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[ISSUE] A market with annual sales of 50 trillion won will be open, and what is the item?

‘Dream Keyboard’ which will change the global market of the current keyboards being used for 154 years has been filed and granted for patent registration in 46 countries.

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Languages all over the world are feasible by just one keyboard… It is expected to raise business efficiency.

 

We sometimes feel the necessity of shaping many languages when preparing documents or inputting characters for E-mail transmission on a computer. However, it is not easy to input many languages since the current QWERTY arrangement computer keyboard is manufactured to use just one or two languages. In a fixedly printed character input device used generally, one or two languages are fixedly printed on a keyboard, and it is difficult to enter characters of a language which is not printed on the keyboard.  

 

In addition, in the related-art keyboard, all the basic characters and variant characters of each language may not be displayed on a keyboard and thus, in order to fully input characters of each language, basic characters, variant characters, and special characters which are not printed on the keyboard, need to be input using a push-switching function key such as a Shift or an Alt key, etc.  Accordingly, there is a problem in that the flow of the input of characters is broken and typing errors occur, thereby remarkably lowering the speed and efficiency of inputting characters.

 

Idiotic and inconvenient computer keyboard which does not get out of past

(People all over the world in the 21st century are still using awkward rules made in 19th century at inconvenience)

 

It is a part of everyday life because people get used to it.

 

It is an opinion on the computer keyboard (hereinafter, called ‘keyboard’) of a manual typewriter type QWERTY arrangement with 154-year-old history that citizens all across the world use in common now. The keyboard is one of PC input devices having the shape similar to the typewriter’s keys, and is mainly used for sending E-mails or inputting characters or numbers using Word Processor. The keyboard is one of the oldest PC input devices since the PC input method has been focused on text till now from an early age.

 

Even though lots of operating systems in the IT field have been changed rapidly by being innovative, the keyboard is fossilized in the past history with no innovation in the method to input the current computer system. People all over the world think there is no need to innovate since they get used to the keyboard. However, you can understand why it is necessary to innovate if you know the origin of the QWERTY keyboard.

 

Old-fashioned typewriters take the way that types arranged on the keyboard directly hit paper to print letters when a user pushes keys. However, a person who is fast in typing speed hits another key before a former key returns to its place, so it causes malfunction since types are intertwined. In order to prevent such a cause of malfunction, it is the best way to wait till the hit type returns to its place. That is, it is the most effective to slow down the typing speed.

 

Thereby, the QWERTY keyboard is devised such that the user hits keys, which are frequently used in English, to express ‘-er’ or ‘-ty’ with the little finger and of the left hand which are weak and slow in order to slow down typing speed, and hits keys of words to be hit consecutively with the same finger. Now, we live in the fourth industrial revolution era, but are using the related-art keyboard at inconvenience like ‘adapting the feet to ill-fitting shoes’ without thinking to improve for the reason that we get used to the keyboard that we have been using till now. So, we need a breakthrough innovation.

 

Keyboard, we tried to innovate, but...

 

The technology of converting phonemes displayed on a button into an electronic display in addition to a fixed printing type keyboard to input multiple language has been disclosed.  In addition, a smart device in which a keyboard is generated on a touch display in terms of software and characters are input in a touch manner is commercially available.

 

However, as most of such keyboards employ the conventional QWERTY arrangement of the conventional manual typewriter, which is neither relevant to the alphabetical order or the characteristics of phonemes nor shows regularity, and has a limited number of keys from 101 to 106, there is a limitation to display all languages around the world.

 

The number of phonemes of Romanized languages is 26 to 46 which is obtained by adding the variant characters to 26 basic letters, while Cyrillic languages have 30 to 42 phonemes, and other languages include 24 to 76 phonemes. However, a related-art keyboard character button unit includes 26 letter keys and 7 code keys, totaling 33 keys.  Here, it is noticeable that the number of keys is not sufficient to display linguistic characters of each country. Therefore, there is a need to rearrange the keyboard layout and provide scalability so as to be suitable for a digital era capable of implementing the keyboard layout of a manual typewriter in software.

