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345 - Computer graphics processing and selective visual display systems

345156000 - DISPLAY PERIPHERAL INTERFACE INPUT DEVICE

345157000 - Cursor mark position control device

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345166000 Optical detector 155
345164000 Rotatable ball detector 14
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20130044056Computer mouse controller having force-based cursor rate mechanism - A computer mouse controller that employs a joystick-style cursor control mechanism. This cursor control mechanism employs a plurality of strain transducers affixed to a substrate to which a vertical mechanical post is attached. The upper free end of the post may be mechanically coupled to a shell shaped as a body of revolution such as a hemispheric-shaped shell. The mechanical coupling between the post and the ball-shaped shell may be a hard unyielding attachment or an intermediate compliant device such as a spring or rubber-like member to permit some limited movement of the ball-shaped shell relative to the post. The strain transducers are preferably arranged and connected in a bridge or half bridge configuration in two orthogonal axes. The application of a horizontally directed force to the free end of the post, imparts strain (tension or compression) to the transducers in the bridge depending upon the direction, thereby altering the impedance of the transducers along respective axes. A commensurate change in the output voltages increases the rate of cursor movement.02-21-2013
20100117961DETECTING A PALM TOUCH ON A SURFACE - The detection of a palm touch on a touch surface, such as a mouse surface, is disclosed. A palm touch can be determined as the touch on the touch surface that has a radius exceeding a predetermined palm touch radius. Alternatively, a palm touch can be determined as the touch on the touch surface located beyond the expected distance between finger touches.05-13-2010
20100060579Power Management Device for a Wireless Input Device and Related Wireless Input Device - A power management device for a wireless input device includes a sensor, built on a housing of the wireless input device, for sensing a distance between the housing and an object to generate a sensing result, and a control module, coupled to the sensor, for controlling an operating mode of the wireless input device based on the sensing result.03-11-2010
20090195502Pointing Device - A pointing device is communicated with a computer system for controlling movement of a cursor shown on a display screen of the computer system. The pointing device includes a housing and a scroll wheel assembly. The housing has an opening therein. The scroll wheel assembly is positioned within the opening of the housing and a portion thereof protrudes away from the outer surface of the housing. The scroll wheel assembly includes a rotatable member, a soft member covering the rotatable member, and a sensing member arranged between the rotatable member and the soft member. The sensing member is actuated in response to deformation of the soft member when a lateral force is applied on the soft member, thereby controlling lateral movement of the cursor.08-06-2009
20090153482COMPUTER INPUT DEVICE WITH INERTIAL INSTRUMENTS - A computer input device includes, in one embodiment, at least two accelerometers, at least two gyroscopes, and a processor within a housing. Signals from the accelerometers and the gyroscopes are utilized to determine the relative motion of the computer input device.06-18-2009
20080259033BOOK-NOTEPAD PERSONAL COMPUTING DEVICE - Using stylus-mouse combo pen input device replacing conventional keyboard and mouse on personal computing device, the book-notepad personal computing device decreases the size and weight of personal computing device provides more user friendly nature input interface for personal computing devices. This invention can be widely used for portable personal computing devices and encourage the nature handwriting skills for human beings.10-23-2008
20080259032Wheel assembly of a computer input device - A computer input device has a body that includes a housing that has a top and a lateral side, with an opening provided in the lateral side. A micro switch is positioned inside the housing, with a shaft extending from the housing through the opening. A wheel assembly is located on the lateral side of the body, and extends from the opening of the body in a manner where the wheel assembly can be rotated about an axis defined by the shaft, and can be depressed against the shaft to activate the micro switch.10-23-2008
20110193780INTEGRATING MEDIA DISPLAY INTO COMPUTER PERIPHERALS AND COMPUTING SYSTEMS: THE MEDIA MOUSE, MEDIA KEYBOARD, MEDIA MONITOR, MEDIA MATE, MEDIA SCREEN AND MEDIABOOK - A computer system such as a laptop or Personal Digital Assistant and a computer peripheral such as a mouse, keyboard, monitor and other new devices wherein the user can create, acquire, assemble, file and transmit media to a display enabled screen or screens on the systems, peripherals or new devices, enhancing personalization through added functionality.08-11-2011
20090303182DISCRETE VIBRATION SCROLL WHEEL DEVICE - The present invention discloses a discrete vibration scroll wheel device, which comprises: a scroll wheel and a support seat supporting the scroll wheel. The scroll wheel has a wheel portion and an axle portion. The support seat has an axle-receiving hole where the axle portion is inserted and held. The axle portion of the scroll wheel has a toothed disc with a plurality of protrusions and recessions arranged alternately. The support seat has a stepping generation member corresponding to the toothed disc. The stepping generation member has a pressing tip normally contacting the toothed disc. The rotation of the scroll wheel makes the pressing tip move to-and-fro between the protrusions and recessions and generates the vertical and reciprocating vibration travels of the pressing tip. Thereby, when the user operates the scroll wheel, he will have a hand feeling of discrete vibrations generated by the stepping generation member.12-10-2009
20090122012USER INPUT DEVICE WITH RING-SHAPED SCROLL WHEEL - A user input device including a ring-shaped scroll wheel for use with a computing device is provided. The user input device includes a housing and a scroll wheel assembly coupled to the housing. The scroll wheel assembly includes a scroll wheel having a ring-shaped body and a scroll wheel support structure. The body of the scroll wheel may include a surface including an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface that bounds a hollow interior. The scroll wheel may be configured to extend through an opening of the housing. The scroll wheel support structure may include a frame and a plurality of supports mounted to the frame and contacting the surface of the scroll wheel. The plurality of supports may be configured to rotatably secure the scroll wheel to the scroll wheel support structure.05-14-2009
20090122011EFFICIENT MODE SWITCHING IN A VIDEO PROCESSOR SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus are provided for efficiently controlling source computers connected to a display system. A control computer is connected to one or more source computers and video output is shown on a display system. A mouse and associated input devices may operate in video processor mode or source computer mode based on mouse x-coordinate and y-coordinate position information. Other modes such as control computer mode are also possible. In particular instances, a mouse and associated input devices operate in source computer mode to control a particular source computer when the mouse pointer position resides within one of the source computer windows. A mode of operation may switch based on a change in mouse position.05-14-2009
20120176317Wireless Mouse Charge Device and Wireless Mouse Charge System - A wireless mouse charge device, disposed within a notebook computer, charges the wireless mouse by the electromagnetic induction effect, in which the wireless mouse charge device includes the shoot area and the electromagnetic induction device. The shoot area is a part of the case of the notebook computer, and the electromagnetic induction device is set within the notebook computer and disposed under the shoot area, in which the electromagnetic induction device generates the induced magnetic field that charges the wireless mouse.07-12-2012
20130076628MOUSE WITH ADJUSTABLE RESOLUTION FUNCTION - A mouse with an adjustable resolution function executes the cursor control function normally. The mouse includes an adjustment unit, a processor, and a sensor unit. The adjustment unit optionally generates an adjusting signal and transmits the adjusting signal to the processor. The processor receives the adjusting signal, generates a control signal correspondingly and transmits the control signal to the sensor unit. According to the control signal and the moving path of the mouse, the sensor unit correspondingly generates a displacement signal to the processor and enables the mouse to execute the cursor moving function in accordance with the displacement signal.03-28-2013
20100117963Generating Gestures Tailored to a Hand Resting on a Surface - The generation of gestures tailored to a hand resting on a mouse surface is disclosed. Gestures to be made on the mouse surface can be generated based on the natural pose of a hand resting on the mouse surface so that the gestures are comfortable. Fingers that are appropriately posed on the mouse surface to make a gesture can be identified for that gesture. Alternatively, gestures to be made on the mouse surface can be generated based on a user's preference. The user can identify the fingers that the user wishes to use to make a gesture.05-13-2010
20100073293NAVIGATION DEVICE WITH DUAL AIRFLOW SENSORS - A navigation device with dual airflow sensors. The navigation device includes a first sensor to detect a first airflow in response to movement of the navigation device in approximately a first direction. The navigation device includes a second sensor to detect a second airflow in response to movement of the navigation device in approximately a second direction. The navigation device also includes first and second airflow directors which are aligned with the first and second sensors, respectively. Each airflow director includes multiple openings to direct the first and second airflows across the first and second sensors, and to maintain the first and second airflows substantially independent of one another. The navigation device also includes a microcontroller to generate a two dimensional navigation signal based on input signals from the first and second sensors.03-25-2010
20100073292USING VIBRATION TO DETERMINE THE MOTION OF AN INPUT DEVICE - A method and apparatus for determining the speed and/or position of an input device from vibrational signals is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a response spectrum is generated as the input device moves across a surface. Amplitude and frequency data associated with the response spectrum is analyzed to determine the magnitude of the velocity.03-25-2010
20130076627MOUSE - A mouse includes a main body and a control circuit. A left button, a number of pressure sensors, a right button, and a control button are positioned on the main body. The control circuit includes a control unit, an acceleration sensor, and a wireless transmitter. The left button, the pressure sensors, the right button, the control button, the acceleration sensor, and the wireless transmitter are connected to the control unit. When the mouse is placed in the mouth of a user, the left button, the pressure sensors, and the right button are operated by the tongue of the user. The control button is bitten by the teeth of the user, to turn on the acceleration sensor. The acceleration sensor senses movement of the head of the user, and cooperates with the control unit and the wireless transmitter to control a cursor of a computer to move.03-28-2013
20130082927MOUSE WITH MULTI-CONFIGURABLE BUTTONS - A mouse with multi-configurable buttons is provided. The mouse with multi-configurable buttons comprises a housing, a cylinder module and a signal processing device. The housing has an opening, and the cylinder module is received in the housing and partially exposed through the opening. The cylinder module at least comprises a first click portion and the second click portion, and the signal processing device at least comprises a first switch and a second switch. When the first click portion is exposed through the opening, the first click portion is used for activating the first switch. In contrast, when the second portion is exposed through the opening, the second click portion is used for activating the first and the second switch. Therefore, the mouse with multi-configurable buttons provides at least two configuration status via rotating the rotating cylinder to satisfy different user demands.04-04-2013
20130038533INPUT DEVICE WITH ADJUSTABLE HOLDING ANGLE AND AN ANGLE ADJUSTING DEVICE THEREOF - An input device with adjustable holding angle and an angle adjusting device thereof are provided. The input device includes a top housing unit, a bottom shell and an angle adjusting device. The angle adjusting device includes a pitching unit and a rolling unit. The pitching unit has a liftable erecting rod, which has a top end connected to the top housing unit. The rolling unit has a transverse rod which is arranged along a lateral direction. The erecting rod has a portion adjacent to its top end, which is rotatably disposed under the top housing unit, and a portion adjacent to its bottom end, which is movably connected to the transverse rod along a transverse direction. Thus, user can adjust the erecting rod to adjust a pitching angle of the top housing unit, or rotate the transverse rod to adjust a rolling angle of the top housing unit.02-14-2013
20130038534MOUSE WITH IMPROVED INPUT MECHANISMS USING TOUCH SENSORS - A mouse having improved input methods and mechanisms is disclosed. The mouse is configured with touch sensing areas capable of generating input signals. The touch sensing areas may for example be used to differentiate between left and right clicks in a single button mouse. The mouse may further be configured with force sensing areas capable of generating input signals. The force sensing areas may for example be positioned on the sides of the mouse so that squeezing the mouse generates input signals. The mouse may further be configured with a jog ball capable of generating input signals. The mouse may additionally be configured with a speaker for providing audio feedback when the various input devices are activated by a user.02-14-2013
20130076626THERAPEUTIC HUMAN INTERFACE DEVICE - A therapeutic human interface device includes an input device subassembly to detect movement of the device. A movable section is disposed on the device that allows for adjustment of a dimensional quality of the device. A drive system assembly may be in communication with a controller and cause the movable section to move.03-28-2013
20100045604MOUSE DEVICE - A mouse device for use with a computer includes a housing including a receiving part therein, a mouse body inside the receiving part, and a detecting means located on an inside wall of the receiving part. The detecting means detects movement of the mouse body when pressed by the mouse body, thereby causing the pointer to move. The mouse device provides user convenience.02-25-2010
20100045603MOUSE DEVICE FOR USE WITH COMPUTER - A mouse device includes two buttons, a detection circuit, and a shell. The two buttons includes a conductor and a detection circuit electrically coupled to the electrical conductor. The detection circuit is configured to detect human micro-electrical signal transmitted from the electrical conductor and for generating a corresponding pulse. The signal processing circuit is configured to receive the pulse generated by the detection circuit, and to convert the received pulse into a control signals. The shell is configured to support the buttons and house the signal processing circuit.02-25-2010
20100045602POSITION INPUT DEVICE WITH ANCHORAGE - A position input device is provided. The input device includes a mouse module configured for providing position information, the mouse including a body, and a skirt element attached to the mouse body and extending from a lower surface of the mouse body, for maintaining the mouse in an essentially stationary position on a support surface by holding the skirt against a surface under the mouse module.02-25-2010
20130027308WHEEL MODULE FOR INPUT DEVICE - A wheel module for an input device includes a fixing shaft, a wheel and a swinging arm. The wheel has a recess or a hollow groove, so that a first saw-toothed structure and a second saw-toothed structure are formed within the wheel. When the contacting part of the swinging arm is contacted with the first saw-toothed structure, the wheel is operated in a first click-feeling mode. Whereas, when the contacting part of the swinging arm is contacted with the second saw-toothed structure, the wheel is operated in a second click-feeling mode.01-31-2013
20130027304COMPUTER MOUSE HAVING ILLUMINATING FUNCTION - A mouse includes a casing, a light, a switch, and a supporting device. The casing includes a base plate and a top cover covering the base plate. The top cover defines a receiving hole. The switch is electrically connected to the light and used to turn the light on and off. The supporting device is movably accommodated in the receiving hole and supports the light. The supporting device is capable of moving out of the receiving hole.01-31-2013
20130044057OPTICAL INPUT DEVICE - A specific information input region (B) individually specifying information to be input and an input mode switching region (C) used for changing an information input mode are placed on an information input region (A) set on a substrate. Each of these regions is displayed to be visible. An optical sensor detects a touched position on the information input region. Then, the touch operation in the input mode switching region (C) is detected according to the output of the optical sensor to selectively switch the information input mode among keyboard input, pen tablet input and mouse input. The output of the optical sensor is analyzed according to the set input mode to find out the information input by the touch operation02-21-2013
20100110009Computer Mouse - A computer mouse includes a housing having hollow for receiving a finger of a user, a control module inside the housing for detecting signals and controlling transmissions of the signals, and a fingerprint scanning module coupled to the control module for detecting fingerprints and transmitting fingerprint signals to the control module. The fingerprint scanning module includes a fingerprint scanner positioned in the hollow of the housing. A side view of the hollow may be close loop shaped, such as D-shaped, or open loop shaped, such as C-shaped.05-06-2010
20130027310KEY ACTUATION DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A manual pointing device for a computer system, the device having at least one key that can be actuated manually by a user, a click-event detection module coupled to the key to detect actuation thereof on first, second, and third detection axes via an inertial sensing circuit elastically coupled to a casing with a board, the inertial-sensor circuit structured to be carried on the board so as to oscillate and to rotate about the second detection axis.01-31-2013
20130027309Method And Apparatus For Responding Operations - A method for responding operations includes: intercepting a press-down event of a pointer equipment to obtain press-down position and time of the pointer equipment; intercepting a moving event of the pointer equipment to obtain a current position where the pointer equipment moves and time when the pointer equipment moves to the current position; calculating to obtain residence time, movement speed and movement direction of the pointer equipment according to the press-down position and time as well as the current position where the pointer equipment moves and the time when the pointer equipment moves to the current position; judging whether the current gesture is a dragging gesture or a scrolling gesture according to the residence time, movement speed and movement direction, executing a dragging operation if the current gesture is the dragging gesture, and executing a scrolling operation if the current gesture is the scrolling gesture.01-31-2013
20130027306WHEEL MODULE FOR INPUT DEVICE - A wheel module for an input device includes a circuit board, a wheel swinging member, a wheel and a stopping arm. A plurality of switch elements are installed on the circuit board. These switch elements are arranged between the circuit board and the wheel swinging member. The wheel is disposed on the wheel swinging member. When the contact part of the stopping arm is moved to a specified position, the wheel is non-rotatable. By titling the wheel in a specified direction, the wheel swinging member is swung to trigger the switch element corresponding to the specified direction.01-31-2013
20130027307HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE APPARATUS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - In a human machine interface (HMI) apparatus, powered by a power supply, an assembly unit binds the apparatus to the user's hand. A laser determines the location of a cursor on a display interface of a host machine. A mode switch is used to switch among a touch mode, an air mouse mode, and a monitor remote control mode. A sensor captures motion signals from a user and a transmitter sends signals generated by the apparatus to a receiver in communication with the host machine. A control module transfers a user's motion signals to the transmitter. A button acts as a left mouse button when in touch mode and a key can act as a left or right mouse button. Remote control keys are also provided. The assembly unit can take the form of a glove, a portion which acts as a linear acceleration sensor and air angular velocity sensor.01-31-2013
20130027305WHEEL MODULE FOR INPUT DEVICE - A wheel module for an input device includes a circuit board, a wheel swinging member, and a wheel. A plurality of switch elements are installed on the circuit board. These switch elements are arranged between the circuit board and the wheel swinging member. The wheel is disposed on the wheel swinging member. When the wheel is moved downwardly relative to the wheel swinging member by a specified distance, an operating mode of the wheel module is switched from a rotating mode to a swinging mode. When the wheel module is operated in the rotating mode, the wheel is rotatable relative to the wheel swinging member. When the wheel module is operated in the swinging mode and the wheel is tilted in a specified direction, the wheel swinging member is synchronously swung relative to the circuit board to trigger a corresponding switch element.01-31-2013
20120182219MOUSE - A mouse, activated by a touch medium, is provided. The mouse includes a mouse body, a sensor, a power source and a mouse circuit. The sensor is disposed on the body, wherein the sensor sends a switch signal according to a distance between the touch medium and the sensor. The mouse circuit is electrically connected to the power source and the sensor, wherein the mouse circuit activates or deactivates the mouse according to the switch signal.07-19-2012
20120182218MOUSE FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A mouse for operating an electronic device and having an actuating base, that is movable relative to a guide surface to thereby perform a function on an associated electronic device, and a moving assembly for the actuating base. The moving assembly has an elongate member. The elongate member is constructed to be: a) operatively held in a user's hand that is configured to hold the elongate member in the same manner that an elongate writing instrument would be held by a user's hand during a writing action; and b) moved while being operatively held to thereby cause the actuating base to be moved relative to the surface. The elongate member connected to the actuating base for controlled guided movement relative to the actuating base.07-19-2012
20100328216INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INPUT CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus with a display includes a wireless transfer module configured to receive an input operation request from an input operation module by use of a close proximity wireless transfer, and a controller configured to be connected to an external apparatus via the close proximity wireless transfer module, and to transit a mouse cursor displayed on the display to a display of the external apparatus in order to control the mouse cursor displayed on the display of the external apparatus with the information processing apparatus as a master.12-30-2010
20130050082MOUSE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING MOTION OF A CURSOR - A method for determining motion of a cursor is disclosed in the present invention. The method includes executing an initial amendment, detecting a first physic quantity by a first G sensor, controlling displacement of the cursor according to the first physic quantity and the initial amending value by a processor, detecting a second physic quantity and a third physic quantity by a second G sensor and a third G sensor according to detection of the first G sensor, and outputting a controlling signal according to detection of the second G sensor and the third G sensor by the processor.02-28-2013
201300500813D SENSING METHOD AND SYSTEM USING A TOUCH PANEL - A 3D sensing method and system using a touch panel, for sensing a 3D coordinate of an object above a touch panel, the method including the steps of: configuring the touch panel to form a touch resolution; setting a sensed value active region according to the touch resolution, wherein the sensed value active region has a high threshold and a low threshold; and comparing a sensed value with the high threshold and the low threshold, so as to generate a 3D coordinate when the sensed value is between the high threshold and the low threshold, and reconfigure the touch panel to change the touch resolution of the touch panel when the sensed value is higher than the high threshold or lower than the low threshold.02-28-2013
20090303183PALM SUPPORT STRUCTURE OF MOUSE - The present invention discloses a palm support structure of a mouse, and the palm support structure includes an ergonomic auxiliary body installed on a lateral edge or a rear position of a mouse body and combined with the mouse body. When a user operates the mouse, the user's palm is attached onto a surface of the mouse body surface, and the user's two outer fingers of the palm or the user's wrist are supported by the auxiliary body, such that the fingers or the wrist will not touch a tabletop directly to provide a comfortable operation of the mouse for users.12-10-2009
20120218185NON-DIRECTIONAL MOUSE - A non-directional mouse includes a casing, plural touch-sensitive modules and a controlling unit. When a first finger and a second user of a user are placed on the casing and detected by the touch-sensitive modules, the controlling unit determines an operating coordinate system. Regardless of whether the orientation of the mouse is, the non-directional mouse can be operated with respect to the operating coordinate system corresponding to the hand gesture of the user.08-30-2012
201202181863D Configuration Management System (CMS) Visualization and Management System - While 3D visualization is common within numerous other environments (like Movies, Gaming, Traffic reports, Weather reports, etc . . . ) it has only been utilized in the Information Technology (IT) space in so far as displaying virtual rooms or virtual physical environments (i.e. datacenter) and the IT equipment contained in that room. This focus of display may be valuable in some respects; however it is completely different from the concept proposed in this patent. This patent application focuses on a display of the application/service topology in a spatial environment much like a satellite floating in space. The topology is rendered as a collection of configuration items that form a holistic object—regardless of physical location or other physical attributes.08-30-2012
20130057474Mouse Key Identification Circuit, Mouse Key Identification Device and Mouse - The disclosure discloses a mouse key identification circuit, a mouse key identification device and a mouse. The mouse key identification circuit comprises: N keys, M collection ports, a Light-Emitting Diode (LED) driver circuit and a grounding terminal, wherein part or all of i keys in N keys are connected to the LED port of the LED driver circuit by one respective end, while the other end of the i keys is connected to i collection ports of the M collection ports respectively, wherein i is less than N and N is a natural number; the grounding terminal is connected to one respective end of N−i keys of the N keys, and the other end of the N−i keys is connected to N−i collection ports of the M collection ports respectively. With the disclosure, the number of signal collection ports can be reduced and the cost of a mouse can be lowered.03-07-2013
20130057473MOUSE DEVICE - There is provided a mouse device including a control chip and at least one control component. The control chip includes a voltage detection circuit coupled to the at least one control component through at least one multiplexing pin and detects at least one voltage value on the at least one multiplexing pin using the voltage detection circuit thereby identifying an operating state of the at least one control component.03-07-2013
20130057472METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A WIRELESS CONTROL DEVICE - A wireless control device includes a control circuit coupled to the control device, the control device having six sides and a plurality of modes of operation. Each of the plurality of modes of operation are selected by the control circuit based on the orientation of the control device as determined by an accelerometer. A first mode of operation is selected when a first side of the control device is oriented in a predetermined direction. The first mode of operation is configured to provide cursor control, a scroll function, and a side scroll function on a visual display. A second mode of operation is selected when a second side of the control device is oriented in the predetermined direction. The second mode of operation is configured to control pan and zoom functions, or control navigation and selection of media files on the visual display.03-07-2013
20110254766COMPUTER MOUSE CABLE REEL STOWAGE DEVICE - Disclosed is a computer mouse cable reel stowage device, which ingeniously stows a computer mouse cable reel inside the structure of a computer mouse, whereby a cabled mouse and a reel that is provided for winding and releasing the mouse cable are integrated in a single combined structure to allow for easy and simultaneous carrying. Thus, the two devices of cable mouse and cable reel can be always of the simultaneity in carrying and use to ensure synergy effect of use.10-20-2011
20090051654COMPUTER-MOUSE APPARATUS WITH VOICE-OUTPUT-SWITCH FUNCTION - A computer-mouse apparatus with voice-output-switch function is provided. In addition to normal functions of a computer-mouse apparatus, this computer-mouse apparatus is configured to make a computer switch a voice output to another voice-output apparatus by using a pre-determined set of buttons on the computer-mouse apparatus. Therefore the user can quickly switch a voice-output of the computer, and improve the conventional operation of changing voice-output apparatus via the computer-control panel.02-26-2009
20090091534Mouse with adjustable cable direction - A mouse with adjustable cable direction includes a main body and a cable. The main body has a plurality of positioning grooves formed in a front end portion of a bottom thereof, and each positioning groove extends to an outer edge of the main body. One end of the cable extends into the main body and the cable can be received in the corresponding grooves in the bottom of the main body. Accordingly, the present invention can improve configuration flexibility of the bottom thereof and is convenient for use, and the cable cannot be in the way of other objects and has a good controllability, which is convenient for use.04-09-2009
20100090952BUTTON ASSEMBLY AND COMPUTER MOUSE HAVING THE SAME - A computer mouse includes a housing and a button assembly. The button assembly includes a button, a circuit board, a first conductive sheet, and a second conductive sheet. The button is exposed out of the housing. The circuit board is received in the housing, and includes a first contact and a second contact. The first conductive sheet has a first magnet fixed thereon, and is electrically connected to the first contact of the circuit board. The second conductive sheet is electrically connected to the second contact of the circuit board. The second conductive sheet is fixed to the button and contactable with the first conductive sheet when the button is pressed. The second magnet and the first magnet form a repulsive force therebetween.04-15-2010
20110012836MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER SHORTCUT OPERATION - A mobile terminal and method for providing user shortcut operations are provided. The mobile terminal includes a mobile terminal TV function module (01-20-2011
20110012835AMBIDEXTROUS MOUSE - An ambidextrous mouse is disclosed. The ambidextrous mouse is configured for both left and right handed use. The mouse may include right handed buttons on the front side of the mouse and left handed buttons on the back side of the mouse. The user may change the handedness of the mouse by rotating the mouse about a vertical axis of the mouse such that the left hand can use the left hand buttons and the right hand can use the right hand buttons. The mouse may include a handedness selection system for configuring the mouse for right handed or left handed use even though the mouse has the capability for both right and left hands.01-20-2011
20110012834HUMAN BODY ENGINEERIN MOUSE - A human body engineering mouse is provided. The surface of the housing of the mouse contacting with a worktable is the bottom surface, the surface contacting with the hand is the top surface, the top surface includes a forefinger interface contracting with the forefinger, a palm interface contacting with the centre of the palm, a thumb interface configured in the inside of the housing and contacting with the thumb, and a gap for placing the finger is configured in the outside of the front side of the housing, and the gap commonly is used for placing the front side of the middle finger.01-20-2011
20110012833WIRELESS MOUSE - A wireless mouse includes a switch unit arranged between a circuit board and a lower cover of the wireless mouse. The circuit board defines two electrical connection contacts which can control to provide power for the wireless mouse. The switch unit can make the electrical connection contacts be connected to each other in response to the wireless mouse is pressed by a user. The switch unit also can make the electrical connection contacts be not connected to each other in response to the wireless mouse is not pressed by a user.01-20-2011
20110012832MOUSE STRUCTURE WITH MUSIC EDITING FUNCTION - A mouse structure with a music editing function includes: a casing having a left button, a right button and a fader button; an operating mechanism installed in the casing, and having a processing unit, an input unit corresponding to the bottom of the casing, a select unit and a communication interface corresponding to the left and right buttons respectively; and a music editing mechanism, installed in the casing, and electrically coupled to the processing unit and controlled by the fader button. Therefore, the mouse structure with a music editing function concurrently has a mouse and both music mastering and editing functions to achieve the effects of a compact design, an easy-to-carry feature and a reduction of equipment cost.01-20-2011
20110063220INPUT DEVICE - An input device comprises a substrate, a mouse unit and a keyboard unit, wherein the switch unit is provided on a lateral side of the substrate, which activates the input device as the mouse unit or the keyboard unit. A cover is pivotally provided between the keyboard unit and the mouse unit, and when the input device is activated as a mouse unit, the cover can be closed for ease of handling. When the input device is activated as the keyboard, the cover can be opened for input. The keyboard unit comprises a right row selection key and several row selection keys to input different key values on a main key.03-17-2011
20110063219Modular Computer Mouse - A system and method are disclosed for providing a modular user input device such as a computer mouse. A core module can house the sensor, microcontroller and RF modules (if any). It may or may not also house the microswitches and scroll wheel. The core module includes a case module connector that will allow it to accept mouse button inputs from an interchangeable case module, power from a battery pack (if required for wireless operation) and control lights or any other input/output features on the mouse itself. The core module can also accept the connection to the host computer, either through the case module connector or directly via USB or similar industry standard connector.03-17-2011
20130063355MOUSE WITH A FINGER TRIGGERED SENSOR - A computer input device (e.g. a mouse) with a finger-triggered sensor is described. The sensor generates input signals in addition to the conventional mouse signals generated by click buttons, tracking device and scrolling wheel. The sensor may be an optical sensor, a touch-sensitive sensor or other types of sensors. The signals generated by the sensor, either alone or in combination with other signals generated by the buttons, tracking device or scrolling wheel, may be interpreted to generate various messages for the operating system and/or application programs. The interpretation may be performed by a circuit on the input device, by a driver program on the host computer, or both. The sensor may be provided on a mouse, a laptop keyboard that has a pointing device, an external keyboard equipped with a pointing device, or on a stand-alone device that can be electrically connected to a computer through its available ports.03-14-2013
20130063354MULTI-BUTTON MOUSE - A mouse with multi button functionality is disclosed. The mouse includes a housing that surrounds the internal components of the mouse. The housing includes at least a first member and a second member, each of which forms a substantial portion of the housing. The first member moves relative to the second member so as to implement at least one of the multiple button functions of the mouse.03-14-2013
