Structure de clavier souple pour un ordinateur du type notebook

Flexing keyboard structure for a notebook computer

Biegsame Tastaturstruktur für ein Rechner des Typs Notebook

Abstract

A notebook computer has a keyboard structure with a flexible top side portion disposed along the top side of its base housing to which the computer lid portion is secured for movement between a closed position in which the lid portion extends across and covers the top side of the base housing and the keyboard structure, and an open position in which the lid portion is generally transverse to the base housing and uncovers the keyboard structure. The flexible top side portion of the keyboard structure is linked to the computer lid portion in a manner such that when the lid portion is closed the top side portion of the keyboard structure is essentially flat and parallel to the bottom side of the base housing, and when the lid portion is opened, the top side portion of the keyboard structure is resiliently bent to an upwardly and rearwardly sloped orientation and concavely curved in an upward direction to thereby emulate the slope, curvature and typing feel of a sculpted desktop computer keyboard.

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