|| List of recent Touch Screen-related patents
|Glow touch feedback for virtual input devices|
The claimed subject matter is directed to providing feedback in a touch screen device in response to an actuation of a virtual unit in a virtual input device. Specifically, the claimed subject matter provides a method and system for providing visual feedback in response to an actuation of a virtual key in a virtual keyboard.
|Method and electronic device for displaying virtual keypad|
A method and an electronic device for controlling a virtual keypad are provided. The method for displaying the virtual keypad of the electronic device includes detecting execution of an application allowing text input, detecting at least one touch subject within a threshold distance of a touch screen, and when detecting at least one touch subject within the threshold distance of the touch screen, displaying a virtual keypad..
|Method for editing display information and an electronic device thereof|
An apparatus and a method for editing display information in an electronic device with a touch screen are provided. The method includes, when a first editing event occurs when a first touch is held, determining a service status of the electronic device and storing an object of a first touch point and service status information..
|Adaptive keyboard for portable device|
An adaptive keyboard on a touch screen device. The keyboard can reuse key areas, can detect positions of fingers, and can make it in general easier for users to type..
|Mobile terminal and control method thereof|
There is provided a mobile terminal and a method of controlling a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal according to the one embodiment analyzes a voice signal received through the audio input unit, when going to a voice recognition mode, selects at least one application to be executed, and at least one item of content to be used in the application, according to the analyzed voice signal, wherein the at least one item of content is selected from items of content displayed on the touch screen, and executes the selected at least one application by using the selected at least one item of content according to the analyzed voice signal..
|Dental furnace and method of operating a dental furnace|
A dental furnace having a display device and an operating device (10) for the dental furnace, is provided, the operating device being integrated in particular in the display device by forming a touch screen (12), and the operating device (10) facilitating the selection of programs for the firing of dental restoration parts in the dental furnace. The operating device (10) allows in particular the input of further parameters for a firing cycle.
|Dynamic palpable controls for a gaming device|
Disclosed is a gaming machine touch screen system incorporating a flat transparent or nearly transparent layer that contains a series of active elements/actuators/chambers that enable a vertical displacement of the touch screen top surface. These active elements displace the top surface of the touch screen upon command of the gaming machine to provide features perceptible to the player's touch..
|Method and system for communicating between devices|
A method and system for communicating between devices according to the present invention are provided. The method for communicating between the devices according to the present invention is used for communicating with a first terminal, and is carried out in a device having a capacitive touch screen.
|Highly conducting and transparent film and process for producing same|
An optically transparent and electrically conductive film composed of metal nanowires or carbon nanotubes combined with pristine graphene with a metal nanowire-to-graphene or carbon nanotube-to-graphene weight ratio from 1/99 to 99/1, wherein the pristine graphene is single-crystalline and contains no oxygen and no hydrogen, and the film exhibits an optical transparence no less than 80% and sheet resistance no higher than 300 ohm/square. This film can be used as a transparent conductive electrode in an electro-optic device, such as a photovoltaic or solar cell, light-emitting diode, photo-detector, touch screen, electro-wetting display, liquid crystal display, plasma display, led display, a tv screen, a computer screen, or a mobile phone screen..
|Display circuitry with reduced pixel parasitic capacitor coupling|
A touch screen display may have a color filter layer and a thin-film transistor layer. A layer of liquid crystal material may be located between the color filter layer and the thin-film transistor (tft) layer.
|Touch screen panel and fabricating method thereof|
A method of making a touch screen panel includes providing a substrate assembly and a multi-layered film. The substrate assembly includes a substrate, and first and second sensing electrodes formed over the substrate.
|Extendable mouth stylus|
An extendable stylus operated with a mouth, the stylus having an extending portion configured to have an adjustable length, a conductive tip that can interface with a touch screen device, the conductive tip located at a first end of the extending portion, a mouthpiece that engages the mouth of a user, wherein the mouthpiece is located at a second end of the extending portion opposite the first end and a control mechanism disposed at or near the second end of the extending portion, wherein the control mechanism is configured to control the length of the extending portion based on an operation by the mouth of the user.. .
|Touch detection device, touch detection method and touch screen panel, using driving back phenomenon, and display device with built-in touch screen panel|
Provided is a touch detection device, touch detection method, and touch screen panel, which detects a touch signal by detecting a driving back phenomenon occurring in a touch pad by a driving voltage applied to a driving capacitor, and a display device with a built-in touch screen panel. The touch detection device that is added on top of a display device and detects occurrence of a touch capacitance (ct) by an approach of a bodily finger (25) or a touch input instrument such as a conductor similar to the bodily finger, the touch detection device comprising: a touch pad (10) that forms the touch capacitance (ct) between the touch input instrument and the touch pad; a driving capacitor (cdrv) whose one side is connected to the touch pad (10) and to the other side of which a driving voltage for detection of a touch input is applied; a common voltage detector that detects a common voltage generated from the display device; a driving voltage generator that generates the driving voltage in synchronization with the common voltage; and a touch detector that is connected to the touch pad (10), and that detects a touch signal by using a driving back phenomenon when the touch capacitance (ct) is added to the driving capacitor (cdrv) according to occurrence or non-occurrence of a touch in the touch input instrument.
