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Concave Surface Feature on Keypad Buttons for Personal Computing Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130507D
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

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Abstract

Finger slippage and poor finger aim when pressing closely spaced keys resulting in erroneous character entry.

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CONCAVE KEYPAD BUTTONS

Concave Surface Feature on Keypad Buttons for Personal Computing Device

Disclosed Anonymously

Finger slippage and poor finger aim when pressing closely spaced keys resulting in erroneous character entry.

In the short term, the concave button surface directs fingertips away from the edges and towards the center of each key thus preventing finger drift.

In the long term, the constant directed application of finger presses to a specific area of each button accelerates the "position learning" process, making the device easier, faster and more rewarding to use sooner.