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CAPACITIVE SWITCH

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20130043116TOUCH PANEL HAVING CONDUCTIVE ZONE FOR AVOIDING FALSE OPERATION - A touch panel includes an insulating substrate, a transparent conductive layer, a number of electrodes, a number of conductive wires, and at least one conductive zone. The transparent conductive layer corresponding to a touch area of the touch panel is fixed on the insulating substrate. The electrodes are electrically connected to the transparent conductive layer. The conductive wires are electrically connected to a controller and are respectively electrically connected to the electrodes. The at least one conductive zone has two ends. One of the two ends of the at least one conductive zone is electrically connected to the controller. The at least one conductive zone and the conductive wires are disposed in a trace area of the touch panel at a distance.02-21-2013
20120160657INPUT DEVICE - An input device includes a movable electrode and a capacitance detection electrode provided on the upper and lower sides of the resin film substrate, respectively. The movable electrode includes a moving section, and an immobile section. The moving section includes a protrusion. The end of the protrusion comes in contact with the upper side of the resin film substrate in an initial state, or is bonded to the upper side of the resin film substrate. The protrusion has a curved shape so that the side surface of the protrusion is depressed relative to a straight line that connects the end and the base of the protrusion having an approximately trapezoidal cross-sectional shape, or at least one step is formed on the side surface of the protrusion, and the width of the protrusion increases stepwise from the end to the base of the protrusion.06-28-2012
20130075243SWITCH DEVICE, DISPLAY WITH SWITCH DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC UNIT WITH SWITCH DEVICE - A switch device includes: a switch; an operation section disposed to face the switch; a first resilient section that is deformed by first pressing force derived from the operation section; and a second resilient section that is brought into contact with the switch by the deformation of the first resilient section, and is deformed to activate the switch by second pressing force greater than the first pressing force.03-28-2013
20080257706IN-MOLDED CAPACITIVE SWITCH - An article of manufacture having an in-molded capacitive switch and method of making the same are shown and described. In one disclosed method, a conductive ink sensing zone is printed on a film. The film is formed to a desired shape and put in an injection mold. A molten plastic material is introduced into the injection mold to form a rigid structure that retains the film.10-23-2008
20080257707TOUCH SENSOR SWITCH - A touch sensor switch for easily taking out an output of a touch sensor with high reliability. Push-type switching elements 10-23-2008
20120175235TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel includes a substrate, a first and a second patterned conductive layers respectively disposed on an upper surface of the substrate and a lower surface opposite to the upper surface. The substrate has a first sensing area and a first circuit bonding area located on the upper surface. The first patterned conductive layer includes a plurality of first sensing series and a plurality of first dummy patterns respectively located in the first sensing area and the first circuit bonding area. Each of the first sensing series is electrically insulated from each other and has a first terminal extending into the first circuit bonding area. The first dummy patterns surround each first terminal and are electrically insulated from each first terminal. A plurality of first dummy patterns intervenes between any two adjacent first terminals in the first circuit bonding area.07-12-2012
20130026026POSITION DETECTION DEVICE - A shift lever, a shift knob provided on an upper end of the shift lever, an electrode portion provided on a lower end of the shift lever, an operation fulcrum rotatably supporting the shift lever, and a capacitive coupling sensor located in non-contact with the electrode portion are included. By a movement operation of the shift knob, the shift lever rotates and the electrode portion moves while keeping non-contact with a surface of the capacitive coupling sensor. The capacitive coupling sensor detects a position of the electrode portion on the basis of a capacitance change caused with movement of the electrode portion. By so doing, shift position information and trajectory information between each shift position can be obtained.01-31-2013
20120103777Touch screen panel - A touch screen panel includes a transparent substrate having a screen area, a black matrix area adjacent to an outside of the screen area, and a decoration pattern area in the black matrix area. The touch screen panel also includes a plurality of conductive sensing cells in the screen area, and a black matrix corresponding to the black matrix area. The black matrix is on one surface of the transparent substrate, and the black matrix has one or more openings formed in the decoration pattern area. The touch screen panel further includes a conductive decoration pattern in the opening of the black matrix, and the conductive decoration pattern is grounded through a ground line connected thereto.05-03-2012
20130056343PROJECTED CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL - A projected capacitive touch panel has multiple first electrode strings and multiple second electrode strings parallelly and alternately formed on a substrate. The first and the second electrode strings respectively have multiple first sensing electrodes and multiple second sensing electrodes connected in series, and have a first end and a second end. The first sensing electrodes of each first electrode string progressively decrease in area from the first end to the second end while the second sensing electrodes of each second electrode string progressively decrease oppositely. Accordingly, the difference of the RC values between each first electrode string and an adjacent second electrode string increases, and the accuracy of touch detection on edges of the touch panel is enhanced to facilitate the manufacture of oversized projected capacitive touch panels.03-07-2013
20130056342SEAMLESS CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL - A seamless capacitive touch panel includes a substrate, a pattern layer, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The pattern layer is formed on the substrate. The first electrode is formed on the pattern layer. The second electrode is formed on the substrate. The first electrode and the second electrode are separated by the pattern layer for preventing conduction between the first and second electrodes.03-07-2013
20090266701OPERATING DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRIC APPLIANCE COMPRISING CONTACT SWITCHES AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING ON A SUPPLEMENTARY HEATING DEVICE - The design and evaluation of sensor elements, such as used in an electric hob, of an operating device is simplified. For this purpose, the sensor elements are configured in such a manner so as to have differently sized sub-area regions. When a finger is placed on a cover above the sensor element according to the mark provided thereon, a contact surface is created above the sensor element. By this contact surface a corresponding operating signal having variable characteristics is triggered, which can then be associated with a corresponding operating function.10-29-2009
20090266700SWITCH FOR A BRUSH WEAR RECORDING CIRCUIT - A switch for a brush wear monitoring recording circuit for monitoring wear of at least one brush, the switch having an open and a closed state, comprises a fixed part including a switch plate having a switch face and a moving part including a capacitive flag disposed on a brush so as to move the capacitive flag corresponding to a brush wear movement in a brush wear direction and a capacitive plate having a capacitive face, wherein the capacitive face and the switch face are disposed parallel to each other and provide capacitance to the switch, and further wherein the capacitive flag is disposed on the brush so as to bring the capacitive face and the switch face in proximity to each other so as to face each other and increase capacitance, thereby changing the switch state.10-29-2009
20130062182TOUCH SWITCH - A touch switch includes a substrate; a sensor unit including a plurality of switch electrodes arranged on the substrate, and switch electrode wirings connected respectively to the corresponding switch electrodes; and a dummy electrode which is arranged on the substrate around the sensor unit and is electrically isolated from the sensor unit. Each of the switch electrodes includes a mark having a planar pattern and a design portion in the planar pattern, and each of the sensor unit and the dummy electrode is formed of a metal thin film.03-14-2013
20130062181TOUCH SWITCH - A touch switch includes a glass substrate; a lattice pattern formed on the glass substrate by a plurality of first line wirings and a plurality of second line wirings; and a non-transparent insulating member formed on the first line wirings and the second line wirings. The plurality of first line wirings are arranged at a predetermined interval. The plurality of second line wirings are arranged at a predetermined interval to intersect the first line wirings. The sensor units and dummy sensor units are formed to be electrically isolated from each other and adjacent to each other by separators provided in the first and second line wirings of the lattice pattern. Marks are formed by the non-transparent insulating member and a transparent opening section, the marks being arranged in positions corresponding to the sensor units.03-14-2013
20130062180INPUT DEVICE - An input device includes an operation surface configured to be operated by a finger (operating body); a capacitive sensor disposed below an operation region (including the operation surface), the capacitive sensor being capable of detecting an operation position of the finger; and a photosensor having a light-emitting element and a light-receiving element disposed below the operation region, the photosensor being capable of obtaining detection information when the light-receiving element receives reflected light corresponding to light (infrared light) emitted from the light-emitting element toward the operation surface, the detection information indicating detection of the finger.03-14-2013
20120222948TOUCH SENSING UNIT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A touch sensing unit and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The touch sensing unit includes a first substrate, a first electrode, a second substrate, a second electrode, a supporting layer, a third electrode and a sensing layer. The first electrode is disposed on the first substrate. The second substrate is disposed opposite to the first substrate. The first electrode is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The second electrode is disposed on the second substrate, and the first electrode contacts the second electrode through a pressing motion. The supporting layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The third electrode is disposed on the second substrate. The sensing layer has constant impedance and is disposed on the second substrate between the second electrode and the third electrode to electrically connect the second electrode and the third electrode.09-06-2012