20130063351MOUSE - A computer mouse designed to reduce the symptoms of and/or prevent Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.03-14-2013
20130063353WIRELESS MOUSE AND WIRELESS INPUT DEVICE - A wireless mouse includes a base, a battery fastener and a top cover. The base has a top portion that is formed with a battery container unit. The battery fastener includes a fastener body connected removably with the top portion of the base. The battery fastener further includes a blockade unit extending from the fastener body and disposed directly above the battery container unit so as to prohibit the battery unit from exiting the battery container unit. The top cover is connected removably with the base for covering the battery container unit. When the top cover is connected with the base, the battery fastener is located between the top portion of the base and the top cover.03-14-2013
20130063352COMPUTER PERIPHERAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SCROLL BARS IN DIFFERENT WINDOWS - A computer peripheral device for controlling scroll bars in different windows is provided. The computer peripheral device includes a plurality of scroll bar controlling units and a signal processing unit. These scroll bar controlling units are used for generating a scroll bar controlling signal. The signal processing unit is used for analyzing the scroll bar controlling signal. According to the scroll bar controlling signal, the scroll bars in different windows are correspondingly controlled. A method for controlling scroll bars in different windows is also provided. Firstly, the signal source of the scroll bar controlling signal is analyzed. According to the signal source, the scroll bars in different windows are correspondingly controlled. Consequently, the speed of switching different windows is increased, and the working efficiency is enhanced.03-14-2013
20090244006INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM THEREOF - An information processing apparatus with a display unit includes a display control registration unit which preliminarily registers plural arbitrary settable display control functions, a region division unit which divides a display region on the display unit into plural designated sections corresponding to the plural display control functions, a display control enabling unit which enables the display control function corresponding to the designated section when a pointer displayed on the display region is moved to the designated section, an active function display unit which performs a display indicating that the display control function has been enabled, and a display control execution unit which executes the display control function by operating the pointing device in a state where the pointer is in the designated section after enabling the display control function corresponding to the designated section.10-01-2009
20090237358Computer mouse and method of dynamical data transmission rate management therefor - A computer mouse and a method of dynamical data transmission rate management for the computer mouse are provided. In order to smooth a movement of the cursor in response to the computer mouse, an aspect of dynamical data transmission rate is introduced. Image data is generated as the computer mouse moves firstly. A microprocessor built in the computer mouse then receives the image data. Moving vector is then generated with the image data and a first time interval representing a data rate of the movement is obtained. After pre-processing the image data, shifted data is generated and being queued into a buffer. Particularly, the first time interval is tagged into the shifted data. Next, a second time interval is obtained by measuring a data transmission rate in order to estimate the loading the computer system. The data transmission rate for further data flow controlling is regulated by referring to the first time interval and the second time interval.09-24-2009
20090021481Hand integrated mouse platform - One embodiment of a hand integrated mouse platform remotely operates one or more computer applications while worn on the user's hand and the hand is also free to do other things such as keyboarding, driving, and flying.01-22-2009
20090009475WIRELESS COMPUTER MOUSE WITH BATTERY SWITCHING CAPABILITY - A wireless mouse suitable for use with a computing device, and method of using such a mouse. The mouse includes a housing, electronics within the housing for sensing movement of the mouse and wirelessly communicating with the computing device, at least two batteries within the housing, a device for monitoring a power level of each of the batteries, and a device for switching between the batteries to deliver electrical power from one of the batteries to the electronics. Each battery is adapted for individually powering the electronics, and the switching device operates to switch from a first of the batteries to a second of the batteries when the power level of the first battery sensed by the monitoring device drops below a preset depletion threshold value.01-08-2009
20090009474IMPROVEMENTS TO INPUT PERIPHERALS FOR A COMPUTER OR THE LIKE - An input peripheral for a computer or the like, includes a moving portion (01-08-2009
20090009473Mouse with adjustable assembly - A mouse with an adjustable unit is disclosed. The mouse includes an upper casing and a lower casing, both of which form an accommodating space therebetween to receive a switch, a pressing unit, an adjustable unit, and a circuit board. The pressing unit further includes a plurality of keys formed on the upper casing. Each key has a protrusion on its lower surface. The adjustable unit further includes an adjustment member, a post mounted on one end of the adjustment member, and a plurality of resilient members located between the post and the protrusion.01-08-2009
20120113006MOUSE WITH SHOOTING FUNCTION AND IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM - A mouse with a shooting function and an image pickup system are provided. The image pickup system includes a mouse and a computer system. A shooting program is installed in the computer system. The mouse includes an image pickup device and a supporting member. The supporting member is used for fixing a business card. The shooting program is executed to judge whether the business card is separated from the image pickup device by a shooting distance, which is equal to a focal length of the image pickup device. If the business card is separated from the image pickup device by the shooting distance, the image pickup device is enabled by the shooting program to shoot the business card, thereby acquiring a business card image.05-10-2012
20120235911Deformable Computer Mouse - A deformable computer mouse for easy storage and portability. The mouse housing includes a flat top layer having at least two splittable pieces and an intermediate layer sliding mounted underneath. By pulling the two splittable pieces upward, the intermediate layer slides out and forms an arced surface together with the two splittable pieces, thus forming a full sized computer mouse.09-20-2012
20130162538DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND DATA SUPPLY METHOD FOR DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device can make it possible to easily recognize a plurality of indication bodies as a plurality of pointing devices. The display device is provided with a function device having a first interface and a second interface, and stores configuration information assigning the same class to the first interface and the second interface in a storage section. The display device detects a first position indicated by a first indication body to a display surface and a second position indicated by a second indication body to the display surface, assigns first coordinate data representing the first position to the first interface, assigns second coordinate data representing the second position to the second interface, and supplies a host device with the first coordinate data and the second coordinate data.06-27-2013
20130207898Equal Access to Speech and Touch Input - Input access may be provided. A user interface may be displayed on a user device. Upon receiving a selection of at least one element of the user interface, a plurality of input receiving modes of the user device may be activated.08-15-2013
20080291165COMPUTER MOUSE - The present invention relates to a computer mouse (11-27-2008
20090184925SOLAR POWERED MOUSE - The present invention relates to a solar powered mouse. The solar powered mouse includes a mouse body, an optical sensor, an internal light source, a secondary battery, a lens and a power management device. The lens is arranged on the mouse body for focusing the external light beams on a solar energy module of the power management device. The light energy of these light beams can be converted into electricity required for charging the secondary battery of the solar powered mouse.07-23-2009
20110141016MOUSE FOR MEASURING CONSISTENCY OF BLOOD OXYGEN - A mouse for measuring consistency of blood oxygen includes a mouse case, on which two transmitters, a transmitting circuit, a receiver, a receiving feedback circuit, a filtrate amplifying circuit, and a calculating unit are disposed. The transmitting circuit serves to control the transmitters to alternately radiate a red glow and an infrared light to the receiver. The receiving feedback circuit applies to convert them into an electrical signal, and the filtrate amplifying circuit obviates any promiscuous frequency existing in the electrical signal and amplifies the electrical signal. The calculating unit accordingly computes the signal to obtain the value of consistency of blood oxygen, which would thence be outputted from a communication interface for informing users about the consistency of blood oxygen, so as to prevent the discomfort suffered by the occurrence of oxygen deficiency in blood.06-16-2011
20110279371MOUSE DEVICE OPERABLE WITH VARIABLE BUTTON-PRESSING FORCE - A mouse device is operable with a variable button-pressing force. The mouse device includes a mouse base, a mouse case, a button disposed on the mouse case, a pressing plate contacted with the button, and the sliding member contacted with the pressing plate. The sliding member is partially protruded out of the mouse base, and movable with respect to the mouse base. When the sliding member is moved to a first position and contacted with a first touching part of the pressing plate, the force required for pressing the button is equal to a first downward external force. Whereas, when the sliding member is moved to a second position and contacted with a second touching part of the pressing plate, the force required for pressing the button is equal to a second downward external force.11-17-2011
20110128226SCROLL WHEEL - The invention relates to a method for enabling scrolling on a display in a first direction by turning a scroll wheel of a computer mouse without the need to lift a finger from the scroll wheel during scrolling. This is obtained by switching the mode of operation of the scroll wheel from a first mode of operation, mode 1, to a second mode of operation, mode 2, by performing an action, such as holding down a specific key. The program procedure for mode 2 is such that when the scroll wheel is first turned upon switching to mode 2, a first direction of turning is de-fined. Continued turning of the scroll wheel in either the first direction of turning or another direction of turning will cause a scrolling on the display in the first direction.06-02-2011
20120188161MOUSE - A mouse adapted to stand or lie on a supporting surface is provided. The mouse includes a housing, a power source and a power switch unit. The power source is disposed in the housing. The power switch unit is disposed in the housing, and includes a pivot shaft, a weight element and a switch circuit board. The weight element pivots on the pivot shaft, wherein the weight element pivots between a first orientation and a second orientation. The switch circuit board is electrically connected to the power source, wherein the switch circuit board includes a first contact and a second contact, and when the weight element is in the second orientation, the weight element electrically connects the first contact to the second contact, and when the weight element is in the first orientation, the weight element is separated from the first contact and the second contact.07-26-2012
20110109553WIRELESS TOUCHPAD MOUSE - A wireless touchpad mouse includes a housing defining a start-up region and a control module mounted in the housing. When the user touches a start-up region of the housing, a switch unit is switched on. When received the switching signal from the switch unit and a static signal from a touch panel, the microprocessor of the control module samples the resonance frequency of the sound wave detected by a sound wave sensor, and drives a transmitter module to transmit a displacement signal indicative of the movement of the housing to an external electronic device for cursor control after recognition of the resonance frequency to be within a predetermined reference value.05-12-2011
20100127985INPUT DEVICE WITH FORWARD/BACKWARD CONTROL - In a computer system having a display and a keyboard, a computer readable medium includes instructions for invoking a message hook procedure based on a mouse message indicative of a mouse event. Instructions also provide for identifying at least one focus application that has a current keyboard focus and of converting the mouse message into a command for the focus application. The command is then sent to the focus application and the mouse message is prevented from being routed to any other applications. In one embodiment, the commands include the command to page forward or backward through pages of Internet documents. In other embodiments, instead of converting the mouse message into a command, the message hook procedure displays a graphical user interface based on the focus application and the mouse message. The graphical user interface includes one or more commands that the user may select. Based on the selection made by the user, the message hook procedure sends a corresponding command to the focus application.05-27-2010
20110279372INPUT DEVICE HAVING MAGNETIC BUTTON STRUCTURE - An input device includes a cover and a base. The cover includes a button and a protrusion. The protrusion protrudes from the button. The base includes a processing unit and a button controlling module. The button controlling module includes a first magnetic member, a second magnetic member, and a movement sensing unit. The adjacent ends of the first magnetic member and the second magnetic member have the same polarity. The protrusion of the button contacts the first magnetic member. The movement sensing unit is for sensing the movement of the second magnetic member and for transmitting the sensed movement data of the second magnetic member to the processing unit. The processing unit determines the depressed button according to the sensed movement data of the second magnetic member.11-17-2011
20110298713MOUSE DEVICE WITH MOVABLE BUTTON - A mouse device with a movable button is provided. The mouse device includes a mouse body for supporting a user's palm, a first casing, and a first button covering the first casing. The first casing is connected with a body front end of the mouse body, and movable with respect to the mouse body along the body front end. As such, the position of the first button with respect to the mouse body is adjustable. According to the size of the user's palm, the position of the button is determined.12-08-2011
20090102790MOUSE DONGLE STORAGE - A computer mouse for use with a computing device, and a user input device assembly including a computer mouse and a communications dongle, are provided. The computer mouse may include a body having an outer casing, the outer casing having a battery compartment formed therein, and a battery door releasably secured to the outer casing in an orientation that covers the battery compartment. The battery door may include a mounting structure configured to releasably secure a communications dongle.04-23-2009
20110285629Computer Mouse, In Particular a Laser Mouse - The invention relates to a computer mouse, in particular a laser mouse, wherein the housing (11-24-2011
20110298712MOUSE DEVICE WITH A SEPARABLE TRANSMISSION CABLE - A mouse device with a separable transmission cable includes a mouse body, a transmission cable and a buckling means. The mouse body further has a buckling jack and a body connection port located close to the buckling jack. The transmission cable further includes a first terminal and a second terminal, in which the first terminal has a first connection port for engaging the body connection port and the second terminal has a second connection port for engaging a computer. The buckling means for buckling the first terminal inside the buckling jack of the mouse body is located at the first connection port.12-08-2011
20110298714ERGONOMIC INPUT DEVICE - An ergonomic mouse is described. A computer mouse may include a position tracking engine and a housing to encapsulate the position tracking engine. The housing may have a bottom portion with a substantially flat surface and an aperture for the position tracking engine. The housing may also have a top portion having a convex portion with a convex curved surface and a first concave portion with a first concave curved surface to receive a human thumb. The first concave portion may have an orientation relative to the bottom portion to cause a substantially neutral wrist deviation when a user grips the top portion.12-08-2011
20120098748BUTTON ASSEMBLY AND COMPUTER MOUSE HAVING THE SAME - A computer mouse includes a housing and a button assembly. The button assembly includes a button, a circuit board, an infrasonic emitter, and an infrasonic receiver. The infrasonic emitter is mounted on the circuit board and emits infrasonic wave. The infrasonic receiver is mounted on the circuit board and is separated from the infrasonic emitter. The infrasonic receiver receives the infrasonic wave from the infrasonic emitter. When the button is pressed, the button impedes a passage of the infrasonic wave from the infrasonic emitter to the infrasonic receiver.04-26-2012
20120026092TOUCH MOUSE OPERATION METHOD - Used in a touch mouse having housed in a touch mouse for transmitting a control signal to a computer for cursor control, the touch mouse having a touch-control circuit board bonded to the inner surface thereof, the touch-control circuit board comprising two deepest main notches and at least one sub-notch on the periphery thereof to provide multiple touch control induction zones. When a user touches the touch mouse to produce a touch signal, the location of the touch signal is calculated and then processed through a comparison procedure to determine whether or not the touch signal falls upon multiple touch control induction zones, and then it is to enter a first touch-control operation mode when positive, or to determined whether or not the touch signal falls upon one single touch control induction zone when negative. When the touch signal falls upon one single touch-control induction zone, it is to enter a second touch-control operation mode.02-02-2012
20120026091PEN-TYPE MOUSE - A pen-type mouse includes a shoe that is movable with respect to a flat surface, an elongated body, and a joint connecting the shoe and the body such that the body is at least partially rotatable with respect to the shoe about a first axis that is generally parallel to the flat surface and about a second axis that is also generally parallel to the flat surface, but is prevented from rotating about a third axis that is generally perpendicular to the flat surface. The pen-type mouse can include a position detection module for determining a position of the shoe at each of a plurality of times as the shoe is moved, and a link for communicating the determined positions to a computing device.02-02-2012
20120026090SCROLLING INERTIA - A computer mouse notifies a mouse driver whenever a scroll event occurs as a result of rotation of a scroll wheel. In response to receiving a notification of a scroll event, the mouse driver adjusts a stored value that represents inertia calculated based on elapsed time between scroll events. The computer scrolls a number of lines on a display, the number being based on the stored value. When the stored value does not represent zero inertia and upon a predetermined amount of time elapsing without occurrence of a scroll event, the computer scrolls a second number of lines on the display. The second number is based on the stored value. The mouse driver adjusts the stored value so as to represent a decrease in inertia.02-02-2012
20110291930ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TOUCH INPUT FUNCTION AND TOUCH INPUT METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device includes a touch input unit, a memory and a processing unit. The memory stores a table recording relationships between different time ranges and different functions executed by the electronic device. In the table, each time range corresponds to a function. The processing unit records the duration of receiving touch signals from a touch point of the touch input unit, searches the table to determine which time range the determined duration falls within, determines the function the determined duration corresponds to if the determined duration falls within one time range, and executes the determined function. The present disclosure also provides a related touch input method.12-01-2011
20110134038INPUT DEVICE - An input device includes a housing having an outer surface for touching by an external object, object sensors mounted in the housing for sensing the location of an external object touching the outer surface of the housing and generating a corresponding location signal, a displacement sensor module for sensing the amount and direction of movement of the housing and generating a corresponding displacement coordinate signal, and a control module for calculating track signals subject to received location signals and displacement coordinate signals for transmission to an external computer for cursor control.06-09-2011
20100090951MOUSE AND HEATING CIRCUIT - A mouse includes an input circuit including a power terminal and a ground terminal, and a heating circuit. The heating circuit includes a switch chip, an electric heater, a thermo-sensitive element, and a resistor. The switch chip includes two input voltage terminals connected to the power terminal, a power-switch output terminal connected to a first terminal of the electrical heater, and an enable input terminal. A second terminal of the electric heater is connected to the ground terminal. The resistor is connected to the thermo-sensitive element in series between the input voltage terminal and the ground terminal, with a cathode of the thermo-sensitive connected to the input voltage terminals, an anode of the thermo-sensitive connected to the resistive element, to support a dividing voltage for the enable input terminal of the switch chip.04-15-2010
20100090953COMPUTER MOUSE CUSHION - A cushion that provides support for the heel of the hand and wrist, elevates the wrist and minimizes pressure on the central hand/wrist area of nerves, tendons, and vessels while using a computer mouse. A cushion having an upper and lower surface connected by at least one side wall, with a fixation to a computer mouse, surrounding a resilient pad. The lower surface is low friction, to slide on a separate planar surface. The top surface is soft. The middle layer(s) is of varying resilient materials that support the sides of the heel of the hand/wrist, while leaving the central area open. The size of this cushion may vary, to support different sized hands, while using a computer mouse. The connection to the mouse is variable to fit different sizes and shapes of computer mouse.04-15-2010
20110193779System and Method for Facilitating Social Networking - A system and method for facilitating social networking is contemplated. The system may be used in a venue such as a restaurant, cafeteria or nightclub. The contemplated system includes one or more social networking devices capable of providing non-verbal indicators to other users of the system. The non-verbal indicators may be color-coded visual indicators such as lights (e.g. LEDs). By way of example, the color-coded visual indicators may be placed on or around tables and may be configured to indicate a level of participation by an individual or group in the social networking system. The visual indicators may also be integrated into apparel such as a wristband, belt, headband, lightweight vest or arm band and worn by a user that wishes to participate in the social networking system at such a venue that supports the social networking system. The system may also provide simultaneous conveyance of multiple non-verbal indicators. Each non-verbal indicator may correspond to a desired level of social interaction or an attribute (e.g. a particular political party, a team affiliation, or marital status) associated with the user or group using the device.08-11-2011
20130215030MOUSE STRUCTURE - A mouse structure including a housing having a base portion, and a tongue portion having a guiding slot and at least a sliding channel; a first sliding device; a second sliding device including a base board, a sliding element, and a resilient apparatus having a pivoting end rotatably connected to the base board, a connecting bar connected to the sliding element, and a resilient portion; a linking element having a first linking portion fastened with the first sliding device, and a second linking portion fixedly attached to the sliding element, wherein when the first sliding device is being pulled or pushed, the linking element moves in conjunction with the first sliding device and drives the sliding element sliding on the base board, whereby the resilient apparatus rotates in conjunction with the sliding element to enable the sliding element to move between first and second positions.08-22-2013
20110006987STORABLE MOUSE - A storable mouse is provided. The storable mouse includes a mouse body, a connecting element and a protective case. A connecting surface of the connecting element is coupled with a rear surface of the mouse body such that bilateral sides of the connecting element are rotatable with respect to the mouse body. The protective case is pivotally coupled with the connecting element and rotatable with respect to the connecting element. The protective case includes a receptacle. When the protective case is folded toward the mouse body, the upper surface of the mouse body is sheltered by and accommodated within the receptacle of the protective case.01-13-2011
20080266259WIRELESS MOUSE HAVING STORING STRUCTURE FOR STORING WIRELESS SIGNAL RECEIVER THEREIN - The present invention relates to a wireless mouse having a storing structure for storing a wireless signal receiver therein. The wireless mouse includes an upper housing, a wireless signal receiver, a lower housing and a torsion spring. The lower housing has a depression structure for receiving the wireless signal receiver therein. A perforation is disposed in a sidewall of the lower housing and communicated with the depression structure. Due to the torsional force resulting from said torsion spring, the wireless signal receiver is clasped and fixed in the depression structure.10-30-2008
20100265178CAMERA-BASED MULTI-TOUCH MOUSE - Technologies for a camera-based multi-touch input device operable to provide conventional mouse movement data as well as three-dimensional multi-touch data. Such a device is based on an internal camera focused on a mirror or set of mirrors enabling the camera to image the inside of a working surface of the device. The working surface allows light to pass through. An internal light source illuminates the inside of the working surface and reflects off of any objects proximate to the outside of the device. This reflected light is received by the mirror and then directed to the camera. Imaging from the camera can be processed to extract touch points corresponding to the position of one or more objects outside the working surface as well as to detect gestures performed by the objects. Thus the device can provide conventional mouse functionality as well as three-dimensional multi-touch functionality.10-21-2010
20110216004TILT AND POSITION COMMAND SYSTEM FOR INPUT PERIPHERALS - A tilt command system for input peripherals is disclosed which allows for enhanced functionality for a peripheral device based on the peripheral's degree of tilt and direction of tilt.09-08-2011
20090189860METHOD FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION OF WIRELESS MOUSE - The present invention provides a method for reducing power consumption of a wireless mouse. At least two sets of mouse moving data are combined into a single packet to be transmitted to a wireless signal receiver. In the wireless signal receiver side, the single packet is divided into the at least two sets of mouse moving data. Since the frequency of transmitting these mouse moving data is reduced, the power consumption of operating the wireless mouse is reduced.07-30-2009
20090189859COMPUTER INPUT DEVICE WITH A CLIP AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - In a number of embodiments, a computer input device includes: (a) an outer casing having; (1) a first surface; (2) a second surface; and (3) a cavity between the first surface and the second surface; (b) at least one button at the first surface; (c) a mechanism configured to detect movement of the outer casing and located at the second surface; and (d) a dip. In these embodiments, the mechanism and the at least one button are at least partially located within the cavity. Other embodiments are disclosed in the application.07-30-2009
20120188163CELLULAR COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH WIRELESS POINTING DEVICE FUNCTION - A method and apparatus receive first input through a touch screen and communicate over a cellular network responsive to the first input. The method and apparatus receive second input through the touch screen and use the second input to control, through a wireless network other than the cellular network, an image displayed on a screen of a second device.07-26-2012
20110216003MOUSE - A mouse includes a mainbody, a number of buttons, an interface, a sensor, a controller, and a boot button. The interface includes a first group of pins and a second group of pins. The first group of pins are connected to a motherboard. The boot button connects to the second group of pins of the interface for providing an activating signal. One of the second group of pins of the interface is operable to connect to a power-on pin of the motherboard to provide the activating signal to the power-on pin, for booting the motherboard.09-08-2011
20100271304METHOD FOR DETERMINING MOUSE COMMAND ACCORDING TO TRIGGER POINTS - The invention discloses a method which may determine a reference point when multiple trigger points are triggered on a detecting device by a user's finger. Whether the reference point corresponds to a left clicking or a right clicking is determined according to the corresponding position relation between the reference point and the trigger points. Operations of a conventional mouse may be performed by the user merely through a touch panel.10-28-2010
20100321296METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SECURE PASSWORD/PIN INPUT VIA MOUSE SCROLL WHEEL - A method and system for inputting a character string using a handheld input device, such as a mouse wheel or touchpad. Signals are grouped depending on a change in direction, depressing the mouse button as an interrupt, holding a mouse button down, etc., and the groupings are translated into symbols. Translation can be pre-determined or from a mapping file. Symbols can be appended into a character string and provided as a password, PIN, credit card, account number, or as other sensitive data.12-23-2010
20090160771GENERATING AUDIO SIGNALS BASED ON INPUT DEVICE POSITION - A computer input device and computer system are provided that determine if the input device is at an edge of a pattern on a working surface based on an image of the working surface captured by the input device. An audio control message is generated based on the input device being positioned on the edge of the pattern and the audio control message is used to cause a speaker to generate an audio signal.06-25-2009
20110267271Mouse - A mouse having a housing having a first surface configured to mate with a user's hand and a second substantially planar surface opposite the first surface, at least one motion tracking element arranged at least partially within the housing; and at least one display element arranged at least partially within the housing. The display is configured to display an image representing at least a portion of an image available on a main display of a computer.11-03-2011
20090153483AMBIDEXTROUS OPERATED MOUSE - A method for operating the mouse adapted for right-handed or left-handed includes storing a default operation mode and a current operation mode of the mouse; generating button signals according to click operations exerted on buttons of the mouse; obtaining the current operation mode and the default operation mode; changing the button signals on condition that the default operation mode is different from the current operation mode; and sending the changed button signals to an external computer. A mouse adapted for use by either right-handed or left-handed persons is also provided.06-18-2009
20090146953Methods for processing data from accelerometer in anticipating real-time cursor control movements - A method for controlling a display cursor includes a step of receiving and processing signals from an accelerometer included in a cursor control device by applying a low-pass filter for filtering out signals received from an accelerometer having a frequency higher than a cutoff frequency and adjusting the cutoff frequency depending on a speed of a cursor movement controlled by a speed of angular position change of the display cursor control device.06-11-2009
20090146954Wireless Mouse with Companion Wireless Mouse Pad - A mouse pointer device has an outer shell having a shape to accommodate a user's hand, an inner body enclosing electronic components for the mouse, and having a scrolling wheel implemented at a forward portion of the inner body, and a linear translation interface implemented between the inner body and the outer shell enabling the inner body to be positioned at any point along the translation interface within the outer shell, such that the position of the scrolling wheel is changed relative to the position of the user's hand holding the outer shell. In one embodiment a mouse pad is also provided having a substantially flat surface for engaging a portion of a mouse pointer device and a charging station comprising a pair of upward-extending electrodes for engaging electrodes of a mouse pointer device for charging a power supply in the mouse device.06-11-2009
20110260973ROTATIONAL MOUSE - This invention is concerning a mouse that is characterized by the way it moves like a swimming fish, and an objective is to provide a mouse configured to prevent sweat from collecting in the hand. The mouse in this invention designed to achieve said objective and is characterized by comprising: a body having buttons mounted on the top of the mouse that emits electrical signals, a button mounted on the bottom that recognizes the movements; wherein one side of said body is joined by a hinge to provide a rotating part that can rotate.10-27-2011
20080266257User motion detection mouse for electronic device - A mouse for an electronic device comprises a housing to receive component therein; a display attached on the housing for displaying, wherein the display includes image icon to perform pre-determined function; a user motion detecting device attached on the display for detection the motion of user finger; a controller received in the housing for generating a control signal in responsive to the user motion detection.10-30-2008
20080266255Switching display mode of electronic device - One embodiment receives a single click from a user to switch an electronic device between a mouse mode and a touch mode.10-30-2008
20080266256Keyboard, mouse and video switch system - A wireless keyboard and mouse switch system includes a wireless keyboard/mouse set and a server side wireless receiver. The wireless keyboard/mouse set transmits a server selection signal and a user input data wirelessly. The server side wireless receiver is connected to a host server computer and receives the server selection signal. The server selection signal selects the server side wireless receiver to receive the user input data and to send the user input data to the host server computer.10-30-2008
20100127984MOUSE DEVICE WITH ULTRAVIOLET FOR DISINFECTION - A mouse device with ultraviolet for disinfection is disclosed. The mouse device with ultraviolet for disinfection comprises a mouse device, a light directing layer disposed on an outer surface of the mouse device, and at least one lighting object disposed on the light directing layer and emitting ultraviolet rays outwardly by utilizing a power source applied by the mouse device, wherein ultraviolet is directed by the light directing layer to spread on the outer surface of the mouse device uniformly, and then the disinfection effect is achieved. Besides, a photocatalyst layer is disposed above the light directing layer, whereby ultraviolet interacts with the light directing layer, so as to enhance the ability of disinfection and bacteriostasis.05-27-2010
20100127981METHOD FOR THE SITUATION-ADAPTED DOCUMENTATION OF STRUCTURED DATA - This invention describes a method for providing a subsequently revised input form, in which a prediction system selects at least one input form out of a number of input forms and displays them for the user to select.05-27-2010
20090303184HANDHELD ELECTRONIC PRODUCT AND CONTROL METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHING AN OPERATING MODE - A handheld electronic product that is capable of automatically switching between operating modes includes a mouse module for outputting a mouse signal when operated on a plane surface, an angle detection module, and a control module. The angle detection module detects changes in angular orientation between the handheld electronic product and a horizontal plane, and outputs a detection signal. The control module switches to a mouse mode upon determining that the angular orientation indicated in the detection signal is a horizontal orientation, and to a non-mouse mode when otherwise. The control module controls output of the mouse signal when in the mouse mode, and disables output of the mouse signal when in the non-mouse mode.12-10-2009
20120188164GESTURE PROCESSING - Presented is method and system for processing a gesture performed by a user of a first input device. The method comprises detecting the gesture and detecting a user-provided parameter for disambiguating the gesture. A user command is then determined based on the detected gesture and the detected parameter.07-26-2012
