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1. WO2007143814 - KEYBOARD FOR MOBILE DEVICE

Publication Number WO/2007/143814
Publication Date 21.12.2007
International Application No. PCT/CA2007/000954
International Filing Date 30.05.2007
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 31.03.2008
IPC
H01H 13/70 2006.01
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
G06F 15/02 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
02manually operated with input through keyboard and computation using a built-in program, e.g. pocket calculators
H01H 13/76 2006.01
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
76wherein some or all of the operating members actuate different combinations of the contact sets, e.g. ten operating members actuating different combinations of four contact sets
H01H 13/84 2006.01
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
84characterised by ergonomic functions, e.g. for miniature keyboards; characterised by operational sensory functions, e.g. sound feedback
H01H 13/86 2006.01
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
86characterised by the casing, e.g. sealed casings or casings reducible in size
H04Q 7/32 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
QSELECTING
7Selecting arrangements to which subscribers are connected via radio links or inductive links
20in which the radio or inductive links are two-way links, e.g. mobile radio systems
32Mobile subscriber equipment
CPC
G06F 1/1622
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
1615with several enclosures having relative motions, each enclosure supporting at least one I/O or computing function
1622with enclosures rotating around an axis perpendicular to the plane they define or with ball-joint coupling, e.g. PDA with display enclosure orientation changeable between portrait and landscape by rotation with respect to a coplanar body enclosure
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 1/1666
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
1666Arrangements for reducing the size of the integrated keyboard for transport, e.g. foldable keyboards, keyboards with collapsible keys
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
G06F 3/0234
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
0234using switches operable in different directions
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
  • RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED [CA]/[CA] (AllExceptUS)
  • PLETIKOSA, Velimir [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • GRIFFIN, Jason [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • LADOUCEUR, Norman M. [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • LOWLES, Robert J. [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • PLETIKOSA, Velimir
  • GRIFFIN, Jason
  • LADOUCEUR, Norman M.
  • LOWLES, Robert J.
Agents
  • KINSMAN, Anne, L.
Priority Data
06114799.731.05.2006EP
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) KEYBOARD FOR MOBILE DEVICE
(FR) CLAVIER POUR DISPOSITIF MOBILE
Abstract
(EN)
A keyboard for a mobile device having a processor for interpreting signals comprises a plurality of keys and corresponding indicia including keys associated with alphabetic characters corresponding to an array of letters A-Z. The keys that are associated with alphabetic characters number fewer than twenty-six and correspond to one of a QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, or DVORAK key arrangement. Each of the plurality of keys have multiple input surfaces and are arranged in an array of rows and columns that include a first outer column, at least one middle column, and a last outer column. The first and last columns of keys are operable to input at least three different signals to a processor of a mobile device depending upon what input surface of the key is pressed. A middle column of keys is operable to input at least five different signals to a processor depending on what input surface of the key is pressed.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un clavier pour dispositif mobile comportant un processeur pour interpréter des signaux qui comprend une pluralité de touches et de marques correspondantes, y compris des touches associées à des caractères alphabétiques correspondant à un groupe de lettres A à Z. On compte moins de 26 touches associées à des caractères alphabétiques, qui correspondent à l'une des dispositions de touches QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY ou DVORAK. Chaque touche de la pluralité de touches possède de multiples surfaces d'entrée et les touches sont arrangées selon un groupe de rangées et de colonnes comprenant une première colonne externe, au moins une colonne centrale et une dernière colonne externe. La première et la dernière colonnes de touches peuvent être utilisées pour envoyer au moins trois signaux différents vers un processeur d'un dispositif mobile en fonction de la surface d'entrée de la touche qui est pressée. Une colonne centrale de touches peut être utilisée pour envoyer au moins cinq signaux différents vers un processeur en fonction de la surface d'entrée de la touche qui est pressée.
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