.

    [0042] The flat mode determination part 52 determines whether the angle detected by the angle detection part 50 is the angle for the flat mode (about 180 degrees) or not.

    [0043] When the angle corresponds to the flat mode, the LCD image rotation control part 54 rotates the LCD screen 7A as a whole at a setting rotation angle. When the LCD screen 7A as a whole is rotated at a setting rotation angle in this way, the LCD screen 7A as a whole is not directed to the speaker. Note here that the LCD screen 7A may not be rotated in the flat mode, and in this case, the flip mode is not activated.

    [0044] The flip mode setting part 56 sets ON or OFF of the flip mode in accordance with the manipulation by the user.

    [0045] The timing detection part 58 and the input field display control part 60 are activated when the flip mode is ON.

    [0046] The timing detection part 58 detects input-start timing that is timing when the user performs input operation in the input field displayed on the display. The input-start timing may be timing when the input field (e.g., a cell 61) is selected with a mouse cursor, or timing when the user double-clicks the beginning of the input part, for example. The input-start timing may be timing when the user performs key operation set beforehand or timing when the user presses a button displayed beforehand on the touch-screen display 7.

    [0047] The timing detection part 58 detects input-end timing as well, and this is the timing when the input operation in the input field ends. The input-end timing may be timing when the user double-clicks the end of the part for the input operation, timing when the user performs key operation set beforehand or timing when the user presses a button displayed beforehand on the touch-screen display 7, for example. The input-end timing may be timing when the laptop PC 1 has an angle other than that of the flat mode.

    [0048] When the timing detection part 58 detects the input timing, the input field display control part 60 directs the input field toward the input part 4 at the input-start timing as trigger. This allows the input field to be directed to the speaker temporarily when the speaker performs input operation, and therefore it becomes easy for the speaker to perform the input operation in the input field.

    [0049] FIG. 5 shows the flip mode, in which the input field is directed toward the input part 4. In the example of FIG. 5, the cell 61 of the spreadsheet software is illustrated as the input field, and the cell 61 itself is rotated, which is a part of the LCD screen 7A.

    [0050] FIG. 6 shows an example where the input field is popped up. In the example of FIG. 6, when the input-start timing is detected, the cell 61 itself is not rotated unlike FIG. 5, and a popup window 62 functioning as a text box is directed toward the input part 4 for displaying. The speaker performs input operation in the popup window 62 displayed, and the input content is reproduced on the LCD screen 7A.

    [0051] As shown in FIG. 7, the LCD screen 7A as a whole may be rotated in the flip mode so that it is directed toward the input part 4. Especially when graphics displayed on the touch-screen display 7 are input (edited), input operation cannot be performed in the cell 61 or in the popup window 62 that is rotated partially. In that case, the LCD screen 7A as a whole may be rotated. In other words, a target for rotation varies with what is to be input. For instance, when a graphic drawing software is activated, the LCD screen 7A as whole is rotated at the input-start timing when the user double-clicks the graphic drawing area.

    [0052] The input field display control part 60 controls so that the content corresponding to the input operation is reproduced on the LCD screen 7A at the input-end timing. For instance, in the example of FIG. 5, the input field is directed to the original direction (direction of the viewer). In the example of FIG. 6, the popup window 62 as the input field disappears. In the example of FIG. 7, the LCD screen 7A as a whole is directed to the original direction (direction of the viewer). This allows the viewer to understand the content on the LCD screen 7A after the input operation easily.

    [0053] Next, the following describes the processing when the flip mode is ON, with reference to FIG. 8.

    [0054] Firstly at step 100, determination is made whether the laptop PC 1 is in the flat mode or not. When it is in the flat mode, the procedure shifts to step 102.

    [0055] At step 102, the LCD screen 7A as a whole is rotated at a setting rotation angle. As a result, the LCD screen 7A as a whole is not directed to the speaker who performs input operation.

    [0056] At the next step 104, determination is made whether the input-start timing is detected or not. When the input-start timing is detected, the procedure shifts to step 106.

    [0057] At the next step 106, the input field is directed toward the input part 4.

    [0058] At the next step 108, determination is made whether the input-end timing is detected or not. When the input-end timing is detected, the procedure shifts to step 110.

    [0059] At step 110, the input field is directed to the original direction (direction of the viewer), and the procedure returns to step 104. The above processing is repeated until the flip mode is turned OFF or the laptop PC 1 has an angle other than the flat mode.

