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Codeless Mouse with Dynamos

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106632D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Sawada, C: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a codeless mouse with electric power generators or dynamos.

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Codeless Mouse with Dynamos

      Disclosed is a codeless mouse with electric power generators or
dynamos.

      Fig. 1 shows mechanical structure and electrical data flow
inside a conventional mouse.  It has a ball, rollers contacted to the
ball, and sensors attached to the same axis as the roller rotation.
The sensors can detect the position displacement of human action from
the movement of the ball.

      The codeless mouse in Fig. 2 has dynamos at the same axes as
roller rotation, and when a human operates the mouse, the human
action or the ball movement is converted to electric power through
dynamos, and is stored to a battery.  The battery drives the data
transmission unit in the mouse, which transmits the position
displacement data to a host computer over infrared rays or radio.