Cursor control--data entry device

Description

FIG. 1 is an isometric view of a cursor control-data entry device constructed in accordance with a first embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the cursor control-data entry device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a right-side view of the cursor control-data entry device of FIG. 1, the left-side being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front view of the cursor control-data entry device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a rear view of the cursor control-data entry device of FIG. 1; and

FIG. 6 is a bottom view of the cursor control-data entry device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is an isometric view of a cursor control-data entry device constructed in accordance with a second embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 8 is a top plan view of the cursor control-data entry device of FIG. 7;

FIG. 9 is a right-side view of the cursor control-data entry device of FIG. 7, the left-side view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 10 is a front view of the cursor control-data entry device of FIG. 7;

FIG. 11 is a rear view of the cursor control-data entry device of FIG. 7; and,

FIG. 12 is a bottom view of the cursor control-data entry device of FIG. 7.

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Patent History

Patent number: D405071
Type: Grant
Filed: Oct 17, 1997
Date of Patent: Feb 2, 1999
Inventor: Thomas L. Gambaro (Portland, OR)
Primary Examiner: Freda Nunn
Law Firm: Kolisch, Hartwell, Dickinson, McCormack & Heuser
Application Number: 0/77,995

Classifications

Current U.S. Class: D14/114; D14/100; D14/116
International Classification: 1402;