WO2009022029A1 - Mouse-type data input device with integrated alphanumeric keyboard - Google Patents

Mouse-type data input device with integrated alphanumeric keyboard Download PDF

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WO2009022029A1
WO2009022029A1 PCT/ES2007/070148 ES2007070148W WO2009022029A1 WO 2009022029 A1 WO2009022029 A1 WO 2009022029A1 ES 2007070148 W ES2007070148 W ES 2007070148W WO 2009022029 A1 WO2009022029 A1 WO 2009022029A1
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ANGOSO Diego CAÑEDO
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Canedo Angoso Diego
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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
    • G06F3/03Arrangements 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
    • G06F3/0354Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor with detection of 2D relative movements between the device, or an operating part thereof, and a plane or surface, e.g. 2D mice, trackballs, pens or pucks
    • G06F3/03543Mice or pucks

Abstract

Computer mouse-type data device (12) which includes a second alphanumeric keyboard (22) and, therefore, is connnectable to a computer (11) in such a way that when at least one key of the alphanumeric keyboard of the mouse is pressed, a display screen emerges superimposed on a working screen displayed beforehand, on a first screen (13) of the computer.

Description

Data input device mouse type with alphanumeric keypad built

OBJECT OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to an input device for computer data, known in the prior art as mouse. Such a device is used connected to a computer comprising a graphic display device, namely computer screen and an alphanumeric keyboard. Therefore, the mouse is often used when working with the computer.

STATE OF THE ART [0002] Currently, an input device data and commands such as a computer mouse or computer is one of the main means of interface for data entry and / or execution of functions and commands by a computer.

[0003] International patent application WO2004036333 describes one of the above mice, incorporating a numeric / arithmetic keyboard and a graphic display device, which is connected to the computer via a cable or via air interface.

[0004] By such a mouse, a computer operator is able to perform mathematical operations and, once the result of the mathematical operation has been obtained and displayed on the screen mouse, the said result can be transferred to a particular location within a program being executed by the computer, for example, within a desired cell in a spreadsheet.

[0005] Consequently, the operator must focus his sense of the first view on a display mouse and then in a second computer screen and vice versa.

[0006] After some time of using the computer and the mouse and keyboard screen, the operator can show signs of fatigue that would lead to mistakes. Consequently, the devices consume more power than estimated for a particular task.

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE INVENTION

[0007] The present invention seeks to resolve or reduce one or more of the above problems through an input device data as claimed in claim 1. Embodiments of the invention are set out in the dependent claims.

[0008] An object of the present invention to provide an input device data to an electronic device comprising a display and an alphanumeric keyboard as a computer, a portable telecommunications terminal, wherein the power consumption is reduced weight and small size, too, and low cost.

[0009] Another object of the invention to provide a data input device that does not require visual attention of a user of the electronic device operates with a mouse connected to the electronic device.

[00010] Yet another object of the invention is to avoid having to look towards mouse keyboard while using the same, since the view is located on the display screen of the electronic device to which said device is connected. [0010] Still another object of the invention to provide an ergonomic mouse numeric / arithmetic keyboard.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

[0011] Now will be described the devices embodying the invention, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which: [0012] Figure 1 shows a block diagram of an input device data according to the invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0013] Next, with reference to Figures 1, is illustrated an input data 12 which is connectable to an electronic device 11 comprising a display 13, a first alphanumeric keypad 16, a first memory storage 15, a first input / output 17 and a first microprocessor 14 electrically connected all elements, for example, the device 1 1 is a computer, a portable telecommunication terminal. [0014] The device 12 data such as a mouse comprising a second alphanumeric keyboard 22, a second memory storage 20, a second input / output 18, a stop button 21 and a second microprocessor 19 electrically connected all elements .

[0015] The connection between the first interface and the second interface may be an electrical connection, one air interface such as an infrared interface or the like rays. [0016] For a better explanation of the present invention will be taken as an example that the electronic device is a computer comprising a display and an alphanumeric keyboard.

[0017] The data input device, namely mouse also includes a numerical, arithmetic and function keyboard. Said keyboard is analogous and / or reproduces the numerical part of a desktop keyboard known computer. The aforementioned keys are usually on the right side of the desktop keyboard.

[0018] Consequently, the mouse performs at least two functions, one the best known is moving and positioning the pointer on the screen of computer work by techniques well known in the prior art and for that reason will not be described, however, they are incorporated by reference in this patent application, and a second function relating to the addition of the numeric and arithmetic part of a desktop keyboard.

[0019] The separation of said digital and incorporation into mouse keys are known from the international patent application WO2004036333, which is incorporated herein by reference to this patent application, both the description and the figures thereof.

[0020] In Figure 4 of the patent application WO2004036333, the calculation processor has one of its outputs connected to a built-in mouse screen. [0021] However, to reduce power consumption and simplify the circuitry and operation of the mouse, the said mouse in this case does not include a screen for viewing.

