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Matthew H Frey, Lijun Zu, Edward S Hagermoser: Touch screen sensor. 3M Innovative Properties Company, May 15, 2012: US08179381 (323 worldwide citation)

A touch screen sensor includes a visible light transparent substrate and an electrically conductive micropattern disposed on or in the visible light transparent substrate. The micropattern includes a first region micropattern within a touch sensing area and a second region micropattern. The first re ...


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Nick King, Duncan Kerr, Paul Herbst, Steven P Hotelling: Electronic device having display and surrounding touch sensitive bezel for user interface and control. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, February 2, 2010: US07656393 (289 worldwide citation)

An electronic device has a display and has a touch sensitive bezel surrounding the display. Areas on the bezel are designated for controls used to operate the electronic device. Visual guides corresponding to the controls are displayed on the display adjacent the areas of the bezel designated for th ...


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Freddy Allen Anzures, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri, Marcel Van Os, Stephen O Lemay, Greg Christie, Scott Forstall: Indication of progress towards satisfaction of a user input condition. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, January 20, 2009: US07480870 (178 worldwide citation)

In some embodiments of the invention, a graphical user interface in an electronic device includes one or more user-interface objects associated with a second user-interface state. While the device is in a first user-interface state, the one or more objects transition in optical intensity to indicate ...


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Harald Philipp: Touchscreen electrode configuration. Atmel Corporation, Baker Botts, December 3, 2013: US08599150 (113 worldwide citation)

A touchscreen includes touchscreen electrode elements distributed across an active area of a substrate, and the touchscreen overlays a display. The touchscreen electrode elements are configured to avoid creating moiré patterns between the display and the touchscreen, such as angled, wavy, zig-zag, o ...


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Bryce T Osoinach, Tak Kwan Vincent Ko: Device with proximity detection capability. Freescale Semiconductor, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz PC, February 14, 2012: US08115499 (89 worldwide citation)

The electrical equivalent of a relatively large area proximity detection capability is provided in a space limited electronic device (20, 30) with many individual input electrodes (24, 34, 44) by dynamically coupling parallel groups of the individual electrodes (24, 34, 44) and applying a proximity ...


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Ali Modarres, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Danny A Grant, Christophe Ramstein: Haptic feedback using composite piezoelectric actuator. Immersion Corporation, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, March 5, 2013: US08390594 (84 worldwide citation)

Human-computer interface devices are described in the present disclosure. In one embodiment, among several embodiments, a human-computer interface includes a display device configured to visually display images to a user and a touch sensitive device configured to sense contact with the user. Further ...


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Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi Cieplinski, Brett W Degner, Duncan Kerr, Patrick Kessler, Paul Puskarich, Marcelo H Coelho, Aleksandar Pance: Touch pad with force sensors and actuator feedback. Apple, Treyz Law Group, G Victor Treyz, Chih Yun Wu, January 21, 2014: US08633916 (81 worldwide citation)

Electronic devices may use touch pads that have touch sensor arrays, force sensors, and actuators for providing tactile feedback. A touch pad may be mounted in a computer housing. The touch pad may have a rectangular planar touch pad member that has a glass layer covered with ink and contains a capa ...


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Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga: Capacitive touch sensor system and method. Sensel, James R Gourley, Kevin M Klughart, Carstens & Cahoon, October 4, 2016: US09459746 (79 worldwide citation)

A capacitive touch sensor system and method incorporating an interpolated sensor array is disclosed. The system and method utilize a touch sensor array (TSA) configured to detect proximity/contact/pressure (PCP) via a variable impedance array (VIA) electrically coupling interlinked impedance columns ...


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Chun Hsiao Wang: Electromagnetic sensing touch screen. NETIO TECHNOLOGIES, Lin & Associates IP, October 13, 2015: US09158427 (76 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses an electromagnetic sensing touch screen, which includes a display panel, a sensing capacitor matrix, select units, voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs), digital potentiometers, EM (electromagnetic) wave receive/detection units, a standard EM wave transmit unit and a ...


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Luben Hristov, Peter T Sleeman, Harald Philipp, Esat Yilmaz, Samuel Brunet: Two-dimensional position sensor. ATMEL Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, October 5, 2010: US07808255 (66 worldwide citation)

A two-dimensional position sensor is formed by drive electrodes (52) and sense electrodes (62, 64, 66) both extending in the x-direction and interleaved in the y-direction. The sense electrodes comprise several groups, two of which co-extend in the x-direction over each different portions of extent ...