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Keyboard with integrated refreshable braille display

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posted on 2019-07-07, 00:00 authored by Ermyas Abebe, Alessio Bonti, Adam Eberbach, Nicholas Waywood, Peter Ilfritch
A hybrid keyboard and associated systems and methods. A disclosed hybrid keyboard includes a set of interactive keys, each having an integrated refreshable braille display, wherein each interactive key includes a momentary switch for detecting a keystroke and includes a actuator system for selectively extending pins through a surface of the interactive key; and a keyboard controller that includes a keystroke input handler for receiving and processing signals associated with detected keystrokes and includes a braille display handler that processes received messages and transmits message signals to selected interactive keys to output braille characters.

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International Business Machines Corporation

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USPTO

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US10339832B2

Language

English

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I.1 Patents

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