Membrane Type Patents (Class 200/512)
  • Patent number: 10290442
    Abstract: A push switch includes a movable contact including a dome part that is shaped like a dome and configured to be inverted in shape when pressed, and a fixed contact including a first fixed contact, the movable contact being configured to be brought into contact with and away from the first fixed contact. The push switch is configured such that an operating load necessary to press the movable contact gradually increases after the movable contact starts to be pressed, decreases thereafter when the dome part is inverted, and increases again when the movable contact is further pressed, and the dome part contacts the first fixed contact after an inflection point at which the decreased operating load starts to increase again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Yashima, Izuru Sadamatsu, Toshihiko Tazawa
  • Patent number: 10259343
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for adjusting at least a first movable seat element of a vehicle seat, in which a graphic element of the vehicle seat to be adjusted is displayed with at least one graphic element of the first seat element on a display surface, in order to adjust the first seat element a first switching element and a second switching element are displayed on the display surface, wherein the first switching element comprises a first graphic arrow element and the second switching element comprises a second graphic arrow element, which graphic arrow elements distinguish opposite directions for moving the first seat element, and on actuating the first switching element a control signal is generated, by means of which the first seat element is moved in a first direction and, at the same time, the graphic element of the first seat element is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Sükrü Cengil, Andrea Schnurr, Marina Belun, Jan Peter Herdey, Oliver Wolf
  • Patent number: 10218111
    Abstract: An implantable plug connector is provided, an inner portion of which has a number of contact surfaces which are embedded in a surface of a first substrate. An outer portion of the implantable plug connector has a number of contact surfaces embedded in at least one surface of a second substrate. The outer portion defines a space, in which the inner portion can be received in a mounting state, where, in a pre-mounting state, the contact surfaces are set back with respect to the surface of the respective substrate, and where, in a mounting state, the inner portion is pressed against the outer portion such that mutually corresponding contact surfaces come into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CORTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Schüttler, Julia Koch, Juan Sebastian Ordonez, Jörn Rickert
  • Patent number: 10201295
    Abstract: A body-mountable device includes a flexible substrate configured for mounting to a skin surface. The device includes an input component configured to receive inputs from a user, e.g., finger presses, swipes, motions of the sensing platform, or gestures. Received inputs could include calibration data, for example, known values of a sensed property to compare with corresponding values obtained by a sensor of the device. The device can additionally include an output component configured to provide outputs to a user. Outputs could include indications of sensor readings, medical alerts, or operational states of the device. The flexible substrate of the device is configured to be adhered or otherwise mounted to the skin in a manner that minimally impacts activities of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Jaclyn Leverett Wasson, Zenghe Liu, Brian Otis, William James Biederman
  • Patent number: 10145906
    Abstract: A magnetic device may include a magnetic structure, a device structure, and an associated circuit. The magnetic structure may include a patterned layer of material having a predetermined magnetic property. The patterned layer may be configured to, e.g., provide a magnetic field, sense a magnetic field, channel or concentrate magnetic flux, shield a component from a magnetic field, or provide magnetically actuated motion, etc. The device structure may be another structure of the device that is physically connected to or arranged relative to the magnetic structure to, e.g., structurally support, enable operation of, or otherwise incorporate the magnetic structure into the magnetic device, etc. The associated circuit may be electrically connected to the magnetic structure to receive, provide, condition or process of signals of the magnetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Alan J. O'Donnell, Robert Guyol, Maria Jose Martinez, Jan Kubik, Padraig L. Fitzgerald, Javier Calpe Maravilla, Michael P. Lynch, Eoin E. English
  • Patent number: 10105489
    Abstract: A system includes a medicament delivery device and a container configured to receive at least a portion of the medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device includes an actuator and a first electronic circuit system. The actuator is configured to initiate delivery of a medicament into a body when the actuator is moved from a first position to a second position. The first electronic circuit system is configured to output a first electronic signal when the actuator is moved from the first position to the second position. The container includes a second electronic circuit system configured to receive the first electronic signal. The second electronic circuit system is configured to output a second electronic signal associated with the first electronic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers, David A. Weinzierl, T. Spencer Williamson, IV
