Displays and information input devices

  • US 8,624,850 B2
  • Filed: 03/14/2007
  • Issued: 01/07/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An integrated display and input device, comprising:

  • a pixel array configured to provide a visually sensible output;

    at least one sensor configured to sense at least a position of at least one object with respect to the pixel array when the at least one object has at least a predetermined degree of propinquity to the pixel array;

    circuitry configured to receive an output from the at least one sensor and to provide a non-imagewise input that is representative of the position of the at least one object relative to the pixel array;

    at least one IR illuminator for illuminating the at least one object when it has the at least a predetermined degree of propinquity to the pixel array; and

    wherein the at least one illuminator is further configured to function as at least one backlighting illuminator associated with the pixel array.

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