|Systems and methods to protect against inadvertant actuation of virtual buttons on touch surfaces|
Systems and methods of defending and/or guarding against inadvertent actuation of a virtual button upon a touch sensitive screen and/or device. A virtual button may be a touch sensor, set of touch sensors and/or touch areas upon a touch screen—the actuation of which may be associated with the execution of a process.
|Method and device for implementing click and location operations on touch screen|
A method for implementing click and location operations on a touch screen is disclosed. The method includes: a position relation between a touch point and a target point is set such that the touch point is separated from the target point; position information of the touch point is acquired; position information of the target point is calculated based on the position information of the touch point and the position relation between the touch point and the target point, and a position of the target point is displayed; and a confirmation operation is performed according to the displayed position of the target point.
|Process for producing highly conducting and transparent films from graphene oxide-metal nanowire hybrid materials|
A process for producing a transparent conductive film, comprising (a) providing a graphene oxide gel; (b) dispersing metal nanowires in the graphene oxide gel to form a suspension; (c) dispensing and depositing the suspension onto a substrate; and (d) removing the liquid medium to form the film. The film is composed of metal nanowires and graphene oxide with a metal nanowire-to-graphene oxide weight ratio from 1/99 to 99/1, wherein the metal nanowires contain no surface-borne metal oxide or metal compound and the film exhibits an optical transparence no less than 80% and sheet resistance no higher than 300 ohm/square.
|Smart phone pockets|
The present invention provides secure storage while at the same time providing useable access to the typical touch functions of a smart phone. By combining the use of materials that allow the smart phone touch screen to work while in a storage pocket and enabling the pocket to be securely closed on all sides when attached to a commercial product, the present invention provides fingertip access to all smart phone functionality while proving secure storage..
|Graphical object-based user authentication for computerized devices|
Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for graphical object-based user authentication for computerized/electronic devices (e.g., touch screen devices, cell phones, computerized tablets, handheld devices, etc.). In a typical embodiment, when a user attempts to access a computerized device, the user will be presented with a plurality of graphical objects (e.g., icons, shortcuts, shapes, patterns, etc.).
|Mobile device supporting touch semi-lock state and method for operating the same|
A mobile device and a method support a touch semi-lock state. When entering into the touch semi-lock state, a predefined hot menu including items and a touch-lock icon are provided on a touch screen.
|Slider control for graphical user interface and method for use thereof|
A system and method are provided for varying a parameter graphically represented by a first control button on a display. The first control button is pressed either by contacting a touch screen or via a cursor control.
|Touch screen terminal and method for locating electronic document thereof|
The disclosure relates to a touch screen terminal and a method for locating an electronic document thereof. The touch screen terminal comprises a setting module, a directory listing module, a detection module, a mode switching module, a real-time directory module, a preview module and a chapter/section switching module.
|Portable copier and printer|
A portable printer for storage, printing and copying functions that includes: a housing; a storage compartment within the housing, where the storage compartment stores and distributes a plurality of sheets of paper for use in the portable printer; a window on the housing, where the window receives an object for copying; a lid pivotally attached to the housing, where the lid covers the window; and a touch screen on the lid, where the touch screen provides an interactive mechanism to control functions related to the portable printer.. .
|Integrated touch screen|
In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a display stack for a touch-sensitive screen. The display stack comprises a plurality of layers in which a top layer comprises a substantially transparent cover layer.
|Protective cover for an electronic device|
A protective cover for an electronic device includes a front casing, a protective film beneath the front casing to enable use of a touch screen within the cover, the protective film including integral mesh portions having waterproof and dust proof properties to seal microphone and speakers on the electronic device, and a rear removably coupled to the front casing to substantially enclose the electronic device therein. The rear casing includes a plurality of mounting slots in spaced relation thereon, each mounting slot configured to receive a mounting clip to attach the cover with electronic device to an external article.
|Low vision device and method for recording and displaying an object on a screen|
Low vision device for recording an object whereon text and/or at least one picture are visible and for displaying the recorded object on a screen, provided with a light sensitive sensor for recording the object and providing recording signals representing the recorded object, processing means for processing the recording signals into video signals and a screen which, in use, is provided with the video signals for displaying an image of the recorded object on the screen, wherein the processing means is arranged for recognizing, based on the recording signals connected parts of text and/or at least one picture on the object, wherein the screen is arranged as a touch screen, wherein the processing means are arranged to show markers on the screen in the displayed image of the object, wherein each recognized connected part of text and/or at least one picture is associated with at least one of the displayed markers and wherein the device is arranged such that a recognized connected part of text and/or at least one picture can be selected by means of touching the area of the screen showing the recognized connected part of text and/or at least one picture and wherein the processing means is arranged for processing in accordance with a predetermined algorithm a selected recognized connected part of text and/or at least one picture.. .
