Patent Number: 6,396,478

Title: Ergonomic mouse extension

Abstract: A computer pointing device includes a conventional computer mouse in combination with an ergonomic extension. The ergonomic extension is attached to the computer mouse for movement therewith and is positioned adjacent to the computer mouse for facilitating use of the mouse by a user in an ergonomically correct position. An adjustment mechanism enables the user to adjust the position of the computer mouse relative to the ergonomic extension for enabling use of the computer mouse and ergonomic extension by users having different size hands. In one embodiment the adjustment mechanism includes an extension arm fixed to the computer mouse; a slot in the ergonomic extension adapted to receive the extension arm; and a lock for releasably locking the extension arm in a desired position in the slot. In another embodiment, the ergonomic extension includes a cavity therebeneath for insertion of a rear portion of the computer mouse. Hook and loop fasteners on the cavity wall and the computer mouse upper surface provide for adjustable attachment therebetween. In a further embodiment, adjustment is provided by teeth on the mouse that engage with teeth on the ergonomic extension for providing position adjustment. The teeth on the mouse are positioned on a rearwardly extending lever. Guided movement is provided by a guide slot on the ergonomic extension that engages with a protuberance on the rearwardly extending lever.

Inventors: Kravtin; Bensen (Brooklyn, NY), Hood; Oliver (Dublin, IE)

Assignee: SoftView Computer Products Corp.

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

Expiration Date: 05/28/2019