  • Patent number: 10095334
    Abstract: A touch display device includes a display panel (101), a touch panel (103), a bonding member (104), and a bonding layer (102) bonding the touch panel (101) and the display panel (102) together. The touch panel (101) includes a first functional layer (1031), the first functional layer (1031) is positioned on a surface of the display panel (103) adjacent to the bonding layer (102), the first functional layer (1031) has a first side surface (103a). The bonding member (104) is positioned on a periphery of the bonding layer (102), wherein the bonding member (104) is at least bonded to a portion of the first side surface (103a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: SHENZHEN LAIBAO HI-TECH CO., LTD., CHONGQING LAIBAO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shimin Wang, Zeli Zhu
  • Patent number: 10075162
    Abstract: First and second bridging portions (63a and 63b) is disposed so as to form a shock absorbing space (63c) between the sensor accommodating portion (61) and the fixing portion (62), and elastically deformed by external force, and the paired bridging portions (the shock absorbing space (63c)) is caused to function as a shock absorbing portion (63). Furthermore, the sensor accommodating portion (61) is thinner than each of the bridging portions (63a and 63b), after the sensor accommodating portion (61) is elastically deformed and a contact of a blockage is detected, the first and second bridging portions (63a and 63b) can be elastically deformed to absorb a shock. Therefore, it is possible to significantly reduce a load on the blockage in comparison with the conventional technique. Since the drive unit is reversely driven after shock absorption, it is possible to reduce the load on the drive unit and so forth, and to inhibit the occurrence of inconvenience such as burning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Okada
  • Patent number: 10042481
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transparent electroconductive laminate suitable for use in combination with a display device such as a liquid crystal display, and a transparent touch panel having the transparent electroconductive laminate. The transparent electroconductive laminate comprises a transparent organic polymer substrate 33 having, on at least one surface thereof, a hardcoat (HC) layer 33h, an optical interference layer 32, and a transparent electroconductive layer 31 in this order. The transparent electroconductive laminate satisfies the following conditions: the refractive indexes n3 and n3h of the transparent organic polymer substrate and the HC layer satisfy the following formula: |n3?n3h|?0.02, the thickness of the HC layer is from 1 to 10 ?m, the thickness of the optical interference layer is from 5 to 500 nm, the thickness of the transparent electroconductive layer is from 5 to 200 nm, the total light transmittance is 85% or more, and the b* value is from ?1.0 to less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: TEIJIN LIMITED, TEIJIN CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Itoh, Kouki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10025417
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides a touch device including: a touch panel including: first and second substrates; and a pressure sensor including: a first electrode disposed on the first substrate; a second electrode disposed on the second substrate; an insulating layer disposed between the first and second electrodes; and a spacer, wherein the pressure sensor is configured to transmit a touch signal corresponding to an intensity of pressure applied to the second substrate through the pressure sensor in response to a touch; and a touch controller configured to: acquire touch data at respective nodes from the touch signal; acquire a touch data variation at the respective nodes based on previous touch data and the touch data at the respective nodes; correct the touch data at the respective nodes based on the touch data variation; and acquire a coordinate of the touch location based on the corrected touch data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ji Hye Shin
  • Patent number: 10018342
    Abstract: A multi-mode portable illumination device includes a switch structure featuring a substantially planar member and a mechanical switch which requires a relatively small amount of force and a short stroke distance to actuate. The mechanical switch is attached to a member which contains circuit(s) adding additional functionality to the multi-mode portable illumination device. The member has conductive springs attached to either end that are used to complete the electrical circuit with the battery and the lamp, while their compressive force is absorbed by a housing protecting the switch structure. A conductive strip is used to improve the conductivity of the circuit in a metal multi-mode portable illumination device which has been provided with an electrically resistive protective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Greg Koch, Bruce K Bangerter, Kevin E Collier, Darrell B Steinicke
  • Patent number: 9984832
