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Touch panel

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345 - Computer graphics processing and selective visual display systems

345156000 - DISPLAY PERIPHERAL INTERFACE INPUT DEVICE

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
345174000 Including impedance detection 1875
345175000 Including optical detection 938
345177000 Including surface acoustic detection 87
345178000 With alignment or calibration capability (i.e., parallax problem) 59
345176000 Transparent substrate having light entrapment capability (i.e., waveguides) 51
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20100156826TOUCH PANEL - In a touch panel, a rectangular resistive film is formed on a substrate and electrodes are provided along the four sides of the resistive film. Each electrode includes a plurality of gaps and a plurality of divided electrodes. The divided electrodes are linearly arranged along the corresponding side of the resistive film, and the electrode, in which the divided electrodes at both ends are connected to terminals, respectively, is formed by arranging the divided electrodes of the same shape and repeating this same shape.06-24-2010
20100156830INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus is provided which include a display control unit that causes a touch panel to display a slider to specify one of specifiable values by an operating body as a specified value and a start edge value and an end edge value stored in a storage unit and if the touch panel acquires position information indicating position on the slider, decides a value corresponding to the position information as the specified value and also decides an interval to decide a new specifiable range in accordance with a contact state quantity acquired by the contact state quantity acquisition unit, specifies the new specifiable range based on the interval using the specified value as a reference.06-24-2010
20100156833ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR CHANGING DATA DISPLAYED ON THE TOUCH SCREEN - In a time data display mode, a time data is displayed in at least one display block partially assigned to a touch screen of an electronic device. After the touch gesture or the drag gesture is detected in one of the display block, the current time data in the display block can be replaced with a new time data according to the touch gesture or the drag gesture. The new time data may be a following time data or a previous time data which can be determined according to a location of the touch gesture, or a direction and a distance of the drag gesture. In addition, the extent of a change in the time data may be determined according to duration of the touch gesture or a speed of the drag gesture.06-24-2010
20090322696METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A DIGITIZER SENSOR - A digitizer assembly includes a transparent sensor patterned with conductive elements within at least one layer, a PCB or the like patterned with conductive elements positioned along at least one edge of the transparent sensor, wherein the conductive elements at least partially match the conductive elements on the transparent sensor, and a double sided adhesive positioned between the transparent sensor and the PCB operative to mount the PCB on to the transparent sensor.12-31-2009
20110175830Display control apparatus, display control method and display control program - A display control apparatus may include a proximity detector to detect proximity of an indicator to a display surface, and a touch detector to detect touch of the indicator against the display surface. A control unit may control display of an indicant on the display surface when the proximity detector detects that the indicator is in proximity to the display surface, and may determine whether the indicant is selected based on detection of the touch of the indicator against the display surface by the touch detector.07-21-2011
20110175824CONTROL APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING PANEL MODULE INCLUDING TOUCH PANEL AND DISPLAY PANEL - A control apparatus for controlling a panel module including a touch panel and a display panel is provided. The control apparatus includes: a display driver, coupled to the display panel, for controlling display operations of the display panel according to a plurality of driving signals; and a touch controller, coupled to the touch panel and the display driver, for referring to a level transition of at least one driving signal of the driving signals to generate a touch control signal corresponding to a touch sensing output generated by the touch panel.07-21-2011
20100156807ZOOMING KEYBOARD/KEYPAD - A device detects an input object that is one of in contact with or adjacent to a touch screen of the computing device, calculates a location on the touch screen that is associated with the detected input object, and enlarges a display element, associated with the location, to a first size larger than sizes associated with one or more other display elements displayed on the touch screen. The device also enlarges one or more other display elements, provided adjacent to the display element, to a second size smaller than the first size, and displays, on the touch screen, the display element enlarged to the first size and the one or more other display elements, provided adjacent to the display element, enlarged to the second size.06-24-2010
20100156805Touch Screen Device and Methods Thereof Configured for a Plurality of Resolutions - Disclosed is a touch screen and a method of touch screen having a first plurality of sensor segments coupled to first scan lines and a second plurality of sensor segments being subsections of one of the first plurality of sensor segments, the second plurality of sensor segments including second scan lines that are bundled by a multiplexer configured to aggregate output of the second plurality of sensor segments into a single transmission channel. The individual output of the multiplexed sensor segments subsections can be either combined into a single signal for processing during a normal scan, or their individual output can be processed individually for higher resolution. Using two scans, the first a normal scan, and the second a higher resolution scan, the disclosed touch screen and methods zoom in on the proximity of the touched area and scans with a higher resolution the proximity only where it is needed.06-24-2010
20080266265TOUCH PAD CONTROL PANEL LOCATED IN THE CENTER CONSOLE OF A VEHICLE - The present disclosure provides a moveable touch pad that opens out of a center console armrest and is operable to control a navigation unit or other vehicle functions. Advantageously, locating a control touch pad unit in the center console armrest provides an ergonomically desirable solution for the vehicle's driver. The touch pad can be stored in the vehicle's center console armrest, and the touch pad is configured to move fore and aft for comfortable driver access. Additionally, the control touch pad unit can be utilized to control other vehicle functions, such as audio, climate settings, odometer settings, lighting, mobile phones, and the like.10-30-2008
20110199325Touch Screen Multi-Control Emulator - An input emulation apparatus for any touch screen device with an input device having a receptive component for a user's hand and/or finger inputs and a contact component for contacting the touch screen device, where the contact component is operatively linked to the input component so that the contact device contacts the touch screen device as it responds to the user's hand input.08-18-2011
20090231292ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONFIGURED TO RECEIVE TOUCH SENSOR - An electronic device includes a main body, a panel mounted on the main body, and a substrate disposed between the main body and the panel. The substrate is configured for carrying touch sensors, and is connected to the panel. The electronic device further includes elastic arms extended from the main body, bearing resilient against the substrate. The touch sensors are mounted in the electronic device reliably.09-17-2009
20120200521LINEAR LIGHT SOURCE, BACKLIGHT DEVICE, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - Provided is a linear light source capable of alleviating increases in display apparatus sizes. The linear light source (08-09-2012
20120200520Touch Sensitive Device - A method of generating a keyboard switch haptic sensation in a coupled system comprising a touch-sensitive surface and a force exciter or actuator coupled to the touch-sensitive surface, the method comprising generating a carrier wave signal at frequencies within the frequency bandwidth of the coupled system, modulating the carrier wave signal with a modulation envelope so that the modulated carrier wave signal has a closely spaced pair of peaks, and driving the exciter or actuator with the modulated carrier wave signal to excite the touch-sensitive surface to provide a closely spaced pair of impulses whereby the keyboard switch haptic sensation is simulated to a user touching the touch-sensitive surface.08-09-2012
20120200511Display Device with Display Panel Having Sensors Therein - A display device includes a first substrate with pixels for displaying an image and a first wire transmitting a common voltage received from an outside source. A second substrate includes a second wire transmitting the common voltage received from the outside source and a common electrode receiving the common voltage from the first wire and the second wire. Conductive spacers are formed between the first wire and the common electrode in correspondence with a part of an area where the first wire is formed, and electrically connect the first wire to the common electrode.08-09-2012
20130044064TOUCH CONTROL SENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A touch control sensing apparatus comprises a logic control module configured to generate a plurality of control signals, a driving sensing control module having a parallel sensing control unit coupled to the logic control module, a signal comparing module having at least one amplifier and a signal selecting unit coupled to the logic control module, and a parallel to serial control module coupled to the logic control module and an analog-digital converter, wherein the analog-digital converter is coupled between the logic control module and the parallel to serial control module.02-21-2013
20130044066MOBILE TERMINAL WITH A TOUCH SCREEN THAT DISPLAYS A PLURALITY OF PAGES - A mobile terminal with a touch screen includes a browsing and searching system that reproduces the sensation of leafing through a work on paper and a read mode that does not alter the structure or layout of the original page. The main benefit of this solution is that it can be used to read a digital publication in the same manner as the equivalent paper version, both in terms of leafing and reading, while taking account of the technical specifications of the read terminal.02-21-2013
20130044070Unintentional Touch Rejection - A method for rejecting an unintentional palm touch is disclosed. In at least some embodiments, a touch is detected by a touch-sensitive surface associated with a display. Characteristics of the touch may be used to generate a set of parameters related to the touch. In an embodiment, firmware is used to determine a reliability value for the touch. The reliability value and the location of the touch is provided to a software module. The software module uses the reliability value and an activity context to determine a confidence level of the touch. In an embodiment, the confidence level may include an evaluation of changes in the reliability value over time. If the confidence level for the touch is too low, it may be rejected.02-21-2013
20130044071Method and mobile terminal for automatically recognizing a rotation gesture - A method and mobile terminal for automatically recognizing a rotation gesture are provided. The method includes: obtaining the touch control information of fingers on the touch screen of a mobile terminal (02-21-2013
20130044072MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM AND NOTIFICATION CONTROL METHOD - A cellular phone 02-21-2013
20130044069PORTABLE TERMINAL AND CHARACTER INPUT METHOD FOR SAME - Disclosed are a portable terminal and a character input method thereof. Touch information corresponding to input selected by a user from a touch device is received, and a control unit calculates a region in which the touch information starts, a region in which the touch information ends, and a region in which the touch information turns. Then, the control unit determines a character corresponding to the region in which the touch information starts, the region in which the touch information ends, and the region in which the touch information turns with reference to the memory. Further, the control unit determines whether there is a motion of turning an apex of the region in a predetermined direction, and when the motion of turning the apex of the region in the predetermined direction is input, the control unit changes a character input mode. Thus, a character may be accurately and simply input by inputting a character in a predetermined region displayed on a screen larger than an existing screen by using a touch device.02-21-2013
20130044073TOUCH DETERMINATION BY TOMOGRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION - A touch-sensitive apparatus comprises a panel configured to conduct signals from a plurality of peripheral incoupling points to a plurality of peripheral outcoupling points. Actual detection lines are defined between pairs of incoupling and outcoupling points to extend across a surface portion of the panel. The signals may be in the form of light, and objects touching the surface portion may affect the light via frustrated total internal reflection (FTIR). A signal generator is coupled to the incoupling points to generate the signals, and a signal detector is coupled to the out-coupling points to generate an output signal. A data processor operates on the output signal to enable identification of touching objects. The output signal is processed (02-21-2013
20130044067CONTROL SYSTEM OF A TOUCH PANEL AND A CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A control system of a touch panel comprises a voltage controlled oscillator and a signal processing module. The voltage controlled oscillator is used for converting a direct current voltage signal that corresponds to a sensing signal of said touch panel into a sinusoidal signal. The signal processing module counts the frequency of the sinusoidal signal. The voltage controlled oscillator of the control system of touch panel converts direct current voltage signal into sinusoidal signal. Due to a wide change in the range of frequency of the sinusoidal signal that is outputted from the voltage controlled oscillator, the signal is not easily affected by noise, and thus, the signal-to-noise ratio of control system is comparatively higher. The present disclosure also provides a control method of touch panel.02-21-2013
20130044065MOBILE TERMINAL AND VIBRATION METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a main body; first and second speakers positioned in different regions of the main body; and a controller configured to detect a vibration command, to determine if audio contents are currently being reproduced on the mobile terminal when the vibration command is detected, and to apply a first signal having a frequency of a limited range to only one speaker among the first and second speakers so that vibration is generated by the only one speaker and to apply a second signal corresponding to the audio contents to the other speaker so that the audio contents are output by the other speaker, when the contents are currently being reproduced when the vibration command is detected.02-21-2013
20130044068TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL - A touch display panel including a display panel and a touch panel is provided. The display panel includes a shielding pattern and a plurality of pixels separated by the shielding pattern and including multiple edge directions. The touch panel is disposed on the display panel and includes a plurality of first sensing series, a plurality of second sensing series and a plurality of dielectric patterns. Each dielectric pattern is disposed between each first sensing series and each second sensing series intersected therewith, and includes multiple edge direction non-parallel to the edge direction of the pixel.02-21-2013
20090201259Cursor creation for touch screen - Quick cursor creation is obtained by providing touch detection information of at least one pixel cell to a source driver at the time when pixel information of the pixel cell is updated and updating pixel information of the pixel cell within a pixel output buffer depending on the touch detection information at the time when the pixel information is updated.08-13-2009
20100149119INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - An information processing apparatus is provided which includes a read unit for reading pattern information formed by conductive material and an execution unit for executing a predetermined processing based on the pattern information read by the read unit.06-17-2010
20100117969MONITORING ASSEMBLY EMBEDDED TO A PERSONAL COMPUTER FOR INCREASING OPERATION SPACE - A personal computer monitoring assembly by embedding a touch-controlling retaining seat to a personal computer for increasing a touch-controlling operation space includes following components. A retaining seat needs a least one receiving slot of a casing panel of a personal computer in installation. Each of two sides of the retaining seat is extended with an extension portion. A front end of the retaining seat has an opening and a back side of thereof is installed with a locking unit. A circuit substrate is formed with locking holes and a front side of the circuit substrate is installed with a monitoring display panel. A wire bus is extended from the circuit substrate and is connected to a touch panel, and a circuit interface is arranged to be connected to a computer mother board. A touch panel has a plurality of micro switch touch sensitive points.05-13-2010
20100117976RESISTIVE TOUCH PANEL - A resistive touch panel including a first-direction first electrode group and a first-direction second electrode group is provided. The first-direction first electrode group includes an electrode having N unit length. The first-direction second electrode group includes N electrodes each of which has one unit length. Two ends of multiple first-group strip-shaped layers are connected between the first-direction first electrode group and the first-direction second electrode group.05-13-2010
20100007620ELECTRONIC DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device equipped with touch screen display and control method thereof is provided. The electronic device includes a memory configured for storing menu information defining one or more menus, and a predetermined time duration, a touch screen display configured for detecting a touch of a user, a timer configured for tracking an elapsed time of the electronic device since the last update of the positions of the menu icons on the display, and an processor configured for executing a function corresponding to the content of a menu whose menu icon is touched, and further configured for updating the position information of the menus stored in the memory as well as shifting the display positions of menu icons of the menus on the touch screen display when the elapsed time has reached the predetermined time duration.01-14-2010
20110181538INPUT APPARATUS - An input apparatus has a display unit for displaying an input object, an input unit for receiving a pressure input to the input object, a load detection unit for detecting a pressure load on the input unit, and a control unit for controlling to receive the pressure input when the pressure load detected by the load detection unit satisfies a load standard. The control unit controls such that the load standard for receiving the pressure input to the input object displayed in an interrupting manner is higher than the load standard for receiving the pressure input to the input object which has been displayed.07-28-2011
20120162113Locally Vibrating Haptic Apparatus, Method for Locally Vibrating Haptic Apparatus, Haptic Display Apparatus and Vibrating Panel Using the Same - Disclosed is a locally vibrating haptic apparatus capable of vibrating a desired position of the haptic apparatus or adjusting a vibrating position by improving arrangement of vibrators and a frequency control method, the haptic apparatus including a panel and a vibrator transmitting vibration to the panel, wherein a vibration frequency outputted from the vibrator is adjusted in a domain less than a primary resonant frequency of the panel, thus controlling a vibrating position from a portion having the vibrator to a central portion of the panel, the haptic apparatus being advantageous in that the vibrating position of the panel may be precisely controlled by adjusting the frequency of the vibrator disposed on the edge of the haptic panel.06-28-2012
20120162112METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING MENU OF PORTABLE TERMINAL - Provided is a method of displaying a menu in a portable terminal having a touch panel. In a mode display screen, a multi touch occurring at least two locations of the mode display screen is detected. When a single drop occurs thereafter at one of the at least two locations, a hidden menu corresponding to one of the other of the at least two locations is determined, then displayed upon detection of a subsequent multi drop at the at least two locations in the mode display screen.06-28-2012
20120162108TOUCH PANEL - The disclosure provides a touch panel which includes: a first substrate; a second substrate disposed oppositely to the first substrate, and the first substrate or the second substrate has a thickness smaller than or equal to 0.3 mm; a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a touch sensor directly formed on a surface of the second substrate away from the liquid crystal layer, wherein the touch sensor includes a patterned transparent conducting layer.06-28-2012
20120162105INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, METHOD OF PROCESSING INFORMATION, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM STORAGE DEVICE - An information processing device, method and computer program storage device that cooperate to handle different user interface situations differently. An exemplary device detects an external object as being in a touch state when and external object is in contact with a detection surface, and an adjacent state when the external object is within a predetermined distance from said detection surface but not in contact with said detection surface. A processor, when operating in a first mode, processes the touch state differently than the adjacent state. Also, the processor when operating in a second mode, processes said adjacent state as if it was the touch state.06-28-2012
20120162087COVER GLASS BUTTON FOR DISPLAY OF MOBILE DEVICE - A cover glass pressure-sensitive button for a mobile device is disclosed, a piece of pressure sensor is configured under peripheral of a cover glass for a display of a mobile device. The cover glass can be pressed like a button, and a signal is output from the pressure sensor to trigger a predetermined function for the mobile device when a pressure is applied on the cover glass. In another embodiment, a space is reserved either under the touch panel or under the LCD module. With this configuration, the pressure sensitivity of the cover glass increases because the pressure applied on the cover glass can be fully transferred onto the pressure sensor.06-28-2012
20100090968METHOD OF GENERATING KEY CODE IN COORDINATE RECOGNITION DEVICE AND VIDEO DEVICE CONTROLLER USING THE SAME - A controller (04-15-2010
20110205174METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING TOUCH EVENT OF TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for collecting a touch event of a terminal are provided. In the method, a touch panel is activated. An interrupt index is checked according to a given period of time, the interrupt index indicating at least one of a change in a coordinate or a change in a state of the touch event generated on the touch panel. Based on the interrupt index, it is determined whether to collect the touch event corresponding to the at least one of the change in the coordinate or the change in the state of the touch event.08-25-2011
20110205172TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE - A touch screen device has a panel body that is provided with a plurality of first electrodes arranged parallel with respect to each other, and a plurality of second electrodes arranged parallel with respect to each other, such that the first electrodes and the second electrodes form a grid-shaped pattern. The apparatus also has a controller that detects a touch operation from a side of the panel body based on variations of signals of an endmost electrode, of the first electrodes or of the second electrodes, that is closest to an edge of the panel body and an electrode adjacent to the endmost electrode.08-25-2011
20110205171DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY ON TOUCH PANEL, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A display control device that facilitates an operation on a touch panel, for the timeline display of a moving image. A synthesis section controls display on a touch panel. A touch state-detecting section detects any touched position on the touch panel, and determines whether two touched positions are detected on a single display object displayed on the touch panel. Determining that two touched positions are detected on the single display object, the touch state-detecting section determines whether the detected touched positions are moved while keeping their touched states. When the touched positions are determined to be moved while keeping their touched states, an overall controller extracts frame images of which the number depends on a distance between the two touched positions after the movement thereof, and controls the synthesis section to display the extracted frame images between the two moved touched positions.08-25-2011
20110205168TOUCH SCREEN PANEL AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF - A fabricating method of a touch screen panel, a transparent electrode layer and an insulating layer which are sequentially formed on a same surface of a transparent substrate. The transparent electrode layer and the insulating layer are co-patterned using a halftone mask to form a plurality of first sensing patterns connected along a first direction, a plurality of second sensing patterns having separated patterns between the first sensing patterns, and the insulating layer positioned on the first and second sensing patterns to expose regions of the second sensing patterns. A conductive layer is formed on the transparent substrate on which the first and second sensing patterns and the insulating layer are formed. The conductive layer is patterned to form second connection patterns allowing the second sensing patterns to be connected along a second direction through the exposed regions of the second sensing patterns.08-25-2011
20100020028Control Module, In Particular For An Automotive Vehicle - The present invention relates to a control module that comprises at least one touch control surface (01-28-2010
20080316187Touch panel device and method for manufacturing touch panel devices - Each of transducers of a touch panel device includes a piezoelectric thin film, a plate electrode disposed at one surface of the piezoelectric thin film and a comb-like electrode disposed at the other surface of the piezoelectric thin film. The comb-like electrode has a plurality of comb-like electrode fingers and a linear bus electrode to which one end of each of the plural comb-like electrode fingers is connected. A plurality of wiring electrodes is provided at the outer side of any of the transducers in parallel with the bus electrode of the transducer and is connected to the bus electrode and the plate electrode of any of the transducers. Each of the wiring electrodes includes an electrode base portion formed by printing silver paste containing fine particles on the substrate and an electrode main body formed by printing silver paste containing large particles and fine particles in a mixed manner on the electrode base portion.12-25-2008
20100164880Method of converting touch pad into touch mode or number-key and/or hot-key input mode - The present invention is to provide a method for converting a touch pad into a touch mode or a number-key and/or hot-key input mode, which is applicable to a touch pad including a main control unit and at least one mode conversion key. The main control unit automatically turns on the touch pad and brings the touch pad into the touch mode. After the at least one mode conversion key is pressed, the main control unit converts the touch pad into the number-key and/or hot-key input mode. At this time, each position on the touch pad is defined by a set of absolute coordinates. The plural sets of absolute coordinates correspond respectively to a plurality of arrayed number and/or function blocks each having a unique key code value, thus allowing the touch pad to be used as a keyboard for inputting numbers and/or providing hot-key functions.07-01-2010
20100164898Channel Scan Logic - A device that can autonomously scan a sensor panel is disclosed. Autonomous scanning can be performed by implementing channel scan logic. In one embodiment, channel scan logic carries out many of the functions that a processor would normally undertake, including generating timing sequences and obtaining result data; comparing scan result data against a threshold value (e.g., in an auto-scan mode); generating row count; selecting one or more scanning frequency bands; power management control; and performing an auto-scan routine in a low power mode.07-01-2010
20100164896Capacitive touch panel, manufacturing method therefor and liquid crystal display apparatus provided with the touch panel - A capacitive touch panel, which is capable of providing high quality display, without a problem of position detection, even in the case where a production process with lower cost and higher heat load is adopted, by application of a transparent conductive film with high heat resistance; a manufacturing method therefor, and a liquid crystal display apparatus.07-01-2010
20100164889MULTIPLE ELECTRODE TOUCH SENSITIVE DEVICE - Two different sets of electrodes in a touch sensitive device are formed to produce an electric field gradient from one end of the electrodes to the other end when opposite ends of the electrodes are driven with different voltages. A signal measuring cycle is performed by alternately driving the ends of one set of electrodes, while using the other set of electrodes to receive signals. The roles of the sets of electrodes are then reversed, such that the set that that was driven is now used to receive signals from the other set of electrodes. Reference signals may be obtained by driving both sides of one set of electrodes, and then both sides of the other set of electrodes. The signals obtained are then used to determine the touch position on the touch sensitive device.07-01-2010
20100164885DISPLAY DEVICE PROVIDED WITH TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE DISPLAY DEVICE - In a touch panel display device, adhesive means is formed by a plurality of strip-shaped members, which are provided between a display device and a touch panel so as to extend along the peripheries thereof, and so that at least a pair of adjoining ones of the members are arranged with a gap being interposed therebetween, where the gap has a bent portion.07-01-2010
20100164881Touch Panel Structure - A touch panel structure is provided. The touch panel structure comprises a cover glass, a first transparent electrode and a light shielding element. The cover glass has a touch surface, a sensing surface corresponding to the touch surface, wherein the sensing surface is defined with a center area and a peripheral area surrounding the center area thereon. The first transparent electrode is formed on the cover glass, comes into contact with the sensing surface and is disposed in the center area correspondingly. The light shielding element is formed on the cover glass, comes into contact with the sensing surface and is disposed in the peripheral area correspondingly.07-01-2010
20090195515METHOD FOR PROVIDING UI CAPABLE OF DETECTING A PLURALITY OF FORMS OF TOUCH ON MENUS OR BACKGROUND AND MULTIMEDIA DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method of providing a user interface (UI) and a multimedia device on a touch screen, the method including: detecting a first form of touch or a second form of touch on a menu or on a background of the touch screen; and performing a first operation if the first form of touch is detected and a second operation if the second form of touch is detected. Accordingly, the user can select a diverse range of options from menus with greater ease and convenience.08-06-2009
20090195514CONTROLLER USER INTERFACE FOR A CATHETER LAB INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND SYSTEM - A touchpad controller for a componentized intravascular ultrasound system is disclosed for acquisition and display of intravascular information in a catheter lab environment. The system includes a patient interface module (PIM) adapted to hold a catheter having an imaging probe located near a distal end, a control panel, a monitor for displaying images and patient data, and a processing unit. The touchpad controller facilitates use beneath a sterile drape and sensitivity to gloved touch. Furthermore, the touchpad controller is sized for handheld use during an imaging session. A rail mount facilitates easy attachment of the touchpad controller alongside a patient table.08-06-2009
20090195513INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA CONTROL MODULE - An interactive control module communicates with one or more portable electronic devices to control the portable electronic devices. The interactive control module includes a touch screen display that displays a virtual image of the portable electronic device. A user enters a command into the touch screen display by touching a virtual control feature corresponding to an actual control feature of the portable electronic device. The interactive control module then executes the command by either transmitting the command to the portable electronic device or by executing files downloaded from the portable electronic device.08-06-2009
20090195512TOUCH SENSITIVE DISPLAY WITH TACTILE FEEDBACK - A mobile communication device may include logic configured to receive input on a touch sensitive surface of a device and heat a substance to produce an expansion of the substance in response to the received input, where the expansion of the substance provides tactile feedback to a user indicating that the device has received the input.08-06-2009
20090195511Touch sensitive display employing an SOI substrate and integrated sensing circuitry - Methods and apparatus for producing a touch sensitive LCD employing a semiconductor on glass (SiOG) structure provide for: a glass or glass-ceramic substrate; a single crystal semiconductor layer bonded to the glass or glass-ceramic substrate; display circuitry including a plurality of thin-film transistors disposed on the single crystal semiconductor layer and forming a matrix of display pixels; display control circuitry operable to drive the display circuitry to produce viewable images; and sensing circuitry operable to detect electrical characteristic changes in one or more of the single crystal semiconductor layer and the display circuitry, the electrical characteristic changes resulting from user touch events.08-06-2009
20100053093Multi-point touch-sensitive system - A multi-touch detection system includes a touch-sensitive device, a microcontroller coupled to the touch sensitive device, and an electronic application coupled to the microcontroller. The touch-sensitive device includes multiple electrically isolated conductive regions and the conductive regions are configured to detect multiple contacts from a user simultaneously and generate respective output signals for the multiple user contacts. The microcontroller is configured to receive the output signals from the conductive regions and generate one or more control signals in response to the output signals. The electronic application includes a screen displaying multiple human-machine interactive objects and a signal processor. The signal processor is configured to receive the control signals from the microcontroller and alter the appearance of the human-machine interactive objects on the screen in accordance with the control signals.03-04-2010
20100053089PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCHSCREEN AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method of controlling a portable electronic device having a touchscreen display includes determining a first orientation of the portable electronic device, rendering a first virtual keyboard and a first data display area on the touchscreen display based on the first orientation of the portable electronic device, automatically detecting a change from the first orientation to a second orientation of the portable electronic device, and automatically reconfiguring the touchscreen display by rendering a second virtual keyboard, a second data display area, and data previously displayed in the first data display area in the second data display area on the touchscreen display based on the second orientation of the portable electronic device.03-04-2010
20120169641TOUCH SENSING APPARATUS - A touch sensing apparatus includes a logic control module, a plurality of storage capacitors, at least one decoding control module, and at least one differential amplifier. The logic control module generates a plurality of control signals having different control timings, wherein the control signals comprise a decoding control signal. The decoding control module is coupled with the logic control module and the storage capacitors and decodes according to a decoding control timing of a decoding control signal and outputs a first sensing voltage and a second sensing voltage of the storage capacitors. The differential amplifier is coupled with the decoding control module and calculates a voltage variance between the first sensing voltage and the second sensing voltage to output an amplified analog data.07-05-2012
20120169639ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A touch panel device includes a display module with a touch function and an anti-solar radiation film. The anti-solar radiation film is disposed on a side of the display module and in the touch panel device, so as to prevent solar radiation that passes through the display module to increase an inside temperature of a housing of the touch panel device.07-05-2012
20120169636TOUCHABLE SENSING MATRIX UNIT, A CO-CONSTRUCTED ACTIVE ARRAY SUBSTRATE HAVING THE TOUCHABLE SENSING MATRIX UNIT AND A DISPLAY HAVING THE CO-CONSTRUCTED ACTIVE ARRAY SUBSTRATE - The present invention relates to a touchable sensing matrix unit, a co-constructed active array substrate having the touchable sensing matrix unit and a display having the co-constructed active array substrate. The touchable sensing matrix unit is formed on the co-constructed active array substrate and has multiple first sensing and transmitting wires and multiple second sensing and transmitting wires. The first and second sensing and transmitting wires are conductive and cyclic, intersect to form an angle, and sandwich an insulation layer formed therebetween. The touchable sensing matrix unit has at least one set of wires of the co-constructed active array substrate and an improved design using the at least one set of wires.07-05-2012
20120169611SMART TOUCH SCREEN KEYBOARD - A touch screen keyboard is described. Consistent with some embodiments, the touch screen keyboard derives a data pair representing the position of a detected finger press on a touch screen display relative to the position of a detected palm. This relative data is then compared against a set of reference data to identify an intended key press.07-05-2012
20120169608EXTENDING BATTERY LIFE OF A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A particular method includes determining a battery charge value of a battery at a particular time and comparing the battery charge value at the particular time to a threshold battery charge value of a battery usage profile associated with the particular time, where the threshold battery charge value varies over time (e.g., a dynamic threshold). When the battery charge value does not satisfy the threshold battery charge value, the method includes prompting a user to select a power save mode. For example, the power save mode may include activating a different backlight element of a plurality of backlight elements of a display device in response to a motion sensor of a portable electronic device detecting movement of the portable electronic device from a first orientation to a second orientation.07-05-2012
20120169607APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - Apparatus comprising at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform the following: display a portion of a target area and a corresponding indicium on a touch screen when a scriber is not interacting with the touch screen, the displayed portion of the target area being offset from the corresponding indicium such that the indicia is still to be visible when a scriber interacts with the displayed portion of the target area; receive scriber input at the target area; and enable performance of a function associated with the target area based on the received scriber input.07-05-2012
20100053095Method Capable of Preventing Mistakenly Triggering a Touch panel - To perform palm rejection, scan a plurality of areas on a touch panel to detect a plurality of triggered areas within the plurality of areas. Then detect which of the triggered areas are next to one another to determine a plurality of blocks. If the plurality of blocks contain a block with an overlarge area, then eliminate the block with the overlarge area, and generate a current coordinate according to a block with a smaller area which may be triggered by a finger or stylus.03-04-2010
20110187664TABLE COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A table includes: a substantially horizontal table top to be supported at a level suitable for standing or at a level above seats adjacent the table top. The table top includes a substantially horizontally extending touch-sensitive display. The table also includes a computing device in communication with the display to receive touch signals. The computing device defines multiple user areas on the display are oriented to users located/seated at the table top. The table top receives multiple touches on the display essentially or substantially concurrently. The multiple touches provide distinct control signals to the computing device to control operation of the computing device. The table can store instructions for military deployment or military employment. The table can be used for health care environments.08-04-2011
20110187658TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE - Disclosed herein is a touch screen device 08-04-2011
20090237363PLURAL TEMPORALLY OVERLAPPING DRAG AND DROP OPERATIONS - Plural temporally overlapping drag and drop operations are performed by binding a first source to a first input and identifying a potential target of the first source. During a duration in which the first source remains bound to the first input, a second operation is initiated as a second source is bound to a second input and a potential target of the second source is identified. While both the first and second sources are bound to respective inputs, a request from the potential target of the first source is received to claim the first source and the first source is released to the potential target of the first source, completing the first operation. The second operation is completed as a request from the potential target of the second source is received to claim the second source and the second source is released to the potential target of the second source.09-24-2009
20100149109Multi-Touch Shape Drawing - Multi-touch shape drawing. The use of multi-touch gesture detection improves the user interface experience associated with generating and modifying shapes. By associating unique multi-touch gestures with the generation of corresponding shapes, the accuracy and ease of use with which shapes can be generated can be improved. By associating multi-touch gestures with the modification of shapes, the ease of use with which shapes can be modified can be improved.06-17-2010
20100149118Media controller - This invention is to provide a media controller, comprising a touch panel, which is set up to combine with the screen, and each location on the touch panel is equipped with the “touch” feature, where the touch feature is the location at the screen designed to associate with control commands of a multimedia software such that a virtual command of the multimedia software at the screen can be directly controlled by a finger touching at the touch panel; a micro controller unit (MCU), connected with the touch panel and a physical control device, and the MCU receives a command from the touch panel or the physical control device for carrying out operations and for an output, where the control command of the output is transmitted to the PC through a transmitting wire; and the physical control device includes a number of control elements, which empowers the operator to directly control the software virtual control elements on the screen.06-17-2010
20100149115FINGER GESTURE RECOGNITION FOR TOUCH SENSING SURFACE - Touch sensor methods, devices and systems are disclosed. One embodiment of the present invention pertains to a method comprising monitoring a finger movement along a touch sensing surface based on position data of a finger touching the touch sensing surface, where the position data is obtained by locating a position of a force applied by the finger in a coordinate of the touch sensing surface. In addition, the method comprises generating direction data associated with the finger movement if the finger movement travels for more than a threshold distance. Furthermore, the method comprises determining a finger gesture which corresponds to the finger movement using a lookup table having multiple preconfigured finger gestures based on the direction data.06-17-2010
20130044061METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A NO-TAP ZONE FOR TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAYS - An apparatus, method, and computer program product are described that provide for the designation of a no-tap zone on a touch screen display, in which at least a contact aspect of the user input entered in the no-tap zone is disregarded. The apparatus includes at least one processor and memory including computer program code that are designed to cause the apparatus to provide for display of a first area and a second area each configured to receive user input, and to designate a portion of the first area as a no-tap zone, where at least a contact aspect of user input would be disregarded. The no-tap zone may border at least a portion of the second area. In this way, accidental input gestures made in the no-tap zone may be ignored, and the user can proceed with his interaction with the touch screen display without effecting any unintended operations.02-21-2013
20130044062METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSLATING BETWEEN FORCE INPUTS AND TEMPORAL INPUTS - An apparatus, method, and computer program product are described that provide for translating between force inputs and temporal inputs to execute operations conventionally associated with temporal inputs. The apparatus includes at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code that are designed to cause the apparatus to at least receive a force indication relating to a force component of the input received, and provide for execution of an operation associated with a temporal input based on the force indication. For example, an input having a force component, such as a “hard press,” would result in the execution of an operation otherwise associated with a temporal input, such as a “long press.” By using a force input, the user can effect an operation in less time by cutting out the time that would have been expended to execute the corresponding “long press” gesture.02-21-2013
20130044063TOUCH CORRECTING KEYPAD - Disclosed embodiments relate to an adaptable touch keypad that adapts a key layout based at least in part upon detected typographical usage patterns of a user. The key layout may include an input region and graphical representation region for each key of the adaptable touch keypad. A processor of an electronic device may monitor for usage patterns of the adaptable touch keypad over time. The processor may modify the key layout (e.g., the input regions and/or the graphical representation regions) based upon the usage patterns.02-21-2013
20090284486HANDHELD DEVICE FOR A PATIENT - A handheld device (11-19-2009
20090262085SMART GLASS TOUCH DISPLAY INPUT DEVICE - An improved touch display input device for incorporation into a portable electronic device is described. In exemplary embodiments, the touch display includes a smart glass layer that selectively blocks and transmits light from a light source to a transparent touch input surface. As a result of the selectivity of the smart glass, a particular set of characters and/or symbols may become visible to the user through the transparent touch surface. The user may select a visible character or symbol by touching the character or symbol on the touch display. The selective blocking and transmission of light by the smart glass may be altered to display different sets of input characters and/or symbols depending upon the operational state of the portable electronic device.10-22-2009
20090309847APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-TOUCH INTERFACE CAPABILITY - An apparatus and method for providing multi-touch human to computing device interface capability on devices having single-touch interface devices. The apparatus and method use heuristics based analysis of successive touch point X,Y coordinate pairs provided by the single-touch interface device to identify a multi-touch occurrence. A further heuristics based function is employed to derive X,Y coordinates for a second touch point from two successive pairs of X,Y coordinates provided by single-touch interface device.12-17-2009
20090146963METHOD FOR DETERMINING MULTIPLE TOUCH INPUTS ON A RESISTIVE TOUCH SCREEN - The present invention provides a method for determining multiple touch inputs on a resistive touch screen, the method comprises determining a touching sequence between a first object and a second object when the first object and the second object touch the resistive touch screen respectively; calculating coordinate of a first point and coordinate of a actual point according to voltage drop in the resistive touch screen meanwhile the first object keeps touching the resistive touch screen; and determining a control instruction according to movement of the actual point.06-11-2009
20080259048Operation Device and Image Formation Device - An operation device includes: a touch panel on which at least one operation button is displayed; a press position detection unit detecting a press position when a user presses the touch panel; a button operation detection unit determining whether an operation is applied to the operation button based on the press position; a button operation appropriateness determination unit determining whether a button operation by the user is appropriate; and a button operation facilitating unit facilitating subsequent button operations by the user when it is determined by the button operation appropriateness determination unit that the button operation by the user is inappropriate.10-23-2008
20080259047APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING SYMBOLS ON A TERMINAL INPUT AREA - A terminal has an input area that supports touch input, and a controller for responding to the touch input area. The controller also displays selected symbols in the touch input area responsive to an operational mode of the terminal. When the terminal is in a call mode, a command or data associated with one of the symbols displayed for the call mode may be entered by touching the symbol, touching and dragging the symbol from its original location, or touching and dragging the symbol to a central area.10-23-2008
20080259045METHOD OF CONTROLLING MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH TOUCH SCREEN, COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF EXECUTING FUNCTIONS THEREOF - A method of controlling a mobile communication device equipped with a touch screen, and a communication device and a method of executing functions thereof are disclosed. A method of controlling a mobile communication device includes displaying a plurality of execution keys on a touch screen in a standby mode and executing an operation assigned to a specific one of the plurality of execution keys by touching and dragging the specific execution key.10-23-2008
20080259042USING TOUCHES TO TRANSFER INFORMATION BETWEEN DEVICES - A device may comprise a display and a processor. The processor may obtain a first set of one or more touches on a remote surface of a remote device based on a signal received on a communication link between the device and the remote device. receive information associated with the first set of one or more touches through the signal. detect a gesture on the display, and determine whether the information is to be used to obtain content based on the gesture.10-23-2008
20080259041Method, system, and graphical user interface for activating hyperlinks - Methods, systems, and graphical user interfaces for activating hyperlinks are disclosed. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device: displays content on a touch screen display, wherein the content includes a plurality of links to additional content; detects a contact by a finger with the touch screen display, wherein the contact includes an area of contact; determines a point within the area of contact; determines a link in the plurality of links that satisfies two or more predetermined criteria with respect to the point, including a closest proximity criterion and a maximum proximity criterion; and activates the determined link.10-23-2008
20080259040Method, System, and Graphical User Interface for Positioning an Insertion Marker in a Touch Screen Display - An insertion marker that is displayed on a touch screen may be moved by a user via an insertion marker placement aid. The insertion marker placement aid is displayed on the touch screen after a contact with the touch screen is detected. The insertion marker placement aid provides visual feedback to the user, indicating that the insertion marker is subject to repositioning by the user. When the contact is moved across the touch screen, the insertion marker and the insertion marker placement aid is moved in accordance with the movement of the contact. When the contact is broken (i.e., no longer detected), the insertion marker placement aid is removed from display and the insertion marker comes to rest.10-23-2008
20080259039Method, System, and Graphical User Interface for Selecting a Soft Keyboard - A portable electronic device may display one of a plurality of soft keyboards in a first display area and input characters in a second display area. The user may select a key on the soft keyboard, causing a plurality of objects corresponding to the plurality of soft keyboards to be displayed. The user may then select one of the objects, and the soft keyboard corresponding to the selected object is displayed and made operational. The soft keyboards corresponding to the objects not selected are not made operational.10-23-2008
20110193814OPTICAL SYSTEM AND DISPLAY - An optical system is provided, for example for use with a display device, for varying the shape of a surface in which an image displayed by the display device is perceived. The optical system comprises first and second spaced-apart partial reflectors, at least one of which is switchable between a first non-flat shape and a second different shape, which may be flat or non-flat. The reflectors, together with polarisation optics, provide a light path such that light from the display is at least partially transmitted by the first reflector, partially reflected by the second reflector, partially reflected by the first reflector and partially transmitted by the second reflector. Light which does not follow the light path is prevented from leaving the optical system.08-11-2011
20110193813Touchpad Input Device - An input device, notebook computer, keyed input device, and a method are provided. A touchpad housing is comprised of a touchpad depression area. The touchpad comprised of a movement input area and a button area is attached to the touchpad housing. The touchpad is configured to detect a presence of an input at a location on the touchpad. A switch is located below the button area of the touchpad. A haptic response component is also provided for generating a haptic response in response to application of a pressure from the input to the button area.08-11-2011
20110193812PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE, DATA MANIPULATION PROCESSING METHOD AND DATA MANIPULATION PROCESSING PROGRAM - Even when data with a hierarchical data structure is displayed, it can be identified which hierarchy's data a manipulation instruction by a touch operation performed on a touch panel directs to, and thereby a predetermined function can be executed. A portable terminal device comprising a touch panel on a display screen is provided with a press operation detection unit for detecting a press operation performed on a predetermined region of the display screen, a sweep operation detecting unit for detecting a sweep operation performed on another region of the display screen, and a terminal data processing unit for identifying the hierarchy of data to be manipulated on the basis of the presence or absence of the press operation detected by the press operation detecting unit and executing processing for the data of the identified hierarchy on the basis of the contents of the sweep operation detected by the sweep operation detecting unit.08-11-2011
20110193811INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, OPERATION INPUT METHOD, AND SENSING DEVICE - An information processing apparatus includes an operation surface, a first sense unit for electrically detecting whether the operation surface is directly touched, a second sense unit for detecting whether the position pointing device approaches or contacts the operation surface based on an electromagnetic interaction, and an approach detector for detecting whether the position pointing device approaches a detection range from the operation surface based on an output from the second sense unit. The information processing apparatus further includes a display controller for disabling display processing based on a detection output from the first sense unit and for enabling display processing based on a detection output from the second sense unit if the approach detecting unit determines that the position pointing device is within of the detection range.08-11-2011
20110193810TOUCH TYPE DISPLAY APPARATUS, SCREEN DIVISION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - A touch type display apparatus is provided that includes a memory for storing at least one application, a processor for dividing a screen based on a number of users and for controlling display of an application executed for each divided screen, and a touch screen unit controlled by the processor for displaying data based on the application executed for each divided screen.08-11-2011
20110193809Systems and Methods for Providing Enhanced Touch Sensing - Provided are systems and methods for providing enhanced touch sensing. One system providing enhanced touch sensing includes a multi-mode touch screen and a processor configured to apply at least one test signal to a sense element of the multi-mode touch screen, detect at least one return signal from the sense element, and then determine a relative position of an object corresponding to the at least one return signal, the multi-mode touch screen being capable of sensing the first object using first and second detection modes. One multi-mode touch screen comprises a multi-mode multi-touch touch screen. One processor is configured to apply an adaptive test signal to a sense element of a touch screen.08-11-2011
20110193808DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY RESPONSIVE TO TOUCH INPUT, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A display control apparatus which can prevent calibration caused by a user's erroneous operation in normal use, and correct for a coordinate deviation beyond the scope of assumption. Transformation of touch input is performed to obtain detected coordinates using a transformation coefficient. When the detected coordinates are obtained inside a first range defined in advance, the detected coordinates are obtained as calibration coordinates. When the detected coordinates are obtained outside the first range, the relationship between the previous detected coordinates and the present detected coordinates is obtained, and whether or not the relationship satisfies a specific condition determined in advance is determined. When the number of times the specific condition is satisfied reaches a predetermined number of times, a plurality of detected coordinates obtained outside the first range are obtained as calibration coordinates. A calibration process is performed to update the transformation coefficient based on the calibration coordinates.08-11-2011
20110193806MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING MULTIPLE DISPLAY UNITS AND DATA HANDLING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal having multiple display units is disclosed. The mobile terminal includes, a display means having multiple display units, a storage unit for storing at least one application program that outputs data on at least one of the display units when activated, and a control unit for examining a presentation attribute of an application program selected according to an input signal or preset schedule information, and for controlling at least one of the display units to output data generated by the selected application program after activation according to the presentation attribute.08-11-2011
20110193805SCREEN CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING MULTIPLE TOUCH SCREENS - A screen control method and apparatus for a mobile terminal including multiple touch screens are provided. The screen control method includes displaying at least one application screen on the touch screens, detecting touch gestures made on the touch screens, identifying the detected touch gestures made on the touch screens, and changing at least one of application screens on the touch screens according to the identified touch gestures. Hence, multiple touch screens can be controlled and a display screen can be changed by simple touch gestures.08-11-2011
20110193804METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EDITING LIST IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus for editing a list in a portable terminal including a touch screen are provided. The method includes displaying a list screen including a plurality of items, displaying a moving affordance area for inputting a touch event for moving a position of a selected item when at least one of the plurality of items is selected, and moving the position of the selected item in accordance with the touch event. A user may thereby easily edit an arrangement order of items included in a list.08-11-2011
20110193786TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAYS FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT INCLUDE SEPARATE CARBON NANOTUBE LAYERS FOR DETERMINING LOCATION AND FORCE, RESPECTIVELY - A touchscreen display for an electronic device comprises a dielectric layer that is substantially transparent and configured to display information therethrough, a first carbon nanotube (CNT) layer disposed on the dielectric layer and being operable to facilitate determination of a location of contact with the touchscreen display, and a second CNT layer disposed on the dielectric layer and being operable to facilitate determination of force associated with contact of the touchscreen display.08-11-2011
20110193785Intuitive Grouping and Viewing of Grouped Objects Using Touch - A system for providing intuitive grouping and viewing of grouped objects using touch. The system enables a touch screen interaction with simple gestural inputs. The system allows simple grouping and ungrouping of objects in a touch screen environment. Specifically, a user can tap on an object and drag it on top of another object. The first object is associated with (e.g., sticks to) the second object, thereby forming a pile. The pile can continue to be used to “stick” to other single objects and/or formed piles. The pile can then be used to organize and/or send objects to another desired location. When a user selects objects and creates piles, the interface may elicit feedback to provide an affordance to the user's behavior. In various embodiments, the feedback may include visual, tactile and/or auditory feedback.08-11-2011
20110193803INPUT DEVICE - Implementations of the present invention relate to an input device for a home appliance for operation with a finger, includes a) sensitive keys arranged below a surface in a two-dimensional array, wherein a key voltage based on the nearness of the finger is generatable by each sensitive key dependant on the distance from the key and the size of the finger, c) wherein in a detection unit all key voltages are comparable, d) wherein in the detection unit the position of the finger is detectable, e) wherein an acceleration of the finger movement is detected by comparing detected positions of the finger. Furthermore, implementations the present invention include a method for data input for a home appliance for operation with a finger, especially for an input device according to the invention.08-11-2011
20110193802Display Module Having Haptic Function - A display module having a haptic function includes a touch screen panel for detecting touch manipulation, a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel for realizing image display on the touch screen panel, a backlight unit comprising at least one light source for providing illuminating light to the LCD panel, and a haptic actuator disposed adjacent to the light source for providing a haptic effect. The display module having a haptic function has improved space effectiveness, and is easily miniaturized and thinned.08-11-2011
20110193801ELECTROSTATIC CAPACITY TYPE TOUCH SCREEN PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A touch screen panel includes a substrate having an electrode forming part, and a routing wire forming part, where the routing wire forming part is located at an area outside the electrode forming part. A plurality of first electrode connection patterns is located in the electrode forming part. A plurality of first routing wires and a plurality of second routing wires are both located in the routing wire forming part, and the routing wires are disposed on the same layer with the first electrode connection patterns. An insulation layer is formed on the substrate and over the first electrode connection patterns. The insulation layer has at least two contact holes that expose contact portions of each the plurality of first electrode connection patterns. A plurality of first serial electrodes are arranged in parallel in a first direction and are connected with the plurality of first routing wires, respectively. Each first serial electrode includes a plurality of first electrode elements. A plurality of second serial electrodes are arranged in parallel in a second direction, and are configured to intersect the first serial electrodes. The second serial electrodes are connected with the plurality of second routing wires, respectively, and each second serial electrode includes a plurality of second electrode elements. Each of the plurality of first electrode connection patterns connects adjacent electrode elements of each first serial electrode through respective contact portions accessible through the at least two contact holes.08-11-2011
20110193799Organic Light Emitting Diode Display and Manufacturing Method Thereof - An organic light emitting diode display includes: an organic light emitting display panel including a first substrate including an organic light emitting element and a second substrate combined with the first substrate; a touch substrate combined with the organic light emitting display panel; a first electrode pattern having a plurality of pads, formed on the touch substrate, and connected by an access unit in a first direction; a second electrode pattern having a plurality of pads; a wire electrically connected to one of the first electrode pattern and the second electrode pattern; an insulation layer formed on the first and second electrode patterns and including a contact hole; and a connection electrode disposed in the contact hole and electrically connecting pads of the second electrode pattern in a second direction crossing the first direction, wherein the first electrode pattern, the second electrode pattern, and the wire are formed simultaneously on the same plane.08-11-2011
20110193797SPELL-CHECK FOR A KEYBOARD SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATIC CORRECTION - User input is received, specifying a continuous traced path across a keyboard presented on a touch sensitive display. An input sequence is resolved, including traced keys and auxiliary keys proximate to the traced keys by prescribed criteria. For each of one or more candidate entries of a prescribed vocabulary, a set-edit-distance metric is computed between said input sequence and the candidate entry. Various rules specify when penalties are imposed, or not, in computing the set-edit-distance metric. Candidate entries are ranked and displayed according to the computed metric.08-11-2011
20110193796TOUCH SCREEN PANEL - A touch screen panel capable of preventing a driving failure due to static electricity. The touch screen panel includes a transparent substrate. First sensing cells are formed on the transparent substrate and are connected to one another along a first direction by first connection lines. Second sensing cells are formed on the transparent substrate and isolated from the first sensing cells, and are connected to one another along a second direction. Each of the first sensing cells is divided into first sub-sensing cells, and the first sub-sensing cells are connected to one another through first sub-connection lines in the interior of each of the first sensing cells.08-11-2011
20110193795HAPTIC SEARCH FEATURE FOR TOUCH SCREENS - A search method includes steps of: receiving information required to render a first map of a geographical area on a touch screen display; delivering the map for presentation on a first visual area rendered on the touch screen display; receiving from a user of the touch screen display a selection of a target search area within the geographical area, wherein the user desires to restrict a search for items of interest to said target search area, wherein said selection of the target search area is produced by the user drawing a shape encompassing at least a portion of the target search area over the first map presented on the touch screen display.08-11-2011
20110193794Touch Display Panel - A touch display panel includes a display panel, a second substrate, at least a first spacer and at least a touch sensing unit. The display panel includes a first substrate and a plurality of display units. The first substrate includes a display surface and a non-display surface, and the display units are disposed on the display surface. The second substrate is disposed opposite to the first substrate and is disposed on a side of the non-display surface of the first substrate. The first spacer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate to maintain a distance therebetween. The touch sensing unit includes a sensing conductive pad and a conductive unit, wherein a gap is disposed between the sensing conductive pad and the conductive unit.08-11-2011
20110193793TOUCH SCREEN PANEL - A touch screen panel includes a plurality of first connection patterns formed on a substrate; an insulation layer having a plurality of contact holes that exposes portions of the plurality of first connection patterns; and a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes formed on the insulating layer, wherein at least one of the plurality of first connection patterns connects at least one adjacent pair of the plurality of first electrodes through at least two of the plurality of contact holes that expose respective portions of the at least one of the plurality of first connection patterns, and at least one hollow is formed by portions of the at least one adjacent pair of the plurality of first electrodes being formed in the at least two of the plurality of contact holes.08-11-2011
20110193792METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A TOUCH PANEL DISPLAY WITH INTEGRATED KEYS - A touch screen touch screen display includes a bottom conductor layer coupled to a top conductor layer. The bottom conductor layer extends beyond the top conductor layer adjacent the top conductor layer, exposing a region of the bottom conductor layer. One or more manually actuatable components (e.g., buttons) are coupled to the region of the bottom conductor layer. The bottom conductor layer may include a substrate (such as a polycarbonate layer) and a polymer layer (such as polyethylene terephthalate) formed on the substrate.08-11-2011
20110193791CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSITIVE OVERLAY INCLUDING TOUCH SENSOR AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SAME - A touch-sensitive overlay includes a substrate, and a capacitive touch sensor arrangement comprising a first touch sensor and a second touch sensor disposed on the substrate in a region and arranged and constructed such that a coordinate of the touch is determined based on a relation of signals from at least the first and the second touch sensors, wherein the first touch sensor is electrically isolated from the second touch sensor.08-11-2011
20110193789AIR PRESSURE BALANCE STRUCTURE FOR TOUCH PANEL - An air pressure balance structure for touch panel has at least one long narrow ventilating tunnel formed vertically to a gluing frame of a resistive touch panel. The ventilating tunnel communicates an inner space of the touch panel with the outside of the touch panel so as to prevent a damage caused by difference of air pressure. By the long narrow ventilating tunnel and the adhesive material of the gluing frame, moisture and dust will be prevented from coming into the touch panel so that an inner cleanliness of the touch panel will be ensured. The ventilating tunnel also has a turning portion, the turning portion has large containing space so as to buffer the air flow and capture the moisture and dust.08-11-2011
20110193788GRAPHICAL OBJECTS THAT RESPOND TO TOUCH OR MOTION INPUT - A first graphical object on a user interface of a device can be transformed to a second graphical object on the user interface. The second graphical object can be manipulated by a user on the user interface using touch input or by physically moving the device. When manipulated, the object can be animated to appear to have mass that responds to real-world, physical forces, such as gravity, friction or drag. The data represented by the second graphical object can be compressed or archived using a gesture applied to the second graphical object. Graphical objects can be visually sorted on the user interface based on their mass (size). The visual appearance of graphical objects on the user interface can be adjusted to indicate the age of data represented by the graphical objects.08-11-2011
20110193787INPUT MECHANISM FOR PROVIDING DYNAMICALLY PROTRUDING SURFACES FOR USER INTERACTION - A computing device including a housing, an input region, and a protrusion mechanism. The input region is provided with at least an exterior surface of the housing. The protrusion mechanism is operatively positioned within the housing to dynamically form one or more protrusions that extend from a corresponding one or more designated areas on the exterior surface of the input region. One or more detectors are structured to detect an occurrence of a condition or criteria to trigger the protrusion mechanism in dynamically generating the one or more protrusions.08-11-2011
20100020034MOBILE DEVICE HAVING BACKPANEL TOUCHPAD - The present invention relates to a mobile device having a backpanel touchpad, and more particularly, to a technique for enabling cursor movements and execution instructions on a frontpanel display screen to be inputted through a touchpad positioned at a backpanel of a mobile device. Accordingly, a touchpad is disposed on a back side of a mobile device, so that the mobile device can be controlled through a contact point at which a user's finger is naturally positioned when a user holds the mobile device with a user's hand. Further, a backpanel touchpad is operated, so that a display screen is not covered with the user's finger.01-28-2010
20080259043Device Capable of Being Operated Within a Network, Network System, Method of Operating a Device Within a Network, Program Element, and Computer-Readable Medium - A device (A) is described, which is capable of being operated within a network comprising a touch interface (10-23-2008
20130088448TOUCH SCREEN PANEL - A touch screen panel is provided. The touch screen panel includes a first electrode pattern including a plurality of row patterns, each row pattern including a plurality of closed ring-shaped first electrodes disposed in a row, each of the first electrodes having an opening in a central portion thereof; and a second electrode pattern including a plurality of column patterns, each column pattern including a plurality of second electrodes disposed in a column.04-11-2013
20090122020TOUCH PAD SYSTEM - Radiation guided by Total Internal Reflection inside a solid element from a point of engagement of a reflecting/emitting/scattering object and toward a detector reaches an area of the solid element on which the surface has areas preventing reflection of the radiation back into the element. This provides a spatial modulation of the radiation reaching the detector through one of the surfaces of the solid element. From this spatial modulation, the position of engagement may be determined.05-14-2009
20090122019Display For Information Handling System - An information handling system includes a chassis. A first display is coupled to the chassis. A card slot is defined by the chassis. A window is defined by the chassis immediately adjacent the card slot, and a card including a second display may be positioned in the card slot such that the second display may be viewed through the window.05-14-2009
20090122018User Interface for Touchscreen Device - A free-flowing user interface for a touchscreen device of a mobile electronic device provides touch-sensitive application icons and a touch-sensitive hotspot having an optional activation radius surrounding the hotspot. A user can launch a selected application by touching the hotspot and then touching and dragging the application icon corresponding to the selected application onto the hotspot or at least partially into the activation radius surrounding the hotspot. Alternatively, an application can be launched by dragging the hotspot and its surrounding activation zone such that the hotspot or activation zone at least partially overlaps the application icon of the application to be launched. The free-flowing interface can be optionally enhanced by displacing icons onscreen, when dragged or when collisions occur between icons, based on at least one of a virtual inertia parameter, a virtual friction parameter and a virtual collision-elasticity parameter to create more realistic onscreen motion for the icons.05-14-2009
20090122017MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING CAPACITIVE SENSOR WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY ISOLATION AREAS AND CORRESPONDING METHOD - A mobile electronic device and corresponding method have a user interface for receiving a touch input. The mobile electronic device includes a capacitive sensor having an electrode layer with non-etched away portions and etched away portions, and having isolation areas formed in the etched away portions, and a segmented optical shutter disposed on a side of the capacitive sensor, the optical shutter including a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between a top absorbing polarizer and a bottom absorbing polarizer, and including a reflectance increasing element disposed between the liquid crystal layer and the bottom absorbing polarizer. A reflectance of the reflectance increasing element is selected to reduce a ratio of a reflectance through the non-etched away portions to a reflectance through the etched away portions to make an appearance of the user interface substantially uniform in an off state.05-14-2009
20090122025Terminal with touch screen and method for inputting message therein - A terminal with a touch screen and a method for inputting a message therein are provided. The method includes: arranging at least two letters allocated to a key area of the touch screen in a message input mode and displaying the letters in the key area; determining whether a touch-flick is sensed in the key area of the touch screen; and displaying, if a touch-flick is sensed, a letter arranged in the key area in a direction of the touch-flick, in a message display area. Accordingly, a user can compose a message by inputting a desired letter without requiring multiple touches.05-14-2009
20090122023INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An original image is displayed on a display screen. Here, when a sub-screen input mode is set, a sub-screen that is obtained by reducing an entire screen displayed on the display screen is displayed on an image display portion. The user uses an electronic pen to select an optional input area within the sub-screen. An area corresponding to the selected input area is displayed on the entire screen. At this timer the reduced image of the entire screen is switched to an image of the input area on the sub-screen. Then, the user uses the electronic pen to perform an editing work on the sub-screen. The sub-screen is set within reach of the user, and editing on an area out of reach on the entire screen can be also performed on the sub-screen.05-14-2009
20090122022METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTENT AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A method of displaying content and an electronic apparatus using the same, the method of displaying content of an electronic apparatus using an touchscreen including: dividing the touchscreen into a viewable area and an un-viewable area according to a touching of the touchscreen; and displaying the content on the viewable area. Accordingly, a user more conveniantly manipulates an electronic apparatus.05-14-2009
20120176331ROTATION DETECTION DEVICE AND MOBILE TERMINAL PROVIDED WITH SAME - A rotation detection device includes a guide portion configured to guide a finger touch position, one or more sensing elements configured to detect a finger touch, and a determination unit configured to determine the rotational operation of the finger based on a detection result of the one or more sensing elements. At least a part of the one or more sensing elements is situated closer to an outside of the rotation detection device than the guide portion.07-12-2012
20100079397Detecting Method for Touch Panel - This invention provides a detecting method for a touch panel, comprising providing a sensing matrix having a plurality of sensing units, detecting sensing data generated from the sensing unit and defining the sensing unit as a touch point or a non-touch point based on the sensing data and group at least a portion of the touch points to form a touch point group. In the same touch point group, projection of a touch point overlaps a projection of at least one touch point of the touch point group in one of a row direction and a column direction while adjacent to a projection in the other direction of at least one touch point of the touch point group. Afterward, extreme positions of the touch point group in the row direction and the column direction is retrieved. Lastly, the detecting method includes determining a touch center position based on the extreme positions in the row direction and the column direction.04-01-2010
20100079389Touch position detection method for touch control device - Disclosed is a touch position detection method for a touch control device, which employs a preset scan detection mode to carry out driving and scan detection on first and second conductive layers through a control circuit. When touch on a touch panel is detected, the type of the touch is determined, which may include a single-point touch, a continuous trace, and a multiple-point touch, and first and second operation modes are selectively used to perform driving and scan detection on the first and second conductive layers of the touch panel to thereby detect coordinates of the touch points or the continuous trace.04-01-2010
20100079388STORAGE MEDIUM STORING IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM FOR IMPLEMENTING IMAGE PROCESSING ACCORDING TO INPUT COORDINATE, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - A region in a displayed image is scraped away in accordance with a trail of touch with a touch pen or the like and an object showing “shavings” corresponding to the scraped-away region is generated. A display position of each of particles generated in accordance with a user's operation with the touch pen 04-01-2010
20090219257TOUCH SCREEN SENSOR - A touch screen sensor includes a visible light transparent substrate and an electrically conductive micropattern disposed on or in the visible light transparent substrate. The micropattern includes a first region micropattern within a touch sensing area and a second region micropattern. The first region micropattern has a first sheet resistance value in a first direction, is visible light transparent, and has at least 90% open area. The second region micropattern has a second sheet resistance value in the first direction. The first sheet resistance value is different from the second sheet resistance value.09-03-2009
20090033633USER INTERFACE FOR A CONTEXT-AWARE LEISURE-ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that provides a user interface for a context-aware recommendation system which can be operated with one hand. The user interface includes a touch-screen display and a list of recommendations presented on the touch-screen display. The user interface further includes a plurality of graphic elements presented on the touch-screen display which allow a user to configure preferences associated with the activities. A layout of the leisure activities and the graphic elements allows the user to hold the touch-screen display and perform operations on the leisure activities and/or the graphic elements with one hand.02-05-2009
20130076686TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING APPARATUS - An operator may operate, without a feeling of strangeness, provided with a realistic tactile sensation matching an object on a touch sensor by a tactile sensation providing apparatus 03-28-2013
20130076685ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS THROUGH TOUCH SENSOR - An electronic apparatus has a touch sensor provided with a first touching zone including at least a second touching zone and a third touching zone, the second and third touching zones being allocated with different functions. The electronic apparatus is controlled to perform a specific function assigned to a specific touching zone that is the second or the third touching zone when there is a first touch input at first through the specific touching zone and continuously perform the specific function even if there is a second touch input that follows the first touch input, through either the second or the third touching zone that is not the specific touching zone, as long as there is a continuous touch input through the first touching zone from the first to the second touch input with no intermission.03-28-2013
20130076684DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a home screen. When a flick gesture in a first direction is performed on a first home screen displayed on the touch screen display, the controller changes the first home screen to a second home screen according to a first rule. When a flick gesture in a second direction is performed on the first home screen displayed on the touch screen display, the controller changes the first home screen to a third home screen according to a second rule.03-28-2013
20130076683DUAL SCREEN PROPERTY DETAIL DISPLAY - A device includes two touch sensitive displays. Particular display device (e.g., balloons, pop-up windows, tooltips, etc.) can be displayed in the two touch sensitive displays. However, in some circumstances, presenting the display device may cause problems interfacing with or viewing data on the device. Thus, the device can determine if presenting the display device in a proposed location will cause difficulties for the user. If such difficulties are predicted, the device may move the display of the display device to the other touch sensitive display.03-28-2013
20130076682GALLERY PICKER SERVICE - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes providing a gallery for the dual screen device. The gallery can present one or more images in a user interface. The gallery user interface can adapt to changes in the device configuration. Further, the gallery can display images or videos in the various configurations.03-28-2013
20130076681GALLERY OPERATIONS FOR AN ALBUM AND PICTURE PAGE IN LANDSCAPE DUAL MODE - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes providing a gallery for the dual screen device. The gallery can present one or more images in a user interface. The gallery user interface can adapt to changes in the device configuration. Further, the gallery can display images or videos in the various configurations.03-28-2013
20130076678DUAL DISPLAY CURSIVE TOUCH INPUT - Methods and devices including providing a device having at least a primary screen and a secondary screen; receiving a first input, where the first input comprises a cursive input on the primary screen; processing the first input to estimate a character based on the first input; displaying the estimated character(s); and displaying a selection, wherein the selection includes a chosen character selected from the estimated character(s).03-28-2013
20130076680MULTISCREEN PHONE EMULATION - A computer system including a computer display; a computer processor, where the computer processor is running at least one computer operating system, where the at least one computer operating system communicably interfaces with a device operating system, where the device operating system resides on a device and the device includes a device processor and two or more device displays; and where the computer display mimics the two or more device displays.03-28-2013
20130076679DUAL DISPLAY PINYIN TOUCH INPUT - Methods and devices including providing a device having at least a primary screen and a secondary screen; receiving a first input, where the first input comprises a pinyin input on the primary screen; processing the first input to estimate a character based on the first input; displaying the estimated character(s); and displaying a selection, where the selection includes a chosen character selected from the estimated character(s).03-28-2013
20130076673MINIMIZING AND MAXIMIZING BETWEEN LANDSCAPE DUAL DISPLAY AND LANDSCAPE SINGLE DISPLAY - Methods and devices for minimizing and maximizing displayed output associated with applications are provided. More particularly, an application presented across two or more screens of a device in a landscape mode can be minimized to present portion of the application in one of the screens. With respect to a maximization operation received with respect to a page of an application results in the expansion of the displayed portion of the application to multiple screens of the device. Input to effect minimization and maximization operations can be entered in one or more gesture capture regions associated with the screens.03-28-2013
20130076674MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal capable of moving a page displayed on a display unit according to a touch input, and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal including a display unit formed to allow for a touch input, includes a sensing unit configured to sense an object touched on the display unit and monitor a first movement of the object, and a controller configured to move a page displayed on the display unit according to a first ongoing direction, in response to a second movement of the object continued from the first movement, when the first movement corresponds to the first ongoing direction of the first movement and moves, while satisfying a pre-set reference within a reference region including a start point of the first movement.03-28-2013
20130076676CONTROL METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a control method and an electronic device thereof. The control method according to the embodiment of the present invention is applied to the electronic device. The control method comprises: detecting pressure imposed on a first surface of the electronic device; obtaining first pressure parameters of a first pressure and second pressure parameters of a second pressure, when the second pressure is detected in the first surface while the first pressure is detected in the first surface; according to settings of current application, generating a control instruction based on the first and second pressure parameters; and executing the control instruction.03-28-2013
20130076677SEPARATION OF SCREEN USAGE FOR COMPLEX LANGUAGE INPUT - Methods and devices including providing a device having at least a primary screen and a secondary screen; receiving a first input, where the first input includes a language input on the primary screen; processing the first input to estimate a character based on the first input; displaying the estimated character(s); and displaying a selection, where the selection includes a chosen character selected from the estimated character(s).03-28-2013
20130076675TOUCH SCREEN DRIVER AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME - A touch screen driver and method for driving the same are disclosed. The touch screen driver includes a Tx driving circuit which sequentially supplies a pair of out-of-phase composed of a first driving signal and a second driving signal which has a phase difference of 180° with respect to the first driving signal and the second driving signal driving signals to Tx lines, wherein the first signal and the second signal are simultaneously supplied to the adjacent Tx lines, respectively; and an Rx driving circuit which samples a charge of the touch sensor received through the Rx lines coupled with the Tx lines and converts the sampled charge into digital data.03-28-2013
20130076671APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY SIZE IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for control a size of a display region in a portable terminal. The method includes determining a size control amount based on touch information when a size change event occurs and controlling a size of the display region according to the size control amount.03-28-2013
20130076670DUAL-MODE TABLET AND DETECTING AND SWITCHING METHOD FOR INPUT SIGNALS THEREOF - A dual-mode tablet and a detecting and switching method for input signals thereof are provided. The dual-mode tablet includes an electromagnetic induction module and a touch input module. The microprocessor controls the electromagnetic induction module to electronically connect to an induction coil group and detects whether any electromagnetic signal is received. After the electromagnetic induction module receives one electromagnetic signal completely, the microprocessor controls the touch input module to electronically connect to the induction coil group. When the microprocessor receives a touch input signal, the microprocessor alternately controls one of the electromagnetic induction module and the touch input module to electronically connect to the induction coil group. When the microprocessor detects one electromagnetic signal is received, the electromagnetic induction module electronically connects to the induction coil group continuously until the electromagnetic signal is received completely.03-28-2013
20130076669PORTABLE TERMINAL AND RECEPTION CONTROL METHOD - A mobile terminal is provided that displays on a display, when a touch operation is detected on the display where a primary image including a plurality of display objects is displayed, a secondary image with multiple representative display objects that represent at least two display objects displayed within a predetermined range of a first touch position, the multiple representative display objects arranged around the first touch position. After the secondary image is displayed, one display object represented by one representative display object arranged on a second touch position is received as a target of processing, when the touch operation is detected to move from the first touch position to the second touch position.03-28-2013
20130076668ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND RELATED COMPUTER PROGRAM - Objects are indicated on a display. A touch panel is superposed on the display. An acquiring section operates for detecting user's touches to the touch panel and acquiring positions of the user's touches to the touch panel as touch positions. A decision is made as to whether or not the distance between first and second touch positions decreases in accordance with the lapse of time. A selecting section operates for setting a rectangular area with respect to the display and selecting an object or objects contained in the rectangular area in cases where it is decided that the distance between the first and second touch positions decreases in accordance with the lapse of time. Two opposite corners of the rectangular area are respectively coincident with the first and second touch positions occurring at an initial stage of the user's touches to the touch panel.03-28-2013
20130076672PORTRAIT DUAL DISPLAY AND LANDSCAPE DUAL DISPLAY - Methods and devices for controlling the displayed output associated with applications in connection with a multiple screen device are provided. More particularly, an application presented by the device in a dual portrait orientation can utilize the first screen to display control information, and can utilize the second screen to display content information. An application presented by the device in a dual landscape orientation can utilize both the first screen and the second screen to display content information.03-28-2013
20130076663SMARTPAD SCREEN MODES - A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the device. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.03-28-2013
20130076666TOUCH INPUT DEVICE AND METHOD - A touch input device includes a first storage module, a second storage module, a touch input unit, a first detecting unit, a second detecting unit, a processing module and a housing. When one or both of the first and the second detecting units detect a touch of a user on one or two corners of the housing, the processing module will make one or two soft keyboards be shown on the touch input unit according to position information stored in the first and the second storage modules. The user can use single hand or both hands to input a command. The disclosure further provides a touch input method.03-28-2013
20130076667TOUCH PANEL AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to a touch technology, more particularly to a touch panel and a manufacturing method thereof. The touch panel comprises a touch area and a peripheral area. The touch panel further comprises: at least one peripheral line, each of which has a stacking structure and is disposed in the peripheral area surrounding the touch area for transmitting touch signals generated by the touch area. The stacking structure of each peripheral line improves stability of the touch signals transmission in the touch panel.03-28-2013
20130076664ACTIVATING APPLICATIONS IN PORTIONS OF UNIFIED DESKTOP - Embodiments provide for a handheld device with a unified desktop for integrating the functionality of the handheld device with a larger computer system. When connected to a peripheral display and/or a display of the larger computer system, the handheld device provides a unified desktop displayed across the screen(s) of the handheld device and the peripheral display. The unified desktop unifies the functionality provided by the larger computer system and the handheld functionality, e.g., communication applications (e.g., phone, SMS, MMS). A user can seamlessly interact with applications, e.g., open, move, close, receive notifications, on the unified desktop whether the applications are displayed on the screens of the handheld device, or the peripheral display of the larger computer system.03-28-2013
20130076665HANDLING APPLICATIONS ON A UNIFIED DESKTOP - Embodiments provide for a handheld device with a unified desktop for integrating the functionality of the handheld device with a larger computer system. When connected to a peripheral display and/or a display of the larger computer system, the handheld device provides a unified desktop displayed across the screen(s) of the handheld device and the peripheral display. The unified desktop unifies the functionality provided by the larger computer system and the handheld functionality, e.g., communication applications (e.g., phone, SMS, MMS). A user can seamlessly interact with applications, e.g., open, move, close, receive notifications, on the unified desktop whether the applications are displayed on the screens of the handheld device, or the peripheral display of the larger computer system.03-28-2013
20130076662SMARTPAD SCREEN MANAGEMENT - A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the device. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.03-28-2013
20130076659DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a screen of an application executed in the foreground. When the first gesture is performed on the touch screen display while a first application is executed in the foreground and a second application is executed in the background, the controller causes the first application to perform an operation according to the first gesture. When the second gesture is performed on the touch screen display while the first application is executed in the foreground and the second application is executed in the background, the controller executes the second application in the foreground.03-28-2013
20130076661DISPLAY NOTIFICATIONS ON A DUAL SCREEN DEVICE - Embodiments are described for displaying indications of notifications received by a multi-screen device. The notifications may relate to a number of different categories including, without limitation, phone calls, SMS messages, email, notifications from applications, battery level, and signal strength. The multi-screen device includes a unified desktop that displays indications of the notifications regardless of the state of the multi-screen device, which in embodiments includes an undocked state and a docked state, in which a peripheral screen is used to display the indications. The indications may be displayed differently depending on the state of the multi-screen device.03-28-2013
20130076658USER FEEDBACK TO INDICATE TRANSITIONS BETWEEN OPEN AND CLOSED STATES - A dual screen user device and methods for generating user feedback to indicate transitional states of the device are disclosed. Feedback is provided to a user of the device concerning transitional states or changes in status of the device, such as whether the device is open or closed, whether a peripheral device has been connected to or disconnected from the device and whether the device has been powered up or down. In a preferred embodiment, one or more vibrators are used to generate vibration and/or audible signals to the user to indicate to the user the particular change in status of the device as it occurs.03-28-2013
20130076660DISPLAY STATUS OF NOTIFICATIONS ON A DUAL SCREEN DEVICE - Embodiments are described for displaying indications of notifications received by a multi-screen device. The notifications may relate to a number of different categories including, without limitation, phone calls, SMS messages, email, notifications from applications, battery level, and signal strength. The multi-screen device includes a unified desktop that displays indications of the notifications regardless of the state of the multi-screen device, which in embodiments includes an undocked state and a docked state, in which a peripheral screen is used to display the indications. The indications may be displayed differently depending on the state of the multi-screen device.03-28-2013
20130076654HANDSET STATES AND STATE DIAGRAMS: OPEN, CLOSED TRANSITIONAL AND EASEL - A multi-display device is adapted to turn on and off certain device functionality based on one or more of device state and triggers. These triggers include a transition trigger, an open trigger and a closed trigger. Furthermore, and based on one or more of these triggers and device state, the device can provide feedback to a user, such as visual feedback, audio feedback and vibration feedback to assist a user with determining when the device is changing state. The operation of the primary screen, secondary screen, system and feedback options are also described relative to the beginning and endpoint of the device transition. Furthermore, the trigger corresponding to a transitional trigger where primary and secondary screens have a certain angle orientation and the trigger corresponding to a trigger point where the primary and secondary screens have a second angle orientation relative to one another are described.03-28-2013
20130076657SECONDARY SINGLE SCREEN MODE ACTIVATION THROUGH USER INTERFACE ACTIVATION - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface on a second screen. More particularly, the method includes a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device from a first screen to a second screen while the device is closed. The change in the display mode may be made in response to one or more actions conducted by a user in a user interface or on the device. The actions can include changing the orientation of the device, for example, by flipping the device over to look at the second screen. The actions can also include the user touching a touch sensitive display. Further, a series of two or more actions may trigger the device to switch to the second screen.03-28-2013
20130076656SECONDARY SINGLE SCREEN MODE DEACTIVATION - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface on a second screen, when the device is in a temporary state. More particularly, the method includes a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device from a second screen back to the first screen while the device is closed. The change in the display mode may be made in response to one or more actions conducted by a user in a user interface, in response to an input from an application, or in response to a menu selection. Further, the device may revert to the first display mode based on other events.03-28-2013
20130076655STATE OF SCREEN INFO: EASEL - A multi-display device is adapted to turn on and off certain device functionality based on one or more of device state and triggers. These triggers include a transition trigger, an open trigger and a closed trigger. Furthermore, and based on one or more of these triggers and device state, the device can provide feedback to a user, such as visual feedback, audio feedback and vibration feedback to assist a user with determining when the device is changing state. The operation of the primary screen, secondary screen, system and feedback options are also described relative to the beginning and endpoint of the device transition. Furthermore, the trigger corresponding to a transitional trigger where primary and secondary screens have a certain angle orientation and the trigger corresponding to a trigger point where the primary and secondary screens have a second angle orientation relative to one another are described.03-28-2013
20130076653DISPLAYING OF CHARGING STATUS ON DUAL SCREEN DEVICE - Embodiments are described for displaying charging status on a multi-screen device. In embodiments, a determination is made that the device is connected to a power source for charging the battery. In response to the determination, a battery charging indicator is displayed. In some embodiments, if the device was originally powered off or in a standby mode, after a predetermined period of time, the device will be powered off or returned to the standby mode, and the battery charging indicator will no longer be displayed.03-28-2013
20130076648POWER MANAGEMENT FOR INTEGRATED TOUCH SCREENS - Reducing or eliminating the effects of noise that can be generated by a power system of a touch screen device, such as a gate line voltage system that applies voltage to gate lines of the touch screen, is provided. In one example, a power supply, such as a charge pump, can be disabled during active touch sensing, such that noise from the charge pump is not generated during touch sensing. In some examples, a voltage regulator can help to maintain the gate voltage level at or above a desired threshold. In some cases, noise entering the touch sensing system can have a lasting effect on noise-sensitive components, even after the noise source is disabled. In these cases, a post-noise stabilizing system can be included to stabilize, reset, etc., noise-sensitive components of the touch sensing system, which can help to reduce or eliminate the lasting effect of noise.03-28-2013
20130076649Electronic Devices With Sidewall Displays - Electronic devices may be provided that contain flexible displays that are bent to form displays on multiple surfaces of the devices. Bent flexible displays may be bent to form front side displays and edge displays. Edge displays may be separated from front side displays or from other edge displays using patterned housing members, printed or painted masks, or by selectively activating and inactivating display pixels associated with the flexible display. Edge displays may alternately function as virtual buttons, virtual switches, or informational displays that are supplemental to front side displays. Virtual buttons may include transparent button members, lenses, haptic feedback components, audio feedback components, or other components for providing feedback to a user when virtual buttons are activated.03-28-2013
20130076652MAGNETICALLY PERMEABLE HAPTIC MATERIAL - Embodiments may take the form of a haptic device having a ferro magnetic member coupled to a spring. An electromagnet is proximately located to the magnetic member and configured to magnetically attract the first magnetic member when actuated. A magnetically permeable material is positioned between the electromagnet and the first magnetic member.03-28-2013
20130076651METHODS AND APPARATUS TO CHANGE CONTROL CENTEXTS OF CONTROLLERS - Methods and apparatus to change control contexts of controllers are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a touch screen to display a user interface; a controller to control a first physical playback device of a first zone when in a first control context and to control a second physical playback device of a second zone when in a second control context; a swipe detector to monitor a designated area of a user interface for a swipe of the touch screen; and a context changer to change the controller from operating in the first control context to operating in the second control context in response to a detected swipe.03-28-2013
20130076650SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FILTERING TOUCH SCREEN INPUTS - A method of filtering a touch screen input is disclosed that includes the steps of detecting a position of a first touch on a touch screen, determining a validation area that includes the position of the first touch, detecting a position for each of one or more second touches on the touch screen, and providing a touch event signal if the positions of all of the second touches are within the validation area.03-28-2013
20130076645FIXED DISPLAY SYSTEM INTERACTION WITH A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A fixed display system that can interact with a communication device includes a display system including a fixed display operable to display information. A sensor is operable to provide a first signature upon an occurrence of a predetermined event, and the communication device is also operable to provide a second signature upon the occurrence of the same predetermined event. A processor compares the first and second signatures and determines whether these first and second signatures describe the same predetermined event, whereupon the processor initiates a communication session between the display system and the communication device. In addition, personal information of the user on the communication device may be used locally or partially/fully transferred to the display system to provide a personalized interactive experience for the user.03-28-2013
20130076643Methods and Apparatus to Associate a Detected Presence of a Conductive Object - A method and apparatus determine a plurality of attribute values of a first detected presence, determine another plurality of attribute values of a second detected presence, and associate the first detected presence with the second detected presence based on the plurality of attribute values and the other plurality of attribute values.03-28-2013
20100117975MOBILE TERMINAL USING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a body and a display module, which is flexible and is capable of receiving a touch input and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes setting the touch sensitivity of a display module to a first level; if the display module is bent or folded, setting the touch sensitivity of a bent or folded portion of the display module to a second level; and if the display module is unbent or unfolded and thus returns to its original shape, setting the touch sensitivity of the bent or folded portion of the display module back to the first level. Accordingly, it is possible to adaptively adjust the touch sensitivity of the display module according to whether and how the display module is bent or folded.05-13-2010
20100117978APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TOUCHING BEHAVIOR RECOGNITION, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A touching behavior recognition apparatus includes a contact point acquiring unit configured to acquire pressure information items and position information items in a plurality of contact points, a clustering unit configured to perform clustering on the contact points on the basis of information regarding pressure deviations and position deviations of the contact points based on the information items acquired by the contact point acquiring unit to form contact point groups each including contact points associated with each other as a touching behavior, and a touching behavior identifying unit configured to identify a touching behavior for each contact point group.05-13-2010
