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Turnable Keyboard/Digitizer for Laptop PC

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123907D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anzai, M: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a methods for turning the keyboard pad of a laptop PC.

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Turnable Keyboard/Digitizer for Laptop PC

   This article describes a methods for turning the keyboard
pad of a laptop PC.

   The laptop PC features keyboard/digitizer turnable pad
and an inside room to restore while the pad is turning upside down.
The digitizer with pen device, by using electromagnetic induction
technology, makes it possible to retrieve the trace of hand writing
or illustration written on memo paper.

   Fig. 1 shows the keyboard pad on the Laptop PC.  Operator
can use it as the ordinary  keyboard.  Fig. 2 shows the keyboard pad
is turned over and the back side of digitizer is set on.  The
provided connector on the keyboard edge is plugged in automatically
at the same time.  The power supply and data transmission is active
whenever the pad is set on the PC.  Fig. 3 shows a Memo Pad is
clipped on the digitizer.  The operator is able to write the
character or illustration while monitoring the LCD panel.  (Fig. 4)