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Publication numberUS20040147292 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/680,134
Publication dateJul 29, 2004
Filing dateOct 8, 2003
Priority dateJan 29, 2003
Also published asDE20316800U1, US7182713, US20040147370
Publication number10680134, 680134, US 2004/0147292 A1, US 2004/147292 A1, US 20040147292 A1, US 20040147292A1, US 2004147292 A1, US 2004147292A1, US-A1-20040147292, US-A1-2004147292, US2004/0147292A1, US2004/147292A1, US20040147292 A1, US20040147292A1, US2004147292 A1, US2004147292A1
InventorsYung-Hui Wang
Original AssigneePaten Wireless Technology Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receiver with wireless input device
US 20040147292 A1
Abstract
A receiver with wireless input device is described. The receiver comprises a receiving device and a wireless input device (wireless mouse). The receiving device comprises a signal receiver having an extendable connecting element and a receiving space for receiving the wireless input device. The wireless input device can be used within the receiving range of the receiving device to transmit the inputted signals to the computer and for controlling the cursor of the computer wirelessly. The receiving device comprises a charging element in the receiving space, and the wireless input device is equipped with a corresponding element for connecting with the charging element. When fitting the wireless input device into the receiving space, the corresponding element of the wireless input device comes in contact with the charging element for charging the power therein.
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Claims(4)
What the invention claimed is:
1. A receiver with wireless input device, comprising:
a receiving device, wherein said receiving device is a hollow box-shaped comprising a roller for retracting or extending a connecting element and a receiving space; and
a wireless input device, being received and stored within the receiving space of said receiving device.
2. The receiver with wireless input device according to claim 1, wherein said receiving space of said receiving device comprises a charging element, and said wireless input device comprises a corresponding element for connecting to said charging element of the receiving device.
3. The receiver with wireless input device according to claim 1, wherein said receiving space of said receiving device comprises an axially movable lid having a buckling element, and a buckle groove is formed corresponding to said buckling element on said receiving device.
4. The receiver with wireless input device according to claim 1, wherein said connecting element comprises a connector at a distal end.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. The Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention generally relates to a receiver with wireless input device, and more particularly relates to a receiver with wireless input device, wherein the wireless input device can be fitted within the receiver so that the receiver can charge the wireless input device. Thus wireless input device can be carried without requiring any inverter or transformer.

[0003] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0004] With the rapid development in computer technology, the desktop or notebook computer is very commonly used nowadays. The user can use computer to link to internet for retrieving information, as well as for transmitting data. Due to the advantage, convenience and no boundary, internet has become the most important resource for individuals and companies. The usage of computers substantially provides convenience and comfort to users in daily activity and work. The computer peripheral products are essential tools for operating computer, for example, the mouse, the in-expendable device for operating computer, in that, the location and direction of the cursor can be controlled, thus enable the user to operate computers easily and conveniently.

[0005] The conventional mouse is connected to the computer by a wire. However the length of the wire could limit the usage range of the mouse and the wire easily gets entangled with other wire connected to the computer causing inconvenience. Besides, generally speaking, the mouse is placed on the side of the computer, and at times, the user may easily mistakenly press a wrong key of the mouse causing wrong operation that may in a worse situation ruin the data. Taking the notebook computer as an example, the purpose of this invention is for making the computer compact so that it can be carried by anywhere by the user. Such computer also needs mouse to control the cursor, but the connecting wire of the mouse substantially cause inconvenience to the user. Besides, the slot of the notebook computer has limited space for plugging various connecting wires, thus the connecting ports are positioned very close to each other and can easily cause interference. The most important point above all is that the connecting wire makes the mouse difficult to be put away, and thereby the efficacy of the portable feature is limited. Further, during storage and carriage of the computer, the key of the mouse can easily get pressed by other elements to cause damages. Therefore, to overcome these defects of the mouse is a very important issue for the manufacturers in this field.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] Accordingly, in the view of the foregoing, the present inventor makes a detailed study of related art to evaluate and consider, and uses years of accumulated experience in this field, and through several experiments, to create a new receiver with wireless input device. The present invention provides an innovated cost effective receiver with wireless input device.

[0007] According to one aspect of the present invention, the receiver comprises a receiving device and a wireless input device (wireless mouse). The receiving device comprises a signal receiver having an extendable connecting element and a receiving space for receiving the wireless input device. The wireless input device can be used within the receiving range of the receiving device to transmit the inputted signals to the computer and for controlling the cursor of the computer wirelessly.

[0008] According to another aspect of the present invention, the receiving space of the receiver device comprises a lid over the receiving space for covering over the receiving space for keeping the dirt and the like away from the receiving space.

[0009] According to another aspect of the present invention, the receiving device comprises a charging element in the receiving space, and the wireless input device is equipped with a corresponding element for connecting with the charging element. When fitting the wireless input device into the receiving space, the corresponding element of the wireless input device comes in contact with the charging element for charging the power therein.

