|| List of recent Keyboard-related patents
| Executing secondary actions with respect to onscreen objects|
In a computer system receiving input from a user via at least a keyboard and a pointing device, in which input via the pointing device causes corresponding movement of a pointing image on a display screen of the computer system, user input may be received via the pointing device to point the pointing image at an onscreen object on the display screen. In response to the user activating a key on the keyboard while the pointing image is pointing at the onscreen object, a secondary action with respect to the onscreen object may be executed..
| Displaying a graphic keyboard|
In general, this disclosure describes techniques for providing a mechanism for facilitating text entry by a user interacting with a graphical keyboard displayed at a presence-sensitive screen of a computing device. For example, a computing device having a presence-sensitive screen and a housing, the housing further having a plurality of touch sensors, receives touch input at the touch sensors.
| Key display manner updating method and wireless handheld device|
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a key display updating method and a wireless handheld device. The method includes: counting click times of each key on a virtual keyboard; obtaining a display manner corresponding to the counted click times of each key based on correspondence between click times of keys and display manners; and displaying each key according to the display manner corresponding to the click times of each key.
| Typetell touch screen keystroke announcer|
A method for validating a touch made on a touch-sensitive screen such as, for example, making a keystroke on a screen keyboard on a computing device with a touch-sensitive screen (such as a smart phone or a tablet computer). The user intends to make an intended single touch on a desired zone on the screen, and then touches an actually-touched zone on the screen.
| Keyboard-video-mouse system and method of providing and using the same|
Some embodiments include keyboard-video-mouse systems. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are also disclosed..
| Portable electronic device having a protective foldable cover with a built-in membrane keyboard|
A portable electronic device includes a main body, a protective foldable cover, a membrane keyboard and a folding means. The protective foldable cover is attached structurally in a foldable manner to the main body and further has a foldable leaf to cover the main body.
| Tablet apparatus|
A tablet apparatus includes a first member which is provided with a keyboard, and a second member which is provided with a display portion and covers an upper surface of the first member. The first and second members are connected to each other through a link member such that the second member may be guided through the link member and move in various positions with respect to the first member..
| Heat dissipation device|
Embodiments of the present invention provide a heat dissipation device of a notebook computer. The notebook computer is provided with a keyboard.
| Portable device|
A portable device includes a keyboard unit; a display unit; a connection unit which is connected to each of the keyboard unit and the display unit, moves relatively with respect to each of the keyboard unit and the display unit, and supports the display unit so that the display unit covers or uncovers the keyboard unit; and a controller which is placed inside the connection unit and controls operation of the portable device.. .
| Method to select word by swiping capacitive keyboard|
A method for an electronic device having a keyboard and a display, including, receiving an input reflecting selection of one or more of the keys, displaying, at a location on the display, one or more characters associated with the one or more selected keys, wherein the location corresponds to a region of the keyboard determined based on a subsequent candidate input character that is based on the one or more characters associated with the one or more selected keys, and detecting a swipe input associated with the determined region. An electronic device including a display, a keyboard, a memory, and a processor, the processor being configured to execute the method.
| Keyboard device and electronic device|
A keyboard device includes an operation surface. One long side of the operation surface is referred to as a proximal side, which nears a user operating the keyboard device; and the other long side is referred to as a distal side.
| Signal processing device for a keyboard and signal processing method thereof|
A signal processing device for a keyboard and a signal processing method thereof. The signal processing device for a keyboard includes a key scanning unit, a pointer rod scanning unit, an analog-to-digital conversion unit and a processing unit.
| Scroll wheel assembly for scrolling an image in multiple directions|
A scroll wheel assembly for computer input device having a housing. The scroll wheel assembly includes a housing and an engagable scroll wheel.
| Systems and methods for implementing haptics for pressure sensitive keyboards|
Systems and methods are employed for implementing haptics for pressure sensitive keyboards, such as the type of keyboards having keys that produce alternating digital open/short signals that emulate actuation of conventional “momentary on” digital keys. The disclosed systems and methods may be implemented to provide haptics for both touch typing and variable pressure sensitive operation of a pressure sensitive keyboard.
