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Two Way Handwritten Input Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108557D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Aihara, T: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a device for adaptive handwritten data input. It has a display with a transparent handwriting tablet and a keyboard, and can be used in two ways: for handwritten input on the right or on the left. Right-handed users place the device so that they have the display with the transparent handwriting tablet on the right and the keyboard on the left, while left-handed users place it the other way up, so that the positions of the keyboard and tablet are reversed.

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Two Way Handwritten Input Device

       Disclosed is a device for adaptive handwritten data
input.  It has a display with a transparent handwriting tablet and a
keyboard, and can be used in two ways: for handwritten input on the
right or on the left.  Right-handed users place the device so that
they have the display with the transparent handwriting tablet on the
right and the keyboard on the left, while left-handed users place it
the other way up, so that the positions of the keyboard and tablet
are reversed.

      Fig. 1 shows an example of the appearance of this device.  It
has a keyboard and a display with a transparent handwriting tablet.
Fig. 2 shows an example of the configuration of the device, which
consists of the following four components:
Display
      This component displays screen data received from the system
unit.
Transparent hand-writing tablet
      This component is overlaid on the display to detect the
position of the pen point on the display. The handwritten data are
sent to the system unit.
Keyboard
      This component is prepared for supplemental inputs, such as
numerical data entry, symbolic data entry, and system function
control.  The keyed-in data are sent to the system unit.
Device controller
      This component provides all the controls for the device, such
as turning the display data upside down, changing the keyboard
assignment, and processing the data from the handwriting tablet on
the position of the pen po...