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Hand-Held Data Input Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042183D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kennedy, PJ [+details]

Abstract

A pistol-grip type of hand-held device is described for entering data into a digital computer or other data handling apparatus requiring the input of data from a human operator. This device has various advantages over the conventional typewriter keyboard-type of data entry device. The hand-held data input device is indicated at 10 in the drawing. It may be made of wood, plastic, or the like. It includes a slidable control button 11 which is slid up and back by the thumb of the human operator to select the desired number, alphabetic letter or other symbol to be entered into a computer 12.