CN101807482B - Key module and handheld electronic device therewith - Google Patents

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CN101807482B
CN101807482B CN 200910004409 CN200910004409A CN101807482B CN 101807482 B CN101807482 B CN 101807482B CN 200910004409 CN200910004409 CN 200910004409 CN 200910004409 A CN200910004409 A CN 200910004409A CN 101807482 B CN101807482 B CN 101807482B
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The invention discloses a key module and a handheld electronic device therewith. The handheld electronic device comprises a main body and the key module, wherein the main body is provided with a casing, the casing is provided with at least one opening; and the key module comprises a circuit board, at least one key, a luminous source and a reflecting element, the circuit board is configured in thecasing, the keys are arranged in the openings, the luminous source is configured on the circuit board, the reflecting element is configured on the circuit board, and the luminous source and the reflecting element are respectively arranged at two sides of the keys. Therefore, light rays emitted by the luminous source of the handheld electronic device can be uniformly transmitted from the keys.

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按键模组及具有其的手持电子装置 And having a key module of handheld electronic device which

技术领域 FIELD

[0001] 本发明是有关于一种手持电子装置及其按键模组,且特别是有关于一种手持电子装置及其具有发光源的按键模组。 [0001] The present invention relates to an electronic device and a handheld keypad module, and more particularly relates to a key module and the handheld electronic device having a light emitting source.

背景技术 Background technique

[0002] 随着科技的发展,人类对电子产品的依赖性亦与日俱增。 [0002] With the development of science and technology, human dependence on electronic products is also increasing. 为因应使用者对电子产品高速度、高效能、且轻薄短小的需求,目前市面上已开发出多种手持电子装置,如个人数字助理器(personal digital assistant, PDA)以及移动电话(mobile phone)等。 In response to the user of electronic products high-speed, high-performance, compact size and needs of the current market we have developed a variety of handheld electronic devices such as personal digital assistants (personal digital assistant, PDA) and mobile phones (mobile phone) Wait.

[0003] 一般而言,手持电子装置的键盘的按键模组包含电路板、按键基板与按键。 [0003] In general, the handheld electronic device keys of the keyboard module includes a circuit board, the substrate and the key buttons. 电路板及按键基板配置于手持电子装置的外壳内,且按键配置于按键基板上而被外壳暴露出。 And a key circuit board substrate disposed within the housing of the handheld electronic device, and the key button disposed on the housing substrate is exposed. 电路板具有对应于按键的圆顶开关(dome switch)。 The circuit board has corresponding to the key dome switches (dome switch). 当使用者按压按键时便能感觉由此金属圆顶开关所提供的触觉回馈。 When the user presses the button thereby able to sense the tactile feedback provided by the metal dome switch. 此外,许多手持电子装置的按键模组更具有配置于电路板上的发光源,可使按键模组发光,以让使用者在黑暗环境中方便操作按键模组。 In addition, many key module of handheld electronic device disposed on the circuit board further having a light emitting source, the light emitting module enable buttons to allow a user to conveniently operate the key module in a dark environment. 然而,因为按键的正下方配置有金属圆顶开关,故发光源只能配置于按键的侧边。 However, since the button is disposed immediately below the metal dome switch, so that only the light emitting source disposed in the side of the key. 此种配置方式会使按键的发光不均,降低其功能性及美观性。 Such a configuration causes uneven light emission keys, reducing its functionality and aesthetics.

发明内容 SUMMARY

[0004] 本发明提供一种按键模组,其发光源所发出的光线能够均勻地从按键透射出。 [0004] The present invention provides a key module, which light emitting source can be uniformly emitted from the transmit key.

