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Gel Key Caps For Keyboards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030932D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-01
Document File: 4 page(s) / 144K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention is incorporates the use of a gel filled key cap on computer key boards.

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Gel Key Caps For Keyboards

Enclosed is the mechanical design of a computer keyboard key cap that is gel filled. This invention is a design that can employ any mechanical function used to depress key caps and can be marketed in a variety of ways. There is an egronomic value to this invention which adds a positive attribute to the design. This design is a creative idea that can be modified an enhanced in the future for both mechanical design and ergonomic purposes.

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   This keyboard can use any type of switch technology that will allow it to produce a low to moderate audible and or tactile response.

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The keys will be non-toxic PU gel filled and can have a lycra, or clear soft plastic coverings with screen printed text.

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