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John Greer Elias - Related organizations: Apple Inc. patents, Apple Inc patents

Touch sensing with mobile sensors

08/25/16 - 20160246441 - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, John Greer Elias

Touch screen liquid crystal display

04/28/16 - 20160117023 - Disclosed herein are liquid-crystal display (LCD) touch screens that integrate the touch sensing elements with the display circuitry. The integration may take a variety of forms. Touch sensing elements can be completely implemented within the LCD stackup but outside the not between the color filter plate and the array plate.
Inventors: Steve Porte Hotelling, Wei Chen, Christoph Horst Krah, John Greer Elias, Wei Hsin Yao, John Z. Zhong, Andrew Bert Hodge, Brian Richards Land, Willem Den Boer

Reduce stylus tip wobble when coupled to capacitive sensor

11/26/15 - 20150338932 - An algorithm for reducing stylus tip wobble for a stylus translating on a surface over and between electrodes of a touch sensor panel is disclosed. In some examples, a first position estimate can be calculated using a first position calculation method and a second position estimate can be calculated using
Inventors: Vivek Pant, Shahrooz Shahparnia, John Greer Elias

Wide dynamic range capacitive sensing

11/12/15 - 20150324062 - A touch sensor panel configured to detect objects touching the panel as well as objects that are at a varying proximity to the touch sensor panel. The touch sensor panel includes circuitry that can configure the panel in a mutual capacitance (near field) architecture or a self-capacitance (far field and
Inventors: John Greer Elias, Steven P. Hotelling

Touch sensor panel design

09/10/15 - 20150253907 - A touch sensor panel including a plurality of drive lines crossing a plurality of sense lines, forming an array, is disclosed. The plurality of drive lines and the plurality of sense lines are formed by interconnecting a plurality of substantially transparent conductive sections having a first resistivity. A substantially transparent
Inventors: John Greer Elias

Touch sensor contact information

01/29/15 - 20150029152 - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, John Greer Elias

Simultaneous sensing arrangement

12/25/14 - 20140375612 - Multi-touch touch-sensing devices and methods are described herein. The touch sensing devices can include multiple sense points, each located at a crossing of a drive line and a sense line. In some embodiments, multiple drive lines may be simultaneously or nearly simultaneously stimulated with drive signals having unique characteristics, such
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, John Greer Elias, Kapil Vinod Sakariya

Stylus detection and demodulation

09/18/14 - 20140267075 - A touch input device configured to detect stylus signals generated by an external stylus is provided. The touch input device includes a plurality of stylus signal detectors that can receive the stylus signal and estimate the start and end time of the stylus signal in order to facilitate windowed demodulation
Inventors: Shahrooz Shahparnia, John Greer Elias

Touch sensor contact information

06/26/14 - 20140176499 - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, John Greer Elias

Simultaneous sensing arrangement

06/19/14 - 20140168143 - Multi-touch touch-sensing devices and methods are described herein. The touch sensing devices can include multiple sense points, each located at a crossing of a drive line and a sense line. In some embodiments, multiple drive lines may be simultaneously or nearly simultaneously stimulated with drive signals having unique characteristics, such
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, John Greer Elias, Kapil Vinod Sakariya

Touch screen liquid crystal display

06/05/14 - 20140152619 - Disclosed herein are liquid-crystal display (LCD) touch screens that integrate the touch sensing elements with the display circuitry. The integration may take a variety of forms. Touch sensing elements can be completely implemented within the LCD stackup but outside the not between the color filter plate and the array plate.
Inventors: Steve Porter Hotelling, Wei Chen, Christoph Horst Krah, John Greer Elias, Wei Hsin Yao, John Z. Zhong, Andrew Bert Hodge, Brian Richards Land, Willem Den Boer

Integrated display and touch screen

05/22/14 - 20140139457 - Liquid crystal display (LCD) touch screens integrate touch sensing elements with display circuitry and may include in-plane-switching (IPS) LCDs. A method of operating the integrated touch sensing elements with the display circuitry includes dividing touch-sensing circuitry of the touch screen into a plurality of drive segments, each drive segment overlapping
Inventors: Steve Porter Hotelling, Wei Chen, Christoph Horst Krah, John Greer Elias, Wei Hsin Yao, John Z. Zhong, Andrew Bert Hodge, Brian Richards Land, Willem Den Boer

Phase shift reduction in touch signals

12/12/13 - 20130330017 - Phase shift reduction in touch signals is disclosed. Touch signals with phase shifts can be demodulated with I- and Q-demodulation waveforms to generate the I and Q components of the signals. The I and Q components can then be combined so as to provide magnitude information not affected by the
Inventors: John Greer Elias

Mitigation of parasitic capacitance

10/31/13 - 20130285973 - A touch sensor panel configured to mitigate the effect of parasitic capacitance on the ability of a capacitive touch sensor panel to reliably detect touch and proximity events. The touch sensor panel includes circuitry that can electrically drive a set of conductive shields that partially encapsulate various conductive components of
Inventors: John Greer Elias, Steven Porter Hotelling

Capacitance touch near-field-far field switching

10/31/13 - 20130285972 - A touch sensor panel configured to switch between a mutual capacitance near field sensing architecture and a self-capacitance far field sensing architecture. The touch sensor panel includes circuitry that can switch the configuration of touch electrodes to act as either drive lines in a mutual capacitance configuration or as sense
Inventors: John Greer Elias, Steven Porter Hotelling

