Global Patent Index - EP 1038214 A1

EP 1038214 A1 2000-09-27 - CHARACTER INPUT DEVICE

Title (en)

CHARACTER INPUT DEVICE

Title (de)

ZEICHENEINGABEVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

ORGANE D'ENTREE DE CARACTERES

Publication

EP 1038214 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98955765 A

Priority

  • GB 9803502 W
  • GB 9726380 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9930222A1] An input device for inputting key functions sequentially into an apparatus comprises a prediction module for predicting at least one most likely key function to be input next, at least one first key for inputting the key functions, a control module for controlling the function and labelling of the first keys in response to the prediction module to enable a user to use the first keys to input next the or each predicted most likely key functions, and second keys provided as an array arranged separately from an independent of the first keys and capable of inputting any of the key functions.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 3/023

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/023 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/0237 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9930222A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FI FR GB IT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9930222 A1 19990617; CA 2312332 A1 19990617; EP 1038214 A1 20000927; GB 9726380 D0 19980211

INPADOC legal status


2004-01-07 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030603

2000-09-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000515

2000-09-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FI FR GB IT SE