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Keybutton Stabilizer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058774D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bruner, DA [+details]

Abstract

A keybutton stabilizer, especially useful in long keys for keyboards, which will keep the key level throughout its action irrespective of where on the surface pressure is applied to depress the key is provided. Fig. 1 is a top view of one embodiment of the keybutton stabilizer and Fig. 2 and 3 are front elevational views, in the upstroke and make positions, respectively, of this stabilizer. (Image Omitted) The key assembly includes a keybutton portion 10, which may be a space bar or the like, and which button 10 has a stabilizer mechanism 12 formed integrally therewith. The stabilizer mechanism includes a bar 14, which is articulated in the center by a notch formation 16, dividing the bar into a pair of lever arms 18 and 20.