    [0060] As described above, the laptop PC 1 according to the present embodiment includes the body chassis 2 having the input part 4 for input operation by the user and the display chassis 3 having the touch-screen display 7. The laptop PC 1 is configured to rotate an image displayed on the touch-screen display 7 at a predetermined angle. Then, the laptop PC 1 is configured so that, when detecting timing of input operation by the user, an input field as a target of the input operation is directed to a direction set beforehand that is different from the direction of the LCD screen 7A.

    [0061] Such a laptop PC 1 allows the input field to be directed to the user temporarily when the user performs input operation, and therefore it becomes easy for the user to perform the input operation even when the image displayed on the touch-screen display 7 is not directed to the user.

    [0062] That is the description of the present invention by way of the embodiments as stated above. The technical scope of the present invention is not limited to the above embodiments. Various changes or modifications may be added to the above embodiments without deviating from the scope of the invention, and the technical scope of the present invention covers such a changed or modified embodiment as well. The above embodiments may be combined as needed.

    [0063] For instance, in the above embodiments, the body chassis 2 has a physical keyboard, and the present invention is not limited to such a configuration. For instance, the body chassis 2 also includes a touch-screen display 7, and a software keyboard may be displayed as the input part 4 on the touch-screen display 7 instead of the physical keyboard.

    [0064] In the configuration of the body chassis 2 also including the touch-screen display 7, the body chassis 2 and the display chassis 3 may be disconnected for operation.

    [0065] In the above embodiments, the information processing device is the laptop PC 1. The present invention is not limited to this, and the information processing device may be a tablet-type device 70 including one touch-screen display 7 as shown in FIGs. 9 and 10.

    [0066] FIG. 9 shows the appearance of the tablet-type device 70 when the device is used for presentation. In the example of FIG. 9, the LCD screen 7A as a whole is directed to the viewer. When the flip mode is turned ON, a button 72 that is pressed by a user for input operation is displayed on the LCD screen 7A.

    [0067] That is, when the flip mode is turned ON, the LCD screen 7A as a whole is not directed to the speaker who is the user performing the input operation. Then, the timing when the user presses the button 72 is detected as the timing when the speaker performs input operation. Then, the input field displayed on the touch-screen display 7 is directed to the direction set beforehand.

    [0068] FIG. 10 shows the flip mode in which the input field is displayed as a popup window 62.

    [0069] When the popup window 62 is displayed on the touch-screen display 7, a software keyboard 74 also is displayed thereon. The popup window 62 and the software keyboard 74 are directed toward the speaker. That is, in the example of FIG. 10, the popup window 62 and the software keyboard 74 are displayed in the direction rotated at 180 degrees relative to the LCD screen 7A as a whole.

    [0070] For the displaying of the software keyboard 74, the image displayed on the touch-screen display 7 before is reduced in size and displayed.

    [0071] In the flip mode, instead of displaying the popup window 62 as in FIG. 10, the input field itself may be rotated or the LCD screen 7A as a whole may be rotated.

    [0072] Then, when the button 72 is pressed again, for example, this is detected as the input-end timing. Then, the popup window 62 and the software keyboard 74 disappear, and the display is returned to the original state, in which the content of the input operation is reproduced.

    [0073] The procedure of the processing when the flip mode is turned ON as described above is one example, and unnecessary steps may be removed, new steps may be added or the order of the steps may be changed without deviating from the scope of the invention.

    [Description of Symbols]



    [0074] 

    1 laptop PC (information processing device)

    2 body chassis (first chassis)

    3 display chassis (second chassis)

    4 input part

    7 touch-screen display (display)

    54 LCD image rotation control part (display image rotation unit)

    58 timing detection part (timing detection unit)

    60 input field display control part (input area display unit)

    70 tablet-type device (information processing device)




    Claims

    1. An information processing device (1) including a body chassis (2) and a display chassis (3) that are joined by and openably and closably supported by a pair of joining parts (8a, 8b), the display chassis including a display screen (7) to display an image (7A), comprising:

    - an angle detection part (50) configured to detect the opening angle between the body chassis and the display chassis;

    - a flat mode determination part (52) configured to determine whether the opening angle is an angle that corresponds to the flat mode;

    - an image rotation control part (54) configured to, when the opening angle is an angle that corresponds to the flat mode, rotate the image as a whole by a predetermined rotation angle; and

    - a timing detection unit (58) configured to, when the image is rotated, detect an input-start timing that is timing when a user performs an input operation in an input area displayed within the image,

    characterized by

    - an input area display unit (60) configured to, when the image is rotated and the input-start timing is detected, display the input area as a target of the input operation whereby the input area is directed to a direction set beforehand that is different from the direction of the rotated image.