20100085306WHEEL MOUSE - A wheel mouse includes a first scroll wheel, a second scroll wheel, a first encoder, a second encoder and a control unit. The first encoder generates a first rotation signal according to the rotating condition of the first scroll wheel. The second encoder generates a second rotation signal according to the rotating condition of the second scroll wheel. The control unit is electrically connected to the first encoder and the second encoder for executing a corresponding function in response to the first rotation signal and the second rotation signal. The control unit executes a first function when only the first rotation signal is generated. The control unit executes a second function when only the second rotation signal is generated. The control unit executes a third function when the first rotation signal and the second rotation signal are simultaneously generated.04-08-2010
20100066678Computer wireless input device with compartment for retaining a wireless receiver - An input device has a body for receiving a circuit board therein. The body has a retaining device which is moved to secure or release a wireless receiver in or from an exterior-facing compartment in the body.03-18-2010
20100085305COMPUTER MOUSE WITH RETRACTABLE CABLE - A computer mouse with retractable cable is disclosed. The internal of the computer mouse contains coil spring, reeling disc, positioning bead and conductors. The lead wire once pulls, it is positioned and a second pull will restore back to its original position. The pulling of lead wire controls the required length of the mouse.04-08-2010
20090207136MULTI-BUTTON MOUSE - A mouse with multi button functionality is disclosed. The mouse includes a housing that surrounds the internal components of the mouse. The housing includes at least a first member and a second member, each of which forms a substantial portion of the housing. The first member moves relative to the second member so as to implement at least one of the multiple button functions of the mouse.08-20-2009
20100079375Mouse and its method with shortcut code output functions - The present invention discloses a mouse and its method with shortcut code output functions; the mouse is predefined or added with a shortcut code output key; the mouse is provided with a control module, which transmits the displacement and shift data of the mouse to the computer system, allowing the cursor to generate equivalent and isotropic shift; the control module is provided internally with a shortcut code output module, which sets different shortcut codes' analog codes according to the shift direction of mouse. This method comprises the following steps: the control module judges if the shortcut code output key generates signals.04-01-2010
20130021247FOLDABLE WIRELESS MOUSE AND LAPTOP COMPUTER HAVING SAME - A foldable wireless mouse includes an operation part and a support part. The operation part includes an operation surface, a first matching surface and a first bottom surface. An input component is mounted on the operation surface. The first matching surface is perpendicular to the first bottom surface. The support part is rotatably connected to the operation part. The support part includes a support surface, a second matching surface, and a second bottom surface. The second matching surface is perpendicular to the second bottom surface. The operation part and the support part are able to rotate to an open state at which the operation surface is coplanar with the support surface, or to a closed state at which the first matching surface contacts with the second matching surface. A laptop computer including the foldable wireless mouse is also provided.01-24-2013
20090244007WIRELESS MOUSE - The present invention relates to a wireless mouse. The wireless mouse includes a base and a slidable battery cover. The slidable battery cover is pivotally coupled to the base. After the slidable battery cover is released from the base, the slidable battery cover is firstly slid outwardly and then rotated upwardly.10-01-2009
20090201251Computer Mouse with Glide Pads for Reduced Friction and Noise - A computer mouse includes a bottom and glide pads attached to convex mounting surfaces on the bottom. The glide pads are flexible enough to conform to the convex mounting surfaces. A surrounding outer portion of each glide pad has a slightly angled surface relative to a mousing surface under the mouse to prevent the rims of the glide pads from scraping on the mousing surface. The mouse is thus moveable around on the mousing surface with reduced friction and noise.08-13-2009
20080211773Locus smoothing method and pointing device utilising the same - A pointing device with a locus smoothing function. The pointing device comprises a locus processing circuit receiving a digitized displacement and executing an accumulation procedure to generate an accumulated value of displacement, wherein when the accumulated value satisfies a preset condition, the accumulated value is output to a processing device for smoothing a locus of a pointer on a display device and a reset procedure is executed to reset the accumulated value.09-04-2008
20090085871METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING A MULTI-FOCUS REMOTE CONTROL SESSION - A method and system for managing a multi-focus remote control session (RCS) within a computer system. A unique identifier (UserID) of each user and associated input devices are registered to the RCS. The users have shared concurrent control of a computer screen via the input devices. Responsive to selection of windows within the computer screen by the input devices, concurrently operative focus is provided to each selected window and is specific to the UserID associated with the input device that selected the window. Each selected window having focus may be accessed and manipulated by only the input devices associated with the UserID to which the focus provided to each selected window is specific. The selected windows to which focus has been provided are recording in a computer readable medium in association with the UserID specific to the selection of the windows.04-02-2009
20090109177ELECTRONIC PEN DEVICE - Various electronic pen devices are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an electronic pen with an improved ultrasound transducer (i.e. transmitter or receiver) is provided. In one embodiment an electronic pen with an improved ‘pen up/pen down’ detector is provided. In one embodiment, an electronic pen with an improved structure for transmitting infrared light is provided. In one embodiment, an improved electronic pen that may be operated in pen mode or mouse mode is provided.04-30-2009
20090278801Method For Executing Command Associated With Mouse Gesture - A method for executing a predetermined command associated with a mouse gesture includes the steps of: (1) recording a motion track of the mouse; (2) calculating a distance of the motion track of the mouse; if the distance is less than a predetermined value, returning to step (1); (3) transforming the motion track from rectangular coordinates to polar coordinates represented by a distance and an angle, in which the polar coordinate system is divided into eight angle regions, determining which angle region the angle of the polar coordinates is located in, and executing a predetermined command corresponding to the region in which the angle is located, wherein the eight regions are defined as N×45°±22.5°, and N is one of integers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7; (4) clearing the recorded mouse motion track, or subtracting the predetermined value from the recorded mouse motion track, and returning to step (1).11-12-2009
20090284470COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH MOUSE - An exemplary computer system includes a host computer and a mouse. The host computer comprises vertical and horizontal scrolling drivers. The mouse includes a scroll wheel, a sensor and a switch connected in series. The scroll wheel generates signals corresponding to navigation commands. The sensor senses the signals, and converts the signals to a format suitable for the vertical and horizontal scrolling drivers. The switch is connected to the vertical and horizontal scrolling drivers selectively. The vertical or horizontal scrolling drivers which is connected to the switch enables navigating in vertical or horizontal directions according to the generated signals respectively.11-19-2009
20090262075System and Method for User Object Selection in Geographic Relation to a Video Display - The invention is directed to a system and method for determining position and orientation with respect to a display device. In particular, the invention is directed to acquiring an observed image from a display device using a pointing device, and calculating pointing device position and orientation using the acquired observed image and a displayed image on the display device.10-22-2009
20090295725SCROLL WHEEL MODULE - The present invention discloses a scroll wheel module, which comprises: a scroll wheel; a displacement seat accommodating the scroll wheel; and a carry seat arranged outside the displacement seat. The displacement seat has a receiving member, which receives the scroll wheel and implements the displacement seat to move in the same direction as the scroll wheel moves. The displacement seat has at least one actuation member, and the carry seat has at least one instruction switch corresponding to the actuation member. At least one support member is arranged in between the displacement seat and the carry seat. The support member implements the displacement seat to move horizontally inside the carry seat, which makes the actuation member trigger the instruction switch to generate and output an instruction signal. Thereby, the assembling process of the scroll wheel module is simplified, and the volume of the scroll wheel module is reduced.12-03-2009
20120194435MOUSE AND METHOD FOR PAIRING THE MOUSE WITH COMPUTER - A mouse includes a BLUETOOTH module, a display device, and a switch unit. The module searches within a range and discovers computers in which a function has been enabled. The display device displays identification information of the discovered computers. The switch unit is operable to scroll through the discovered computers and select one computer, and enable the module to establish a connection between the selected computer and the mouse.08-02-2012
20120293414WATERPROOF COMPUTER MOUSE - A waterproof computer mouse includes an upper housing, a lower housing, a first waterproof ring, a second waterproof ring, a roller and a circuit board. The upper housing has an upper tubular portion downwardly extended therefrom in a through manner. The lower housing has a lower tubular portion upwardly extended therefrom through a bottom surface thereof. The upper tubular portion connects with the lower tubular portion to form a roller compartment therein. The first waterproof ring is disposed between a bottom edge of the upper housing and a top edge of the lower housing. The second waterproof ring is disposed between a bottom edge of the upper tubular portion and a top edge of the lower tubular portion. The roller is rotatably disposed in the roller compartment formed by the upper tubular portion and the lower tubular portion. The circuit board is disposed on the lower housing.11-22-2012
20100117964SILENT MOUSE - A computer mouse includes a casing, a skidding pad and a cushion member. The casing has a bottom surface and a side surface adjacent to a peripheral of the bottom surface. The skidding pad is applied on the bottom surface of the casing for sliding upon a working surface. The cushion member is formed at a corner defined between the bottom surface and the side surface of the casing. Additionally, when the computer mouse is stand still on the working surface, only the skidding pad is in contact with the working surface.05-13-2010
20120268375MOUSE WHEEL ASSEMBLY - A mouse wheel assembly is provided according to the present invention. The mouse wheel assembly includes a member and an optical module. The member has a pattern formed thereon. The optical module is adapted to illuminate the pattern on the member, capture an image of the pattern as a result of the illumination and recognize a feature change of the image of the pattern to obtain the change direction and change speed of the member.10-25-2012
20100201625Wearable Computer Mouse And Electronic Device Controller - A portable electronic device controller includes a housing wearable by a user and a controller disposed within the housing. The housing may be worn on the user's fingers and in particular may be worn on the proximal phalanges of the user. The electronic device controller may advantageously be a computer mouse that enables the user to control the cursor of a computer by manipulating controller elements with the thumb of the hand wearing the device. The user's fingers extend through openings in the electronic device controller and are free to move enabling the user to use the same hand to perform other functions such as operating a keyboard, driving or flying.08-12-2010
20100201624Unintended Displacement Identification and Correction Method and System - Substantially elevated movement sensitivity of a mouse enables improved control and finer manipulation of an object, for example a pointer, displayed on a display device. However, the elevated movement sensitivity also results in unintended movement of the mouse, generated when a button of the mouse is operated, being translated into displacement of the pointer on the display device. An embodiment of the invention describes a method for transducing movement occurring during an interval into signals in response to the button being operated. The signals are for use in manipulating the object. The method is further for comparing properties of the displacement with pre-defined reference properties to determined whether the movement is intended or unintended. The signals are subsequently terminated to impede manipulation of the object when the movement is determined to be unintended to thereby correct the unintended movement.08-12-2010
20100060581System and Method for Updating Live Weather Presentations - A computer-implemented method of preparing live weather presentations including preparing a computer readable run-down describing graphical elements and associated data links inserting current weather data into the graphical elements to be used as a graphical portion of a live weather presentation. The method further includes, at first intervals, using the run-down to prepare an audiovisual live weather presentation by capturing at a first data rate, a live weather presenter describing and displaying graphical portions generated by the run-down augmented with current weather data at the first time, and to transmit the same in real time. The method yet further includes, at second intervals more frequent than the first intervals, using the run-down to prepare an audiovisual live weather presentation by capturing at a second data rate lower than the first data rate, a live weather presenter describing and displaying graphical portions generated by the run-down augmented with current weather data at the second time and to store the same on the web for access by users.03-11-2010
20110267270MOUSE - A mouse is provided. The mouse includes a first housing, a second housing and a battery module. The second housing is connected with the first housing in a detachable manner. The battery module is fixed on the second housing. The first housing includes a first engage member and the battery module includes a second engage member. The second engage member corresponds to the first engage member and engages with the second engage member. When the second housing is connected with the first housing, the engagement between the first engage member and the second engage member enables the battery module to engage with the first housing.11-03-2011
20080238875Onboard pointer system - A laptop computer includes a wireless pointer device which is located within the base of the laptop. In an exemplary embodiment, the pointer device is an infrared mouse designed to fit within a cradle mechanism. In one example, the cradle mechanism is located centered and below the keyboard and may be inserted in, and replace, the space generally used for the touch-pad surface of a touchpad pointer system. The mouse is recharged when engaged with the cradle mechanism. The cradle mechanism may be selectively opened to release the wireless mouse or pointer device for use in interacting with the laptop computer.10-02-2008
20090002319WHEEL MOUSE - The present invention relates to a wheel mouse. The wheel mouse includes a base, an upper cover, a scroll wheel, a first support element, a second support element, and a wheel carrier member. The first and second support elements are disposed on the base and arranged in parallel with the third axial direction. The wheel carrier member is supported by the first and second support elements and includes a fixing piece at a first end thereof and two support pieces at a second end thereof. The fixing piece is attached on the first support element. The support pieces are extended from bilateral sides of the wheel carrier member to the base.01-01-2009
20100127983Pressure Augmented Mouse - The use of a uni-pressure and dual-pressure augmented mouse permits users to simultaneously control cursor positions as well as multiple levels of discrete action modes for common desktop application tasks. One, two or more independent pressure sensors can be mounted onto several locations on the body of the mouse. Various selection techniques are described to control many discrete levels and to simultaneously control different variable functions with pressure sensors on an input device for an electronic device.05-27-2010
20090167685METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A COMPUTER ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN - A computer system for providing a simulated computer environment for young children. A console is coupled to a display, e.g., a television set, for storing and processing a plurality of user selectable programs. User selectable program may be stored on a cartridge and received by the console. The user selectable programs are child oriented, educational, interactive and provide feedback responsive to user interaction. A theme-able wireless keyboard adapted for use by young children with keys larger in size than an adult keyboard is coupled with the console, e.g., infrared. The keyboard excludes a subset of adult oriented function and punctuation keys. A theme-able mouse and a mouse pad that is detachably couple to either the left or the right side of the keyboard may be included. An animated character in a GUI and in the programs interacts, gives user instruction and is the focus of reward in reward oriented programs.07-02-2009
20080231597Wireless mouse receiver with camera - A wireless mouse receiver with a camera includes a receiver body, a rotary connection piece, and a signal-receiving unit. The receiver body has a fixed piece and a movable piece. The fixed piece is provided with a connection port for being electrically connected with a computer. The movable piece is provided with a camera unit. The rotary connection piece is connected between the fixed piece and the movable piece. Rotating the rotary connection piece causes the movable piece to rotate. The camera unit on the movable piece can perform the camera function at different angles. The signal-receiving unit is provided in the receiver body. With the above arrangement, a user only needs to use one connection port of the computer to simultaneously operate a wireless mouse and the camera unit, thereby utilizing the connection ports of the computer more efficiently.09-25-2008
20080284732Computer mouse bearing personalized and replaceable graphical indicia - A computer mouse is described comprising a bottom surface movable on a flat surface, an upper surface comprising a switch actuator portion, and a distending portion between the bottom surface and the upper surface. In the first embodiment of the present invention, a detachable and transparent hand rest portion is provided that can be affixed to the upper surface of the computer mouse. Graphical material can be placed beneath this detachable and transparent hand rest portion so that it is visible to the user. In a second embodiment of the present invention, a computer mouse comprises a bottom surface movable on a flat surface, an upper surface comprising a hand rest portion and a switch actuator portion, a distending portion between the bottom surface and the upper surface, and a detachable transparent cover overlaying said hand rest portion wherein said cover is sized to be selectively snapped on and off said computer mouse and incorporates sufficient space between the hand rest portion and said cover to permit placement of graphical material. In both preferred embodiments, the graphical material can be readily replaced at no additional costs.11-20-2008
20080284733POINTER TRACKING ACROSS MULTIPLE OVERLAPPING COORDINATE INPUT SUB-REGIONS DEFINING A GENERALLY CONTIGUOUS INPUT REGION - A touch system comprises overlapping coordinate input sub-regions defining a generally contiguous input surface. Each coordinate input sub-region generates pointer coordinate data in response to pointer contacts thereon. When a pointer contact is made on a region of a coordinate input sub-region that overlaps with an adjacent coordinate input sub-region, each overlapping coordinate input sub-region processes acquired images to derive pointer data and triangulates the position of the pointer using the derived pointer data. Thereafter, the triangulated positions generated by the overlapping coordinate input sub-regions are processed in accordance with defined logic thereby to determine the position of the pointer contact relative to the touch surface.11-20-2008
20080291166Input system and input device - An input system includes an information generation part which generates input information based on a given input operation, a transmission part which transmits signal generated by having a plurality of different carrier frequencies modulated with the input information, and a reception part which receives the transmitted signals and demodulates the signals into input information.11-27-2008
20080238874Operation device - A display device is provided in a central position of an instrument panel in a vehicle compartment, and an operation device is provided in a center console. The operation device is formed with a case body having a palm rest, with is provided with a pointing device and four finalizing switches. A menu display window showing an array of multiple function selection items or a list display screen is displayed on a screen of the display device. The user selects a desired function selection item by moving a cursor by operation of an operation knob of the pointing device. In this state, the user ON operates any one of the finalizing switches, thereby performing finalize-designation. A user can thus operate the operation device from any one of multiple directions without uncomfortable feeling.10-02-2008
20080316173Computer cursor control device which can broadcast multimedia data - A computer cursor control device is disclosed which can broadcast multimedia and control a computer cursor and comprises an interface unit; a mouse module connecting to the interface unit and controlling the computer cursor in a mouse mode; a multimedia module connecting to the interface unit and accessing a multimedia file in a multimedia mode for further broadcasting the multimedia file; and a button control unit connecting to the mouse module and the multimedia module respectively which enters a control signal for controlling the computer cursor or broadcasting the multimedia file.12-25-2008
20110001704CAPACITIVE MOUSE - A pointing device some or all of whose elements are made from capacitive sensors. Such elements may include a rotary motion detector which includes a rotating member and a plurality of fixed capacitive detecting members; a rolling ball with patterned conductive surface and a plurality of fixed capacitive detecting members; capacitive touch sensors or capacitive switches to serve as mouse buttons; and a scrolling wheel, knob, or touch surface built from capacitive sensors. The pointing device further includes a capacitance measuring circuit and processor to measure variations of capacitance on the various capacitive elements and to determine the movement of and other activations of the mouse.01-06-2011
20080316172Manual input device - A manual input device configured for translating a planar movement of the manual input device into an electrical signal, comprising a site for accommodating at least one finger tip top down, the site being configured such that the manual input device can be moved in any planar direction by means of at least one finger tip of a hand, the wrist thereby resting planar.12-25-2008
20080266258MOUSE HAVING COMPOSITE SWITCH DEVICE - The present invention relates to a mouse having a composite switch device. The composite switch device includes a push button, a multi-stage sliding switch unit and a tactile switch unit. By moving a single push button to different positions, the use modes of the mouse will be switched.10-30-2008
20110006990METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING A SIGNAL CORRESPONDING TO A MESSAGE TO AN INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE - A method and system communicate a signal correspond to a message to an input/output device, such as a messaging mouse, and activate a colored light so that a user can be notified of the arrival of an important message even when he is away from the computer desk or when the computer's screen is blanked or off. The color of the light may be associated with a certain message. If a few concurrent messages arrive, the colors associated with these messages can sequentially change in a cyclic order. The colored light continues to shine until the user activates a reset.01-13-2011
20110006989Pointing Device - Disclosed is a pointing device that includes a curved supporter which including a curved surface; a pointing unit placed over the curved supporter and sliding along the curved surface of the curved supporter; and a sensor sensing movement of the pointing unit, in which the movement of the pointing unit is displayed on a screen, corresponding to extent that the pointing unit slides along the curved surface of the curved supporter. With this, there is provided a pointing device that can be installed within a limited space such as a mobile device or a notebook computer requiring thin thickness and enable delicate work since it can move along the curved surface.01-13-2011
20100271303NON-CONTACT MOUSE APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - A non-contact mouse method uses an image sensor (10-28-2010
20130215033POINTING DEVICE WITH SOLID-STATE ROLLER - A solid-state roller on a pointing device with enhanced features. The solid-state design described herein allows the sensor to be placed on any shape of surface, such as one that has curvature in two directions. In one embodiment, a trench or downward curve contains sensors for detecting finger movement. The user's finger can thus bend about a knuckle in a curved motion to activate the sensor, requiring little or no movement of the finger up and down. The solid-state sensors can be of one of a number of designs. In one embodiment, multiple electrodes are contacted by a finger as it moves. Each electrode is coupled to a capacitive detection circuit, for detecting the change in capacitance as the electrode is contacted by the finger.08-22-2013
20130215031ROLLER MODULE FOR INPUT DEVICE - The present invention discloses a roller module for an input device. The roller module includes a circuit board, a wheel swinging element arranged above the circuit board, a wheel arranged on the wheel swinging element, a mode switching element arranged between the circuit board and the wheel swinging element, a plurality of switches arranged between the circuit board and the wheel swinging element, and a micro control unit. When the wheel is moved downward a distance relative to the wheel swinging element, the wheel can't be rotated. When the wheel is pushed such that the wheel swinging element is tilted in a specific direction or moved downward, the corresponding one of the switches or the mode switching elements is triggered. When the mode switching element is triggered, the roller module is switched from a first working mode to a second working mode.08-22-2013
20130120261METHOD OF OPERATING A MULTI-ZONE INPUT DEVICE - A method of operating an input device in conjunction with a host device includes determining that the input device is in a stationary state and receiving a first signal from a first sense zone of the input device. The method also includes determining an input command based on determining that the input device is in the stationary state and the first signal and transmitting a signal associated with the input command from the input device to the host device.05-16-2013
20130120262METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POWER CONSERVATION IN A MULTI-ZONE INPUT DEVICE - A method includes placing an input device in a passive mode of operation and periodically monitoring a displacement sensor of the input device, receiving an indication of displacement from the displacement sensor, and placing the input device in an active mode of operation characterized by a power consumption level. The method also includes determining a passing of a predetermined time period since receiving the indication of displacement, placing the input device in a second active mode of operation characterized by a second power consumption level less than the power consumption level, and periodically monitoring one or more of a plurality of touch sensors. The method further includes receiving an indication of input from the one or more of the plurality of touch sensors and placing the input device in the active mode of operation.05-16-2013
20090160770Haptic Interface Device and Actuator Assembly Providing Linear Haptic Sensations - An interface device and method providing haptic sensations to a user. A user physically contacts a housing of the interface device, and a sensor device detects the manipulation of the interface device by the user. An actuator assembly includes an actuator that provides output forces to the user as haptic sensations. In one embodiment, the actuator outputs a rotary force, and a flexure coupled to the actuator moves an inertial mass and/or a contact member. The flexure can be a unitary member that includes flex joints allowing a portion of the flexure to be linearly moved. The flexure can converts rotary force output by the actuator to linear motion, where the linear motion causes a force that is transmitted to the user. In another embodiment, the actuator outputs a force, and a mechanism coupling the actuator to the device housing uses the force to move the actuator with respect to the device housing. The actuator acts as an inertial mass when in motion to provide an inertial force that can be transmitted to the user. The mechanism can be a flexure including at least one flex joint or a mechanism with bearings.06-25-2009
20100141582SLENDER WHEEL MOUSE - A slender wheel mouse includes a mouse case, a base, a circuit board, a supporting member, a tilt frame, a slender wheel, an encoder, a slender ratchet, a resilience sheet and several switch elements. The slender ratchet is engaged with the slender wheel to drive the encoder. The slender wheel has a relatively smaller diameter and thus the height of the mouse case is reduced.06-10-2010
20090128491Information processing apparatus, remote system, and computer readable medium - An information processing apparatus includes a mouse driver that adds a second data to a first data showing a movement distance of a mouse cursor, and transmits the combined data to an OS. The information processing apparatus has: an input portion that inputs the first data from an external device via a KVM switch, and a flag showing effectiveness or invalidation of adding the second data to the first data; and a controlling portion that transmits the first data input to the input portion to the mouse driver, and when the flag shows invalidation of addition of the second data, the controlling portion interrupting between the mouse driver and the OS, acquiring the combined data, removing the second data from the combined data, and transmitting the first data to the OS.05-21-2009
20100182237CHARGEABLE WIRELESS MOUSE - A chargeable wireless mouse includes a mouse body, a battery, a charging slot and a wireless signal receiver. A magnetic element and a conducting member are disposed within the charging slot. The wireless signal receiver includes a USB connecting part, a metallic plate and a charging plate. The wireless signal receiver is connected with a computer host via a USB connecting port. When the wireless signal receiver is accommodated within the charging slot, the metallic plate is magnetically attracted by the magnetic element such that the wireless signal receiver is fixed in the charging slot. At the same time, the charging plate is contacted with the conducting member such that electricity is transmitted from the receiver circuit board to the chargeable battery.07-22-2010
20120068928CONTROL CONFIGURATION FOR DIGITAL IMAGE SYSTEM - Systems, methods, and products are described that provide control configuration for a digital image system. One aspect provides for a system configured to identify one or more input control devices in communication with a digital image application operating on said system, the one or more input devices comprising one or more control elements; activating an input control device mode based on a number of identified input control devices; and mapping the one or more control elements of each input control device to one or more digital image application functions based on a type of the input control device and the input control mode. Other aspects and embodiments are also described herein.03-22-2012
20120068930MOUSE DEVICE - A grip portion 03-22-2012
20120068929FIXED MOUSE - Disclosed herein is a fixed mouse. The fixed mouse includes a housing which has an insert depression, a movable body, a portion or the entirety of which is inserted into the insert depression, a direction sensing means which detects a direction in which an external force is applied to the movable body and generates a signal used to move a pointer in a corresponding direction, and speed sensing means which detects the intensity of the external force applied to the movable body and generates a signal to vary the speed of the pointer in response to the intensity of the external force. As such, the direction sensing means for moving the pointer and the speed sensing means for controlling the speed of the pointer are independently provided. Therefore, the production, maintenance and repair of the direction sensing means and the speed sensing means can be facilitated. Furthermore, the degree of design freedom for layout of a product is increased. Moreover, the fixed mouse may be configured such that a user selectively uses the function of controlling the speed of the pointer, thus making it convenient for the user.03-22-2012
20120068927COMPUTER INPUT DEVICE ENABLING THREE DEGREES OF FREEDOM AND RELATED INPUT AND FEEDBACK METHODS - Disclosed herein are a system and method for simultaneously reporting changes in location and orientation of an object moving over a planar surface and forming part of a computer input device, interoperably with a conventional mouse where reporting only location is in question. Further the present invention provides improved ways of user interaction with computer displays of two and three dimensional data and structures.03-22-2012
20090140983ERGONOMIC COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse for use with a computing device is provided. The computer mouse may include a mouse body with an ulnar side digit support structure having a front concave region and a rear convex region formed proximate and behind the front concave region. The front concave region may include an overhang portion on a top side and an outwardly flared region on a bottom side. The front concave region may be sized to receive a distal end of a digit of a user, and the rear convex region may be sized to support a proximate end of a digit of a user. The mouse body may additionally include a radial side digit support structure that has a concave region with an outwardly flared region on a bottom side of the concavity.06-04-2009
20090015558Mouse capable of detecting a pulse - A mouse capable of detecting a pulse includes: a) a housing having electronic elements therein for fulfilling the functions of the conventional mouse, an infrared pulse sensor being disposed at the internal side of the housing for detecting the change of a slight amount of blood within the blood vessel of a user's thumb that is caused by the pulsation such that the pulse signal of the user is available; b) a control switch disposed at the internal side of the housing for turning on or off the infrared pulse sensor; c) a noise canceling circuit and a filtering shaping amplifying circuit coupled to the pulse sensor; and d) a microprocessor adapted to calculate the number of the heartbeat according to the pulse signal inputted by the filtering shaping amplifying circuit, the heartbeat signal being transmittable from a signal output terminal to a signal input terminal of a computer. Accordingly, the heartbeat signal is then received by a central processing unit (CPU) of the computer so that the user's physiological state is displayable on a display.01-15-2009
20110221675ERGONOMIC COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse for use with a computing device is provided. The computer mouse may include a mouse body with an ulnar side digit support structure having a front concave region and a rear convex region formed proximate and behind the front concave region. The front concave region may include an overhang portion on a top side and an outwardly flared region on a bottom side. The front concave region may be sized to receive a distal end of a digit of a user, and the rear convex region may be sized to support a proximate end of a digit of a user. The mouse body may additionally include a radial side digit support structure that has a concave region with an outwardly flared region on a bottom side of the concavity.09-15-2011
