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1. (WO2018039360) TOUCH-SENSITIVE OBJECTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039360    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048233
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 24 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 3/041
G06F 3/044
Applicants: TACTUAL LABS CO.
Inventors: MOSELEY, Braon
WILKINSON, David Clark
FORLINES, Clifton
SANDERS, Steven Leonard
Title: TOUCH-SENSITIVE OBJECTS
Abstract:
Disclosed is a touch-sensitive object, comprising an object with a digital skin covering at least a portion thereof. The digital skin has a plurality of embedded row conductors. A plurality of column conductors are positioned in proximity to the row conductors, such that the path of each row conductor crosses the path of each of the column conductor. A plurality of signal emitters are connected to each of the plurality of embedded row conductors and are adapted to simultaneously emit one of a set of source signals. A plurality of signal receivers are connected to separate ones of the plurality of embedded column conductors. Each of the plurality of signal receivers are adapted to receive a frame corresponding to signals present on the column conductor to which it is connected while the frame is acquired. Each of the signal receivers is adapted to receive its frames simultaneously with each other signal receiver. A signal processor is adapted to generate a heat map reflecting electromagnetic disturbance proximate to the digital skin based, at least in part, on the received frames.