Saturday, December 16, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Galaxy A8, A8 Plus and LG K Series to Appear at CES
North Korea Behind attacks on Cryptocurrency Exchanges: report
BlackBerry Ends Support for Priv, Talks About the Future of BB10
Google to Shut Down Project Tango in March 2018
Facebook Admits Spending Time on Social Media is Bad for You
Facebook Will Start Putting Ads Before Videos
Samsung's Smart Speaker Coming Next Year
Internet Neutrality is Officially Dead
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Apple A...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, December 31, 2012
Apple Applies For Patent Related To 'active stylus' Technology


Apple has filed for a patent that the improves the overall functionality of a stylus.

According to the patent, the "Active Stylus" includes an electrode at a tip of the stylus; and powered circuitry coupled to the electrode and configured for capacitively coupling the electrode with a capacitive touch sensor panel. The powered circuitry can further include drive circuitry configured to output a drive voltage at the electrode and/or sense circuitry configured to sense a voltage received at the electrode.

The patent generally relates to a stylus that can act as a drive and/or a sense element in a capacitive touch system. Unlike conventional styluses which work passively by blocking electric field lines between the drive and sense electrodes of a capacitive touch sensor panel, the styluses disclosed in the patent can either act as a drive electrode to create an electric field between the drive electrode and the sense lines of a mutual capacitive touch sensor panel, or as a sense electrode for sensing capacitively coupled signals from one or more stimulated drive rows and columns of the touch sensor panel or both. Accordingly, the styluses can be referred to as active styluses in comparison to conventional passive styluses. According to Samsung, these active styluses can improve stylus sensing on a mutual capacitive touch sensor panel without incurring significant additional cost.

The patent application does not mention Apple. However, the two men filing for it -- Jonah Harley and David Simon -- are both engineering managers at the company.

Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs often scoffed at the stylus during his tenure as chief executive. On several occasions, Jobs said that he believed a stylus bundled with a product meant it was a failed device.


Previous
Next
Samsung To Launch Tizen-based phones on NTT DoCoMo        All News        Microsoft To Give Xbox Live Users A Free Month Service
Samsung To Launch Tizen-based phones on NTT DoCoMo     Mobiles News      Apple Drops Patent Claims Against Samsung

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Powerful iMac Pro is Available Today, Starting at $5,000
Apple Invests in FaceID Component Maker Finisar
Apple Confirms Acquisition of Shazam
Apple Said To Buy Shazam
These are Apple Store's Most Popular Apps, Music, Movies
Apple to Release LCD iPhone With a Metal Case: report
Apple Pay Cash Now Supports Person to Person Payments
European Court Ruls Xiaomi 'Mi Pad' Name Is Similar To Apple's 'iPad'
Apple to Pay Ireland 13 Billion Euros As Part of Uncollected Taxes
Qualcomm, Apple Exchange Fresh Complaints
Wearables Market Grows as Smart Wearables Rise and Basic Wearables Decline
Apple to Design its Own Power Chips: report

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .