Information input device, operation method for information processing device, information processing device, recording medium and program

  • US 7,007,246 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2002
  • Issued: 02/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/28/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An information input device for, while displaying an image, carrying out an input operation by a user using an input device for carrying out rotation and press operations near a plurality of click buttons, the information input device comprising:

  • a first display status for displaying what processing an information processing device can currently carry out in accordance with the operation using the input device; and

    a second display status for displaying a list of items for execution on the information processing device in accordance with the operation using the input device;

    wherein the input device is situated near the plurality of click buttons such that the plurality of click buttons and the input device are manipulated with one hand;

    wherein rotation of the input device in a direction causes apparent movement in substantially the same direction of the first and/or second display status;

    wherein the first display status and the second display status further comprise extending a wound band-shaped display area of a roll-shaped image in a direction perpendicular to the direction of rotation of the input device; and

    wherein the display area in an initial state is extended in a direction parallel to the direction of rotation of the input device as a user touches the input device.

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