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 new patent  Electronic apparatus and method for controlling display screen of electronic apparatus

Apparatus and method are provided that are capable of controlling a display in response to reliable detection of a sliding movement operation of a pointer (e.g., a user's finger) that passes through an end of a display region. The apparatus and method utilize a position detection sensor, which is superposed on the display and configured to detect the pointer's position discretely and successively at a predetermined time interval. ... Wacom

 new patent  Position detecting device and position indicator thereof

A method is disclosed to detect a tilt angle of a pen-shaped position indicator relative to a sensor surface of a tablet. The position indicator includes a first pen electrode and a second pen electrode. ... Wacom

Multi-user, cross-browser signature platform

A method executed by a local computing device communicatively coupled to a signature device includes launching a signature device control instance including a local web server. The control instance controls the signature device and receives signature data from the signature device, and listens to a localhost and a first port corresponding to a first url. ... Wacom

Pointer, position detection apparatus and position detection method

A position detection apparatus of the electrostatic coupling type is provided, to detect not only a position of a pointer but also information other than the position information such as, for example, pointer pressure or side switch information. The pointer transmits two codes such that a pressure applied to a pen tip is associated with a time difference between the two codes. ... Wacom

Position indicator and position detection apparatus

A position indicator includes a light emitting element, a resonance circuit including a coil which, in operation, transmits and receives a signal to and from a sensor of a position detection apparatus and a capacitor connected in parallel to the coil, and a signal generation circuit which, in operation, accumulates power of the signal received from the sensor by the resonance circuit and generates a light emission driving controlling signal that drives and controls the light emitting element to emit light based on the accumulated power. The light emitting element is driven and controlled by the light emission driving controlling signal generated by the signal generation circuit to perform light emission control of the light emitting element of the position indicator by the position detection apparatus. ... Wacom

Method and system for ink data generation, ink data rendering, ink data manipulation and ink data communication

Methods and systems are provided for generating, rendering, manipulating (e.g., slicing), and communicating stroke objects that form ink data. In a method of generating a stroke object, pen event data indicative of pen down, pen movement, and pen up events are sequentially received to generate point objects that collectively form a stroke object. ... Wacom

Operation input device and image processing system

. . An input device includes: an operation input panel having a front surface and a back surface, wherein the operation input panel, in operation, receives external forces on the front surface and the back surface as operation inputs and is elastically displaced by the external forces; a sensor which, in operation, detects displacements of the operation surface caused by the external forces; and a signal transmission circuit which, in operation, transmits signals corresponding to the displacements detected by the sensor. The operation inputs received by the input device may cause visual, three-dimensional deformations to object images displayed on a display screen.. ... Wacom

Touch detection method, touch detection apparatus, and touch sensor controller

A touch detection method is performed by a controller of a touch sensor of a capacitive type including sensor electrodes. The touch detection method includes acquiring detection values at crossing positions of the sensor electrodes, each detection value corresponding to a capacitance between an indicator and the touch sensor at one of the crossing positions, acquiring a maximum value among the detection values at the crossing positions, determining a first threshold value by subtracting a subtraction value, which is a fixed value or a value that decreases as the maximum value increases, from the maximum value, and deriving a position of the indicator based on the detection values at the crossing positions with reference to the first threshold value.. ... Wacom

Electronic pen and main body for electronic pen

An electronic pen includes a first casing that includes a side switch operating element that is operable by a user; an electronic pen main body that performs an electronic pen function, the electronic pen main body being housed within the first casing; and a second casing that encloses the electronic pen main body, the second casing including a contact or an operation receiving portion of a switch that is exposed on the second casing and that is operable by the side switch operating element of the first casing.. . ... Wacom

Stylus and color information transmitting method

Color information obtained by an optical sensor of a stylus can be displayed at a pen tip of the stylus with good visibility, and visual feedback is provided as a suitable user interface when the color information is transmitted from the stylus to an electronic apparatus. A stylus includes: a trigger signal generating circuit; an optical sensor that detects incident light; a memory circuit that stores color information of the incident light detected by the optical sensor; a color presenting circuit which is disposed at a pen tip of the stylus and which presents a color corresponding to the color information; and a control circuit. ... Wacom

Pen tablet, handwritten data recording device, handwritten data drawing method, and handwritten data synthesis method

A pen tablet capable of detecting a position of a stylus and supplying positional coordinates to an external computer is provided. The pen tablet includes a detector that generates hover coordinates as the positional coordinates in a hover state and generates contact coordinates as the positional coordinates in a contact state. ... Wacom

Image processing device and image processing method

An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory storing a program that, when executed by the processor, causes the image processing device to: obtain first coordinate data indicating a coordinate position indicated by a position indicator from a sensor that detects the coordinate position; obtain first image data to which predetermined additional information is added; and associate the first image data with position data indicating a position on a display screen of a display device, the position corresponding to the first coordinate data.. . ... Wacom

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus includes detection circuitry and processing circuitry. The detection circuitry, in operation, detects a position on a sensor that is pointed to by a pointer. ... Wacom

Pointer, position detection apparatus and position detection method

A position detection apparatus of the electrostatic coupling type is provided, to detect not only a position of a pointer but also information other than the position information such as, for example, pointer pressure or side switch information. The pointer transmits two codes such that a pressure applied to a pen tip is associated with a time difference between the two codes. ... Wacom

