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Space Bar That Rolls

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035918D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Grossman, B McLean, J Reed, A Pickover, C [+details]

Abstract

This disclosure pertains to a terminal key, specifically to a "space bar" which can rotate along its long axis in order to provide an additional function. The traditional use of the space bar is maintained. However, an additional function is available by rolling the bar. For example, roll forward or back to scroll; push down on the bar for standard use. The rolling bar can be locked into any desired position.