 

‘Dream keyboard’ of an advanced concept to lead reform by converting a paradigm of the keyboard used for 154 years 

 

It is the key point that Dream keyboard is a multilingual character input device of as yet unforeseen ways, namely, an innovative keyboard. Dream keyboard means an ‘innovative and dreamy keyboard to express an idea and information diversely and freely’, and is an innovative patent technology developed to maximize user convenience by turning away from the unimproved related-art inconvenient QWERTY keyboard method, to show the status of South Korea as a powerful country of the IT industry to the whole world by easily typewriting language of each country with just one keyboard, and to show scientific characteristics of Korean words and Hangul, so that Korean can promote the economic growth as a medium of communication with citizens all across the world and as a medium of hyperconnectivity of a 5G era.

 

The Dream keyboard enables to display both basic characters and variant characters for languages of each country on one keyboard by applying software. Moreover, a language exceeding the phoneme number of the character keys section is assigned to the F keys section and the plurality of additional keys so as to display all character phonemes, so that the input of the characters for each language is received by one key stroke.  thus enabling rapid and complete input of characters of each language without converting by pressing the conventional Shift key or an Alt key, etc. It is the first all over the world. Thereby, this invention is patent pending in 46 countries.

 

Dream keyboard is a user-centered general purpose keyboard using input of language of each country, such as Hangul (Hunminjeongeum) version, Romanized language, Cyrillic language, Greek, Japanese, etc. punctuation marks, such as end punctuation, and comma, setting of monetary units and translation keys of each country, and Won-Bang-Gak (○□△) keys, and allows the user to register and delete materials and to convert traditional Chinese into simplified Chinese or simplified Chinese into traditional Chinese.

 

Especially, the language list display is displayed on the display unit when the language conversion key is pressed and held for over 0.2 seconds or pressed repeatedly.  The user can use the keyboard converted by selecting language to be used from a language list, and can register or delete a desired language directly in the list.

 

Furthermore, the keyboard for Korean has a layout designed to arrange consonants or vowels with the same creation principles according to the creation principles of Korean alphabet, Hangul, such as basic sound, aspirated sound, and tense sound, in consideration of the order of consonants and vowels of Korean, so as to let anyone who knows Hangul understand the key locations of consonants and vowels in Hangul intuitively without memorizing the keyboard and enable user to input characters efficiently and easily.

 

Especially, the keyboard increases user convenience by arranging consonants and vowels according to frequency of use of Hangul, and the layout may be varied. The layout of consonants and vowels of Hangul on the related art keyboard is not in a sequenced array but is made without regularity. So, it is difficult for the user to be well-acquainted with the key locations of consonants and vowels of Hangul on the keyboard and it deteriorates efficiency in inputting keys. Therefore, Dream keyboard shows dramatic improvement to realize user-focused practicality.

 

Dream keyboard provides a keyboard layout for Korean (Hunminjeongum) version. If the 4 characters ‘ ’ of Hunminjeongeum and all the archaic characters of Hangul are restored, and if the rules of 'Hangul' and 'Korean' are newly developed and established, 'Hangul' and 'Korean' will be able to accurately express all languages and all sounds in the world exactly as they are, with almost 100% due to the unique nature of the language. Then, ‘Hangul’ and ‘Korean’ can perform the hub role for all existing languages around the world. 

 

‘Hangul’ can also be a new character which have no written languages. For instance, the Cia-Cia people in Indonesia use the Hangul writing system as their official alphabet, and Lahu people in Thailand, Chaepang people in Nepal, and Aymara people in South America also use the Hangul writing system as their official alphabet. As described above, ‘Hangul’ as language can be used as an excellent medium for people and races, who do not have their own written language to do good communication and cannot record their culture and history and cannot conserve and inherit their ethnic identity. Dream keyboard can realize it remarkably and effectively.