06/21/18 / #20180173331

Active stylus and capacitive position detection system

An elongated stylus is configured to be capacitively coupled with a sensor array providing a plurality of electrodes to indicate a position on the sensor array. The stylus includes a housing having an end in an elongated direction of the housing, a conductive tip disposed at least partially extended from the end of the housing, an electrode disposed around the conductive tip and configured to at least partially expose the conductive tip, and a signal transmit drive circuit configured to provide a signal. ... Wacom

06/14/18 / #20180164908

Electronic pen

A second portion of a writing device is caused to penetrate a through-hole of a tubular portion of a pen pressure transmitter, starting from a first end of the second portion of the writing device, and the tubular portion abuts a surface of a first portion of the writing device that faces the second portion of the writing device. When a pen pressure is exerted on the first portion of the writing device, the pen pressure also is exerted on the tubular portion of the pen pressure transmitter abutting the surface of the first portion of the writing device that faces the second portion of the writing device. ... Wacom

06/14/18 / #20180164906

Position pointer

A position pointer is provided for use with a position detection sensor, capable of achieving power saving. The position pointer includes: a first electrode configured to receive an ac signal from a position detection sensor; a transmission signal production circuit configured to produce a position signal, based on which the position detection sensor detects a position of the position pointer; a second electrode different from the first electrode and configured to transmit the position signal to the position detection sensor; a signal detection circuit configured to detect whether or not the ac signal from the position detection sensor is received through the first electrode; and a transmission controlling circuit configured to control transmission of the position signal through the second electrode to the position detection sensor in response to an output from the signal detection circuit.. ... Wacom

06/14/18 / #20180164905

Method for stylus to detect sensor controller, stylus, and sensor controller

A method includes: a first transmission step in which a sensor controller sends a first control signal us_c1 including a repetition, by twice or more times, of a known element (“repetitive element”) c1; a detection step in which a stylus performs a receiving operation over a reception period having a predetermined time length srp, determines whether one or more repetitive elements c1 are included in a signal received in the reception period, and detects the sensor controller depending on the result of the determination; and a second transmission step in which the sensor controller sends a second control signal us_c2 including a plurality of bit values not shared with the stylus in advance. The method reduces the amount of electric power consumed by a stylus, which is configured to detect a sensor controller by receiving a signal sent by the sensor controller, before the stylus detects the sensor controller, while keeping a maximum waiting time period equal to or smaller than the prior art value.. ... Wacom

06/07/18 / #20180157341

Sensor controller, position indicator, and position detecting system

A sensor controller is provided for use in a position detector for detecting a position of a position indicator on a touch surface. The sensor controller includes a microprocessor for outputting a value of a symbol to be sent to the position indicator. ... Wacom

06/07/18 / #20180154679

Pen holder

A pen holding device configured to hold an electronic pen which has a first core that is elongated and is replaceable. The pen holding device includes a casing having an electronic pen holder that is configured to hold the electronic pen in an erect state or a laid state, and at least one refill core holder which is provided inside the casing and is configured to grasp a second core, which is a refill core for the electronic pen, in a direction different from a longitudinal direction of the electronic pen when the electronic pen is held in the erect state.. ... Wacom

05/31/18 / #20180150439

Handwritten data capture method and handwritten data capture device

A handwritten data capture method creates handwritten data including a plurality of pieces of stroke data that is based on writing performed on each page of a paper medium having a plurality of pages. The handwritten data capture method includes: acquiring the plurality of pieces of stroke data created based on the writing sequenced in a writing order; displaying the pieces of stroke data together on a display device; accepting an input of a break position of the pieces of stroke data; identifying a continuous portion of the pieces of stroke data based on the break position and the writing order; updating the display device to display the identified continuous portion of the pieces of stroke data in the writing order; and repeating the accepting, the identifying, and the updating until a given operation is received.. ... Wacom

05/24/18 / #20180143710

Position detecting device

The invention allows size reduction of a sensor of a position detecting device of a capacitive system, which detects a position indicated by an indicator. The sensor has plural electrode conductors that are disposed adjacent to each other and are configured to receive a signal from the indicator on a first surface of a substrate having the first surface and a second surface opposed to each other. ... Wacom

05/24/18 / #20180143703

Stylus tilt detection based on bidirectional communication between stylus and stylus sensor controller

Various embodiments provide a system and method that measures tilt of a stylus relative to a surface of a stylus sensor of an electronic device. In one embodiment, the tilt of the stylus is determined by transmitting a position indicating signal and a tilt indicating signal from respective electrodes of the stylus, and determining positions of the electrodes based on the position indicating signal and the tilt indicating signal. ... Wacom

05/17/18 / #20180136781

Coordinate input device

A coordinate input device including a coordinate sensor and a wireless communication circuit that wirelessly transmits coordinate data, etc. To an external electronic device is realized without affecting coordinate detection by the coordinate sensor and without impeding downsizing of the coordinate input device. ... Wacom

05/17/18 / #20180136746

User notification method, handwritten data capture device, and program

A user notification method performed by a handwritten data capture device includes determining whether a pointing body is in a pen-up state or a pen-down state, and determining whether coordinate data of a pointing body on a touch sensor of the handwritten data capture device is stored in a first area of a memory. In response to determining that the coordinate data is stored in the first area of the memory and that the pointing body is in the pen-up state, making a first user notification, for example, by causing a led lamp to slowly flash a light green color. ... Wacom

