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1. AU2004242369 - Vibration sensing touch input device

Office
Australia
Application Number 2004242369
Application Date 20.04.2004
Publication Number 2004242369
Publication Date 01.12.2005
Publication Kind A1
IPC
G06F 3/00
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
G06F 3/033
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
033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor
G06F 3/043
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
043using propagating acoustic waves
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
CPC
G06F 3/0433
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; 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
043using propagating acoustic waves
0433in which the acoustic waves are either generated by a movable member and propagated within a surface layer or propagated within a surface layer and captured by a movable member
Applicants 3M Innovative Properties Company
Inventors Hill, Nicholas P.R.
Robrecht, Michael J.
Sullivan, Darius M.
Agents Davies Collison Cave Pty Ltd
Priority Data 10440650 19.05.2003 US
Title
(EN) Vibration sensing touch input device
Abstract
(EN) Disclosed is a touch input device that determines touch position by sensing vibrations propagating in a touch plate that are indicative of a touch to the touch plate. Vibration sensing devices such as piezoelectric sensors are used to sense the vibrations. Selecting the size, shape, placement position and orientation of the sensors on the touch plate can enhance sensitivity of the sensors to vibration and yield symmetric response with respect to the direction of vibration propagation. Also disclosed is a method of making a vibration sensing touch input device.