20130082940DEVICE WITH CUSTOMIZABLE CONTROLS - A method and device for receiving input for a computer application are provided. The method involves receiving, at a touchscreen device including a touchscreen, input indicative of populating a subset from a set of given input elements. The subset is for providing application input data to a computer application. The subset is displayable on the touchscreen. The method further involves rendering the subset on the touchscreen such that the subset is operably configured to receive the application input data. The device includes a processor and touchscreen configured to carry out the method.04-04-2013
20130082958MOBILE DEVICE OFF-SCREEN GESTURE AREA - Methods and devices for receiving input and presenting a user interface with two screens and an off screen gesture area. The device may have an off screen gesture area that accepts user input outside the display area. The interface inputs received in the off screen gesture are may have special handling and cause different display changes. Further, the device, having two screens, may receive user interface inputs that cross the seam between the two displays. To provide a display that acts like a single display area, the device can predict motions may cross the seam and then interrelate separate inputs on separate screens. The interrelated inputs can cause display changes as if the inputs were received as a single user interaction.04-04-2013
20130082936SENSOR ARRAY WITH HIGH LINEARITY - A sensor array includes a plurality of pixel sensor circuits; and a current-mode readout circuit to sample signals generated in each pixel sensor circuit; and addressing circuitry to individually select each pixel sensor circuit. Each pixel sensor circuit includes: a transducer and an amplifying element coupled to the transducer and configured to output a signal current which varies as a function of a measured physical property. The current-mode readout circuit includes: a sense signal line coupled to each of the amplifying elements in order to monitor the voltage presented across the amplifying element of the selected pixel sensor circuit; a drive signal line coupled to an output of each of the amplifying elements in order to provide a constant bias voltage to the amplifying element of the selected pixel sensor circuit; and a current conveyor circuit coupled to the sense signal line and drive signal line.04-04-2013
20130082945MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME - The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal for allowing a touch input and control method thereof. A mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include a display unit configured to display a lock screen in a lock state in which a control command input to an application is restricted, and a controller configured to display at least one object on the lock screen when a first touch input sensed on the lock screen corresponds to set criteria, and display an execution screen corresponding to any one of the displayed objects based on the first touch and a sequentially entered second touch input.04-04-2013
20090160801SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN POINTERS USED TO CONTACT TOUCH SURFACE - A touch system comprises a touch surface and at least one camera acquiring images of the touch surface. A pointer contact data generator generates pointer position data in response to pointer contact with the touch surface, the pointer position data representing where on the touch surface pointer contact is made. A processor communicates with the at least one camera and the pointer contact data generator. The processor analyzes acquired images to determine the type of pointer used to contact the touch surface, and processes the pointer position data in accordance with the determined type of pointer. In the preferred embodiment the processor distinguishes between pointer tip touch surface contacts, pointer backend touch surface contacts and finger touch surface contacts. A writing function is invoked in response to pointer tip touch surface contacts. An erase function is invoked in response to pointer backend touch surface contacts. Mouse events are generated in response to finger touch surface contacts.06-25-2009
20100073316TOUCH PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH TOUCH PANEL - The present invention relates to a touch panel (X) including: a first base (03-25-2010
20100073315MOBILE TERMINAL AND DATA DISPLAY METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of displaying data for the same are disclosed. The data display method includes displaying one or more tags, checking whether a motion of the mobile terminal is detected, identifying the terminal motion if terminal motion is detected, and displaying rearranged tags when the identified terminal motion is related to tag rearrangement.03-25-2010
20100073314PORTABLE COMPUTER AND TOUCH INPUT DEVICE - The invention discloses a portable computer comprising a host, a touch input device disposed in the host, and a displayer pivoted on the host. The touch input device comprises a touch module, a switch and a controller. The controller is coupled to the touch module and the switch. The touch module is for performing a first touch function or a second touch function and for displaying a first touch pattern or a second touch pattern correspondingly. The switch drives the controller to control the touch module to perform the first touch function or the second touch function and control the touch module to display the first touch pattern or the second touch pattern correspondingly.03-25-2010
20100073313INPUT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE WITH INPUT FUNCTION - An input device which includes a light-transmissive touch panel, a phase difference plate disposed on the opposite side to an input operation surface of the touch panel, a ¼ wavelength plate disposed on the side of the input operation surface of the touch panel, and a polarizing plate on the touch panel side, which is disposed on the ¼ wavelength plate toward the input operation surface of the touch panel, wherein a ratio R03-25-2010
20100073310LIGHT TRANSMISSION TOUCH PANEL - A light transmission touch panel comprises a transparent substrate, a transparent conductive layer, an insulating layer, a plurality of first metal lines, and a plurality of second metal lines. The transparent conductive layer is overlaid on a surface of the transparent substrate and comprises a plurality of first cells, a plurality of second cells and a plurality of connecting lines, wherein the plurality of first cells and the plurality of second cells are arranged in a staggered manner and the plurality of connecting lines respectively connect the adjacent second cells. The insulating layer further comprises a plurality of insulating areas, each of which is overlaid on one of the first cells. The plurality of second metal lines are respectively disposed on the connecting lines. The plurality of first metal lines are respectively disposed on the plurality of insulating areas, and respectively connect the adjacent first cells.03-25-2010
20100073309TOUCH PANEL AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF - A touch panel and an electronic device thereof are provided. The touch panel includes a film, a substrate and a plurality of dot spacers. The dot spacers are disposed on a surface of the substrate, and the surface faces the film. In addition, the number of/the volume of the dot spacers in each unit size of the substrate progressively decreases from the vertical-axis direction of the center of the substrate to the horizontal axis direction thereof.03-25-2010
20100073308TOUCH PANEL AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF - A touch panel and an electronic device thereof are provided. The touch panel includes a film, a substrate and a plurality of dot spacers. The dot spacers are disposed on a surface of the substrate, and the surface faces the film. In addition, the height of the dot spacers in each unit size of the substrate progressively decreases from the vertical-axis direction of the center of the substrate to the horizontal axis direction thereof.03-25-2010
20100073312DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - There are provided a display apparatus and a control method thereof. The display apparatus includes: an image processing part which processes an image; a display part which displays the image processed by the image processing part; an input part which recognizes a number of a multi-motion received from a user; and a controller which controls the image processing part to display the image according to the number of the multi-motion.03-25-2010
20100073311INPUT HABIT DETERMINATION AND INTERFACE PROVISION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Input habit determination and interface provision systems and methods are provided. First, a movement on a touch-sensitive surface is detected by a touch-sensitive sensor. An input habit is determined according to the movement. Then, a first interface or a second interface is selected for provision from an interface group according to the input habit. The first interface and the second interface have the same operational selections, but have different layout designs.03-25-2010
20100073307Method for detecting touch points of touch control device - A method for detecting touch points of touch control device is disclosed. The touch control device comprises a first substrate having a first conductive layer and a second substrate having a second conductive layer. The first and second conductive layers are respectively connected to a control circuit which is coupled to a microcontroller. The control circuit performs driving on the first conductive layer to generate a gradient potential, and performs scanning on the second conductive layer to determine a first-axis coordinates. Then the control circuit drives the second conductive layer to generate a gradient potential, and performs scanning on the first conductive layer to determine the second-axis coordinates.03-25-2010
20100073306Dual-view touchscreen display system and method of operation - A dual-view display system (03-25-2010
20100073305Techniques for Adjusting a Size of Graphical Information Displayed on a Touchscreen - A technique for adjusting graphical information displayed on a touchscreen of a device includes detecting a first input to the touchscreen. Which one of multiple instruments was utilized to provide the first input is then determined. The graphical information displayed on the touchscreen is then sized based on which one of the multiple instruments was utilized to provide the first input.03-25-2010
20100073304Multiple Actuation Handheld Device - A device includes a housing, a processor that is coupled to the housing, the processor is configured to process a software program stored in a memory. A touch screen is coupled to the housing and configured to display graphical objects, wherein a sensor signal associated with a user's interaction with the touch screen is provided to the processor. A first actuator is coupled to the touch screen and positioned within the housing. The first actuator is configured to output a first haptic effect to the touch screen upon receiving a first activating signal from the processor. A second actuator is coupled to the housing and configured to output a second haptic effect to the housing upon receiving a second activating signal from the processor. The first activating signal is associated with a foreground event and the second activating signal is associated with a background event occurring in the software program.03-25-2010
20100073303METHOD OF OPERATING A USER INTERFACE - A user interface operating method is provided. The method is suitable for an electronic device having a touch screen. First, a touch sensitive area is activated to detect a first touch. Then, a second touch on the touch screen is detected when the first touch is detected to be laid on the touch sensitive area. Finally, a function of the user interface is enabled according to the second touch. Accordingly, overall operations supported by the touch screen can be increased and the convenience for operating the user interface can be improved03-25-2010
20100073302TWO-THUMB QWERTY KEYBOARD - A method performed by a device having a touch panel includes detecting a location of a primary touch on the device and detecting on the touch panel a set of near-touch coordinates associated with the primary touch. The method also includes identifying the approach orientation of the primary touch as one of a left-side touch or a right-side touch based on the location of the primary touch and the near-touch coordinates. The method further includes generating a command signal based on the location of the primary touch and the approach orientation of the primary touch and performing an action based on the command signal.03-25-2010
20090096757MULTIPOINT TOUCHSCREEN - A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.04-16-2009
20130033439TOUCH SENSOR INTEGRATED TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch sensor integrated type display and a method of forming the same are discussed. According to an embodiment, the touch sensor integrated type display device includes a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines formed on a substrate to cross each other; a display area including a plurality of pixel electrodes for displaying images; a common electrode including at least two touch driving electrodes overlapping the plurality of pixel electrodes and at least one touch sensing electrode positioned adjacent to the at least two touch driving electrodes, for recognizing a touch input to the display area; at least one first signal line electrically connected to the at least two touch driving electrodes; and at least one second signal line electrically connected to the at least one touch sensing electrode, and formed over at least one of the data lines.02-07-2013
20130076644SPURIOUS INPUT DETECTION SYSTEM - A spurious input detection system includes a touch input display, a touch input surface, and a non-transitory, computer-readable medium. The non-transitory, computer- readable medium includes instructions that, when executed by a processor, provide a spurious input detection engine. The spurious input detection engine is operable to receive a first input from the touch input display and a second input from the touch input surface. The spurious input detection engine is further operable to determine that the first input is a spurious input based on a combination of the first input and the second input. The spurious input detection engine will cause the first input to be disregarded in response to determining that it is a spurious input.03-28-2013
20130076646FORCE SENSOR INTERFACE FOR TOUCH CONTROLLER - A force sensor interface in a touch controller of a touch sensitive device is disclosed. The force sensor interface can couple to touch circuitry to integrate one or more force sensors with touch sensors of the device. The force sensor interface can include one portion to transmit stimulation signals generated by the touch circuitry to the force sensors to drive the sensors. The interface can also include another portion to receive force signals, indicative of a force applied to the device, from the force sensors for processing by the touch circuitry. The device can use the touch circuitry to concurrently and seamlessly operate both the force sensors and the touch sensors.03-28-2013
20090284479Multi-Touch Input Platform - This document describes tools having or interacting with a touch-sensitive device with one or more contact detectors that detect a tactile input from a user making contact with the contact detectors and an input/output module that persistently identifies contact data representing the detected tactile input. This identification is unique, thereby differentiating one or more tactile inputs from other current tactile inputs represented in the contact data. Using this unique identification, the input/output module can initiate an application to provide a function, such as data entry or a mapped function, associated with the detected tactile input. These data or mapped functions may, in many instances, provide a greater depth or breadth of functions by which users may interact with applications and computer systems.11-19-2009
20100001969Display Device with Touch Panel - In a display device with a touch panel which includes a display panel and a touch panel which is arranged to face the display panel in an opposed manner, the touch panel includes a transparent substrate, a plurality of first electrodes which is formed on a surface of the transparent substrate on a side facing the display panel, and a plurality of second electrodes which intersects with the plurality of first electrodes and is formed on the surface of the transparent substrate on the side facing the display panel, the display panel forms a planar third electrode which faces the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes on a surface thereof on a side facing the touch panel, and a distance between the plurality of first electrodes and the third electrode and a distance between the plurality of second electrodes and the third electrode are respectively set to 0.5 mm or less.01-07-2010
20100033446Multiple brand ice beverage dispenser - A beverage dispenser for dispensing beverages includes a touch panel assembly, removable fittings in a carbonator, a carbonator probe, and a carbonator pump assembly removable from a front of the beverage dispenser. The touch panel assembly includes a light source for backlighting a user interface and providing the dispenser with a visual presence. Electrode traces in the touch panel assembly detect interruptions in electrode fields and are accepted as user inputs for dispensing a beverage. A controller conducts the lighting, dispensing, and reconfiguring operations for the flavor selection areas on the user interface. The touch panel assembly further includes provisions for increasing a user interface area to increase visibility of a particular flavor, as well as bonus flavors on a beverage dispenser. The removable fittings each include an orifice for entry of water to be carbonated into the carbonator. The carbonator probe is a single wire probe with timed refill.02-11-2010
20130082972METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING CONTENTS USING TOUCH, RECORDING MEDIUM THEREFOR, AND USER TERMINAL HAVING SAME - The present invention provides a method and a device for controlling contents of a user terminal having a touch screen, a recording medium therefor, and a user terminal having the same. The present invention relates to a method for controlling the contents of a user terminal having a touch screen, wherein, when a touch is detected on the touch screen while executing contents conversion, a part of the contents gets fixed on the basis of the detected location of the touch. Therefore, two or more contents can be easily compared using the fixed contents region as reference contents.04-04-2013
20130082971CONTROL PANEL, ESPECIALLY FOR AN OVEN, AND OVEN, ESPECIALLY DOMESTIC OVEN - The invention relates to an oven, especially to a domestic oven, which has a control panel comprising a user interface (04-04-2013
20130082970POSITIONAL TOUCH SENSOR WITH FORCE MEASUREMENT - A touch screen display sensor is provided that includes a transparent touch-sensing element disposed upon the surface of a transparent substrate and a force-sensing element disposed within the transparent touch-sensing element. The force-sensing element includes two sets of bands of micromesh and can include a pressure-responsive material between the bands of micromesh. The bands of micromesh include traces of a metallic conductor. The sets of bands of micromesh are spaced apart and occupy substantially parallel planes.04-04-2013
20130082968COVER GLASS STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF AND TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY DEVICE - A cover glass structure includes a glass substrate, a touch-sensing structure and a decorative layer. The glass substrate has at least one cutting section, and the cutting section is etched to form an etched structure. The touch-sensing structure is disposed on the glass substrate, and the decorative layer is disposed on the glass substrate.04-04-2013
20130082965DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a lock screen including a first icon and a second icon. The controller displays a sub icon associated with the second icon on the lock screen when a gesture in which the first icon and the second icon are superimposed is detected.04-04-2013
20130082963WATERPROOF HOUSING FOR DIGITAL DEVICES HAVING CAPACITIVE TOUCH SCREEN AND ITS ACTUATOR MECHANISM - An actuator mechanism for actuating a capacitive touch screen of a digital device held in a waterproof housing includes an actuator shaft extending through an opening formed on the housing, a press button connected to an outer end of the shaft, a probe head connected to an inner end of the shaft, and a biasing member adapted to urge the probe head away from the touch screen, whereby pushing the press button against the biasing force moves the probe head towards and in contact with the touch screen. A waterproof housing having actuator mechanisms is also disclosed.04-04-2013
20130082964TOUCH SCREEN, TOUCH PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A touch screen includes a base substrate, a bundle of rectangular wirings in a column direction including a plurality of detection column wirings that are electrically connected in common, and a bundle of rectangular wirings in a row direction including a plurality of detection row wirings that are electrically connected in common, the bundle of wirings being formed on the base substrate. Also, a plurality of block areas obtained by dividing an intersection area in which the bundle of wirings in the column direction and the bundle of wirings in the row direction intersect in a plan view are defined, and only the detection column wiring or only the detection row wiring is provided in each of the block areas.04-04-2013
20130082962METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING TOUCH INPUT IN A MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus is configured to perform a method for scrolling a display screen to correspond to a touch input in a mobile terminal. Upon detecting a touch input, the mobile terminal determines an actual coordinate value of the detected touch input, obtains a predicted coordinate value for the determined actual coordinate value, obtains a smoothed coordinate value by performing a smoothing operation on the obtained predicted coordinate value, and determines that the detected touch input has occurred at the obtained smoothed coordinate value.04-04-2013
20130082959DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a home screen. The controller displays information for specifying a person in a first area of the home screen, and displays a list of information for specifying communication services used by a person specified by the information displayed in the first area in a second area of the home screen.04-04-2013
20130082961TOUCH-SENSITIVE DEVICE AND TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch-sensitive device includes a transparent substrate, a decoration layer and a touch-sensing electrode layer. The decoration layer is disposed on the transparent substrate and includes a plurality of medium layers stacked with each other, and the decoration layer has at least one step portion and the step portion is defined by edges of two adjacent medium layers. The touch-sensing electrode layer is disposed on the transparent substrate and overlaps at least the step portion.04-04-2013
20130082960IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATU, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM ENCODED WITH DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM - An image display apparatus includes a storage portion to store application data and reduced image data thereof, in association with each other, a position detection portion to detect a position designated by the user on a display surface of a display portion, an enlargement operation detection portion to detect an enlargement operation, a first image display portion to display a first display image generated from the reduced image data as a preview image, a process target determination portion to determine process target data from the reduced image data and the application data, based on a magnification set based on the amount of operation in the enlargement operation, a second display image generation portion to generate a second display image based on the process target data, in response to the enlargement operation being detected, and a second image display portion to display the second display image as a preview image.04-04-2013
20130082957GALLERY VIDEO PLAYER MOVEMENT ICONOGRAPHY - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes providing a gallery for the dual screen device. The gallery can present one or more images in a user interface. The gallery user interface can adapt to changes in the device configuration. Further, the gallery can display images or videos in the various configurations.04-04-2013
20130082955HANDHELD DUAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING FOLDOVER GROUND TABS - A handheld communication device includes a screen to receive input from and provide graphical output to a user, a processor to execute machine readable instructions and control operation of the device, a computer readable medium to store the machine readable instructions, an energy storage device to power the screen, processor, and computer readable medium, and a substantially planar electrically conductive member positioned between the screen, processor, and computer readable medium on one hand and the energy storage device on the other. The conductive member engages a first side of the energy storage device and comprises a flexible tab extending from the first side of the energy storage device, around a side of the energy storage device, and to a second terminal on an opposing second side of the energy storage device.04-04-2013
20130082956DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes: a communication unit, a touch screen display, and a controller. The communication unit acquires information through communication service. The touch screen display displays a screen for setting an image in individual information registered in address book data. When a predetermined gesture is detected during display of the screen, the controller acquires an image to be associated with the individual information through communication service registered in the individual information.04-04-2013
20130082944TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICES AND FORMATION METHODS THEREOF - A touch display device and a formation method thereof are provided. The touch display device includes a touch panel disposed on a first surface of a substrate of a display panel. A color filter layer is disposed on a second surface of the substrate. The touch panel includes a plurality of first and second conductive patterns arranged by two directions that are perpendicular to each other. A patterned isolation layer, having a first portion and a second portion, is formed over the first surface of the substrate, wherein the first portion is disposed at the intersection of the first and the second conductive patterns, and the second portion is disposed between the first and the second conductive patterns. The first portion has a height that is lower than a height of the second portion.04-04-2013
20130082954DISPLAY UNIT, DISPLAY METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM - A display unit includes: a display section; a memory temporarily holding less than one frame of image information; a drive section driving the display section based on the image information which is stored in the memory; and a processing section performing a predetermined process in conjunction with the drive section.04-04-2013
20130082953ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING A DISPLAY SCREEN OF THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - When a touch operation on a touch-panel display module of an electronic device has been detected, a display entity corresponding to the touched object is created. The display entity is superimposed on the touched position on a display screen. A projector, an external display device, projects the display entity onto a screen. Even when the display screen of the electronic device has been moved by a touch operation, the audience looking at a screen page displayed on the screen can see the touch position in the form of the display entity, making it possible to understand the meaning of the operator's touch operation.04-04-2013
20130082951TOUCH SENSOR, AND CONTROLLER PROVIDED WITH THE TOUCH SENSOR - One electrode and another electrode adjoining an upper end region of the one electrode in an operating direction of a fader sensor are divided by a boundary line extending zigzag in a generally M shape transversely relative to the operating direction, so that upper and lower apex portions of the one electrode and the other electrode bite into each other. Similarly, the one electrode and another electrode adjoining a lower end region of the one electrode each other are divided by a boundary line extending zigzag in a generally M shape transversely relative to the operating direction. As a finger touches the fader sensor, the finger simultaneously touches the three electrodes, and corresponding output signals are output therefrom. A weighted average of the output signals is calculated so that position information of the finger having touched the sensor can be acquired with a high resolution.04-04-2013
20130082950INPUT APPARATUS AND INPUT METHOD OF A PORTABLE TERMINAL USING A PEN - An input apparatus of a portable terminal and an input method for compensating an input from a pen to increase the accuracy of the pen are provided. The input apparatus includes a touch panel configured to generate an input signal according to a pen touch, a memory configured to store at least one lookup table in which data for compensating an error of a pen input according to a user's pen usage characteristic is stored, a controller configured to detect an input coordinate of the pen touch on the touch panel and configured to extract compensation data from the lookup table corresponding to the input coordinate to compensate the error of the pen input, and a display unit configured to display a compensated pen input signal.04-04-2013
20130082949METHOD OF DIRECTLY INPUTTING A FIGURE ON AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT - The present invention relates to a technology for directly inputting figures on electronic documents, and more particularly, to a technology for directly inputting figures on electronic documents in which a rough figure which is roughly inputted using direct input means (e.g., handwriting, mouse, digitizer) is automatically converted into a regular figure object by considering preset figure templates, thereby improving figure usage and quality in electronic documents.04-04-2013
20130082948DISPLAY FOR REFRIGERATOR - A display for a refrigerator, which can uniformly form a diffusing area, is provided. The display includes a process unit receiving a variety of operation signals for operating the refrigerator, a front cover provided in front of the process unit and including a pushing portion displaying an input location of a user and a light transmission portion transmitting light, and a diffusion sheet provided in rear of the front cover and uniformly diffusing the light.04-04-2013
20130082947TOUCH DEVICE, TOUCH SYSTEM AND TOUCH METHOD - A touch device includes N touch areas, N−1 non-touch areas and a processing unit. An i-th non-touch area of the N−1 non-touch areas is located between an i-th touch area and an (i+1) -th touch area of the N touch areas. When a first operation gesture is performed from the i-th touch area to the (i+1)-th touch area across the i-th non-touch area, the processing unit receives a first touch signal from the i-th touch area within a first time interval, does not receive any touch signal within a second time interval, and receives a second touch signal from the (i+1)-th touch area within a third time interval . When the processing unit determines that the second time interval is smaller than a first threshold, the processing unit executes a first command corresponding to the first operation gesture according to the first and second touch signals.04-04-2013
20130082943PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device is provided suitable for operation by a single user. The portable electronic device comprises a main body and at least a thin film pattern. The main body has a display region and a non-display region coupled to the display region. The thin film pattern is disposed on a local region of the display region, on a local region of the non-display region, or on both a local region of the display region and a local region of the non-display region. The thin film pattern is visible while a user does not operate the portable electronic device. The thin film pattern is invisible while a user operates the portable electronic device.04-04-2013
20130082942ELECTRONIC PAPER DISPLAY - An electronic paper display is provided. The electronic paper display includes a first substrate including a thin film transistor layer, and a front panel laminate. The thin film transistor layer is located on a surface of the first substrate. The front panel laminate is located on the thin film transistor layer. The front panel laminate includes a second substrate, a common electrode layer, an electronic ink layer, and a touch sensing electrode layer. The second substrate includes a first surface facing the first substrate, and a second surface facing away from the first surface. The common electrode layer is located on the first surface of the second substrate. The electronic ink layer is located between the thin film transistor layer and the common electrode layer. The touch sensing electrode layer is directly formed on the second surface of the second substrate.04-04-2013
20130082938Apparatus and Systems for Enhanced Touch Screen Operation - Apparatus and systems are disclosed to enhance the user interface of a touch screen device. In one embodiment, a button (04-04-2013
20130082941WRIST-WORN DEVICE AND PARAMETER ADJUSTING METHOD USING THEREOF - An exemplary adjusting method is implemented by a wrist-worn device. The wrist-worn device is capable of working in several modes. The wrist-worn device includes a case, a display, and a touch sensitive unit. The touch sensitive unit is fixed to the case. The method includes: monitoring touches on the touch sensitive unit, and switch from a current working mode to another working mode in a cycle if the touches are recognized after comparison with stored touches.04-04-2013
20130082939Method for Detecting False Wake Conditions of a Portable Electronic Device - There is described a portable electronic device capable of detecting false wake conditions, and a method thereof. The portable electronic device comprises a sensor circuit and a display. The sensor circuit detects double tap data associated with user input and motion data subsequent to the double tap data within a predetermined time period. The sensor circuit also determines whether the motion data corresponds to at least one criterion associated with non-user input. The display wakes from a sleep state in response to the sensor circuit determining that the motion data corresponds to the at least one criterion. For some embodiments, the sensor circuit includes a motion sensor to detect the motion data and a sensor hub to determine whether the motion data corresponds to the at least one criterion.04-04-2013
20130082937METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING INSTANT HANDWRITTEN INPUT - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and system for enabling instant handwriting input on a mobile computing device. According to one embodiment, while the mobile device is in an inactive state and identity-protected, an activation event associated with a writing tool operated by a user is detected. In response to the activation event, the mobile computing device is switched from the inactive state to a low power state in which the mobile computing device is configured to accept and store handwritten input while remaining identity-protected.04-04-2013
20130082969ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING TOUCH PANEL INPUT AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING OPERATION THEREBY - Provided are a display, which displays a screen, and a touch panel, which is disposed on the display. In accordance with a series of consecutive operations by a user to the touch panel involving touch operation, drag operation, and release operation, the following are accepted: the selection of an action area from among one or more action areas displayed on the basis of a touched area on the touch panel at the time of a user's touch operation, and the execution of an action corresponding to the action area.04-04-2013
20110310048MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - Disclosed is a mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same. The mobile terminal includes a body having a wireless communication module, a display unit disposed on one surface of the body, displaying one or more icons thereon, and configured to have a touch input thereon, and a controller configured to compensate for a control command corresponding to a touch, based on at least one of a touch duration, a touch point and a change of the touch point, when the touch on the display unit is detected during a change of a position or a shape of the icon.12-22-2011
20110310047Event Recognition - A device detects a sequence of sub-events as part of a touch event associated with a view, determines that the sequence does not correspond to one or more predefined sequences of sub-events for the view associated with the touch event, and, in accordance with a determination that the sequence does not correspond to the one or more predefined sequences, sends a touch cancel event to the view associated with the touch event. Also disclosed is a device configured to detect a sequence of sub-events as part of a touch event associated with a view, determine that the sequence does not correspond to one or more predefined sequences of sub-events for the view associated with the touch event, and, in accordance with a determination that the sequence does not correspond to the one or more predefined sequences, cancel the touch event.12-22-2011
20130082946IMAGE-COLOR-CORRECTING METHOD USING A MULTITOUCH SCREEN - To achieve the objects, the present invention provides a method for correcting color of image using multi-touch capable touch-screen, the method comprising, sensing touch of 3 fingers on the surface of the touch panel, detecting each finger's input coordinate for each finger's position and setting the input coordinates of 3 fingers into the first set of coordinates; calculating the first center coordinate of the first triangle formed by the first set of coordinates; detecting each finger's changed input coordinate for each finger's changed position and setting the changed input coordinates of 3 fingers into the second set of coordinates, according to the movement of the each finger on the touch panel; calculating the second center coordinate of the second triangle formed by the second set of coordinates; calculating the center deviation distance between the first center coordinate and the second center coordinate; calculating triangle area size ratio between the area of first triangle formed by the first set of coordinates and the area of the second triangle formed by the second set of coordinates; and calculating average rotation value between the first triangle formed by the first set of coordinates and the second triangle formed by the second set of coordinates, wherein, Hue, Saturation and Lightness of the image is altered based on the center deviation distance, the triangle area size ratio and average rotation value.04-04-2013
20130082952Operation Control Apparatus and Operation Control Method for External Apparatus Connected to Vehicle-Mounted Apparatus - There are provided an operation determining unit which, when a touch panel is pressed, determines whether or not the press on the touch panel has been an operation on a soft key for designating one of the plurality of functions assigned to the one hard key, and a state transition unit which, when it is determined that the press corresponds to an operation on the soft key, shifts a function acceptability state of the one hard key. Thus, when the soft key corresponding to the hard key is pressed, the function acceptability state of the hard key is shifted to a correct state, even without actually operating one hard key.04-04-2013
20130033448TOUCH-PANEL INPUT DEVICE - A touch-panel input device as disclosed in the specification comprises a touch panel and an input controller capable of switching between a right-hand two-point touch input sensing mode suitable for the placement of right fingers and a left-hand two-point touch input sensing mode suitable for the placement of left fingers, wherein the input controller senses two-point touches on the touch panel in either of these input sensing modes.02-07-2013
20130033436ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An electronic device, a controlling method thereof and a computer program product are provided. The method includes displaying part or all of a ring and at least one function image outside the ring on a touch screen of the electronic device while the electronic device is in a user-interface lock state, detecting a user input applied to one of the function images on or near the touch screen, and dragging the function image in accordance with the user input, wherein the function image corresponds to a predetermined function. The method further includes performing the predetermined function in response to dragging the function image into the ring, and maintaining the electronic device in the use-interface lock state in response to not dragging the function image into the ring.02-07-2013
20130033449IDENTIFICATION METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY IDENTIFYING MULTIPLE TOUCH POINTS ON TOUCH SCREENS - An identification method for simultaneously identifying multiple touch points on a touch screen, which includes the following steps: a first step, mounting some optical signal transmitting terminals and some optical signal receiving terminals around the touch screen; a second step, when some touch points appear on the touch screen, performing horizontal and vertical scans to get a preliminary location region; a third step, performing maximum positive inclination revising on the preliminary location region in the second step; a fourth step, performing maximum negative inclination revising on the region in the third step; a fifth step, some said optical signal transmitting terminals transmit optical signal in turn, inclination corresponding receiving terminals correspond to some said optical signal transmitting terminals are controlled in a receiving state in turn; a sixth step, filtering the locations of touch points in the fifth step, removing error points off, finally determining the location results of some said touch points, and finishing the whole identification process.02-07-2013
20130033447WRITTEN CHARACTER INPUTTING DEVICE AND METHOD - A character input apparatus comprises a display unit configured to display a graphic zone that displays multiple character groups including one or more characters and a touch zone that senses a touch of an input mean; a display control unit configured to select any one of the multiple character groups depending on a touch type of the input mean sensed by the touch zone and display the selected character at a predetermined position of the graphic zone; and an input unit configured to set the character displayed at the predetermined position of the graphic zone for a predetermined time as an input character. The display control unit selects a character moved to be closest to the predetermined position when the characters displayed on the graphic zone are moved in a sliding direction of the input mean and displays the selected character at the predetermined position of the graphic zone.02-07-2013
20130033445TOUCH SENSING APPARATUS AND TOUCH SENSING METHOD - A touch sensing apparatus sensing a touch point on a touch panel through an ITO sensor is disclosed. The ITO sensor includes first lines arranged along a first direction and second lines arranged along a second direction. The touch sensing apparatus includes first pins, second pins, a driving/sensing control module, and a data processing module. The first pins are coupled to the first lines, and the second pins are coupled to the lines. At a first time, the driving/sensing control module outputs a driving voltage to the first pins and receives a first sensing signal from the second pins; at a second time, the driving/sensing control module outputs a driving voltage to the second pins and receives a second sensing signal from the first pins. The data processing module computes the first sensing signal and the second sensing signal to generate a touch point sensing result.02-07-2013
20130033446TOUCH PANEL, TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A manufacturing method of a touch panel is provided. The method includes the following steps. A conductive layer is formed on a substrate, and a dielectric layer is formed to cover the conductive layer. The conductive layer and the dielectric layer are then patterned to respectively form several sensing wires and several dielectric blocks by using a first mask, which is a half-tone mask. Next, a transparent conductive layer is first formed to cover the conductive layer and the dielectric layer, and is then patterned to form a touch sensing structure by using a second mask.02-07-2013
20130033444SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INPUTTING CHARACTERS IN TOUCH-BASED ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A character input system and method is provided that enables a user to input and edit block characters via a touch-based electronic device, with a limited number of input motions. The character input method includes receiving a first interaction, displaying a first character in response to the first interaction, receiving a second interaction successively after the first interaction, identifying a second character that is formed by combining the first character with a character according to the second interaction, and displaying the second character instead of the first character.02-07-2013
20130033442CONTROL CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR SENSING ELECTRODE ARRAY AND TOUCH CONTROL SENSING SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A control circuit for a sensing electrode array is described. The control circuit for the sensing electrode array includes a down-conversion circuit, an intensity-to-phase frequency converter, and a phase frequency analyzing unit. The down-conversion circuit down-converts a sensing signal of each sensing line of the sensing electrode array to obtain a corresponding down-converted signal. Each down-converted signal is substantially a direct-current signal. The intensity-to-phase frequency converter generates a corresponding phase frequency signal for each down-converted signal. At least the phase or the frequency of the phase frequency signal is related to the level of the corresponding down-converted signal. The phase frequency analyzing unit obtains signal magnitude of the corresponding sensing lines based on the phase frequency signal. Therefore, the control circuit for the sensing electrode array enhances operating speed and signal-to-noise ratio of the touch control sensing system without increasing the manufacturing cost.02-07-2013
20130033443Method of Operating an Operator Control and Monitoring Device for Safety-Critical Applications - A method of operating an operator control and monitoring device for safety-critical applications in which the control and monitoring device includes a display and a touch-sensitive sensor, wherein a control element is shown on the display which an operator must touch to obtain an approval for a safety-critical application that is granted for as long as the control element is being touched, wherein first and second numbers of touch points are respectively displayed in first and second control zones, position data of the first and second control zones is selected such that the fingers of a human hand cannot simultaneously touch all touch points of the first and second control zones, and wherein the approval for the safety-critical application is only granted if all touch points from the first and second control zones are being touched.02-07-2013
20130033440AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING TOUCH SENSING MECHANISM AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - An autostereoscopic display device having touch sensing mechanism includes a display panel for illustrating images, a touch sensing panel for detecting touch events, a 2D/3D switching panel disposed between the display panel and the touch sensing panel, and a control unit. The 2D/3D switching panel has a substrate, a first electrode disposed on the substrate, a counter substrate, and a second electrode disposed on the counter substrate. The control unit is employed to provide a first control signal and a second control signal furnished to the first electrode and the second electrode respectively. The first control signal is switched between a first high voltage and a first low voltage in a gradual-shift manner. The second control signal is switched between a second high voltage and a second low voltage in a gradual-shift or rapid-shift manner.02-07-2013
20130033441TOUCH INPUT DEVICE FOR SWITCHING DRIVING SIGNALS - A touch input device for switching driving signals includes a touch panel and a panel driving circuit for driving the touch panel. The panel driving circuit includes a selecting circuit, a driving signal generating circuit, and a touch sensing circuit. The driving signal generating circuit transmits a driving signal to the touch panel. The selecting circuit includes a multiplexer, which controls sensing lines that do not comprise either an X directional measuring channel or a Y directional measuring channel to be grounded or floating in accordance with the driving signal.02-07-2013
20130033437STYLUS TOUCHING CONTROL APPARATUS AND TOUCHING DETECTION METHOD THEREOF - A stylus includes a body, a conductive control structure, a charge transporting structure, and a signal transmission module. The body has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The conductive control structure is configured at the first end and equipped with a control surface. The charge transporting structure is disposed at a side of the body and covers at least one portion of a hand-held region on the side of the body. Besides, the charge transporting structure is electrically coupled to the conductive control structure. The signal transmission module is disposed in the body and transmits a radio frequency signal to the second end according to a trigger signal.02-07-2013
20130033438MOBILE TERMINAL WITH A TOUCH SCREEN THAT DISPLAYS A STACK OF PAGES - A mobile terminal with a touch screen includes a browsing and searching system that reproduces the sensation of leafing through a work on paper and a read mode that does not alter the structure or layout of the original page. The main benefit of this solution is that it can be used to read a digital publication in the same manner as the equivalent paper version, both in terms of leafing and reading, while taking account of the technical specifications of the read terminal.02-07-2013
20130033433TOUCH SCREEN HAVING ADAPTIVE INPUT REQUIREMENTS - A method and apparatus are provided for adapting (modifying) input requirements, such as a required touch force or a touch screen format, in response to an event, for example, important situations, detection of an increased input error rate, aircrew activation, and motion such as turbulence, aircraft vibration, and/or gravitational forces.02-07-2013
20130033435USER INPUT DEVICE FOR WIRELESS BACK CHANNEL - Aspects of this disclosure relate to a method that includes, in an example, sending, by a source device, display data to a sink device for rendering on the sink device. The method also includes receiving, by the source device, an indication of user input at a first display location of a touch-sensitive screen associated with the source device, wherein the user input specifies a modification of at least a portion of the display data rendered at the sink device, wherein the portion of the display data is rendered at a second display location of the sink device. The method also includes, in response to receiving the indication, sending, by the source device, second configuration data to modify the portion of the display data rendered at the second display location based at least in part on a mapping of the first display location to the second display location.02-07-2013
20130033434Apparatus Comprising a Display and a Method and Computer Program - An apparatus including: a display comprising including a central portion and a curved side portion; a memory storing pages of content; and a display controller configured to control simultaneously the central portion of the display to display at least a portion of a first page of content and the curved side portion of the display to display additional information not forming part of the first page of content.02-07-2013
20130076647MULTI-MODE VOLTAGES FOR TOUCHSCREENS - Operating touch screens by applying more than one voltage modes, including a first voltage mode corresponding to a display phase and a second voltage mode corresponding to a touch sensing phase, is provided. An integrated touch screen device can include a multi-mode power system that can select a first voltage mode corresponding a display phase and a second voltage mode corresponding to a touch sensing phase. Each of one or more voltages can be applied to the touch screen at the corresponding first voltage level during the updating of the image. A touch sensing system can sense touch during a touch sensing phase. Each of one or more voltages can be applied to the touch screen at the corresponding second voltage level during the sensing of touch.03-28-2013
20110193790TOUCH PANEL MODULE WITH ILLUMINATION FUNCTION - A touch panel module with illumination function, comprises a transparent touch panel; a light guiding plate being a transparent thin plate; one surface of the light guiding plate overlapping with the touch panel; another surface of the light guiding plate being formed with a light guiding structure; and peripheral walls of the light guiding plate being formed with light reflecting layers; one light reflecting layer being formed with a light projection hole; and at least one light source installed near the light projection hole.08-11-2011
20130038542Display Device Integrated with Touch Panel - Disclosed is a display device integrated with a touch screen in which resistance is reduced by forming a narrow bezel or increasing a routing margin through structure change of the outer portion of a sensing area in a structure in which a touch sensor is applied to a display panel, the display device includes a display panel including a display active area, a touch screen layer located on the surface of the display panel, including a sensing area, and connection electrodes and routing lines provided at the outer portion of the sensing area, wherein the connection electrodes and routing lines are formed of a metal having reflectivity of 10% or less, and a cover glass located above the touch screen layer, having an lower surface coated with a black printing material covering the outer portion of the sensing area.02-14-2013
20130038558ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MOBILE TERMINAL INCLUDING THE SAME - An electronic device includes a touch panel having a first principal surface and a second principal surface positioned opposite to the first principal surface; a light shielding film formed on the first principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to a non-operation area; and a vibrator provided on the second principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to the non-operation area. When a critical angle where light is totally reflected by the second principal surface of the touch panel is represented by θ and sum of a thickness T02-14-2013
20130038561ELECTRONIC DEVICE MOBILE TERMINAL INCLUDING THE SAME - An electronic device includes a touch panel; a light shielding film formed on a first principal surface of a touch panel corresponding to a non-operation area; and a vibrator provided on a second principal surface of the touch panel corresponding to the non-operation area. When a critical angle at which light is totally reflected by the second principal surface of the touch panel is θ and sum of a thickness T02-14-2013
20130038557METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY OF A SCREEN IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus for controlling screen display in a portable terminal are provided. In the method, whether a screen touch occurs is determined. When the screen touch occurs, whether the screen touch corresponds to a spiral touch is determined using coordinates at which the screen is touched. When the screen touch is the spiral touch, the screen is magnified or reduced.02-14-2013
20130038560WIRELESS DEVICE - A wireless device includes: a casing having a first face; a display configured to be visible from the first face; a touch sensor formed by a transparent material and mounted in the casing with respect to the display as a part of the first face; a substrate mounted to a side opposite to the first face with respect to the display; and an antenna element including: a first portion built in the casing, connected to a feeding point included in the substrate, and located within a first range occupied by the touch sensor when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the first face; and a second portion located within a second range other than the first range.02-14-2013
20130038559DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus includes a plurality of first brackets adhered to the rear panel. A first bracket has a recess on a first surface where an adhesive is applied, and a first protrusion extending from a second surface and a second protrusion extending from the first protrusion. A connection bracket has a side wall and a plurality of first tab portions. The tab portion is provided into an opening of the first protrusion. A second bracket is provided adjacent to the plurality of the first brackets and attached to the connection bracket. A frame is mounted to the at least one second bracket. A light source is provided between the frame and the second bracket.02-14-2013
20130038554HEURISTICS FOR 3D AND 6D TOUCH GESTURE TOUCH PARAMETER CALCULATIONS FOR HIGH-DIMENSIONAL TOUCH PARAMETER (HDTP) USER INTERFACES - A method for determining the position of touches on a touch sensor is described including receiving values from a touch sensor, converting the values to binary data, identifying one or more contiguous touched regions, extracting parameters from each touched region that related to the shape and location of each region, and determining the validity of each region. The method also includes obtaining data from the contiguous touched regions at a later time and linking the data of the two times for the touched regions to create a series of temporal parameters. The data for the temporal parameters is filtered to remove noise, and the position of the touches is determined from the temporal parameters.02-14-2013
20130038555Information Input Device, Information Input Method, and Information Input Program - An information input device includes a display, an input unit, an input direction determining unit, a tag arranging unit and a movable direction determining unit. The movable direction determining unit specifies, based on a first operation position on an input area of the input unit, a division part including the first operation position from among plural division parts on the input area. The tag arranging unit displays a tag indicating a slide operation pattern of an operator associated with the specified division part in the vicinity of a selection operation object or on the selection operation object on a display area of the display. The input direction determining unit detects, based on a second operation position on the input area, a slide operation pattern of the operator, and determines whether or not the detected slide operation pattern matches the slide operation pattern indicated by the tag within a certain range.02-14-2013
20130038556DISPLAY APPARATUS - Disclosed is a display device wherein a touch panel can be easily operated when an operator operates the device using a gloved-finger, and wherein the number of icons which can be displayed at once is maintained. The display device is provided with an image display section (02-14-2013
20130038553TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND TOUCH-SENSING DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch panel and a method of fabricating the same and touch-sensing display device are provided. The touch panel includes a cover plate, a touch sensing element, and an atomic layer-deposited (ALD) film. The cover plate has a top surface, a bottom surface, and a side surface. The top surface opposites to the bottom surface and the side surface connects the upper surface with the bottom surface. The touch sensing element is disposed on the bottom surface of the cover plate. The ALD layer completely covers the touch sensing element and completely covers the top surface, the side surface, and a portion of the bottom surface uncovered by the touch sensing element.02-14-2013
20130038552METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCING USE OF TOUCH SCREEN ENABLED DEVICES - A method is provided for processing touch gesture inputs received on a mobile device. After a touch gesture input is received and abstracted on the mobile device, it is determined whether the touch gesture input is recognized by the mobile device and meets a predetermined threshold. Provided the touch gesture input passes these tests, it is further determined whether the recognized touch gesture input is native to the mobile device. If non-native, a universal gesture library is queried to find an emulation gesture that is equivalent to the touch gesture input. The emulation gesture can then be made available to an application on the mobile device. A programmed mobile device is also provided for processing touch gesture inputs.02-14-2013
20130038548TOUCH SYSTEM - In a touch table system having a touch table apparatus provided with a touch panel main body in a tabletop and a PC connected to the touch table apparatus, the touch table apparatus has a touch position detector detecting a touch position within a touch detection area. A touch position converter converts a coordinate of a touch position into a coordinate of a screen area of the PC, the touch position being obtained in an operation is set for each user within the touch detection area.02-14-2013
20130038549INPUT DEVICE FOR TOUCH SCREEN AND TOUCH SCREEN SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME - An input device for a touch screen includes: a supporter placed on a touch surface of a touch screen device; operation keys supported by the supporter and an operation thereon by a user is detected on the touch screen device side; and a conductor for input device identification that is conductible with a user's body and indicates an area in which the operation by the user is detected. In particular, the operation keys each have a conductor for body touch that comes in contact with the user's body when the user performs an operation. The conductor for body touch is electrically connected to a conductor for input device identification.02-14-2013
20130038547DECORATIVE FILM ON TRANSPARENT SUBSTRATE, A TOUCH SENSOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A decorative film on a transparent substrate is provided. The decorative film includes a color transparent layer, a reflective layer and a protective layer. The color transparent layer is on a surface of a transparent substrate. The reflective layer is disposed on the color transparent layer and the protective layer is disposed on the reflective layer. The disclosure also describes a touch sensor device and a method of manufacturing a touch sensor device.02-14-2013
20130038550MULTI-PROTECTION TOUCH LOCK - A multi-protection touch lock has a lock body and an unlocking panel connecting to the lock body. The lock body has a control mechanism, a locking unit connecting to the control mechanism, and at least one displaying unit connecting to the control unit, and at least one connection interface connecting to the displaying unit. The at least one unlocking panel has at least one transmission interface connecting to the at least one connection interface, and at least one operating unit connecting to the at least one transmission interface. The lock can be located at the predetermined position to control the door access, vehicle actuation and the use of electrical appliances. When unlocking, the unlocking panel comes to in contact with the lock and the correct password is input via the unlocking panel. After the unlocking action is completed, the unlocking panel is removed from the predetermined position.02-14-2013
20130038543Touch Sensor Panel - A touch sensor panel comprises a substrate, a plurality of parallel first sensing bars, a plurality of parallel second sensing bars and an insulating layer. The first and second sensing bars are disposed above the substrate, and the insulating layer is disposed between the first and second sensing bars. Each of the first sensing bars includes a plurality of first routes. Each of the first routes has a pair of opposite first side edges, and at least one of the first routes has an opening disposed between the first side edges. Each of the second sensing bars includes a plurality of second routes. Each of the second routes overlaps with one of the first routes. At least one overlapping zone is formed between the first route having the opening and the second route, and the overlapping zone is disposed between the opening and the first side edges.02-14-2013
20130038544INPUT AND OUTPUT METHOD IN TOUCH SCREEN TERMINAL AND APPARATUS THEREFOR - A method and apparatus for further implementing a virtual screen which interworks with a screen of a terminal is provided. The method preferably includes determining a virtual screen which interworks with a screen of the terminal, providing the screen of the terminal and the determined virtual screen together, and displaying an operation according to touch input on the provided virtual screen on the virtual screen and the screen of the terminal, which interworks with the virtual screen. The virtual screen can be overlaid on a software screen and can further visually distinguish the virtual screen from the main screen.02-14-2013
20130038546ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ADJUSTMENT AMOUNT CONTROL METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - The present invention enables a user to make adjustment with less stress, while preventing discomfort to or adverse effects on the user. During video playback, music playback, image-capturing, etc., a display panel displays a slide bar. Then, when a user performs a slide operation on the slide bar on the touch panel, and the speed of the slide operation is judged to be faster than a set speed, a control section controls an adjustment amount based on the set speed. Conversely, when the speed of the slide operation is judged to be slower than the set speed, the control section controls the adjustment amount based on the speed of the slide operation. At this stage, a touch display section displays an adjustment position based on the slide operation, a position corresponding to the controlled adjustment amount, etc., in association with the slide bar.02-14-2013
20130038545TOUCH-SENSING PANEL AND TOUCH-SENSING DISPLAY APPARATUS - A touch-sensing panel including a substrate, a logo pattern, a decoration layer, and a touch-sensing element is provided. The logo pattern is disposed on the substrate. The decoration layer is disposed on surface periphery of the substrate, wherein the logo pattern is disposed between the substrate and the logo pattern. The touch-sensing element is disposed on the substrate. In this way, the layout and the fabrication margins of the touch-sensing panel are increased, and the design sense of the touch-sensing panel is enhanced. Besides, a touch-sensing display apparatus having the above touch-sensing panel is also provided.02-14-2013
20130038541Portable Electronic Device and Method of Controlling Same - A method for a User Equipment (UE), includes responsive, at least in part, to an ATtention (AT) command for touch-sensitive display action, emulating or reporting a meta-navigation gesture for a touch-sensitive input including a display area and a non-display area.02-14-2013
20130038540TOUCH INTELLIGENT TARGETING - User inputs can indicate an intent of a user to target a location on a display. In order to determine a targeted point based on a user input, a computing device can receive an indication of at least one point, an indication of a width, and an indication of a height. The computing device can estimate a portion of the display based on the indication of the at least one point, the indication of the width, and the indication of the height. The computing device can also determine the targeted point based on a location of the at least one point and based on a location of a portion of one or more objects within the estimated portion of the display.02-14-2013
20100271323Soft Digital Tablet - A soft digital tablet is disclosed. The soft digital tablet comprises a soft case, an antenna board and a control circuit board. The antenna board and the control circuit board induct and process electromagnetic signal from a digital pen, and transmit the processed electromagnetic signal to a host via a transmission line.10-28-2010
20130076642USER INTERFACE FOR EDITING A VALUE IN PLACE - A user interface element is displayed for in place editing of values within a document. For example, in response to selecting a value, a user interface is displayed near the value that receives a slide gesture for adjusting the value in place. The user interface may be configured to select one of the discrete parts of the value in response to changing a level of the slide gesture. For example, a user may move the swipe gesture from a level used for adjusting the day value to the level representing the year value. The user interface displayed and method(s) used to adjust the value may be based on the type of value and the structure and content of the document.03-28-2013
20100045629Systems For Resolving Touch Points for Optical Touchscreens - An optical touch detection system may rely on triangulating points in a touch area based on the direction of shadows cast by an object interrupting light in the touch area. When two interruptions occur simultaneously, ghost points and true touch points triangulated from the shadows can be distinguished from one another without resort to additional light detectors. In some embodiments, a distance from a touch point to a single light detector can be determined or estimated based on a change in the length of a shadow detected by a light detector when multiple light sources are used. Based on the distance, the true touch points can be identified by comparing the distance as determined from shadow extension to a distance calculated from the triangulated location of the touch points.02-25-2010
20100045628INPUT DETECTION SYSTEM FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A proximity input detection system for an electronic device. In one embodiment, the present invention utilizes an inductive field sensor to detect a change in a magnetic field when an input device with a coil is within a threshold distance. In another embodiment, the present invention utilizes a capacitive sensor which can locate the position of an electrically conductive object which is within a threshold distance. The capacitive sensor can also be used, for example, as a switch to activate the device if a user picks it up. The present invention allows user inputs to be detected without actually touching the electronic device. The present invention can also be used to detect inputs through intervening non-metallic layers such as a protective cover or another display of the device without using additional input sensors.02-25-2010
20100045627SHAPE DETECTING INPUT DEVICE - A system and method for recognizing a signet and for performing an action associated with the signet, wherein the signet is an inanimate object. In one embodiment, the method includes generating a touch signal with a signet, the touch signal representing a particular signet pattern, recognizing the particular signet pattern, and performing an action associated with the particular signet pattern.02-25-2010
20100045625TOUCH PANEL AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING IMAGES UTILIZING THE SAME - An embodiment of the invention provides a touch panel, which includes a substrate, a lower conductive layer overlaying the substrate, an insulating layer overlaying the lower conductive layer, and an upper conductive layer overlaying the insulating layer. The lower conductive layer includes a plurality of first conductive patterns including a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of first dummy patterns, wherein the first dummy patterns are electrically insulated from the first conductive patterns. The upper conductive layer includes a plurality of second conductive patterns including a plurality of second electrodes respectively overlapping the first dummy patterns and a plurality of second dummy patterns, wherein the second dummy patterns are electrically insulated from the second conductive patterns and respectively overlapping the first electrodes.02-25-2010
20100045624MANIPULATION INPUT APPARATUS - A manipulation input apparatus includes a panel member, strain gauges, and a controller. The panel member has a front surface functioning as a manipulation input surface to which an input is executed by touch manipulation. The strain gauges detect a load which is applied to the panel member. The controller calculates a position to which a load is applied based on load detection result by the strain gauges. A stick as a convex-shaped structural section is further arranged and integrated in the manipulation input surface of the panel member such that an upward load against the panel member is applied via the stick.02-25-2010
20100045622ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF DETECTING POSITION OF DIRECTING OBJECT - An electro-optical device includes an electro-optical element that includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an electro-optical material pinched by the first and second electrodes of which the optical characteristic is changed in accordance with supply of a predetermined electric potential, a position detecting unit that detects a position of an object, which is brought into contact with an image displaying surface that displays an image configured by the electro-optical element, on the image displaying surface, and a physical amount measuring unit that is included in the position detecting unit and measures a predetermined physical amount of the whole or a part of the image displaying surface for a case where the object is brought into contact with the image displaying surface. The position detecting unit detects the position of the object on the image displaying surface based on the measurement result of the physical amount measured by the physical amount measuring unit and based on the measurement result from which the measurement result measured by the physical amount measuring unit at an inversion time of the polarity of an electric potential difference between the first electrode and the second electrode is excluded.02-25-2010
20100045621MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying a screen image including one or more objects on a first display unit, and if one of the objects is touched and then dragged, displaying the touched-and-dragged object on the second display unit. Therefore, it is possible to continuously display an object even in the event of a power cut by quickly moving the object from the first display unit to the second display unit.02-25-2010
20100045619Systems And Methods For Transmitting Haptic Messages - Systems and methods for transmitting haptic messages are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of: receiving at least one sensor signal from at least one sensor of a mobile device, the at least one sensor signal associated with a movement of the mobile device, determining a message to be displayed in a user interface based at least in part on the at least one sensor signal, and causing the message to be displayed.02-25-2010
20100045618TOUCH-CONTROLLED ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH A BEND FORMING TOUCH PANEL - A touch-controlled electronic apparatus includes a housing whereon a transparent region and an opaque region are formed, and a touch panel. The touch panel includes a sensing region disposed on a side of the transparent region, and a non-sensing region disposed on a side of the opaque region and formed outside the sensing region in a bend forming manner. The touch-controlled electronic apparatus further includes an adhesive layer disposed between the housing and the touch panel for gluing the touch panel and the housing. An outer side of the adhesive layer is disposed between the housing and the non-sensing region of the touch panel in a bend forming manner.02-25-2010
20100045626METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHANGING THE POWER STATE OF A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method and system for changing the power state of a portable electronic device is disclosed. A portable electronic device may be powered up or powered down responsive to a user interaction with the portable electronic device. The user interaction may be an insertion of a stylus or other user interface object into a housing of the portable electronic device. Alternatively, the user interaction may be a removal of a stylus or other user interface object from the housing of the portable electronic device. The user interaction may be a rotation of a cover of the portable electronic device.02-25-2010
20100045615Meshed touchscreen pattern - Meshed touchscreen pattern. A conductive pattern implemented within a touchscreen (e.g., using indium tin oxide (ITO) such as may be deposited on a substrate composed of polyester or some other material) provides paths for signals traveling through the touchscreen. By monitoring these signal in accordance with some means (e.g., cross point detection, zone detection, etc.) an estimate may be made as to a location of user's interaction with the touchscreen (e.g., finger or stylus touching of the touchscreen). The conductive pattern includes a number of conductors aligned in various directions (e.g., row and column conductors) across the touchscreen, and they are separated by a dielectric layer (e.g., air, SiO02-25-2010
20100045613TOUCH PANEL, DISPLAY, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel including a substrate, at least one first sensing series and at least one second sensing series is provided. The first sensing series is disposed on the substrate and extends along a first direction. The first sensing series includes several first sensing pads and at least one first bridge line. The first bridge line connects two adjacent first sensing pads, and a material of the first bridge line differs from a material of the first sensing pads. The second sensing series is disposed on the substrate and extends along a second direction. The first direction is different from the second direction. The second sensing series includes several second sensing pads and at least one second bridge line. The second bridge line connects two adjacent second sensing pads.02-25-2010
20100045612Integrated pressure sensitive lens assembly - A touch screen assembly for an electronic device such as a cell phone or PDA. The touch screen assembly generally comprises a floating lens suspended over the display and, optionally, the keypad to allow a degree of freedom. An underlying thin connecting layer such as a flex film is attached beneath the floating lens, and a plurality (for example, four) differentially-mounted pressure sensors are mounted beneath the floating lens and are electrically connected to the electronic device via the flex film. The pressure sensors are differentially positioned along an x- and y-axis for registering a pressure z from a touch to the lens at each of the four positions, to provide four data sets (x02-25-2010
20100045611TOUCH SCREEN MOBILE DEVICE AS GRAPHICS TABLET INPUT - A system and method for using a mobile device having a touch screen as a graphics tablet input device for a user computer is disclosed. A graphics tablet application executing at the mobile device displays a simulated graphics tablet surface and, optionally, programmable or nonprogrammable soft buttons. The graphics tablet application configures the mobile device to be recognized as a graphics tablet input device when connected to the user computer and sends an indication of user input to the user computer. A mobile device support pad stabilizes the mobile device while it is used as a graphics tablet input device. A recess in the support pad having length, width, and depth dimensions that are substantially similar to dimensions of the mobile device restricts movement of the mobile device and places the touch screen of the mobile device in substantially the same plane as a top surface of the support pad.02-25-2010
20100045610TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILMS - A transparent conductive film comprised of a carbon nanotube network and indium tin oxide composite and a method for manufacturing the transparent conductive film are provided.02-25-2010
20100045609METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURING AN INTERACTIVE DEVICE BASED ON ORIENTATION OF A USER RELATIVE TO THE DEVICE - A method and apparatus are provided for use in association with a computer operated interactive device having a surface, wherein the interactive device is responsive to contact between its surface and persons or objects, and is adapted to selectively display images upon its surface. One embodiment, comprising a method, includes enabling the interactive device to access specified information pertaining to the user. Also, the device is selectively configured for interaction with a user, during a time related to performance of a specified activity. The method further includes using at least some of the specified user information to determine the orientation of the user with respect to a reference position of the surface, at a time related to performance of the specified activity. The method also includes performing a task, wherein performance of the task is related to the determined user orientation.02-25-2010
20100045608MULTIDIMENSIONAL NAVIGATION FOR TOUCH SENSITIVE DISPLAY - A method performed by a device having a touch panel may include detecting a touch on the touch panel, determining a dimension of the touch, identifying the touch as a standard tap or a full tap based on the dimension of the touch, and generating a command signal based on the identifying of the touch as the standard tap or the full tap.02-25-2010
20100045617DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR REFRIGERATOR - The present invention discloses a display apparatus (02-25-2010
20100045616ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAPABLE OF SHOWING PAGE FLIP EFFECT AND METHOD THEREOF - A method for showing page flip effect when use electronic device enjoy electronic document, the method provides a flip-page operation table, the flip-page operation table defines relationships between flip effect parameters and lengths of a first touch path or a second touch path. The method comprising: receiving touch signals, determining the touch path and lengths of the touch path according the touch signals; determining which page will be brought into view (hereinafter target page) according to the touch path; obtaining a flip effect parameter when the touch path increase to lengths defined in flip effect table; combining a combined page according to the current page, the next page and the flip effect parameter. Present invention also providing an electronic device capable of executing said steps.02-25-2010
20090189872TOUCH PANEL - In a touch panel, a rear electrode provided at a rear end of an upper conductive layer is extended so as to surround the circumference of an upper substrate. Derivation sections for applying a voltage are formed at both ends of the rear electrode.07-30-2009
20090184934Method For Determining The Number Of Fingers On A Sensing Device - A method for determining the number of fingers on a sensing device, which has a plurality of scanlines, includes the steps of: identifying the scanlines that generate a detecting signal, which has a value greater than a threshold value; finding adjacent ones of the scanlines; forming at least one group from the adjacent ones of the scanlines thus found; and counting the number of the scanlines in the at least one group thus formed in order to determine the number of fingers on the sensing device.07-23-2009
20120206387COORDINATE DETECTION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE CARRIER MEDIUM - A coordinate detection system includes a coordinate detecting apparatus that is mounted on a display apparatus, detects approach of an indicating object toward the display apparatus, detects a position coordinate of the indicating object on the display apparatus, and outputs a notice indicating the approach of the indicating object and the position coordinate; a contact detecting apparatus that detects whether the contact detecting apparatus is in contact with the coordinate detecting apparatus and outputs a notice indicating contact or non-contact of the contact detecting apparatus; and an information processing apparatus that includes a control unit that, upon reception of the notice indicating the approach of the indicating object, determines whether the notice indicating the contact of the contact detecting apparatus is received within a predetermined time, and issues an event indicating the contact of the contact detecting apparatus when receiving the notice of the contact of the contact detecting apparatus.08-16-2012
20120206372METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FLEXIBLE USE OF TABLET INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM RESOURCES - A primary information handling system and tablet information handling system interact through a tablet docking station to allocate processing and display resources between each other for an improved end user experience. The tablet display is used as a secondary display of the primary information handling system for presenting information generated by the primary information handling system. A remote desktop protocol executing on the primary information handling presents information generated at the tablet information handling system through the primary system display and allows the end user to interact with applications of the tablet system through I/O devices of the primary information handling system.08-16-2012
20130038551INPUT DEVICE - An input device includes a touch panel configured to be displaceable in vertical direction and to be urged upwardly toward an original position in a non-depressed state, a depression start detector that detects a start of a depression manipulation of the touch panel while the touch panel is depressed and displaced downward, a determination manipulation detector that detects a determination manipulation based on the touch panel is displaced to a position which is lower than a position where the depression start detector detects the start of the depression manipulation, and a decision unit that stores the touch position when the depression start detector detects the start of the depression manipulation, and thereafter decides that the determination manipulation has been conducted at the stored touch position when the determination manipulation detector detects the determination manipulation.02-14-2013
20100103126PROTECTIVE PANEL WITH TOUCH INPUT FUNCTION FOR ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT DISPLAY WINDOW - A protection panel with a touch input function for an electronic instrument display window, which is excellent in reliability in an FPC connection. The panel is constituted such that the outer side face can be fitted into a panel fitting part of a casing having an aperture and kept without a gap to form a leveled plane and is configured to protect a display device provided under it externally visibly through a transparent window. A pin-equipped FPC (04-29-2010
20100103131Interactive and 3-D multi-senor touch selection interface for an automated retail store, vending machine, digital sign, or retail display - Vending machines, automated retail stores, and retail displays with a computer controlled, activation system that senses either the gesture of a customer proximate product display tubes or a touch-screen selection on a computer screen. Item-based lighting produces variable visual effects in conjunction with actual or potential vends to provide an enhanced vending experience. Offered products are stored within display tubes that are arranged in orderly geometric arrays. RGB lighting through a plurality of LED banks associated with each display tube are controlled by the activation system Combinations of differently colored LED's are computer controlled on a per product basis to artistically illuminate available products and assist customers. Pre-programmed lighting sequences can switch LEDs off and on, vary their intensity, and alter resultant colors.04-29-2010
20100103120SIGNAL CONVERSION CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD THEREOF - A signal conversion control circuit comprises an analog-to-digital converter, a first sample-and-hold circuit, a second sample-and-hold circuit, a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, and a fourth switch. The analog-to-digital converter has an input end for receiving an output signal of a touch screen. The first sample-and-hold circuit is configured to provide the analog-to-digital converter with a high-level reference voltage. The second sample-and-hold circuit is configured to provide the analog-to-digital converter with a low-level reference voltage. The first switch connects a supplied voltage to the touch screen. The second switch connects the touch screen to a ground potential. The third switch connects the supplied voltage to the first sample-and-hold circuit through the first switch. The fourth switch connects the ground potential to the second sample-and-hold circuit through the second switch.04-29-2010
20100103125REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OTHER DEVICES USING THE SAME - Provided is a method of controlling an electronic device by using a remote control device comprising a touch screen, the method including selecting one of a plurality of functions supported by the electronic device via the touch screen, sequentially displaying a plurality of user interfaces, usable for controlling the function selected with an input detected by the touch screen, one-by-one, and controlling the electronic device by using one of the plurality of user interfaces that are sequentially displayed.04-29-2010
20100103115DISPLAY ARRANGEMENT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A display arrangement for portable electronic devices is disclosed. The arrangement comprises a display element comprising one or more layers arranged to provide electro-optical modulation of light or provision of patterned light for providing graphical content to a viewer, and a rigid protective layer; and a force sensitive layer arranged on, from a viewer, a distal side of the display element. An electronic apparatus comprising such an arrangement is also disclosed.04-29-2010
20100103118MULTI-TOUCH OBJECT INERTIA SIMULATION - The inertia system provides a common platform and application-programming interface (API) for applications to extend the input received from various multi-touch hardware devices to simulate real-world behavior of application objects. To move naturally, application objects should exhibit physical characteristics such as elasticity and deceleration. When a user lifts all contacts from an object, the inertia system provides additional manipulation events to the application so that the application can handle the events as if the user was still moving the object with touch. The inertia system generates the events based on a simulation of the behavior of the objects. If the user moves an object into another object, the inertia system simulates the boundary characteristics of the objects. Thus, the inertia system provides more realistic movement for application objects manipulated using multi-touch hardware and the API provides a consistent feel to manipulations across applications.04-29-2010
20100103124Column Organization of Content - Column organization of content is described. In an implementation, a mobile communications device configures a user interface to include a plurality of representations of content arranged according to a plurality of columns that permits navigation between first and second said columns upon detection of a gesture input via a touchscreen of the mobile communications device. The user interface is displayed on a display device of the mobile communications device. The first column is configured for vertical navigation through each of the plurality of representations and the second column includes a filtered subset of the plurality of representations such that at least one of the representations is included in the first column and not the second column.04-29-2010
20100097331ADAPTIVE USER INTERFACE - A method of activating and displaying a user interface (UI) integrated in an electronic device includes detecting a right-handed or a left-handed grip of the electronic device and activating a right-handed or a left-handed UI responding to the right-handed or left-handed grip. The right handed UI mirrors the left-handed UI.04-22-2010
20100097329Touch Position Finding Method and Apparatus - In a touch sensor comprising a plurality of sensing nodes, the touch location in each dimension is obtained from the node at which the sum of the signal values assigned to the touch on either side of said node are equal or approximately equal. Each of the sensing nodes is replaced by a plurality of notional sensing nodes distributed around its respective sensing node over a distance corresponding to an internode spacing. Signal values 2, 6, 11, 5 and 2 have been obtained for the distribution of signal across the touch sensor. These signals are notionally split in equal spacings in the range covered by each node, each notional signal being shown with vertical tally sticks. The touch coordinate is then determined by finding the position of the median tally stick. Since there are 26 notional signals, each with a signal value of 1, the position of the median signal is between the 13th and 14th notional signals, as indicated by the thick arrow. This is a numerically simple method for obtaining touch coordinates at higher resolution than the resolution of the nodes ideally suited for implementation on a microcontroller.04-22-2010
20100097325TOUCH SCREEN ASSEMBLIES AND SADDLE-TYPE VEHICLES HAVING ONE OR MORE TOUCH SCREEN ASSEMBLIES - A touch screen assembly is configured for attachment to a handlebar of a saddle-type vehicle. The touch screen assembly includes a display portion having a display screen and a touch sensor arrangement. The display screen is configured to display indicia relating to at least one electrical device present upon a saddle-type vehicle. At least one electrical device remote from the touch screen assembly is configured to be selectively controlled by an operator through use of the touch screen assembly. Saddle-type vehicles, such as motorcycles, may include a touch screen assembly.04-22-2010
20100097323HYDROGEL-BASED TACTILE-FEEDBACK TOUCH SCREEN - A system and method for providing tactile feedback on a touch screen display unit is provided. The tactile feedback unit has a gel layer for deforming discrete surface areas of a touch-screen display; and a tactile feedback controller for controlling the deformation by the gel layer. The tactile feedback unit is overlaid onto a liquid crystal display, OLED display, or other types of touch screen displays. Areas of the gel layer are individually controllable by the tactile feedback controller, such that areas of the gel layer that overlay control elements of a graphical user interface displayed on the touch screen display are activated. Additionally, contact with the touch screen display by a user at an area defined as a control element causes the corresponding area of the gel layer to provide a tactile feedback, such as deformation, vibration, etc.04-22-2010
20090231295SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING GESTURES - A system for classifying gestures executed by a user on a surface or in a graphical interface comprising a meta-classification module (09-17-2009
20090160814HOT FUNCTION SETTING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method for setting a hot function for a user on an electronic device having a touch screen, hot function modules for providing hot functions, and a database storing recognizable traits, the recognizable traits being corresponding to the hot function modules. The function setting method includes the steps of: (i) recognizing traits input by the user through the touch screen; (ii) matching the input traits with at least one of the recognizable traits in the database; and (iii) activating at least one of the hot function modules to set at least one hot function, wherein the least one of the hot function modules corresponds to the least one of the recognizable traits.06-25-2009
20090160792PORTABLE DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a portable device includes a casing, a display contained in the casing and having a first side in proximity to a position of the casing which is held by a user with a hand, a plurality of icons displayed on the display, a touch panel which is provided over the display and by which the icons are operated, and a sensor which is provided in the casing and senses the position held by the user. The icons are arranged in a first area defined by an arc of a circle about a first corner as a center located at a lower end of the first side, and chords extending between the arc and the first corner.06-25-2009
20090160816MULTI-TOUCH CONTACT MOTION EXTRACTION - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer input device.06-25-2009
20130027325TOUCH SENSITIVE DISPLAY - A touch sensitive display includes: an upper substrate, a lower substrate, an organic light-emitting component, and a touch sensing component. The lower substrate is disposed below the upper substrate and the organic light-emitting component is disposed above the lower substrate. The touch sensing component designed by a single layer structure is disposed under or above the upper substrate. Therefore, the present invention can achieve the purpose of lightening the touch sensitive display and simplifying manufacturing process of the touch sensitive display.01-31-2013
20130027342POINTED POSITION DETERMINATION APPARATUS OF TOUCH PANEL, TOUCH PANEL APPARATUS, ELECTRONICS APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME, METHOD OF DETERMINING POINTED POSITION ON TOUCH PANEL, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided is to prevent problems from occurring due to statistical processing for calculating a pointed position being pointed (touched) on a touch panel by a pointer.01-31-2013
20130027341WEARABLE MOTION SENSING COMPUTING INTERFACE - An apparatus comprises a sensor configured to detect movement and generate movement data related to at least part of a detected movement; a messaging unit configured to create a message that is configured to include movement information based at least in part upon the movement data; a transmitter in data communication with the messaging unit and configured to transmit the message; and a housing configured to at least partially enclose at least one of the sensor, the messaging unit, and the transmitter, and including a finger grip configured to secure the housing to a human finger. Methods of using the apparatus are also provided.01-31-2013
20130027340TRANSPARENT PIEZOELECTRIC SHEET, AND TRANSPARENT PIEZOELECTRIC SHEET-WITH-A-FRAME, TOUCH PANEL, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE EACH HAVING THE TRANSPARENT PIEZOELECTRIC SHEET - A transparent piezoelectric sheet includes a quadrilateral-shaped transparent piezoelectric film and a first transparent plate electrode. The quadrilateral-shaped transparent piezoelectric film includes an organic polymer. The quadrilateral-shaped transparent piezoelectric film has entire main surfaces that are piezoelectric. The first transparent plate electrode is layered on part of a first main surface of the main surfaces of the transparent piezoelectric film. One to three sides of the four sides of the quadrilateral shape of the transparent piezoelectric film and area(s) of the first main surface adjacent thereto are not covered by the first transparent plate electrode.01-31-2013
20130027339TRANSPARENT PIEZOELECTRIC SHEET-WITH-A-FRAME, TOUCH PANEL, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE EACH HAVING THE TRANSPARENT PIEZOELECTRIC SHEET - A transparent piezoelectric sheet-with-a-frame includes a transparent piezoelectric sheet and a frame covering a peripheral edge portion of the transparent piezoelectric sheet. The transparent piezoelectric sheet includes one transparent piezoelectric film including an organic polymer, one first transparent plate electrode placed on a first main surface of the transparent piezoelectric film and having a first transparent plate electrode portion, and one second transparent plate electrode placed on a second main surface of the transparent piezoelectric film and having a second transparent plate electrode portion. An outline of the second transparent plate electrode portion is positioned inside an outline of the first transparent plate electrode portion as seen in a plan view. The outline of the first transparent plate electrode portion completely coincides with the frame, and the outline of the second transparent plate electrode portion does not at all coincide with the frame as seen in the plan view.01-31-2013
20130027334INFORMATION INPUT DEVICE, INFORMATION INPUT DEVICE CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - In one embodiment, there is provided an input device. The input device includes: a first sensor disposed in or near a first touch area of the input device and configured to detect an object when the object comes close to the first touch area; a second sensor disposed in or near a second touch area of the input device and configured to detect the object when the object comes close to the second touch area; and a controller configured to enable the second touch area to serve as a user operation area, when the first sensor detects the object.01-31-2013
20130027330TOUCH PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE WITH A BUILT-IN TOUCH PANEL - Provided is a touch panel including: a plurality of scanning electrodes formed on a display panel; a plurality of detecting electrodes intersecting with the plurality of scanning electrodes, the plurality of detecting electrodes being formed on the display panel; a first unit for sequentially connecting a constant current source to each of the plurality of scanning electrodes for each one scanning period; and a second unit for detecting a touch position on the display panel based on a variation of a current detected at each of the plurality of detecting electrodes. One of the each of the plurality of scanning electrodes and the each of the plurality of detecting electrodes is formed on the display panel surface on a viewer side, and another of the each of the plurality of scanning electrodes and the each of the plurality of detecting electrodes is formed inside the display panel.01-31-2013
20130027329MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS, PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM WITH PROGRAM RECORDED - A mobile terminal apparatus according to this invention comprises an acceleration sensor 01-31-2013
20130027328DISPLAY DEVICE WITH ON-SCREEN DISPLAY MENU FUNCTION - A display device having an on-screen display (OSD) menu function is provided, which includes a touch display panel, a touch screen controller, a display circuit, and a multiplexer. The touch display panel includes a display layer and a touch layer. The touch screen controller detects the touch layer and outputs a first detection result. The display circuit displays a first image of a first image source on the display layer, and the display circuit has the OSD menu function. In a normal display mode, the multiplexer transmits the first detection result of the touch screen controller to the first image source. If the first detection result complies with a predetermined pattern, the OSD menu function of the display circuit is triggered, and the display circuit enters a screen adjustment mode, and the multiplexer transmits the first detection result of the touch screen controller to the display circuit.01-31-2013
20130027324Method And Apparatus For Providing Tactile Sensations - Systems and methods for providing tactile sensations are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of outputting a display signal configured to display a graphical object on a touch-sensitive input device; receiving a sensor signal from the touch-sensitive input device, the sensor signal indicating an object contacting the touch-sensitive input device; determining an interaction between the object contacting the touch-sensitive input device and the graphical object; and generating an actuator signal based at least in part on the interaction.01-31-2013
20130027323Power Saving Method and Touch Display Apparatus - A power saving method is disclosed. The method is used for reducing the amount of power consumed by a touch display apparatus including a sensing area. The method includes: determining whether an instruction event happens in the sensing area by scanning the sensing area within a first processing period; in response to a negative determination, providing a specific sensing area within the sensing area; determining whether the instruction event happens in the specific sensing area by scanning the specific sensing area within a second processing period; and in response to a negative determination, ending the scanning of the sensing area.01-31-2013
20130027318Moving object on rendered display using collar - In response to receiving a first user action in relation to an object displayed on the rendered display, a collar is displayed on the rendered display around the object. The collar and the object can be made translucent. The collar can have the same shape as the object, but can be larger in size than the object. In response to receiving a second user action in relation to the collar, the object and the collar are moved on the rendered display in correspondence with the second user action, without finalizing a current location of the object on the rendered display after the second user action has been completed. In response to receiving a third user action, the current location of the object is finalized on the rendered display and the collar is removed from around the object on the rendered display.01-31-2013
20090309839ERASER ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME - An eraser assembly for erasing a display surface of an electronic display system, where the display surface can implement a dot pattern. The eraser assembly can comprise a body assembly, which can be in communication with an eraser pad and a sensing device, such as a camera. The camera can be adapted to view the display surface when the eraser pad is in use.12-17-2009
20100110031INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus has: a touch operating unit touch-operating by at least operators; a detecting unit for detecting a touch state of each of the operators in touch with the touch operating unit; a coordinate system determining unit for determining a coordinate system of the touch operating unit in accordance with an operating direction of the operators detected by the detecting unit; a relative position calculating unit for calculating a relative position of each of the two or more operators from a touch position of the operators detected by the detecting unit and the coordinate system of the touch operating unit determined by the coordinate system determining unit; and a command issuing unit for issuing a predetermined operation command based on the touch state of each of the operators detected by the detecting unit at the relative position of the operators calculated by the relative position calculating unit.05-06-2010
20100110032INTERFACE APPARATUS FOR GENERATING CONTROL COMMAND BY TOUCH AND MOTION, INTERFACE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE INTERFACE APPARATUS, AND INTERFACE METHOD USING THE SAME - An interface apparatus for generating a control command by touch and motion, interface system, and interface method using the same is provided. The interface apparatus includes a touch screen, motion sensor, and control unit for generating a control command. Accordingly, a user can manipulate a GUI more easily and conveniently.05-06-2010
20100110034Touch Panel and Quick Scrolling Method Thereof - A touch panel and a quick scrolling method thereof are disclosed. The quick scrolling method includes the steps stated below. Firstly, a first location of an object at a fist moment of time is detected by a touch panel. Next, a second location of the object at a second moment of time is detected by the touch panel. Then, a moving speed of the object is calculated according to a time difference between the fist moment and the second moment of time and a distance between the first location and the second location. After that, the moving speed is compared to a threshold value, and if the moving speed is greater than the threshold value, then a scroll of a display window will be moved fast.05-06-2010
20100110030Apparatus and method for inputting characters in computing device with touchscreen - A computing device with a touchscreen capable of displaying characters in multiple languages includes and apparatus and method for inputting characters with a touchscreen. In the method, keys mapped to a plurality of characters are displayed on a touchscreen. If a press and a drag occur in a key region and a release occurs outside the key region, it is determined that one of the characters except a representative character of the key is input.05-06-2010
20100110028TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A touchscreen display substrate includes; a plurality of pixel parts including a plurality of first pixel rows arranged in a first direction, and a plurality of pixel columns arranged in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, wherein each of the plurality of pixel parts includes a pixel electrode, and a plurality of sensing parts which sense a touch state, the sensing parts being disposed in an area corresponding to the plurality of pixel parts, and being sequentially arranged in the first direction between adjacent pixel parts of first plurality of pixel columns.05-06-2010
20100110029POSITION DETECTING DEVICE - A position detecting device includes: a display unit having a first electrode formed of a transparent conductive film, a plurality of second electrodes, and display material interposed between the first electrode and the second electrodes; a display driver configured to drive the display unit based on a video signal input to the display driver; and a position detecting section configured to detect a position of an indicator on the first electrode and to output the detected position. The display unit may comprise, for example, an “electronic paper,” such that the display state of the display unit can be maintained even after a drive power applied between the first electrode and the second electrodes is discontinued.05-06-2010
20100110033TOUCH PANEL DEVICE, ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A touch panel device includes a touch panel that includes a first substrate, a second substrate that is arranged so as to face the first substrate with a gap interposed therebetween, a extension outer edge portion that is arranged in the first substrate and is formed so as to be extends the outer side relative to an outer edge portion of the second substrate, and a position detecting structure that is arranged in an area in which the first substrate and the second substrate overlap each other and a frame body that includes an opening portion used for exposing the second substrate of the touch panel. An opening edge portion of the opening portion is overlapped with the extension outer edge portion, and the opening edge portion directly or indirectly supports the extension outer edge portion from the second substrate side.05-06-2010
20100110021ELECTRONIC DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH INTERACTIVE DISPLAY SCREEN AND PROCESSING METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE DISPLAYING - A processing method for interactive displaying is provided and applied to an electronic device equipped with an interactive display screen. The display screen includes an up-down stacked digitizer board and a touch panel. The processing method for interactive displaying includes the following steps: determining whether the digitizer board senses existence of a digitizer pen; and when the digitizer board senses existence of the digitizer pen, performing a first designate operation on the touch panel.05-06-2010
20100110025CONTROL OF COMPUTER WINDOW SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS USING HIGH DIMENSIONAL TOUCHPAD USER INTERFACE - A high dimensional touchpad (HDTP) controls a variety of computer windows systems and applications by detecting a user's finger movement in the left-right, forward-backward, roll, pitch, yaw, and downward pressure directions. One or more of the detected finger movements are then used to control specific computer applications including focusing a user's attention to one of several web pages, gesture recognition, magnification control, 3D-polyhedral menu selection, Internet browsers, navigation applications, games, media players, spreadsheets, and controlling the functions of mobile devices.05-06-2010
20100110024METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE USING DMD AND DLP DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE METHOD - A method for providing a user interface, and a Digital Light Processing (DLP) display apparatus using the method. In the DLP display apparatus, a Digital Micro-mirror Device (DMD) reflects light projected on a screen by a light source, and an image sensor detects the light reflected from the DMD, so as to easily provide a user interface for the DLP display apparatus.05-06-2010
