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Steven P. Hotelling - Related organizations: Apple Inc. patents

Wide touchpad on a portable computer

03/09/17 - 20170068346 - In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled to a base assembly to alternate between a closed position and an open position. Palm rest areas are formed by a touchpad disposed on the surface of the base assembly. In an alternative embodiment, a touchpad disposed on
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Chris A. Ligtenberg, Duncan Robert Kerr, Bartley K. Andre, Joshua A. Strickon, Brian Q. Huppi, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory N. Christie, Bas Ording

Touch screen stack-ups

01/12/17 - 20170010750 - A multi-touch sensor panel is disclosed that can include a glass subassembly having a plurality of column traces of substantially transparent conductive material that can be formed on the back side, wherein the glass subassembly can also act as a cover that can be touched on the front side. Row
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Brian R. Land, Mark Arthur Hamblin, Tang Yew Tan

Double-sided touch-sensitive panel with shield and drive combined layer

01/05/17 - 20170003817 - A multi-touch capacitive touch sensor panel can be created using a substrate with column and row traces formed on either side of the substrate. To shield the column (sense) traces from the effects of capacitive coupling from a modulated Vcom layer in an adjacent liquid crystal display (LCD) or any
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Brian Richards Land

Measuring body capacitance effect in touch sensitive device

12/29/16 - 20160378263 - Measuring an effect of body capacitance in a touch sensitive device is disclosed. This effect can be caused by poor grounding of a user or other objects touching the device or of the device itself. The device can operate in a stray capacitance mode to measure a body capacitance effect
Inventors: Christoph H. Krah, Steven P. Hotelling, Marduke Yousefpor

Reconstruction of original touch image from differential touch image

12/08/16 - 20160357344 - Reconstruction of an original touch image from a differential touch image is disclosed. Reconstruction can include aligning columns of the differential touch image relative to each other and aligning the image to a baseline DC value. The column and baseline alignment can be based on the differential image data indicative
Inventors: Ari Y. Benbasat, William Matthew Vieta, Wayne Carl Westerman, Steven P. Hotelling

Intelligent stylus

12/08/16 - 20160357343 - An intelligent stylus is disclosed. The stylus can provide a stylus condition in addition to a touch input. The stylus architecture can include multiple sensors to sense information indicative of the stylus condition, a microcontroller to determine the stylus condition based on the sensed information, and a transmitter to transmit
Inventors: David R. Falkenburg, David I. Simon, Jonah A. Harley, Andrea Mucignat, Brian R. Land, Christopher Tenzin Mullens, Steven P. Hotelling

Sensor with diffusing resistor

10/27/16 - 20160313825 - Electrode configurations for reducing wobble error for a stylus translating on a surface over and between electrodes of a touch sensor panel is disclosed. In some examples, electrodes associated with a more linear signal profile are correlated with lower wobble error. In some examples, electrodes are coupled to adjacent electrodes
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Vivek Pant, Prathit Bugnait, Isaac Chan

Touch sensitive displays

10/20/16 - 20160306468 - Displays such as organic light-emitting diode displays may be provided with touch sensing capabilities. A touch sensor may be formed from electrodes located on a thin-film encapsulation layer or one or more sides of a polarizer. A single-sided or double-sided touch sensor panel may be attached to the upper or
Inventors: Wei Chen, Steven P. Hotelling, John Z. Zhong, Shih-chang Chang, Stephen S. Poon

Proximity and multi-touch sensor detection and demodulation

09/29/16 - 20160282998 - The use of one or more proximity sensors in combination with one or more touch sensors in a multi-touch panel to detect the presence of a finger, body part or other object and control or trigger one or more functions in accordance with an “image” of touch provided by the
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Christoph H. Krah

Pet-based touch pad

09/08/16 - 20160259450 - A space-efficient substantially transparent mutual capacitance touch sensor panel can be created by forming columns made of a substantially transparent conductive material on one side of a first substantially transparent substrate, forming rows made of the substantially transparent conductive material on one side of a second substantially transparent substrate and
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling

Electronic device with noise-cancelling force sensor

07/21/16 - 20160209972 - An electronic device may have a housing in which components such as a display are mounted. A strain gauge may be mounted on a layer of the display such as a cover layer or may be mounted on a portion of the housing or other support structure. The layer of
Inventors: Bingrui Yang, Martin P. Grunthaner, Steven P. Hotelling

Input device for touch sensitive devices

06/23/16 - 20160179281 - A method for receiving data from an input device to a computing device through a touch interface. The method includes detecting an input device, synchronizing with the input device by receiving a position signal and activating an input device scan of the touch interface, receiving a data signal from the
Inventors: Christoph H. Krah, Shahrooz Shahparnia, Steven P. Hotelling

