US 9,811,179 B2
Touch screen device aid
Erika Escue, Holland, OH (US)
Filed by Erika Escue, Holland, OH (US)
Filed on Nov. 26, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/554,282.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/909,827, filed on Nov. 27, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0153849 A1, Jun. 4, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 3/0354 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 3/03545 (2013.01) [G06F 2203/0331 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for aiding in the activation of a touchscreen by a user's digit, the device comprising:
an attachment portion configured for being removably attached to an end of the user's digit, the attachment portion including at least one layer, the at least one layer being non-conductive and flexible; and
a conductive nipple coupled to the attachment portion, the conductive nipple including an inner end and an outer end, the inner end being configured for contacting a portion of skin of the user's digit when the attachment portion is attached to the user's digit, the outer end being configured for activating a touchscreen;
wherein the conductive nipple extends through the at least one layer through an opening defined by the at least one flexible layer;
wherein the attachment portion is a pad that is not a sleeve;
wherein the conductive nipple protrudes from one side of the at least one layer at an outer end of the opening and is coplanar with the opposite side of the at least one layer at an inner end of the opening;
wherein the inner end of the conductive nipple defines a base surface;
wherein the base surface extends entirely across a width of the inner end of the opening, and the conductive nipple has a solid cross-section that fills the inner end of the opening;
wherein an innermost surface of the at least one layer and the base surface combine to define a coplanar surface.