US 11,656,708 B2
Interactive display surfaces
Matthew Dworman, East Kingston, NH (US); and Gaurav Asthana, Brooklyn, NY (US)
Assigned to TOUCHWOOD LABS, INC., Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Filed by Touchwood Labs, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Filed on Jan. 4, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/567,941.
Application 17/567,941 is a continuation of application No. 17/169,192, filed on Feb. 5, 2021, granted, now 11,216,102.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/970,255, filed on Feb. 5, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0129101 A1, Apr. 28, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 3/041 (2006.01); A47B 97/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/044 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/0412 (2013.01) [A47B 97/00 (2013.01); G06F 3/0446 (2019.05); A47B 2220/0091 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An interactive display device having a frameless outer perimeter, a top surface, and a bottom surface, the device comprising:
a touch sensor layer;
a light layer comprising a plurality of light elements that extend to the outer perimeter of the interactive display device and are configured to render digital information;
a substantially transparent insulation layer arranged between the touch sensor and light layers, wherein the insulation layer is a solid layer having no apertures;
a microcontroller having a processor configured to execute computer-executable instructions, a memory storing the computer-executable instructions, and a wireless transceiver circuit in communication with the processor; and
a support layer arranged beneath the light layer and forming the bottom surface of the device, the support layer providing rigidity to the device and supporting the microcontroller thereon,
wherein the touch sensor layer comprises a conductive material arranged on a top surface of the insulation layer,
wherein the device is configured to be positioned directly beneath a bottom surface of a non-transparent surface layer such that the light layer is not visible beneath the non-transparent surface layer when the light layer is inactive.