Provided is a touch panel having a display region and a non-display region surrounding the display-region. The touch panel comprises a transparent substrate, a sensing electrode layer, a conductive light-shielding layer, an insulated light-shielding layer, and a wiring layer.
|Method and device of deactivating portion of touch screen to prevent accidental activation|
Upon receiving a certain type of signal in a touch screen device, deactivate a portion of the touch screen, and position the deactivated portion on a edge of the touch screen such that a user can hold the touch screen device with the thumb resting on the deactivated portion, without accidentally activating icons or active links on the touch screen. The deactivated portion can be moved, cloned, and cancelled after non-use..
|Mesh sensor design for reduced visibility in touch screen devices|
An input device having a plurality of low-visibility sensor electrodes and method for fabricating the same are provided. In one embodiment, an input device includes a plurality of sensor electrodes disposed over a display device.
|In-cell touch for led|
A touch screen having touch circuitry integrated into a display pixel stackup. The touch screen can include a transistor layer, an led layer and a first layer.
|Power saving method for handheld mobile electronic device and device using the same|
The present disclosure proposes a power saving technique to be used by a handheld mobile electronic device. In particular, the handheld mobile electronic device would execute functions including determining a tilting angle of the handheld mobile electronic device above and relative to a level surface by using a sensor, determining whether the tilting angle exceeds a first angle threshold and falls below a second angle threshold, using a first counting threshold when the tilting angle is above the first angle threshold and is below the second angle threshold, using a second counting threshold which is less than the first counting threshold when the tilting angle falls below the first angle threshold or exceeds the second angle threshold, and darkening a touch screen of the handheld mobile electronic device when the handheld mobile electronic does not receive an input within the first counting threshold or the second counting threshold..
|Device and method for controlling charging path of mobile terminal|
A device and method for controlling a charging path of a mobile terminal are provided. The charging path control device of a mobile terminal includes a power supply unit touch screen uniting a battery.
|Protective enclosure for touch screen device|
A protective enclosure adapted to hold a touch screen device and allow operation of both the touch screen and actuators on a side of the device, the enclosure formed of a tray having a rim surrounding an interior device seating surface; a lid having a rim corresponding to the rim of the tray and surrounding a window aperture; a protective membrane having a transparent membrane forming an interior window portion positioned in the viewing aperture of the lid, and a resiliently pliable skirt about the interior window portion, the skirt projecting the interior window portion outwardly of the rim around the aperture of the lid; a continuous pliable seal adapted to be compressible between the corresponding rims of the lid and the tray; and a mechanism for clamping the rim of the lid and the rim of the tray with the pliable seal forming a continuous seal therebetween.. .
|Smart phone scale|
A weighing assembly (100,500,600) includes a portable computing device (“pcc”) (112) such as a smart phone, pad computer, laptop computer, or the like. The weighing assembly utilizes one or more features of the portable computing device in order to weigh an item, under control of a scale application program or “app” executable in the portable computing device.
|Display control method and apparatus|
A method is provided for adjusting a touch screen display of a terminal, the method including adjusting, by a processor, a brightness level of the display based on a direction of a touch gesture performed in a predetermined region of the display; adjusting a contrast level of the display in response to a first characteristic included in the touch gesture, when the touch gesture progresses in a direction of increasing the brightness level; and adjusting a tone level of the display in response to a second characteristic included in the touch gesture, when the touch gesture progresses in a direction of decreasing the brightness level.. .
|Image-related methods and arrangements|
A user captures an image of a retail product with a smartphone. Product recommendations associated with the retail product are provided to the smartphone.
|Method and user interface for controlling language translations using touch sensitive display screens|
As social networks such as twitter become an integral part of a growing number of smartphone and tablet apps and other software, app users more frequently encounter brief foreign language comments from other users. The invention provides a convenient touch screen user interface and method by which a user, with a minimal set of finger touches, may request a translation of such foreign language comments without otherwise leaving the app display screen where the comment was originally found.
|Hvac controller having a parameter adjustment element with a qualitative indicator|
An hvac controller is described that is configured to be more intuitive and user friendly to program and operate than convention hvac controllers. In some instances, the hvac controller may include a touch screen interface that provides greater flexibility in displaying information to the user and/or soliciting information from the user..