Equalizing parasitic capacitance effects in touch screens

06/23/16 - 20160179252 - Reduction of the effects of differences in parasitic capacitances in touch screens is provided. A touch screen can include multiple display pixels with stackups that each include a first element and a second element. For example, the first element can be a common electrode, and the second element can be
Inventors: Shih-chang Chang, Steven P. Hotelling, Cheng-ho Yu

Touch screen display with transparent electrical shielding layer

04/07/16 - 20160097882 - A polarizer includes a polarizer component having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface. The bottom surface is configured to couple to a color filter layer for a liquid crystal display. The polarizer also includes a transparent conducting layer disposed over the top surface. The transparent conducting layer being
Inventors: Cheng Chen, Enkhamgalan Dorjgotov, Masato Kuwabara, Wonjae Choi, Martin P. Grunthaner, Albert Lin, John Z. Zhong, Wei Chen, Steven P. Hotelling, Lynn R. Youngs

Flexible circuit routing

03/17/16 - 20160077647 - Flexible circuits for routing signals of a device, such as a touch sensor panel of a touch sensitive device, are provided. The flexible circuit can include a first set of traces for routing a first set of lines and a second set of traces for routing a second set of
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Joshua G. Wurzel, Steven J. Martisauskas, Thayne M. Miller, Kuo-hua Sung

Multi-functional hand-held device

03/10/16 - 20160070399 - Disclosed herein is a multi-functional hand-held device capable of configuring user inputs based on how the device is to be used. Preferably, the multi-functional hand-held device has at most only a few physical buttons, keys, or switches so that its display size can be substantially increased. The multi-functional hand-held device
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling

Touch pixel design for reducing visual artifacts

03/03/16 - 20160062499 - A touch sensor panel is disclosed. In some examples, the touch sensor panel comprises a first touch pixel electrode formed in a first layer, the first touch pixel electrode comprising a plurality of electrically coupled touch pixel segments separated by one or more touch pixel gaps. In some examples, the
Inventors: James Edward Alexander Pedder, David H.c. Shih, Martin Paul Grunthaner, Steven P. Hotelling

Electronic device display with array of discrete light-emitting diodes

02/11/16 - 20160041663 - An electronic device may include a display. The display may be formed by an array of light-emitting diodes mounted to the surface of a substrate. The substrate may be a silicon substrate. Circuitry may be located in spaces between the light-emitting diodes. Circuitry may also be located on the rear
Inventors: Wei Chen, Steven P. Hotelling, John Z. Zhong, William C. Athas, Wei H. Yao

Touch sensing error compensation

01/21/16 - 20160018946 - Error compensation of a touch sensing signal is provided. A touch screen can include a drive region that can be driven by a drive signal, and a sense region that can output a sense signal that includes information of a first amount of touch on or near the touch screen
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling

Capacitance sensing electrode with integrated i/o mechanism

01/07/16 - 20160004278 - A touch sensing device is disclosed. The touch sensing device includes one or more multifunctional nodes each of which represents a single touch pixel. Each multifunctional node includes a touch sensor with one or more integrated I/O mechanisms. The touch sensor and integrated I/O mechanisms share the same communication lines
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling

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 screen stack-up processing

10/29/15 - 20150309641 - A multi-touch sensor panel is disclosed that can be produced by forming a plurality of first traces of substantially transparent conductive material on a first substrate, forming a plurality of second traces of the substantially transparent material, and creating a fluid-tight gap between the plurality of first traces and the
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Brian R. Land, Mark Arthur Hamblin

Integrated in-plane switching

10/29/15 - 20150309624 - This relates to adding multi-touch functionality to a display without the need of a separate multi-touch panel or layer overlaying the display. Instead, embodiments of the invention can advantageously utilize existing display circuitry to provide multi-touch functionality while adding relatively little circuitry that is specific to the multi-touch functionality. Thus,
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, John Z. Zhong

Display with dual-function capacitive elements

10/29/15 - 20150309623 - A touch screen including display pixels with capacitive elements is provided. The touch screen includes first common voltage lines connecting capacitive elements in adjacent display pixels, and a second common voltage line connecting first common voltage lines. Groups of pixels can be formed as electrically separated regions by including breaks
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Shih Chang Chang, Lili Huang, John Z. Zhong

Force imaging input device and system

10/08/15 - 20150286332 - A force imaging touch pad includes first and second sets of conductive traces separated by a spring membrane. When a force is applied, the spring membrane deforms moving the two sets of traces closer together. The resulting change in mutual capacitance is used to generate an image indicative of the
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Brian Q. Huppi

Double-sided touch-sensitive panel with shield and drive combined layer

09/24/15 - 20150268772 - A multi-touch capacitive touch sensor panel can be created using a substrate with column and row traces formed on either side of the substrate. To shield the column (sense) traces from the effects of capacitive coupling from a modulated Vcom layer in an adjacent liquid crystal display (LCD) or any
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Brian Richards Land

