Patent Number: 6,512,513

Title: Pointer for use in digitizer systems

Abstract: A digitizer pointer for use in conjunction with a digitizer system. The pointer is shaped so as to reduce finger/hand fatigue of users manipulating the pointer over and/or across a digitizer tablet. In certain embodiments, an enlarged grip area may flare toward the bottom which helps to prevent the pointer from sliding out of the user's hand. In certain other embodiments, a textured grip area is provided to improve the user's ability to hold onto and control the pointer. In yet further embodiments, a flare is provided near the tip of the pointer in order to reduce the force required by fingers of the user to manipulate and hold the pointer.

Inventors: Fleck; David C. (Vancouver, WA), Rawlings; Scott (Camas, WA), Pollmann; Konrad W. (Vancouver, WA), Hippen; Jan (Portland, OR), Schlueter; Folke (Atherton, CA), Fukushima; Yasuyuki (Ibaraki-ken, JP), Hirota; Masuo (Washimiya-machi, JP)

Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 3/033 (20060101); G09G 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/28/2020