    Abstract: A touch sensor includes a hollow tubular member that is elastic and insulative; and a first electrode wire and a second electrode wire held in the tubular member while being separated from each other. The first electrode wire and the second electrode wire contact with each other by elastic deformation when receiving an external pressure to the tubular member. The first electrode wire and the second electrode wire extend parallel to a central axis of the tubular member. A shape of a gap between the first electrode wire and the second electrode wire in a cross section orthogonal to the central axis of the tubular member is non-linear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Takaba, Kenji Hirose, Koichi Kato, Takashi Fujieda, Keisuke Sugita, Kazuhide Oda, Toshihiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9965115
    Abstract: An array substrate and a touch screen are disclosed. The array substrate includes an array formed of a plurality of driving electrodes and a plurality of sensing electrodes, which have the same electrode structure. The electrode structure includes a T-shaped electrode trunk and a plurality of electrode branches, which are symmetrically distributed and connected to the electrode trunk, forming two parts, i.e., a first sub-electrode and a second sub-electrode, symmetrical with respect to the electrode trunk. The sensing electrodes include first sensing electrodes and second sensing electrodes. One first sensing electrode and one second sensing electrode are disposed in two intervals of three sequentially adjacent driving electrodes respectively. Branches of a driving electrode are disposed in gaps between adjacent branches of adjacent sensing electrodes. In the array substrate, the sensing area between driving electrodes and sensing electrodes is increased and the capacitive coupling therebetween is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Benyin Ye, Haodi Liu, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 9947491
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are electronic devices with a sensor configured to breakaway from an input button or input/output interface. In one example, the electronic device includes a button positioned within an opening of a chassis or housing. A sensor is in communication with the button, wherein the button is configured to contact the sensor in a first sensor position upon application of an activation force. At least one magnet is configured to retain the sensor in the first sensor position by a frictional or magnetic force. Additionally, the sensor is configured to move from the first sensor position to a second sensor position upon application of a force greater than the frictional or magnetic force and less than a sensor damage force. The activation force is less than the frictional or magnetic force, which is less than the sensor damage force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Michael Thome, Kenneth Charles Boman
  • Patent number: 9937301
    Abstract: A tamper-evident syringe tip cap is provided and includes an outer housing with an outer shell, and a tip cover secured to an upper end of the outer shell. An inner core has a female Luer lock fitting, a spindle projecting vertically from the fitting, and a sleeve matingly engaging the spindle and being constructed and arranged for releasably securing the outer housing to the inner core. The outer housing is movable relative to the inner core between a first, pre-activated position and a second, activated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BAXTER CORPORATION ENGLEWOOD
    Inventor: Brian William Ward
  • Patent number: 9837226
    Abstract: A dome-shaped push switch includes a sheet and a conducting layer disposed at a low surface of the sheet. The sheet has a pressing portion arching upward. The conducting layer is disposed at a lower surface of the sheet. The conductivity of the sheet is greater than that of the sheet. The pressing portion includes at least one through hole penetrating through the pressing portion. The through hole has a side wall, the side wall sequentially has a shear surface and a tear surface from bottom up, and a fillet is provided between the shear surface and a lower surface of the pressing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Yin Fu Zhu, Shuang Bo Long, Yu Song Zhou
  • Patent number: 9798426
    Abstract: A touch panel including: a substrate; first conductive patterns separately disposed on the substrate with a preset distance therebetween; second conductive patterns formed thereon to separately intersect the first conductive patterns with a preset distance therebetween; a second connecting member configured to connect adjacent second conductive patterns to each other; an insulating pattern configured to cover a preselected region of the second connecting member; and a first connecting member disposed on the insulating pattern to connect adjacent first conductive patterns to each other. The first conductive patterns and the second conductive pattern portion are flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Kim, Hee Woong Park, Joo-Han Bae, Byeong Kyu Jeon
  • Patent number: 9774939
    Abstract: A slim electronic device is provided. The slim electronic device includes a substrate having an opening formed therein, and an audio component accommodated in the opening of the substrate without overlapping the substrate and disposed such that the top and bottom thereof are substantially parallel to the top and bottom of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Min-Young Park, Kwangmin Kil, Jae-Joon Yoo, Chang-Youl Lee, Janghoon Kang, Taeeon Kim, Youngbae Park
  • Patent number: 9724599