 

Additionally, Dream keyboard allows the user to effectively and rapidly input uppercase and lowercase letters by using the upper/lower case shift key. For instance, when typing a phrase 'The New Science of Exercise', the user has to press the Caps Lock key on the related art QWERTY keyboard whenever the case is converted.  More specifically, the user has to press the Caps Lock key once to switch to uppercase input state and type ‘T’, then press the Caps Lock key again to switch to lowercase input state and type ‘he’.  Next, he has to press the Caps Lock key again to switch to uppercase input state and type ‘N’, and then press the Caps Lock key once again to switch to lowercase input state and type ‘ew’.  In this way, the user has to press the Caps Lock key before and after typing ‘S’ and ‘E’.  Therefore, the user has to press the Caps Lock key 8 times in total in this case.

 

On the other hand, Dream keyboard allows the user to simply input upper case letters using the ‘upper/lower case shift key’. As letters are entered in lower case by default, type 't' first and when the upper/lower case shift key is pressed once and the letter 't' will be case converted to 'T'.  At this time, as the keyboard unit is not converted to the uppercase input state, but the lowercase input is maintained, so the user just needs to continue typing 'he' and 'n' without any additional operation.  Then, when the upper/lower case shift key is pressed again and the letter 'n' will be case converted to 'N'.  At this time, the upper/lower case shift key only affects a letter or word typed after a space is inserted and does not affect what is typed before a space is entered and it remains in lowercase.  Then type 'ew' and 's' and when the upper/lower case shift key is pressed once again and the letter 's' will be case converted to 'S'.  Type 'cience of' and 'e', and when the upper/lower case shift key is pressed once again, the case of the letter 'e' is converted to 'E'.  Finally, type 'xercise' and typing will be completed.  So, in this method, the user only needs to press the upper/lower case shift key four times while typing the aforementioned phrase. 

 

As described above, using the upper/lower case shift key of Dream keyboard can reduce the number of times of pressing the key by half compared to the number of times of pressing the Caps Lock key, which demonstrates that the upper/lower case shift key is more efficient.  In addition, in the process of inputting characters using Dream keyboard, only necessary characters are changed to uppercase, and the flow of character input can be continued without interruption.  Besides, as this method can convert the case of the entire letters or word at once regardless of the number of letters, it makes still easier to convert between uppercase and lowercase than the related art QWERTY keyboard. 

 

Dream keyboard provides an effective method to input symbols, marks and formulas. Mr. Yu, who is the patentee and inventor of Dream keyboard, said “DaesanBiotech holding various patent-pending technologies related with the current Dream keyboard which is patent-pending or has granted in 46 countries is planning to apply buttons for expressing phonemic writing on the keyboard using LCD, LED or optical fiber”. Moreover, Yu, the representative, clarified the plan to make the 21st century’s worldwide innovative standard in the character input method of Korean and character input devices of many countries in the world, and said Daesan needs a lot of attention to achieve the plan.

 

▲ [Computer keyboard with the related art QWERTY layout]   © 특허뉴스


 

 

▲ [Embodiment of Hangul-English version Dream keyboard]  © 특허뉴스

 

 

▲ [French version computer keyboard with the related art QWERTY layout] It is impossible to input the alphabet and 15 variant characters (Â, À, É, È, Ê, Ë, Ï, Î, Ô, Ù, Ü, Û, Ÿ, Ç, and œ) at once.   © 특허뉴스

 

 

▲ [Embodiment of French Version Dream keyboard](All of the variant characters are laid out by the F keys section and additional keys section – It is possible to input all French letters at once)  © 특허뉴스

 

Applicable to all kinds of smart devices, rapid and correct character input without any typing error

 

Recently, with an increase in frequency of character input due to a wide spread of smart electronics, such as smart phones, tablet PCs, PDAs, and so on, due to increase of the quantity of text use, for instance, delivery of e-mails and text messages in daily life, search for information through Internet, data arrangement, and use of SNS, a need for how to input text more effectively increases rapidly.

 

Now, in order to input Korean characters, three methods of the Cheon-ji-in (Sky-earth-human) character input method, the Naratgeul character input method, and the SKY character input method,designated as a national standard in 2011, and the Qwerty character input method are used mainly. However, in case of the Cheon-ji-in (Sky-earth-human) character input method, the Naratgeul character input method, and the SKY character input method, consonants and vowels of Hangul arranged on the character input unit are limited in small numbers. So, in order to input Hangul characters, the user has to press character buttons several times and has to input text while pressing function keys for addition of strokes or double consonants, so it increases the number of times of inputting characters.

