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Operation Panel Which Has Mouse Equivalent Function

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123107D
Original Publication Date: 1998-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Funahashi, T: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Touch panel display which has the following structure. Set pressure detect sensor/ optical sensor/ ellasitc wave sensor which can detect the position data of the finger. Cover the display panel surface with the sheet which can detect the pressure.

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Operation Panel Which Has Mouse Equivalent Function

   Touch panel display which has the following structure.  Set
pressure detect sensor/ optical sensor/ ellasitc wave sensor which
can detect the position data of the finger.  Cover the display panel
surface with the sheet which can detect the pressure.

      FUNCTION:  Pressure sensor/optical sensor or ellasitc
wave sensor can detect the position of the finger, this information
is transformed to mouse pointer coordinate data.

      When the panel is pushed with the figer, electrical
signal is output, and the signal transformer change the signal into
Mouse click.

      MERIT Ordinary touch panel can be identify where the
user points.  So special operating system has to be changed if the OS
requires Mouse.  For example, in Windows 95 or NT 4.0 up, highlight
area is automatically follows to mouse pointer.

      To use this function, the user has to know where the
pointer is.  It was difficult to implement this by using touch
panel.

   Using this type of display, the user can sweep his finger
on the display, and if he wants to select, he can select the menu by
pushing the display just like he does it by Mouse.  Using this, the
user also can, for example, drag and drop operation on the touch
panel.

   EXAMPLE:  Touch panel Display which has the
following 2 sensors.
  1.  One sensor which can detect the position data of the
       user finger,
  2.  Another sensor which can detect the w...