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David Otto Whitt III, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Amey M Teredesai, Timothy C Shaw, Christopher Strickland Beall, Christopher Harry Stoumbos: Method of manufacturing an input device. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, June 23, 2015: US09064654 (36 worldwide citation)

Input device manufacture techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a plurality of layers of a key assembly is positioned in a fixture such that one or more projections of the fixture are disposed through one or more openings in each of the one or more layers. The positioned plurality ...


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Moshe R Lutz, Paul Henry Dietz: Classifying the intent of user input. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, August 4, 2015: US09098117 (30 worldwide citation)

Different types of user inputs can be input by a user via a keyboard of an input device. These different types of user inputs include, for example, key strikes, multi-touch interactions, single finger motions, and/or mouse clicks. Touch information regarding the pressure applied to the keys of a pre ...


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Timothy C Shaw, Jim Tom Belesiu, Sharon Drasnin, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Paul Henry Dietz, Dennis J Mathias, Rob Huala: Force concentrator. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, October 13, 2015: US09158383 (27 worldwide citation)

Force concentrator techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a pressure sensitive key includes a sensor substrate having a plurality of conductors, a flexible contact layer spaced apart from the sensor substrate and configured to flex to contact the sensor substrate to initiate an in ...


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Timothy C Shaw, Jim Tom Belesiu, Paul Henry Dietz, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Dennis J Mathias: Pressure sensitive key normalization. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, September 15, 2015: US09134807 (26 worldwide citation)

Pressure sensitive key techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a device includes at least one pressure sensitive key having a flexible contact layer spaced apart from a sensor substrate by a spacer layer, the flexible contact layer configured to flex responsive to pressure to conta ...


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David Otto Whitt III, Timothy C Shaw, David C Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Richard Peter Spooner: Sensor stack venting. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, August 18, 2015: US09111703 (20 worldwide citation)

Sensor stack venting techniques are described. In one or more implementations, one or more vent structures are formed within layers of a pressure sensitive sensor stack for a device. Vent structures including channels, holes, slots, and so forth are designed to provide pathways for gas released by f ...


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David Elliott Slobodin, Jonathan Westhues: Projected capacitive touch sensing. PERCEPTIVE PIXEL, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, March 1, 2016: US09274654 (19 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and apparatus relate to touch sensors that are configured to measure input applied to the sensor from a user. Some implementations involve the measurement of changes in capacitance between pairs of adjacent patterned electrodes to detect input at a touch sensor.


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Daniel J McCulloch, Arnulfo Zepeda Navratil, Jonathan T Steed, Ryan L Hastings, Jason Scott, Brian J Mount, Holly A Hirzel, Darren Bennett, Michael J Scavezze: Controlling a virtual object with a real controller device. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, May 26, 2015: US09041622 (16 worldwide citation)

Technology is described for controlling a virtual object displayed by a near-eye, augmented reality display with a real controller device. User input data is received from a real controller device requesting an action to be performed by the virtual object. A user perspective of the virtual object be ...


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Steven Nabil Bathiche, Paul Henry Dietz, Bernard K Rihn, Panos C Panay: Input device writing surface. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, June 7, 2016: US09360893 (13 worldwide citation)

Input device writing surface techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes a connection portion configured to form a communicative and physical coupling to a computing device sufficient to secure the input device to the computing device. The input device also inc ...


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Erik Tidemand, Clayton Chang, Muneeb Iqbal Karim, Kent Huntsman, Alex Garden: Free space directional force feedback apparatus. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, July 21, 2015: US09086727 (8 worldwide citation)

A directional feedback device generating a directional force feedback in free space. The device includes a force generation structure including a rotatable mass creating a physical force vector in three dimensional space. A wireless communication device and a control system communicatively coupled t ...


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John M Lutian, Liang Wang, Karlton D Powell, Steven Nabil Bathiche: Optical stylus interaction. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Brandon Roper, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, May 31, 2016: US09354748 (7 worldwide citation)

Optical stylus interaction techniques are described. In an implementation, a display of a computing device includes optical sensors capable of detecting images projected by a stylus. A stylus may include a projection system to project various images used to convey interaction information that may be ...