20130213788TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel includes a light-transmittable first conductive layer and a light-transmittable second conductive layer facing the first conductive layer with a predetermined gap between the conductive layers. At least one of the first and second conductive layers contains light-transmittable resin, metal filaments dispersed in the resin, and materials absorbing light reflected by the metal filaments. The touch panel allows a display of a display element on a rear surface to be easily viewed and is operated reliably.08-22-2013
20110011717CAPACITIVE TOUCH CIRCUIT - A capacitive touch circuit includes a single comparator, a reference voltage control unit, a resistance adjusting unit, a delay unit, and a relaxation oscillation control unit. The comparator has a first input terminal, a second input terminal, and an output terminal. The reference voltage control unit is electrically connected to the second input terminal and includes a high level voltage source, a low level voltage source, and a voltage switching controller. The voltage switching controller electrically connects either the high level voltage source or the low level voltage source to the second input terminal of the single comparator according to an output signal of the single comparator. The relaxation oscillation control unit is electrically connected to the resistance adjusting unit, the delay unit, and the reference voltage control unit. The relaxation oscillation control unit outputs a relaxation oscillation signal, and the frequency of the relaxation oscillation signal varies according to the resistance set by the resistance adjusting unit.01-20-2011
20110308929TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a touch panel 12-22-2011
20090236211RADIOFREQUENCY OR HYPERFREQUENCY MICRO-SWITCH STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ONE SUCH STRUCTURE - The micro-switch structure comprises, on a substrate 09-24-2009
20130068603TOUCH PANEL USING A METAL THIN FILM, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - This invention relates to a touch panel using a metal thin film and a method of manufacturing the same. The touch panel according to an embodiment of the invention includes a transparent substrate; a metal pattern unit formed under the transparent substrate and including at least one first pattern electrode and a first wiring electrode which is connected to the first pattern electrode; and a film substrate combined with the transparent substrate having the metal pattern unit, and including at least one second pattern electrode and a second wiring electrode which is connected to the second pattern electrode, wherein the first pattern electrode is in the form of a mesh of thin wires.03-21-2013
20130068602TOUCH PAD WITH FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE - A touch sensor device is provided that uses a flexible circuit substrate to provide an improved input device. Specifically, the present invention uses a touch sensor controller affixed to the flexible circuit substrate, which is coupled to a sensor component to provide a flexible, reliable and cost effective touch sensor suitable for a wide variety of applications. In one embodiment the touch sensor uses a flexible circuit substrate that provides relatively high temperature resistance. This allows the touch sensor controller to be affixed using reliable techniques, such as various types of soldering. The sensor component can comprise a relatively low-temperature-resistant substrate that can provide a cost effective solution. Taken together, this embodiment of the touch sensor provides reliability and flexibility at relatively low cost.03-21-2013
20090014309INITIALIZING A CAPACITIVE SENSING SWITCH FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE - An apparatus, system, and method that initialize a capacitive sensing switch and detects a pushed button are described. The apparatus comprises a keypad, a logic component, an initialization threshold, a measured capacitive value, and a processor. The keypad is disposed on the wireless device and comprises at least one capacitive sensing switch. The logic component is configured to determine a capacitive sensing range for each capacitive sensing switch, wherein the capacitive sensing range corresponds to the difference between the maximum capacitance and the minimum capacitance. The initialization threshold is associated with the capacitive sensing range and each capacitive sensing switch is initialized when the capacitive sensing range exceeds the initialization threshold. The measured capacitive value measures the capacitive value for each capacitive sensing switch and a corresponding push-button threshold determines whether the button has been pushed. The processor is configured to process computer instructions that correspond to each capacitive sensing switch when the capacitive sensing range exceeds the initialization threshold and when the measured capacitive value for each capacitive sensing switch exceeds the push-button threshold.01-15-2009
20130118883ONE SIDED THIN FILM CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS - Thin film capacitive touch sensors and applications thereof are described herein. Embodiments include construction of one-sided and two-sided thin film capacitive touch sensors with partial fill patterns, one-sided thin film capacitive touch sensors including conductive ground plane layers, one-sided thin film capacitive touch sensors including air gap layers, one-sided thin film capacitive touch sensors including a combination of both separation layers to create air gap layers and conductive ground plane layers.05-16-2013
20130161179OPERATION SWITCH DEVICE - An operation switch device includes a circuit board and a push switch disposed on the circuit board and including a movable part exposed to an outside for reacting to an external pressing operation. Also provided on the circuit board is a touch detecting electrode formed in proximity to the push switch. The operation switch device further includes an operation detecting circuit connected with the push switch and the touch detecting electrode, and an operation member disposed to oppose the circuit board with the push switch interposed between the operation member and the circuit board. The operation member is displaceable such that the pressing operation on the operation member causes depression of the movable part of the push switch. The operation detecting circuit detects a touch operation on the operation member using the touch detecting electrode, and detects the pressing operation on the operation member using the push switch.06-27-2013
20120234663TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a single-sided one-sheet type capacitive touch screen and a method for manufacturing the same. The touch screen includes: a substrate; a first conductive pattern disposed on the substrate in a vertical direction and including at least two pattern columns having two or more conductive pattern regions electrically connected with each other; a second conductive pattern disposed on the same surface of the substrate as the surface where the first conductive pattern is disposed, not being electrically connected with the first conductive pattern, and including two or more conductive pattern regions not electrically connected with each other; a transparent conductive bridge electrically connecting the conductive pattern regions of the second conductive pattern in a horizontal direction; and a transparent insulating part disposed between the transparent conductive bridge and the first conductive pattern to electrically insulate the transparent conductive bridge and the first conductive pattern.09-20-2012
20130161178TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a touch panel and a method for manufacturing the same. A touch panel 06-27-2013
20090114518TOUCH PAD STRUCTURE - A touch pad includes a first substrate, a second substrate and a joining layer. The joining layer joins the first substrate and the second substrate together. The first substrate provides a refection layer at a lateral side or both sides thereof with at least a light emitting component being disposed at the periphery of said reflection layer. The second substrate provides an electrical circuit with a first conductor to connect with the light emitting component. The reflection layer is provided with a size less than said first substrate and has an upper side to adhere said first substrate so as to be fixed in said joining layer. the electrical circuit is capable of determining if the touch pad is touched with an object by means of receiving a change of coupling capacity of a sensing locus and capable of controlling luminosity of said light emitting component.05-07-2009
20120012450CIRCUIT STRUCTURE FOR A CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL - A circuit structure for capacitive touch panel is disclosed herein. The circuit structure for capacitive touch panel includes a plurality of metal leads and a plurality of electrode sensing blocks. Those electrode sensing blocks are isolated to each other and electrically connected to the metal leads. The electrode sensing blocks will output a plurality of capacitive signals in accordance with a plurality of touch positions. According to the electrode pattern structure described above, the impedance of the electrode structure can be decreased and the efficiency of the signal transmission can be improved and the sensibility of the touch panel can be increased.01-19-2012
20110214978APPLIANCE CONTROL PANEL - An appliance control panel is described. The control panel includes a front metal panel, a rearwardly positioned polymeric decorated film and an adhesive layer disposed between the panel and the decorated film. The film overlies an electronic control module which typically includes various displays and press-type switches. Various markings and indicia on the decorated film are visible through openings in the panel and the adhesive layer. The appliance control panel includes one or more capacitance touch switches.09-08-2011
20090057124Control and Data Entry Apparatus - A control and data entry device adapted for use in for electronic devices such as portable computers, PDA's, cell phones, MP3 players and the like. The control and data entry device includes a tiltable member or similar structure carrying an electrically conductive member spaced from multiple sense electrodes disposed on a circuit substrate. In one embodiment, capacitances between the electrically conductive member and the electrodes are measured to provide information concerning the tiltable member's orientation relative to the sense electrodes. The tiltable member may be manipulated by a users finger to tilt such member slightly and thereby effect scrolling functionality, thereby simulating the operation of circular capacitive touch pads known in the art. Switches may also be included, responsive to greater tilting of the tiltable member, thereby to effect clicking functionality. In some embodiments, a rotatable knob may be used to effect scrolling functionality.03-05-2009
20120024685CAPACITIVE INPUT SWITCH - In a capacitive input switch that is accommodated in a housing of electronic equipment, the capacitive input switch includes a rigidity imparting layer having rigidity and a laminate sheet laminated on the rigidity imparting layer. The rigidity imparting layer and the laminate sheet are three dimensionally formed. The laminate sheet is formed by a substrate sheet, a conductive pattern layer for capacitor formation, and a decorative layer that is laminated at least on any one of the substrate sheet and the conductive pattern layer. A separate conductor is caused to contact with the conductive pattern layer and the conductive pattern layer is caused to be electrically connected to an external electric circuit by the conductor.02-02-2012
