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Kevin F Clancy, Steven D Holehan: Transparent touchpad with flat panel display for personal computers. Compaq Computer Corporation, Sharp Comfort & Merrett PC, September 14, 1999: US05952998 (84 worldwide citation)

A personal computer includes a flat panel or LCD display for displaying computer status information. The display includes an overlying transparent touchpad. When the touchpad is touched, appropriate signals are processed so that movements of the user's finger on the touchpad can be indicated by disp ...


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Stephan A Mato Jr, Richard M Knox, Kevin F Clancy: Method of determining an objects position and associated apparatus. Compaq Computer Corporation, Konneker & Smith P C, December 28, 1999: US06008798 (84 worldwide citation)

A method of determining an object's position and associated apparatus provides positional information in a form that may be conveniently communicated to a computer system to calculate the object's position. In a disclosed embodiment, representatively incorporated in a computer keyboard, a method of ...


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Kevin F Clancy, Ralph J Schneider: Elastomeric push button return element for providing enhanced tactile feedback. Honeywell, Charles L Rubow, August 5, 1986: US04604509 (57 worldwide citation)

An elastomeric push button return element for providing enhanced tactile feedback, and a push button switch employing the return element. The return element is configured as a tubular section, a flange adapted to be restrained on a mounting surface, a radial web thinner than the wall of the tubular ...


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Michael S Lempicki, Harold S Merkel, Charles A Sellers, Kevin F Clancy, Matthew L Webb: Collapsible keyboard structure for a notebook computer, responsive to opening and closing of the computers lid via relatively shiftable key support member and shift member. Compaq Computer Corporation, Konneker & Smith, February 11, 1997: US05602715 (48 worldwide citation)

A notebook computer is provided with a collapsible keyboard structure having keys supported on scissored linkage arm assemblies in which, in response to closing of the computer housing lid, key return spring portions of the keyboard are shifted away from their normal underlying relationships with th ...


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Richard M Knox, John R Masters, Kevin F Clancy: Keyboard-compatible optical determination of objects position. Compaq Computer Corporation, Robert Groover, Betty Formby, Matthew S Anderson, March 31, 1998: US05734375 (45 worldwide citation)

A method of determining an object's position and associated apparatus provides positional information in a form that may be conveniently communicated to a computer to calculate the object's position. In a preferred embodiment, representatively incorporated in a computer keyboard, a method of determi ...


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Richard M Knox, John R Masters, Kevin F Clancy: Keyboard-compatible optical determination of objects position. Compaq Computer Corporation, Robert Groover, Betty Formby, June 1, 1999: US05909210 (41 worldwide citation)

A method of determining an object's position and associated apparatus provides positional information in a form that may be conveniently communicated to a computer to calculate the object's position. In a preferred embodiment, representatively incorporated in a computer keyboard, a method of determi ...


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Kevin F Clancy, Guntis J Saulkalns: Portable computer with tiltable keyboard structure. Compaq Computer Corporation, Konneker & Bush, December 1, 1992: US05168427 (26 worldwide citation)

A keyboard structure is recessed within an open-topped base housing portion of a compact portable computer such as a notebook or laptop computer. Front corner portions of the keyboard structure are secured to the base housing in a manner permitting the keyboard structure to be pivoted relative to th ...


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Kevin F Clancy: Flexing keyboard structure for a notebook computer. Compaq Computer Corporation, Konneker & Bush, February 6, 1996: US05490037 (22 worldwide citation)

A notebook computer has a keyboard structure with a flexible top side portion disposed along the top side of its base housing to which the computer lid portion is secured for movement between a closed position in which the lid portion extends across and covers the top side of the base housing and th ...


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Kevin F Clancy: Low profile keyswitch. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, January 31, 1995: US05386091 (21 worldwide citation)

A low profile keyswitch having bearing surfaces on both the inside and outside of the plunger of the keycap member is disclosed. The key switch includes a one-piece switch chimney having a cylindrical upright member, a plurality of arcuate ribs positioned coaxially inwardly of the cylindrical member ...


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Kevin F Clancy: Low cost keyboard with key tops defining surface of curved profile. Honeywell, Charles L Rubow, October 24, 1989: US04876415 (16 worldwide citation)

A keyboard having a plurality of rows of depressable keys whose key tops define a surface of concave profile curved about an axis. The concave profile is achieved with key tops and key stems of identical configuration by maintaining a key holder plate which carries the key stems in a concave profile ...