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INEXPENSIVE FEATURE FOR KEYBOARD STRUCTURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024869D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A keyboard comprises a substrate upon which the individual key contacts and associated interconnection circuitry may be formed using printed circuit tech-niques. The keytop array comprising the individual keytops and electrically conductive bridging contacts may then be assembled to the printed circuit substrate. The depression of a keytop brings the selected bridging contact into electrical engagement with one or more conductive key contacts to close the selected circuit.