| Body sensing computer keyboard|
A body sensing computer keyboard includes a trigger module defining a vibratable part and a non-vibratable part, a plurality of key buttons respectively clickable to trigger the trigger module in generating a respective signal, a displacement unit set between the trigger module and the key buttons, and a vibrator provided at the bottom side of the vibratable part of the trigger module and electrically connected to a vibration driving circuit of the trigger module for vibrating the vibratable part when one key button is clicked to trigger the trigger module.. .
| Luminescent keyswitch module and keyboard thereof|
A luminescent keyswitch module includes a base plate, a keyswitch, a light guide plate, a light source, a diffusion structure, and a reflector. The keyswitch is disposed on the base plate.
|Scrolling virtual music keyboard|
Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for scrolling a virtual keyboard on a touch screen device including a display. A first aspect allows detecting a user contact swipe motion in a predetermined direction along said keyboard, scrolling said keyboard across said display in accordance with said motion, and stopping said scrolling upon termination of user contact swipe motion.
|Keyboard-video-mouse system and method of providing and using the same|
Some embodiments include keyboard-video-mouse systems. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are also disclosed..
|Keyboard system with automatic correction|
Alternative textual interpretations of each sequence of inputs detected within an auto-correcting keyboard region are determined. Actual keystroke contract locations may occur outside the boundaries of specific keyboard key regions associated with the actual characters of word interpretations proposed for selection.
|Slider for keyboard|
A slider for keyboard is disclosed, which comprises a keyboard, a slider, and a supporting frame. The slider is slidably disposed on the lateral side of the keyboard.
A foldable keyboard includes a first input module, a second input module, a folding support member, a magnetic element and a ferromagnetic element. The magnetic element and the ferromagnetic element put on the second input module and the folding support member separately that the folding support member can close with the second input module.
|Information processing apparatus|
An information processing apparatus includes a substantially plate-like display unit having at least a display, a substantially plate-like main unit having at least a keyboard, a connecting plate adapted to connect the display unit and the main unit via hinges, and a flat coaxial cable including at least one coaxial cable that transmits rf signals between the display unit and the main unit, the at least one coaxial cable being wrapped and shaped flat by a wrapper and secured at predetermined positions in the display unit and the main unit.. .
|Keyboard device and light guide film layer thereof|
A light guide film layer applied to a keyboard device is also provided by the present disclosure.. .
|Handheld electronic device and method for performing spell checking during text entry and for integrating the output from such spell checking into the output from disambiguation|
A handheld electronic device includes a reduced qwerty keyboard and is enabled with a disambiguation routine that is operable to disambiguate text input. In addition to identifying and outputting representations of language objects that are stored in the memory and that correspond with a text input, the device is able to perform a spell check routine during input of a text entry, with the output from the spell check routine being visually integrated into the output from the disambiguation routine..
|System and method for a virtual keyboard|
The present disclosure is directed to a method that includes capturing images of a working area that includes indicia of a virtual keyboard having a plurality of keys and detecting a selected key of the plurality of keys. The detecting of the selected key includes detecting an object in the working area by analyzing the captured images for variations in light intensity in the captured images.
|Temporary keyboard having some individual keys that provide varying levels of capacitive coupling to a touch-sensitive display|
A physical keyboard having a plurality of individual keys temporarily overlays a touch-sensitive display. Each individual key selectively provides either of a first level of capacitive coupling and a second, different level of capacitive coupling to the touch-sensitive display.
|Input system and method for computer|
An input system for a computer includes a portable device and a conversion device connected between the computer and the portable device. The portable device generates control signals in the manner of a keyboard or mouse to invoke computer functions.
