Patents by Inventor Ahia PERETZ

Ahia PERETZ has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10318022
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a tip that moves with respect to the housing based on applied contact force and a pressure sensor that detects the force applied on the tip. The pressure sensor includes a first element integrated or fixed to the tip and a second element that is stationary with respect to the housing and positioned to face the first element. The first element is formed from a rigid material that is conductive. The second element is conductive and has elastic properties. In addition, one of the first element or the second element is coated with a non-conductive layer. The first element moves toward the second element based on force applied on the tip and deforms the second element based on the force. The sensor additionally includes a circuit to detect capacitance between the first element and the second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vadim Mishalov, Ahia Peretz
  • Patent number: 10296109
    Abstract: A handheld device includes a conductive tip configured to interact with a capacitive based digitizer sensor, an active transmission module, a reflective transmission module, a switch configured to connect the conductive tip to one of the active transmission module and the reflective transmission module and a controller configured to toggle position of the switch. The active transmission module configured to generate a first signal on the conductive tip independent from a drive signal transmitted on the digitizer sensor. The reflective transmission module is configured to generate a second signal on the conductive tip based on the drive signal transmitted on the digitizer sensor and picked by the conductive tip during interaction with the digitizer sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ahia Peretz, On Haran
  • Patent number: 10296089
    Abstract: A device includes a housing, a tip configured to be movable with respect to the housing, a resilient element fixed to the tip, a substrate fixed to the housing, a coil mounted or patterned on the substrate, and a controller configured to induce haptic feedback via the tip based on applying a signal to the coil. A surface of the substrate faces the resilient element. The resilient element presses against the surface in response to the tip receding toward the housing. The resilient element includes magnetic material. The signal applied on the coil induces a magnetic driving force on the resilient element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ahia Peretz, Vadim Mishalov
  • Publication number: 20190129522
    Abstract: A stylus for operation with a digitizer device is described. The stylus comprises a housing, at least one transmitter within the housing, electronic circuitry within the housing, the electronic circuitry configured to generate a signal for transmission by the transmitter such that in use, the digitizer device is able to detect the transmitted signal and infer a position of the transmitter with respect to the digitizer device; and an electrically conducting connector. The connector connects the transmitter to the electronic circuitry, and conveys the generated signal from the electronic circuitry to the transmitter. The connector and the transmitter are formed as a single element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Amit SCHWITZER, Ahia PERETZ
  • Publication number: 20190113987
    Abstract: A method includes receiving by wireless transmission, a first signal transmitted by a digitizer system. The first signal is configured to define a detection period during which a second signal may be detected by the digitizer system. The method further includes detecting timing of the receiving, detecting a first delay in the receiving due to amplification associated with the receiving, defining timing to transmit the second signal based on the timing of the receiving and the first delay and transmitting the second signal at the timing defined. The second signal is transmitted with a handheld device by wireless transmission and the first delay is detected by the handheld device that is receiving the first signal and transmitting the second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ahia Peretz, Vadim Mishalov
  • Patent number: 10228781
    Abstract: A resistive force sensor may be configured with two exposed pads, each exposed pad electrically connected to a terminal. When a force is applied to a force applicator, a conductive pad moves into contact with the exposed pads, thus completing an electrical circuit and providing a precise measurement of the point in time when a user has supplied sufficient force to switch the apparatus from one mode of operation to another. In another implementation, two resistive sensors may be disposed above and below portions of a conductive pad with an elastic member disposed between the two resistive sensors. When a force is applied to the force applicator of the apparatus, a differential resistance may be calculated between the two resistive sensors. Since resistive sensors may experience thermal drift due to changes in environmental temperature conditions, the differential resistance between the two resistive sensors allows a temperature-independent measurement of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vadim Mishalov, Ahia Peretz
  • Publication number: 20180329526