20100078304Operator Control Panel for a Domestic Appliance - An operator control panel for a domestic appliance includes a panel body having an operator control face facing a user and a rear face facing away from the operator control face. A sensor element of an electrically conductive material forms a capacitive sensor area together with the panel body. A conversion electronics system converts capacitance values generated in the sensor area into digital signals. The conversion electronics system is electrically conductively connected to the sensor element and is disposed on the rear face of the panel body. The sensor element and the conversion electronics system are firmly connected to the panel body and are two components which are mechanically decoupled from a control electronics system of the domestic appliance.04-01-2010
20080237024Rf Mems Switch With a Flexible and Free Switch Membrane - The RF MEMS switch comprising micromechanical switching means that are carried by a substrate (10-02-2008
20090090611CAPACITIVE TOUCH SWITCH AND DOMESTIC APPLIANCE PROVIDED WITH SUCH SWITCH - A capacitive touch switch having a printed circuit board and capacitive electrode provided on a surface of the printed circuit board is disclosed. The printed circuit board is interposed between a transparent planar light guide and the electrode, the planar light guide being attached to a first face of a transparent cover whose second face is adapted to be touched by the user, a light source being connected to the printed circuit board and being able to convey light to the planar light guide.04-09-2009
20130098749TOUCH SENSING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to a touch sensing device comprising a plurality of sensing electrode units and an insulating pattern layer. The insulating pattern layer covers the plurality of sensing electrode units and has a plurality of openings that are not corresponding to plurality of sensing electrode units. The present disclosure also discloses a method for manufacturing the touch sensing device.04-25-2013
20080277259Capacitive type touch panel - A capacitive type touch panel includes: a transparent substrate; an array of first conductors formed on a surface of the transparent substrate; an array of second conductors formed on the surface of the transparent substrate; a plurality of conductive first bridging lines, each of which interconnects two adjacent ones of the first conductors; a plurality of conductive second bridging lines, each of which interconnects two adjacent ones of the second conductors and each of which intersects insulatively a respective one of the first bridging lines; and a plurality of spaced apart insulators, each of which is disposed at an intersection of a respective one of the first bridging lines and a respective one of the second bridging lines to separate the respective first and second bridging lines.11-13-2008
20080302649Structured touch switch - The present invention relates to a structured touch switch, which is of an electrostatic capacity type. The structured touch switch comprises a substrate made of a material having a non-conductive characteristic, a conductive member made of a material having a conductive characteristic and formed integrally with the substrate so that a portion of the conductive characteristic member appears at a surface of the substrate and a detection electrode positioned at a backside of the substrate and in opposed relation to the conductive member in a state where a space is defined with respect to the conductive member.12-11-2008
20100264009SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITH A CAPACITOR, AND CAPACITOR FOR A SWITCH ASSEMBLY - The invention relates to a switch assembly including a switch component, a switch housing, an electrical contact region, one or more user control elements, and a receiving region for a capacitor element. The capacitor element can be plugged by its contact elements into a receiving region of the switch housing. The invention also relates to a switch assembly with a plug-in capacitor element.10-21-2010
20090101489IN-MOULD MOLDING TOUCH MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An in-mould molding touch module includes a plastic film, a touch circuit and a molding rind. The plastic film includes an inner surface and an outer surface for handling and touching. At least one region of the inner surface and a corresponding region of the outer surface define a touch area. The touch circuit is arranged on the inner surface in the touch area. The molding rind is integrated on the inner surface by an in-mould injecting mode to contain the touch circuit for forming a one-piece body. In addition, the invention also provides a method for manufacturing an in-mould molding touch module.04-23-2009
20120193210PROJECTIVE CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSOR STRUCTURE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A projective capacitive touch sensor structure includes following elements. Two second transparent patterned electrodes are disposed on a substrate and located at two sides of a first transparent patterned electrode. A bridging wire strides over the first transparent patterned electrode and electrically bridges the second transparent patterned electrodes to form a conducting wire. A transparent dielectric pad is disposed between the bridging wire and the first transparent patterned electrode. A dielectric portion of the transparent dielectric pad located above the first transparent patterned electrode and the second transparent patterned electrodes includes an upper surface, a lower surface and an inclined side surface connecting the upper surface and the lower surface, an area of the upper surface is 70%-95% of an area of the lower surface, and an included angle between the inclined side surface and the lower surface is an acute angle.08-02-2012
20120103779CAPACITIVE TOUCH DEVICE CAPABLE OF DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN CONDUCTOR AND NONCONDUCTOR - A capacitive touch device capable of distinguishing conductor and nonconductor includes a flexible sensor layer receiving a first driving signal, an elastic insulation layer below the flexible sensor layer, and an electrically conductive layer below the elastic insulation layer and receiving a second driving signal synchronous but out of phase to the first driving signal. The flexible sensor layer generates a capacitance variation responsive to an object touching thereon, for identifying the object as a conductor or a nonconductor.05-03-2012
20120103778INPUT APPARATUS - An input apparatus including a layered body is provided. The layered body includes an electrostatic capacity type touch sensor, a character and symbol printed film, on which characters or symbols are printed, and a surface light emitting layer configured to illuminate the character and symbol printed film. The character and symbol printed film is arranged on an upper surface side of the surface light emitting layer, the touch sensor is arranged on a lower surface side of the surface light emitting layer, and an input operation surface that is positioned at an uppermost surface is flat.05-03-2012
20100163394Capacitive Touch Panel - A capacitive touch panel includes a substrate and a patterned conductive layer formed on the substrate. The patterned conductive layer includes a plurality of first electrode units, a plurality of second electrode units, a plurality of spaced apart first conductive lines, and a plurality of spaced apart second conductive lines. The first electrode units are capacitively coupled to the second electrode units so as to form a plurality of two dimensionally arranged capacitive sensing units. Each of the first electrode units includes a plurality of first electrodes. Each of the first conductive lines is connected to and extends from at least one of the first electrodes of a respective one of the first electrode units. The second conductive lines extend respectively from the second electrode units, and do not cross the first conductive lines.07-01-2010
20130213789Layout Method and Layout Structure of Touch Panel Electrode - A layout method of a touch panel electrode includes the steps of: providing a substrate; forming a first electro-conductive layer, having pattern blocks disposed adjacently to one another, on one side of the substrate, wherein the first electro-conductive layer is transparent; forming an alignment film on the one side of the substrate; forming an second electro-conductive layer, having wires to be connected to at least one of the pattern blocks, on the one side of the substrate; and forming a protection layer on the second electro-conductive layer to protect the second electro-conductive layer. The present invention can reduce the processes of manufacturing the conventional electrode, especially do not needs to form another electro-conductive layer and another protection layer on the other side of the substrate, and can effectively prevent the electrostatic charge effect and increase the capacitance and sensitivity.08-22-2013
20090314621Brick Layout and Stackup for a Touch Screen - A touch sensor panel is disclosed having an array of co-planar single-layer touch sensors fabricated on a single side of a substrate. The sense (or drive) lines can be fabricated in a single strip as columnar or zig-zag patterns in a first orientation, and the drive (or sense) lines can be fabricated as rows of polygonal (e.g. brick-shaped or pentagonal) conductive areas in a second orientation. Each sense (or drive) line in the first orientation can be coupled to a separate metal trace in the border area of the touch sensor panel, and each polygonal area in the second orientation can also be coupled to a metal trace in the border area of the touch sensor panel. The metal traces can allow both the row and column lines to be routed to the same edge of the substrate for flex circuit attachment.12-24-2009
20100175979Gateless Switch with Capacitively-Coupled Contacts - A switch includes an input contact and an output contact to a conducting channel. At least one of the input and output contacts is capacitively coupled to the conducting channel. A control contact is located outside of a region between the input and output contacts, and can be used to adjust the switch between on and off operating states. The switch can be implemented as a radio frequency switch in a circuit.07-15-2010
20100276268CAPACITIVE PROXIMITY AND/OR TOUCH SWITCH - A capacitive proximity and/or touch switch has an electrically conductive body bridging a spacing distance between an at least partially translucent, electrically insulating cover plate and a carrier plate. The electrically conductive body has a sensor surface at the end thereof facing the cover plate. The sensor surface is connected to an evaluation circuit via the electrically conductive body. A light source is associated with the sensor surface, the light of which implements an optical display in an operating region defined by the sensor surface at the front of the cover plate. The light source is disposed at an offset to the position of the operating region, and the electrically conductive body has a reflector region configured such that light emitted from the light source can be deflected in the direction of the operating region by the reflector region.11-04-2010
20100243422INFORMATION INPUT DEVICE - An information input device includes a flexible print substrate including first, second and third installation units, first and second coupling units coupling the first installation unit with the second installation unit and the second installation unit with the third installation unit respectively, so that the first, second, and third installation units are extended along a same axis, the first, the second, and the third installation units being folded to a bellows form and integrated through the first and the second coupling units, a sensor sheet, an operation plate configured to be pushably installed by means of the sensor sheet on an upper surface of the third installation unit, a push button configured to be pushably assembled through an operation hole formed in the operation plate; and a dome-shaped movable contact arranged on the second installation unit.09-30-2010