20100110023TOUCH-SENSING SUBSTRATE, COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE AND TOUCH-SENSING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A color filter substrate including a substrate, a plurality of patterned color filter layers, and a plurality of sensing serials is provided. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The substrate includes a plurality of display regions arranged in array and a separated region located between the display regions. The patterned color filter layers are arranged in array on the first surface and corresponding to the display regions. The sensing serials are arranged on the second surface and insulated from each other. Each sensing serial includes a plurality of sensing pads; a plurality of bridging lines, each connected with two adjacent sensing pads; a plurality of patterned conductive layers stacked and electrically connected with the sensing pads. The position of the patterned conductive layers is corresponding to the separated region. A touch-sensing liquid crystal display and a touch-sensing substrate are also provided.05-06-2010
20100110022TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL - A touch display panel including a first substrate, a second substrate and a liquid crystal layer is provided. The first substrate includes sensing areas and a non-sensing area outside the sensing areas. Each sensing area is provided with a first electrode thereon. The second substrate includes main spacers, sensing protrusions, first sub-spacers and second sub-spacers. The main spacers are connected to the non-sensing area. The sensing protrusions are corresponding to the sensing area and respectively have a second electrode. A sensing gap exists between each second electrode and the corresponding first electrode. The first sub-spacers are corresponding to the non-sensing area and respectively keep a first sub-spacer gap from the first substrate. The second sub-spacers are corresponding to the non-sensing area and respectively keep a second sub-spacer gap from the first substrate. The sensing gap is greater than the first sub-spacer gap and less than the second sub-spacer gap.05-06-2010
20100110020VIRTUAL PRESS NUMBER PAD - The present invention provides methods for associating a gesture, in contact with a touch screen, with a character. More specifically, the present invention links a user's movement on a surface of a device to represent a character. A character includes any number, letter, or symbol. For example, an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, a user may swipe a surface on their device such as a cell phone. The present invention recognizes the swipe to represent the number “0,” a swipe in another direction to represent the number “1,” a tap in the middle region to represent the number “2,” etc.05-06-2010
20100110018PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE INPUT DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A touch-sensitive input unit includes a base, a touch-sensitive input surface for detecting a touch event thereon, the touch-sensitive input surface connected to and moveable relative to the base, and an actuating arrangement including an elastically deformable substrate between the touch-sensitive input surface and the base, and a piezoelectric patch transducer fixed to the substrate for controlling a bending force on the substrate to control a force on the touch-sensitive input surface by modulating a charge at the patch transducer.05-06-2010
20100110019Virtual Periphery Display Buttons - An input device for use with an information handling system is disclosed. The input device may include a display device having a viewing area defined by a perimeter, a graphic user interface configured to display a virtual button within the viewing area adjacent the perimeter, a frame adjacent the perimeter of the viewing area, and a proximity sensing element associated with the frame and located outside the viewing area of the display device. The proximity sensing element may be configured to sense a user selecting the virtual button displayed by the graphic user interface.05-06-2010
20100110017PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method of controlling a portable electronic device having a touch screen display includes rendering a graphical user interface including a character entry portion and a display portion, the character entry portion having a selection area and a character display area, the character display area having a plurality of characters arranged proximal the selection area on the touch screen display. The method also includes detecting a touch event at a first location at or proximal one of the characters at the character entry portion, determining the one of the characters, detecting a movement of the touch event to a second location, and selecting said character if the second location falls within the selection area.05-06-2010
20100110016ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TACTILE TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY - An electronic device includes a base and a touch-sensitive display connected to the base and movable relative thereto. The touch-sensitive display includes a display device and a touch-sensitive input device for detecting touches on the display device. The electronic device also includes a switch actuator disposed between the touch-sensitive display and the base, switches disposed between the touch-sensitive display and the base and moveable relative to the switch actuator from a first position in which only one of the switches is located for actuation by the switch actuator, and a second position in which two of the switches are located for actuation by the switch actuator, and operational components including a processor connected to the display device and the touch-sensitive input device for controlling operation of the display device and the touch-sensitive input device.05-06-2010
20100110027INTERACTIVE DEVICES - An interactive assembly including at least one interactive surface element, at least a first region of the at least one interactive surface element having first user sensible functionality and at least a second region of the at least one interactive surface element having second functionality, different from the first user sensible functionality, input sensor functionality, including at least one input sensor located in propinquity to at least one of the at least one interactive surface element, operative to sense impingement of an electromagnetic radiation spot on at least one of the at least one first region and the at least one second region of the at least one interactive surface element and utilization functionality for employing outputs of the input sensor functionality in respect of impingement on either or both of the at least one first region and the at least one second region.05-06-2010
20100110026TACTILE SENSOR AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD FOR A TACTILE SENSOR - The invention is a signal processing method for a tactile sensor, said tactile sensor having a tactile surface and elementary sensors (05-06-2010
20090153492SELECTION AND DISPLAY OF MEDIA ASSOCIATED WITH A GEOGRAPHIC AREA BASED ON GESTURE INPUT - An interactive media display system is provided to display media associated with a selected geographic area based on a gesture input of user. The interactive media display system may include a touch-sensitive display surface configured to display a geographic map and receive a gesture input generated by a user on the touch-sensitive display surface while the geographic map is displayed, the gesture input defining a selected geographic area on the geographic map. The system may further include a controller configured, in response to the gesture input, to filter the media data based on position data to determine a filtered media data collection including media that are associated with the selected geographic area, and to command the touch-sensitive display surface to display the media in the filtered media data collection.06-18-2009
20100321324ULTRASONOGRAPH - Disclosed is a technology that prevents a part of a touch panel-equipped display displaying an ultrasonic tomographic image from getting dirty with a fingerprint or scratch when using a drag operation to change the content of the ultrasonic tomographic image displayed on the touch panel-equipped display. According to this technology, the display screen is divided into an ultrasonic image area A12-23-2010
20100321320TOUCH PANEL WITH DISCHARGING FUNCTION - The present invention relates to a touch panel with a discharging function, which comprises a scanning bus, a sensing bus, a control unit, and a discharging circuit. The scanning bus is used for scanning a touch frame. The sensing bus interleaves with the scanning bus, and senses at least a touched location on the touch frame. The control unit is coupled to the scanning bus and the sensing bus 12-23-2010
20100321315POINTER DETECTION APPARATUS AND POINTER DETECTION METHOD - Disclosed herein is a pointer detection apparatus, including: a conductor pattern including a plurality of first conductors disposed in a first direction and a plurality of second conductors disposed in a second direction; a multi-frequency signal production circuit configured to produce a plurality of signals of different frequencies; a first conductor selection circuit configured to selectively supply the signals of different frequencies to those first conductors, between which N ones of the first conductors are interposed, N being a predetermined integer equal to or greater than 0; a second conductor selection circuit configured to selectively receive detection signals from the second conductors; and a signal detection circuit configured to obtain signals of individual frequencies, corresponding to the signals of different frequencies produced by the multi-frequency signal production circuit, which are representative of coupling states at cross points between the first conductors and the second conductors and are received from said second conductor selection circuit.12-23-2010
20100321305DRIVING AN OLED DISPLAY STRUCTURE INTEGRATED WITH A TOUCH SENSOR CONFIGURATION - Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment, a method is provided of driving an OLED display structure integrated with a touch sensor configuration.12-23-2010
20120262407TOUCH AND STYLUS DISCRIMINATION AND REJECTION FOR CONTACT SENSITIVE COMPUTING DEVICES - A “Contact Discriminator” provides various techniques for differentiating between valid and invalid contacts received from any input methodology by one or more touch-sensitive surfaces of a touch-sensitive computing device. Examples of contacts include single, sequential, concurrent, or simultaneous user finger touches (including gesture type touches), pen or stylus touches or inputs, hover-type inputs, or any combination thereof. The Contact Discriminator then acts on valid contacts (i.e., contacts intended as inputs) while rejecting or ignoring invalid contacts or inputs. Advantageously, the Contact Discriminator is further capable of disabling or ignoring regions of input surfaces, such tablet touch screens, that are expected to receive unintentional contacts, or intentional contacts not intended as inputs, for device or application control purposes. Examples of contacts not intended as inputs include, but are not limited to, a user's palm resting on a touch screen while the user writes on that screen with a stylus or pen.10-18-2012
20120262403CONTROL DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - The invention relates to a control device for a motor vehicle, including a control touch-sensitive surface (10-18-2012
20120262389DISPLAY PANEL WITH TOUCH DETECTION FUNCTION, DRIVE CIRCUIT, AND ELECTRONIC UNIT - There are provided a display panel with a touch detection function, a drive circuit, and an electronic unit, which make it possible to realize many functions related to touch detection. The display panel includes: one or more display elements; one or more drive electrodes extending in one direction; an electrode drive section integrated into a chip, and applying a drive signal to the drive electrodes; and one or more touch detection electrodes extending in a direction intersecting the direction in which the drive electrodes extend.10-18-2012
20120262382PANEL - An electrode pattern for a position sensing panel may have an array of mesh cells formed by sinusoidaly shaped conductive lines extending between vertices of the mesh cells.10-18-2012
20100007613Transitioning Between Modes of Input - Transitioning between a high-resolution input mode, such as a mouse-based interface, and a low-resolution input mode, such as a touch-based interface, is described. A change of orientation of a touch screen between a first orientation and a second orientation is detected. Transitioning between the two input modes and corresponding user interfaces (UIs) is based on the detected change of orientation. A change of orientation can be detected with one or more sensors, such as an accelerometer, position sensors, etc. Transitioning from one mode to another can include modifying an item displayed in the UI of the one mode into a corresponding item displayed in the UI of the other mode. The modifying can include enlarging/reducing, obscuring/unobscuring, moving, etc. For example, an item can be obscured by the visual effect of sliding it off of the screen.01-14-2010
20130082967METHOD AND APPARATUS CONTINUING ACTION OF USER GESTURES PERFORMED UPON A TOUCH SENSITIVE INTERACTIVE DISPLAY IN SIMULATION OF INERTIA - A method and apparatus for identifying user gestures to control an interactive display identifies gestures based on a bounding box enclosing points at which a user contacts a touch sensor corresponding with the display surface and permits use of inexpensive and highly reliable grid-based touch sensors that provide a bounding box to describe contact information. In identifying gestures, position, motion, shape, and deformation of the bounding box may be considered. Center, width, height, aspect ratio, length and orientation of the bounding box diagonal may be determined. A stretch factor, defined as the maximum of the ratio of the height of the bounding box to the width of the bounding box and the ratio of the width of the bounding box to the height of the bounding box, may also be computed. Gestures may be identified based on the changes in time of these characteristics and quantities.04-04-2013
20090153495INPUT METHOD FOR USE IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A TOUCH-SENSITIVE SCREEN - An input method for use in an electronic device having a touch-sensitive screen is disclosed. The method comprises the following steps. An input signal is first received. Then, at least one control item corresponding to the specific program is displayed on the touch-sensitive screen in which the control item has a corresponding control area within the touch-sensitive screen. Next, it is determined whether a confirmation input signal inputted to the corresponding control area of the touch-sensitive screen is detected. A parameter of the control item is adjusted according to the confirmation input signal when the confirmation input signal has been detected.06-18-2009
20130082966METHOD OF SCANNING TOUCH PANEL - A method of scanning a touch panel is provided. The present method includes following steps. First, a scan area is defined according to the coordinates of a detected touch signal. Next, the scan area is scanned during a predetermined period to detect a next touch panel. After the predetermined period, a sensing range of the touch panel is scanned to re-define the scan area. Because the scan area is smaller than the sensing range of the touch panel, the time and power consumed by the scanning operation can be both reduced by detecting the touch signals within the scan area.04-04-2013
20090135155Panel switch device - A panel switch device for use in a load control system, which includes the panel switch device serving to monitor a pressing operation of icons of loads having individual addresses allocated thereto and output to a signal line a transmission signal including operation information and address information obtained by the pressing operation of the icons of the loads, the control device serving to control each of the loads corresponding to the address information if the address information coincides with the address of each of the loads. The panel switch device includes a frame, a touch panel display unit for displaying setting items of the loads to be controlled and an output unit provided on a rear surface side of the display unit for outputting a setting content inputted through the display unit. The control device controls the loads based on the setting content outputted from the output unit.05-28-2009
20100026643INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes: a touch screen means formed of a panel and a touch panel, the touch screen means receiving a tracing operation defined in such a way that a user touches a predetermined area of the touch screen means with a finger and then moves the finger from the predetermined area by a predetermined distance in a predetermined direction with the finger remaining touching the predetermined area, the positional relationship among a plurality of fingers at the time of the touch and the directions of the following fingers' movements defining N tracing operations (N is an integer greater than or equal to one), each of the N tracing operations related to a single function; and a setting means for setting a function related to a predetermined one of the N tracing operations when the predetermined tracing operation is performed.02-04-2010
20100053110SIMULTANEOUS INPUT ACROSS MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS - One or more users may interact simultaneously with different applications on the same device through an input system such as a touch-sensitive display screen. Simultaneous user input may be detected by a multiple input system and subsequently transmitted to an application using a single transmission frame. An application corresponding to the user input is determined based on an input location of the user input and a location and size of a corresponding application. Simultaneous user inputs are rendered simultaneously by each corresponding application. Each application may further include a secondary event processing thread that runs in parallel to traditional operating system event threads. The secondary event processing thread bypasses sequential processing limits of an operating system event thread, providing substantially simultaneous processing of input.03-04-2010
20120212436MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A mobile electronic device and methods is disclosed. An operation module receives a start operation performed by a user. The start operation is for a startup of an application program that is unable to start due to duplication. A control module terminates a display of a first screen image on a first display module and displays a second screen image on a second display module, when the start operation is received while the first screen image is displayed on the first display module. The first screen image is based on the first application program and the second screen image is based on a newly started up first application program.08-23-2012
20090128498MULTI-LAYERED DISPLAY OF A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A graphical user interface for a display uses 3-D sensing in order to manipulate various functions. In particular, instead of a menu being constantly on the display screen occupying space, when the finger of a user is at a certain distance from the screen, the menu then appears. By moving his/her finger in the X and/or Y direction, the user can make a selection from the displayed menu options. This method and GUI does not discriminate a certain part of the screen with less accessibility. Rather, the menu appears immediately in reaction to the user action, and the menu appears at the point of user input.05-21-2009
20130027338TOUCH SENSOR-EQUIPPED DISPLAY DEVICE - In order to provide a touch sensor-equipped display device that is not susceptible to the effect of noise caused by a polarity reversal in a common voltage of a display device without using special circuitry, the disclosed touch sensor-equipped display device is provided with: a sensor output read circuit 01-31-2013
20130027337METHOD FOR SWITCHING TOUCH SCREEN OF MOBILE TERMINAL BETWEEN HORIZONTAL SCREEN AND VERTICAL SCREEN AND MOBILE TERMINAL - The present invention relates to a method for switching the touch screen of a mobile terminal between a horizontal screen and a vertical screen and a mobile terminal. The method includes: according to the value of acceleration of gravity in a direction vertical to the screen of the mobile terminal, determining whether the operation mode of the mobile terminal is a normal operation mode or a recumbent operation mode; determining, according to a determined operation mode, a criterion for switching between a horizontal screen and a vertical screen; and performing switching between a horizontal screen and a vertical screen according to the criterion. The present invention solves the problem that the user's requirement for switching between a horizontal screen and a vertical screen cannot be met when the user lies on one side, thus increasing the applicability and flexibility of the switching between a horizontal screen and a vertical screen.01-31-2013
20130027336Method And Device For Key-Press Judgment Based On Touch Screen - A method and device for key-press judgment based on a touch screen are disclosed. The method involves: detecting a press operation; when the press operation is detected, acquiring position information of current pressed point and extended information corresponding to the position information, until the end of this press operation is detected; judging a pressed key corresponding to this press operation according to the position information and the extended information of pressed points in this operation.01-31-2013
20130027335METHOD AND TERMINAL OF DISPLAYING CONTACT LIST - The present disclosure relates to communication technologies and discloses a method and terminal of displaying a contact list. The method of displaying a contact list is applied on an apparatus with a touch sensitive display, comprising: detecting a touch on the touch sensitive display, after receiving an instruction for opening a contact list; determining a touch position, when detecting the touch on the touch sensitive display; and determining a large contact group corresponding to the touch position, and displaying contacts in the large contact group by the touch sensitive display. With the present disclosure, a user can find out a contact quickly, and the user's experience can be improved.01-31-2013
20130027333TOUCH PANEL - Provided is a touch panel with improved anti-noise performance. A continuous drive pulse train is input to a plurality of scanning electrodes for each one scanning period in turns, and a detection pulse train generated at detection electrodes which intersects the scanning electrodes is detected. The detection pulse train is sampled at different intervals to generate a plurality of data sequences. The plurality of data sequences may be generated from the detection pulse train over a plurality of frame periods. A signal strength of each frequency component is compared between the frequency spectra of the plurality of data sequences, and a frequency spectrum in which frequency components having different strengths have been corrected is generated. A detection signal is generated from the corrected frequency spectrum.01-31-2013
20130027332PROJECTION SYSTEM WITH TOUCH CONTROL - A projection system with touch control includes a touch device, a projection device and a control module. The touch device has plural touch plates which can be combined to form a plane. The projection device has plural projection units which can project on the plane respectively so as to form a projection image on the plane. The control module is electrically connected with the touch plates and the projection units for controlling the projection device to change the projection image corresponsively as a user touches the projection image projected on the plane. Herein, the touch plates can be combined to form a plane, and the user can interact with the projection image projected on the plane.01-31-2013
20130027331ZOOM GESTURE DETERMINATION METHOD AND TOUCH CONTROL CHIP - A zoom gesture determination method for a touch control device includes detecting a first touch point and a second touch point; determining a position difference between the first touch point and the second touch point; and deciding a zoom gesture represented by the first touch point and the second touch point according to variations in the position difference.01-31-2013
20130027326LIGHT-SENSING APPARATUSES, METHODS OF DRIVING THE LIGHT-SENSING APPARATUSES, AND OPTICAL TOUCH SCREEN APPARATUSES INCLUDING THE LIGHT-SENSING APPARATUSES - A light-sensing apparatus in which a light sensor transistor in a light-sensing pixel is formed of an oxide semiconductor transistor for sensing light, a method of driving the light-sensing apparatus, and an optical touch screen apparatus including the light-sensing apparatus. The light-sensing apparatus includes a light-sensing pixel array having a plurality of light-sensing pixels arranged in rows and columns, and a plurality of gate lines which are arranged in a row direction and respectively provide a gate voltage to the light-sensing pixel. Each of the light-sensing pixels includes a light sensor transistor for sensing light and a switch transistor for outputting a light-sensing signal from the light sensor transistor, and gates of the light sensor transistors of the light-sensing pixels arranged in an arbitrary row are connected to a gate line arranged in a row previous or next to the arbitrary row.01-31-2013
20130027322DISPLAY SCREEN AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A display screen including an optical element and a chromaticity improving layer is provided. A light transmittance of the optical element to visible light having short wavelengths is lower than a light transmittance to visible light having long wavelengths. A light transmittance of the chromaticity improving layer to visible light having short wavelengths is higher than a light transmittance to visible light having long wavelengths. A display device using the display screen is also provided.01-31-2013
20130027321DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A display system is disclosed. The display system includes several electrical apparatuses and a display control unit. The display control unit builds connections with the electrical apparatuses. The display control unit includes an information generating module and a display driving module. When the display system is in a combination display mode, the information generating module detects and generates combination information about combination relations among the display units of the electrical apparatuses. The display driving module drives each of the display units to display a corresponding image block according to the combination information. Hence, the displayed corresponding image blocks can be combined to form an entire image. A display method is also disclosed.01-31-2013
20130027320ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ACCESSIBLE USER INTERFACE FOR VISUALLY IMPARIED - An electronic device with a feedback work-mode includes a touch screen for displaying at least one user interface and each user interface includes at least one touch button. An audio message set for each user interface is for indicating the touch buttons comprised in the user interface. The electronic device further includes a vibration panel included a plurality of vibrating elements. The vibrating elements are set adjacent each touch button. The electronic device accesses the audio message associated with that particular user interface to output if the electronic device is operable to display one of the at least one user interface, determines the position of the touch buttons comprised in the user interface, determines the vibration elements located near the touch button according to the determined positions, and controls the vibration elements corresponding to the touch button to vibrate.01-31-2013
20130027319USER INTERFACE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A USER INTERFACE STATE BETWEEN A LOCKED STATE AND AN UNLOCKED STATE - A user interface for an electronic device and method for managing a state of a user interface between a locked state and an unlocked state are provided. The user interface has a touch sensitive display having a display surface, the touch sensitive display being adapted for presenting to a user at a respective position at least one display element along the display surface. The touch sensitive display is further adapted for receiving from the user, a user interaction with the touch sensitive display at a location along the display surface including a display element selection and a defined path. The user interface further includes a controller, where the controller includes a user interface state module having an unlocked state and a locked state adapted for selectively enabling and disabling at least a portion of the user interface. The controller further includes a state change module adapted for switching the state of the user interface state module between the locked state and the unlocked state. The state change module switches the state of the user interface module from the locked state to the unlocked state when the state change module detects each of the at least one display elements in respective unlock position for the corresponding one of the at least one display elements. The controller still further includes a lock state interface module including a path analyzer having an avoid area comparator, which determines whether a gesture attempting to transition a display element from a lock position to its respective unlock position interacts with the one or more avoid areas, and if so returning the display element to its preselection position.01-31-2013
20130027317METHOD FOR PROVIDING DIGITAL SENSING DATA FOR TOUCH PANEL APPARATUS - A method for providing digital sensing data for a touch panel apparatus comprises the steps of: collecting a stream of digital sensing data from a plurality of operational amplifiers of a touch panel apparatus; generating a first revised digital datum to replace a first digital datum by summing the first digital datum and a digital datum following the first digital datum; generating a second revised digital datum to replace a second digital datum by summing the first revised digital datum and the second digital datum, wherein the second digital datum follows the first revised digital datum; and continuing to generate revised digital sensing data until a last revised digital datum is generated.01-31-2013
20130027316USER INTERFACE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A USER INTERFACE STATE BETWEEN A LOCK STATE AND AN UNLOCK STATE - A user interface for an electronic device and method for managing a state of a user interface between a lock state and an unlock state are provided. The user interface has a touch sensitive display having a display surface, the touch sensitive display being adapted for presenting to a user at a respective position at least one display element along the display surface. The touch sensitive display is further adapted for receiving from the user, a user interaction with the touch sensitive display at a location along the display surface. The user interface further includes a controller, where the controller includes a user interface state module having an unlock state and a lock state adapted for selectively enabling and disabling at least a portion of the user interface. The controller further includes a state change module adapted for switching the state of the user interface state module between the lock state and the unlock state. The state change module switches the state of the user interface module from the lock state to the unlock state when the state change module detects each of the at least one display elements in respective unlock position for the corresponding one of the at least one display elements. The controller still further includes a lock state interface module, said lock state interface module being adapted to detect a received user interaction that is initiated with a selection of one of the at least one display element having a variable start zone. The lock state interface module includes a start zone movement module where prior to the selection of the display element by the user, the variable start zone of the display element moves along the display surface as a function of time, such that the variable start zone has a first location at a first point in time, and the variable start zone has a second location at a second point in time, which is different than the first location.01-31-2013
20130027315TECHNIQUES TO DISPLAY AN INPUT DEVICE ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and system may detect an external display coupled to the mobile device. A digital input device may be presented on the integrated touch sensitive display of the mobile device to operate the mobile device. Multimedia content may be presented on the external display in response to the operation of the mobile device through the digital input device.01-31-2013
20100156831Dual Pen Interactive Whiteboard System - An electromagnetic interactive whiteboard system includes a first electronic pen (06-24-2010
20130088443TOUCH PANEL AND MOBILE DEVICE WITH THE SAME - A touch panel and a mobile device with the panel are provided. The mobile device includes a display panel for displaying a video via light, and a touch panel, installed to the display panel, for passing through the light and sensing touches. The touch panel includes an electrode plate on which a plurality of electrodes are arrayed, a plurality of connection patterns that extend from the plurality of the electrodes in the same direction in the electrode plate, and a main board for sensing touches via at least one of the plurality of the electrodes, the main board connecting to the connection patterns in the same direction. The connection patterns extend from the plurality of the electrodes in the same direction in the electrode plate, and this configuration can minimize a Block Area (BA) in the touch panel and the electrode plate, while maximizing a Transmission Area (TA).04-11-2013
20100066698METHOD AND APPRESS FOR CONTROLLING MULTITASKING OPERATIONS OF MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING TOUCHSCREEN - A method and apparatus is provided for controlling the multitasking operations of a mobile terminal having at least one touchscreen based on the input signals corresponding to touch events detected on the touchscreen. A method for controlling multitasking operations of a mobile terminal having at least one touchscreen according to the present invention executes an application in response to a user request while at least one other applications is running, displays an execution window of an application selected from the currently running applications in an auxiliary screen in response to a touch event detected on the touchscreen, and displays the execution screens of the applications running concurrently, except for the application whose execution window is displayed in the auxiliary screen, in a main screen, accumulatively.03-18-2010
20090046072Electrically Non-interfering Printing for Electronic Devices Having Capacitive Touch Sensors - A capacitive sensor (02-19-2009
20090046069PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A portable electronic device that has a housing, a moveable touchscreen display constrained by the housing, the touchscreen display including a touch-sensitive input surface overlying a display device, a single mechanical switch disposed between a back surface of the touchscreen display and a base of the housing, and operational components including a processor within the housing and connected to the touchscreen display and the single mechanical switch. The touchscreen display moves relative to the base in response to application of sufficient force to the touchscreen display resulting in actuation of the single mechanical switch. A method of controlling the portable electronic device includes providing a graphical user interface for user interaction, receiving input from the touchscreen display and the single mechanical switch, and providing output to the display device responsive to receipt of a combination of the input from the touchscreen display and the single mechanical switch.02-19-2009
20090046068TACTILE TOUCHSCREEN FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a housing; a touch-screen display constrained by the housing, the touch-screen display including a touch-sensitive input surface overlying a display device; a single mechanical switch disposed between a back surface of the touchscreen display and a base of the housing; and operational components including a processor within the housing and connected to the touchscreen display. The touchscreen display pivots relative to the housing about a pivot axis in response to application of sufficient force to an off-center location on the touchscreen. This pivoting results in the actuation of the single mechanical switch and the pivot axis depending on the location of application of the force02-19-2009
20120182250INPUT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE PROVIDED WITH SAME - An input device is provided with a substrate having a main surface, a first detecting electrode pattern provided on or above the main surface of the substrate, and a second detecting electrode pattern provided on or above the main surface of the substrate wherein a portion of the second detecting electrode pattern intersects the first detecting electrode pattern through an insulator; wherein the insulator, in cross-section taken along the second detecting electrode pattern, comprises a curved convex surface in a region from an end portion to an apex of the insulator.07-19-2012
20120182248TEXT DISPLAY DEVICE, TEXT DISPLAY PROGRAM, AND TEXT DISPLAY METHOD THAT PROVIDE TACTILE SENSATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH DISPLAYED TEXT - The text display device includes: a display control section that displays, on a display device, a text containing a predetermined feature position; an input section that receives an operation performed by a finger of the operator on an input device, and detects a presence of a contact with the finger and XY-coordinates corresponding to a finger position; a calculation section that, when a contact with the finger is detected, associates the detected XY-coordinates with an emphasis display position in the displayed text, calculates a relative distance between the emphasis display position and the feature position, and calculates coordinate values corresponding to the feature position based on the relative distance and the detected XY-coordinates; and a tactile sensation presentation section that provides the operator with a tactile sensation of a protrusion or a depression at a position in the input area indicated by the calculated coordinate values.07-19-2012
20120182247DESKTOP COMPUTER CONFERENCING SYSTEM - A man-computer-man communications system, including a computer workstation (07-19-2012
20120182246ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An easy to use electronic device is provided. The electronic device functions as a telephone and has a display portion, an audio input portion, an audio output portion, and operation keys. The display portion has a passive element, and the operation keys have LEDs. The direction of an image displayed by the LEDs is switchable.07-19-2012
20120182245System And Method Of Using A Portable Touch Screen Device - A system and method of using a portable touch screen device (“PTSD”) in connection with an integrated emergency medical transport database system is disclosed. The PTSD may be used to quickly and accurately gather and preserve data regarding a patient and the transportation of the patient. In various embodiments data may be input into the PTSD in a standardized format by associating typing, voice, video, picture, or other files with predetermined data input categories. Standardized data may then be communicated by the PTSD, for instance wirelessly, to an integrated emergency medical transport database, after which the patient data is deleted from the PTSD to protect patient confidentiality.07-19-2012
20120182244Integrated Multi-Display with Remote Programming and Viewing Capability - Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for providing remote assistance with a medical procedure by a technician via a remote device such as a laptop or tablet. Video output generated by medical devices and video captured by a camera, may be transmitted via a network and rendered on the remote device. Video may also be rendered a master display in a procedure room. Network connectivity data that controls access to the medical devices may be stored on servers located at a remote data center. The remote device may provide a remote technician with access to and control of the medical devices in order to assist in the procedure. The remote technician may be an expert on the medical equipment utilized by a physician during a medical procedure. Sterile coverings for a touchpad may be utilized.07-19-2012
20120182242INTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR SYSTEM - An interior rearview mirror system suitable for use in a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly having a mirror casing and a transflective reflective element. The transflective reflective element has an electrochromic active region, and a plurality of user input elements is disposed outside of the electrochromic active region and below the electrochromic active region. Each of the individual user input elements is a touch or proximity sensor. A plurality of display elements is disposed behind the transflective reflective element at the electrochromic active region, and each display element is selectively activated by activation of a respective user input element. Each of the individual display elements and its associated respective one of the individual user input elements are located local to one another such that a cognitive relationship between actuation by a user of a respective user input element and activation of its associated display element is established.07-19-2012
20120182241DIGITAL DISPLAY DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR PREPARING A PATH - The invention relates to a digital display device, comprising a display for a scene, a means for displaying a virtual tool for selecting at least one point of the scene, and a touch-sensitive means for controlling said screen coupled to the display means in order to move said virtual tool on said scene. The virtual selection tool includes at least one first display area for locating said point on said scene, and a second display area for the touch-sensitive control of the movement of said tool on said scene. The first and second display areas are separate and interconnected with one another.07-19-2012
20120182240PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to an aspect, a portable electronic apparatus includes a portable electronic apparatus includes a housing, a display unit, an operation unit, and a control unit. The housing includes a first surface, a second surface that is opposite the first surface, and a convex section that is formed on an edge area of the second surface. The display unit is arranged on the first surface. The operation unit is arranged on the first surface. The control unit controls the display unit and the operation unit.07-19-2012
20120182239PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to an aspect, a portable electronic apparatus includes a housing, a touch panel, and a control unit. The housing includes a first surface, and a convex section that is formed near an edge area of the first surface. The touch panel is arranged on the first surface, and includes a first area near the convex section and a second area excluding the first area. The control unit controls the touch panel to display an operation screen on the first area.07-19-2012
20120182238METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING A PEN TOUCH IN A DEVICE - A method and device for distinguishing between a pen touch and a palm touch are provided. The device removes an input according to the palm touch, and processes only the pen touch as an effective input with a touch screen, thereby increasing the recognition of the pen touch. The method includes detecting an input touch, distinguishing between a pen touch and a palm touch, removing an input corresponding to the palm touch and processing an input corresponding to the input pen touch as an effective input, and controlling an operation corresponding to the pen touch.07-19-2012
20120182237METHOD FOR SELECTING TARGET AT TOUCH POINT ON TOUCH SCREEN OF MOBILE DEVICE - A method for selecting a user's desired target from among a plurality of targets, at a touch point on a touch screen of a mobile device is provided. The method includes displaying a web page; checking a touch input at a touch point is received on the touch screen, a number of hyperlinks overlapped with the touch point in the displayed web page; enlarging, if at least two hyperlinks are overlapped with the touch point, defining a target area around the touch point, the target area, and displaying the enlarged target area; and selecting and visually emphasizing, if only a single one of the hyperlinks in the enlarged target area is overlapped with the touch point, the single hyperlink among the hyperlinks.07-19-2012
20120182236TOUCH INPUT DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A touch input device includes a touch pad and a switch. The touch pad has a floating side. The switch is positioned on the touch pad. The floating side is permitted to move down to enable the switch to generate input commands when a pressure is exerted on the floating side.07-19-2012
20120182235TOUCH SENSING METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH PROGRAM FOR REALIZING THE SAME IS RECORDED, AND TOUCH SENSING SYSTEM - A touch sensing method for a touch screen including an image display device with a touch-sensitive screen. The method includes a filtering process that includes calculating an output signal of an n07-19-2012
20120182234ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device and a control method are provided. The electronic device includes a display panel, a touch panel, and a process module. The display panel displays a movable object and an indication object. The movable object is displayed on a first display region of the display panel which corresponds to a first predetermined region of the touch panel, and the indication object is displayed on a second display region of the display panel which corresponds to a second predefined region of the touch panel. When the first predefined region is touched, the processor module detects whether a drag displacement on the touch panel reaches a predefined displacement, so as to determine whether the movable object is dragged to the second predefined region. When the drag displacement is detected as reaching the predefined displacement, the processor module initiates a corresponding function of the indication object.07-19-2012
20120182233TOUCH SCREEN PANEL - A touch screen panel including a substrate, a plurality of first sensing patterns including a plurality of first sensing cells arranged on one surface of the substrate in a first direction, and a plurality of first coupling patterns coupling the first sensing cells, a plurality of second sensing patterns including a plurality of second sensing cells arranged on one surface of the substrate in a second direction crossing the first direction, and a plurality of second coupling patterns coupling the second sensing cells, and a plurality of driving patterns between the second sensing patterns and the first sensing cells adjacent the second sensing patterns and coupled to the first sensing patterns.07-19-2012
20120182232IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes an image output apparatus and an image reading apparatus. The image output apparatus includes a writing tool information receiving unit that receives writing tool information, an information image generating unit that generates an information image, a combining unit that combines the information image with an input field in a document, and a first output unit that outputs the document onto a medium. The image reading apparatus includes a writing tool information memory that stores writing tool information, a reading unit that reads an information image that has been output onto a medium by the image output apparatus and that is used for extracting a writing position, an extracting unit that analyzes the information image, thereby extracting writing tool information, and a determining unit that determines whether or not the writing tool is suitable as a writing tool for performing writing.07-19-2012
20120182231Virtual Multi-Touch Control Apparatus and Method Thereof - The present invention discloses a virtual multi-touch control apparatus and a method thereof. The virtual multi-touch control apparatus includes a virtual multi-touch control interface for generating a graphic display; one or more remote controller devices transmitting multiple remote control signals, the one or more remote controller devices being controllable by a user to interact with the virtual multi-touch control interface to generate multiple coordinates or an action command, wherein each remote control signal generates an object; a data format converter device converting the coordinate or action command into data with a format compatible to a physical touch control apparatus; and a processor for processing the converted data, wherein multiple object-tracking series corresponding to different objects are established, each object-tracking series including coordinates or an action command of the same object at different timings.07-19-2012
20120182230SENSING STRUCTURE OF TOUCH PANEL - A sensing structure of a touch panel includes a substrate, a plurality of sensing electrodes, a plurality of electro static discharge (ESD) protection electrodes, a plurality of first bridges, and a passivation layer. The sensing electrodes, the ESD protection electrodes, and the first bridges are disposed on the substrate. The passivation layer is disposed between the sensing electrode and the first bridge, and disposed between the ESD protection electrode and the first bridge. The passivation layer has a plurality of contact holes, and at least one sensing electrode is electrically connected to the ESD protection electrode via the contact hole and the first bridge.07-19-2012
20120182229DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE IN AN INPUT DEVICE - Devices and methods are provided that facilitate improved interference avoidance performance. The devices and methods determine a relative ranking for a plurality of transmitter signals based on a first class of interference for each transmitter signal of the plurality of transmitter signals. The devices and methods transmit a first transmitter signal of the plurality of transmitter signals with a sensor electrode of the plurality of sensor electrodes. The first transmitter signal is selected based on the relative ranking for the plurality of transmitter signals. The devices and methods shift from transmitting the first transmitter signal to transmitting a second transmitter signal of the plurality of transmitter signals with the sensor electrode is based on an amount of a second class of interference in the first transmitter signal. The second transmitter signal is selected based on the relative ranking for the plurality of transmitter signals.07-19-2012
20120182228METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING TOUCH POINT MOVEMENT - A method and an apparatus for detecting a touch point movement are provided. In the present method, a touch panel is detected to obtain the positions of m previous touch points P07-19-2012
20120182227SPHEROIDAL PIVOT FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A multi-positionable computer comprises a user interface portion and a processing portion. The user interface portion includes a path along its back surface. The user interface portion can include a slot for receiving computer peripherals. The processing portion includes a connecting member for slidably coupling the processing portion to the user interface portion, and a rolling surface for contacting an external surface. The processing portion allows the user interface portion to be oriented in one of a plurality of positions along the path. In one orientation of the user interface portion, content is automatically displayed to align with the orientation of the user interface portion. In some embodiments, a virtual keyboard is displayed when the user interface portion is oriented in a predetermined position. The processing portion includes sides adjacent to the rolling surface. In some embodiments, ports and/or connections are accessible from at least one of the sides.07-19-2012
20120182226METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A MULTI-STAGE DEVICE TRANSITION MECHANISM INITIATED BASED ON A TOUCH GESTURE - A method for providing a multi-stage device transition mechanism that is initiated based on a touch gesture may include receiving an indication of a transition gesture being performed at a touch screen display of a device in a first device state, and causing initiation of transition from the first device state to a second device state responsive to performance of the transition gesture, the initiation of transition comprising progressively replacing a display view associated with the first device state with a display view associated with the second device state based on a degree of repetition of the transition gesture. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.07-19-2012
20120182224HANDING CONTROL OF AN OBJECT FROM ONE TOUCH INPUT TO ANOTHER TOUCH INPUT - A method for switching control of object is provided including displaying an object on a screen, controlling movement of the object in response to a first touch input, detecting a request for switching control of the object from the first touch input to a second touch input, determining whether a location of the first touch input and a location of the second touch input are within a merge area and switching control of the object from the first touch input to the second touch input in response to the location of the first touch input and the location of the second touch input being within the merge area.07-19-2012
20120182223INTEGRATED DISPLAY AND TOUCH SYSTEM WITH DISPLAYPORT/EMBEDDED DISPLAYPORT INTERFACE - An integrated controller for an integrated display and touch panel and its associated method provide (a) a DisplayPort or embedded DisplayPort interface for communicating control and data signals for both display and touch functions between a host system and the integrated controller, wherein the touch control and data signals are communicated over an auxiliary channel of the DisplayPort or embedded DisplayPort interface; (b) a display panel interface for communicating display data and control signals between the integrated controller and a display monitor; (c) a touch panel interface for communicating touch data and control signals between the integrated controller and a touch panel; and (d) a control circuit which processes the display and touch control and data signals of the DisplayPort or embedded DisplayPort interface, the display data and control signals of the display panel interface and the touch data and control signals of the touch panel interface.07-19-2012
20120182222DETECT MOTION GENERATED FROM GESTURES USED TO EXECUTE FUNCTIONALITY ASSOCIATED WITH A COMPUTER SYSTEM - Disclosed is a system and method to detect motion generated from gestures, the gestures used to execute functionality associated with a computer system. The system includes a touch-sensitive display for receiving input. Further, the system includes a processor to convert the user input into an electrical signal to activate a sensor, the sensor to generate field of view. Additionally, the system includes a sensor logic module to identify at least one wave value associated with a gesture object residing within the field of view. Moreover, the system includes a receiver wave logic module to determine that the at least one wave value has exceeded a limit value. The system also includes a gesture logic module to execute functionality associated with the at least one wave value, the functionality related to an application depicted on the touch-sensitive display.07-19-2012
20100328243MEMS SCANNING TOUCH PANEL AND COORDINATE DECTION METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses a MEMS scanning coordinate detection method and a touch panel thereof, wherein the touch panel comprises a light source module, a MEMS reflector, an image sensor, an image signal processor, and a coordinate calculator. When the laser light from the light source module is reflected by the MEMS reflector, the laser light is transformed into a scanning light beam. When the touch panel is touched by a pen or a finger, the scanning light beam is blocked and two inactive pixels are formed on the image sensor. The electronic signal is transmitted from the image signal processor and calculated by the coordinate calculator to determine the touch point position.12-30-2010
20100328239TOUCH SENSOR, DISPLAY AND ELECTRONIC UNIT - A display includes: display pixel electrodes; common electrodes; a display layer; a display control circuit performing image display control based on an image signal; touch detection electrodes each arranged to form a capacitance between each of the touch detection electrodes and each of the common electrodes; and a touch detection circuit detecting an external proximity object based on a detection signal obtained from the touch detection electrodes with use of a common drive voltage for display applied to the common electrodes by the display control circuit as a touch sensor drive signal. The touch detection circuit includes: an A/D (analog-digital) converter section performing sampling of a detection signal obtained from each of the touch detection electrodes at three or more different sampling frequencies to produce three or more sampling detection signals, and a detection section performing a detection operation based on the three or more sampling detection signals.12-30-2010
20100328234TOUCHPAD - A touchpad includes a touch board, a base, and a spring sandwiched between the touch board and the base. The touch board is mounted on an outmost side of the touchpad for touching thereon. The touch board includes a sleeve post. A base includes a pillar. A switch is secured on the base and located between the base and the touch board. A spring is sandwiched between the touch board and the base. One portion of the spring is retained on the sleeve post, and another portion of the spring is retained on the base. The touch board is slidable relative to the base between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the touch board and the switch is separated by the spring. In the second position, the touch board compresses the spring towards the base, and the switch is triggered by the touch board.12-30-2010
20100328227MULTI-FINGER MOUSE EMULATION - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for emulating left, right, and center mouse button functionality for a multi-touch input device to provide end-users with full mouse functionality. Various finger to mouse button mapping techniques are used to specify the left, right or middle mouse buttons. A single finger is used for tracking while a second finger or thumb is used to activate or deactivate one of the mouse buttons. Multi-finger mouse emulation enables more precise cursor control, while avoiding occlusion of the cursor and end-user fatigue, thereby improving the overall end-user experience.12-30-2010
20130050122CONTROLLING USER EQUIPMENT AS TOUCH PAD FOR EXTERNAL DEVICE CONNECTED THERETO - Provided is a method for controlling user equipment as a touch pad for an external device connected to the user equipment. An operation mode may be changed to a pointing device operation mode when the user equipment is coupled to the external device. In the pointing device operation mode, a touch input may be received through a touch screen panel of the user equipment. A pointer may be displayed on a display unit of the external device corresponding to a coordinate value of the touch input made on the touch screen panel. An operation associated with the received touch input may be performed in the user equipment.02-28-2013
20130050121Modular Robotic Manipulation - A system for interaction with a the environment includes an initial manipulation module operable to orient a device in a general direction of a surface of an object and a range control module operable to converge the device and the surface. Once the device and surface are in the proximity of each other a contact sensor detects when physical contact between the surface and the device occurs. Thereafter, a proprioception module measures normal force disparities between the surface and device motion actuators and finally, an exteroception module to measure translational resistance disparities between relative motion of the surface and the device. The system uses these disparity measurements and actuator positions to modify the manipulation of the device.02-28-2013
20130050117MOBILE TERMINAL AND IMAGE CONVERTING METHOD THEREOF - An image converting method for a mobile terminal may include displaying a first image on a display unit, designating a partial area (or object) of the first image in response to a touch input, and outputting the designated partial area into a second image having a different stereoscopic type from the first image.02-28-2013
20130050119DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a first home screen on which an icon and a first symbol corresponding to a second home screen are arranged. When the icon is placed and released on the first symbol, the controller moves the icon to the second home screen corresponding to the first symbol.02-28-2013
20130050118GESTURE-DRIVEN FEEDBACK MECHANISM - Systems and methods disclosed herein may operate to detect, via a user device corresponding to a user, a user gesture performed on or in proximity of the user device during execution of a user interface in relation with an application; compare the user gesture against at least one predetermined gesture; and generate a feedback message associated with the application based on determining that the user gesture matches the at least one predetermined gesture, with the generating including automatically capturing a screen image of the user interface and inserting the screen image as at least part of the feedback message.02-28-2013
20130050120DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a screen. The controller controls an orientation of the screen based on a gesture detected through the touch screen display and a state of the device.02-28-2013
20130050116TOUCH SENSING DEVICE - A touch sensing device includes a touch screen including Tx lines, Rx lines crossing the Tx lines, and touch sensors formed between the Tx lines and the Rx lines, and a touch screen driving circuit which senses all the touch sensors of the touch screen in a first sensing step to detect the presence or absence of a touch input, and then again senses the touch sensors, in which the touch input is detected as a first sensing result, in a second sensing step to detect a position of the touch input. When there is no touch sensor, in which the touch input is detected as the first sensing result, the touch screen driving circuit repeats the first sensing step.02-28-2013
20130050115DISPLAY DEVICE - The display device according to the present invention has a display panel as well as a touch panel and a front window provided on the display panel on the front side, where the touch panel has a base made of a film and wires formed on the surface of the base, while the connection portion B for connecting the touch panel and the flexible printed circuit is provided in a protrusion of the base, the touch panel and the front window are pasted together with an adhesive layer in between, and at least the adhesive layer is not provided to the protrusion.02-28-2013
20130050108Touch Sensor Panel - A touch sensor panel includes at least one first electrode, and a second electrode above the at least one first electrode configured to cross the at least one first electrode, and having one or more openings therein.02-28-2013
20130050107TOUCH PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure provides a manufacturing method of a touch panel that comprises of: simultaneously baking a sensing electrode layer and a protective layer that covers the sensing electrode layer. The present disclosure solves the issue of the sensing electrode layer being easily oxidized or corroded when baked alone. The present disclosure also simplifies the manufacturing process of the touch panel. The present disclosure also provides a touch panel on the basis of the manufacturing method.02-28-2013
20130069900TOUCH INPUT APPARATUS AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - This invention provides several touch input apparatuses and operating methods. One touch input apparatus includes two carbon nanotube (CNT) layers, a plurality of contact pads and a processing circuit. The CNTs of the two CNT layers are respectively disposed to two different arrangement directions. The contact pads are divided into two groups to electrically connect the edges of the two CNT layers respectively. Each group of the contact pads is arranged in a direction perpendicular to the arrangement direction of the corresponding carbon nanotubes. The processing circuit provides a comparison voltage to one group of the contact pads and reads out the voltages on the other contact pads. When one CNT layer receives an external force so that the forced position on one CNT layer is electrically connected to the other CNT layer, the processing circuit calculates the strength of the external force according to the readout voltage values.03-21-2013
20130069901THIN TOUCH PANEL - A thin touch panel includes a transparent substrate with a black bordering around the inner surface of the transparent substrate. A plurality of metal connecting structures, metal guiding lines, transparent insulating structures and a transparent sensing layer are formed on the inner surface, so that the transparent substrate not only provides a touch surface, but also has the touch sensing ability, to decrease the manufacture material and increase the transmittance of the touch panel. Besides, the manufacture of the thin touch panel may not use any optical adhesive to decrease the manufacture cost and improve the yield. Further, the thin touch panel may satisfy the trend of thin design.03-21-2013
20130069897ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND STATE CONTROLLING METHOD - The present invention provides an electronic device and a state control method. The electronic device includes a display unit having a display state and a turn-off state; a processing unit having an operating state and a sleep state; and a touch sensing unit configured to overlap the display unit, wherein the touch sensing unit detects a first input, which is independent of the states of the processing unit and the display unit. The first input is a touch input, and the touch sensing unit triggers the processing unit and the display unit to perform state switching according to the first input.03-21-2013
20130069896PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA - A portable electronic apparatus and an operation method thereof and a computer readable media are provided. The portable electronic apparatus comprises a touch display unit, and an electronic notebook is displayed in the touch display unit. When the touch display enters a power saving mode, and a trigger event is detected, the power saving mode is ended, and the electronic notebook is directly displayed in the touch display unit without displaying a screen lock mode before displaying the electronic notebook.03-21-2013
20130069899Touch Event Model - A device with a touch-sensitive surface detects a touch on the touch-sensitive surface, determines that the touch is cancelled, and in accordance with a determination that the touch is cancelled, sends a touch cancel event to at least one of the one or more applications. Also disclosed is a device configured to determine that a respective touch has been cancelled by the device. If the respective touch has been cancelled, the device ignores the respective touch. If the respective touch has not been cancelled, the device processes the respective touch. In addition, a device configured to detect one or more touches and process at least a subset of the touches with at least one application is described. While processing at least a subset of the touches, the device receives a touch cancel event, and, in response to receiving the touch cancel event, ignores the touches.03-21-2013
20130069895ELECTRICAL APPARATUS - An electrical apparatus having a panel is disclosed. The electrical apparatus includes a processor, a touch controller and a display driver. The processor unitsets one of a scan frequency and a display frequency to be a setting frequency, and generates the other of the scan frequency and the display frequency based on the setting frequency. The touch controller makes the panel detects a touch based on the scan frequency, and the display driver makes the panel display images based on the display frequency. The touch controller detects a noise detected value from the electrical apparatus. The touch controller or the processor unitadjusts the setting frequency based on the noise detected value, and adjusts the touch scan frequency or the display frequency which is not the setting frequency based on the setting frequency.03-21-2013
20130069898PAD FOR TOUCH PANEL AND TOUCH PANEL USING THE SAME - There are provided a pad for touch panel and a touch panel using the same, and more particularly, a pad for touch panel comprising an insulating layer with a conductive pattern wherein the insulating layer has a touch pattern and a lead wire formed on the top surface thereof, and one terminal of the lead wire is extended to an edge of the insulating layer to form a connection electrode, characterized in that the pad for touch panel at least comprises i) an insulating layer with conductive pattern comprising the insulating layer, a transparent conductive coating layer pattern which is partially laminated on the top of the insulating layer and has the touch pattern, the lead wire and the connection electrode pattern thereon, and a metal coating layer which is partially laminated on the top of the transparent conductive coating layer and has the lead wire and the connection electrode pattern thereon; ii) an adhesive layer which is laminated on the top of the insulating layer with conductive pattern; and iii) a coupling layer which is coupled to the top of the adhesive layer; the connection electrode region has an open portion where the top surface of the metal coating layer is open externally; and the open portion further comprises a corrosion-resistant metal layer which is coated to the open portion to disconnect the open portion from the outside, and a touch panel using the same. Through this, the present invention can enhance the durability of touch panels by coating with an excellent corrosion-resistant metal an open portion of a connection electrode region of the pad for touch panel which is formed to electrically connect the pad for touch panel with external circuit boards such as an FPCB, thereby to solve corrosion problems in the open portion of the connection electrode region.03-21-2013
20130069892TOUCH-SENSITIVE DEVICE AND TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch-sensitive device includes a transparent substrate, a touch-sensing structure, a trace layer, a medium layer and an electrode protection layer. The touch-sensing structure is disposed on the transparent substrate, the trace layer is disposed on the transparent substrate and connected with the touch-sensing structure, and the medium layer is disposed on the transparent substrate and substantially covering the trace layer. The electrode protection layer is disposed on the medium layer and overlaps at least part of the trace layer.03-21-2013
20130069890TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present disclosure relates to a touch display device and a method of manufacturing the same. The touch display device comprises a touch panel, a display module and a first adhesive layer formed by an ultraviolet-curing liquid adhesive, wherein the first adhesive layer laminates the touch panel and the display module. The touch display device further comprises of a lens and a second adhesive layer, wherein the second adhesive layer laminates the touch substrate layer and the lens. The present disclosure overcomes shading effect by curing the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer by adjusting the order of laminating the display module with the touch substrate and the lens so as to improve yield of lamination between the touch panel and the display module.03-21-2013
20130069888DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DISPLAY IN WIRELESS TERMINAL - A device and method for controlling a display of a portable terminal are provided. The device includes a display unit including a first display area for displaying an execution screen of an application, and a second display area having at least one display device for displaying at least one touch button, a touch panel for sensing a touch of the first display area and a touch of the second display area, a controller for analyzing a selected application, for displaying an application screen along and an input window of the application selected, and for generating a power control signal for turning off operation of the at least one display device of the second display area, and a power controller for supplying operating power to display devices of the first display area and for turning off operation of the at least one display device of the second display area.03-21-2013
20130069887STRUCTURE OF A TOUCH PANEL AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to a touch technology, and more particularly to structure of a touch panel and a manufacturing method thereof. The structure of the touch panel comprises: a sensing layer; and a plurality of surrounding circuits that are disposed in surrounding area of the sensing layer. The surrounding circuits are connected to the sensing layer, wherein the surrounding circuits are made of a transparent conductive material. The transparent conductive material provides good conductivity and reduces visibility of the surrounding circuits, and thus the requirement for a transparent touch panel is met.03-21-2013
20130069885Organizational Tools on a Multi-touch Display Device - A process for enabling objects displayed on a multi-input display device to be grouped together is disclosed that includes defining a target element that enables objects displayed on a multi-input display device to be grouped together through interaction with the target element. Operations are invoked that establish a relationship between a particular displayed object and a position on the target element and that causes transformations applied to the target element also to be applied to the particular displayed object while maintaining the relationship between the particular displayed object and the position on the target element.03-21-2013
20130069886EDGE GRIP DETECTION METHOD OF A TOUCH PANEL AND A DEVICE USING THE SAME - The present disclosure relates to a touch panel technology, and especially to an edge grip detection method of a touch panel and a device using the same. The edge grip detection method comprises: determining whether an edge area state has changed; eliminating a first edge signal when the edge area state does not change; and updating the first edge signal as next standard signal when the edge area state changes. The edge grip detection method and an edge grip detecting device of the touch panel opportunely detect and dynamically update state and data of the edge area, thereby eliminating edge grip signals from touch signals of the touch panel to obtain normal touch signals. Thus, impact on the normal operation of the touch panel by edge grips is reduced.03-21-2013
20130069889MULTI-POINT CONTACTS WITH PRESSURE DATA ON AN INTERACTIVE SURFACE - There is disclosed a method and apparatus for controlling a software application running on a computer system including an interactive display adapted to detect at least two contact points on the surface of the interactive display, the method comprising: detecting at least two contact points; determining pressure data associated with at least one of said contact points; and defining a condition of the software application in dependence on said detected at least two contact points and said at least one determined pressure value.03-21-2013
20130088437TERMINAL DEVICE - A panel screen and a backside operation side 04-11-2013
20130088456Muti-Touch Interfaces for User Authentication, Partitioning, and External Device Control - Multi-touch interfaces allow user interaction with multiple points of contact to control external devices such as game consoles, authenticate users, partition the interface for multiple users, and so forth. The multi-touch interface may provide graphical representations that are manipulated by users through multiple points of contact to participate in games running on an external game console. Additionally, user authentication may occur through multiple points of contact with the multi-touch interface where each user has a unique contact pattern that includes points of contact, location of points of contact, rhythm of points of contact, and so forth. The graphical representations may be customized based on the authentication of a user, and the multi-touch surface may be partitioned based on the number of users present.04-11-2013
20130088454POINTING TO A DESIRED OBJECT DISPLAYED ON A TOUCHSCREEN - A method, system and computer program product for pointing to an object displayed on a touchscreen, the touchscreen having a display function. The coordinates of a point P, the point P being a position of a fingertip of a user on a surface of the touchscreen, is calculated. A vertical distance R between the surface of the touchscreen and the fingertip is further calculated. Furthermore, the coordinates of a point Q of a line segment OQ is calculated, the line segment OQ extending in the same direction as a line segment OP connecting an origin O on the surface of the touchscreen and the point P, the line segment OQ having a length that is proportional to the vertical distance R. In response to an object being displayed at the coordinates of the point Q, determining that the object has been pointed to.04-11-2013
20130088453DISPLAY MODULE AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - A mobile terminal includes: a terminal body; and a display module mounted to the terminal body, and configured to sense a touch input, wherein the display module comprises: a display device configured to output an image; a first substrate disposed on the display device, and having first patterns which extend to a first direction with crossing the display device; a touch controller configured to process a signal transmitted from the first patterns; and a first signal transmitting unit configured to electrically connect the touch controller and the first patterns to each other, wherein the first signal transmitting unit is configured to cover one or more side surfaces of the display device. Under this configuration, a bezel portion can have a reduced width.04-11-2013
20130088452DEVICE CONTROLLER WITH CONNECTABLE TOUCH USER INTERFACE - In an electronic, context-sensitive controller system for a medical technology device, at least one external input and output device, with a touchscreen user interface, is provided with an adapter module. The medical technology device is operated and/or controlled via a computer-assisted application in order to exchange data with a control module. An interface between the adapter module and the control module is designed to exchange control data for control of the medical technology device via the touchscreen user interface of the external input and output device.04-11-2013
20130088450INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, OPERATION INPUT DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - To provide an information processing system capable of increasing the range of variation of a processing executed based on a touch operation. An information processing system such as a portable game device (04-11-2013
20130088451TILTING TOUCH SCREEN FOR PRINTER AND PRINTER WITH TILTING TOUCH SCREEN - A tilting touch screen for a printer and a printer having such a tilting touch screen are provided. The tilting touch screen may include a touch screen housing, a touch screen located in the touch screen housing, means for pivotally connecting the touch screen housing to a printer housing, the printer housing defining an opening closable by the tilting touch screen, and a controller for controlling the printer in communication with the touch screen. The screen tilts open for direct access to the print mechanisms and paper buckets for service or paper loading, without requiring the removal of any additional covers.04-11-2013
20130088455METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING FUNCTION IN TOUCH DEVICE - A method for operating a function in a touch device capable of simultaneously changing an option and executing the function based on an input touch event during execution of a function using a function button provided in a certain mode which is executed in a touch device supporting touch based input and an apparatus thereof is provided. The method includes executing a second function associated with option setting according to a touch event input to a function button; and executing a first function allocated to the function button according to an option value set by the second function when the input touch event is released.04-11-2013
20130088446GALLERY VIDEO PLAYER - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes providing a gallery for the dual screen device. The gallery can present one or more images in a user interface. The gallery user interface can adapt to changes in the device configuration. Further, the gallery can display images or videos in the various configurations.04-11-2013
20130088447HINGE OVERTRAVEL IN A DUAL SCREEN HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A handheld communication device includes first and second screen assemblies, each including a screen having an active display area and housing having a rear surface, and a side surface extending between a periphery of the screen and the rear surface of the housing and a hinge connected to the first and second screen assemblies, whereby the hinge has a range of motion of more than 180 degrees.04-11-2013
20100134426TOUCH SENSIBLE ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a touch sensible organic light emitting device. The organic light emitting device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises: a substrate; a thin film transistor disposed on the substrate; an organic light emitting element connected to the thin film transistor and receiving a data voltage; a plurality of encapsulation thin films disposed on the organic light emitting element, and encapsulating the thin film transistor and the organic light emitting element; a planarization layer disposed on the encapsulation thin film; and a touch sensor disposed on the planarization layer.06-03-2010
20100134422TOUCH SENSOR PANEL USING REGIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTRODES TO INCREASE NUMBER OF SENSE LOCATIONS - An input sensor for an electronic device which includes a touch sensor panel, multiple electrodes and a sensor circuit. The electrodes include multiple regional electrodes and multiple local electrodes. Each regional electrode covers a corresponding region of the touch sensor panel and each local electrode includes multiple pads including one pad located within each of the regional electrodes. The electrodes are distributed so that a touch anywhere across the touch sensor panel is detected by at least one regional electrode and at least one local electrode. A sensor circuit determines a value for each of the electrodes indicating relative change, and compares relative values of the electrodes to identify a location of a touch of the touch sensor panel. The regional electrodes are used to determine a region of a touch and the local electrodes are used to determine a more specific touch location within the determined region.06-03-2010
20100134421COMBINED TAP SEQUENCE AND CAMERA BASED USER INTERFACE - The invention includes a method, apparatus, and program storage device for providing a combined tap sequence and camera based user interface. The invention provides, among other features, an apparatus comprising: an accelerometer; a laser light generating module; wherein the laser light generating module provides a plane of laser light over a surface coupled to the accelerometer; at least one camera; at least one processor; and a memory; wherein the memory stores instructions, executable by the at least one processor, enabling the apparatus to ascertain an occurrence of an input event utilizing inputs from the accelerometer and a location of the input event utilizing inputs from the at least one camera.06-03-2010
20090315845TOUCH SENSOR - A touch sensor has a support layer (12-24-2009
20100265189INDUCTIVE TOUCH SCREEN WITH INTEGRATED ANTENNA FOR USE IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A touch screen can be used in a communication device having a transceiver that communicates radio frequency (RF) signals with at least one remote station. The touch screen includes a display layer for displaying information. An inductor grid includes a plurality of inductive elements. A switch matrix selects a selected inductive element in response to a selection signal. A driver generates the selection signal and drives the selected inductive element to detect a touch object in proximity to the selected inductive element and generates touch screen data in response thereto. A plurality of coupling elements couple together a group of the plurality of inductive elements to form an antenna and further couple the antenna to the transceiver to send and receive the RF signals.10-21-2010
20100265187SIGNAL ROUTING IN AN OLED STRUCTURE THAT INCLUDES A TOUCH ACTUATED SENSOR CONFIGURATION - Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment, signal routing for a touch sensor configuration may occur via a transistor driver integrated with an OLED structure.10-21-2010
20130088438METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR HAPTIC/TACTILE FEEDBACK - A method and an electronic device for tactile feedback are provided. The method includes: controlling a display panel to display an electronic book; controlling a haptic/tactile actuator to generate haptic/tactile feedback to express a texture of paper of the electronic book; detecting a drag input on a touch panel when the electronic book is displayed, the drag input including a plurality of touch points for page flipping of the electronic book; and controlling the haptic/tactile actuator to adjust the strength of the haptic/tactile feedback to express page flipping of the electronic book.04-11-2013
20130088445APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TOUCHSCREEN OF A PORTABLE TERMINAL - According to one embodiment, a method for controlling a touchscreen of a portable terminal includes detecting a start signal and deactivating an edge region of the touchscreen in response to the start signal.04-11-2013
20130088442MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a display unit including a touch screen; a sensing unit configured to sense a touch input pattern on the display unit when the display unit is in a lock mode and displaying a lock screen; and a controller configured to detect at least a first code from the touch input pattern, said first code corresponding to at least a first portion of the touch input pattern, change the lock screen into a first screen on the display unit that is preset based on the detected first code, and release the lock mode with the first screen displayed when the sensing unit no longer senses the touch input pattern on the display unit.04-11-2013
20130088444METHOD OF DRIVING TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME - A method of driving a touch display panel includes sequentially providing gate signals to a plurality of gate lines, outputting data signals to a plurality of data lines, the data lines being disposed on the first surface and crossing the gate lines, and reading out a first sensing signal through a plurality of sensing lines in response to the gate signals. The gate lines are disposed on a first surface of a base substrate, the touch display panel including the base substrate. The data signals are synchronized with the gate signals. The sensing line is disposed on a second surface of the base substrate, the second surface being opposite to the first surface.04-11-2013
20130088440METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING HAPTIC INTERFACE - The present disclosure provides a method and device for controlling a haptic interface, which can maintain stability and enhance transparency by restricting force caused by unnecessary energy generated in the sample and hold processes while controlling the haptic interface. The method includes detecting a physical parameter based on driving of the haptic interface; calculating a reaction to be sent from a virtual environment to the haptic interface according to the physical parameter; calculating a bounding parameter satisfying a condition that a haptic system is passive, using the physical parameter and the reaction; adjusting the bounding parameter to be within a preset range; calculating force to be output to the haptic interface according to the adjusted bounding parameter; and applying the calculated force to the haptic interface.04-11-2013
20130088436LIGHT EMITTING UNIT, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND TOUCH PANEL HAVING THE SAME - A manufacturing method of light emitting units is shown below. First step is providing a substrate with multi circuit areas. A light emitting diode is mounted on the circuit area respectively. Next step is forming a package structure to cover the light emitting diode. Next step is dicing the package structure to form a biconic package structure. The package structure is diced twice in two directions, respectively. As above-mentioned, the light emitting unit has asymmetric light radiation pattern.04-11-2013
20130088441TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS - A touch display apparatus including a first projecting screen and a projection apparatus is provided. The first projecting screen has a first curved surface. The first curved surface is capable of receiving a touch input instruction and has at least one tactile sense identify region. A sense of touch of the tactile sense identify region is different from a sense of touch of the other regions of the first curved surface. The projection apparatus is capable of projecting a projecting beam toward the first curved surface so as to form an image.04-11-2013
20130088439METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR VIRTUAL KEYBOARD WITH HAPTIC/TACTILE FEEDBACK - A method for a virtual keyboard is provided. A touch panel is controlled to detect multiple finger touch points. In response to the finger touch points, a display panel is controlled to display the virtual keyboard, wherein shape and size of the virtual keyboard are determined according to at least coordinates and touch areas of the finger touch points. A haptic/tactile actuator is controlled to generate haptic/tactile feedback to express a border around each key of the virtual keyboard. The haptic/tactile actuator is controlled to generate haptic/tactile feedback in response to a press upon a key of the virtual keyboard.04-11-2013
20130088434ACCESSORY TO IMPROVE USER EXPERIENCE WITH AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY - Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for determining positional data associated with a hand or a finger that interacts with a touch panel device. In some embodiments, a method includes determining, with respect to a touch panel device, positional data associated with a user's first hand that interacts with the touch panel device. Additionally, the method includes creating an image of the user's first hand using the positional data. Additionally, the method includes transmitting the image of the user's first hand to a display device. Additionally, the method includes presenting the image of the user's hand on the display device. Additionally, the method includes identifying a finger of the user's first hand based at least partially on the determining, with respect to a touch panel device, positional data associated with a user's first hand that interacts with the touch panel device.04-11-2013
20130088435METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPERATING A TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY - A method for operating a touch screen display for a cartographic device is described. The method includes sensing a touch on the touch screen display of the cartographic device, the cartographic device operable to display a map, causing at least one toolbar to be displayed at an edge of the touch screen display in response to the sensed touch, sensing a finger movement along one of the displayed toolbars on the touch screen display, and changing a configuration of the displayed map based on the sensed finger movement.04-11-2013
20130088449IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a display for displaying operational information for executing image processing, an operation unit for giving an input instruction in association with a display region appearing on the display, and a controller for controlling the display in accordance with the input instruction on the operation unit. The controller is configured to determine whether an input instruction of a flick operation is given through the operation unit in association with a prescribed display region appearing on the display. If it is determined that the input instruction of the flick operation is given, the controller is configured to enlarge a range of the prescribed display region in which the input instruction is allowed, and to display the enlarged display region on the display.04-11-2013
20090109181TOUCH SCREEN AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A touch screen display includes a display device and a touch-sensitive overlay disposed on the display device. The touch sensitive overlay includes a substrate, first and second capacitive touch sensor circuit layers disposed on the substrate for determining a location of a touch to the touch screen display, and a thin-film deposited barrier layer for electrically isolating the first capacitive touch sensor circuit layer from the second capacitive touch sensor circuit layer.04-30-2009
20100103123Bendable electronic device status information system and method - A system includes, but is not limited to: obtaining and one or more physical status sending modules configured to direct sending one or more bendable electronic device physical status related information portions to the bendable electronic device based upon the obtaining of the first information. In addition to the foregoing, other related system/system aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.04-29-2010
20090174675LOCATING MULTIPLE OBJECTS ON A CAPACITIVE TOUCH PAD - A system and method for locating multiple objects on a capacitive touch pad is described. The method for determining locations of a plurality of objects contemporaneously interacting with a capacitive touch pad having a sensing region includes generating a first capacitive profile associated with a first object and a second object contemporaneously in the sensing region and determining locations of the first and second objects with respect to the sensing region utilizing the first capacitive profile.07-09-2009
20100271318DISPLAYING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A displaying system includes a touch screen for displaying images and/or icons thereon and providing a communicating interface; a detecting module for detecting operations on the touch screen; a setting module for setting a zoom area and/or a zoom mode in response to user inputs; a characteristic computing module for computing the location and the trace of a drawing on the touch screen and comparing the computing result with the predetermined information and thereby determining a matching zoom mode and a selection mode; a controlling module for controlling the touch screen to zooming in/out the selected object(s) corresponding to a matched zoom mode and zoom area selection mode; and a storage module for storing predetermined information corresponding to the zoom modes, the detecting result of the detecting module, the computing result of the computing module, and providing memory space for the displaying system.10-28-2010
20090027352MICROELECTRONIC PRESSURE SENSOR - A microelectronic pressure sensor comprises a MOSFET transistor adapted with a mobile gate and a cavity between the mobile gate and a substrate. The sensor includes a gate actuator configured to move mobile gate in response to a pressure being exercised. A fingerprint recognition system includes a matrix of such sensors.01-29-2009
20090303201COOKING DEVICE - There is provided a cooking device that prevents operation based on a control command assigned to a touch key from being executed when a user is not intending to operate the touch key. The cooking device includes an electrode unit which includes a key electrode (12-10-2009
20090303200SENSOR-BASED DISPLAY OF VIRTUAL KEYBOARD IMAGE AND ASSOCIATED METHODOLOGY - A display device includes a touch screen having a display surface that displays images. The touch screen outputs a signal indicating a position on the display surface that has been touched. The display device also includes a first sensor that senses a position of an object relative to the display surface. The display device further includes a controller that generates a virtual keyboard image including a plurality of virtual keys for display on the display surface. The controller generates a left side portion and a right side portion of the virtual keyboard image, and chooses, as a display portion, one of the left side portion and the right side portion of the virtual keyboard image corresponding to the position of the object relative to the display surface as sensed by the first sensor. The controller controls the touch screen to display the display portion on the display surface.12-10-2009
20090303199MOBILE TERMINAL USING PROXIMITY SENSOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a touch screen and a proximity sensor and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying an image on the touch screen; if a touch signal for the image is received, displaying an image-editing menu; choosing one of a plurality of image-editing functions from the image-editing menu; and selecting a ‘detailed settings’ mode for the chosen image-editing function in response to a proximity signal output by the proximity sensor and performing the chosen image-editing function on the image. Accordingly, it is possible to perform various image-editing control operations using the proximity sensor.12-10-2009
20090303198CAPACITIVE SENSING WITH HIGH-FREQUENCY NOISE REDUCTION - A method and apparatus for sensing the presence of a body from a change in an amount of charge present on a capacitively charged key includes performing a measurement burst which generates a plurality of signal sample values from a plurality of measurement cycles. Each of the measurement cycle includes inducing charge onto the key during a drive part of the measurement cycle, measuring during a signal measurement part of the measurement cycle the charge induced on the key during the drive part of the measurement cycle, and generating a signal sample value to represent of the charge measured from the key during the signal measurement part of the measurement cycle. The method includes comparing the value of the plurality of the signal sample values of the measurement burst with a determined range of accepted values between a determined maximum and a determined minimum value, and processing any of the plurality of signal sample values, which are outside the determined accepted range to the effect that the presence of the body can be determined only from a change in the value of one or more of the plurality of signal samples which are within the determined accepted range. By removing the effects of signal sample values, which are outside the determined accepted range of values, then the effects of noise, such as rectangular noise, which might otherwise cause a body to be erroneously detected can be substantially reduced.12-10-2009
20090303195DISPLAY DEVICE PROVIDED WITH TOUCH PANEL - A display device provided with a touch panel for detecting a contact position on a touch surface of the panel at which a contact object is brought into contact with the touch surface, the touch panel including an in-panel-surface electrode with a plurality of openings formed in a display area.12-10-2009
20090303194Touch Panel Control Device, Picture-Drawing Device, Display Function-Equipped Coordinate Input Device, and Touch Position Acquisition Device - In order to restrict a decrease in processing speed due to an increase in bit length of a digital signal, a mobile telephone (12-10-2009
20090303192TOUCH-DRIVEN DEVICES WITH SELECTIVELY ACTIVE REGIONS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A method for controlling a touch-driven device including a display is provided. The method includes The method includes providing a display area and a virtual key area for displaying application options, detecting a contacted virtual key, and generating a notification signal in response to the contacted virtual key, retrieving corresponding information of the virtual key if the notification signal represents an adjustment of a dimension of the virtual key area, determining if the notification signal represents an adjustment of a dimension or activation of a power saving function for the display area or the virtual key area, calculating a key area parameter indicating the dimension of the virtual key area, and adjusting the dimension of the virtual key area corresponding to the key area parameter.12-10-2009
20090303197TOUCH SENSITIVE VIDEO SIGNAL DISPLAY FOR A PROGRAMMABLE MULTIMEDIA CONTROLLER - The forgoing method, system, and apparatus relates to a touch sensitive display for use with a programmable multimedia controller. In the illustrative system, the user may select and designate a video input device to be implemented on a video output display device within the user's network of devices. The media input devices and output devices are selected by the user touching a touch sensitive button located on the display screen. To initiate an action the user touches, drags and drops a media input device button onto one or more video output display device buttons. Furthermore, when the user selects a media input device to be implemented on a video output display device, the user may also select a video signal source to apply to that media input device for a transaction. A live stream of what is playing on a given channel is provided on the screen.12-10-2009
20090303189High Resistivity Metal Fan Out - The formation of metal traces in the border areas of a touch sensor panel to provide improved reliability, better noise rejection, and lower manufacturing costs is disclosed. The metal traces can be coupled to rows on the touch sensor panel in an interleaved manner, so that any two successive rows can be coupled to metal traces in border areas on opposite sides of the touch sensor panel. In addition, by utilizing the full width available in the border areas in some embodiments, the metal traces can be formed from higher resistivity metal, which can reduce manufacturing costs and improve trace reliability. The wider traces can also provide better noise immunity from noise sources such as an LCD by providing a larger fixed-potential surface area and by more effectively coupling the drive lines to the fixed potential.12-10-2009
20090303188SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A VALUE USING A TOUCHSCREEN SLIDER - Methods and apparatus are provided for controlling a touchscreen in an electronic system and adjusting a value using a control element. A method is provided for controlling a touchscreen adapted to sense object presence in a sensing region. The method comprises displaying a control element having a reference point on the touchscreen, and adjusting the value of a system property in response to detecting an object overlapping at least part of the control element. The value of the system property is adjusted at a rate based on the distance between the object and the reference point.12-10-2009
20090303191METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TOUCH PANEL WITH GLASS PANEL LAYER AND GLASS SUBSTRATE - A method for manufacturing a touch panel includes following steps. A substrate is used and an upper surface thereof is formed with a plurality of lower electrode units. A periphery of each lower electrode unit is formed with a gluing frame, and a periphery of the substrate is formed with a sealing frame. A panel layer is used and a lower surface thereof is formed with a plurality of upper electrode units. By the gluing frame and the sealing frame, the substrate and the panel layer are combined together as a combined plate. The combined plate is etched by solution of hydrofluoric acid. One or more than one function film is attached to a surface above each electrode unit. A cutter is used for cutting the panel layer from an upper side thereof and to form a trench, and the substrate is pressed along the trench of the substrate for separating the substrate into a plurality of independent touch panels along the predetermined cutting line.12-10-2009
20120218217METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL SUPPORT OF THE MANUAL OPERATION OF GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES - The present invention relates to the operation of a device having a graphical display operated by hand or using a stylus, characterized in that a graphical interaction is generated on said display analogous to the three-dimensional position of the hand or the stylus as soon as said hand or stylus is located in the immediate vicinity of said display. This concerns a system that supports the operator in manipulating graphical user interfaces in a three-dimensional form, such that an optical reaction takes place on the existing graphical application as soon as the operator approaches, said optical reaction reflecting an analogous function to the position of the finger or the stylus. The user interface reacts at the position where the finger of the user approaches, whereby the image curves, for example, as seen through a sphere. The closer the finger, the stronger is the effect, until finally contact with the surface executes the prescribed action.08-30-2012
20120218216PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL - A display section (08-30-2012
20120218215Methods for Detecting and Tracking Touch Objects - In a touch sensitive user interface environment having a series of possible touch points on an activation surface, with the monitoring of the touch points being achieved by sensing activation values at a plurality of positions around the periphery of the activation surface, a method of determining where at least one touch point has been activated on the surface, the method including the steps of: (a) determining at least one intensity variation in the activation values; and (b) utilizing a gradient measure of the sides of the at least one intensity variation to determine the location of at least one touch point on the activation surface.08-30-2012
20120218214User Interface Enhancement System - A user interface enhancement system that includes a sheet that defines a surface and at least partially defines a fluid vessel arranged underneath the surface, a volume of fluid contained within the fluid vessel that cooperates with the sheet to transmit an image through the sheet without substantial obstruction, a displacement device that influences the volume of fluid within the fluid vessel to expand and retract at least a portion of the fluid vessel, thereby deforming a particular region of the surface, and an attachment component that couples the sheet to the device is disclosed.08-30-2012
20120218208ELECTRONIC DEVICE, OPERATION CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING OPERATION CONTROL PROGRAM - According to an aspect, an electronic device includes a display unit, a contact detecting unit, a control unit. The display unit displays a first image. The contact detecting unit detects a contact. when the contact detecting unit detects an operation in which a plurality of contacts including at least a first contact and a second contact are made and thereafter the first contact is moved in a direction approaching to the second contact, the control unit causes the first image displayed on the display unit to be distorted.08-30-2012
20120218203TOUCH DRAWING DISPLAY APPARATUS AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF, IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS ALLOWING TOUCH-INPUT, AND CONTROLLER FOR THE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An electronic blackboard includes a display panel and a touch-panel, draws a line corresponding to a track formed by movement of the touched position on the displayed image, and erases an erroneously drawn line corresponding to a track specifying an operation other than drawing. In another aspect, an electronic blackboard includes a touch screen, a scroll unit for scrolling an image on the display screen when positions of multi-touch move in one same direction, and a page switching unit for detecting, after detection of multi-touch input, that a finger is moved away, and executing a process of returning the image on the display screen to a state before scrolling or a process of switching the image by one page in accordance with the moving direction of multi-touch positions, depending on whether the amount of movement of touch inputs is equal to or smaller than a threshold value.08-30-2012
20120218201User-Friendly Process for Interacting with Information Content on Touchscreen Devices - An electronic device includes a touchscreen and an electrical circuit. The electrical circuit controls a display of the touchscreen and detects user contact with a surface of the touchscreen. The electrical circuit divides the display into at least two distinct display zones including an informational display zone and a command display zone. The informational display zone displays informational content including functional objects, each of the functional objects being associated with a data processing function. The command display zone displays a graphic representation of a command pad. In response to detecting a first predetermined tactile action on the command pad, the electrical circuit graphically modifies one of the functional objects of the informational display zone to indication selection of the one of the functional objects. In response to detecting a second predetermined tactile action, the electrical circuit initiates execution of the data processing function associated with the selected functional object.08-30-2012
20120218200SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A REPRESENTATIVE COMPUTERIZED DISPLAY OF A USER'S INTERACTIONS WITH A TOUCHSCREEN BASED HAND HELD DEVICE ON A GAZED-AT SCREEN - A system and method of interacting with a smartphone application displayed over a remote display gazed at by a user including a normal mode of operation which may be the default, a hovering mode of operation which may be triggered by a trigger event, and a release event which reverts from hovering mode to normal mode. An enhanced hovering ability is typically provided while hovering, in that a predetermined set of operative gestures is enabled, such that a range of predetermined gestures is available for operating purposes while hovering.08-30-2012
20120218199TOUCH SENSOR INTEGRATED DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch sensor integrated display device is provided comprising gate lines and data lines formed on a substrate to be intersected with each other, a plurality of pixel electrodes formed at intersections between the gate lines and the data lines, and a common electrode formed to overlap the plurality of pixel electrodes through an insulating film disposed between the common electrode and the plurality of pixel electrodes, wherein the common electrode includes at least two touch electrodes, each of which is connected to at least one of signal lines arranged in one of a first direction and a second direction crossing the first direction.08-30-2012
20120218198LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING TOUCH SCREEN - Discussed is an LCD device including a touch screen which reduces the influence of noise applied to the touch screen by driving of a liquid crystal panel and thus leads to enhancement of the touch sensing performance. The LCD device includes a liquid crystal panel, a plurality of first touch electrodes, an insulation unit, a tempered glass, and a plurality of second touch electrodes. The liquid crystal panel includes a lower substrate and an upper substrate. The first touch electrodes are formed on the upper substrate for detecting a touch point in a first direction. The insulation unit is formed on the first touch electrodes. The tempered glass is formed on the insulation unit. The second touch electrodes are formed at a lower surface of the tempered glass for detecting a touch point in a second direction.08-30-2012
20120218190TIME BASED TOUCH SCREEN INPUT RECOGNITION - A time based touch screen input recognition system detects a touch on a touch screen display. The system determines a length of the touch and identifies a function corresponding to the length of touch. The system causes a processing device to implement the corresponding function.08-30-2012
20120218195METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING TOUCH SENSITIVITY OF TOUCH SENSOR IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method for adjusting a touch sensitivity of a touch sensor in a portable terminal and an apparatus thereof are provided. The method includes measuring a permittivity of an object located within a preset distance by a grip sensor disposed at a rear portion of the portable terminal when the touch sensor turned-on, and setting and adjusting a touch sensitivity corresponding to the measured permittivity of the object corresponding to the touch sensor of the portable terminal. The method adjusts the touch sensitivity of a touch sensor in a portable terminal according to a peripheral environment to improve the touch sensitivity of the touch sensor.08-30-2012
20120218194VIRTUAL KEYBOARD FEEDBACK - Feedback is provided for a virtual keyboard. A virtual key is displayed by a touch-sensitive display. The virtual key has a center zone and a plurality of peripheral zones surrounding the center zone. A first tone is sounded when the virtual key is touched within the center zone. A second tone is sounded when the virtual key is touched in a first peripheral zone. A third tone is sounded when the virtual key is touched in a second peripheral zone. The first tone is different than the second tone. The first tone is different than the third tone.08-30-2012
