Virtual keypad systems and methods

  • US 20090007001A1
  • Filed: 10/24/2007
  • Published: 01/01/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A virtual keypad system for inputting text, comprising:

  • a remote controller having at least one touchpad incorporated therein and divided into a plurality of touch zones;

    a display device in data communication with the remote controller and operable to display a user interface including a keypad, where each key of the keypad is mapped to a touch zone of the touchpad;

    a prediction module, in response to an operator pressing a given touch zone to select a particular character, performs one or more key prediction methods to predict one or more next plausible keys; and

    a key mapping module remaps the touch zones of the touchpad to the keys of the keypad based on the one or more next plausible keys.

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