WO2004053673A3 - Thumb-typing keyboard alternative for handheld computer devices - Google Patents

Thumb-typing keyboard alternative for handheld computer devices Download PDF

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WO2004053673A3
WO2004053673A3 PCT/EP2003/013880 EP0313880W WO2004053673A3 WO 2004053673 A3 WO2004053673 A3 WO 2004053673A3 EP 0313880 W EP0313880 W EP 0313880W WO 2004053673 A3 WO2004053673 A3 WO 2004053673A3
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Patricia Scheel
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    • G06F1/169Constructional details or arrangements related to integrated I/O peripherals not covered by groups G06F1/1635 - G06F1/1675 the I/O peripheral being an integrated pointing device, e.g. trackball in the palm rest area, mini-joystick integrated between keyboard keys, touch pads or touch stripes
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • G06F3/033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor
    • G06F3/0338Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor with detection of limited linear or angular displacement of an operating part of the device from a neutral position, e.g. isotonic or isometric joysticks

Abstract

A keyboard device comprising, at least one key for selecting symbols and/or actions, wherein the key has a center position representing a center symbol and/or a center action, and wherein the key is moveable in a plurality of directions in order to select further symbols and/or further actions, wherein the keyboard is adapted such that the symbols can be selected by the key by means of a plurality of typing actions in at least one of the plurality of directions beginning from the center position, wherein the plurality of typing actions forms a typing sequence, a memory for storing the typing actions of a typing sequence, a determination unit for determining a selected symbol and/or selected action by linking together the typing actions of one typing sequence beginning from the center position, and a selection unit for selecting the selected symbol and/or selected action determined by the determination unit.
PCT/EP2003/013880 2002-12-09 2003-12-08 Thumb-typing keyboard alternative for handheld computer devices WO2004053673A2 (en)

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EP0540147A2 (en) * 1991-09-03 1993-05-05 Edward D. Lin Multi-status multi-function data processing key and key array
WO2001067720A2 (en) * 2000-03-03 2001-09-13 Friedman, Mark, M. Multifunctional keypad
WO2001073535A1 (en) * 2000-03-27 2001-10-04 Ohta, Kazuhiko Input method for characters and the like
US20010048425A1 (en) * 2000-04-28 2001-12-06 Partridge Gary R. Device or component for alphanumeric and direction input

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EP0540147A2 (en) * 1991-09-03 1993-05-05 Edward D. Lin Multi-status multi-function data processing key and key array
WO2001067720A2 (en) * 2000-03-03 2001-09-13 Friedman, Mark, M. Multifunctional keypad
WO2001073535A1 (en) * 2000-03-27 2001-10-04 Ohta, Kazuhiko Input method for characters and the like
US20010048425A1 (en) * 2000-04-28 2001-12-06 Partridge Gary R. Device or component for alphanumeric and direction input

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