05/10/18 / #20180130909

Ferroelectric device and method for manufacturing same

A ferroelectric device and a manufacturing method are provided. While holding a nonvolatile memory retention capability and a multiple rewriting endurance as the distinctive features of a ferroelectric device, the disclosed ferroelectric device is wider in memory window and more adaptively made microfiner than a conventional ferroelectric device that has used a ferroelectric mainly constituted of sr—bi—ta—o as an oxide of strontium, bismuth and tantalum. ... Wacom

05/10/18 / #20180129316

Dynamic shield electrode of a stylus

An elongated stylus is configured to be capacitively coupled with a sensor array providing a plurality of electrodes to indicate a position on the sensor array. The stylus includes a housing having an end in an elongated direction of the housing, a conductive tip disposed at least partially extended from the end of the housing, an electrode disposed around the conductive tip and configured to at least partially expose the conductive tip, and a signal transmit drive circuit configured to provide a signal. ... Wacom

05/10/18 / #20180129314

Stylus, stylus signal processing method, and stylus signal processing device

A stylus outputs an output value po corresponding to a force forg applied to a core body of the stylus, and includes an mcu. The mcu sets profile data representing a correspondence relation between a primary pen pressure value p1 and the output value po based on a characteristic f1 of a pen pressure detecting portion pd of the stylus. ... Wacom

05/10/18 / #20180129305

Stylus having variable transmit signal strength, and sensor for detecting such stylus

Various embodiments provide detection of a stylus at a large distance from a surface of a device, such as a tablet, by increasing the stylus' transmitted signal strength. In addition, signal strength transmitted by the stylus is lowered when the stylus is close to the surface of the device to avoid saturating of a receiving circuit of the device and conserve power. ... Wacom

05/03/18 / #20180120965

System and method for bidirectional communication between stylus and stylus sensor controller

A method is provided to interface an active stylus with a sensor controller, wherein the sensor controller is coupled to a sensor configured to receive input from the active stylus. In the method the sensor controller caches stylus capability information of the active stylus. ... Wacom

05/03/18 / #20180120963

Stylus and sensor controller

A stylus is provided, which includes a core body, an electrode disposed adjacent to the core body, a transmitter that sends a downlink signal including switch information sw1 using the electrode, and a controller that determines whether the stylus is in contact state in which the core body is held in contact with an operating surface or the stylus is in hover state in which the core body is not held in contact with the operating surface. In the contact state, the controller controls the transmitter to send the switch information sw1 at a first bit rate (e.g., data (e)). ... Wacom

05/03/18 / #20180120962

Stylus and controller

A stylus usable with non-in-cell type and in-cell type electronic apparatuses is provided. A stylus, in operation, transmits pen pressure data p to an electronic apparatus. ... Wacom

04/12/18 / #20180101299

Method and system for ink data generation, ink data rendering, ink data manipulation and ink data communication

A method is provided for generating ink data including stroke objects. The method includes generally four steps. ... Wacom

04/12/18 / #20180101251

Position indicator

A pen pressure detection device includes: a pressure sensor including electrodes that output electrical information corresponding to an applied pressure; and a holder configured to electrically connect the pressure sensor to a circuit board having a circuit that detects the applied pressure based on the electrical information output from the pressure sensor. The holder includes a first portion that retains the pressure sensor and a second portion that engages with the circuit board, and the holder has a surface on which wiring is formed, the wiring extending from the first portion to the second portion, and the electrodes of the pressure sensor being electrically connected to the circuit board via the wiring when the holder and the circuit board are engaged with each other. ... Wacom

04/12/18 / #20180101250

Position detection device and position indicator

An active stylus is provided, which can reduce battery power consumption and reduce the time required for its signal transmission. A position detection device includes a tablet and the stylus having a built-in power source, which are capable of bi-directional transmission and reception of signals through capacitive coupling therebetween. ... Wacom

04/05/18 / #20180095495

Analog circuit, position indicator, and system

A low-power-consumption, noise-immune analog circuit for a position indicator is provided. The analog circuit provided by the present disclosure is connected to an electrode that receives a control signal by capacitive coupling, and includes an edge detection circuit and a waveform restoration circuit. ... Wacom

03/22/18 / #20180081458

Magnetic core coil and electronic pen

A magnetic core coil has a core formed of a magnetic material, a coil wound around the core, and two terminals formed of a conductive material. The two terminals are fixed to the core, and first portions of the two terminals extend from one end of the core in an axial direction of the core. ... Wacom

03/15/18 / #20180076008

Discharge electrode

Heretofore, silicon nitride film formed by low pressure plasma cvd has been used for an antireflection film of a solar battery. But it is difficult to reduce the production cost of a solar battery, because, in a low pressure process, facility cost and process cost are expensive. ... Wacom

03/08/18 / #20180067913

Hand-written information inputting apparatus and hand-written information inputting method

A hand-written information inputting apparatus includes a receiving surface which, in operation, receives a paper sheet placed thereon, the paper sheet having printed thereon a document form including a writing region for hand-written input and identification information that identifies the document form, a position detection device which, in operation, detects a position indicated by an electronic pen in response to a hand-written inputting operation to the paper sheet, a reader device which, in operation, reads the identification information, a display device, and a control circuit which, in operation, decides, based on the identification information read by the reader device, whether document form information that corresponds to the paper sheet on which the document form is printed and that is displayable on the display device is acquirable through a communication network.. . ... Wacom