20090015557Responsiveness Control Method for Pointing Device Movement With Respect to a Graphical User Interface - Improved techniques that enable control of responsiveness to user movement of a pointing device with respect to a graphical user interface are disclosed. According to one embodiment, by controlling responsiveness, a friction effect can be imposed at predetermined regions of the graphical user interface. According to another embodiment, by controlling responsiveness, a gravitational effect can be imposed at predetermined regions of the graphical user interface. According to still another embodiment, by controlling responsiveness, frictional and gravitational effects can be imposed at predetermined regions of the graphical user interface. The responsiveness control, e.g., frictional effect and/or gravitational effect, can be used to enhance user interaction with the graphical user interface. For example, user controls, such as buttons, boxes, borders, boundaries, etc., can be more easily navigated and selected by users when the regions associated with such user controls are provided with modified responsiveness control (e.g., frictional effect and/or gravitational effect).01-15-2009
20110141017Waterproof mouse - A waterproof mouse includes a casing assembly, a circuit board, two touch switches, and a capacitive touch panel. The casing assembly has a base and a cover that are assembled with each other. A soft ring is assembled between the base and the cover. An outer cover with an opening covers on the cover, forms two elastic pressing portions and provides two protruding posts penetrating the cover into the base. The circuit board is provided in the base. The touch switches are coupled to the circuit board respectively and correspond to the two protruding posts of the outer cover. The capacitive touch panel, coupled to the circuit board, is assembled with the cover and located in the opening of the outer cover. With the above structure, the liquid penetrated into the mouse can be prevented. Further, in virtue of the capacitive touch panel, the mouse has a unique practicability.06-16-2011
20090051655MOUSE WITH TELEVISION SIGNAL RECEIVING FUNCTION - A mouse with television signal receiving function includes a mouse casing, a vent hole disposed on the mouse casing, and a digital tuner, an antenna, a hub disposed in the mouse casing. The vent hole is arranged near the digital tuner. The antenna connects to the digital tuner for receiving a digital television signal. The hub has a first port and a second port. The first port is connected with a mouse control unit. The second port is connected with the digital tuner.02-26-2009
20120169601WIRELESS MOUSE AND CHARGING SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A wireless mouse and a charging system using the same are provided. The wireless mouse includes a main body, an intermediary unit, a battery and a wireless transmitting unit. The main body has a bottom surface. The intermediary unit includes a frame, a first connector and a second connector. The frame is connected to the bottom surface of the main body. The first and second connectors are accommodated in the frame. The battery is disposed in the main body and electrically connected to the intermediary unit. The wireless transmitting unit is disposed on one side of the intermediary unit with the intermediary unit located between the wireless transmitting unit and the main body.07-05-2012
20110141019INPUT DEVICE MULTI-DIRECTION CONTROL PROCESSING METHOD - Used in an input device having a housing thereof sensor modules and a circuit substrate carrying a control module, a touch panel, a displacement sensor module, a transmission module and a power supply module to control a computer comprising a driver software, an input device multi-direction control processing method is to detect the location of the presence of an external object on the surface of the housing of the input device by the sensor modules so that the sensor modules provide location signals to the control module upon the presence of an external object at the surface of the housing, for enabling the control module to store the location signals and to further transmit the location signals and displacement coordinate signals received from the displacement sensor module to the driver software of the computer for calculating a new coordinate system and translating the new coordinate system into a track signal for cursor control.06-16-2011
20110227828Multi-function roller apparatus and method for a control device - A roller for a mouse includes a roller wheel having an outer portion formed of metal and a corrugated surface; a pivot arm configured to pivot in a first direction to contact the corrugated surface and to pivot in a second direction to move away from the corrugated surface; and user operable device configured to be translated to pivot the pivot arm.09-22-2011
20130215032ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TWO DISPLAY UNITS AND SWITCHING DISPLAY METHOD USING SAME - An electronic device includes a display device, an operating unit, and a processing unit. The display device includes a first display unit having a plurality of first pixels for displaying moving images, and a second display unit having a plurality of second pixels for displaying still images. The first pixels and the second pixels are alternately arranged. The operating unit can be used to select an area of the display device. The processing unit defines the selected area to be a primary display area and defines a region of the display device excluding the selected area to be an auxiliary display area. The processing unit controls the first display unit to display data in the primary display area and controls the second display unit to display data in the auxiliary display area. The present disclosure also provides a switching display method using the electronic device.08-22-2013
20090213075COMPUTER SYSTEM, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND DISPLAY CONTROLLER - A display control method includes: generating an input signal according to a mouse input operation; detecting whether the input signal includes a scroll signal generated when a scroll wheel of the mouse is scrolled, and a press signal generated when a predetermined button of the mouse is pressed; and moving the contents of the document being displayed left or right when a detected result is the input signal including the scroll signal and the press signal.08-27-2009
20090213076COLLAPSIBLE WIRELESS INPUT DEVICE - An input device for inputting commands to a host computer includes a base. An upper housing defines a plurality of control buttons for inputting commands to the computer. The base and upper housing are movably coupled to each other to enable the mouse to be placed in a collapsed position and a raised position. A release button is configured to actuate and facilitate raising of the mouse from the collapsed position to the raised position, the raised position placing the mouse a suitable state for inputting commands to the computer using the control buttons.08-27-2009
20090213074SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ONE OR MORE COMPUTERS - A system for controlling one or more computers comprises one or more host computers, a KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switching device and a computing device including a keyboard, a cursor control device, a video display unit and a data processing unit, wherein the KVM switching device includes a first driver coupled to the host computers; a video codec for converting video signals from the host computers to digital video signals; an USB (Universal Serial Bus) adapter for receiving the digital video signals and transferring the digital video signals to a second driver and receiving and transferring command signals between the first driver and the second driver bi-directionally; wherein the second driver couples to the computing device for receiving and transmitting the digital video signals and command signals between the computing device and the USB adapter; wherein the data processing unit manages the digital video signals converted from each of the plurality of host computers for simultaneously displaying the digital video signals on the video display unit.08-27-2009
20090251414Optical Scrolling Module and Optical Control Module - An optical scrolling module includes a prism, a light source, an image sensor and a first condenser. The prism is disposed at an opening of an upper shell of a mouse and has a light incident surface, a reflective surface, a contact surface and a light emitting surface. The contact and light incident surfaces are respectively connected between the reflective and light emitting surfaces. The contact surface is exposed by the opening. A light beam from the light source is transmitted to the contact surface via the light incident and reflective surfaces. When an object with a pattern structure puts on the contact surface, the light beam is scattered and a portion of the light beam is transmitted to the image sensor via the first condenser. When the object is removed from the contact surface, the light beam is reflected to the light emitting surface by the contact surface.10-08-2009
20120105330MOUSE WITH ADJUSTABLE SWITCH - A mouse with adjustable switch is provided. The mouse includes a bottom cover, a switch assembly, a main board and a top cover. The switch assemblies are movably disposed on the bottom cover, where the switch assemblies may slide along a moving direction relative to the bottom cover. The main board is disposed on the bottom cover and electrically connected with the switch assemblies. The top cover is assembled with the bottom cover, and the switch assembly and the main board are accommodated between the top cover and the bottom cover.05-03-2012
20120105329MOUSE DEVICE WITH FUNCTIONAL TURNTABLE - Provided is a human interactive interface device having a functional turntable. The interface device includes a housing unit, an interface circuit, a sensor unit, and a control unit. The housing unit has at least a left key, a right key, a mouse wheel, and a turntable. The turntable is disposed around the mouse wheel. The interface circuit is connected electrically to the turntable for generating a dial signal in accordance to a dial position of the turntable. The senor unit is located on the lower surface of the housing, and captures an image signal according to a reflex formed on a contact surface. The control unit is connected electrically to the interface circuit and the sensor unit, and is used for adjusting a coordinate axis positioning angle or a coordinate vector ratio of the sensor unit according to the dial signal, and further calculates a displacement according to the image signal.05-03-2012
20100156791TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED MOUSE - A temperature controlled mouse includes a central controller, a driver control circuit, a temperature control circuit, and a signal transmitting circuit. The driver control circuit generates coordinate control signals and pointer clicking signals, and the signals are transmitted to a host computer coupled to the mouse via the signal transmitting circuit. The temperature control circuit detects the changes of the temperature from a user's hand and thereby generates temperature control signals. The central controller controls the operation status of the mouse according to the temperature control signals, wherein when the temperature detected is within a predetermined temperature range, the central controller wakes the mouse and allows the transmission of signals from the mouse to the host computer; otherwise the central controller stops the transmission of signals. The temperature controlled mouse prevents accidental activation due to negligent bump. Thereby the mouse may only wake from purposeful control and thereby conserves energy.06-24-2010
20100156792MOUSE - A mouse is disclosed and includes a wheel assembly which includes a first wheel and a second wheel. The second wheel is disposed adjacent to the first wheel. There is a predetermined distance between the first wheel and the second wheel. Particularly, a user can selectively roll the first wheel, roll the second wheel, or both of roll the first wheel and the second wheel at a time by only one finger.06-24-2010
20090079694INTEGRATED CONTROL SYSTEM WITH KEYBOARD VIDEO MOUSE (KVM) - Methods and apparatus are provided for efficiently controlling source computers connected to a display system. A control computer, source computers, and a video processor are connected over a control network. Input signals such as keyboard and mouse input signals are provided to the video processor and the source computers through the control network. The source computers are also connected to the video processor through a video interface, such as multiple Digital Video Interface (DVI) lines. The use of a hybrid system allows flexibility in configuring and using the control network while providing high throughput and low latency for video sent to the video processor.03-26-2009
20100171701SLIM MOUSE - A slim mouse includes a mouse body, a battery box case, a wheel function module, multiple click buttons, a PCMCIA connecting part and a connecting frame. The mouse body includes a first receiving part, a first body fillister, a second receiving part and a second body fillister. The connecting frame includes a first connecting arm, a first salient, a second connecting arm, a second salient, a first protrusion and a second protrusion. The first protrusion and the second protrusion are respectively inserted into the first body fillister and the second body fillister. By using the first protrusion and the second protrusion as a shaft, the connecting frame is rotatable with respect to the mouse body so as to change the operating mode of the slim mouse.07-08-2010
20100259480TUMBLER MOUSE - A tumbler mouse includes a housing including a swaying portion and a balancing weight secured in the housing. When the tumbler mouse is stood vertically on a support surface, it can sway as a tumbler.10-14-2010
20100188336FINGER COMPUTER MOUSE - A finger computer mouse for mounting on and operation by a finger, the finger computer mouse comprising a body having a first end and a second end; a first switch at the first end and a second switch at one of the second end and intermediate the first and second ends; operation of the first switch being the equivalent of a right click and operation of the second switch being the equivalent of a left click.07-29-2010
20100171702SOUNDLESS MOUSE - A soundless mouse includes a mouse base, a mouse case, a button, a scroll wheel, a magnetic element, a circuit board, a magnetoresistance sensor and a spring. When the button is clicked, the magnetic element is closed to the magnetoresistance sensor and the magnetoresistance sensor generates an enabling signal to the circuit board. Since the magnetic element is not in direct contact with the magnetoresistance sensor, no clicking noise is generated during operation of the soundless mouse.07-08-2010
20100001955INPUT DEVICE, PARTICULARLY COMPUTER MOUSE - The invention refers to an input device for computer system. The invention is based on the task of creating solutions to make it possible to considerably simplify mouse-based input operations in the use of computers. This task is solved in accordance with the invention by a computer mouse with a housing and a movement detector to generate control data which as such correlate with the movement of the housing along the X or Y axis, and a hand detector to generate control data which as such correlate with the position and/or the finger gestures of a hand in relation to the housing before the computer mouse is touched. This makes it advantageously possible to carry out input operations to an even better degree with a computer mouse, in particular cursor controls, in a way that can be intuitively and easily mastered.01-07-2010
20100259481DATA INPUT DEVICE - A data input device according to the present invention includes an input unit provided to enable, within a predetermined input region, movement input performed by horizontal movement, central input performed by any of vertical movement and selection of a central input key provided on one side of the input unit, and central and movement input performed by horizontal movement of the input unit when the central input has been performed; a detection unit adapted to detect the horizontal movement of the input unit, a path, and the vertical movement or the selection of the central input key; and a control unit adapted to, based on detection results of the detection unit, extract input commands corresponding to the movement input, the central input and the central and movement input from a memory unit and execute them. Accordingly, the data input device according to the present invention can perform the various functions of the mouse of a desktop computer using a single finger without limitation within a minimum input space by performing various input actions independently or in combination using a single input unit. Furthermore, when characters are performed using the data input device according to the present invention, every character to be input can be input through a single action by combining respective input actions together.10-14-2010
20100013769Encoding module - An encoding module applied to a computer input device is described, which includes an encoder and a scroll wheel. The encoder is electrically disposed on a circuit board of the computer input device and is protruded with a revolving shaft. The scroll wheel has a wheel axle passing there through and is rotatably disposed within a shell of the computer input device. One end of the wheel axle has two opposite clamping arms, so as to clamp the revolving shaft. Once the scroll wheel is rotated, the revolving shaft is driven to rotate together.01-21-2010
20130215034EXTRACTION METHOD FOR MULTI-TOUCH FEATURE INFORMATION AND RECOGNITION METHOD FOR MULTI-TOUCH GESTURES USING MULTI-TOUCH FEATURE INFORMATION - The present invention relates to an extraction method for multi-touch feature information and a recognition method for multi-touch gestures using the multi-touch feature information, and more specifically, to the extraction method for multi-touch feature information and recognition method for multi-touch gestures using the multi-touch feature information, wherein: multi-touch feature information, which does not depend on the number of touch points, is extracted; and the accuracy in gesture recognition is improved by using the extracted multi-touch feature information.08-22-2013
20100177043FLIP-OPERATION MOUSE DEVICE - A flip-operation mouse device includes a housing, a sliding surface structure, a moving plate, a displacement-detecting device and a control unit. By moving around the moving plate on the upper side of the sliding surface structure and using the displacement-detecting device mounted under the sliding surface structure and on the opposite side relative to the moving plate, the movement and direction of the moving plate and hence the cursor position can be effectively controlled. Furthermore, by moving the moving plate up and down to turn on or off the displacement-detecting device can enable the operation of the moving plate within a smaller space repetitively, so as to effectively extend the maximum equivalent operation area of the moving plate. Therefore, the above-mentioned flip-operation mouse device is able to be operated within a relatively smaller space and can precisely and easily control the cursor position.07-15-2010
20100253626SLIM MOUSE FOR MOBILE APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A slim mouse for mobile appliances includes a lower polymer film having a metal layer on an upper surface of the lower polymer film, an upper polymer film having a metal layer on a lower surface of the upper polymer film, a donut force sensor array including multiple force sensors, a weight-bumper spacer including a donut sensor portion and a click-detection sensor portion, a pad including a donut sensor portion and a click-detection sensor portion, and a click-detection force sensor.10-07-2010
20100225586IMPACT FORCE FEEDBACK DEVICE AND INTERACTIVE SYSTEM USING THE SAME - An impact force feedback device and an interactive system using the same are provided, wherein a large impact force feedback is generated to provide a real force feedback sensation to the user. The impact force feedback device includes a housing, a magnet, and at least one actuator assembly. The housing carries the actuator assembly. The actuator assembly includes a guide rod device, a mass, and a coil. The guide rod device is disposed on the housing. The mass is disposed on the guide rod device in a sliding manner. The coil generates an electric field when a current is conducted through it. An electromagnetic force is generated by supplying the current in a direction orthogonal to a magnetic field. The electromagnetic force is supplied to the mass such that the mass moves on the guide rod device and impacts the housing to generate the unidirectional impact force feedback.09-09-2010
20100253628ONE FINGER CONTROLLED COMPUTER MOUSE - A point and click computer device includes first and second pushbutton switches. An elongate rocker arm has first and second opposite ends. A housing contains the switches and includes a support supporting a mid-section of the rocker arm between the ends. The rocker arm is pivotable about the support between a first position in which the first end depresses the first pushbutton switch, a second position in which the second end depresses the second pushbutton switch, and an unbiased position in which neither of the switches is depressed.10-07-2010
20120194434MOUSE WITH WIRE ARRANGEMENT STRUCTURE - A mouse with a wire arrangement structure is provided. The mouse includes a housing, a base, a connection unit and a wire. The housing includes an opening and an opening edge. The base corresponds to the housing, wherein the base is moved between a first position and a second position, and when the base is in the first position, the base abuts the opening edge to cover the opening, and when the base is in the second position, the base is separated from the opening edge. The connection unit is connected to the housing and the base, allowing the base to move relative to the housing. The wire includes a joint, wherein when the wire is in a receiving state, the wire is wound up around the connection unit.08-02-2012
20110109550KEYBOARD/MOUSE SET AND COMPUTER SYSTEM USING SAME - A computer system includes a host, a screen and a keyboard/mouse set. The host is used for controlling operations of the computer system. The display screen is used for showing an operating frame of the computer system. A cursor is shown on the operating frame. The mouse could control a motion of the cursor in multiple resolution modes. The keyboard includes a switch element, which is triggered to switch the resolution modes of the mouse.05-12-2011
20100295786INPUT DEVICE - This invention provides an input device. The input device includes a first casing, a second casing, a button unit, and an expansion part. The second casing is pivotally connected to the first casing. The button unit is connected to the first casing. The expansion part is disposed at the first casing and the second casing. When the input device is in a using state, the first casing and the second casing are coplanar. When the input device is in a storage state, the second casing covers the first casing and the expansion part is compressed.11-25-2010
20100253627Motorized Mouse - A pointing device for a computer and a method of using the pointing device. The pointing device includes a base, a motion tracking device coupled to the base; and a body pivotably coupled to the base. A drive device pivots body with respect to the base about at least one axis.10-07-2010
20100117962Suppressing Errant Motion Using Integrated Mouse and Touch Information - The suppression of errant motion regarding a mouse is disclosed. Mouse and touch information can be integrated to determine whether a gesture made on a surface of the mouse is errant, such as when a mouse is being moved and the fingers holding the mouse inadvertently move on the mouse surface. A gesture motion that is small relative to mouse motion can be considered errant and therefore at least partially suppressed, while a gesture motion that is large relative to mouse motion can be considered an intended gesture and therefore processed. Similarly, mouse and touch information can be integrated to determine whether a mouse motion is errant, such as when a robust gesture being made on the mouse surface inadvertently moves the mouse. A mouse motion that is small relative to gesture motion can be considered errant and therefore at least partially suppressed, while a mouse motion that is large relative to gesture motion can be considered an intended motion and therefore processed.05-13-2010
20100013770Computer input device - A computer input device including a top shell and a bottom shell is described. The top shell is manufactured in an integral and inseparable manner. The top shell is formed with an annular trench, so as to form movable members with pressing ends. The pressing ends contact an electronic circuit device installed on the bottom shell and may be reciprocally moved on the electronic circuit device.01-21-2010
20130127719MULTI-TOUCH MOUSE - A multi-touch mouse includes a mouse body, a touch pad, and a controlling unit. In a case that the touch pad is not touched and the touch state is OFF, the multi-touch mouse is in a conventional two-dimensional mouse mode. In a case that the touch state of the touch pad is ON in response to a touch action and the mouse body is moved, the controlling unit switches the control mode of the multi-touch mouse to a touch gesture control mode and generates a touch gesture command.05-23-2013
20130127720OPTICAL NAVIGATOR DEVICE AND ITS TRANSMISSION INTERFACE INCLUDING QUICK BURST MOTION READOUT MECHANISM - A transmission interface has a quick burst motion readout mechanism and is configured to be used between a master device and a slave device. The transmission interface includes a trigger channel configured to allow the master device to transmit a trigger signal to the slave device before transmission of data, and includes a data transmission channel provided to the slave device to transmit readable data to the master device after the slave device receives the trigger signal. The master and slave devices are adapted to a predetermined data transmission protocol by which the readable data can be directly transmitted and not accompanied by address data related to the readable data.05-23-2013
20090189861INPUT DEVICE INCLUDING A WHEEL ASSEMBLY FOR SCROLLING AN IMAGE IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS - A computer input device having a housing and an engagable scroll wheel. The scroll wheel is rotatable about an axis to preferably cause vertical scrolling of an image on a display. The rotatable member is laterally movable relative to the housing. A sensor is preferably positioned within the housing for sensing lateral movement of the rotatable member. In response to sensed lateral movement of the rotatable member, the image is horizontally scrolled, preferably in the direction of the lateral movement. The scrolling speed can be affected relative to the amount of displacement of the rotatable member and/or the amount of time that the rotatable member is displaced a predetermined amount. The computer input device having the rotatable member may take the form of a keyboard, a mouse, a trackbal device, or another type of computer input device.07-30-2009
20090322682INPUT APPARATUS - An input apparatus includes a main body, at least one input button and a scrolling component. The main body has a first surface, a second surface and a third surface extending from opposite edges of the first surface correspondingly. The at least one input button is mounted at the second surface. The scrolling component is mounted at the third surface and adjacent to the first surface.12-31-2009
20090073122Computer input device - A computer input device includes a housing, a move tracking module, and a light pervious plate. The move tracking module is disposed in the housing, and emits a sensing light. The light pervious plate is movably disposed between the housing and the move tracking module, and may be moved between a first position and a second position relatively to the move tracking module. In this manner, the sensing light selectively penetrates the light pervious plate and is emits out of the housing, or is directly emits out of the housing, so that the computer input device correspondingly executes a touch mode or a mouse mode.03-19-2009
20090115727Input Device with Physiological Measuring Function - An input device with the physiological measuring function includes a housing, a circuit board, a sensor module and a light guiding element. The housing has a transparent handheld part. The circuit board is disposed in the housing. The sensor module is electrically connected with the circuit board. The light guiding element is located between the sensor module and the transparent handheld part. The input device with the physiological measuring function of the invention has better holding feelings, and the configuration of the light guiding element overcomes the measuring differences between users, so that the reliability of the measuring result is thus ensured.05-07-2009
20100220057FINGER OPERATED COMPUTER MOUSE - A finger operated computer mouse comprising a housing, a sensor located within the housing for sensing movement of the computer mouse, and a transmitter located within the housing for communicating data from the computer mouse to a remote computer. The top of the housing comprises a recessed portion for receiving a finger tip of a user and a channel connecting the recessed portion to a proximal end of the housing. The recessed portion and the channel preferably have converging sidewalls for engaging opposing sides of the user's finger. The recessed portion comprises a primary push button such that the computer mouse is operable to transmit data to the computer when the primary push button is pressed. The computer mouse is capable of supporting the end of only one finger of the user.09-02-2010
20120032884WIRELESS MOUSE - A wireless mouse includes a mouse body, a main body, a power switch, a connection portion fixed on the main body, and an elastic shell covering the main body. The main body includes a baseboard on the mouse body, a pressing element on a surface of the baseboard, and board elements connecting each other. The baseboard defines a holding slot. The pressing element includes a holding portion from which a pressing portion extends. Each board element includes a base plate. The board element next to the baseboard includes a resisting piece protruding from the base plate to selectively depress the pressing portion. The power switch is secured in the holding slot and includes a button. The wireless mouse utilizes the pressing portion to multiply movement distance of turned resisting piece during using, thereby providing the button with enough movement distance so that the power switch can be reliably actuated.02-09-2012
20100302156MULTIPLE-INPUT SELECTABLE SYSTEMS INTEGRATED DISPLAY AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS UNIT FOR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY AND THE LIKE - A systems integrator that brings various separate systems into one keyboard, video and mouse configuration with customized viewing of the different monitors on one large screen LCD monitor. This permits a user to control the display of several video/audio inputs simply and efficiently, for many diverse purposes including medical procedures, and other complex operations requiring multiple computer displays and video inputs.12-02-2010
20100134416SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TACTILE ACCESS AND NAVIGATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED WITHIN A COMPUTER SYSTEM - A tactile access and navigation system and method for a visually impaired user operating within a computerized data environment includes a bi-directional input-output system having one or more tactile displays and user-operable input controls; a data transformer for extracting display data from the computer and transforming that data into a form suitable for display by the one or more tactile displays; apparatus for arranging the display data into a predetermined structure of GUI elements for navigation by the bi-directional input-output system; and apparatus for providing display data to the one or more tactile displays in any of one or more viewing modes for displaying on the one or more tactile displays a tactile representation of graphical and textual data content; and one or more navigational modes for displaying on the one or more tactile displays a tactile representation of the orientation of the GUI elements within the structure.06-03-2010
20100309127MARKETING METHODS USING BRANDED, CONTENT-PRELOADED, PERIPHERAL, MEMORY-STICK PC-POINTING DEVICES - A memory stick is configured to interface with a host computer by way of a Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface and to control by radio frequency (RF) a wireless mouse. The wireless mouse may take on a shape such as that of, for example, a car. An RF communication device, such as a memory stick, is provided for interfacing with the computer by the USB interface and interfacing with the wireless mouse by a wireless protocol. Both USB memory sticks are combined into one to generate a memory stick that will facilitate the running of the wireless mouse and add content as soon as the user plugs it in to the USB port of the computer. The system can be used to advertise and run applications such as games, movies and music. The memory stick can be in shape of a key for the car, with a trademarked emblem and with colors to match the color of the mouse.12-09-2010
20100302155VIRTUAL INPUT DEVICES CREATED BY TOUCH INPUT - An input device is created on a touch screen in response to a user's placement of their hand. When a user places their hand on the touch screen, an input device sized for their hand is dynamically created. Alternatively, some other input device may be created. For example, when the user places two hands on the device a split keyboard input device may be dynamically created on the touch screen that is split between the user's hand locations. Once the input device is determined, the user may enter input through the created device on the input screen. The input devices may be configured for each individual user such that the display of the input device changes based on physical characteristics that are associated with the user.12-02-2010
20130141334SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING MOUSE OPERATION MODE - A system for switching a computer mouse operation mode includes a mouse and a computer, wherein the mouse comprises a first button, a second button, a control unit, and a delivery unit. The control unit determines whether a pressing time of a button reaches a predetermined time, and sets the value of a flag to different values according the pressed button. The computer running an operation system comprises a receiving unit configured to receive the flag output from the delivery unit. The drive unit sets the mouse operation mode according the value of the flag.06-06-2013
20110001702MOUSE WITH CHANGEABLE FOOTPADS - A mouse with changeable footpads is provided. The mouse includes an upper case, a lower cover and a plurality of mouse footpad modules. The lower cover is disposed under the upper case. The lower cover includes a plurality of footpad holes. The footpad modules are disposed in respective footpad holes. Each of the mouse footpad modules includes a base, a first footpad and a second footpad. The first footpad is disposed on the upper surface of the mouse footpad module. The second footpad is disposed on the lower surface of the mouse footpad module. By rotating the mouse footpad module, the first footpad or the second footpad is selectively exposed to the external surface of the lower cover.01-06-2011
20110109551PROMOTIONAL MOUSE PRE-LOADED TO LAUNCH PRE-SELECTED WEBSITE - The present invention provides a computer mouse that provides a one-touch access to a preselected website on the Internet. The computer mouse comprises a shell having a label or other indicia corresponding to a preselected website arranged on the shell, a communication interface for connecting with the computer, and a circuit part arranged in the shell, wherein the circuit part comprises a microprocessor. The mouse further comprises a touch-operated Internet access key provided on the shell for connecting the computer to the preselected website, and wherein the Internet key is connected with the microprocessor of the circuit part, whereby when the Internet key is touched, the microprocessor communicates with the computer to direct the computer to the preselected website.05-12-2011
20100231517SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INPUTTING INFORMATION - A system for inputting information includes a computer with a safety input program, and a mouse connected to the computer. The safety input program includes an interface popup module, a signal control module, and a character output module. The interface popup module is configured for popping up an input interface after the safety input program is activated. The input interface includes a character display box and a character input box. The signal control module is configured for processing signals inputted in the character display box by the mouse, to select desired characters from the character display box, and to input the selected characters into the character input box. The character output module is configured for outputting characters input and displayed in the character input box to an input window of an application interface.09-16-2010
20110006988MULTI-MODE MOUSE DEVICE - A multi-mode mouse device includes a mode-switching element on a surface of a mouse body. By manipulating the mode-switching element, the mouse device could be operated in a working mode or a power-saving mode according to the user's requirements. In the working mode, the response cycle of the motion sensor within the mouse device is maintained constant. In the power-saving mode, the response cycle is adjusted according to the downshift time period of the mouse device. By manipulating the mode-switching element, the mouse device could meet the demands of achieving optimal sensitive degree and power-saving efficacy.01-13-2011
20110018806INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND POINTING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display module, a coordinate information generation module, a cursor display module, and a processing module. The display module displays image information on a display screen. The coordinate information generation module detects that objects are simultaneously contacted with or approached to first and second detection points of the display screen, and generates coordinate information of the first and second detection points. The cursor display module displays a cursor on the display screen. The processing module, when the coordinate information generation module detects that the objects are contacted with or approached to the first and second detection points and the first detection point exists on the cursor, generates a predetermined event which corresponds to an input operation of a mouse, in accordance with the coordinate information of the second detection point.01-27-2011
