06254105 is referenced by 125 patents and cites 37 patents.

A sealing system for an acoustic touchscreen includes an elongate gel body between the touchscreen and the bezel of a housing onto which the touchscreen is mounted. The elongate gel body forms a seal around the perimeter of the touch-sensitive area of the touchscreen. A stop element controls and limits the amount of compression of the elongate gel body. The resulting seal is highly effective in protecting the unexposed parts of the touchscreen (i.e., areas other than the touch-sensitive area) from contaminants, especially liquid contaminants, at the cost of an acceptably low loss in acoustic signal strength.

Title
Sealing system for acoustic wave touchscreens
Application Number
9/285407
Publication Number
6254105 (B1)
Application Date
April 2, 1999
Publication Date
July 3, 2001
Inventor
Frank Wasilewski
Redwood City
CA, US
Mark W Ellsworth
Dublin
CA, US
Jeff Dolin
Belmont
CA, US
John Seymour Mattis
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Drew John Loucks
Los Altos
CA, US
Joel C Kent
Fremont
CA, US
Miguel A Morales
Fremont
CA, US
Barry C Mathews
Fremont
CA, US
James A Rinde
Fremont
CA, US
Assignee
Elo TouchSystems
CA, US
IPC
F16J 15/02
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