Patents by Inventor Milan Miessler

Milan Miessler 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: 4798919
    Abstract: A graphics input tablet has a conductive layer and a resistive layer with contacts (16,17,23,24) arranged one along each edge of the resistive layer. The conductive layer is held at a negative potential relative to the resistive layer so current flows in each contact when localized pressure is applied to a region of the tablet (20) to bring the layers into electrical contact. The currents vary with both position and magnitude of the localized pressure. The position of the pressure is detected from the relative currents in opposed contacts and the magnitude of the pressure is detected from the total current in the contacts. The currents are measured by current sense amplifiers and processed in a computer. Analogue front-end processing of the currents is also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Milan Miessler, Rafael Pascual