20120218193PATTERNED ACTIVATION OF PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATORS - An electronic device comprises piezoelectric actuators. Piezoelectric actuators are arranged in patterns within electronic device. Piezoelectric actuators are actuated in sub-patterns. Sub-patterns include Braille alphabet and Morse code. Piezoelectric actuators closest to touch input on a device can be actuated. Piezoelectric actuators can be actuated in sub-patterns corresponding to input received from environment such as caller identification codes or email codes.08-30-2012
20120218192ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO INPUT - A method includes displaying, in a window or field, first information associated with a first source running on a portable electronic device and detecting an input to display second information associated with a second source. After the detecting, second information associated with the second source and the first information in the window or field is displayed.08-30-2012
20120218191MULTI-DISPLAY TYPE DEVICE INTERACTIONS - An electronic device including two or more display elements can provide enhanced functionality with improved rates of power consumption. A user can cause information that does not change rapidly to be provided or moved to a relatively static display element, such as an electronic ink display, which enables that information to be displayed for a period of time with little additional power consumption. Similarly, content (e.g., video) that changes rapidly can be displayed on a relatively dynamic display element, such as and LCD or OLED display. Each display can be touch sensitive, such that a user can move content between the displays by pressing on, or making a motion in contact with, at least one of the displays. Various modes can be activated which cause certain types of content to be displayed on the dynamic and/or static display element.08-30-2012
20110007017DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD HAVING SCHEDULE TOGGLE CAPABILITY FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM - A display apparatus for a control unit in an environmental control system; the display apparatus including: a display area presenting a plurality of first loci, a plurality of second loci and at least one third locus; each respective first locus of the plurality of first loci being responsive to pressure for effecting a respective response; each respective second locus of the plurality of second loci presenting information using a fixed segment data format; at least one third locus of the at least one third locus presenting information using a dot matrix data format; the display apparatus configured to allow a displaying of a schedule to be toggled with a single button.01-13-2011
20110007015INFORMATION INPUT APPARATUS AND INFORMATION INPUT METHOD - An information input apparatus which displays a plurality of buttons on a display unit, detects an indicated position by a positional coordinate detection unit arranged on the display unit and inputs information corresponding to an indicated button includes: an incorrect input judgment unit for judging whether or not input information which is input when a to-be-selected button selected from the plurality of buttons is indicated is incorrect input; a pattern selection unit which makes a user select one button arrangement pattern from a plurality of button arrangement patterns including the to-be-selected button at a predetermined position when the incorrect input judgment unit judges that the input information is incorrect input.01-13-2011
20110007008Virtual touch screen system - A virtual touch screen system that helps interacting with a computer application on the computer display wherein said virtual touch screen system is comprised of a touchpad connected to the computer and detects the finger position on its surface to provide the computer system with an immediate input representing said finger position; a virtual touch screen which is a small window that appears on the computer display presenting a graphical user interface that enables interacting with said computer application; and a virtual spot which is a small circle that appears on said virtual touch screen representing the position of the finger on said touchpad wherein moving the finger on said touchpad manipulates said virtual spot to move on said virtual touch screen to interact with said graphical user interface.01-13-2011
20110007006METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A DEVICE IN A VEHICLE WITH A VOICE CONTROLLER - In a method for operating a device in a vehicle, an operating step is selected and a function associated with the operating step is performed. The operation of selecting the operating step automatically activates a voice controller for input following the operating step. An apparatus for operating a device in a vehicle has a display apparatus for displaying operating steps, a first operating unit for haptic input for selecting an operating step, a voice control unit for voice input for selecting an operating step, and a control unit which is coupled to the display apparatus, the first operating unit and the voice control unit and can be used to generate control signals for performing a function associated with a selected operating step. The control unit is designed in such a manner that the operation of selecting an operating step automatically activates the voice control unit for input following the operating step.01-13-2011
20090040190INFORMATION EQUIPMENT - In an information equipment including: a display device having display memory properties, which displays information by a passive drive or an active drive, in which scan electrodes are sequentially addressed; and a position detector for detecting a position of an input means; wherein a display information is updated in accordance with an input of the position detector, a plurality of scan electrodes are selected simultaneously, when the display information is to be changed. Hereby, even in the case of using a display device, which displays information by a passive drive or an active drive, in which scan electrodes are sequentially addressed, the information equipment, in which display speed is not slow, can be provided.02-12-2009
20090040188TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD OF PERFORMING FUNCTION THEREOF - A terminal having a touch screen and a method of performing functions in accordance with the touch screen. The method of performing a function of a terminal having a touch screen includes: detecting movement of a focus for performing the function; and performing, if a detected touch is generated on the touch screen, a function corresponding to a position to which the focus is moved. A touch for performing a function can be generated in a greater area of a terminal having a touch screen, so that generation of erroneous operations due to a small size of the touch screen can be avoided.02-12-2009
20090040187PORTABLE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RAPIDLY POSITIONING CURSOR - A portable device has a first and a second area. The portable device includes a flat display module disposed at the first area and having a display area with a plurality of first coordinate positions, a touch pad module disposed at the second area and having a touch pad with a plurality of second coordinate positions corresponding to the first coordinate positions respectively, and a coordinate transformation module. The flat display module displays a cursor at the first coordinate position of the display area according to a cursor position signal. The touch pad module senses the second coordinate position that an object presses at the touch pad and then generates a touch position signal. The coordinate transformation module transforms the touch position signal to the cursor position signal. According to the cursor position signal, the cursor is displayed at the first coordinate position corresponding to the second coordinate position.02-12-2009
20090040186Method and System for Displaying Multiple Synchronized Images - A primary image is displayed a touch sensitive surface while touches at a first location and a second location on the touch sensitive surface are sensed. A baseline between the first location and the second location is determined. The baseline has a length and orientation. A secondary image comparable to the primary image is displayed. The secondary image has a size and a point of view corresponding respectively to the length and orientation of the baseline. Multiple users can also interact with the primary image simultaneously.02-12-2009
20090040185ANTENNA MODULE FOR A DISPLAY DEVICE THAT INCORPORATES AN ELECTROMAGNETIC DIGITIZING TABLET FUNCTION - An antenna module includes a dielectric substrate, x-axis and y-axis antennas, a plurality of contact units, and an interconnecting unit. The dielectric substrate has opposite first and second surfaces. Each of the x-axis and y-axis antennas is formed an a respective one of the first and second surfaces of the dielectric substrate. Each of the contact units is formed on the first surface of the dielectric substrate. The interconnecting unit interconnects the contact units.02-12-2009
20130057501INPUT DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND MACHINE - According to one aspect of the present invention, an input device includes: a substrate; a detecting electrode provided on top of the substrate; and an oscillating body which causes the substrate to vibrate. The oscillating body is provided with a first electrode terminal for electrically connecting the oscillating body with a board. The first electrode terminal is provided on one of opposing surfaces which oppose the substrate. The one of opposing surfaces is positioned on a side far from the detecting electrode.03-07-2013
20130057499TOUCH PANEL, AND TOUCH-TYPE INPUT APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - A touch panel capable of detecting a pen and a finger, capable of corresponding to multi-touch, capable of detecting pressing force, and capable of reducing the use amount of a transparent electrode as much as possible. The touch panel has a piezoelectric sheet of poly-L-lactic acid having a predetermined stretching axial direction, electrodes that are opposed to each other and formed on the piezoelectric sheet do not cover the entire surface of the piezoelectric sheet and are formed so that they are discretely distributed in plural positions. The piezoelectric sheet is brought into the condition that tension is imparted in directions not coincident with the stretching axial direction.03-07-2013
20130057496MOBILE TERMINAL FOR PERFORMING SCREEN UNLOCK BASED ON MOTION AND METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a method perform screen unlock based on a motion. The mobile terminal includes a motion measure unit, a motion pattern storage, and a controller. The motion measure unit measures a first motion pattern of the mobile terminal. The motion pattern storage stores a second motion pattern set for the mobile terminal. When the first motion pattern of the mobile terminal measured by the motion measure unit coincides with the second motion pattern stored in the motion pattern storage, the controller executes a screen unlock of the mobile terminal.03-07-2013
20130057500CONTROL DIAL METHOD AND APPARATUS - A control dial (03-07-2013
20130057498Touch Screen Device and Methods Thereof Configured for a Plurality of Resolutions - Disclosed is a touch screen and a method of touch screen having a first plurality of sensor segments coupled to first scan lines and a second plurality of sensor segments being subsections of one of the first plurality of sensor segments, the second plurality of sensor segments including second scan lines that are bundled by a multiplexer configured to aggregate output of the second plurality of sensor segments into a single transmission channel. The individual output of the multiplexed sensor segments subsections can be either combined into a single signal for processing during a normal scan, or their individual output can be processed individually for higher resolution. Using two scans, the first a normal scan, and the second a higher resolution scan, the disclosed touch screen and methods zoom in on the proximity of the touched area and scans with a higher resolution the proximity only where it is needed.03-07-2013
20130057497TOUCH SCREEN, TRANSPARENT CIRCUIT BOARD FOR TOUCH SCREEN, AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING TOUCH SCREEN - Provided is a method for fabricating a transparent circuit board for a touch screen. The transparent circuit board includes a transparent substrate that has a conductive bridge layer deposited thereon. A liquid insulating layer is deposited on the transparent substrate and the bridge layer, and a sensor layer having first and second conductive patterns is deposited on the transparent substrate and the insulating layer.03-07-2013
20130057495TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL - A touch display panel including an organic electro-luminescent display panel, a cover plate, a touch sensing element, and a decoration layer is provided. The organic electro-luminescent display panel includes a carrier plate, a packing cover, and a plurality of organic light emitting units. The carrier plate and the packing cover are assembled to construct a sealed space. The organic light emitting units are disposed on the carrier plate and located inside the sealed space. The cover plate is adhered on a side of the carrier plate away from the organic light emitting units. The touch sensing element is disposed between the carrier plate of the organic electro-luminescent display panel and the cover plate. The decoration layer is disposed on the cover plate.03-07-2013
20130057492INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - An information display apparatus comprises a display unit, a position recognition unit configured to recognize the position where a operator operates the display unit and a sub-screen display unit configured to display the sub-screen on the display unit and on the position correspond to the position of the operator identified by the position recognition unit.03-07-2013
20130057491CONTROLLING SYSTEM AND ACONTROLLING METHOD OF A TOUCH PANEL, AND A STYLUS PEN FOR APPLYING TO THE TOUCH PANEL - A controlling system of a touch panel comprises of a drive signal generating circuit, a sensing module for sensing a waveform signal from the touch panel, and a signal processing module for enabling and disabling the drive signal generating circuit based on the signal outputted by the sensing module. Therefore, the mentioned controlling system can support the active and the passive touch modes. In addition, the present invention further provides a controlling method of the touch panel and a stylus pen applied to the mentioned controlling system.03-07-2013
20130057494METHOD, TOUCH DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONVERTING TOUCH POINTS INTO CHARACTERS - The disclosure is related to a method, a touch device and a computer program product for converting touch points into characters. In particular, through an input interface, the converting method can be applied to the touch device and the computer program product. The converting method for example includes the following steps of: sensing at least one touch point triggered by a user on the input interface to obtain touch point number information and touch point position information; generating a touch point distribution of the sensed touch point(s) according to the touch point number information and the touch point position information; and determining an input character according to the touch point distribution.03-07-2013
20130057493DISPLAY HAVING TOUCH SENSOR AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING TOUCH PERFORMANCE THEREOF - Provided are a display having a touch sensor and a method for improving the touch performance thereof, which can minimize the distortion of an execution result induced by the process of converting the resolution of touch coordinates, by compensating the coordinate values of a touch position by applying different offset values for upper, lower, left, and right sides in accordance with the sensor data values of surrounding sensor nodes adjacent to a center node having peak data.03-07-2013
20130057489RECEIVING INPUT AT A COMPUTING DEVICE - This document describes technologies for interpreting physical contact with a non-touchscreen portion of a computing device's housing (e.g., the computing device's case) as input. For example, a user tapping his/her index finger against the back of a computing device, such as a smartphone or a tablet computing device, can be interpreted as input and can cause an operation to be performed by the computing device, such as turning the page of an electronic book that is being displayed by the computing device.03-07-2013
20130057488Touch Sensing Electrode and Touch Panel Using the Same - The present invention provides a touch sensing including a plurality of first sensing lines. Each first sensing line includes a first main trace and a plurality of first trace patterns wherein at least a first cross posit is disposed between the first main trace and the trace patterns. The present invention further provides a touch panel of using the same.03-07-2013
20130057490LIGHT GUIDING LIQUID GLUE AND A TOUCH SENSITIVE DISPLAY USING THE SAME - A light guiding liquid glue and a touch sensitive display using the same are provided. The light guiding liquid glue includes a liquid glue and a plurality of light guiding particles dispersed in the liquid glue, wherein volume percent of the light guiding particles in the light guiding liquid glue ranges between 10% and 50%. The light guiding particles have a light scattering property, which can transfer a linear light into a flat light, and therefore the light guiding liquid glue of the present disclosure has a light guiding property. The touch sensitive display includes a display panel and a touch panel. The light guiding liquid glue is disposed between the display panel and the touch panel, which can transmit evenly lights emitted from the display panel to outside of the touch sensitive display03-07-2013
20130057486TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel includes an upper substrate, upper conductive layers on an upper surface of the upper substrate, a lower substrate having an upper surface facing a lower surface of the upper substrate, lower conductive layers provided on the upper surface of the lower substrate, and an adhesive layer bonding the lower surface of the upper substrate to the upper surface of the lower substrate. The adhesive layer is curable with ultraviolet ray. This touch panel prevents adhesive from being attached and having a pressing mark, thus being operated easily.03-07-2013
20130057483INPUT DEVICE AND MONITOR HAVING THE SAME - An input device and a monitor having the input device are for use in a portable electronic device. The monitor of the portable electronic device has a touch display panel capable of touch control. Disposed on the touch display panel is a physical input unit functionally corresponding to a touch input unit displayed on the monitor. The touch input unit is configured by a programmable procedure, such that the touch input unit is linked to an application. A user executes the application by pressing the physical input unit and touching indirectly the touch input unit. Even if it is impossible for the application to be activated by the touch input unit, the application can still be executed by the physical input unit. Even if it is impossible for the application to be activated by the physical input unit, the application can still be executed by the touch input unit.03-07-2013
20130057482DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device for extending a view of a handheld electronic device includes a body, a displaying unit, a touch control unit, a connecting unit, a fixing unit, and a receiving recess. The fixing unit has an adjusting member for suiting the fixing unit to the size of the handheld electronic device. The handheld electronic device is received by the receiving recess and held by the fixing unit. The display device receives an audio/video signal and sends it to the displaying unit via the connecting unit. A control signal generated from the touch control unit is transmitted by the connecting unit. Hence, regardless of its dimensions, the handheld electronic device can be fixed to the display device, thereby extending the view of the handheld electronic device.03-07-2013
20130057485USER TERMINAL AND DISPLAY DEVICE THEREOF - A user terminal and a display device thereof are provided. The display device includes a display panel including a glass plate for displaying an image by outputting light, and a polarizing plate attached to both a top surface and a bottom surface of the glass plate for exposing an edge portion of the glass plate, a cover window mounted on the display panel for transmitting the light, an adhesive sheet interposed between the display panel and the cover window and for adhering the cover window at the edge portion of the glass plate. The user terminal can be formed to have a small thickness and size, and light is shielded from being leaked to the outside of the user terminal via an edge portion of the display panel in the user terminal.03-07-2013
20130057484LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY WITH DETACHABLE TOUCH SENSOR - A liquid crystal display according to the present disclosure is provided. The liquid crystal display includes a frame, a backlight module, a plurality of hooking members, an LCD panel, and a touch sensor. According to the liquid crystal display of the present disclosure, wherein the hooking members on the frame may secure the touch sensor or the LCD panel on the backlight module without need of using double-sided tapes or optical adhesive.03-07-2013
20130057481CHARGE RECYCLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Techniques for operating a touchscreen display are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the touchscreen display device includes power regulation circuitry that supplies a first set of voltages to a display panel using high and low supply rails during a display period. During the blanking period following the display period, the high and low supply rails may be adjusted to a second set of voltages that provide for proper operation of touch-sensitive elements in the touchscreen display. Following the end of the blanking period, a portion of charge from the low supply rail is recycled by transferring the charge from the low supply rail back to the high supply rail to bring the high and low supply rails back to the first set of voltages for the next display period.03-07-2013
20130057480Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Touch Sensors - In one embodiment, a method includes driving at least two of multiple drive lines of a touch sensor at a time, each with one or more electrical pulses.03-07-2013
20130057479ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAYS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method includes displaying first information on a first touch-sensitive display of an electronic device and displaying second information on a second touch-sensitive display of the electronic device, detecting a first touch on the first touch-sensitive display and detecting a second touch on the second touch-sensitive display, performing a function associated with the single gesture when the first touch and the second touch are single-gesture associated; and associating the first touch with the first information and the second touch with the second information when the first touch and the second touch are not single-gesture associated.03-07-2013
20130069884TOUCH-SENSING DISPLAY PANEL - A touch-sensing display panel includes display units, touch-sensing units, a gate driver circuit, a data driver circuit, and readout circuits. Each display unit includes a switching element, a gate line, a data line, and a pixel electrode. The switching element is connected to the gate line, the data line, and the pixel electrode. The touch-sensing units includes a first, a second, and a third touch-sensing units. Each touch-sensing unit includes a sensing element and a sensing line electrically connected to the sensing element. The gate driver circuit is electrically connected to the gate line. The data driver circuit is connected to the data line. The readout circuit includes adjacent first and second readout circuits. The sensing line of the first touch-sensing unit is connected to the first readout circuit. The sensing line of the second touch-sensing unit is connected to the first and the second readout circuits simultaneously.03-21-2013
20130069894ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING A TOUCH SENSOR THEREOF - An electronic device and a method for driving a touch sensor integrated in a display module of an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display module with a touch sensor integrated in the display module, a drive circuitry, and a sense circuitry. The drive circuitry is configured to apply drive signals to the display module and the touch sensor. The sense circuitry is configured to determine a mode for the drive circuitry to apply the drive signals, detect one or more sense signal from the touch sensor, analyze the sense signals, and change the mode of the drive signals for the touch sensor.03-21-2013
20130069893ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A method of controlling an electronic device, an electronic device and a computer program product using the method are provided. The method includes displaying part or all of a ring and a function image outside the ring on the touch screen while the electronic device is in a user-interface lock state, detecting a user input applied to the function image and/or the ring on or near the touch screen, moving the function image and/or the ring in accordance with the user input, wherein the function image corresponds to an application, transitioning the electronic device to a user-interface unlock state and launching the application if the function image and the ring approach each other within a predetermined distance, and maintaining the electronic device in the user-interface lock state if the function image and the ring do not approach each other within the predetermined distance.03-21-2013
20130069891Operation Panel with Hardware Key - An operation panel includes an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen, a touch panel sensor unit for accepting touch input to the LCD screen concerning operation, a hardware key, and a touch panel control microcomputer for detecting a position of touch input accepted by the touch panel sensor unit. An operation panel control unit allocates the operation accepted by the touch panel sensor unit to the hardware key when detecting a runway which is a state in which the touch panel control microcomputer cannot detect a position of touch input. Accordingly, the user's convenience can be improved.03-21-2013
20090091550APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING MUSIC IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and mobile terminal for reproducing contents is provided. A list of a plurality of contents is displayed and a touch input is detected to select at least one of the plurality of contents from list, with the selected at least one of the plurality of contents reproduced either entirely or partially according to a type of the detected touch input.04-09-2009
20090091549TOUCH PANEL AND INPUT DEVICE USING THE SAME - A touch panel includes multiple belt-like upper conductive layers and lower conductive layers formed in an orthogonal direction to the upper conductive layers. Those two kinds of layers are formed on a light transmissible substrate. A strong adhesion layer and a weak adhesion layer are layered together on a top face or an underside of the light transmissible substrate. The presence of the weak adhesion layer allows peeling off the touch panel from a cover of an apparatus fairly easier when the touch panel needs to be retrofitted to the cover. Since the weak adhesion layer is peeled off together with the strong adhesion layer, it will not be transferred or attached onto the cover. No time or labor is thus needed for removing the layer transferred or attached to the cover. The touch panel capable of being retrofitted with ease is thus obtainable.04-09-2009
20090091548TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate, an insulating spacer, a bonding layer, and a water-absorbing layer. This structure allows suppressing dew formation, so that the touch panel which is excellent in visibility and capable of positive operation is obtainable.04-09-2009
20090091546DISPLAY WITH TOUCH SCREEN PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display device with a built-in touch screen panel and a method of manufacturing the same are presented. The display includes a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other, a first sensing electrode and a second sensing electrode disposed on the first substrate and spaced apart from each other, and a conductive spacer disposed on the second substrate corresponding to each of the first and second sensing electrodes. The display device is less sensitive to misalignment between the first and second substrates during the manufacturing process compared to a conventional device, and therefore has a lower defect rate than the conventional device.04-09-2009
20090091545HAND-HELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A hand-held electronic device including a body, a touch-sensing display area, and a holding area is provided. The touch-sensing display area located at a surface of the body is divided into several sub-touch-sensing areas disposed at a part of a surrounding region of the touch-sensing display area. The sub-touch-sensing areas have at least one access-sensing region. The access-sensing region is used for sensing a touch-control action so as to render the hand-held electronic device to perform a function corresponding to the touch-control action. The holding area is disposed outside the sub-touch-sensing areas. When a user only intends to hold the hand-held electronic device, the user's hands can put on the holding area and the hand-held electronic device would not perform any corresponding function.04-09-2009
20090091544Apparatus, method, computer program and user interface for enabling a touch sensitive display - An apparatus including a touch sensitive display including a first portion and a second portion; and a processor configured to detect user inputs on the touch sensitive display and control the touch sensitive display, wherein; the processor is configured to control the touch sensitive display, to enable a first state, in which the first portion of the touch sensitive display is operable to enable access to a first set of functions and the second portion of the touch sensitive display is operable to enable access to a second set of functions, and to enable, in response to the detection of a first user input when the touch sensitive display is in the first state, a second state in which the second portion of the touch sensitive display is not operable to enable access to any one of the second set of functions and the first portion is operable to enable access to a set of functions.04-09-2009
20090091541Method for controlling appearing and disappearing of screen keyboard tables - A method for controlling appearing and disappearing of screen keyboard tables includes at least the following steps: (1) triggering: present the keyboard tables on a screen when a touch panel is touched by a user's finger; (2) depressing the touch panel: user's finger depresses each character segment on the touch panel and a corresponding character is input; and (3) entering an ending character: enter an ending character, and the keyboard tables disappear from the screen. Thus the convenience of data entry for users is enhanced and the keyboard tables are concealed as desired to facilitate user review.04-09-2009
20090091547INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE - An information display device having a large display screen that facilitates input/edit to a position away from the operation position of a user is provided. This information display device is equipped with a touch sensor on a display screen to enable an operation for screen display through a touch operation on the screen, equally divides the screen horizontally and vertically, sets a sub-screen area that displays a divided image of an image displayed on the screen, and transforms a touch operation position in the sub-screen area into a position on the display screen to replace a touch operation in the sub-screen area with an operation of the screen display on the display screen for enabling a remote operation.04-09-2009
20090091540Method and apparatus for controlling timing of status change of electronics apparatus based on user's finger location and input speed - A method and apparatus adjusts a timing of state change of an electronics apparatus having an input device by measuring user's input speed for the input device and a distance of user's finger from the input device. The method includes the steps of measuring a current interval CI between recent two input operations in a series of input operations conducted through the input device, calculating an average interval AI of the series of input operations, calculating a reference interval RI determined from the equation: RI=K×AI, where K denotes a proportional coefficient, determining whether a current interval CI is equal to or less than the reference interval, and suspending an occurrence of the second system state change until a first system state has been responded in case when the current interval CI is equal to or less than the reference interval RI.04-09-2009
20120293426DRIVE SYSTEM ADAPTABLE TO A MATRIX SCANNING DEVICE - The present invention is directed to a drive system adaptable to a matrix scanning device. A number of first drive circuits are disposed on a first periphery along a first direction of a substrate with each said first drive circuit being coupled to at least one column wire of the matrix scanning device. A number of second drive circuits are disposed on a second periphery along a second direction of the substrate with each said second drive circuit being coupled to at least one row wire of the matrix scanning device. A master controller controls the first drive circuits and the second drive circuits. A bus is electrically coupled to the master controller, the first drive circuits and the second drive circuits.11-22-2012
20110267287TOUCH SENSE USING TIME DOMAIN REFLECTOMETRY - A touch panel or screen has a serpentine transmission line fabricated on a substrate, e.g., printed circuit board, LCD, plasma or LED screen, etc., and has a constant impedance. A touch to the touch panel will cause a change of impedance of the transmission line at the location of the touch. Time domain reflectometry (TDR) is used for determining the location of the change of impedance of the transmission line by accurately measuring the return pulse time at the source of the initial pulse, and then converting the return pulse time to X-Y coordinates of the touch panel or screen.11-03-2011
20120306800IRREGULAR INPUT IDENTIFICATION - Techniques for identifying irregular objects in contact with, or in close proximity to, a touch-surface are described. An irregularity measure is determined based on the regions intrinsic characteristics (e.g., energy content) rather than on the shape (or pattern) of the pixels within the region.12-06-2012
20120306799ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device, which accepts inputs in a plurality of levels according to pressing loads, after a first-level input is accepted, when a load detecting unit continuously detects a pressing load, which satisfies a first load standard for releasing the acceptance of the first-level input and does not satisfy a second load standard for accepting a second-level input higher than the first load standard, for a predetermined time period, the control unit controls at least one load standard of the first load standard and the second load standard so that an interval from the first load standard to the second load standard widens.12-06-2012
20120306798Operating Device - An operating device having an operating element with haptic feedback. The operating element can be actuated by an operator by means of an input member, the operating device includes two ferromagnetic planar components and a flat coil. The largest surfaces of the ferromagnetic planar components are oriented toward each other and the components can be moved relative to each other. The flat coil is disposed between the ferromagnetic components and the ferromagnetic planar components can be moved toward each other by energizing the flat coil. The movement of one of the ferromagnetic planar components can be perceptible to the tactile sense of the operator on the operating element either directly or by a coupling device.12-06-2012
20120306792Touch Screen System - A touch screen system has an electrically non-conductive substrate. At least one electrically conductive pad is disposed upon the substrate, and an electrically non-conductive cover is placed over the pad. The system further includes a controller having a touch switch interface and at least one output, the touch switch interface being electrically coupled to the pad. The controller generates an AC signal, the AC signal being electrically coupled from the controller to the pad through the touch switch interface, thereby generating an electrostatic field proximate the pad. The controller is also configured to detect at the touch switch interface a change in the electrostatic field resulting from an actuating member contacting the cover proximate the pad. The controller provides at the output a signal relating to the change in the electrostatic field.12-06-2012
20120306789PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a front panel made of resin. The front panel is disposed on the front side of an organic electroluminescent display panel and functions as the front surface of the electronic device; and an adhesive agent layer formed between the organic electroluminescent display panel and the front panel. The organic electroluminescent display panel is fixed to the front panel via the adhesive agent layer. This structure is able to reduce a load applied to the organic electroluminescent display panel and ensure shock resistance for the organic electroluminescent display panel.12-06-2012
20120306788ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH TOUCH INPUT SYSTEM - An electronic apparatus with a touch input system is provided. When a complete touch signal is detected, a sliding angle and a sliding track of the complete touch signal are calculated. A menu operation interface with arc-shaped arrangement is displayed in a touch display screen when the sliding angle of the complete touch signal exceeds a predetermined angle. And when an incomplete touch signal is detected, a sliding angle and a sliding track of the incomplete touching signal are calculated for displaying a part of the menu operation interface with arc-shaped arrangement in the touch display screen.12-06-2012
20120306786DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - A display apparatus and method capable of displaying main content and auxiliary content on the same screen, switching the contents displayed on the screen with each other, and displaying a plurality of contents as auxiliary contents by expanding an area of the screen that displays auxiliary content.12-06-2012
20120188188Touch Screen Display Device - A touch screen display device includes a plurality of display pixels for generating an image, emitters interspersed among the display pixels and emitting light, and detectors interspersed among the display pixels for detecting light. The light from the emitters is coupled into a transparent substrate to reach the front surface which transmits light incident at an angle smaller than a critical angle and which totally internally reflects light which is incident at an angle greater than the critical angle. The display device further includes processing means coupled to the emitters and detectors for detecting the light reaching each detector from different specific emitters and determining the light that is received by each detector that may be due to direct reflection from a near-field object, and the light that is totally internally reflected and which may be frustrated by a touching object.07-26-2012
20090273571Gesture Recognition - A state machine gesture recognition algorithm for interpreting streams of coordinates received from a touch sensor. The gesture recognition code can be written in a high level language such as C and then compiled and embedded in a microcontroller chip, or CPU chip as desired. The gesture recognition code can be loaded into the same chip that interprets the touch signals from the touch sensor and generates the time series data, e.g. a microcontroller, or other programmable logic device such as a field programmable gate array.11-05-2009
20110037711METHOD OF LAUNCHING A SELECTED APPLICATION IN A MULTI-MONITOR COMPUTER SYSTEM AND MULTI-MONITOR COMPUTER SYSTEM EMPLOYING THE SAME - A method of launching a selected application in a multi-monitor computer system (02-17-2011
20110037708TOUCH PANEL DEVICE HAVING HIGH TOUCH SENSITIVITY AND TOUCH POSITIONING METHOD THEREOF - A touch panel device having high touch sensitivity includes sensing capacitors, switches, storage capacitors, a differential amplifier and a signal processing unit. During a sense period, the switches are periodically turned on alternately for periodically transferring the charges of the sensing capacitors to the storage capacitors. The differential amplifier is put in use for amplifying the voltage difference of two corresponding storage capacitors for generating a touch readout signal. The signal processing unit performs an OR operation on two touch readout signals generated during different sense periods based on different sensing capacitor combinations regarding same panel touch position for providing a touch position signal.02-17-2011
20110037707APPARATUS COMPRISING AN OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT SHEET AND RELATED METHODS - An apparatus includes an optically transparent sheet having an electrically conductive layer, an electrode element, and electro-vibration circuitry configured to provide a time-varying voltage signal across the electrically conductive layer and the electrode element so as to cause a user to experience electro-vibration in a first body part of the user when the first body part is moved across an exterior surface of the optically transparent sheet while a second body part of the user is in contact with the electrode element.02-17-2011
20090079705Portable User Control Device and Method for Vehicle Information Systems - A personal user control device suitable for use in cooperation with information systems, such as vehicle information systems, and methods for manufacturing and using same. The personal user control device provides a user-friendly interface system for interacting with the information system. Unlike conventional control devices, the user interface system includes no dedicated buttons and provides a customizable environment for interacting with the information system. When in communication with the information system, the personal user control device can automatically detect system status information, such as available system functionality, available viewing content, and/or a current system operation mode, of the information system and provides a user interface system that instinctively adapts for use with the information system in light of the detected system status information. The personal user control device thereby provides a versatile and intuitive manner for interacting with the information system.03-26-2009
20110012858DUAL SCREEN DISPLAY SYSTEM - A display system is provided with a first display device having a first screen and a second display device having a second screen. The display system also includes a hinging system connecting the first display device and the second display device. The hinging system is configured to permit the second display device to rotate independently of the first display device.01-20-2011
20110012857Mobile Terminal, Recording Medium, and Data Storing Method - When a touch start is designated within display coordinates of a selected character string, and a touch end is designated within display coordinates of an arbitrary character input key, a mobile terminal 01-20-2011
20110012856Methods for Operation of a Touch Input Device - The invention provides a method for operation of a touch input device comprising a touch input area. The method comprises the steps of (i) detecting a touch or near-touch of an object on or near said touch input area; (ii) determining a parameter indicative of the size and/or shape of said object; (iii) comparing said parameter with at least one predetermined value; and (iv) enabling an operational state of said touch input device in response to said comparison. The parameter may be compared with one or more threshold values which delimit the operational state of the input device. Such operational states include a sleep mode or active mode, the use of a full QWERTY or reduced keyboard, translation or rotation of graphical elements, etc. The method is particularly suitable for differentiating between a touch by a stylus or touch by a finger.01-20-2011
20110012854Touch Sensing Method and Associated Apparatus - A touch screen includes an LCD panel; a display controller for processing a video signal to generate a panel control signal and a sensing control signal, with the panel control signal controlling the LCD panel so that the LCD panel displays images according to the panel control signal; a touch panel, for generating the sensing signal in response to a touch; and a sensing circuit, coupled to the touch panel and the display controller, for receiving the sensing signal and the sensing control signal to generate a position signal with reference to the sensing control signal.01-20-2011
20110012853TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel includes a sensing layer, which has a plurality of sensing lines extending along a first direction and arranged in a row along a second direction. Each of the sensing lines individually has a first end and a second end electrically connected to a detecting circuit respectively, and the detecting circuit computes a coordinate in the first direction of a touch position in accordance with voltage variation at the first and second ends of the sensing line.01-20-2011
20110012852PROTECTION-PLATE-ATTACHED ELECTRONIC MEMBER - A protection-plate-attached electronic member including: a first electronic member including a first transparent substrate; an adhesion layer which overlaps with the first transparent substrate; a protection plate fixed to the first electronic member in a state in which the adhesion layer intervenes between the protection plate and the first transparent substrate; and a peeling auxiliary section which intervenes between the adhesion layer and one of the protection plate and the first electronic member so as to lower bonding strength between the adhesion layer and the one of the protection plate and the first electronic member, wherein the adhesion layer includes an overlapping section which overlaps with the peeling auxiliary section; and a nonoverlapping section which does not overlap with the peeling auxiliary section and which directly contacts with the one of the protection plate and the first electronic member.01-20-2011
20110012851User Interface Enhancement System - A user interface enhancement system that includes a sheet that defines a surface and at least partially defines a fluid vessel arranged underneath the surface, a volume of fluid contained within the fluid vessel that cooperates with the sheet to transmit an image through the sheet without substantial obstruction, a displacement device that influences the volume of fluid within the fluid vessel to expand and retract at least a portion of the fluid vessel, thereby deforming a particular region of the surface, and an attachment component that couples the sheet to the device is disclosed.01-20-2011
20110012850SELECTION OF A SELECTION ITEM ON A TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY - A focused selection item is displayed on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device. An actuation of a physical key is detected. At least one function associated with the focused selection item is performed in response to the actuation.01-20-2011
20110012849APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONTROL - Provided are a method and apparatus for controlling an electronic device having a removable stylus for operating a touch screen of the electronic device, and at least one button for operating the electronic device, the method including: determining whether the stylus is removed from the electronic device, and deactivating the at least one button if the stylus is removed from the electronic device.01-20-2011
20110012848Methods and apparatus for operating a multi-object touch handheld device with touch sensitive display - A method of performing touch operation on a graphical object on a touch sensitive display of a multi-object touch handheld device is provided. The method comprises detecting the presence of at least two touch input objects; determining one of the touch input objects as pointing at a center of operation; determining a type of operation; and performing the type of operation on the graphical object at the center of operation. A handheld device with at least one processor and at least one type of memory is also provided. The handheld device further comprises touch sensitive display capable of showing at least one graphical object and sensing at least two touch input objects; means for determining the presence of the touch input objects touching the touch sensitive display; and means for determining a center of operation.01-20-2011
20090267915INPUT ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An input arrangement for controlling an electronic device. The arrangement comprises a substrate have a position-coding pattern printed thereon. The position-coding pattern codes first and second sets of absolute positions on spatially separate areas of the substrate. The first and second sets of absolute positions are mutually exclusive and coded by first and second subsets of the position-coding pattern. A handheld image-recording device comprises an image sensor for recording images of the position-coding pattern a processor is configured for deriving an absolute position from the position-coding pattern in the recorded image and providing an instruction to the electronic device to perform a first function when the absolute position belongs to the first set and a second function when the absolute position belongs to the second set.10-29-2009
20090267913TOUCH PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - A touch panel includes a first support, a second support, a first resistive layer formed on the first support, a second resistive layer formed on the second support, a first conductor pattern including a first electrode portion that extends in a first direction, and a first end portion and a second end portion opposite thereto, a second conductor pattern including a second electrode portion that extends in a second direction that intersects with the first direction, and a first end portion and a second end portion opposite thereto, a first structure layer that is formed on the first resistive layer adjacently to the first end portion of the first conductor pattern, and has a thickness that is gradually reduced in proportion to a distance from the first end portion, and a bonding layer including a first bonding surface and a second bonding surface.10-29-2009
20090267912DISPLAY AND OPERATION DEVICE, OPERATION DEVICE, AND PROGRAM - A display and operation device includes a display unit; a touch panel disposed on a display panel of the display unit; and a control unit for displaying a plurality of icons as an operation screen on the display panel of the display unit, the size of each of the plurality of icons being larger for the icons that are farther from a base point positioned in the vicinity of a periphery of the display panel on the device.10-29-2009
20090267911Touch Screen - The present invention discloses a touch screen comprising a flexible print circuit board, an electrically conducting layer, and a flexible control board. The flexible print circuit board has a functional plane, and the functional plane comprises a plurality of electrically conducting areas. Each of the electrically conducting areas is capable of transmitting a corresponding signal when conducted. The electrically conducting layer is disposed on the functional plane of the flexible print circuit board. The flexible control board covers on the conducting layer and comprises a plurality of pressing areas, wherein each of the pressing areas corresponds to one of the conducting areas. By pressing any of the pressing areas, the corresponding electrically conducting area on the flexible print circuit board is conducted, so the conducted electrically conducting area transmits the corresponding signal.10-29-2009
20090267910ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND AUTOMATICALLY HIDING KEYPAD METHOD AND DIGITAL DATA STORAGE MEDIA - A method for automatically hiding keypad, an electronic device, and a digital data storage medium are provided. The keypad automatically hiding method is applied to an electronic device having a touch screen. The method includes the following steps. Firstly, an input field and a keypad are shown on the touch screen. Next, an item of data is received from the keypad and inputted to the input field. Then, a search list is shown on the touch screen according to the data. Afterwards, the keypad is hidden when the input signal for checking the search list is generated.10-29-2009
20090267909ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND USER INTERFACE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device and a user interface display method thereof are provided. The method organizes a plurality of computer programs and a web browser executable on the electronic device into a virtual book. Each page of the virtual book includes a user interface of one of the computer programs or a web page displayed by the web browser. The method also displays one of the pages as a destination page in response to an operating action of a user on the electronic device so that the user interface or the web page of the destination page is accessible to the user.10-29-2009
20090267908TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE COMPRISING A GRAPHIC INTERFACE AND A CONTROL METHOD OF THE TOUCH SCREEN - A touch screen device comprising a graphic interface and a control method of the touch screen are provided. The touch screen device comprises a monitor and a touch sensing pad. The touch sensing pad is used to sense a touching activity. The monitor is electrically connected to the touch sensing pad and is used to display a graphic interface. The graphic interface comprises a first menu and a plurality of second menus. The first menu is displayed on the monitor and comprises a plurality of first objects, wherein the first objects are displayed as two arcs on the two sides of the graphic interface. The second menus are respectively corresponding to one of the first objects. Each of the second menus is displayed in the middle of the two arcs of the first menu when the touching activity is performed on the corresponding first object.10-29-2009
20090267907Information Processing Apparatus, Display Controlling Method and Program Thereof - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus, includes a display module which comprises a touch sensor on a display surface, a detecting module which detects a range surrounded by a position where a user's finger touches the display surface of the display module, and a position where the user's finger takes off from the display surface after moving on the display surface while touching, and an enlargement display module which enlarges an object in the range on the display module while keeping the object in an operable status if the range is detected by the detecting module.10-29-2009
20090267906Touch sensitive apparatus - An apparatus includes a touch sensitive input panel operable to detect a location of a touch input and a pressure pad arranged to detect a force due to the touch input.10-29-2009
20090267905Cursor Input Device With Dual Input Modes - A cursor input device with dual input modes is provided, including a control computing module, a coordinate sensing module, a first analog multiplexing module, a first signal processing module, a second analog multiplexing module and a second signal processing module, where the coordinate sensing module further including a touch sensing loop unit and an electromagnetic sensing loop unit. The control computing module at least includes a microprocessor. The control computing module uses the first analog multiplexing unit and the first signal processing module to enable the electromagnetic sensing loop unit to perform signal scanning and processing, and uses the second analog multiplexing unit and the second signal processing module to enable the touch sensing loop unit to perform signal scanning and processing. In this manner, the user can use either touch input mode or electromagnetic pen input mode to control the cursor of the present invention to execute various the application software or operating system.10-29-2009
20110012847METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING TERMINAL CONNECTION OF 4-TERMINAL OR 5-TERMINAL RESISTIVE TOUCH PANEL - A device and method for detecting connections of a 4- or 5-terminal resistive touch panel are disclosed. The device includes five terminals and a detecting unit. When the five terminals are connected to the touch panel, the detecting unit provides a high potential and a low potential to first and last of the five terminals, respectively, thereby determining whether the touch panel is a 4- or 5-terminal resistive touch panel by determining if there is a closed circuit between the two terminals.01-20-2011
20110012846ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a body, a cover, a sliding apparatus, and a latch assembly. The body defines two sliding slots. The sliding apparatus is received in the two sliding slots and is slidable relative to the two sliding slots. The cover is foldable on the body and is rotatably coupled to the sliding apparatus. The latch assembly is fixed to the sliding apparatus. When the latch assembly latches the body, the sliding apparatus is unlatched from the electronic device, and the cover is slidable relative to the body and is unfolded while the cover slides away from the body.01-20-2011
20090267904ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE INPUT SURFACE AND METHOD OF DETERMINING USER-SELECTED INPUT - A method of determining input at a touch-sensitive input surface of a portable electronic device includes detecting a touch event at the touch-sensitive input surface, sampling touch attributes during the touch event, determining an actual touch location and determining at least one shift in touch location based on the touch attributes sampled during the touch event, and determining an input based on the actual touch location and the direction of shift of the touch location.10-29-2009
20090267903Multi-Touch Detection Panel with Disambiguation of Touch Coordinates - An multi-touch detection system (10-29-2009
20090267902Touch Panel - There is provided a touch panel which has a simple configuration and which can be accurately and reliably operated.10-29-2009
20110012845TOUCH SENSOR STRUCTURES FOR DISPLAYS - An electronic device may have a touch screen display. The display may have a touch sensor structure that determines the location at which external objects touch the display. The touch sensor structure may have a clear substrate on which conductive capacitive touch sensor electrodes are formed. The electrodes may be formed from a transparent conductive material such as indium-tin oxide. The clear substrate may be formed from a flexible material such as a polymer. The polymer may be a clear polyimide. Copper traces or other conductive traces may be used to route sensor signals from the capacitive touch sensor electrodes to processing circuitry in the electronic device.01-20-2011
20110012844LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY WITH SENSING MECHANISM AND SENSE POSITIONING METHOD THEREOF - A liquid crystal display with sensing mechanism includes a data line, a sensing unit, a pixel unit, a first gate line, a second gate line, a source driver, a readout signal processing unit and a switch unit. The data line is used to deliver a data signal or a readout signal. The sensing unit is employed to generate the readout signal. The pixel unit functions to control pixel brightness according to the data signal. The first gate line delivers a first gate signal for controlling the sensing unit. The second gate line delivers a second gate signal for controlling the pixel unit. The source driver is utilized for providing the data signal. The readout signal processing unit performs a sensing position analysis on the readout signal received. The switch unit is put in use for connecting the data line with either the source driver or the readout signal processing unit.01-20-2011
20110012843TOUCH-CONTROLLED ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND RELATED CONTROL METHOD - A touch-controlled electronic apparatus includes a touch screen, and the touch screen includes a first area used as touch buttons and a second area used for displaying images. A method for controlling the touch-controlled electronic apparatus includes the steps of: detecting whether the touch screen receives a touch signal; when detecting that the touch screen receives the touch signal, determining whether a touched position of the touch signal is located on the first area to generate a determining result; and determining to trigger a first interrupt request or a second interrupt request according to the determining result.01-20-2011
20110012840GROUND DETECTION FOR TOUCH SENSITIVE DEVICE - Ground detection of a touch sensitive device is disclosed. The device can detect its grounded state so that poor grounding can be selectively compensated for in touch signals outputted by the device. The device can include one or more components to monitor certain conditions of the device. The device can analyze the monitored conditions to determine the grounding condition of the device. The device can apply a function to compensate its touch signal outputs if the device determines that it is poorly grounded. Conversely, the device can omit the function if the device determines that it is well grounded.01-20-2011
20110012839STACKING ASSEMBLY OF A TOUCH PANEL - A stacking assembly of a touch panel includes a touch sensing unit arranged insulated between a top plate and a substrate. The top plate and the substrate are transparent optical isotropic plates, and light regulating layers are arranged above separately. The light regulating layer is formed by one or a combination of a polarized thin film, phase shift thin film, and optical isotropic film. A color frame is arranged to a peripheral of a bottom surface of one optical thin film of the light regulating layer. A functional film of a nebulizing film or hard coat layer is formed to an outer optical film of the light regulating layer.01-20-2011
20110012838COMPUTER INPUT DEVICE INCLUDING A DISPLAY DEVICE - In an embodiment, an input device, such as computer mouse, includes an interface to communicate user interactions to a host system and a display assembly to display an image to a user. In some examples, the display device will include a collimated glass component. A method is disclosed that includes displaying an image at an input device, such as a mouse, and then displaying a second image in response to a user input through the input device.01-20-2011
20090066665Device and Method for Driving a Touch Pad - Provided are a device for driving a touch pad, including: an input unit that receives an electrical signal be touching from channels of the touch pad; and a control logic unit that scans the channels. The control logic unit includes a channel selection section which divides the touch pad into a plurality of regions and selects the channels which are to be scanned, wherein the ration of the number of total channels to the number of channels to be scanned is different according to each of the plurality of divided regions. In accordance with the present invention, the scanning speed of the touch pad is improved and, thereby, the response speed of other elements which are operated depending on whether the touch pad is touched or not is enhanced.03-12-2009
20090066657CONTACT SEARCH TOUCH SCREEN - A system includes an active touch surface, the active touch surface being configured to receive a selection action from a pointer, an x-y coordinate system, the x-y coordinate system being configured to output position data relating to the position of the pointer on the active touch surface, and a processing device. The processing device in communication with the x-y coordinate system and the active touch surface, the processing device being configured to determine the position of the pointer using the position data, and the processing device being configured to determine if the active touch surface has received the selection action from the pointer03-12-2009
20120223908DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device (09-06-2012
20120223907METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TOUCH INFORMATION OF 3D-OBJECT TO USER - Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for providing the touch information of a 3-D object. The method includes creating a hexahedral bounding box around the 3-D object, acquiring a depth information image for each side of the hexahedral bounding box, creating six touch attribute images corresponding to six depth information images, and providing a touch attribute of at least one of the six touch attribute images to a user.09-06-2012
20120223906PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL, INPUT CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A portable information terminal includes display (09-06-2012
20120223905TOUCH PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention relates to a display device having a touch panel, and more particularly, to a touch panel display device which can improve visibility. The display device of the present invention includes: a display panel; a first film layer that is disposed on the display panel, and includes a first material, a first transparent layer having a first pattern disposed on the first material, and an index matching layer disposed between the first material and the first transparent layer; a second film layer that is disposed on the first film layer, and includes a second material, a second transparent layer having a second pattern disposed on the second material, and an index matching layer disposed between the second material and the second transparent layer; and a touch window disposed on the second film layer.09-06-2012
20120223904Self-Healing and Diagnostic Screen - A method, system, and computer program product for determining a level of cleanliness of a multi-touch screen display, characterizing objects that make contact with the screen, and initiating a specific maintenance action on the screen, based on screen cleanliness and the object(s) characterization(s). A screen diagnostic and maintenance (SDM) utility initiates a number of procedures to determine the type of object(s) and a set of characteristics of object(s) that make contact with the touch screen. Based on the results of the procedures, the SDM utility characterizes/identifies the object(s). In addition, the SDM utility initiates maintenance screen check(s) based on information stored in maintenance configuration file(s). Based on the results of the maintenance check(s), configuration file(s) data and type and characterization of the object(s) that have made contact with the screen, the SDM utility determines the type of maintenance that is performed and the timing/schedule of the maintenance action(s).09-06-2012
20120223902MEASUREMENT DEVICE - A measurement device that comprises a display control part that displays a measurement result obtained from a probe that measures a pH or the like, the display control part displays in a switchable manner at least two displaying screens among a numerical value displaying screen that displays the measurement result as a numeric value, an analog displaying screen that displays the measurement result like an analog meter and a graph displaying screen that displays the measurement result as a time series graph, and the display control part switches each of the displaying screens continuously in conjunction with a touch slide operation on the display by moving the displaying screen displayed prior to the touch slide operation to the outside of a displaying area on the display and by moving the other displaying screen to the inside of the displaying area in accordance with the above-mentioned movement.09-06-2012
20120223901METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENT CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE FOR TOUCH SCREEN - Provided is a method of manufacturing a transparent circuit substrate for a touch screen. The method may involve forming an electrode layer on a transparent substrate, stacking a light shielding layer on the transparent substrate such that the light shielding layer is located on an outside of the electrode layer, stacking a mask on the light shielding layer and the electrode layer, forming a conductive layer on the mask, forming connecting lines for connecting the electrode layer and connecting terminals by removing the mask and a portion of the conductive layer, and forming the connecting terminals on the light shielding layer such that the connecting terminals contact the connecting lines.09-06-2012
20120223900DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device according to an embodiment includes a touch panel, a plurality of detecting units, a blocking unit, and a calculating unit. The display device is incorporated in a vehicle, and the touch panel receives a pressing operation. The plurality of detecting units detect a pressure value on the touch panel.09-06-2012
20120223898DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is a display control device including an operation display unit for detecting operation positions, on a display screen, in accordance with a user operation on the display screen, a state determination unit for determining, based on a detection result of the operation positions, a first operation state where two operation positions are detected, a process determination unit for determining, based on a change in the operation positions in the first operation state, a process related to display that is to be performed, and a display control unit for performing, based on a determination result of a process, a process which has been determined to be performed, and causing the display screen to perform display corresponding to the process. The display control unit continues the display corresponding to the process which has been determined to be performed, according to a duration of determination for the process which has been determined.09-06-2012
20120223897OPERATION INSTRUCTING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME AND OPERATION INSTRUCTING METHOD - An operation instructing device includes a display unit that displays an image and a detecting unit that detects a touched position and thereby specifies a corresponding position of an image displayed on the display unit. While an image is displayed on the display unit, if the detecting unit detects that at least two points A and B are touched in a portion of the detecting unit corresponding to the image, assuming that the image is formed on a sheet of recording paper, a distance between two points of the image formed on the sheet of recording paper corresponding to the two touched points is calculated and displayed on a display panel. Thus, an error in operation instruction such as enlargement and reduction can be reduced, and hence, wasteful consumption of ink and recording paper can be reduced.09-06-2012
20120223896TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING COVER LENS STRUCTURE - A touch display apparatus having a cover lens structure is described. The touch display apparatus includes a touch sensing layer, a display panel adjacent to the touch sensing layer, a backlight module adjacent o the display panel and a cover lens structure. The cover lens structure includes a substrate, a first segment height and a side-wall portion. The first segment height protrudes from the substrate wherein the first segment height and the substrate forms a first receiving space to allow the first segment height to retain the touch sensing layer. The side-wall portion extends and bends from a side edge of the substrate wherein the side-wall portion has a locking portion for buckling the backlight module.09-06-2012
20120223895Single-Finger and Multi-Touch Gesture Determination Method, Touch Control Chip, Touch Control System and Computer System - A single-finger and multi-touch gesture determination method is disclosed. The single touch and multi-touch gesture determination method includes steps of: for each of one or more touch points, judging a respective category under a first group to which the touch point belongs, according to an initial position of the touch point; for each of the one or more touch points, judging a respective category under a second group to which the touch point belongs, according to a moving pattern of the touch point, wherein the moving pattern is respectively defined in the judged category under the first group to which the touch point belongs; and determining a gesture represented by the one or more touch points according to the judged categories under the second group respectively to which the one or more touch points belong.09-06-2012
20120223894MULTI-PASS TOUCH CONTACT TRACKING - In embodiments of multi-pass touch contact tracking, touch input sensor data is recognized as a series of components of a contact on a touch-screen display. The components can be determined to correlate to the contact based on multi-pass nearest-neighbor contact mapping that includes forward nearest-neighbor contact mapping of the components and reverse nearest-neighbor contact mapping of the components. The components can then be associated to represent a tracking of the contact. Subsequent components of the contact can also be determined and associated with the previous components of the contact to further represent the tracking of the contact.09-06-2012
20120223893TOUCH PANEL AND TOUCH PAD - A touch panel and a plurality of touch pads thereof are disclosed. Each touch pad includes a plurality of the same edges. Each edge includes two edge ends, an edge center, at least one convex, and at least one concave. A line between the two edge ends is defined as a reference line. The edge center is located at the center of the reference line. A first region is surrounded by the at least one convex and the reference line. A second region is surrounded by the at least one concave and the reference line. The at least one convex and the at least one concave are symmetrical to the edge center.09-06-2012
20120223892DISPLAY DEVICE FOR SUSPENDING AUTOMATIC ROTATION AND METHOD TO SUSPEND AUTOMATIC SCREEN ROTATION - A display device for displaying information thereon, comprising a display unit adapted to display information in a plurality of display orientations, an orientation determination unit adapted to determine a physical orientation of the display device, a touch sensor adapted to sense a touch input from a user, and a display controller adapted to rotate the information displayed by the display unit from a first display orientation to a second display orientation when the orientation determination unit determines a change in the physical orientation, wherein the display controller suspends rotation of the information displayed by the display unit in the first orientation when the touch sensor senses a touch input substantially contemporaneously with when the orientation determination unit determines the change in the physical orientation.09-06-2012
20120223891ELECTRONIC PERCUSSION GESTURES FOR TOUCHSCREENS - Methods, computer program products, and systems for receiving gestures and producing percussion instrument signals are disclosed. An exemplary method includes receiving a gesture on an area of a touchscreen representing a percussion instrument and generating a signal based on the gesture and area. The gesture can be a single point initiation touch on an area, and a drag into another area. The gesture can be a two-touch point initiation touch on a first area, and a change in distance between the points to change a first parameter such as repeat rate. Such gestures can further include translation of the touch points as a group along an axis to change a second parameter such as volume, pitch, or reverb.09-06-2012
20120223890Mode Switching - Based on one or more characteristics of a received translation input, a computing device is switched between two or more states. The translation input may be a touch input, for example a drag operation. The states may relate to locked and unlocked states, idle screens, or other suitable examples.09-06-2012
20130162556METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal includes an apparatus for controlling a flexible display in a touch screen of the portable terminal. The portable terminal includes a controller that detects a curvature of a screen, determines a point in the screen, at which a curvature degree is greatest, as a center, and moves an object on the screen toward the center.06-27-2013
20110063239TOUCH SCREEN, COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A touch screen, a color filter substrate and a manufacture method thereof are provided in the embodiment of the invention. The touch screen comprises a substrate; a plurality of first signal lines and a plurality of second signal lines forming on the substrate and intersecting with each other to define a plurality of touch regions; a plurality of sensing electrodes, each of the sensing electrodes being connected between one first signal line and one second signal line. Charges are generated on at least one of the sensing electrodes when the sensing electrode is pressed, so that detecting signals for determining coordinates of a touch point are generated on the first signal line and the second signal line that correspond to the sensing electrode.03-17-2011
20110063238TOUCH DISPLAY PANELS AND MANUFACTURE METHODS THEREOF - A touch display panel is provided and includes a substrate, a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of data output lines, a plurality of thin film transistors, and a plurality of detection capacitors. The gate lines are disposed on the substrate. The data lines are disposed on the substrate. The data lines and the gate lines define a plurality of pixel regions on the substrate. The data output lines are disposed on the substrate, and each data output line is disposed next to one data line. The thin film transistors are respectively disposed in the pixel regions. Each thin film transistor is electrically connected to the corresponding gate line and the corresponding data line. The detection capacitors are respectively disposed in the pixel regions. Each detection capacitor is electrically connected to the corresponding gate line and the corresponding data line.03-17-2011
20110063237TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel disposed on a display panel includes a substrate, a plurality of first sensing strings and second sensing strings, and a plurality of assistant lines. The first sensing strings and the second sensing strings include sensing pads, a plurality of first connecting lines and a plurality of second connecting lines. The first connecting lines are parallel to a first direction and electrically connected to portions of the sensing pads in series to construct the first sensing strings. The second connecting lines are parallel to a second direction and electrically connected to the other portions of the sensing pads in series to construct the second sensing strings. The first and the second sensing pads are coplanar. The first connecting lines are electrically insulated from the second connecting lines. The assistant lines are positioned within an area of the sensing pads. The assistant lines directly contact with the sensing pads.03-17-2011
20110063236INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD AND PROGRAM - There is provided an information processing device that includes: a display portion that displays a plurality of function buttons that respectively correspond to a plurality of functions included in the information processing device; a position detection portion that detects a position where an operating body touches or approaches a display screen of the display portion; a button selection portion that selects, from among the plurality of function buttons, at least one function button that corresponds to an operation state of the information processing device; and a display control portion that causes the function button selected by the button selection portion to move on the display screen such that the function button approaches the position on the display screen detected by the position detection portion.03-17-2011
20110063235PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An exemplary portable electronic device includes a housing, a sensing unit, a signal converting unit, and a processor. The sensing unit, the signal converting unit, and the processor are electrically connected in series and mounted in the housing. The housing includes an operating section formed at one end of the housing as part of the housing. The sensing unit is mounted in the operating section, and configured for detecting the direction of elastic deformation and relative displacement of the operating section in different directions to generate a corresponding command signal. The signal converting unit is configured for transforming the command signal from the sensing unit. The processor receives the signal from the signal converting unit, and generates a control signal to achieve different operations corresponding to the direction of elastic deformation and the relative displacement of the operating section.03-17-2011
20110063234SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF IMAGE BROWSING IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A TOUCH SCREEN - An image browsing management method detects a touch operation of a user's finger on a touch screen, and analyzes the touch operation to determine a touch type. Then, the method further calls a corresponding pointer program to process the touch operation according to the touch type, so as to adjust or update the image, for example, delete the image, display a next image, a previous image, a next calendar month image, or a previous calendar month image.03-17-2011
20110063233READOUT APPARATUS AND MULTI-CHANNEL READOUT APPARATUS FOR TOUCH PANEL - A readout apparatus and a multi-channel readout apparatus for a touch panel are provided to integrate different types of readout circuit. The readout apparatus set to a first mode reads the touch panel with a small amount of charges through an integrator. The readout apparatus set to a second mode reads a sensing current of a current type touch panel through a current to voltage converting unit and an inverting amplifier, so as to save a chip area. The multi-channel readout apparatus set to a third mode applies multiple channels to alternatively share an integrator to read the touch panel with a large amount of charges, so that an amount of feedback capacitors (integral capacitors) having a great area can be greatly reduced. Therefore, readout apparatus of the present invention can not only reduce a chip area, but can also be applied to various types of the touch panel.03-17-2011
20110063232PROJECTIVE-CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A fabrication method of a projective-capacitive touch panel is provided. The method includes steps of: providing a substrate; forming a metal trace layer on the substrate with a first exposing/developing process and a etching/stripping process sequentially; forming a first pattern layer on the metal trace layer with a second exposing/developing process, a first filming process and a first stripping process sequentially; forming a insulation layer on the first pattern layer; and forming a second pattern layer on the insulation layer with a third exposing/developing process, a second filming process and a second stripping process sequentially.03-17-2011
20110063231Method and Device for Data Input - A method and system of inputting data, including language and other forms of communication, into an electronic device is disclosed. The method and system are directed to reducing the number of keystrokes that a disabled person would need to make to use a computer or alternative communication device. The method and system according to the invention utilizes a virtual keyboard upon which a user makes an input pattern or “gesture”. The gesture is then transformed into a ranked list of language unit prefixes. Word prediction analysis then analyzes the list of language unit prefixes and develops a list of potential word or phrases that the user may select from.03-17-2011
20110063229METHOD TO COMPENSATE FOR THE FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE OF SENSE SIGNAL PREPROCESSING - Compensating for the frequency dependence of sense signal preprocessing in preprocessing channel circuitry is provided. The frequency dependence of the preprocessing channels can be modified to change a frequency dependent channel into a frequency independent channel, to change a frequency independent channel into a frequency dependent channel, or to change the frequency dependency characteristics of a frequency dependent channel. Modification of frequency dependency may be accomplished, for example, by modifying certain parameters of a preprocessing channel's components, which can include components for amplifying, filtering, phase adjusting, demodulating, decrypting, for example. A pipelined process may be used to modify the frequency dependency of multiple channels. Compensating for frequency dependencies can have multiple advantages, such as reduction of memory requirements and DIE size.03-17-2011
20110063228CONTACT SENSITIVE DEVICE FOR DETECTING TEMPORALLY OVERLAPPING TRACES - Systems and methods for detecting temporally overlapping trace events on a touch sensitive device.03-17-2011
20110063227PHASE-TAGGED CAPACITANCE SENSING CIRCUIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - An electronic device includes a touch panel, a driving circuit, and a sensing circuit. The driving circuit generates a driving signal, and superposes phase information on the driving signal. The touch panel includes multiple crossing conductors, for providing a sensing signal in response to a contact of an object on one of the sensing conductors and to a driving signal applied on the sensing element. The sensing circuit includes a signal extractor and a tag detector. The signal extractor generates a demodulation signal based on the period of the driving signal, width of the phase information, and for demodulating the sensing signal by using the demodulation signal to determine a sensing value. The tag detector enables the signal extractor as soon as a magnitude of the sensing signal is over a predetermined threshold. The signal demodulates the sensing signal by using a demodulation signal whose period is the same as the driving signal to determine the sensing value. The present electronic device can determine a touch position by processing of analog signal using the demodulation signal without phase compensation.03-17-2011
20130063387PROTECTIVE PANEL AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A pressure sensitive conductive member is arranged in a through hole of a base-material bonding layer so as to be in contact with a peripheral-switch upper electrode and a peripheral-switch lower electrode, and when a force applied to a peripheral switch is transmitted to the pressure sensitive conductive member through an upper electrode base material and the upper electrode, a current flows, so that the upper electrode and the lower electrode are electrically connected.03-14-2013
20130063366USER INPUTS OF A TOUCH-SENSITIVE DEVICE - Various aspects of this disclosure are directed to displaying, by a touch-sensitive display of a computing device, at least one selectable object, and receiving, by the computing device, a user input comprising a gesture at a location of the touch-sensitive display that displays the at least one selectable object. The computing device may determine a time duration of the gesture. When the time duration of the gesture is greater than or equal to a minimum timeout value and less than or equal to a maximum timeout value, the computing device may select as user input the at least one selectable object.03-14-2013
20130063376INTERACTIVE DISPLAY SURFACE FOR MULTI-DISPLAY USE - There is disclosed a method of controlling an interactive display system comprising an interactive display surface, the interactive display surface being adapted to detect contact points at said surface, the method comprising: rendering a plurality of images for display on a respective portion of the interactive display surface; routing data associated with a contact point at said surface to the image rendering device associated with the rendering of an image in the portion of the display in which the contact point is detected.03-14-2013
20130063386INFORMATION INPUT DEVICE, INFORMATION INPUT METHOD, AND PROGRAM - In order to provide an information input device that solves the misclick caused by a clickable touch sensor without using information corresponding to pressure of the user's finger, the information input device includes: a touch information detecting unit that detects a touch information item obtained when a finger of the user is in contact with the touch sensor; a touch information sequence storage unit configured to store the touch information item for a predetermined period; and a pressing start position estimating unit configured to estimate a pressing start position at which the user started to press the touch sensor with the finger, based on touch information items stored in the touch information sequence storage unit, when the switch was pressed down, the touch information items including the touch information item.03-14-2013
20130063385PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME - The disclosed portable information terminal (03-14-2013
20130063384ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An electronic device with a display unit detects a predetermined touch input manipulation on the display unit, and determines a fixed area including a first contact point and an outside of the fixed area including a second contact point based on the first and second contact points when the first contact point is fixed and the second contact point is moved in a predetermined direction in a case where there are two contact points of the detected touch input manipulation. The electronic device generates an image corresponding to the determined fixed area, and an image obtained by scrolling an image corresponding to the outside of the determined fixed area in the predetermined direction in which the second contact point is moved. The electronic device displays an image on the display unit based on each of the generated images.03-14-2013
20130063379GIMBALLED SCROLL WHEEL - An input device that includes both a movement detector, such as mechanical switch, and positional indicator, such as touch pad touch screen, and/or touch sensing housing is disclosed. These two input devices can be used substantially simultaneously to provide a command to the device. In this manner, different commands can be associated with depressing a moveable member in different areas and a single moveable member can perform like several buttons.03-14-2013
20130063383ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO DETECTING A GESTURE - First information for a first application is displayed in a window or field on an electronic device. A gesture requesting display of second information for a second application is detected by the electronic device. In response to detecting the gesture, the second information is displayed in a first format in a first part of the window or field while displaying the first information in a second part of the window or field and the second information is displayed in a second format in a third part of the window or field while displaying the first information in a fourth part of the window or field when the gesture continues beyond the threshold.03-14-2013
20130063378TERMINAL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING SMART TOUCH OPERATION - A terminal apparatus includes an interface to detect a touch input, to detect a touch region corresponding to the touch input, and to identify an object that is overlapped by the touch input by at least a reference percentage in the touch region as a first object; a processing unit to generate a second object based on the first object, and to display the second object in an untouched region; and a control unit to execute an operation corresponding to the second object. A method for executing an operation according to a touch input includes detecting a touch input and a corresponding touch region; identifying an object overlapped by at least a reference percentage in the touch region as a first object; generating a second object based on the first object; displaying the second object in an untouched region; and executing an operation corresponding to the second object.03-14-2013
20130063373MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. According to the present invention, after a search for informations related to an inputted search word have been performed, while the found informations are displayed, partial informations respectively representing the displayed informations by including the search word are extracted from the displayed informations. Finally, the extracted informations are enlarged and displayed as a list.03-14-2013
20130063377METHOD OF BLOCKING TRANSMISSION OF SCREEN INFORMATION OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL WHILE PERFORMING REMOTE CONTROL USING ICON - Disclosed is a technique for allowing a user of the mobile communication terminal to block transmission of screen information to a remotely connected computer through a simple handling of a toggle icon, without having to input a command or activate a program associated with the icon during a remote control session. As a result, the user's personal information is protected while at the same time allowing the remote computer and the mobile communication terminal to communicate data effectively.03-14-2013
20130063375TOUCH PANEL CONTROLLER, TOUCH PANEL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING TOUCH PANEL SYSTEM - A touch panel system in which power consumption is reduced and detection sensitivity is enhanced, a controller for the touch panel system, and a method of operating the system. Touch panel system includes status detecting portion having status signal generating portions generating a status signal indicative of a close status of an indicator, a position calculating portion processing the status signal, thereby calculating a position of the indicator on a detecting surface, and a region setting portion for updating an effective region set in the detecting surface P based on the position of the indicator which is calculated by the position calculating portion. A first operation causes the status signal generating portions SL and DL to selectively generate a status signal and a second operation causes the position calculating portion to selectively process the status signals generated by the status signal generating portions SL and DL.03-14-2013
20130063369METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEDIA RENDERING SERVICES USING GESTURE AND/OR VOICE CONTROL - An approach for providing media rendering services using touch input and voice input. An apparatus invokes a media application and presents media content at the apparatus. The apparatus monitors for touch input and/or voice input to execute a function to apply the media content. The apparatus receives user input as a sequence of user actions, wherein each of the user actions is provided via the touch input or the voice input. The touch input or the voice input is received without presentation of an input prompt that overlays or alters the media content03-14-2013
20130063372TOUCH PANEL AND TOUCH INFORMATION DETERMINING METHOD OF TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel and a contact information determining method of the touch panel. A touch panel includes a plurality of transmitting members arranged with a predetermined interval therebetween, and a first sensor and a second sensor positioned respectively at a first terminal and a second terminal of a transmitting member, wherein a transmission signal is transmitted to the first sensor and the second sensor, in response to a contact on the transmitting member.03-14-2013
20130063370SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD OF A TOUCH PANEL - A signal processing method is employed to operate a touch panel having a first touch sensing unit and plural second touch sensing units adjacent to the first touch sensing unit. In the operation of the method, a first signal is generated through amplifying the first sensing signal of the first touch sensing unit by N times with N equal to the number of the second touch sensing units, a second signal is generated through summing up the second sensing signals of the second touch sensing unit, a difference signal is generated through subtracting the second signal from the first signal, a comparison result is generated through comparing the difference signal with a difference threshold, and finally the comparison result is utilized for judging whether a touch event is occurring to the first touch sensing unit.03-14-2013
20130063368TOUCH-SCREEN SURFACE TEMPERATURE CONTROL - In embodiments of touch-screen surface temperature control, a computing device includes a touch-screen display with a touch surface for user interaction. The computing device also includes a cooling system that cools a surface temperature on the touch surface of the touch-screen display. A temperature service is implemented to activate the cooling system to decrease the surface temperature on the touch surface of the display based on projected user interaction with the touch surface of the touch-screen display.03-14-2013
20130063367AIR ACTUATED DEVICE - Air actuated devices and processes for detecting breath events are provided. The air actuated devices can include an air actuated surface having a temperature-responsive material disposed thereon. The temperature-responsive material can include multiple temperature-responsive beads or can include a temperature-responsive array having multiple temperature-responsive rows and multiple temperature-responsive columns. Monitoring circuitry can be included to monitor a parameter of the temperature-responsive material to detect a change in temperature of the air actuated surface. A processor can also be included to detect a breath event on the air actuated surface based on the monitored parameter of the temperature-responsive material. The processor can generate a command signal in response to a detected breath event. The air actuated device can also include a touch sensor to detect touch events on the air actuated surface.03-14-2013
20130063363MINIMAL PARALLAX COINCIDENT DIGITAL DRAWING AND DISPLAY SURFACE - A drawing table for an animator to hand create or modify a computer-generated image includes a display and a fused fiber optic plate. The display is configured to display the computer-generated image on a top surface. The fused fiber optic plate of bundled, optical fibers has an input surface and an output surface. The input surface is optically bonded to the top surface of the display. When the computer-generated image is displayed on the display, the fused fiber optic plate is configured to relay the computer-generated image from the input surface to the output surface.03-14-2013
20130063362Content Scrolling and Transitioning Using Touchpad Input - In one embodiment, a user of a mobile device controls a scrollable application user interface by using touch inputs to the mobile device's side-mounted touchpad.03-14-2013
20130063361METHOD OF FACILITATING INPUT AT AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method of facilitating input at an electronic device includes detecting a first touch at a first touch location on a touch-sensitive device; the first touch being associated with a first character; detecting a second touch at a second touch location on the touch-sensitive surface, the second touch being associated with a second character; when movement of one of the first touch and the second touch is detected, determining a distance between the first touch location and the second touch location, the distance being associated with a number of characters of an object; identifying candidate objects in reference data that match the number of characters and include an initial character that matches the first character and a final character that matches the second character; and displaying at least one candidate object.03-14-2013
20130063365INTRINSICALLY SAFE TOUCH SCREEN FOR PROCESS EQUIPMENT - An intrinsically safe touch screen system includes a touch screen, a current limiting barrier coupled to the touch screen, a touch screen controller, and a voltage limiting barrier. The controller is coupled to the current limiting barrier, the voltage limiting barrier, and the touch screen, in a configuration such that signals transmitted to and from the touch screen will be within a level that ensures intrinsic safety of the touch screen.03-14-2013
20130063382Multi-Position Under-Cabinet Mounted Control System for a Portable Touch Screen Device - Presented is an under-cabinet mounted control system for a portable touch screen device. The control system includes a processor configured for providing an interface between the portable touch screen device and one or more remote systems, and a mounting bracket configured to be mounted under a cabinet, shelf, table, or counter. The control system further includes a touch screen mounting member moveably coupled to the mounting bracket. The touch screen mounting member is configured to releasably hold the portable touch screen device. The control system further includes a docking connector configured for electrically mating with the portable touch screen device and establishing electrical communication between the processor and the portable touch screen device, and a communication means configured for establishing communication between the processor the one or more remote systems.03-14-2013
20130063380USER INTERFACE FOR CONTROLLING RELEASE OF A LOCK STATE IN A TERMINAL - Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for providing a user interface. The apparatus for providing a user interface, includes a controller operating such that a lock image with respect to at least a partial user interface and an object for changing a lock state to a release state are displayed on a screen, and a touch sensor sensing a first contact of a touch gesture on the object, wherein the controller determines a distance between the object and a second contact of the touch gesture with respect to the first contact on the object, and changes the lock state to the release state and the removes the lock image from the screen when the distance between the object and the second contact of the touch gesture is greater than a preset threshold.03-14-2013
20130063381TACTILE STIMULUS GENERATION APPARATUS - A tactile-stimulus generation apparatus is configured to apply an electric stimulus to a specific body part of a user, such as a fingertip. A tactile sensation generation electrode group is arranged on an insulating layer, which is installed beneath a front surface of a coordinate input device as a tactile-stimulus generation sheet. When the specific body part is placed in proximity with the insulating layer, the specific body part is capacitively coupled to both positive and negative side electrodes of the tactile sensation generation electrode group which causes differential voltages to be applied as a controlled stimulus across the positive and the negative electrode, where the amount of current which passes from the positive side electrode to the specific body part, is equal to the amount of current which flows out of the specific body part to the negative side electrode.03-14-2013
20130063371TOUCH PANEL - Disclosed herein is a structure of a touch panel capable of solving a depletion problem of resources used for a transparent conductive layer, in particular, improving a moiré phenomenon occurring during a image projection process when a metal electrode in a mesh shape is formed on both surfaces of the transparent substrate, by replacing ITO and forming electrodes using a metal thin film on which fine patterns are formed. Exemplary embodiments of the present invention can improve the moiré phenomenon occurring due to overlapping lines between the top and bottom metal electrodes on the transparent substrate during the image projection process and can improve the visibility by minimizing overlapping lines between the metal electrode formed on the transparent substrate and the pixel grid or the black matrix formed on the color filter.03-14-2013
20090046071TACTILE TOUCHSCREEN FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a housing with a front frame; a moveable touch-screen display framed by the front frame of the housing, the moveable touch-screen display including a touch-sensitive input surface overlying a display device, the front frame including corners curved outwardly away from the surface of the touchscreen display; a mechanical switch disposed between a back surface of the touchscreen display and a base of the housing; and operational components including a processor within the housing and connected to the touchscreen display. The touchscreen display moves or pivots relative to the housing about a pivot axis in response to application of sufficient force on the touchscreen. This movement or pivoting results in the actuation of the single mechanical switch and the pivot axis depending on the location of application of the force02-19-2009
20130063374METHOD FOR CONVERTING CONTROL INPUT OF INPUT DOMAIN INTO CONTROL OUTPUT OF CONTROL DOMAIN USING VARIABLE CONTROL RESOLUTION TECHNIQUE, AND RELATED CONTROL APPARATUS THEREOF - An exemplary method for determining a control output in a control domain includes: obtaining a control input of an input domain, wherein the control input includes a previous input value and a current input value; and dynamically adjusting a control resolution setting, and converting the control input of the input domain into the control output in the control domain according to the control resolution setting, wherein the control output includes a previous output value and a current output value corresponding to the previous input value and the current input value, respectively, the control resolution setting for the current input value is determined according to at least the previous input value, and the current output value is identical to the previous output value when the current input value and the previous input value are generated in response to a same user input.03-14-2013
20130063364USING PRESSURE DIFFERENCES WITH A TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY SCREEN - Disclosed is a user interface that responds to differences in pressure detected by a touch-sensitive screen. The user selects one type of user-interface action by “lightly” touching the screen and selects another type of action by exerting more pressure. Embodiments can respond to single touches, to gestural touches that extend across the face of the touch-sensitive screen, and to touches in which the user-exerted pressure varies during the course of the touch. Some embodiments respond to how quickly the user changes the amount of pressure applied. In some embodiments, the location and pressure of the user's input are compared against a stored gesture profile. Action is taken only if the input matches “closely enough” to the stored gesture profile. In some embodiments, a notification is sent to the user when the pressure exceeds a threshold between a light and a heavy press.03-14-2013
20090262083SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECEIVING USER INPUT THROUGH A DISPLAY WITH A FLEXIBLE BACKPLANE VIA TOUCH SENSORS - A computing device that is configured to receive input commands via a display is described. The computing device includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. The device also includes a display. The display includes a flexible backplane. The device further includes a touch sensor. The sensor is positioned underneath the flexible backplane.10-22-2009
20130162575IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM TO BE EXECUTED BY THE SAME, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND TERMINAL DEVICE - An image forming apparatus includes: a display; a first display controller configured to display a background screen image(s); and a second display controller configured to display, within each background screen image, at least one object image each for receiving a command for executing a corresponding predefined processing. The first display controller executes a display switch processing to switch the background screen image being displayed on the display from a first background screen image to a second background screen image by moving the first and second background screen images in a first direction. The second display controller executes a shaking display processing in which the object image displayed within the second background screen image is repeatedly moved between two positions. The shaking display processing is started upon a start of the display switch processing and finished after an end of the display switch processing.06-27-2013
20130162573DISPLAY DEVICE AND ITS MOVEMENT DETECTING METHOD FOR REMOTE OBJECT - A display device comprises a display module, at least two sensing devices and a control module. The sensing devices are disposed at the opposite sides or the adjacent sides of the display module. The control module is coupled with the sensing devices to respectively detect coupling capacitances formed between the sensing devices and a remote object, and determines the movement of the remote object according to the coupling capacitances.06-27-2013
20130162570LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFATURING THE SAME - Disclosed is an LCD device which realizes decreased thickness, simplified process, and decreased cost by using a common electrode for formation of electric field to drive liquid crystal as a sensing electrode, and removing a touch screen from an upper surface of the liquid crystal panel, the LCD device comprising gate and data lines crossing each other to define plural pixels on a lower substrate; a pixel electrode in each of the plural pixels; plural common electrode blocks patterned at the different layer from the pixel electrode, wherein the common electrode blocks, together with the pixel electrode, forms an electric field, and senses a user's touch; and plural sensing lines electrically connected with the common electrode blocks, wherein, if the sensing line is electrically connected with one of the common electrode blocks, the sensing line is insulated from the remaining common electrode blocks.06-27-2013
20130162568SETTING VIBRATION PORTIONS IN PIECES OF ELECTRONIC DATA THAT ARE DISPLAYABLE ON A DISPLAY DEVICE - Vibration portions are set in electronic data displayable on a display device. In response to a first portion in the one or more pieces of electronic data being specified on the display device, an embodiment sets the specified first portion as a first vibration portion. The first vibration portion triggers a first vibration in response to the first vibration portion being specified with a movable object. Moreover, in response to a second portion in the one or more pieces of electronic data being specified on the display device, an embodiment sets the specified second portion as a second vibration portion. The second vibration portion triggers the second vibration in response to the second vibration portion being specified with a movable object. The data storing settings for generating the first vibration and the second vibration include an order in which the first vibration and the second vibration are generated.06-27-2013
20130162567METHOD FOR OPERATING TOOL LIST AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method for operating a tool list applied to a portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device comprises a display surface including an operation area and a tool control area. The tool control area includes a tool list for receiving a tool selection signal. The method for operating the tool list includes following steps: receiving a first control signal by the display surface, wherein the first control signal is different from the tool selection signal, and disabling the tool list according to the first control signal. A portable electronic device using the method described above is also disclosed.06-27-2013
20130162566TERMINAL DEVICE - An information processing apparatus that controls a display to display captured image at a first portion of the display; detects whether an image of a specific pattern exists in the captured image; controls the display to display an image corresponding to data in a second portion of the display; detects that a user input was received at a first position corresponding to the first portion of the display and a second position corresponding to the second portion of the display; and transmits data corresponding to an image displayed at the first position to another information processing apparatus corresponding to the captured image displayed at the second position.06-27-2013
20130162565TOUCH SENSOR PANEL USING OSCILLATION FREQUENCY - Disclosed are a device and a method of sensing a touch using an oscillation circuit. Touch sensor lines that detect a position by using a resistor and a capacitor of an RC oscillation circuit face each other to make pairs in a panel, and an oscillation frequency generated according to capacitance of the panel which is changed by a touch is measured through the adjacent touch sensor lines and two or more characteristics of the measured oscillation frequency are calculated to determine the touched position.06-27-2013
20130162558ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY SWITCHING OPERATION INTERFACES BETWEEN LEFT-HANDED MODE AND RIGHT-HANDED MODE - An electronic device capable of selectively switching operation interfaces between a left-handed mode and a right-handed mode is provided. The electronic device includes a touch screen, a storage unit, a touch detecting unit, a processing unit and an interface switching unit. The storage unit stores a left-handed mode operation interface, a right-handed mode operation interface, and a corresponding relationship among a number of predetermined touch operations and the left-handed and right-handed mode operation interfaces. The touch detecting unit detects a touch operation on the touch screen. The processing unit outputs a switching signal if it determines that the detected touch operation matches a predetermined touch operation. The interface switching unit determines an intended operation interface corresponding to the detected touch operation, and switches the current operation interface to the intended operation interface corresponding to the detected touch operation, according to the switching signal. A related method is also provided.06-27-2013
