US 11,054,936 B2
Touch panel with non-uniform touch node layout
Morakinyo J. Aina, San Jose, CA (US); Amit Nayyar, Saratoga, CA (US); Sean E. O'Connor, Palo Alto, CA (US); and Peter Csaszar, Redwood City, CA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Jul. 8, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/505,499.
Application 16/505,499 is a continuation of application No. 14/848,249, filed on Sep. 8, 2015, granted, now 10,345,962.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/106,957, filed on Jan. 23, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2020/0104007 A1, Apr. 2, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 3/041 (2006.01); G06F 3/044 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/04164 (2019.05) [G06F 3/0418 (2013.01); G06F 3/0443 (2019.05); G06F 3/0448 (2019.05)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mobile telephone, comprising:
a touch screen including a display and a substrate having a first surface and a second surface;
a first touch node formed from one of a plurality of first electrodes and a first section of a second electrode routed on the first surface of the substrate, the touch screen having a first area free of the plurality of first electrodes and the second electrode; and
a second touch node formed from another of the plurality of first electrodes routed on the first surface of the substrate and a second section of the second electrode at a terminal end of the second electrode routed on the second surface of the substrate.