(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2002/0000975 Al
Perkins et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jan. 3,2002
(54) KEYBOARD WITH INTERCHANGEABLE DEVICE
(76) Inventors: Mark H. Perkins, Glendale, AZ (US);
Kenneth W. Schilling, Peoria, AZ
(US); George Tsai, Glendale, AZ (US)
Alexander B. Ching, Esq.
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L. L. P.
Two Renaissance Square
40 North Central Ave., Suite2700
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2391 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 09/765,169
(22) Filed: Jan. 18, 2001
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Non-provisional ol provisional application No. 60/176,616, filed on Jan. 18, 2000.
(51) Int. CI.7 G09G 5 00
(52) U.S. C I 345/168
In one embodiment, a keyboard with an interchangeable device is disclosed. The keyboard comprises a standard, or near standard keyboard for use with a computer. The keyboard includes at least one device that can be inserted into the keyboard. The insertable device can be an input device such as a trackball or touchpad which can be removed and replaced with another input device.