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Method to control mouse pointer with parameter of radious of gyration, and the user interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013878D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Main Idea: This is an idea about a method to control the mouse cursor on the screen in order to draw free curves or lines, or to move it curvilinerly or linerly mainly with human voice. The mouse cursor internally holds a radious and a center of gyration and the direction, in addition to the the current coordinates. The mouse cursor on the screen is always displayed with a circle orbit, which shows its current orbit to the user. And also the shape of the mouse cursor shows the the direction clockwise or couterclockwise). When it is still and moving, the radious can be dynamically changed so that it could draw free curves and lines on the screen.

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  Method to control mouse pointer with parameter of radious of gyration, and the user interface

Main Idea:
This is an idea about a method to control the mouse cursor on the screen in order to draw free curves
or lines, or to move it curvilinerly or linerly mainly with human voice. The mouse cursor internally
holds a radious and a center of gyration and the direction, in addition to the the current
coordinates. The mouse cursor on the screen is always displayed with a circle orbit, which shows
its current orbit to the user. And also the shape of the mouse cursor shows the the direction (
clockwise or couterclockwise). When it is still and moving, the radious can be dynamically changed
so that it could draw free curves and lines on the screen.

As an example, in Fig. 1, the mouse cursor displays the counterclockwise direction, accompnied by a
circle which shows its current orbit. In this example, the mouse cursor points (x1, y1), and at the
same time it holds the radious value "r1" and the center (cx1, cy1). With a voice command "Start",
the mouse cursor starts rotating its orbit until another voice command "Stop". Some voice commands
are prepared to increase or decrease the radious "r1".

"Fig 1. The mouse cursor and the circle orbit"

Problem to be solved:
Some applications which utilize the trajectory of the mouse cursor (i.e. Drawing appliations, Retouch
applications, etc.) can be used by human voice, instead of a real mouse. And also the fine
adjustability of the mouse cursor can be improved when it needs to move to a a specific point.

How does the invention solve the problem...