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Wayne Carl Westerman - Related organizations: Apple Inc. patents, Apple Inc patents

Preprocessing for nonlinear stylus profiles

03/09/17 - 20170068330 - Pre-processing can be applied to raw signal measurements resulting from stimulation from an input device, such as an active stylus, having a non-linear signal profile. The pre-processing can include a non-linear transformation, which can linearize the signal profile and thereby reduce wobble resulting from location detection algorithms. The transformation can
Inventors: Seyed Mohammad Navidpour, Apexit Shah, Wayne Carl Westerman

Touch detection using multiple simultaneous stimulation signals

12/15/16 - 20160364078 - The use of multiple stimulation signals having one or more frequencies and one or more phases to generate an image of touch on a touch sensor panel is disclosed. Each of a plurality of sense channels can be coupled to a column in a touch sensor panel and can have
Inventors: Christoph Horst Krah, Steven Porter Hotelling, Sean Erik O'connor, Wayne Carl Westerman

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

Irregular input identification

12/01/16 - 20160349910 - Techniques for identifying irregular objects in contact with, or in close proximity to, a touch-surface are described. An irregularity measure is determined based on the regions intrinsic characteristics (e.g., energy content) rather than on the shape (or pattern) of the pixels within the region.
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

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

Storing baseline information in eeprom

07/07/16 - 20160195964 - Pre-stored no-touch or no-hover (no-event) sensor output values can initially be used when a sensor panel subsystem is first booted up to establish an initial baseline of sensor output values unaffected by fingers or other objects touching or hovering over the sensor panel during boot-up. This initial baseline can then
Inventors: Brian Richards Land, Wayne Carl Westerman, Steve Porter Hotelling

Motion component dominance factors for motion locking of touch sensor data

06/02/16 - 20160154529 - An image jaggedness filter is disclosed that can be used to detect the presence of ungrounded objects such as water droplets or coins, and delay periodic baseline adjustments until these objects are no longer present. To do otherwise could produce inaccurate normalized baseline sensor output values. The application of a
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

Multi-touch input discrimination

04/21/16 - 20160110027 - Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different types of contacts to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. Illustrative contact types include fingertips, thumbs, palms and cheeks. By way of example, thumb contacts may be distinguished from fingertip contacts using a patch eccentricity parameter. In addition, by non-linearly deemphasizing pixels in
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

Detecting and interpreting real-world and security gestures on touch and hover sensitive devices

02/04/16 - 20160034177 - “Real-world” gestures such as hand or finger movements/orientations that are generally recognized to mean certain things (e.g., an “OK” hand signal generally indicates an affirmative response) can be interpreted by a touch or hover sensitive device to more efficiently and accurately effect intended operations. These gestures can include, but are
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Myra Mary Haggerty

Touch rejection

11/26/15 - 20150338991 - The rejection of undesired touch events on a touch surface is disclosed. A weighted meta-centroid of all touch events can be computed. In some examples, touches can be weighted inversely to their size and distance to the nearest neighboring touch. In some examples, touches can be weighted based on the
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Ari Y. Benbasat

Glove touch detection

11/26/15 - 20150338983 - The dynamic adjusting of the conditions for identifying inputs as touching a touch-sensitive device is discloses. In some examples, in addition to using a signal density make threshold to identify an input patch as touching the surface, a signal density stability threshold can be used to identify the input patch
Inventors: Ari Y. Benbasat, Wayne Carl Westerman

Stylus tilt and orientation estimation from touch sensor panel images

11/26/15 - 20150338949 - The detection of an orientation of a stylus relative to a touch sensitive surface is disclosed. In one example, a touch image of the stylus tip and the hand used to grasp the stylus can be captured by the touch sensor panel and analyzed to determine the stylus' orientation relative
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

Esd detection on a touch input device

10/29/15 - 20150309608 - A touch sensitive device that detects the occurrence of an electrostatic discharge event on the device by analyzing an acquired touch image for characteristics associated with the occurrence of an ESD event is provided. An acquired touch image is analyzed for characteristics that differentiate it from a touch image generated
Inventors: David H. C. Shih, Albert Lin, Sean E. O'connor, Ari Y. Benbasat, Wayne Carl Westerman

Touch detection using multiple simultaneous stimulation signals

10/22/15 - 20150301681 - The use of multiple stimulation signals having one or more frequencies and one or more phases to generate an image of touch on a touch sensor panel is disclosed. Each of a plurality of sense channels can be coupled to a column in a touch sensor panel and can have
Inventors: Christoph Horst Krah, Steve Porter Hotelling, Sean Erik O'connor, Wayne Carl Westerman

Suppressing errant motion using integrated mouse and touch information

10/01/15 - 20150277590 - The suppression of errant motion regarding a mouse is disclosed. Mouse and touch information can be integrated to determine whether a gesture made on a surface of the mouse is errant, such as when a mouse is being moved and the fingers holding the mouse inadvertently move on the mouse
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Christopher Tenzin Mullens