20110018807DEVICE THAT MANAGES POWER PROVIDED TO AN OBJECT SENSOR - A hand-held device with a sensor for providing a signal indicative of a position of the hand-held device relative to an object surface enables power to the sensor at a first time interval when the hand-held device is indicated to be in a position that is stationary and adjacent relative to the object surface, enables power to the sensor at a second time interval shorter than the first time interval when the hand-held device is indicated to be in a position that is moving and adjacent relative to the object surface, and enables power to the sensor at a third time interval when the hand-held device is determined to be in a position that is removed relative to the object surface.01-27-2011
20110109552MULTI-TOUCH MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MOUSE - A method for combining at least two touch signals in a computer system is disclosed. The method includes receiving touch signals from two touch pads and creating at least two touch signals having coordinates in the same coordinate system. Then, using these coordinates, a computer system generates a touch command message that is recognizable by a computer application program. Also disclosed is, a computer mouse having two touch pads disposed thereon.05-12-2011
20110037696WHEEL MOUSE - A wheel mouse includes a base, an encoder, a wheel supporting frame, a wheel swing member, an encoder holder, a circuit board, and a plurality of tilt switches. The wheel supporting frame has a receptacle. The encoder holder is connected with the wheel swing member. The encoder is accommodated within the receptacle of the wheel supporting frame, so that the height of the wheel mouse is reduced.02-17-2011
20110037697COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse includes a lower shell, an upper shell mounted to the lower shell, a resilient member, and a converting unit. The upper shell includes two rotating portions rotatably mounted to the lower shell. A resisting post extends from each rotating portion, and resists against the resilient member. The rotating portion can be slidably clamped via the converting unit, and then the rotating portions are prevented from rotating away from each other. The rotating portions can be rotated towards each other, and the elasticity of the resilient member drives the rotating portions away from each other.02-17-2011
20110032187Interface For Controlling A Graphical Image - An interface device for interfacing a user with a computer, the computer miming an application program and generating a graphical image and a graphical object, comprises a user manipulatable object in communication with the computer, a sensor to detect a manipulation of the object, the sensor providing a signal to the computer to control the graphical image, and an actuator adapted to provide a haptic sensation to the palm of the user in relation to an interaction between the graphical image and the graphical object, the actuator comprising a member that is deformable to provide the haptic sensation. In another version, a mouse for interfacing a user with a computer generating a graphical environment comprising, a graphical hand comprises a housing, a position detector to detect a position of the mouse, the position detector capable of providing a first position signal to the computer to control the position of the graphical hand in the graphical environment, and a finger position detector to detect a position of a finger of the user, the finger position detector capable of providing a second position signal to the computer to control a graphical finger on the graphical hand in relation to the position of the finger of the user.02-10-2011
20120032883COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse is connected to a host system and includes a mouse body, and a connecting unit, a function-key-inputting unit, a touch-screen module, and a control module assembled on the mouse body. The connecting unit connects the mouse body with the host system for signal communication. The function-key-inputting unit transmits function-key-inputting instructions to the host system via the connecting unit. The touch-screen module is provided for displaying graphical information and detecting input instructions. The control module receives the function-key-inputting instructions and signals of the touch-screen module and transmits the instructions and signals to the connecting unit. The mouse can provide both regular functionality of a typical mouse and touch-controlling functionality via the touch-screen module. Incorporating with the host system, the mouse can provide a keyboard function, a hand-writing function, and a search function for convenience of operating and using.02-09-2012
20110043450COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse includes a mouse body and a hood. The hood is adjustably attached to a top of the mouse body.02-24-2011
20110115708WIRELESS INPUTTING DEVICE - A wireless inputting device includes an operating device and a receiver for receiving wireless signals from the operating device. The operating device has a main housing. The main housing has an opening, an accommodating space concaved inwardly from the opening, and a covering lid covered on the opening. The covering lid has a retaining mechanism formed on an inner side thereof and protruded toward the accommodating space. The receiver is held by the retaining mechanism on the covering lid and is received in the accommodating space. When the covering lid retained the receiver and covered, the receiver with the assistance of another concise mechanism props inwardly against a power switch in the operating device to cut off power.05-19-2011
20100141581CONTROL DEVICE FOR COMPUTER - Control device for a computer mouse. In order to enhance comfort as much as possible and to avoid or even cure RSI phenomena, a control 06-10-2010
20100164868Mouse with adjustable button activating pressure - A mouse with adjustable button activating pressure includes a body, two circuit boards, two switch sets and at least one adjusting means. The body is provided with two adjacent buttons. The two switch sets are provided in the body and electrically connected to the corresponding circuit board to correspond to the buttons of the body respectively. Each switch set includes a plurality of switches of different activating pressures. The adjusting means is adjustably assembled with the body and coupled to the switch set, thereby allowing the switch set to move with respect to the button of the body. Via the above arrangement of the present invention, the button activating pressure can be adjusted.07-01-2010
20110074681COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse includes a shell and a cable. The shell includes a planar base wall, a top wall opposite to the base wall, a front wall interconnecting front edges of the top and base walls, a left sidewall interconnecting left edges of the top and base walls, and a right sidewall interconnecting right edges of the top and base walls. At least one scrolling wheel is formed on one of the left and right sidewalls. A pair of mechanical buttons are formed on the top wall. An opening is defined in the front wall receiving a socket therein. The socket has a plurality of conductive pins. An end of the cable forms a connector with a plurality of electric pins. The connector is detachablely inserted in the socket with the electric pins thereof connected with the conductive pins.03-31-2011
20110128225Integrated computer art tool - The disclosed integrated computer art tool effectively combines a computer mouse and touchpad in one device that can function as either a mouse or touchpad. The device can also function in a third mode facilitated by a graphical user interface providing feedback to the user, so that both finger (fine) and arm (coarse) inputs can be made simultaneously. A retractable finger grip expands the user's finger range while securely holding the tool for arm input.06-02-2011
20110074679Devices, Systems and Methods for Remote Control Input - Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed which allow for remote mouse input from a portable network device to an external interface device using optical flow sensors detecting motion of the portable mouse device. Various techniques include systems, methods, and devices which manage this remote mouse input connection between one portable network device and multiple external interface devices, and between one external interface device and multiple portable network devices.03-31-2011
20100220058RECEIVING STRUCTURE OF RECEIVER OF WIRELESS INPUT DEVICE AND MOUSE HAVING THE RECEIVING STRUCTURE - A mouse includes a device main body, a magnetic component and a receiver. The device main body is comprised of a shell of a wireless input device and is arranged a receiving case. The magnetic component and an accommodation part shown as a hollow configuration are arranged in the receiving case. An opening of the receiving case is formed on the accommodation part and faces the outside of the device main body. Corresponding to the accommodation part, the receiver can be placed into the accommodation part and generates magnetic attraction with the magnetic component. In the invention, the device main body can also be a main body of mouse.09-02-2010
20110141018COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse includes an upper shell, and a first button pivotably mounted to a side of the upper shell. The first button is operable of pivoting inwards relative to the shell to activate the function of a first key of a keyboard.06-16-2011
20110084905INPUT DEVICE WITH CLICK BUTTON - A button-type input device includes an upper cover, a base, a click button, a circuit board, a tactile switch, a first lever, and a second lever. The click button has a pressing part. The tactile switch is mounted on the circuit board, and has a salient. The first lever is arranged between the pressing part of the click button and the salient of the tactile switch. An end of the first lever is served as a first fulcrum. The second lever is arranged above the first lever and between the pressing part of the click button and the salient of the tactile switch. An end of the second lever is served as a second fulcrum. The second fulcrum is opposite to the first fulcrum. A downward force of the pressing part acting on the first lever is adjustable when the second lever is moved with respect to the base.04-14-2011
20110084906MULTI-MODE MOUSE WITH CHANGEABLE SIZE - A multi-mode mouse with a changeable size is provided. The multi-mode mouse includes a mouse body and a battery compartment. The multi-mode mouse includes a connecting wire to be connected with a computer, and a wireless signal emitter for generating a wireless signal. When the battery compartment is disconnected from the mouse body, the multi-mode mouse has a first size. When the battery compartment is connected with the mouse body, the multi-mode mouse has a second size. The first size is smaller than the second size. The multi-mode mouse is suitably used by different users having different sizes of palms. In addition, the multi-mode mouse could be operated in a wired mode, a wireless mode or a charging mode.04-14-2011
20090322681Mouse and computer system using the same - A computer mouse is disclosed. The computer mouse comprises a main body, a transmission line set, a speaker module, and an electro therapy device. The speaker module and the electro therapy device are disposed in the main body. The speaker module comprises at least three channels to output audio signals transmitted from the computer. The electro therapy device is capable of providing the function of electro therapy. A computer is connected to the mouse via the transmission line set for transmitting signals and supplying power to the speaker module and the electro therapy device.12-31-2009
20110175812Radio-frequency mouse - A radio-frequency mouse is used for receiving an electromagnetic wave transmitted by an electronic device. The radio-frequency mouse includes a RF transceiver, a sensor, a micro-controller, a battery, and a power management circuit. The RF transceiver receives and converts an electromagnetic wave into a RF power. The sensor outputs an operation signal according to an operating condition of the RF mouse. The micro-controller transfers an operation signal to the RF transceiver, and the RF transceiver transmits the operation signal to the electronic device. The power management circuit receives the RF power, and selectively supplies the RF power or the battery power of the battery to the sensor and the micro-controller according to RF power. Thus, when the RF power is higher than a preset value, the RF mouse is supplied with power, thereby saving the battery power of the RF mouse and improving a battery life of the RF mouse.07-21-2011
20090033625Pointing device for interface with a graphical display - The application discloses a pointing device to interface with a graphical user interface of a computer or other electronic device. As disclosed the pointing device includes a contoured body profile having a forward portion and an aft or tail portion. In embodiments disclosed, the body of the pointing device includes a first body portion and a second body portion. The first and second body portions are rotationally connected via a hinge assembly to fold the device for transport and unfold the device for use. The application also discloses a pointing device having a pocket for removably holding a dongle or other device for transport or storage.02-05-2009
20100060580Computer mouse with less friction - A mouse includes a casing with a curved top and at least one click pad is located on the curved top of a front end of the casing. A sensing means such as a roller or an optical sensor is connected to an underside of the casing and a plurality of support members are connected to the underside of the casing. Each support member includes a semi-sphere protrusion which is in contact with a desk top by a small area so that the friction between the mouse and the desk top or mouse pad is reduced.03-11-2010
20100053085Control System for Use Within a Sterile Environment - A system for controlling multiple computerized medical devices includes a passive sterile mouse and an active mouse-sensing base for sensing a position of the passive sterile mouse and generating a control signal for controlling at least one computerized medical device. A sterile mouse pad is selectively positioned over the active mouse sensing base for sealing the active mouse-sensing base thereunder. A multiplexer is coupled to the active mouse-sensing base for receiving the control signal and providing the control signal to the at least one computerized medical device enabling control of the at least computerized medical devices, within a sterile field during an interventional procedure.03-04-2010
20100053084COLLAPSIBLE MOUSE WITH PINCH-RISK SOLUTION - Architecture for a collapsible mouse having a hinge with an anti-pinch component. For example, the anti-pinch component can be a sheath that covers the hinge area between a main body portion and a tail portion of the collapsible mouse. The anti-pinch component can also include a hinge having hinge portions respectively connected to the main body portion and the tail portion where each hinge portion has a surface continuous with surfaces of the main body portion and the tail portion, to not permit a gap into which pinching can occur. The anti-pinch component can also include a slot formed between the surfaces of the main body portion and the tail portion. The slot cooperates with a recessed hinge so that the surfaces of the main body portion do not come into contact at any time, thus precluding pinching.03-04-2010
20100127982Apparatus for Processing Input Data - An apparatus for processing input data by means of instructions and outputting the processed data, comprising a central data processing unit, memory means in which the instructions are stored, data input means for inputting the data, and data output means for outputting the processed data, wherein said data input means are arranged for detecting a user's input motion in at least two dimensions, and wherein said data processing unit is arranged for determining representatives of the directions of the detected input motion, wherein the data processing unit is furthermore arranged for carrying out a predetermined instruction from the memory in dependence on the determined values of the representatives of the directions of the input motion and, providing a minimum length or duration has been exceeded, independently of the length or duration of the input motion.05-27-2010
20100127980MODE-CHANGEABLE SLIM MOUSE - A mode-changeable slim mouse includes a mouse body, a battery box casing and a connecting mechanism. Via the connecting mechanism, the battery box casing is connected to the mouse body and rotatable with respect to the mouse body. By rotating the battery box casing to different positions with respect to the mouse body, the mode-changeable slim mouse is operated in various operating modes.05-27-2010
20110074682APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING PHYSICAL MOVEMENT OF A DIGITAL IMAGE - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for simulating physical movement of a digital image. The apparatus includes an input receiving module, a calculation module, and a output module. The input receiving module is configured to receive a position input identifying a physical unit of measure. The calculation module is configured to correlate the physical unit of measurement to a position of a image positioning coordinate. The output module is configured to output the position of the image positioning coordinate.03-31-2011
20090027340FOLDABLE MOUSE - A foldable mouse is disclosed. The foldable mouse includes a mouse body, a support portion, and a pivoting portion for connecting the support portion and the mouse body. The mouse body has a hollow surface and a sensing surface neighboring the hollow surface. The sensing surface is in contact with a reflection plane, and the hollow surface forms a cavity on the mouse body. The support portion can be contained in the cavity.01-29-2009
20120146908UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS MOUSE - A universal serial bus (USB) mouse includes a USB plug, a USB hub circuit, a mouse control circuit, a wireless router circuit, a wireless network card circuit, and an antenna. The mouse control circuit, the wireless router circuit, and the wireless network card circuit are connected to the USB plug through the USB hub circuit. The antenna is connected between the wireless router circuit and the wireless network card circuit. The wireless router circuit together with the antenna functions as a wireless router. The wireless network card circuit together with the antenna functions as a wireless network card.06-14-2012
20110069008MOUSE STRUCTURE WITH ADJUSTABLE CLICKING FORCE FUNCTION - The invention discloses a mouse structure with click force adjustable function, which comprises a shell, a circuit board module, and at least one adjustable mechanism. The adjustable mechanism is setting inside the shell, and comprises a supporting body, an adjustable plate and an adjustable component. The adjustable mechanism is adjusted via the adjustable component, so that the place the free-end of the adjustable plate touching the key portion is changed, and the force the adjustable plate clicking the switch module is accordingly changed, which provides function that the user can adjust the click force finely to a suitable one.03-24-2011
20110210918COMPUTER KEYBOARD WITH POINTER CONTROL - A computer pointer control device includes a support base and a keyboard. The device includes a structure configured to reduce friction between the support base and an underlying surface. A wrist support is positioned on the support base, configured to receive a user's wrist thereon such that keys of the keyboard are under the fingers of the user's hand, while the user is able to slide the device over the underlying surface by applying lateral pressure to the wrist support. A position tracking mechanism coupled to the device detects horizontal movement of the base over the underlying surface and transmit a signal to an associated computer to control an on-screen pointer. The keyboard includes a column of special use keys between the right- and left-hand keys, for easy access to selected functions.09-01-2011
20110254768Methodology of reading - A method for reading mapping on electronic documents, the method including: showing a text to be read on an electronic display; showing a mouse cursor on the electronic display to be used by a reader as a reading assist; storing on a memory device, in association with the text to be read, a state of the mouse cursor moved by the reader who reads the text, as information reflecting the reader's reading state; showing, on an electronic display, an already read text whose state of the mouse cursor has already been stored on a memory device; and mapping onto the already read text, the stored state of the mouse cursor read out from a memory device, as a trace reflecting the reading state of the previous reading.10-20-2011
20090295727CONFIGURABLE APPARATUS FOR DIRECTIONAL OPERATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEM - A configurable apparatus for directional operation and a computer system are provided. The configurable apparatus for directional operation includes a touch screen for detecting a touch signal, and an operation interface construction module. The operation interface construction module is provided for displaying a configurable interface of directional operation on the touch screen. The configurable interface of directional operation is thus adapted for change the displaying position, the displaying direction, or the layout thereof according to different application demands, so as to provide the user an operation method for ascertaining the convenience of operation and portability of the mobile electronic apparatus at the same time.12-03-2009
20080246728Cursor pointing device with memory card receiving mechanism - The present invention is to provide a cursor pointing device having a memory card receiving mechanism, which is enclosed by a housing including an upper housing, a lower housing, and a space formed in the housing after assembling the upper housing and the lower housing together. A receiving unit is disposed on an underside of the upper housing facing the space and includes one or more receiving slots each adapted to receive a memory card. The upper housing is adapted to either open to expose each receiving slot or close onto the lower housing to conceal each receiving slot. Each memory card is protected by and securely received in the receiving slot. Therefore, a user carrying both the cursor pointing device and the memory card(s) does not need to worry about a possible loss of any memory card due to its compactness, slimness, and lightweight.10-09-2008
20080246729CASING OF MOUSE - The present invention provides a casing of a mouse. The casing includes a base, a first step, and a second step. In particular, the casing according to the invention enables users to conveniently hold, and is not easily to fall while lifting.10-09-2008
20080246727Stand Alone Module Mouse with Replaceable Cover - A computer mouse includes two components. A fully functional module mouse and a shell mouse that fits over the module mouse. The module mouse is configured to perform at least one complete mouse function, independently of the shell mouse. Other functions can be split between the shell mouse and the module mouse, in any desired way.10-09-2008
20110163958MULTIPURPOSE WIRELESS TOUCHPAD MOUSE - A multipurpose wireless touchpad mouse includes a mouse body, a first button set and a second button set respectively mounted in the top and bottom sides of the mouse body, and a control module mounted in an accommodation chamber inside the mouse body and electrically connected with the first button set and the second button set for sensing the upside-up position or upside-down position of the mouse body by means of a direction sensor and for enabling a changeover switch controller thereof to switch between the first button set and the second button set subject to the upside-up or upside-down position of the mouse body sensed by the direction sensor so that the mouse body can be used with the first button set as a mouse, or used with the second button set as a remote controller, laser pointer, A/V controller, presentation remote controller, direction controller or game controller.07-07-2011
20080252601Computer Peripheral with Touch Screen Capability - A computing system for calculating has a host computing appliance able to communicate with a computer peripheral, a computer peripheral having there on a touch screen user interface and an activation control for activating and deactivating the touch screen interface.10-16-2008
20110001703CAPACITIVE MOUSE - A pointing device some or all of whose elements are made from capacitive sensors. Such elements may include a rotary motion detector which includes a rotating member and a plurality of fixed capacitive detecting members; a rolling ball with patterned conductive surface and a plurality of fixed capacitive detecting members; capacitive touch sensors or capacitive switches to serve as mouse buttons; and a scrolling wheel, knob, or touch surface built from capacitive sensors. The pointing device further includes a capacitance measuring circuit and processor to measure variations of capacitance on the various capacitive elements and to determine the movement of and other activations of the mouse.01-06-2011
20100321297SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR EXTENDING A STROKE OF A COMPUTER POINTING DEVICE - With respect to a system, device, and method for moving a graphical object, a computer system may include a display device, a processor configured to control movement of a graphical object in the display device, and an input device that includes a sensor for sensing movement of the input device and generating a first signal indicating the sensed movement and an input element for generating a second signal when operated. The input device may be configured to transmit to the processor at least the first signal for instructing the processor to move the graphical object in a direction corresponding to a direction of the movement indicated by the first signal. In response to the generation of the second signal, either responsiveness to the first signal by the processor may be inhibited or correspondence of movement of the graphical object to the movement indicated by the first signal may be reversed.12-23-2010
20100321295Integration type remote control device and its wireless manipulation method - This invention relates to an integration type remote control device and its wireless manipulation method. The remote control is essentially provided with a keyboard input interface and a mouse control knob, and a microprocessor in its interior is connected to a wireless transmission module, an acceleration sensing element for sensing and manipulating the moving of cursor of the computer mouse, and a gyroscope sensing element such that the remote control device can link with a dongle plugged in the computer by the wireless transmission module and manipulate the computer by the keyboard input interface. In the moving process of the remote control, the sensing of both the acceleration sensing element and the gyroscope sensing element are utilized to manipulate the moving of cursor of the computer mouse, and the mouse control knob is utilized to execute the manipulation of cursor of computer mouse. In this manner, the computer keyboard and mouse is integrated and is manipulated by wireless mode so as to manipulate directly the input of computer. It can increase more practical effectiveness in the entire implementation and usage thereof.12-23-2010
20110260971MULTI-FUNCTION MOUSE DEVICE - A multi-function mouse device includes a casing with a casing upper surface and a casing lateral surface, a first button disposed on the casing upper surface, a first sensing element, a second sensing element and a controlling unit. The first sensing element is disposed on the first button. The second sensing element is disposed on the casing lateral surface. By using a first finger of a user to trigger the second sensing element and moving the user's palm, the cursor shown on a computer monitor is controllable. Moreover, by using a first finger of a user to trigger the second sensing element, using a second finger of the user to trigger the first sensing element and moving the user's palm, a preset instruction is executed.10-27-2011
20100283733CHARGEABLE WIRELESS MOUSE - A chargeable wireless mouse includes a mouse body, a chargeable battery, a charging slot and a wireless signal receiver. A magnetic element and an electricity conducting structure are disposed within the charging slot. The wireless signal receiver includes a USB connecting part and a charging plate member. The wireless signal receiver is connected with a computer host via a USB connecting port. When the wireless signal receiver is accommodated within the charging slot, the metallic plate member is magnetically attracted by the magnetic element and the wireless signal receiver is clamped by the electricity conducting structure, so that the wireless signal receiver is fixed in the charging slot. At the same time, the charging plate member is contacted with the conducting member such that electricity is transmitted to charge the chargeable battery.11-11-2010
20110134039USER INTERFACE DEVICE, SUCH AS A MOUSE, WITH A PLURALITY OF SCROLL WHEELS - A computer mouse having a housing is provided with at least two independent scroll wheels and a user interface sensor arrangement that provides signals responsive to movement of the housing relative to two orthogonal axes. The independent scroll wheels produce signals responsive to their respective operation. Signals from the scroll wheels and signals from the user interface sensor arrangement can be multiplexed before transmission to an external device such as a computer. The two independent scroll wheels can be physically oriented orthogonally to each other. Signals from the two independent scroll wheels can be used to control the horizontal and vertical position of a visual object displayed in a computer window, adjust vertical and horizontal scroll bars, and for other purposes. Implementations can also include a visual display and an auditory output.06-09-2011
20110134037MOUSE - A mouse includes a bottom casing and a top casing coupled with the bottom casing to receive a PCB and a roller unit therebetween. The PCB defines an opening penetrating a front side thereof to form two opposite side edges and a rear edge connected to the two side edges. The PCB further has at least three switches two of which respectively located near the two side edges of the opening and the other one located near the rear edge of the opening. The roller unit includes a roller bearing which has a pair of press wings extended outwardly from two opposite lateral sides thereof for corresponding to the two switches located near the two side edges of the opening, and a projection protruded from a bottom of a rear thereof for corresponding to the switch located near the rear edge of the opening.06-09-2011
20110254767COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse includes a housing, a cable, and an elastic cable retainer. The cable is capable for connecting the computer mouse to a host device. The elastic cable retainer defines a number of holes for allowing the cable to pass through. When the housing moves, the cable retainer stretched by the housing, allowing the cable to change from a compressed state to an extended state.10-20-2011
20110254769MOUSE HAVING SIX MOVEMENT AXES - The invention relates to a mouse having six axes for controlling a three-dimensional application. The mouse (10-20-2011
20100013768METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING COMBINATIONS OF KINEMATICAL INPUTS - Methods and apparatus for processing combinations of force and velocity data generated over a given period of time. In one embodiment, an input device comprising one or more force sensors and one or more motion sensors is manipulated relative to a surface. A receiving system is adapted to receive input sequences or “gestures” which are triggered upon the occurrence of one or more conditions detected by the input device. An application executing in the receiving system may be implemented such that the system responds differently to each specific gesture provided by the user.01-21-2010
20110084904Programmable Computer Mouse - System and method are disclosed for programming a user input device such as a computer mouse or computer keyboard. The user input device features memory for storing programming information associated with various user inputs, such as buttons or keys. The user may define macros, shortcuts, programs and other functions associated with any or all of user profiles so that the user may switch between various programmed data sets with ease.04-14-2011
20110095981MINIATURE INPUT APPARATUS - A miniature input apparatus communicates with an electronic system having a display screen. The miniature input apparatus includes a body, a first input unit, a second input unit and a motion sensor. The body includes a top surface having a long edge and a short edge adjacent to the long edge. The first input unit and the second input unit are disposed on the top surface and arranged along the long edge. An activation of the first input unit or an activation of the second input unit corresponds to a display image of the display screen. The motion sensor is disposed inside the body for translating movement of the body into a corresponding movement of an object display on the display screen.04-28-2011
20110260972ACCOMMODATING DEVICE FOR RECEIVING A CONNECTOR OF A REEL-TYPE MOUSE - An accommodating device for receiving a connector of a reel-type mouse includes a mouse body, a reel unit, and an accommodating portion. The mouse body includes an operating surface, a bottom surface, an accommodating space, and an opening. The accommodating space is between the operating surface and the bottom surface. The operating surface has at least one button body. The reel unit is in the accommodating space, and has a cable and a cable connector. The cable is movable via the opening for linear displacement motion. The cable connector is connected to an end of the cable, and is outside the accommodating space. The accommodating portion is disposed on the bottom surface. An appearance of the accommodating portion corresponds to that of the cable connector so as to receive the cable connector.10-27-2011
20100214217Theme changeable mouse for automatically matching network communities - A theme changeable mouse for automatically matching network communities is provided and can automatically match and link users of individually customized theme website communities by built-in IDs (identifications). The mouse includes a theme cover and a mouse base. The theme cover can be optionally matched and changed, while each of the theme cover has the IDs therein. A recognition processing unit of a control circuit firmware on a printed circuit board in the mouse base is used to execute a recognition process, so that the user can automatically log into a specific website for providing advanced information service if the user is matched.08-26-2010
20100214221MOUSE - A mouse is disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the mouse for inputting information to a computer including a monitor can include a touch detector coupled to one surface of a case, a driver, which vibrates the touch detector in a direction parallel to one surface of the touch detector such that a tactile feel of a surface of the touch detector is changed, and a controller, which controls an operating frequency of the driver. Thus, the mouse can provide the user with a better sensation that the tactile feel changes at the portion that the user touches.08-26-2010
20100214220TILT WHEEL MOUSE - A tilt wheel mouse includes a scroll wheel, a wheel swing member, a base, a circuit board, a first elastic element, a second elastic element, an encoder, a first tilt switch, a second tilt switch, and a wheel switch. The first tilt switch and the second tilt switch are arranged at the backside of the wheel swing member. The wheel switch is arranged under the wheel swing member. Since the distance between the wheel switch and the first or second tilt switch is increased, the possibility of causing an erroneous operation is minimized.08-26-2010
20080218478SEPARABLE AND SHAPE-CHANGEABLE MOUSE - A separable and shape-changeable mouse includes a first housing, a second housing, a first connecting member and a second connecting member. The first housing includes a cursor signal generation unit, a first slant and a first connecting member. The second housing includes a receptacle for accommodating a battery therein, a second slant and a second connecting member. The first housing is combined with the second housing when the first connecting member is coupled with the second connecting member. By rotating the second housing with respect to the first housing, the shape of the mouse is changeable.09-11-2008
20080218477Computer mouse - A computer mouse is described. The main body has a base part and a movable part. The movable part is slidingly connected with the base part and the movable part slides along a plane that is parallel to the base part. A cover is pivotally connected with the main body by end portions thereof such that the cover is swiveled relative to the main body. An inner wall of the cover has a convex surface. When the movable part is in contact with the convex surface, unconnected end portions of the main body and the cover form a greater height than the pivotally connected end portions of the main body and the cover do.09-11-2008
20080218476Apparatus and method for wrist supporting movement translator and mouse button device - A movement translator configured to be worn on a wrist for transmitting movement information relative to an external surface. The movement translator may include an enclosure. The enclosure may include an arcuate wrist supportive concave surface having a shallow wrist-rest and an enclosure side. An adjustable strap may cooperate with the enclosure side to form a wrist band adjacent to the shallow wrist-rest. A movement detector is within the enclosure for operatively coupling the external surface. In addition, a wireless transmitter is coupled to the movement detector for transmitting an encoded signal, wherein the encoded signal encodes a magnitude of a movement estimated between the movement detector and the external surface during a period of time.09-11-2008
