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Methods for recognizing gestures made by a conductive object on a touch-sensor pad are disclosed. Tapping, pushing, hopping, and zigzag gestures are recognized by analyzing the position, pressure, and movement of the conductive object on the sensor pad during the time of a suspected gesture, and signals are sent to a host indicating the occurrence of these gestures. Signals for compensating for unintended motion of the conductive object on the touch-sensor pad during the gestures are also sent to the host.

Title
Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition
Application Number
895934
Publication Number
5543591
Application Date
October 7, 1994
Publication Date
August 6, 1996
Inventor
Ralph Wolf
Palo Alto
CA, US
Timothy P Allen
Los Gatos
CA, US
David Gillespie
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
D Alessandro & Ritchie
Assignee
Synaptics Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/033
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