US Patent No: 8,537,231

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User interface system based on pointing device

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The user interaction system comprises a portable pointing device (101) connected to a camera (102) and sending pictures to a digital signal processor (120), capable of recognizing an object (130) and a command given by the user (100) by moving the pointing device (101) in a specific way, and controlling an electrical apparatus (110) on the basis of this recognition. (Characteristic) pattern generation means (116) can be included in the system for facilitating object recognition.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.EINDHOVEN8331

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dekker, Tim Eindhoven, NL 52 143
Mekenkamp, Gerhardus Engbertus Eindhoven, NL 16 111

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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (2)
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