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Adjustable Keyboard Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050148D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Frank, EH Sevy, DR Shakib, ID Stahlman, LE Wolterman, AJ [+details]

Abstract

With the desire to permit keyboard orientation on a typewriter or similar device to accommodate operator comfort, the pivoted keyboard frame 10 is provided with two shafts 12 extending outwardly from the frame 10 to, in turn, support rotary cams 14 (Fig. 1). Cam 14 is provided with a plurality of dwells at predetermined radii or distances from shafts 12 to effect the spacing of shaft 12 from frame member 16, thereby controlling the angular position of the keyboard frame 10.