20130162553CHARACTER RECOGNITION FOR OVERLAPPING TEXTUAL USER INPUT - Techniques described herein may recognize handwritten characters that are written at least partially over the top of one another that are input to a computing device. The handwritten characters may be formed of one or more strokes. A user may write characters or parts of words over approximately the same area of graphical user interface (i.e., on top of each other) without having to wait for a timeout between character input and without having to select a button or provide another input indicating the character is complete before entering input for another character. Once a character is at least partially recognized, a graphical indication corresponding to the user input displayed on a screen may be altered. Such alterations may include fading or changing size or location of the graphical indication.06-27-2013
20130162551Electronic Device - According to one embodiment, the electronic device of this embodiment includes a housing, a first substrate provided in the housing and including a sensor region configured to sense a touch of a hand and a translucent portion provided on an inner side of the sensor region, a second substrate separated from the first substrate and includes a light source configured to emit light towards the translucent portion and an elastic member intermediated between the first and the second substrate and including a through hole portion inside of which the light source and the translucent portion are provided, in which an edge portion which defines a circumference of the through hole portion is situated on an outer side to the translucent portion and on an inner side to the sensor region.06-27-2013
20130162550Touch Panel Device and Scanning Method Therein - A touch panel device and a scanning method in the touch panel device are provided. The touch panel device includes first sensing lines, second sensing lines and a controlling module. The first sensing lines and the second sensing lines are alternately arranged and are in parallel with each other along a first direction. The controlling module is configured to scan the first sensing lines and the second sensing lines during a plurality of first frame periods and a plurality of second frame periods, respectively, which are alternately arranged according to a predetermined frame rate.06-27-2013
20130162549DISPLAY DEVICE INTEGRATED WITH TOUCH SCREEN PANEL - A display device integrated with a touch screen panel. The display device includes a plurality of pixels formed on a substrate, color filter patterns on a surface of the display device, corresponding to the pixels and containing a conductive material, and a black matrix formed between the color filter patterns. Each of the color filter patterns is electrically connected to an adjacent one of the color filter patterns to be used as sense electrodes of a touch screen panel.06-27-2013
20130162547TOUCH SCREEN - Disclosed herein is a touch screen. The touch screen according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a transparent substrate; a touch electrode formed on one surface of the transparent substrate; a digitizer electrode formed on the other surface of the transparent substrate; and an image display device provided in the other surface direction of the transparent substrate.06-27-2013
20130162546FLEXIBLE DISPLAY AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A flexible display and a controlling method thereof are provided. The flexible display includes a plurality of pressure sensors, a display unit and a processing unit, wherein the processing unit is connected to the pressure sensors and the display unit. The processing unit obtains pressure values from each of the pressure sensors within a time unit and generates a pressure area and a pressure variance according to the pressure values from each of the pressure sensors. The processing unit further determines a display mode of the display unit according to the pressure area and the pressure variance. Therefore, the flexible display is capable of providing several kinds of display mode only based on the equipped pressure sensors.06-27-2013
20130162543Piezoelectric Actuator Interface and Method - An apparatus including a flexible circuit having a flexible substrate and at least one electrical conductor; and a least one piezoelectric member adapted to move when a voltage is applied to the piezoelectric member. The piezoelectric member is mounted to a first side of the flexible substrate and electrically connected to at least one of the electrical conductors.06-27-2013
20120194461ADVANCED TOUCH CONTROL OF INTERACTIVE MAP VIEWING VIA FINGER ANGLE USING A HIGH DIMENSIONAL TOUCHPAD (HDTP) TOUCH USER INTERFACE - High Dimensional Touchpad (HDTP) or other user interface technology implemented in touch screens used on computers, smartphones, or other mobile devices provides advanced touch control of a variety of interactive map applications using one or more of a user's finger position or movement in one or more of the roll angle, pitch angle, yaw angle, and downward pressure directions. Implementations also can be responsive to a user's finger position or movement in the left-right and forward-backward directions. Implementations can also use HDTP or other user interface technology implemented on the back of a mouse. Also, the interactive map imaging application may use a connection over the internet or other network.08-02-2012
20120194443DETACHABLE KEY AND KEYBOARD THEREOF - A detachable key has a character generator, a control signal generator, a wireless module, and a connection part. The control signal generator generates a control signal when a user presses or touches the control signal generator. The character generator generates a character signal according to the control signal. The wireless module receives the character signal and transmits the character signal to a computing device via a wireless transmission manner. The connection part is used to connect the detachable key with the other detachable keys. The user may freely connect detachable keys to form the demanded keyboard according to the user's requirements, and thus the detachable key is convenient to the user.08-02-2012
20090244023PORTABLE TERMINAL CAPABLE OF SENSING PROXIMITY TOUCH AND METHOD OF PROVIDING GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE USING THE SAME - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a touch screen for generating input signals in response to a proximity touch or a direct touch of an input medium and displaying a first menu and a controller for determining the proximity touch of the input medium on the touch screen for a predetermined period of time and displaying on the touch screen a second menu for providing a function associated with the first menu.10-01-2009
20090244019TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and method of controlling the same are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes a touchscreen and a control unit for receiving a first command according to a state of an object in near-proximity to the touchscreen, and receiving a second command according to a state of the object contacting the touchscreen.10-01-2009
20090237372PORTABLE TERMINAL CAPABLE OF SENSING PROXIMITY TOUCH AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SCREEN IN THE SAME - A portable terminal for sensing a touch input, including a direct touch input and a proximity touch input, includes a touch screen configured to receive the touch input via a touching object and responsively displaying at least a first portion of a page and a controller configured to recognize the direct touch input when the touching object contacts the touch screen and recognize the proximity touch input when the touching object is located within a threshold distance relative to the touch screen for a period of time, the proximity touch input being effective as long as the touching object remains within the threshold distance, wherein in response to the proximity touch input, a size of the displayed page is changed from a first size to a second size, or a second portion of the page is displayed on the touch screen, the second portion being different from the first portion.09-24-2009
20090237371MOBILE TERMINAL AND SCREEN DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal. Specifically to a mobile terminal including a display including a touchscreen, a sensing unit for sensing an object contacting the touchscreen and the object in near-proximity to the touchscreen, and a controller for controlling information appearing on the display according to the object contacting the touchscreen and movement of the object relative to the touchscreen.09-24-2009
20090237370Touchpad or touchscreen and control element for a touchpad or touchscreen - A touchpad or touchscreen has a sensitive operating area for setting particular functions. To simplify operation, at least one mechanical control element is arranged above the sensitive operating area, said control element having a trigger which acts on the sensitive operating area to set functions when the control element is moved.09-24-2009
20090237369TOUCH PANEL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display having a touch panel capability is provided. The display includes a first substrate and a second substrate opposing each other, a thin-film transistor for pixel driving formed on the first substrate, and a thin-film transistor for touch position detection including a source electrode and a drain electrode formed on the first substrate, and a gate electrode formed on the second substrate.09-24-2009
20090237368USER INPUT APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE BY USING THE USER INPUT APPARATUS - Provided is a user input apparatus for controlling an image display device including: a first input unit receiving an instruction to perform a predetermined function of controlling the image display device when a discontinuous signal is received; a second input unit coupled to the first input unit and receiving an instruction to perform a predetermined function of controlling the image display device when a continuous signal is received; and a controller generating a control signal for performing a second function in conjunction with a first function in the image display device when the continuous signal is received from the second input unit within a predetermined period of time after an instruction to perform the first function of controlling the image display device is received from the first input unit.09-24-2009
20090237367ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND REPRODUCING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to an electronic document reproduction apparatus supporting a preview function upon outputting an electronic book, and a reproducing method thereof. The electronic document reproduction apparatus includes: an input/output unit for outputting contents of an electronic document and receiving a user's instruction from a user; a storage unit for storing data of the electronic document; and a controller for searching for an output position of a corresponding electronic document according to the users instruction input through the input/output unit, and displaying the corresponding electronic document, wherein the controller receives a preview execution instruction through the input/output unit and provides a preview function for a corresponding position to the electronic document, and the controller receives a page selection instruction and sets a corresponding page as an output position.09-24-2009
20090237366Multi-Touch Points Sensible Touch Panel and Method for controlling the same - A multi-contact points sensible touch panel has a substrate module, multiple infrared (IR) transmitter and multiple IR receivers to provide IR signal being transmitted along different directions. The first transmission direction is orthogonal to the second transmission direction. The third transmission direction intersects the first transmission direction with a first nonzero oblique angle, and also intersects the second transmission direction with a second nonzero oblique angle. When multiple contact points occur on the touch panel, coordinate of each contact points is correctly determined by sensing a position where the IR signals of different directions intersect together.09-24-2009
20090237365DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display panel and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The display panel includes: a first substrate, a touch spacer formed on a first substrate, a second substrate opposing the first substrate, a sensing electrode facing the touch spacer in the second substrate wherein the sensing electrode has a concave surface.09-24-2009
20090237364FEEDBACK-PROVIDING KEYPAD FOR TOUCHSCREEN DEVICES - Computer-readable media, computerized methods, and a touchscreen device manipulating user-input elements are provided. Generally, manipulation includes identifying a predefined configuration associated with a request received from a user and/or application, deriving configuration settings from the predefined configuration, and transmitting the configuration settings to an electromechanical device that adjusts a portion of user-input elements to an extended orientation and activates a portion of user-input elements. In embodiments, the extended user-input elements positioned in the extended orientation are activated, while the remainder are set to an idle condition. Typically, the extended user-input elements produce outwardly-extending protrusions expressed at a flexible touchpad incorporated in the touchscreen device. These outwardly-extending protrusions may replicate keys of a standard keyboard and correspond with the presently-running application implemented on the touchscreen device. User-initiated actuations of activated user-input elements provide a tactile feedback that substantially simulates a click generated by standard keyboard keys.09-24-2009
20090237362ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH SENSITIVE INPUT SURFACE AND METHOD OF DETERMINING USER-SELECTED INPUT - A method of determining user-selections from at least one touch at a touch-sensitive input surface of an electronic device includes determining a first user-selection based on touch attributes, detecting changes in the touch attributes including a change in size and a change in the location, and determining a second user-selection based on a direction of the change in location.09-24-2009
20090046076COUNTER-TACTILE KEYPAD - A touch-based user interface for an electronic device, including a housing including electronic circuitry, a plurality of buttons mounted within a first area on a first side of the housing, and a screen mounted on a second area of a second side of the housing, the second side being opposite to the first side, and the second area being opposite to at least a portion of the first area, wherein the electronic circuitry is operative (i) to display on the screen at least one user interface control element that corresponds respectively to at least one button, each such user interface control element having a command associated therewith, and (ii) to perform the command associated with a designated user interface control element when its corresponding button is pressed. A method and a computer-readable storage medium is also described and claimed.02-19-2009
20090046075MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING DISPLAY THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal is provided. The mobile communication terminal includes a communication module for transmitting and receiving data in order to perform audiovisual communication with at least one other party's terminal; a camera module for photographing an image; a touch screen for displaying a first image received from the at least one other party's terminal and a second image acquired from the camera module; and a controller for changing, when the first image or the second image displayed on the touch screen is touched, a display manner of the first image and the second image.02-19-2009
20090046074TELESCREEN OPERATING METHOD - The present invention relates to a communications system for distributing information to and from local and regional distribution centers as well as individual dial-up servers. The communications system contains an interactive, configurable interface. The first aspect of the invention employs a method and device for communicating information between computers, where a first computer unit, comprising a touch sensitive screen for displaying images, a processing unit and a communications port, connects to a telephone line. The second computer unit pushes data and images to be displayed on the first computer unit's touch sensitive screen with identifying codes associated with a definition of active areas. When an active area is selected, the first computer unit returns the code associated with the active area. In this way pushed data and interactive communications between the points are achieved. The first computer is a specially designed device that facilitates the multifaceted communication between the two computers and presents a highly functional interface using a number of input and output devices.02-19-2009
20090046073Touchscreen using both carbon nanoparticles and metal nanoparticles - A cover sheet assembly is provided for a touchscreen system. The cover sheet assembly includes an insulating layer having a surface configured to be disposed over an electrically conductive area of a substrate of the touchscreen system, and an electrically conductive material disposed on at least a portion of the surface of the insulating layer. The electrically conductive material includes a plurality of carbon nanoparticles and a plurality of metal nanoparticles.02-19-2009
20090027355SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAPPING INTERFACE FUNCTIONALITY TO CODEC FUNCTIONALITY IN A PORTABLE AUDIO DEVICE - A portable digital audio device is capable of playing a number of different data file types, such as music data files, speech data files, video data files, and the like. Different CODECs are generally used for different data types. The system determines the data file type and selects the appropriate CODEC based on the reported data file type. In addition, the reported data file type is used to select the appropriate media interface manager and appropriate user interface. The user interface, or “skin” is selected for compatibility with the media interface manager and selected CODEC. The appropriate controls are enabled and displayed for user operation. As new CODECs are added to the system, appropriate media interface managers and skins are also added to provide the necessary user interface compatibility.01-29-2009
20090027353PRESSURE SENSOR ARRAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TACTILE SENSING - An input apparatus and method for tactile sensing are disclosed. The input apparatus includes a sensor array for outputting input data in an array format according to a touch input, and a controller for obtaining first input data for a first input from the sensor array if the first input above a predetermined pressure is imposed on the sensor array, for obtaining second input data for a second input from the sensor array if the second input above a predetermined pressure is imposed on the sensor array, for generating third input data indicating an input characteristic by comparing the first input data and the second input data, and for operating according to a program based on the third input data.01-29-2009
20090027351FINGER ID BASED ACTIONS IN INTERACTIVE USER INTERFACE - A system and method for using biometric images is disclosed. In an embodiment, a plurality of biometric images belonging to an individual are scanned and associated with one or more functions. The user can cause different biometric images to be scanned so that different functions within the user interface can be actuated. Thus, a biometric sensor can be used to provide additional functionality as compared to system where a single biometric image is used to provide access.01-29-2009
20120229405IMAGE DISPLAY THAT MOVES PHYSICAL OBJECTS AND CAUSES TACTILE SENSATION - An image display including a touch-sensitive display, that creates tactile sensation and movement of an object (09-13-2012
20120229402Multiple Actuation Handheld Device - A device includes a housing, a processor that is coupled to the housing, the processor is configured to process a software program stored in a memory. A touch screen is coupled to the housing and configured to display graphical objects, wherein a sensor signal associated with a user's interaction with the touch screen is provided to the processor. A first actuator is coupled to the touch screen and positioned within the housing. The first actuator is configured to output a first haptic effect to the touch screen upon receiving a first activating signal from the processor. A second actuator is coupled to the housing and configured to output a second haptic effect to the housing upon receiving a second activating signal from the processor. The first activating signal is associated with a foreground event and the second activating signal is associated with a background event occurring in the software program.09-13-2012
20120229400INTERACTIVITY MODEL FOR SHARED FEEDBACK ON MOBILE DEVICES - A system that produces a dynamic haptic effect and generates a drive signal that includes a gesture signal and a real or virtual device sensor signal. The haptic effect is modified dynamically based on both the gesture signal and the real or virtual device sensor signal such as from an accelerometer or gyroscope, or by a signal created from processing data such as still images, video or sound. The haptic effect may optionally be modified dynamically by using the gesture signal and the real or virtual device sensor signal and a physical model, or may optionally be applied concurrently to multiple devices which are connected via a communication link. The haptic effect may optionally be encoded into a data file on a first device. The data file is then communicated to a second device and the haptic effect is read from the data file and applied to the second device.09-13-2012
20120229393DATA DISPLAY METHOD AND DATA DISPLAY SYSTEM - The coordinate system of the electronic data 09-13-2012
20080297487DISPLAY INTEGRATED PHOTODIODE MATRIX - The use of one or more proximity sensors alone or in combination with one or more touch sensors in a multi-touch panel to detect the presence of a finger, body part or other object and control or trigger one or more functions in accordance with an “image” of touch provided by the sensor outputs is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more infrared (IR) proximity sensors can be driven with a specific stimulation frequency and emit IR light from one or more areas, which can in some embodiments correspond to “pixel” locations. The reflected IR signal, if any, can be demodulated using synchronous demodulation.12-04-2008
20090009484Touch-detection display device having a detection and control unit and method to drive same - An exemplary touch-detection display device includes a display unit configured to display images, a touch-detection unit configured to detect external contact thereon, and a control and detection unit configured to detect functional conditions of the display unit and switch the touch-detection unit according to the functional conditions of the display unit. A related method of driving the touch-detection display device is also provided.01-08-2009
20090009483SINGLE-CHIP TOUCH CONTROLLER WITH INTEGRATED DRIVE SYSTEM - A touch controller for controlling a touch sensor panel is provided. The touch controller includes a plurality of sense channels that receive sensor signals from the touch sensor panel, a drive system that generates a plurality of stimulation signals based on a supply voltage on the order of digital logic level supply voltages, the stimulation signals for simultaneously stimulating multiple drive lines of the touch sensor panel, and a channel controller that controls the sense channels and the drive system. The plurality of sense channels, the drive system, and the channel controller are formed on a single chip.01-08-2009
20090009481Haptic sense rendering apparatus and haptic sense rendering method - A haptic sense rendering apparatus is disclosed that includes a haptic sense rendering unit, a magnet, a coil that magnetically interacts with the magnet and drives the haptic sense rendering unit, and a drive circuit that generates a drive signal for driving the haptic sense rendering unit to emphasize at least one of a drive starting operation and a drive terminating operation and supplies the generated drive signal to the coil.01-08-2009
20090009480KEYPAD WITH TACTILE TOUCH GLASS - A mobile communication device may include logic configured to sense a position of input relative to a plurality of keys, wherein the plurality of keys are printed on a surface; detect a displacement of the surface; and determine an input key based on a sensed position of input when displacement of the surface is detected.01-08-2009
20100085313PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF SECONDARY CHARACTER RENDERING AND ENTRY - A method of secondary character rendering and entry in a portable electronic device that has a touch screen display includes rendering a virtual keyboard of a plurality of virtual input keys in a graphical user interface on the touch screen display; detecting a touch event at one of the virtual input keys on the touch screen display; detecting a continuation of the touch event at the one of the virtual input keys; rendering a secondary virtual keyboard of one or more secondary virtual input key on the touch screen display in response to detecting the continuation of the touch event, the secondary virtual keyboard being associated with the virtual input key; detecting a distinct and separate secondary touch event at the secondary virtual input key on the touch screen display; and rendering a secondary character associated with the secondary virtual input key on the touch screen display in response to detecting the secondary touch event.04-08-2010
20100085314PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method of controlling a portable electronic device that has a touch screen display moveable relative to a base thereof. The method includes rendering a graphical user interface including selectable text, detecting a touch event on the touch screen display, detecting actuation of a switch caused by movement of the touch screen display relative to the base during the touch event and determining a first location of touch at the time of actuation, detecting release of the switch and determining a second location of touch at the time of release of the switch, and selecting text from the first location of touch to the second location of touch.04-08-2010
20130215051METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE - A method of displaying an image on a touch screen, the method including: displaying a first image to which time information is matched; receiving a touch input on a region displaying the first image; changing the time information matched to the first image, based on a direction of the touch input; and displaying a second image matching the changed time information.08-22-2013
20110018819Touch Panel Interface System Used on Touch Panel, Touch device, and Method thereof - For solving the defect that a hardware clock of a serial peripheral interface bus has to cooperate with slower software-simulated clocks used by a microprocessor while applying serial peripheral interface buses on a large-scale touch panel, a programmable logic device is used as a bridge of communicating information between the micro processor and sensors. Therefore, the microprocessor no longer has to take execution time to simulate serial peripheral interface buses by software, and is able to program hardware clocks of each of the serial peripheral interface buses according to speed requirements of different sensors, so that sensing signals of a plurality of sensors may be integrated on a touch device having the large-scale touch panel, and a processing speed of the touch device in processing the sensing signals may be optimized as a result.01-27-2011
20110018814Virtual Device Buttons - Various implementations of virtual device button simulation are disclosed.01-27-2011
20130162554MULTI-PEEK MODE TABLET DEVICE - A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.06-27-2013
20130162560TOUCH DISPLAY AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - Embodiments of the present invention provide a touch display and an electronic apparatus. The touch display comprises a display device; a touch device, positioned on a display surface side of the display device, and the touch device comprising a touch-sensitive layer; a shielding circuit layer, disposed between the touch-sensitive layer and the display device; and a transparent insulating layer, disposed between the touch-sensitive layer and the shielding circuit layer, wherein the shielding circuit layer and the touch-sensitive layer are equipotential. The electronic apparatus comprises the touch display.06-27-2013
20130162561TOUCH MODULE - Disclosed herein is a touch module including: a touch electrode formed on one surface or both surfaces of a transparent substrate; a connection part coupled to the touch electrode; and a coating layer coating the touch electrode and the connection part.06-27-2013
20130162577Text Entry For Electronic Devices - A method of inputting a series of characters into an electronic device (06-27-2013
20080309644Image-selecting device and image-selecting method - An image-selecting device includes a storing unit, a displaying unit, a detecting unit, a reading unit, an identification data storing unit, a display controlling unit, an image data identifying unit, and an image data selecting unit. The displaying unit displays a plurality of images based on a plurality of pieces of image data and has a plurality of display regions for the plurality of images. The detecting unit detects each of the plurality of display regions receiving direct input by an indicator. The reading unit reads the plurality of pieces of image data from the storing unit. The identification data storing unit stores identification data for identifying the plurality of pieces of image data read by the reading unit and assigns a prescribed order to the identification data for the plurality of pieces of image data. The display controlling unit controls the displaying unit to display the plurality of images according to the prescribed order. The image data identifying unit identifies each of the plurality of pieces of image data for the image displayed in the display region detected by the detecting unit. When the image data identifying unit identifies two pieces of image data among the plurality of pieces of image data, the image data selecting unit, selects or deselects image data from one image data of the two pieces of image data to the other image data of the two pieces of image data according to the prescribed order of the identification data.12-18-2008
20080303794SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MEDIA DATA IN A PRESENTATION SYSTEM - A media integration device associated with a touch system including a touch screen, comprises a media control module operative to receive media information from a plurality of devices and generate media data associated with each of the plurality of devices. The media control module selects one device from the plurality of devices for displaying media data associated with the one device on the touch screen. A program module is operatively coupled to the media control device and adapted to generate a graphical user interface including a first display on the touch screen for operationally controlling the selected one device from the touch screen.12-11-2008
20120113041MULTI-TOUCH INPUT DISCRIMINATION - Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different types of contacts to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. Illustrative contact types include fingertips, thumbs, palms and cheeks. By way of example, thumb contacts may be distinguished from fingertip contacts using a patch eccentricity parameter. In addition, by non-linearly deemphasizing pixels in a touch-surface image, a reliable means of distinguishing between large objects (e.g., palms) from smaller objects (e.g., fingertips, thumbs and a stylus) is described.05-10-2012
20120113039MULTILAYER AND MULTIPLEXING TOUCH SENSING DEVICE - A multiple layer touch sensing device for the multiplexing of signal lines. The input device includes an electrode layer for providing a plurality of touch keys having one or more electrodes associated with each touch key. A first signal layer is connected to the electrode layer and has a plurality of signal traces connected to certain of the electrodes. A second signal layer is connected to the first signal layer and has a plurality of signal traces connected to different electrodes. When a user touches a touch key, signals are passed along the signal traces connected to the electrodes of that touch key. The number of output signals may thus be fewer than the total number of touch keys. Any number of signal layers may be utilized and/or any number of signal traces may be disposed upon each layer to achieve a desired number of touch keys and/or output signals.05-10-2012
20080297482RECOGNIZING SELECTION REGIONS FROM MULTIPLE SIMULTANEOUS INPUTS - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for recognizing selection regions from multiple simultaneous inputs. Input selection regions are calculated from simultaneous contacts on a multi-touch input display surface. Computer system users can use natural and/or more intuitive hand gestures to select items on an input/display surface. Selection regions can be dynamically adjusted to in response to detected changes in contact at different locations on a surface. For example, selection region changes can be updated in essentially real-time as fingers are added and moved on the multi-touch input display surface. The calculation of selection regions can vary based on an application and/or operating system context.12-04-2008
20120113038ACTIVE TOUCH SYSTEM - An active touch system is provided, in which sensing electroding units in an array and two groups of intersecting control electrodes and detecting lines are disposed on a touch substrate, and the detecting lines are connected to sensing electrodings through active devices. The control electrodes are used to control on and off of the active devices, and the detecting lines are used to apply touch excitation signals to the sensing electrodings, and detect a leakage current of a sensing electroding to a finger or other touch object. A position of the finger or other touch object on the touch substrate is found by determining a sensing electroding unit generating the leakage current. The method of obtaining touch signals is improved in the hardware sensing stage, so that the judgment procedure after detection is greatly simplified, and the judgment of multi-point touch becomes easy and natural.05-10-2012
20120113036MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF SELECTING MENU AND ITEM - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal, a touch screen display configured to display a plurality of independent first objects and a controller configured to receive a selection signal indicating a touching of one of the first objects, control the touch screen display to distinctly display a second independent object indicating a drop point where the touched first object can be dropped and receive a dragging signal indicating the touched first object is being touched, dragged and dropped toward the second object. The mobile terminal stops displaying other non-selected first objects and executes a function indicated by the touched and dragged first object when the first object is dropped at the drop point. Further, the second object is displayed separately and independently from the first objects.05-10-2012
20120113035DETECTION METHOD AND DETECTION DEVICE FOR DETECTING MULTIPLE CONTACTS ON TOUCH PANEL ACCORDING PRELIMINARY SENSING DATA - A detection method for detecting a plurality of contacts on a touch panel including a plurality of first sensing axes on a first dimension and a plurality of second sensing axes on a second dimension, includes: generating a preliminary sensing data according to the contacts on the touch panel; determining a plurality of first specific sensing axes included in the plurality of first sensing axes and a plurality of f second specific sensing axes included in the plurality of second sensing axes according to the preliminary sensing data; driving the plurality first specific sensing axes one-by-one; obtaining a first sensing data by respectively receiving a sensing data corresponding to each of the plurality first specific sensing axes from the plurality of second sensing axes of the touch panel; and determining the plurality of contacts according to at least the first sensing data.05-10-2012
20120113034Tablet Computer Input Device - A method and apparatus are provided for user input to a tablet computer. The apparatus consists of movable grips with touch sensitive regions attached to the sides of a tablet computer. Both the positions of the grips and the location of touches are used to determine the input codes sent to the computer.05-10-2012
20120113033DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY PROGRAM, AND DISPLAY METHOD - A display device includes a display section displaying instruction information to be instructed to users in an instruction information display region provided corresponding to the instruction information, a touch panel capturing an instruction represented by the instruction information displayed in the instruction information display region, in response to a users' touch operation to a touch detection region provided corresponding to the instruction information display region, and a control section performing a predetermined operation control based on the instruction information inputted through the touch panel. The instruction information display region is provided in an upward zone within the touch detection region.05-10-2012
20120113032TOUCH SCREEN PANEL AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A touch screen panel includes: a thin film that includes an active area and a non-active area around the active area; sensing patterns in the active area on a first side of the thin film; sensing lines coupled to the sensing patterns, in the non-active area on the first side; a decoration layer on a second side of the thin film, corresponding to the non-active area; and a functional coating layer on the second side of the thin film with the decoration layer.05-10-2012
20120113031ELECTROPHORESIS DISPLAY HAVING TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE TOUCH SCREEN - An electrophoresis display having a touch screen and a method for driving the touch screen are disclosed. The electrophoresis display includes an electrophoresis panel, an electrophoresis driving circuit, which is drives the electrophoresis panel and write an image to the electrophoresis panel, a touch screen panel mounted on the electrophoresis panel, a touch screen driving circuit which outputs coordinate data of a touch position on the touch screen panel based on a signal received from the touch screen panel, and a host system configured which recognize the coordinate data during a non-operation period of the electrophoresis panel as available data and recognize the coordinate data during an operation period of the electrophoresis panel as unavailable data.05-10-2012
20120113030APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for controlling a terminal is provided. A terminal control apparatus may set a virtual display space in an outer circumferential portion of the terminal and map at least one file to the virtual display space. Through this, a display region of the terminal may be expanded to an outer circumferential region of the terminal.05-10-2012
20120113029Method and apparatus for controlling multimedia contents in realtime fashion - The present invention discloses a method for controlling in realtime fashion multimedia contents on a second screen at a TX side from a first screen at a RX side. The method comprising: detecting at least one touch signal via the first screen, and converting the at least one touch signal into touch data associated with a first position information defining a virtual operation on the first screen corresponding to an actual operation on the second screen, the first position information being with respect to a first coordinate system of the first screen; transmitting the touch data of the RX side to the TX side via the network communication, and calculating at the TX side a second position information with respect to a second coordinate system of the second screen based on the first position information; and performing the actual operation at the second screen based on the second position information.05-10-2012
20120113028METHOD FOR DETECTING AND LOCATING KEYPRESS-EVENTS ON TOUCH- AND VIBRATION-SENSITIVE FLAT SURFACES - Systems and methods for enabling use of vibration sensors attached to the touch-sensitive surface to both detect and locate finger contact events on the surface. The invention specifically discriminates between intentional typing events and casual or unwanted contacts resulting from normal typing actions, thus allowing the user to rest their fingers on the keys and allowing them to type as they would on a regular keyboard. Signals from both touch and vibration sensors are translated into a series of input events. Input events are then temporally correlated to determine the location of the finger contact and activation of the corresponding key. Correlated events are then filtered to remove unwanted events and resolve ambiguous or contradictory results.05-10-2012
20120113027Liquid crystal display integrated touch screen panel - A display device includes a liquid crystal display with an integrated touch screen panel including a first substrate having a plurality of gate wires and a plurality of data wires and having a plurality of pixels. Each pixel includes a thin film transistor and a pixel electrode. The display device also includes a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, an insulating layer on the pixel electrode, a plurality of transparent electrodes arranged in a first direction on the insulating layer, a plurality of metal electrodes forming coupling parts attached to predetermined sides of the transparent electrodes and forming driving wires that receive driving signals, a plurality of sensing electrodes arranged on the second substrate in a second direction that intersects the first direction, and a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate.05-10-2012
20120113026Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating Soft Keyboards - A method includes, at an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface: concurrently displaying a first text entry area and an unsplit keyboard on the display; detecting a gesture on the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response to detecting the gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, replacing the unsplit keyboard with an integrated input area. The integrated input area includes a left portion with a left side of a split keyboard, a right portion with a right side of the split keyboard, and a center portion in between the left portion and the right portion.05-10-2012
20120113025Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating Soft Keyboards - A method includes, at an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface: concurrently displaying a first text entry area and an unsplit keyboard on the display; detecting a gesture on the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response to detecting the gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, replacing the unsplit keyboard with an integrated input area. The integrated input area includes a left portion with a left side of a split keyboard, a right portion with a right side of the split keyboard, and a center portion in between the left portion and the right portion.05-10-2012
20120113024Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating Soft Keyboards - A method includes, at an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface: concurrently displaying a first text entry area and an unsplit keyboard on the display; detecting a gesture on the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response to detecting the gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, replacing the unsplit keyboard with an integrated input area. The integrated input area includes a left portion with a left side of a split keyboard, a right portion with a right side of the split keyboard, and a center portion in between the left portion and the right portion.05-10-2012
20120113023Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating Soft Keyboards - A method includes, at an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface: concurrently displaying a first text entry area and an unsplit keyboard on the display; detecting a gesture on the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response to detecting the gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, replacing the unsplit keyboard with an integrated input area. The integrated input area includes a left portion with a left side of a split keyboard, a right portion with a right side of the split keyboard, and a center portion in between the left portion and the right portion.05-10-2012
20120113022ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING INPUT SIGNAL - An electronic apparatus and a method for processing an input signal are provided. In the present invention, a signal conversion module is provided, and the signal conversion module registers into an operating system. A raw data corresponding to an input signal is obtained from the operating system through the signal conversion module, when the input signal is received from a human interface device. And a reference value is obtained from a driver of the human interface device through the signal conversion module. The raw data is converted into a coordinate data according to the reference value through the signal conversion module, and the coordinate data is sent to an application program through the signal conversion module.05-10-2012
20120113021TOUCH PANEL DEVICE - A touch panel stackup comprises a substrate, a first conductive element having a first refractive index and forming a plurality of patterns with on or more gaps on the substrate having an address for sensing tactile signals in a first direction and a second direction, a second conductive element having a second refractive index coupled with said plurality of patterns an insulator disposed among said one or more gaps, the second refractive index being substantially the same as said first refractive index.05-10-2012
20120113020TIME-REVERSAL-BASED IMPACT-LOCALIZATION AND HAPTIC-FEEDBACK METHOD FOR TOUCH PANELS - The present invention provides a time-reversal-based impact-localization and haptic-feedback method for touch panels. Firstly, a plate model for an elastic plate and the impulse responses thereof are constructed according a plate theory. Next, a mathematical model is established according to the impulse responses and a time-reversal approach. When an impact force hits the elastic plate, the touched point on the elastic plate generates a touch signal, and the touch signal is received by at least a sensor at the corner of the elastic plate. The touch signal is converted into a time-reversal signal according to the mathematical model by a simulator. The time-reversal signal is reversed to the touched point for simulating reversal vibration waves of the time-reversal signal on the elastic plate, and locating the touched point.05-10-2012
20120113019PORTABLE E-READER AND METHOD OF USE - A dual screen portable e-reader with a touch pad may provide the ability for users to control the e-reader through voice commands or other advantageous user interface features. The portable e-reader may provide information to a user that is context sensitive. The e-reader may provide the text of an e-book in one language on one screen and another language on another screen.05-10-2012
20120113017RESOLVING MERGED TOUCH CONTACTS - A method for resolving merged contacts detected by a multi-touch sensor includes resolving a first touch contact to a first centroid(N) for a frame(N) and resolving a second touch contact, distinct from the first touch contact, to a second centroid(N) for the frame(N). Responsive to the first touch contact and the second touch contact merging into a merged touch contact in a frame(N+1), the merged touch contact is resolved to a first centroid(N+1) and a second centroid(N+1).05-10-2012
20120113016TOUCH SENSING DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING SAME - The present invention, in one aspect, relates to a touch sensing device. In one embodiment, the touch sensing device includes a plurality of touch modules spatially arranged in a form of a matrix having a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, and a plurality of GOAs configured to receive a clock signal. Each GOA has an input for receiving a driving signal and an output for responsively outputting a delayed driving signal by a time interval to a respective touch module. The plurality of GOAs is spatially arranged in a form of a matrix such that each GOA is disposed adjacent to and associated with a corresponding touch module. The plurality of GOAs is electrically coupled to each other in series as a chain such that the output of any one but the last GOA in the chain is connected to the input of its immediate next GOA in the chain, so that, in response to a start signal applied to the first GOA in the chain, sensing signals from successive corresponding touch modules are sequentially detected by a plurality of sensing devices.05-10-2012
20120113015MULTI-INPUT GESTURE CONTROL FOR A DISPLAY SCREEN - Improved multi-input gesture control for a display screen is enabled by using a first screen input to determine control operations that result from a second screen input that is followed by a gesture. A gesture that corresponds to a path traced on a display screen may define a new screen input or manipulate existing screen objects depending on some specific feature of the path or the entirety of the path.05-10-2012
20120113014TOUCH POSITION-SENSING PANEL AND METHOD - A touch position-sensing panel has electrodes arranged in different directions to form capacitive nodes, where at least one electrode has a corner within the perimeter of the electrode.05-10-2012
20120235947MAP INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - In order to enable the user to intuitively and easily perform an operation of changing the display of a map thereon while maintaining the viewability of the map, a map information processing device in accordance with the present invention includes a display unit for displaying a map, a three-dimensional input unit for detecting a three-dimensional position of an object to be detected with respect to a display surface of the display unit, and a control unit for displaying a map having the same display center as an original display position with a scale according to the distance between the object to be detected which is detected by the three-dimensional input unit and the display surface on the display unit.09-20-2012
20120235946CONTROLLING APPLICATION WINDOWS IN AN OPERATING SYSTEM - Systems and methods are provided for controlling the appearance of application windows on a computer display screen. A user identifies either an application window currently running on the computer or a new application to be started. The user also identifies a size, shape, and screen location by inputting a geometric shape, such as by drawing a rectangle with a pen or stylus input device, on the display screen. The appearance of the application window is set based on the geometric shape. The application window is resized and moved, for a currently running application, or created, for a new application, on the display screen.09-20-2012
20120235945ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, an L-shaped printed circuit board is connected to the periphery of a film sensor at a plurality of connection portions. Long holes are each formed in the periphery of a film sensor at the center of a portion of the film sensor located between a corresponding pair of adjacent connection portions.09-20-2012
20120235944TOUCHSCREEN ENTRY OF CONSTRUCTION PUNCH LIST ITEMS DIRECTLY ON A PLAN - A method for establishing a construction punch list system for managing and inspecting a construction project is disclosed. Plan data, of a construction project, is provided from a database in a central server to sub-contractors having field operable graphical touchscreen devices. A touchscreen device is used to display a selected plan. Using the touchscreen device, color-coded or shape-coated construction deficiency data, in relation to the selected plan, is entered in graphical and textual form. The construction deficiency data is communicated to the central server. From the construction deficiency data, a construction punch list is generated in graphical or tabular form. The construction deficiency data from the server is distributed to at least one sub-contractor, indicating needed fixes. The needed fixes are fixed, then the construction deficiency data is updated to reflect fixes. The updated construction deficiency data is accessed for inspecting and supervising the construction project.09-20-2012
20120235943NETWORK APPARATUS, METHOD FOR PERFORMING SETTING VIA NETWORK APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A network apparatus configured to perform data communication using an address includes a value input unit configured to input a value describing at least one part of the address, a first mark input unit configured to input a mark for separating a plurality of values describing the address in a plurality of parts, and a second mark input unit configured to continuously input a plurality of marks.09-20-2012
20120235942HAPTIC INTERFACE FOR TOUCH SCREEN EMBODIMENTS - A haptic feedback touch control used to provide input to a computer. A touch input device includes a planar touch surface that provides position information to a computer based on a location of user contact. The computer can position a cursor in a displayed graphical environment based at least in part on the position information, or perform a different function. At least one actuator is also coupled to the touch input device and outputs a force to provide a haptic sensation to the user. The actuator can move the touchpad laterally, or a separate surface member can be actuated. A flat E-core actuator, piezoelectric actuator, or other types of actuators can be used to provide forces. The touch input device can include multiple different regions to control different computer functions.09-20-2012
20120235941APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INPUTTING CHARACTERS IN A TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for inputting Hindi characters in a terminal. A touch screen displays a first key set and a second key set. The first key set includes first letter keys with all consonants and a combination lock key for entering a compound consonant. The second key set includes a first letter selected from the first key set and second letter keys with predetermined vowels combinable with the first letter. Upon selection of the first letter from the first key set, a controller controls the touch screen to display the second key set and receives at least one letter from the first and second key sets.09-20-2012
20120235940Position and Gesture Touch Sensor Responsive to Displacements and Angles of At Least One Contacting Finger - A touch-based user interface system comprising an arrangement for scanning a tactile sensor array to produce a corresponding array of measurement values that are presented to a processor for computation. The computation produces a plurality of running sums created from selected measurement values or functions of selected measurement values. A post-scan computation algorithm derives at least three independently-adjustable interactive control parameters responsive to at least displacements or angles the contact of a single area of threshold contact or threshold proximity. The system provides output control signals responsive to the independently-adjustable interactive control parameters. In one aspect of the invention, n algorithmic element for handling of regions of threshold contact or threshold proximity having non-convex shapes. In another aspect of the invention, an algorithmic element calculates the rate of change of one or more of the independently-adjustable interactive control parameters. Other aspects of the invention include shape and gesture recognition.09-20-2012
20120235939Touch-Panel-Equipped Electronic Device - A touch-panel-equipped electronic device having a display panel, a touch panel, vibration elements, and vibration propagation members. The touch panel is disposed above the display panel. The vibration elements are disposed lateral to the display panel. The vibration propagation members propagate vibrations of the vibration elements to the touch panel. Each vibration element is disposed such that a vibration direction of a vibration plate thereof is parallel to the normal direction of the display panel.09-20-2012
20120235938Touch Enhanced Interface - Some embodiments provide a Touch Enhanced Interface (TEI) that translates data from touch devices into a wide variety of output actions, free from the construct of mapping such touch data to an on-screen pointer or direct screen-mapped coordinates. Based on the touch and hold of one or more fingers, the TEI enables access to different sets of operations. Then based on different taps, holds, directional slides, and directional flicks of one or more fingers, the TEI performs specific operations in an accessed set of operations. Some embodiments provide a TEI viewer that displays symbols that identify the operations that can be performed using the various touches.09-20-2012
20120235937Two-Dimensional Touch Sensors - In a touch sensor, as well as providing touch position data, additional data is provided on the shape of the touch. This is achieved by having sampling nodes on a finer mesh than the size of the actuating object, typically a finger, so each finger touch activates a group of adjacent nodes on the sensor. In this way, each touch has a shape formed by the activated nodes. The shape allows the touch sensor to report an angle with each touch and data indicating how elongate the touch is, preferably both together as a vector in which the direction of the vector gives the angle and the magnitude of the vector gives the ellipticity. For each frame of data collected from the sensor array, the sensor outputs an (x, y) coordinate of touch position and a further (x, y) coordinate of a shape vector.09-20-2012
20120235936Method for Multi-Touch Control and Associated Apparatus - A method for multi-touch control and associated apparatus is provided. The method includes indentifying two peak sensing values from a plurality of sensing values of a touch panel, providing a threshold according to intrinsic characteristics of the touch panel and features of the sensing values, comparing whether the sensing values between the two peak sensing values are lower than the threshold, and selectively reporting multi-touch events.09-20-2012
20120235935User Interface System - The user interface system of the preferred embodiment includes: a layer defining a surface, a substrate supporting the layer and at least partially defining a cavity, a displacement device coupled to the cavity and adapted to expand the cavity thereby deforming a particular region of the surface, a touch sensor coupled to the substrate and adapted to sense a user touch proximate the particular region of the surface, and a display coupled to the substrate and adapted to output images to the user. The user interface system of the preferred embodiments has been specifically designed to be incorporated into an electronic device, such as the display of a mobile phone, but may be incorporated in any suitable device that interfaces with a user in both a visual and tactile manner.09-20-2012
20120235934DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TOUCH PANEL, EVENT SWITCHING CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A display device includes a touch panel; a coordinate detecting unit configured to detect coordinates on a display surface of the touch panel; a special pen detecting unit configured to detect that a special pen comes into physical contact with the display surface; a timer unit configured to measure time having elapsed from when the coordinate detecting unit detects the coordinates; and an event issuing unit configured to issue a first event when the special pen detecting unit detects the special pen coming into contact with the display surface, and issue a second event when the time having elapsed measured by the timer unit exceeds a predetermined time Δt while the special pen detecting unit is not detecting the special pen coming into contact with the display surface.09-20-2012
20120235933MOBILE TERMINAL AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A mobile terminal includes a display unit displaying a display image generated based on a acquired content; a touched divided region detector detecting a touched divided region from among divided regions formed by virtually dividing a screen of the display unit; a storage storing a table in which the divided region is associated with an area having a display image to be preferentially generated among display images generated based on the content; an image processor, when the screen of the display unit is touched, referring to the table, specifying an area corresponding to the divided region detected by the touched divided region detector, and generating the display image corresponding to the area specified in the content; and a display controller displaying the display image generated by the image processor on the display unit in accordance with displacement of a touched position.09-20-2012
20120235932METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE PRODUCED BY SAID METHOD - The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing human-machine interfaces (09-20-2012
20120235931TOUCH SCREEN PANEL APPARATUS WITH IMPROVED ELECTRODE STRUCTURE - A touch screen panel apparatus is provided. The touch screen panel apparatus includes a first electrode layer including a plurality of first electrode lines arranged in a first direction to be spaced apart from each other by a predetermined distance; a plurality of first odd-numbered electrode plates coupled to odd-numbered lines of the first electrode lines; and a plurality of first even-numbered electrode plates coupled to even-numbered lines of the first electrode lines. The plurality of first odd-numbered electrode plates and the plurality of first even-numbered electrode plates are alternately arranged in a second direction different from the first direction.09-20-2012
20120235930ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO A GESTURE - A method includes displaying information associated with a first application on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device. A gesture is detected on the touch-sensitive display, which gesture indicates a request to display information associated with a second application. At least part of the information associated with the second application is displayed without opening the second application.09-20-2012
20120235929PAPER FEEDING DEVICE, IMAGE SCANNING DEVICE, PAPER FEEDING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - There is provided a paper feeding device including: a microphone which detects sound occurred on a paper conveying path; a pre-processing unit which performs pre-processing on a signal of the sound detected by the microphone; and a jam detection unit which detects a jam of paper based on the sound signal on which the pre-processing is performed, a reference value about intensity of the sound, and a reference value about a duration time of the sound.09-20-2012
20120235928TOUCH SENSITIVE DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a touch sensitive display, which includes an upper substrate with a mask layer placed thereon, a touch sensing layer, a lower substrate, and an organic light-emitting assembly. The touch sensing layer is disposed below the upper substrate, and the lower substrate is disposed by facing with the upper substrate. The organic light-emitting assembly is disposed above the lower substrate with facing to the touch sensing layer. Furthermore, a method for manufacturing the touch sensitive display is provided.09-20-2012
20120235927TOUCH DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A touch device is provided. The touch device, having a sensing area and a peripheral area, includes a touch-sensing layer, a shielding layer disposed at the peripheral area of and separated from the touch-sensing layer, and an insulating layer disposed between the touch-sensing layer and the shielding layer. Moreover, a fabrication method of a touch device is provided.09-20-2012
20120235926HANDHELD DEVICES AND RELATED DATA TRANSMISSION METHODS - Data transmission methods for handheld devices at least including a touch-sensitive screen are provided. The data transmission method includes the steps of: detecting an edge movement touch which is generated by first detecting that an object has contacted a point which is inside of the touch-sensitive display unit and has been dragged to an edge of the touch-sensitive display unit; when detecting the edge movement touch, generating first information according to the edge movement touch; and determining whether to transmit a file according to a comparison result of the first information and second information generated on an electronic device that is located neighboring to the handheld device. The file is transmitted to the electronic device when the comparison result matches a predetermined condition.09-20-2012
20120235925Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Establishing an Impromptu Network - An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface and a device motion sensor detects a predefined gesture on the touch-sensitive surface. The predefined gesture has one or more gesture components. The device detects a predefined movement of the electronic device with the device motion sensor. The predefined movement has one or more movement components. In response to detecting the predefined gesture and the predefined movement, the device, in accordance with a determination that the one or more gesture components and the one or more movement components satisfy predefined concurrency criteria, performs a predefined operation that is associated with concurrent detection of the predefined gesture and the predefined movement, and in accordance with a determination that the one or more gesture components and the one or more movement components do not satisfy the predefined concurrency criteria, foregoes performing the predefined operation.09-20-2012
20120235924DISPLAY SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS - In one implementation, a display system includes a first display client module, a second display client module, and a display control module. The display control module provides a first data set associated with a first region of a virtual display to the first display client module. The display control module also provides a second data set associated with a second region different from the first region of the virtual display to the second display client module. The first display client module is configured to output the first data set and to provide a first input event descriptor to the display control module at a first time. The second display client module is configured to output the second data set and to provide a second input event descriptor to the display control module at a second time.09-20-2012
20120235922CENTRAL DISPLAY WITH PRIVATE SECONDARY DISPLAYS - An apparatus, system, and method for a central display with private secondary displays. The apparatus includes a central information handling device and a secondary generation module. The central information handling device generates a central image for a central display. The central display is in communication with a plurality of secondary devices communicating with a plurality of secondary displays. Each secondary device communicates with a distinct secondary display. The secondary generation module generates a secondary image for two or more of the secondary displays of the secondary devices. The central display is viewable concurrently by users of each secondary display.09-20-2012
20130207921DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - Provided are a display panel which can detect a touch position derived from a user's touch and can prevent erroneous touch position data from being generated even when an erroneous connection to a position sensing line is present due a processing deviation or a cell gap deviation, and a manufacturing method of the same. The display panel includes a first substrate, a first sensor pad that is formed on the first substrate, a second sensor pad that is spaced apart from the first sensor pad, a second substrate that is disposed to face the first substrate, a first sensor spacer that is formed on the second substrate to overlap the first sensor pad and protrudes toward the first substrate, a second sensor spacer that is formed on the second substrate to overlap the second sensor pad and protrudes toward the first substrate, and a sensor electrode that is formed on the first sensor spacer and the second sensor spacer to overlap the first sensor pad and the second sensor pad, wherein the second sensor spacer protrudes toward the first substrate more than the first sensor spacer does.08-15-2013
20130207920HAND AND FINGER REGISTRATION FOR CONTROL APPLICATIONS - Robot control typically requires many physical joysticks, buttons and switches. We have created a dynamically resizing, ergonomic, and multi-touch (DREAM) controller that enables a software-based operator control unit (SoftOCU) using a multi-touch screen. The DREAM controller can be formed wherever a person places his or her hand on a touch screen. We have also developed an algorithm for accurate hand and finger registration that can be used to create the DREAM controller.08-15-2013
20130207919TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING APPARATUS - Dual chips exchange a signal indicating a pressing load detected for providing the tactile sensation such that application process based on the pressing load is performed. A tactile sensation providing apparatus according to the present invention includes a touch sensor, a load detection unit configured to detect the pressing load on the touch sensor for providing the tactile sensation, a tactile sensation providing unit configured to vibrate a touch face of the touch sensor, a tactile sensation provision control unit configured to control drive of the tactile sensation providing unit, and a main control unit configured to control an application. The tactile sensation provision control unit transmits the pressing load to the main control unit. The main control unit, based on an output of the touch sensor and the pressing load received from the tactile sensation provision control unit, performs the application process.08-15-2013
20130207918TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING APPARATUS - A tactile sensation is provided without exchanging a signal indicating a pressing load between a dual chip. A tactile sensation providing apparatus includes a touch sensor, a load detection unit for detecting a pressing load on the sensor, a tactile sensation providing unit for vibrating a face of the sensor, a tactile sensation provision control unit for controlling drive of the providing unit, and a main control unit for controlling an operation of the provision control unit based on an output of the sensor. The main control unit determines whether a predetermined area of the touch face is touched based on the output of the sensor and, when the area is touched, transmits a tactile sensation control instruction to the provision control unit. The provision control unit, upon receiving the instruction from the main control unit, controls drive of the providing unit based on the instruction and the pressing load.08-15-2013
20130207917HIGH DEFINITION HAPTIC EFFECTS GENERATION USING PRIMITIVES - A haptically enabled system receives a haptic effect primitive comprising a plurality of input parameters and receives an input from a sensor. The system generates a haptic effect signal from the haptic effect primitive, the haptic effect signal comprising a plurality of output parameters where at least one of the output parameters is varied based on the sensor input. The system then applies the haptic effect signal to an actuator.08-15-2013
20130207916MULTIMEDIA DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING LOGO TYPE INDICATOR ACCORDING TO POWER CONTROL SIGNAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A multimedia device for controlling a logo type indicator according to a power control signal is disclosed. The multimedia device includes a power supply unit for supplying power, a light source unit for emitting light in a specific direction according to power supplied by the power supply unit, a logo type assembly designed to transmit light emitted from the light source unit, and a controller for controlling a power supply state of the power supply unit in at least two states according to a power control signal or mode of the multimedia device.08-15-2013
20130207915IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus includes a processing portion, a storage portion, and a touch pad. The processing portion is adapted to accept input of a value for a prescribed processing condition for an image forming job. The storage portion is adapted to store the value accepted by the processing portion. The touch pad is adapted to accept a touch operation. The processing portion updates the value stored in the storage portion based on a manner of change in touch position resulting from a second touch operation on the touch pad while a first touch operation in a prescribed region of the touch pad continues.08-15-2013
20130207914LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TOUCH PANEL - A liquid crystal display device with a touch panel includes: pixel electrodes which is applied a electrical potential corresponding to a gradation value in respective pixels; common electrodes that are a plurality of electrodes which extend in one direction; a liquid crystal layer having a liquid crystal composition whose orientation is changed according to an electric field developed by the pixel electrodes and the common electrodes; and detection electrodes that are a plurality of electrodes which extend in another direction different from the one direction, and detect a touch position on the panel. The common electrodes include a first electrode which is applied a detection potential for detecting the touch position on the panel, and a second electrode to which a potential different from the detection potential is applied during a period in which the detection potential is applied.08-15-2013
20130207913TOUCH PANEL DEVICE, PORTABLE TERMINAL, POSITION DETECTING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A touch panel device that detects a touch input at a touch panel including a plurality of electrodes arrayed in X and Y directions, calculates a width corresponding an object approaching the touch panel based on an output distribution of capacitance values from the touch panel, and determines whether an input operation corresponding to the object is valid based on the calculated width of the object.08-15-2013
20130207912DETACHABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A detachable electronic device having monolithic appearance is disclosed in the present invention. The detachable electronic device includes a base, a touch pad disposed on the base, and an exterior casing detachably disposed on the base. The exterior casing includes a touch area, the touch area covers above the touch pad, and the exterior casing is a monolithic component. The detachable electronic device further includes a soft buffering component disposed between the touch pad and the exterior casing. A gap between the touch pad and the exterior casing is filled with the soft buffering component, so that the exterior casing can drive the soft buffering component to be deformed when the exterior casing is pressed, so as to actuate a switch of the touch pad.08-15-2013
20130207911MESH PATTERNS FOR TOUCH SENSOR ELECTRODES - An electrode for a touch sensitive device includes micro-wire conductors arranged to define an electrically continuous area and to include interior regions that are electrically discontinuous. The electrically continuous area may be patterned according to a one pattern, and the interior pattern may be patterned according to another pattern.08-15-2013
20130207910ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SCREEN LOCK METHOD - An electronic device is provided, including a touch unit and an application processing unit. The touch unit has a sensing area arranged to display first and second screen views in a normal operation mode and a first screen lock mode, respectively, and detects a touch location in the sensing area to generate a detection signal. The application processing unit determines the predetermined area according to a setting signal and removes the predetermined area of the second screen view to generate a modified second screen view in the normal operation mode, such that the first screen view in the predetermined area is not covered by the modified second screen view in a second screen lock mode, and a first application operation corresponding to the touch location in the first screen view is performed, when the touch location is located in the predetermined area in the second screen lock mode.08-15-2013
20130207909SCROLLING SCREEN APPARATUS, METHOD FOR SCROLLING SCREEN, AND GAME APPARATUS - [Problem] The present invention intends to provide a scrolling screen apparatus, a method for scrolling screen, and a game apparatus, which prevent from scrolling display screen by user's misoperation and scroll display screen with intuitive operation.08-15-2013
20130207908CHOLESTERIC LIQUID CRYSTAL TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH POSITIONING METHOD THEREOF - A cholesteric liquid crystal touch display panel includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate, a cholesteric liquid crystal display layer, and a color sensor array. The cholesteric liquid crystal display layer is disposed between the upper substrate and the lower substrate. The cholesteric liquid crystal display layer includes a plurality of liquid crystal display units, which are used to reflect light within a wavelength range and allow light beyond the wavelength range to pass through. The color sensor array is disposed between the cholesteric liquid crystal display layer and the lower substrate. The color sensor array includes a plurality of color sensors. Each of the color sensors is disposed correspondingly to at least one liquid crystal display unit. Each of the color sensors is used to sense variations of light from the corresponding liquid crystal display unit.08-15-2013
20130207907TOUCH DEVICE AND TOUCH SENSING METHOD THEREOF - A touch device and a touch sensing method thereof are provided. With driving lines and corresponding sensing lines are arranged alternately, the distance between the sensing lines is increased, so as to avoid touch quality being affected by the mutual interference caused by the sensing lines.08-15-2013
20130207906QUADRATURE DEMODULATION FOR TOUCH SENSITIVE DEVICES - Demodulation circuits and processes for demodulating touch signals from a touch sensor using the demodulation circuits are provided. The demodulation circuits can include circuitry configured to determine an adjustable phase delay based at least in part on a quadrature component of the touch signal or the phase-adjusted touch signal. The demodulation circuit can further include circuitry for applying the adjustable phase delay to the touch signal to compensate for phase delays in the touch signal caused by the touch sensor and/or other components. The demodulation circuit can dynamically change the adjustable phase delay to compensate for time-varying phase delays caused by the touch sensor and/or other components.08-15-2013
20130207905Input Lock For Touch-Screen Device - In accordance with the teachings of the present disclosure, a touch-screen device may include a touch-screen display and a display manager. The touch-screen display may include a display device configured to display at least one of graphical images and alphanumeric text and a touch sensor configured to detect a tactile touch proximate to the touch sensor. The display manager may be configured to receive an indication of a manifestation of a desire of a user of the touch-screen device to disable at least a portion of the touch sensor and in response to the indication, disable at least a portion of the touch sensor while maintaining a display present on the display device substantially similar to that immediately before the user manifested the desire to disable at least a portion of the touch sensor.08-15-2013
20130207904INTERACTIVITY MODEL FOR SHARED FEEDBACK ON MOBILE DEVICES - A system that produces a dynamic haptic effect and generates a drive signal that includes a gesture signal and a real or virtual device sensor signal. The haptic effect is modified dynamically based on both the gesture signal and the real or virtual device sensor signal such as from an accelerometer or gyroscope, or by a signal created from processing data such as still images, video or sound. The haptic effect may optionally be modified dynamically by using the gesture signal and the real or virtual device sensor signal and a physical model, or may optionally be applied concurrently to multiple devices which are connected via a communication link. The haptic effect may optionally be encoded into a data file on a first device. The data file is then communicated to a second device and the haptic effect is read from the data file and applied to the second device.08-15-2013
20130207903TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel, adapted for a touch control apparatus with a display unit, is disclosed, which comprises: a protection plate, having a covering area and a transparent area formed on a surface thereof; a touch sensitive layer, arranged between the protection plate and the display unit at a position corresponding to the transparent area; a conductive circuit, arranged between the protection plate and the display unit at a position corresponding to the transparent area while being electrically connected to the touch sensitive layer. In addition to the expected touch control functions, the touch panel of the invention can enable more icons to be displayed on the display unit.08-15-2013
20130207902APPARATUS HAVING RANDOM ORDERED KEYPAD - An apparatus including: a touch screen display for displaying information, including displaying a keypad comprising an array of touch keys; a processor for controlling software and firmware operation; and a housing for supporting the touch screen display and configured to facilitate an operator keypad data entry, wherein the processor changes the displayed key configuration at a predetermined time.08-15-2013
20130162576USER INTERFACE APPARATUS - A user interface apparatus includes a first updater. A first updater updates a display of a monitor screen according to a first rule when a touch operation of a first manner to the monitor screen is detected. A second updater updates the display of the monitor screen according to a second rule when a touch operation of a second manner to the monitor screen is detected. A displayer displays a specific icon on the monitor screen when an updating manner of the display of the monitor screen satisfies an error condition. A specific updater updates the display of the monitor screen according to the first rule when a touch operation to the specific icon displayed by the displayer is detected.06-27-2013
20130162578METHOD OF INTERFACING WITH MULTI-POINT DISPLAY DEVICE06-27-2013
20130207901Virtual Created Input Object - An apparatus including an electrical touch surface; and a controller connected to the touch surface. Based upon a user drawing a symbol on the touch surface, the controller is configured to create a virtual user input object at the touch surface corresponding to the drawn symbol.08-15-2013
20130162562INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An information processing device includes a display section, and a touch sensor superposed on the display section, the touch sensor being responsive to touch operation by a user. An estimation unit is also provided and is configured to identify a region on the display section, the region being covered by a part of the user, when the touch sensor detects the touch operation by the user. A display controller is provided that displays information on the display section so as to avoid the region identified by the estimation unit. In addition a computer program product is described.06-27-2013
20130162563OPERATION INPUT SYSTEM - An operation input device and method are provided. The operation input device includes a touch pad having an operation plate on a surface of which an operation surface is formed. The operation plate is configured to sense an object in contact with or in proximity to the operation surface to receive input corresponding to a position of the sensed object. The device also includes a protrusion member that can penetrate through the operation plate to protrude from the operation surface and a protrusion control section that controls a position of the protrusion member. The operation input device also includes a display device that displays an image on the display screen and a depiction control section that controls depiction of the image to be displayed on the display screen, wherein the protrusion control section correlates coordinates of the display screen and coordinates of the operation surface with each other.06-27-2013
20130207900Fingernail Mounted Device To Allow Typing Input On Touch Sensitive Computer Or Mobile Device Screens - This invention (hereafter referred to as “A Fingernail Mounted Device To Allow Typing Input On Touch Sensitive Computer Or Mobile Device Screens”) provides the ability for human subjects with natural or fake fingernails to be able to type on a “capacitive” touch sensitive computer or mobile device screen using the tips of the fingernails, and without having to make physical contact with the touch sensitive screen using the skin portion of the fingers. The majority of touch screens in use today, especially those on mobile devices, utilize capacitive touch screens where a layer of the glass stores a matrix of electrical charge that discharges a small amount when in contact with skin on the human subject's fingers, and this type of screen does not respond to typing on fingernail tips or any other type of pointer device. The invention in this application solves this problem.08-15-2013
20130207899TOUCH-SENSING DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch-sensitive display device includes a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of touch-sensing lines. Each of the gate lines receives at least one first gate drive signal and at least one second gate drive signal. Each of the data lines receives at least one pixel data signal. The touch-sensing lines is overlapped with and spaced apart from the gate lines. The gate lines are divided into multiple line groups, and each of the line groups includes a plurality of gate lines. Each of the touch-sensing lines receives a sensing signal, and each of the line groups is overlapped with a touch-sensing line to form multiple overlapping regions that function as a touch-sensing unit.08-15-2013
20120268392GIMBAL PRESS - A computing device includes a touchpad having a plurality of internal diaphragms that allow the touchpad to sense downward force inputs. The diaphragms are evenly glued about their circumferential edge portions to an internal flat surface by way of a gimbal press. The gimbal press can include a force delivery component coupled to an upper plate having an internal depression, a lower plate having a ball bearing that accepts force from the upper plate via the internal depression, a flexible ring member, and a compliant annular component. Both plates have a plurality of interlocking features with grooves extending therethrough that accept the flexible ring member. Force is evenly distributed to the diaphragm via a gimbal effect at the ball bearing, and the flexible ring member centers the upper and lower plates with respect to each other while permitting some relative tilt and rotation between the plates.10-25-2012
20110043466TOUCH SCREEN LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - An touch screen liquid crystal display device includes a panel driving circuit including a gate driving block, a data driving block, and a signal control block and a liquid crystal module that stores data in data pixels through a data pixel line, to which the data pixels are connected, in response to a data signal applied from the data driving block, and reads data through a read pixel line to which read pixels are connected. The read pixels are connected to the data pixels through a share line.02-24-2011
20110043456METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERPRETING INPUT MOVEMENT ON A COMPUTING DEVICE INTERFACE AS A ONE- OR TWO-DIMENSIONAL INPUT - A computing device is capable of intelligently interpreting input movement. The computing device detects a movement of a finger or object over an input interface. The movement is interpreted as one-dimensional or two-dimensional.02-24-2011
20110025608TACTILE DISPLAY CONTROL - Examples of methods, systems and computer accessible mediums related to tactile imaging are generally described herein. Some examples may comprise using a receiver to receive information related to a tactile image. Examples may also comprise using a processing arrangement to determine a top hierarchical area of the display corresponding to the image information and/or determining a sub-hierarchical area of the display within the top hierarchical area corresponding to the image information. Some Examples may further comprise using a transmitter to transmit a signal to a tactile display based on the determined sub-hierarchical area for activating a toxel in the determined sub-hierarchical area of the tactile display. Activation of the toxel may comprise activating a plurality of toxels in a determined sub-hierarchical area in response to the transmitted signal. The hierarchical area may include a plurality of sub-hierarchical areas within the top hierarchical area.02-03-2011
20110032205Laminated Touch Screen - In a touch screen having a flexible outer membrane with a first conducting surface, a backing surface with a second conductive surface, and sensors to detect contact between the first conducting surface and the second conducting surface, the improvement comprising the flexible outer membrane, wherein the flexible outer layer consists of an ultra-thin glass layer, a polymer layer; and an optical adhesive between the ultra-thin glass layer and the polymer layer, the optical adhesive holding the ultra-thin glass layer to the polymer layer.02-10-2011
20110032191VIDEO SYSTEM AND REMOTE CONTROL WITH TOUCH INTERFACE FOR SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT DISPLAY - Disclosed herein is a method of operating a remote control system having a touch interface. The method comprises receiving a user input through the touch interface, generating a control communication corresponding to the user input and transferring the control communication from a communication transceiver to remotely control a display of content on a video display system, receiving into the communication transceiver supplemental content for display on the touch interface, and displaying the supplemental content on the touch interface while the video display system displays the content.02-10-2011
20100265193TOUCH SENSITIVE DEVICE - A touch sensitive device is provided. The device includes a substrate; a plurality of first electrodes formed on the substrate and arranged along a first direction without overlapping one another; a first insulating layer formed on the substrate and covering the plurality of first electrodes; and a plurality of second electrodes formed on the first insulating layer and arranged along a second direction without overlapping one another, wherein the fist direction is vertical to the second direction.10-21-2010
20100001970ACTIVE MATRIX DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH TOUCH SENSING FUNCTION - An active matrix display apparatus with touch sensing function having high aperture ratio includes a plurality of pixels, having respective pixels arrayed as a matrix, positioned at intersections of source lines of respective columns and gate lines of respective rows, each pixel having a thin film transistor and a liquid crystal element, which is positioned between a drain of thin film transistors and a common line; and a touch switch unit having touch sensing transistors and a mechanical switch, which is positioned between two adjacent pixels in an identical column. The gates of the touch sensing transistors are coupled to the gate lines of the two adjacent pixels wherein the touch sensing transistors coupled in series and the mechanical switch shared by the adjacent pixels, are coupled between the source line of the identical column and the common line.01-07-2010
20100309153AUDIO MIXING APPARATUS - Each of level meter block images 12-09-2010
20110242014DISPLAY PANEL - A display panel is provided. The display panel comprises a first substrate, a second substrate, a display control circuit and a force sensing circuit. The display control circuit is disposed on the first substrate between the first substrate and the second substrate for controlling the display panel to display an image through the second substrate. The force sensing circuit is disposed side by side with the display control circuit on the first substrate between the first substrate and second substrate, wherein the force sensing circuit comprises a plurality of force sensing elements for sensing at least one external force and correspondingly generate a plurality of force signals respectively to transform at least one touch signal corresponding to the at least one external force.10-06-2011
20100053090METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING USER'S TOUCH ON A TOUCH PANEL - A method for detecting a user's touch on a touch panel includes: deriving a plurality of geometric differences of a first direction of the touch panel, wherein each of the geometric differences of the first direction represents a difference between respective coupling amounts at two locations of a plurality of locations of the first direction on the touch panel; and analyzing the geometric differences of the first direction to obtain at least one analysis result, wherein the analysis result comprises information representing whether the user touches the touch panel in one or more places.03-04-2010
20110254791Gesture Detection Zones - A system and method for utilizing a gesture-based user interface. A system includes an operator input device and a processor. The operator input device detects gestures and multiple simultaneous touch points. An input area of the operator input device includes a plurality of gesture detection zones. The processor is coupled to the operator input device. The processor executes a gesture recognition software program that processes inputs from the input device. The gesture recognition program causes the processor to recognize a primary gesture and a simultaneous secondary gesture, and to perform a processing function based, at least in part, on the primary gesture and a gesture detection zone in which the secondary gesture is detected.10-20-2011
20120127102MOVING AN OBJECT BY DRAG OPERATION ON A TOUCH PANEL - A contact state of a finger with respect to an object displayed on a first layer is detected. The object is moved onto a second layer and displayed on the second layer in response to detecting that the finger has moved from the contact state to a proximity state with respect to the object and in response to the finger reaching a second layer displayed nearer than the first layer.05-24-2012
20110310032PIXEL ARRAY AND DISPLAY PANEL HAVING THE SAME - A pixel array including a plurality of scan lines and a plurality of data lines disposed crossing the scan lines to define a plurality of sub-pixel regions; at least a controlling structure, disposed in one of the sub-pixel regions and electrically connected to one of the scan lines and data lines; a plurality of sensing signal lines disposed parallel with the data lines and crossing the scan lines to define a plurality of regions having at least one first sub-region and second sub-region; at least one sensing-signal readout device disposed in the first sub-region and electrically connected with one of the scan lines and sensing signal lines; and at least one first sensing pad disposed in the second sub-region and electrically connected to the sensing-signal readout device in the second sub-region. The numbers of the sensing-signal readout devices electrically connected to the respective scan lines are the same.12-22-2011
20120154317INPUT APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INPUT APPARATUS - An input apparatus has a touch sensor 06-21-2012
20120026120FORCE SENSOR INTEGRATED CABLE MODULE AND AND PRESSURE SENSITIVE TOUCH SCREEN - The present invention is directed to an integrated cable module for force sensors adaptable to a pressure-sensitive touch panel. The module includes an integrated cable and a cable frame. Specifically, the integrated cable has signal lines for transferring sense signals of the force sensors. The integrated cable has a number of branches, and an assembling part that assembles the branches. The cable frame has an opening window, and has a groove used for placing the integrated cable.02-02-2012
20120062482METHOD OF SCANNING TOUCH ON TOUCH SCREEN - The present invention discloses a method of scanning a touch on a touch screen, where drive lines and sense lines of the touch screen form a matrix network. The method includes: instructing the touch screen to enter into a standby mode if no touch has been detected for a time that reaches or exceeds a preset time in a working mode of the touch screen; in the standby mode, scanning A drive lines and sensing B sense lines, said A being an integer greater than or equal to 1 and less than M, and said B being an integer greater than or equal to 1 and less than or equal to N, where M is the total number of the drive lines and N is the total number of the sense lines; instructing the touch screen to enter into the working mode if there is a current fluctuation on the sense lines which are sensed in the standby mode; in the working mode, scanning all the drive lines and sensing all the sense lines. The touch screen is instructed to enter into the energy-saving standby mode if no touch has been detected by the time that reaches or exceeds the preset time, thus achieving the purpose of reducing the power consumption of the touch screen.03-15-2012
20120206379Single-layer and multi-touch projected capacitive apparatus - A single-layer and multi-touch projective-capacitive apparatus includes: (a) a substrate, (b) a conductive layer configured on the substrate, wherein the conductive layer consists of a plurality of first patterns, a plurality of second patterns, a plurality of third patterns and a plurality of fourth patterns, and (c) a plurality of conductive wires configured on the substrate respectively to connect with the first patterns, the second patterns, the third patterns and the fourth patterns.08-16-2012
20100245266HANDWRITING PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND METHOD - A handwriting processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire coordinate information of handwriting input by an input unit and attribute information, the attribute information indicating a type of input of the handwriting; a determining unit configured to determined a kind of the handwriting using the attribute information; a handwriting processing unit configured to perform handwriting processing corresponding to the kind of the handwriting using the coordinate information; and a display control unit configured to control a display unit to display a result of the handwriting processing.09-30-2010
20120313873TOUCH SENSITIVE DEVICE WITH MULTILAYER ELECTRODE AND UNDERLAYER - A touch sensor including one or more multilayer electrodes and an underlayer disposed on a substrate. The underlayer is disposed between the multilayer electrodes and the substrate. The multilayer electrodes including at least two transparent or semitransparent conductive layers separated by a transparent or semitransparent intervening layer. The intervening layer includes electrically conductive pathways between the first and second conductive layers to help reduce interfacial reflections occurring between particular layers in devices incorporating the conducting film or electrode.12-13-2012
20120162103Display Control Device and Display Control Method - According to one embodiment, a display control device includes an area determination module, a direction determination module, and a display controller. The area determination module determines, on a touch panel having input coordinates corresponding to display coordinates of a display module, whether at least part of a touch area where a touch object touches is present in a predetermined area in a display area displaying an object displayed on the display module. The direction determination module determines a movement direction of the touch area. The display controller displays the object as being zoomed in or zoomed out based on determination results of the area determination module and the direction determination module.06-28-2012
20100328224PLAYBACK CONTROL USING A TOUCH INTERFACE - This is directed to controlling media playback based on particular touch gestures detected by a touch-sensing interface. The electronic device can identify particular touch inputs, such as combinations of tapping and holding a touch sensitive surface, or circular motions. In response to detecting a particular touch gesture, the electronic device can perform a playback operation specifically associated with the detected touch gesture. To provide a consistent user interface with the device, some of the particular touch gestures can match other inputs provided using a button, for example a button integrated on a wired headset. In such an embodiment, the same combination of tapping and holding a touch input and pressing and holding a button can control the same electronic device operations.12-30-2010
20100207893Tablet and Coordinate Computation Circuit Thereof - The present invention discloses a space-bound-free tablet and its coordinate determining circuit for determining a coordinate of a stylus pen. The coordinate is computed by the coordinate determining circuit in which first voltage, a second voltage, and a third voltage is obtained, where the first voltage equals the maximum detection voltage, the second voltage and third voltage are obtained from two antennas, and both of the two antennas are at the same side of the antenna that induces the maximum detection voltage.08-19-2010
20100020025CONTINUOUS RECOGNITION OF MULTI-TOUCH GESTURES - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for processing multi-touch inputs. It provides a method for continuous recognition of multi-touch gestures performed by one or more users on at least one multi-touch input device. The invention in one aspect allows users to start interacting with one multi-gesture and subsequently perform any other multi-touch gestures, if they want it, without needing to lift all their fingers off the multi-touch input device between each multi-touch gesture.01-28-2010
20100001968MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH SCREEN AND TOUCH-BASED KEY INPUT METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal having a touch screen and a touch-based key input method for the same are disclosed. The touch-based key input method includes steps of checking an input scheme supported by a selected application, reading a stored key information set when the supported input scheme is a keypad-based one, mapping key information to one or more areas of the touch screen using the read key information set, detecting a touch on one of the areas during execution of the selected application, determining a key mapped to the touched area, and performing an operation corresponding to the determined key.01-07-2010
20120032906FOLDABLE TACTILE DISPLAY - The present invention relates to a foldable tactile display (02-09-2012
20120032903INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display section, a contact detection section which is provided on a surface at an opposite side of the display section, and an operation control section which decides, when a predetermined operation input is performed based on a detection result obtained by the contact detection section, not to execute predetermined operation processing corresponding to at least a part of the operation input to the contact detection section.02-09-2012
20120032902TABLET PERSONAL COMPUTER TRANSFORMER FOR PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The tablet computer transformer includes an external extension display. An extension interface is coupled to the extension display; an extension display is coupled to the control unit through the extension interface for displaying video or image from the portable communication device. It has to be noted that the portable communication device is a separated device from the external extension display when the portable communication device disconnects from the external extension display and is transformed into a tablet or pad computer when the portable communication device connects to the external extension display. The command, instruction and signal transfer are made through the extension interface. The displayed video or image is processed by the portable communication device and is displayed by the external extension display, thereby transforming the portable communication device to the tablet or pad computer after the cellular is integrated into the tablet computer transformer.02-09-2012
20120032901DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus includes: an image processor; a display unit; a remote controller which includes a touch input unit to detect motion of a user; a remote control signal receiver which receives a remote control signal from the remote controller corresponding to the motion of a user; and a controller which displays the content information window as if the content information window enters from an outside of a display area to an inside of the display area in accordance with the motion that a user moves from an outside of an area of the touch input unit to an inside of the area, or stops displaying the content information window as if the content information window exits from the inside of the display area to the outside of the display area in accordance with the motion that a user moves from the inside of the area of the touch input unit to the outside of the touch input unit.02-09-2012
20120032900TRANSPARENT ELECTROCONDUCTIVE LAMINATE AND TRANSPARENT TOUCH PANEL USING THE SAME - Provided is a transparent electroconductive laminate which can prevent the occurrence of Newton rings between two transparent electrode substrates constituting a transparent touch panel. Also provided is a transparent touch panel which comprises the transparent electroconductive laminate. A transparent electroconductive laminate (02-09-2012
20120032899METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING A TOUCH SCREEN - In a method for operating a motor vehicle having a display for displaying variable information, and a touch screen, situated above the display, for inputting commands by touching the touch screen, an operating element for operating a function of the motor vehicle is shown by the display, by touching the touch screen in the region of the operating element, and the function of the motor vehicle is executed based on a gesture of a hand executed in the vicinity of the touch screen, without touching the touch screen.02-09-2012
20120032898PROJECTED CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A projected capacitive touch panel and fabrication method thereof is provided. The method includes steps of: (a) providing a substrate; (b) forming a conductive layer on the first plane of the substrate, wherein the conductive layer has a first pattern and a second pattern; and (c) forming a conductive bridge on the conductive layer to electrically connect the first pattern with the second pattern.02-09-2012
20120032895METHOD FOR DISAMBIGUATING MULTIPLE TOUCHES ON A PROJECTION-SCAN TOUCH SENSOR PANEL - A touch sensor panel is disclosed. The touch sensor panel includes a plurality of rows, at least one of the rows being a split row including a plurality of row subsections; and a plurality of columns, at least one of the columns being a split column including a plurality of column subsections. The touch sensor panel is configured with at least one split row and at least one split column located to increase a likelihood that a touch anywhere on the touch sensor panel overlaps with at least one split row and at least one split column. The rows and columns are individually charged electrodes capable of detecting a change in capacitance in a corresponding area of the touch sensor panel.02-09-2012
20120032894INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a first input device; a second input device capable of operating in a first operating mode; and a system management module in communication with the first input device and the second input device. The system management module is configured for switching the second input device to a second operating mode in response to detecting, by the first input device, a presence of a user without receiving any operation-specific input from the user.02-09-2012
20120032893SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DUAL-TOUCH GESTURE CLASSIFICATION IN RESISTIVE TOUCH SCREENS - A system and method for classifying touches input into a four-wire resistive touch screen is presented. A voltage may be applied to electrodes in a layer making it the active layer. A first set of four voltages may be measured by a voltage sensing circuit from electrodes in the active layer of a touch screen and a passive layer of a touch screen. The voltage may be switched from electrodes of the first layer to the electrodes of the second layer. A voltage sensing circuit may measure a second set of four voltages nearly simultaneously from electrodes in the active layer and the passive layer of a touch screen. Each set of measured voltages from the passive layer and or the active may be processed. A rule set may be applied to the processing results. An indication of the type of touch that was applied to the touch screen may be provided and optionally including quantitative results.02-09-2012
20120032892ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING ACTUATOR FOR PROVIDING TACTILE OUTPUT - An electronic device includes a base, a membrane coupled to and spaced from the base, an actuator disposed between the base and the membrane, and spaced from the membrane when the actuator is not actuated, and a controller configured to control actuation of the actuator to cause the actuator to contact the membrane.02-09-2012
20110012841TRANSPARENT TOUCH PANEL CAPABLE OF BEING ARRANGED BEFORE DISPLAY OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An assembly of a touch panel includes a transparent substrate, a color frame formed on edges of the substrate, and at least one touch sensing unit arranged insulated on the substrate. Signal wires formed on edges of the touch sensing unit are located below the color frame. The color frame is a thin film with a thickness below 5 μm. The assembly is thus simplified and thinner so that the cost is lowered and the product yield is raised. Also, an optical characteristic and a thickness of the product is improved and reduced. A surface of the touch sensing unit further has at least one transparent isolating layer or shielding layer, and at least one light regulating layer or functional film is arranged to a surface of the substrate.01-20-2011
20110141041TOUCH SCREENS - A touch screen control system comprising a touch screen having first and second conductive layers arranged to be brought together by touching of the screen. A detection system is arranged to detect a contact position at which the screen is touched by monitoring electrical signals from at least one of the layers. The system further comprises an antenna, and the detection system includes a proximity sensing signal generator arranged to generate a proximity sensing signal to be transmitted between the antenna and the first layer via a user of the system. The detection system is further arranged to receive the transmitted proximity sensing signal and determine therefrom the distance between a part of the user and the touch screen.06-16-2011
20110141037TOUCH SCREEN PANEL - A touch screen panel to provide a type touch screen panel that can prevent or reduce a damage of the touch screen panel caused by electrostatic electricity, includes a plurality of first electrode patterns which are separated from each other, and connected by at least one of a plurality of first connection patterns that includes a first portion exposed through at least two first contact holes and a second portion exposed through at least two second contact holes.06-16-2011
20110279390TOUCH SCREEN PANEL - A touch screen panel in which an occurrence of a scratch at intersections of coupling patterns respectively coupling first sensing cells and second sensing cells to each other in a first direction and in a second direction is prevented. The touch screen panel includes a transparent substrate, sensing patterns formed on a surface of the transparent substrate. The sensing patterns include first sensing cells disposed along a first direction, second sensing cells disposed between the first sensing cells along a second direction intersecting the first direction, first coupling patterns coupling the first sensing cells to each other in the first direction, second coupling patterns coupling the second sensing cells to each other in the second direction, and an insulating layer disposed between the first coupling patterns and the second coupling patterns at intersections of the first coupling patterns and the second coupling patterns. The insulating layer includes a concave part formed below the second coupling patterns in an area where the first coupling patterns and the second coupling patterns intersect and a protruding part positioned around the concave part so as to have a height higher than the concave part.11-17-2011
