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Patent Issued for Software Based Touchscreen

August 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- From Alexandria, Virginia, VerticalNews journalists report that a patent by the inventor Reese, Charles (Grapevine, TX), filed on March 5, 2013, was published online on July 22, 2014.

The patent's assignee for patent number 8786567 is Production Resource Group, LLC (New Windsor, NY).

News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Commercial stage lighting is used in commercial environments and typically remotely controllable, and produces a light output greater than 1000 lumen. This kind of lighting is often set up and taken down as part of a show.

"It may be advantageous to include controls that facilitate setting up the device. These devices are often connected to a network via a network connection. The network connection can be for example ethernet, DMX, ArtNet, or multiples.

"When these lights are placed in a network, each light has an address that identifies it on the network."

As a supplement to the background information on this patent, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "Embodiments a simplified system of entering an address that identifies a light on the network, using existing hardware.

"A special set of screens for a touchpad is defined."

For additional information on this patent, see: Reese, Charles. Software Based Touchscreen. U.S. Patent Number 8786567, filed March 5, 2013, and published online on July 22, 2014. Patent URL:

Keywords for this news article include: Software, Production Resource Group LLC.

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Source: Computer Weekly News

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