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1. WO2014018116 - ULTRASOUND-BASED FORCE SENSING AND TOUCH SENSING

Publication Number WO/2014/018116
Publication Date 30.01.2014
International Application No. PCT/US2013/032478
International Filing Date 15.03.2013
IPC
G06F 3/041 2006.01
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
G06F 3/043 2006.01
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
G06F 3/044 2006.01
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
044by capacitive means
CPC
G06F 2203/04104
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
2203Indexing scheme relating to G06F3/00 - G06F3/048
041Indexing scheme relating to G06F3/041 - G06F3/045
04104Multi-touch detection in digitiser, i.e. details about the simultaneous detection of a plurality of touching locations, e.g. multiple fingers or pen and finger
G06F 2203/04106
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06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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2203Indexing scheme relating to G06F3/00 - G06F3/048
041Indexing scheme relating to G06F3/041 - G06F3/045
04106Multi-sensing digitiser, i.e. digitiser using at least two different sensing technologies simultaneously or alternatively, e.g. for detecting pen and finger, for saving power or for improving position detection
G06F 2203/04808
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2203Indexing scheme relating to G06F3/00 - G06F3/048
048Indexing scheme relating to G06F3/048
04808Several contacts: gestures triggering a specific function, e.g. scrolling, zooming, right-click, when the user establishes several contacts with the surface simultaneously; e.g. using several fingers or a combination of fingers and pen
G06F 3/043
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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
G06F 3/0446
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
044by capacitive means
0446using a grid-like structure of electrodes in at least two directions, e.g. using row and column electrodes
G06F 3/04883
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
048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
0487using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser
0488using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
04883for entering handwritten data, e.g. gestures, text
Applicants
  • APPLE INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • HUPPI, Brian Q.
  • GRUNTHANER, Martin P.
  • ELIAS, John G.
  • FILIZ, Sinan
  • HOTELLING, Steven P.
Agents
  • HEMENWAY, S., Craig
Priority Data
61/676,29726.07.2012US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) ULTRASOUND-BASED FORCE SENSING AND TOUCH SENSING
(FR) DÉTECTION DE FORCE ET DÉTECTION DE CONTACT FONDÉES SUR LES ULTRASONS
Abstract
(EN)
An input/output device for a computing device including one or more touch sensors and one or more force sensors. The touch sensors sense data including one or more locations at which a contact or near-contact occurs. The force sensor sense data including a measure of an amount of force presented at the one or more locations at which a contact occurs. The touch sensors and the force sensors responsive to signals occurring in response to whether the signals are in response to contact or in response to an amount of force. The input/output device also includes one or more circuits coupled to the touch sensors and to the force sensors, and capable of combining information from both sensors.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un dispositif d'entrée/sortie destiné à un dispositif informatique comprenant un ou plusieurs capteurs tactiles et un ou plusieurs capteurs de force. Les capteurs tactiles détectent des données comprenant un ou plusieurs emplacements au niveau desquels un contact ou quasi-contact survient. Les capteurs de force détectent des données comprenant une mesure d'une intensité de force présentée au niveau du ou des emplacements au niveau desquels un contact survient. Les capteurs tactiles et les capteurs de force sont sensibles à des signaux survenant en réponse à un contact ou en réponse à une intensité de force. Le dispositif d'entrée/sortie comprend également un ou plusieurs circuits couplés aux capteurs tactiles et aux capteurs de force, et aptes à combiner des informations en provenance des deux types de capteurs.
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