Panasonic Lets You Edit Photos on TV with Touch Pen #2013CES | Panasonic’s TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE Patent
As published by Mashable, at 2013CES, Panasonic showed off a new vision of the second screen, introducing new ways your phone or tablet can interact with what you’re watching on TV. In short, Panasonic revealed a new accessory called the Touch Pen that lets you edit photos right on the screen, and then immediately push them to a mobile device.
In the case of photos, the users can actually edit them and by using a Touch Pen, users can write notes or draw pictures on the screen with the Pen, assisted by a pull-down menu that appears when the pen touches the TV. Those edited pictures can then be pulled back down to any mobile device.
In addition Swipe and Share 2.0, Panasonic is enhancing its second-screen experience through partnerships with HSN, which has developed a app called Shop by Remote, which lets users get detailed product information and read customer reviews of whatever they’re checking out on the channel.
Panasonic’s TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE Patent
Titled “TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE”, United States Patent Application 20120293453 Panasonic’s patent was filed on 05/03/2012 and was published on 11/22/2012, and it relates to a touch screen device that determines whether a pointing device for a touch operation is a pen or a finger.
It may be noted that this patent may not be exactly related to the latest technology revealed by Panasonic, but still acts as a reference to study the patent filing trends.
As may be seen therein, the touch screen device 1 includes a panel body 5, which is provided with a touch surface 2, on which a touch operation by a pen P or a finger F is performed, and in which a plurality of transmitting electrodes 3 extending in parallel to one another and a plurality of receiving electrodes 4 extending in parallel to one another are arranged in a grid pattern; a transmitter 6 that applies a drive signal to the transmitting electrodes 3; a receiver 7 that receives a response signal of the receiving electrodes 4 in response to the drive signal applied to the transmitting electrodes 3, and outputs detection data of each electrode intersection, at which the transmitting electrode 3 intersects with the receiving electrode 4; and a controller 8 that detects a touch position based on the detection data output from the receiver 7, and controls operations of the transmitter 6 and the receiver 7.
Additionally, the touch screen device 1, combined with a large screen device, is used as an interactive white board, which can be used in a presentation or a lecture. In particular, in this embodiment, the touch screen device 1 is used in combination with a projector device 10, and a touch surface 2 of the touch body 5 is used as a screen that displays a projection image of the projector device 10.
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