Patent Number: 8,217,911

Title: Display with visually homogeneous border

Abstract: A handheld device with a compact integrated touch panel is disclosed. A handheld device incorporating a touch panel display requiring electrical connections is reduced in size by incorporating electrical pathways within the support structure of the touch panel display, obviating the need for a flex circuit extension from the touch panel display for connection to the handheld device. A further reduction in size is obtained by providing an inherent visually homogeneous perimeter for the touch panel display by matching the colors of the conductive and dielectric materials, thereby eliminating the need for a bezel.

Inventors: Gettemy; Shawn (San Jose, CA), Nguyen; Huy P. (San Jose, CA), Webb; Bill (Redwood City, CA), Lam; Lawrence (San Jose, CA), Wong; Kean (Menlo Park, CA)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

International Classification: G09G 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00