20100252408TOUCH SENSOR DEVICE AND TOUCH SENSOR PROGRAM - A touch sensor device comprises: a touch sensor 10-07-2010
20090107829CAPACITIVE TOUCH SWITCH - A capacitive touch switch for an operator control panel of an electrical domestic appliance includes a panel, a sensor area disposed in the panel, a printed circuit board disposed at a distance behind the panel, and a capacitive sensor element which is disposed between the panel and the printed circuit board, is in electrically conductive contact with the printed circuit board and is associated with the sensor area in the panel at a distance from the sensor area. The sensor area is formed by a plate of metal material, and a non-conductive insulating body is disposed between the plate and the capacitive sensor element.04-30-2009
20100294641Sanitary Fitting With an Electrical Operating Device, Which has at Least One Capacitive Sensor - The invention describes a sanitary fitting with an electrical operating device, which has at least one capacitive sensor (11-25-2010
20100300862Touch Panel - A touch sensor (touch panel) which can be formed over the same substrate as a display portion is provided. Alternatively, a touch sensor (touch panel) which does not cause degradation in the quality of an image displayed on a display portion is provided. The touch panel includes a light-emitting element and a microstructure in which a pair of electrodes facing each other is isolated with an insulating material. As the insulating material, an elastic material or a material having a hole is used so that a filler layer formed using the insulating material can be deformed when a movable portion operates. It is preferable to use a material which is softened or hardened by certain treatment (e.g., heat treatment or chemical treatment) after formation.12-02-2010
20110000776TOUCH CONTROL BUTTON APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS UTILIZING THE TOUCH CONTROL BUTTON APPARATUS - A touch control button apparatus including a touch control light emitting surface, a touch sensing conductor, a touch sensing device and a light emitting device, which is under the touch control light emitting surface and surrounded by the touch sensing conductor. The touch sensing device detects the capacitance value variation of the touch sensing conductor when the touch control light emitting surface is touched by the object, to determine how the light emitting device is lightened.01-06-2011
20110079501MOUNTING STRUCTURE, ELECTRO-OPTICAL APPARATUS, AND TOUCH PANEL - A mounting structure includes a first member that includes a first electrode, a second member that includes a second electrode facing the first electrode, and an anisotropic conductive material that includes conductive particles electrically connecting the first electrode and the second electrode by being deformed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode is positioned in a bottom portion of an opening portion of an insulating layer that is formed in the first member. At least a part of the periphery of the opening portion of the insulating layer overlaps with the second electrode in a plan view. Also, a particle diameter of the conductive particles is equal to or more than twice a depth value of the opening portion.04-07-2011
20110240455CONTROL KNOB - A control knob (10-06-2011
20110147191METHODS OF USING A CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITE MATERIAL - Composite materials having conductive properties are described for use in testing circuits and in manufacturing electrical switches. The composite materials described, when in an unstressed state, generally behave as insulators. However, when sufficient mechanical pressure is applied to portions of the composite materials, the portions to which the mechanical pressure is applied become increasingly conductive. Methods for testing a PCB using composite material switches are also disclosed. A sheet that includes a composite material may be used to test electrical functionality of various regions on a PCB by way of local pressure application. The sheet may be easily applied to and removed from the PCB. Additionally, in forming an electrical switch, a voltage applied to one or more actuating elements may be used to provide mechanical pressure to a composite material that is disposed between two conductive members. Application of a sufficient voltage allows for portions of the composite material to transition from an insulator to a conductor for providing an electrical pathway.06-23-2011
20120199464Touch Panel and Manufacturing Method Thereof - A touch panel is provided. The touch panel includes a first conductive pattern, a first insulation layer, a second conductive pattern, a first metal electrode, a second metal electrode, and a second insulation layer. The first conductive pattern is formed on a transparent substrate. The first insulation layer is formed on the first conductive pattern. The second conductive pattern is formed on the first insulation layer. The first metal electrode is connected to one end of the first conductive pattern. The second metal electrode is connected to one end of the second conductive pattern. The second insulation layer is formed on the second conductive pattern, the first metal electrode or the second metal electrode.08-09-2012
20110100793Capacitive Micro-Switch Comprising a Charge Drain Based on Oriented Nanotubes on the Bottom Electrode and Method of Fabrication - The invention relates to an electrostatic actuation micro-switch of capacitor type composed of two plates, the first of which is a flexible membrane and the second of which comprises at least one control electrode, the two plates being separated by a thickness of vacuum or gas and at least one layer of at least one electrical insulating material situated on the control electrode characterized in that it furthermore comprises a charge drain consisting of oriented conducting nanotubes on the surface of the said electrode, the said drain being overlaid with the said layer of electrical insulating material. The subject of the invention is also a method for fabricating the micro-switch according to the invention.05-05-2011
20110147192PROJECTED CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL - A projected capacitive touch panel has an upper substrate and a lower substrate. The upper substrate has multiple upper conducting layers, and each upper conducting layer has multiple upper sensor units serially connected. The upper substrate further has an insulating ink layer being non-transparent, formed on a perimeter of the bottom of the upper substrate, covering an edge of the upper sensor unit located on one end of each upper conducting layer in a direction, overlapping with the lower ports and the lower wires of the lower substrate, and having multiple reserved slots, each formed through a portion of the insulating ink layer overlapping with a corresponding upper sensor unit, and multiple conductors, each mounted in a corresponding reserved slot. The insulating ink layer masks the wires and ports on the lower and upper substrates, thereby eliminating the use of a masking cover, saving the cost and thinning the product.06-23-2011
20110079502CONTROL DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE - A control device for an electrical appliance has a control panel wherein a plurality of capacitive sensor elements for a capacitive proximity switch are arranged under the control panel and are arranged in a continuous row, in order to form an elongated slider for operation by application of a finger and drawing the finger over them. The sensor elements are all identical and have a rectangular shape, wherein they are each arranged with one of their first sides facing one another and with all of their sides parallel to one another. They are aligned in the same way with respect to the continuous row, wherein the first sides are rotated through an angle of between 46° and 75° to form the row along which the sensor elements are arranged.04-07-2011
20110048914MATRIX TOUCH PANEL - A matrix touch panel has an upper panel, a separation layer, an insulation layer and a lower panel. The lower panel has a plurality of first transparent electrodes on a bottom intersected by a plurality of second transparent electrodes on the upper panel. A plurality of wires and leading lines are formed on a border of the upper and lower panels. One terminal of each wire is connected to one end of the corresponding first or second transparent electrode, and the other terminal is connected with a corresponding leading line. One end of the first and second transparent electrode corresponding to the wires has an inner lead and an outer lead. The outer lead is electrically connected with the wires. An area defined between the inner lead and the outer lead varies to generate different impedance to balance the impedance difference among the wires with different lengths.03-03-2011
20090008234INPUT DEVICE AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING AN INPUT DEVICE - An input device including a support structure, such as a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), and a switch device, e.g. a switch dome, mounted on the support structure. The switch device may be configured to provide tactile feedback to a user upon depression of the switch device by a finger of the user. The input device also comprises a capacitive touch sensing device, e.g. a capacitive touch screen, which is positioned in relation to the switch device such that the capacitive touch sensing device is configured to sense the capacitance of the finger upon depression of the switch device by the finger. The invention also concerns an electronic device, e.g. a mobile phone, comprising one or several input devices.01-08-2009
20110209976METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING CAPACITIVE SENSING IN THE PRESENCE OF CONDUCTIVE DECORATIVE MATERIALS - A control panel is disclosed. The control panel includes an electrically conductive substrate having a front surface. A first dielectric layer is disposed on the front surface of the substrate. A first electrode layer is disposed on a front surface of the first dielectric layer, wherein the first dielectric layer electrically isolates the first electrode layer from the substrate. The first electrode layer is in electrical communication with a switch circuit adapted to detect a change in a capacitance of the first electrode layer. A substantially transparent film can be provided to cover the electrode. The front surface of the substrate is a decorative surface substantially visible through the first dielectric layer, the first electrode layer, and the film.09-01-2011
20130168220TOUCH DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A touch device is provided in the present disclosure, wherein the touch device comprises: a protection cover having a sensing area and a peripheral area surrounding the sensing area; a first mask layer disposed in the peripheral area surrounding the sensing area; a second mask layer disposed in the peripheral area surrounding the first mask layer, wherein the area of the second mask layer is bigger than that of the first mask layer; and a sensing electrode layer having a sensing portion located in the sensing area and an extension portion extending from the sensing area to the peripheral area, wherein the extension portion is disposed on the first mask layer. Moreover, a method for manufacturing the touch device described above is also provided in the present disclosure.07-04-2013
