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Title:
COMBINED SMARTPHONE CASE AND KEYBOARD FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/045832
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a combined smartphone case and keyboard for the visually impaired, comprising: a cover body having, on the upper surface thereof, a mounting space in which a smartphone is mounted to expose a display unit, having a plurality of bottom surface key holes formed downwardly on the bottom surface thereof, and having front key holes formed respectively on the left side and right side of a surface facing forward during typing; a keyboard which is embedded in the cover body, and which has a plurality of keys protruding through the respective bottom surface key holes, wherein a first front key and a second front key protrude through the respective front key holes such that the keyboard is operated by the thumb of the hand gripping the cover body; a communication module provided in the keyboard so as to allow communication between the smartphone and the keyboard; and a control unit for performing control so as to perform pairing with the smartphone through the communication module, and performing control so as to transmit key input signals on the keyboard to the smart phone by communication performed by the communication module. According to the present invention, the smartphone can be protected from external impact and can be stably held because of the keyboard arrangement on the bottom surface thereof, typing can be stably performed, a communication mode together with a keyboard arrangement enabling convenient use by the visually impaired can be provided, the speed and accuracy of typing can be improved by the use of the thumb, which is usually not used for typing, and unwanted falling can be prevented with comfortable and stable holding.

Inventors:
CHOI TAI HONG (KR)
Application Number:
PCT/KR2019/009304
Publication Date:
March 05, 2020
Filing Date:
July 26, 2019
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Assignee:
CHOI TAI HONG (KR)
International Classes:
A45C9/00; A45C11/00; A45C15/00; G06F3/02; G06F3/023; H04W4/80
Foreign References:
US20020118175A12002-08-29
KR101458708B12014-11-05
JP2008544396A2008-12-04
KR101145537B12012-05-15
KR101983504B12019-05-29
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KIM, Tae Hoon (KR)
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