Global Patent Index - EP 1240641 A1

EP 1240641 A1 2002-09-18 - APPARATUS FOR COVERING A HAND-OPERATED PERIPHERAL COMPUTER CONTROL DEVICE

Title (en)

APPARATUS FOR COVERING A HAND-OPERATED PERIPHERAL COMPUTER CONTROL DEVICE

Title (de)

GERÄT ZUR ABDECKUNG EINER HANDBETÄTIGTEN RECHNERSTEUERUNGS-PERIPHERIEEINRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE COUVRIR UN DISPOSITIF PERIPHERIQUE DE COMMANDE MANUELLE D'ORDINATEUR

Publication

EP 1240641 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00980731 A

Priority

  • US 0032190 W
  • US 46046199 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0145076A1] A cover (10) configured to receive a peripheral computer control device, such as a mouse (12), is described. In one embodiment, the cover (10) covers a top surface of the mouse, except for a window which exposes control mechanisms on the mouse (12) so that a user can directly access and operate the control mechanisms. In an alternative embodiment, the cover may have an ergonomic shape to adjust the shape of the mouse to a more pleasing ergonomic shape.

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

G09G 3/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/033 (2006.01); G06F 3/039 (2013.01); G09G 3/02 (2006.01); G09G 5/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/039 (2013.01); G06F 2203/0333 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0145076 A1 20010621; AU 1795301 A 20010625; CA 2394314 A1 20010621; EP 1240641 A1 20020918

INPADOC legal status


2002-11-06 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020902

2002-09-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020712

2002-09-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-09-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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