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Keyboard for Handheld Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063321D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Chodorow, MS Miller, LA Sachar, HE [+details]

Abstract

This handheld computer keyboard is designed so that the keys can be actuated by the fingers of both hands while the computer is being held between the palms of the hands, and the display is arranged on a surface other than that which contains the keyboard so that the keys do not limit the space available for display. The present keyboard is a modified version of the one shown in the preceding article. This compact computer keyboard is about one-third the size of a standard keyboard and uses twelve keys which have standard finger contact areas (three per key) and which also have standard spacing between adjacent keys.