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Doug Engelbart
Thomas Fogarty
Ashok Gadgil
Stephanie Kwolek
Doug Engelbart Biography The first mouse, built by Doug Engelbart in the mid-1960s. Two wheels kept track of the device's movements. Patents In 1968, Engelbart donned a headset microphone and demonstrated his oNLine System (NLS) to a crowd of computer scientists. The NLS also included a new kind of keyboard—users typed letters by striking a combination of its five keys. Videos The first mouse was a simple hollow-out wooden block, with a single push button on top.
Patent 3541541, Issued November 17, 1970

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X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System
Patent 3541541
Issued November 17, 1970

Magnetic Logic Device
Patent 3083355
Issued March 26, 1963

Luminous Display Device
Patent 2925530
Issued February 16, 1960


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