06008800 is referenced by 246 patents and cites 6 patents.

An optical method and apparatus for computer input, most typically man-machine interfaces, particularly of the class known as "touch screens" and "digitizers," are based on surface distortion imaging, i.e., magnified optical imaging of a surface temporarily distorted by the input data of interest such as a finger, pencil point, key impact, projectile, etc. Typically, the surface (or material) distorted or disturbed, is extensive, that is large relative to the size of the distortion(s). This imaging allows 3 dimensional displacement X, Y, Z and vector inputs, low cost, high speed, tactile feedback, and an ability to be used on any size or type of surface or screen, from small tablet sized data entry devices to wall murals and beyond, with essentially the same hardware configurations.

Title
Man machine interfaces for entering data into a computer
Application Number
946588
Publication Number
6008800
Application Date
August 15, 1994
Publication Date
December 28, 1999
Inventor
Timothy R Pryor
416 Old Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh, Ontario
CA
Agent
Larson & Taylor
IPC
G09G 5/00
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