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Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Wireless Stylus Device with Interchangeable Tips and Eraser", for Approval

July 9, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Telecommunications Weekly -- From Washington, D.C., VerticalNews journalists report that a patent application by the inventors Mkrtchyan, Armen (Glendale, CA); Saygan, Bobby (Ladera Ranch, CA); Lauridsen, Sunny (Burbank, CA); Yazdian, Afsoun (Glendale, CA); Kim, Jieun (Glendale, CA), filed on December 17, 2012, was made available online on June 26, 2014.

The patent's assignee is Disney Enterprises, Inc.

News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Interactive devices with touch sensitive screens have become popular user appliances. These devices commonly range from large computer screens to smaller handheld tablet devices, all the way down to small cell phones and data storage devices. The touch sensitive screens on these devices allow for user interaction with a broad range of applications. Intuitive features of modern interactive devices coupled with touch sensitive screens allow users quick and seamless access to applications, text messaging, email, and a broad range of other desirable features. Furthermore, users may also feel more connected to the device due to the intuitiveness of touch inputs and the ability to transition commonly used techniques between a broad range of devices.

"At present, when a user wishes to access and use applications, users commonly use simple touch and finger related motions. These motions allow ease of use, however, users may wish to have more accuracy or a broader range of features. Because the user is limited to the using finger inputs, often accuracy and dexterity can be an issue. Additionally, when users wish to switch between features in an application, the users may have to repeat or execute multiple finger motions. For example, this may occur when a user accesses a drawing application and subtle inaccuracies may cause repeat construction of a proper drawing. Furthermore, the user may continually change drawing features such as tip size, line color, or even erasing. Thus, a user may feel compelled to use an input accessory or another medium."

As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "The present disclosure is directed to wireless stylus device, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.


"FIG. 1 presents an exemplary environment including a wireless stylus device with interchangeable tips and eraser with an interactive device and user;

"FIG. 2 shows a block diagram with a more detailed example of one implementation of a wireless stylus device with interchangeable tips and eraser;

"FIG. 3 shows an exemplary system environment with a wireless stylus device with interchangeable tips and eraser for use with an interactive device; and

"FIG. 4 presents an exemplary flowchart illustrating a method for use by a stylus device with interchangeable tips and eraser."

For additional information on this patent application, see: Mkrtchyan, Armen; Saygan, Bobby; Lauridsen, Sunny; Yazdian, Afsoun; Kim, Jieun. Wireless Stylus Device with Interchangeable Tips and Eraser. Filed December 17, 2012 and posted June 26, 2014. Patent URL:

Keywords for this news article include: Disney Enterprises Inc.

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Source: Telecommunications Weekly

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