Modified keys on a keyboard

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6667697
APP PUB NO 20030197627A1
SERIAL NO

10127800

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The invention is directed to an improvement or enhancement of a keyboard. Particularly, the keys of a keyboard are enhanced or modified, to improve or instill a tactile sensation to a person doing the typing. In this respect, certain of the keys are modified by adding tactile edges to the keys, typing school and instructors and instructions for the beginners instruct the learners to place their fingers in the middle row of the lettered keyboard. Instructions further advise to divide this middle row into two groups, one for the left hand and one for the right hand. Both groups involve the four fingers of each group excluding the thumb. The four fingers of the left hand will be placed over the letters A through F and the fingers of the right hand are placed over the letters J, K, L including the semi colon. The outside edges of the key letter A of the left hand and on the semicolon key of the right hand have outside raised edges placed thereon. This way the four fingers of the left hand and the four fingers of the right are sort of cradled between the raised edges and gives the typist a tactile sensation indicating where exactly the fingers are placed on the keyboard which enhances the speed and the accuracy of the person doing the typing.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Botich, June E 107 Blue Ridge Dr., Naples, FL 34112 1 6

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HERZOG, STUART (1)
* 4762436 Bio-mechanical neuro-sensory keyboard structure and operating methods 12 1986
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 6991390 Locating key for a keyboard or keypad 0 2002
* 2003/0068,183 Locating key for a keyboard or keypad 0 2002
* 2003/0206,761 Computer keyboard having surface textured home keys and other important keys to be tactilely identifiable 2 2003
* 2009/0213,080 Mobile phone with dialing keys of uneven surface 2 2008
* 2009/0195,510 ERGONOMIC USER INTERFACE FOR HAND HELD DEVICES 4 2009
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
8558723 Updating a keyboard configuration 3 2010
 
SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED (2)
* 9110506 Tactile feedback for capacitive sensors 0 2007
* 2008/0246,735 Tactile feedback for capacitive sensors 16 2007
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (2)
8659555 Method and apparatus for executing a feature using a tactile cue 7 2008
* 2009/0315,836 Method and Apparatus for Executing a Feature Using a Tactile Cue 3 2008
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
8730181 Tactile guidance system for touch screen interaction 1 2009
 
Quix S.r.l. (2)
* 7079049 Element for identifying the functions associated with computer keyboard keys 1 2002
* 2003/0080,881 Element for identifying the functions associated with computer keyboard keys 0 2002
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
* 2009/0319,893 Method and Apparatus for Assigning a Tactile Cue 7 2008
* Cited By Examiner