03/08/18 / #20180067570

Pointer, position detection apparatus and position detection method

A position detection apparatus of the electrostatic coupling type is provided, to detect not only a position of a pointer but also information other than the position information such as, for example, pointer pressure or side switch information. The pointer transmits two codes such that a pressure applied to a pen tip is associated with a time difference between the two codes. ... Wacom

03/01/18 / #20180060608

Authentication and secure transmission of data between signature devices and host computers using transport layer security

A transport layer security (tls) connection is established between a signature device and the host computer via an interface (e.g., a universal serial bus (usb) interface). The signature device acts as a tls server, and the host computer acts as a tls client. ... Wacom

03/01/18 / #20180060291

Method and system for input areas in documents for handwriting devices

A server generates a form identifier to identify a page or input area of a document; generates a location and field type for the input area of the document; associates the location and field type with the form identifier; and reproduces a second document with a graphically represented identifier converted from the form identifier. The location, field type, and form identifier are stored in metadata of the document. ... Wacom

03/01/18 / #20180059828

Position detection sensor and method for manufacturing position detection sensor

A terminal, in which terminal conductors are disposed, is preliminarily formed on one surface of a substrate. Electrode conductors including covered lead wires are disposed in a region on the one surface of the substrate that does not overlap the terminal, the electrode conductors being bonded to the substrate by an adhesive material to form a predetermined conductor pattern, whereby a sensor pattern is disposed on the substrate. ... Wacom

02/15/18 / #20180046272

Active stylus

An active stylus includes a signal processing section. The signal processing section during operation in a first mode, while supplying a downlink signal ds1, obtained by modulating a pulse train signal with a pen pressure level p, to an electrode, determines whether it is necessary to switch to a second mode. ... Wacom

02/08/18 / #20180039345

Position pointer

An electronic ink cartridge is provided, which improves the mass productivity of a position pointer and which ensures reliability of a characteristic of a pressure sensor to detect writing pressure. The electronic ink cartridge includes a core member provided so as to extend outwardly from a distal end portion of a tubular member in a direction of a center axis of the tubular member, a pressure sensor accommodated in a hollow portion of the tubular member to sense pressure applied to the core member, a connection member provided fixedly on the tubular member to interpose the pressure sensor between the connection member and the core member along the direction of the center axis of the tubular member, and a connection terminal, which is formed on a proximal end face of the connection member and from which an electric characteristic corresponding to the pressure sensed by the pressure sensor is extracted.. ... Wacom

02/01/18 / #20180032164

System and method for bidirectional communication between stylus and stylus sensor controller

A method is provided to interface an active stylus with a sensor controller, wherein the sensor controller is coupled to a sensor configured to receive input from the active stylus. In the method the sensor controller defines data frames consisting of more than one time slot usable for receiving packets from the stylus. ... Wacom

01/25/18 / #20180024658

Method using active stylus and sensor controller, sensor controller, and active stylus

A method of using an active stylus and a sensor controller is provided including generally four steps. The active stylus, in response to a trigger indicative of a pen lowering operation, sends refill body information indicating a type of a refill body that forms a pen tip of the active stylus. ... Wacom

01/25/18 / #20180024657

Electronic pen

An electronic pen includes: a tubular casing; a rod-shaped core body that projects outside of the casing through an opening of the casing, the opening being formed on one side in axial direction of the casing; a pen pressure detector disposed within a hollow portion of the casing, wherein the pen pressure detector, in operation detects a pen pressure applied to the core body; a core body insertion member disposed between the pen pressure detector and the opening of the casing within the hollow portion of the casing, the core body insertion member housing the core body movably in the axial direction of the casing and having a hollow space closed on a side of the pen pressure detector by a barrier; and a first sealing member that separates the hollow space of the core body insertion member from the hollow portion of the casing.. . ... Wacom

01/25/18 / #20180024654

Method in which active stylus and sensor controller are used, system, sensor controller, and active stylus

A method in which a sensor controller is connected to a sensor having an electrode group provided together with a display panel configured to operate in during a variable refresh cycle among a plurality of refresh cycles, and an active stylus performs bidirectional communication with the sensor controller. According to the method, the sensor controller acquires a present refresh cycle among the plurality of refresh cycles of the display panel, generates an uplink signal, which serves as a reference for synchronization corresponding to the acquired present refresh cycle, and transmits the uplink signal to the active stylus, which is not detected as yet or is detected already, at the present refresh cycle.. ... Wacom

01/18/18 / #20180018031

Method using active stylus and sensor controller, sensor controller, active stylus, and system

A method is provided for using an active stylus and a sensor controller that engage in two-way communication with each other. The sensor controller sends a beacon signal bs indicating reference time of a frame f. ... Wacom

01/11/18 / #20180011560

Electronic pen

An electronic pen indicates a position to a position detection module by transmitting and receiving signals with the position detection module. A cylindrical casing, a core member, a writing-pressure detector, and a writing-pressure transmission member are accommodated in a hollow section of a cylindrical casing. ... Wacom

