Patent number 8629835 is assigned to
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Exemplary embodiments relate to an input device, and more particularly, to an input device which provides a user with an intuitive input interface, and thereby may enable the user to easily control an object displayed on a display device.
"Currently, the release of various types of information devices increases users' interests regarding various types of input devices that may control the information devices. Generally, a mouse, a keyboard, and the like are being used in a computer and the like as an input device.
"The input device such as the mouse may provide an input interface based on a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and thus may be readily used among many users using an information device such as the computer. However, existing input devices may be generally appropriate for a command line interface or a two-dimensional (2D) GUI. Therefore, a user that is unfamiliar with a latest information device, for example, a child, an elderly and frail person, and the like, may have difficulties in using the input devices.
"In particular, as a three-dimensional (3D) game or 3D Internet is being currently generalized, there is an increasing need for an input device that may control an object that is displayed on a virtual 3D space. However, since the existing input devices are manufactured based on the 2D input interface, they may be inappropriate for controlling the object in the virtual 3D space. Accordingly, there is a need for a research regarding an input device that may provide a user with a convenient interface in a virtual 3D space."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "Exemplary embodiments may provide an input device which senses a touch and a motion generated by a user, generates an input signal to control an object displayed on a display device, and thereby may provide the user with an intuitive and convenient input interface.
"According to exemplary embodiments, there may be provided an input device including: a touch sensing unit to sense a touch and generate a first sensing signal with respect to the sensed touch; a motion sensing unit to sense a motion and generate a second sensing signal with respect to the sensed motion; an input signal generation unit to generate an input signal based on the first sensing signal and the second sensing signal; and a transmission unit to transmit the input signal to a display device, wherein the display device controls an object displayed on the display device based on the input signal, when the input signal is received.
"According to exemplary embodiments, there may be provided an input device including: a touch sensing unit to sense a touch and generate a first sensing signal with respect to the sensed touch; a motion sensing unit to sense a motion and generate a second sensing signal with respect to the sensed motion; and a transmission unit to transmit the first sensing signal and the second sensing signal to a display device, wherein the display device controls an object displayed on the display device based on the first sensing signal and the second sensing signal, when the first sensing signal and the second sensing signal are received.
"Additional aspects of exemplary embodiments will be set forth in part in the description which follows and, in part, will be apparent from the description, or may be learned by practice of the disclosure."
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