Lite-On Technology. has filed a patent for a light-emitting keyboard design featuring keycaps, a circuit layer, and a composite light-emitting layer with a unique substrate layout. The innovative design aims to enhance the visual appeal and functionality of keyboards. GlobalData’s report on Lite-On Technology gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Lite-On Technology, micro-LED wearables was a key innovation area identified from patents. Lite-On Technology's grant share as of January 2024 was 72%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Light-emitting keyboard with composite light-emitting layer

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Lite-On Technology Corp

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20240038459A1) describes a light-emitting keyboard with innovative features. The keyboard includes a bracket, keycaps connected to the bracket, a circuit layer between the keycaps and the bracket, and a composite light-emitting layer under the bracket. This light-emitting layer consists of a substrate with extension portions and gaps between them, a conductive layer, and light sources on the extension portions. The design allows for customizable lighting effects and improved visibility of the keys.

Additionally, the patent includes a backlight module designed to be placed under keycaps. This module features a composite light-emitting layer with a substrate, circuit, and light sources, along with a light guide plate and a pattern layer. The extension portions of the substrate can form various shapes like a C shape or comb shape, providing flexibility in design. Reflective layers are also included to enhance light distribution. Overall, these innovations aim to enhance the user experience by providing a visually appealing and functional keyboard design with customizable lighting options.

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