01/11/18 / #20180011557

Electronic pen and electronic pen main body

An electronic pen includes a magnetic core that has a through-hole and around which a coil is wound in a direction along this through-hole, a core body that is inserted in the through-hole of this magnetic core and has electrical conductivity, a capacitor that forms a resonant circuit with the coil, a signal generation circuit that generates a signal that enables a position of the electronic pen to be detected, which is transmitted through the core body, an electricity storage device, and a charge circuit that charges the electricity storage device by an induced current generated in the coil according to an external magnetic field. While the resonant circuit operates, the signal generated by the signal generation circuit is concurrently transmitted through the core body.. ... Wacom

01/11/18 / #20180010900

Electromagnetic induction position detection sensor

A position detection sensor includes a plurality of position detection loop coils formed on a board made of resin through a thermal process by forming a wiring path pattern made of copper paste that includes copper powder and a binder. Each of the position detection loop coils includes a plurality of first portions that extend on a first surface of the board in a first direction and a plurality of second portions that extend on a second surface of the board in a second direction that is orthogonal to the first direction. ... Wacom

01/04/18 / #20180004407

Method and system for ink data generation, ink data rendering, ink data manipulation and ink data communication

A method implemented by a transmission device to communicate with multiple reception devices that respectively share a drawing area with the transmission device is provided. The transmission device transmits to the multiple reception devices vector-data ink data representative of traces of input operation detected by an input sensor of the transmission device. ... Wacom

12/28/17 / #20170371485

Stroke continuation for dropped touches on electronic handwriting devices

An electronic handwriting device (e.g., a tablet device or smart phone) detects a first touch and a second touch (e.g., from a pen device) on or near a writing surface of the electronic handwriting device. The electronic handwriting device determines whether the first touch is a dropped touch. ... Wacom

12/28/17 / #20170371484

Threshold based coordinate data generation providing tap assist

A method for operating a sensor surface includes detecting an initial position of a stylus relative to the sensor surface, determining initial coordinate values based on the detected initial position of the stylus, and communicating the initial coordinate values for further processing. The method further includes determining subsequent coordinate values based on a subsequent position of the stylus detected after detecting the initial position and, based on a characteristic of the initial or subsequent position detection, modifying the subsequent coordinate values to represent a position that is different than the subsequent position of the stylus. ... Wacom

12/28/17 / #20170371435

Electronic pen

An electronic pen includes a coil wound around a magnetic core, a first capacitor forming a resonance circuit with the coil, a rectifier circuit which, in operation, rectifies an alternating-current signal received by the resonance circuit, the rectifier circuit including a second capacitor, a voltage detecting circuit which, in operation, detects whether a rectified output voltage across the second capacitor of the rectifier circuit exceeds a predetermined value, a third capacitor having a capacitance that is larger than a capacitance of the second capacitor, and a charge control circuit which, in operation, controls supply of a charging current to the third capacitor by the rectified output voltage. The charge control circuit in operation, causes the charging current to be fed to the third capacitor by the rectified output voltage when the voltage detection circuit detects that the rectified output voltage obtained across the second capacitor exceeds the predetermined value.. ... Wacom

12/28/17 / #20170371434

Position detection device and control method for position detection sensor

A position detection device includes an accommodation portion, a planar coil, a first control circuit, and a first detection circuit. The accommodation portion accommodates therein an electronic pen having a position indication coil wound in an axial direction of the electronic pen. ... Wacom

12/21/17 / #20170364208

Combination touch and transducer input system and method

A combination touch and transducer input system is provided, which facilitates user input into an electronic system with a finger and/or a transducer (e.g., a stylus). The system includes a transducer configured to generate an electric field, and a sensor including an array of electrodes and a controller. ... Wacom

12/21/17 / #20170361639

Writing instrument and electronic pen body section

A writing instrument includes a cylindrical outer housing, one end of the outer housing having an outer opening, and an electronic pen body stored in the outer housing. The electronic pen body includes a stylus, one end of the stylus in an axial direction of the stylus serving as a pen tip, and a cylindrical inner housing storing the stylus, the one end of the stylus serving as the pen tip extending from an inner opening at a distal end of the inner housing, the inner opening of the inner housing defining one axial end of a hole extending axially forming a stylus guide that enables the stylus to move axially. ... Wacom

12/14/17 / #20170357340

Electronic pen and electronic pen main body

An electronic pen has a tubular housing which has an opening provided at one end in an axial direction of the housing and is closed at another end thereof, and has at least one electronic pen main body accommodated in the tubular housing. The electronic pen main body includes a core body having an end in the axial direction of the housing that serves as a pen tip, and a magnetic core provided at an end of core body that is opposite to the end of the core body that serves as the pen tip and having a coil wound thereon. ... Wacom

11/30/17 / #20170341458

Position pointer

Various embodiments provide a position pointer that includes a plurality of refill bodies that can be configured at low cost, and ensures freedom from malfunction during exchange of signals with a sensor section of a position detection device. In one embodiment, the position pointer includes a tubular housing having an opening portion, a plurality of refill bodies, a refill body selection mechanism section that selectively causes at least a tip of one of the plurality of refill bodies to project from the opening portion, a magnetic material core, and a coil wound around the magnetic material core. ... Wacom

