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An input device is disclosed. The input device includes a movable touch pad capable of detecting an object in close proximity thereto so as to generate a first control signal. The input device also includes a movement indicator capable of detecting the movements of the movable touch pad so as to generate one or more distinct second control signals. The control signals being used to perform actions in an electronic device operatively coupled to the input device.

Title
Movable touch pad with added functionality
Application Number
10/643256
Publication Number
7499040 (B2)
Application Date
August 18, 2003
Publication Date
March 3, 2009
Inventor
Brett William Degner
Menlo Park
CA, US
Stephen Brian Lynch
Alamo
CA, US
Stephen Paul Zadesky
San Carlos
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/038
G06F 3/041
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