    Abstract: The operator includes: an operation body having a shaft section that extends along a first direction (Z direction), the operation body being operated by a user; a first detecting body to detect the rotational motion of the operation body about a rotational axis that extends along a plane, the plane being defined by second (X direction) and third (Y direction) directions, the second direction being orthogonal to the first direction, and the third direction being orthogonal to the first and second directions; and a second detecting body provided independently of the first detecting body to detect the translational motion of the operation body along the plane described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji Togawa, Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 9719839
    Abstract: An occupant sensor having a switching element, which comprises a top carrier layer and a bottom carrier layer separated by a spacer. The spacer has an opening defining an active zone in which the carrier layers may be brought together in response to a force acting on at least one of them. The switching element includes a first electrode and a second electrode arranged within the active area between the carrier layers such that an electrical contact is established between the first and second electrodes if the carrier layers are brought together. The occupant sensor includes a decoupling layer arranged on a top side of the switching element such that the decoupling layer covers the top carrier layer in the region of the active area. The decoupling layer and switching element are laterally displaceable with respect to each other in the region of the active area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: IEE International Electronics & Engineering S.A.
    Inventors: Konstantin Weires, Dietmar Jungen, Claus-Christian Kedenburg, Manuel Wampach
  • Patent number: 9626062
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a touch sensing apparatus includes repeatedly forming a plurality of electrode patterns on a first sub-substrate unwound from a first roller; repeatedly forming a plurality of interconnection patterns on a second sub-substrate unwound by a second roller; forming an array of touch sensing substrates by adhering the first sub-substrate to the second sub-substrate; forming a plurality of via holes through which the plurality of electrode patterns are electrically connected to the plurality of interconnection patterns; and cutting the array of touch sensing substrates into a plurality of touch sensing substrates, each touch sensing substrate including one of the electrode patterns and one of the interconnection patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Melfas Inc.
    Inventor: Dong Jin Min
  • Patent number: 9627161
    Abstract: A multi-directional operating switch to be used chiefly for operating a variety of electronic apparatuses is disclosed. This operating switch can determine a tilt angle of an operating body accurately. The operating switch comprises a fixed electrode body, a movable electrode body made of conductive material, and the operating body. The fixed electrode body includes a first fixed electrode on its top face. The movable electrode body is disposed on the fixed electrode body and includes a first pressing projection protruding toward the first fixed electrode. The operating body is disposed on the movable electrode body and can be tilted such that it presses the first pressing projection from above. The movable electrode body is elastic, so that the first pressing projection can be deformed such that an electrostatic capacity generated between the first pressing projection and the first fixed electrode can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9606659
    Abstract: A touch display panel includes a display panel, a touch panel, an optical film and an adhesive layer. The display panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate and the second substrate are disposed oppositely along a first direction. The touch panel is disposed over the display panel along the first direction. The optical film is disposed between the second substrate and the touch panel along the first direction. The adhesive layer is disposed on the outside of the optical film and adheres to the second substrate and the touch panel. A touch display device and a display device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chia-Lung Lin, Tzu-Ti Hung, Yi-Hung Ho
  • Patent number: 9601280
    Abstract: Micro-electromagnetically actuated latched miniature relay switches formed from laminate layers comprising a spring and magnet, electromagnetic coils, magnetic latching material, and transmission line with contacts. Preferably the miniature relay switches transmit up to about 50 W of DC or AC line power, and carry up to about 10 A of load current, with an overall volume of less than about 100 mm3. In addition to switching large power, the device preferably requires less than 3 V to actuate, and has a latching feature that retains the switch state after actuation without the need for external applied voltage or current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Mark Bachman, Guann-Pyng Li, Yang Zhang, Minfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 9564276
