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SMART VIRTUAL KEYBOARD SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR MOUSE OR STYLUS ENTRY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026718D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 99K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A smart virtual keyboard system designed to take over many of the functions inherent in conventional QWERTY keyboards while addressing the space constraints imposed on lap top computers with normal ergonomically correct QWERTY keyboards is disclosed.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SMART VIRTUAL KEYBOARD SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR MOUSE OR STYLUS ENTRY
Ruediger W. Knodt

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.340/711
Int. C1. G09g 03/02

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 18, No. 3 May/June 1993 245

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SMART VIRTUAL KEYBOARD SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR MOUSE

OR STYLUS ENTRY (Cont'd)

A smart virtual keyboard system designed to take over many of the functions inherent in conventional QWERTY keyboards while addressing the space constraints imposed on lap top computers with normal ergonomically correct QWERTY keyboards is disclosed.

In order to improve keyboard convenience and typing speed, resident intelligence and system computing power are applied to the disclosed virtual keyboard system. By using memory to expand abbreviations and acronyms, words stored in a user dictionary do not need to be entered in full. For example, only a few letter of words, articles, pronouns need to be entered in lieu of entire words, since the smart keyboard expands the word via dictionary lookup subsequent to a "Look For" key stroke. Also, the system permits key strokes be entered in any case (upper or lower) since it automatically capitalizes, create spaces and checks spelling. Accordingly, common documents with short entries and check marks, can be filled with standard information or phrases also resident in the user dictionary. Thus, by integrating resident intelligence and system computing...