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System and method for view navigation and magnification of the display of hand-held devices in response to the orientation changes along only two axes of rotation as measured by sensors inside the devices. The view navigation system is engaged and controlled by a single hand which simultaneously presses two ergonomically designed switches on both sides of the hand-held device. In other embodiments, the system engaged into the view navigation mode in response to an operator command in the form of a finger tap, or a voice command, or predefined user gestures. The response curve of the view navigation to sensed changes in orientation is dynamically changing to allow coarse and fine navigation of the view. Various methods are described to terminate the view navigation mode and fix the display at the desired view. Miniature sensors like accelerometers, tilt sensors, or magneto-resistive direction sensors sense the orientation changes. The system can be added to an existing hand-held device via an application interface of the device.

Title
View navigation and magnification of a hand-held device with a display
Application Number
9/543660
Publication Number
6466198 (B1)
Application Date
April 5, 2000
Publication Date
October 15, 2002
Inventor
David Y Feinstein
Bellaire
TX, US
Agent
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L
US
Assignee
Innoventions
TX, US
IPC
G09G 5/08
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