Selective rejection of touch contacts in an edge region of a touch surface

09/10/15 - 20150253891 - The selective rejection of touch contacts in an edge region of a touch sensor panel is disclosed. In addition, by providing certain exceptions to the rejection of edge contacts, the functionality of the touch sensor panel can be maximized. Contacts in edge bands around the perimeter of a touch sensor
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

Multi-touch input discrimination

07/16/15 - 20150199070 - Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different types of contacts to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. Illustrative contact types include fingertips, thumbs, palms and cheeks. By way of example, thumb contacts may be distinguished from fingertip contacts using a patch eccentricity parameter. In addition, by non-linearly deemphasizing pixels in
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

Selective input signal rejection and modification

06/04/15 - 20150153865 - Embodiments are related to user input devices that accept complex user input including a combination of touch and push (or pick) input. Embodiments of the invention provide for selective ignoring or rejection of input received from such devices in order to avoid interpreting unintentional user actions as commands. Furthermore, some
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Christopher Tenzin Mullens

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

Touch detection at bezel edge

12/11/14 - 20140362001 - This relates to a method of extrapolating proximity information to generate a border column or row of touch nodes (also known as touch pixels) and then fitting an ellipse to the contact patch including the extrapolated border touch nodes. Additionally, a contact can be identified as a thumb based on
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Ari Y. Benbasat

Multi-touch input discrimination

11/13/14 - 20140333586 - Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different types of contacts to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. Illustrative contact types include fingertips, thumbs, palms and cheeks. By way of example, thumb contacts may be distinguished from fingertip contacts using a patch eccentricity parameter. In addition, by non-linearly deemphasizing pixels in
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

Touch detection using multiple simultaneous frequencies

08/28/14 - 20140240287 - The use of multiple stimulation frequencies and phases to generate an image of touch on a touch sensor panel is disclosed. Each of a plurality of sense channels can be coupled to a column in a touch sensor panel and can have multiple mixers. Each mixer in the sense channel
Inventors: Christoph Horst Krah, Steve Porter Hotelling, Sean Erik O'connor, Wayne Carl Westerman

Storing baseline information in eeprom

08/28/14 - 20140240271 - Pre-stored no-touch or no-hover (no-event) sensor output values can initially be used when a sensor panel subsystem is first booted up to establish an initial baseline of sensor output values unaffected by fingers or other objects touching or hovering over the sensor panel during boot-up. This initial baseline can then
Inventors: Brian Richards Land, Wayne Carl Westerman, Steve Porter Hotelling

Negative pixel compensation

08/21/14 - 20140232673 - Negative pixel compensation in a touch sensor panel is disclosed. The panel can compensate for a negative pixel effect in touch signal outputs due to poor grounding of an object touching the panel. To do so, the panel can reconstruct a captured touch image to remove negative pixel values indicative
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Sean Erik O'connor

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

Pinch-throw and translation gestures

06/05/14 - 20140152604 - The detection of finger pinch, rotate, and tap gestures along with a translation and optionally liftoff motion to initiate certain actions is disclosed. To detect both the gesture and the translation, a certain amount of gesture scaling speed can be detected along with a certain amount of translation speed and
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Brett G. Alten

Esd detection on a touch input device

03/13/14 - 20140071092 - A touch sensitive device that detects the occurrence of an electrostatic discharge event on the device by analyzing an acquired touch image for characteristics associated with the occurrence of an ESD event is provided. An acquired touch image is analyzed for characteristics that differentiate it from a touch image generated
Inventors: David H. C. Shih, Albert Lin, Sean Erik O'connor, Ari Y. Benbasat, Wayne Carl Westerman

Insertion marker placement on touch sensitive display

03/06/14 - 20140062873 - In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display. The method can include: displaying graphics on the touch screen display, detecting a finger contact on the touch screen display, and, in response to the detected finger contact, inserting an
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Bas Ording, B. Michael Victor

Multi-touch input discrimination

02/20/14 - 20140049495 - Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different types of contacts to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. Illustrative contact types include fingertips, thumbs, palms and cheeks. By way of example, thumb contacts may be distinguished from fingertip contacts using a patch eccentricity parameter. In addition, by non-linearly deemphasizing pixels in
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

Reconstruction of original touch image from differential touch image

10/17/13 - 20130271427 - 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 Porter Hotelling

Touch detection using multiple simultaneous frequencies

10/17/13 - 20130271410 - The use of multiple stimulation frequencies and phases to generate an image of touch on a touch sensor panel is disclosed. Each of a plurality of sense channels can be coupled to a column in a touch sensor panel and can have multiple mixers. Each mixer in the sense channel
Inventors: Christoph Horst Krah, Steve Porter Hotelling, Sean Erik O'connor, Wayne Carl Westerman

Selective input signal rejection and modification

09/05/13 - 20130229376 - Embodiments are related to user input devices that accept complex user input including a combination of touch and push (or pick) input. Embodiments of the invention provide for selective ignoring or rejection of input received from such devices in order to avoid interpreting unintentional user actions as commands. Furthermore, some
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Christopher Tenzin Mullens

Multi-touch input discrimination

06/20/13 - 20130155022 - Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different input patterns to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. By way of example, large objects hovering a short distance from the touch-surface (e.g., a cheek, thigh or chest) may be identified and distinguished from physical contacts to the surface. In addition, rough contacts
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

