And Hand Grip Patents (Class D14/405)
  • Patent number: 7777723
    Abstract: A mouse is provided with function buttons being aligned back and forth on its surface. Thus, the width is narrower than in a general mouse to make the mouse slim. Furthermore, the back-and-forth function buttons can be pressed by a finger tip put on the upper surface of the mouse to operate the mouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Tosiki Namiki
  • Patent number: 7324089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved optical device for optical mouse, being installed inside the case body of the optical mouse, comprising: a LED, a lens mount, a sensor and a digital signal processor. That is, instead of using the LED, the LED assembly clip, the positioning holes and the lens mount, which are separated from and independent to one another, for fixing the LED inside the optical mouse, the present invention uses a combined device featuring fool-proof, and positioning-insetting-all-in-one concept can place the LED precisely at the first lens of the lens mount and is capable of installing the LED accurately onto the lens mount and the same time rapidly and effectively adjusting and fixing the relative angle and position as seen in FIG. 6 between the lens mount and the LED. Moreover, the combined device is easy to positioned such that the forgoing shortcomings of high manufacturing cost and difficult to mass-produced are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignees: Leahsin Technologies Inc., Elan Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Lin, Yu-Min Lin
  • Patent number: 6896948
    Abstract: A computer mouse cover provides a grip for a computer mouse. The computer mouse has a top, a bottom and a peripheral side wall. The peripheral edge including a rounded end opposite of an end has actuators thereon. The cover includes a panel having a shape and size adapted for covering the top of the mouse from the rounded end to the actuators. The panel has a pair of side edges and an end edge. A perimeter wall is attached to and extends downward from the side edges and the end edge. The perimeter wall is adapted for frictionally engaging the peripheral side wall of the mouse. A badge having indicia thereon is positioned in a depression extending into an outer surface of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Matthew L. Griswold
  • Patent number: 6724366
    Abstract: Various x-y input devices are disclosed that are adapted to allow a user to hold and operate the input device with a stress-reducing, open grip posture with the thumb pointing forward and on top of the device. One preferred embodiment discloses an input device for a computer comprising an x-y input sensor (such as a touchpad) positioned perpendicular to the thumb such that the user provides input with the thumb tip by using pivotal movement of the thumb. Various stress-reducing zero force touch switches are disclosed including zero force touch switches that can be adjusted to accommodate variations in user finger length. The mode of x-y cursor control can be altered through the use of x-y input sensor perimeter inputs. One preferred embodiment discloses a thumb actuated scroll select touch switch that alters the response to actuation of the finger actuated zero force touch switches from mouse button input to scroll wheel input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Peter James Crawford
  • Patent number: 6377245
    Abstract: The ultra ergonomic computer mouse includes an angled grip-rod which, when held and placed in the correct manner, supports and influences all the fingers and the hand to be in a naturally curved position. It also includes a contoured and grooved rubber foundation, which is shaped in such a way that the hand holding this mouse is put in a natural position and is greatly supported In this way, the user of this mouse would not be required to twist or in some way contort the hand, wrist, or forearm Therefore, the ultra ergonomic mouse especially prevents and/or reduces fatigue, discomfort, and pain despite continuous use over long periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventor: Chin K. Park
  • Patent number: D509828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Yuguang Wang
  • Patent number: D514572
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventor: Yuan-Jung Chang
  • Patent number: D515579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Yuan-Jung Chang
  • Patent number: D457884
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: Timothy P. Roberts
  • Patent number: D458261
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Topseed Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Sheng An Tsai
  • Patent number: D461188
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Jack Lo
  • Patent number: D477602
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Gunilla Alsiƶ
  • Patent number: RE40324
    Abstract: Various x-y input devices are disclosed that are adapted to allow a user to hold and operate the input device with a stress-reducing, open grip posture with the thumb pointing forward and on top of the device. One preferred embodiment discloses an input device for a computer comprising an x-y input sensor (such as a touchpad) positioned perpendicular to the thumb such that the user provides input with the thumb tip by using pivotal movement of the thumb. Various stress-reducing zero force touch switches are disclosed including zero force touch switches that can be adjusted to accommodate variations in user finger length. The mode of x-y cursor control can be altered through the use of x-y input sensor perimeter inputs. One preferred embodiment discloses a thumb actuated scroll select touch switch that alters the response to actuation of the finger actuated zero force touch switches from mouse button input to scroll wheel input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Dhol New Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Peter James Crawford
  • Patent number: D487463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Akiyama, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Satoshi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: D487573
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Patent number: D579936
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: Chao Hu
  • Patent number: D583376
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Hippus N.V.
    Inventors: Christiaan Johannes Snijders, Paul C. Helder
  • Patent number: D600697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: Michael C. Swiader
  • Patent number: D607453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: WACOM Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Felix Heck, Alf Hackenberg, Andreas Schuessler
  • Patent number: D615979
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventor: Shuilong Wang
  • Patent number: D631881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventors: Bryan C. Quinn, Cathleen A. Quinn
  • Patent number: D430161
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Alexander Hovsepian
    Inventor: Alexander Hovsepian
  • Patent number: D703206
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Celeste Simmons