05786776 is referenced by 109 patents and cites 3 patents.

Texts including required message are entered with a small number of keys such as those of a cellular telephone. In this case, a conversion table is unnecessary and the number of key operations is reduced. The number of input characters or input character strings composed by sequentially selecting one from a plurality of alphabets distributed to sequentially entered keys is relevant to the number of operation keys (N) raised to the number of distributed character (M) power (=NM) including meaningless characters or character strings and, with respect to these, character conversion is executed by referring to a dictionary means, through the operation of the conversion next candidate key. The dictionary means stores numeric strings and words of meaningful characters or character strings among the said characters and character strings.

Title
Character input terminal device and recording apparatus
Application Number
8/614246
Publication Number
5786776
Application Date
March 12, 1996
Publication Date
July 28, 1998
Inventor
John Riley
Hino
JP
Katsunari Sasaki
Tachikawa
JP
Toshiro Nose
Sagamihara
JP
Jitsu Iwaki
Kunitachi
JP
Toshihiko Nannichi
Fuchu
JP
Nobuhiro Inoue
Hachioji
JP
Kazuhiro Kisaichi
Hino
JP
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L
Assignee
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
JP
IPC
H03K 17/94
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