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Joel C. Kent patents

Recent bibliographic sampling of Joel C. Kent patents listed/published in the public domain by the USPTO (USPTO Patent Application #,Title):



05/21/15 - 20150138137 - Projected capacitive touch sensor with asymmetric bridge pattern field
A capacitive touch sensitive device includes a matrix of pads patterned in a first electrically conductive material on a substrate. Horizontally adjacent pads within each even row of the matrix are electrically coupled to one another via channels to form a plurality of horizontally arranged electrodes. Insulators are positioned over...
Inventors: Kyu-tak Son, Joel C. Kent (Elo Touch S0lutions, Inc.)

09/18/14 - 20140267175 - Acoustic touch apparatus and methods using touch sensitive lamb waves
Systems and related methods providing for touch sensors using high sensitivity Lamb waves are disclosed herein. A touch apparatus may include a substrate having a front surface and a back surface, where the touch region is on the front surface. The touch apparatus may be configured to propagate surface acoustic...
Inventors: David S. Hecht, Daniel H. Scharff, Joel C. Kent, Kyu-tak Son, Masao Takeuchi (Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.)

09/11/14 - 20140253517 - Acoustic touch apparatus
An improved acoustic touch apparatus that has a logo or application icon applied on the back surface of a propagating substrate which can be viewed through the substrate and an acoustic element situated adjacent the logo or application icon that can compensate for phase velocity shifts of surface acoustic waves...
Inventors: Daniel H. Scharff, Joel C. Kent, Damien Berget (Elo Touch Solutions Inc.)

07/10/14 - 20140192026 - Multi-transducer waveguide arrays
Systems and related methods providing for touch sensors having segmented reflective arrays including waveguide cores are discussed herein. A touch sensor may include a substrate configured to propagate surface acoustic waves. The substrate may include two or more segmented reflective arrays. A segmented reflective array may include a major reflective...
Inventors: Daniel H. Scharff, Joel C. Kent (Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.)

06/26/14 - 20140176508 - Bezel-less acoustic touch apparatus
An acoustic touch apparatus is provided that includes a substrate capable of propagating surface acoustic waves, such as Rayleigh-type or Love-type waves. The substrate has a front surface, a back surface, and a curved connecting surface formed between the front surface and the back surface. The apparatus also includes at...
Inventors: Yoshikazu Tanaka, Ting Gao, Joel C. Kent, Jeffrey T. Haller, Daniel H. Scharff, Timothy O. Avery (Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.)

06/12/14 - 20140160084 - Acoustic touch apparatus
An improved acoustic touch apparatus that has a logo or application icon applied on the back surface of a propagating substrate which can be viewed through the substrate and an acoustic element situated adjacent the logo or application icon that can compensate for phase velocity shifts of surface acoustic waves...
Inventors: Daniel H. Scharff, Joel C. Kent (Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.)

05/22/14 - 20140139494 - Segmented waveguide core touch sensor systems and methods
Systems and related methods providing for touch sensors having a waveguide reflective array within a major reflective array are discussed herein. A touch sensor may include a substrate configured to propagate surface acoustic waves. The substrate may include a front surface, a back surface including the reflective arrays, and a...
Inventors: Yoshikazu Tanaka, Joel C. Kent (Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.)

04/17/14 - 20140104196 - Curved profile touch sensor systems and methods
Systems and related methods providing for touch sensors having at least one non-linear edge. A touch sensor may include a substrate configured to propagate surface acoustic waves. The substrate may include a front surface, a back surface including a reflective array, and a connecting surface joining the front surface and...
Inventors: Steven W. Haungs, James L. Aroyan, Daniel H. Scharff, Joel C. Kent (Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.)