20110279379METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ON-TOP WRITING - A handwriting recognition apparatus facilitates user entry of strokes one on top of another. The apparatus, which includes a processor and a display integrated with a touch sensitive screen, receives a series of strokes via the screen. Each stroke is defined by contact, trace, and lift occurrences. Each stroke appears on the display until occurrence of a prescribed event, and then disappears. The apparatus accumulates strokes into a buffer and interprets all accumulated strokes collectively against a character database and optionally a linguistic database, to identify multiple candidate strings that could be represented by the accumulated strokes. The apparatus displays candidate strings for user selection after all strokes have faded, or after receiving a user submitted delimiter, or after a given delay has elapsed following user entry of the latest stroke. Alternatively, candidate strings are displayed after each stroke without waiting for timeout or explicit delimiter.11-17-2011
20120086658TABLET COMPUTER WITH OPTION FOR ONE OR TWO SCREENS - Provided is a tablet computer with the option of using one or two screens such as a tablet computer comprising a first and a second touch screen on a respective first and second surface, wherein the second screen is positioned behind the first screen when not in use in a fashion where the front or the back of the second screen is behind the back of the first screen, wherein each screen encompasses at least 50% of the area of the first and second surfaces, wherein the tablet computer can be used with a) the first screen only while the second screen is positioned behind the first screen; b) with both first and second screens in an open position where both screens are visible to a user.04-12-2012
20110025634DETECTION OF LOW NOISE FREQUENCIES FOR MULTIPLE FREQUENCY SENSOR PANEL STIMULATION - The identification of low noise stimulation frequencies for detecting and localizing touch events on a touch sensor panel is disclosed. Each of a plurality of sense channels can be coupled to a separate sense line in a touch sensor panel and can have multiple mixers, each mixer using a demodulation frequency of a particular frequency, phase and delay. With no stimulation signal applied to any drive lines in the touch sensor panel, pairs of mixers can demodulate the sum of the output of all sense channels using the in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) signals of a particular frequency. The demodulated outputs of each mixer pair can be used to calculate the magnitude of the noise at that particular frequency, wherein the lower the magnitude, the lower the noise at that frequency. Several low noise frequencies can be selected for use in a subsequent touch sensor panel scan function.02-03-2011
20110279395INPUT DEVICE - An input device is disclosed. An input device comprises a display unit, an input unit, a load detection unit and a control unit. The display unit is configured to display an object of a folder with a hierarchical structure. The load detection unit is configured to detect a pressing load with respect to the input unit corresponding to the location of the object of the folder that is displayed on the display unit. The control unit opens and closes folders based on a change in the pressing load.11-17-2011
20110279397DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING THE OBJECT'S BEHAVIOR - A monitoring unit is presented for use in monitoring a behavior of at least a part of a physical object. The monitoring unit comprises: a data input module configured for receiving measured data indicative of a behavior of at least a part of the physical object in a certain coordinate system associated with a predetermined sensing surface; and a digital signal processor configured and operable to be responsive to said measured data for transforming the measured data into an approximate representation of said at least portion of the physical object into a virtual coordinate system such that the transformation maintains a positional relationship between virtual points and corresponding portions within said at least part of the physical object. This technique enables further formatting of said approximate representation into a predetermined data input format of a certain electronic device.11-17-2011
20110279396METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING AND INTERPRETING PATH OF DESIGNATED POSITION - A method of detecting and interpreting a path of designated positions is disclosed. The method concurrently detects a plurality of designated positions on a touch panel, again detects the plurality of designated positions subsequent to a travel of the designated positions, determines the distances between each of the current designated positions and the respective immediately preceding designated positions, treats an immediately preceding designated position, closest to the current designated position of interest, as the immediately preceding designated position of the current designated position of interest, and acquires the path of each designated position, thereby recognizing the'paths of the plurality of designated positions that move concurrently. A combination of the paths of the plurality of designated positions is interpreted to identify a designation input by a user, and an operation thus designated is executed.11-17-2011
20110279391IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A vehicle-mounted device includes a storage device, an external input unit, a speaker, an image display unit, a touch panel, a control unit, a DVD/CD drive, a GPS, a vehicle speed sensor, and a gyroscope. The touch panel includes a finger rest area to reduce erroneous operation by a finger or hand of an operator due to vibration of the vehicle or other causes, and perform input intended by the operator even under a vehicle-mounted environment. The operator contacts the finger on the rest area thereby stabilizing his/her inputting hand while contacting the touch panel. As a result, erroneous input can be reduced, and input desired by the operator can be easily performed.11-17-2011
20110279394TOUCH SCREEN PANEL STRUCTURE OF MOBILE DEVICE - A Touch Screen Panel (TSP) structure of a mobile device is provided. The TSP structure includes a TSP and a Light Emitting Diode (LED). The TSP includes a transparent substrate and at least one indium tin oxide (ITO) film stacked on the transparent substrate. The transparent substrate includes an icon display source formed on a lower surface thereof. The ITO film has an electrode line formed on a lower surface or an upper surface thereof. The LED is located near a lateral side of the transparent substrate. In the TSP structure, the icon display source scatters the light of the LED and thereby allowing an icon to be displayed on a screen with reduced electric power.11-17-2011
20110279392IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - To provide a control unit including a touch panel display capable of presenting preview display of multiple pages of document images on the display panel, the touch panel display includes: a binding position indicating controller; a binding process preview displaying controller that displays preview images of recording paper bound at the specified position; a paper binding position-linked scrolling display switching controller that, when the binding position in the printed paper is modified, switches the direction of scrolling preview display so as to be suited to the recording paper bound at the modified binding position.11-17-2011
20110279386METHOD FOR DETERMINING TOUCH POINTS ON TOUCH PANEL AND SYSTEM THEREOF - The present invention discloses a method for determining touch points on a touch panel and a system thereof. The method includes the following steps: sampling, calculating a difference, comparing the difference, sampling a determinative area, and calculating a barycenter. The barycenter position from the said steps is a touch point position. The present invention can overcome the problem of the ghost point in traditional touch panels and also be applicable for touch panels of various types.11-17-2011
20110279389INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes a first display controller that causes a screen to display a first image, a second display controller that causes the screen to display a second image, a trail obtaining unit that obtains a trail, a status obtaining unit that obtains a status of an operation member, a first update unit that updates the first image, an image obtaining unit that obtains a screen image, a first switching controller that performs, if a trail is obtained, control to switch the display on the screen to display of the second image, a second update unit that updates, if a trail is obtained, the second image to an image obtained by drawing a trail image, a second switching controller that performs control to switch the display on the screen to display of the first image, and a unit that causes a memory to store the second image.11-17-2011
20110279387Transperent Conductive Substrate and Method of Manufacturing the same Touch Screen Using the Same - Disclosed herein are a transparent conductive substrate and a method of manufacturing the same, and a touch screen using the same. The transparent conductive substrate includes a transparent substrate, a transparent electrode that is formed and patterned on the transparent substrate, and a primer that is formed between the transparent substrate and the transparent electrode and is patterned to have a pattern corresponding to the transparent electrode. The transparent electrode is easily patterned by previously patterning the primer to correspond to the transparent electrode and residues do not remain on the transparent substrate.11-17-2011
20110279384Automatic Derivation of Analogous Touch Gestures From A User-Defined Gesture - Embodiments enable a mobile device to execute an action analogous to a user-defined action in response to receipt of a gesture analogous to a user-defined gesture. In an embodiment, a method automatically interprets touch gestures on a mobile device. In the method, a user input is received that defines a first touch gesture to initiate a first action on an application of the mobile device. A second touch gesture is received on a touch screen of the mobile device. The second touch gesture is similar, but not identical, to the first touch gesture, and has a different orientation, size or position from the first touch gesture. In response to receipt of the second touch gesture, a second action is determined on the application of the mobile device according to a difference between the first and second touch gestures in orientation, size or position on the screen of the mobile device. Finally, the second action is initiated.11-17-2011
20110279383Touch Screen Shield - A shield that is attachable to a touch sensitive screen is disclosed. The shield may be attached to the touch sensitive screen only at its outer peripheral portion. An air gap is enclosed between the shield and the touch sensitive screen to form a planar air bearing. The shield preferably does not touch the active area of the touch sensitive screen when the user is not touching the shield but only viewing the touch sensitive screen through the shield. This mitigates unwanted optical artifacts such as trapped air bubbles, Newton rings and chromatic interference while maintaining the sensitivity of the touch sensitive screen.11-17-2011
20110279381METHOD OF PROVIDING TACTILE FEEDBACK AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method includes detecting a touch on a touch-sensitive display, determining when a touch value associated with the touch meets a first touch threshold, determining a first period of time between detecting the touch and when the touch value meets the first touch threshold, and providing a first tactile feedback when the first period of time is meets a first time threshold.11-17-2011
20110279380METHOD OF PROVIDING TACTILE FEEDBACK AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method includes detecting, at a first time, a first touch associated with a first touch value that meets one of a first touch threshold and a second touch threshold, detecting, at a second time, a second touch associated with a second touch value that meets one of the first touch threshold and the second touch threshold, providing first tactile feedback at the first time, and providing second tactile feedback at the second time when the time period between the first time and the second time meets a time threshold.11-17-2011
20120229410REMOTE CONTROL APPARATUS, REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM, REMOTE CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is a remote control apparatus which includes a display panel, a control detecting part for detecting a swipe of a contact point by a continuous contact control to the display panel, a command generating part for finding a first direction from a positional relationship between a contact starting point and a first swipe point swiped from the contact starting point, generating a control command indicating start of a swipe in the first direction, finding a second direction from a positional relationship between the contact starting point and a second swipe point swiped from the first swipe point, and generating a control command indicating stop of the swipe in the first direction and start of a swipe in the second direction in the case where the second direction differs from the first direction, and a command transmitting part for transmitting the generated control command to a television.09-13-2012
20130009882METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROVIDING HAPTIC FEEDBACK - Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating control of haptic feedback. A method may include receiving an indication of flexing of a flexible display. The method may further include causing, in response to flexing of the flexible display, activation of a haptic actuator. The method may include determining a degree of flexing of the flexible display. The method may further include causing activation of the haptic actuator in an instance in which a threshold has been satisfied. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.01-10-2013
20130009887USER INPUT BACK CHANNEL FOR WIRELESS DISPLAYS - As part of a communication session, a wireless source device can transmit audio and video data to a wireless sink device, and the wireless sink device can transmit user input data received at the wireless sink device back to the wireless source device. In this manner, a user of the wireless sink device can control the wireless source device and control the content that is being transmitted from the wireless source device to the wireless sink device. The input data received at the wireless sink device can be a multi-touch gesture.01-10-2013
20100026634Writeable and Erasable Display Units - A display unit comprises a display medium which is writable, erasable and displayable of an image and a rotatable writehead with a number of loop conductors parallel with each other. The display medium is capable of maintaining a written image without power. In operating of writing on the display medium, the loop conductors apply an electric field to a particular area of the display medium, changing the optical state of the particular area of the display medium. In operating of writing on the display medium, there is no relative motion between the display medium and the writehead.02-04-2010
20120229411INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing device is provided that includes a display portion, a user recognition portion, a button selection portion, and a display control portion. The display portion displays at least one function button that is related to a function that the information processing device is capable of performing. The user recognition portion recognizes a user who is operating the information processing device. The button selection portion selects, from among the at least one function button that is displayed on the display portion, at least one function button that corresponds to the user who has been recognized by the user recognition portion. The display control portion moves the function button that has been selected by the button selection portion from an initial position on a display screen of the display portion such that the function button is close to a specified position on the display screen.09-13-2012
20110291971Highly Integrated Touch Screen Handheld Device - An object of the present invention is to provide a highly functional highly integrated handheld device.12-01-2011
20110291973ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING TOUCH PANEL AND OPERATING CONTROL METHOD - An electronic device includes a touch panel, a position detecting portion, an operating control portion and a detection sensitivity control portion. The position detecting portion detects a close coordinate when sensing that a pointing means comes close to a position on a close plane away from the touch panel by a first distance, and detects a contact coordinate when sensing that the pointing means comes close to a position on a contact plane lying closer to the touch panel than the position on the close plane. The operating control portion controls an operation of a controlled unit based on the close coordinate and the contact coordinate. The detection sensitivity control portion switches detection sensitivity of the position detecting portion from close detection sensitivity to contact detection sensitivity when the position detecting portion senses that the pointing means comes close to the position on the close plane.12-01-2011
20110291972Serial Presentation With Interactive Guide - A device for presenting serial adaptation of a body of text, such as a work of literature for example, and a corresponding interactive reader's guide may provide an accessible platform for readers to experience a serial adaptation of a body of text. A first page of a first plurality of pages may be displayed. The first plurality of pages may be ordered and serially linked. Each of the first plurality of pages may display a frame of the serial adaptation of the body of text. Each page in a second plurality of pages may correspond to a respective page in the first plurality of pages. Each respective page in the second plurality of pages may display respective first guide information related to the respective frame of the respective page in the first plurality of pages to which the respective page in the second plurality of pages is linked.12-01-2011
20110291966TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE - According to the present invention, a touch screen device includes a first electrode having a plurality of first conductor lines, inclined at a predetermined angle in clockwise and counterclockwise directions with respect to a first direction and provided at a predetermined interval to form a grid-shaped pattern; and a second electrode having a plurality of second conductor lines, inclined at the predetermined angle in clockwise and counterclockwise directions with respect to a second direction, the second direction perpendicular to the first direction and provided at the predetermined interval to form a grid-shaped pattern. The first electrode and the second electrode are superimposed to form a pattern of squares as basic shapes, and the predetermined angle is greater than 0 degrees and less than 90 degrees. By superimposing the first electrode and the second electrode, a pattern of two different squares as basic shapes is formed due to interaction of the first electrode and the second electrode. In this manner, it is possible to inhibit the occurrence of moiré.12-01-2011
20110291970ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device including a touch display panel, a panel touch control unit, and an image adjustment unit is provided. The panel touch control unit is electronically connected to the touch display panel. The image adjustment unit is electronically connected to the touch display panel. In operation, the touch display panel has a content display region and a touch menu region with adjustable sizes. The panel touch control unit adjusts the size of the touch menu region according to a received touch signal. The touch display panel contacts an object to be pressed and generates a touch signal according to a contact area. The image adjustment unit adjusts the size of the content display region according to an adjustment signal generated by the panel touch control unit.12-01-2011
20110291967OPERATION METHOD FOR TOUCH PANEL OF PORTABLE TERMINAL AND PORTABLE TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME - An operation method for a touch panel of a portable terminal and a portable terminal supporting the same are provided. The operation method for a touch panel of a portable terminal includes activating the touch panel, collecting touch-down events from the activated touch panel, acquiring a vertical synchronous signal for driving a display unit, and performing a polling of the touch panel in unit of predefined time-periods based on the vertical synchronous signal.12-01-2011
20110291962TOUCH-TYPE TRANSPARENT INPUT DEVICE - A touch-type transparent working in input mode or display mode includes a transparent display screen, a touch screen, a central processing unit, a touch screen controller, and a display screen controller. The touch screen is located on the transparent display screen and electronically connected to the transparent display screen. The display screen controller controls the transparent display screen to display user interfaces correspond to the operating modes under the control of the CPU. At least one function key for switching the operating modes is displayed on the transparent display screen. Touch actions are performed on a user interface. The touch screen controller sends touch signals according to touch locations or touch trajectories on the touch screen to the CPU.12-01-2011
20110291960TOUCH-TYPE TRANSPARENT KEYBOARD - A touch-type transparent keyboard is for use with an electronic device. The touch-type transparent keyboard includes a touch screen and a transparent plate. The transparent plate is attached under the touch screen. The transparent plate includes a plurality of key icons made of luminous material. The key icons can absorb energy of light it is exposed to from a display of the electronic device, ambient artificial light, and sunlight. Then the key icons will glow in the dark.12-01-2011
20110291965POWER SUPPLY DEVICE ENABLING INTERACTIVE DISPLAY CONTROL - A power supply device enabling an interactive display control that can transfer the electricity data, the rotation speed data and the temperature data generated by the power supply to an interactive display module is disclosed. In addition, the interactive display module may implement prompt adjustment to output voltage and fan rotation speed in the power supply by minimal human operations.12-01-2011
20110291963LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL WITH EMBEDDED TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A touch display device includes a display panel, a conductive layer disposed on the display panel, a touch electrode disposed adjacent to the conductive layer and on the display panel, a routing line coupled to the touch electrode, and a polarizer disposed on the touch electrode and the conductive layer, where the conductive layer and the touch electrode are formed of the same material.12-01-2011
20110291961TOUCH-SENSING DISPLAY PANEL - A touch-sensing display panel includes a panel and a touch-sensing layer. The panel has a display region and a non-display region. The touch-sensing layer overlaps the display region and the non-display region.12-01-2011
20110291959TOUCH-TYPE TRANSPARENT KEYBOARD - A touch-type transparent keyboard is for use with an electronic device. The touch-type transparent keyboard includes a touch screen, a control module, and a transparent plate. The control module is electrically connected to the touch screen. The transparent plate includes a plurality of key icons, a driver circuit, and a metal film. The key icons are made of transparent electroluminescence material. The driver circuit is electrically connecting the key icons to the control module. When the keyboard is powered off, the metal film is used to reflect light as a mirror.12-01-2011
20110291957TOUCH-TYPE TRANSPARENT KEYBOARD - A touch-type transparent keyboard is for use with an electronic device. The touch-type transparent keyboard includes a touch screen, a control module electrically connecting to the touch screen, a transparent plate and a writing pad. The transparent plate includes a number of key icons and a driver circuit electrically connecting the key icons to the control module. The writing pad and the touch screen are disposed on the transparent plate; the writing pad electrically connects to the control module. The control module triggers the driver circuit to illuminate, the key icons that are displayed through the touch screen.12-01-2011
20110291951ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method includes detecting a first touch at a first location and a second touch at a second location on a touch-sensitive display, determining a first force value by a first sensor and a second force value by a second sensor, wherein the first force value and the second force value are determined at a time when the first touch and the second touch are both detected, and determining a first applied force value for the first touch and a second applied force value for the second touch based on the first force value and the second force value and based on the first location and the second location.12-01-2011
20110291954PROVIDING NON-VISUAL FEEDBACK FOR NON-PHYSICAL CONTROLS - Techniques are described herein to assist users to operate non-physical controls in situations where the users are unable to visually locate the controls. According to one embodiment, the device containing the non-physical controls is designed to give non-visual feedback to the user based, at least on part, on the distance between (a) the current position of user input, and (b) the location of the non-physical control. At least one characteristic of the non-visual feedback changes as that distance changes.12-01-2011
20110291953ROBOT DEVICE AND PLATFORM FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING - A small microcontroller based robotic toy includes various rich features on its small footprint. User input sensing includes a smooth scrolling enabled resistive or capacitive touch sensing pad primarily for child-friendly menu navigation. Pressure activated squeeze areas of the robot surface facilitate exchange of special gifts and emoticons through a network. Additionally, the robotic toy allows a user to experience a multimodal engagement visually via a miniature OLED graphics display, audibly by an embedded audio system for producing sounds and through haptics using a vibrotactile effects generator.12-01-2011
20110291952USER INTERFACE - An apparatus, method and computer program are provided. The method comprises: controlling a touch sensitive display, while a user digit is detected hovering a distance from the touch sensitive display, to display a transient indication of first content for pasting, wherein if the user subsequently moves the user digit away from the touch sensitive display such that the user digit is no longer detected, the transient indication of the first content for pasting is removed from display on the touch sensitive display.12-01-2011
20110291950ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method includes detecting a first touch at a first location and a second touch at a second location on a touch-sensitive display, determining a first force value and a second force value based on measured force values at force sensors, force sensor locations, and the first and second locations, determining a third force value based on the measured force values at force sensors, the force sensor locations, and the first and second locations, and pairing coordinate values of the first touch and the second touch based on the first force value, the second force value, and the third force value.12-01-2011
20110291948Systems and Methods for Determining Intentional Touch Screen Contact - A device configured to distinguish between intentional and inadvertent input is provided. Input may be in the form of touch screen or on-screen keyboard input. Such input is examined such that a device may ignore unintentional and resting contact while reacting only to purposeful contact. The characteristics of unintentional and resting device contact are ascertained and differentiated from the contact characteristics of intentional device input.12-01-2011
20110291946TOUCHPAD INTERACTION - Techniques utilizing a rear-facing touch panel are described for implementing user interfaces in a handheld device.12-01-2011
20110291945User Interface with Z-Axis Interaction - A user interface presents a plurality of items configured as a stack in a display of a device. The stack is scrollable in a direction oblique to a plane of the display for successively viewing the items in the stack. Some implementations provide for control of the user interface based on input from a finger position sensor or a slider.12-01-2011
20110291944SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED TOUCH SCREEN RESPONSE - This document discloses examples of systems, methods, and articles of manufacture that may provide one or more advantages relating to determining which touch on a touch screen is intended and which touch or touches are inadvertent.12-01-2011
20110291943TOUCH INTERFACE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY CONTROL - An electronic device includes a first touch panel disposed on a first side of the device. The first touch panel receives a first touch input. The electronic device further includes a display disposed on the first side of the device, and a touch interface disposed on a second side of the device, where the second side is different than the first side. The touch interface receives a second touch input. A control unit receives an indication of the first touch input from the first touch panel and receives an indication of the second touch input from the touch interface. The control unit further determines alterations to a three dimensional view of the display in the x, y and/or z directions based on the first touch input, and rotates the three dimensional view on the display angularly in accordance with movement of the second touch input.12-01-2011
20110084923Device and Method for Parallel-scanning Differential Touch Detection - A method for parallel-scanning differential touch detection is disclosed herein. The method includes generating a plurality of first outputs by a differential unit according to a plurality of first inputs provided by a plurality of sensors of a touch panel in each scan of total i scans, herein, the kth first output in the jth scan of the total i scans is the (i*(k−1)+j)th output in the continuous first outputs, i≧2, j≧1, k≧1, and i, j, k are natural numbers. Wherein, the differential unit has a plurality of subtractors and the inputs of the subtractors are connected in series. By doing so, the noises between a touch panel and a display can be eliminated.04-14-2011
20080278453Production testing of a capacitive touch sensing device - In one embodiment, a method for production testing of a capacitive touch sensing device is disclosed. In this embodiment, the present technology for production testing of a capacitive touch sensing device samples a first value corresponding to a first channel of a capacitive touch sensing device when the capacitive touch sensing device is in production. The present embodiment also samples a second value corresponding to the first channel of the capacitive touch sensing device when the capacitive touch sensing device has a self-test capacitive circuit applying a signal thereto. The present embodiment compares the first value and the second value to determine a production testing result for the first channel of the capacitive touch sensing device, wherein the sampling of the second value and the comparing the first value and the second value occur during production of the capacitive touch sensing device.11-13-2008
20100171717OPTICAL INTERACTIVE PANEL AND DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH OPTICAL INTERACTIVE PANEL - An optical interactive panel includes a cladding layer, a first waveguide array, a second waveguide array, a first set of image sensor, and a second set of image sensor. The cladding layer has a first index of refraction. The first waveguide array has first waveguide channels formed on the cladding layer, wherein the first waveguide channels have a second index of refraction less than the first index of refraction, and extending at a first direction. The second waveguide array has second waveguide channels, formed on the cladding layer and extending at a second direction. The first set of image sensor detects a first set of light signals from the first waveguide channels to determine a first-direction location. The second set of image sensor detects a second set of light signals from the second waveguide channels to determine a second-direction location.07-08-2010
20100171719USER INTERFACE SYSTEM - The user interface system of one embodiment of the invention includes a sheet that defines a surface on one side and at least partially defines a first cavity and a second cavity on an opposite side; a fluid network coupled to the first and second cavities; a displacement device coupled to the fluid network that displaces fluid within the fluid network and expands both the first and second cavities concurrently, thereby deforming a first and a second particular region of the surface; and a touch sensor coupled to the sheet and adapted to sense a user touch proximate the first and second particular regions of the surface. The user interface system of another embodiment of the invention includes a displacement device coupled to the fluid network that displaces fluid within the fluid network and selectively expands one of the first and second cavities.07-08-2010
20100171720USER INTERFACE SYSTEM - A user interface system of one embodiment includes a layer defining a surface; a substrate supporting the layer and at least partially defining a cavity; a displacement coupled to the cavity that expands the cavity, thereby deforming a particular region of the surface; and a touch sensor coupled to the substrate and adapted to sense a user touch proximate the particular region of the surface. The layer and the substrate are connected at an attachment point, and the location of the attachment point relative to the layer, substrate, and cavity at least partially defines the shape of the deformed particular region of the surface.07-08-2010
20100171715Tactile Surface - In one or more embodiments, a device includes a surface and an actuator mechanism operably associated with the surface. The actuator mechanism is configured to provide tactile feedback to a user responsive to an electrical signal. In at least some embodiments, the actuator mechanism comprises a pair of spaced-apart substrates each of which supports a conductive layer of material. A dielectric material and an adjacent air gap may be interposed between the substrates. Drive circuitry is operably connected to the spaced-apart substrates and is configured to drive the conductive layers of material with an electrical signal. This signal may be responsive to sensing a touch input on the surface or other appropriate event.07-08-2010
20100171713PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method includes displaying information on a touch-sensitive display, detecting a touch at location associated with the information, rendering an indicator and a cursor at a position within the information, detecting a moving touch associated with the indicator, and moving the cursor along the information as the indicator is moved.07-08-2010
20100171712Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating a User Interface Object - In some embodiments, an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a user interface object. The device detects a first contact and a second contact concurrently on the touch-sensitive surface. The device determines which contact of the first contact and the second contact is a topmost contact, a bottommost contact, a leftmost contact, and a rightmost contact on the touch-sensitive surface. While continuing to detect the first contact and the second contact, the device detects movement of the first contact across the touch-sensitive surface, and concurrently moves two edges of the user interface object that correspond to the first contact in accordance with the detected movement of the first contact, including horizontally moving one of the two edges and vertically moving the other of the two edges.07-08-2010
20100171711PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method of controlling a portable electronic device having a touch-sensitive display includes detecting a first touch on the touch-sensitive display, detecting a second touch on the touch-sensitive display while the first touch is maintained, selecting one of the first and second touches as a selected touch based on start or end times of the first and second touches, and determining which one of a plurality of features is associated with a location of the selected touch.07-08-2010
20100171710ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH INFRARED TOUCH INPUT FUNCTION - An electronic device with infrared touch input function is provided. The electronic device includes a display unit defining an signal display area; an infrared input device including a circuit board having two pairs of oppositely disposed sides defining an open area corresponding in size and shape to the signal display area, at least one light emitting device positioned on the circuit board, configured for emitting infrared light; at least one light detecting device positioned on the circuit board, configured for detecting infrared light emitted; a micro-processing unit configured for controlling the at least one light emitting device to emit infrared light, detecting infrared light paths obstructed via the light detecting devices, sending information of the obstructed infrared light paths to a central processing unit(CPU); and the CPU configured for performing functions according to the information of the obstructed infrared light paths.07-08-2010
20100171709PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING DATA ON TOUCH SCREEN - A portable electronic device having a touch screen, a memory and a controller is provided. The touch screen is configured to display a screen including an item to be operated on the touch screen. The memory is configured to store data of a relationship between the item and a reaction to be performed upon the item being operated on the displayed screen. The controller is configured to extract the item from the displayed screen. The controller is configured to provide the extracted item with an identifier and to show the extracted item overlaid with the identifier on the displayed screen. The controller is configured to show an identifier button corresponding to the identifier on the displayed screen. The controller is configured to perform the reaction with reference to the data stored in the memory upon the identifier button being operated on the displayed screen.07-08-2010
20100171708TOUCH-CONTROL STRUCTURE FOR A FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch-control structure for a flexible display device is provided. The touch-control structure comprises a flexible display panel, at least one menu display area, a touch film and at least one sensing element. The flexible display panel comprises a visible surface. The menu display area is located on at least one side of the visible surface. The touch film comprises a first flexible substrate and an operating contact surface. The visible surface and the operating contact surface are disposed on the two opposite ends of the touch structure respectively. The sensing element is disposed on at least one side of the first flexible substrate corresponding to the menu display area.07-08-2010
20120287059PORTABLE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING PORTABLE DEVICE - The invention is directed to a method for operating a portable device. The portable device comprises a touch screen displaying a plurality of objects. The method comprises steps of receiving a touch signal through a contacted location on the touch screen to select one of the objects corresponding to the contacted location, wherein the touch signal is correspondent with a continued pressing motion and a dragging motion following the continued pressing motion on the touch screen. According to the continued pressing motion, at least a button corresponding to an operating function is displayed on the touch screen. When the dragging motion is towards to the button corresponding to the operating function, the operating function is executed on the selected object.11-15-2012
20120287062INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INPUT CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus accepts an input onto a display screen displayed on a display device. The information processing apparatus determines an input method of a first input using a first time and/or a first trajectory information from a start point to an end point of the accepted first input. The information processing apparatus stores the first trajectory information of the first input in a storage unit for storing therein the trajectory information of an input of which the input method has been determined. The information processing apparatus restores trajectory information of the input that was accepted by accepting, using the first trajectory information stored in the storage unit and trajectory information of a second input if a result of determination with respect to the second input accepted within a predetermined time since the first input is input is different from the input method of the first input.11-15-2012
20090153499TOUCH ACTION RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system for recognizing a touch action that a person has performed upon an object, is provided with a sensor component for detecting a sensor value corresponding to the touch action through an inertial sensor attached to part of a body of the person; and a signal processing component for recognizing the touch action from the sensor value detected by the sensor component and transferring the recognized touch action to the object. Further, a method for recognizing a touch action that a person has performed upon an object, is provided with: detecting a sensor value corresponding to the touch action through an inertial sensor attached to part of a body of the person; and recognizing the touch action from the detected sensor value and transferring the recognized touch action to the object.06-18-2009
20090153518METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VALUE OF PARAMETER - A method for controlling a value of a parameter of an application executed on a device comprising a touch-sensitive input apparatus with a touch-sensitive area comprises the steps of defining a region map specifying within the touch-sensitive area a plurality of parameter control regions that have assigned a parameter change direction, receiving from the touch-sensitive input apparatus a touch start event specifying a touch starting position within the touch-sensitive area, monitoring the touch-sensitive input apparatus to receive a touch position change or a touch end event, upon detection of a touch position change setting a parameter change value according to the position change direction, upon detection of a touch end event before detection of a touch position change setting a parameter change value according to the parameter change direction specified for the parameter control region to which the touch starting position belongs and providing the parameter change value to the application.06-18-2009
20090273573MUTUAL CAPACITANCE TOUCH SENSING DEVICE - A mutual capacitive touch sensing device is disclosed. The device can include nodes for sensing a touch at the device and for sensing a force applied to the device. Some nodes can perform both touch and force sensing; while other nodes can perform touch sensing. The device can include distinct individual drive lines for driving the nodes and separate distinct individual sense lines for transmitting touch or force signals from the nodes. The nodes can form groups, where the nodes in each group can be coupled to the same drive line and to different sense lines and where each node in a group can be coupled to a node in a different group by the same sense line. Each node can be set up with a different combination of drive and sense lines coupled thereto. An example device can be a click wheel.11-05-2009
20130162581UNIT FRAME FOR TOUCH PANEL AND TOUCH PANEL UNIT - A unit frame 06-27-2013
20130162580INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL, AND SCREEN CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR - Provided is an information processing terminal having two screens, which can accurately measure ambient brightness. The information processing terminal includes two rectangular plate-like display devices respectively having screens connected to each other at connection sides. The information processing terminal is used with the two screens arranged horizontally or vertically. Near the side that is opposite to the connection side of one of the display devices, an illuminance sensor is disposed in a position near the top from the center of the opposite side when the two screens are arranged to be used horizontally.06-27-2013
20130162574DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a lock screen and a first object that moves on the lock screen. When a gesture is performed on the first object, the controller releases a locked state in which the lock screen is displayed.06-27-2013
20130162572TOUCH PANEL - Disclosed is a touch panel. The touch panel includes a transparent window; a printed pattern disposed under the transparent widow and spaced apart from the transparent window; and an intermediate layer between the transparent window and the printed pattern.06-27-2013
20080266267Pen for touch pad of a laptop - A pen for the touch pad of a laptop includes a conductive penholder, wherein a conductive pen head is installed on one end of the conductive penholder, and a smooth layer is located on the surface of the conductive pen head. The conductive pen can deliver the static electricity from a human's body through the conductive pen to the touch pad of a laptop computer. It replaces the original operation in which a user uses their finger to touch the touch pad of the laptop. It is convenient for the user and the user can operate it for a long time. The problems caused by the user's sweat re avoided. The opposite end of the conductive penholder can be installed with a PDA pen, a ball-point pen, a laser, or a pencil. The function of the present invention is therefore versatile.10-30-2008
20130162569DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An object of the present invention is to provide a device, a method, and a computer-readable recording medium, all of which improve the operability for enlarging or reducing an image. A controller sets a scale factor for enlarging or reducing a display image displayed on a touch-screen display, in response to detecting a touch to a plurality of points on the touch-screen display. The controller enlarges or reduces the display image, based on a gesture after touching the plurality of points (multi-touch gesture), and the scale factor thus set.06-27-2013
20130162559INPUT SYSTEM - An input system and method are provided. The input system includes a display device having a display screen and an input detection device that has an operation surface provided at a distance from the display device and that is configured to detect an operation performed on the operation surface. The input system also includes an elevation formation device configured to form an elevated portion on the operation surface. As control device is also include, the control device is configured to control a display content to be displayed on the display screen, decide a position of the elevated portion on the operation surface in accordance with the display content, and control the elevation formation device so as to form the elevated portion at the decided position.06-27-2013
20130162555TOUCH-SENSITIVE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF TOUCH - The present invention relates to a method and a device for detection of position of touch. The device comprises a waveguide, at least one light source, and at least one detector device. The waveguide has a touch-surface with a surface structure defining a pattern that defines active surface areas and passive surface areas. The pattern is distributed such that an object that contacts a first area will cause a different disturbance of light than an object that contacts a second area, and such that correct positions of a plurality of concurrent touches may be deduced.06-27-2013
20130162557DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING TOUCH SENSORS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING TOUCH COORDINATE DATA THEREOF - A display device having touch sensors includes a display panel having a touch screen, a Tx driving circuit supplying a touch driving pulse to Tx electrode lines of the touch screen, an Rx driving circuit which samples voltages of the touch sensors received through Rx electrode lines of the touch screen due to the supply of the touch driving pulse and outputs touch raw data from the voltages of the touch sensors, and a touch controller which obtains a plurality of touch groups based on the touch raw data, sets a transmission format of an effective touch group, on which a touch operation is performed, among the plurality of touch groups to a variable touch coordinate packet, and transmits the variable touch coordinate packet to an external host system.06-27-2013
20130162544METHOD AND DEVICE FOR A MULTI-TOUCH BASED CORRECTION OF A HANDWRITING SENTENCE SYSTEM - A method and device is for a multi-touch based correction of a handwriting sentence system. The method includes receiving touch inputs, generating interpreted input data as a function of the touch inputs, and displaying the interpreted input data on a display device. A request to correct a portion of the interpreted input data then switches to a correction mode. During the correction mode, a correction user interface is displayed on the display device, a gesture is received so setting data is determined as a function of a first disposition of the gesture, the setting data indicating a type of correction to be applied to the portion of the interpreted inputs, a correction data is determined as a function of a second disposition of the gesture, and the portion of the interpreted input data is corrected as a function of the touch input, the setting data, and the correction data.06-27-2013
20090201258THREE-DIMENSIONAL TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY DEVICE - A portable electronics device comprises a data processor and a display. The display comprises a display device, and a transparent three-dimensional touch-sensitive screen disposed over the display device. The touch-sensitive screen comprises a raised region and a recessed region surrounding the raised region. The data processor renders on the display device a data input/output screen comprising a plurality of data input regions, the raised region overlaying the data input regions; and detects, as input from one of the data input regions, touch activity at a portion of the raised region coincident with the one data input region.08-13-2009
20100013781TOUCH KEY MODULE - A touch key module of an electronic device is provided. The touch key module includes a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) on which a capacitive touch sensor chip is located and a conductor, located on a surface of the PCB, for detecting contact of the capacitive touch sensor chip.01-21-2010
20110128246TOUCH PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TOUCH PANEL - An electrostatic capacitive coupling type touch panel in which a period before wiring formed outside an input region is chipped or wire-broken due to deterioration of a mask pattern can be prolonged. The touch panel has an input region and plural wirings formed around the input region. The input region has plural X electrodes and plural Y electrodes crossing the X electrodes. The plural wirings are connected to corresponding electrodes of the plural X electrodes and Y electrodes. The plural wirings respectively have a conductive layer and a metal layer formed on the conductive layer. The conductive layer is formed to be wider than the metal layer. The plural wirings have a corner. Among the plural wirings, in the wiring provided in the farthest position from the input region, the corner of the metal layer is chamfered.06-02-2011
20100141600TOUCH SCREEN - A touch screen is provided, in which a first layer of a transparent electrode is spaced from a second layer of a transparent electrode and a refraction index matching layer is interposed between the first and second layers of the transparent electrodes.06-10-2010
20100039391JOGBOX FOR A COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE - Coordinate measuring machines typically include a jogbox that allows an operator to control movements of a probe with a joystick and dedicated buttons. By facilitating advanced interaction between the jogbox and the dimensional metrology application, the jogbox may be used to control most or all of the functional aspects of the dimensional metrology application, including, in some instances, control of the coordinate measuring machine. The jogbox may include an adaptability of communications protocol such that it may interact with any one of a number of types or brands of coordinate measuring machines. A dynamic and flexible display and/or user input system may be employed to facilitate the use of a single jogbox with different systems. Further, the inherent flexibility of various jogbox embodiments disclosed herein may allow different categories of users to select and/or customize a jogbox interface.02-18-2010
20090315851Multipoint Touch Surface Controller - A multipoint touch surface controller is disclosed herein. The controller includes an integrated circuit including output circuitry for driving a capacitive multi-touch sensor and input circuitry for reading the sensor. Also disclosed herein are various noise rejection and dynamic range enhancement techniques that permit the controller to be used with various sensors in various conditions without reconfiguring hardware.12-24-2009
20090085878Multi-Touch Device Having Dynamic Haptic Effects - A system for generating haptic effects senses at least two generally simultaneous touches on a touchscreen and, in response, generates a dynamic haptic effect.04-02-2009
20100123670Touch Screen Sensor - A two-dimensional touch sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes arranged in a mesh pattern on a substrate. Each electrode is formed by interconnected metal traces, the metal being intrinsically opaque, but the metal traces being sufficiently narrow to be practically invisible. The metal traces have a width less than or equal to 10 μm and occupy less than or equal to 5% of the area of each electrode. The electrodes can be deposited additively via a printing process, for example using copper as the metal. The narrow width of the tracks allows the film to be highly transparent, since the electric field used in capacitive touch screens can be made to propagate with very low metal densities.05-20-2010
20110279388MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and an operating method thereof are provided. The operating method includes displaying an object list including one or more objects on a display module of the mobile terminal, detecting a first enlarge command from a first area of the display module where a particular object from the object list is displayed, the area indicating a targeted region within a predetermined distance from the particular object, wherein the first enlarge command corresponds to first positioning at least two touch points on the display module and then increasing a distance between the at least two touch points, and activating the particular object from the object list in response to the first enlarge command.11-17-2011
20100117972ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH INFRARED TOUCH INPUT FUNCTION - An electronic device with infrared touch input function is provided. The electronic device includes a display unit defining an information display area; an infrared input device including a circuit board having two pairs of oppositely disposed sides defining an open area corresponding in size and shape to the information display area, at least one light emitting device; a linear array of light detecting devices faced to light emitting devices, connected together via first resistances respectively to form a node; an analog/digital (A/D) converter configured to convert a voltage across the node into digital values; a micro-processing unit for determining an infrared light path being obstructed; and the CPU configured for controlling the display unit displaying a plurality of menu options, determining the menu option being touched; and performing functions corresponding to the menu option.05-13-2010
20100007621TOUCH SCREEN PANEL AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A touch screen panel having an improved reflectance difference between sensing patterns. The touch screen panel includes a transparent substrate; a plurality of first sensing patterns on the transparent substrate and connected along a first direction; a first insulating layer on the first sensing patterns; and a plurality of second sensing patterns on the first insulating layer and connected along a second direction. The second sensing patterns are alternately disposed with the first sensing patterns and not overlapped with the first sensing patterns. The touch screen panel further includes a plurality of dummy patterns in at least one of first dummy regions between the first sensing patterns and second dummy regions between the second sensing patterns.01-14-2010
20120188184DISPLAY HAVING A FRAME, TOUCH DISPLAY, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A FRAME - A display having a frame, a touch display, and a method of manufacturing a frame are provided. The display includes a first frame, a second frame, and a display panel. The first frame includes a bottom surface, a sidewall, and a strengthened structure. The sidewall connects the bottom surface to define an accommodation space. The strengthened structure connects a terminal of the sidewall away from the bottom surface, is located at a side of the sidewall facing the accommodation space, and is substantially parallel to the sidewall. The strengthened structure has a contact surface. The contact surface faces the bottom surface and is substantially parallel to the bottom surface. The second frame is configured in the accommodation space and has a locking portion that has a locking surface leaning against the contact surface of the strengthened structure. The display panel is accommodated in the second frame.07-26-2012
20120188173TOUCH PANEL ASSEMBLY - A touch panel assembly includes a substrate. An upper sensing electrode layer, upper signal conducting layer, and functional layers are formed to an upper surface of the substrate in order. A lower sensing electrode layer, lower signal conducting layer, and functional layers are formed to a lower surface of the substrate in order. The functional layers are one of combination of insulated layer, gluing layer, protection layer, frame layer, cover lens, anti-fingerprint film, nebulizing film, hard coating, polarized thin film, phase shift thin film, or liquid display module. The substrate is a transparent plate or stacking transparent plates made of the same of different materials. The transparent plate is a flat or uneven plate such as a convex or concave plate.07-26-2012
20130009899DISPLAY HAVING A PLURALITY OF DRIVER INTEGRATED CIRCUITS - An electronic device is disclosed. In some embodiments, the electronic device includes a liquid-crystal display (LCD) and a plurality of driver integrated circuits (ICs) coupled to the LCD. The driver ICs may be disposed near non-central locations along a side of the LCD, and in some embodiments, one of the driver ICs may be a master driver IC and the other driver IC or driver ICs may be slave driver ICs.01-10-2013
20110122083INFORMATION TERMINAL - In information terminals, such as the cellular phone, the user interface for being adapted to enough in multi-functionalization is provided. The portable communication terminal with the touch panel on the surface of body, a display information generating section which generates the display information displayed on the touch panel, a manipulation position detector which detects the coordinate point specified on the touch panel, wherein the display information generating section divides the touch panel into a plurality of display ranges, and changes the ratio of a plurality of display ranges depending on the relative position detected by the manipulation position detector.05-26-2011
20100182245TACTILE-FEEDBACK TOUCH SCREEN - A system and method for providing tactile feedback on a touch screen display unit is provided. The tactile feedback unit has a gel layer for deforming discrete surface areas of a touch-screen display; and a tactile feedback controller for controlling the deformation by the gel layer. The tactile feedback unit is overlaid onto a liquid crystal display, OLED display, or other types of touch screen displays. Areas of the gel layer are individually controllable by the tactile feedback controller, such that areas of the gel layer that overlay control elements of a graphical user interface displayed on the touch screen display are activated. Additionally, contact with the touch screen display by a user at an area defined as a control element causes the corresponding area of the gel layer to provide a tactile feedback, such as deformation, vibration, etc.07-22-2010
20090309840WIRELESS TRANSMITTER INSTALLED AT TOUCH SCREEN FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL SIGNAL TRANSMISSION, AND WIRELESS TRANSMISSION MODULE INSTALLED BETWEEN TOUCH SCREEN AND COMPUTER SYSTEM - In a wireless transmitter installed in a touch screen for bi-directional signal transmissions, the touch screen includes an image driving unit for receiving an image signal and converting the image signal into an image display signal and a signal control unit for generating a touch control instruction signal, and the wireless transmitter includes a signal receiving portion coupled to the image driving unit and a signal output portion coupled to the signal control unit, and the signal output portion and the signal receiving portion are coupled to a signal transmitter, such that the image signal and the touch control instruction signal perform bi-directional wireless signal transmissions by the signal transmitter and an external electronic device through the signal receiving portion and the signal output portion.12-17-2009
20090309849ENHANCED ON-OBJECT CONTEXT MENUS - Aspects of the present invention provide context menus useful in, e.g., a computing device receiving user input via a stylus. Icons representing actions performable on an object are displayed in a context menu for the object. Additional aspects of the invention include cascading menus that also minimize hand and/or wrist motion, as well as placement of menus based on user handedness and/or stylus orientation.12-17-2009
20090309841ERASER FOR USE WITH OPTICAL INTERACTIVE SURFACE - An eraser is usable in a display system having a display surface. The eraser includes one or more optical detection elements for determining the coordinates of the eraser relative to the display surface.12-17-2009
20090309838USE OF SEPARATION ELEMENTS WITH REAR PROJECTION SCREEN - A rear projection display devices includes a diffusion layer having an interface surface configured to diffuse visible light, and a visible light projection subsystem configured to project a display image at the interface surface using the visible light to be diffused by the diffusion layer. The rear projection display devices may also include a light transmissive base configured to provide a support for the interface surface, and an infrared touch-sensing subsystem including an infrared light source configured to project infrared light at the base, and an infrared light detector configured to detect infrared light reflecting from the interface surface. Separation elements may be disposed between the diffusion layer and the base so as to maintain a separation between the diffusion layer and the base.12-17-2009
20090309848USER INTERFACE DEVICE - A user interface device, which allocates each of the functions for operating an instrument to fingertips in response to a hand movement and allowing an operator to intuitively comprehend the allocation of each of the functions to the fingertips, is provided. This includes: a GUI button allocation section that first allocates a GUI button, read out from a GUI button data storing section, to each fingertip in a hand shape acquired by a hand shape acquiring section when a contact position acquiring section detects a contact to an operation surface by the operator, and then, in accordance with a change of hand shape direction, reallocates the GUI button to each fingertip of the hand shape; a superimposed image creating section that creates a composite image of an image of a GUI button allocated by the GUI button allocation section and an image of the hand shape; and a displaying section that displays the composite image of the image of the GUI button and the image of the hand shape created by the superimposed image creating section.12-17-2009
20090309845TOUCH WINDOW - A touch window including a first transparent substrate, a second transparent substrate, a first conductive film and a pad is provided. The second transparent substrate is disposed on one side of the first transparent substrate, and the area of the first transparent substrate is larger than that of the second transparent substrate. The first conductive film is disposed on the second transparent substrate and is located between the first transparent substrate and the second transparent substrate. The pad is disposed on the same side of the first transparent substrate as the second transparent substrate being disposed.12-17-2009
20090309842Touch Control Virtual Screen Apparatus - A touch control virtual screen apparatus is provided. The touch control virtual screen apparatus includes a screen, an optical structure, and a detection module. The screen is adapted for emitting light. The optical structure includes at least one optical lens, and is adapted for configuring an image of a virtual screen in a space corresponding to a screen image, in accordance with the optical imaging principle. The detection module is adapted for detecting whether a user touches the image of the virtual screen, and detecting a signal corresponding to a position of the virtual screen being touched, and converting the signal into the position and a related instruction corresponding to the position. In such a way, the user is allowed to operate digital content displayed on a virtual screen in a touch control manner, without directly touching the screen.12-17-2009
20110122071ANGULARLY-SELECTIVE SENSOR-IN-PIXEL IMAGE DETECTION - A display system configured for multi-touch input is provided. The display system comprises a display surface, a local light source to illuminate the display surface with infrared light, and an image-producing display panel. The image-producing display panel comprises a plurality of image sensor pixels positioned within a sensor layer of the image-producing display panel. The image-producing display panel further comprises an angularly-selective layer positioned between the display surface and the sensor layer, wherein the angularly-selective layer is configured to transmit light having a first range of incidence angles with the surface normal of the angularly-selective layer to a first sensor pixel of sensor layer, and to reflect light having a second range of incidence angles from a second sensor pixel of the sensor layer, where the second range is greater than the first range of incidence angles with respect to a surface normal of the sensor layer.05-26-2011
20090284481Devices and Methods for a Backlight to Illuminate Both a Main Display and Morphable Keys or Indicators - Disclosed are devices and methods for a display of an electronic device, the display including a backlight and a conductive layer, wherein the backlight illuminates both a main display and morphable keys or indicators. The conductive layer includes two separate portions. One portion of the conductive layer is part of a main display. The second portion, the non-main display region of the conductive layer includes at least one shutter configured to allow light from the backlight to pass therethrough and configured to block light from the backlight from passing therethrough. Accordingly, the shutter in part forms a morphable or smart key, or indicator that is illuminated by the backlight that illuminates the main display. In this way, separate LEDs to illuminate a morphable or smart key or indicator are not utilized.11-19-2009
20100265200METHOD FOR PROCESSING MULTI-TOUCH INPUT IN MOBILE DEVICE - A method for processing a multi-touch input for a mobile device having a touch screen of a resistive overlay type which is normally incapable of recognizing a multi-touch input. A first data based on a first touch is displayed and a second touch is detected while the first touch is maintained. An intermediate data unexpectedly occurring between the first and second touches is treated as invalid data and removed when one of the first and second touches is released. Then a second data based on the second touch is displayed. This method makes it possible to properly recognize a multi-touch input through software-based technique, while reducing unexpected input errors caused by a multi-touch input and thus permitting a user's quick input action.10-21-2010
20090309844DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING TOUCH SCREEN FUNCTION - A display device includes: a display panel including a first region having a plurality of display cells for displaying an image, and a second region at least partly surrounding the first region, the second region including a plurality of light generation cells for generating light, different from the image, to be detected for touch position sensing; and a pair of cameras located at or near a periphery of the display panel, aligned with respective crossing directions across the display panel, and oriented to detect the light generated by the light generation cells.12-17-2009
20110279382ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TACTILE TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method of controlling an electronic device having a touch-sensitive display includes determining a first value representative of force applied by an actuator to a touch-sensitive input device of an electronic device, controlling the actuator to modulate the force on the touch-sensitive input device for providing tactile feedback, determining a second value representative of force applied by the actuator to the touch-sensitive input device, and adjusting control of the actuator to adjust a subsequent force applied by the actuator based on a difference between the first value and the second value.11-17-2011
20110279393METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A DISPLAY UNIT OF A PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method of controlling a display unit of a portable terminal includes receiving a signal corresponding to a user gesture from a touch sensor unit located in a peripheral area of the display unit; and activating or deactivating at least part of the display unit according to the signal received from the touch sensor unit.11-17-2011
20100277421Device with a Transparent Display Module and Method of Incorporating the Display Module into the Device - A portable electronic device including a transparent display module, and a method of incorporating a transparent display module into a portable electronic device, are provided. The portable electronic device includes a front side surface which is intended to be primarily used facing toward a principal user and a back side surface, which is intended to be primarily used facing away from the principal user. The portable electronic device includes a transparent display module including a primary light emitting transparent display having a first side surface and a second side surface, which emits a light toward each of the first side surface and the second side surface in disproportionate amounts, where an amount of light emitted toward the first side surface is less than an amount of light emitted toward the second side surface. The transparent display module is mounted in the portable electronic device, so that the first side surface of the transparent display module which emits the lesser amount of light is oriented toward the front side surface of the portable electronic device, and the second side surface of the transparent display module which emits the greater amount of light is oriented toward the back side surface of the portable electronic device.11-04-2010
20110298728TOUCH PANEL - Disclosed herein is a touch panel 100 including: a transparent electrode 120 formed on one surface of a transparent substrate 110, a protective layer 130 formed at the side surface of the transparent electrode 120 so that its upper end 133 surrounds the edge of one surface of the transparent electrode 120 and its lower end 137 protrudes in the edge direction of the transparent substrate 110, and an electrode wiring 140 that is formed at the side surface of the protective layer 130 so as to surround the lower end 137 of the protective layer 130 protruding in the edge direction of the transparent substrate 110. The protective layer 130 is interposed between the transparent electrode 120 and the electrode wiring 140 to prevent the electromigration (EM).12-08-2011
20110298743INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An information processing apparatus includes a touch panel configured to provide a display and detect an operation on the display; and a display control part configured to cause a second operation pad to be displayed, in place of a first operation pad, in the touch panel when the touch panel that selectively displays the first operation pad having a first switching button or the second operation pad having a second switching button detects an operation on the first switching button, and cause the first operation pad to be displayed in place of the second operation pad when the touch panel detects an operation on the second switching button.12-08-2011
20110298722INTERACTIVE INPUT SYSTEM AND METHOD - An interactive input system includes an interactive surface, at least one proximity sensor positioned in proximity with the interactive surface; and processing structure communicating with the sensor and processing sensor output from the at least one proximity sensor for detecting a user in proximity with the interactive surface. A method of providing input into an interactive input system having an interactive surface includes communicating sensor output from at least one proximity sensor positioned in proximity with the interactive surface to processing structure of the interactive input system; and processing the sensor output for detecting a user located in proximity with the interactive surface.12-08-2011
20110298738Touch panel - A touch panel having high durability is provided. Either one or both of a display device and a flexible panel have island-shaped protective bodies formed on surfaces of electrode layers (upper electrode layer, lower electrode layer), and a transparent conductive film is exposed between the protective bodies. Since the protective bodies protrude highly from the surface of the transparent conductive film, when the flexible panel is pressed and the upper electrode and the lower electrode layer are brought into contact, a load to be applied to the transparent conductive film is reduced by the protective bodies, so that the transparent conductive film is not broken.12-08-2011
20110298735INPUT DEVICE - An input device includes an electrode part, a switching circuit, a driving circuit, a detecting circuit, and a controller. The electrode part includes a plurality of electrode pieces. The switching circuit is formed of a plurality of switches connected to the electrode pieces respectively. The driving circuit and the detecting circuit are connected to the electrode part via the switching circuit. The controller is connected to the driving circuit, the switching circuit, and the detecting circuit. The controller controls the respective switches such that the electrode pieces are individually opened or connected to one of the driving circuit and the detecting circuit.12-08-2011
20110043462TOUCHSCREEN APPARATUS, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR - A method for identifying multiple touch user interaction with a touchscreen device. The method includes receiving an indication that a touch has been detected on the touchscreen device, applying a first voltage across a first conductive layer of the touchscreen device and measuring first and second voltage signals at first and second electrical contacts of a second conductive layer of the touchscreen device, applying a second voltage across the second conductive layer of the touchscreen device and measuring third and fourth voltage signals at third and fourth electrical contacts of the first conductive layer of the touchscreen device, and interpreting the user interaction with the touchscreen device and identifying multiple touch gestures based at least partly on at least one of a difference between the first and second voltage signals, and a difference between the third and fourth voltage signals.02-24-2011
20120287065ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device comprises a display unit configured to display an image on a display face; a detecting unit configured to detect a physical quantity which changes according to a distance of a material body from the display unit; and a control unit that enlarges or reduces the image according to the physical quantity detected by the detecting unit such that the display unit display the enlarged or reduced image.11-15-2012
20120287074MULTI-TOUCH INPUT DISCRIMINATION - Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different types of contacts to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. Illustrative contact types include fingertips, thumbs, palms and cheeks. By way of example, thumb contacts may be distinguished from fingertip contacts using a patch eccentricity parameter. In addition, by non-linearly deemphasizing pixels in a touch-surface image, a reliable means of distinguishing between large objects (e.g., palms) from smaller objects (e.g., fingertips, thumbs and a stylus) is described.11-15-2012
20120287061METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE HAVING ITEM DELETING FUNCTION - A method of providing a graphic user interface (GUI) having an item deleting function includes displaying at least one item, detecting a touch position moving operation after a touch input is entered from a user and deleting the at least one item located on a moving path of the touch position moving operation.11-15-2012
20120287064INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS COMMUNICATING WITH EXTERNAL DEVICE VIA NETWORK, AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - When an information processing apparatus connected to an external device via a network respectively displays an operation screen on an operation unit provided thereto and on the external device, the information processing apparatus changes display of a touched key with highlighting or without highlighting according to whether confidential information such as a password is entered. Depending on the entry on the operation unit, whether to display a character on the operation unit or not is determined. If the character is to be displayed, the highlighting of the character is not performed. If the character is not to be displayed, the highlighting of the character is performed.11-15-2012
20120287057GLASS WITH SCULPTED AREA, TOUCH SENSOR DEVICE USING THE SAME, MOLD AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - The present invention discloses an integrated glass including opposite outer and inner surfaces and a solid sculpted area formed either on the outer surface or the inner surface. The solid sculpted area includes a number of concave shapes or convex shapes which can be used to form letters, numbers or patterns for user decorating or identifying. Besides, a mold for fabricating the integrated glass, a method for making the integrated glass, and a touch sensor device with such integrated glass are also disclosed by the present invention.11-15-2012
20120287058SWITCHING DISPLAY MODES BASED ON CONNECTION STATE - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for switching display modes based on connections between devices. In one aspect, it is determined that an external display has been connected to or disconnected from a mobile device. Based on the determining, an application executing on the mobile device is switched between a first display mode and a second display mode. In the first display mode, a single user interface is displayed on the touch screen of the mobile device. In the second display mode, a first user interface is displayed on the external display and a second user interface, for receiving user inputs, is displayed on the touch screen of the mobile device.11-15-2012
20110285649INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Information display devices, methods, and programs display an image on a display screen. The devices, methods, and programs determine the number of fingers pressing the display screen, detect a pressed coordinate position pressed by at least one of the fingers pressing the display screen, and detect a movement direction and a movement speed of the detected pressed coordinate position just before the at least one finger terminates the pressing of the display screen. The devices, methods, and programs set a scroll speed of the displayed image based on the detected movement direction, the detected movement speed, and the determined number of fingers, and scroll the displayed image based on the set scroll speed.11-24-2011
20120188183TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING TOUCH EVENT THEREIN - A terminal having a touch screen and a method for identifying a touch event thereon are provided. The method includes determining a sensed location of a touch event on a touch screen when the touch event is sensed, calculating a maximum changed value of a touch signal of a center node and a changed value of a touch signal of at least one peripheral node, the peripheral node being located around the center node at the sensed location, and determining whether the touch event is a hovering event of an input tool proximate to the touch screen according to the calculated maximum changed value and the calculated changed value of the touch signal of the at least one peripheral node. The terminal may analyze a touch signal changed according to an input tool in order to identify a type of the touch event. Accordingly, the terminal may identify an unintentional touch event.07-26-2012
20120188177MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and display controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which item identifiers of various types can be displayed on a single screen in a manner of increasing the number of item identifiers displayable on the single screen. The present invention includes displaying at least one item identifier including a plurality of facets on each of a plurality of lines, receiving an input of a touch & drag action on a specific one of a plurality of the lines, and changing the item identifier displayed on the specific line in accordance with the input of the touch & drag action,07-26-2012
20090207146INPUT/OUTPUT INTEGRATED DISPLAY APPARATUS - An input/output integrated display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a capture device for capturing an image of a user, an information register device for relating users' image information to pen settings information for each scheduled user and registers it, a user identification device for comparing image information of a user captured by the capture device with the users image information and identifying a user in real time, and a display device for displaying text and lines entered by the user in a display format based on the pen settings information of the user identified by the user identification device on a display screen in real time. With this configuration, a user can be automatically identified, and text and lines are displayed based on the pen settings information of the user.08-20-2009
20090207145DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An HPF eliminates an image of an object which is not to be detected from a captured image, thereby obtaining an HPF image. A binarizing unit performs a binarizing process on the HPF image, thereby generating a binary image. A peak detector extracts, using the binary image as a mask, an image of a region corresponding to an opening of the mask from the captured image. From the image, a peak value and the position of a peak pixel are detected. A determining unit determines whether an object to be detected is in contact with the display surface or not on the basis of the relation between the difference and the threshold. Using the detection result and the determination result in the determining unit, a position deriving unit derives the position on the display surface, of the object to be detected which is in contact with the display surface.08-20-2009
20090207144Position Sensing System With Edge Positioning Enhancement - Position sensing systems and methods for enhancing user interaction with an edge of a display. Position sensing components generate signals for determining touch point locations. A distance between the touch point and a nearest edge of the display is calculated. If the distance is not less than a threshold value, a cursor is displayed on the display at a default cursor position closely tracking the touch point. If the distance is less than the threshold value a cursor offset position is calculated and the cursor is displayed at the cursor offset position. The cursor offset position is offset in at least one dimension relative to the default cursor position and may be calculated by applying a geometric transformation to coordinates of the default cursor position. Optionally, the cursor offset position may result in the cursor being “forced” over an item displayed at the edge of the display.08-20-2009
20090207143Text Entry Into Electronic Devices - A method of entering text into an electronic device 08-20-2009
20130162545SENSING ELECTRODE PATTERN OF TOUCH PANEL - Disclosed herein is a sensing electrode pattern of a touch panel. The sensing electrode pattern of the touch panel includes a plurality of sensing electrodes disposed in parallel to each other; and a plurality of auxiliary electrodes extending from lateral surfaces of each sensing electrode.06-27-2013
20130162548METHOD AND SOFTWARE FOR TESTING TOUCH PANELS - The method for testing a touch panel includes steps of providing the touch panel, providing a software for testing the touch panel, and determining the data variable parameter corresponding to the touch panel so as to test the touch panel. The software contains a data variable parameter, which includes one selected from a group consisting of an interface setting variable parameter, a touch controller IC variable parameter, an automatic test variable parameter, a manual test variable parameter and a combination thereof06-27-2013
20130162552TOUCH DEVICES AND FABRICATION METHODS THEREOF - A touch device and a fabrication method thereof are provided. The touch device includes a cover lens, a light shielding pattern disposed on the cover lens, a UV cut layer disposed on the light shielding pattern and the cover lens, and a plurality of transparent conductive patterns disposed on the UV cut layer, wherein the transparent conductive patterns are formed by using a laser beam to etch a transparent conductive layer.06-27-2013
20130162564OPERATION INPUT SYSTEM - An operation input system and method are provided. The system includes a touch pad having an operation plate on a surface of which an operation surface is formed. The touch pad is configured to sense an object in contact with or in proximity to the operation surface to receive input corresponding to a position of the sensed object. A plurality of protrusion members are provided having distal end portions which are configured to penetrate through the operation plate to protrude from the operation surface. The system also includes a state sensing section that senses a first state in which at least one of the distal end portions are above the operation surface and a second state in which no distal end portions are above the operation surface and an input reception section that receives input when the protrusion member has been changed from the first state to the second state.06-27-2013
20130162571DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a lock screen provided with a display area in which any of a plurality of icons is displayed. The controller displays any of the icons in the display area according to a first touch gesture detected through the touch screen display while the lock screen is displayed.06-27-2013
20130162579HAPTIC FEEDBACK USING COMPOSITE PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR - An input/output device includes a touch sensitive layer configured to sense if an object touches the touch sensitive layer and to sense where the touch sensitive layer is contacted, a first electrode layer and second electrode layer, at least a portion of one of the first electrode layer and second electrode layer connected to at least a portion of the touch sensitive layer, and a composite piezoelectric layer connected between the first electrode layer and second electrode layer. The composite piezoelectric layer has a plurality of piezoelectric rods arranged in a polymer matrix. The polymer matrix provides the composite piezoelectric layer with a predetermined property. A drive circuit is configured to apply an alternating voltage to the first electrode layer and second electrode layer in response to the sensed object.06-27-2013
20130162582INPUT DEVICE - Provided is an input device whereby a user may easily carry out a contact operation. An input device (06-27-2013
20090073136INPUTTING COMMANDS USING RELATIVE COORDINATE-BASED TOUCH INPUT - Methods, techniques, and systems for enhanced processing of touch input are provided. Example embodiments provide a technique for selecting and inputting a command that corresponds to a sequence of relative coordinate values generated by detecting changes in directional movement of a touch position. The user initiates a touch, and as the user moves, the commands corresponding to the sequence of relative coordinate values are displayed. Once the user terminates the touch, the last displayed command is effectively selected and processed as input. Accordingly, a user can input a desired command, character, symbol, etc. using a single gesture, without having to touch the input device to select commands located in fixed positions. Thus, the process of searching for, selecting, and inputting a desired command can be accomplished using just one gesture.03-19-2009
20120001858INFORMATION PROCESSOR, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - According to one embodiment, an information processor includes a touch point sensor, a direction sensor, and a display controller. The touch point sensor detects a touch point of a finger that touches a touch panel of a display device. The direction sensor detects a direction that the finger points. The display controller provides a pop-up display on the display device at a position on at least one straight line perpendicular to a straight line passing on the touch point in parallel to the direction that the finger points. The position is separated from a cross point of the straight lines by a predetermined distance.01-05-2012
20120001857Filter for Removing DC Signal and High Frequency Noise and Method Thereof for Touch Sensor - A filtering system, adapted to remove a direct current (DC) component and a high frequency noise component of a touch-sensed signal is provided. The filtering system includes: an analog to digital converter for transforming the touch-sensed signal into a discrete-time input signal; a direct current removing unit for removing direct current components of the discrete-time input signal to obtain a differentiated signal; a de-noise unit for removing noise components of the differentiated signal to obtain a de-noise signal; and a reconstructive unit for processing the de-noise signal to obtain an output signal.01-05-2012
20100265201DATA INPUT DEVICE - The present invention relates to a data input device. The data input device includes a base. An input unit is provided to independently perform first directional input in which the input unit is laterally moved to any one of first direction indication locations, second directional input in which the input unit is tilted downwards and moved to a direction of any one of second direction indications, and third directional input in which any one of third direction indication locations is selected. First detection units detect lateral movement of the input unit. Second detection units detect tilting movement of the input unit. Third detection units detect the third directional input; A control unit extracts and inputs a first character, second character and third character assigned to each first direction indication location, each second direction indication location, and each third direction indication location, respectively.10-21-2010
20110285644ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TOUCH PANEL - An electronic device includes a display unit and a touch panel. The display unit includes at least two display areas, wherein each of the display areas has a unique operation frequency. The touch panel is installed in front of the display unit and includes at least two touch areas corresponding to the display areas, each of the touch areas is scanned with a unique scan frequency corresponding to the unique operation frequency of the corresponding display area. Through partition design for the GUI, the electronic device can respectively scan the touch areas, which replace the existing scanning method to scan the whole touch panel, and it is more efficient.11-24-2011
20110285642Touch Screen - Disclosed herein is a touch screen that includes: a first touch screen part that is positioned on an upper part of a display to detect external contact of an input device and compute absolute coordinate information of a contact point and includes two substrates having electrodes patterns that are spaced by a spacer and face each other; and a second touch screen part that is connected with the first touch screen part to measure the change in capacitance by the external contact of the input device and compute vector coordinate information of the input device.11-24-2011
20100045623INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TOUCHSCREEN - The present invention provides a device that will not force, if the situation permits, the user to abort his or her work entirely when the modes of operation are changed from cleaning into non-cleaning, or vice versa. An information display device includes: a display section; a touchscreen panel, which forms an integral part of the display section and which has an input area that is associated with the display area of the display section; an area locating section for determining, in response to a user's action on the input area, what partial area of the input area has been operated on as a result of the user's action, thereby generating a signal specifying that partial area; and a control section for instructing the display section to display a non-opaque pattern with some degree of transparency. In a cleaning mode for cleaning the input area, the display section displays the pattern on the display area, and the control section increases the degree of transparency of that pattern on the partial area in accordance with the signal specifying the partial area.02-25-2010
20110285657DISPLAY INPUT DEVICE - A display input device includes a control unit for correcting horizontal coordinates of an object to be detected on an xy coordinate plane extending on a touch panel 11-24-2011
20120105348TECHNIQUES FOR INTERACTIVE INPUT TO PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Techniques for providing touch input to interactive and multitasking applications are disclosed. An input surface area receives input for multiple applications including interactive applications. The input received is directed to the appropriate application based on one or more locations of the input area effectively identified when input is received. In addition, the manner in which input is received can be used to determine which application should receive the input. Input can be provided in a simple and more intuitive manner by effectively allowing the user to interact with the input area in a way that mimics or approximates a desired action. Examples of such interaction include positional, directional (e.g., rotational), press or pressure input (or movement) which can easily be provided by a thumb or a finger, for example, on a touch screen.05-03-2012
20120105339Flat panel display with built-in touch panel - A flat panel display with a built-in touch panel includes a display panel having a lower substrate, an upper substrate, and a plurality of touch sensing patterns on the upper substrate. The plurality of touch sensing patterns includes a plurality of sensing cells on a bottom surface of the upper substrate that faces the lower substrate, a plurality of outer lines on the bottom surface of the upper substrate that connect lines of sensing cells of the plurality of sensing cells along at least one of a first direction or a second direction to a driving circuit, a plurality of connection lines that correspond to respective outer lines on the lower substrate. The plurality of outer lines are connected to the driving circuit via the plurality of connection lines on the lower substrate, and the plurality of outer lines are electrically connected to the corresponding connection lines.05-03-2012
20110285659INPUT DEVICE - An input device is disclosed. An input device comprises a display unit, an input unit, a load detection unit and a control unit. The display unit displays an object of a folder with a hierarchical structure. The input unit receives pressing inputs with respect to the display unit. The load detection unit detects a pressing load with respect to the input unit. The control unit opens and closes folders based on a change in the pressing load.11-24-2011
20110285655TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A non-adhering portion where an adhesion layer is removed is provided on a lower surface of a display sheet directly above a connection portion. Even if bulges or recesses occur at the connection portion on an upper substrate owing to fluctuations or differences in thickness when adhering and connecting a wiring board, no bulge or recess occurs on the display sheet. Therefore, it is possible to obtain a touch panel which is easy to see and operate.11-24-2011
20110285653Information Processing Apparatus and Input Method - According to one embodiment, a key select module selects one of a plurality of virtual keys as an input key candidate when the one of the virtual keys is touched, and changes the input key candidate to another virtual key in accordance with a movement of a touch position on a touch-screen display. The output module outputs code data associated with the virtual key which is selected as the input key candidate, when a touch state of the touch-screen display is released in a state in which the input key candidate is selected. The vibration control module causes the vibrator to vibrate with a first vibration pattern when the one of the virtual keys is touched, and causes the vibrator to vibrate with a second vibration pattern when the touch state of the touch-screen display is released in a state in which the input key candidate is selected.11-24-2011
20110285652BROADCAST RECEIVING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a first unit and a second unit rotatably coupled to each other by a hinge mechanism. The first unit is provided with two operation buttons arranged symmetrical with respect to the center line passing through the respective centers of the first and second units. The second unit includes a power button that is superposed on one of the two operation buttons when the first and second screens are superposed on each other. One of the two operation buttons is used to display a keyboard image which permits an input operation through a touch panel.11-24-2011
20110285658INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided are a portable information processing device having a touch panel, and an information processing method and a program in the information processing device for enabling a user manipulation to be simpler and more intuitive than in a related art and large screen displayed content to be directly manipulated by the portable information processing device.11-24-2011
20110285654ADAPTIVE DIGITAL FILTERING METHOD AND APPARATUS IN TOUCH SENSING SYSTEM - An adaptive digital filtering method and apparatus for touch data in a touch system is described. Adaptive digital filtering involves estimating a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for stored touch data, and reducing a digital filter order if the SNR is high and increasing the digital filter order if the SNR is small.11-24-2011
20110285651Multidirectional button, key, and keyboard - A multidirectional button for use in a user interface of a computing device (11-24-2011
20110285648USE OF FINGERPRINT SCANNING SENSOR DATA TO DETECT FINGER ROLL AND PITCH ANGLES - A method for detecting roll angles of a finger in contact with a fingerprint scanning sensor is described. The method includes obtaining spatial measurement data of a measurable contact area from a touch surface of a fingerprint scanning sensor, using an algorithm to create at least two statistical quantities from this spatial measurement data, using the statistical quantities to generate at least one measurement of a finger roll angle with respect to a reference position, and providing the roll angle measurement for external uses. This method can also be used to detect pitch angles of a finger contacting a fingerprint scanning sensor. The roll and pitch angles are calculated in real time and used for controlling applications on electronic devices such as computers and mobile phones.11-24-2011
20110285646ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TOUCH PAD - An electronic device includes a transparent touch pad, a switch module, a CPU, a touch control module, and a display control module. The switch module is configured to enable or disable the touch pad in response to user operations, and generate an operation signal. The operation signal is an enabling signal or a disabling signal. The CPU generates a control signal and a display signal upon receiving the enabling signal or the disabling signal from the switch module. The touch control module enables or disables the touch pad corresponding to the control signal, and the display control module controls to divide a display area into a first display area and a second display area to display content or recombine the first display area and second display area together and display the non-operable interface.11-24-2011
20110285645MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal in which a touch input is automatically recognized as a touch by a user's grip on a display unit having a touch screen when a partial region of the display unit is touched by the user's grip, and a control method thereof are discussed. The control method of a mobile terminal includes generating, by the mobile terminal, a first signal corresponding to a first touch input on a display region of a display unit of the mobile terminal, calculating, by the mobile terminal, a first coordinate value corresponding to the generated first signal, determining, by the mobile terminal, whether or not the first coordinate value is located within a first preset region of the display region, and reconfiguring, by the mobile terminal, the display region of the display unit based on the calculated first coordinate value when the calculated first coordinate value is determined to be located within the first preset region.11-24-2011
20110285643OPTICAL TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE - An optical touch display device includes a display unit and at least one light sensing module. The display unit includes a first substrate and a display layer. The first substrate has a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area. The display layer is disposed on the display area of the first substrate. The light sensing module is disposed on an upper surface of the non-display area of the first substrate. A side surface of the light sensing module has a light sensing window, and at least a portion of the light sensing window is adapted to receive light above the display unit. The optical touch display device has a thin thickness.11-24-2011
20110285641TOUCH-SENSING DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH-SENSING COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE - A touch-sensing display panel and a touch-sensing color filter substrate are provided. The touch-sensing display panel includes an array substrate, the touch-sensing color filter substrate, and a display medium. The touch-sensing color filter substrate is disposed above the array substrate. The display medium is arranged between the array substrate and the touch-sensing color filter substrate. The touch-sensing color filter substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of color filter films, a first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer. The substrate has an outer surface and an inner surface opposite to the outer surface. The color filter films are disposed on the inner surface. The first electrode layer is disposed between the substrate and the color filter films. The second electrode layer is disposed on the outer surface.11-24-2011
20110285639Computing Device Writing Implement Techniques - Computing device writing implement techniques are described. In implementations, a user interface is output that includes representations of writing implements, one or more of the representations being associated with characteristics of the corresponding writing implement to be applied to lines detected as being drawn using touchscreen functionality of the computing device; and lines detected as being erased using touchscreen functionality of the computing device. Responsive to a selection of at least one of the representations, the corresponding characteristics are applied to at least one input received via the touchscreen functionality.11-24-2011
20110285637APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - An apparatus for a user interface of an electronic device, the apparatus comprising a textured surface having a predetermined roughness, the textured surface configured to produce a first predefined vibration in the skin of a user of the apparatus on physical interaction with the skin of the user, wherein the roughness of the textured surface is configured such that the first predefined vibration produced by the physical interaction has a frequency and/or amplitude which is detectable by a specific mechanical receptor in the skin of the user.11-24-2011
20110285638Computing Device Notes - Computing device note techniques are described. In implementations, an input is recognized as selecting at least one object displayed in a user interface by a display device of a computing device. Responsive to the recognition, an indication is displayed on the display device that is selectable. Responsive to selection of the indication, a portion is displayed by the computing device that is configured to accept one or more inputs as a note to be associated with the at least one object.11-24-2011
20110285636TOUCH SCREEN WITH VIRTUAL JOYSTICK AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - Joystick display data is generated for display on a touch screen of an electronic device. The joystick display data creates a visual representation of a virtual joystick when displayed on the touch screen. Touch data from the touch screen is processed to determine when the touch data indicates user interaction with the virtual joystick. When the touch data indicates user interaction with the virtual joystick, the joystick display data is adjusted to reflect the user interaction with the virtual joystick, based on the touch data, and joystick data is generated based on the user interaction with the virtual joystick. The display of at least one other element on the touch screen can be adjusted based on the joystick data.11-24-2011
20110291979ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND INPUT CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a touch screen display, a first region setup module, a second region setup module, an operation detection module, a first data output module and a second data output module. The first region setup module sets a first region including plural input regions on the touch screen display. The second region setup module sets a second region overlapped with the first region. The operation detection module detects whether a touch operation is a first operation or a second operation. The first data output module outputs first data corresponding to a first potion of the first region where the touch operation is performed, when the first operation is detected. The second data output module outputs second data corresponding to a second position where the touch operation is performed, when the second operation is detected.12-01-2011
20090237361VIRTUAL KEYBOARD BASED ACTIVATION AND DISMISSAL - A virtual keyboard apparatus and method for forming the virtual keyboard apparatus are provided. The virtual keyboard apparatus may include a touch-sensitive display surface configured to detect a touch signal including at least a finger touch and a palm touch by a hand of a user, and a controller configured to generate a virtual keyboard having a layout determined based at least in part on a distance between the detected palm touch and the detected finger touch. The method for generating a virtual keyboard may include detecting with a touch-sensitive display surface a touch signal including at least a finger touch and a palm touch formed by a hand of a user, and generating a virtual keyboard having a layout based at least in part on a distance between the detected palm touch and the detected finger touch.09-24-2009
20120098778CHANNEL SCAN LOGIC - A device that can autonomously scan a sensor panel is disclosed. Autonomous scanning can be performed by implementing channel scan logic. In one embodiment, channel scan logic carries out many of the functions that a processor would normally undertake, including generating timing sequences and obtaining result data; comparing scan result data against a threshold value (e.g., in an auto-scan mode); generating row count; selecting one or more scanning frequency bands; power management control; and performing an auto-scan routine in a low power mode.04-26-2012
20120098774IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device having a liquid crystal panel LCP and a touch panel TP provided on the front surface of the liquid crystal panel is characterized in that wires connected to the liquid crystal panel and wires connected to the touch panel are included in one flexible printed circuit FPC, which is first connected (FOG04-26-2012
20120098773MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A mobile electronic device and method is disclosed. A first touch input on a first display screen is detected, and a second touch input on a second display screen is detected, if a first time threshold is not reached. The first display screen and the second display screen are combined to operate as a single display screen, if a second time threshold is reached after the first touch input.04-26-2012
20120098767INFORMATION INPUT APPARATUS AND PRESSURE DETECTION UNIT USED IN THE INFORMATION INPUT APPARATUS - An information input apparatus includes a panel member having a touch type information input function, a package having a support portion for supporting the panel member, a pressure detection portion provided between/across the panel member and the support portion for detecting a pressure operation force to the panel member, and an initial load applying portion provided between/across/across the panel member and the support portion and configured to draw the panel member and the support portion toward each other, thereby to apply an initial load to the pressure detection portion, so that an information input operation corresponding to a pressing force to the panel member can be performed speedily.04-26-2012
20120098766Portable Electronic Device and Method of Controlling Same - A method includes detecting a touch at a plurality of touch locations on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device, identifying when the touch is a first gesture type based on touch attributes including a first touch location of the plurality of touch locations, and at least one of speed of the touch, time between detecting the touch at consecutive ones of the touch locations, distance between the consecutive ones of the touch locations, and direction of the touch.04-26-2012
20120098765IMAGE ORIENTATION CONTROL IN A HANDHELD DEVICE - For selecting an orientation of an image (04-26-2012
20120098764Attention Assistance and Monitoring - An attention assistance device configured to help maintain a user's focus on a given task. In one embodiment, text is presenting to a user on a touchscreen. The user tracking the text using a finger is monitored. The user is stimulated when the finger stops tracking the text for a predetermined period of time. In another embodiment, an electronic device presents an output configured to be tracked by a user. A monitoring device observes the user tracking the output. A sensory stimulating device stimulates the user when the “tracking” falls below an attention threshold.04-26-2012
20120098763ELECTRONIC READER AND NOTATION METHOD THEREOF - An electronic reader includes an input unit, a storage unit and a processing unit. The processing unit configured to display a page of a file stored in the storage unit, determine whether the touch track is analogous to the preset symbol, display an input box beside the touch track to receive content of a notation if the touch track is analogous to the preset symbol, store the content of the notation in the storage unit and show the notation symbol at a vertex position of the touch track to replace the touch track to indicate the notation. A notation method is also provided.04-26-2012
20120098762Touch Screen Panel Protected Against Failure Due to Static Electricity - A touch screen panel comprises a plurality of first sensing cells connected along a first direction on a transparent substrate, and a plurality of second sensing cells disposed between respective first sensing cells and connected along a second direction. A plurality of first connection patterns connects the first sensing cells along the first direction and a plurality of second connection patterns connects the second sensing cells along the second direction A plurality of static electricity induction patterns are connected to the first or second sensing cells and extend in a direction toward a sensing cell adjacent to a sensing cell to which each of the static electricity induction patterns is connected so that its end portion overlaps the neighboring sensing cell. A first insulating layer is interposed between the first and second patterns, and between the static electricity induction patterns and the neighboring sensing cell.04-26-2012