[0010] According to another aspect of the present invention, when the receiver is in idle state, the connecting elements can be stored into the receiver, and the wireless input device can be stored within the receiving space for easy carriage and storage.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

[0011] For a more complete understanding of the present invention, reference will now be made to the following detailed description of preferred embodiments taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

[0012]FIG. 1 is an elevational view of the receiver with wireless input device of the present invention;

[0013]FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the receiver with wireless input device of the present invention;

[0014]FIG. 3 is an elevational view of the receiver with wireless input device of the present invention during the usage state;

[0015]FIG. 4 is the elevational view of the receiver with wireless input device according to another embodiment of the present invention; and

[0016]FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing the application of the receiver with wireless input device of the present invention in a personal computer.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0017] Reference will be made in detail to the preferred embodiments of the invention, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings. Wherever possible, the same reference numbers are used in the drawings and the description to refer to the same or like parts.

[0018] Referring to FIG. 1, 2 and 3, the elevational view and the exploded view of the receiver with wireless input device of the present invention, and the elevational view of the receiver with wireless input device of the present invention during the usage state are respectively shown. The receiver with wireless input device comprises a receiver 1 having a receiving device 2 and a wireless input device 3.

[0019] The receiver device 2 is a hollow box-shaped having a space. A roller 21 is disposed within the space. The roller 21 for allowing retraction or extension of a connecting element 211, and a connector 212 is disposed at the frontal end of the connecting element 211. The receiving device 2 comprises a receiving space 22 having a charging element 221 positioned there within. One side of the receiving space 22 has a movable lid 23. The lid 23 comprises a buckling element 231. Corresponding to the buckling element 231, a buckling groove 24 is formed on the receiving device 2. When the lid 23 covers above the receiving space 22, the buckling element 231 of the lid 23 will engage into the buckling groove 24 for positioning thereof on the receiving device 2.

[0020] The wireless input device 3 can be stored into the receiving space 22 of the receiving device 2, and the wireless input device 3 comprises an element 31 that correspond to the charging element 221 for charging thereof.

[0021] To fit the wireless input device 3 into the receiving space 22 of the receiving device 2, the element 31 is made to come in contact with the charging element 221 in the receiving space 22. When the element 31 of the wireless input device 3 comes in contact with the charging element 221, the wireless input device 3 gets charged.

[0022] The above charging element 221 is made of a resilient metallic material, and the element 31 is a plate made of metal, thus the element 31 and the charging element 221 can have electrical conduction. Alternatively, the charging element 221 positioned within the receiving space 22 of the receiving device 2 can be a plug-in element (or an adaptor, as shown in FIG. 4), and the element 31 of the wireless input device 3 can be an adaptor (or a plug-in element), so that the element 31 of the wireless input device 3 can fit with the charging element 221 for power conduction. Either way, the receiving device 2 and the wireless input device 3 have electromagnetic sensing wire positioned respectively. By using the electromagnetic sensing wire to charge the wireless input device 3 using the charging element 221.

[0023] Furthermore, the receiving device 2 of the receiver 1 is connected to the host 41 of the computer 4 by using connector 212 of the connecting element 211 (as shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 5). In order to operate the wireless input device 3, the wireless input device 3 is removed from the receiving space 22 of the receiving device 2. Next, the inputted signal is transmitted into the receiving device 2 by operating the wireless input device 3, then the receiving device 2, which is further transmitted to the host 41 of the computer 4 for controlling the cursor. When the computer 4 is shut down, the connector 212 of the receiver 1 is disconnected from the host 41, and the connector 212 along with the connecting element 211 is rolled and retracted into the roller 21. Next, the wireless input device 3 is placed into the receiving space 22 of the receiving device 2, and finally, the lid 23 is covered onto the receiving space 22 for easy carriage and storage.

[0024] The receiving device 2 may also comprises an electricity storage device. When the receiving device 2 is connected to the host 41 of the computer 4 by using connector 212 of the connecting element 211, the receiving device 2 can start charging through the host 41. After the receiving device 2 separated from the host 41, the electricity storage device can charge the wireless input device 3 positioned within the receiving device 2 to aid the wireless input device 3 for maintaining sufficient power.

[0025] While the invention has been described in conjunction with a specific best mode, it is to be understood that many alternatives, modifications, and variations will be apparent to those skilled in the art in light of the foregoing description. Accordingly, it is intended to embrace all such alternatives, modifications, and variations in which fall within the spirit and scope of the included claims. All matters set forth herein or shown in the accompanying drawings are to be interpreted in an illustrative and non-limiting sense.

Classifications
U.S. Classification455/573
International ClassificationG06F3/033
Cooperative ClassificationG06F3/03543
European ClassificationG06F3/0354M
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Jun 23, 2006ASAssignment
Owner name: F & G RESEARCH, INC., FLORIDA
Free format text: LIEN;ASSIGNOR:PATEN WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY, INC.;REEL/FRAME:017833/0722
Effective date: 20060619
Oct 8, 2003ASAssignment
Owner name: PATEN WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY INC., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:WANG, YUNG-HUI;REEL/FRAME:014599/0758
Effective date: 20030918