Apple Patents Double-Sided Touch Panel

Posted May 24, 2013 at 6:36pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7893 views

Apple has been granted a patent for a 'Double-Sided Touch Sensitive Panel and Flex Circuit Bonding'. The patent was filed September 16, 2011 and granted May 21, 2013. It details a panel with column and row traces on both sides of the substrate. This results in a reduced overall size for the sensor panel and may help Apple reduce the size of its future devices.

A multi-touch sensor panel can be created using a substrate with column and row traces formed on either side of the substrate using a novel fabrication process. Traces made of copper or other highly conductive metals running along the edge of the substrate can be used to bring the row traces to the same edge of the substrate as the column traces so that flex circuits can be bonded to the same edge of the substrate on directly opposing sides of the substrate, minimizing the area needed for connectivity and reducing the overall size of the sensor panel.

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Pedro - May 25, 2013 at 2:47pm
How can the 4S be the last good phone made when the 5 is thinner, lighter, bigger and faster and with LTE? Don't be so emotional about your phone. It'll be okay I promise.
Apple now Sucks - May 25, 2013 at 12:48pm
So now the phone will feel it when I wipe my ass with both sides of it? Nice. iPhone 4S was the last Apple device that was good.
Lifebytes - May 24, 2013 at 8:27pm
doesn't the Sony already have such a device
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