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George E Gerpheide, Michael D Layton: Capacitance-based proximity with interference rejection apparatus and methods. Cirque Corporation, Thorpe North & Western, October 15, 1996: US05565658 (357 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for a capacitance-based proximity sensor with interference rejection. A pair of electrode arrays establish a capacitance on a touch detection pad, the capacitance varying with movement of a conductive object near the pad. The capacitance variations are measured synchronously wit ...


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Brian Taylor, Michael D Layton, David Taylor: System for disposing a proximity sensitive touchpad behind a mobile phone keypad. Cirque Corporation, Morriss O Bryant compagni, December 19, 2006: US07151528 (222 worldwide citation)

A proximity-based mutually capacitance-sensitive touchpad that is disposed directly beneath a keypad keymat of a mobile telephone, wherein posts associated with each key pass through a mutually capacitance-sensitive sensor electrode grid of the touchpad such that the keypad posts do not interfere wi ...


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Brian Taylor, David Taylor, Michael D Layton: Single-layer touchpad having touch zones. Cirque Corporation, Morriss O Bryant Compagni, September 9, 2008: US07423635 (55 worldwide citation)

A single-layer touchpad comprised of a relatively clear substrate, a first active electrode disposed thereon, and a sense electrode disposed thereon, wherein the first active electrode and the sense electrode are comprised of a conductive material, wherein the first active electrode in combination w ...


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Michael D Layton, Don T Saxby, Richard D Woolley: Method of scrolling that is activated by touchdown in a predefined location on a touchpad that recognizes gestures for controlling scrolling functions. Cirque Corporation, Morriss O Bryant Compagni, July 21, 2009: US07564449 (14 worldwide citation)

A method of using a capacitance-sensitive touchpad, wherein the touchpad includes a zone on a surface thereof, wherein touchdown of a pointing object within the zone enables activation of a scrolling function, wherein direction of scrolling is then controlled by a gesture by the pointing object, suc ...


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Brian Taylor, Michael D Layton, David Taylor: System for disposing a proximity sensitive touchpad behind a mobile phone keymat. Cirque Corporation, Morriss O Bryant Compagni P C, October 5, 2010: US07808487 (8 worldwide citation)

A proximity-based mutually capacitance-sensitive touchpad that is disposed directly beneath a keypad keymat of a mobile telephone, wherein posts associated with each key pass through a mutually capacitance-sensitive sensor electrode grid of the touchpad such that the keypad posts do not interfere wi ...


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Vadim Klishko, Richard D Woolley, Michael D Layton: Method and system for performing scrolling by movement of a pointing object in a curvilinear path on a touchpad. Cirque Corporation, Morriss O Bryant Compagni P C, October 19, 2010: US07817145 (3 worldwide citation)

A method of moving an object in a generally circular manner on the surface of a touchpad and causing a list to be scrolled as long as the object is moving, wherein a method is provided for activating a scrolling function, wherein a method is provided for determining what direction scrolling should o ...


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Keith L Paulsen, Michael D Layton: High resolution non-ghosted gestures. CIRQUE CORPORATION, Morriss O Bryant Compagni PC, July 21, 2015: US09086769 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a two-finger gesture when the absolute position of the fingers does not need to be known in order to perform the gesture. A touch sensor may provide a false or ghosted position and a real position for each actual finger on the touch sensor. The real position for each finger is ...


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Brian Taylor, Michael D Layton, David Taylor: System for disposing a proximity sensitive touchpad behind a mobile phone keypad. Cirque Corporation, Morriss Bateman O Bryant & Compagni, February 6, 2003: US20030025679-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A proximity-based mutually capacitance-sensitive touchpad that is disposed directly beneath a keypad keymat of a mobile telephone, wherein posts associated with each key pass through a mutually capacitance-sensitive sensor electrode grid of the touchpad such that the keypad posts do not interfere wi ...


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Michael D Layton: Multi-dimensional multi-finger search using oversampling hill climbing and descent with range. CIRQUE CORPORATION, Parsons Behle & Latimer, September 11, 2018: US10073552

A method for detecting and tracking multiple fingers in a two dimensional set of results using oversampling hill climbing and descent with range.


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Michael D Layton: Single and multiple finger extraction and position calculation using a weighted mask. CIRQUE CORPORATION, Morriss O Bryant Compagni PC, January 5, 2016: US09229593

A method for single and multi-finger extraction and position calculation using weighted masks for each finger, the masks for each finger being calculated using the previous position of each finger, and when the measured results overlap, the results are apportioned according to the masks such that ea ...