20100066677Computer Peripheral Device Used for Communication and as a Pointing Device - A computer peripheral device used for communication and computing input is provided comprising a digital medium for storing data and software, a processor for controlling computing functions, a power source, a motion detection sensor, communication software residing on and executable from the digital medium, computing input device software residing on and executable from the digital medium, a user interface for enabling user control and task performance, and a wireless transceiver for enabling wireless communication.03-18-2010
20100060582Cradle, mouse and mouse unit - A cradle of the present invention includes a support portion and a holding portion that is formed on the support portion as a depression with a shape corresponding to part of a mouse. The holding portion of the cradle includes an inclined surface that is a flat surface over which a mouse can be slid and that has a predetermined angle with respect to a bottom surface of the support portion, and a guiding edge portion that is formed on at least a lower portion and a side portion of an outer edge of the inclined surface and that guides the mouse that is slid along the inclined surface to a holding position.03-11-2010
20100194688Information processing apparatus - An information processing apparatus including a sensing unit that functions as a mouse, the apparatus including a main body with a key input device; a sensing unit installed in one side of the key input device and detecting the user's operation to adjust a position of a mouse pointer on a display; and a pad disposed on the upper side of the sensing unit and movable to change the position of the mouse pointer on the display, thereby providing a user with the prompt and easy manipulation of the mouse pointer.08-05-2010
20100194689Control System and Method for Displaying Multi-Windows for Multiple Computers or Video Devices - A control system and a method for display a plurality of video signals, the control system comprises at least one computer, at least one video device, at least one video command center (VCC) module, at least one mouse keyboard controller (MKC), a mouse, a keyboard, and at least one display device. The at least one video command center module simultaneously and separately multi-displays a plurality of input sources on at least two windows of the at least one display device, and the video command center module controlling one of the at least two windows that is selected in accordance with the mouse signal and the keyboard signal transmitted by the at least one mouse keyboard controller.08-05-2010
20110148764OPTICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SELF-CALIBRATION ON THE SYSTEM USING A CALIBRATION COVER - An optical navigation system and method for performing self-calibration on the system uses captured frames of image data of an interior surface of a calibration cover of the system to detect a performance-related change of the system. In response to the detected performance-related change, a predefined procedure is then initiated.06-23-2011
20090251413Computer Switching Device - A switch controller 10-08-2009
20110187645COMPUTER INPUT DEVICE WITH VARIABLE SCROLL SPEED CONTROL - A computer input device is adapted for use with a computer, and includes a scroll wheel unit and a processing unit. The scroll wheel unit includes a scroll wheel, and a detecting module for detecting rotation of the scroll wheel. The detecting module generates an output corresponding to speed and direction of rotation of the scroll wheel. The processing unit is coupled electrically to the scroll wheel unit, determines a time difference between two consecutive outputs received from the scroll wheel unit, and determines a value of a scroll speed parameter based on the time difference. The processing unit then generates a scroll control signal corresponding to the value of the scroll speed parameter determined thereby, and provides the scroll control signal to the computer for controlling the computer to scroll screen content on a display according to the scroll control signal.08-04-2011
20110187644INPUT DEVICE WITH ILLUMINATED ROLLER - An input device with an illuminated roller is provided. The input device includes an upper cover, a lower base, a printed circuit board and an illuminated roller module. The illuminated roller module includes a roller, an encoder, an illuminating device and a supporting member. The illuminating device is disposed within the supporting member, and includes a flexible printed circuit and plural light emitting diodes. The plural light emitting diodes are mounted on the flexible printed circuit. The supporting member has a perforation. The flexible printed circuit of the illuminating device is penetrated through the perforation of the illuminating device and is connected to the printed circuit board. As such, electricity for illuminating is transmitted to the light emitting diodes.08-04-2011
20100026627DISPLAY UNIT FOR DISPLAYING AN IMAGE BASED ON A VIDEO SIGNAL RECEIVED FROM A PERSONAL COMPUTER WHICH IS CONNECTED TO AN INPUT DEVICE (As Amended) - An image display apparatus capable of adjusting a display picture by an input unit through a computer body is disclosed. When the user inputs a control instruction for adjusting the display picture of the display unit by the input unit connected to the computer body, a control signal addition circuit prepares a control signal Sc corresponding to the control instruction and adds the control signal to a video signal R, G or B or a synchronizing signal Hs or Vs produced by a display control circuit during a vertical retrace period. A control signal separation circuit separates the added control signal Sc from the video signal R, G or B or the synchronizing signal Hs or Vs produced by the control signal addition circuit. A display control circuit produces adjustment signals Sa and Sb on the basis of the control signal from the control signal separation circuit to adjust a video circuit and a deflection circuit. Thus, the user can adjust the display picture by the input unit near at hand without extending the hands to adjustment switches of the display unit.02-04-2010
20090174661GESTURE BASED MODELING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Described is a method and system for creating model components, such as business model components, using gestures that are input to a computer system. In an exemplary embodiment, the gestures are input to a computer system with a mouse device, but in general the gestures can be input via any suitable information input device. The gestures have at least three attributes. First, the gesture is orientation sensitive. This requires that the meaning of the gesture depends on the direction in which the gesture is made. Second, the gesture is context sensitive. This requires that the meaning of the gesture depends on the starting point and the ending point of the gesture. Third, the gesture is coincident input sensitive. This requires that the meaning of the gesture depends on the state of additional input from the user.07-09-2009
20090174662MOUSE - There is disclosed a mouse including: an obtaining unit that obtains a vein image; a generation determination unit that determines a predetermined generation from the vein image; and a setting switch unit that switches content of settings, which is set in a computer connected through a predetermined transfer path, to content of settings assigned to the generation determined by the generation determination unit.07-09-2009
20090174660AMBIDEXTROUS OPERATED COMPUTER SYSTEM - The present invention provides a computer system operable by users of either handedness. The computer system includes a mouse and a computer connected together by interfaces. The mouse generates a mode-setting signal by a mode shift unit shifting between two selectable positions. The computer includes: a storage unit configured for storing a current operation mode of the mouse; a mouse interface configured for connecting the computer to the mouse and receiving the mode-shifting signal from the mouse; a driver unit configured for converting the mode-setting signal into a mode-shifting signal into a format which can be recognized by a central processing unit (CPU) of the computer; and a controller configured for updating the current operation mode in the storage unit from one of the left-handed operation mode and the right-handed mode to another of the two modes.07-09-2009
20090174659WIRELESS MOUSE - The present invention provides a wireless mouse including a mouse body, a wireless signal receiver, a battery cover and a receiver holder. One end of the battery cover is pivotally connected to the mouse body such that the other end of the battery cover is rotatable with respect to the mouse body. The receiver holder is fixed on the battery cover for receiving the wireless signal receiver therein.07-09-2009
20100020015MULTI-FUNCTIONAL WIRELESS MOUSE - Provided is a multi-functional wireless mouse apparatus. Components for performing various functions as well as a mouse function are added to a wireless mouse and a receiver that is connected to a USB port of a computer to communicate with the wireless mouse. A digital multimedia broadcast receiving unit that can receive a digital multimedia broadcast is provided to the signal receiver. Therefore, it is possible to remove the inconvenience in that one USB port needs to be used for a general USB mouse and another USB port needs to be used for a DMB receiver. In addition, number keys and a dedicated key of which function can be designed by a user are disposed on a surface of the wireless mouse, so that the user can easily change a channel of the digital multimedia broadcast or adjust a volume.01-28-2010
20100020014WIRELESS MOUSE WITH POWER GENERATING FUNCTION - A wireless mouse includes a bottom board, a pressable button, a transmission gear device, a power-generator and a power storage device. The pressable button comprises a connecting end and a free end, the connecting end rotatably connected to the bottom board, the free end capable of being pressed by an outer force to move from a first position to a second position to generate a rotation kinetic energy. The transmission gear device rotatably connects to the pressable button and is configured for transferring the rotation kinetic energy generated by the moving of the pressable button. The power-generator converts the rotation kinetic energy into an electrical energy. The power storage device is electrically coupled to the power-generator and configured for storing the electrical energy converted by the power-generator and supplying power for the wireless mouse.01-28-2010
20090231279NOISE ATTENUATION IN AND FOR COMPUTER MICE - In or for a computer mouse, an insert which fits inside a mouse cavity that, at the same time, readily accommodates the actuation of mouse buttons while not interfering with other moving parts inside the mouse. Accordingly, the insert would preferably occupy space within the cavity to reduce the free volume of space that would otherwise amplify a clicking noise from one or more mouse buttons, while also serving to actually dampen the clicking noise. The insert can preferably be custom-designed as to accommodate essentially any mouse design and thereby fit readily within the otherwise unoccupied interior space of the mouse body. Preferably, the material employed for such an insert may be embodied by a sound-dampening foam.09-17-2009
20100328214Cursor Control System and Method - A cursor control system and method includes a signal transmitter and a signal receiver in conjunction with a display control machine, a projector and a monitor. The display control machine outputs an image to be transmitted to the monitor via a signal transmission or magnified and projected to a screen via the projector. With the relative position between the signal transmitter and the signal receiver, a cursor displayed on the image is remote-controlled by operating the signal receiver. The signal receiver gets the relative position of the cursor displayed on the image via the electric wave emitted from the signal transmitter. The signal receiver is operated to command the cursor displayed on the image direct for selection, execution, print, scrolling the window, hot key and so on, providing convenient use, quick and easy operation, and long rage control.12-30-2010
20120306750GESTURE BASED COMPUTER INTERFACE SYSTEM AND METHOD - Gesture generated commands are input into a computer by use of a system including a hand movable input device having a hand-holdable housing for the effecting of a gesture by a user; and sensor apparatus for sensing predetermined motions of the housing with respect to a biaxial system and for transmitting signals corresponding to sensed motions of the housing, to a computer; signal interpretation software for interpreting signals from the sensor apparatus as being gesture-generated and for emitting a predetermined command to the computer corresponding to the gesture; non-visual display apparatus including one or more tactile output device; and a computer program for operating the non-visual display apparatus so as to provide to a user information relating to a combination of hand motions corresponding to a command.12-06-2012
20120306749TRANSPARENT USER INTERFACE LAYER - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a transparent layer for a touch-sensitive computing device. According to one embodiment, the computing device includes a touch user interface for displaying a plurality of interactive screens and for receiving input from an operating user. Furthermore, the touch user interface includes a touch interface layer and a transparent interface layer. When a drawing tool is used for input from the user, the input is registered as drawing input to be associated with the transparent interface layer.12-06-2012
20110304546ELECTRONIC BRAILLE TYPING INTERFACE - A user interface system for entry of Braille input to electronic devices comprises a module with a single set of six tactile keys arranged in a 6 dot Braille configuration. The user interface system is configured to recognize data entered therein by user contact with one or more of the tactile keys as Braille input and to transmit said Braille input to an electronic device for display or further transmission. The interface further includes function keys which allow the user to manipulate, modify, or otherwise control the data entered and how the data is transmitted.12-15-2011
20110304545INPUT SYSTEM COMBINING A MOUSE AND A PLANAR SENSING DEVICE - A planar sensing device is coupled to a host and connected to a mouse. When at least one object triggers the planar sensing device, the planar sensing device determines motion of the object according to variation of a sound, a temperature, an electric field, a pressure, a light path, and/or an image caused by the object triggering the planar sensing device. A calculation device generates a corresponding instruction according to the motion of the object.12-15-2011
20110304543WIRELESS MOUSE CAPABLE CONTROLLING MULTIPLE COMPUTING DEVICES - A method to implement a wireless mouse capable of controlling multiple computing devices is disclosed. The disclosed wireless mouse has a means to store identifications of multiple signal receivers which are each connected to or are each part of a computing device; the disclosed wireless mouse has a means to select one of multiple signal receivers such that one of multiple computing devices (which has connection with selected signal receiver) as target to receive position (pointing) information for further action by the targeted computing device.12-15-2011
20110304542MULTI PURPOSE REMOTE CONTROL WITH DISPLAY - A device for remotely controlling a media device is provided. A related system and method is included. The device includes a body, circuitry and multiple control input mechanisms generating and sending control signals to a media device by wireless communications. The multiple control input mechanisms include a keyboard, mouse, directional pad and various keys for selecting and controlling modes of the remote control device and the appearance and movement of images displayed on the display of the media device. The device further includes its own display for displaying entries to the keyboard of the device concurrently with engaging the keys, such as when a user enters the name of a command, program, address or search string. The display further includes a light sensitive display for illumination of a backlight when the ambient light goes below a certain threshold.12-15-2011
20100207883MOUSE WITH MARKING FUNCTION - A mouse having a marking function is provided. The mouse includes a first button, a second button, and a marking function triggering button. A mouse driver including a marking program is installed in the computer host. When the marking function triggering button is depressed, the marking program is activated. In response to a first button signal and a second button signal generated from the first button and the second button, various marking functions of the marking program are implemented.08-19-2010
20110304544HANDWRITING INPUT DEVICE - A handwriting input device includes a housing and a nib selectively exposed from a bottom side of the housing or hidden in the housing. The device further includes a pressure sensor, a motion sensor, and a microcontroller. The pressure sensor generates pressure signals when the nib is depressed. The motion sensor senses movement of the device. The microcontroller records the sensed movement upon receiving the pressure signals, and processes the recorded movement to obtain track signals of handwritten information when the duration of not receiving the pressure signals exceeds a predetermined time interval. The track signals of handwritten information are then transmitted to an external electronic device communicating with the device to become handwriting shown on a display of the external electronic device.12-15-2011
20090289897FORCE-SENSING MOUSE POINTING DEVICE FOR COMPUTER INPUT - A mouse has a set of force sensors that measure vertical force with respect to the surface on which the mouse moves and pass information to the computer system in question. The mouse output can be used for: 1) downward force; 2) tilt in several directions; 3) rotation. The relevant application program can use the data for any number of purposes.11-26-2009
20120146909Computer Input Device - A computer input device (06-14-2012
20110050572INPUT DEVICE MODEL TESTING SYSTEM - An input device model testing system is provided for testing an input device model that is placed on a working plane. The input device model testing system includes image pickup devices for capturing the input device model and the working plane, a microphone for receiving the clicking sound of the input device model, a computer screen for displaying the working plane image, and a computer host. The computer host includes a model image analyzing program and a working plane image analyzing program. The working plane image and the model image are respectively analyzed by the model image analyzing program and the working plane image analyzing program, so that associated user input instructions are executed.03-03-2011
20110050571REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTER - A remote control system for a computer includes a transmitting apparatus generating move instructions and key-press instructions. A receiving apparatus is connected to the computer, to receive the move instructions and key-press instructions and send the move instructions and key-press instructions to the computer. The receiving apparatus includes an infrared-house module transmitting an infrared to the transmitting apparatus and an infrared camera module capturing a location and a move state of the transmitting apparatus according to a reflected infrared from the transmitting apparatus and converting the captured location and move state to images and sending the images to the computer. The computer converts the key-press instructions to key-press data and converts the key-press data into key-press actions of a cursor of the computer, and converts the images to movement data and converts the move data into movement actions of the cursor of the computer.03-03-2011
20100214222TOUCHPAD MOUSE WAKEUP CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT - A touchpad mouse wakeup circuit arrangement is disclosed to include a control circuit installed in a touchpad mouse and consisting of a microprocessor, a touch panel, a vibration sensor and a power supply module. The vibration sensor detects a micro vibration and provides a voltage signal to the microprocessor when a user touches the housing of the touchpad mouse, causing the microprocessor to output a triggering signal to wakeup the touchpad mouse and to start the power supply module.08-26-2010
20110316781MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MOUSE - A multi-functional mouse transmits to an electronic device over radio. The multi-functional mouse comprises a power source, supplies power for the multi-functional mouse, a navigation module controlling the coordinates of a cursor on a screen of the electronic device, a card reader module using for reading data in a functional card connecting to the card reader, a USB module used to couple with peripheral devices, and a wireless transceiver module. The mouse electronically communicates with the electronic device.12-29-2011
20110316779MOUSE DEVICE WITH MICROPHONE - A mouse device includes a mouse base, a mouse casing, a first button, a second button, a microphone module and a controlling unit. The first button and the second button have different structures. By clicking the first button and the second button, a first sound and a second sound having different frequencies are respectively generated. The first sound and the second sound are received by the microphone module. According to the frequency of the first sound or the second sound, a first button command or a second button command is generated.12-29-2011
20110316780MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MOUSE - A multi-functional mouse includes an upper housing, a lower housing mounted to the upper housing, a first interface, a second interface, an audio output module and an audio input module. The mouse electronically communicates with the electronic device.12-29-2011
20100039384FOOT PAD STRUCTURE OF A MOUSE - The present invention discloses an improved foot pad structure of a mouse, including: a mouse housing, having a top surface and a bottom surface; at least one foot pad, disposed on a bottom surface of the mouse housing, and made of a ceramic material or a glass material for providing wear-resisting, low friction, low worn-out features as well as an easy sliding operation while sliding on a plane, so as to give a smooth movement with a better displacement operability, and enhance practicability, cost effectiveness and product competitiveness.02-18-2010
20100214219TILT WHEEL MOUSE - A tilt wheel mouse includes a scroll wheel, a wheel swing member, a base, a circuit board, a first elastic element, a second elastic element, an encoder, a first tilt switch, a second tilt switch, and a wheel switch. The first tilt switch and the second tilt switch are arranged at the backside of the wheel swing member. The wheel switch is arranged under the wheel swing member. Since the distance between the wheel switch and the first or second tilt switch is increased, the possibility of causing an erroneous operation is minimized.08-26-2010
20120044145SCROLL MOUSE WITH A SCREEN SCROLL FUNCTION - A scroll mouse that includes a housing; a mouse body arranged in the housing; pressure-sensing unit configured to sense the direction and magnitude of an external force applied to the mouse body, and generating a pointer movement signal or a screen scroll signal in the direction of the external force applied to the mouse body; and a press button which, when pressed by a user, switches the pressure-sensing means between a mode for generating the pointer movement signal and a mode for generating the screen scroll signal. The scroll mouse can move a pointer to a distance without significantly moving the mouse body, can freely scroll a screen in various directions, and can easily implement various operations such as dragging, line-drawing, etc.02-23-2012
20120044144COMPUTER MOUSE HAVING SOUND-BOX FUNCTION - A computer mouse includes a connector, a mouse circuit, a sound box, an audio circuit, and a hub. The audio circuit is connected to the sound box. The hub is connected to the connector through a cable, and connected to the mouse circuit and the audio circuit. The audio circuit receives audio signals from the connector through the hub, and outputs the received audio signals through the sound box.02-23-2012
20110057881KVM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING ADAPTABLE SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL - Disclosed is a KVM management system and method of providing synchronization signal adaptable depending one user's demand. The KVM management system includes a first module and a second module. The first module converts a first type of synchronization signal selected from a first group of synchronization signal combinations into a transitional signal. The second module converts the transitional signal into a second type of synchronization signal selected from a second group of synchronization signal combinations for the display. The transitional signal may be a composite synchronization signal combines one of red, green, blue video signals from the computer and carried on at least one pair of wire in an Ethernet network cable. The type of transitional signal can be predetermined by adjusting a first register stored in the first module. The second type of synchronization signal can be predetermined by adjusting a second register stored in the second module.03-10-2011
20110157019POINTING DEVICE AND WIRELESS TERMINAL - A pointing device includes a displacement detection section that detects an amount of displacement and a direction of displacement of the self-pointing device; a wireless communication section that transmits information of the amount of displacement and the direction of displacement which are detected by the displacement detection section as a radio signal; one or a plurality of contact detection sections that detect the presence or the absence of a contact; and a power source control section that, while at least one of the contact detection sections detects any contact, supplies electric power to the wireless communication section and the displacement detection section, and that, while none of the contact detection sections detects any contact, does not supply electric power to the wireless communication section and the displacement detection section.06-30-2011
20120062462MOUSE PAD WITH ACCOMMODATING STRUCTURE - A mouse device pad with accommodating structure includes a mouse pad body and a plurality of fasten members, wherein the fasten members are positioned respectively at each side edge of the body's right/wrong side, and the fasten members are corresponding to one another for bonding together, such that when the fasten members are corresponding to the other ones for bonding together, the mouse pad body are bended to form an accommodated room within the mouse pad body.03-15-2012
20120001849MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MOUSE - A multi-functional mouse transmits to an electronic device through radio signals. The multi-functional mouse comprises a power source supplies power for the multi-functional mouse, a navigation module controlling the coordinates of a cursor on a screen of the electronic device, an audio output module converting electronic audio signals into sounds, an audio input module receiving and converting sounds into audio signals and transmits the audio signals to electronic device, and a wireless transceiver module. The mouse electronically communicates with the electronic device.01-05-2012
20120001850Healthcare mouse - The utility model discloses a healthcare mouse and pertains to the technical field of mouse. The technical scheme of the utility model is as follows: it comprises a shell, a keypad on the shell and with an inner rod, a core circuit board inside the shell, and a click switch that is inside the shell and contacts the inner rod of the keypad through its touch top. The click switch and the core circuit board are electrically connected. The keypad is disposed on the stand-up part of the front end of the shell in a way that enables it to move only fore and aft. The wholesome effect of the technical scheme provided by embodiments of the utility model: through installing the keypad on the stand-up part of the front end of the shell in a way that enables it to move only fore and aft, the operational direction of the mouse keypads is changed from vertical up-and-down movement into horizontal back-and-forth movement. Consequently, the finger is in a completely natural and relaxed flexuous or straight state in the period when the mouse is shut off, thus significantly reducing the long-standing workload of finger muscle and tendon during mouse operation; the mouse has a simple structure, low production cost and doesn't change operators' use habit.01-05-2012
20100265179COMPUTER APPARATUS WITH ADDED FUNCTIONALITY - A computer apparatus such as a mouse apparatus or a keyboard apparatus with additional functionality or features disposed within the apparatus enclosure. Each additional functionality enhances the overall functionality of the computer apparatus. In the preferred embodiments, the additional devices include a remote control, a multiple host mouse apparatus, a multiple host keyboard apparatus, various trackpoint-style devices and other control devices, mouse apparatus with various integrated displays and various means of extending or retracting said integrated displays, fingerprint readers, USB receptacles and hub devices, various mouse apparatus enclosure covers with various devices disposed within said enclosure cover, a fuel cell, a dual sensor mouse apparatus, miniature mouse apparatus and their associated wireless transmitters, keyboard apparatus with IR and IrDA remote control ports, solar panels as a power source, and the like.10-21-2010
20090096750SCROLL WHEEL DEVICE - The major characteristic of the present invention lies in the adoption of electromagnetic means to translate the spin of a wheel module into continuous electrical signals. A permanent magnet is incorporated in the wheel module to provide magnetic field. Two sensors tangential to the spinning direction of the permanent magnet are used to detect the variations of the magnetic field from the spin of the wheel module in accordance with the Hall Effect.04-16-2009
20090184926TOUCH-SCREEN REMOTE CONTROL FOR MULTIMEDIA EQUIPMENT - A multimedia control system presents program schedule information to a user in a visually and intellectually-intuitive manner. The multimedia control system can be used to display programming information, control multimedia devices, control home automation devices, etc. In one embodiment, a control screen used to display programming information is configured as a touch screen to allow the user to select programming, control multimedia devices, or perform other functions by touching the screen. In one embodiment, the system uses a consistent, user-selectable, intuitive user interface. In one embodiment, programming information is dynamically updated to provide the user with current programming information, such as, for example, sports scores, commercial breaks, news stories, documentary contents, etc.07-23-2009
20120013531Pressure Sensitive, Ergonomic Mouse - In an embodiment of the present invention, there is disclosed a computer mouse for moving a curser on a computer screen where the computer mouse has a pressure sensitive curser control on its bottom surface which is removably or permanently attached to a vertical or horizontal leg of a support member and where a user, by applying a force to the attached computer mouse to urge the mouse to move in a desired direction will cause the curser on the computer screen to move in that direction. A cushion or a pad is attached to the other leg of the support member for providing support for a user's hand, wrist or arm.01-19-2012
20120056812MOUSE HAVING ADJUSTABLE WEIGHT CARTRIDGE AT ITS CENTER OF GRAVITY - A mouse having an adjustable weight cartridge at its center of gravity is configured to generate a desired total weight by using at least one counterweight and includes a casing and a weight cartridge. The casing is gripped by a user and located in the center of palm of the user. The casing is provided with a receiving trough. The weight cartridge is removably disposed in the receiving trough. The at least one counterweight is disposed in the weight cartridge in a stack. The user can freely adjust the total weight of the mouse by increasing or decreasing the number of the counterweights.03-08-2012
20110074680Knee operated computer mouse - The present invention teaches an improved method of controlling a cursor on a computer screen, without using the hand, by strapping the mouse around the patella section of the leg with a patella strap and utilizing leg muscle movement, while sitting down, to control the direction of the cursor. After manipulating the cursor by using body movement and keeping both hands on the keyboard, the programmable function keys or another hands free or appendage attached push button, motion, or voice device are used to execute a command. By eliminating the need of hand movement to move the cursor, the user is helped to prevent the development of carpal tunnel, DeQuervains tendonitis, debilitating muscle cramps, fatigue and other repeated motion related conditions.03-31-2011
20110080344BLENDING TOUCH DATA STREAMS THAT INCLUDE TOUCH INPUT DATA - A system includes multiple touch input devices. Each of the touch input devices generates a set of touch data. A blending component receives the sets of touch data and generates a corresponding combined set of touch data that is outputted to a touch input application. In one embodiment, at least one of the multiple touch input devices is a multitouch input device that supports multiple simultaneous touch inputs.04-07-2011
20110080341Indirect Multi-Touch Interaction - Indirect multi-touch interaction is described. In an embodiment, a user interface is controlled using a cursor and a touch region comprising a representation of one or more digits of a user. The cursor and the touch region are moved together in the user interface in accordance with data received from a cursor control device, such that the relative location of the touch region and the cursor is maintained. The representations of the digits of the user are moved in the touch region in accordance with data describing movement of the user's digits. In another embodiment, a user interface is controlled in a first mode of operation using an aggregate cursor, and switched to a second mode of operation in which the aggregate cursor is divided into separate portions, each of which can be independently controlled by the user.04-07-2011
20120206357Systems and Methods for Character Input on a Mobile Device - Methods and systems for selecting input in a portable electronic device comprising a display and a plurality of input members are disclosed. The methods and systems use a combination of two input apparatuses to select input for the device. For example, the method includes detecting an actuation of one of the input members of the electronic device immediately followed by an action performed on an input device, such as a tap of a trackpad or a click of a trackball. The method also includes determining the representations associated with the actuated input member and outputting at least one of the representations using the display, with one representation selectable and marked for selection. The method optionally further includes detecting another action on the input device and in response changing the representation marked for selection. The method further includes detecting a release of the actuated input member and outputting the representation marked for selection using the display.08-16-2012
20120154279WIRELESS DATA TRANSMITTING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A data transmitting method is provided. The data transmitting method is applied on a data transmitting system. The system includes a mouse and electronic devices. The mouse includes a first wireless communication unit. Each electronic device includes a second wireless communication unit. The mouse periodically determines that one electronic device nearest to the mouse is the to-be-operated electronic device. After the operation mode of the mouse is has been changed to data transmitting mode, the mouse determines the function of the electronic device according to a movement pattern of a cursor.06-21-2012
20120206358METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING AN INFORMATION DISPLAY - A vehicle instrument system is described. The vehicle instrument system includes an input device configured to receive an input command, a display screen configured to display information, and a processing device coupled to the input device and the display screen. The processing device is configured to determine at least one parameter limit, receive at least one input signal from the input device that corresponds to a manual adjustment of the at least one parameter limit from a first limit value to a second limit value, and provide the second limit value to the display screen for display on the display screen.08-16-2012
20120206359POINTING DEVICE WITH SOLID-STATE ROLLER - A solid-state roller on a pointing device with enhanced features. The solid-state design described herein allows the sensor to be placed on any shape of surface, such as one that has curvature in two directions. In one embodiment, a trench or downward curve contains sensors for detecting finger movement. The user's finger can thus bend about a knuckle in a curved motion to activate the sensor, requiring little or no movement of the finger up and down. The solid-state sensors can be of one of a number of designs. In one embodiment, multiple electrodes are contacted by a finger as it moves. Each electrode is coupled to a capacitive detection circuit, for detecting the change in capacitance as the electrode is contacted by the finger.08-16-2012
20120154278COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse includes a housing, a circuit board mounted in the housing, and a fan mounted in the housing and electrically connected with the circuit board. The housing includes a key portion at a front end thereof, and a supporting portion at a rear end thereof. The supporting portion defines a plurality of ventilation holes and through holes. The fan includes an inlet and an outlet perpendicular to the inlet. The fan draws ambient air through the ventilation holes and expels air through the through holes to ventilate a surface of the housing.06-21-2012
20120206356Foot-Operated Mouse - A foot operated mouse for use on a surface comprises a housing including a heel portion, a toe portion, a pivot member, and a sensor mechanism. The pivot member is configured and arranged to contact the surface and allow the housing to pivot between an operating position and a nonoperating position. The operating position is when the sensor mechanism is proximate the surface, and the nonoperating position is when the sensor mechanism is pivoted upward away from the surface.08-16-2012