09/12/13 - 20130234995 - Acoustic touch apparatus with multi-touch capability
An acoustic touch apparatus that utilizes the transfer of surface acoustic waves from one surface, through the touch substrate, to another surface to enable multi-touch capabilities....
Inventors: Kyu-tak Son, Joel C. Kent

09/12/13 - 20130234994 - Acoustic touch apparatus with variable thickness substrate
An acoustic touch apparatus that has a variable thickness glass substrate that permits the transfer of surface acoustic waves between the back and front surfaces, thus enabling transducers to be placed on the substrate surface opposite the desired touch input surface....
Inventors: David S. Hecht, Joel C. Kent

06/13/13 - 20130147768 - Acoustic touch signal dispersion mitigation
A touch input system includes a substrate configured to support propagation of acoustic signals, a transducer in communication with the substrate and configured to transmit or receive the acoustic signals before or after the propagation, and an array of reflectors disposed on the substrate. Each reflector is oriented on an...
Inventors: James L. Aroyan, Francis Lau, Joel C. Kent

05/16/13 - 20130120323 - Radial layout for acoustic wave touch sensor
Surface acoustic waves in a radial pattern are used to detect touch. Different radial transducer arrangements may allow for locating multiple simultaneous touches without ambiguity. Instead of transmitting along a line to be reflected at multiple points, the surface acoustic waves are transmitted radially. The surface acoustic waves are transmitted...
Inventors: Daniel H. Scharff, Joel C. Kent, Kyu-tak Son

05/16/13 - 20130120322 - Radial transducer for acoustic wave touch sensor
Radial transducers are provided for acoustic touch sensors. Different radial transducer arrangements may allow for locating multiple simultaneous touches without ambiguity, in some embodiments without a bezel. Instead of transmitting acoustic waves along a line to be reflected at multiple points, surface acoustic waves are transmitted in a radial wave...
Inventors: Yoshikazu Tanaka, Daniel H. Scharff, Ting Gao, Joel C. Kent, James L. Aroyan

04/18/13 - 20130093732 - Method for detecting a touch-and-hold touch event and corresponding device
Methods for determining a touch-and-hold touch event on a touch sensitive interaction surface of a touch sensing device are provided and comprise the steps of: a) determining a touch location of the touch event based on vibrations, such as bending waves, propagating through the interaction surface and b) determining whether...
Inventors: Simon Esteve, Olivier Schevin, Joel C. Kent (Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.)

04/18/13 - 20130093731 - Acoustic touch apparatus
Acoustic touch apparatus comprising a substrate having first and second surfaces capable of propagating surface acoustic waves, the second surface comprising a touch region and the first and second surfaces coupled via a rounded connecting surface; at least one acoustic wave transducer on the first surface; and at least one...
Inventors: Daniel H. Scharff, James L. Aroyan, Ting Gao, Joel C. Kent

04/18/13 - 20130093730 - Acoustic touch apparatus
An improved acoustic touch apparatus that has a logo or application icon applied on the back surface of a propagating substrate which can be viewed through the substrate and an acoustic element situated adjacent the logo or application icon that can compensate for phase velocity shifts of surface acoustic waves...
Inventors: Daniel H. Scharff, Joel C. Kent

12/27/12 - 20120329524 - Touch sensor and antenna integration along an electronic device housing
An electronic device includes a housing defining first and second user interface areas, a touch-sensitive display disposed in the first user interface area, and a conductive structure disposed along the housing in the second user interface area. The electronic device further includes a capacitive touch controller disposed within the housing...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent, Ting Gao, Bruce F. Bishop

11/08/12 - 20120280942 - Touchscreen for detecting multiple touchscreens
A touchscreen system comprises a touch area. At least one transmitter is positioned proximate to outer edges of the touch area for transmitting first beams in a first direction. At least one beam splitter is positioned proximate to the outer edges of the touch area for splitting the first beams...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent, James L. Aroyan, Ting Gao, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Daniel H. Scharff (Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.)