    Abstract: A stylus device includes circuitry that includes hardware and/or software for detecting force applied to a tip of the stylus device and communicating the detected force to a host device. The detected force may be represented by a signal generated as a function of capacitance. A force response circuit modifies a force dependent capacitive response by increasing the force dependent capacitive response in a low force range relative to a high force range. A signal is generated based on the modified force dependent capacitive response and communicated to a host device or other communications transceiver of the host device. The host device generates digital ink with a weight (e.g., thickness) dependent on the detected force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Ahia PERETZ, Vadim MISHALOV
  • Publication number: 20180292923
    Abstract: A handheld device includes a conductive tip configured to interact with a capacitive based digitizer sensor, an active transmission module, a reflective transmission module, a switch configured to connect the conductive tip to one of the active transmission module and the reflective transmission module and a controller configured to toggle position of the switch. The active transmission module configured to generate a first signal on the conductive tip independent from a drive signal transmitted on the digitizer sensor. The reflective transmission module is configured to generate a second signal on the conductive tip based on the drive signal transmitted on the digitizer sensor and picked by the conductive tip during interaction with the digitizer sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ahia PERETZ, On HARAN
  • Publication number: 20180284910
    Abstract: A circuit, includes a first node, a positive voltage generator electrically connected to the first node, a negative voltage generator electrically connected to the first node in parallel with the positive voltage generator, a second node, an electrical connector electrically connecting the first node to the second node, a first light emitting diode (LED) electrically intermediate the second node and ground, and a second LED electrically intermediate the second node and ground in parallel with the first LED. The first LED is configured to activate based on the negative voltage generator supplying a negative voltage to the second node via the first node. The second LED is configured to activate based on the positive voltage generator supplying a positive voltage to the second node via the first node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ahia Peretz, Ilan Geller, Vadim Mishalov
  • Patent number: 10061411
    Abstract: The systems, methods, and techniques described herein provide for an improved stylus incorporating a dual-function switch as part of the tail eraser mechanism. A conductive resilient body, when compressed, deforms to contact one or more pairs of electrodes on a printed circuit board, thus creating electrical continuity between the electrodes. A first force causes electrical continuity between a first pair of electrodes which may initiate a first mode of the stylus, such as erase mode. A second force, greater than the first force, causes electrical continuity between a second pair of electrodes which may initiate a second mode of the stylus, such as causing a microcontroller unit to issue a command to a computing device to launch one or more applications or services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ahia Peretz, Vadim Mishalov
  • Patent number: 10048778
    Abstract: The described technology provides a force sensor apparatus. An elastic pad may be disposed between two force sensors with a force applicator extending at least partially into the elastic pad. When a force is applied to a force applicator, the force applicator transmits the force to one or both of the force sensors via the elastic pad. In an implementation, the force sensors may be resistive sensors. Since resistive sensors may experience thermal drift due to changes in environmental temperature conditions, the differential resistance between the two resistive sensors allows a temperature-independent measurement of the applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vadim Mishalov, Ahia Peretz
  • Publication number: 20180217684
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a tip that moves with respect to the housing based on applied contact force and a pressure sensor that detects the force applied on the tip. The pressure sensor includes a first element integrated or fixed to the tip and a second element that is stationary with respect to the housing and positioned to face the first element. The first element is formed from a rigid material that is conductive. The second element is conductive and has elastic properties. In addition, one of the first element or the second element is coated with a non-conductive layer. The first element moves toward the second element based on force applied on the tip and deforms the second element based on the force. The sensor additionally includes a circuit to detect capacitance between the first element and the second element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Vadim MISHALOV, Ahia PERETZ
  • Patent number: 10019079
    Abstract: A handheld device includes a conductive tip configured to interact with a capacitive based digitizer sensor, an active transmission module, a reflective transmission module, a switch configured to connect the conductive tip to one of the active transmission module and the reflective transmission module and a controller configured to toggle position of the switch. The active transmission module configured to generate a first signal on the conductive tip independent from a drive signal transmitted on the digitizer sensor. The reflective transmission module is configured to generate a second signal on the conductive tip based on the drive signal transmitted on the digitizer sensor and picked by the conductive tip during interaction with the digitizer sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ahia Peretz, On Haran
