06204848 is referenced by 305 patents and cites 8 patents.

A data entry apparatus (

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) receives a first character key from a keypad (

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). A set of characters associated with the first character key is displayed. A second character key from the keypad (

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) is received, wherein a second set of characters is associated with the second character key. A character from the first set of characters is combined with a character from the second set of characters. A set of alternative n-grams is displayed, derived from the step of combining, in descending order based on a probability of frequency of use in a given language. When an alternative n-gram is detected as being actively highlighted, the n-gram is locked to create a locked n-gram and characters associated with subsequent character keys vary in their combinations with respect to the locked n-gram.

Title
Data entry apparatus having a limited number of character keys and method
Application Number
9/291344
Publication Number
6204848 (B1)
Application Date
April 14, 1999
Publication Date
March 20, 2001
Inventor
Sheridan Rawlins
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Sreeram Balakrishnan
San Francisco
CA, US
Pierre Demartines
San Francisco
CA, US
David Richard Whaley
Redwood City
CA, US
Ali Ebrahimi
Belmont
CA, US
Steven Nowlan
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Romi N Bose
US
Terri S Hughes
US
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
G06F 3/023
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