07/19/12 - 20120182269 - Acoustic touch sensor
A touch sensor comprises a substrate capable of propagating acoustic waves and includes a first surface having a touch sensitive region. A first sidewall intersects the first surface along a first edge. The first edge is configured to propagate a first acoustic wave along the first edge. The first acoustic...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent, Paulo I. Gomes, Robert Adler, Ingrid Adler, Paul Jerome Fehrenbach, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Charles Dudley Copper

06/28/12 - 20120166145 - Method and a touch sensing device for implementing the method
The present invention relates to a method for reducing noise in a signal sensing a bending wave propagating in an object comprising the steps of: receiving a sensed signal representative of a plurality of locations of the object, and fitting a function satisfying bending wave propagation properties to the sensed...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent

06/28/12 - 20120162123 - Background capacitance compensation for a capacitive touch input device
A location of contact with a touch sensitive device is determined. Values associated with each electrode of a plurality of electrodes formed on a single layer of the touch sensitive device are sampled. A determination is made as to whether a contact with the touch sensitive device has occurred. Values...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent, Selina Li, Jong Yi

06/28/12 - 20120162094 - Mechanical deflection compensation for a capacitive touch input device
A location of contact with a touch sensitive device is determined. Output signals associated with a plurality of electrodes such as formed on a single layer of the touch sensitive device are measured to identify a first electrode positioned at an approximate location of contact with the touch sensor. An...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent, Selina Li

01/12/12 - 20120007837 - Acoustic touch sensor
A touch sensor comprises a substrate capable of propagating acoustic waves and includes a first surface having a touch sensitive region. A first sidewall intersects the first surface along a first edge. The first edge is configured to propagate a first acoustic wave along the first edge. The first acoustic...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent, James L. Aroyan

12/01/11 - 20110291996 - Multi-layer coversheet for saw touch panel
A touch panel includes a surface acoustic wave propagating substrate having top and bottom surfaces and a multi-layer coversheet that is positioned over the substrate. The coversheet includes a load-spreading layer, a compliant layer and an anti-sticking layer. The load-spreading layer has top and bottom surfaces, and the top surface...
Inventors: Ting Gao, Jorge G. Loayza, Joel C. Kent (Tyco Electronics Corporation)

11/17/11 - 20110279409 - System and method for detecting locations of touches on a touch sensor
A projected capacitive touch sensor system includes a substrate that defines a plurality of non-overlapping areas. Each non-overlapping area includes a plurality of detection electrodes arranged in non-overlapping columns. The columns include a horizontal detection electrode that extends along substantially an entire height of a first column, and at least...
Inventors: Ricardo R. Salaverry, James G. Quaderer, Francis Lau, Joel C. Kent

10/20/11 - 20110254812 - Acoustic touch sensor
A touch sensor comprises a substrate capable of propagating acoustic waves. The substrate includes a first surface having a touch sensitive region. A transducer is formed on the substrate. The transducer comprises a piezoelectric element which is thermally cured after being formed on the substrate. The transducer is configured for...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent, Paulo I. Gomes

09/29/11 - 20110234545 - Bezel-less acoustic touch apparatus
An acoustic touch apparatus is provided that includes a substrate capable of propagating surface acoustic waves, such as Rayleigh-type or Love-type waves. The substrate has a front surface, a back surface, and a curved connecting surface formed between the front surface and the back surface. The apparatus also includes at...
Inventors: Yoshikazu Tanaka, Ting Gao, Joel C. Kent, Jeffrey T. Haller, Daniel H. Scharff, Timothy O. Avery

08/18/11 - 20110199315 - Touch panel that has an image layer and detects bending waves
A touch panel includes a substrate that has top and bottom surfaces. A reflective image layer has top and bottom surfaces and displays an image. The bottom surface of the reflective image layer is bonded to the top surface of the substrate to form a stack having top and bottom...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent, Steven Abramovich (Tyco Electronics Corporation)

02/03/11 - 20110025649 - Method and apparatus for detecting hold condition on an acoustic touch surface
A bending wave touch system includes at least one sensor and a touchscreen controller. The at least one sensor is coupled to a substrate and is responsive to vibrations in the substrate. The at least one sensor outputs signals. The controller receives the signals from the at least one sensor...
Inventors: Hamid Sheikhzadeh Nadjar, Joe Henry Babb, Robert L. Brennan, Steven W. Haungs, James R. Wynne, Jr., Joel C. Kent

