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Signal infusion to enhance appendage detection and characterization

An infusion system including two infusors is operatively connected to a source of infusion signals. In an embodiment, the infusors being adapted for attachment to different parts of the same hand of a user. ... Tactual Labs Co

Toroidal sensor

A plurality of sensors for application to a steering wheel or other generally toroidal objects is disclosed. In an embodiment, the sensor comprises interleaving transmit and receive conductors. ... Tactual Labs Co

Systems and methods for ultrasonic, millimeter wave and hybrid sensing

A close-range motion detector has at least one transmitter, at least one receiver, and at least one more transmitter or receiver. The transmitter(s) transmit, and the receiver(s) receive signals in one of the ultrasonic or mm-wave ranges. ... Tactual Labs Co

Single sided capacitive sensor

A touch sensor is provided having a sensing area comprising at least one drive conductor and one sense conductor. The drive conductor and the sense conductor are each disposed on the substrate such that, for any two given points on the drive conductor within the sensing area, the nearest point to each on the sense conductor within the sensing area is a different distance away. ... Tactual Labs Co

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 for transmitting a second row signal on a second row conductor, and a touch processor for identifying a touch event on the touch interface by processing signals present on at least one of the column conductors. ... 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. ... 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 the rows. ... 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. ... 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. The plurality of alternative sets of intermediate data and a set of intermediate data for a second graphical user interface element are stored in memory. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 not. ... 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. ... 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. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/25/18 / #20180024674

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. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/25/18 / #20180024667

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 are spaced apart such that they do not touch one another. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/18/18 / #20180017670

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 range measurement devices unique codes and information that can be used in range measurement. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/04/18 / #20180004305

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. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/04/18 / #20180004304

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. ... Tactual Labs Co

12/28/17 / #20170371487

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. ... Tactual Labs Co

11/16/17 / #20170329456

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 each row conductor, and a receiver associated with each column to receive signals present on the column conductor. A signal processor is adapted to determine an in-phase and a quadrature component for each of the transmitted signal found in the received signals, and to project a vector representing the transmitted frequencies at their initial phase onto the respective in-phase and quadrature component to determine a measurement for each transmitted signal on each column, and create a heat map reflecting those measurements, the heat map thus containing data reflective of touch.. ... Tactual Labs Co

10/05/17 / #20170285809

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 the rows. ... Tactual Labs Co

09/14/17 / #20170262135

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 conductors. ... Tactual Labs Co

09/14/17 / #20170262100

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 converter receives a signal present on a column, the signal comprising signals within the first range and having the first frequency spacing. ... Tactual Labs Co

08/17/17 / #20170235457

Hybrid systems and methods for 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 programmable low-latency output, the programmable output being based, at least in part, on state information being maintained by the high-latency subsystem. ... Tactual Labs Co

08/17/17 / #20170235424

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 there-between. The graphical division allows an application developer to specify which elements of a given gui take one path, versus another. ... Tactual Labs Co

08/17/17 / #20170235411

System and method for 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 an embodiment, a method for decreasing latency between an input touch event and the display of a frame reflecting the input touch event in a touch sensitive device includes estimating the time of a next frame refresh, receiving from the operating system touch data reflective of an input touch event, determining the application associated with the input touch event, estimating the time it will take the application to process and render the received touch data, determining a time at which delivery of the touch data to the application will permit the application to process and render the touch data prior to the time of the next frame refresh, based at least in part on the estimated time it will take the application to process and render the touch data, and the estimated time of the next frame refresh, and providing the touch data to the application just prior to the determined time.. ... Tactual Labs Co

08/17/17 / #20170235410

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 outputting a stream of touch events. ... Tactual Labs Co

07/20/17 / #20170205947

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. ... Tactual Labs Co

07/20/17 / #20170205946

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 to one or more of the signals and the signals received by the subsystem comprise an input which triggers a cross-control behavior that inhibits forwarding of at least some of the signals to the conventional software stack. ... Tactual Labs Co

05/11/17 / #20170132105

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 contact with the capacitive user interface. ... Tactual Labs Co

03/16/17 / #20170075441

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 on the touch surface, and one or more variable circuits operatively connecting the one or more nib components to the stylus body or other source of environmental ground. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/26/17 / #20170024074

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 between the rows and the columns on the touch interface, and a touch processor for identifying a pressure of touch on the touch interface by processing the amount of pressure applied to the touch interface based on the capacitive coupling. Methods for inferring contact pressure, calculating an inferred touch pressure, and calculating a single gradient value are also presented.. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/26/17 / #20170024064

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 stream of touch events. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/26/17 / #20170024061

Transmitting and receiving system and method for 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. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/26/17 / #20170024056

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. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/26/17 / #20170024052

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. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/26/17 / #20170024051

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. ... Tactual Labs Co

01/26/17 / #20170024050

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. ... Tactual Labs Co








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