    Abstract: A cable switch comprising a first base member of a band shape provided with a conductor on an inner surface and a second base member facing the first base member, and including a flat positive electrode and a negative electrode, the positive electrode being provided on one side of an inner surface thereof and the negative electrode being provided on another side of the inner surface, a gap being formed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode for separating and insulating the positive electrode and the negative electrode from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Yujima, Gao Wei, Yoshikazu Okazaki
  • Patent number: 9508505
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a bottom plate, a keycap, a first support, a second support, and a magnetic member. The bottom plate has a magnetic portion. The keycap is disposed above the bottom plate. The first support and the second support are disposed between the bottom plate and the keycap. The keycap is capable of moving up and down relative to the bottom plate through the first support and the second support. The magnetic member is disposed between the bottom plate and the keycap corresponding to the magnetic portion. The magnetic member and the magnetic portion induce an attractive force therebetween. The attractive force makes the magnetic member contact and apply force to the first support and the second support so that the first support and the second support tend to move the keycap away from the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9498958
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid jetting apparatus including: a liquid jetting head including first and second nozzles from which the first and second liquids are jetted, respectively; a head driving unit; a flushing receiving part including first and second landing positions; and a controller. The controller causes the first and second liquids to be jetted from the first and second nozzles such that the first and second liquids land on the first and second landing positions respectively, in a case that a flushing process is performed in a state that a liquid-jetting process is performed. The controller controls the liquid jetting head to move during a period between jetting of the first and liquids land on the second landing position, in the case that the flushing process is performed in a state that the liquid-jetting process is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuya Shindo
  • Patent number: 9411751
    Abstract: Key formation techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes a key assembly including a plurality of keys that are usable to initiate respective inputs for a computing device, a connection portion configured to be removably connected to the computing device physically and communicatively to communicate signals generated by the plurality of keys to the computing device, and an outer layer that is configured to cover the plurality of keys of the key assembly, the outer layer having a plurality of areas that are embossed thereon that indicate one or more borders of respective said keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Otto Whitt, III, Timothy C. Shaw, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Matthew David Mickelson, James Alec Ishihara, Hua Wang, Karsten Aagaard, Ralf Groene, Rob Huala
  • Patent number: 9412535
    Abstract: A keyswitch structure includes a base, a keycap, a lift mechanism, and a magnetic member. The keycap is capable of moving up and down relative to the base through the lift mechanism. The lift mechanism includes a support that has a side edge portion, abutting against the base through a sharp edge, and a magnetic portion at the side edge portion. The magnetic portion extends outward from the side edge portion. The support is movably connected to the keycap through another side edge portion of the support. The magnetic member is disposed on the base corresponding to the magnetic portion. The magnetic portion and the magnetic member produce a magnetic attraction force therebetween. When an external force applied to the keycap is eliminated, the magnetic attraction force drives the support to rotate about the sharp edge relative to the base, so that the keycap moves away from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chien-Shih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9412533
    Abstract: A low travel switch assembly and systems and methods for using the same are disclosed. The low travel dome may include a domed surface having upper and lower portions, and a set of tuning members integrated within the domed surface between the upper and lower portions. The tuning members may be operative to control a force-displacement curve characteristic of the low travel dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hendren, Thomas W. Wilson, Jr., John M. Brock, Craig C. Leong, James J. Niu, Satoshi Okuma, Shinsuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9392685
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transparent conductive film in which occurrence of scratches during sliding is suppressed even when transparent conductive layer forming surfaces are so arranged as to face each other. Provided is a transparent conductive film comprising a transparent film base; at least one dielectric layer formed on a first main surface of the transparent film base; and a transparent conductive layer formed on the dielectric layer, wherein the transparent conductive layer is patterned; and the surface on the first main surface of the transparent conductive film has an arithmetical mean roughness Ra of 22 nm or more, and has 140/mm2 or more of protrusions having heights of 250 nm or higher at a pattern-opening part in which the transparent conductive layer is not formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nakajima, Tomotake Nashiki, Hideo Sugawara
