GB2445632B - Illuminated keyboard - Google Patents

Illuminated keyboard

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Publication number
GB2445632B
GB2445632B GB0715680A GB0715680A GB2445632B GB 2445632 B GB2445632 B GB 2445632B GB 0715680 A GB0715680 A GB 0715680A GB 0715680 A GB0715680 A GB 0715680A GB 2445632 B GB2445632 B GB 2445632B
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Prior art keywords
illuminated keyboard
illuminated
keyboard
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Expired - Fee Related
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GB0715680A
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GB0715680D0 (en
GB2445632A (en
Inventor
Abraham Englehard
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BABEL TECH Ltd
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BABEL TECH Ltd
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Priority to GB0715680A priority Critical patent/GB2445632B/en
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
    • G06F3/0202Constructional details or processes of manufacture of the input device
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H13/00Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch
    • H01H13/70Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard
    • H01H13/702Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches
    • H01H13/705Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches characterised by construction, mounting or arrangement of operating parts, e.g. push-buttons or keys
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H13/00Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch
    • H01H13/70Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard
    • H01H13/702Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches
    • H01H13/705Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches characterised by construction, mounting or arrangement of operating parts, e.g. push-buttons or keys
    • H01H13/7065Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches characterised by construction, mounting or arrangement of operating parts, e.g. push-buttons or keys characterised by the mechanism between keys and layered keyboards
    • H01H13/7073Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches characterised by construction, mounting or arrangement of operating parts, e.g. push-buttons or keys characterised by the mechanism between keys and layered keyboards characterised by springs, e.g. Euler springs
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H13/00Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch
    • H01H13/70Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard
    • H01H13/83Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard characterised by legends, e.g. Braille, liquid crystal displays, light emitting or optical elements
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H9/00Details of switching devices, not covered by groups H01H1/00 - H01H7/00
    • H01H9/18Distinguishing marks on switches, e.g. for indicating switch location in the dark; Adaptation of switches to receive distinguishing marks
    • H01H9/182Illumination of the symbols or distinguishing marks
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H2203/00Form of contacts
    • H01H2203/036Form of contacts to solve particular problems
    • H01H2203/052Form of contacts to solve particular problems for backlighted keyboards
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H2221/00Actuators
    • H01H2221/07Actuators transparent
GB0715680A 2007-08-11 2007-08-11 Illuminated keyboard Expired - Fee Related GB2445632B (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB0715680A GB2445632B (en) 2007-08-11 2007-08-11 Illuminated keyboard

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GB0715680A GB2445632B (en) 2007-08-11 2007-08-11 Illuminated keyboard
PCT/GB2008/002724 WO2009022124A1 (en) 2007-08-11 2008-08-11 Illuminated keyboard

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GB0715680D0 GB0715680D0 (en) 2007-09-19
GB2445632A GB2445632A (en) 2008-07-16
GB2445632B true GB2445632B (en) 2008-12-10

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EP1235240A1 (en) * 2001-02-26 2002-08-28 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Illuminated keyboard switch
US20020122683A1 (en) * 2001-03-01 2002-09-05 International Business Machines Corporation Light emitting keyed keyboard
GB2396845A (en) * 2002-12-30 2004-07-07 Nokia Corp Multifunction keypad
US20040174339A1 (en) * 2003-03-04 2004-09-09 Pin-Chien Liao Keyboard structure
US20050068202A1 (en) * 1999-09-15 2005-03-31 Michael Shipman Illuminated keyboard

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Patent Citations (6)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2313343A (en) * 1996-05-20 1997-11-26 Reuters Ltd A keyboard having keycaps with transparent front faces
US20050068202A1 (en) * 1999-09-15 2005-03-31 Michael Shipman Illuminated keyboard
EP1235240A1 (en) * 2001-02-26 2002-08-28 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Illuminated keyboard switch
US20020122683A1 (en) * 2001-03-01 2002-09-05 International Business Machines Corporation Light emitting keyed keyboard
GB2396845A (en) * 2002-12-30 2004-07-07 Nokia Corp Multifunction keypad
US20040174339A1 (en) * 2003-03-04 2004-09-09 Pin-Chien Liao Keyboard structure

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WO2009022124A1 (en) 2009-02-19
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