Compact pointing control stick circuit board assembly having electrical vias

  • US 5,956,018 A
  • Filed: 09/19/1997
  • Issued: 09/21/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/19/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A modular pointing stick and circuit board assembly for use with a machine having a display, the assembly having a circuit board comprising:

  • (a) a first mounting surface having;

    (1) a pointing control stick assembly thereon; and

    (2) at least one first mounting surface electrical track in circuit communication with the pointing stick assembly;

    (b) a second mounting surface disposed generally opposite the first mounting surface and having;

    (1) circuitry for translating signals output from the pointing control stick assembly to the machine; and

    (2) at least one second mounting surface electrical track in circuit communication with the circuitry; and

    (c) at least one electrical via extending from the first mounting surface through to the second mounting surface and for placing the at least one first mounting surface electrical track in circuit communication with the at least one second mounting surface electrical track.

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