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Alberto Ferrari, Marco Tartagni: Touchpad providing screen cursor/pointer movement control. STMicroelectronics, Lisa K Jorgenson, Daniel E Venglarik, May 21, 2002: US06392636 (230 worldwide citation)

A plurality N of capacitance sensing cells are arranged in a row/column array top to cooperate with a fingertip and produce an output signal that controls the movement of a cursor/pointer across a display screen. The output of each individual sensing cell is connected to the corresponding individual ...


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Marco Tartagni: Capacitive distance sensor. STMicroelectronics S r l, Lisa K Jorgenson, David V Carlson, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, November 20, 2001: US06320394 (117 worldwide citation)

A distance sensor has a capacitive element in turn having a first armature which is positioned facing a second armature whose distance is to be measured. In the case of fingerprinting, the second armature is defined directly by the skin surface of the finger being printed. The sensor comprises an in ...


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Nicolo&apos Manaresi, Roberto Rambaldi, Marco Tartagni, Zsolt Miklos Kovaks Vajna: Low-cost semiconductor user input device. STMicroelectronics S r l, Thompson & Knight L, July 3, 2001: US06256022 (80 worldwide citation)

A low-cost semiconductor user input device for controlling the position of a pointer on a display includes a small array of composite sensors. Each composite sensor of the array is adapted to detect movement of a fingerprint feature. The user input device moves the pointer based upon the net movemen ...


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Marco Tartagni, Bhusan Gupta, Alan Kramer: Capacitive distance sensor. STMicroelectronics, David V Carlson, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, September 5, 2000: US06114862 (65 worldwide citation)

A distance sensor has a capacitive element in turn having a first capacitor plate which is positioned facing a second capacitor plate whose distance is to be measured. In the case of fingerprinting, the second capacitor plate is defined directly by the skin surface of the finger being printed. The s ...


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Marco Tartagni, Bhusan Gupta, Alan Kramer: Capacitive distance sensor. STMicroelectronics, David V Carlson, Lisa K Jorgenson, August 20, 2002: US06437583 (59 worldwide citation)

A distance sensor has a capacitive element in turn having a first capacitor plate which is positioned facing a second capacitor plate whose distance is to be measured. In the case of fingerprinting, the second capacitor plate is defined directly by the skin surface of the finger being printed. The s ...


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Roberto Rambaldi, Marco Tartagni, Zsolt Miklos Kovaks Vajna, Nicolo&apos Manaresi: Touchpad computer input system and method. STMicroelectronics S r l, Thompson & Knight L, September 18, 2001: US06292173 (47 worldwide citation)

A method of and system for providing user input to a computer captures a first finger position image at a first time and a second finger position image at a second time. The first and second finger position images each comprise a plurality of numerical gray scale values equal to or greater than zero ...


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Roberto Rambaldi, Marco Tartagni, Alan H Kramer: Pixel correction system and method for CMOS imagers. STMicroelectronics, Lisa K Jorgenson, Jeffrey K Weaver, September 9, 2003: US06618084 (41 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a fault tolerant CMOS image sensor that includes circuitry for identifying defective pixels and masking them during image generation. Masking may involve, in one example, replacing the output of a given pixel with an average of the output of surrounding non-faulty pixels. Thus, while im ...


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Marco Tartagni: Capacitive distance sensor. STMicroelectronics S r l, Lisa K Jorgenson, David V Carlson, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, May 4, 2004: US06731120 (31 worldwide citation)

A distance sensor has a capacitive element in turn having a first plate which is positioned facing a second plate whose distance is to be measured. In the case of fingerprinting, the second plate is defined directly by the skin surface of the finger being printed. The sensor comprises an inverting a ...


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Nicolò Manaresi, Marco Tartagni, Joel Monnier, Roberto Guerrieri: Textile-like capacitive pressure sensor and method of mapping the pressure exerted at points of a surface of a flexible and pliable object, particularly of a sail. STMicroelectronics S r l, Lisa K Jorgenson, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, December 7, 2004: US06826968 (30 worldwide citation)

A device for detecting the pressure exerted at different points of a flexible and/or pliable object that may assume different shapes, includes a plurality of capacitive pressure sensors and at least a system for biasing and reading the capacitance of the sensors. The requirements of flexibility or p ...