20120199462PROJECTED CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL WITH SENSITIVITY ADJUSTING STRUCTURE - A projected capacitive touch panel with sensitivity adjusting structure has an X-axis sensing layer and a Y-axis sensing layer. The X-axis sensing layer comprises multiple sensing rows and each sensing row is composed of multiple X-axis electrodes connected in series. The Y-axis sensing layer comprises multiple sensing columns, and each sensing column is composed of multiple Y-axis electrodes connected in series. The X-axis electrodes and the Y-axis electrodes are formed between each other. There is at least one hole formed on at least one X-axis electrode and at least one Y-axis electrode. The areas of the X-axis electrodes and the Y-axis electrodes decrease. Therefore, the coupling capacitance between two adjacent electrodes decreases.08-09-2012
20110162950Chalcogenide Nanoionic-Based Radio Frequency Switch - A nonvolatile nanoionic switch is disclosed. A thin layer of chalcogenide glass engages a substrate and a metal selected from the group of silver and copper photo-dissolved in the chalcogenide glass. A first oxidizable electrode and a second inert electrode engage the chalcogenide glass and are spaced apart from each other forming a gap therebetween. A direct current voltage source is applied with positive polarity applied to the oxidizable electrode and negative polarity applied to the inert electrode which electrodeposits silver or copper across the gap closing the switch. Reversing the polarity of the switch dissolves the electrodeposited metal and returns it to the oxidizable electrode. A capacitor arrangement may be formed with the same structure and process.07-07-2011
20100320069KEY-PRESS STRUCTURE AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A key-press structure comprises a transparent substrate, a plurality of characters formed inside the transparent substrate thereby forming a plurality of keys, and a touch control member disposed on the surface of the transparent substrate such that each of the keys is operable to sense a touch event.12-23-2010
20110094870OPERATOR CONTROL APPARATUS OF AN ELECTRONIC DOMESTIC APPLIANCE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE OPERATOR CONTROL APPARATUS - An operator control apparatus of an electronic domestic appliance contains an operator control panel on that side of the operator control apparatus which faces a user, at least one electrically conductive sensor element on that side of the operator control panel which is averted from the user, and a printed circuit board with at least one electrically conductive contact area which is arranged on that side of the printed circuit board which faces the operator control panel so as to be associated with the at least one sensor element. In this case, the at least one sensor element and the at least one contact area of the printed circuit board are connected to one another by an adhesive which is electrically conductive at least in the connection direction.04-28-2011
20120199463FURNITURE ELEMENT WITH OPERATING ARRANGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE - In a furniture element including an operating arrangement for an electrical device comprising a capacitive sensor, the furniture element is provided with a blind channel extending from one end through the furniture element into close proximity to the other end and a rod-like sensor is disposed in the blind channel for sensing movements outside the furniture piece for actuating the electrical device, the sensor being in communication with the operating arrangement for operating the electrical device depending on the movement sensed by the sensor.08-09-2012
20100181181OPERATING DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE - An operating device for an electrical appliance comprises a control panel and an operating element arranged in the control panel for operation by rotary actuation. The operating element is mounted in a cup-like receptacle, at least one additional touch-sensitive switch being arranged in a region of the control panel adjacent to or around the operating element. Advantageously, this is a capacitive touch-sensitive switch with a capacitive sensor element.07-22-2010
20130008769Reduced stiffness micro-mechanical structure - Apparatuses and method are described to create a reduced stiffness microstructure (RSM). A RSM is made by forming a first buckled membrane along a first buckling direction and forming a second buckled membrane along a second buckling direction. The second buckling direction is opposite to the first buckling direction and the first buckled membrane is in contact with the second buckled membrane over a contact area. Within an operating zone, a stiffness of the reduced stiffness microstructure spring is less than an absolute value of a stiffness of either the first buckled membrane or the second buckled membrane when the contact area translates along either one of the buckling directions. In the operating zone the stiffness can approach or equal zero.01-10-2013
20090159417Capacitive overcoat structure of touch panel and touch panel having the same - An organic/inorganic composite structure is provided for serving as an overcoat of a capacitive touch panel. Such structure provides the overcoat with a capacitive property and refraction so that the sensitivity and the transparency of the touch panel are improved. Moreover, the entire thickness of the touch panel is also reduced in accordance with the present invention.06-25-2009
20080314725Uniform threshold for capacitive sensing - The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for providing and using a uniform threshold for capacitive touch sensing in a user interface having a non-flat touch surface. The capacitive touch sensor can to provide a sensor signal using the uniform capacitance threshold level as a function of a location of an object (e.g., finger, stylus, etc.) on or near the non-flat touch surface of a user interface module using a substantially uniform distance between the non-flat touch surface and a capacitive touch sensor layer, and/or using a gradient of a dielectric constant of materials between the non-flat touch surface and the capacitive touch sensor layer according to a predetermined criterion.12-25-2008
20120037485CAPACITIVE SWITCH REFERENCE METHOD - An example capacitive switch apparatus comprises a capacitive switch sensor providing a capacitive switch signal, a capacitive reference sensor providing a capacitive reference signal, and an electronic circuit, receiving the switch and reference signals and detecting switch activation by comparing the switch signal level with a threshold level. The threshold level is adjusted as a function of the reference signal level. The reference signal is obtained, for example during periods of operator proximity to the reference sensor. For a finger-operated switch, the reference signal is obtained when a finger is proximate the reference sensor.02-16-2012
20110315535Capacitive switch - In a capacitive switch (12-29-2011
20120312677CONDUCTIVE SHEET, METHOD FOR USING CONDUCTIVE SHEET, AND TOUCH PANEL - A conductive sheet, method for using conductive sheet and touch panel, having a base substance and conductive parts formed on one of the principal surfaces of the base substance. The conductive parts respectively extend in primary directions, and have two or more conductive patterns made from metal wires arranged in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction. The conductive pattern is constituted by serially connecting two or more large gratings in the first direction, and each of the large gratings is constituted by combining two or more small gratings. Around the edges of the large grating, non-connective patterns are formed from metal wires which are not connected with the large gratings.12-13-2012
20110315536TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel including a substrate, a first patterned conductive layer, a second patterned conductive layer and a circuit board is provided. The substrate has a first surface, a second surface, a first bonding area and a second bonding area. The first patterned conductive layer disposed on the first surface includes first sensing series electrically insulated from each other. The second patterned conductive layer disposed on the second surface includes second sensing series electrically insulated from each other. The circuit board includes a rigid portion, a first flexible bonding portion and a second flexible bonding portion. The first flexible bonding portion and the second flexible bonding portion are electrically connected to the rigid portion. The first flexible bonding portion is electrically connected to the first sensing series in the first bonding area. The second flexible bonding portion is electrically connected to the second sensing series in the second bonding area.12-29-2011
20100096248TOUCH SWITCH STRUCTURE - A touch switch structure is provided that can be preferably used for an automotive instrument panel and can securely prevent misjudgments and incorrect detections with respect to operations on the switch. For that purpose, the touch switch structure comprises a base material 04-22-2010
20120132511ELECTROSTATIC CAPACITANCE TYPE INPUT DEVICE - An electrostatic capacitance type input device is provided which has a structure in which translucent electrodes are aligned on the same layer in two axial directions, and has features that jumpers for connecting among the translucent electrodes in one of the two axial directions can be prevented from becoming conspicuous, and disconnection is less likely to occur. Jumpers 05-31-2012
20120312676PROXIMITY SWITCH HAVING LEARNED SENSITIVITY AND METHOD THEREFOR - A vehicle proximity switch and method are provided having learned sensitivity control. The switch includes a proximity sensor, such as a capacitive sensor, installed in a vehicle and providing a sense activation field. Also included is sense control circuitry processing the activation field to sense user activation of the switch by comparing the activation field to a threshold. The switch further includes sensitivity control circuitry learning a user sensitivity based on user activation of a sensor and controlling the sensitivity of one or more proximity switches.12-13-2012
20120255850TOUCH PANEL AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE TOUCH PANEL - The invention provides a touch panel including a first face, a second face that is opposite the first face, a first region forming a part of the transparent substrate and defining an area of each of the first and second faces; and a second region forming a part of the transparent substrate that is aligned with the first region along a first direction. The second region defines another area of each of the first and second faces and is provided with an accommodating hole or notch to accommodate at least a portion of an electronic component. The accommodating hole or notch open into at least one of the first and second faces. A plurality of first transparent electrodes are arranged on the first region of the transparent substrate. A plurality of second transparent electrodes are arranged so as to cross the first transparent electrodes in plan position.10-11-2012
20120217147PHYSICAL FORCE CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSORS HAVING CONDUCTIVE PLANE AND BACKLIGHTING - A physical force capacitive touch sensor comprises a capacitive sensor element on a substrate, a physically deformable electrically insulating spacer over the capacitive sensor element and a conductive plane over the physically deformable electrically insulating spacer. A protective fascia may be placed over the conductive plane provides an environmental seal for physical and weather protection, but is not essential to operation of the capacitive touch sensor. Back lighting is accomplished with a light transmissive layer having a suspended metal target proximate to the capacitive touch sensor plate. When the light transmissive layer and metal target are displaced toward the capacitive touch sensor plate the capacitance value of the capacitive touch sensor plate changes and that change is detected.08-30-2012
