Patents by Inventor Jari Heikki Antero TOROPAINEN

Jari Heikki Antero TOROPAINEN 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: 11119598
    Abstract: A piezoelectric touch device is provided. According to a first aspect, a piezoelectric touch device comprises: a conductive support structure comprising an inseparable section as a bridge separated by a first opening; a piezoelectric element configured to provide a touch sensing and a haptic feedback; connection pads configured to form an electrically connected circuit for the piezoelectric element, wherein the piezoelectric element is electrically connected to the connection pads, and wherein the bridge comprises one of the connection pads and the conductive support structure comprises another of the connection pads; a second opening next to the another connection pad allowing the piezoelectric element to bend freely. The piezoelectric touch device for touch sensing and haptic feedback may be consequently manufactured with an improved manufacturability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Aito BV
    Inventors: Pauli Laitinen, Jockum Lönnberg, Ferdinand Van Der Neut, Jari Heikki Antero Toropainen
  • Publication number: 20190302948
    Abstract: A piezoelectric touch device is provided. According to a first aspect, a piezoelectric touch device comprises: a conductive support structure comprising an inseparable section as a bridge separated by a first opening; a piezoelectric element configured to provide a touch sensing and a haptic feedback; connection pads configured to form an electrically connected circuit for the piezoelectric element, wherein the piezoelectric element is electrically connected to the connection pads, and wherein the bridge comprises one of the connection pads and the conductive support structure comprises another of the connection pads; a second opening next to the another connection pad allowing the piezoelectric element to bend freely. The piezoelectric touch device for touch sensing and haptic feedback may be consequently manufactured with an improved manufacturability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Aito BV
    Inventors: Pauli LAITINEN, Jockum LÖNNBERG, Ferdinand VAN DER NEUT, Jari Heikki Antero TOROPAINEN