[0005] 本发明提供一种手持电子装置,其发光源所发出的光线能够均勻地从按键透射 [0005] The present invention provides a handheld electronic device, the light emitting source which can be uniformly emitted from the transmission button

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[0006] 本发明提出一种按键模组,适用于一手持电子装置。 [0006] The present invention provides a button module for use in a handheld electronic device. 手持电子装置具有一外壳,且外壳上设有一开孔。 Handheld electronic device having a housing, and the housing is provided with an opening. 按键模组包括一电路板、至少一按键、一发光源及一反光元件。 Key module includes a circuit board, at least one key, out of the light source and a reflective element. 电路板配置于外壳内。 A circuit board disposed in the housing. 至少一按键配置于至少一开孔内。 At least one key is disposed within at least one opening. 发光源配置于电路板上。 Light emission source arranged on the circuit board. 反光元件配置于电路板上,且发光源及反光元件分别位于至少一按键的两侧。 Retroreflective elements disposed on the circuit board, and the light emitting source and a reflecting element on each side of at least one key.

[0007] 本发明提出一种手持电子装置,包括一主体、一显示模组及一如上所述的按键模组。 [0007] The present invention provides a handheld electronic device, comprising a main body, a display module and a key module as described above. 主体具有一外壳,其中外壳具有至少一开孔。 A housing having a main body, wherein the housing has at least one opening. 外壳暴露出显示模组。 Exposing the display module housing.

[0008] 在本发明的一实施例中,上述的反光元件为一反射镜、一金属件或一反光片。 [0008] In an embodiment of the present invention, it said reflective element is a mirror, a metal element or a reflective film.

[0009] 在本发明的一实施例中,上述的按键模组更包括一按键基板,承载至少一按键,并配置于电路板及外壳之间。 [0009] In an embodiment of the present invention, the above-described key module further comprises a button substrate, carrying at least one button, and is arranged between the circuit board and the housing.

[0010] 在本发明的一实施例中,上述的按键基板的材质为橡胶或塑胶。 [0010] In an embodiment of the present invention, the key material of the substrate is plastic or rubber.

[0011] 在本发明的一实施例中,上述的至少一按键及按键基板为一体成型。 [0011] In an embodiment of the present invention, said at least one key button and the substrate are integrally formed.

[0012] 在本发明的一实施例中,上述的电路板具有对应于按键的一开关元件。 [0012] In an embodiment of the present invention, the above-described circuit board has a switching element corresponding to the key.

[0013] 在本发明的一实施例中,上述的开关元件为一圆顶开关(dome switch) 0 [0013] In an embodiment of the present invention, the above-described switching element is a dome switches (dome switch) 0

[0014] 基于上述,本发明的手持电子装置及按键模组,其发光源及反光元件分别配置于按键的两侧。 [0014] Based on the above, the handheld electronic device and keypad module according to the present invention, a light emitting source and reflective element are respectively disposed on both sides of the key. 发光源发出的光线可从按键的一侧直接透射出,且可透过反光元件的反射而从按键的另一侧透射出。 Light emitting source can be emitted from one side of the transmission key directly, and may be transmitted out from the other side of the key through the reflection of the reflective element. 如此可使从按键透出的光线较为均勻,以提升其功能性及美观性。 Such that the total light from the key revealed more uniform, to improve its functionality and appearance. 附图说明 BRIEF DESCRIPTION

[0015] 为让本发明的上述目的、特征和优点能更明显易懂,以下结合附图对本发明的具体实施方式作详细说明,其中: [0015] In order to make the above-described objects, features and advantages of the present invention can be more fully understood in conjunction with the following drawings of specific embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail, in which:

[0016] 图1为本发明一实施例的手持电子装置的俯视图。 [0016] FIG. 1 is a plan view of a handheld electronic device according to an embodiment of the present invention.

[0017] 图2为图1的按键模组沿II线的局部剖视图。 [0017] FIG. 2 is a partial cross-sectional view along the line II key module of FIG.

[0018] 图3为图1的按键模组的部分结构俯视图。 [0018] FIG. 3 is a top plan view of a key part of the structure of the module of FIG.

