Pointing device for communication with computer systems

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5453759
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08364421

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A device, which sits on a finger or the fingertip and allows communication with computer systems by finger-pointing to monitor images. Embedded into a body (10) are electronic elements, e.g., (11) and (9). Pointing with the finger to a certain image displayed on a monitor's screen causes the electronic elements to return a signal to the controlling software application through hardware interface electronic. The software application recognizes which of the displayed images has been selected by finger-pointing. The software application than starts corresponding actions.

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Seebach, Jurgen 1001 Bridgeway/Ste. 506, Sausalito, CA 94965 1 50

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