No assignee for this patent application has been made.
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to a stylus and more particularly to a multi-functional stylus for touch devices.
"Touch screen interface may be the most popular operation interface of the latest technology industry. All sorts of electronic products, such as smart phones, notebook computers, tablet personal computers, digital cameras and the like, are equipped with the touch screen interface. Hence, the touch screen interface has gradually replaced the mechanical operation mode used by those early-stage electronic products.
"However, when users use their fingers to touch the touch screen interface of the above-mentioned electronic products, the interface is prone to inadvertent touch that triggers unintended control option due to inaccurate positioning on a small touch screen (for example, on a smart phone), or unsmooth finger movement on the touch screen because of filthy fingers. To tackle those issues, manufacturers in the market provide a stylus for the purpose of accurate positioning
"With reference to FIG. 6, the stylus has a body 90 and a tip 91 mounted on one end of the body 90. A through hole 92 is formed through the other end of the body 90 for a string to penetrate therethrough. A PJ-series earphone jack plug 94 is tied to the string 93 and serves to be plugged into an earphone jack of an electronic product so that the stylus can be conveniently carried around with the electronic product without worry of getting lost. When the stylus is operated, users can hold the body 90 and touch the tip 91 on a touch screen to control an electronic product with the touch screen. Hence, the stylus facilitates users' accurate control of electronic products, allows users to simulate it as a pen to write when there is a need for writing on a touch screen, and can be operated by users in their accustomed manner.
"Although the foregoing stylus is available for users to accurately control electronic products, the conventional stylus is plugged in an electronic product through the earphone jack plug 94 and it is easy for the electronic product or the stylus to be damaged by the collision therebetween and/or with something else around for the sake of random movement of the stylus when the electronic product is stored."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "An objective of the present invention is to provide a multi-functional stylus for touch device capable of being fixed on a touch device and serving as a stand for supporting the touch device to stand up on a plane.
"To achieve the foregoing objective, the multi-functional stylus for touch device has a body and a plug.
"The body has a tip and a receiving slot.
"The tip is mounted on one end of the body.
"The receiving slot is formed in a periphery of the body, and is parallel with a longitudinal direction of the body.
"The plug matches the receiving slot in shape and has a PJ-series earphone jack plug mounted on one end of the plug. The other end of the plug is pivotally mounted in the receiving slot.
"The multi-functional stylus constructed according to the foregoing structure is available for users to accurately write on a mobile touch device with the tip of the body. When the stylus is not operated, the PJ-series earphone jack plug on one end of the plug is plugged in an earphone jack of the touch device so that the stylus can be fixed on the touch device, not only facilitating the storage and positioning of the stylus but also preventing the damage of the stylus and the touch device arising from random movement of the stylus tied to the touch device with a string. Additionally, the body is pivoted with respect to one end of the plug plugged in the touch device and an angle between the body and the touch device can be adjusted so that the touch device can be stood up on a plane with one side of the touch device and the tip of the body on the plane. The angle can be adjusted based on a user's demand to ensure an appropriate view angle to the touch device. Accordingly, the stylus of the present invention has multiple functions for users' selection.
"Other objectives, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a multi-functional stylus for touch devices in accordance with the present invention;
"FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the multi-functional stylus in FIG. 1;
"FIG. 3 is a first operational side view of the multi-functional stylus in FIG. 1 plugged in an electronic product;
"FIG. 4 is an operational perspective view of the multi-functional stylus in FIG. 1 plugged in an electronic product;
"FIG. 5 is an operational rear view of the multi-functional stylus in FIG. 1 plugged in an electronic product; and
"FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a conventional stylus for touch devices."
For more information, see this patent application: Wang, Ming-Yen. Multi-Functional Stylus for Touch Devices. Filed
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