11/09/17 / #20170322643

Electronic pen

Various embodiments provide an electronic pen that ensures security of information, avoids of unnecessary transmission of information, and protects a core body. In one embodiment, the electronic pen includes a core body, a signal transmitter that transmits a signal to a sensor of a position detecting device, a protector that sets at least a tip of the core body to the state of being not exposed to an external environment, and a detector that detects whether or not at least the tip of the core body is in the state of being protected by the protector. ... Wacom

10/26/17 / #20170308186

Communication method, communication system, sensor controller, and stylus

. . A sensor controller can be used with both a first stylus that operates in a first communication mode and a second stylus that operates in a second communication mode. The sensor controller performs a dual mode discovery process in which a first discovery process and a second discovery process are alternately performed. ... Wacom

10/26/17 / #20170308185

Position indicator

A plurality of core bodies are housed within a casing having an opening portion on one end side. A core body selecting mechanism is provided which includes a plurality of operating portions coupled to each of the plurality of core bodies, and makes at least a tip of one core body among the plurality of core bodies selectively project from the opening portion of the casing. ... Wacom

10/05/17 / #20170285772

Position indicator

A single position indicator that can be used with a plurality of different types of position detection systems. The position indicator includes a communication circuit which, in operation, communicates with an outer device, a configuration circuit which, in operation, performs an initial setting process based on a signal from the outer device, a signal generation circuit which, in operation, generates a stylus position signal, and a control circuit. ... Wacom

09/28/17 / #20170277286

Electronic pen and position detection system

An electronic pen is readily provided with an expanded function and remains easy to use without complicated power supply management. An electronic pen body implementing an electronic pen function is connected with an expansion device implementing a laser pointer function via a connector jack and a connector plug. ... Wacom

09/21/17 / #20170269776

Position detecting device

A position detecting device obtains information from a stylus when the stylus moves at high speed, while removing influences of noise. The position detecting device includes a differential amplification circuit that amplifies and outputs a difference in a signal at a first terminal and a signal at a second terminal, and a selection circuit that selects at least a first electrode of a sensor, connects at least the first electrode to the first terminal of the differential amplification circuit, selects at least a second electrode of the sensor, and connects at least the second electrode to the second terminal of the differential amplification circuit. ... Wacom

09/14/17 / #20170262086

Position indicator

A position indicator includes a first electrode receiving an alternating current (ac) signal from a position detecting sensor and a second electrode transmitting an ac signal to the position detecting sensor. The position indicator includes: a tubular pen-shaped chassis; a central electrode provided such that one end protrudes outside of the chassis from an opening of the chassis, and formed of an electrically-conductive member forming a first one of the first and second electrodes; a peripheral electrode surrounding the central electrode and formed of an electrically-conductive member forming a second one of the first and second electrodes; and a shield member having a hollow part housing at least a part of the central electrode surrounded by the peripheral electrode. ... Wacom

09/14/17 / #20170262076

Position detector and position pointer

A position detector includes a position pointer having an ac signal generation circuit that is disposed in a housing and that transmits an ac signal, and a sensor that receives the ac signal. The position detector detects the position pointed to by the position pointer on the sensor. ... Wacom

08/31/17 / #20170249029

Active capacitive stylus, sensor controller, related system and method

A method may be executed by one or more active capacitive styluses and a sensor controller connected to sensor electrodes. The method includes: a discovery step, executed by the sensor controller, of repeatedly sending out a discovery packet for detecting any of the active capacitive styluses; a discovery response step, executed by a first active capacitive stylus among the one or more active capacitive styluses, by which the discovery packet is detected, of returning a response packet to the discovery packet; a configuration step, executed by the sensor controller, of transmitting a configuration packet including time slot designation information that designates a first time slot to the first active capacitive stylus; and a data transmission step, executed by the first active capacitive stylus, of transmitting operation state data indicative of an operation state of the first active capacitive stylus using the designated first time slot.. ... Wacom

08/17/17 / #20170236021

Method and system for generating and selectively outputting two types of ink vector data

A computer-implemented method selectively outputs two types of vector data representative of user-input strokes. Type one stroke objects are generated in a device including a position input sensor, on which a user operates a pointer to generate a type one stroke object representative of a stroke. ... Wacom

08/17/17 / #20170236020

Method and system for generating and selectively outputting two types of ink vector data

A computer-implemented method is provided to selectively output two types of vector data representative of user-input strokes. Type one stroke objects are generated in a device including a position input sensor, on which a user operates a pointer to generate a type one stroke object representative of a stroke. ... Wacom

08/17/17 / #20170235416

Pen/touch tablet computer having multiple operation modes and method for switching operation modes

A tablet computer is provided, which includes a sensor section operable to detect positional input by a human operator and output a positional input signal; a display, laid over the sensor section, operable to receive and display a video signal; and a processor, coupled to a memory storing programs for running an operating system (os) and executing software loaded to the memory, the processor being operable to receive and process the positional input signal from the sensor section and to output a video signal of the os and the software to the display. The tablet computer further includes a sensor signal filter capable of selectively communicating the positional input signal from the sensor section to the processor, to a separate external processor, or to neither the processor nor the separate external processor; and a display switch capable of coupling the display to the processor or to the separate external processor.. ... Wacom

08/17/17 / #20170235384

System and method for bidirectional communication between stylus and stylus sensor controller