|Medical symbol keypad|
The present invention is a medical symbol keypad that includes a plurality of keys that each have a top surfacing that are disposed on the medical symbol keypad and a plurality of medical symbols that are disposed on the top surfacing of the keys. The medical symbol keyboard includes a software module that is included with the medical symbol keypad, the software module performs a plurality of operations associated with the medical symbol keypad and a downloadable app that is similar to the software module provided on the medical symbol keypad..
|Automatic touchpad turn-off in a computing device|
A method includes sensing data related to a presence of at least a portion of a hand of a user of a computing device when the user is typing using a keyboard or a keypad of the computing device located proximate a touchpad thereof through one or more sensor(s) communicatively coupled to a processor of the computing device and located proximate both the keyboard or the keypad and the touchpad, and transmitting the sensed data to the processor. The method also includes automatically turning off the touchpad through a driver component thereof when the processor determines the presence of at least the portion of the hand of the user when the user is typing using the keyboard or the keypad based on the received sensed data..
|Thin illuminated keyboard|
A thin illuminated keyboard comprises a plurality of keys, a carrying unit and at least one light emission board. The carrying unit includes a baseboard to hold the keys and at least one light guide element located between the keys and baseboard.
|Method for verifying the validity and delivering a proof of purchase from a mobile device and associated computer program|
The invention is directed to a method for generating a record (r1-r1) corresponding to the validity of a proof of purchase including obtaining (98) product data elements (31-37) by a camera (24), a keyboard (28) or near-field communication through a mobile device (1), determining (99) contextual information of the mobile device (1) such as its geolocalization, transmitting (100, 101) product data elements (31-37) and contextual information to a server (2), determining (102) on the server (2) from the contextual information and the product data element (31-37) whether the proof of purchase is valid and generating (107) a record (r1-ri) corresponding a valid proof of purchase.. .
|Virtual keyboard system with automatic correction|
There is disclosed an enhanced text entry system which uses word-level analysis to automatically correct inaccuracies in user keystroke entries on reduced keyboards such as those implemented on a touch-sensitive panel or display screen, or on mechanical keyboard systems. A method and system are defined which determine one or more alternate textual interpretations of each sequence of inputs detected within a designated auto-correcting keyboard region..
|Method and electronic system for playing videos|
A method for playing videos, applied to an electronic system, is provided. A video is played through a player application program, and a playing status stored in an embedded control random access memory of a keyboard controller of the electronic system is set to a first status when the video is played.
A portable computer includes a base, a display module, at least one support element, a sliding assembly, two connecting robs, and a keyboard module. The display module includes a connecting end and a support surface.
|Systems and methods for processing data entered using an eye-tracking system|
A method for processing data entered using a keyboard and a keyboard capable of implementing the method is described. In one embodiment, the keyboard includes keys associated with at least one input data value and at least one multi-value key associated with at least two input data values.
|Electronic device and method of displaying touch keyboard on touch screen of the electronic device|
In a method of displaying a touch keyboard on a touch screen of an electronic device, one or more control instructions for displaying different keyboard layouts of the touch keyboard on the touch screen are determined. The method determines a keyboard layout of the touch keyboard corresponding to each of the control instructions.
|Fully automatic simulation system of an input device|
A fully automatic simulation system for an input device permits storage in advance of executable applications and associated simulation setting flies into a database, and then combination of the detection, automatic data searching and matching, transmission and conversion, enabling rapid and convenient operation by the users, whenever they operate various applications or whether they adopt a keyboard, mouse or joystick as the simulation controller.. .
|Self aligning minimal gap keycaps|
Keyboard keys are outfitted with alignment features whose configuration, placement and geometry on a key serve to allow the key to automatically self-locate when the key returns from a pressed down, accessed, position, to its home, resting, position. In this manner, keyboards can be designed with keys with minimal keycap gaps that reduce the perceptible variance in the keycap spacing to be ascetically pleasing with minimal manufacturing costs..
|Portable piano keyboard computer|
A piano keyboard computer includes a piano-type keyboard adjacent to a display screen. The system allows music tutorials, visualizations and other applications.
