Patent Number: 8,576,170

Title: Joystick type computer input device with mouse

Abstract: A user input device includes a base that has a top surface. Flexibly attached to the base is a joystick. Character indicia are displayed on the base, and each indicium corresponds to a unique joystick position or motion sequence. The user input device has a processor and non-volatile memory that stores machine-readable instructions, that when executed by the processor, transmit a code associated with the unique joystick position or motion sequence.

Inventors: Cordes; Steven Alan (Yorktown Heights, NY), Leach; Debra C. (Hopewell Junction, NY), Loussedes; Debra Ann (Hopewell Junction, NY), Obszamy; Christopher Edward (Hopewell Junction, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G09G 5/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017