  • Patent number: 9386691
    Abstract: In this conductive sheet and touch panel, a first conductive pattern has a band-shaped section extending in the y-direction; a second conductive pattern has a plurality of electrode sections that are each connected in the x-direction by a connection section; the first conductive pattern and the second conductive pattern are both configured combining a first lattice and a second lattice (having a size larger than that of the first lattice); the facing portions of each of the band-shaped section of the first conductive pattern and the connection section of the second conductive pattern are configured from a plurality of second lattices; and when seen from the upper surface, the facing portions of the band-shaped section and the connection section have a form combining a plurality of first lattices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tadashi Kuriki
  • Patent number: 9318291
    Abstract: Presented is a mechanical switch that may include a first electrode; a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode; a first material electrically connected to the first electrode; and a second material electrically connected to the first electrode. Any one of a hardness, a Young's modulus, a melting point and an insensitivity degree to external contamination of the second material is lower than any corresponding one of a hardness, a Young's modulus a melting point and an insensitivity degree to external contamination of the first material. When the first electrode and the second electrode are electrically connected to each other, after the first material is connected to the second electrode, the second material is connected to the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Jun Bo Yoon, Yong Ha Song
  • Patent number: 9285939
    Abstract: A touch panel including a substrate, a touch-sensing element, transmission lines, a ground electrode, a first electrode layer, an insulation layer and a second electrode layer is provided. The transmission lines are electrically connected to the touch-sensing element. The ground electrode surrounds the touch-sensing element and the transmission lines. The first electrode layer is located around and electrically connected to the ground electrode. The insulation layer is at least disposed on the first electrode layer. The second electrode layer is disposed on the insulation layer to form at least one capacitance storage unit, so that the electro static discharge can be conducted to the ground electrode through the capacitance storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: WINTEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ting-Yu Chang, Chong-Wei Li, Ching-Fu Hsu, Chen-Ho Hsu
  • Patent number: 9242429
    Abstract: Structures and methods for providing a liquid adhesive between substrates of a composite structure are described. Methods include providing a liquid adhesive having a thread disposed therein between two substrates of a composite structure. In some embodiments, the thread has a fixed diameter which acts to provide a consistent gap between the two substrates. In some embodiments, the thread is configured to be activated during the assembly process to facilitate curing of the liquid adhesive. In some embodiments the thread is configured to be activated after the composite structure is formed to facilitate separation of the two substrates and disassembly of the composite structure. The thread can be made of a conductive or non-conductive material. In some embodiments, the thread is activated by passing a voltage through the thread to heat the thread. In some embodiments, the thread is activated by passing ultraviolet light through the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel T. Reineman, Kevin D. Gibbs, Amy Qian, Derek W. Wright
  • Patent number: 9240297
    Abstract: A touch screen panel includes a substrate having a touch area and a routing wiring area, a plurality of first electrode serials formed in a first direction in the touch area, a plurality of second electrode serials which are arranged in a second direction crossing the first direction in the touch area so that the first and second electrode serials do not contact, a plurality of first routing wires which are formed in the routing wiring area and are respectively connected to one ends of the first electrode serials, and a plurality of second routing wires which are formed in the routing wiring area and are respectively connected to one ends of the second electrode serials. Odd-numbered first routing wires and even-numbered first routing wires of the first routing wires are formed on different layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaegyun Lee
  • Patent number: 9236421
    Abstract: An in-cell active matrix OLED touch panel structure of narrow border includes first and second substrates, an OLED layer configured between the first and second substrates, first and second sensing electrode layers, and a thin film transistor layer. The first sensing electrode layer includes M first conductor blocks and N connection lines arranged in a first direction. The second sensing electrode layer includes N second conductor blocks arranged in a second direction. Each second conductor block makes use of a corresponding i-th connection line to be extended to one edge of the panel structure. The thin film transistor layer includes K gate lines and L source lines. The M first conductor blocks, the N connection lines, and the N second conductor blocks are disposed at positions corresponding to those of the K gate lines and L source lines of the thin film transistor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: SUPERC-TOUCH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsiang-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 9214501
