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Automated Fine-Adjustment for Computer Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106477D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bates, CL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a control which recalibrates itself so finer adjustments can be made around the position that is most often used.

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Automated Fine-Adjustment for Computer Display

      Disclosed is a control which recalibrates itself so finer
adjustments can be made around the position that is most often used.

      This mechanism monitors the position a control is in and
automatically calibrates its sensitivity.  If the control is left in
one position or stays within a particular area of the control's range
for an extended period, the control's sensitivity in this area will
be changed so that movements of the control within and around this
result in finer adjustments.  Movements of the control outside of
this area result in slightly coarser adjustments.  This way, the
overall range of the control is unchanged.  It is just made more
sensitive in some areas than others.

      This means that after the control is used for a period of time,
it will become easier to make fine adjustments in the commonly used
positions.

The control is also able to recalibrate itself if the "common"
position of the control changes.