Patent Number: 6,297,807

Title: Microphone sheath having pointing device and control buttons

Abstract: A computer dictation device provides a slender microphone sheath into which a hand-held microphone is inserted. The sheath incorporates a miniature pointing device and control buttons, and provides a single electrical cable connection between the hand-held device and a computer system. The comfortable, light weight device can easily be operated with one hand because it makes the microphone and pointer controls accessible to the fingers and thumb of the microphone-holding hand.

Inventors: Eisbach; Christopher (Mountain View, CA), Selker; Edwin Joseph (Palo Alto, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/033 (20060101); G09G 005/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018