Electronic device having display and surrounding touch sensititve bezel for user interface and control

09/17/15 - 20150261362 - An electronic device has a display and has a touch sensitive bezel surrounding the display. Areas on the bezel are designated for controls used to operate the electronic device. Visual guides corresponding to the controls are displayed on the display adjacent the areas of the bezel designated for the controls.
Inventors: Nick King, Duncan Kerr, Paul Herbst, Steven P. Hotelling

Single-chip multi-stimulus sensor controller

08/20/15 - 20150234535 - A multi-stimulus controller for a multi-touch sensor is formed on a single integrated circuit (single-chip). The multi-stimulus controller includes a transmit oscillator, a transmit signal section that generates a plurality of drive signals based on a frequency of the transmit oscillator, a plurality of transmit channels that transmit the drive
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Christoph H. Krah, Marduke Yousefpor, Thomas James Wilson

Mutual capacitance touch sensing device

07/30/15 - 20150212627 - A mutual capacitive touch sensing device is disclosed. The device can include nodes for sensing a touch at the device and for sensing a force applied to the device. Some nodes can perform both touch and force sensing; while other nodes can perform touch sensing. The device can include distinct
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling

Proximity and multi-touch sensor detection and demodulation

07/09/15 - 20150193039 - The use of one or more proximity sensors in combination with one or more touch sensors in a multi-touch panel to detect the presence of a finger, body part or other object and control or trigger one or more functions in accordance with an “image” of touch provided by the
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Christoph H. Krah

Touch screen border regions

06/11/15 - 20150160769 - Touch screens with more compact border regions can include an active area that includes touch sensing circuitry including drive lines, and a border region around the active area. The border region can include an area of sealant deposited on conductive lines, and transistor circuitry, such as gate drivers, between the
Inventors: Marduke Yousefpor, Steven P. Hotelling, Kevin J. White, Shih Chang Chang

Multi-functional hand-held device

06/04/15 - 20150153895 - Disclosed herein is a multi-functional hand-held device capable of configuring user inputs based on how the device is to be used. Preferably, the multi-functional hand-held device has at most only a few physical buttons, keys, or switches so that its display size can be substantially increased. The multi-functional hand-held device
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling

Device, method, and graphical user interface for manipulating user interfaces based on fingerprint sensor inputs

05/14/15 - 20150135108 - Devices, methods and graphical user interfaces for manipulating user interfaces based on fingerprint sensor inputs are provided. While a display of an electronic device with a fingerprint sensor displays a first user interface, the device may detect movement of a fingerprint on the fingerprint sensor. In accordance with a determination
Inventors: Benjamin J. Pope, Daniel W. Jarvis, Nicholas G. Merz, Scott A. Myers, Michael A. Cretella, Michael Eng, James H. Foster, Terry L. Gilton, Myra Haggerty, Byron B. Han, M. Evans Hankey, Steven P. Hotelling, Brian R. Land, Stephen Brian Llynch, Paul Meade, Mushtaq A. Sarwar, John P. Ternus, Paul M. Thompson, Marcel Van Os, John A. Wright

Proximity and multi-touch sensor detection and demodulation

04/09/15 - 20150097780 - The use of one or more proximity sensors in combination with one or more touch sensors in a multi-touch panel to detect the presence of a finger, body part or other object and control or trigger one or more functions in accordance with an “image” of touch provided by the
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Christoph H. Krah

Switching circuitry for touch sensitive display

03/19/15 - 20150077375 - A circuit for switching an LCD between display and touch modes is disclosed. The circuit can include one or more switches configured to switch one or more drive, sense, and data lines in LCD pixels according to the mode. During touch mode, the circuit switches can be configured to switch
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Marduke Yousefpor, Shih Chang Chang

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

Multipoint touch surface controller

12/11/14 - 20140362048 - A multipoint touch surface controller is disclosed herein. The controller includes an integrated circuit including output circuitry for driving a capacitive multi-touch sensor and input circuitry for reading the sensor. Also disclosed herein are various noise rejection and dynamic range enhancement techniques that permit the controller to be used with
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Christoph H. Krah, Brian Q. Huppi

Double-sided touch-sensitive panel with shield and drive combined layer

11/13/14 - 20140333857 - A multi-touch capacitive touch sensor panel can be created using a substrate with column and row traces formed on either side of the substrate. To shield the column (sense) traces from the effects of capacitive coupling from a modulated Vcom layer in an adjacent liquid crystal display (LCD) or any
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Brian Richards Land

