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The Development of Ultimate Touch – touch screen enabled by nano technology

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000197171D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Li, Hao: AUTHOR

Abstract

Ultimate Touch (uTouch) is a complete new force sensing touch screen developed at Motorola Applied Research Center. This multitouch force sensing touch panel is a revolutionary touch technology promising not only to excel against all current traditional touch technologies, but also to bring endless possibilities of new user applications that were not possible before. The key to uTouch is a transparent distributed force sensing layer, which does not exist previously. Through much experimenting, Motorola was able to utilize conductive nano particles to develop a highly sensitive and highly transparent force sensing layer that drastically changes its resistance according to forces applied. In this talk, we will show the need for nano technology in the development of the uTouch panel, and how Motorola research team utilized nano materials to develop the transparent force-sensing layer, which ultimately enables the manufacturing of uTouch. We will share our experience of taking an idea of force sensing touch screen, searching for the right technology, incorporating innovative nano-materials in the laboratory, and developing a commercially viable product. We will also discuss our licensing effort as soon as it became clear that the product was ready for commercialization.

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The Development of Ultimate Touch - touch screen enabled by nano technology

Hao Li*, Yi Wei, and Papu Maniar

        Systems Research Group
Applied Research Center, Motorola Inc.
2900 South Diablo Way, Suite 150, Tempe, AZ 85282

  Ultimate Touch (uTouch) is a complete new force sensing touch screen developed at Motorola Applied Research Center. This multitouch force sensing touch panel is a revolutionary touch technology promising not only to excel against all current traditional touch technologies, but also to bring endless possibilities of new user applications that were not possible before.

  The key to uTouch is a transparent distributed force sensing layer, which does not exist previously. Through much experimenting, Motorola was able to utilize conductive nano particles to develop a highly sensitive and highly transparent force sensing layer that drastically changes its resistance according to forces applied.

  In this talk, we will show the need for nano technology in the development of the uTouch panel, and how Motorola research team utilized nano materials to develop the transparent force-sensing layer, which ultimately enables the manufacturing of uTouch. We will share our experience of taking an idea of force sensing touch screen, searching for the right technology, incorporating innovative nano-materials in the laboratory, and developing a commercially viable product. We will also discuss our licensing effort as soon as it became clear that the product was ready for...