20120073947NARROW FRAME TOUCH INPUT SHEET, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SAME, AND CONDUCTIVE SHEET USED IN NARROW FRAME TOUCH INPUT SHEET - A narrow frame touch input sheet, and a conductive sheet used in the narrow frame touch input sheet, are suitable for a capacitive touch sensor having a narrow frame and two layers of transparent conductive film patterns. The conductive sheet includes one or more transparent base sheets stacked into a layer, transparent conductive films, light-excluding conductive electrode films, and first resist layers, which are layered sequentially on the uppermost and lowermost surfaces thereof. The first resist layers are exposed simultaneously on both surfaces, and after development, the transparent and light-excluding conductive electrode films are simultaneously etched, the first resist layers are stripped away, then second resist layers are formed as coating on the both surfaces in an outer edge portion, so that the light-excluding conductive electrode films are etched only in the central window portions. Thus, circuit patterns of the transparent conductive films are exposed.03-29-2012
20120186966TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel includes a substrate, plural first bridges, an insulating layer, plural conductive columns, plural second bridges, plural first sensing pads, plural second sensing pads, a reticulated electrode, and plural discharge electrodes. The insulating layer disposed on the substrate covers the first bridges and the substrate. The conductive columns are connected between the first sensing pads and the first bridges. The second bridges, the first sensing pads, the second sensing pads, the reticulated electrode, and the discharge electrodes are disposed on the insulating layer. Each of the second bridges is connected between two adjacent second sensing pads. The first sensing pads and the second sensing pads are located in openings of the reticulated electrode respectively and electrically insulated from the reticulated electrode. Each of the discharge electrodes connected to the reticulated electrode is located between two adjacent first sensing pads and between two adjacent second sensing pads.07-26-2012
20120228111CAPACITIVE KEYSWITCH TECHNOLOGIES - Described herein are techniques related to capacitance-based keyswitch technologies. According to one implementation, an apparatus includes a key with a floating electrode. The floating electrode pairs with a fixed electrode and a capacitance may be generated between them. The apparatus has a controller configured to measure the capacitance as the electrodes move relative to each other as the key is depressed and released. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.09-13-2012
20120228110TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE ELEMENT, INFORMATION INPUT DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A transparent electrode element includes: a base substrate; a transparent conductive film which is formed on the base substrate; an electrode region which is formed using the transparent conductive film; and an insulation region which is a region adjacent to the electrode region and in which the transparent conductive film is separated in independent island shapes by groove patterns extending in random directions.09-13-2012
20120228109SENSOR, KEYBOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SENSOR - A sensor includes a first printed wiring board having a first electrode made of a metal film, a second printed wiring board facing the first printed wiring board and having a second electrode made of a metal film, the second electrode being positioned on the second printed wiring board such that the second electrode faces the first electrode of the first printed wiring board, and a dielectric body spacing the first electrode and the second electrode apart such that the first electrode, the second electrode and the dielectric body form a capacitor.09-13-2012
20120261243INPUT DEVICE - An input device includes: a base member including a hollow support body; and an operation body supported so as to at least freely rotate relative to the hollow support body. The operation body includes an operation knob formed in a cylindrical shape with a bottom and having a top surface portion and a plate-shaped capacitance type touch pad provided on a back side of the top surface portion for detecting approach or contact of a finger with respect to the top surface portion. A support body supporting the capacitance type touch pad is mounted on the base member and supports the capacitance type touch pad through an elastic body which elastically urges the capacitance type touch pad against the top surface portion of the operation knob.10-18-2012
20120261242Two-Layer Sensor Stack - In one embodiment, an method apparatus includes an optically clear adhesive (OCA) layer between a cover sheet and a substrate. The substrate has drive or sense electrodes of a touch sensor disposed on a first surface and a second surface of the substrate. The first surface is opposite the second surface and the drive or sense electrodes are made of a conductive mesh of conductive material including metal.10-18-2012
20120318657SWITCH - A switch according to various embodiments of the disclosure comprises a mechanical actuator configured to control a function associated with the switch and a face coupled to the actuator. The face is configured to depress in response to a force applied to at least a portion of the face, whereby depression of the face engages the actuator to control the function associated with the switch. The face includes a plurality of segments, each segment for controlling a respective additional function associated with the switch. A respective capacitive touch sensor is coupled to each respective segment of the plurality of segments, wherein each capacitive touch sensor is configured to control the function associated with its respective segment in response to detecting human skin in contact with the segment.12-20-2012
20120267228TOUCH PANEL - Disclosed herein is a capacitive type touch panel, including: a transparent substrate; and a transparent electrode formed on the transparent substrate, wherein the transparent electrode has first, second, and third patterns sequentially formed in either a short direction or a long direction of the transparent substrate. According to the present invention, the one-layer capacitive type touch panel according to the present invention can easily recognize the coordinates of touched points by the touch and accurately recognize the coordinates. Furthermore, the transparent electrode patterns according to the present invention allow realization of multi-touch and improvement in driving reliability.10-25-2012
20120267229TOUCH PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A method of manufacturing a touch panel includes two steps wherein, in a first step a transparent conductive film having a front side formed with a conductive electrode pattern is prepared, and in a second step in-mold decorating (ID) techniques are applied to form a cover lens on the front side of the transparent conductive film such that the conductive electrode pattern is bonded to the cover lens when the cover lens is formed.10-25-2012
20120325640CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL - A transparent capacitive touch panel comprising a transparent substrate, a transparent cover lens and a transparent adhesive layer is provided, wherein a first transparent electrode layer and a second transparent electrode layer are disposed on the transparent cover lens and the transparent substrate respectively. The transparent adhesive layer is used to bind the first transparent electrode layer and second transparent electrode layer in order to combine the transparent cover lens and the transparent substrate disposed in parallel. Thereby, the manufacturing process of the transparent capacitive touch panel is simplified, and the manufacturing cost of the same is lowered.12-27-2012
20120298497CONDUCTIVE LAMINATE AND TOUCH PANEL USING SAME - The present invention provides a touch panel that not only demonstrates little deterioration of performance even in harsh environments at high temperature and high humidity, but is also free of the occurrence of a whitening phenomenon occurring during sudden changes in temperature and humidity, while also having superior shock resistance. Provided are a conductive laminate in which a uniform or arbitrarily patterned conductive layer containing a polythiophene-based conductive agent and an adhesive layer containing an acidic component are in direct contact over the entire surface or a portion thereof, and a touch panel in which it is used.11-29-2012
20120080302TOUCH SCREEN PANEL - A touch screen panel according to an embodiment includes a substrate; an electrode forming part formed on the substrate, the electrode forming part including a plurality of first electrode serials arranged in parallel in a first direction and a plurality of second electrode serials arranged in parallel in a second direction to cross over the plurality of first electrode serials; a routing wire forming part formed on the substrate outside the electrode forming part, the routing wire forming part including a plurality of first routing wires respectively connected to the plurality of first electrode serials and a plurality of second routing wires respectively connected to the plurality of second electrode serials; and an insulation layer configured to insulate the first electrode serial from the second electrode serial at each of intersections of the first electrode serials and the second electrode serials.04-05-2012
20120325639TOUCH SENSOR AND METHOD OF FORMING A TOUCH SENSOR - A touch sensor includes a substrate having a substrate surface and first electrode sets. Each first electrode set has a plurality of electrodes formed over the substrate surface and arranged in a row along a first direction, the electrodes being transparent and formed of a first material, the first material being electrically conductive and light transmissive. Each first electrode set also has connection elements. Each connection element provides an electrical connection between a pair of adjacent ones of the plurality of electrodes. The connection elements are formed of a second material having a smaller specific electric resistance than the first material. Each of the connection elements comprises a first portion, a second portion and a third portion. The third portion provides an electrical connection between the first portion and the second portion.12-27-2012
20120279843ILLUMINATED CAPACITIVE SWITCH BUTTON - The present invention provides for an illuminated capacitive switch button assembly for use in an automotive vehicle dashboard assembly. The assembly further comprising a substrate, a printed circuit board (PCB) having at least one capacitive switch mounted to the printed circuit board, a light guide having at least one reflector disposed between the substrate and the printed circuit board, the printed circuit board and the substrate disposed at a predetermined distance from one another and a light source disposed on the edge of the light guide.11-08-2012