20120154281Information Processing Device - There is provided an information processing apparatus which occupies a small space and which is capable of supplying image information having high definition and high resolution. An information processing apparatus of the invention employs a head mount display (HMD) utilizing compact flat panel displays as a display device for displaying information. The use of a head mount display as the display device of the information processing apparatus prevents any reduction in a work space. It also makes it possible to change the size of a virtual display screen freely. In addition, the information processing apparatus of the invention is capable of displaying a plurality of pieces of information on the virtual display screen at a time.06-21-2012
20120154280COMPUTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING DISPLAY PARAMETERS OF MONITOR - In a method for adjusting display parameters of a monitor of a computing device, the computing device electronically or wirelessly connects to a mouse that includes a primary button, a secondary button, a scroll wheel, a function button and a microcontroller. The microcontroller detects whether the function button is pressed, clicking of the primary button or the secondary button, motions of the scroll wheel, and motions of the mouse. An adjustment mode of the monitor is predefined. The monitor is controlled into the adjustment mode by pressing the function button. The display parameters can be adjusted with the primary button, the secondary button or the scroll wheel when the monitor is in the adjustment mode.06-21-2012
20110080343Apparatus and Method for Providing Wireless Communication and FM Transceiver Operation for a Wireless Computer Mouse - Wireless computer mouse operation may be provided by receiving a user detection signal from a sensor of the wireless computer mouse to determine the presence of a user. In one embodiment, an operation mode of the wireless computer mouse may be determined by a controller based, at least in part, on the user detection signal. Thereafter, the controller can enable at least one of a short range wireless communication module and a FM transceiver of the wireless computer mouse based on the operation mode determined by the controller.04-07-2011
20110080342DOCKING STATION - An exemplary docking station includes a first computer port, a second computer port, and a controller. The first computer port is provided to receive a first video signal. The second video port is provided to receive a second video signal. The controller is provided to selectively drive displays of a first monitor and a second monitor according the first and second video signals. In particular, the controller configured to selectively operate in one of a first mode, a second mode, and a third mode. In the first mode, the controller drives the display of the first monitor according to the first video signal and drives the display of the second monitor according to the second video signal. In the second mode, the controller drives the displays of the first and second monitors according to the first video signal. In the third mode, the controller drives the displays of the first and second monitors according to the second video signal.04-07-2011
20110102322Wireless mouse with electronic switch circuit - A wireless mouse for inputting commands to a host computer includes a casing, a control circuit, a wireless receiver, an electronic switch circuit and a resilient member. The control circuit includes a wireless module to transmit a wireless signal to the wireless receiver. The wireless receiver can be either received in the port of the casing or attached to a connector of the host computer. The electronic switch circuit includes a control terminal, a power input terminal connected to an external power source, and a power output terminal connected to the control circuit. The input and output power terminals are electrically connected or disconnected according to electrical potential at the control terminal. The resilient member is disposed on an inner side of the port. The resilient member is electrically connected with the control terminal by insertion of the wireless receiver in order to disconnect the input and output power terminals.05-05-2011
20110115707METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SWITCHING CHARACTER INPUT MODE - A method and a device are used for switching a character input mode of a computer system. The character input mode switching device includes an input device, a display unit and an operating system unit. The input device includes a switching control element and a main control unit. The main control unit includes a switching module. An input signal is generated by the switching control element according to a single-step operation of a user and transmitted to the switching module. A switching signal is generated by the switching module after the input signal is received. The operating system unit judges whether the switching signal is an input language switching signal or an input method switching signal after the switching signal is received. According to the switching signal, the input language or the input method is switched by the operating system unit.05-19-2011
20100289744RFID-BASED INPUT DEVICE - A device for use with a computer system includes: an array of antennas for transmitting and receiving radio frequency signals; a portable unit operating within radio frequency range of the array of antennas, wherein a location of the portable unit is estimated by the radio frequency signals transmitted from the portable unit to a processor device. The device also includes storage for storing user identification.11-18-2010
20120235912Input Device User Interface Enhancements - Some embodiments provide a device, method, system, computer program product and user interface for pointer movement analysis with modal continuous controller conversion. Specifically, some embodiments adapt movements issued from a mouse input device, trackpad, or touchscreen to adjust a position of a UI element. Some embodiments analyze a first set of movements and adapt a subsequent second set of movements to adjust the position of the UI element within a range of UI element positions when the first set of movements satisfies a movement threshold. The movement threshold includes a spiral pattern. In some embodiments, adjusting the position of the UI element includes performing scrolling within a scroll area based on the second set of movements when the first set of movements satisfies the spiral pattern.09-20-2012
20100245246DETECTING TOUCH ON A CURVED SURFACE - Embodiments are disclosed herein that are related to input devices with curved multi-touch surfaces. One disclosed embodiment comprises a touch-sensitive input device having a curved geometric feature comprising a touch sensor, the touch sensor comprising an array of sensor elements integrated into the curved geometric feature and being configured to detect a location of a touch made on a surface of the curved geometric feature.09-30-2010
20100245247ILLUMINATING PLUG AND BATTERY CHARGER USING THE SAME AND MOUSE USING THE SAME - An illuminating plug includes a cable, a terminal electrically connected to the cable, an illuminating unit formed on the cable, a light guiding layer covering around the cable and optically coupled to the illuminating unit, and a reflecting layer covering the illuminating unit and the light guiding layer. The light guiding layer includes a light emitting surface formed adjacent to the terminal such that light emitting from the illuminating unit reaches the light emitting surface through the light guiding layer and emits out to illuminate at least the terminal.09-30-2010
20100245248MOUSE - A mouse includes an upper housing, a lower housing and a circuit board. The upper housing includes a first connecting portion, and the lower housing includes a second connecting portion and a blocking wall. The circuit board is installed between the upper housing and the lower housing. The blocking wall covers a part of the circuit board. The first connecting portion is engaged with the second connecting portion to connect the upper housing with the lower housing.09-30-2010
20120235913DATA CARD - A data card includes an apparatus body, a plug, and a cap, where the cap is disposed with a mouse module and a mouse power supply, and the apparatus body is disposed with a receiving module. The mouse module is configured to sense and calculate a moving distance of a spatial position of the cap, convert the calculated moving distance of the spatial position of the cap into an instruction for moving computer cursor position, and send the instruction for moving the computer cursor position to the receiving module; the receiving module is electrically connected to the plug and is configured to receive the instruction for moving the computer cursor position, input the instruction for moving the computer cursor position into a chip of a computer through the plug and a slot, and control a position of a cursor on a computer screen through the chip of the computer.09-20-2012
20100238113WHEEL MOUSE - A wheel mouse includes a base, a circuit board, a scroll wheel, a wheel swing member, two tilt switches, and a mode-switching element. The wheel swing member has an extension arm. The mode-switching element has an engaging part. The mode-switching element is penetrated through the base and the circuit board and partially protruded outside the surface of the base. By moving the mode-switching element to a first position or a second position, the engaging part is engaged with or separated from the extension arm, so that the wheel mouse is selectively operated in a third-axial wheel operating mode or a tilt wheel operating mode.09-23-2010
20120162077SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A VIRTUAL MULTI-TOUCH MOUSE AND STYLUS APPARATUS - A virtual multi-touch input device uses an optical camera system and a processor to detect locations and motions of objects in a virtual working area and to transfer information about the locations and motions of the objects to a host device, such as a personal computer (PC) or a cellular phone. When the user's finger or objects touch a region of interest lit by a flat fan beam of light, the lit portions of the finger or objects are imaged by the optical camera system and the processor processes the images to obtain the locations of the finger or objects. Based on the motions or a movement pattern (gesture) of the finger or objects, the processor produces the multi-touch information for controlling a computing device and associated displays.06-28-2012
20120212416EXTERNAL DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING DATA AND VISUALS OF AN INPUT OPERATING INTERFACE - An external display system for displaying data and visuals of an input operating interface comprises: a computer module (08-23-2012
20120299830INPUT DEVICE - An input device enabling a computer user to provide a range of inputs. The device comprises a body made up of a lower portion and an upper portion; an output interface; and a plurality of movement detectors arranged with the body to detect movements of the input device and based thereon to generate input signals for a computer or other device coupled to the output interface. The movement detectors are arranged to detect rotation about first and second axes defined by rotational movement of the upper portion relative to the lower portion, and movement of a actuatable element carried on one of the lower portion and the upper portion and actuatable independently of the other of the lower portion and the upper portion. The input device further comprises translational movement detectors, enabling a user to further provide three translational inputs.11-29-2012
20120249426MOUSE WITH SWITCHABLE OPERATION MODES AND METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure is a mouse with switchable operation modes and method thereof. The mouse is applicable to perform the cursor control function under normal operation. A switch signal is generated to switch a firmware that is stored in a microprocessor. Operation modes are adjusted according to the switch signal. The method includes the following steps. A first switch generates a first switch signal. A MCU executes a first logic when the MCU is triggered by the first switch signal. The mouse executes the page scroll function according to the first logic and a displacement signal when the MCU receives the displacement signal. By accessing the mouse with switchable operation modes and the method, it is advantageous to save the space of a prior mouse and meanwhile profiting users' convenience.10-04-2012
20120249425CHARACTER ENTRY APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - An apparatus comprising: a processor; and a memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to perform the following: detect, from a key user interface of an electronic device, key input of a particular key character from a first set of key characters; detect, from a user-scribe delineation user interface of the electronic device, user-scribed delineation input of a particular delineation character from a second set of delineation characters; wherein the first and sets of characters comprise respective mutually exclusive sets of characters, and wherein the apparatus is configured to associate together the particular key character and the particular delineation character for display.10-04-2012
20090058808Computer mouse device - A mouse device includes a main body and a cover. The main body includes a roller wheel, a left key and a right key, wherein the roller wheel is sandwiched between the left key and the right key. The cover includes a right key cover and a left key cover to define an opening between thereof, wherein the right key cover and the left key cover are separately pivotally connected to the main body. When the cover lies against a top surface of the main body, the right key cover lies against the right key, the left key cover lies against the left key, and the opening exposes the roller wheel.03-05-2009
20120169599WIRELESS MOUSE - A wireless mouse includes a case, a mouse circuit received in the case, and a battery control circuit to power the mouse circuit. The battery control circuit includes a battery, a touch switch positioned on the case, and a switch circuit connected to the battery, the touch switch, and the mouse circuit. When the touch switch is touched, the touch switch is turned on, the switch circuit outputs a high level signal to the mouse circuit. When the touch switch is not touched, the touch switch is turned off, the switch circuit outputs a low level signal to the mouse circuit.07-05-2012
20120169602MOUSE DEVICE - A mouse device including a main body, a transmission cable set, and a pliable covering member is provided. The main body has a top portion, a bottom portion, and a necking portion interlaid between the top portion and the bottom portion. An orthogonal projection of the necking portion to the bottom portion is located within the bottom portion, and an orthogonal projection of the necking portion to the top portion is located within the top portion. The transmission cable set is wound around the body along the necking portion. The pliable covering member is arranged to surround the necking portion. The pliable covering member is adapted to be opened or closed in relative to the main body to cover or expose the transmission cable set wound around the necking portion.07-05-2012
20120169600FOLDABLE MOUSE - A foldable mouse including a first bottom plate, a second bottom plate, a first top plate, a second top plate, and two flexible side edge covers is provided. The first bottom plate and the second bottom plate are partially stacked together, and are suitable for relative movement. The first top plate has a first end and a second end, in which the first end pivots to a side of the first bottom plate away from the second bottom plate. The second top plate has a third end and a fourth end, in which the fourth end pivots to a side of the second bottom plate away from the first bottom plate. The two flexible side edge covers are connected to two side edges of the first top plate and the second top plate and two side edges of the first bottom plate and the second bottom plate.07-05-2012
20120169598Multi-Touch Integrated Desktop Environment - A technique for integrating a multi-touch surface into a desktop environment is disclosed. One or more multi-touch display devices are placed on the horizontal surface surrounding or beneath a keyboard or mouse. At least one region on the multi-touch surface is defined to display one or more user interface tools on the multi-touch surface. The one or more user interface tools displayed via the multi-touch surface may control or display information associated with desktop applications displayed via a primary display device.07-05-2012
20090102791Pointing Device Covering - A pointing device cover having a topside and an underside having a hollowed-out area for receiving the pointing device. A pressure zone and a fidgeting member are disposed on the topside. The cover is formed of a unitary rubbery material and the pressure zone enables actuation of a button on the pointing device. In one example, a cloth cover-up overlays at least a portion of the topside.04-23-2009
20120176318FOLDABLE MOUSE - The present invention discloses a foldable mouse comprising an upper shell, a lower shell, a pivotal mechanism pivotally connecting said upper shell and said lower shell and enabling the horizontal and pivotal rotation of said upper shell with respect to said lower shell, and a cover plate covering on said upper shell.07-12-2012
20120176316Wireless Mouse Supplier and Wireless Mouse Supply System - A wireless mouse supplier, disposed within a notebook computer, supplies a wireless mouse with magnetic resonance effect, in which the wireless mouse supplier includes a shoot area and a computer side magnetic resonance device. The shoot area is a part of a covering case of the notebook computer; the computer side magnetic resonance device is set within the notebook computer and disposed under the shoot area, in which the computer side magnetic resonance device includes a computer side rectification circuit that rectifies a supply power and generates an induced magnitude field for supplying the wireless mouse.07-12-2012
20120075187METHOD FOR SIMULATING A MOUSE DEVICE WITH A KEYBOARD AND INPUT SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A method for simulating a mouse with a keyboard in a computer system includes detecting whether a key event occurs in a switch matrix of the keyboard of the computer system, determining whether the key event is related to a specific control key when the key event is detected, transforming a location of a switch in which the key event occurs into a pair of coordinates when the key event is not related to the specific control key and is a key-pressed event, calculating a pair of displacements between the latest two pairs of coordinates to obtain a movement data, and transmitting the movement data to a mouse driver of the computer system so that an operating system of the computer system is capable of receiving the movement data by the mouse driver, for controlling movement of a pointer shown on a screen of the computer system.03-29-2012
20120075186BENDABLE MOUSE - Disclosed is a bendable mouse, comprising an operating portion, a bendable portion and a rubber body. The bendable portion comprises a base and a bendable body. The base is fixed to the operating portion. The base comprises a base plate and an attached body. The base plate is jointed with the bendable body. The attached body is fixed with the base plate. A fixing block is positioned at the attached body. The rubber body covers the bendable portion and comprises a base joint sleeve and bendable sleeve. An inserter is formed at the bendable sleeve toward the inside of the base joint sleeve and inseparably adheres with the fixing block. The bendable mouse can prevent the separation phenomenon of the rubber body from the base and ensures the rubber body to remain adhering closely with the bendable portion when it changes from the curved status to the straight status.03-29-2012
20120075185DISPLAY - A method of forming a display is provided, wherein the method includes forming a first electrode layer on a first substrate, forming an organic light emitting diode (OLED) stack on the first electrode, forming a second electrode layer over the OLED stack, and forming a bonding layer over the second electrode layer, wherein the bonding layer comprises a conductive material. The bonding layer and the second electrode layer are patterned to form a plurality of micro-OLEDs, wherein the patterning is performed by removing a portion of the bonding layer and the second electrode layer. The plurality of micro-OLEDs on the first substrate is joined to a plurality of pixels in an electronic backplane on a second substrate, wherein any one pixel in the electronic backplane can couple to a varied subset of micro-OLEDs in the plurality of micro-OLEDs.03-29-2012
20100007607Telescopic sliding mouse - A telescopic sliding mouse, specifically, designed keeping in mind the users' hand size and regular using habits with adjustable length through a simple push-pull function in line with ergonomic principles. And the mouse has automatic space limit function when it adjusts to a suitable length. The telescopic sliding mouse includes a mouse body, a hand-rest sliding on its back and a slide device which is set up between the mouse body and the hand-rest. The slide device includes a relatively translational and elastic upper and lower slide plate fixed to the hand-rest and mouse body respectively. It is not only easy to use but also easy to store and is portable and fully human-oriented. The invention concerns the easy operation and convenience promoting comfort and hand rest feeling. Moreover, it is in accordance with ergonomic principles, with creative construction, delicate and rational structural design and implement easily.01-14-2010
20120256837MOUSE WITH MULTIPLE OPERATION MODES - A mouse with multiple operation modes comprises a plurality of sensing modules with the same or different characteristics, for generating at least a movement record according to a movement status of the mouse on a reference surface; a switching module, for providing a user to select an operation mode; and a controlling module, connected to the switching module, determining the movement record provided by at least one of the plurality of sensing modules to be the source of the cursor controlling signal according to the operation mode selected by the user. When the mouse has a plurality of sensing modules with different characteristics, the mouse can be more accurate, more stable, or faster for fitting in with different requirements such as high speed, accurately, or stability. Accordingly, it is more convenient for the user to use the mouse.10-11-2012
20120188162COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse includes a body, a control module, a power supply, and a lighting module. The control module and the power supply are mounted in the body. The power supply is connected to the control module and the lighting module. The light module includes a first light emitter, a second light emitter, and a lighting control unit. The first light emitter emits warm colored light. The second light emitter emits very bright light. The lighting control unit can be used to selectively turn on the first light emitter or the second light emitter.07-26-2012
20090021482Virtually multiple wheels and method of manipulating multifunction tool icons thereof - Virtually multiple wheels are recognized as the multiple manipulation positions provided by a wheel for the scrolling by the finger. A sensor senses the manipulation position of the finger, and issues a corresponding auxiliary signal, empowering the wheel to have multiple manipulation modes, that is, each of the manipulation position is used as one virtual wheel.01-22-2009
20120256836APPARATUS: THE HAND-HELD PISTOL GRIP, DUAL FUNCTIONALITY, KEYBOARD-MOUSE HYBRID EMULATOR USING THE USB, OR PS/2 OR WIRELESS CONNECTION TO THE HOST COMPUTER, AND DESIGNED FOR THE ONE-HANDED OPERATION - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture are provided to support user communication to the host computer. The apparatus is a hand-held computer peripheral input device, which combines within itself functionalities of two input devices—the keyboard and the mouse—and is an emulator of both the keyboard and the mouse in one device.10-11-2012
20120081285Mouse - A pointing device for a computer and a method of using the pointing device. The pointing device includes a base, a motion tracking device coupled to the base; and a body pivotably coupled to the base. The body pivots with respect to the base about at least one axis.04-05-2012
20120081284MOUSE WITH ROTATABLE OPERATION MODULE - A mouse with a rotatable operation module is provided. The mouse includes a mouse housing and the operation module. The mouse housing has a sidewall. A hollow portion is formed in the sidewall for installing the operation module. The operation module includes a positioning member, a rotary member and a signal generating module. By rotating the rotary member, the operation module is rotated accordingly.04-05-2012
20100201626Mouse with Improved Input Mechanisms Using Touch Sensors - A mouse having improved input methods and mechanisms is disclosed. The mouse is configured with touch sensing areas capable of generating input signals. The touch sensing areas may for example be used to differentiate between left and right clicks in a single button mouse. The mouse may further be configured with force sensing areas capable of generating input signals. The force sensing areas may for example be positioned on the sides of the mouse so that squeezing the mouse generates input signals. The mouse may further be configured with a jog ball capable of generating input signals. The mouse may additionally be configured with a speaker for providing audio feedback when the various input devices are activated by a user.08-12-2010
20120229385Gyro Mouse De-Drift and Hand Jitter Reduction - A gyroscope-based device uses a probability model to assign probability of the device being in an intended static state to each received sample of gyroscope data. A new drift error compensation offset and new hand jitter factor are computed for each sample of gyroscope data based on the assigned probability. In this manner, the magnitude of the hand jitter factor varies with the probability of the device being in an intended static state.09-13-2012
20120229386RETRACTABLE CABLE MOUSE - A retractable cable mouse includes a casing, a cable reel member, a connector and a sliding member. The connector is coupled with the cable reel member and in contact with the sliding member. When the sliding member is moved to a first position, the connector is accommodated within the casing. When the sliding member is moved to a second position, the connector is pushed by the sliding member to be exposed outside the casing. At the same time, a perforation of the casing is blocked by sliding member, so that the external dust or foreign material fails to be introduced into the internal portion of the casing.09-13-2012
20110122065Mouse - A mouse includes a bottom casing, a PCB with a controller fixed thereon and a roller unit assembled to the bottom casing, and a top casing coupled with the bottom casing. The bottom casing has a retainer plate and a backing plate in rear of the retainer plate. The retainer plate and the backing plate respectively define a location hole and a receiving recess thereon. The PCB defines an opening in front of the controller and a slit positioned between the controller and the opening. The backing plate passes through the slit while the retainer plate locates in front of the opening. The roller unit includes a roller bearing which has a location post extended forward from a front thereof to be inserted into the location hole, and a contact post extended rearward from a rear thereof to be received in the receiving recess so as to movably activate the controller.05-26-2011
20110122064Anti-gravity Mouse - A hand-held computer mouse for controlling a graphical pointer on a computer display characterized by incorporating permanent magnet or electromagnet to repel a magnetic surface to reduce or eliminate friction during usage, thereby making the pointer manipulating device sensitive to the slightest movement of a hand, and thinning the barrier between mind and physical world.05-26-2011
20100328215METHOD FOR OPERATING MOUSE WHEEL ACCORDING TO POSITION OF CURSOR POINTER - A method for operating a mouse wheel of a mouse of a computer according to a position of a cursor pointer of the mouse is provided. According to the method, a software is used to partition a screen frame or a software window frame into at least two sub-fields. Each of the sub-fields is corresponding to a predetermined related mouse wheel functional operation instruction. When a cursor pointer of the mouse is moved into one of the sub-fields, and while the mouse wheel is in operation, the predetermined related mouse wheel functional operation instruction corresponding to the sub-field in which the cursor pointer is instantly located is then initiated and executed.12-30-2010
20100328213Electronic Device Capable of Replacing Battery Easily - An electronic device includes a housing and a power supply unit. The housing has a first side surface and a second side surface on opposite sides thereof and a receiving cavity defined therein, an inlet defined in the first side surface and an outlet defined in the second side surface. The receiving cavity is connected with the inlet and the outlet. The power supply unit is located in the receiving cavity, and a shape of the power supply unit corresponds to that of the receiving cavity.12-30-2010
20080297478Ambidextrous Mouse - An ambidextrous mouse is disclosed. The ambidextrous mouse is configured for both left and right handed use. The mouse may include right handed buttons on the front side of the mouse and left handed buttons on the back side of the mouse. The user may change the handedness of the mouse by rotating the mouse about a vertical axis of the mouse such that the left hand can use the left hand buttons and the right hand can use the right hand buttons. The mouse may include a handedness selection system for configuring the mouse for right handed or left handed use even though the mouse has the capability for both right and left hands.12-04-2008
20080297477Ambidextrous Mouse - An ambidextrous mouse is disclosed. The ambidextrous mouse is configured for both left and right handed use. The mouse may include right handed buttons on the front side of the mouse and left handed buttons on the back side of the mouse. The user may change the handedness of the mouse by rotating the mouse about a vertical axis of the mouse such that the left hand can use the left hand buttons and the right hand can use the right hand buttons. The mouse may include a handedness selection system for configuring the mouse for right handed or left handed use even though the mouse has the capability for both right and left hands.12-04-2008
20080297476Ambidextrous Mouse - An ambidextrous mouse is disclosed. The ambidextrous mouse is configured for both left and right handed use. The mouse may include right handed buttons on the front side of the mouse and left handed buttons on the back side of the mouse. The user may change the handedness of the mouse by rotating the mouse about a vertical axis of the mouse such that the left hand can use the left hand buttons and the right hand can use the right hand buttons. The mouse may include a handedness selection system for configuring the mouse for right handed or left handed use even though the mouse has the capability for both right and left hands.12-04-2008
20080297475Input Device Having Multifunctional Keys - The invention relates to an input device having multifunctional keys, wherein the different functions are triggered by varying the pressure on the keys or by varying the depth to which the key is depressed or the distance it is moved (see FIG. 12-04-2008
20120262375Computer mouse - The present invention is a computer mouse that has a plurality of clickable buttons and a scroll wheel. A calculator is embedded in the mounse, wherein the calculator has a display and keys. The mouse also has a slidable cover that can optionally cover the calculator display and keys or the mouse buttons and scroll wheel; wherein, the cover has a top surface with a substantial branding area. In the preferred embodiment, the substantial branding area is a sunken surface. The sunken surface comprises most of the top surface of said slidable cover, generally at least 80% of said top surface of the slidable cover. The sunken surface can be filled by a label and an epoxy dome.10-18-2012
20130169538MOUSE WITH DETACHABLE OPERATING MODULE - A mouse with a detachable operating module is provided. The mouse includes a mouse body and a functional device. The functional device includes the operating module and a connecting part. The connecting part is extended from the operating module. The functional device detachably connected with the mouse body through the connecting part. According to the user's requirements, the functional device may be replaced with another functional device having another function.07-04-2013
20110037698Finger Mouse for Inputting Coordinate on Display Screen of Station - The present invention relates to a coordinate input device that enables coordinates to be input onto the display screens of various types of terminals, such as portable information terminals, through an operation of scrubbing or rubbing two opposite flat plates that are so small that they can be held between two fingers such as the thumb and the index finger or between three fingers, so that it can be easily and stably used even in an extremely restrictive environment such as a narrow space or a mobile situation. The finger mouse-type coordinate input device according to the present invention can detect a signal corresponding to the vertical movement or lateral rotation of two opposite flat plates in response to the application of a drive signal.02-17-2011
20120319955COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse include a sliding member having a shape of a sliding rod to be used for a long period of time. The sliding rod is accommodated in a mouse body, and the lower end of sliding rod protrudes from the bottom of the mouse body. In addition, a screwdriver, which is used for enabling the sliding rod to protrude from the bottom of the mouse body, can be stored together with the computer mouse12-20-2012
20100156790Power-saving computer mouse - A power-saving computer mouse having installed therein a switching transistor and a proximity sensor switch formed of a capacitive proximity sensor and a charge induction plate for controlling said switching transistor to switch on the power supply circuit when the user holds the computer mouse with a hand, or to switch off the power supply circuit when the user moves the hand away from the computer mouse.06-24-2010
20120319953MOUSE WITH SWITCH DEVICE AND SWITCH DEVICE THEREOF - A switch device includes a positive power terminal, a negative power terminal, a plurality of battery slots and a change-over switch. Each battery slot has a positive battery terminal and a negative battery terminal. The positive battery terminal of a battery slot electrically connects to the positive power terminal. The negative battery terminal of another battery slot electrically connects to the negative power terminal. The change-over switch electrically connects with the positive power terminal, the negative power terminal, the negative battery terminal of the battery slot which electrically connecting to the positive power terminal, and the positive battery terminal of the battery slot which electrically connecting to the negative power terminal. The change-over switch is toggled to connect the battery slots as a parallel connection or a series connection optionally.12-20-2012
20120319952SENSING MOUSE - A sensing mouse includes a base, an upper cover, a plurality of touch-sensitive members and a controlling unit. The base has a curvy surface. The base is sheltered by the upper cover. The touch-sensitive members are disposed on the curvy surface and in communication with the controlling unit. When one of the touch-sensitive members is contacted with a working surface, a moving direction of the cursor is determined by the controlling unit according to a touching signal from the pressed touch-sensitive member, and a displacement amount of the cursor is determined by the controlling unit according to a contact area between the pressed touch-sensitive member and the working surface.12-20-2012
20100231516QUIET MOUSE - A computer pointing device includes an interface for communicating to a computer in response to a user input. The pointing device includes a moveable input that is activated by the user. The pointing device includes at least one input electrical contact and at least one interface electrical contact. The moveable input cooperates with the resilient member to connect and disconnect the input electrical contact and the interface electrical contact from each other. The pointing device also includes a damper that is associated with at least one of the contacts to dampen noise generated by movement of the resilient member in response to user input.09-16-2010
20100231515System and Method for Key Function Switching - Personal computer (PC) and online gaming are gaining popularity around the world. Typically players use PC input devices such as keyboards and mice for playing PC games. Many of the modern PC games use a control scheme commonly known as the “WASD/Mouse”, which is a combination of the “WASD” keys of the keyboard and the mouse as means for interacting with the PC games. Additionally, to further expand on game control functions, modifier keys are used in conjunction with other keyboard keys to serve as shortcut keys for activating such game control functions. However, due to the non-ergonomic positioning of the shortcut keys, players often suffer from wrist discomfort after PC game playing sessions due to increased strain placed on their wrists when using the shortcut keys frequently. An embodiment of the invention describes a system and method for switching processes selectable by keys on human interface devices.09-16-2010
20100231514Customizable Computer Input Device - A customer user input device such as a computer mouse is disclosed. A core module can house the sensor, micro-controller and RF modules (if any). It may or may not also house the microswitches and scroll wheel. The core module can accept inserts having differing or variable button configurations so that the user can customize the location of the buttons in accordance with the user's intentions.09-16-2010
