US 9,811,221 B2
Input device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic information equipment
Shogo Hayashi, Osaka (JP); Kazutoshi Kida, Osaka (JP); Yuhji Yashiro, Osaka (JP); and Kazuya Yoshimura, Osaka (JP)
Appl. No. 14/764,014
Filed by SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Osaka-shi, Osaka (JP)
PCT Filed Jan. 14, 2014, PCT No. PCT/JP2014/000111
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jul. 28, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/119230, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 7, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-014637 (JP), filed on Jan. 29, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0363024 A1, Dec. 17, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 3/044 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/044 (2013.01) [G06F 2203/04103 (2013.01); G06F 2203/04112 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An input device comprising:
a plurality of meshed electrodes each having a structure made by patterning a meshed conductive layer, and which detects an input operation by a change in capacitance between the meshed electrodes, wherein
the meshed conductive layer of each meshed electrode includes first plurality of conductive lines and a second plurality of conductive lines, the second plurality of conductive lines oriented to intersect the first plurality of conductive lines to form a mesh,
the first and second pluralities of conductive lines forming the meshed conductive layer are each oriented in a direction other than a horizontal direction, a vertical direction, and a diagonal 45° direction of a pixel array consisting of a plurality of pixels with respect to an arrangement of the plurality of pixels constituting a display device combined with the input device, and
a mesh side section of each conductive line, where the conductive line would intersect an ideal contour of the meshed electrodes, is divided at a dividing section of the conductive line that does not overlap with an intersection of the first and second conductive lines to form an actual contour of the meshed electrodes.