Legend has been granted a patent for an electronic apparatus with a unique keyboard design. The apparatus includes a chassis, keyboard device with keycaps, and a frame isolating the keycaps. The keycaps have side walls with flow path formation parts creating air flow paths. GlobalData’s report on Legend gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Legend, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Legend's grant share as of April 2024 was 63%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for an electronic apparatus with improved keyboard ventilation

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Legend Holdings Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11971755B2) discloses an electronic apparatus with a unique keyboard design. The apparatus includes a chassis with a keyboard device on the upper surface side and a frame that isolates the keycaps. One key feature is the inclusion of a flow path formation part in at least one side wall of the keycaps, creating an air flow path between the keycaps and the frame. This design allows for improved ventilation and cooling of the electronic apparatus. Additionally, the flow path formation part can be in the form of an inclined plane, hole part, recessed part, or grooved part, enhancing the efficiency of air circulation within the device.

Furthermore, the patent describes variations in the design, such as the placement of the flow path formation part only in a rearward facing side wall, or in a paired state with two flow path formation sub-parts. The apparatus may also include a fan device under the keyboard device with a communication hole for air circulation. By incorporating these innovative features, the electronic apparatus aims to optimize thermal management and enhance overall performance. Overall, the patented design offers a novel approach to keyboard ventilation, potentially setting a new standard for electronic devices in terms of cooling efficiency and user experience.

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