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Price Look Up Keyboard with Tiltable 10-Key Pad

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114049D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Yamada, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a Price Look Up keyboard (PLU keyboard) with tiltable 10-key pad for point of sales system. The tiltable 10-key pad mounts on a PLU keyboard. Users can adjust the tilt angle of the PLU Keyboard and that of key pad independently. Both the keyboard and the key pad can be adjusted at appropriate angles to provide users with better ease-of-use.

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Price Look Up Keyboard with Tiltable 10-Key Pad

      Disclosed is a Price Look Up keyboard (PLU keyboard) with
tiltable 10-key pad for point of sales system.  The tiltable 10-key
pad mounts on a PLU keyboard.  Users can adjust the tilt angle of the
PLU Keyboard and that of key pad independently.  Both the keyboard
and the key pad can be adjusted at appropriate angles to provide
users with better ease-of-use.

      The Figure shows the example of this device.  10-key pad with
tilt adjustment (1) mounts on PLU keyboard (2) and tilt angle of it
can be adjusted (3).

      Conventional PLU keyboards are designed to be operated in such
a way that a user looks up for a key which may be labeled differently
day by day, and presses the key by his/her finger, while a 10-key pad
in general is usually operated without looking at the keys and
touch-typed.

      Therefore, PLU keyboard needs to be easily seen and pressed by
one-finger operation.  This is usually materialized by placing the
PLU keyboard at rather steep angle.  On the contrary the 10-key pad
is usually laid down at around 12 degree.

      This keyboard can provide appropriate angles for both the
keyboard and the key pad at the same time.

      Mechanism of tilt adjustment is not limited and any type of
tilt mechanism can be used for this tilt adjustment.