20120279844Multifunctional Touch Switch Apparatus for Bathroom - A multifunctional touch switch apparatus for bathroom, comprising of: mutually fitted upper and lower shells, on the upper shell is a protruding button area with several touch switches and a display screen, the protruding button area locked with the a concave space in the lower shell; a panel closely attached to the upper shell and fastened; a transparent light guide plate closely attached to the panel surface and fastened; a rectangular hollow framework embedded in the center of transparent light guide plate and panel, for fastening the light guide plate; a circuit embedded in the space between upper shell and lower shell, composed of touch-control switch circuit and colorful LED backlight lamp for touch control and colorful backlight changes. Therefore, an innovative multifunctional touch switch apparatus for bathroom is designed for controlling on/off of functions in the bathroom, with LED indicator and colorful backlight color control.11-08-2012
20120279845Use of Micro-Structured Plate for Controlling Capacitance of Mechanical Capacitor Switches - Micro capacitive switches and methods of manufacturing micro capacitive switches at variable nominal capacitance value using micro-structures on the contact plates of the same dimension. In a preferred embodiment, a separately manufactured contact plate can be mounted to a movable magnet in order to be actuated to “on” and “off” state of the capacitive switch. Depending on the contact plate's surface condition, variable contact capacitance at “on” state can be precisely specified by geometrical properties of the micro-structures on the surface, such as the density, size and depth.11-08-2012
20120279846CAPACITIVE MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SWITCHES WITH DYNAMIC SOFT-LANDING - A microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based electrical switch. The electrical switch includes a moveable electrode, a dielectric layer positioned adjacent the moveable electrode on a first side of the dielectric layer and spaced apart from the moveable electrode when the moveable electrode is in an inactivated position and in contact with the moveable electrode when the moveable electrode is in an activated position, and a substrate attached to the dielectric layer on a second side opposite to the first side, the moveable electrode is configured to brake prior to coming in contact with the dielectric layer when the moveable electrode is switched between the inactivated state and the activated state.11-08-2012
20120090976MANUFACTURING METHOD OF TOUCH PANEL AND TOUCH PANEL - Disclosed is a manufacturing method of a touch panel, comprising the steps of: preparing a solution containing a silane coupling agent; applying the solution to a surface of a first substrate having a hydroxy group on the surface thereof: chemically bonding the silane coupling agent to the surface of the first substrate to form convex portions each having a silicon oxide backbone and an organic functional group in the structure thereof; and disposing a second substrate spaced apart from the first substrate to face the surface having the convex portions formed thereon of the first substrate.04-19-2012
20130008770Single Side Touch Panel Structure and Manufacturing Method Thereof - A single side touch panel structure is provided, which includes a substrate, and a mask layer, a first transparent conducting layer, an insulating layer, and a second transparent conducting layer, wherein the mask layer, the first transparent conducting layer, the insulating layer, and the second transparent conducting layer are from bottom to top sequentially formed on the substrate. The first transparent conducting layer has a plurality of the first patterns, and the second transparent conducting layer has a plurality of the second patterns. The first patterns are arranged in series along a first direction. The second patterns are arranged in series along a second direction that intersects the first direction at an angle. The first and second patterns cross each other, and are separated from each other by the insulating layer. Therefore, a plurality of capacitors are formed at the intersections between the first and second patterns.01-10-2013
20120241304SLIDER AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS CONTAINING THE SLIDER - A slider and an electronic apparatus containing the slider, the slider including upper and lower board bodies, a first metal part positioned on the upper board body and connected to a capacitive touch sensor, the capacitive touch sensor being arranged on the circuit board of an electronic apparatus containing the slider; and a second metal part positioned on the lower board body and connected to a ground end (terminal), the ground end being arranged on the circuit board of the electronic apparatus containing the slider; the first and second metal parts are respectively positioned at the same end of the upper board body and the lower board body, and the first and second metal parts constitute a capacitor, the capacitance of which provides for detecting the open mode and closed mode of the slider.09-27-2012
20130168221TOUCH PANEL AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to a touch technology, and more particularly, to a touch panel and a manufacturing method thereof. The present invention discloses a touch panel comprising a touch region, a first peripheral region at the first side of said touch region, a second peripheral region at the second side opposite to said first side, a plurality of first axial electrodes and second axial electrodes that intersect with each other diagonally to limit peripheral routing in the two peripheral regions, a plurality of peripheral first lead-wires disposed at the first peripheral region, and a plurality of second lead wares disposed at the second peripheral region. A manufacturing method of a touch panel is also provided.07-04-2013
20080223708COVER FOR A MOBILE DEVICE AND MOBILE DEVICE HAVING SAME - A cover for a mobile device is provided. The cover includes a support member having an upper surface, and a touch sensitive portion located on the upper surface of the support member, the touch sensitive portion being configured to generate a signal when touched to control the mobile device. A mobile device is also provided. The mobile device has a cover including a support member having an upper surface, and a touch sensitive portion located on the upper surface of the support member, the touch sensitive portion being configured to generate a signal when touched to control the mobile device. The mobile device also includes a display unit located in the mobile device.09-18-2008
20130175153THIN CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL - The present invention proposes a thin capacitive touch panel that includes a plurality of conductive strips, a surface glass and a hydrophobic material. The conductive strips include a grid consisting of a plurality of crisscrossed first conductive strips arranged in parallel and second conductive strips arranged in parallel. The surface glass is overlaid on the conductive strips with a thickness of less than 0.7 mm. In addition, the hydrophobic material is coated on a surface of the surface glass, forming a hydrophobic surface. When moisture is left on the hydrophobic surface after a finger sweep, the moisture is divided into a plurality of water particles by the hydrophobic surface.07-11-2013
20130175154TOUCHSCREEN PANEL SENSOR FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a touchscreen panel sensor film with alignment marks or product information assigned thereto, this sensor film being formed so as to improve in post-processing accuracy. The touchscreen panel sensor film 07-11-2013
20130168222Conductive Composites - The invention features a conducting system which when attached to an object, the system converts the object into input device used to input functions on a touch screen device. The system features a material having an active capacitive layer with an antenna design which stores an electrical charge that is substantially similar to a human's body capacitance. Additional layers may be provided for attaching the material and protecting the material.07-04-2013
20120247938INPUT DEVICE - An input device includes a first transparent substrate, a first transparent electrode layer for detecting change of a capacitance value, and a first drawn wiring layer electrically connected to an end of the first transparent electrode layer. The first transparent electrode layer is formed on an input region of the first transparent substrate, and the first drawn wiring layer is formed on a non-input region surrounding the input region. The first transparent electrode layer and the first drawn wiring layer are connected to each other through a first pad portion for connection, and a second pad portion for electrical property inspection is electrically connected to the other end of the first transparent electrode layer.10-04-2012
20130092521ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH LAMINATED STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to an electronic device, and more particularly, to an electronic device with laminated structure and a manufacturing method thereof. The electronic device comprises: a first substrate; a second substrate; and a solid-state adhesive layer, wherein the adhesive layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The solid-state adhesive layer reacts with the first substrate and the second substrate to form a chemically linked chain for bonding the first substrate and the second substrate. The present disclosure further selects a solid-state adhesive with both physical and chemical cohesiveness to laminate the two substrates: thereby making an electronic device more firm with higher shock resistance.04-18-2013
20130092520TOUCH DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to a touch technology, and more particularly to a touch device and a fabrication method thereof. The touch device comprises a sensing area and a peripheral area. The touch device further comprises a sensing electrode layer, a shading layer, a signal transmission line layer, and a conductive layer. The sensing electrode layer extends from the sensing area to the peripheral area. The shading layer is disposed on the peripheral area to overlay the sensing electrode layer and has a through hole to expose a portion of the sensing electrode layer. The signal transmission line layer is disposed on the shading layer and does not cover the through hole. The conductive layer fills the through hole and electrically connects the sensing electrode layer. In addition, a fabrication method of a touch device is also provided.04-18-2013
20130112542COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE AND CAPACITIVE TOUCH SCREEN - The present disclosure relates to a color filter and a capacitive touch screen. Said color filter comprises a substrate; a color filter film formed on the substrate and comprising a plurality of sub-pixel regions; and a sensing layer formed on the substrate and comprising a first metal layer, a second metal layer and an insulting layer located between the first metal layer and the second metal layer. At least one of the first metal layer, the second metal layer and the insulating layer is made of a light shielding material, the light shielding material is projected on the color filter film as a grid and shields the boundaries between respective sub-pixel regions. According to the present disclosure, the number of layers produced is reduced, production process is optimized, and the cost is reduced and the color filter substrate is thinner and lighter compared with the conventional color filter substrate.05-09-2013
20130126327TOUCH PANEL STRUCTURE - A touch panel structure is provided. The touch panel structure includes a sapphire substrate having a crystal axis, a crystal structure and a transmittance, wherein the crystal axis includes one selected from a group consisting of c-axis (0001), a-axis (1 05-23-2013