    Abstract: An in-cell OLED touch display panel structure includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate, an OLED layer configured between the upper and lower substrates, and a black matrix layer. The black matrix layer is disposed at one surface of the upper substrate that faces the OLED layer, and the black matrix layer is composed of a plurality of opaque conductor lines. The plurality of opaque conductor lines is divided into a first group of opaque conductor lines, a second group of opaque conductor lines, and a third group of opaque conductor lines. The second group of opaque conductor lines is formed with N mesh-like polygonal regions. The opaque conductor lines in any one of the polygonal regions are electrically connected together, while any two polygonal regions are not connected, so as to form a single-layered touch sensing pattern on the black matrix layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: MEI, INC.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 9213198
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a liquid crystal panel (31); a touch panel (31) placed on the liquid crystal panel (31); a base material layer (37, 40) stacked on the touch panel (34); and an adhesive layer (36, 39) interposed between the touch panel (34) and the base material layer (37, 40). Fiber having properties to solve polarization is contained in at least one of the base material layer (37, 40) and the adhesive layer (36, 39).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruo Unno, Isao Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9198335
    Abstract: A method for processing a housing for devices such as electronic devices. A hairline is formed on an inner surface of an inmold mold. In addition, a hairline is formed on an inmold film. The inmold film is positioned inside the inmold mold and a housing representing the hairline of the inmold mold and the hairline of the inmold film together is formed using inmold injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Su Chang, Soon-Ho Han
  • Patent number: 9184747
    Abstract: A member for an electrostatic capacitance-type sensor which suppresses a decrease in the variation amount of the electrostatic capacitance caused between an input body and the electrode through a proximate operation or a touch operation by the input body and has a metallic luster appearance which does not degrade with time, and is economical, and an electrostatic capacitance-type sensor using the same. The disclosed member includes a sheet member having an operation surface S on which a proximate operation or a touch operation by an input body is carried out and an electrode which is disposed on the opposite side of the operation surface of the sheet member, in which the sheet member includes a decorative layer having a metallic luster, and the decorative layer is a continuous film made of silicon or an alloy of silicon and a metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kawaguchi, Hiroto Komatsu
  • Patent number: 9171434
    Abstract: A first computing device can include at least one processor, and a notification redirection module operable by the at least one processor to receive sensor data from a second computing device, responsive to determining, based on the sensor data, that the second computing device is not being worn, output and for display, a notification, and responsive to determining, based on the sensor data, that the second computing device is being worn, send to the second computing device, an indication of the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Faaborg, Joshua Robin Kaplan
  • Patent number: 9153629
    Abstract: An in-cell OLED touch panel structure of narrow border includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate, an OLED layer configured between the upper and lower substrates, a black matrix layer, a first sensing electrode layer, a second sensing electrode layer, and a thin film transistor layer. The black matrix layer is composed of a plurality of opaque lines. The first sensing electrode layer includes M first conductor line units and N connection lines. The second sensing electrode layer includes N second conductor line units. Each second conductor line unit makes use of a corresponding i-th connection line to be extended to one edge of the in-cell OLED touch panel structure. The M first conductor line units, the N connection lines, and the N second conductor line units are disposed at positions corresponding to those of the plurality of opaque lines of the black matrix layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SUPERC-TOUCH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsiang-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 9125793
