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1. WO1996002394 - KEYBOARD FOR ONE HAND TYPING

Publication Number WO/1996/002394
Publication Date 01.02.1996
International Application No. PCT/DK1995/000312
International Filing Date 19.07.1995
IPC
B41J 5/10 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
5Devices or arrangements for controlling character selection
08Character or syllable selected by means of keys or keyboards of the typewriter type
10Arrangements of keyboards
G06F 3/023 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input 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
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
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
CPC
B41J 5/10
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, ; e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS; , i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
5Devices or arrangements for controlling character selection
08Character or syllable selected by means of keys or keyboards of the typewriter type
10Arrangements of keyboards ; , e.g. key button disposition
G06F 3/0219
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input 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
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
0202Constructional details or processes of manufacture of the input device
0219Special purpose keyboards
G06F 3/0233
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input 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
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
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
0233Character input methods
G06F 3/0235
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input 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
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
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
0233Character input methods
0235using chord techniques
Applicants
  • STRØM, Georg [DK/DK]; DK
Inventors
  • STRØM, Georg; DK
Agents
  • SCHØNNING, Søren ; Internationalt Patent-Bureau Høje Taastrup Boulevard 23 DK-2630 Taastrup, DK
Priority Data
940028519.07.1994DK
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) KEYBOARD FOR ONE HAND TYPING
(FR) CLAVIER POUR LA FRAPPE A UNE MAIN
Abstract
(EN)
Characters, etc. are assigned to the keys of the keyboard in direct relationship to the physical positions of corresponding keys on the Sholes (QWERTY) keyboard. One embodiment is a chorded keyboard taking up very little space. A second embodiment can be used without training. Touch typing on this will be slower than on a Sholes keyboard, but significantly faster than hand writing or typing on Sholes keyboard with reduced size keys or any non-standard keyboard. The keyboard can be incorporated into equipment considerably smaller than known lap-top computers. With keys of sizes recommended for Sholes keyboards, the second embodiment can be made down to 13x6 cm, providing pocket computers or similar incorporating the new keyboard, of a size approx. 14x7x3 cm. Such device can be a portable computer terminal, a communication terminal or part of a dual mode device, the keyboard being used for entry of alphanumeric characters and in another mode for controlling the communication facilities. Tests indicate that it is possible to switch between using the Sholes keyboard and the new keyboard without any confusion or delearning of touch typing on either keyboard.
(FR)
Des caractères et éléments analogues sont attribués aux touches d'un clavier en relation directe avec les positions physiques des touches correspondantes d'un clavier Sholes (QWERTY). Un premier mode de réalisation est un clavier à frappe simultanée sur plusieurs touches qui occupe très peu de place. Un deuxième mode de réalisation peut être utilisé même sans entraînement préalable. La frappe en aveugle sur un tel clavier sera plus lente que sur un clavier Sholes, mais sensiblement plus rapide que l'écriture à la main ou que la frappe sur un clavier Sholes avec des touches de taille réduite ou sur tout autre clavier non standard. On peut incorporer ce clavier à des appareils de dimensions considérablement inférieures à celles des ordinateurs portables connus. Avec des touches ayant les tailles recommandées pour les claviers Sholes, le deuxième mode de réalisation peut être réduit jusqu'à 13x6 cm, permettant d'obtenir des ordinateurs de poche ou similaires mesurant à peu près 14x7x3 cm. Ce dispositif peut être un terminal informatique portatif, un terminal de communications ou faire partie d'un dispositif à deux modes; dans un des modes le clavier est utilisé pour saisir des caractères alphanumériques et dans l'autre mode il sert à commander l'équipement de communications. Des tests indiquent qu'il est possible d'utiliser alternativement un clavier Sholes et ce nouveau clavier sans causer de confusions ni faire oublier la frappe en aveugle sur l'un ou l'autre clavier.
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