Ergonomic mouse extension

  • US 6,157,370 A
  • Filed: 12/11/1996
  • Issued: 12/05/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/03/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer pointing device which comprises:

  • a computer mouse;

    an ergonomic extension adapted to support a human palm, the ergonomic extension being attached tot he computer mouse for movement therewith and positioned adjacent to the computer mouse for use thereof by a user in an ergonomically correct position; and

    means for adjusting 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, wherein the means for adjusting the position of the computer mouse relative to the ergonomic extension comprises;

    an extension arm fixed to the computer mouse and extending outwardly therefrom;

    a slot in the ergonomic extension adapted to receive the extension arm for slidable movement of the extension arm therein; and

    locking means for releasably locking the extension arm in any of a plurality of positions in the slot wherein the locking means comprises;

    a) a protuberance on the extension arm and a plurality of notches adjacent to the slot, the protuberance engaging with any of the plurality of notches;

    orb) protuberance adjacent to the slot and a plurality of notches on the extension arm, the protuberance engaging with any of the plurality of notches.

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