     
    2. The information processing device according to claim 1, whereby the body chassis includes an input part to let the user perform the input operation.
     
    3. The information processing device according to claim 2, wherein the direction set beforehand is a direction of the input part.
     
    4. The information processing device according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the input area display unit is configured to, when the timing is detected, popup the input area.
     
    5. The information processing device according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the input area display unit is configured to, when the image is rotated and the input-start timing is detected, direct the image as a whole to the direction set beforehand that is different from the direction of the rotated image.
     
    6. A method for inputting using an information processing device including a body chassis (2) and a display chassis (3) that are joined by and openably and closably supported by a pair of joining parts (8a, 8b), the display chassis including a display screen (7) to display an image (7A), the method comprising:

    a first step of detecting the opening angle between the body chassis and the display chassis;

    a further step of determining whether the opening angle is an angle that corresponds to the flat mode;

    a further step of, when the opening angle is an angle that corresponds to the flat mode, rotating the image as a whole by a predetermined rotation angle; and

    a further step of, when the image is rotated, detecting an input-start timing that is timing when a user performs input operation in an input area displayed within the image;

    characterized by
    a last step of, when the image is rotated and the input-start timing is detected, displaying the input area as a target of the input operation whereby the input area is directed to a direction set beforehand that is different from the direction of the rotated image.
     
    7. A program containing instructions that, when executed by a central processing unit of an information processing device (1) including a body chassis (2) and a display chassis (3) that are joined by and openably and closably supported by a pair of joining parts (8a, 8b), the display chassis including a display screen (7) to display an image (7A), make the information processing device (1) perform the functions of:

    detecting an opening angle between the body chassis and the display chassis;

    determining whether the opening angle is an angle that corresponds to a flat mode;

    when the opening angle is an angle that corresponds to the flat mode, rotating the image as a whole by a predetermined rotation angle;

    when the image is rotated, detecting an input-start timing that is timing when a user performs an input operation in an input area displayed within the image;

    characterized by when the image is rotated and the input-start timing is detected, displaying the input area as a target of the input operation whereby the input area is directed to a direction set beforehand that is different from the direction of the rotated image.


     


    Ansprüche

    1. Informationsverarbeitungsvorrichtung (1), die ein Körperchassis (2) und ein Anzeigechassis (3) enthält, die durch ein Paar Verbindungsteile (8a, 8b) verbunden und öffenbar und schließbar getragen sind, wobei das Anzeigechassis einen Anzeigebildschirm (7) enthält, um ein Bild (7A) anzuzeigen, umfassend:

    - einen Winkel-Erkennungsteil (50), der konfiguriert ist, den Öffnungswinkel zwischen dem Körperchassis und dem Anzeigechassis zu erkennen;

    - einen Flachmodus-Bestimmungsteil (52), der konfiguriert ist, zu bestimmen, ob der Öffnungswinkel ein Winkel ist, der dem Flachmodus entspricht;

    - einen Bildrotations-Steuerungsteil (54), der konfiguriert ist, das Bild als Ganzes um einen vorbestimmten Rotationswinkel zu rotieren, wenn der Öffnungswinkel ein Winkel ist, der dem Flachmodus entspricht; und

    - eine Zeitpunkt-Erkennungseinheit (58), die konfiguriert ist, einen Eingabe-Startzeitpunkt zu erkennen wenn das Bild rotiert wird, der ein Zeitpunkt ist, wenn ein Benutzer eine Eingabebedienung in einer Eingabefläche durchführt, die innerhalb des Bildes angezeigt wird,

    gekennzeichnet durch

    - eine Eingabefläche-Anzeigeeinheit (60), die konfiguriert ist die Eingabefläche als ein Ziel der Eingabebedienung anzuzeigen, wenn das Bild rotiert wird und der Eingabe-Startzeitpunkt erkannt wird, wodurch die Eingabefläche in einer im Vorhinein eingestellten Richtung ausgerichtet wird, die von der Richtung des rotierten Bildes verschieden ist.


     
    2. Informationsverarbeitungsvorrichtung gemäß Anspruch 1, wodurch das Körperchassis einen Eingabeteil enthält, um den Benutzer die Eingabebedienung durchführen zu lassen.
     
    3. Informationsverarbeitungsvorrichtung gemäß Anspruch 2, wobei die im Vorhinein eingestellte Richtung eine Richtung des Eingabeteils ist.
     
