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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
8/899317
Publication Number
6610936 (B2)
Application Date
August 12, 1997
Publication Date
August 26, 2003
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
CA, US
IPC
G08C 21/00
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