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1. (WO2018037426) AN INPUT DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/037426    International Application No.:    PCT/IN2017/050356
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B41B 27/04
H01H 13/70
H01H 13/85
H01H 41/14
Applicants: ALTAF SHIRPURWALA, Fazle-Imdad
Inventors: ALTAF SHIRPURWALA, Fazle-Imdad
The present invention is directed towards an input device which in addition to providing input also provides feedback regarding user activity – position of user's finger on the input device. The input device comprising at least one input key, each input key corresponding to an input command and having a switch provided below the input key, the switch operates when the input key is pressed, a sensor associated with each input key for detecting position of a user finger with respect to the input key, a first drive circuit connected with the switch for providing a first signal in response to operation of the input key/switch, a second drive circuit connected with the sensor for providing a second signal in response to operation of the sensor, a processing unit connected with the drive circuits for receiving the first signal and/or second signal and converting the first signal and/or second signal into corresponding command signals to provide input and/or position of the user's finger via a communication module to a portable device and/or a display unit.