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Touch Panel Using Elliptical Light Reflector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062767D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Neckyfarow, SW Wadia, AB [+details]

Abstract

The location of a touch on a touch panel is detected by the breaking of two light rays scanned across the touch panels and reflected by an elliptical reflector from a rotating light source positioned at one focus of the ellipse to a detector located at the other focus of the ellipse. The timing of the intercepted light paths indicates where the point of contact with the touch panel has occurred.