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Title: Human-computer interface incorporating personal and application domains

Abstract

The present invention provides a human-computer interface. The interface includes provision of an application domain, for example corresponding to a three-dimensional application. The user is allowed to navigate and interact with the application domain. The interface also includes a personal domain, offering the user controls and interaction distinct from the application domain. The separation into two domains allows the most suitable interface methods in each: for example, three-dimensional navigation in the application domain, and two- or three-dimensional controls in the personal domain. Transitions between the application domain and the personal domain are under control of the user, and the transition method is substantially independent of the navigation in the application domain. For example, the user can fly through a three-dimensional application domain, and always move to the personal domain by moving a cursor near one extreme of the display.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1015445
Patent Number(s):
7917869
Application Number:
US Patent Application 10/801,756
Assignee:
Anderson, Thomas G. (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G09 - EDUCATION G09G - ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Anderson, Thomas G. Human-computer interface incorporating personal and application domains. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Anderson, Thomas G. Human-computer interface incorporating personal and application domains. United States.
Anderson, Thomas G. Tue . "Human-computer interface incorporating personal and application domains". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1015445.
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