Wide dynamic range capacitive sensing

10/31/13 - 20130285971 - A touch sensor panel configured to detect objects touching the panel as well as objects that are at a varying proximity to the touch sensor panel. The touch sensor panel includes circuitry that can configure the panel in a mutual capacitance (near field) architecture or a self-capacitance (far field and
Inventors: John Greer Elias, Steven Porter Hotelling

Identifying contacts on a touch surface

06/13/13 - 20130147761 - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, John Greer Elias

Fusion keyboard

03/14/13 - 20130063286 - Touch sensitive mechanical keyboards for detecting touch events and key depressions on the keyboard are provided. The keyboard can include a set of individually depressible mechanical keys having a touch sensitive area located on their surface. A touch sensor can be included to detect touch events on the surface of
Inventors: John Greer Elias, Steven J. Martisauskas

Enabling touch events on a touch sensitive mechanical keyboard

03/14/13 - 20130063285 - Touch sensitive mechanical keyboards and processes for detecting touch events and key depressions on the touch sensitive mechanical keyboard are provided. The touch sensitive mechanical keyboard can include a set of individually depressible mechanical keys having a touch sensitive area located on their surface. A touch sensor can be included
Inventors: John Greer Elias

Touch screen liquid crystal display

10/25/12 - 20120268423 - Disclosed herein are liquid-crystal display (LCD) touch screens that integrate the touch sensing elements with the display circuitry. The integration may take a variety of forms. Touch sensing elements can be completely implemented within the LCD stackup but outside the not between the color filter plate and the array plate.
Inventors: Steve Porter Hotelling, Wei Chen, Christoph Horst Krah, John Greer Elias, Wei Hsin Yao, John Z. Zhong, Andrew Bert Hodge, Brian Richards Land, Willem Den Boer

Segmented vcom

08/04/11 - 20110187677 - Disclosed herein are liquid-crystal display (LCD) touch screens that integrate the touch sensing elements with the display circuitry. The integration may take a variety of forms. Touch sensing elements can be completely implemented within the LCD stackup but outside the not between the color filter plate and the array plate.
Inventors: Steve Porter Hotelling, Wei Chen, Christoph Horst Krah, John Greer Elias, Wei Hsin Yao, John Z. Zhong, Andrew Bert Hodge, Brian Richards Land, Willem Den Boer

Image processing for camera based motion tracking

01/13/11 - 20110006991 - Image processing techniques that can improve the user interface experience associated with key-based input devices. In one embodiment, a motion sensitive mechanical keyboard can utilize orthogonally-oriented cameras to sense hand/finger motion over the surface of the keys. This arrangement can enable a standard look and feel mechanical keyboard to receive
Inventors: John Greer Elias

Simultaneous sensing arrangement

12/30/10 - 20100328265 - Multi-touch touch-sensing devices and methods are described herein. The touch sensing devices can include multiple sense points, each located at a crossing of a drive line and a sense line. In some embodiments, multiple drive lines may be simultaneously or nearly simultaneously stimulated with drive signals having unique characteristics, such
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, John Greer Elias, Kapil Vinod Sakariya

Touch sensor panel design

12/30/10 - 20100328228 - A touch sensor panel including a plurality of drive lines crossing a plurality of sense lines, forming an array, is disclosed. The plurality of drive lines and the plurality of sense lines are formed by interconnecting a plurality of substantially transparent conductive sections having a first resistivity. A substantially transparent
Inventors: John Greer Elias

Multi-touch shape drawing

06/17/10 - 20100149109 - Multi-touch shape drawing. The use of multi-touch gesture detection improves the user interface experience associated with generating and modifying shapes. By associating unique multi-touch gestures with the generation of corresponding shapes, the accuracy and ease of use with which shapes can be generated can be improved. By associating multi-touch gestures
Inventors: John Greer Elias

Motion sensitive mechanical keyboard

06/17/10 - 20100149099 - A motion sensitive mechanical keyboard configured to enable a standard look and feel mechanical keyboard to sense hand/finger motion over the surface of the keys. Command and cursor input (e.g., pointing and gestures) can be received from the user on the motion sensitive mechanical keyboard without requiring the user to
Inventors: John Greer Elias

Touch sensitive mechanical keyboard

06/17/10 - 20100148995 - A touch sensitive mechanical keyboard configured to enable a standard look and feel mechanical keyboard to sense fine hand/finger motion over the surface of the keys. Command and cursor input (e.g., pointing and gestures) can be received from the user on the touch sensitive mechanical keyboard without requiring the user
Inventors: John Greer Elias

Bandwidth enhancement for a touch sensor panel

03/11/10 - 20100059294 - A system is disclosed for enhancing the stimulation signal bandwidth for a touch sensor panel and maintaining relatively uniform touch sensitivity over the touch sensor panel surface. In one embodiment, a bandwidth enhancement circuit is coupled in parallel to a sensor circuit. The sensor circuit includes a source of stimulating
Inventors: John Greer Elias, Steve Porter Hotelling

Switched capacitor projection scan multi-touch sensor array

04/30/09 - 20090109190 - A touch sensor panel can be constructed on a single surface of a substrate as a plurality of distributed RC lines arranged in rows and columns. Each distributed RC line can include alternating connected transistors and metal pads. During operation, the transistors on either side of the metal pads in
Inventors: John Greer Elias


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