20120098761DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DISPLAY FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE DISPLAY MODES - The present invention is a display system that is comprised of a display, at least one background screen control sensor and a background screen control component. The display includes a display screen for operating in at least a first background screen mode and a second background screen mode. The at least one background control sensor for sensing interaction with the display. The background screen control component processes background control sensor data from the at least one sensor, wherein based on the background control sensor data a determination is made whether a background screen control condition has been met, wherein responsive to the determination that the background screen control condition has been met, the background of the display screen is changed.04-26-2012
20100214236INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, TOUCH INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND FLAT PANEL DISPLAY - A method and a device for processing touch information and a flat panel display using the method and the device are disclosed. The touch information processing arrangement includes: generating sensor output data from a touch sensor array; computing the sensor output data corresponding to each of adjacent frames to generate difference data; first binarizing the difference data based on a predetermined first threshold value; filtering the first binarized difference data; and second binarizing the filtered difference data based on a predetermined second threshold value.08-26-2010
20100214231METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TWO-FINGER TOUCH COORDINATE RECOGNITION AND ROTATION GESTURE RECOGNITION - A resistive touchscreen system comprises a substrate, a coversheet and a controller. The coversheet comprises a first conductive coating and the substrate comprises a second conductive coating. The substrate and coversheet are positioned proximate each other such that the first conductive coating faces the second conductive coating, and the substrate and coversheet are electrically disconnected with respect to each other in the absence of a touch. The controller is configured to (a) identify a multiple touch state when the substrate and coversheet are electrically connected with respect to each other at at least two touch locations, (b) to detect, over time, a plurality of apparent touch coordinates, (c) identify two possible X coordinates and two possible Y coordinates associated with at least one of the apparent touch coordinates, and (d) identify coordinate locations of two touches based on the apparent touch coordinates and the two possible X and Y coordinates.08-26-2010
20120098760TOUCH SENSITIVE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A touch sensitive electronic device includes an LCD panel and a touch panel arranged over the LCD panel. The touch panel includes a first touch area and a second touch area, and the first touch area and the second touch area have different touch sensitivity.04-26-2012
20120098759COORDINATE ALGORITHM OF TOUCH PANEL - A coordinate algorithm of a touch panel is provided, in which the touch panel includes a plurality of first-direction sensing lines and a plurality of second-direction sensing lines. The coordinate algorithm of a touch panel includes following steps. A first edge coordinate is obtained. A first coordinate compensation parameter is defined. The first edge coordinate is taken as a first base coordinate, and the first base coordinate is adjusted according to the first coordinate compensation parameter to obtain a first interpolation coordinate when an edge of the touch panel is touched.04-26-2012
20120098758Electronic program guide, mounting bracket and associated system - A hand held battery powered interactive e-reader-type module facilitates delivery of program information electronically directly to a person sitting in a theater or stadium seat. It includes a receiver and transmitter to allow receipt of program information and transmission of requests such as the purchase of tickets, enhanced content for upcoming shows, contacting program advertisers and content feedback via messaging, etc. The module is releasably mounted on a bracket mounted on the back of a seat. A holster is mounted on the bracket and has an upper opening that allows the module to be slid into the holster from above and to be retained in position.04-26-2012
20120098757SYSTEM AND METHOD UTILIZING BOUNDARY SENSORS FOR TOUCH DETECTION - sensors are arranged continuously adjacent along the boundary region of a touch surface. Furthermore, a touch associated with the interior area of the touch surface is detected via at least a plurality of sensors along the boundary region.04-26-2012
20120098754MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING AN IMAGE PROJECTOR MODULE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREIN - A mobile terminal having an image projector module and controlling method therein are disclosed, by which a plurality of planes capable of displaying at least one portion of an image displayed on a display unit are rearranged in a 3-dimensional space to be projected on an external plane via a projector module. The present invention includes displaying a first display including at least one planar object on a display unit, selecting a pattern for arranging a plurality of facets in a 3-dimensional space on a second display, selecting an image to be mapped to each of a plurality of the facets from the at least one planar object, mapping the selected image to each of a plurality of the facets, and projecting the second display including a plurality of the facets having the selected image mapped thereto on a prescribed external plane via a projector module.04-26-2012
20120098753SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL TOUCH INPUT VECTOR - A touch panel method and system detects one or more touch objects placed on a surface of a touch panel and assigns consistent ID, position, size and convex contour to each touch object. The method and system allows multiple simultaneous touch objects on the touch panel to be distinguished. The touch panel includes on its periphery at least one light transmitter and at least one light sensor, each positioned around at least a portion of a perimeter of the touch panel. A processor in communication with the at least one light sensor acquires light intensity data from the sensor(s), wherein any one or more touch objects placed within a touch detectable region of the panel interrupts at least a subset of light paths between transmitter and sensor. Based on the interrupted light paths, the processor generates a touch input vector (assigned ID and spatial properties) that represents the placement of each touch object on the touch panel.04-26-2012
20110298739TOUCH-SENSITIVE DEVICE AND TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch-sensitive device includes a transparent substrate, a touch-sensing structure, a decorative layer, a trace layer, a passivation layer and a sheltering layer. The touch-sensing structure is disposed on the transparent substrate and located in a touch-sensitive region. The decorative layer is disposed on the transparent substrate and located in a non-touch-sensitive region, and the trace layer is disposed on the decorative layer. The passivation layer is disposed on the transparent substrate and at least covers the touch-sensing structure and the trace layer. The sheltering layer is disposed at least on the passivation layer and located in the non-touch-sensitive region.12-08-2011
20110298742MULTI-POINT TOUCH SCREEN OPERATING TOOL - A method for determining a touch point during a special touch object contacting with a touch screen, and a touch screen operating tool, in particular a touch pen. The method includes: installing a sensor on the special touch object, comparing the data of the special touch object obtained by the sensor with the corresponding data of the contact point on the screen, determining the corresponding touch point of the special touch object.12-08-2011
20110298741Touch-Operating Input Device And Electronic Device Equipped With The Same - The touch-operating input device is configured so that when the control circuit turns on the main light source corresponding to each of the translucent operation buttons that can be operated, the control circuit, on condition that the translucent operation button corresponding to the main light source that is turned on is operated, turns off the sub-light source corresponding to the translucent operation button that is turned on simultaneously with the main light source. Ease of operation is increased by enabling the operator to distinguish operated translucent operation buttons from translucent operation buttons that have not been operated according to whether or not the main light sources are lit.12-08-2011
20110298740PORTABLE TERMINAL, INPUT CONTROL PROGRAM AND INPUT CONTROL METHOD - A portable terminal includes a touchpad that detects contact made thereto and output a value indicating a degree of the contact, and stores a first threshold and a second threshold less than the first threshold. The portable terminal calculates, based on the output value, an area contact value indicating a degree of the contact for each of contacted areas of the touchpad. The portable terminal judges whether the contacted areas include two areas that are not directly adjacent to each other and each have a calculated area contact value equal to or greater than the second threshold. When judging negatively, the portable terminal determines, as a target area to which processing to be performed is allocated, one of the contacted areas having an area contact value equal to or greater than the first threshold, and when judging affirmatively, the portable terminal does not to determine the target area.12-08-2011
20110298733TOUCH DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - A touch system allows a user to issue touch commands using a cursor pen. The cursor pen is configured to output a characteristic signal which generates a disturbance signal at a contact location where a touch commanded occurs. During a frame period, data driving signals are outputted to the data lines, from which data sensing signals are simultaneously measured for detecting the disturbance signal. If a disturbance signal is detected in a specific data sensing signal, the horizontal coordinate of the contact location may be determined according to a specific data line from which the specific data sensing signal is measured, and the vertical coordinate of the contact location may be determined according to when the disturbance signal occurs in the specific data line.12-08-2011
20110298737TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE - A panel main body comprises a plurality of transmitting electrodes provided in parallel to one another and a plurality of receiving electrodes provided in parallel to one another, and the transmitting electrodes and the receiving electrodes being disposed in a grid shape. A transmitter applies pulse signals to the transmitting electrodes, and a receiver receives output signals from the receiving electrodes in response to the pulse signals applied to the transmitting electrodes and outputs level signals at electrode intersections of the transmitting electrodes and the receiving electrodes. A controller detects a touch position based on the level signals output from the receiver. The controller also controls a number of pulses of a pulse signal that the transmitter applies to each transmitting electrode while the receiver receives an output signal from each receiving electrode.12-08-2011
20110298736DOCKING STATION WITH REDUNDANT COMMUNICATION PATH - A docking station adapted to receive a touch-sensitive portable control device for communication with a programmable multimedia controller is provided. The docking station has a dedicated, wired redundant communication path coupling the docking station to the programmable multimedia controller for providing effective communication in the absence of wireless or unreliable wireless communications. The docking station is configured to receive signals from the portable control device and to bi-directionally transmit signals to and from said programmable multimedia controller. The portable control device has both wireless and wired compatibility, which includes a touch sensitive user interface configured with configuration information for allowing a user to make selections and enter settings regarding components interfaced with the programmable multimedia controller. The docking station converts the user entered signals into IP messages suitable for transfer over the dedicated, wired redundant communication path.12-08-2011
20110298734THRESHOLD COMPENSATION METHOD ON TOUCH DEVICE - The disclosure provides a threshold compensation method applied to a touch device including a plurality of touch points. The threshold compensation method includes steps of: selecting at least one of the plurality of touch points as a selected object; obtaining a sensing data of each the touch point of the selected object in each of multiple initializing frequency periods; obtaining a sensing data difference value between the sensing data of each the touch point of the selected object in each adjacent two of the initializing frequency periods; obtaining a maximum sensing data difference value in the multiple sensing data difference values of the selected object in the multiple initializing frequency periods; and setting a default threshold of the selected object according to the maximum sensing data difference value.12-08-2011
20110298730Thin Sheet Glass Processing - Improved techniques are disclosed for fabrication of touch panels using thin sheet glass. Thin touch sensor panels each having a thickness of substantially less than approximately one-half millimeter can be produced. A thin mother glass sheet having a thickness of substantially less then approximately one half millimeter can be used. A thin film can be coupled to a surface of the thin mother glass sheet, and the thin film can be photolithographically patterned, while avoiding breakage of the thin mother glass sheet. The thin mother glass sheet can be singulated into the thin touch sensor panels.12-08-2011
20110298732INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD METHOD - An information processing apparatus including a display device; pointed position detecting means for detecting a specified position by a touch operation of a pointing device on a screen of the display device; sensor means for detecting a position of the pointing device when the pointing device is not in contact with the screen of the display device; and control means for recognizing the touch operation detected by the pointed position detecting means and controlling the information processing apparatus in accordance with the recognized touch operation and the position of the pointing device detected by the sensor means.12-08-2011
20110298731TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE AND TOUCH DISPLAY SUBSTRATE THEREOF - A touch display substrate of a touch display device includes a pixel array, a peripheral region, at least a driving chip, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of touch sensing read-out lines disposed in the peripheral region. Each of the touch sensing read-out lines includes a first section and a second section. The first section is electrically connected to the corresponding driving chip and the second section is electrically connected to the pixel array. The second section of at least one of the touch sensing read-out lines includes an initial point and a winding portion. The winding portion is disposed on at least one side of a vertical extending line of the initial point, the winding portion winds to and fro along a horizontal direction and along a vertical direction, and the winding portion is asymmetrical with respect to the vertical extending line of the initial point.12-08-2011
20110298720SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE OPERATION OF A TOUCH SCREEN - A method of operating a human-machine interface system is provided. The method includes displaying a plurality of objects on a display system, each of the plurality of objects displayed according to object parameters, and receiving touch information corresponding to a plurality of touches on the display system. The method also includes processing the touch information to identify which object of the plurality of objects was touched, and upon identifying the first object that was touched, processing the touch information to identify a first gesture represented by the plurality of touches. The method further includes upon identifying the first gesture, determining a first command based on the first gesture, generating first new parameters for the object based on the first command, and displaying at least the first object that was touched according to the first new parameters for the object.12-08-2011
20110298729TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a touch panel including: a transparent substrate 12-08-2011
20110298727TOUCH-DISPLAY CROSSTALK - Clamping of a circuit element of a touch screen, such as a gate line of the display system of the touch screen, to a fixed voltage is provided. The circuit element can be clamped during a touch phase and unclamped during a display phase of the touch screen. A gate line system of a touch screen can include a first transistor with a source or drain connected to a first gate line, a second transistor with a source or drain connected to a second gate line, and a common conductive pathway connecting gates of the first and second transistors. A synchronization system can switch the first and second transistors to connect the first and second gate lines to a fixed voltage during a touch phase, and can switch the first and second transistors to disconnect the first and second gate lines from the fixed voltage during a display phase.12-08-2011
20110298725TOUCH PANEL MANUFACTURING METHOD AND STRUCTURE THEREOF - In a touch panel manufacturing method and a structure thereof, an icon layer is formed at the periphery of a transparent substrate surface, and a plurality of first conducting wires and a plurality of second conducting wires are installed on a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface of the icon layer respectively, and the first conducting wires are covered onto transparent substrate surface, and a plurality of insulating blocks are arranged with an interval from each other on the first conducting wires, and finally a plurality of first sensing blocks and a plurality of second sensing blocks are formed, and the plurality of first sensing blocks are covered onto the first conducting wires on both sides of the insulating blocks, and the plurality of second sensing blocks are connected to other two sides of the insulating blocks.12-08-2011
20110298724Bridging Multi and/or Single Point Devices and Applications - The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods determining a number of contact points applied to a touch-screen, executing, using one or more processors, an application function based on the number of contact points, determining that the number of contact points has decreased during execution of the application function, determining that the number of contact points is greater than zero, and continuing execution of the application function in response to determining that the number of contact points is greater than zero.12-08-2011
20110298723Devices, Methods, and Graphical User Interfaces for Accessibility via a Touch-Sensitive Surface - An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a plurality of user-selectable objects. A respective user-selectable object has a corresponding activation region on the touch-sensitive surface with an activation region size. The activation region size has a respective default size when a representative point for a finger contact is located outside the activation region. The activation region size has a respective expanded size when the representative point is located within the activation region. The device: detects movement of the finger contact across the touch-sensitive surface; in response, changes the size of the activation region for the respective user-selectable object between the respective default size and the respective expanded size in accordance with the movement of the finger contact; detects a user input when the representative point is located within the activation region for the respective user-selectable object; and, in response, performs a predefined operation.12-08-2011
20110298721Touchscreen Interfacing Input Accessory System and Method - A Touchscreen Interfacing Input Accessory System and Method is disclosed. The accessory device is attachable to the screen of a touchscreen monitor. The accessory device creates an input/output port that uses the touchscreen for I/O interface to the computing device. User input devices are attachable to an interface module that is attached to the touchscreen display by a suction cup or other mechanism. The input devices include user-operable mechanical knobs, controls, and virtually any other input device. The interface module aligns with input/output regions identified on the touchscreen so that the module can send data through the screen via simulated touches, and receive data from through the screen via visual data displayed by the monitor.12-08-2011
20100149117COLOR FILTER TOUCH SENSING SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHODS OF THE SAME - A manufacturing method of a color filter touch sensing substrate is provided. Firstly, a first film is formed on a substrate. The first film includes a plurality of first and second touch sensors and a plurality of first bridge lines for electrically connecting the first touch sensors in the same column. Then, a second film is formed on the substrate. The second film includes a plurality of second bridge lines for electrically connecting the second touch sensors in the same row. Next, a light shielding pattern layer is formed between the first and the second films. The light shielding pattern layer is used to define a plurality of sub-pixel regions on the substrate. Afterward, a plurality of color filter pattern layers is formed in the sub-pixel regions. Furthermore, a color filter touch sensing substrate, a display panel and manufacturing methods thereof are also provided.06-17-2010
20080309633Touch-sensitive display - A substantially transparent mutual-capacitance touch sensor panel is disclosed having sensors fabricated on a single side of a substrate for detecting multi-touch events. Substantially transparent row and column traces can be formed on the same side of the substrate, separated by a thin dielectric material, using diamond, rectangular, or hexagonal rows and columns. Dummy shapes of the same material as the row and column traces can be formed alongside the rows and columns to provide optical uniformity. The metal traces in the border areas used to route the rows to the short edge of the substrate can also be formed on the same side of the substrate as the rows and columns. The metal traces can allow both the rows and columns to be routed to the same short edge of the substrate so that a small flex circuit can be bonded to only one side of the substrate.12-18-2008
20110291949PALMTOP ELECTRONIC PRODUCT - A palmtop electronic product includes a casing having opposite first and second sides. A screen is mounted to the first side of the casing. A first input unit is mounted to the second side of the casing. A control unit is mounted in the casing and electrically connected to the screen and the first input unit. The first input unit can be pressed or touched by a user, and the control unit generates an input signal when the first input unit is pressed or touched by the user. The input signal is processed by the control unit, and the processing result of the input signal being displayed on the screen.12-01-2011
20110291947Touch-Sensitive Display - An electronic device is described comprising a touch-sensitive display movable, relative to a base, between a first position and a second position. The electronic device includes a deflector that moves the touch-sensitive display at least laterally to the second position when the touch sensitive display is depressed.12-01-2011
20090085882Directional Haptic Effects For A Handheld Device - A handheld device includes at least two sections that are substantially mechanically isolated. Each section includes an actuator that generates haptic effects. The haptic effects generated by an actuator in one section are substantially isolated to that section so that, for example, directional haptic effects can be generated on the handheld device.04-02-2009
20110096013TECHNIQUES FOR TACTILE FEEDBACK TECHNOLOGY - Described herein are one or more techniques related to active tactile feedback (“haptic”) technologies. The technologies include a movement-effecting mechanism designed to move a user-engagement surface, typically, in response to a user touching the surface. The described techniques include those designed to return the surface back to its original position (before the surface's movement), to seal the movement-effecting mechanism to protect it from ingress of contaminates, and/or to retain the surface in a manner that allows movement of the surface in directions away from the surface (which includes, for example, substantially normal to the surface) while restricting movement of the surface in at least one other direction (e.g., a direction parallel to the surface). This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.04-28-2011
20120013560OPTICAL ELEMENT, AND LIGHTING DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT USE THE OPTICAL ELEMENT - A micro-louver (01-19-2012
20120013559MULTIPLE VISUAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED NAVIGATION SYSTEM - In a vehicle-mounted navigation system, an operating unit that operates the driver's seat side image and an operating unit that operates the passenger's seat side image had to be provided separately, which increased the number of operation buttons and the size of the navigation system device. In a vehicle-mounted navigation system that displays images in multiple directions, an operating direction detector detects which direction an operation was performed from, and a controller controls the vehicle-mounted navigation system based on a detection result of the operating direction detector.01-19-2012
20120026100Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Aligning and Distributing Objects - At a multifunction device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface, a plurality of objects are displayed on the display. The device detects a first contact on the touch-sensitive surface. While detecting the first contact, the device detects a first gesture that includes movement of a second contact and a third contact on the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the first gesture, the device determines a contact axis based on a location of the second contact relative to a location of the third contact on the touch-sensitive surface. The device determines an object-alignment axis based on the contact axis, and repositions one or more of the objects so as to align at least a subset of the objects on the display along the object-alignment axis.02-02-2012
20120013543PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY AND NAVIGATION DEVICE AND METHOD - A method includes detecting a touch at a location on a touch-sensitive display, receiving an input by a navigation device, and performing a function associated with at least one of the touch and the input in response to elapsing of a time period between detecting the touch and receiving the input.01-19-2012
20120013542PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF DETERMINING A LOCATION OF A TOUCH - A method includes determining when a touch of a plurality of touches overlapping in time on a touch-sensitive display, is discontinued, utilizing first touch data prior to the determining to identify a location of the touch, and when the first touch data is not established to be accurate, obtaining second touch data prior to the first touch data to identify the location of the touch.01-19-2012
20120026099Fabrication of Touch Sensor Panel Using Laser Ablation - Fabrication of a touch sensor panel using laser ablation is disclosed. The fabricated touch sensor panel can have its touch sensors formed from conductive layers disposed on a surface such as an undersurface of the panel's cover substrate. A fabrication method can include ablating a first conductive layer to define the first part of the touch sensors and then ablating a second conductive layer proximate to the first conductive layer to define the second part of the touch sensors. The touch sensor panel can be incorporated into a mobile telephone, a digital media player, or a personal computer.02-02-2012
20120026098PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING TABLETOP MODE - A portable electronic device for facilitating user input, the portable electronic device having a display screen on a front face thereof, a side edge substantially orthogonal to the front face, and a side input button located on the side edge having an associated input function. When a predetermined trigger condition is detected, a user input interface accessible on the front face of the device is enabled to provide the input function associated with the side input button.02-02-2012
20120026097Reconfiguring Remote Control Behavior - Aspects of the disclosure relate to a remote control which may include one or more buttons configured to provide input to the remote control upon being activated, a transmitter for transmitting data, a receiver for receiving data, a processor and memory storing computer executable instructions that, when executed, cause the two-way remote control to perform a method for configuring repeat transmission behavior of one or more of the buttons of the two-way remote control. Further, the receiver may be configured to receive data from a device configured to be controlled by the remote control and the data may include instructions for configuring the repeat transmission behavior of the one or more buttons of the two-way remote control. Additionally, the two-way remote control may configure the repeat transmission behavior of the one or more buttons of the two-way remote control based on the data received from the device.02-02-2012
20110291964Apparatus and Method for Gesture Control of a Dual Panel Electronic Device - An electronic device includes a processor, a first touch screen and a second touch screen. The first touch screen displays an object. An object transition module executed by the processor includes executable instructions to map a gesture applied to the object to a set of object movement parameters and then move the object from the first touch screen to the second touch screen in accordance with the object movement parameters.12-01-2011
20090273572TOUCH INPUT DEVICE - A touch sensor input device includes a first and second array of electrodes, the electrodes in the first array being orthogonal to the electrodes in the second array. A capacitor sensing arrangement senses an electrode capacitance signal which varies in the presence of a touch input. The capacitance signals for groups of electrodes in each array are combined in order to derive respective individual sense signals. This arrangement has electrodes with a finer resolution than the sensing resolution, and this gives improved ability to sense accurately the position of the touch input.11-05-2009
20100020026Touch Interaction with a Curved Display - Touch interaction with a curved display (e.g., a sphere, a hemisphere, a cylinder, etc.) is enabled through various user interface (UI) features. In an example embodiment, a curved display is monitored to detect a touch input. If a touch input is detected based on the act of monitoring, then one or more locations of the touch input are determined. Responsive to the determined one or more locations of the touch input, at least one user UI feature is implemented. Example UI features include an orb-like invocation gesture feature, a rotation-based dragging feature, a send-to-dark-side interaction feature, and an object representation and manipulation by proxy representation feature.01-28-2010
20090009482TOUCH SENSOR PAD USER INPUT DEVICE - A touch sensor pad may be utilized with an electronic device to perform different types of user input functions, such as typing, drawing, moving a cursor, etc. Regions of the touch sensor pad may correspond to keys of a keyboard. A user establishes a home position at a desired location of the touch sensor pad. When a user subsequently touches the touch sensor pad, the touch sensor pad determines a relative position of the touch in reference to the home position, and determines the value of the user input or keystroke based on the relative position. The value of the user input or the keystroke may then be processed by the controller.01-08-2009
20090002329Dual touchscreen - A touchscreen system for locating an opaque object in a target region, detects interruption of light beams, using two or more independent touchscreens (TS01-01-2009
20110291955ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a housing, at least two elastic latching members, an inner frame received in the housing, and at least two fixing members. The housing defines at least two locking portions, the inner frame defines at least two fixing portions, the at least two elastic latching members are fixed to the corresponding fixing portions by the fixing members, and each of the elastic latching members protrudes from the corresponding fixing portion and is latched with the corresponding locking portions.12-01-2011
20090002328Method and apparatus for multi-touch tactile touch panel actuator mechanisms - A method and apparatus of actuator mechanisms for a multi-touch tactile touch panel are disclosed. The tactile touch panel includes an electrical insulated layer and a tactile layer. The top surface of the electrical insulated layer is capable of receiving an input from a user. The tactile layer includes a grid or an array of haptic cells. The top surface of the haptic layer is situated adjacent to the bottom surface of the electrical insulated layer, while the bottom surface of the haptic layer is situated adjacent to a display. Each haptic cell further includes at least one piezoelectric material, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (“MEMS”) element, thermal fluid pocket, MEMS pump, resonant device, variable porosity membrane, laminar flow modulation, or the like. Each haptic cell is configured to provide a haptic effect independent of other haptic cells in the tactile layer.01-01-2009
20090027349Interactive Display Device - Computing devices are disclosed which include a digitizer and a display, wherein the digitizer and the display are mounted on opposite surfaces of the device. For example, a computing device such as portable hand held device includes a display mounted on a front surface of the device and a digitizer is mounted on a rear surface of the device, wherein the digitizer receives a pointing action to be displayed on the display and wherein locations on a digitizer surface are mapped to locations on the display surface so that a user may easily indicate locations or objects on a screen without obscuring the user's view of the screen.01-29-2009
20110291978Touch Display Panel and Manufacturing Method Thereof - A touch display panel and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The touch display panel includes a PCB, a display panel, a touch panel, a first conductive adhesive and a second conductive adhesive. The touch panel, electrically connected to the PCB, includes a substrate and a plurality of signal traces. The substrate includes a plurality of first signal pads and a plurality of second signal pads. The first signal pads correspond to a first edge of the substrate, and the second signal pads correspond to a second edge of the substrate. Each of the signal traces, disposed on the substrate and used for transmitting a touch signal, is electrically connected to one of the first signal pads or one of the second signal pads. The first conductive adhesive electrically connects the first signal pads and the PCB. The second conductive adhesive electrically connects the second signal pads and the PCB.12-01-2011
20110291976TOUCH PANEL DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH TOUCH PANEL DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD OF TOUCH PANEL DEVICE - A touch panel device includes an input screen page; an operation element generating unit configured to generate one or more operation elements to be displayed as one or more images on a display unit positioned underneath the input screen page; an oscillation generating unit configured to generate an oscillation for oscillating the input screen page; and a drive control unit configured to drive and control the oscillation generating unit with the use of a driving pattern for generating a standing wave having a waveform in accordance with positions of the one or more operation elements.12-01-2011
20110291975Haptic Operating Device - A haptic operating device particularly for motor vehicles, having a touch panel having at least one touch-sensitive area. When the area is touched, a switching signal can be triggered and the touch panel can be activated by a motion drive to be able to move at a certain rhythm in the plane of the touch panel. The touch panel is connected to a fixed support by one or more flexible connecting elements. The support and the touch panel form two housing parts of a closed housing, in which at least the display device or the display plane thereof is arranged, and are connected to each other by a sealing device so as to be able to move relative to each other in the plane of the touch panel or in a plane parallel to the touch panel.12-01-2011
20110134067METHOD FOR THE ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS OF A MULTI-CONTACT TACTILE SENSOR USING A DICHOTOMOUS PRINCIPLE, AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT AND MULTI-CONTACT TACTILE SENSOR IMPLEMENTING ONE SUCH METHOD - A method for acquisition and analysis of a multi-contact tactile sensor including a matrix of capture points and an electronic analysis circuit for controlling the acquisition and analysis of the matrix. The method includes acquisition of a sensor detection zone to determine a state of each of contact points of the detection zone and analysis of detection zone to deliver information as a function of an activation state of the contact points. The acquisition and the analysis are repeated iteratively. The acquisition is performed on a detection zone containing the activated contact points determined during a preceding analysis. The detection zone is smaller than the detection zone acquired during the preceding acquisition. The iteration is performed until a pre-determined spatial resolution is obtained. An electronic acquisition and analysis circuit and a multi-contact tactile sensor can implement such a method.06-09-2011
20110134066Method, System, and Graphical User Interface for Displaying Hyperlink Information - Methods, systems, and graphical user interfaces for displaying hyperlink information are disclosed. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device with a touch screen display: displays content on the touch screen display, wherein the content includes a plurality of links to additional content; detects a contact by a finger with the touch screen display, wherein the contact includes an area of contact; determines a point within the area of contact; choosing a first link in the plurality of links based on proximity of the first link to the determined point; and displays information associated with the first link over the displayed content, wherein the information associated with the first link includes information other than anchor text of the first link.06-09-2011
20110134055TOUCH PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - A touch panel includes a plurality of first sensors disposed on a substrate, the plurality of first sensors including a plurality of first electrodes spaced from one another in a first direction and a first connection pattern to connect two adjacent first electrodes, the plurality of first sensors arranged in a second direction crossing the first direction; a plurality of second sensors disposed on the substrate, the plurality of second sensors including a plurality of second electrodes spaced from one another in the second direction and a second connection pattern composed of a metal to connect two adjacent second electrodes, the plurality of second sensors arranged in the first direction; and at least one metal pattern connected to the first connection pattern, wherein the at least one metal pattern overlaps the first connection pattern.06-09-2011
20110134052TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH SUBSTRATE - A touch display panel including a flat display panel and a touch sensing device disposed on the flat display panel is provided. The touch sensing device includes a plurality of the center sensing series and at least a margin sensing series corresponding to the display area of the flat display panel. Each center sensing series is formed by a plurality of center sensing electrodes serially connected. The margin sensing series disposed along the margin of the display area is formed by a plurality of margin sensing electrodes serially connected. Each of the margin sensing electrodes includes an inner portion and a rectangular outer portion. An area of the inner portion is substantially half of an area of the center sensing electrode. A parallel hemline is formed by the rectangular outer portions serially connected.06-09-2011
20090295745Input Method for Touch Panel and Related Touch Panel and Electronic Device - An input method for a touch panel includes displaying a plurality of selecting objects each corresponding to a control signal, enlarging the plurality of neighboring selecting objects in the plurality of selecting objects when the plurality of neighboring selecting objects in the plurality of selecting objects are selected, receiving a direction indication signal corresponding to a direction toward to a first selecting object of the plurality of neighboring selecting objects from a first position, and outputting a control signal corresponding to the first selecting objects according to the direction indication signal.12-03-2009
20100033442PROTECTIVE PANEL HAVING TOUCH PANEL FUNCTION - A protective panel having touch panel function is used for protecting a front surface of a display device that is disposed so as to be visually recognized from outside, and the protective panel is fitted in a panel fitting part of a casing provided with an opening such that an outer surface of the protective panel forms a flat plane identical with that of the casing with no gap formed therebetween. The protective panel includes: an upper electrode sheet having a decorative layer and upper electrodes provided thereon; and a lower electrode sheet having lower electrodes provided on an upper surface thereof, and the upper electrode sheet and the lower electrode sheet are disposed such that the respective electrodes thereof face with each other. On a lower surface of the upper electrode sheet, at a non-electrode part not provided with the upper electrodes, there is provided a height difference adjustment part that has a thickness substantially equal to each of those of the upper electrodes, and the height difference adjustment part is provided such that short circuit is prevented with the upper electrodes as well as with the lower electrodes.02-11-2010
20100090965User Input Displays for Mobile Devices - A mobile device for detecting user input on a display is provided. The mobile device includes a hand-held display unit. The hand-held display unit includes a display having an electromagnetic radiation detector. The electromagnetic radiation detector is configured to detect an electromagnetic radiation profile responsive to a position of a user input object when the position of the user input object is spaced apart from the display. A controller is configured to identify a user input from the electromagnetic radiation profile.04-15-2010
20100090967Touch sensing device and method for correcting output thereof - A touch sensing device for increasing the sensitivity of a touch sensor is disclosed. The touch sensing device comprises: a touch sensor array including a plurality of touch sensors; and a swing level correction unit for correcting each of touch data from the touch sensor array by a difference value with neighboring another touch data to generate correction values and correcting the swing levels of the touch data by adding an offset value to the correction values.04-15-2010
20100090969ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH INFRARED TOUCH INPUT FUNCTION - An electronic device with infrared touch input function is provided. The electronic device includes a display unit including two pairs of oppositely disposed sides defining an information display area; an infrared input device including a circuit board having two pairs of oppositely disposed sides defining an open area corresponding in size and shape to the information display area, a linear array of light emitting devices positioned on one side or two adjacent sides of the circuit board, configured for emitting infrared light; a micro-processing unit configured for generating control signals to control a corresponding light emitting device to emit infrared light, and determining whether the light detecting device receives the infrared light; and a central processing unit configured for controlling the display unit displaying a plurality of menu options determining whether the menu option is touched; and performing functions corresponding to the menu option when the menu option is touched.04-15-2010
20100090972LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - There is disclosed a liquid crystal display device in which a touch panel and a front window are attached to a front surface of a liquid crystal display panel with a touch-panel flexible wiring substrate mounted to the touch panel. The front window is attached to the touch panel by an adhesive sheet. The touch panel and the front window may be peeled off in the vicinity of the portion in which the touch-panel flexible wiring substrate is mounted to the touch panel, due to mechanical shock. In order to prevent the peeling-off of the touch panel and the front window, protrusions are formed in the adhesive sheet to increase the adhesive force between the touch panel and the front window in this portion.04-15-2010
20100090973Touch sensing technology - The present touch sensing technology enables detecting the position of touch between an object and a surface, and the direction of this object in three dimensions while touching the surface. Said object can be a user's finger, a pen, or the like, while said surface can be a touchpad, a touch screen, a computer mouse, a button of a computer keyboard, a 3D computer input device, or the like.04-15-2010
20100090974Switch and portable terminal using the same - A system and method for providing an input to a portable terminal includes a switch for a portable terminal with a touch screen. The switch includes a suction plate attachable onto the main screen; and a button inserted into the suction plate, the button touching the touch screen when it is pushed.04-15-2010
20090002334ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE CALCULATOR - An electronic calculator is very useful for learning manipulation procedure to perform a predetermined process by designating a position on a display screen of the calculator. Manipulation is executed on a touch screen 01-01-2009
20090002331LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display panel having a liquid crystal between two flexible substrates, a light guide sheet of a lighting device capable of emitting lights of a plurality of colors to illuminate the liquid crystal display panel, and a switch sheet which senses a press thereon are stacked in this order so that the switch sheet can be locally pressed from the front surface side of the liquid crystal display panel. A circuit is further provided which causes the lighting device to repeat an illumination period in which only a light of a predetermined color of the lights of the plurality of colors is used, for each of the colors in order, and drives the liquid crystal display panel on an FSC basis in synchronization with the illumination period for each of the colors.01-01-2009
20130215057EMBEDDED TOUCH SCREEN - Provided is an embedded touch screen, including: a first substrate; a second substrate including: scanning signal lines extending in a first direction; video signal lines extending in a second direction; a plurality of pixels each including a pixel electrode connected to corresponding one of the video signal lines via a switching element connected to corresponding one of the scanning signal lines; and a common electrode; a liquid crystal layer; an application circuit for applying an alternating signal to a plurality of excitation electrodes; a detection circuit for detecting a signal excited on a plurality of detection electrodes each arranged adjacent to each of the plurality of excitation electrodes; and a scanning circuit for scanning at least one of each of the plurality of excitation electrodes and each of the plurality of detection electrodes at least in the second direction.08-22-2013
20130215062TERMINAL DEVICE WITH DISPLAY FUNCTION - A terminal device with a display function enables only an operation of a desired operation key valid, and easily perform the invalidation operation. In response to switching to a predetermined function mode by manipulating a jog dial, an image in the switched function mode is displayed in a display surface, based on an image signal from a display control section. A bar is located on a borderline between a contents area and an operation area in an initial state of displaying an image. When the jog dial is manipulated by the user to thereby move the bar from the borderline to a predetermined position within the operation area, a CPU determines that the position of the bar has been moved. Then, the CPU detects a new position of the bar, and makes an operation with respect to the operation key located between the bar and the borderline invalid.08-22-2013
20130215055ORDER RECEPTION APPARATUS - An order receiving apparatus includes a change processing section which cancels the part subject to a cancel operation and the unit price of the part from information relating to the order of the article item stored in the order information storage area if the touch input section detects an action regarded as the cancel action to any one of the parts in the article decomposition image displayed on the display section, and adds a part subject to an addition operation and the unit price of the part to information relating to the order of the article item stored in the order information storage area if the touch input section detects an action regarded as the addition operation to a specified part in the article decomposition image displayed on the display section.08-22-2013
20100214233TOUCH PANEL HAVING CLOSED LOOP ELECTRODE FOR EQUIPOTENTIAL BUILD-UP AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A touch panel for a 5-line touch screen or a capacitive touch screen, and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. More particularly, a touch panel in which an equipotential forming electrode may be formed in a simple closed-loop pattern in order to reduce a screen dead zone and expand an active region by eliminating the linearity distortion of equipotential lines in around the equipotential forming electrode of the touch panel, and also may be applicable to a touch screen of a small device such as a mobile phone, and may reduce a process error rate and improve a productivity and electrical requirements such as terminal resistance and the like, and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The equipotential forming electrode may be patterned using a much more conductive material than a material of a transparent conductive film. The equipotential forming electrode may form a closed loop in a linear pattern, a square-zigzagged pattern, a triangular saw pattern, or a wave pattern. The thickness, the width, and the electrical conductivity of the pattern may be adjusted so that resistance between signal connection terminals may be greater than some ohms. An auxiliary electrode may be further provided to improve the potential characteristic of the electrode formed in the closed loop.08-26-2010
20080316186Digital notepad - A digital notepad that is compact, lightweight, very portable, and readily useable for taking and storing digital handwritten notes. The digital notepad is a stand-alone device that instantly and digitally captures everything the user handwrites onto the screen with stylus, and stores it in real time. The device generally comprises a touch screen encased within a housing, and a pen-type stylus for writing on the screen. The device converts the handwritten notes into digital signals and stores the signals in the RAM. The user may retrieve stored notes with the scroll buttons, and delete retrieved notes by depressing the delete button with the stylus. The notepad is especially useful for jotting down notes, daily tasks, grocery lists, phone numbers, e-mail and home addresses, sketches, etc. while in the car; in class; and at a meeting, party, or professional event.12-25-2008
20100265202PASSIVE TOUCH SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING USER INPUT - A passive touch system includes a passive touch surface and at least two cameras associated with the touch surface. The at least two cameras acquire images of the touch surface from different locations and have overlapping fields of view. A processor receives and processes images acquired by the at least two cameras to detect the existence of a pointer therein and to determine the location of the pointer relative to the touch surface. Actual pointer contact with the touch surface and pointer hover above the touch surface can be determined.10-21-2010
20100265196METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTENT OF TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH SCREEN AND APPARATUS THEREOF - Provided is a method of displaying one or more content of a terminal having a touch screen, which includes executing a mode for changing a display state of one or more content; associating a gesture inputted by user with the display state of the content; and displaying one or more content in response to the gesture.10-21-2010
20080309623Touch screens with transparent conductive material resistors - Systems and methods for touch screens with integrated transparent conductive material resistors are provided. Metal traces on the surface of a touch screen may be subject to radio-frequency interference (RFI) that can adversely affect the performance of the touch screen. Transparent conductive material resistors inserted within the metal trace paths can be used to form low-pass filters which can reduce the affect of the RFI.12-18-2008
20080309629Bottom up watershed dataflow method and region-specific segmentation based on historic data - The application of a watershed algorithm to pixels and their touch values obtained from a scan of a touch sensor panel to determine patches corresponding to images of touch is disclosed. Prior to applying the watershed algorithm, background pixels having little or no touch values can be eliminated. A primary merge algorithm can then merge adjacent patches together when the saddle point between them is shallow as compared to the peak represented by the patches. However, if two candidate patches for merging have a total number of pixels below a certain threshold, these two patches may not be merged under the assumption that the patches might have been caused by different fingertips. Conversely, if two candidate patches for merging have a total number of pixels above a certain threshold, these two patches can be merged under the assumption that the patches were caused by a single thumb or palm.12-18-2008
20080309621PROXIMITY BASED STYLUS AND DISPLAY SCREEN, AND DEVICE INCORPORATING SAME - An electronic device includes a display for displaying icons selectable with use of a stylus, a stylus location determination function that determines a location of the stylus in relation to the display without necessitating that the stylus make physical contact with the display, and a highlight function, operatively coupled to the stylus location determination function, that highlights the icon associated with the location of the stylus prior to the stylus making physical contact with the display.12-18-2008
20100141592DIGITAL CAMERA WITH CHARACTER BASED MODE INITIATION - A digital camera includes a touch-screen for receiving individually or in any combination one ore more characters all of which are short-hand notation for corresponding camera modes or functions from a user; memory for storing one or more characters all of which individually or in any combination are short-hand notation for corresponding camera modes or functions; and a processor that receives the user input from the touch-screen and correlates the received input to one of the stored characters and directing the selected camera mode or function to initiate.06-10-2010
20090160807METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE METHOD - A method for controlling an electronic apparatus, and an apparatus and a recording medium using the method are disclosed. The method includes: detecting a moving motion on a touch sensitive module; generating a sensing signal corresponding to the moving motion; and controlling an operation of the electronic apparatus according to the sensing signal. The step of controlling the operation of the electronic apparatus according to the sensing signal comprises: controlling the electronic apparatus to execute a first predetermined function when determining the moving motion is not terminated in a predetermined period of time according to the sensing signal; and controlling the electronic apparatus to execute a second predetermined function when determining the moving motion is terminated in the predetermined period of time according to the sensing signal.06-25-2009
20100265197ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY WITH FORCE SENSOR - A touch screen display includes a display, touch-sensitive overlay disposed on the display, a controller operably coupled to the capacitive touch-sensitive overlay, and a capacitive force sensor. The capacitive force sensor includes first and second electrodes separated by a dielectric. The first electrode is coupled the controller.10-21-2010
20090128507DISPLAY METHOD OF INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE - The information display apparatus is equipped with: a display unit for displaying a plurality of choice items in the list form; a control unit for controlling an array of the choice items; and a track ball for instructing a coordinate signal. The choice items are displayed in a matrix array constructed of N rows M columns in which the choice items are sequentially arranged from an upper portion to a lower portion of said matrix array, and along right and left directions thereof; magnification is changed based upon a coordinate signal of the track ball along a Y-axis direction; a display screen is scrolled along right/left directions based upon a coordinate signal of the track ball along an X-axis direction; and the matrix array is changed based upon a number of rows to be displayed in correspondence with increased/decreased numbers of the rows.05-21-2009
20110267278ADAPTIVE SOFT KEYBOARD - A device may include a processor and a touch screen to display a soft keyboard. The processor may be configured to detect a touch within a touch-sensitive area within a first soft key of the soft keyboard, detect a keystroke corresponding to a second soft key of the soft keyboard, determine whether the second soft key is a backspace key, detect a keystroke corresponding to a third soft key of the soft keyboard when the processor determines that the second soft key is the backspace key, and adjust the touch-sensitive area when the processor determines that the first soft key neighbors the third soft key.11-03-2011
20100060597METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AND SELECTING ICONS ON A TOUCH SCREEN - A touch screen including a display unit configured to display a plurality of icons. The touch screen may include a detection unit configured to detect a touch in one of a plurality of touch detection regions of the display unit wherein the touch detection regions comprise an icon portion on which one icon of the plurality of icons is displayed, and an adjacent portion which is adjacent to the icon portion. The touch screen may further include a control unit electrically connected to the display unit and the detection unit, the control unit configured to control display operations of the display unit, and configured to identify based on a received signal from the detection unit which touch detection region is touched and which one icon is displayed in the touched detection region.03-11-2010
20100060595MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF SWITCHING IDENTITY MODULE THEREIN - A mobile terminal includes a plurality of identity modules, a touch screen configured to display a list including a plurality of service items, the list indicating an assigned identity module, of the plurality of identity modules, for each of the plurality of service items, and a controller configured to switch the assigned identity module of a first service item of the plurality of service items to a different one of the plurality of identity modules responsive to a first touch input that is associated with the first service item.03-11-2010
20090251425Multi-touch system and driving method thereof - Provided are a multi-touch system and a driving method thereof. The method includes, extracting using a digital processor a touch frequency and at least one angle associated with at least one touch from image information captured by each of at least two cameras, selecting a touch mode on the basis of sum value of the touch frequencies extracted from the image information captured by the cameras, and performing a touch function corresponding to the selected touch mode using a user interface.10-08-2009
20110074698Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulation of User Interface Objects with Activation Regions - A computing device with a touch screen display simultaneously displays on the touch screen display a plurality of user interface objects displayed at a first magnification level in a display area. The device detects a first contact on a first handle activation region for a first handle of a user interface object. In response to continuing to detect the first contact at for a predefined amount of time, the device zooms the display area to a second magnification level. While the display area is at the second magnification level, the device: detects a movement of the first contact across the touch screen display; moves the first handle in accordance with the detected movement of the first contact; and detects liftoff of the first contact. In response to detecting liftoff of the first contact, the device zooms the display area to the first magnification level.03-31-2011
20100033439SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY FIELD TEXT ENTRY - The subject application is directed to a system and method for touch screen display field text entry. Keyboard indicia is generated on a touch screen interface after contact with a first touch-sensitive text entry field of at least one touch-sensitive text entry displayed on an associated display, the keyboard indicia including indicium corresponding to each of plurality of touch-sensitive character areas. Text entry is generated in the first text entry field corresponding to contact with each indicium and the first text entry field is highlighted on the display as an active text entry field after contact therewith.02-11-2010
20100033437POSITION DETECTING DEVICE AND POSITION DETECTING METHOD - A position detecting device includes: X-axis electrodes formed by a plurality of conductors that are arranged substantially parallel to each other; Y-axis electrodes formed by a plurality of conductors that are arranged substantially parallel to each other and that extend perpendicularly to the X-axis electrodes; a driving section for supplying an AC signal to the X-axis electrodes; a synchronous clock generating section for generating a synchronous clock at the time when the AC signal passes through zero-cross points; a first change-over switch for selectively supplying the AC signal outputted from the driving section to a predetermined electrode among the X-axis electrodes in response to the synchronous clock; a second change-over switch for selecting a predetermined electrode among the Y-axis electrodes in response to the synchronous clock; a synchronous detector for synchronous-detecting a signal outputted by the Y-axis electrodes through the second change-over switch based on the synchronous clock, and outputting the detected signal; and a position calculating section for calculating a position indicated by an indicator based on the signal outputted from the synchronous detector, the position corresponding to one or more intersections of the X-axis electrodes and Y-axis electrodes.02-11-2010
20100033445OPTICAL TOUCH PANEL - An optical touch panel 02-11-2010
20100033444INFORMATION TERMINAL DEVICE - An information terminal device has a touch panel and a display unit which are integrally configured, and an operation button provided around the display unit, and the information terminal device includes: a touch number counting unit operable to count number of times of touching the operation button; a touch number storing unit operable to store the number of times counted by the touch number counting unit; and a control unit operable to control the information terminal device by switching an operation mode between a normal mode for working the information terminal device according to operations of the touch panel and the operation button and a cleaning mode for cleaning the touch panel, wherein in the cleaning mode, the control unit prohibits an application from being executed according to operations of the touch panel and the operation button, and terminates the cleaning mode when the number of times of touching the operation button counted by the touch number counting unit reaches a predetermined number.02-11-2010
20100033441APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENSING CONTINUAL TOUCH - A touch sensing apparatus and a method thereof that can recognize continual touch are disclosed. The touch sensing apparatus that is capable of recognizing continual touch, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can include: a first reference value, the first reference value being predetermined; and a second reference value, being configured to be between a first touch value and the first reference value, the first touch value satisfying the first reference value and outputting a touch recognition signal. The continual touch can be recognized by having the touch recognition signal output again in case the second reference value is satisfied. With the present invention, the key input can be still recognized even though the area or pressure of a finger is changed without removing the finger or the finger is momentarily removed and touched repeatedly.02-11-2010
20100033438TOUCH-BASED REMOTE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD - A touch-based remote control apparatus includes a touch pad, a processor and a transmitter. The touch pad is connected with a plurality of touch sensitive units, each of the touch sensitive units corresponding to a touch sensitive point of the touch pad and generates a sensing signal when a touch sensitive point on the touch pad is touched. The processor executes a main control program to identify a touch sensitive point according to the sensing signal, displays a graphical operation interface on the touch pad if the touch sensitive point corresponds to a mode selection icon, and executes a device control program to generate a control command according to the sensing signal if the touch sensitive point corresponds to a device control icon. The transmitter transforms the control command to a control signal, and transmits the control signal to remotely control a target electronic device.02-11-2010
20100033436Touch-Controlled Liquid Crystal Display and Touch Panel thereof - A touch-controlled LCD includes a liquid crystal display panel and a touch panel. The liquid crystal display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The touch panel is disposed on a side of the second substrate facing away from the liquid crystal layer. The touch panel includes a plurality of first electrodes being parallel to each other, a plate shaped second electrodes facing the first electrodes, and a plurality of spacers disposed between the first electrodes and the second electrode.02-11-2010
20110216020LARGE-SIZE TOUCH SCREEN - Disclosed herein is a touch screen, including: a transparent film having a thickness of 188˜2000 μm; and a transparent electrode layer formed on one side or both sides of the transparent film, wherein one side or both sides of the transparent film is ultraviolet-treated, high-frequency-treated or primer-treated. The touch screen is advantageous in that a hard coating layer included in conventional touch screens was removed thereby improving its transmittance, and in that the number of total structural layers was decreased to strengthen its price competitiveness. Further, the touch screen is advantageous in that a hard coating layer was removed which reduces the manufacturing process, and in that the thickness of a base film was increased allowing touch screens having a size of 22 inches or more to be manufactured.09-08-2011
20110216017Touch Panel Apparatus - The present invention discloses a touch panel apparatus with shared output pin configuration and method thereof. The method to reduce output pin is to group the electrode lines on the substrate into at least one unit, and each unit includes plural lines. At least one of the second axial electrode line of the electrode line group and at least one of the second axial electrode line of the another electrode line group couple to plural the second axial pins. Then, the vertical electrodes deliver the signals to the control IC through the pin coupled with the control IC. The control IC sends the output signals to the micro controller unit and the micro controller unit utilizes logical operators to estimate the coordinate position of touch point.09-08-2011
20110216029SHEET WITH REFORMED LAYER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a simple method for preventing oligomer deposition onto a film surface. Oligomer deposition onto the surface of a film substrate 09-08-2011
20110216028Methods For Allowing Applications To Filter Out Or Opt Into Tablet Input - Methods and systems for enabling a tablet input object is described. A tablet input object can take various inputs from touch, a mouse, and a pen and send their information to an application.09-08-2011
20110216015APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DIRECTING OPERATION OF A SOFTWARE APPLICATION VIA A TOUCH-SENSITIVE SURFACE DIVIDED INTO REGIONS ASSOCIATED WITH RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS - An apparatus is provided that includes a processor configured to receive data representative of points on a touch-sensitive surface with which an object comes into contact. The touch-sensitive surface is divided into a plurality of regions each of a number of which is associated with a distinct set of one or more of the plurality of gestures. The gestures are associated with respective functions of a software application operable by the apparatus. The points on the touch-sensitive surface are located within one of the regions and correspond to one of the gestures. The processor is configured to determine the region and a gesture corresponding to the points as a function of the data representative of the points and the distinct set of gestures associated with the determined region. And the processor is configured to execute the function of the software application associated with the determined gesture.09-08-2011
20110216027Haptic feedback device and electronic device - Disclosed are a haptic feedback device and an electronic device. The haptic feedback device includes: a haptic device to which contact pressure is applied; an actuator provided in the haptic device and excited according to a change in the contact pressure of the haptic device to generate vibrations; and a controller controlling the actuator to vibrate at a pre-set resonance frequency in a pre-set first operation mode and vibrate at a driving frequency different from the resonance frequency in a second operation mode set to be different from the first operation mode.09-08-2011
20110216018FLAT PANEL DISPLAY INTEGRATED WITH TOUCH SCREEN PANEL - A touch screen panel is directly formed on an upper substrate of a flat panel display which provides a flat panel display integrated with the touch screen panel with an improved yield and reliability by improving ESD defect prevention due to the introduction of electrostatic by using a shield member covering sensing lines so that the sensing lines formed in a non-display region of the touch screen panel are not exposed to the outside.09-08-2011
20110216016Touch Sensor With Active Baseline Tracking - Methods and apparatuses for touch sensing are disclosed. In one example, both an inactive state baseline level and an active state baseline level are utilized.09-08-2011
20100134434COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ELECTRICITY SAVING METHOD THEREOF - An electricity saving method of a communication device is provided. The method is applied to a communication device having a functional unit group. The functional unit group is consisted of a communication module and several functional modules. The electricity saving method includes the following steps. A call is received or given by the communication module. Whether the time of not pressing several keys and a touch screen of the communication device reaches a threshold time is determined. If yes, an unattended mode is activated to disable the functional modules.06-03-2010
20110260993APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPACT RESISTANT TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY MODULE - A method and apparatus for an impact resistant touchscreen display module, such as for use in ruggedized mobile computing and display devices. The structure provided also allows for severability of the touchscreen and display screen portions, enhancing the practicability of replacing individual components for repair of a damaged touchscreen display module.10-27-2011
20110260986RECOGNIZING MULTIPLE INPUT POINT GESTURES - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for recognizing multiple input point gestures. A recognition module receives an ordered set of points indicating that contacts have been detected in a specified order at multiple different locations on a multi-touch input surface. The recognition module determines the position of subsequently detected locations (e.g., third detected location) relative to (e.g., to the left of right of) line segments connecting previously detected locations (e.g., connecting first and second detected locations). The gesture module also detects whether line segments connecting subsequently detected locations (e.g., connecting third and fourth detected locations) intersect line segments connecting previously detected locations (e.g., connecting first and second detected locations). The gesture module recognizes an input gesture based on the relative positions and whether or not line segments intersect. The gesture module then identifies a corresponding input operation (e.g., cut, paste, etc.) to be performed.10-27-2011
20110260990SYSTEM INTEGRATION OF TACTILE FEEDBACK AND TOUCHSCREEN CONTROLLER FOR NEAR-ZERO LATENCY HAPTICS PLAYOUT - A haptic feedback system includes a user interface device, such as a touchscreen that includes a touch panel and one or more haptic drive elements coupled to the touch panel, a touch controller, and an actuator controller. The touch controller receives sensed data from the touch panel, and in response generates and sends a haptic signal to an actuator controller. Generation and transmission of the haptic signal bypasses any system host controller. A dedicated signal path couples the touch controller and the actuator controller, over which the haptic signal is transmitted. Alternatively, the haptic signal is transmitted from the touch controller to the actuator controller over a serial bus interface. In response to the received haptic signal, the actuator controller implements an appropriate drive signal in the form of a haptic waveform to the one or more haptic drive elements of the touchscreen.10-27-2011
20110260988Method and apparatus for increasing magnitude and frequency of forces applied to a bare finger on a haptic surface - A haptic device capable of providing a force on a finger or object in contact with a substrate surface includes a substrate having a touch surface, includes a substrate having a touch surface, at least one first actuator for subjecting the substrate to out-of-plane ultrasonic oscillations controlled to provide relatively low and high friction states of the touch surface and at least one second actuator for subjecting the substrate to lateral oscillations while the substrate is alternated between the low and high friction states in a manner to generate a force felt by a user's finger on the touch surface. A control device provides signals to the at least one first actuator to establish relatively low and high friction states of the touch surface. An electrical damping circuit between the control device and the at least one first actuator is implemented for reducing the transition time between the low and high friction states. Reduction of the transition time increases forces felt by a user's finger on the touch surface.10-27-2011
20110260987DUAL SCREEN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A dual screen electronic device includes an E-paper display screen, an LCD screen, a command input unit, a touch input unit, and a processing unit. The E-paper display screen and the LCD screen are arranged on the same side of the electronic device. The command input unit corresponds to the E-paper display screen and produces a trigger signal to trigger the LCD screen. The touch input unit corresponds to the LCD screen and produces touch information in response to user operations. The processing unit receives the trigger signal and the touch information, and executes a function associated with the received trigger signal and touch information. If no touch information produced on the touch input unit over a predefined time, the processing unit drives the LCD screen to enter a rest mode; if a trigger signal is produced, the processing unit then wakes up the LCD screen.10-27-2011
20100079392METHOD FOR GENERATING MULTIPLE WINDOWS FRAMES, ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT USING THE METHOD - A method for generating multiple windows frames, an electronic device thereof, and a computer program product using the method are provided. In the present method, first, a touch trajectory generated by continuously touching a touch panel of the electronic device is detected, wherein the center of the touch panel is a display area, and a non-display area surrounds the display area. Then, whether the touch trajectory is started from one side of the non-display area and passed through the display area to be extended to another side of the non-display area is determined. If so, the display area is split according to the touch trajectory to display at least two windows frames. As a result, an intuitional and convenient method for generating multiple windows frames in the display area is provided, and the operation of the electronic device is made very convenient.04-01-2010
20090201261METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDED ADJUSTMENT BASED ON RELATIVE POSITIONING OF MULTIPLE OBJECTS CONTEMPORANEOUSLY IN A SENSING REGION - A touch sensor device and method is provided that facilitates improved device usability. Specifically, the device and method provide improved user interface functionality by facilitating extended parameter adjustment using proximity sensor devices. The device includes a processing system and a sensor adapted to detect objects in a sensing region. The device is adapted to provide user interface functionality by determining a measurement descriptive of a location of a first object relative to a location of a second object, and applying a first rate for adjusting a visual parameter such that the visual parameter adjusts even if the first object is stationary relative to the second object, where the first rate is based on the measurement. By so providing a first rate for adjusting a parameter, the device facilitates extended user input.08-13-2009
20090189873Projected Field Haptic Actuation - An electronic device includes a touch surface that can be physically engaged by a user. The touch surface is operably connected to an actuator arm which, in turn, is connected to an actuator array. Drive electronics sense a user's movement relative to the touch surface and, responsively, drive the actuator array effective to move the actuator arm and, in turn, provide haptic feedback to the user through the touch surface.07-30-2009
20090189874IMAGE CAPTURE AND HAPTIC INPUT DEVICE - The invention concerns an image capture and haptic input device. The device comprises at least one image sensor and haptic input means. The invention is characterized in that the image sensor is surrounded by the haptic input means. The latter can comprise discrete touch sensors distributed in a circle around the image sensor or in a matrix at the center of which the image sensor is positioned. The device can also comprise rows of touch sensors positioned offset from each other so that the touch sensors are staggered. In that case, the device comprises several image sensors positioned in interstices between the touch sensors. Instead of discrete touch sensors, the device can comprise a deformable sensitive membrane in the center of which an image sensor is positioned.07-30-2009
20090189871DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF SENSING INPUT POINT USING MAGNETIC FLUID - A display device and method of sensing an input point using magnetic fluid the display device including: a touch panel part to receive a user input through a touch at an input point and to calculate a coordinate value of the input point; an electromagnet arrangement part comprising a plurality of electromagnets to generate a magnetic force on one or more electromagnets in a portion corresponding to the coordinate value; and a magnetic fluid part to obtain magnetism at the portion corresponding to the coordinate vale and to project in accordance with the generated magnetic force.07-30-2009
20090189870DISPLAY INPUT DEVICE - To provide a display input device including: a display controller for displaying a control frame on a display portion; a touch input detector for detecting a touch input to the touch panel portion; and a setup item displaying portion for superimposing setup items on the control frame in accordance with the position of the touch input while the touch input is being detected by the touch input detector.07-30-2009
20090189868METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE (UI) TO DETECT MULTIPOINT STROKE AND MULTIMEDIA APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A method for providing a user interface (UI) and a multimedia apparatus using the same in which, if a multipoint stroke in which at least two strokes are concurrently input is detected on the touch screen, the touch screen performs a function corresponding to the multipoint stroke. A user can touch the touch screen to perform functions of various types using such a multipoint stroke.07-30-2009
20090189866Apparatus and method for enabling user input - An apparatus including: a display including an array of picture elements which are configurable to provide information to a user; a first sensor for sensing force applied to the display by the user, the first sensor comprising a substantially transparent conductive member extending over at least a portion of the array of picture elements and configured to be deformable by the user, the first sensor being configured to provide an output associated with the deformation of the conductive member.07-30-2009
20090231290SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a display screen and a contact key on a front side and a touch panel on a back side. The electronic device further includes a system configured for controlling the electronic device via contact on the touch panel and contact of the contact key, and displaying corresponding actions via a cursor on the display screen.09-17-2009
20120188176Contact Geometry Tests - Touchscreen testing techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a piece of conductor (e.g., metal) is positioned as proximal to a touchscreen device and the touchscreen device is tested by simulating a touch of a user. This technique may be utilized to perform a variety of different testing of a touchscreen device, such as to test latency and probabilistic latency. Additional techniques are also described including contact geometry testing techniques.07-26-2012
20090262090INPUT DEVICE - An input device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device includes i) a base comprising an input region, ii) at least one sensor provided at the input region and configured to sense a contact with the input region or a contact movement to the input region and iii) a controller configured to extract data corresponding to each input operation from a memory and receive the extracted data, according to the position of a contact point or the movement direction of the contact point sensed by the sensor relative to a reference position indicating section provided at the input region. According to one embodiment, the input device allows all desired characters, to be input, to be arranged in a minimum input region so as to be suitable for miniaturization, as well as allows each of the arranged characters to be inputted through only one-input operation so as to enable rapid and correct input of a character.10-22-2009
20090213082TOUCH PANEL WITH IMPROVED ELECTRODE PATTERN - A touch panel with an improved electrode pattern comprises: an insulating substrate; a conduction layer formed on the surface of the insulating substrate; and an electrode pattern formed on the surface of the conduction layer and arranged along the edges of the touch panel. The electrode pattern further comprises rows of parallel conductive silver traces, and each conductive silver trace has a plurality of electrodes having an identical length and equidistantly spaced. The present invention redesigns the number of the electrodes in each conductive silver trace and the relative position of each two neighboring conductive silver traces. Besides, the number of the electrodes in each conductive silver trace is calculated with an equation. Further, the present invention installs an additional conductive silver trace in the electrode pattern to eliminate the uneven impedance and electric field distributions caused by the print errors occurring in printing the conductive silver traces.08-27-2009
20110193807Touch Detection Method and Touch Detection Device and Touch Display Device - A touch detection method is utilized for detecting touch events in a flat panel display. The flat panel display includes a plurality of source lines and a plurality of gate lines perpendicular to the plurality of source lines. The touch detection method includes sequentially detecting waveforms of the plurality of source lines when receiving a plurality of source driving signals, and when a gate line of the plurality of gate lines receives a gate driving signal, to generate a plurality of detection results, and determining a status of a touch event according to the plurality of detection results and position of the gate line relative to the plurality of gate lines.08-11-2011
20100001971Liquid crystal display screen - A liquid crystal display screen includes an upper component, a bottom component and a liquid crystal layer. The upper component includes a touch panel. The touch panel includes a first conductive layer. The first conductive layer includes a transparent carbon nanotube structure. The bottom component includes a thin film transistor panel. The thin film transistor panel includes a plurality of thin film transistors. Each of the plurality of thin film transistors includes a semiconducting layer, and the semiconducting layer includes a semiconducting carbon nanotube structure. The liquid crystal layer is located between the upper component and the lower component.01-07-2010
20100001962MULTI-TOUCH TOUCHSCREEN INCORPORATING PEN TRACKING - The present invention relates to a multi-touch display system that supports both multi-touch human input as well as input from a digital pen. The display system has a display panel that is configured to allow human touches along a front surface to be detected and tracked. The display panel also includes a location pattern that preferably covers the viewable areas of the display panel. The location pattern is configured to allow any location within the location pattern to be detected by analyzing a portion of the display pattern that is associated with the particular location. The digital pen is used to “write” on the display panel, wherein such a writing function involves detecting the location where writing occurs and controlling display content that is displayed on the display panel to reflect what is being written.01-07-2010
20090167713POSITION SENSING DISPLAY - A position sensing display integrates a touch sensor with an active matrix LCD panel. The panel includes both coarse and fine sensing means. The fine sensing means includes fine sense electrodes combined together in groups, the groups being interdigitated i.e. alternating across the display. In use, the fine sensing electrodes determine the position of a sensed object such as a stylus or finger accurately but non-uniquely, and the coarse sensing means determines which of the plurality of non-unique positions is correct.07-02-2009
20100103128ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TOUCH CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device and a touch control method thereof are provided. The electronic device has a touch unit, a press unit and a processing module. The press unit is disposed under the touch unit, and is used for generating a pressing signal. The processing module is electrically connected with the touch unit and press unit. When the processing module receives the pressing signal, an area of the touch unit is transformed into a pressing area.04-29-2010
20100103127Virtual Keyboard Input System Using Pointing Apparatus In Digital Device - A virtual keyboard input system using a pointing device in a digital device. The virtual keyboard input system includes: a sensor unit sensing a contact and a two-dimensional contact position; a switch unit; and a control unit dividing a contact sensitive region of the sensor unit into multiple division regions according to XY coordinates, assigning virtual keys of a virtual keyboard to the division regions, and when the switch unit is turned on, controlling an input of information for a virtual key assigned to a division region which is contacted among the division regions.04-29-2010
20100245280DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus is provided. A frame is fixed and supported at the rear of a front panel forming the front portion of the display apparatus, and a separate bracket member is not mounted on the edges of the front panel. Thus, the front exterior of the display apparatus is neatly finished, and the display screen looks bigger than it actually is.09-30-2010
20090167710Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a substrate, a transparent conductive layer, and a number of electrodes. The substrate includes a first surface. The transparent conductive layer is formed on the first surface. The transparent conductive layer includes a number of carbon nanotube wires. Opposite ends of each carbon nanotube wire are electrically connected to electrodes. Furthermore, a display device using the touch panel is also provided.07-02-2009
20090167709Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a first electrode plate, and a second electrode plate separated from the first electrode plate. The first electrode plate includes a first substrate, a first conductive layer, and at least two electrodes. The second electrode plate includes a second substrate, a second conductive layer, and at least two electrodes. At least one of the first and second conductive layers includes a plurality of carbon nanotube structures. Two ends of each carbon nanotube structure are connected with two corresponding opposite electrodes, and each electrode among all the corresponding electrodes is connected with the end of at least one of the carbon nanotube structures. A display device adopting the touch panel includes the touch panel and a display element.07-02-2009
20090167708Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a substrate, a transparent conductive layer, two first electrodes, and two second electrodes. The substrate includes a first surface. The transparent conductive layer is on the first surface of the substrate. The transparent conductive layer includes a first plurality of carbon nanotube strip-shaped film structures arranged in parallel along a first direction and a second plurality of carbon nanotube strip-shaped film structures arranged along a second direction. The two first electrodes is connected to the first plurality of carbon nanotube strip-shaped film structures. The two second electrodes is connected to the second plurality of carbon nanotube strip-shaped film structures. Further, a display device using the above-described touch panel is also included.07-02-2009
20110261000METHOD FOR ACCESSING ONE APPLICATION OR A SET OF APPLICATIONS FROM OR THROUGH A TOKEN, CORRESPONDING TOKEN AND SYSTEM - The invention relates to a method for accessing an application or a set of applications from or through a token. The token is coupled to a terminal that comprises at least one touch surface. According to the invention, the method comprises steps in which the terminal compares an input touch pattern with at least one predetermined input touch pattern relating to one application or a set of applications accessible from the token, and, according to a comparison result, the terminal sends or not to the token either a command for requesting a display of a set of at least one application accessible from the token or a command for triggering an execution of an application accessible from the token, the command being associated with a matching predetermined input touch pattern. The invention relates also to a corresponding token and a corresponding system comprising the token.10-27-2011
20120235923ELECTRONIC DEVICE SYSTEM WITH NOTES AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A method of operation of an electronic device system includes: providing a display interface; monitoring a screen pointer in direct contact with the display interface; detecting a raw movement having movement deviations on the display interface with the screen pointer for forming a geometric shaped area; generating a path based on the raw movement and compensated for movement deviations in the raw movement to define a perimeter of the geometric shaped area; generating a graphical area having a geometric shape defined by the path; and displaying the graphical area in the display interface.09-20-2012
20110267285ILLUMINANT HUMAN INTERFACE DEVICE - A light-emitting touch keyboard includes a reflecting sheet, a touch element, a plurality of scattering/reflecting points, and at least one light emitting element. The touch element includes at least one transparent material layer. A light ray emitted by the light emitting element penetrates the transparent material layer, and then is reflected outside the touch element by the reflecting sheet and the plurality of scattering/reflecting points.11-03-2011
20090153515TOUCH PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - A touch panel includes a substrate, a transparent conductive layer, and at least two electrodes. The transparent conductive layer is formed on a surface of the substrate. The transparent conductive layer includes a carbon nanotube layer, and the carbon nanotube layer includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes arranged along a same direction. The electrodes are electrically connected with the transparent conductive layer. Further, a display device using the touch panel is also included.06-18-2009
20090153514Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a transparent substrate, a transparent conductive layer, and at least two electrodes. The transparent conductive layer is formed on a surface of the transparent substrate. The transparent conductive layer includes at least two carbon nanotube layers, and each carbon nanotube layer includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes arranged along a same direction. The carbon nanotubes in two adjacent carbon nanotube layers are arranged along the same direction. The electrodes are electrically connected with the transparent conductive layer. Further, a display device using the touch panel is also included.06-18-2009
20090153509Touch panel and display device using the same - An exemplary touch panel includes a substrate, transparent conductive layers, a capacitive sensing circuit, and conductive wires. The transparent conductive layers are disposed on a surface of the substrate and spaced apart from each other. Each transparent conductive layer includes a carbon nanotube layer. The carbon nanotube layer includes carbon nanotubes. The conductive wires respectively electrically connect the transparent conductive layers to the capacitive sensing circuit. A display device using the touch panel is also provided.06-18-2009
20090153494TOUCH DISPLAY FOR AN APPLIANCE - A display device for an appliance is shown. The display device comprises a touch screen interface and a multi-level menu having reconfigurable virtual buttons.06-18-2009
20090153511Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a substrate, a transparent conductive layer, and at least two electrodes. The transparent conductive layer is disposed on the substrate. The at least two electrodes is separately disposed, and electrically connected with the transparent conductive layer. At least one of the electrodes includes a carbon nanotube layer. Further a display device using the above-described touch panel is also included.06-18-2009
20110169764MOBILE TERMINAL, PAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR A MOBILE TERMINAL AND PROGRAM - There are provided: a detection means for detecting user's touch; a moving speed calculating means for calculating a moving speed from a moving distance and a travel time of a detection position detected by the detection means; and a page turning means for indicating a plurality of pieces of data while sending the pieces of data one after another, wherein the page turning means indicates pieces of data while sending the pieces of data at a page turning speed decided in advance, determines a deceleration rate according to the moving speed calculated by the moving speed calculating means, and performs indication while decelerating the page turning speed gradually.07-14-2011
20090153512Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate separated from the first electrode plate. The first electrode plate includes a first substrate and a first conductive layer located on a lower surface of the first substrate. The second electrode plate includes a second substrate and a second conductive layer located on an upper surface of the second substrate. At least one of the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer includes at least two stacked carbon nanotube layers, each carbon nanotube layer comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes aligned in a single direction, and the carbon nanotubes in the two adjacent carbon nanotube layers arranged along different directions. A display device adopting the touch panel includes the touch panel and a display element.06-18-2009
20090153507Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a substrate, a transparent conductive layer, and at least two electrodes. The transparent conductive layer is formed on a surface of the substrate. The transparent conductive layer includes at least two carbon nanotube layers, and each carbon nanotube layer includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes arranged along a same direction. The carbon nanotubes of adjacent carbon nanotube layers are arranged along different directions. The electrodes are electrically connected with the transparent conductive layer. Further, a display device using the touch panel is also included.06-18-2009
20090153510Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate. The first electrode plate includes a first substrate, and a first conductive layer disposed on a lower surface of the first substrate. The second electrode plate includes a second substrate, and a second conductive layer disposed on an upper surface of the second substrate. The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer both include a carbon nanotube layer. Each carbon nanotube layer includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes. The first substrate and the second substrate are flexible. Further, the present invention also relates to a display device. The display device includes a displaying unit and a touch panel.06-18-2009
20090153508Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate. The first electrode plate includes a first substrate, and a first conductive layer disposed on a lower surface of the first substrate. The second electrode plate includes a second substrate, a second conductive layer disposed on an upper surface of the second substrate, two first-electrodes, and two second-electrodes. The two first-electrodes and the two second-electrodes are electrically connected to the second conductive layer. At least one of the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer includes a carbon nanotube layer. Each carbon nanotube layer includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes. Further, the present invention also relates to a display device. The display device includes a displaying unit and a touch panel.06-18-2009
20090153503Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate separated from the first electrode plate. The first electrode plate includes a first substrate and a first conductive layer disposed on a lower surface of the first substrate. The second electrode plate includes a second substrate and a second conductive layer disposed on an upper surface of the second substrate. At least one of the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer includes a carbon nanotube layer, and carbon nanotubes in the carbon nanotube layer are arranged along a same direction. A display device adopting the touch panel includes the touch panel and a display element.06-18-2009
20090153497USER INTERFACE DEVICE AND INPUT ELEMENT - A user interface device and an input element include at least one input button that protrudes to be deformed when being pressed and then elastically restored when not being pressed, a sensing unit to sense whether the at least one input button has been pressed, and a display panel disposed underneath the at least one input button and including an input sign display area overlapping with the at least one input button.06-18-2009
20110169763BOTTOM-UP WATERSHED DATAFLOW METHOD AND REGION-SPECIFIC SEGMENTATION BASED ON HISTORIC DATA TO IDENTIFY PATCHES ON A TOUCH SENSOR PANEL - The application of a watershed algorithm to pixels and their touch values obtained from a scan of a touch sensor panel to determine patches corresponding to images of touch is disclosed. Prior to applying the watershed algorithm, background pixels having little or no touch values can be eliminated. A primary merge algorithm can then merge adjacent patches together when the saddle point between them is shallow as compared to the peak represented by the patches. However, if two candidate patches for merging have a total number of pixels below a certain threshold, these two patches may not be merged under the assumption that the patches might have been caused by different fingertips. Conversely, if two candidate patches for merging have a total number of pixels above a certain threshold, these two patches can be merged under the assumption that the patches were caused by a single thumb or palm.07-14-2011
20090153500Dual pointing device and method based on 3-D motion and touch sensors - A dual pointing device and method based on 3-D motion and touch sensors are provided. The dual pointing device includes a sensor including a first sensor sensing a motion in a space and a second sensor sensing a touch input, a movement-mode-determining unit determining a movement mode type using signals of the first and second sensors, and a pointer-moving unit moving a pointer on a display screen using at least one of the signals of the first sensor and the second sensor according to the determined movement mode type.06-18-2009
20090153496WRITING APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC PAPER SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - A writing apparatus includes: a detecting unit; a reading unit; a writing unit; a display; a first controlling unit; a second controlling unit; and a third controlling unit.06-18-2009
20110169762RECOGNIZING SELECTION REGIONS FROM MULTIPLE SIMULTANEOUS INPUT - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for recognizing selection regions from multiple simultaneous inputs. Input selection regions are calculated from simultaneous contacts on a multi-touch input display surface. Computer system users can use natural and/or more intuitive hand gestures to select items on an input/display surface. Selection regions can be dynamically adjusted to in response to detected changes in contact at different locations on a surface. For example, selection region changes can be updated in essentially real-time as fingers are added and moved on the multi-touch input display surface. The calculation of selection regions can vary based on an application and/or operating system context.07-14-2011
20110169760DEVICE FOR CONTROL OF ELECTRONIC APPARATUS BY MANIPULATION OF GRAPHICAL OBJECTS ON A MULTICONTACT TOUCH SCREEN - A device for controlling an electronic apparatus by handling graphic objects. The device includes a visualisation screen, a transparent multi-contact touch sensor for acquiring multi-contact touch information generated by a plurality of pointing devices, and an electronic control circuit for generating control signals based on the touch information and for generating graphic objects on the visualisation screen. Each of the graphic objects is associated with at least one specific processing rule. Each piece of touch information is subjected to a specific processing determined by the location thereof relative to the position of the graphic objects. A first series of main graphic objects and a second series of subordinate graphic objects respectively have main and subordinate complementary functions associated respectively with at least one main specific processing rule and at least one subordinate specific processing rule. All the graphic objects are arranged such that the first series is handled by a first set of pointing devices and the second series is handled by a second set of pointing devices different from the first set, the handling of at least one of the subordinate graphic objects resulting in modifications of the properties of at least one of the main graphic objects.07-14-2011
20090146969METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NAVIGATING A DISPLAY SCREEN FOR LOCATING A DESIRED ITEM OF INFORMATION - A method and a system for navigating a display screen to search for a desired item of information stored in an electronic device. The electronic device includes a novel fly over user interface (FOUI) capable of receiving commands from a user to provide a zoom out view of the display screen. A user may commence a navigation session by touching the display screen in a non active area or by clicking on a specifically designated icon to activate the user interface. During the navigation session, the display screen is zoomed-out and a magnifying area may appear on the display screen. The user interface enables the user to scroll the zoomed-out display screen by dragging the magnifying area towards an edge of the display screen to find a desired item of information. The display screen may be a display screen of a digital device (e.g., portable computer, personal computer, a cellular telephone, a digital watch, etc). The user may terminate a navigation session by removing the pointer from the display screen.06-11-2009
20090146967DISPLAY APPARATUS - Disclosed herein is a display apparatus including a display section; a light radiating section; a plurality of light converging lenses; and a plurality of light receiving devices, wherein the display section includes pixel areas each used for creating a pixel section, and sensor areas each used for creating one of the light receiving devices; the light radiating section outputs light and radiates the output light to the display section from a particular-side surface of the display section; each of the light converging lenses is created in one of the sensor areas each located in the display section and converges light generated by the light radiating section on a focal point inside the display section, passing on the converged light to the other-side surface of the display section; and each of the light receiving devices is created in one of the sensor areas to serve as a device for receiving light which arrives at the other-side surface of the display section as light reflected by a subject of detection.06-11-2009
20090146968INPUT DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, INPUT METHOD, DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image acquisition section 06-11-2009
20090146964TOUCH SENSING DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - In a touch sensing display device, a plurality of sensor scanning lines extend in a first direction and sequentially receive a first voltage, and a plurality of sensor data lines extend in a second, different, direction. A plurality of sensing elements are formed in regions defined by the sensor scanning lines and the sensor data lines, and each sensing element transmits the first voltage from a corresponding sensor scanning line to a corresponding sensor data line responsive to an external touch. A sensing signal processor converts voltages of the sensor data lines into sensing data, and, a touch determining unit processes the sensing data corresponding to the sensor scanning lines by at least one scanning line to determine positions of touch regions generated during at least one frame.06-11-2009
20090146966Device for scanning and detecting touch point of touch control panel and method thereof - A device for scanning and detecting a touch point of a touch control panel is disclosed, wherein a driving/scanning circuit carries out one-end-sequential-driving or both-end-sequential-driving for driving each elongate conductive strip of a first conductive layer of the touch control panel, and a scan sensing circuit carries out one-end-sequential-scanning, both-end-sequential-scanning or sequential both-end-simultaneous-scanning operation over each elongate conductive strips of a second conductive layer of the touch control panel. Based on the result of the scanning operation that the scan sensing circuit performs over the elongate conductive strips of the second conductive layer, at least one touch location can be detected on each elongate conductive strip of the second conductive layer with respect to each elongate conductive strip of the first conductive layer.06-11-2009
20100007625Touch panel, liquid crystal display screen using the same, and methods for making the touch panel and the liquid crystal display screen - A touch panel includes a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate spaced from the first electrode plate. The first electrode plate includes a first substrate, a plurality of first transparent electrodes, and a plurality of first signal wires. The second electrode plate includes a second substrate, a plurality of second transparent electrodes, and a plurality of second signal wires. Both the second transparent electrode and the first transparent electrode include a transparent carbon nanotube structure, the carbon nanotube structure includes of a plurality of metallic carbon nanotubes.01-14-2010
20100117977Fluorescent Display Tube And Fluorescent Display Device Having Touch Switch Portion - In a fluorescent display tube having an electrostatic capacitor type touch switch portion on a front plate, a shield electrode is provided between a filament cathode and the touch switch portion. Electrons emitted from the filament cathode are prevented from irradiating on the touch switch portion and the touch switch portion and a neighbor thereof are prevented from being charged up, thereby an operation of the electrostatic capacitor type touch switch becomes stable.05-13-2010
20100007619Touch panel, liquid crystal display screen using the same, and methods for making the touch panel and the liquid crystal display screen - A liquid crystal display screen includes an upper board, a lower board opposite to the upper board, and a liquid crystal layer located between the upper board and the lower board. The upper board includes a touch panel. The touch panel includes an amount of transparent electrodes. At least one of the transparent electrodes includes a transparent carbon nanotube structure. The lower board includes a thin film transistor panel. The thin film transistor panel includes an amount of thin film transistors. Each of the thin film transistors includes a semiconducting layer. The semiconducting layer includes a semiconducting carbon nanotube structure.01-14-2010
20090066660Interface with and communication between mobile electronic devices - An input device and mobile electronic devices having improved user interface capabilities are described. In one embodiment, An input device includes a display device, a capacitive touch sensor overlying the display device, and a pressure-sensing layer underlying the display device. The display device may be, for example, a cholesteric liquid crystal display that directly captures and displays writing in response to applied pressure. Such an input device may be used to greatly facilitate input of text and graphical information to mobile electronic devices. In another embodiment, a mobile electronic device includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion connected together in a hinged manner, a display housed by the first housing portion, and a pressure-sensing layer housed by the second housing portion for performing writing capture in response to a stylus. In another embodiment, a method of sending a message includes establishing a communication session, capturing stylus input, and as part of the communications session, sending a representation of the captured stylus input. The representation may be a textual representation or a graphical representation. The graphical representation may be sent in real time and displayed as a succession of images, each successive image updating a prior image, and the communications session may include voice communications.03-12-2009