|Piano key system|
A keyboard instrument having keys modified as compared to a standard piano keyboard, in which the central longitudinal axis of the d♯ key extends between the adjoining distal lateral sides of the d and e keys, and in which the c♯ and d♯ keys, f♯ and g♯ keys, and g♯ and a♯ keys are respectively 17 millimeters apart.. .
|Method, device and system for acquiring virtual keyboard|
Embodiments, relating to the field of virtual keyboard technologies, of the present invention provide a method for acquiring a virtual keyboard key. The method includes: receiving layout of a universal virtual keyboard and a mapping relationship between terminals and universal virtual keyboard key value mapping tables from a server; acquiring a corresponding universal virtual keyboard key value mapping table according to the identifier of the terminal and the mapping relationship between terminals and universal virtual keyboard key value mapping tables; and acquiring a universal virtual keyboard according to the layout of the universal virtual keyboard and the universal virtual keyboard key value mapping table of the terminal.
|Method and apparatus for interactive mobile offer system using time and location for out-of-home display screens|
Content which is related to content being displayed on an out-of-home display screen is synchronized with being shown on an out-of-home display screen. A mobile device operates to receive content which is related to the content being displayed on the out-of-home display screen.
A portable computer includes a base, a keyboard module, a pushing assembly, a display module, and a sliding assembly. The base includes a front end and a rear end.
|Zhuyin input interface on a device|
One of a pair of alternate key planes of a virtual keyboard is presented. Each key plane includes a partial set of phonetic symbols from a phonetic alphabet.
|Electronic device with switchable display screen, computer system thereof and method for switching display screen|
An electronic device with a switchable display screen, a computer system of the electronic device and a method therefor are provided. The electronic device includes a processing unit, a displayport interface, a keyboard control unit, a switch module, and a display panel module.
|Electronic device and method of changing a keyboard|
A method includes, on a display of an electronic device, displaying a first virtual keyboard of a set of available virtual keyboards, detecting a touch, when the touch is associated with a keyboard changing function, displaying previews of virtual keyboards of the set of available virtual keyboards, detecting selection of a second virtual keyboard of the set of available virtual keyboards, and displaying the second virtual keyboard in response to detecting the selection.. .
|Methods and apparatus for securing keystrokes from being intercepted between the keyboard and a browser|
In general terms, the invention described herein provides a method and system for (1) modifying the keyboard driver, (2) encrypting the keystrokes between the keyboard driver and the browser, and (3) notifying the user if the invention has been compromised.. .
|Support accessory for split keyboard|
An adjustable keyboard assembly and support mounts and keying layout are provided allowing a user to orient keying modules of the assembly in a variety of desired configurations. In one embodiment, the assembly includes pivoting support plates that allow the flexible adjustments.
|Hinge device and electronic apparatus using that hinge device|
A hinge device which rotatably connects a display to a keyboard part comprised of a hinge pivot member which attaches the keyboard part and a bracket which is attached to the display and holds the hinge pivot member and of a hinge cover, wherein if making the bracket hold the hinge pivot member, then attaching the hinge cover to the pivot of the hinge pivot member and making it slide in the axial direction to engage it with the housing of the display part and attaching the front cover to the display part in this state, a projecting part which is provided at the front end part of the front cover is inserted in the hinge cover and return of the hinge cover in the axial direction is prevented, so the front cover and hinge cover can be simply removed at the time of maintenance of the display part.. .
|Device, method, and graphical user interface for entering characters|
A device with a display and a touch-sensitive keyboard with one or more character keys: displays a text entry area; detects a first input on the touch-sensitive keyboard; in accordance with a determination that the first input corresponds to activation of a character key, enters a first character corresponding to the character key into the text entry area; in accordance with a determination that the first input corresponds to a character drawn on the touch-sensitive keyboard: determines one or more candidate characters for the drawn character, and displays a candidate character selection interface that includes at least one of the candidate characters; while displaying the candidate character selection interface, detects a second input that selects a respective candidate character within the candidate character selection interface; and in response to detecting the second input, enters the selected respective candidate character into the text entry area.. .
|Dynamic context-based language determination|
Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for facilitating message composition are presented. In some embodiments, an electronic computing device can receive user input and determine a set of contextual attributes based on the user input.
|Pocket data input board|
The invention is a thin, light, touch sensitive, typically portable keyboard for an electronic device, which uses walls between most adjacent keys to prevent one finger activating more than intended key. This enables packing keys extremely close to each other, yet negligible chance of false activation.