    4. Informationsverarbeitungsvorrichtung gemäß einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, wobei die Eingabefläche-Anzeigeeinheit konfiguriert ist, die Eingabefläche einzublenden, wenn der Zeitpunkt erkannt wird.
     
    5. Informationsverarbeitungsvorrichtung gemäß einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, wobei die Eingabefläche-Anzeigeeinheit konfiguriert ist, das Bild als Ganzes in der im Vorhinein eingestellten Richtung auszurichten, die von der Richtung des rotierten Bildes verschieden ist, wenn das Bild rotiert wird und der Eingabe-Startzeitpunkt erkannt wird.
     
    6. Verfahren zum Eingeben unter Verwendung einer Informationsverarbeitungsvorrichtung, die ein Körperchassis (2) und ein Anzeigechassis (3) enthält, die durch ein Paar Verbindungsteile (8a, 8b) verbunden und öffenbar und schließbar getragen sind, wobei das Anzeigechassis einen Anzeigebildschirm (7) enthält, um ein Bild (7A) anzuzeigen, wobei das Verfahren umfasst:

    einen ersten Schritt eines Erkennens des Öffnungswinkels zwischen dem Körperchassis und dem Anzeigechassis;

    einen weiteren Schritt eines Bestimmens, ob der Öffnungswinkel ein Winkel ist, der dem Flachmodus entspricht;

    einen weiteren Schritt eines Rotierens des Bildes als Ganzes um einen vorbestimmten Rotationswinkel, wenn der Öffnungswinkel ein Winkel ist, der dem Flachmodus entspricht; und

    einen weiteren Schritt eines Erkennens eines Eingabe-Startzeitpunkts wenn das Bild rotiert wird, der ein Zeitpunkt ist, wenn ein Benutzer eine Eingabebedienung in einer Eingabefläche durchführt, die innerhalb des Bildes angezeigt wird;

    gekennzeichnet durch

    einen letzten Schritt eines Anzeigens der Eingabefläche als ein Ziel der Eingabebedienung, wenn das Bild rotiert wird und der Eingabe-Startzeitpunkt erkannt wird, wodurch die Eingabefläche in einer im Vorhinein eingestellten Richtung ausgerichtet wird, die von der Richtung des rotierten Bildes verschieden ist.


     
    7. Programm, das Instruktionen beinhaltet, die, wenn sie von einer zentralen Verarbeitungseinheit einer Informationsverarbeitungsvorrichtung (1), die ein Körperchassis (2) und ein Anzeigechassis (3) enthält, die durch ein Paar Verbindungsteile (8a, 8b) verbunden und öffenbar und schließbar getragen sind, wobei das Anzeigechassis einen Anzeigebildschirm (7) enthält, um ein Bild (7A) anzuzeigen, ausgeführt werden, die Informationsverarbeitungsvorrichtung (1) dazu bewirken, die Funktionen auszuführen:

    Erkennen eines Öffnungswinkels zwischen dem Körperchassis und dem Anzeigechassis;

    Bestimmen, ob der Öffnungswinkel ein Winkel ist, der dem Flachmodus entspricht;

    Rotieren des Bildes als Ganzes um einen vorbestimmten Rotationswinkel, wenn der Öffnungswinkel ein Winkel ist, der dem Flachmodus entspricht;

    Erkennen eines Eingabe-Startzeitpunkts, wenn das Bild rotiert wird, der ein Zeitpunkt ist, wenn ein Benutzer eine Eingabebedienung in einer Eingabefläche durchführt, die innerhalb des Bildes angezeigt wird;

    gekennzeichnet durch

    Anzeigen der Eingabefläche als ein Ziel der Eingabebedienung, wenn das Bild rotiert wird und der Eingabe-Startzeitpunkt erkannt wird, wodurch die Eingabefläche in einer im Vorhinein eingestellten Richtung ausgerichtet wird, die von der Richtung des rotierten Bildes verschieden ist.