[0019] 主要元件符号说明: [0019] Description of Symbols principal elements:

[0020] 50 :按键基板 [0020] 50: key substrate

[0021] 52:凸块 [0021] 52: projection

[0022] 100:手持电子装置 [0022] 100: handheld electronic device

[0023] 110:主体 [0023] 110: main body

[0024] 112:外壳 [0024] 112: housing

[0025] 112a:开孔 [0025] 112a: opening

[0026] 120 :按键模组 [0026] 120: key module

[0027] 122:电路板 [0027] 122: a circuit board

[0028] 122a:开关元件 [0028] 122a: switching element

[0029] 124 :按键 [0029] 124: key

[0030] 126 :发光源 [0030] 126: light emitting source

[0031] 128:反光元件 [0031] 128: reflecting member

[0032] 130 :显示模组 [0032] 130: display module

[0033] L1、L2:光线 [0033] L1, L2: light

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[0034] 图1为本发明一实施例的手持电子装置的俯视图。 [0034] FIG. 1 is a plan view of a handheld electronic device according to an embodiment of the present invention. 图2为图1的按键模组沿II 线的局部剖视图。 FIG 2 is a partial cross-sectional view of a key module of FIG. 1 along the line II. 请参考图1及图2,本实施例的手持电子装置100例如是一移动电话,且包括一主体110、一按键模组120及一显示模组130。 Please refer to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the handheld electronic device 100 according to the present embodiment, for example, a mobile phone, and includes a body 110, a key module 120, and a display module 130. 主体110具有一外壳112。 Body 110 has a housing 112. 外壳112 暴露出显示模组130,且具有至少一开孔112a(绘示为多个)。 Housing 112 to expose the display module 130, and having at least one opening 112a (shown as a plurality). 本实施例中,手持电子装置100为一直条状(bar type)的移动电话,但此手持电子装置100也可以变更为掀盖式(clam shell type)手持电子装置、滑盖式(sliding type)电子装置或其他型态的手持电子装置。 In this embodiment, the handheld electronic device 100 has stripe (bar type) mobile phone, but the handheld electronic device 100 may be changed to a clamshell (clam shell type) handheld electronic device, a slide-type (sliding type) electronic device or other type of handheld electronic devices.

[0035] 按键模组120包括一电路板122、至少一按键124(绘示为多个)、至少一发光源1¾及至少一反光元件128。 [0035] The key module 120 includes a circuit board 122, at least one key 124 (shown as a plurality), out of at least a light source and at least one reflecting element 1¾ 128. 电路板122配置于外壳112内。 Circuit board 122 disposed in the housing 112. 按键IM配置于对应的开孔11¾内。 IM key is disposed within the corresponding opening 11¾. 发光源1¾配置于电路板122上。 1¾ light emission source 122 disposed on the circuit board. 反光元件1¾配置于电路板122上,且发光源126及反光元件1¾分别位于按键124的两侧。 1¾ retroreflective elements disposed on the circuit board 122, and the light emitting source 126 and reflective element 124 1¾ each side of the key.

[0036] 请参考图2,发光源1¾发出的光线Ll会直接从按键124的一侧透射出。 [0036] Please refer to FIG. 2, the light Ll emitted by the light emitting source will be transmitted out 1¾ directly from the side of the button 124. 另一方面,发光源1¾发出的光线L2会透过反光元件128的反射而从按键124的另一侧透射出。 On the other hand, light L2 emitted from the light emitting source 1¾ will be transmitted out from the other side of the key 124 through the reflection of the reflective element 128. 换言之,反光元件128的作用在于使发光源1¾发出的光线能够均勻地从按键IM透射出, 以让使用者在视觉上能有较佳的观感。 In other words, the role of reflective element 128 so that the light emitted from the light emitting source 1¾ uniformly transmitting an IM from the key, to enable a user to have a better visual perception.

