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RETRACTABLE PIVOTING ARM USER INTERFACE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027625D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a retractable pivoting arm device for adapting a user interface for universal access for use in, for example, electrostatographic printing machines and copiers, comprising a user interface control member, such as a keyboard, keypad, video monitor, combinations thereof, and the like; and a retractable extendible pivoting arm which arm attaches the user interface to the printer or copier. Similar retractable pivoting arms are commercially available for use in, for example, adapting a keyboard of a personal computer to a variety of users to enable their different hand-wrist-arm position preferences. The present pivoting arm user interface device provides easy and universal access, and improved eye contact to user selectable features on the interface of the printing machine for individuals who may be handicapped, physically or height challenged, or injured.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

RETRACTABLE PIVOTING ARM USER INTERFACE u. s. c1. 395/333 William J. Gamble

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G06f 03/14

Disclosed is a retractable pivoting arm device for adapting a user interface for universal access for use in, for example, electrostatographic printing machines and copiers, comprising a user interface control member, such as a keyboard, keypad, video monitor, combinations thereof, and the like; and a retractable extendible pivoting arm which arm attaches the user interface to the printer or copier. Similar retractable pivoting arms are commercially available for use in, for example, adapting a keyboard of a personal computer to a variety of users to enable their different hand-wrist-arm position preferences. The present pivoting arm user interface device provides easy and universal access, and improved eye contact to user selectable features on the interface of the printing machine for individuals who may be handicapped, physically or height challenged, or injured.

REFERENCE

U.S. Patent No. 5,659,693.

DP5701

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