Method and apparatus for controlling a computing system

  • US 8,502,775 B2
  • Filed: 02/05/2010
  • Issued: 08/06/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • sensing a combination motion of a device by a motion detection device;

    generating, in response to said combination motion, a first control signal substantially related to said combination motion to modify content being displayed by the device;

    receiving input related to a position of a pointer on a display screen from a pointing device;

    generating, in response to the received input, a second control signal; and

    controlling the display screen in response to the first control signal or the second control signal;

    wherein said combination motion includes an initial motion in an initial direction sequentially followed by a complementary motion in a complementary direction;

    wherein the initial motion or the complementary motion comprise motion in at least one of at least six fields of motion including lateral motion about x, y, or z planes or rotational motion about x, y, or z axes;

    wherein sensing the combination motion further comprises;

    sensing that the initial motion exceeds an initial motion threshold; and

    sensing that the complementary motion exceeds a complementary motion threshold; and

    wherein sensing the complementary motion further comprises sensing the complementary motion in a reverse direction to the initial direction.

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