A notebook computer is disclosed in the present invention which comprises: a screen, which is a touch screen configured to be operable via touching; a host, which is integrated in the screen; and a keyboard, which is detachably connected with the screen so that the keyboard and the screen can be in a state of being connected to each other or in a state of being separated from each other in use. When the notebook computer is used, the keyboard and the screen can be in the state of being separated from each other in use, so that the screen and the keyboard of the notebook computer are used separately.
|Method and apparatus pertaining to an augmented-reality keyboard|
An augmented-reality component associates augmented-reality keycaps with corresponding physical keycaps of a physical keyboard. The augmented-reality component can comprise, at least in part, augmented-reality glasses.
|Adaptive keyboard lighting|
A method for managing backlight illumination of a keyboard that is coupled to an electronic device or computer system includes placing backlights illuminating the keyboard in an on-state or an off-state according to a direction of the user's eyesight relative to the keyboard, a use state of the keyboard, and a state of a display presented to the user by the electronic device or computer system to receive input via keyboard entry. The method includes turning off at least one backlight if the user's eyesight is directed away the keyboard, if the keyboard is not in use, or if the display does not include an input element for receiving input via keyboard entry..
|Adjustable support bracket|
A height-adjustable support system including a vertically elongated support track having a top end and a bottom end and a plurality of parallel channels extending therebetween, a carriage assembly having a support surface and channel engaging members wherein said carriage assembly is adapted to be retained by said channels and slide along said channels, said carriage assembly including a support plate adapted to support a computer monitor and a keyboard support, and an actuator assembly being operable to releasably retain said carriage assembly along said support track.. .
|Keyboard construction having a sensing layer below a chassis layer|
A keyboard having a sensor layer below a chassis layer is described. In one embodiment, the keyboard includes a keyboard chassis and a plurality of keycaps positioned above the keyboard chassis.
|Illuminated keyboard with a light transmission channel|
An illuminated keyboard with a light transmission channel contains a substrate used to hold a plurality of press units, a circuit board disposed on the substrate and triggered by the press units, and a light shielding unit disposed on the circuit board and having a permeable area and a light impermeable area. The light impermeable area of the light shielding unit and a non-transparent surface of the circuit board form a light transmission channel between the substrate and the plurality of press units.
|Musical keyboard in the form of a two-dimensional matrix|
The invention relates to music keyboard design. The music keyboard consists of keys which are organized in the form of a two-dimensional matrix and are ranged along one axis of the matrix as an arithmetic progression of the frequency of the sound produced and along the other axis of the matrix as an arithmetic progression of the period of the sound produced.
|Quick access function setting method for a touch control device|
A quick access function setting method for a touch control device is provided, comprising: establishing one-to-one correspondence relation between input gestures of a touch screen and a designated quick access module; saving parameters of the input gestures in the memory area of a central processing unit; regularly detecting input signals in a touch control area and recording the input signals into a memory of the central processing unit by the touch screen in the working state; comparing the input signals with the parameters in the memory area, and executing the corresponding quick access function template if the input signals are matched with the parameters. By the method, it is able to conveniently and quickly access the required function module, and even access the function module with the keyboard locked, thus saving time for searching the function templates on the touch interface..
|Accessing secondary functions on soft keyboards using gestures|
A method for operating a user interface on a system using gestures that initiate or terminate on a soft-key or is disclosed. One or more keys or buttons may be displayed on a user display.