04202041 is referenced by 79 patents and cites 13 patents.

A dynamically variable keyboard terminal system having a keyboard display unit using an input panel with a plurality of touch-sensitive locations thereon and a keyboard display unit in alignment therewith. The system includes means for generating and storing information concerning symbols which make up one or more working symbol sets, such symbol information being author definable in accordance with a predetermined terminal definition language. The symbol information can include a symbol configuration for display, if applicable, or a symbol action to be performed, if applicable. Means are also provided for generating and storing information concerning a plurality of keyboard images which use such symbols and which keyboard information can be used for displaying a keyboard image at the keyboard display unit. A user can selectively touch one or more such locations so as to obtain symbol information for display on the keyboard display unit or on a monitor display unit, if applicable, or for performing an action associated with such symbol, if applicable.

Title
Dynamically variable keyboard terminal
Application Number
5/814723
Publication Number
4202041
Application Date
July 11, 1977
Publication Date
May 6, 1980
Inventor
Michael K Molnar
Cambridge
MA, US
Roy Kaplow
Newton
MA, US
Agent
Robert F O Connell
Arthur A Smith Jr
Assignee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, US
IPC
G06F 13/06
G06F 3/14
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