US Patent No. 10,992,857

INPUT CONTROL DEVICE, INPUT CONTROL METHOD, AND OPERATION SYSTEM


Patent No. 10,992,857
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Input Control Device, Input Control Method, And Operation System
Inventorship Takeshi Maeda, Tokyo (JP)
Seiji Wada, Kanagawa (JP)
Kana Matsuura, Kanagawa (JP)
Tatsumi Sakaguchi, Kanagawa (JP)
Assignee SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,992,857

1. An input control device, comprising:a target point determination unit configured to:
determine one of:
a user's line-of-sight position with respect to an operative field image matches with a characteristic point in the operative field image, or
the user's line-of-sight position is different from the characteristic point in the operative field image,
wherein the operative field image is displayed on a display screen; and
determine the user's line-of-sight position as a target point, wherein
the target point is a display reference for the operative field image displayed in the display screen, and
the user's line-of-sight position is determined as the target point based on the determination that the user's line-of-sight position with respect to the operative field image is different from the characteristic point in the operative field image; and
circuitry configured to control movement of the determined target point in the operative field image to a center of the display screen.