CHICAGO, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage firm and organizer of ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, is offering for sale a patented improvement in techniques for the input of written Chinese characters from Robert O'Dell.
Written Chinese has thousands of characters, and inputting Chinese characters through keyboards or touch-screen devices remains difficult for many people. Techniques are desired that allow for easier and more efficient input of the many thousands of Chinese characters.
Key Characteristics & Benefits
This patent portfolio proposes a technique to facilitate the input of Chinese characters through a user interface.
- A method is disclosed that uses character pronunciation to facilitate the input of non-phonetic characters.
- One disclosed technique enables the user to enter an alternative character that rhymes with the desired character.
- An index of characters that rhyme with the alternative is then displayed for selection.
- Other techniques disclosed enable users to easily and more quickly input Chinese characters using keys arranged in a matrix, such as a mobile phone keypad or touch screen.
- The sequence of strokes entered in the matrix by the user in an indicated location quickly results in the display of a specific Chinese character, making it easier to input the Chinese language.
This is a key strategic portfolio for companies providing computer software or applications for multi-lingual text inputs.
Companies who have cited this patent portfolio include:
Research in Motion, Nokia Corp.
To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:
Contact Olivia Becker of ICAP Patent Brokerage at 561-358-1678
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