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The present disclosure discloses an object position detector. The object position detector comprises a touch sensor formed as a closed loop and having a physical constraint formed on an upper surface of the touch sensor and coextensive with the closed loop. The touch sensor is configured to sense motion of an object proximate to the closed loop. The object position detector also comprises a processor coupled to the touch sensor and is programmed to generate an action in response to the motion on the touch sensor.

Title
Closed-loop sensor on a solid-state object position detector
Application Number
10/338765
Publication Number
7466307 (B2)
Application Date
January 7, 2003
Publication Date
December 16, 2008
Inventor
Mark A Huie
San Carlos
CA, US
Christopher Heiny
Boulder Creek
CA, US
David W Gillespie
Los Gatos
CA, US
Scott J Shaw
Fremont
CA, US
Raymond A Trent Jr
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C
Assignee
Synaptics Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/041
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