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New Keyboard Tilt Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117316D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Katoh, K: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism which enables a keyboard to lift up, which will improve the useability of keyboard typing in Personal Computer.

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New Keyboard Tilt Mechanism

      Disclosed is a mechanism which enables a keyboard to lift up,
which will improve the useability of keyboard typing in Personal
Computer.

      Referring to Fig. 1, a keyboard unit is rotatably hinged by a
pivot point "A", while a foot plate is rotatably hinged by a pivot
point "B".  Referring to Fig. 2, if the foot plate is rotated around
the pivot B, it pushes up the bottom of the keyboard unit.  A lever
knob, that is attached to the foot plate, can rotate 90 degrees where
it stops at about perpendicular position.  Referring to Fig. 3, the
keyboard typing force upon the top of the keyboard unit will not
cause the foot plate (and the keyboard unit) fall down, hence, well
seated.