 

Furthermore, in case of the Qwerty character input method, the number of input strokes when the user inputs Hangul is reduced since more consonants and vowels of Hangul than those of the above-mentioned three character input methods are arranged on an input unit. However, the Qwerty character input method does not have double consonants, such as ㄲ, ㄸ, ㅃ, ㅆ, and ㅉ, and complex vowels, such as ㅒ, and ㅖ, on the existing keyboard. So, the Qwerty character input method has inconvenience in that the user has to press the shift key whenever inputting the double consonants and the complex vowels. Since a character input method using the QWERTY keyboard has no regularity in character arrangement, it is difficult to find a position of characters intuitively, and the QWERTY keyboard is structurally inefficient since lots of character buttons are arranged in a limited space. So, because the user frequently makes typing errors by pressing wrong characters adjacent to the character that the user wants to input, the QWERTY keyboard has inconvenience in that the user has to correct the typing errors.

 

In other character input methods, it takes a long time for the user to learn and use the input unit since rules to input consonants and vowels of Hangul are not consistent and are complicated, and it is inconvenient to repeatedly hit, press and hold down, push, and press and push the character button, or press a shift key or a function key to input one character.  The typing speed is low and it is very inefficient.

 

However, because there is no substitute for Hangul character input method till now, even though the existing character input methods have many disadvantages in that they require many number of input strokes, frequently cause typing errors and the input methods are very complicated, users use them at inconvenience while correctly typing errors one by one.

 

Since the current character input devices have no regularity in character arrangement, it is difficult to find a position of characters intuitively, and it takes a long time to learn the arrangement of the characters.  In addition, in many cases, due to the characteristics of a method of arranging characters in a limited space, characters adjacent to the upper, lower, left, and right sides are pressed and thus typing errors frequently occur, which reduces speed of inputting characters.

 

In other character input methods, a plurality of characters are arranged in one character button in order to widen an area occupied by one character.  In this case, it is inconvenient to repeatedly hit, press and hold down, push, and press and push the character button, or press a shift key or a function key to input one character.  The input efficiency is low because the number of input times is increased, the movement of the finger is increased, and the input time is increased as compared to a method in which all the characters constituting the corresponding language are arranged on the character input unit and the characters are directly pressed. Therefore, a user interface in a new input method is required to reduce the typing errors and increase the speed of inputting characters.

 

In order to solve the problems of the existing character input methods, Yu, who is the patentee of this character input device, has invented a character input device for dividing a character input unit into one or more character group regions and individual character regions and sequentially arranging characters of each language to input characters in an intuitive and efficient manner. Of course, Yu, the representative, also proposed how to rapidly and accurately input the characters with a small number of input times without typing errors. 

 

The character input device, which is a smart device, invented by Yu, the representative, shows the best efficiency in inputting characters, such as consonants and vowels constituting each language, numbers, symbols, special characters, emoticons, function keys, setting keys, and editing keys. The patented technology is implemented in software in a terminal such as a smart phone, a pad type terminal or a tablet PC, and the meaning of “in software” refers to a preset function in which characters are programmed to be displayed corresponding to individual keys of a keyboard to be displayed on a corresponding key by an instruction of a controller according to the operation of shift key, or a list or function may be edited by registering, deleting, and the like.  The key of the present invention, in the same way as the Dream Keyboard, may be a button for displaying characters with a partitioned area on touch display or individual liquid crystal display (LCD), light emitting diode (LED), organic LED(OLED), or optical fiber.

 

The smart character input device like Dream keyboard is first focused on user convenience. The character input device provides a method of inputting characters by one-time pressing by disposing variant characters required for inputting the language of each country in the character input unit and a method of easily inputting characters using an integrated functional key as it is. 

 

The smart character input device has an advantage in that it allows the user to intuitively, efficiently, rapidly and accurately input all characters of Hangul without typing errors in the fewer number of input strokes than the related art input methods by pressing the characters on the input unit once as they are without performing repeatedly pressing, long pressing, pushing, and pressing and pushing, or without pressing the conversion keys or function keys, such as the shift key.

