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Differential transmission for reduction of cross-talk in projective capacitive touch sensors

Differential transmission is provided in a capacitive sensor for reducing cross-talk between rows and columns. A capacitive touch sensitive device as disclosed herein includes row conductors and column conductors, a first row signal generator for transmitting a first row signal on a first row conductor, a second row signal generator... Tactual Labs Co

Orthogonal signaling touch user, hand and object discrimination systems and methods

A system and method for distinguishing between sources of simultaneous touch events on a touch sensitive device are disclosed. The touch sensitive device includes row conductors and column conductors, the path of each of the row conductors crossing the path of each of the column conductors. Orthogonal row signals are... Tactual Labs Co

Fast multi-touch stylus and sensor

A stylus and touch sensitive device are disclosed. The stylus includes a stylus transmitter for transmitting a stylus signal. The touch sensitive device includes row conductors, each of which is associated with a row transmitter and a row receiver. The row transmitter is adapted to simultaneously transmit row signals, each... Tactual Labs Co

Fast multi-touch sensor with user identification techniques

A method and system for distinguishing between sources of simultaneous touch events on a touch sensitive device with row conductors and column conductors, the path of each of the row conductors crossing the path of each of the column conductors. Orthogonal signals are simultaneously transmitted on a respective one of... Tactual Labs Co

Orthogonal frequency scan scheme in touch system

System and processes for transmitting orthogonal frequencies on a touch sensor are provided. In one example process, the rows of the sensor panel can have signals transmitted thereon having orthogonal frequencies. The orthogonal frequencies can be separated by a frequency spacing (Δf) that is at least the reciprocal of a... Tactual Labs Co

Low-latency visual response to input via pre-generation of alternative graphical representations of application elements and input handling on a graphical processing unit

A method for providing a visual response to input with reduced latency in a computing device includes computing alternative sets of intermediate data for a first graphical user interface element, each alternative set of intermediate data comprising data useful to produce a visual representation of the graphical user interface element.... Tactual Labs Co

Touch-sensitive objects

Disclosed is a touch-sensitive object, comprising an object with a digital skin covering at least a portion thereof. The digital skin has a plurality of embedded row conductors. A plurality of column conductors are positioned in proximity to the row conductors, such that the path of each row conductor crosses... Tactual Labs Co

Capacitive sensor

A mutual capacitive touch sensor is provided having a sensing area comprising at least three conductive elements. The three elements are oriented on a substrate such that they are all conductively isolated, and that within the sensing area of the substrate two of the elements cross, but the third does... Tactual Labs Co

Decimation strategies for input event processing

In an embodiment, a touch sensitive device includes a touch interface having conductors and a signal generator for generating signals on the conductors. A touch processor identifies touch on the touch interface by processing touch signals present on the conductors, and outputting a stream of touch events. A decimator receives... Tactual Labs Co

Fast multi-touch noise reduction

A low-latency touch sensitive device provides a method for determining a location of a touch event thereon. The touch sensitive device row conductors and column conductors, the path of each of the row conductors crossing the path of each of the column conductors. Each of a set of orthogonal row... Tactual Labs Co

Hover-sensitive touchpad

Disclosed is a touch detector having a touch surface, a plurality of antennae positioned beneath the touch surface organized into logical rows and columns, the logical rows and columns being conductively connected via row and column traces to each other, and to signal emitters and signal receivers respectively. The antennae... Tactual Labs Co

Fast multi-touch stylus and sensor

A stylus and touch sensitive device are disclosed. The stylus includes a stylus transmitter for transmitting a stylus signal. The touch sensitive device includes row conductors, each of which is associated with a row transmitter and a row receiver. The row transmitter is adapted to simultaneously transmit row signals, each... Tactual Labs Co

Human-computer interaction applications of precise ranging technology and geometric dilution of precision in a ranging positioning system for vr

Two or more objects, or an object and an environment are each fitted with two or more range measurement devices. Each of the range measurement devices is provided with a transceiver capable of outputting a unique code and information that can be used in range measurement, and receiving from other... Tactual Labs Co

Touch sensitive keyboard

Disclosed are keyboards and keyboard switches sensitive to touch, including, hover and pressure. The keyboard switches have transmit and receive antennae that are spaced apart such that no portion of the transmit antenna touches any portion of the receive antenna. The keyboard switches are arranged in logical rows and logical... Tactual Labs Co

Touch sensitive keyboard

Disclosed are keyboards and keyboard switches sensitive to touch, including, hover and pressure. The keyboard switches have transmit and receive antennae that are spaced apart such that no portion of the transmit antenna touches any portion of the receive antenna. The keyboard switches are arranged in logical rows and logical... Tactual Labs Co

Frame-phase synchronization in frequency division modulated touch systems

A system and method for performing frame-phase synchronization on received frames of signal on a touch detector. An apparatus and method for synchronizing frames with the phase of one or more simultaneously transmitted signals on a touch detector. One or more row conductors and one or more column conductors are... Tactual Labs Co

Signal detection in frequency division modulated touch systems

A frequency division modulated touch detector having row and column conductors arranged such that the path of the row conductors cross the paths of the column conductors, and signal emitters associated with each row, the emitters being adapted to transmit a signal having a specific frequency and initial phase on... Tactual Labs Co

