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1. US20120154296 - Supplementing a touch input mechanism with fingerprint detection

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12970955
Application Date 17.12.2010
Publication Number 20120154296
Publication Date 21.06.2012
Grant Number 09201539
Grant Date 01.12.2015
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G09G 5/00
GPHYSICS
09EDUCATING; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
GARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION
5Control arrangements or circuits for visual indicators common to cathode-ray tube indicators and other visual indicators
G06F 3/041
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
041Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
Applicants Kenneth P. Hinckley
Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
Michel Pahud
Inventors Kenneth P. Hinckley
Michel Pahud
Agents Alin Corie
Sandy Swain
Micky Minhas
Title
(EN) Supplementing a touch input mechanism with fingerprint detection
Abstract
(EN)

A computing device includes a fingerprint detection module for detecting fingerprint information that may be contained within touch input event(s) provided by a touch input mechanism. The computing device can leverage the fingerprint information in various ways. In one approach, the computing device can use the fingerprint information to enhance an interpretation of the touch input event(s), such as by rejecting parts of the touch input event(s) associated with an unintended input action. In another approach, the computing device can use the fingerprint information to identify an individual associated with the fingerprint information. The computing device can apply this insight to provide a customized user experience to that individual, such as by displaying content that is targeted to that individual.

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