WO2003038585A3 - Detecting a degree of manual interaction with a manually operable key - Google Patents

Detecting a degree of manual interaction with a manually operable key Download PDF

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WO2003038585A3
WO2003038585A3 PCT/GB2002/004896 GB0204896W WO03038585A3 WO 2003038585 A3 WO2003038585 A3 WO 2003038585A3 GB 0204896 W GB0204896 W GB 0204896W WO 03038585 A3 WO03038585 A3 WO 03038585A3
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interaction
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David Lee Sandbach
Andrew Ronald Cattell
Christopher Chapman
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Eleksen Ltd
David Lee Sandbach
Andrew Ronald Cattell
Christopher Chapman
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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
    • G06F3/03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
    • G06F3/041Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
    • G06F3/045Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means using resistive elements, e.g. single continuous surface or two parallel surfaces put in contact
    • 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
    • G06F3/0221Arrangements for reducing keyboard size for transport or storage, e.g. foldable keyboards, keyboards with collapsible keys
    • 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
    • G06F3/03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
    • G06F3/041Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
    • G06F3/0414Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means using force sensing means

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A variable extent input signal (602, 603, 604) is related to the degree of a mechanical interaction, including manual interaction with a manually operable key (105). The position of a mechanical interaction is measured by measuring. voltages after a settling time has occurred. The settling time is modified in response to the extent of the input signal (602, 603, 604). A processing procedure is initiated if the extent of an input signal (602, 603, 604) exceeds a first threshold level (T1). The value of the input signal (602, 603, 604) is examined after an interval (α2-α1). The examined value is compared against a second threshold level (T2) to identify a first degree of interaction or to identify a second degree of interaction. An auto repeat rate for a manually operable keyboard (101) is controlled. The auto repeat rate is increased in response to an increase in a degree of manual interaction with a key (105).
PCT/GB2002/004896 2001-10-30 2002-10-30 Detecting a degree of manual interaction with a manually operable key WO2003038585A3 (en)

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GB0125978.7 2001-10-30
GB0125976A GB2381632A (en) 2001-10-30 2001-10-30 Controlling an auto-repeat rate for a keyboard
GB0125983A GB2381499A (en) 2001-10-30 2001-10-30 :Detecting a degree of manual interaction with a manually operable key
GB0125976.1 2001-10-30
GB0125983.7 2001-10-30
GB0125978A GB2381584A (en) 2001-10-30 2001-10-30 Position measuring method for a flexible keyboard

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US6107996A (en) * 1989-09-26 2000-08-22 Incontrol Solutions, Inc. Integrated keyboard and pointing device system with automatic mode change
WO2000072240A1 (en) * 1999-05-20 2000-11-30 Electrotextiles Company Limited Detecting mechanical interactions

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US6107996A (en) * 1989-09-26 2000-08-22 Incontrol Solutions, Inc. Integrated keyboard and pointing device system with automatic mode change
WO1997036225A1 (en) * 1996-03-28 1997-10-02 Synaptics, Inc. Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition
GB2341933A (en) * 1998-09-26 2000-03-29 Electrotextiles Comp Ltd Position detector constructed from conductive fabric
WO2000072240A1 (en) * 1999-05-20 2000-11-30 Electrotextiles Company Limited Detecting mechanical interactions

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