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Yingya ZHOU
Gao Jun, Zhou Yingya: Door handle control lamp switch. Qibao Middle School Of Shanghai, song hu, February 18, 2009: CN200710044939

The invention discloses a door handle control lamp switch, which includes a single touch pad, a single core metal shielded wire, a magnification triggering circuit and a drive switch circuit, wherein the single touch pad being metal door handle; the single core metal shielded wire being a metal wire ...


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Karl E Matzke, Paul W Schick: Touch activated control method and apparatus. Karl E Matzke, Isaksen Lathrop Esch Hart & Clark, April 5, 1988: US04736191 (313 worldwide citation)

A cursor control device (10) is provided which has a touch pad (14) formed of individual conductive plates (16) forming sectors of a circle. A user's touch on a dielectric layer (18) overlying the plates (16) is detected by individually charging and discharging each of the sector plates in a sequent ...


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Stephen J Miller, Michael S West: Capacitive sensitive switch method and system. Tanisys Technology, Baker & Botts L, August 3, 1999: US05933102 (179 worldwide citation)

A touch sensor switch that responds to touching, or even to the proximity of an object, is disclosed. The switch includes a number of capacitance elements, or touch pads, that produce an effective capacitance dependent upon the physical proximity of the object. A microcontroller under control of a p ...


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Johnson Ralph G, Fryberger David: Touch actuable data input panel assembly. June 27, 1972: US3673327 (167 worldwide citation)

A panel positioned over the face of a cathode-ray tube with transmitters mounted along two adjacent edges of the panel to generate beams, either Rayleigh wave beams or light beams, that propagate through the panel to detectors mounted along opposite panel edges. The beams are directed to intersect i ...


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Daniel Gruaz, Claude Marchal: Device for detecting the position of a control member on a touch-sensitive pad. Sextant Avionique, Sixby Friedman Leedom & Ferguson, May 14, 1991: US05016008 (98 worldwide citation)

The device in accordance with the invention includes a series of detection areas (2) on the touch-sensitive pad, an analog circuit for applying a detection coefficient to each detection area (2), which coefficient corresponds to the degree the detection area is overlapped by the control member, and ...


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Stewart M Findlater, Kenneth T Hickman: Adaptive keypad. Interlink Electronics, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, April 23, 1996: US05510783 (71 worldwide citation)

An adaptive keypad which has one or more keys includes, for each key, a pressure transducer positioned below a semi-rigid faceplate where the pressure transducer has a resistance which decreases as the pressure compressing the transducer increases. The transducer is connected in series with a capaci ...


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Liu Hua, Jiang XiaoPing: Capacitance sensing matrix for keyboard architecture. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, November 15, 2011: US08059015 (62 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for selecting a keyboard key based on a position of a presence of a conductive object on a sensing device and a pre-defined area of the keyboard key. The apparatus may include a sensing device and a processing device. The sensing device may include a plurality of sensor eleme ...


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Hiroaki Ono, Yoshiki Taketa, Mikio Nozu, Hiroshi Senda: Capacitive touch entry apparatus using drive pulse signals of different phases. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, June 11, 1996: US05526294 (55 worldwide citation)

A key input device includes first and second key input electrodes being close to each other and being accessible by a finger of an operator. First and second signal input electrodes oppose the first and second key input electrodes respectively. A first signal is applied to the first signal input ele ...


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Shelby Rufus F: Electronic latching device. Philco Ford Corporation, October 17, 1972: US3699359 (52 worldwide citation)

A momentary contact touch switch operates an electronic latching circuit which applies a constant direct current to a potentiometer. The potentiometer arm produces a controlled output voltage suitable for the remote electronic control of circuits having voltage sensitive variable capacitor tuning el ...


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Serban Bogdan, Boyer Philippe, Hoyer David: Touchpad with strip-shaped input. Iee Sarl, February 18, 2009: EP2026178-A1 (50 worldwide citation)

A touchpad with an input area having a straight or curved main line of extension comprises a support element, a cover having a first surface facing away from the support element and a second surface facing towards the support element and one or more spacers arranged at a periphery of the input area. ...