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

Storing baseline information in eeprom

04/18/13 - 20130093710 - Pre-stored no-touch or no-hover (no-event) sensor output values can initially be used when a sensor panel subsystem is first booted up to establish an initial baseline of sensor output values unaffected by fingers or other objects touching or hovering over the sensor panel during boot-up. This initial baseline can then
Inventors: Brian Richards Land, Wayne Carl Westerman, Steve Porter Hotelling

Multi-touch input discrimination

11/15/12 - 20120287074 - Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different types of contacts to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. Illustrative contact types include fingertips, thumbs, palms and cheeks. By way of example, thumb contacts may be distinguished from fingertip contacts using a patch eccentricity parameter. In addition, by non-linearly deemphasizing pixels in
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

Multi-touch skins spanning three dimensions

06/07/12 - 20120139860 - One or more multi-touch skins can placed along three dimensions of an object. The one or more multi-touch skins enable multi-touch inputs during the operation of the object. The multi-touch inputs can be tracked to monitor the operation of the object and provide feedback to the operator of the object.
Inventors: Steve Porter Hotelling, Wayne Carl Westerman

Multi-touch input discrimination

05/10/12 - 20120113041 - Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different types of contacts to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. Illustrative contact types include fingertips, thumbs, palms and cheeks. By way of example, thumb contacts may be distinguished from fingertip contacts using a patch eccentricity parameter. In addition, by non-linearly deemphasizing pixels in
Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman

Storing baseline information in eeprom

03/15/12 - 20120062493 - Pre-stored no-touch or no-hover (no-event) sensor output values can initially be used when a sensor panel subsystem is first booted up to establish an initial baseline of sensor output values unaffected by fingers or other objects touching or hovering over the sensor panel during boot-up. This initial baseline can then
Inventors: Brian Richards Land, Wayne Carl Westerman, Steve Porter Hotelling

Method for disambiguating multiple touches on a projection-scan touch sensor panel

02/09/12 - 20120032895 - A touch sensor panel is disclosed. The touch sensor panel includes a plurality of rows, at least one of the rows being a split row including a plurality of row subsections; and a plurality of columns, at least one of the columns being a split column including a plurality of

Selective rejection of touch contacts in an edge region of a touch surface

01/26/12 - 20120023459 - The selective rejection of touch contacts in an edge region of a touch sensor panel is disclosed. In addition, by providing certain exceptions to the rejection of edge contacts, the functionality of the touch sensor panel can be maximized. Contacts in edge bands around the perimeter of a touch sensor

Touch input transitions

01/26/12 - 20120019469 - Selection of input of a touch sensing surface is provided. Contacts on or near a surface are tracked to obtain touch information of the contacts. A first gesture is detected corresponding to first touch information of a number of contacts performing an activity, and a first input corresponding to the

Selective input signal rejection and modification

01/26/12 - 20120019468 - Embodiments are related to user input devices that accept complex user input including a combination of touch and push (or pick) input. Embodiments of the invention provide for selective ignoring or rejection of input received from such devices in order to avoid interpreting unintentional user actions as commands. Furthermore, some

Bottom-up watershed dataflow method and region-specific segmentation based on historic data to identify patches on a touch sensor panel

07/21/11 - 20110175837 - The application of a watershed algorithm to pixels and their touch values obtained from a scan of a touch sensor panel to determine patches corresponding to images of touch is disclosed. Prior to applying the watershed algorithm, background pixels having little or no touch values can be eliminated. A primary

Techniques for reducing jitter for taps

07/14/11 - 20110171998 - Distinguishing sloppy taps from sliding motions is disclosed using an algorithm that can take into account both a time instability factor Tinst and a touch instability factor Zinst. A limited amount of motion per frame can be subtracted off immediately following the detection of a touch event. Small lateral motions

Bottom-up watershed dataflow method and region-specific segmentation based on historic data to identify patches on a touch sensor panel

07/14/11 - 20110169763 - The application of a watershed algorithm to pixels and their touch values obtained from a scan of a touch sensor panel to determine patches corresponding to images of touch is disclosed. Prior to applying the watershed algorithm, background pixels having little or no touch values can be eliminated. A primary

Multi-touch input discrimination

04/07/11 - 20110080365 - Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different input patterns to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. By way of example, large objects hovering a short distance from the touch-surface (e.g., a cheek, thigh or chest) may be identified and distinguished from physical contacts to the surface. In addition, rough contacts

Detection of low noise frequencies for multiple frequency sensor panel stimulation

02/03/11 - 20110025634 - The identification of low noise stimulation frequencies for detecting and localizing touch events on a touch sensor panel is disclosed. Each of a plurality of sense channels can be coupled to a separate sense line in a touch sensor panel and can have multiple mixers, each mixer using a demodulation

Storing baseline information in eeprom

01/20/11 - 20110015889 - Pre-stored no-touch or no-hover (no-event) sensor output values can initially be used when a sensor panel subsystem is first booted up to establish an initial baseline of sensor output values unaffected by fingers or other objects touching or hovering over the sensor panel during boot-up. This initial baseline can then


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