[0022] Thus, when an operator presses a key on the numeric keypad mouse, then emerges a screen as an overlay window on the screen displayed work previously on the computer screen that allows the user to see not only underlying text and graphics of the home screen, but also the data and signs written via the built-in mouse on the computer screen keyboard is able to visualize those operations and functions you want to make using the mouse. That is, the popup screen is superimposed on the screen existing work in a windowing environment.

[0023] Thus, once it is pressed a built-in mouse, for example, key processor calculation mouse generated and emitted through one of its outputs a pop-up window that is received in a microprocessor It includes the computer through the input / output port to which the mouse via a communication interface is connected as cable, air interface, wireless, infrared rays or the like.

[0024] In turn, the microprocessor is electrically connected to a memory device in which is stored an algorithm that, once the message pop-up window from the calculation processor is received, executes the aforementioned algorithm, showing a screen emerging on the computer screen. The computer display is electrically connected with the microprocessor.

[0025] In this pop-up screen, the operator can perform all operations and functions that can develop mouse with keyboard. [0026] In the event that the operator wishes not perform any operation on this pop-up screen, the operator will position the pointer, controlled by the mouse, a mark closing or minimizing popup.

[0027] In another embodiment of the present invention, mouse keyboard may be selectively located either in unlock mode key or a mode key lock. Keyboard mode, selecting any of the mouse buttons makes the emergence of a screen overlaying existing, fully or partially work, so that text entered via the keyboard can be displayed on the display screen pop.

[0028] In mode no keyboard, mouse keys are inactive and the user can not input any information via the keyboard mouse. Thus, the user's focus is placed on the screen existing work. The mode selection may be effected by acting on an appropriate keyboard key mouse, for example. [0029] It should be noted, however, that in all embodiments the graphical user interface for the pop-up screen that overlays the screen work has been developed for the Windows operating environment of Microsoft since it is the operating environment more popular for application programs, because of its ease of use, consistency of user interface, high quality screens, etc ..

[0030] Based on the alphanumeric keypad built into the mouse is also possible to securely access applications programming are usually executed on computers in Windows environments or other environments, so that it has the ability to display information of a application program to be run in a windowing environment by pressing a key on the keyboard mouse.

[0031] It should also be noted that the present invention may be implemented in a variety of computer environments comprising programmable computers that include a processor, a storage medium readable by computer, which includes volatile memory elements and nonvolatile and / or elements storage.

[0032] The computer hardware logic cooperating with various sets of instructions applied to the data to perform the functions described above and generate output information. The programs used by the computer hardware preferably taken as an example can be implemented in various programming languages, including a programming language oriented high-level procedural or object to communicate with the computer. [0033] Each computer program is preferably stored in a medium or storage device, for example, ROM or magnetic disk that is readable by a programmable computer general or special use for configuring and operating the computer when the medium or device storage is read by the computer to execute the procedures described above. It may also be noted that the alphanumeric keyboard mouse is implemented in a storage medium readable by computer, configured with a computer program, where the storage medium so configured causes the computer to operate in a specific and predefined manner. [0034] The embodiments and examples established in this report are presented as the best explanation of the present invention and its practical application and to thereby enable the person skilled in the art to practice and use the invention. However, those skilled in the art will recognize that the foregoing description and examples have been presented for the purpose of illustration and example only. The description as set forth is not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the invention to the precise form disclosed. Many modifications and variations are possible in light of the above teaching without departing from the spirit and scope of the following claims.

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1. Device data comprising a second alphanumeric keyboard (22), the data device (12) connectable to Mouse type electronic device (11) comprising a display screen (13) and a first alphanumeric keyboard (16) ; characterized in that pressing at least one key of the second alphanumeric keypad (22) the mouse (12) emerges a display screen that overlaps a work screen displayed on the first screen (13) of the electronic device (11).
2. Device according to claim 1; characterized in that displayed on the screen that has emerged on the screen existing job data and signs written by the second keyboard (22) incorporated in the mouse (12) on the first screen (13) of the electronic device (11) .
3. Device according to claim 2; characterized in that the pop-up screen is superimposed on the screen existing work in a windowing environment.
4. Device according to claim 3; wherein the data device (12) is connectable to a computer (11).
5. Device according to claim 3; wherein the data device (12) is connectable to a telecommunications terminal
(eleven).
6. Device according to claim 5; wherein the data device (12) is connectable to a portable telecommunication terminal (11). 7. An electronic device comprising a first display (13) and a first alphanumeric keyboard (16) connectable to a data device (12) comprising a second alphanumeric keyboard (22); wherein the electronic device (11) is connectable to a data device (12) of mouse type according to claim 1. 8. Device according to claim 7; wherein the device is a computer (11).
. Device according to claim 8; wherein the device is a telecommunication terminal (l 1).
10. Device according to claim 9; wherein the device is a portable telecommunication terminal (l 1).
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