20110241993Computer mouse with display - A computer mouse includes an image display unit comprising an image processing unit, a top LCD, a work memory, and first, second, and third image buttons on top, all being electrically connected together; a control unit comprising a microprocessor, an optical sensor, left and right buttons, and a scroll wheel, all being electrically connected together; and an interface unit comprising a USB hub and a USB control electrically connected together. The second image button controls on and off of the image display unit. The USB hub is electrically connected to the image processing unit and the microprocessor respectively. The USB control is electrically connected a USB connector at one end of mouse cord. The first image button is operable to store an image in the work memory. The third image button is operable to transfer an image stored in the work memory to the display.10-06-2011
20120319954MULTI-FUNCTIONAL WIRELESS MOUSE - A multi-functional wireless mouse includes a mouse module, for implementing functions of a conventional mouse; a wireless transmission module, electronically connected with the mouse module, for wirelessly transmitting operational signals of the mouse module; a battery, electronically connected to the mouse module, for providing power to the mouse module; a charging module, electronically connected with the battery for charging the battery; a card reader, for reading data in a memory card; and a USB port connected to the charging module, to be connected to a computer via a USB line, for obtaining power from the computer to charge the battery via the USB line and the charging module, and transmitting data between the computer and the memory card via the USB line.12-20-2012
20120092256COMPUTER MOUSE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A computer mouse includes a housing, a first container secured in the housing, and a second container secured in the first container, a timing unit, and a processor. The first container defines through holes. The first container and the second container are spaced by a distance to define a receiving space being partly filling in liquid. Suspending members extends through the through holes. One end of the suspending member is received in the receiving space. The density of the suspending members is less than that of the liquid Sensitive switches are attached to the first container. A method for the mouse includes determining whether any one of the second contacts is charged; generating a position signal, controlling the timing unit to time; determining the movement direction of the a cursor; determining the movement distance of the cursor; and generating cursor control signal for controlling movement of the cursor.04-19-2012
20120287045COMPUTER MOUSE HAVING REMOTE CONTROL - An exemplary computer mouse includes a main body and a remote control. The main body includes a receiving cavity for receiving the remote control. The receiving cavity has two opposite sidewalls. Each of the two opposite sidewalls defines a first recess, a second recess, and a third recess. The first recess is located between the second recess and the third recess and is separated from the second recess and the third recess. The remote control includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall. Each of the first and second sidewalls of the remote control includes a first protruding post and a second protruding post. Each of the first protruding posts is latched in the corresponding second recess or the corresponding third recess to fix the remote control in the receiving cavity. Each of the second protruding posts slides in the corresponding first recess to make the remote control rotatable.11-15-2012
20100214218VIRTUAL MOUSE - An apparatus includes a controller, wherein the controller is configured to receive input for activating a virtual mouse and to activate a virtual mouse in response thereto by displaying a cursor adjacent a touch zone.08-26-2010
20120139840INTEGRATED CONTROL SYSTEM WITH KEYBOARD VIDEO MOUSE (KVM) - Methods and apparatus are provided for efficiently controlling source computers connected to a display system. A control computer, source computers, and a video processor are connected over a control network. Input signals such as keyboard and mouse input signals are provided to the video processor and the source computers through the control network. The source computers are also connected to the video processor through a video interface, such as multiple Digital Video Interface (DVI) lines. The use of a hybrid system allows flexibility in configuring and using the control network while providing high throughput and low latency for video sent to the video processor.06-07-2012
20130009873USER INPUT BACK CHANNEL FOR WIRELESS DISPLAYS - As part of a communication session, a wireless source device can transmit audio and video data to a wireless sink device, and the wireless sink device can transmit user input data received at the wireless sink device back to the wireless source device. In this manner, a user of the wireless sink device can control the wireless source device and control the content that is being transmitted from the wireless source device to the wireless sink device.01-10-2013
20130016040METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING SCREEN OF PORTABLE TERMINAL CONNECTED WITH EXTERNAL DEVICEAANM AHN; Man HyukAACI Anyang-siAACO KRAAGP AHN; Man Hyuk Anyang-si KRAANM KIM; Hyoung IlAACI Seongnam-siAACO KRAAGP KIM; Hyoung Il Seongnam-si KR - A method for displaying a screen of a portable terminal connected with an external device and including a touch screen is provided. The method includes activating an external output mode for outputting the screen of the portable terminal to the external device, transmitting the screen as a first screen, which is being outputted in the touch screen, by the portable terminal, in order to display the first screen on a display unit of the external device determining whether an output of a second screen, which is overlaid on the first screen or is displayed as a separate screen, is requested, and displaying the first screen in an entirety of the display unit of the external device when it is determined that the output of the second screen is requested, and displaying the second screen in the entirety of the touch screen of the portable terminal.01-17-2013
20080303792Mouse structure - An improved mouse structure, in which one side of a main body is provided with a depression corresponding to position of the fingers, and a micro joystick is disposed in the depression. Upward, downward, leftward and rightward directional contact portions are located on the micro joystick, and a control circuit of the mouse is electrically connected to the micro joystick. Accordingly, when the mouse is connected to a computer, contact with the upward/downward or leftward/rightward directional contact portions causes the micro joystick to produce signals which the control circuit converts into keyboard directional key signals that are output to the computer. Hence, the mouse is provided with mouse and keyboard functionality, thereby eliminating the need for the user to use both hands to simultaneously operate the mouse and the keyboard, but single handedly operate the mouse and the micro joystick to simultaneously control the mouse and the keyboard.12-11-2008
20090295726Angle adjustable computer mouse that can be used with either hand - An angle adjustable computer mouse that allows users to adjust angles to their preferred positions and allows usage for both right handed and left handed users by simply sliding the top component of the computer mouse over the base component of the computer mouse.12-03-2009
20100090954Control Unit With Variable Visual Indicator - A system for controlling an apparatus (04-15-2010
20080231599Computer mouse - A computer mouse is provided which includes an elastic cover detachably secured upon a main body of the mouse, to enhance ease of operation and reduce muscle strain and soreness by repeatedly operating the computer mouse. The main body has left and right click knobs and optionally a scrolling wheel, pivotally mounted thereon. The cover and main body can be complementary coupled together through respective mating convex and concave portions. A display surface is explicitly provided on the main body and/or cover to allow for labeling of instructional information and/or advertising. Additionally, the computer mouse, notably the detachably mounted cover member, can be provided in an attractive shape to encourage use by a child.09-25-2008
20080231598Computer Mouse - A computer mouse, wherein the electronic circuitry associated with the mouse is physically isolated from the outside environment by means of a sealed housing and the use of a non-physical coupling between the operating means and the movement centre which detects movement of the operating means and enables such movement to be translated into an electrical signal representative of the movement.09-25-2008
20130169539Real-Time Dynamic Tracking of Bias - A bias value associated with a sensor, e.g., a time-varying, non-zero value which is output from a sensor when it is motionless, is estimated using at least two, different bias estimating techniques. A resultant combined or selected bias estimate may then be used to compensate the biased output of the sensor in, e.g., a 3D pointing device.07-04-2013
20080225004WIRELESS MOUSE - A wireless mouse includes a main body, a cover disposed above the main body, a circuit board mounted in the main body, a power switch disposed on the circuit board configured for controlling power supply from a power source to the circuit board, and a trigger mounted on the cover and movable relative to the cover. When a user depresses the cover, the trigger actuates the power switch to allow the power source providing power to the wireless mouse; when the user releases the cover, the trigger releases the power switch to interrupt power to the wireless mouse.09-18-2008
20080225003Computer Input Device - A computer input device is disclosed, including a base element arranged for resting on a surface, detecting device for detecting movement of the base element relative to the surface, communication device for communicating information about the movement to a computer, and a grip element connected to the base element in the direction of a connection axis. The base element is provided with a recess, and the grip element extends into the recess, where it is pivotably arranged relative to the base element and where it is prevented from rotating relative to the base element round its connection axis. There is also disclosed a base element, arranged for resting on a surface and connectable to a grip element to form a computer input device in conjunction therewith. The base element is provided with a recess adapted for receiving the grip element pivotably therein such that the grip element is prevented from rotating relative to the base element round a connection axis thereof.09-18-2008
20110260974MANUAL POINTING DEVICE FOR A COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH INERTIAL CLICK EVENT DETECTION AND CORRESPONDING CLICK EVENT DETECTION METHOD - A manual pointing device for a computer system, the device having at least one key that can be actuated manually by a user, a click-event detection module coupled to the key to detect actuation thereof on first, second, and third detection axes via an inertial sensing circuit elastically coupled to a casing with a board, the inertial-sensor circuit structured to be carried on the board so as to oscillate and to rotate about the second detection axis.10-27-2011
20130141333MOUSE DEVICE - A mouse device includes a shell, a circuit board, an electrical switch, a button and a push block. The circuit board is disposed within the shell, and the electrical switch is electrically disposed on the electrical board. The button is disposed on the shell and faces the electrical switch on the electrical board and is configured to move with respect to the shell and optionally trigger the electrical switch. The push block is disposed on the button facing the electrical switch, wherein hardness of the push block is substantially greater than that of the button. While the button triggers the electrical switch, the push block presses the electrical switch, thereby preventing an unintentional contact of the button with the electrical switch.06-06-2013
20130093677Ergonomic Computer Mouse - A substantially flat, lightweight computer mouse that provides ergonomic relief for the wrist and finger joints. The computer mouse is efficacious in alleviating wrist and finger joint pain because of its extremely thin, lightweight design and the longitudinal positioning of its flat buttons.04-18-2013
20130100022INTERACTIVE INPUT SYSTEM AND PEN TOOL THEREFOR - A pen tool for use with a machine vision interactive input system comprises an elongate body, a tip on the body and a variable reflector disposed on the body. The variable reflector comprises a reflecting portion and an attenuating portion configured to control the amount of illumination reflected by the reflecting portion.04-25-2013
20130120259INPUT DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE TOUCH-SENSITIVE ZONES - An input device includes a housing for supporting a user's hand and a displacement sensor, mounted in the housing, for providing a displacement signal. The input device also includes a first portion of the housing operable to receive a first digit of the user and a first solid-state touch sensor disposed in the first portion and operable to detect movement of the first digit along the first portion. The input device further includes a second portion on the housing operable to receive a second digit of the user and a second solid-state touch sensor disposed in the second portion and operable to detect movement of the second digit along the second portion.05-16-2013
20130120260CONTROL SYSTEM FOR MULTI-ZONE INPUT DEVICE - A touch sensor system includes a touch controller having a first connector and a second connector and multiple sensor zones. The touch sensor system also includes a plurality of drive lines connected to the first connector of the touch controller and to the multiple sensor zones and a plurality of sets of sense lines connected to the second connector of the touch controller. Each set of the plurality of sets of sense lines is connected to one of the multiple sensor zones.05-16-2013
20130127718Method for Operating Computer Objects and Computer Program Product Thereof - A method for operating computer objects and the computer program product thereof are disclosed, and they are utilized to a computer. The computer includes an operating interface which comprises defining a work region, function instruction list and a plurality of computer objects, and parts of the computer objects are chosen. The steps of the method comprises: an input device which is connected to a processing device in the computer for defining the position information of the input device, and a computer object which is chosen on the work region of the operating interface is clicked for operating the computer object; wherein a function instruction, which comprises actions of rotation, zoom in/zoom out, movement, of the computer object, is clicked for users to operate the computer object.05-23-2013
20130135206INTERACTIVE INPUT SYSTEM AND PEN TOOL THEREFOR - A pen tool for use with an interactive input system comprises an elongate body, at least one switch assembly accommodated by the body and a controller accommodated by the body and communicating with the at least one switch assembly. The at least one switch assembly is actualable when the pen tool is brought into contact with an input surface of the interactive input system. The controller is responsive to actuation of the at least one switch assembly. The at least one switch assembly comprises a contact circuit and a plunger assembly having a conductive element thereon that is generally aligned with the contact circuit. The plunger assembly is moveable into the body to bring the conductive element into contact with the contact circuit thereby actuate the at least one switch assembly.05-30-2013
20130141335MOUSE - A mouse includes a main body, a scroll-wheel ring, an embedded shaft, a ball, and an elastic member. The scroll-wheel ring is rotatably disposed in the main body and has a ring-shaped gear portion. The ring-shaped gear portion has a plurality of gear teeth and tooth spaces alternately formed thereon. The embedded shaft is fixed to the main body and embedded into the scroll-wheel ring. The embedded shaft has a containing space opening toward the ring-shaped gear portion. The ball is disposed in the containing space and contacts the ring-shaped gear portion. The elastic member is disposed in the containing space. Two ends of the elastic member abut against an inner wall of the containing space and the ball respectively. When the scroll-wheel ring is rotated, the gear teeth and the elastic member drive the ball to switch between different tooth spaces with rotation of the scroll-wheel ring.06-06-2013
20080198132INPUT POINTER AND INPUT DEVICE - An input pointer includes two top-surface switches and a rotary switch on the top surface of the main body, a protrusion on an imaginary center line on the bottom surface of the main body, and two bottom-surface switches at the sides of the protrusion. The two top-surface switches and the rotary switch are turned ON when pressed by a user's finger, whereas the bottom-surface switches are turned ON when the main body is tilted about the protrusion.08-21-2008
20100001954Computer-use mouse structure - Such computer-use mouse structure changes the relative position of mouse's left key, right key and roller and increases the relative distance among them. The changes enable joints of user's hand to move more frequently. Thus user's hand will seldom suffer from fatigue. The technical design is done in this way: mouse's left key or right key and roller are set respectively at both sides of mouse shell while right key or left key are set above mouse shell. This utility model has the following advantages: based on existing technology, no additional mouse part is needed and therefore no additional manufacturing cost is produced. Only the position of left key, right key and roller is changed to enable joints of user's hand to move more frequently so as to reduce hand fatigue and increase work efficiency. It is an ideal mouse structure.01-07-2010
20100309126COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse includes a left key assembly, a right key assembly, a signal processing unit, and a casing. The casing includes a top casing and a bottom casing. The bottom casing includes a bottom convex surface, the contour of the bottom convex surface is an ellipse, the bottom casing defines two first openings in the bottom convex surface, and the two key assemblies are positioned in the corresponding first openings. Each of the left key assembly and the right key assembly includes a hollow receiving column, a movable shaft, an elastic member and a pressure sensor. The movable shaft is received in the receiving columns. The movable shaft and the pressure sensor are spaced from each other via the elastic element. The pressure sensor will generate a corresponding pulse when pressed by the movable shaft. The signal processing unit receives the pulse, and sends a controlling signal.12-09-2010
20110234496MOUSE AND STAY THEREOF - A mouse and a stay thereof are disclosed. The mouse includes an up/down guide part formed on a body, and a finger supporting part supported by the up/down guide part so as to move up and down and including supporting arms extended opposite to each other in a width direction. The mouse stay includes a base plate to movably keep the mouse on, a connecting part hingedly connected to a rear end portion of the base plate so that the connecting part can be pivoted to be folded or spread toward/from an upper surface of the base plate, and an extending part hingedly connected to an upper end portion of the connecting part so that the extending part can be pivoted to be folded or spread toward/from a front surface of the connecting part. A mouse cable is connected to a front end portion of the extending part.09-29-2011
20110234495PROGRAMMABLE TOUCH SENSITIVE CONTROLLER - An improved user input device is disclosed having touch-sensitive areas. The touch-sensitive device may be implemented in a standard computer mouse, replacing the traditional buttons with a touch-sensitive region that may be configured specifically for the user or application desired. Alternatively, the touch-sensitive region may be incorporated into an otherwise traditional QWERTY keyboard. The touch-sensitive area may be programmed or mechanically actuated with a touch-sensitive membrane.09-29-2011
20100315342MOUSE APPARATUS - A mouse apparatus includes a mouse body, at least one operation portion, a slide cover, and a switch portion. The mouse body includes a built-in battery. The operation portion is provided on the mouse body. The slide cover is movable with respect to the mouse body between a first position that disables an operation by blocking the operation portion and a second position that enables an operation to be made by exposing the operation portion. The switch portion turns off power supply from the battery when the slide cover is at the first position and turns on the power supply from the battery when the slide cover is at least at the second position.12-16-2010
20100315341PORTABLE MOUSE - A portable mouse includes a base, a casing, an attractable element and a control module. The control module includes a keycap, a triggering element, a positioning element and a retractable mechanism. The keycap is exposed outside a surface of the casing. By depressing the keycap, the attractable element is protruded out of the base, so that the attractable element could be attached on a surface of the object.12-16-2010
20100315340NAVIGATION DEVICE AND METHODS THEREOF - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer mouse having a tracking device to navigate in a graphical user interface presented by a software application or control aspects thereof, a plurality of buttons, a scroll wheel, a display, a memory, and a controller coupled to the tracking device, the plurality of buttons, the display, and the memory. The controller can be operable to present by way of the display a plurality of scrollable options to program a corresponding plurality of operational parameters of the computer mouse, detect from a tactile contact of at least one of one or more of the plurality of buttons and the scroll wheel a selection from the plurality of options, store in the memory the selection, and operate at least one of the plurality of operational parameters of the computer mouse according to the stored selection. Additional embodiments are disclosed.12-16-2010
20130154931MOUSE ASSEMBLY - A mouse assembly includes a pad, a mouse, and a wrist support. The mouse is attached to an end of the pad. A first fastening member is attached to a top surface of the pad, and a second fastening member is attached to a bottom surface of the wrist support to adjustably engage with the first fastening member.06-20-2013
20130154932TRANSFORMABLE CURSOR CONTROLLING APPARATUS - A transformable cursor controlling apparatus includes a pair of housings which are a first housing and a second housing. The first housing has a first joint surface, and two sockets received therein and exploded outside the first joint surface. The second housing has a second joint surface corresponding to the first joint surface of the first housing. The second housing has an electrical connector protruded from the second joint surface and selectively inserted into one of the two sockets. A cursor controlling module is disposed in one of the pair of housings for controlling a cursor of computer. When the second housing is rotated 180 degrees related to the first housing along an axil line on the first joint surface of the first housing, the electrical connector can be inserted in the other socket.06-20-2013
20130154933FORCE TOUCH MOUSE - Methods, systems and devices are described for operating an electronic device with a mouse, wherein the mouse includes a mouse movement sensor, a force sensor, and an input object position sensor. Operation of the mouse involves generating a first signal representing movement of the mouse relative to a working surface, generating a second signal representing force manually applied to the mouse, generating a third signal based on an input object in a sensing region of the mouse, and processing the first, second, and third signals to determine an interface action represented on a display of the electronic device.06-20-2013
20130154934Electronic Family Tree Generation and Display System - An interactive electronic picture organization and display system stores pictures that include images of users' relatives and/or friends and enables the user to crop the images from the pictures into portraits of varying intimacy or social closeness values. The cropped portraits are stored with identification information and age indices and with specified preferred social proximities for the various individuals. Family trees are generated showing portraits of family tree members with appropriate age indices and preferred social closeness indices and are modified by simply mouse-clicking on displayed portraits. Collections of portraits of selected individuals exemplarily of different generations with an average generational age difference or the same age index (all as children, all as parents or grandparents, etc.) may be displayed. Life stories can be developed, collated to portraits of different age indices.06-20-2013
20130154935Adaptive Acceleration of Mouse Cursor - Disclosed herein are methods and systems for providing a user interface (UI) having a selector controllable by a physical input device. The response of the selector is adaptively adjusted to facilitate executing desired operations within the UI. A response factor defines how far the selector moves for a given movement of the physical input device. The response factor is increased so the selector can be moved a large distance, but is dynamically decreased to provide fine-tuned control of the selector for selecting densely grouped screen elements. Screen elements can be endowed with gravity, making them easy to select, or with anti-gravity, making them more difficult to select. The disclosure methods also provide tactile feedback such as vibration or braking of the physical input device to assist a user in executing desired operations.06-20-2013
20110285628SWITCHING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A switching device includes a plurality of first interfaces respectively coupled to a plurality of computers, a third interface coupled to a display module, and a switching unit coupled to the first interfaces and the third interface. The switching unit is used for selecting one of the first interfaces to be coupled to the third interface in response to a command. The display module receives a video signal from a selected one of the computers through the selected first interface and the third interface, and displays video information.11-24-2011
20130120263WIRELESS MOUSE AND WIRELESS INPUT DEVICE - A wireless mouse includes a base having a top surface defining a button region and a non-button region, and a top cover including a cover body and a groove defining member. The cover body separably covers the top surface of the base, and has a pressing portion corresponding to the button region, and a non-pressing portion corresponding to the non-button region. The non-pressing portion has a non-pressing inner surface facing the non-button region of the top surface. The groove defining member is integrally formed on the non-pressing inner surface, is disposed between the cover body and the top surface, and cooperates with the cover body to define a positioning groove adapted to position the wireless receiver on the top cover.05-16-2013
20110310017COMPUTER SYSTEM, MOUSE, AND AUTOMATICALLY SHIFTING METHOD THEREOF - A computer system includes a mouse and a computer for selecting a left-handed mode and a right-handed mode as a current operation mode of the mouse. When a right hand operates the mouse, the mouse automatically generates a first mode-setting signal, and the computer shifts the current operation mode to the right-handed mode according to the first mode-setting signal. When a left hand operates the mouse, the mouse automatically generates a second mode-setting signal different from the first mode-setting signal, and the computer shifts the current operation mode to the left-handed mode according to the second mode-setting signal.12-22-2011
20110310016COMPUTER MOUSE SLEEVE - A flexible sleeve includes a first flexible sheet of a first hardness. The first flexible sheet has a first perimeter including a first lip edge and a first pocket edge. The flexible sleeve also includes a second flexible sheet of a second hardness, different than the first hardness. The second flexible sheet has a second perimeter including a second lip edge and a second pocket edge. The second pocket edge is joined to the first pocket edge, and the second lip edge is free from the first lip edge so that the first flexible sheet and the second flexible sheet collectively form a pocket having a mouth defined by the first lip edge and the second lip edge. The flexible sleeve further includes a connector joined to the mouth and configured to mate the mouth to a head of a device while the pocket substantially covers a tail of the device.12-22-2011
20110310015COMPUTER MOUSE - A computer mouse includes a head and a tail. The head is configured to detect movement relative to a reference surface. The head is selectively switchable between an on state and an off state. The tail is connected to the head and is moveable between a curved configuration and a flat configuration. The tail is configured to switch the head to the on state when in the curved configuration and to switch the head to the off state when in the flat configuration.12-22-2011
20130187856INPUT INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INPUT INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An input information processing system, which is configured so as to enable an operator to efficiently conduct work without interruption, and processes input information that has been inputted using an input device, is configured so as to comprise: a display means for displaying data to be processed on a display screen; a first input device for inputting first input information; a second input device for inputting second input information; an acquisition means for acquiring a predetermined position in the data to be processed, which is displayed on the display screen of the display means, on the basis of the first input information inputted using the first input device; and control means for clearly showing the predetermined position in the data to be processed which was acquired by the acquisition means on the data to be processed displayed on the display screen of the display means, and for controlling the data to be processed which is displayed on the display screen of the display means on the basis of the second input information inputted using the second input device.07-25-2013
20130187855TOUCH MODE AND INPUT TYPE RECOGNITION - A touch input mode may be entered and exited automatically and/or manually. When the touch input mode is entered, user interface (UI) elements are optimized for touch input. When the touch input mode is exited, the user interface (UI) elements are optimized for hardware based input. A user may enter the touch input mode by manually selecting a user interface element and/or by entering touch input. Settings may be configured that specify conditions upon which the touch input mode is entered/exited. For example, the touch input mode may be configured to be automatically entered upon undocking a computing device, receiving touch input when in the hardware based input mode, and the like. Similarly, the touch input mode may be configured to be automatically exited upon docking a computing device, receiving hardware based input when in the touch input mode, and the like.07-25-2013
20120287046OPTIMIZED DIGITAL OPERATIONAL ENCODING AND INPUT METHOD OF WORLD CHARACTER INFORMATION AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM THEREOF - Optimized digital operational encoding and input method of world character information and information processing system thereof are directed to digital operational encoding of the world character information with ten numerals 0-9 unifiedly by means of the encoding method operated with addition and subtraction by areas and positions. The method and device takes these number codes as the index codes of retrieving the literatures of world characters and the computer input codes of world characters, so as to build up a complete set of method and systems capable of using world character to design the operating system, computer language, chip instruction, wireless interface protocol, and wireless internet protocol, used widely for computer, communications, network system, and the sorting and retrieving system of world character codes.11-15-2012
20130194186POINTING DEVICE HAVING DIRECTIONAL SENSOR AND NON-DIRECTIONAL SENSOR, AND POINTING DATA INPUT METHOD USING IT - Provided is a pointing data input method using a pointing device having a directional sensor for inputting pointing data accurately in an intended direction regardless of the bearing of the device, and a non-directional sensor. A device (08-01-2013
20130194185MULTI-SENSOR INPUT DEVICE - An input device includes a top panel including a top portion and side portions, a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) configured to detect the presence of a touch object on the top panel and generate a touch signal based on the presence of the touch object on the top panel, and a first flexible adhesive material disposed below top panel and above the flexible PCB, the first flexible adhesive material coupling flexible PCB to the top panel. In certain embodiments, the top panel is seamless. The flexible PCB can detect the presence of the touch object over the top portion of the top panel where the top portion of the top panel has no dead spots.08-01-2013
20130201107Simulating Input Types - A timer is utilized in an input simulation process that simulates an input of one type when an input of a different type is received. In at least some embodiments, when a first type of input is received, a corresponding timer is started. If, before passage of an associated time period, a first input scenario is present, then one or more actions associated with the first input type are performed. If, on the other hand, after passage of the associated time period, a second input scenario is present, then one or more actions associated with a second input type are performed by using the first input type to simulate the second input type.08-08-2013
20120062461SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION OF A MOUSE OR A KEYBOARD WITH BUILT-IN DISPLAY UNIT - A system for displaying information of a mouse or a keyboard device with built-in display unit, includes a storage unit for storing a plurality of macros, a display unit for displaying the macros, and a control unit for controlling the information of macro which displayed by the display unit, wherein the control unit switch the macro stored in the storage unit and display the information of macro on the displaying unit as soon as received a switch signal, and the control unit transfer the switched macro to the computer as soon as received a transfer signal.03-15-2012
20120086640User Notification System with an Illuminated Computer Input Device - A user notification system and a computer input device, such as a mouse. The computer input device includes an illumination member that enables a user to quickly and accurately position the input device during poor lighting conditions and determine whether the computer is ON. The input device includes a housing and an illumination device that is supported by the housing. Illumination from the illumination device is visible when the input device is placed on a support surface. The illumination member is also used to notify the user if one or more of various events have occurred in a computer application being run on the computer. The notification information is presented to the user by changing the state of the illumination member. An example of event for notification includes the receipt of a message in a communications program such as an e-mail message. The notification can make the illumination member blink as a function of the number of messages received. This enables information to be conveyed to the user without the need for text or audio, and without the need to view the computer monitor.04-12-2012
20120086639COMPUTER MOUSE AND METHOD THEREOF - A method for a mouse is provided. The mouse includes a housing, a timing unit. A container is secured in the housing. The container is full of insulated liquid. A sphere suspends in the liquid. First sensors and second sensors are attached to the container. Each first sensors is charged, each second sensors is uncharged. The first sensors are spaced from each other by one second sensor. When any adjacent first sensor and second sensor are simultaneously contacted by the sphere, the contacted second sensor is thus charged. The method includes: determining whether any second sensor is charged; generating a position signal, controlling the timing unit to time within the period the any second sensor being charged; determining the movement direction of the a cursor; determining the movement distance of the cursor; and generating cursor control signal for controlling movement of the cursor.04-12-2012
20120086638Multi-area handwriting input system and method thereof - A multi-area handwriting input system and a method thereof are provided. The system and the method provide multiple input areas and one candidate words display area in a display interface. When a first handwritten trail is entered in the first input area, if the user does not select any of the first candidate words as the input, then the system and the method will determine whether any of the second candidate words identified from the second handwritten trail in the second input area can be combined with any of the first candidate words. If such a combination is found, then the invention displays the combined words in the candidate words display area for selection. If not, then the invention temporarily uses the first candidate word with the highest priority in display order number as an input word and displays the second candidate words for selection. Therefore, the system and method thereof can enhance the efficiency of handwritten word identification.04-12-2012

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