With Microsoft’s upcoming launch of dual-screen devices, the company is also improving different aspects of the device. Microsoft is working to improve Surface Neo’s touch and pen input capabilities, according to a new patent. The patent was filed on November 26, 2019 and will be announced today.
Microsoft’s technology provides functionality by enhancing the virtual screen trackpad, solving a variety of technical and user experience issues without the need for users to switch between patterns. This allows users to access extended features without interfering with traditional trackpad features such as moving cursors, clicking, and scrolling. In the patent, Microsoft discloses technology for entering non-modal digital pens into virtual trackpads, non-modal gestures used to invoke the user interface, and non-modal cursor control and interaction with virtual touch targets. The patent, which describes virtual trackpadand and pen input, should improve the overall experience of Surface Neo. In other words, Microsoft has filed several patents related to Surface Neo and future dual-screen phones.