US 9,811,154 B2
Methods to pan, zoom, crop, and proportionally move on a head mountable display
Hayes Solos Raffle, Palo Alto, CA (US); Nirmal Patel, Mountain View, CA (US); and Max Benjamin Braun, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to Google Inc., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed by Google Inc., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 14, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/968,316.
Application 14/968,316 is a continuation of application No. 13/851,923, filed on Mar. 27, 2013, granted, now 9,213,403.
Prior Publication US 2016/0103483 A1, Apr. 14, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G02B 27/01 (2006.01); G02B 27/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/0354 (2013.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01); G06F 3/0485 (2013.01); G06F 3/0346 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 3/012 (2013.01) [G02B 27/0093 (2013.01); G02B 27/01 (2013.01); G02B 27/0172 (2013.01); G06F 3/011 (2013.01); G06F 3/017 (2013.01); G06F 3/0346 (2013.01); G06F 3/03547 (2013.01); G06F 3/0485 (2013.01); G06F 3/04817 (2013.01); G02B 2027/014 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
displaying at least one viewable object on a display provided by a head-mountable device (HMD) configured with a hand-movement input device, wherein the HMD is configured to receive head-movement data corresponding to head movements and to receive hand-movement data corresponding to inputs from the hand-movement input device;
receiving head-movement data at the HMD;
panning the at least one viewable object on the display based on the head-movement data;
receiving hand-movement data at the HMD;
zooming the at least one viewable object on the display based on the hand-movement data;
receiving, at the HMD, an indication that navigation of the at least one viewable object is complete, wherein the navigation of the at least one viewable object includes panning the at least one viewable object on the display based on the head-movement data, and zooming the at least one viewable object on the display based on the hand-movement data;
determining whether a cropping mode is activated using the HMD; and
responsive to determining that the cropping mode is activated, the HMD generating a cropped image of the at least one viewable object on the display resulting from the navigation of the at least one viewable object being complete.