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1. (WO2018048657) INGRESS PREVENTION FOR KEYBOARDS
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/048657 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/048878
Publication Date: 15.03.2018 International Filing Date: 28.08.2017
IPC:
G06F 1/16 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1
Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
16
Constructional details or arrangements
Applicants:
APPLE INC. [US/US]; One Infinite Loop Cupertino, California 95014, US
Inventors:
WANG, Paul X.; US
GAO, Zheng; US
LEONG, Craig C.; US
LOCKWOOD, Robert J.; US
POSNER, Bryan W.; US
CAO, Robert Y.; US
LANCASTER-LAROQUE, Simon R.; US
MATHEW, Dinesh C.; US
LEHMANN, Alex J.; US
ENDISCH, Denis; US
BIR, Karan; IN
Agent:
HEMENWAY, S. Craig; US
ASARO, Elissa; US
ATKINSON, David S.; US
SCHULTE, Timothy R.; US
GUGGENHEIMER, Benno M.; US
NAGLE, Peter J.; US
DUFFY, Kevin J.; US
WAGNER, Stuart K.; US
JARVIS, Peter M.; US
ZELENKA, Richard E.; US
JONAS, Tamala R.; US
OSTERLOTH, Gregory W.; US
PRENDERGAST, Paul J.; US
CROWLEY-WEBER, Cara L.; US
WU, Rita S.; US
Priority Data:
15/259,07508.09.2016US
Title (EN) INGRESS PREVENTION FOR KEYBOARDS
(FR) PRÉVENTION D'INFILTRATION POUR CLAVIERS
Abstract:
(EN) Keyboards include mechanisms that prevent and/or alleviate contaminant ingress. In some embodiments, a keyboard assembly includes a substrate, a key cap, a movement mechanism moveably coupling the key cap to the substrate, and a guard structure coupled to the key cap operable to direct contaminants away from the movement mechanism. In other embodiments, a keyboard includes a base; a web that defines apertures; keys moveably coupled to the base within the apertures; and a gasket coupled to the keys, the gasket fixed between the web and the base, operable to block passage of contaminants into the apertures.
(FR) Claviers comprenant des mécanismes qui empêchent et/ou atténuent l'infiltration de contaminants. Dans certains modes de réalisation, un ensemble clavier comprend un substrat, un dessus de touche, un mécanisme de mouvement couplant de façon mobile le dessus de touche au substrat, et une structure de protection couplée au dessus de touche actionnable pour diriger des contaminants à l'opposé du mécanisme de mouvement. Dans d'autres modes de réalisation, un clavier comprend une base ; une bande qui définit des ouvertures ; des touches couplées de façon mobile à la base à l'intérieur des ouvertures ; et un joint d'étanchéité couplé aux touches, le joint d'étanchéité étant fixé entre la bande et la base, utilisable pour bloquer le passage de contaminants dans les ouvertures.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)