20080202912PROXIMITY SENSOR FOR A VEHICLE - A proximity sensor for controlling a component that may be installed on a window, on an interior or exterior pillar of a vehicle, on a control panel or any suitable location on a vehicle or any other structure. The sensor includes a substrate and a conductive layer disposed on the substrate. The conductive layer is formed from a conductive ink composition with the conductive layer defining at least one circuit for controlling the component when a user is in proximity to the conductive layer. A protective layer is disposed over the conductive layer. At least one of the conductive layer and the protective layer defines a graphic formed through the layer for visual identification to the user.08-28-2008
20120273336CONDUCTIVE SHEET, USAGE METHOD OF CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND CAPACITIVE TYPE TOUCH PANEL - Disclosed are a conductive sheet, a usage method of the conductive sheet and a capacitive type touch panel. For a first conductive sheet (11-01-2012
20130153390TOUCH SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a touch sensor and a method for manufacturing the same. The touch sensor includes a window substrate, an electrode unit integrally formed on one side surface of the window substrate, an inorganic insulating layer coating the electrode unit, and a chemically strengthened layer formed on the other side surfaces of the window substrate except for the one side surface of the window substrate.06-20-2013
20130153391CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL - A capacitive touch panel includes a substrate, a plurality of first axis electrodes and a plurality of second axis electrodes disposed on the substrate. Each of the first axis electrodes includes a plurality of first sensing electrodes disposed along a first direction and a plurality of first connecting electrodes respectively disposed between two adjacent first sensing electrodes. Each of the second axis electrodes includes a plurality of second sensing electrodes disposed along a second direction and a plurality of second connecting electrodes respectively disposed between two adjacent second sensing electrodes. Each of the first sensing electrodes partially overlaps the second sensing electrodes along a third direction perpendicular to the substrate.06-20-2013
20130153392MEMBER FOR ELECTROSTATIC CAPACITANCE-TYPE SENSOR AND ELECTROSTATIC CAPACITANCE-TYPE SENSOR USING THE SAME - A member for an electrostatic capacitance-type sensor which suppresses a decrease in the variation amount of the electrostatic capacitance caused between an input body and the electrode through a proximate operation or a touch operation by the input body and has a metallic luster appearance which does not degrade with time, and is economical, and an electrostatic capacitance-type sensor using the same. The disclosed member includes a sheet member having an operation surface S on which a proximate operation or a touch operation by an input body is carried out and an electrode which is disposed on the opposite side of the operation surface of the sheet member, in which the sheet member includes a decorative layer having a metallic luster, and the decorative layer is a continuous film made of silicon or an alloy of silicon and a metal.06-20-2013
20130153393COVER GLASS INTEGRATED SENSOR - A cover glass integrated sensor has an excellent visibility of sharp outlines of the display screen as seen through the cover glass and has a sense of unity in appearance in portions surrounding the display screen. The cover glass integrated sensor includes a cover glass and a capacitance type film sensor. The cover glass includes a glass substrate and a first frame-like light-blocking layer made of a screen printing film formed on peripheral portion on the rear surface of the glass substrate. The capacitance type film sensor has a second frame-like light-blocking layer made of an exposure/development product of color resist material formed on a periphery of the front surface. The capacitance type film sensor is attached to a rear surface of the cover glass. An inner edge of the second frame-like light-blocking layer is closer to the center than an inner edge of the first frame-like light-blocking layer.06-20-2013
20100314233HIGH-FREQUENCY SWITCH IN MULTI-LAYER SUBSTRATE - A switch module consists of a build-up multi-layer structure and some passive devices. The build-up multi-layer structure has multitudes of conductive layers and dielectric layers laminated upon each another. At least one dielectric layer is interfered between any two conductive layers. Any one passive device is a portion of at least one conductive layer and electrically connects multitudes of conductive pads on the surface of the build-up multi-layer structure.12-16-2010
20110272266MEMS SWITCH - A MEMS switch comprises a substrate, first and second signal lines over the substrate, which each terminate at a connection region, a lower actuation electrode over the substrate and movable contact electrode suspended over the connection regions of the first and second signal lines. An upper actuation electrode is provided over the lower actuation electrode. The connection regions of the first and second signal lines are at a first height from the substrate, wherein signal line portions extending from the connection regions are at a lower height from the substrate, and the lower actuation electrode is provided over the lower height signal line portions, so that the lower height signal line portions are buried. The area available for the actuation electrodes becomes larger and undesired forces and interference are reduced.11-10-2011
20130180841Sensor Stack with Opposing Electrodes - In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first substrate and a second substrate, each with drive or sense electrodes of a touch sensor disposed on it. The drive or sense electrodes are made of a conductive mesh of conductive material. The apparatus also includes a first adhesive layer between the drive or sense electrodes of the first substrate and the drive or sense electrodes of the second substrate.07-18-2013
20110290631CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL - First conductive patterns, which each contain two or more first large lattices electrically connected by a first connection in series in a first direction, are formed on a first transparent substrate, and second conductive patterns, which each contain two or more second large lattices electrically connected by a second connection in series in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, are formed on a second transparent substrate. As viewed from above, the first conductive patterns and the second conductive patterns are arranged adjacent to each other, and the first connection and the second connection are arranged facing each other. The first large lattices are electrically connected via three or more connection paths in the first connection, and the second large lattices are electrically connected via three or more connection paths in the second connection.12-01-2011
20130199916ELONGATIONAL STRUCTURES - The present disclosure generally relates to expandable electrodes and/or components that are expandable and/or flexible during, prior to, and/or after the manufacture of the electrodes.08-08-2013
20130199915Connecting Conductive Layers Using In-Mould Lamination And Decoration - In one embodiment, a method for forming a touch sensor is provided. The method includes forming a plurality of electrodes on a first substrate. The plurality of electrodes are configured to form a plurality of capacitive nodes. Each capacitive node is configured to sense touch of an object proximate a touch sensing area of the substrate. The method further includes compressing together a plurality of conductive pads at least in part by applying a resin in liquid form to a first substrate, the resin being applied under pressure. A first one of the plurality of conductive pads had been formed on the first substrate. A second one of the plurality of conductive pads had been formed on a second substrate.08-08-2013
20130206566CAPACITIVE TOUCH DEVICE - A capacitive touch device includes a first transparent substrate, a second transparent substrate and an adhesive layer connecting the first and second transparent substrates with each other. The first transparent substrate has a first side and a second side. A first conductive layer is disposed on the second side. The second transparent substrate has a third side and a fourth side. A second conductive layer is selectively disposed on the third side or the fourth side. The adhesive layer is disposed between the first transparent substrate and the second transparent substrate. By means of the design of the capacitive touch device, the thickness of the touch device is greatly reduced and the manufacturing cost is lowered.08-15-2013
20130206569CAPACITIVE SWITCHES - A capacitive switch is comprises a sensor area and with a reference surface in which the sensor surface and the reference surface are configured to produce an electric field (E) between them. The sensor surface and the reference surface are arranged substantially in a common plane such that an electrical field (E) is formed between them with an arched line of force. A coupling surface is configured to move in a plurality of directions in space with respect to the sensor surface and reference surface. A lighting element is configured to illuminate the capacitive switch when activated. A tactile feedback device provides feedback as the capacitive switch is being actuated.08-15-2013
20130206567TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel is provided that includes: a substrate; a plurality of X-axis lines disposed on the substrate; a plurality of Y-axis lines crossing the plurality of X-axis lines; and an insulating layer interposed between the X-axis lines and the Y-axis lines, in which at least one first X-axis line and at least one second X-axis line selected from among the plurality of X-axis lines are connected by a first connection portion, and among the plurality of Y-axis lines, a Y-axis line crossing the first X-axis line and the second X-axis line has a first area in a region where the Y-axis line overlaps the first X-axis line and a second area in a region where the Y-axis line overlaps the second X-axis line, and the first area and the second area are different from each other.08-15-2013
20130206568TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, a first sensing layer, a second sensing layer, and a plurality of spacers is provided. The second substrate is parallel to and opposite to the first substrate in a top-bottom manner. The first sensing layer is disposed on the first substrate and located between the first substrate and the second substrate. The second sensing layer is disposed on the second substrate. The spacers are located between the first sensing layer and the second sensing layer, and the spacers includes a plurality of movable first spacers and a plurality of second spacers fixed on the second substrate, wherein each of the first spacers is surrounded by a portion of the second spacers.08-15-2013
20130206570THERMOFORMABLE POLYMER THICK FILM SILVER CONDUCTOR AND ITS USE IN CAPACITIVE SWITCH CIRCUITS - This invention is directed to a polymer thick film conductive composition that may be used in applications where thermoforming of the base substrate occurs, e.g., as in capacitive switches. Polycarbonate substrates are often used as the substrate and the polymer thick film conductive composition may be used without any barrier layer. Thermoformable electric circuits benefit from the presence of an encapsulant layer over the dried polymer thick film conductive composition.08-15-2013

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