 

Yu, the representative, also proposed a method of effectively inputting not only Romanized language characters but also non-romanized language characters such as Cyrillic letters such as Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Bulgarian, and Kyrgyz, or Greek letters, when inputting characters of languages not using alphabet letter such as Japanese, Arabic, Iranian, and Hindi, and when inputting Hanyu Pinyin of Chinese.  The character input device may be applied to efficiently input characters of all languages of the world.

 

Especially, the user may change the configuration and arrangement of language characters, numbers, symbols, special characters, emoticons, function keys, edit keys, etc. corresponding to individual character regions as desired by the user. In addition, the data created by the user may be registered in the individual character regions. The character input device can halve the number of times of pressing keys since having the upper / lower case shift key like Dream keyboard in order to change upper case characters and lower case characters. So, the character input device is emerging as an innovative and effective input method.

 

In addition, the character input device allows the user, who want to enter both Chinse and English in G2counties, to simultaneously input Chinese and English in one input unit without converting the language input unit by changing a language input unit into a Chinese input unit and an English input unit.

 

An example of inputting an example sentence of “我的英文名字是湯姆. My English name is Tom. 我的電子郵件是tom11@qq.com” in the Chinese version 1 (Chinese + English) character input unit. First, in order to input “我的英文名字是湯姆.”, Pinyins corresponding to “Wo de yingwen mingzi shi tangmu.” need to be input.  To this end, when Pinyin “Wo” and Chinese characters “我, 沃, 喔, 握, 窩...” corresponding thereto are displayed by pressing each character group region including “Wo”, that is, a central individual character region of (uvwx)->(mnop), “我” is selected and input among the Chinese characters.  Hereinafter, other words are input in the same method. 

 

Next, when “My English name is Tom.” is input, English is input by pressing alphabet letters as it is in the left upper, right upper, left lower, and right lower individual character regions in each character group region including the corresponding alphabet letters as they are.  At this time, the upper / lower case shift key may be pressed to convert the upper / lower case characters more quickly. Next, even when the user presses “我的電子郵件是tom11@qq.com”, the user sequentially presses the central individual character region of each character group region, without being separately converted to a Chinese character input unit, to input “我的電子郵件是” in the Hanyu Pinyin, and when the user presses “tom11@qq.com.”, the user presses the left upper, right upper, left lower, and right lower individual character regions or upper, lower, left, and right individual character regions in each character group region to directly input English. As such, when inputting Chinse and English, it is easy to input without any converting the language input unit.

 

 

▲ [Example of division into character group region and individual character region]   © 특허뉴스

▲ [Example of layout of language input unit and miscellaneous input units: Input wanted characters without display change]  © 특허뉴스

▲ [Two or more language input units and one or more miscellaneous input units- it is possible to input plural characters without display change]  © 특허뉴스

 

▲ [Two or more language input units and one or more miscellaneous input units- it is possible to input plural characters without display change]  © 특허뉴스

 

 

Yu, the representative, said “the screen size of a Hangul input keyboard in electronic devices is varied according to kinds of products, but I compared how wide area is occupied to input one character, such as a consonant or a vowel of Hangul when there are various screens of the same size, on which characters are arranged”. He also said “For instance, when screens of the same size which have this character input device were compared with Qwerty keyboard among Samsung electronic products, the area occupied by one character of the character input device was visually twice (47%) wider than that of Samsung Qwerty keyboard, so that it is much easier for the user to recognize the character”.

 

In conclusion, the character input device includes one or more character group regions having the plurality of individual character regions, and each of the individual character regions has a character input center. Moreover, the character input device can detect which individual character region is inputted based on a contact area and a distance from the character input center so as to remarkably reduce probability of typing errors.

 

A plurality of languages character input device

(Exclusive strongest which can input languages of all kinds all over the world integratedly among character input devices which have been developed till now) 

 

Moreover, Yu, the representative, proposes a character input method of inputting two or more languages simultaneously without display change or by minimizing display change. The related art character input methods take much time to input characters and are deteriorated in input efficiency since the display is repeatedly changed several times in order to input characters of many languages. 