[0037] 图3为图1的按键模组的部分结构俯视图。 [0037] FIG. 3 is a top plan view of a key part of the structure of the module of FIG. 请参考图3,更详细而言,本实施例的发光源1¾ (绘示为六个)可均勻地配置于适当位置,以使其发出的光线较能涵盖整个按键模组包含的区域。 Please refer to FIG. 3, more specifically, the light emitting source of the present embodiment is 1¾ (six shown) can be uniformly arranged in place so that it can be compared with the light emitted coverage area of ​​the entire key module included. 反光元件1¾ (绘示为九个),则可相对应地配置于光线较为不足的区域, 以借其可反射光线的特性达到前述使光线均勻透出的效果。 1¾ retroreflective elements (nine shown) may be disposed in a region corresponding to the more light is insufficient to achieve the properties which reflect light by means of the light rays revealed a uniform effect. 然而,本发明并不限制发光源126及反光元件128的数量及配置方式,其可配合按键126的数量及位置,而为任意适当的数量及配置方式,以达上述功效。 However, the present invention is a light emitting source 126 is not limited and the number and arrangement of retroreflective elements 128 which can be used with the number and position of the key 126, and any suitable number and configuration, to achieve the above effect.

[0038] 请参考图2,在本实施例中,各发光源1¾例如为一发光二极管(lightemitting diode, LED)光源或是有机发光二极管(OLED),并电性连接至电路板122。 [0038] Please refer to FIG. 2, in the present embodiment, each of the light emitting source is a light emitting diode e.g. 1¾ (lightemitting diode, LED) or organic light emitting diode (the OLED), and electrically connected to the circuit board 122. 各反光元件128 例如为一反射镜、一金属件、一反光片、金属镀层的塑胶件或其它具有反光特性的元件。 Each reflective element 128, for example, a mirror, a metal member, a reflective film, metal plating of plastic parts or other elements having reflective properties. 此夕卜,在本实施例中,按键模组120更包括一按键基板50。 Bu this evening, in the present embodiment, the key module 120 further comprises a key board 50. 按键基板50承载按键124,并配置于电路板122及外壳112之间。 Button 124 button carrier board 50, and disposed between the circuit board 122 and the housing 112.

[0039] 按键IM及按键基板50具有透光性,以使发光源1¾发出的光线能够透依序从按键基板50及按键IM透射至外界。 [0039] IM button and button board 50 having light-transmissive, so that light emitted from the light emitting source capable of penetrating 1¾ sequentially transmitting the key from the key board 50 and the IM to the outside. 在本实施例中,按键基板50的材质例如为橡胶或塑胶, 且按键1¾及按键基板50可透过射出成型技术(injectionmolding technology)而为一体成型。 In the present embodiment, the key material of the substrate 50, for example, rubber or plastic, and the key and key 1¾ substrate 50 may be integrally formed through injection molding techniques (injectionmolding technology).

[0040] 请参考图2,在本实施例中,电路板122具有对应于按键124的多个开关元件122a。 [0040] Please refer to FIG. 2, in the present embodiment, the circuit board 122 having a plurality of switching elements 122a corresponding to the key 124. 各开关元件12¾电性连接至电路板122,且各开关元件12¾可为一圆顶开关(dome switch)。 12¾ each switching element is electrically connected to the circuit board 122, and each of the switching elements 12¾ may be a dome switch (dome switch). 当使用者按压按键124时,按键IM会透过按键基板50压迫对应的开关元件122a。 When the switching element 124 when the user presses the button, the button will IM corresponding compression key 50 through the substrate 122a. 按键基板50更可具有对应按键IM及开关元件12¾的凸块52,以让使用者能够更确实地透过按键1¾及按键基板50压迫开关元件122a。 Substrate may have more buttons 50 and the corresponding key IM bumps 52 12¾ switching element to allow the user to more reliably transmitted through the substrate 50 and key buttons 1¾ compression switching element 122a. 此外,电路板122亦可为一软性电路板(flexible printed circuit,FPC),以使外壳112内的空间运用更加灵活。 In addition, circuit board 122 may be a flexible circuit board (flexible printed circuit, FPC), to make use of the space within the housing 112 is more flexible.

[0041] 值得注意的是,位于发光源1¾及反光元件1¾之间的凸块52及开关元件12¾ 之间具有一间距,以提供发光源126发出的光线L2到达反光元件128的路径,而使光线L2 不致于因元件的阻挡而无法到达反光元件128。 [0041] It is noted that, with a spacing between the bumps 52 and the switching element located between the light emitting source 12¾ 1¾ 1¾ and reflective elements, to provide a hair light L2 emitted from light source 126 reaches the reflecting element path 128, the light L2 as not being due to the blocking member 128 can not reach the reflective elements.

