Patent Number: 7,088,342

Title: Input method and input device

Abstract: A display panel disposed on the front surface of a device shows information related to an operation input. A sensor for detecting a touch of an object is disposed on the back surface of the device. A mark representing the touch position is displayed at a position directly above the position of a touch detected by the sensor on the display panel. When the mark representing the touch position and the display position of the information are overlapped, an input process corresponding to the overlapped information is performed.

Inventors: Rekimoto; Junichi (Tokyo, JP), Nashida; Tatsushi (Kanagawa, JP), Poupyrev; Ivan (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G09G 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018