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1. US20180307395 - Circuit board for an input device

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Claims

1. A circuit board comprising:
a main body formed from a first portion of the circuit board and comprising one or more of a processing component, a storage component, and an input/output component; and
a touch input portion including a touch interaction region formed from a second portion of the circuit board that is at least one of cut or etched from the main body of the circuit board such that the touch interaction region is moveable with respect to adjacent portions of the main body of the circuit board.
2. A circuit board as described in claim 1, wherein the touch input portion includes one or more sensors.
3. A circuit board as described in claim 1, wherein the touch input portion includes one or more sensors configured to receive touch input to generate a touch input event.
4. A circuit board as described in claim 1, wherein the circuit board includes at least one other input device separate from the touch input portion.
5. A circuit board as described in claim 1, further comprising a hinge region that connects the touch input portion to the main body of the circuit board, wherein the touch input portion is moveable about the hinge region.
6. A circuit board as described in claim 1, further comprising a hinge region that is at least partially cut or etched from the main body and that connects the touch input portion to the main body of the circuit board, wherein the touch input portion is moveable about the hinge region.
7. A circuit board as described in claim 1, further comprising a hinge region that connects the touch input portion to the main body of the circuit board, wherein the touch input portion is moveable about the hinge region and the circuit board includes electrical connectivity between the touch input portion and the main body across the hinge region.
8. A circuit board as described in claim 1, wherein the touch input portion is one or more of cut or etched relative to the main body on a first side of the touch input portion, a second side of the touch input portion, and a third side of the touch input portion such that the touch input portion is moveable about a fourth side of the touch input portion.
9. An input device comprising:
a circuit board having a main body formed from a first portion of the circuit board and comprising one or more of a processing component, a storage component, and an input/output component; and
a touch input portion including a touch interaction region formed from a second portion of the circuit board that is at least one of cut or etched from the main body of the circuit board such that the touch interaction region is moveable with respect to adjacent portions of the main body of the circuit board.
10. An input device as described in claim 9, further comprising one or more sensors positioned on the touch input portion.
11. An input device as described in claim 9, further comprising:
a hinge region that connects the touch input portion to the main body of the circuit board, wherein the touch input portion is moveable about the hinge region; and
one or more sensors positioned on the touch input portion, wherein the one or more sensors are electrically connected across the hinge region to the main body of the circuit board.
12. An input device as described in claim 9, wherein the circuit board includes at least one other input functionality separate from the touch input portion.
13. An input device as described in claim 9, further comprising a keyboard with multiple keys positioned on the main body externally to the touch input portion.
14. An input device as described in claim 9, further comprising a switch that is positioned relative to the touch interaction region such that the switch is actuatable to generate an input event when movement of the touch interaction region actuates the switch.
15. An input device as described in claim 9, wherein the input device comprises a peripheral that is connectable to a different device via one or more of a wired connection or a wireless connection.
16. An input device comprising:
a circuit board having a main body formed from a first portion of the circuit board and comprising one or more of a processing component, a storage component, and an input/output component;
a touch input portion including a touch interaction region formed from a second portion of the circuit board that is at least one of cut or etched from the main body of the circuit board such that the touch interaction region is moveable with respect to adjacent portions of the main body of the circuit board; and
one or more sensors positioned on the touch input portion and configured to generate an input event in response to touch input.
17. An input device as described in claim 16, further comprising:
a hinge region that connects the touch input portion to the main body of the circuit board, wherein the touch input portion is moveable about the hinge region; and
one or more sensors positioned on the touch input portion, wherein the one or more sensors are electrically connected across the hinge region to the main body of the circuit board.
18. An input device as described in claim 16, wherein the circuit board includes at least one other input functionality separate from the touch input portion.
19. An input device as described in claim 16, further comprising a switch that is positioned relative to the touch interaction region such that the switch is actuatable to generate an input event when movement of the touch interaction region actuates the switch.
20. An input device as described in claim 16, wherein the input device comprises a peripheral that is connectable to a different device via one or more of a wired connection or a wireless connection.