[0042] 综上所述,本发明的手持电子装置及按键模组,其发光源及反光元件分别配置于按键的两侧。 [0042] In summary, the handheld electronic device and keypad module according to the present invention, a light emitting source and reflective element are respectively disposed on both sides of the key. 发光源发出的光线可从按键的一侧直接透射出,且可透过反光元件的反射而从按键的另一侧透射出。 Light emitting source can be emitted from one side of the transmission key directly, and may be transmitted out from the other side of the key through the reflection of the reflective element. 如此可使从按键透出的光线较为均勻,以提升其功能性,并让使用者在视觉上能有较佳的观感。 Such that the total light from the key revealed more uniform, to improve its functionality and allows users to have better visual perception. 此外,位于发光源及反光元件之间的开关元件及凸块是以适当的方式配置,而不会阻挡发光源发出的光线到达反光元件的路径。 Further, the switching element and the hair located between the light source and the bumps retroreflective elements are arranged in an appropriate manner, and without blocking the light path of the emitted light emitting source reaches the reflective element.

[0043] 虽然本发明已以较佳实施例揭示如上,然其并非用以限定本发明,任何本领域技术人员,在不脱离本发明的精神和范围内,当可作些许的修改和完善,因此本发明的保护范围当以权利要求书所界定的为准。 [0043] While the present invention has been disclosed in the preferred embodiment described above, they are not intended to limit the present invention, anyone skilled in the art, without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention, can make some modifications and improvement, Therefore, the scope of the invention as defined in the claims and their equivalents.

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1. 一种按键模组,适用于一手持电子装置,该手持电子装置具有一外壳,且该外壳上设有至少一开孔,该按键模组包括:一电路板,配置于该外壳内; 至少一按键,配置于该至少一开孔内; 一发光源,配置于该电路板上;以及一反光元件,配置于该电路板上,且该发光源及该反光元件分别位于该至少一按键的两侧。 A key module, for use in a handheld electronic device, the handheld electronic device having a housing and has at least one opening in the housing, the key module comprising: a circuit board disposed within the housing; at least one key disposed within the at least one opening; out of a light source disposed on the circuit board; and a reflecting member disposed on the circuit board, and the light emitting source and said reflective element is located at least one each of the key both sides.
2.如权利要求1所述的按键模组,其特征在于,该反光元件为一反射镜、一金属件或一反光片。 The key module as claimed in claim 1, wherein the reflective element is a mirror, a metal element or a reflective film.
3.如权利要求1所述的按键模组,其特征在于,更包括一按键基板,承载该至少一按键,并配置于该电路板及该外壳之间。 The key module as claimed in claim 1, wherein the key further comprises a substrate, which carries at least one key, and disposed between the circuit board and the housing.
4.如权利要求3所述的按键模组,其特征在于,该按键基板的材质为橡胶或塑胶。 The key module as claimed in claim 3, wherein a material of the key rubber or plastic substrate.
5.如权利要求3所述的按键模组,其特征在于,该至少一按键及该按键基板为一体成型。 5. The key module of claim 3, wherein the at least one key button and the substrate are integrally formed.
6.如权利要求3所述的按键模组,其特征在于,该电路板具有对应于该按键的一开关元件。 The key module as claimed in claim 3, wherein the circuit board has a switching element corresponding to the key.
7.如权利要求6所述的按键模组,其特征在于,该开关元件为一圆顶开关。 7. The key module of claim 6, wherein the switching element is a dome switch.
8. 一种手持电子装置,包括:一主体,具有一外壳,其中该外壳具有至少一开孔; 一显示模组,且该外壳暴露出该显示模组;以及一如权利要求1所述的按键模组。 A handheld electronic device, comprising: a body having a housing, wherein the housing has at least one opening; a display module, and the housing to expose the display module; and as claimed in claim 1 key module.
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