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1. (WO2015047358) MULTI-FUNCTION KEY IN A KEYBOARD FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/047358    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/062501
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sun Sep 29 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: G06F 3/02
Applicants: INTEL CORPORATION
ASBJORNSEN, Steven W.
KNUDSEN, Soren C.
WITTENBROCK, Stevan
Inventors: ASBJORNSEN, Steven W.
KNUDSEN, Soren C.
WITTENBROCK, Stevan
Title: MULTI-FUNCTION KEY IN A KEYBOARD FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Abstract:
Example embodiments described herein can include a display portion including a display; and a keyboard portion including a plurality of keys. One of the plurality of keys is a multi-function key configured to register a character on the display, and the multi-function key is configured to control movement of a cursor in multiple directions on the display. In yet other embodiments, the multi-function key is a space bar having a surface area substantially larger than other keys of the plurality of keys. The multi-function key can be rectangular shaped and sufficiently large to receive simultaneous contacts associated with each thumb of a user when the user types on the keyboard portion.