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Wireless Computer Mouse or other input devices with notification function

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234643D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-24
Document File: 3 page(s) / 68K

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Abstract

This invention tells a novel solution about the enhanced version of wireless computer mouse (or other input device - mouse is used generically) that can be used for the remote notification.

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Wireless Computer Mouse or other input devices with notification function

Currently, a lot of desktop application are using icons, tones or voice notification to tell the user that a new message/email arrives or a task has been finished. But some times, the user is not seating in front of their computer when these notifications come, or the computer is too far for them to hear the tone or voice clearly.

Note that disclosure: http://dossier.almaden.ibm.com/Near-Neighbor/pview.jsp?pn=US20130050086 is somewhat related, but only talks about the use of illumination technology. This invention goes beyond that to include vibration, led lights, sound and text messages.

Inside the mouse.


(1) A micro vibrator can be used to notify the user, different vibrating ways can be used for different messages.

the simulate as mobile, e.g, continuous vibration means 0, vibration with 1 second internal means 1 and so on.


(2) Led light(s) can be used to notify the user, different flashing sequence/interval can be used for different messages.

e.g, suppose there are three led lights, flash means 0, stable means 1, then there will be 8 different kind of notifications can be sent to the mouse.


(3) Beeper with different interval/length of voices can be used to present different messages.

Text message can also be sent the mouse


(4) Text-to-Speech chip can be built into the mouse to speak out the text messages.


(5) small display can be built into the mouse to show short message.

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