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Touch Screen Peel off Cleaning Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246642D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 67K

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Abstract

As devices increasingly make use of touch screens for navigation and user interaction, it is important that they stay clean enough to accept touch input and to display available options. Touch screens can get dirty from environmental contaminates or natural oils on the user's fingers. Some touch screens can be cleansed with chemicals and towels, however chemicals, towels, or the time required may not be readily available in some installations. A peel-off cover for the touch screen would allow for quick cleaning of a user interface touch screen without additional chemicals or towels.

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Touch Screen Peel off Cleaning Method

As devices increasingly make use of touch screens for navigation and user interaction, it is important that they stay clean enough to accept touch input and to display available options. Touch screens can get dirty from environmental contaminates or natural oils on the user's fingers. Some touch screens can be cleansed with chemicals and towels, however chemicals, towels, or the time required may not be readily available in some installations. A peel-off cover for the touch screen would allow for quick cleaning of a user interface touch screen without additional chemicals or towels.

Similar to the method of clearing racecar windshields during a race, a series of transparent laminate layers may be applied to the touch screen such that the transparent laminate layers do not affect the capacitive touch sensitivity. Each transparent laminate layer has a pull tab located around the perimeter for easy removal when the transparent laminate layer needs to be pulled cleared. Transparent laminate layer products could be applied in stacks of any number (i.e. - 3,5,7) and a new transparent laminate layer set is reapplied when the last transparent laminate layer is peeled off. The base transparent laminate layer could have marks or other aids for application of the next stack of screen covers. The method need not be used exclusively on touch screens; any screen that gets dirty/soiled would benefit from the transparent laminate layer. Pul...