Fast multi-touch sensor wtih user identification techniques

A method and system for distinguishing between sources of simultaneous touch events on a touch sensitive device with row conductors and column conductors, the path of each of the row conductors crossing the path of each of the column conductors. Orthogonal signals are simultaneously transmitted on a respective one of... Tactual Labs Co

Frequency conversion in a touch sensor

A touch sensitive device includes a touch interface having rows and columns, a signal generator for generating a plurality of unique orthogonal signals in a first range and having a first frequency spacing on at least a plurality of the rows, respectively, and a heterodyning frequency converter. The heterodyning frequency... Tactual Labs Co

Fast multi-touch sensor

A low-latency touch sensor is disclosed for use in connection with a touch surface having first and second conductors sensitive to changes in coupling therebetween as a result of touch (and/or near-touch). A signal generator generates unique orthogonal signals, a transmitter transmits the orthogonal signals on each of the first... Tactual Labs Co

Decimation supplementation strategies for input event processing

In an embodiment, a touch sensitive device includes a touch interface having rows and columns and a signal generator for generating unique orthogonal signals on a plurality of the rows, respectively. A touch processor is identifies touch on the touch interface by processing touch signals present on the columns, and... Tactual Labs Co

System and timing input sensing, rendering, and display to minimize latency

The disclosed systems and methods relate in general to the field of user input to a touch sensitive device, and in particular to user input systems and methods which can reduce the latency between a most recent input event and the displaying of a rendered frame reflecting such input. In... Tactual Labs Co

Area filtering for low-latency and high-latency input event paths from a single touch sensor

In an embodiment, a touch surface, such as a GUI is graphically divided into two or more input regions, and based on this division, input event paths from a single sensor can be integrated within an operating system to provide application developers with the ability to easily and effectively filter... Tactual Labs Co

Hybrid low-latency user input processing and feedback

A system for processing user input includes an input device, an input processing unit, a high-latency subsystem, a low-latency subsystem, input processing unit software for generating signals in response to user inputs, and an output device. The low-latency subsystem processes signals corresponding to at least some events and generates corresponding... Tactual Labs Co

Reducing control response latency with defined cross-control behavior

In an embodiment, a system for processing user input on a device is disclosed which includes a low-latency subsystem (LLS) adapted to receive signals from an input subsystem and to selectively forward the signals to a conventional software stack. The subsystem is adapted to generate a low-latency response in response... Tactual Labs Co

Orthogonal frequency scan scheme in touch system

System and processes for transmitting orthogonal frequencies on a touch sensor are provided. In one example process, the rows of the sensor panel can have signals transmitted thereon having orthogonal frequencies. The orthogonal frequencies can be separated by a frequency spacing (Δf) that is at least the reciprocal of a... Tactual Labs Co

Tool to measure the latency of touchscreen devices

In an embodiment, a latency measuring head is provided for use in measuring touch-to-response latency in a test device, the test device including a capacitive user interface that responds to touch input. The latency measuring head includes a conductive element adapted to be positioned in static proximity with and/or in... Tactual Labs Co

Semi-passive stylus

Disclosed are styli having an elongated body for use in connection with a touch-sensitive device, wherein the touch-sensitive device generates touch detection signals proximate to its surface. In an embodiment, the stylus comprises a nib having one or more nib components adapted to interact with the touch detection signals present... Tactual Labs Co

Alterable ground plane for touch surfaces

Disclosed are a method and corresponding touch sensitive device that can be altered to change sensitivity and distance over which it interacts with an object. A touch sensor is configured to detect location of a touching object hovering above a touch surface. A ground plane is located behind the touch... Tactual Labs Co

Multitouch frame matching with distance fields

Disclosed are a touch sensitive device and corresponding method that utilizes distance fields for frame matching. The device includes a touch interface having row conductors and column conductors. A row signal generator transmits a row signal on at least one of the row conductors. A touch processor is used to... Tactual Labs Co

Electrotactile feedback in multitouch systems

Disclosed are a method and corresponding touch sensitive device that detects touch and provides tactile feedback. In an embodiment, the device includes a touch interface having row conductors and column conductors. A first row signal generator transmits a first row signal on a first row conductor. A second row signal... Tactual Labs Co

Capacitive sensor patterns

Methods and devices for providing fast multi-touch sensors are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method is provided for design and manufacture of touch sensors for touch-sensitive devices. At least one behavioral quality is identified for the touch-sensitive devices. At least one parameter is selected, the parameter being associated with the... Tactual Labs Co

Transmitting and receiving bidirectional orthogonal signaling sensors

A system and method for determining location of a touch event on or in proximity to a touch sensitive device is disclosed. The touch sensitive device includes row conductors and column conductors that each only transmit or receive signals during a given frame. Each of the orthogonal row signals is... Tactual Labs Co

Pressure informed decimation strategies for input event processing

In an embodiment, a touch sensitive device includes touch interface having rows and columns and a signal generator for generating unique orthogonal signals on a plurality of the rows, respectively. A touch processor identifies touch on the touch interface by processing touch signals present on the columns, and outputting a... Tactual Labs Co

Systems and methods for sensing pressure in touch sensitive devices

A touch sensitive device, comprising touch interface comprising rows and columns, a signal generator for generating a plurality of unique orthogonal signals on at least a plurality of the rows, respectively, capacitive sensors on at least a plurality of the columns for sensing changes in the amount of capacitive coupling... Tactual Labs Co








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