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Hand Supporter For Tablet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106346D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kaneto, H: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a hand supporter that protects the input area of a tablet from direct contact with the user's hand. This is useful for avoiding accidental input to a pressure-sensitive tablet, and also for protecting of a display-integrated tablet from stains.

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Hand Supporter For Tablet

      Disclosed is a hand supporter that protects the input area of a
tablet from direct contact with the user's hand.  This is useful for
avoiding accidental input to a pressure-sensitive tablet, and also
for protecting of a display-integrated tablet from stains.

      Pressure-sensitive tablets are widely used because they cost
relatively little, do not require a special stylus, and accept finger
input.  Their main disadvantage is that accidental contact with a
hand holding a stylus may cause input to the tablet.  For this
reason, the input areas of most existing pressure-sensitive tablets
are intentionally made small.

      The main disadvantage of display-integrated tablets is that a
user's hand may stain the surface of the display.

      The disclosed hand supporter protects the input area of the
tablet from direct contact with the user's hand, thus allowing the
use of a large input area for pressure- sensitive tablets.  It also
protects the surface of the tablet from being stained by the user's
hand.

      The Figure shows an example of a hand supporter for an
LCD-integrated transparent pressure-sensitive tablet.  The supporter
is also transparent and does not touch the input area.  It can freely
slide both upward and downward to positions above and below the input
area (shown in the Figure).