02/03/11 - 20110025638 - System and method for a projected capacitive touchscreen having weight based coordinate determination
A touch location on a capacitive touchscreen system is identified by receiving signals in response to a touch from electronic channels connected to one electrode or to a group of semi-adjacent electrodes provided on a substrate. Adjacent ones of the electrodes have substantially triangular shapes that alternate between a first...
Inventors: Ricardo R. Salaverry, Joel C. Kent, James L. Aroyan (Tyco Electronics Corporation)

11/25/10 - 20100295814 - Electrode configurations for projected capacitive touch screen
A projected capacitive touch screen is provided that comprises a substrate and electrodes. The substrate defines an active touch zone surrounded by edges. The active touch zone includes a central active zone and an acceleration zone that is located proximate to, and extends along, at least one of the edges....
Inventors: Joel C. Kent, James L. Aroyan (Tyco Electronics Corporation)

11/25/10 - 20100295813 - System and method for a projected capacitive touchscreen having grouped electrodes
A projected capacitive touchscreen system has triangular-shaped electrodes coupled to a substrate. Adjacent ones of the electrodes alternate between first and second orientations to form an interleaved arrangement. The electrodes having the first orientation are electrically connected into greater than two groups that each have at least two semi-adjacent electrodes...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent (Tyco Electronics Corporation)

08/26/10 - 20100214231 - Method and apparatus for two-finger touch coordinate recognition and rotation gesture recognition
A resistive touchscreen system comprises a substrate, a coversheet and a controller. The coversheet comprises a first conductive coating and the substrate comprises a second conductive coating. The substrate and coversheet are positioned proximate each other such that the first conductive coating faces the second conductive coating, and the substrate...
Inventors: Henry M. D'souza, Joel C. Kent (Tyco Electronics Corporation)

12/31/09 - 20090322700 - Method and apparatus for detecting two simultaneous touches and gestures on a resistive touchscreen
Resistive touchscreen system has substrate and coversheet with first and second conductive coatings. The substrate and coversheet are positioned proximate each other such that the first conductive coating faces the second conductive coating. The substrate and coversheet are electrically disconnected with respect to each other in the absence of a...
Inventors: Henry M. D'souza, Raeanne L. Dietz, Joel C. Kent, Detelin Martchovsky, James R. Wynne, Jr. (Tyco Electronics Corporation)

04/30/09 - 20090109195 - Method and apparatus for laplace constrained touchscreen calibration
A computer readable medium has instructions to calibrate a touch system by detecting touch points on a touchscreen that are each associated with touchscreen coordinates in a touchscreen coordinate system. The instructions associated each of the touch points with known calibration targets, and each of the calibration targets has display...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent, Robert J. Warmack

02/19/09 - 20090046078 - Touchscreen using oriented microscopic linear conductive elements
A cover sheet assembly is provided for a touchscreen system. The cover sheet assembly includes an insulating layer having a surface configured to be disposed over an electrically conductive area of a substrate of the touchscreen system. An electrically conductive material is disposed on at least a portion of the...
Inventors: Joel C. Kent (Tyco Electronics Corporation)

02/19/09 - 20090046073 - Touchscreen using both carbon nanoparticles and metal nanoparticles
A cover sheet assembly is provided for a touchscreen system. The cover sheet assembly includes an insulating layer having a surface configured to be disposed over an electrically conductive area of a substrate of the touchscreen system, and an electrically conductive material disposed on at least a portion of the...
Inventors: Brian D. Pennington, Joel C. Kent (Tyco Electronics Corporation)

Elo Touch S0lutions, Inc., Elo Touch Solutions, Inc., Elo Touch Solutions Inc., Tyco Electronics Corporation

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20090046078 - Touchscreen using oriented microscopic linear conductive elements
20090046073 - Touchscreen using both carbon nanoparticles and metal nanoparticles
20090009488 - Method and system for detecting touch events based on redundant validation
20090008160 - method and system for detecting touch events based on magnitude ratios
20080266266 - Touchscreen for detecting multiple touches
20080192014 - Touch screen using carbon nanotube electrodes
20080150909 - Method and apparatus for calibrating targets on a touchscreen


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