US 9,811,187 B2
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
Yoshihito Ohki, Tokyo (JP); and Tomoya Narita, Kanagawa (JP)
Assigned to Sony Corporation, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by Yoshihito Ohki, Tokyo (JP); and Tomoya Narita, Kanagawa (JP)
Filed on Mar. 8, 2010, as Appl. No. 12/719,617.
Claims priority of application No. P2009-068620 (JP), filed on Mar. 19, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2010/0238107 A1, Sep. 23, 2010
Int. Cl. G09G 5/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/041 (2006.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 3/0412 (2013.01) [G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
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1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:
a display panel configured to display at least one object in a selected state or in unselected state;
a detection area setting unit configured to set, per object on the display panel, a first detection area covering a display area of the object and a second detection area covering the first detection area and being larger than the first detection area;
an operating tool detecting unit configured to detect an operating tool being in proximity to the display panel; and
a state managing unit configured to change the object into the selected state when the operating tool is detected within the first detection area of the object in the unselected state, and configured to change the object into the unselected state when the operating tool is not detected within the second detection area of the object in the selected state,
wherein the operating tool detecting unit detects a movement history of the operating tool moving in proximity to the display panel, and
the detection area setting unit sets, per object on the display panel, the first detection area and the second detection area in accordance with the movement history of the operating tool,
wherein the detection area setting unit, the operating tool detecting unit, and the state managing unit are each implemented via at least one processor.