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A System and method for providing a round (not displayed) touch screen virtual keyboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237334D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 77K

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Abstract

Here is disclosed a 'daisy-keyboard' which is round with eight directions letters groups, it can be used as a complete Keyboard or as a T9 Keyboard. This architecture allows the user to write on a touch screen by acting in any point of text area (user is not limited by keys position); it does not take up space on the screen and can be used within any touch screen device; It is easy to learn and allows user to quickly write; it finally could be used with Trackpoint or Joystick or other similar device by moving them in one of eight directions.

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A System and method for providing a round ( keyboard

Touch-screen virtual keyboard occupies screen space and reduces the text area; when the user is typing he must look at the keyboard to avoid mistakes in selecting letters. All attempts to have differently arranged keys than the QWERTY keyboard for faster typing and to increase space for text don't have led to important improvements: Text space is always limited and user needs to look at the keyboard to write.

Here is disclosed a round designed keyboard with eight directions letters groups, it can be used as a complete Keyboard or as a T9 Keyboard. It can be not displayed (doesn't occupy screen space), becoming active in all points of text area. When the keyboard is not displayed the text area could occupy the whole touch-screen. It is very easy to learn and allows user to type quickly; user should not look at the keyboard to write because the keyboard is not displayed and it is active in all points of the text area, the direction in

which the user slides his fingers across the screen determines the group of letters chosen. The user can use all the fingers in every point of screen.

The keyboard is designed placing letters in round position, eight groups of letters are identified, each group corresponds to a direction (north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, northwest). The user writes sliding his finger in the direction of the letter he wants to select. It can be used as a complete keyboard if the user reaches

with finger the letter he want to select, it can be used as...