US Patent No: 6,297,752

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Backside keyboard for a notebook or gamebox

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A keyboard for a notebook computer, personal computer, Personal Data Assistance computer or a game having two keyboard sections. In one embodiment the sections are fixedly mounted on the underside of the chassis of the device and the keys are arranged with half the keys on one section and half the keys are on the other section and positioned such that each key is in a natural position corresponding to the position of the keys when one is typing on a conventional keyboard. In another embodiment, each section is hingeably attached to an edge of the keyboard and the keyboard may be used in one position where the sections extend from the keyboard and face the user an another position where the sections are folded against the backside of the chassis of the device.

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Ni, Xuan 5986 Pilgrim Ave., San Jose, CA 95129 1 51

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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DELL USA, INC. (1)
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TOP GAME & CO., LTD. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (15)
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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. (3)
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Handscape Inc. (1)
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SONY CORPORATION (1)
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EJT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
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FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (4)
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Jopet GmbH & Co. KG (1)
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Paradigm Research Technologies LLC (1)
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PIONEER CORPORATION (1)
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T-MOBILE USA, INC. (1)
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SOLATIDO INC. (1)
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Gateway, Inc. (1)
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ULTRA MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
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TWITCH TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
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E INK HOLDINGS INC. (1)
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FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. (2)
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7,649,522 Human interface input acceleration system 10 2006
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
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