Fujifilm. has filed a patent for an image formation device with a CPU that adjusts the difficulty of operations based on the importance of the function being executed. The device aims to enhance user experience by adapting operability according to the task’s significance. GlobalData’s report on Fujifilm gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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User-friendly image formation device with adjustable operation difficulty based on importance

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Fujifilm Holdings Corp

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240036697A1) describes an information processing device with a unique control mechanism. The device includes a processor that executes a predetermined function based on user operations on a displayed operation unit. The operability of the operation changes according to the importance degree of the function, with higher importance leading to increased difficulty in executing the function.

Furthermore, the device allows for moving operations on the operation unit by the user, with the processor controlling the movement within a defined movable region. The execution of the predetermined function is based on the movement of the operation unit from a start region to an execution region. As the importance degree increases, the difficulty of the moving operation also increases, with changes in the boundary position, length of the movable region, number of inflection points, speed of the operation, and number of times the operation is performed. Additionally, the device can switch from moving operations to contact operations in cases where the importance degree is relatively low.

In summary, the patent application introduces an innovative information processing device with adaptive operability based on the importance degree of predetermined functions. The device's unique control mechanism enhances user experience by adjusting the difficulty of operations according to the significance of the function being executed, ultimately improving efficiency and user interaction with the device.

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