20080259049Information processing apparatus - An information processing apparatus provides improved expressive capability during presentations. Image, sound, memo information and other related input data that are recorded in an electronic camera are set to be reproduced in a predetermined order. When reproducing information that is set, images are displayed on a liquid crystal display that is part of an electronic camera and, in addition, similar images can be displayed on a separate monitor connected to the electronic camera. If it is desired to provide supplementary information during a presentation with the electronic camera, such supplementary information may be overlaid on any arbitrary section of the image being displayed using a pen type pointing device, for example. Furthermore, the supplementary overlaid information may be erased independently from other recorded information as needed because the supplementary information is stored in a different area of memory from the image and memo information.10-23-2008
20090051666PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal comprising: a first body having a keypad containing a plurality of keys arranged thereon and a display disposed in one direction for displaying information inputted via the keypad; and a second body slidably connected to the first body in a direction perpendicular to the one direction and having a touch screen configured to be exposed to the outside when the portable terminal is converted from a closed state into an open state, wherein the touch screen is activated in the open state to display visual information related to information to be displayed on the display, whereby a portable terminal having a convenient user interface environment and also a new design can be provided.02-26-2009
20100013780INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM - An information processing device includes: a main unit to be held; a display unit provided on the main unit such that an information display screen is positioned on a front face thereof, to display information on the information display screen; a touch position detection unit to detect a touch position on the information display screen, and generate touch position detection data represented in terms of coordinates based on two axes intersecting at the detected touch position; and a control unit to display predetermined information on the information display screen, in the event of detecting that the touch position on the information display screen is being continually displaced from within a predetermined region on the information display screen in a predetermined first diagonal direction as to two directions following the two axes, based on the touch position detection data generated by the touch position detection unit.01-21-2010
20090146965INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING AN INTEGRATED KEY DRIVE SYSTEM - A device and method of connecting an interactive communication system to a processing device. The device is a cable system that includes first and second ends. The first end of the cable system has a leg connector, while the second end of the connector system has first and second arm connectors. The method implements the cable system to load or run software onto the processing device, and includes connecting the leg connector to an interactive communication system; connecting the first arm connector having a memory device to the processing device, wherein the memory device includes predetermined software; loading/running the software on the processing device; disconnecting the first arm connector having the memory device from the processing device; and connecting a second arm connector to the processing device.06-11-2009
20090146962MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD - A device including a display, a memory and a tap detector arranged to generate a detection signal upon detection of a tap command. The device is arranged to assume either an idle state, in which the display is inactive, or a second state, in which the display is active and displaying information stored in the memory. The device is arranged to transit from the idle state to the second state when a tap is detected i.e. upon generation of the detection signal.06-11-2009
20080273018Method for scrolling and edge motion on a touchpad - A method of using capacitance-sensitive touchpad, wherein the touchpad includes a plurality of zones on a surface thereof, wherein detection of a finger within one of the plurality of zones determines a direction and a speed of scrolling within a window in a graphical user interface, and wherein detection of a finger within one of the plurality of zones determines a direction and a speed of movement of a cursor performing edge motion in the graphical user interface, thus making edge motion and scrolling dependent only upon a detected location of a finger within the plurality of zones, and not dependent upon detecting movement of the finger.11-06-2008
20080273017TOUCHPAD USING A COMBINATION OF TOUCHDOWN AND RADIAL MOVEMENTS TO PROVIDE CONTROL SIGNALS - A physical or virtual circular touchpad that may have an active touch-sensitive surface in a center area of the touchpad, wherein touchdown in the center area is detected by the touchpad having an active touch-sensitive surface, and then radial movement from the center area towards a perimeter of the circular touchpad and in a specific direction will cause a change in the value of a control parameter.11-06-2008
20080273016INTEGRATED TOUCH-SCREEN CONTROL PANEL FOR A WASHING APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - Various embodiments of the present invention provide a touch-screen user interface system for a dishwasher. In one aspect, the system includes an illuminated display operably engaged with a door of the dishwasher having a plurality of touch-responsive surfaces associated therewith, and a cover operably engaged with the illuminated display so as to enclose the illuminated display in a substantially fluid-tight arrangement and such that each of the plurality of touch-responsive surfaces are visible and accessible to a user of the dishwasher via the cover. Various embodiments of the present invention also provide a method of manufacturing an integrally-formed lens member and console member for such a touch-screen user interface system.11-06-2008
20080316182Touch Sensor and Method for Operating a Touch Sensor - Touch detection within display devices with a first conductive layer with first and second electrodes, a second conductive layer with third electrodes, a spacer spatially spacing the first conductive layer from the second conductive layer, the first electrodes being arranged for capacitive touch detection, and the second and third electrodes being arranged for resistive touch detection.12-25-2008
20080273013Infrared Touch Screen Gated By Touch Force - A touch-sensitive display device includes a display. A transparent plate is provided in front of the display. A tactile sensor senses a touch event. One or more infrared sensors are positioned in front of the transparent plate. The one or more infrared sensors identify a location of the touch event when the tactile sensor detects a touch event.11-06-2008
20100127995SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN INTENDED AND UNINTENDED USER INPUT ON A TOUCHPAD - A method and system for differentiating between intended user input and inadvertent or incidental contact with a touchpad is herein disclosed. When a user engages the touchpad, sensors on the touchpad are activated and generate touch sensor signals. Based on the pattern of engaged sensors, a hand pattern can be determined. From the hand pattern, a hand model may be retrieved. The hand model may indicate passive zones and active zones. Contact in the active zones may be considered intentional, while contact in the passive zones may be considered unintended or incidental. Moreover, a global shift may be calculated, and input from the active zones may be compensated for the global shift. The input from the active zones can then be used to control a graphical user interface.05-27-2010
20100007624Liquid Crystal Display Screen - A liquid crystal display screen includes an upper board, a lower board opposite to the upper board, and a liquid crystal layer located between the upper board and the lower board. The upper board includes a touch panel. The touch panel includes a plurality of transparent electrodes. At least one of the transparent electrodes includes a carbon nanotube structure.01-14-2010
20100117979BOUNDING BOX GESTURE RECOGNITION ON A TOUCH DETECTING INTERACTIVE DISPLAY - The invention provides a method and apparatus for identifying gestures performed by a user to control an interactive display. The gestures are identified based on a bounding box enclosing the points at which a user contacts a touch sensor corresponding with the display surface. The invention thus permits the use of inexpensive and highly reliable grid-based touch sensors that provide a bounding box to describe contact information. In identifying the gestures, the position, motion, shape, and deformation of the bounding box may all be considered. In particular, the center, width, height, aspect ratio, length of the diagonal, and orientation of the diagonal of the bounding box may be determined. A stretch factor, defined as the maximum of the ratio of the height of the bounding box to the width of the bounding box and the ratio of the width of the bounding box to the height of the bounding box, may also be computed. Finally, gestures may be identified based on the changes in time of these characteristics and quantities.05-13-2010
20100117971Data Input Method - A data input method is adapted to be implemented in an electronic device equipped with a touch panel. The data input method includes following sequential steps: defining a plurality of linear directions; determining an operation of moving along one of the linear directions on the touch panel as an input data; and when the direction of moving changes, determining a subsequent operation of moving along one of the linear directions on the touch panel as another input data.05-13-2010
20100007623INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - In instances where a plurality of objects is aligned by an operation using a pointing device having only a single point for pointing, the procedure is a troublesome one. To solve this problem, an information processing apparatus according to the invention includes a display unit configured to display objects; a recognition unit configured to recognize that a plurality of positions on the display unit have been designated; and an alignment unit. In a state in which a first position contained in an area in which a plurality of objects are displayed has been recognized by the recognition unit and a second position on the display unit has been recognized by the recognition unit, the alignment unit aligns the plurality of objects on the display unit in accordance with path of movement when movement of the first position or second position has been detected.01-14-2010
20100007618METHOD AND APPARATUS TO USE A USER INTERFACE - A method to use a user interface includes when the user grips the apparatus in a standard shape, the controller identifies the griping fingers, perceives a commanded function based on the operations of the identified fingers, and executes the perceived function. Thus, a desired application or application function can be easily and quickly executed only by the operation of the fingers even when the handheld device is put in a bag or pocket, or when the user cannot check or handle the screen and buttons of the handheld device because the user is talking on the phone or in conference.01-14-2010
20100007617INPUT METHOD USING A TOUCHSCREEN OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An input method using a touchscreen of an electronic device includes enabling the touchscreen to display thereon a writing track and to open a window that also shows the writing track when the touchscreen detects the writing track thereon, and enabling the touchscreen to close the window when the touchscreen does not detect another writing track thereon within a predetermined time period. An electronic device for performing the input method is also disclosed.01-14-2010
20100277423TOUCH SENSITIVE LCD PANEL - Described herein is a liquid crystal display apparatus that includes a liquid crystal display panel comprising. The liquid crystal display panel includes a receiver component that receives a sensed parameter of a column line in the liquid crystal display apparatus, wherein electrical voltage is transmitted along the column line and directed at a particular sub-pixel. An output component outputs an indication that a member is in physical contact with the display panel based at least in part upon the received sensed parameter of the column line.11-04-2010
20100277425DISPLAY DEVICE - An embodiment of this document provides a display device comprising a panel, a touch screen panel, and a sense unit. The panel comprises subpixels placed in a display region defined in one face of a first substrate and a second substrate bonded with the first substrate. The touch screen panel is placed on the panel and configured to comprise electrode units. The sense unit is coupled to the electrode units and configured to sense a position through the electrode units. At least some of the electrode units are formed of a multi-layer with heterogeneous metals.11-04-2010
20100045614Extended Touchscreen Pattern - Extended touchscreen pattern. A conductive pattern implemented within a touchscreen (e.g., using indium tin oxide (ITO) such as may be deposited on a substrate composed of polyester or some other material) provides paths for signals traveling through the touchscreen. By monitoring these signal in accordance with some means (e.g., cross point detection, zone detection, etc.) an estimate may be made as to a location of user's interaction with the touchscreen (e.g., finger or stylus touching of the touchscreen). The conductive pattern includes a number of conductors aligned in various directions (e.g., row and column conductors) across the touchscreen, and they may be co-planar or separated by a dielectric material. A conductor aligned in one direction includes one or more extended areas that complementarily align with a conductor aligned in another direction. The extended areas of one conductor may be viewed as filling voids (e.g., holes, notches, etc.) of another conductor.02-25-2010
20100117980TOUCH SENSIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a display panel; a plurality of pixels disposed on the display panel; a plurality of sensor data lines disposed on the display panel and disposed between two adjacent pixels; and a plurality of sensing units disposed on the display panel and disposed between two adjacent pixels.05-13-2010
20100117974TRANSPARENT MULTI-TACTILE SENSOR - The disclosure relates to a transparent multi-tactile sensor including a transparent semi-conducting active layer provided between two transparent conducting layers arranged as an array of cells formed by the intersection of rows and columns, characterised in that it comprises a control circuit successively supplying each semi-conducting portion corresponding to a cell, said control circuit including a means for analyzing the variation in the electrical characteristics due to the deformation of one or more sensor areas, each area including one or more cells, the semi-conducting characteristic of said intermediate layer making said cells independent from the measuring circuit.05-13-2010
20100123668INTERACTIVE AND PROGRAMMABLE MEDIA SIGN AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR CASINO GAMES - An interactive and programmable media sign and graphical user interface for casino games is described. In one implementation, the media sign provides displayable content, such as a game logo, casino banner, and betting limits that can be edited through the same touch screen display that provides the display surface. The media sign recognizes touch gestures to extend a graphical user interface (GUI) for secure entry into an editing mode. Once a user is authenticated, the media sign extends a hierarchy of logically linked GUI pages for editing displayable content and display settings, including importing content. In its multiple display panes, the media sign can present, for example, text, images, slideshows, video, and commercial broadcasts. In one implementation, a current profile of displayable content and display settings can be exported to other media signs, so that a single operator can edit information at one media sign and automatically propagate the edits to numerous media signs in a casino.05-20-2010
20100123665Displays for Mobile Devices that Detect User Inputs Using Touch and Tracking of User Input Objects - A mobile device includes a touch-sensitive display screen including an array of electromagnetic radiation detectors. The array of electromagnetic radiation detectors is configured to generate an image of a user input object when the user input object is spaced apart from the display, and the touch-sensitive display is further configured to generate a touch signal in response to the display screen being touched by the user input object. The mobile device further includes a controller configured to identify use input gesture from a combination of the image of the user input object and the touch signal.05-20-2010
20100123674TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel including at least a first sensing string and at least a second sensing string is provided. The first sensing string arranged in a first direction includes first sensing pads electrically connecting with each other and at least a first connecting pattern. The first connecting patterns are located between two adjacent first sensing pads. The second sensing string does not contact the first sensing string and is arranged in a second direction which crosses with the first direction. The second sensing string includes second sensing pads and at least a second connecting pattern. The second sensing pads electrically connected with one another are located among the first sensing pads. The second connecting pattern is located between two adjacent second sensing pads. Resistivities of the first connecting pattern and the second connecting pattern are lower than those of the first sensing pad and the second sensing pad respectively.05-20-2010
20100123669WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE DATA - A wireless communication terminal is provided. The wireless communication terminal includes a display that includes a touch screen configured to recognize touch inputs; a memory configured to store image data; and a controller configured to communicate with the memory, the display, and the touch screen. The controller is further configured to display at least a portion of the image having a first scale in the display, wherein the controller defines a reference line associated with the displayed portion of the image and recognizes a first touch input to define a manipulation region associated with the reference line where a portion of the image in the manipulation region is gradually removed or reinstated in response to a movement of the first touch input relative to the reference line, while maintaining the same first scale of the image that is displayed outside of the manipulation region.05-20-2010
20110260998PIECEWISE-LINEAR AND PIECEWISE-AFFINE TRANSFORMATIONS FOR HIGH DIMENSIONAL TOUCHPAD (HDTP) OUTPUT DECOUPLING AND CORRECTIONS - Methods for piecewise-linear and piecewise-affine transformations parameter decoupling in High Dimensional Touchpad (HDTP) user touch interfaces including those with multitouch capabilities are described. A calculation chain provides a first-order calculation of up to six touch parameters (left-right, front-back, downward pressure, roll angle, pitch angle, yaw angle) responsive in real-time to user touch on a touch-responsive sensor array. A piecewise-affine transformation is applied to these first-order calculations to produce parameter decoupling. The piecewise-affine transformation can be structured to depend only on current numerical values from the first-order calculation. Alternatively, the piecewise-affine transformation can be structured to additionally depend on the positive or negative direction of change over time of at least one numerical value from the first-order calculation, thereby providing a correction for hysteresis effects.10-27-2011
20110169759TOUCH-SENSING DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch-sensing display device includes a display panel, a touch panel, a driver unit, and a flexible printed circuit board. The touch panel is disposed on the display panel, and the driver unit is disposed on the display panel to provide driving signals and drive the display panel and the touch panel. The flexible printed circuit board connects the display panel to a system main board.07-14-2011
20090315838Touch Screen Calibration Sensor - A touchscreen may be calibrated using a second sensor that may be placed around the periphery of the touchscreen in a known position with respect to the touchscreen. The second sensor may be incorporated into a bezel and may have one or more sensor elements. The second sensor may be used to sense the position of a user's finger or stylus when the user touches an object on the touchscreen display, and the second sensor output may be used to update a calibration factor based on the position of the displayed object. The second sensor may be used to periodically recalibrate the touchscreen any time an object is selected in proximity to the second sensor.12-24-2009
20110169754INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, OPENING/CLOSING ANGLE DETECTING METHOD, AND OPENING/CLOSING ANGLE DETECTING PROGRAM - An information processing device includes two casings that are openably/closably coupled to each other, a detection unit that is provided on at least one of the two casings and is configured to detect one of contact and proximity of an operation input with respect to an operation surface, and a control unit configured to extract a variation component, which varies along with proximity of the two casings in opening/closing of the two casings, based on a detection result, which is detected by the detection unit, and detect an opening/closing angle of the two casings based on the variation component.07-14-2011
20100127991PICTORIAL METHODS FOR APPLICATION SELECTION AND ACTIVATION - Methods and devices provide a quick and intuitive method to launch a specific application, dial a number or send a message by drawing a pictorial key, symbol or shape on a computing device touchscreen, touchpad or other touchsurface. A shape drawn on a touchsurface is compared to one or more code shapes stored in memory to determine if there is a match or correlation. If the entered shape correlates to a stored code shape, an application, file, function or keystroke sequence linked to the correlated code shape is implemented. The methods also enable communication involving sending a shape or parameters defining a shape from one computing device to another where the shape is compared to code shapes in memory of the receiving computing device. If the received shape correlates to a stored code shape, an application, file, function or keystroke sequence linked to the correlated code shape is implemented.05-27-2010
20100085319ORGANIC ELECTROCONDUCTIVE POLYMER COATING LIQUID, ORGANIC ELECTROCONDUCTIVE POLYMER FILM, ELECTRIC CONDUCTOR, AND RESISTIVE FILM TOUCH PANEL - The organic electroconductive polymer coating liquid of the present invention contains an electroconductive polymer and a dopant, which is a water-soluble polymer, dispersed in at least one of a monohydric alcohol, a ketone or water. The viscosity of this dispersion is 6.0 mPa·s or less, and the average value of a dispersed particle diameter of the electroconductive polymer and the dopant is 50 nm or less.04-08-2010
20100085317METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DEPENDING ON A USER'S CONTACT PATTERN - A graphical user interface (GUI) may be displayed on a display unit in an apparatus which may include a tactile sensor unit. When a contact by a user is detected at the tactile sensor unit, a control unit may receive a contact detection signal therefrom. Based on the contact detection signal, the control unit may determine a contact pattern and may then display the GUI corresponding to the contact pattern. The GUI may be displayed and modified depending on the location and pressure of contacts by a user's manipulating fingers. Therefore, a user can manipulate the apparatus without any inconvenience or accidental touches.04-08-2010
20120162097MICROCAPSULE HAVING HEAT-RESISTANCE, TOUCH PANEL CONTAINING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TOUCH PANEL - Disclosed herein is a microcapsule having heat-resistance in a core-shell structure, including: a conductive polymer core; and a shell made of polyimide and partially enclosing the conductive polymer core. The core-shell structure in which a partial polyimide shell is formed on the conductive polymer core is formed, thereby making it possible to improve the heat-resistance of the conductive polymer. In addition, a transparent electrode having improved heat-resistance is used to minimize a change rate in sheet resistance due to a high temperature, such that electrical reliability of a touch panel is improved, thereby making it possible to improve accuracy of an operation.06-28-2012
20100123672ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE - An organic light emitting display device includes: a substrate; an organic light emitting unit on the substrate; a sealing substrate sealing the organic light emitting unit; and a touch panel on the sealing substrate, and configured for polarizing light, wherein the touch panel includes a first film on the sealing substrate and a second film spaced from the first film and on the first resistive layer.05-20-2010
20100283753INPUT PROCESSING DEVICE - An input processing device an embodiment of the present invention includes an input pad having an input face; a detection unit configured to detect an indicator touched on the input face; and a control unit configured to display content on a display device based on an input signal obtained from the detection unit. Herein, the control unit includes a processing unit configured to scroll the display content based on an input signal; and a determination unit configured to detect the movement speed of the indicator so as to be compared with a preset threshold value for determination. The processing unit has a first operation processing module and a second operation processing module for scrolling the display content. The display content is scrolled using one of the first operation processing module and the second operation processing module, based on a determination result from the determination unit.11-11-2010
20110134063INFORMATION INPUT DEVICE, INFORMATION INPUT METHOD, AND INFORMATION INPUT PROGRAM - For input devices of mobile apparatuses placing more importance on the portability and mobile apparatuses placing more importance on display unit such as displays, it is possible to provide an input device and an input method which can easily be operated by a user even if an input unit in the apparatuses is small. The input device includes: an input unit formed by first vibration detection units which detect vibration transmitted via a body of a user holding the input device when a part of the user's body is brought into contact, and a second vibration detection unit; and an input information identification module which calculates a detection time difference between the moment when the vibration is directed by the first vibration detection units and the moment when the vibration is directed by the second vibration detection unit and outputs a code signal corresponding to the time difference.06-09-2011
20090309846SURFACE COMPUTING COLLABORATION SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS - A system for digital content collaboration and sharing has first and second collaboration devices each having a display device operable to display digital content items and operable to detect multi-touch hand gestures made on or adjacent a surface of the display device. The system is operable transfer digital content items over a data network between the collaboration devices in response to hand gestures of users on the display devices. Audio/visual content items can play synchronously on two collaboration devices.12-17-2009
20090309843Touch panel using nano-wire - Provided is a touch panel using a zinc oxide (ZnO) nano wire. The touch panel may include a first transparent substrate, a first transparent electrode layer on the first transparent substrate, a light transmissive nano wire layer including a plurality of piezoelectric nano wires that may be arranged on the first transparent electrode layer so as to be perpendicular to the first transparent electrode layer, a second transparent electrode layer on the nano wire layer, and a second transparent substrate on the second transparent electrode layer.12-17-2009
20100079393ALTERNATING, COMPLEMENTARY CONDUCTIVE ELEMENT PATTERN FOR MULTI-TOUCH SENSOR - A touch sensor includes conductive elements of substantially concave shape to enable detection of multiple simultaneous touches in at least two directions, with reduced noise sensitivity and enhanced accuracy. The shapes of the conductive elements may be similar, or may be alternating, complementary shapes that cover substantially all of the sensor area. The conductive elements physically interact with adjacent elements in such a way that the area covered by a touch changes monotonically from overlapping substantially all of one element to overlapping substantially all of an adjacent element as the touch area is moved from one element to the other element along a line between the centers of those adjacent elements. Such monotonic change of touch overlap area may occur simultaneously in two orthogonal directions. Connections from internally positioned conductive elements to a touch controller may be made to pass through other conductive elements.04-01-2010
20100079385METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AN INTERACTIVE INPUT SYSTEM AND INTERACTIVE INPUT SYSTEM EXECUTING THE CALIBRATION METHOD - A method of calibrating an interactive input system comprises receiving images of a calibration video presented on a touch panel of the interactive input system. A calibration image is created based on the received images, and features are located in the calibration image. A transformation between the touch panel and the received images is determined based on the located features and corresponding features in the calibration video.04-01-2010
20100085320DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a display device including: a rectangular display panel; a first film-like printed circuit board including a first terminal portion, the first film-like printed circuit board extending from one side of the rectangular display panel in a direction; a rectangular touch panel provided so as to be opposed to the rectangular display panel; and a second film-like printed circuit board including a second terminal portion, the second film-like printed circuit board extending from one side of the rectangular touch panel in the direction, the one side of the rectangular touch panel corresponding to a side parallel with and adjacent to the one side of the rectangular display panel, the first terminal portion and the second terminal portion being provided so that a connecting direction of the first terminal portion is different from a connecting direction of the second terminal portion.04-08-2010
20090174671Electric Tactile Sense Presenting Device and Electric Tactile Sense Presenting Method - An electro-tactile display comprises at least one current source, arrayed electrodes, and a switching circuit for connecting each electrode to the current source or to ground. The electro-tactile display is characterized by selecting one or a plurality of electrodes from the arrayed electrodes and connecting the selected electrodes to the current source to provide current source electrodes, alternately connecting neighboring electrodes in the vicinity of said current source electrodes to the current source and to ground, connecting a plurality of remaining electrodes other than the neighboring electrodes to ground to provide ground electrodes, and providing electrical stimulation from the current source electrodes wherein the current source electrodes are spaced apart from the ground electrodes via the neighboring electrodes. Tactile sensations are presented by switching over the current source electrodes at a predetermined time interval.07-09-2009
20120169629Display panel and operation method thereof - A display panel comprises a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines and a plurality of display pixels. The scan lines are enabled for a corresponding scan period in sequence. Each of the display pixels is electrically coupled to a corresponding scan line and a corresponding data line respectively, and each of the display pixels is controlled by the corresponding scan line to determine whether receiving data provided from the corresponding data line. At least one of the display pixels is also used as a touch pixel. The scan period is divided into a touch period and a display period. A data line corresponding to the touch pixel provides touch-charging data to the touch pixel in the touch period, and provides image-displaying data to the touch pixel in the display period.07-05-2012
20100066694METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING FINGER TOUCH LAYERS IN A USER AGENT - A method and apparatus for selecting an item on a display screen with a touch interface by touching the display screen with a finger or stylus-type device. The touch point on the screen is detected, and a touch radius is established with respect to the touch point. When selectable items are detected to be displayed at least partially within the touch radius of the touch point, they are partially activated by altering the manner in which they are displayed. Upon detection of another touch point selecting a partially activated item, that item is fully activated and the other partially activated items are deactivated.03-18-2010
20100066693TOUCH PANEL DEVICE - A touch panel device according to the present invention includes: a stylus pen including a conductive stylus pen electrode portion at a tip portion thereof; a plurality of capacitance detecting interconnections formed on a substrate in row and column directions; an oscillator circuit which outputs an oscillation signal for performing charging/discharging to each of the plurality of capacitance detecting interconnections, the oscillation signal having a cycle which changes in accordance with an amount of electric charges in the charging/discharging; and a counter circuit and a computing circuit/control circuit which compute, based on a change of the cycle being in accordance with a capacitance formed between the electrode portion of the stylus pen and the capacitance detecting interconnections, positional coordinates of the stylus pen brought in proximity to the capacitance detecting interconnections in a non-contact manner, wherein the stylus pen outputs to the electrode portion of the stylus pen an input pen signal which is in synchronization with the oscillation signal, has a phase different from a phase of the oscillation signal, and has a larger voltage amplitude compared with the oscillation signal.03-18-2010
20100066688MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying a web page screen on a touch screen of the mobile terminal; choosing a portion of the web page in response to a touch input to the touch screen; and if a movement of the mobile terminal is detected, selectively refreshing the chosen web page portion and displaying the refreshed web page portion. Therefore, it is possible to selectively refresh a portion of a web page chosen by a user.03-18-2010
20100066687USER INTERFACE DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AN AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEM - A user interface device for controlling an audio visual system. In one embodiment, a device for interfacing with an audio/visual system includes a sensor mat including a surface and operable to be disposed on a substantially flat floor. The sensor mat is further operable for generating electrical signals responsive to physical interactions of a user with the surface. The interface device also includes an electronic control unit including circuitry for coupling to the mat, the electronic control unit for detecting the physical interactions of the mat and the electronic control unit operable to be placed on the substantially flat floor. The interface device further includes an elongated shaft having a first end and a second end and physically coupled to the electronic control unit via the first end and extending laterally therefrom. The second end of the elongated shaft is operable to be displaced in various directions by interactions with both hands of the user. The electronic control unit is operable to detect the various directions wherein further the electronic control unit is operable to transmit signals representing the various directions and the physical interactions to a receiver unit.03-18-2010
20110148799METHOD FOR OPERATING A CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE - A method for operating an operator control system (06-23-2011
20110148798OBJECT LOCATION - An apparatus determines the position of a target part of a user's hand within a predetermined zone. It has a plurality of transducers for transmitting and/or receiving locating signals. The transducers are arranged such that, for any location of the target hand part within the predetermined zone there are at least two pairings of transmitting transducers and receiving transducers for which the total time-of-flight of said timing signals from the transmitter of the pairing to the receiver of the pairing via the target part of the user's hand is less than equivalent total times-of-flight to and from a set of points comprising all points in the predetermined zone which are beyond a minimum spacing from the target hand part but at least as far away from the nearest point of the apparatus as the location of the target hand part is. In some embodiments a selection is made between possible channels to determine which can be used for tracking without suffering from finger/hand confusion.06-23-2011
20110148797ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH A FLEXIBLE DISPLAY HAVING A BODY ENABLING FURTHER FUNCTIONALITY - The invention relates to an electronic apparatus 06-23-2011
20110148792POINTING AND DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH DISPLAY TILT-ADJUSTING FUNCTION AND ASSOCIATED ADJUSTING METHOD - A display tilt-adjusting method is used between a pointing device and a display device. Firstly, first moving information is acquired in response to a movement of the pointing device. Then, error information is acquired according to the first moving information. According to the error information, the first moving information is transformed into second moving information. Afterwards, a moving path corresponding to the movement of the pointing device is shown on the display device according to the second moving information.06-23-2011
20110148789MOBILE DEVICE HAVING PROJECTOR MODULE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - A mobile device and a method for operating the same to allow a more efficient projecting of data and a more effective control of the projected data are provided. The mobile device includes a projector module, a sensor unit, and a control unit. The projector module outputs an image outwardly. The sensor unit having at least one sensor is activated when the projector module is activated. The sensor unit detects a state of the mobile device and then outputs a sensor signal. The control unit controls the image outputted through the projector module, depending on the sensor signal.06-23-2011
20110148788TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE WITH COORDINATE CORRECTION MODULE - A touch screen device comprises a coordinate correction module, a controller and a notice module. The controller is initialized when the controller receives an initiation command from a sensor. The notice module sends a control command to the controller, the controller notices the sensor to acquire coordinates of sensing points of the touch device and a pressure sensor to acquire pressure of the sensing points.06-23-2011
20110148786METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING OPERATING MODES - An input device comprising a sensing element (and perhaps other sensing elements) and a processing system coupled to the sensing element is disclosed. The processing system is configured to operate in a first mode, to change from operating in the first mode to operating in a second mode in response to recognizing a characteristic object motion in the sensing, and to operate in the second mode. The first mode may be a pointing mode and the second mode may be an enhanced gesturing mode. The processing system recognizes a first type of sliding input in the sensing region as a pointing command while in the pointing mode, and recognizes the first type of sliding input in the sensing region as one of the plurality of gesture commands (associated with a plurality of different gesture actions) while in the enhanced gesturing mode. Methods and program products are also disclosed.06-23-2011
20110148784DISPLAY APPARATUS AND TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus includes a display module and a covering material. The display module includes a display surface. The covering material has a transparent portion for covering the display surface. The covering material further covers a lateral side of the display module so that the side of the covering material at the display surface is substantially seamless. A touch display apparatus is also disclosed.06-23-2011
20110148779TOUCH PANEL DEVICE - A touch panel device is provided which, even in cases in which a plurality of GUI parts are arranged in a limited space, enables operation of a GUI part in which, unlike a physical button, it is hard to distinguish the boundary by touch, without operational error, using a finger with a very large contact area in comparison to a touch pen. A touch panel device includes a rectangular screen having a detection region which detects contact, and a control section for generating a control signal in response to the contact detected by the detection region. The detection region has a shape that is inclined with respect to a side edge of the rectangular screen. In cases in which a body-part used for the contact is a finger of a user; when the user uses the right hand, the detection region has a shape that is inclined to the left side with respect to the side edge of the rectangular screen; and when the user uses the left hand, the detection region has a shape that is inclined to the right side with respect to the side edge of the rectangular screen.06-23-2011
20110148777METHOD FOR BONDING FPC ONTO BASEBOARD, BONDING ASSEMBLY, AND TOUCH SCREEN - A method for bonding a flexible printed circuit (FPC) onto a baseboard is provided. The baseboard includes a bonding region having a plurality of first electrodes, and a protective layer covering the bonding region. The FPC includes a plurality of second electrodes. The method includes aligning the FPC with the bonding region of the baseboard, positioning an ACF between the FPC and the baseboard, and pressing the FPC towards the baseboard such that an end of a conductive particle abuts against the second electrode of the FPC, and an opposite end of the conductive particle penetrates the protective layer and contacts the first electrodes.06-23-2011
20110148776Overlay Handling - A method includes determining that an overlay is to be displayed at a predetermined area on a touch-sensitive display, the overlay being operable to be closed in response to a user providing a touch input at predetermined location within the predetermined area of the overlay; detecting the presence of a digit proximate to a surface of the touch-sensitive display; determining a digit location, the digit location being a location on the surface of the touch-sensitive display to which the digit is proximate; comparing the digit location with the predetermined location; and if the digit location corresponds to the predetermined location, modifying the operation of the overlay so as to prevent closure of the overlay in response to a touch input provided at the predetermined location.06-23-2011
20110148774Handling Tactile Inputs - Apparatus includes at least one processor configured, under the control of machine-readable code: to receive from a touch sensitive transducer signals indicative of a detected dynamic tactile input incident on the touch sensitive transducer; to determine based on the signals received from the touch sensitive transducer a direction of an initial movement of a detected dynamic tactile input; and to provide control signals for causing an indicator, the indicator being for indicating to a user a currently highlighted one of an array of images displayed on a display panel, to be moved in a direction corresponding to the direction of the initial movement from a first image of the array of images to a second image of the array of images, the second image directly neighboring the first image, said indicator being moveable from a currently highlighted image to images directly neighboring the currently highlighted image.06-23-2011
20110148771TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel includes a touch sensing layer, substrate, and a touch sensing unit between the touch sensing layer and the substrate. At least one surface of the substrate has protruded and concave stripes. The stripes are formed by etching, printing, sand blasting, or molding. The protruded and concave stripes are formed side by side and parallel. A drop height between a top of the protruded stripe and a bottom of the concave stripe is between 1 nm to 1 μm. Pitches between two adjacent concave stripes and two adjacent protruded stripes are between 1 μm to 0.1 mm, and a ratio of widths of the protruded stripe and the concave stripe is between 0.2 to 5. Interference of lights such as the Newton-Ring and highlights will be avoided by the protruded stripes and concave stripes of the substrate.06-23-2011
20130057487INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE ADAPTED TO RECEIVING AN INPUT FOR USER CONTROL USING A TOUCH PAD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A device with a display is provided with a first touch pad on the front face of the device and a second touch pad on the rear face. When an operation is performed only on the first touch pad, the process allocated to the point of contact or the pattern of movement thereof is identified and executed. When both the first and second touch pads are used for operation, the process defined to correspond to a combination of modes of movement of the points of contact is identified and executed. When an operation is performed only on the second touch pad, only the component of the movement of the point of contact in a limited direction is extracted to calculate the amount of scrolling, and a scroll process is performed accordingly.03-07-2013
20100085322COORDINATE INPUT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE WITH THE SAME - A capacitance detection device of a capacitance system includes: a capacitance sensor electrode for detecting a capacitance; a power source for supplying charges to be charged in the capacitance sensor electrode; an electric charge storage capacitor in which an amount of charges to be charged therein changes according to the electric charges charged in the capacitance sensor electrode; and a switch for changing a reference potential of the electric charge storage capacitor. The reference potential of the electric charge storage capacitor is changed in a period of measuring the capacitance.04-08-2010
20100085321SMALL TOUCH SENSITIVE INTERFACE ALLOWING SELECTION OF MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS - An interface or control device having one or more sensors and a barrier wherein the one or more sensors are arranged relative to the barrier to be able to detect touch or proximity of a finger on each of two opposite sides of the barrier, the barrier inhibits or provides a touch sensory indication of simultaneous touch or proximity of the finger to sensors or parts of the sensor on opposite sides of the barrier, and the size of the device is such that a finger could simultaneously touch or be near sensors or parts of a sensor on opposite sides of the device in normal use if the barrier were not present.04-08-2010
20100085316MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD THEREIN - A mobile terminal including a touchscreen display unit configured to display at least a first image and to receive touch inputs, a projector module configured to project the first image displayed on the touchscreen display unit as a second image on an external surface, and a controller configured to detect a touch input on the touchscreen display unit, and to control the projector module to alter the displayed second image based on the detected touch input.04-08-2010
20090303193TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY DEVICE - In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a touch screen display device includes a touch screen display panel, a first integrated circuit (IC) chip, and a second IC chip. The touch screen display panel includes a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of pixels, a plurality of first sensing lines, a plurality of second sensing lines, and a plurality of touch sensors. The first IC chip includes a gate driver which transmits a plurality of gate signals to the gate lines, respectively, and a first read-out unit which receives respective output signals of the first sensing lines. The second IC chip includes a data driver which applies a plurality of image data voltages to the data lines, respectively, and a second read-out unit which receives respective output signals of the second sensing lines.12-10-2009
20090303190TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch-sensitive display device includes a frame assembly, a display module and a touch panel. The frame assembly has a first frame, a second frame received in the first frame and a third frame covered on the first frame. The second frame has a plurality of side walls, two of the side walls adjacent to each other respectively extends upward to form at least one positioning element, a free end of the positioning element is beyond an upper surface of the third frame. The display module is arranged in the frame assembly. The touch panel is arranged on the frame assembly, two sides of the touch panel are restrained by the positioning element. Therefore, the touch panel is located on the frame assembly correctly and easily.12-10-2009
20100079394INPUT DEVICE AND DISPLAY - An input device and a display allowing latency to be reduced without degradation in display performance are provided. An input device includes a panel including: a plurality of sensor devices two-dimensionally arranged in row and column directions, a drive circuit driving the plurality of sensor devices, and a processing circuit processing output signals from the plurality of sensor devices, in which the processing circuit, prior to taking in all of the output signals from the plurality of sensor devices, determines whether or not one or more ON signals, defined as output signals affected by an object which touches or comes close to a surface of the panel, are included in previously inputted output signals, and then outputs a determination result.04-01-2010
20100079383DISTRIBUTING TOUCH DATA - A system comprises processing logic and storage comprising a system service application (SS), an administration application (AA), a first user application configured to receive single touch data or both single and multiple touch data. The system also comprises a touch-screen display configured to receive touch data. Execution of the SS causes the processing logic to obtain touch data from the display and to provide the touch data to an instance of the AA that corresponds to a target user selected based on user context information.04-01-2010
20090207148PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING INPUT OPERATION, AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING INPUT OPERATION - Disclosed herein is a portable electronic device including an operation surface for inputting an operating action of a user, detecting means for detecting the coordinates of a point of contact of a user's finger with said operation surface, a memory for storing information representing a deviation between the coordinates of a point on said operation surface where the user desires the user's finger to touch said operation surface and the detected coordinates of the point of contact, and correcting means for correcting said deviation based on the stored information.08-20-2009
20090207147TOUCH-SENSITIVE INTERFACE DEVICE AND METHOD - A touch-sensitive interface device includes:—a touch-sensitive keypad including elements for generating a voltage as the effect of a mechanical deformation, and—a signal processing electronic interface adapted to detect pressing and/or releasing of a voltage generator elements and to go to standby after the pressing and/or the releasing of each voltage generator elements. The voltage generator elements preferably includes a piezoelectric element. In embodiments, the electronic interface includes at least one voltage comparator device, the generation of a parameterable threshold voltage to which the voltage comparator device compares the voltage at the terminals of a voltage generator element, and a card including a central processor unit and its power supply unit. The parameterable threshold voltage can be increased or decreased to detect positive and negative peaks of at least one voltage generator elements respectively caused by pressing or releasing at least one voltage generator elements.08-20-2009
20090207141TOUCH PAD FOR COMPUTER - A computer touch pad can be used for joystick-type navigation by allowing a user to touch her finger at a location on the pad that is distanced from a reference location of the pad, and the cursor is moved on screen the direction from the reference location to the touch down location at a speed that is proportional to the distance between the locations.08-20-2009
20090207139APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MANIPULATING A REFERENCE DESIGNATOR LISTING - An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for manipulating a reference designator listing displayed in association with an ordered content list. When the user touches the touchscreen proximate the location at which at least one reference designator is displayed, the electronic device may not only jump to the portion of the content list corresponding to the reference designator assumed to have been selected, but also zoom the reference designator listing so that the assumed selected reference designator, and one or more surrounding reference designators, are larger and can be more easily selected. In addition, by touching the touchscreen at a location at which the magnified reference designator listing is displayed and moving his or her finger, or other selection device, in some direction within the reference designator listing, the user may scroll the reference designator listing, so that a different set of magnified reference designators is displayed.08-20-2009
20100079391TOUCH PANEL APPARATUS USING TACTILE SENSOR - In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the touch panel apparatus can include a panel; a plurality of tactile sensors, disposed at each corner of a lower surface of the panel; and a position calculator, configured to calculate a two-dimensional coordinate corresponding to a contact position on the basis of a ratio of sensed values of a contact, outputted from the tactile sensors, if the contact is made on a surface of the panel.04-01-2010
20100079395MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A control method of a mobile terminal is disclosed. The control method of a mobile terminal includes: acquiring a pressure signal through a pressure sensing module for sensing a change in pressure applied to at least one part of the body in at least two degrees; and generating an event for changing a display state of a display unit through a control signal to be matched to the pressure signal. Emotional quality can be improved by changing a display state of a display unit in response to a change in pressure applied to the body.04-01-2010
20100079398Liquid crystal display panel with touch panel function - A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel provides touch panel function. When the LCD panel is contacted, one or more internal piezoelectric elements respond to the pressure via one or more corresponding photo spacers and generate electrical signals.04-01-2010
20100079396LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - A liquid crystal display device includes first and second substrates arranged to face each other with a predetermined gap, and a liquid crystal layer sealed between the first and second substrates. The first substrate includes pixel electrodes and thin-film transistors connected with the pixel electrodes. The transistors are turned on based on a scanning signal from scanning lines to electrically connect the pixel electrodes to signal lines. The second substrate has an opposed electrode, which forms pixels in areas facing the pixel electrodes. The device also has a touch input contact point provided on either the pixel electrodes or the opposed electrode to correspond to a previously selected pixel. The contact point protrudes at a height smaller than the gap between the first and second substrates and is brought into conduction by flexural deformation caused by a pressing force of a touch onto the first or second substrates.04-01-2010
20100079390IMAGE INPUT DETECTION APPARATUS AND STORING MEDIUM - An image input detection apparatus comprises: a voltage applier that applies a voltage of a predetermined waveform to a display medium; a first acquisition unit that acquires a vibration waveform generated in the display medium; a first memory that stores a vibration waveform determined based on the waveform of the voltage applied by the voltage applier; and a second memory that stores information representing that an image written on the display medium has been overwritten, when the difference between the waveform acquired by the first acquisition unit and the waveform stored in the first memory lies within a threshold value.04-01-2010
20100079386HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE HAVING MULTIPLE TOUCH COMBINATORIAL INPUT - A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) system comprises a user interface, a processing system, and a machine interface. The user interface displays a multi-state enable option graphic selectable by a first touch from a user, that, when the first touch is maintained, enables a multi-state mode of a state option graphic having a plurality of modes comprising a single-state mode and the multi-state mode, displays the state option graphic selectable by a second touch from the user, and receives the second touch from the user selecting the state option graphic. If the state option graphic is in the multi-state mode when selected, the processing system processes the second touch to select a state option from a plurality of state options corresponding to a plurality of operation states of a machine. If the state option graphic is in the single-state mode when selected, the processing system processes the second touch to select the state option from a single state option corresponding to a single operation state of the machine. The machine interface transfers a control instruction to operate the machine in an operation state corresponding to the state option.04-01-2010
20100079387INTEGRATED TOUCH SENSOR AND SOLAR ASSEMBLY - Integrated touch sensor and solar panel stack-up configurations that may be used on portable devices, particularly handheld portable devices such as a media player or phone are disclosed. The solar cell stack-up configurations may include one or more touch sensor layers and one or more solar cell layers. By integrating both the touch sensors and the solar cell layers into the same stack-up, surface area on the portable device may be conserved. The solar panel may be mounted face down or otherwise obstructed by a touch sensor or other component. In this configuration, the device may include light channels that allow light into the device and direct the light around the component and to the solar panel. A parabolic reflector may be used to direct the light.04-01-2010
20100079384CAPACITANCE TOUCH SCREEN - A touch screen is described. The touch screen is configured to have an array of conductive, optically transmissive sensor elements coupled to sensor circuitry. The sensor elements are disposed over a display to have a single layer of conductive, optically transmissive material positioned over pixels of the display.04-01-2010
20100079382TOUCH-SCREEN MONITORING - A method comprises monitoring a touch-screen for touches. The method also comprises, if a single touch is detected and no further touch is detected within a predetermined time after detecting the single touch, then, as a result, providing confirmation of the single touch to software, where a graphical user interface (GUI) of the software is shown on the touch-screen. The method further comprises, if a single touch is detected and a second touch is detected within the predetermined time, then, as a result, providing confirmation of two touches to the software.04-01-2010
20090295739HAPTIC TACTILE PRECISION SELECTION - A feedback control system and a method for controlling a tactile feedback are disclosed, wherein the feedback control system provides users with full precise control of infinite tactile feedback settings. The tactile feedback control system includes a user interface adapted to generate and transmit an information signal including data and information representing a user-provided input, wherein the user interface also generates a tactile sensation to the user, a controller adapted to receive the information signal, analyze the information signal, and generate and transmit a control signal for controlling a tactile feedback in response to the information signal, and a haptic system adapted to receive the control signal and generate the tactile feedback.12-03-2009
20090244021ELECTRICAL CAPACITANCE INPUT DEVICE, DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH INPUT FUNCTION AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electrostatic capacitance input device having a plurality of first electrodes extending in a first direction and a plurality of second electrodes extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction in an input area, including a plurality of first lines extending in parallel to each other from the plurality of first electrodes to a plurality of first terminals, and a plurality of second lines extending in parallel to each other from the plurality of second electrode to a plurality of second terminals, the first lines and the second lines being formed outside the input area, and an auxiliary line extending outside at least one of the lines at both ends in terms of the direction of arrangement of one or both of the plurality of first lines and the plurality of second lines, the auxiliary line generating a parasitic capacitance with respect to the at least one of the lines.10-01-2009
20090244018TOUCH PANEL MODULE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING POSITION OF TOUCH POINT ON TOUCH PANEL - A touch panel module includes a surface panel, a band splitter, an optical unit and a control unit. Retro-reflectors are respectively positioned on three peripheral sides of the surface panel, and the band splitter is positioned on the retro-reflector positioned at one peripheral side of the surface panel, where the band splitter totally reflects a light beam within a first band while a light beam with a second band transmits through the band splitter. The optical unit is utilized for generating a first band beam within the first band and for receiving a reflected first band beam from one of the retro-reflectors to generate a first signal, and the control unit performs touch point detection according to the first signal.10-01-2009
20090174677Variable Rate Media Playback Methods for Electronic Devices with Touch Interfaces - In some embodiments, an electronic device with a touch interface detects one or more user gestures that correspond to instructions to vary the playback speed of a media file that is being played on the device. In response, the device initiates a variable rate scan through the media file, forward or backward. The touch interface can be a touch screen or touch pad.07-09-2009
20090167714METHOD OF OPERATING HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TOUCH INTERFACE APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM USING THE SAME - A method of operating a handheld electronic device and a touch interface apparatus and a storage medium using the same are provided. In this method, an operating interface displayed on a touch screen of the handheld electronic device is used to operate a function module of the handheld electronic device. First, the function module of the handheld electronic device is activated to display a user interface corresponding to the function module on the touch screen. Next, an operating function of the function module is activated, so as to display a corresponding operating interface on the touch screen. In the meantime, the user interface of the function module is reduced simultaneously and displayed on an area of the touch screen excluding the operating interface. Accordingly, a convenient operating interface is provided for the user to operate while the content of original displayed frame remains.07-02-2009
20100090971OBJECT MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS USING TOUCHSCREEN - An object management method and apparatus for a device having a touchscreen is provided for handling objects displayed on the screen with diverse multi-touch gestures. An object management method for a touchscreen-enabled device according to the present invention includes the sensing and identification of picking up at least one object displayed on the touchscreen in response to a first type multi-touch input and releasing the at least one object on the another portion of the touchscreen, or a different area or a different display on the touchscreen, in response to a second type multi-touch input. The invention includes release to the touchscreen of another device that is in wireless communication with the device having the picked up object.04-15-2010
20090160778APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR USING VARIABLE NUMBERS OF TACTILE INPUTS - An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for using varying numbers of tactile inputs to manipulate different features of an electronic device. In particular, varying numbers of tactile inputs resulting from a user touching the electronic device touchscreen or touchpad may be used in order to adjust the speed of movement of an image displayed on the electronic device. Varying numbers of tactile inputs may likewise be used to adjust in various manners an adjustable feature represented by an icon displayed on the electronic device display screen. Finally, varying numbers of tactile inputs may further be used in order to unlock an electronic device in a secure, yet simple, manner.06-25-2009
20110169756ELECTRONIC PEN SYSTEM - An electronic pen transmits pen information to a controller corresponding to detection of a touch condition, and thereafter turns ON a connecting switch that disconnects electrical connection between the tip portion and the grip portion of the pen that are provided in a state of being electrically disconnected from each other so as to cause a pen input acceptance state. The controller determines that position detection information is from the electronic pen when the position detection information is received from a position detecting device after the pen information is received from the electronic pen, while the controller determines that position detection information is from a finger when the position detection information is received from the position detecting device without receiving the pen information from the electronic pen.07-14-2011
20090066664TOUCH SCREEN AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A touch screen includes an information source, a display, a sensor module, an adjuster, and a processor. The information source is for providing display data, such as images or other documents, to be displayed. The display is for outputting the display data, and is overlaid with the sensor module. The sensor module is for sensing a touch action on a position thereon corresponding to the display data, and generating corresponding touch data. The adjuster is for generating adjusting commands. The processor is for adjusting the size of the display data according to the touch data and the adjusting commands.03-12-2009
20100265199DRIVING CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR DRIVING TOUCH DISPLAY - A driving circuit and method for a touch panel having a plurality of scan lines includes a detection module, an interruption module and a selective scan module. The detection module can periodically scan the scan lines, so as to detect whether the touch panel is controlled by touch. The interruption module can turn off the detection module when the touch panel is not controlled by touch. The selective scan module can select at least one set of scan lines from the plurality of scan lines to periodically and synchronously scan the set of selected scan lines when the detection module is turned off, where scanning of the selected scan lines detects whether the touch panel is touched.10-21-2010
20130021274ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - An electronic apparatus comprises an operation unit; a plurality of touch detection units each configured to detect a touch input to the operation unit; a sensitivity adjustment unit configured to perform adjustment so that a sensitivity of a touch detection unit of the plurality of touch detection units, which is arranged on a far side with respect to a specific end portion of the electronic apparatus, becomes higher than a sensitivity of a touch detection unit of the plurality of touch detection units, which is arranged on a near side with respect to the specific end portion; and a determination unit configured to determine an operated portion of the operation unit based on output values from the plurality of touch detection units, which have been adjusted by the sensitivity adjustment unit.01-24-2013
20090244014SAR ADC WITH DYNAMIC INPUT SCALING AND OFFSET ADJUSTMENT - An apparatus for generating an image of touch on or about a touch-sensitive surface comprising a touch panel is disclosed. The touch panel can include a plurality of touch sensors configured for detecting one or more touch events occurring at distinct locations at about the same time. Each touch event can comprise a touching of an object against the touch-sensitive surface. A plurality of receive channels can be coupled to the touch panel for generating values representative of detected touch events. The receive channels can include a charge redistribution successive approximation register digital-to-analog converter (SAR ADC) configured to convert an analog waveform into a digital representation via a binary search and outputting the digital representation to an output register. The SAR ADC architecture can be such that it the dynamic input range can be scaled and offset adjusted.10-01-2009
20090244020BROWSING RESPONSIVE TO SPEED OF GESTURES ON CONTACT SENSITIVE DISPLAY - The present invention concerns an electronic device and a method and a computer program product for operating an electronic device by means of contact. The device includes a display (10-01-2009
20090244016INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHODS THEREOF - An information handling system includes two touch screens. In one embodiment, one of the touch screens is incorporated in a base of the information handling system and the other is incorporated in a lid of the information handling system. An application can display different informational views in each touch screen, allowing a user to interact with the data in each screen independently.10-01-2009
20090244013ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TACTILE TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY - An electronic device includes a housing with a back and a frame. A support tray is spaced from the back and includes a tray base, and a lip connected to and spaced from the tray base. The support tray supports a display device and touch-sensitive overlay disposed on the display device. A plurality of pads on an exterior of the support tray include pads between the tray base and the back and pads between the lip and the frame. Operational components are housed in the housing and include a touch screen controller connected to the touch-sensitive overlay and a processor connected to the display device and the touch-screen controller.10-01-2009
20090184930POSITION DETECTING DISPLAY PANEL - An array of sensors, which is coupled to an array of pixel elements in a position detecting display panel, includes sensors that are each registered with a corresponding pixel element of the array of pixel elements, and that each include a material exhibiting magneto-electric behavior in response to a magnetic field source. Some systems may include the position detecting display panel and at least one separate stylus, which includes the magnetic field source. A voltage source, that is operably coupled to each sensor and each pixel element, applies a voltage across one or more particular pixel elements, according to the magneto-electric behavior of the corresponding sensor(s), when the magnetic field source is brought into proximity the corresponding sensor(s).07-23-2009
20090085886Method and apparatus for performing view switching functions on handheld electronic device with touch screen - A method for performing a view switching function of a handheld device with a touch screen is provided. The handheld device has an LCD panel and a touch panel. The touch panel has a touch region larger than a display area of the LCD panel. The touch panel has a main touch region overlapping the LCD panel, and an assistant touch region surrounding but not overlapping the LCD panel. The method includes (a) when the touch panel detects a presence of an object, determining whether the main touch region or the assistant touch region is touched; (b) when it is determined that the main touch region is touched, and it is determined that the object slides to the assistant touch region, switching from a first view to a second view displayed on the LCD panel; and (c) when it is determined that the assistant touch region is touched, and it is determined that the object slides to the main touch region, switching from a third view to a fourth view displayed on the LCD panel.04-02-2009
20110193798APPARATUS FOR TOUCH SENSING, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND OPERATING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A touch sensing apparatus includes: a sense unit connected to a sense scan line and a sense line; a location detection unit that detects a location of a touch from a sense signal transmitted from the sense unit through the sense line; and a determination and trigger unit that determines whether a touch is sensed from the sense signal, generates a trigger signal that instructs whether or not to operate the location detection unit, and transmits the trigger signal to the location detection unit. The determination and trigger unit includes a logic operation circuit that generates a trigger signal for operation of the location detection unit when the sense signal implies that a touch is sensed while a sense driving signal is applied to at least one of a plurality of sense scan lines. The location detection unit is operated at a minimum to minimize power consumption.08-11-2011
20090160799Method for making touch panel - An exemplary method for making a touch panel includes the steps of: providing a flexible substrate; fabricating a carbon nanotube film; laying the carbon nanotube film to form a carbon nanotube layer stacked on the flexible substrate; heat-pressing the carbon nanotube layer of the flexible substrate; and separately forming at least two electrodes on a surface of the carbon nanotube layer, thereby forming the touch panel.06-25-2009
20100123675TOUCH SENSOR - A touch sensor includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, and a transparent conductive layer disposed on the second surface of the substrate. The transparent conductive layer is disposed in a pattern so that the transparent conductive layer includes a plurality of discrete conductive pads, with the pads being conductively connected to at least one connecting region of the substrate via respective conductive traces. The pads are associated with respective buttons of a display device disposed at the substrate, such that the user may touch or approach the substrate and pads at selected areas in response to the displayed buttons as viewed by the user through the pads and substrate.05-20-2010
20100123673TOUCH TYPE ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY DEVICE - A touch type electrophoretic display device includes: a first substrate on which a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines cross to define a plurality of pixels; a plurality of sensing signal lines formed to be parallel to the data lines on the first substrate; a plurality of first touch driving voltage lines formed to be parallel to the gate lines; a driving thin film transistor (TFT) formed at each pixel so as to be connected to the gate lines and the data lines; a pixel electrode formed at each pixel so as to be connected to the driving TFT; a switching TFT formed at each pixel so as to be connected to the sensing signal lines and the gate lines; a lo photo TFT formed in each pixel so as to be connected to the first touch driving voltage lines and the switching TFT and serving to recognize an applied touch; a second substrate attached to the first substrate in a facing manner; a common electrode formed on the second substrate; an electrophoretic film formed between the first and second substrates; a lead-out driver for detecting a position of the photo TFT when a sensing signal is transferred via the switching TFT in a corresponding pixel and the sensing signal lines according to an operation of the photo TFT, and outputting touch data; a gate control signal generating unit for outputting a second gate control signal indicating a touch mode operation when touch data is not inputted from the lead-out driver, and outputting a first gate control signal indicating a driving mode operation for converting an image if it is determined that a touch has been applied upon receiving touch data from the lead-out driver; and a gate driver for driving the gate lines upon receiving the first or second gate control signal from the gate control signal generating unit, wherein a timing at which each gate line is turned on and off when the gate driver receives the first gate control signal and a timing at which each gate line is turned on and off when the second gate control signal is received are different.05-20-2010
20110199327TOUCH SENSOR DEVICE - A touch sensor device is provided. The touch sensor device includes a touch panel including a plurality of touch mark-keys indicating a position touched by a touch object, a plurality of first touch pads disposed at positions corresponding to the plurality of touch mark-keys of the touch panel and generating touch information of the touch object as a first electrical signal, a plurality of second touch pads disposed between the plurality of first touch pads and generating touch information of a conductive material on the touch object as a second electrical signal, and a touch sensing unit receiving the first electrical signal, outputting a plurality of sensing signals to allow an electronic device to perform predetermined operations corresponding to the touched touch mark-keys, and determining whether the touch of the touch object is a normal one using the first and second electrical signals.08-18-2011
20090096758MULTIPOINT TOUCHSCREEN - A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.04-16-2009
20110199323TOUCH SENSING METHOD AND SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A touch sensing system includes a touch interface and a control unit. The touch interface senses at least one area change generated on the touch interface by at least one object. The control unit defines a touch gesture corresponding to the at least one object according to the at least one area change, so as to perform a touch operation according to the touch gesture. On the other hand, a touch sensing method is also provided. For users, the touch sensing method in the invention employs a pseudo three-dimensional touch sensing technology, such that applications of the touch sensing technology become more diverse.08-18-2011
20110199322GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR DEVICES THAT PRESENT MEDIA CONTENT - Methods and devices are described pertaining to graphical user interfaces that enable users to manage and play their media content on a portable electronic device. For example, a method is described in which a first source icon associated with a first set of media selections is displayed and a second source icon associated with a second set of media selections is also displayed. In addition, a first function icon indicative of a first function is superimposed on the first source icon, and a second function icon indicative of a second function is superimposed on the second source icon. A selection input associated with either of the first source icon or the second source icon is received and the first function is executed when the selection input is associated with the first icon, and the second function is executed when the selection input is associated with the second icon.08-18-2011
20110199321APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SELF-MORPHABLE HAPTIC AND VISUAL INFORMATION AND METHOD THEREOF - A self-morphable haptic and visual information providing apparatus includes: a display unit configured to provide haptic information through a physical shape variation of a display screen; and a haptic element driving unit configured to generate a driving signal for providing the haptic information.08-18-2011
20110199320TOUCH SCREEN PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A touch screen panel includes odd-numbered row transparent sensing cells formed of a transparent electrode on odd-numbered rows in a touch screen active area. Even-numbered row transparent sensing cells are formed of a transparent electrode on even-numbered rows in the same layer as the odd-numbered row transparent sensing cells. Odd-numbered row metal lines and even-numbered row main lines are formed of a metal in a position detecting line area positioned at a periphery of the touch screen active area, and which are respectively connected to the odd-numbered row transparent sensing cells and the even-numbered row transparent sensing cells. Bridges formed of a transparent electrode connect the even-numbered row main lines and the even-numbered row transparent sensing cells to each other with odd-numbered row main lines interposed therebetween, wherein the odd-numbered row main lines among the odd-numbered row metal lines are formed in parallel with the even-numbered row main lines.08-18-2011
20110199318MULTI-LAYER USER INTERFACE WITH FLEXIBLE PARALLEL MOVEMENT - A user interface (UI) system calculates movements in a multi-layer graphical user interface. The UI system receives user input corresponding to gestures on a touchscreen. The UI system calculates a movement of a first layer in a first direction (e.g., a horizontal direction) at a first movement rate. For example, the first movement rate can be substantially equal to the movement rate of a gesture made by a user's finger or other object on the touchscreen. The UI system calculates movements of other layers substantially parallel to the movement of the first layer, at movement rates that differ from the first movement rate.08-18-2011
20110193800FLAT PANEL DISPLAY INTEGRATED WITH TOUCH SCREEN PANEL - A display apparatus includes a flat panel display (FPD), a touch screen panel provided on a front surface of the FPD, and a sealing material formed to surround external surfaces of the FPD and the touch screen panel.08-11-2011
20090278809STORAGE MEDIUM STORING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - A game apparatus includes two LCDs, and a game screen is displayed on one LCD, and a touch panel is set on the other LCD. A game screen for teaching an input timing and an input kind that are set in advance is displayed, and music for teaching the input timing is output. A player performs a touch-on operation, a touch-off operation, a flipping operation and a rubbing operation on the touch panel by viewing the game screen, and listening to the music. The input timing and input kind that are performed by the player and the input timing and the input kind that are set in advance are compared to thereby produce a situation corresponding to the comparison result.11-12-2009
20090278808Method for controlling pointing device, pointing device and computer-readable storage medium - An input mode is controlled in such a manner that a one-point input mode is set as an initial state, the one-point input mode is changed to a two-point input mode when both the first input point and the second input point are turned on and the two-point input mode is changed back to the one-point input mode when both the first input point and the second input point are turned off. A coordinate position of an indicated point is determined on the basis of an absolute position of the first input point in the one-point input mode and on the basis of a relative positional relationship between the first input point and the second input point in the two-point input mode.11-12-2009
20090278812METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL OF MULTIPLE DEGREES OF FREEDOM OF A DISPLAY - A method for controlling multiple degrees of freedom of a display using a single contiguous sensing region of a sensing device is disclosed. The single contiguous sensing region is separate from the display. The method comprises: detecting a gesture in the single contiguous sensing region; causing rotation about a first axis of the display if the gesture is determined to comprise multiple input objects concurrently traveling along a second direction; causing rotation about a second axis of the display if the gesture is determined to comprise multiple input objects concurrently traveling along a first direction; and causing rotation about a third axis of the display if the gesture is determined to be a type of gesture that comprises multiple input objects. The first direction may be nonparallel to the second direction.11-12-2009
20080309624Mode sensitive processing of touch data - Embodiments of the present invention provide for a hardware or software utility layer operating at a multi-touch enabled device that can perform application aware processing of touch data. More specifically, various applications executing at the device can send to the utility layer definitions of the types of touch data they require from the multi-touch enabled display. The utility layer can then process incoming touch data in relation to these definitions and send back to the applications result data in a format requested by the applications. Thus, the computational load associated with processing of touch data can be decreased. Also, in certain cases, applications can obtain more accurate data than available in prior systems.12-18-2008
20080309640PORTABLE DEVICE - A portable device including a main body having a display unit for displaying information provided with on one surface thereof; and a touch input board pivotally coupled to one side of the main body to be unfolded at a predetermined angle with respect to the display unit, wherein first and second touch screens and are respectively provided on both surfaces of the touch input board, thereby being selectively activated according to a pivot angle of the touch input board. In addition, the first touch screen is provided to face the display unit, and a key display panel is provided between the first touch screen and the second touch screen to display a plurality of keys and information when the first touch screen is activated.12-18-2008
20110169746PROJECTION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SAME - In an image projection apparatus capable of detecting user operations on a projected image, detecting a moving direction to/from the projected image of an object (for example, a hand) that a user uses to operate a GUI from, for example, an image taken of a region of a projection surface that includes the projected image. Then, depending on the detected direction, the display position or the display direction of the GUI is decided and images projected, thus improving usability.07-14-2011
20090201265TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SAME - A touch screen apparatus 08-13-2009
20090201263Golf course management system for golf carts - The present invention relates to a golf course management system for golf carts. The system includes a touch screen display device and a processor communicatively connected with the touch screen display device. The processor includes a global positioning system is configured to determine a location of the golf cart on a golf hole; display an image of a golf hole; display a location of the golf cart on the golf hole; receive a first touch location on the touch screen display device and calculate the corresponding distance on the golf course between the golf cart and the first touch location; and receive a second touch location on the touch screen display device and calculate the corresponding distance on the golf course between the first touch location and the second touch location.08-13-2009
20090201264MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile phone is provided. The mobile phone comprises a touch panel, a camera, and a processor. The touch panel comprises a touch-sensitive display screen, implementing a plurality of virtual buttons. The camera comprises a camera lens having a view-finding area in relation to the touch panel. The processor, respectively coupled with the touch panel and the camera, switches on the camera in response to receipt of a trigger signal, determines whether a focus of the camera for a subject is shorter than a preset distance, and if so, locks the touch panel.08-13-2009
20090201262Linear Shape Processing Device, Linear Shape Processing Method, Information Recording Medium, and Program - In a line shape processing device (08-13-2009
20090201260Apparatus and method for controlling mobile terminal - A mobile terminal control apparatus and method. The mobile terminal control apparatus includes a plurality of touch sensors formed on a rear of the mobile terminal, a touch recognition unit recognizing a touch of a finger sensed by the plurality of touch sensors and displaying a user interface on a front screen of the mobile terminal according to the recognized touch of the finger, and an execution unit recognizing a change in the touch of the finger, and executing the displayed user interface on the basis of the result of the recognition. The mobile terminal may control user interfaces of a mobile terminal without fingers overlapping a screen of the mobile terminal.08-13-2009
20110169758INPUT APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF INPUT APPARATUS - An input apparatus has a touch sensor for receiving an input, a load detection unit for detecting a pressure load on a touch face of the touch sensor, a tactile sensation providing unit for vibrating the touch face, and a control unit, when the pressure load detected by the load detection unit satisfies a standard for providing a tactile sensation, for controlling drive of the tactile sensation providing unit to vibrate the touch face at a frequency such that a click sensation is provided to an object (means) pressing the touch face. Thereby, a realistic click sensation similar to that obtained when a push-button switch is operated is provided when an operator operates the touch sensor.07-14-2011
20110169750MULTI-TOUCHPAD MULTI-TOUCH USER INTERFACE - A user interface assembly includes a first touch sensitive pad and a second touch sensitive pad spaced apart from each other that both sense a position of corresponding objects on each touch sensitive pad and synchronizes those positions into an output that relates the sensed positions to corresponding positions on a mapped device.07-14-2011
20110169747Touch Detection Method - A touch detection method is adapted for a display apparatus. The display apparatus comprises a first gate line, a sensor pad and a second gate line adjacent to the first gate line. The sensor pad is electrically coupled to the first gate line. The touch detection method comprises steps of: enabling the first gate line; and detecting whether the sensor pad is touched before enabling the second gate line. Therein, a partial overlapped time exists between a subsequent enable period for enabling the second gate line and an enable period for enabling the first gate line.07-14-2011
20090284482TOUCH-BASED AUTHENTICATION OF A MOBILE DEVICE THROUGH USER GENERATED PATTERN CREATION - A method, system, and apparatus of a touch-based authentication of a mobile device through user generated pattern creation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a mobile device includes recognizing a tactile force on a touch screen without a visual aid as an unlocking gesture, storing the unlocking gesture to a memory of the mobile device, associating another tactile force on the touch screen with the unlocking gesture, and transforming the mobile device from an initial state to an unlocked state based on the association between the another tactile force and the unlocking gesture. The method may include transforming the mobile device to operate as a telephonic communication device in the unlocked state.11-19-2009
20090284480SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR A MULTI-POINT TOUCH-SENSITIVE SENSOR USER INTERFACE USING DISTINCT DIGIT IDENTIFICATION - A computer program product for a multi-point touch-sensitive sensor user interface using distinct digit identification. The computer program product may include a relationship module, an assignment module, a receiving module, a determination module, and an initiation module. The relationship module may determine a relationship between at least two digits. The assignment module may assign a distinct digit identity to each digit of the at least two digits. The receiving module may receive a digit event comprising at least one digit interaction. The determination module may determine a digit identity for each digit involved in the digit event and a digit interaction associated with each digit of the digit event. Finally, the initiation module may initiate a digit event function associated with the determined digit identity and the digit interaction. Therefore, a user has greater control over a device through the interface with each digit having a distinct function and identity.11-19-2009
20090284477DEVICE FOR PROVIDING IMPROVED ACCESS TO THE FUNCTIONS OF HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACES - A bezel positionable adjacent the outer periphery of a computer touch screen is provided. The bezel includes an elongated rim having a first side adjacent the computer screen and a surface. An identification marker positioned on the surface of the rim and identifying a predetermined area of the touch screen. A tactile indicium structure is on the surface at a location between the identification marker and the predetermined area of the touch screen. The tactile indicium structure includes an upper surface having tactile indicium thereon.11-19-2009
20090284475TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILM, ELECTRODE SHEET FOR USE IN TOUCH PANEL, AND TOUCH PANEL - A transparent conductive film comprising a transparent film base material, a resin layer having a fine uneven geometrical structure, and a transparent conductive thin film laminated on the film base material through the resin layer, wherein the surface of the transparent conductive thin film has an average centerline roughness (Ra) of 0.11 to 0.18 μm, the maximum height (Ry) of 0.9 to 1.6 μm and the average distance between peaks (S) of 0.05 to 0.11 mm. The film can prevent the formation of a Newton's ring and shows satisfactory durability (particularly, pen input durability) and satisfactory display property without buzzing.11-19-2009
20090153505Touch panel and display device using the same - A touch panel includes a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate separated from the first electrode plate. The first electrode plate includes a first substrate and a first conductive layer located on a lower surface of the first substrate. The second electrode plate includes a second substrate and a second conductive layer located on an upper surface of the second substrate. At least one of the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer includes at least two stacked carbon nanotube layers. Each carbon nanotube layer comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes substantially aligned in a single direction. The carbon nanotubes in two adjacent carbon nanotube layers are substantially aligned along the same direction. A display device adopting the touch panel includes the touch panel and a display element.06-18-2009
20080211785GESTURES FOR TOUCH SENSITIVE INPUT DEVICES - Methods and systems for processing touch inputs are disclosed. The invention in one respect includes reading data from a multipoint sensing device such as a multipoint touch screen where the data pertains to touch input with respect to the multipoint sensing device, and identifying at least one multipoint gesture based on the data from the multipoint sensing device.09-04-2008
20080211784GESTURES FOR TOUCH SENSITIVE INPUT DEVICES - Methods and systems for processing touch inputs are disclosed. The invention in one respect includes reading data from a multipoint sensing device such as a multipoint touch screen where the data pertains to touch input with respect to the multipoint sensing device, and identifying at least one multipoint gesture based on the data from the multipoint sensing device.09-04-2008
20080211783GESTURES FOR TOUCH SENSITIVE INPUT DEVICES - Methods and systems for processing touch inputs are disclosed. The invention in one respect includes reading data from a multipoint sensing device such as a multipoint touch screen where the data pertains to touch input with respect to the multipoint sensing device, and identifying at least one multipoint gesture based on the data from the multipoint sensing device.09-04-2008
20080211778Screen Rotation Gestures on a Portable Multifunction Device - In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method performed at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display includes displaying information on the touch screen display in a portrait orientation. The method also includes detecting simultaneous rotation of two thumbs in a first sense of rotation on the touch screen display, and in response to detecting the simultaneous rotation of the two thumbs in the first sense of rotation, displaying the information in a landscape orientation. In some embodiments, the method further includes detecting simultaneous rotation of the two thumbs in a second sense of rotation that is opposite the first sense of rotation, and in response to detecting the simultaneous rotation of the two thumbs in the second sense of rotation, displaying the information in a portrait orientation.09-04-2008
20090085883Antiseptic touch panel and a method thereof - The present invention discloses an antiseptic touch panel comprising: a panel substrate, which is to be touch-operated by users; and an antiseptic layer coated on the panel substrate and having an antiseptic material with Formula (I):04-02-2009
20090085887METHOD FOR DETERMINING PRESSED LOCATION OF TOUCH SCREEN - A method for determining pressed locations of a touch screen, suitable for an electronic device having the touch screen, is provided. In the present method, coordinates and pressure values of m samples where the touch screen is pressed are detected. Then, the pressure values of those samples are compared to find n samples with the highest pressure values. Finally, the coordinates of those n samples are averaged for determining the pressed location of the touch screen. Accordingly, the accuracy of determining the pressed location of the touch screen can be increased and the convenience for operating the electronic device is enhanced.04-02-2009
20090085876ENVIRONMENT SYNCHRONIZED IMAGE MANIPULATION - A system for interfacing with a user. The system includes a sensor, a controller, and a display. The sensor is configured to sense environmental conditions about the display and communicate the environmental conditions with the controller. The controller is configured to generate graphics and provide the graphics to the display. The graphics include one or more environmental display elements that correspond to the environmental condition sensed by the sensor.04-02-2009
20110216026APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERING AND EXECUTING PREFERRED FUNCTION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for automatically registering and executing a preferred function in a mobile communication terminal. The method includes registering a function and a configuration value and use character string/numeral string value for the function, to a one-touch execution object. The method also includes, when a one-touch input for the one-touch execution object is sensed, executing the function registered to the one-touch execution object, by the configuration value and use character string/numeral string value registered to the one-touch execution object.09-08-2011
20110216023ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM - One object of an embodiment is to provide a novel electronic device which is configured so that a user can read data regardless of a location, input data by directly touching a keyboard displayed on a screen or indirectly touching the keyboard with a stylus pen or the like, and use the input data. The electronic device includes a first transistor electrically connected to a reflective electrode and a photo sensor over a flexible substrate. A touch-input button is displayed as a still image on a first screen region of a display portion, and a video signal is output so that a moving image is displayed on a second screen region of the display portion. A video signal processing portion supplying different signals between the case where a still image is displayed on the display portion and the case where a moving image is displayed on the display portion is provided. After writing of a still image is performed, a display element control circuit is put in a non-operation state, whereby power consumption can be reduced.09-08-2011
20110216019TOUCH-SENSITIVE PANEL ASSEMBLY - The touch-sensitive panel assembly contains a back frame, a front piece, a disk module, and a panel module. The back frame contains a back piece and two lateral pieces, forming a U-like shape. The back piece has a cable opening and a connector opening. Along an inner surface adjacent to a front end of each lateral piece, two first fastening elements and a second fastening element, each with a bolt hole, are vertically arranged in this sequence. The front piece has a number of third fastening elements on a back surface, each corresponding to a first fasting element. The third fastening elements are threaded through the panel module and locked to the first fastening elements by a number of bolts. The disk module is positioned beneath the front piece and the panel module. The disk module has fourth fastening elements corresponding to the second fastening elements of the back frame. A number of bolts are driven to lock the fourth and second fastening elements together.09-08-2011
20100177047DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURABLE TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAYS - A dynamically reconfigurable touch screen system includes a first display having a first touch screen, a second display having a second touch screen, the second display being operatively connected to the first display, at least one sensor operatively associated with one of the first and second displays. The at least one sensor detects a physical orientation of the one of the first and second touch screens. The dynamically reconfigurable touch screen system further includes a controller linked to the at least one sensor. The controller sets a display of the other of the first and second touch screens based on the physical orientation of the one of the first and second touch screens.07-15-2010
20090109186DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device is disclosed by the present invention and is constituted by a substrate, an inducing element, and a counter electrode. The substrate comprises a pixel electrode and a first conductive line. A counter substrate faces the substrate. The inducing element is disposed on the substrate and comprises a passivation layer, which is electrically connected to the first conductive line and is disconnected to the pixel electrode. The counter electrode is disposed between the substrate and the counter substrate, which is corresponding to the inducing element with a variable gap less or equal than 1 μm between the passivation layer and the counter electrode.04-30-2009
20090315848MOBILE TERMINAL CAPABLE OF SENSING PROXIMITY TOUCH - The present disclosure is related to a mobile terminal comprising: a touch screen configured to display a plurality of objects, and to generate a proximity signal or a direct touch signal by using an input medium; and a controller configured to display changed sizes of a plurality of selected objects located within a range from the input medium among the plurality of objects according to the proximity signal.12-24-2009
20100090964AUGMENTED I/O FOR LIMITED FORM FACTOR USER-INTERFACES - The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can enhance and/or simplify tactile-based I/O transactions in connection with a user-interface (UI) of limited form factor. In particular, the architecture can monitor a position of a selector object such as an operator's finger relative to a UI display as the selector object hovers or moves above the UI display. Based upon this position, an analogous coordinate in the UI display can be determined, and a portion of the UI display substantially centered at the coordinate can be modified. As one example, the UI display can be modified to increase the magnification scale (e.g., a virtual magnifying glass) of the portion of the display indicated by the selector object.04-15-2010
20090289914MOBILE TERMINAL USING PROXIMITY TOUCH AND WALLPAPER CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - Discloses are a mobile terminal having a proximity touch and a method for controlling a display screen thereof. A difference of recognition rates caused by a minute difference of capacitances generated when a human body approaches a touch screen depending on users can be calibrated to be suitable for each user. Also, in the state of the recognition rate being calibrated, operations of objects, i.e., icons, avatars and menus, displayed on a wallpaper and displaying effects on the wallpaper can variously be controlled according to a user's proximity touch, thereby allowing users to control the display screen more conveniently and accurately.11-26-2009
20090289912Touch-sensitive liquid crystal display device with built-in touch mechanism andmethod and method for driving same - A touch-sensitive liquid crystal display (LCD) device includes a first substrate, a second substrate generally opposite to the first substrate, a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate, a first scan line, a data line perpendicular to the first scan line, a sensing line parallel to the data line, and a first transistor formed at an inner side of the first substrate adjacent to the liquid crystal layer, and a common electrode formed at an inner side of the second substrate adjacent to the liquid crystal layer. A gate of the first transistor is electrically connected to the first gate line. A drain of the first transistor is electrically connected to sensing line. A source of the first transistor is electrically connectable to the common electrode depending on an external pressure applied on the second substrate.11-26-2009
20090289916ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING BETWEEN LOCKED STATE AND UNLOCKED STATE - A method for switching an electronic device with a touch sensitive display between a locked state and an unlocked state. The method includes receiving multiple contacts with respect to multiple predefined areas of the touch-sensitive display; detecting a sequence pattern in response to receiving the multiple contacts; determining if the recognized sequence pattern matches a predefined sequence pattern; and switching the electronic device to the unlocked state in response to determining that the recognized sequence pattern matches the predefined sequence pattern, so as to allow the electronic device to be manipulated in the unlocked state. An electronic device using the method is provided.11-26-2009
20090289906METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN EXTERNAL TOUCH PANEL - A method and system for controlling an electronic device with an external touch panel are provided. The method includes retrieving applications executed on the electronic device by an interface, displaying user interfaces of the retrieved applications, detecting coordinates of a contacted point on the external touch panel, generating an analog signal in accordance with detection results, converting the analog signal from the touch panel into a digital signal, and outputting the digital signal to the electronic device to synchronize operations of the electronic device with the touch panel.11-26-2009
20090289904ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TOUCH DEVICE AND METHOD OF EXECUTING FUNCTIONS THEREOF - An electronic device having a touch panel and a corresponding control method, the method including: receiving a first touch to a first position on the touch panel; receiving a second touch to a second position on the touch panel while the first touch is held to the first position; and executing a function corresponding to a relative position of the second position with respect to the first position.11-26-2009
20090289902PROXIMITY SENSOR DEVICE AND METHOD WITH SUBREGION BASED SWIPETHROUGH DATA ENTRY - A touch sensor device and method is provided that facilitates improved device usability. Specifically, the device and method provide improved user interface functionality by facilitating quick and easy data entry using proximity sensors with limited space. The electronic device includes a processing system and a sensor adapted to detect strokes in a sensing region. The device is adapted to provide user interface functionality by defining a plurality of subregions in the sensing region and producing an output responsive to the sensor detecting a stroke that meets a set of criteria. The produced output corresponds to a selected option, and the option is selected from a plurality of options based on a subregion identified by a portion of the stroke and a direction of the stroke. By so defining a plurality of subregions, and facilitating the selection of options based on subregion identified by a stroke and the direction of the stroke, the electronic device facilitates fast and flexible user input in a limited space.11-26-2009
20090273576DISPLAY DEVICE - Devices, systems, and methods for directing a beam of light into a display such that the beam of light undergoes internal reflection within the display and capturing a reflected light beam are disclosed.11-05-2009
20090273569MULTIPLE TOUCH INPUT SIMULATION USING SINGLE INPUT PERIPHERALS - A multiple touch input simulation for a virtual interactive display system using single input peripherals is disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment comprises a method for simulating a multiple touch input for a virtual interactive display system that receives a first input from a first input device, receives a second input from a second input device, associates the first input with a first data object and the second input with a second a data object to simulate a multiple touch input, and provides the data object to a multiple touch client application.11-05-2009
20090273568INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - An information management and display system includes a content management server and at least one retailer, a client advertisements server and at least one content display device communicating with the content management server. The client advertisements server is adapted to store advertising information, the content management server is adapted to receive the advertising information from the client advertisements server and the at least one content display device is adapted to receive the advertising information from the content management server and display the advertising information.11-05-2009
20090273570MULTI-TOUCH SENSOR PATTERNS AND STACK-UPS - Capacitive multi-touch sensor panels in which both row and column traces may be formed on a single conducting surface are disclosed. These stack-ups may be made thinner and more flexible allowing them to be particularly well-suited for curved or other non-flat touch sensor panels, such as those that might be present on a mouse or other device designed to be grasped by a user's hand. Curved sensor panel arrays that may be formed from flat substrates are also disclosed. These sensor panel configurations may include channels around the periphery of the array. These channels allow the flat array to lie flat when applied to a curved surface, such as the inside of the curved surface. The pattern of the touch sensor elements may be adjusted across the array to avoid the channels.11-05-2009
20090295747Touch-sensitive liquid crystal display device with built-in touch mechanism - A touch-sensitive liquid crystal display (LCD) device includes a first substrate, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, and a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first and second substrates. A first sensing line, a second sensing line, a reference capacitor, and a variable capacitor connected with the reference capac