  • Publication number: 20180052531
    Abstract: The systems, methods, and techniques described herein provide for an improved stylus incorporating a dual-function switch as part of the tail eraser mechanism. A conductive resilient body, when compressed, deforms to contact one or more pairs of electrodes on a printed circuit board, thus creating electrical continuity between the electrodes. A first force causes electrical continuity between a first pair of electrodes which may initiate a first mode of the stylus, such as erase mode. A second force, greater than the first force, causes electrical continuity between a second pair of electrodes which may initiate a second mode of the stylus, such as causing a microcontroller unit to issue a command to a computing device to launch one or more applications or services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Ahia Peretz, Vadim Mishalov
  • Publication number: 20180046249
    Abstract: A device includes a housing, a tip configured to be movable with respect to the housing, a resilient element fixed to the tip, a substrate fixed to the housing, a coil mounted or patterned on the substrate, and a controller configured to induce haptic feedback via the tip based on applying a signal to the coil. A surface of the substrate faces the resilient element. The resilient element presses against the surface in response to the tip receding toward the housing. The resilient element includes magnetic material. The signal applied on the coil induces a magnetic driving force on the resilient element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Ahia PERETZ, Vadim MISHALOV
  • Patent number: 9841828
    Abstract: A handheld device includes a housing, an elongated rod movable with respect to the housing, a pyramid structure and a circuit. The elongated rod includes a tip at a first end and a compressible element at a second end. The compressible element includes conductive material configured to press against the electrodes based on a force vector applied on the tip. The pyramid structure includes at least three walls and an electrode on each of the at least three walls and is fixed or integrated with the housing. The circuit transmit signals on the compressible element or the electrodes, detect outputs from the electrodes and provide pressure related information based on the outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ahia Peretz, Vadim Mishalov
  • Publication number: 20170344134
    Abstract: A resistive force sensor may be configured with two exposed pads, each exposed pad electrically connected to a terminal. When a force is applied to a force applicator, a conductive pad moves into contact with the exposed pads, thus completing an electrical circuit and providing a precise measurement of the point in time when a user has supplied sufficient force to switch the apparatus from one mode of operation to another. In another implementation, two resistive sensors may be disposed above and below portions of a conductive pad with an elastic member disposed between the two resistive sensors. When a force is applied to the force applicator of the apparatus, a differential resistance may be calculated between the two resistive sensors. Since resistive sensors may experience thermal drift due to changes in environmental temperature conditions, the differential resistance between the two resistive sensors allows a temperature-independent measurement of force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Vadim Mishalov, Ahia Peretz
  • Publication number: 20170344136
    Abstract: The described technology provides a force sensor apparatus. An elastic pad may be disposed between two force sensors with a force applicator extending at least partially into the elastic pad. When a force is applied to a force applicator, the force applicator transmits the force to one or both of the force sensors via the elastic pad. In an implementation, the force sensors may be resistive sensors. Since resistive sensors may experience thermal drift due to changes in environmental temperature conditions, the differential resistance between the two resistive sensors allows a temperature-independent measurement of the applied force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Vadim Mishalov, Ahia Peretz
  • Publication number: 20170308189
    Abstract: A handheld device includes a housing, an elongated rod movable with respect to the housing, a pyramid structure and a circuit. The elongated rod includes a tip at a first end and a compressible element at a second end. The compressible element includes conductive material configured to press against the electrodes based on a force vector applied on the tip. The pyramid structure includes at least three walls and an electrode on each of the at least three walls and is fixed or integrated with the housing. The circuit transmit signals on the compressible element or the electrodes, detect outputs from the electrodes and provide pressure related information based on the outputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Ahia PERETZ, Vadim Mishalov
  • Publication number: 20160209940
    Abstract: A method for operating a stylus with a digitizer system includes receiving a signal that is repeatedly transmitted by the digitizer system according to a pre-defined protocol of the digitizer system, the protocol being known to the stylus, transmitting position signals in synchronization with the signal transmitted by the digitizer system, and continuing transmission of the position signals over a duration that the stylus receives the repeated transmissions of the digitizer system according to the pre-defined protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Ilan GELLER, Uri Ron, Ahia PERETZ