     


    Revendications

    1. Dispositif de traitement de l'information (1) comprenant un châssis de corps (2) et un châssis d'affichage (3) qui sont joints par une paire de pièces de jonction (8a, 8b) et supportés par celles-ci de manière à pouvoir être ouverts et fermés, le châssis d'affichage comprenant un écran d'affichage (7) pour afficher une image (7A), comprenant :

    - une partie de détection d'angle (50) configurée pour détecter l'angle d'ouverture entre le châssis du corps et le châssis d'affichage ;

    - une partie de détermination du mode plat (52) configurée pour déterminer si l'angle d'ouverture est un angle qui correspond au mode plat ;

    - une partie de contrôle de rotation d'image (54) configurée pour, lorsque l'angle d'ouverture est un angle qui correspond au mode plat, faire tourner l'image dans son ensemble d'un angle de rotation prédéterminé ; et

    - une unité de détection de temps (58) configurée pour, lors de la rotation de l'image, détecter un moment de démarrage de l'entrée qui correspond au moment où un utilisateur effectue une opération d'entrée dans une zone d'entrée affichée dans l'image,

    caractérisé par

    - une unité d'affichage de la zone d'entrée (60) configurée pour, lorsque l'image est tournée et que le moment de démarrage de l'entrée est détecté, afficher la zone d'entrée comme une cible de l'opération d'entrée, par laquelle la zone d'entrée est dirigée vers une direction définie au préalable qui est différente de la direction de l'image tournée.


     
    2. Le dispositif de traitement de l'information selon la revendication 1, par lequel le châssis du corps inclut une partie d'entrée pour laisser l'utilisateur effectuer l'opération d'entrée.
     
    3. Le dispositif de traitement de l'information selon la revendication 2, dans lequel la direction définie au préalable est une direction de la partie d'entrée.
     
    4. Le dispositif de traitement de l'information selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, dans lequel l'unité d'affichage de la zone d'entrée est configurée pour, lorsque le moment est détectée, faire apparaître la zone d'entrée.
     
    5. Le dispositif de traitement de l'information selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, dans lequel l'unité d'affichage de la zone d'entrée est configurée pour, lorsque l'image est tournée et que le moment de démarrage de l'entrée est détecté, diriger l'image dans son ensemble vers la direction définie au préalable qui est différente de la direction de l'image tournée.
     
    6. Un procédé d'entrée utilisant un dispositif de traitement de l'information comprenant un châssis de corps (2) et un châssis d'affichage (3) qui sont joints par une paire de pièces de jonction (8a, 8b) et supportés par celles-ci de manière à pouvoir être ouverts et fermés, le châssis d'affichage comprenant un écran d'affichage (7) pour afficher une image (7A), la méthode comprenant :

    une première étape consistant à détecter l'angle d'ouverture entre le châssis du corps et le châssis d'affichage ;

    une autre étape consistant à déterminer si l'angle d'ouverture est un angle qui correspond au mode plat ;

    une autre étape consistant, lorsque l'angle d'ouverture est un angle qui correspond au mode plat, à faire tourner l'image dans son ensemble d'un angle de rotation prédéterminé ; et

    une autre étape consistant, lorsque l'image est tournée, à détecter un moment de démarrage de l'entrée qui correspond au moment où un utilisateur effectue une opération d'entrée dans une zone d'entrée affichée dans l'image ;

    caractérisé par

    une dernière étape consistant, lorsque l'image est tournée et que le moment de démarrage de l'entrée est détecté, à afficher la zone d'entrée comme cible de l'opération d'entrée, par laquelle la zone d'entrée est dirigée vers une direction définie au préalable qui est différente de la direction de l'image tournée.


     
    7. Programme contenant des instructions qui, lorsqu'elles sont exécutées par une unité centrale de traitement d'un dispositif de traitement de l'information (1) comprenant un châssis de corps (2) et un châssis d'affichage (3) qui sont reliés par une paire de pièces de liaison (8a, 8b) et supportés par celles-ci de manière à pouvoir être ouverts et fermés, le châssis d'affichage comprenant un écran d'affichage (7) pour afficher une image (7A), font que le dispositif de traitement de l'information (1), exécutent les fonctions :

    détecter un angle d'ouverture entre le châssis du corps et le châssis de l'écran ;

    déterminer si l'angle d'ouverture est un angle qui correspond à un mode plat ;

    lorsque l'angle d'ouverture est un angle qui correspond au mode plat, faire tourner l'image dans son ensemble d'un angle de rotation prédéterminé ;

    lorsque l'image est tournée, détecter un moment de démarrage de l'entrée qui est le moment où un utilisateur effectue une opération d'entrée dans une zone d'entrée affichée dans l'image ;

    caractérisé par

    lorsque l'image est tournée et que le moment de démarrage de l'entrée est détecté, en affichant la zone d'entrée comme cible de l'opération d'entrée, par laquelle la zone d'entrée est dirigée vers une direction définie au préalable qui est différente de la direction de l'image tournée.


     




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