A method is provided to interface an active stylus with a sensor controller, wherein the sensor controller is coupled to a sensor configured to receive input from the active stylus. In the method the sensor controller caches stylus capability information of the active stylus. ... Wacom

08/10/17 / #20170228049

Position indicator

A position indicator that can be used with a plurality of types of position detection systems. The position indicator includes a first transmitter, a second transmitter, an input circuit which, in operation, accepts an input from outside of the position indicator, a signal generation circuit which, in operation, generates a position detecting signal, a plurality of additional information generation circuits which, in operation, generate a plurality of types of additional information, and a controller. ... Wacom

08/03/17 / #20170220277

Terminal device, data management system, and server device

A terminal device uploads data to a storage device. The terminal device includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that cause the device to determine whether data to be uploaded is a file or a partial dataset being used by an application, determine whether one or more data objects created in a given format is included in the data to be uploaded determined to be the partial dataset, generate image data and a shared byte string from the data to be uploaded if the data objects created in the given format are included in the data to be uploaded, send the data to be uploaded to the storage device as shared data if the data to be uploaded is the file, and send the image data and the shared byte string to the storage device as the shared data if the data to be uploaded is the partial dataset.. ... Wacom

08/03/17 / #20170220138

Electrostatic pen

An electrostatic pen has a switch, control circuitry to control the switch and a pen point electrode. The switch has first, second and third terminals and a first diode having an anode coupled to the first terminal and a cathode coupled to the third terminal. ... Wacom

07/13/17 / #20170199590

Micro touch pen structure

A micro touch pen structure includes a casing unit, a circuit unit, a first electromagnetic unit, a pen core unit, a second electromagnetic unit and an elastic unit. The circuit unit is disposed inside the pen-shaped casing structure. ... Wacom

07/06/17 / #20170191818

Position indicator and position indicating method

A position indicator includes a resonant circuit configured to receive electromagnetic waves transmitted intermittently from a position detection device with a first duration and a second duration. The second duration is shorter than the first duration. ... Wacom

06/29/17 / #20170185176

Position indicator and position indication method

A position indicator is provided, which includes a pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure applied to a tip of the position indicator. The position indicator further includes a storage configured to store the pressure as one type of digital data and to store at least one other type of digital data. ... Wacom

06/29/17 / #20170185175

Position detector and position indicator

A position indicator is provided, which includes a pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure applied to a tip of the position indicator. The position indicator further includes a storage configured to store the pressure as one type of digital data and to store at least one other type of digital data. ... Wacom

06/29/17 / #20170185173

Position indicator

A position indicator includes a first resonance circuit including an inductor and a capacitor, a second resonance circuit including the first resonance circuit and a variation device configured to vary a resonance frequency or a phase of the second resonance circuit in response to an act of a user, and a switch circuit configured to perform changeover between the first resonance circuit and the second resonance circuit. The switch circuit is changed over such that, when no signal is received from outside of the position indicator and when a signal other than a predetermined signal is received from outside of the position indicator, the second resonance circuit is selected, and when the predetermined signal is received from outside of the position indicator, the first resonance circuit is selected, and the selected resonance circuit is configured to electromagnetically couple with a conductor of a sensor of the position detection apparatus.. ... Wacom

06/22/17 / #20170177145

Touch panel, signal processing device, and coupling method

A touch panel has a plurality of conductors arranged for a position detection area and can detect a position pointed to by an active stylus held by a user and a manual touch by the user holding the active stylus. The touch panel includes: a signal transmission circuit that transmits, by capacitive coupling, a signal to the active stylus that can receive the signal transmitted from the touch panel by capacitive coupling with the touch panel; an active stylus pointing position detection circuit that detects the position pointed to by the active stylus by capacitive coupling with the active stylus; a touch detection circuit that detects the manual touch by the user; and a coupling control circuit that performs coupling control to couple one or more of the plurality of conductors and a ground of the touch panel in accordance with a touch detection result of the touch detection circuit.. ... Wacom

06/22/17 / #20170177123

Detection apparatus, inputting apparatus and detection method

An inputting apparatus of the electromagnetic induction type may provide a transmission signal of a sufficient signal level to a position indicator. A process controlling unit controls a selection circuit on the basis of a reception state of a reception signal received by each of a plurality of electrodes and detected by a reception signal processing circuit such that a first signal for transmitting a transmission signal is supplied to a first electrode at which the reception signal indicates the highest signal level. ... Wacom

06/22/17 / #20170177099

Transmission-type electronic pen

A transmission-type electronic pen that detects a hover state by a position detecting device and achieves power savings is provided. The pen includes a transmission circuit that transmits a signal to a position detecting device and a detector configured to detect a direct act of a user. ... Wacom

04/27/17 / #20170115824

Position detector filtering sensed finger and stylus signals in synchronization with display refresh

A position detecting device detects both a finger and a stylus radiating an electric field. The device includes: a substantially transparent sensor disposed on a display device and formed by x-electrodes and y-electrodes; an x-selecting circuit for selecting two sets of x-electrodes as a positive terminal and a negative terminal; a y-selecting circuit for selecting two sets of y-electrodes as a positive terminal and a negative terminal; a driving signal generating circuit for generating signals shifted in phase from each other by 180° as a positive signal and a negative signal; a differential amplifier for amplifying a difference between signals occurring in the positive terminal and the negative terminal selected by one, or respectively each, of the x-selecting circuit and the y-selecting circuit; and a balanced switching circuit for switching connection of the positive terminal and the negative terminal to the driving signal generating circuit or to the differential amplifier.. ... Wacom

