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Jonathan Westhues - Related organizations: Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc patents, Perceptive Pixel, Inc. patents, Microsoft Corporation patents

Electrostatic communication using an active stylus

03/02/17 - 20170060276 - An active stylus includes an electrode and a controller. The controller is configured to 1) generate a report including stylus information represented by a plurality of bits including a first subset of bits and a second subset of bits, 2) encode the first set of bits differently than the second
Inventors: Tianzhu Qiao, Jonathan Westhues

Multiple correlations in a touch sensor

12/29/16 - 20160378220 - Embodiments are disclosed that relate to touch input detection in a touch sensor. One example provides a method comprising establishing a first reference sequence, starting with a first set of candidate reference sequences each differing from the first reference sequence, reducing the first set of candidate reference sequences by applying
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Tianzhu Qiao

Multiple matrix differential touch sense

12/22/16 - 20160370912 - A touch-sensing system for use with a display system is provided herein. The touch-sensing system includes: (1) a first touch-sensor matrix having rows and columns and situated planarly relative to the display system; (2) a second touch-sensor matrix having rows and columns and situated planarly relative to the display system;
Inventors: Tianzhu Qiao, Jonathan Westhues

Touch display device

06/16/16 - 20160170522 - A touch display device includes a display panel, a plurality of receive electrodes, an enable electrode driver, and a touch sense circuit. The display panel includes a plurality of data electrodes and a plurality of enable electrodes connected to a plurality of display cells. Each display cell is connected to
Inventors: David Elliott Slobodin, Jonathan Westhues

Active stylus synchronization

06/16/16 - 20160170506 - A touch-sensing system comprises an active stylus including a probe electrode and associated sensory logic. The sensory logic is configured to receive a synchronization pulse sequence via the probe electrode between consecutive touch-sensing frames of a capacitive touch screen, to use the synchronization pulse sequence to synchronize a local row
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Tianzhu Qiao

Interactive stylus and display device

06/16/16 - 20160170504 - An interactive stylus for use with an interactive display device is provided. The interactive stylus includes a stylus body having a first end, where the first end is configured to be used by a user to provide a first function and a second function. The interactive stylus further includes a
Inventors: Denis Varlamov, Jonathan Westhues

Interactive stylus with discrete circuit multiplexing system

06/16/16 - 20160170503 - A discrete circuit multiplexing system in an interactive stylus is provided. The discrete circuit multiplexing system includes a first electrode and second electrode positioned in a stylus body, with a shared transmitting sub-system coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode. The circuit further includes a microcontroller configured to
Inventors: Denis Varlamov, Jonathan Westhues

Systems for an electrostatic stylus within a capacitive touch sensor

05/12/16 - 20160132137 - Systems are described for transmitting and receiving signals in an active stylus for a capacitive touch sensor, for which the systems have at least one circuit for receiving a current from an electrode and for transmitting a voltage onto the electrode. The systems include components for receiving the current in
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Jefferson Y. Han

Localizing an electrostatic stylus within a capacitive touch sensor

02/11/16 - 20160041687 - Methods, systems, and apparatus relate to capacitive touch sensors with a fine-pointed, active stylus. The active stylus is configured to receive a signal from the capacitive touch sensor for synchronizing a time base of the stylus with the capacitive touch sensor. The active stylus is configured to receive a signal
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Jefferson Y. Han

Cryptographic key exchange over an electrostatic channel

01/14/16 - 20160014598 - Various embodiments relating to exchanging a cryptographic key between a display device and an input device via electrostatic communication are disclosed. In one embodiment, an interactive communication device includes one or more electrodes and a radio transceiver. The one or more electrodes may be excited to capacitively couple with one
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues

Techniques for locally improving signal to noise in a capacitive touch sensor

01/07/16 - 20160004357 - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for digital signal processing (DSP) techniques for generally improving a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of capacitive touch sensors.
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Jefferson Y. Han

Display system with electrostatic and radio links

07/30/15 - 20150212597 - Systems and methods for transmitting information in interactive display systems are provided. In one example, an interactive display system comprises an interactive display including an electrode matrix, a display-side radio transceiver, and an input device including an electrode tip and an input device-side radio transceiver, wherein the interactive display is
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues

Display system with electrostatic and radio links

07/09/15 - 20150193033 - Systems and methods for transmitting information in interactive display systems are provided. In one example, an interactive display system comprises an interactive display including an electrode matrix having row and column electrodes, the row electrodes being sequentially driven, a display-side radio transceiver, and an input device including an electrode tip
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues

Capacitive touch sensor having pseudo jumpers

12/25/14 - 20140375903 - Electrode matrices for capacitive touch-sensing are provided. An electrode matrix may include a plurality of electrodes separated by gaps. Each electrode may include a plurality of spaced apart conductors electrically connected at opposed ends by respective tie structures. The conductors of each electrode may be electrically bridged at intervals by
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Sean M. Donnelly, Jason D. Wilson

Capacitive touch sensor having oblique electrode matrix

12/25/14 - 20140375902 - Electrode matrices for capacitive touch-sensing are provided. An electrode matrix may include a plurality of column conductors having a first end and a second end formed along a central longitudinal axis. The column conductor may further include a column zigzag structure extending between the first end and the second end.
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Sean M. Donnelly, Jason D. Wilson

Capacitive touch sensor having code-divided and time-divided transmit waveforms

09/18/14 - 20140267162 - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for digital signal processing (DSP) techniques for generally improving a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of capacitive touch sensors.
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Jefferson Y. Han

Capacitive touch surface in close proximity to display

07/10/14 - 20140192007 - To address the above issues, a display device with a capacitive touch screen display having a touch surface in close proximity to a display stack is provided. The display may include a touch sheet with a top surface, a touch sensor having a matrix of capacitors formed of electrodes positioned
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Sean Donnelly, Jason Wilson

Techniques for disambiguating touch data using user devices

06/19/14 - 20140168160 - Techniques for disambiguating touch data and determining user assignment of touch points detected by a touch sensor are described. The techniques leverage both user-specific touch data projected onto axes and non-user-specific touch data captured over a complete area.
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues

Capacitive touch sensor having correlation with a receiver

12/26/13 - 20130342506 - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for digital signal processing (DSP) techniques for generally improving a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of capacitive touch sensors.
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Jefferson Y. Han

Interpolation of position of a stylus in a touch sensor

10/24/13 - 20130278550 - Systems and methods for determining interpolation functions for a stylus position on a sensor matrix and estimating such a position are provided. In one disclosed embodiment, a test apparatus comprises a stylus configured to be positioned on a sensor matrix at each location of a set of known locations. One
Inventors: Jonathan Westhues


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