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A simplified touch pad which detects a “touch” in a specific absolute positioning programmable zone or “enter/select” zone rather than requiring a “tap”. The touch pad also has an audible feedback device built into the touch pad for immediate feedback and a touch sensitive surface comprising a relative cursor positioning zone. By simplifying a touch pad to include only basic functions, the touch pad is easier to operate, simpler to manufacture, and more amenable to use with graphical interface display systems typically using touch screens. The invention is preferably incorporated into a kiosk where simplified use is of great benefit. An embodiment of the invention includes an enclosure which completely seals the touch pad from external contamination making the touch pad waterproof and dust proof A cover plate also provides durability and added protection for the touch-sensitive surface of the touch pad.

Title
Kiosk touch pad
Application Number
9/110098
Publication Number
6262717 (B1)
Application Date
July 2, 1998
Publication Date
July 17, 2001
Inventor
James L O&apos Callaghan
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Paul H Glad
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Thomas E Donohue
American Fork
UT, US
Agent
Trask Britt
US
Assignee
Cirque Corporation
UT, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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