GB2000083A - Keyboard arrangement - Google Patents

Keyboard arrangement

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Publication number
GB2000083A
GB2000083A GB7828108A GB7828108A GB2000083A GB 2000083 A GB2000083 A GB 2000083A GB 7828108 A GB7828108 A GB 7828108A GB 7828108 A GB7828108 A GB 7828108A GB 2000083 A GB2000083 A GB 2000083A
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Prior art keywords
keys
finger
thumb
vowel
operation
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GB7828108A
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GB2000083B (en
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PCD MALTRON Ltd
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PCD MALTRON LTD
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Priority to GB1372677 priority Critical
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Priority to GB7828108A priority patent/GB2000083B/en
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Publication of GB2000083B publication Critical patent/GB2000083B/en
Application status is Expired legal-status Critical

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Classifications

    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J5/00Devices or arrangements for controlling character selection
    • B41J5/08Character or syllable selected by means of keys or keyboards of the typewriter type
    • B41J5/10Arrangements of keyboards, e.g. key button disposition

Abstract

A keyboard arrangement for a typewriter has keys for operation by each thumb as well as keys for operation by the fingers. One thumb operates the spacing key and the other thumb operates the key for the letter E. It is a preferably feature that any two vowel finger keys are not located adjacent one another in a row or a column and that any two finger vowel keys are not located so as to be operated by corresponding fingers of the two hands in the same position. It is another preferable feature that the characters shown on the finger keys are different from the standard qwerty keyboard and that the characters printed by the finger keys can be selected between those shown on the keys and those shown on corresponding keys of the standard qwerty keyboard. <IMAGE>
GB7828108A 1977-03-31 1978-06-28 Keyboard arrangement Expired GB2000083B (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB1372677 1977-03-31
GB7828108A GB2000083B (en) 1977-03-31 1978-06-28 Keyboard arrangement

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GB7828108A GB2000083B (en) 1977-03-31 1978-06-28 Keyboard arrangement

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GB2000083A true GB2000083A (en) 1979-01-04
GB2000083B GB2000083B (en) 1982-01-13

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Cited By (6)

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GB2135633A (en) * 1983-02-21 1984-09-05 William C Mccall Data input system using a split keyboard
US4974183A (en) * 1989-04-05 1990-11-27 Miller Wendell E Computer keyboard with thumb-actuated edit keys
US5610602A (en) * 1992-08-18 1997-03-11 Kinesis Corporation Keyboard and method for producing
US5620267A (en) * 1993-10-15 1997-04-15 Keyboard Advancements, Inc. Keyboard with thumb activated control key
US5673040A (en) * 1991-04-10 1997-09-30 Kinesis Corporation Ergonomic keyboard apparatus
US5689253A (en) * 1991-04-10 1997-11-18 Kinesis Corporation Ergonomic keyboard apparatus

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USD585063S1 (en) 2007-11-27 2009-01-20 Kinesis Corporation Keyboard

Citations (4)

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GB498713A (en) * 1936-12-19 1939-01-12 Ibm Improvements in stenographic recording machines
GB510548A (en) * 1938-02-08 1939-08-03 Adolf Muther Improvements in or relating to keyboards for typewriters
GB511214A (en) * 1937-04-17 1939-08-15 Ibm Improvements in or relating to recording machines and keyboards therefor
GB511240A (en) * 1937-04-17 1939-08-15 Ibm Improvements in or relating to keyboards for stenographic recording or typewriting machines

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US3929216A (en) * 1973-09-04 1975-12-30 Harvey Einbinder Input keyboards

Patent Citations (4)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB498713A (en) * 1936-12-19 1939-01-12 Ibm Improvements in stenographic recording machines
GB511214A (en) * 1937-04-17 1939-08-15 Ibm Improvements in or relating to recording machines and keyboards therefor
GB511240A (en) * 1937-04-17 1939-08-15 Ibm Improvements in or relating to keyboards for stenographic recording or typewriting machines
GB510548A (en) * 1938-02-08 1939-08-03 Adolf Muther Improvements in or relating to keyboards for typewriters

Non-Patent Citations (1)

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Title
IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin Feb 1975 p 2665 *

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2135633A (en) * 1983-02-21 1984-09-05 William C Mccall Data input system using a split keyboard
US4974183A (en) * 1989-04-05 1990-11-27 Miller Wendell E Computer keyboard with thumb-actuated edit keys
US5711624A (en) * 1989-04-14 1998-01-27 Keyboard Advancements, Inc. Keyboard with thumb activated backspace/erase key
US5673040A (en) * 1991-04-10 1997-09-30 Kinesis Corporation Ergonomic keyboard apparatus
US5689253A (en) * 1991-04-10 1997-11-18 Kinesis Corporation Ergonomic keyboard apparatus
US5610602A (en) * 1992-08-18 1997-03-11 Kinesis Corporation Keyboard and method for producing
US5620267A (en) * 1993-10-15 1997-04-15 Keyboard Advancements, Inc. Keyboard with thumb activated control key

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Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
746 Register noted 'licences of right' (sect. 46/1977)
PCNP Patent ceased through non-payment of renewal fee

Effective date: 19930628