Patent diagram about Apple Pencil
The existing Apple Pencil is the most sensitive stylus on the market, but if it is used as an art tool, it has limitations, such as the sharp tip, although the App can simulate the effect of different material pens, but The experience is different after all. So this patent is probably prepared for this problem.
This is a solution that has both the pen itself and the touch feedback part that matches it. According to the patent description, it uses a replaceable nib as a solution, each flexible contact member can be bent independently of each other, and the vibrating device on the pen can generate a feedback response according to the change in the curvature of the brush.
These sensors on the pen can generate feedback commands based on changes in brush deflection to output a corresponding graphical display.
Let's take a brief look at this matter. This patent means that Apple Pencil's nib may have a brush on the brush in the future. Of course, it won't be a real brush. We estimate it is something like silicone, but they all have strength. The sensor, you draw hard, the silicone brush changes, the sensor detects, the shape of the pen on the screen changes, the pen body will also make corresponding tactile feedback.
From a technical point of view, this patent portrays the scene is not too sci-fi, Apple is now using Apple Pencil to try to simulate the real pencil writing sense, the scene in this patent is just to replace this electronic simulation into an update. The realm makes it more like a real pencil and paper.
And now the notebook touchpad is the feedback feedback simulated by the vibrator, almost fake.
However, at present, these are only Apple's patents, and it is not sure whether they will be put into production. Such large companies may apply for patents only for technical reserves, and may not actually be used in products for a long time to come.
Sina Digital Xiaoguang