Patents by Inventor Lucas Wayne Yeary

Lucas Wayne Yeary 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: 10095344
    Abstract: A touch-screen assembly for performing pressure sensing or force sensing is disclosed. The touch-screen assembly includes a cover sheet having touch-sensing capability and a frame having an upper surface portion. Spaced-apart adhesive islands are disposed between the cover sheet and the upper surface portion of the frame. The adhesive islands serve to secure the cover sheet to the frame and have a Young's modulus of greater than 1 MPa so that the energy associated with the touching force is not absorbed by the adhesive island. This makes for more accurate pressure-based or force-based touch sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: William James Miller, Lucas Wayne Yeary
  • Publication number: 20180067603
    Abstract: A touch-screen assembly for performing pressure sensing or force sensing is disclosed. The touch-screen assembly includes a cover sheet having touch-sensing capability and a frame having an upper surface portion. Spaced-apart adhesive islands are disposed between the cover sheet and the upper surface portion of the frame. The adhesive islands serve to secure the cover sheet to the frame and have a Young's modulus of greater than 1 MPa so that the energy associated with the touching force is not absorbed by the adhesive island. This makes for more accurate pressure-based or force-based touch sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: William James Miller, Lucas Wayne Yeary
  • Patent number: 9851827
    Abstract: A touch-screen assembly for performing pressure sensing or force sensing is disclosed. The touch-screen assembly includes a cover sheet having touch-sensing capability and a frame having an upper surface portion. Spaced-apart adhesive islands are disposed between the cover sheet and the upper surface portion of the frame. The adhesive islands serve to secure the cover sheet to the frame and have a Young's modulus of greater than 1 MPa so that the energy associated with the touching force is not absorbed by the adhesive island. This makes for more accurate pressure-based or force-based touch sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William James Miller, Lucas Wayne Yeary
  • Publication number: 20170131840
    Abstract: A pressure-sensing touch system for an electronic display includes a plurality of pressure sensors and a controller. Each pressure sensor of the plurality of pressure sensors is configured to generate a signal indicative of pressure applied to a surface of the electronic display. The controller is configured to (i) receive spatial coordinates of a plurality of touch events simultaneously occurring on the electronic display, (ii) select a subset of the plurality of pressure sensors, and (iii) calculate pressure values respectively corresponding to the plurality of touch events based on the spatial coordinates and the signals from the selected subset. The selected subset is a proper subset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Oberon Denaci Deichmann, Jacques Gollier, William James Miller, Lucas Wayne Yeary
  • Patent number: 9619084
    Abstract: A touch screen system configured to detect a displacement of a cover sheet when pressure or force is applied to the cover sheet upper surface. A light source and photodetector are configured to be in optical communication by reflection of light from the light source from the lower surface of the cover sheet. A displacement of the coversheet changes the amount of reflected light that falls upon the detector. The detector signal can be used to measure the amount of displacement, as well as the time-evolution of the displacement. The touch-screen system can be interfaced with a touch-sensitive display unit to form a display system having both pressure-sensing capability and touch-sensing capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Oberon Denaci Deichmann, William James Miller, Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Lucas Wayne Yeary
  • Patent number: 9588616
    Abstract: Cantilevered displacement sensors with enhanced displacement sensitivity and methods of determining touching forces for multiple touch locations are disclosed. The cantilevered displacement sensors support the touch screen adjacent a touch screen perimeter. A displacement of the touch screen is amplified by a cantilevered member that extends over a proximity sensor. Touching forces at multiple touch locations are determining by performing a fit to the measured displacements based on the touch locations to obtain displacements at all positions of the touchscreen, then relating the displacement of the touch screen at the multiple touch locations to applied distributed loads at the respective multiple touch locations, and then multiplying the applied distributed loads by the corresponding touch-location area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: William James Miller, Lucas Wayne Yeary
  • Publication number: 20150346891
    Abstract: A touch-screen assembly for performing pressure sensing or force sensing is disclosed. The touch-screen assembly includes a cover sheet having touch-sensing capability and a frame having an upper surface portion. Spaced-apart adhesive islands are disposed between the cover sheet and the upper surface portion of the frame. The adhesive islands serve to secure the cover sheet to the frame and have a Young's modulus of greater than 1 MPa so that the energy associated with the touching force is not absorbed by the adhesive island. This makes for more accurate pressure-based or force-based touch sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: William James Miller, Lucas Wayne Yeary
  • Publication number: 20150324055
    Abstract: Cantilevered displacement sensors with enhanced displacement sensitivity and methods of determining touching forces for multiple touch locations are disclosed. The cantilevered displacement sensors support the touch screen adjacent a touch screen perimeter. A displacement of the touch screen is amplified by a cantilevered member that extends over a proximity sensor. Touching forces at multiple touch locations are determining by performing a fit to the measured displacements based on the touch locations to obtain displacements at all positions of the touchscreen, then relating the displacement of the touch screen at the multiple touch locations to applied distributed loads at the respective multiple touch locations, and then multiplying the applied distributed loads by the corresponding touch-location area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: William James Miller, Lucas Wayne Yeary
  • Publication number: 20140168153
    Abstract: Touch screen systems and methods based on touch location and touching force are disclosed. The touch screen system includes an optical force-sensing system interfaced with a capacitive touch sensing system so that both touch location and touch force information can be obtained. A display that utilizes the touch screen system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Oberon Denaci Deichmann, William James Miller, Lucas Wayne Yeary
  • Publication number: 20140098065
    Abstract: A touch screen system configured to detect a displacement of a cover sheet when pressure or force is applied to the cover sheet upper surface. A light source and photodetector are configured to be in optical communication by reflection of light from the light source from the lower surface of the cover sheet. A displacement of the coversheet changes the amount of reflected light that falls upon the detector. The detector signal can be used to measure the amount of displacement, as well as the time-evolution of the displacement. The touch-screen system can be interfaced with a touch-sensitive display unit to form a display system having both pressure-sensing capability and touch-sensing capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Oberon Denaci Deichmann, William James Miller, Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Lucas Wayne Yeary