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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
9/861070
Publication Number
6380931 (B1)
Application Date
May 18, 2001
Publication Date
April 30, 2002
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
Sierra Patent Group
US
Assignee
Synaptics Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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