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Methods for recognizing gestures made by a conductive object on a touch-sensor pad and for cursor motion are disclosed. Tapping, drags, pushes, extended drags and variable drags 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 indicating the position of a conductive object and distinguishing between the peripheral portion and an inner portion of the touch-sensor pad are also sent to the host.

Title
Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition
Application Number
895934
Publication Number
5880411
Application Date
March 28, 1996
Publication Date
March 9, 1999
Inventor
Shawn P Day
San Jose
CA, US
Ralph C Wolf
Santa Clara
CA, US
Timothy P Allen
Los Gatos
CA, US
David W Gillespie
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
D Alessandro & Ritchie
Assignee
Synaptics Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
G08C 21/00
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