WO2002039701A3 - Process apparatus and media for acquiring symbol input in response to multiple actuator movements - Google Patents

Process apparatus and media for acquiring symbol input in response to multiple actuator movements Download PDF

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WO2002039701A3
WO2002039701A3 PCT/CA2001/001565 CA0101565W WO0239701A3 WO 2002039701 A3 WO2002039701 A3 WO 2002039701A3 CA 0101565 W CA0101565 W CA 0101565W WO 0239701 A3 WO0239701 A3 WO 0239701A3
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Jason Micheal Beblow
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    • 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
    • G06F3/023Arrangements for converting discrete items of information into a coded form, e.g. arrangements for interpreting keyboard generated codes as alphanumeric codes, operand codes or instruction codes
    • G06F3/0233Character input methods
    • G06F3/0234Character input methods using switches operable in different directions

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The present invention provides for easy and efficient entry of information by providing a process, apparatus, keypad and communications appliance for receiving user input involving associating different movements of an actuator with symbols of different sets of symbols. Movement of an actuator in a direction generally parallel to a reference surface may be associated with a first symbol set while movement of the actuator generally perpendicular to the reference surface may be associated with a second symbol set. Movement of the actuator in the first direction may invoke non-numeric characters such as the letters of the alphabet and movement of the actuator in the second direction invokes may invoke only numeric characters. The second direction may be a direction similar to that of a conventional push button on a telephone keypad commonly used to invoke numbers, for example.
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