    Abstract: A method of processing a raw acceleration signal, measured by an accelerometer-based compression monitor, to produce an accurate and precise estimated actual depth of chest compressions. The raw acceleration signal is filtered during integration and then a moving average of past starting points estimates the actual current starting point. An estimated actual peak of the compression is then determined in a similar fashion. The estimated actual starting point is subtracted from the estimated actual peak to calculate the estimated actual depth of chest compressions. In addition, one or more reference sensors (such as an ECG noise sensor) may be used to help establish the starting points of compressions. The reference sensors may be used, either alone or in combination with other signal processing techniques, to enhance the accuracy and precision of the estimated actual depth of compressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ZOLL Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: James Adam Palazzolo, Darren R. Sherman
  • Patent number: 9078965
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include systems and methods for administering a drug over a time period. One embodiment of a system includes an administration unit, a housing that houses the administration unit, and a controller unit adapted to receive an alarm triggering signal. Also included in some embodiments is an alarming unit that is adapted to generate an alarm signal on reception of the alarm triggering signal. Some embodiments include a patient state monitor that includes a motion-sensitive sensor unit that is reactive on patient motion. The patient state monitor may be adapted to process a sensor signal generated by the motion-sensitive sensor unit. The patient state monitor may also be adapted to transmit the alarm triggering signal to the controller unit if a patient motion level is below a predefined motion level, as determined by a length of time without patient motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Wim Van der Helm, Axel Remde, Kurt Friedli
  • Patent number: 9058960
    Abstract: A compression member for use in a showerhead electrode assembly of a capacitively coupled plasma chamber. The member applies a compression force to a portion of a film heater adjacent a power supply boot on an upper surface of a thermal control plate and is located between the thermal control plate and a temperature-controlled top plate. The member is composed of an electrically insulating elastomeric material which can work over a large range of compressions and temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Darrell Ehrlich, Daniel Arthur Brown, Ian Kenworthy
  • Patent number: 9029722
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a terminal body, and a manipulating portion disposed on one side surface of the terminal body, wherein the manipulating portion includes: a substrate having a first contact point and a second contact point; and a conductive dome configured to conduct the first and second contact points when being pressed, wherein the first and second contact points are spaced from each other on the substrate in a first direction, and wherein the second contact point portion is not disposed in a second direction crossing the first direction. Under these configurations, the mobile terminal can have more various designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jaejun Jung
  • Publication number: 20150122621
    Abstract: In some examples, techniques are provided for quick haptic feedback, without the use of a controller, which is local to individual, non-actuating keys, such as keys of a thin keyboard or keypad. The haptic feedback may be in the form of a simulated “key-click” feedback for an individual key that is pressed by a user such that the finger used to press the key feels the tactile sensation. The haptic feedback mimics the tactile sensation of a mechanical key (e.g., buckling spring, pop-dome key switch) to give a user the perception that they have actuated a mechanically movable key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Masaaki Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 9023071
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical instrument comprises a handpiece and an ultrasonically actuated blade distal to the handpiece. The instrument includes an activation member that is operable to selectively activate the blade and a controller that is operable to select the energy level at which the blade will be activated. The activation member may comprise capacitive switches; resistive sensors; resonant cavity switching technology; infrared sensing technology; technology that uses a resonant, standing wave on a surface that is perturbed by the presence of a finger; and/or any other suitable type of technology. The controller may comprise the same. The controller may permit selection from three or more available ultrasonic energy levels. The activation member and/or controller may be manipulated from various longitudinal positions on the handpiece and/or various rotational positions about the handpiece, such that the handpiece may be gripped in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Miller, Daniel W. Price, Cory G. Kimball, Scott A. Woodruff, William E. Clem, Timothy G. Dietz
  • Publication number: 20150114814
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pressure-sensitive switch including a support substrate, a conductive structure provided on the support substrate, and an electrode unit disposed to face the support substrate with the conductive structure interposed therebetween. The conductive structure includes an elastic component extending to protrude from the support substrate toward the electrode unit, and an electrode layer covering the elastic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: TAKESHI SUZUKI, TETSUYOSHI OGURA, AKI YAZAWA