04/13/17 / #20170102792

Position indicator

Various embodiments provide a position indicator including a retaining mechanism that can fix a core body securely and which can electrically transmit a signal from an internal circuit to the core body reliably. The position indicator includes a core body having conductivity, a conductive elastic member including a holding portion for holding and fixing the core body, a core body holder having conductivity and fitted with the conductive elastic member to retain the core body fitted in the conductive elastic member, a signal transmitter, and an electric connecting member for establishing an electric connection between the core body holder and the signal transmitter. ... Wacom

04/13/17 / #20170102789

Position indicator

A position indicator has a first electrode, an inverting amplifier and electrical isolation circuitry. The first electrode, in operation, receives an input signal from a capacitive touch panel and transmits a reference signal. ... Wacom

04/06/17 / #20170097724

Position indicator, position detecting device, and input control method of position detecting device

A position detecting device includes two different types of sensors. A position indicator includes resonant circuits that enable detection of the position indicator by a first sensor both when a first end of a chassis of the position indicator is oriented toward the position detecting device and when a second end of the chassis is oriented toward the position detecting device. ... Wacom

03/30/17 / #20170090665

Pen/touch tablet computer having multiple operation modes and method for switching operation modes

A tablet computer is provided, which includes a sensor section operable to detect positional input by a human operator and output a positional input signal; a display, laid over the sensor section, operable to receive and display a video signal; and a processor, coupled to a memory storing programs for running an operating system (os) and executing software loaded to the memory, the processor being operable to receive and process the positional input signal from the sensor section and to output a video signal of the os and the software to the display. The tablet computer further includes a sensor signal filter capable of selectively communicating the positional input signal from the sensor section to the processor, to a separate external processor, or to neither the processor nor the separate external processor; and a display switch capable of coupling the display to the processor or to the separate external processor.. ... Wacom

03/30/17 / #20170090605

Position pointer and position indicator cartridge

A position indicator includes a tubular chassis in which an opening is made on one end in an axial direction as a pen tip side and another end. A position indicator cartridge is housed in a hollow part of the chassis. ... Wacom

03/23/17 / #20170083122

Position indicator, and production method therefor

A position pointer used to input position pointing operations on a capacitive position detector includes a rod-shaped housing, a sleeve, a cap, a cloth, a support, and a first fastener. The sleeve is connected to a tip portion of the housing. ... Wacom

03/16/17 / #20170075486

Pointer sensor wirelessly transmitting detected coordinates to main controller

An input apparatus includes a display element (e.g., an lcd element) and a first sensor. The display element has a display screen of a predetermined size. ... Wacom

03/16/17 / #20170075457

Indicator detecting device and signal processing method thereof

An indicator detecting device that can limit input by an indicator to a partial region within a panel surface is provided. The indicator detecting device includes a sensor having a detecting region for detecting a finger. ... Wacom

03/02/17 / #20170060274

Active capactive stylus, sensor controller, related system and method

A method may be executed by one or more active capacitive styluses and a sensor controller connected to sensor electrodes. The method includes: a discovery step, executed by the sensor controller, of repeatedly sending out a discovery packet for detecting any of the active capacitive styluses; a discovery response step, executed by a first active capacitive stylus among the one or more active capacitive styluses, by which the discovery packet is detected, of returning a response packet to the discovery packet; a configuration step, executed by the sensor controller, of transmitting a configuration packet including time slot designation information that designates a first time slot to the first active capacitive stylus; and a data transmission step, executed by the first active capacitive stylus, of transmitting operation state data indicative of an operation state of the first active capacitive stylus using the designated first time slot.. ... Wacom

03/02/17 / #20170060273

Passive stylus and grip shadow recognition

Various embodiments provide an object recognition process that is configured to detect a passive stylus and reject non-passive stylus objects on a touch screen, including an edge portion of the touch screen. In one embodiment, the object recognition process includes receiving sense signals from sense elements of a sense array in response to a touch object being on the sense array, selecting three sense signals from three respective sense elements, calculating a first sum of the strengths of the three selected signals, calculating a second sum of the strengths of two of the selected signals which are greater than the strength of one of the selected signals; and determining a type of the object (e.g., a passive stylus or a user hand's grip shadow) based on the first sum and the second sum.. ... Wacom

02/23/17 / #20170054467

Indicator detecting device

A sensing device has a detection portion having a plate shape and including a first set of one or more indication sensors and a securing portion extending from the detection portion. The securing portion secures the device to a piece of electronic equipment having a plate shape, a back and a front, the front including a display with a second set of one or more indication sensors. ... Wacom

02/09/17 / #20170038858

Thin electromagnetic handwriting pen and method of manufacturing the same

A thin electromagnetic handwriting pen includes a casing unit, a circuit unit, an electromagnetic unit and a pen core unit. The casing unit includes a thin pen-shaped casing structure. ... Wacom

01/26/17 / #20170024080

Combination touch and transducer input system and method

A combination touch and transducer input system is provided, which facilitates user input into an electronic system with a finger and/or a transducer (e.g., a stylus). The system includes a transducer configured to generate an electric field, and a sensor including an array of electrodes and a controller. ... Wacom








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