DEVICE FOR USER INTERFACE USING ROTATABLE INPUT DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING USER INTERFACE

  • US 20080259025A1
  • Filed: 11/13/2007
  • Published: 10/23/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/2007
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. A device for a user interface, the device comprising:

  • a rotatable input device which is manipulated by a user;

    a contact detection device which detects whether the user contacts the rotatable input device and generates a first input signal if it is detected that that the user contacts the rotatable input device;

    a rotation detection device which detects a rotation of the input device and generates a second input signal if the rotation of the input device is detected; and

    a control device which performs an operation based on at least one of the first and second input signals.

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