Mouse having a rotary dial

  • US 7,084,856 B2
  • Filed: 02/07/2002
  • Issued: 08/01/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer mouse, comprising a housing and a rotary dial positioned to take up a portion of the front of an external surface of the housing, the housing providing a platform for sliding the mouse along a surface in order to move a cursor or pointer on a display screen of a computer system, the rotary dial rotating around an axis in order to implement a control function in the computer system, the rotary dial rotating within a plane that is substantially parallel to the external surface of the housing, the rotary dial having an engageable face for allowing a user to facilitate rotation of the rotary dial, the engageable face being completely exposed to the user, the mouse housing serving as a button of the computer mouse and providing a clicking action for performing an action with respect to the computer system, wherein the mouse housing has no separate mechanical buttons disposed thereon.

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