METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A TOUCH SENSOR

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APP PUB NO 20150002452A1
SERIAL NO

13990333

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The present invention relates to a method for controlling a touch sensor. The touch sensor comprises a support layer and an electrically conductive sensor structure thereon. The electrically conductive sensor structure forms a plurality of capacitors having a capacitance varying in response to a user touching or approaching the capacitor. The electrically conductive sensor structure comprises a piezoresistive material providing a resistance varying in response to a force being applied to the support layer. According to the method, an alternating electrical signal is supplied to the electrically conductive sensor structure for scanning the capacitors. An actuation position where the user touches the touch sensor is determined based on the alternating electrical signal and the capacitances of the capacitors. An electrical signal which is a function of the resistance of the electrically conductive sensor structure is detected and synchronously demodulated based on the alternating electrical signal.

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SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS ABNYA VATTENTORNET LUND 221 88

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Klinghult, Gunnar Lund, SE 106 2379

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