Some content of this application is unavailable at the moment.
If this situation persist, please contact us atFeedback&Contact
1. (WO2000025197) KEYBOARD INPUT DEVICES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau

Pub. No.: WO/2000/025197 International Application No.: PCT/AU1999/000899
Publication Date: 04.05.2000 International Filing Date: 21.10.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 01.05.2000
IPC:
G06F 3/00 (2006.01) ,G06F 3/02 (2006.01) ,G06F 3/023 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input 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
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input 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
01
Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
02
Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input 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
01
Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
02
Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
023
Arrangements 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
Applicants:
EASYNET LIMITED [--/--]; 27th Floor Henley Building 5 Queens Road Central Hong Kong, CN (AllExceptUS)
WONG, Constant, Tsai, Shi [AU/AU]; AU (UsOnly)
Inventors:
WONG, Constant, Tsai, Shi; AU
Agent:
FREEHILLS CARTER SMITH & BEADLE; 101 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU
Priority Data:
PP 665322.10.1998AU
Title (EN) KEYBOARD INPUT DEVICES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS
(FR) PERIPHERIQUES, PROCEDES ET SYSTEMES DE SAISIE PAR CLAVIER
Abstract:
(EN) The application described a keyboard, specifically a Chinese language keyboard, but one which can be applied to other languages. The keyboard has a plurality of keys, each key having at least one unit associated therewith, the keys being so arranged that visually similar units are found on the same or an adjacent key, the arrangement being such that an operator may select at least one key which relates to the whole or part of the visual appearance of the required character, the arrangement being that after each key is entered it provides a mapped value which can be consistent with a character or a number of characters in a database, on a number of keys being entered a character which is unique to the keys is identified and can be displayed. Also described is a method of ascertaining a character using a keyboard as described above where each key is mapped and where there is more than one mode of operation of the key, the particular mode is differently mapped; the arrangement being such that after a key is actuated the mapped value of the key is recorded, when a second key is actuated the mapped value of this key is recorded and so on, the recorded values being used to search for a valid character using the values. The keyboard and the method are described in relation to word processing and the provision of a dictionary.
(FR) L'invention concerne un clavier, plus particulièrement un clavier conçu pour le chinois tout en s'adaptant à d'autres langues. Le clavier présente une pluralité de touches qui sont, chacune, associées à une unité au moins et qui sont disposées de manière à permettre à l'utilisateur de retrouver des unités graphiquement semblables sur la même touche ou une touche adjacente. La disposition des touches est telle qu'un utilisateur peut sélectionner au moins une touche qui se réfère complètement ou partiellement à l'aspect graphique du caractère souhaité. Ainsi, à chaque saisie d'une touche, cette disposition permet d'obtenir une valeur (clé et/ou nombre de traits) correspondant à un caractère ou à un certain nombre de caractères insérés dans une base de données et lorsque l'on tape sur plusieurs touches, un seul et unique caractère s'affiche alors à l'écran. L'invention concerne également un procédé permettant de former un caractère avec précision au moyen d'un clavier tel que décrit ci-dessus, dont chaque touche est définie et dont les touches ont plusieurs utilisations possibles, les différentes utilisations étant définies différemment. La disposition est telle qu'une fois que l'utilisateur a appuyé sur une touche, la valeur correspondante de la touche est enregistrée, et lorsque l'utilisateur appuie sur une seconde touche, la valeur correspondante de cette touche est aussi enregistrée et ainsi de suite, ces valeurs enregistrées servant à rechercher un caractère souhaité utilisant ces valeurs. Le clavier et le procédé de l'invention trouvent une application comme traitement de texte et incluent un dictionnaire intégré.
Designated States: AE, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
KR1020010089339US6604878JP2002528812 CN1342276AU2000011396