Harold L. Wikel has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: A portable navigation device (200) with an ergonomic user interface is described. It includes: a housing (210); a controller (220) coupled to the housing (210), the controller (220) configured to control the operations of a portable navigation device; memory (270), coupled to the controller (220), being operable to store a route; an integrated global positioning system (GPS) receiver (250) in the housing (210), coupled to the controller (220); a display (240) within the housing (210) and coupled to the controller (220), the display (240) viewable from a front (305) of the housing (210); and a paddle control module (310) coupled to a rear portion (315) of the housing (210), configured to control certain operations of the device. The ergonomic design allows a user ease of access, to operate a portable navigation device accurately, intuitively and with minimal distraction, during operation. This structure provides an enhanced user experience.