 

Till now, there is no patented device to simultaneously input two or more languages without display change in the world. The plural languages character input device invented by Yu, the representative, can effectively input two or more languages at the same time without display change since including two or more language input units and one or more miscellaneous input units. Because there is no character input method excelling this plural languages character input device in an aspect of efficiency to input plural languages characters, this plural languages character input device is unrivaled in efficiency of inputting plural languages characters and may be the best character input method in the world.

 

Till now, people input plural languages characters while continuously changing the display when they input plural languages characters using mobile phones. In spite of inconvenience, people have used the character input method without recognition of such inconvenience since there is no device to solve the problem of such inconvenience. However, if this plural languages character input device is released as a smart phone application and people use it once, this plural languages character input device will have an exclusive position in the field of character input devices in the mobile phone market all over the world in the future due to its convenience and efficiency.

 

Furthermore, it is expected foldable input devices in mobile phones or pads will become mainstream in the future. This plural languages character input device will be in the spotlight from students, the public, experts, and other people since it can be effectively used in studying foreign language, translating language, and education.

 

▲ [Embodiment to utilize language input units which are arranged in various ways]  © 특허뉴스

 

It is expected to combine Dream keyboard, which is the first all over the world and has versatility, with a character input device of a smart device. It will be a global issue that languages all over the world can be applied by just one keyboard and terminal, and in this 5G hyperconnected era in use of phones and messengers, if this plural languages character input device is grafted to application programs in professional fields, it will cause explosive reactions. So, the word of “50 trillion won in annual sales” that Yu, the representative, told seems to hold water.

 

In this global era, this universal keyboard to use languages of various countries in the world is an indispensable item in schools, public offices, banks, enterprises, and other places all over the worlds. Because we live in this era that words inputted by a keyboard is transferred in a vocal language, this keyboard makes international conferences among several countries possible. Additionally, in the light of the situation that this keyboard is patent pending and is being granted in 46 countries, this keyboard will occupy an exclusive position for twenty years in the future.

 

Recently, Delivery Heroes in Germany decided to take over ‘Tribe of Delivery’, which is a delivery app in Korea, for 4 trillion and 800 billion won, and it is the greatest scale M & A among internet enterprises in Korea. The eye-opening growth of ‘Tribe of Delivery’ in the Korean market is the result of creative ideas of Koreans. Meanwhile, Dream keyboard and the smart character input device invented by Yu, the representative, are an epoch-making and innovative items which can be recognized in efficiency not only from Korean people but also from seven billion people all over the world regardless of nationality, language and culture and are exclusive items in the world. So, Dream keyboard and the smart character input device attract a lot of interest from future-oriented people. Moreover, there is a need to propose to promote a national policy project to commercialize Dream keyboard and the smart character input device and spread them to the world.

 

Furthermore, Yu, the representative, told “An age that people can write and transfer text in their languages anywhere at any time using a holographic keyboard on a smart phone without carrying the keyboard will arrive, and a new payment method with greater security is practicable through connection with the Internet”.  Additionally, He told everyone to look forward to the world opened by Dream keyboard.

 

To the question, “Which companies can apply the patent on Dream Keyboard and character input device? Which companies would need this patent?”, Mr. Yu, the representative, answered, “If the global companies aiming at an advanced new platform in line with the 21st century, their competitiveness will increase even by ten times. For example, this patent can be used not only by the existing global platform enterprises such as Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei, Netflix and Uber, but also by world-class IT firms, global communication companies, banks, card companies as well as any companies intending to create a global network by establishing a new platform in the world. Since the universal usage is available for these companies, it is worth paying special attention to this patent.” 

Furthermore, if a country newly establishes a special platform at a national level based on this patent, and implements a policy of using Dream Keyboard and character input device as the country’s standards, the country will surely achieve an epoch-making development of the IT industry as a leader qualified for the 21st century of AI and 5G technology. For further inquiries regarding details and application of patents, contact DAESANBIOTECH by email: dsbt88@hanmail.net.

 

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