(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 20 March 2006 (20.03.2006)

Information valid as of: Not available

Report generated on: 16 January 2021 (16.01.2021)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2006/09597614 September 2006 (14.09.2006) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/KR2006/00072202 March 2006 (02.03.2006) Korean (KO)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
10-2005-0018416 (KR)05 March 2005 (05.03.2005) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
H04M 1/23 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
SONG, Woo, Chan [KR/KR]; Suji 2-cha Samsung Apt.204-702 Pungdeokcheon-dong 692-1 (1/21) Yongin-si Gyeonggi-do 448-763 (KR) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
SONG, Woo, Chan; Suji 2-cha Samsung Apt.204-702 Pungdeokcheon-dong 692-1 (1/21) Yongin-si Gyeonggi-do 448-763 (KR)

(74) Agent(s):
SEONG, Nak, Hoon; 503 Seongji Heights 3-cha Bldg. Yeoksam 1(il)-dong Gangnam-gu Seoul 135-717 (KR)

(54) Title (EN): ALPHABET INPUT APPARATUS USING A TOUCHPAD AND METHOD THEREOF
(54) Title (FR): APPAREIL D'INTRODUCTION DE CARACTERES ALPHANUMERIQUES A L'AIDE D'UN CLAVIER A EFFLEUREMENT ET PROCEDE ASSOCIE

(57) Abstract:
(EN): An apparatus for inputting characters is provided. The apparatus includes a touch pad including five character input areas A that generate different signals of a center area A3 and a left-top area A1, a left-bottom area A4, a right-top area A2, and a right -bottom area A5 that are arranged in the vicinity of apexes of a square around the center area A3, means receiving coordinate signals that are generated by a user touching the respective areas of the touch pad to be input, converting the coordinate signals into area input signals, and outputting the area input signals, means sequentially receiving the converted area input signals to generate the received input area input signals as area input signal sequences, storage means storing a character list that includes character sequences, characters, and function data so that one character or one function data is related to at least one character sequence, and character detection and output means detecting the character list using sequences of the area input signal or a series of area input signals to output a corresponding character whenever one area input signal is received.
(FR): L'invention porte sur un appareil d'introduction de caractères alphanumériques, à l'aide d'un clavier à effleurement comportant cinq zones d'introduction de caractères: A3 au centre, et, formant un carré autour de A3, A1 en haut à gauche, A4 en bas à gauche, A2 en haut à droite, et A5 en bas à droite; des moyens de réception de signaux coordonnés créés par l'utilisateur en frappant les différentes zones du clavier et convertissant lesdits signaux coordonnés en signaux de sortie; des moyens de réception séquentielle des signaux convertis formant des suites de signaux introduits; des moyens de stockage des suites de caractères, et de données de fonction permettant de relier une donnée de fonction à au moins une suite de caractères; et des moyens de détection et d'émission détectant les caractères de la liste de caractères en utilisant des suites de signaux provenant des différentes zones ou des séries de signaux introduits, pour émettre le caractère correspondant à la réception de tels signaux.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 31 May 2006 (31.05.2006) [KR]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM