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Timothy C Shaw, Jim Tom Belesiu, Paul Henry Dietz, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Dennis J Mathias: Pressure sensitive key normalization. Microsoft Corporation, Jeremy Snodgrass, Glen Johnson, Micky Minhas, February 11, 2014: US08646999 (62 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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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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Bernard K Rihn, Paul Henry Dietz, Steven Nabil Bathiche, Joseph B Gault: Switchable magnetic lock. Microsoft Corporation, Jeremy Snodgrass, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, February 24, 2015: US08964379 (17 worldwide citation)

This document describes techniques using, and apparatuses including, switchable magnetic locks. These techniques and apparatuses can enable low or no power consumption and a seamless design for locking and unlocking of devices one to the other, such as computing devices and peripherals.


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Timothy C Shaw, Jim Tom Belesiu, Paul Henry Dietz, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Dennis J Mathias: Pressure sensitive keys. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Qudus Olaniran, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, October 4, 2016: US09460029 (15 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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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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Timothy C Shaw, Jim Tom Belesiu, Paul Henry Dietz, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Dennis J Mathias: Pressure sensitive key normalization. Microsoft Technology Licensing, July 18, 2017: US09710093 (8 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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Kenneth Paul Hinckley, Hrvoje Benko, Steven Bathiche, Paul Henry Dietz, Anoop Gupta: Touch and stylus discrimination and rejection for contact sensitive computing devices. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Steve Wight, Cassandra T Swain, Micky Minhas, January 26, 2016: US09244545 (8 worldwide citation)

A “Contact Discriminator” provides various techniques for differentiating between valid and invalid contacts received from any input methodology by one or more touch-sensitive surfaces of a touch-sensitive computing device. Examples of contacts include single, sequential, concurrent, or simultaneous ...


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Kenneth P Hinckley, Paul Henry Dietz, Hrvoje Benko, Desney S Tan, Steven Nabil Bathiche: Skinnable touch device grip patterns. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, December 13, 2016: US09519419 (5 worldwide citation)

Skinnable touch device grip pattern techniques are described herein. A touch-aware skin may be configured to substantially cover the outer surfaces of a computing device. The touch-aware skin may include a plurality of skin sensors configured to detect interaction with the skin at defined locations. ...