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1. WO2006099150 - SMALL FORM-FACTOR KEYPAD FOR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES

Publication Number WO/2006/099150
Publication Date 21.09.2006
International Application No. PCT/US2006/008615
International Filing Date 10.03.2006
IPC
G06F 3/02 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
G06F 1/16 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
16Constructional details or arrangements
CPC
G06F 1/1626
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1626with a single-body enclosure integrating a flat display, e.g. Personal Digital Assistants [PDAs]
G06F 1/1662
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1633Constructional details or arrangements of portable computers not specific to the type of enclosures covered by groups G06F1/1615 - G06F1/1626
1662Details related to the integrated keyboard
G06F 3/0202
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
H01H 13/7057
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
13Switches having rectilinearly-movable operating part or parts adapted for pushing or pulling in one direction only, e.g. push-button switch
70having a plurality of operating members associated with different sets of contacts, e.g. keyboard
702with contacts carried by or formed from layers in a multilayer structure, e.g. membrane switches
705characterised by construction, mounting or arrangement of operating parts, e.g. push-buttons or keys
7057characterised by the arrangement of operating parts in relation to each other, e.g. pre-assembled groups of keys
H01H 2209/006
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
2209Layers
006Force isolators
H01H 2217/036
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
2217Facilitation of operation; Human engineering
036Plural multifunctional miniature keys for one symbol
Applicants
  • PALM, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • SKILLMAN, Peter [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • GIOSCIA, Richard [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • YUROCHKO, Michael [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • ZARNOWITZ, Arthur [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • CHAMBERLAIN, Jason [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • SENATORE, Stephen, J. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • SKILLMAN, Peter
  • GIOSCIA, Richard
  • YUROCHKO, Michael
  • ZARNOWITZ, Arthur
  • CHAMBERLAIN, Jason
  • SENATORE, Stephen, J.
Agents
  • MAHAMEDI, Van
Priority Data
11/080,37514.03.2005US
11/114,90825.04.2005US
11/114,94125.04.2005US
11/115,03225.04.2005US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SMALL FORM-FACTOR KEYPAD FOR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES
(FR) PAVE NUMERIQUE A PETIT FACTEUR DE FORME POUR DISPOSITIFS D'ORDINATEUR PORTATIF
Abstract
(EN)
Embodiments of the invention provide an effective keypad assembly and keypad layout for mobile computing devices. In particular, embodiments of the invention provide keyboard layouts and designs. Additionally, embodiments described herein provide for stack components to make keyboards 100 operable on small-form factor devices.
(FR)
Les formes de réalisation de l'invention concernent un ensemble pavé numérique efficace et une topologie de pavé numérique destinés à des dispositifs d'ordinateur portatif. En particulier, les formes de réalisation de l'invention concernent des topologies et des conceptions de clavier. De plus, l'invention concerne des composants d'empilage permettant d'utiliser les claviers (100) sur des dispositifs à petit facteur de forme.
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