Integrated in-plane switching

10/30/14 - 20140320454 - This relates to adding multi-touch functionality to a display without the need of a separate multi-touch panel or layer overlaying the display. Instead, embodiments of the invention can advantageously utilize existing display circuitry to provide multi-touch functionality while adding relatively little circuitry that is specific to the multi-touch functionality. Thus,
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, John Z. Zhong

Mutual capacitance touch sensing device

09/18/14 - 20140267163 - A mutual capacitive touch sensing device is disclosed. The device can include nodes for sensing a touch at the device and for sensing a force applied to the device. Some nodes can perform both touch and force sensing; while other nodes can perform touch sensing. The device can include distinct

Display with dual-function capacitive elements

09/04/14 - 20140247247 - A touch screen including display pixels with capacitive elements is provided. The touch screen includes first common voltage lines connecting capacitive elements in adjacent display pixels, and a second common voltage line connecting first common voltage lines. Groups of pixels can be formed as electrically separated regions by including breaks

Flexible circuit routing

07/10/14 - 20140192276 - Flexible circuits for routing signals of a device, such as a touch sensor panel of a touch sensitive device, are provided. The flexible circuit can include a first set of traces for routing a first set of lines and a second set of traces for routing a second set of

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

Mobile device with ultrasound ranging

06/12/14 - 20140160893 - Mobile devices with ultrasound ranging are disclosed. A mobile device with ultrasound ranging can include a multifunctional component capable of performing multiple functions in the device, where the component can function as an ultrasound transmitter capable of transmitting an ultrasound signal to a proximate device. In some examples, the component

Ultrasound ranging for mobile devices

06/12/14 - 20140160880 - Ultrasonic ranging for mobile devices is disclosed. A mobile device using ultrasonic ranging can include an ultrasound transmitter capable of emitting an ultrasound signal for detection by a proximate device and an ultrasound receiver capable of receiving an ultrasound signal from the proximate device. The mobile device can then use

Direct connect single layer touch panel

05/29/14 - 20140146014 - A substantially transparent touch sensor panel having co-planar single-layer touch sensors and traces fabricated on a single side of a substrate for detecting single or multi-touch events. The touch sensor elements can be fabricated in columns and rows, with each sensor element in a row adjacent to a sensor element

Frustrated total internal reflection and capacitive sensing

04/03/14 - 20140092052 - Detecting force and touch using FTIR and capacitive location. FTIR determines applied force by the user's finger within infrared transmit lines on a touch device. A pattern of such lines determine optical coupling with the touch device. Capacitive sensing can determine (A) where the finger actually touches, so the touch

Input device for touch sensitive devices

01/30/14 - 20140028577 - A method for receiving data from an input device to a computing device through a touch interface. The method includes detecting an input device, synchronizing with the input device by receiving a position signal and activating an input device scan of the touch interface, receiving a data signal from the

Touch screen display with transparent electrical shielding layer

01/16/14 - 20140016043 - A polarizer includes a polarizer component having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface. The bottom surface is configured to couple to a color filter layer for a liquid crystal display. The polarizer also includes a transparent conducting layer disposed over the top surface. The transparent conducting layer being

Redundant sensing element sampling

01/16/14 - 20140015774 - A sensor system and method that adjusts sensor data to account for the presence of noise that causes variations in signal amplitude between sensor blocks and between sensor rows. In order to account for the presence of noise in a sensor apparatus, various embodiments apply a first adjustment to the

Capacitive sensing array modulation

10/17/13 - 20130271422 - A capacitive fingerprint sensor that may be formed of an array of sensing elements. Each capacitive sensing element of the array may register a voltage that varies with the capacitance of a capacitive coupling. A finger may capacitively couple to the individual capacitive sensing elements of the sensor, such that

Gesturing with a multipoint sensing device

09/19/13 - 20130241847 - Methods and systems for implementing gestures with sensing devices are disclosed. More particularly, methods and systems related to gesturing with multipoint sensing devices are disclosed.

Devices and methods for testing flex cable shielding

08/29/13 - 20130221988 - Methods and devices for testing flex cable shielding of a consumer electronic device are provided. In one example, a method may include applying a signal across a first portion of the flex cable shielding and a second portion of the flex cable shielding. The method may also include detecting a

Electronic device with noise-cancelling force sensor

06/20/13 - 20130154998 - An electronic device may have a housing in which components such as a display are mounted. A strain gauge may be mounted on a layer of the display such as a cover layer or may be mounted on a portion of the housing or other support structure. The layer of

Multipoint touch surface controller

12/20/12 - 20120319996 - A multipoint touch surface controller is disclosed herein. The controller includes an integrated circuit including output circuitry for driving a capacitive multi-touch sensor and input circuitry for reading the sensor. Also disclosed herein are various noise rejection and dynamic range enhancement techniques that permit the controller to be used with

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


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