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David W Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph C Wolf, Shawn P Day: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics Incorporated, D Alessandro & Ritchie, March 9, 1999: US05880411 (1287 worldwide citation)

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 durin ...


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David W Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph C Wolf, Shawn P Day: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics Incorporated, Sierra Patent Group, July 2, 2002: US06414671 (458 worldwide citation)

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 durin ...


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David W Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph C Wolf, Shawn P Day: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics Incorporated, Sierra Patent Group, April 30, 2002: US06380931 (406 worldwide citation)

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 sig ...


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Andrew C Hsu, Shawn P Day, Richard Schediwy, David Gillespie: Flexible transparent touch sensing system for electronic devices. Synaptics Incorporated, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz PC, April 18, 2006: US07030860 (396 worldwide citation)

A transparent, capacitive sensing system particularly well suited for input to electronic devices is described. The sensing system can be used to emulate physical buttons or slider switches that are either displayed on an active display device or printed on an underlying surface. The capacitive sens ...


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Timothy Allen, Shawn P Day, Aaron T Ferrucci: Method and apparatus for scroll bar control. Synaptics Incorporated, Malcolm B Wittenberg, August 24, 1999: US05943052 (383 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for touchpad-based scroll control and method for scroll control comprising a data packet processor working in conjunction with a touchpad. A scroll zone, having a central axis, is defined on the touchpad. After detecting a user running a finger on the touchpad in a direction substantial ...


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David W Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph C Wolf, Shawn P Day: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics, Sierra Patent Group, August 26, 2003: US06610936 (370 worldwide citation)

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 durin ...


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David W Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph C Wolf, Shawn P Day: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics, D Alessandro & Ritchie, February 22, 2000: US06028271 (248 worldwide citation)

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 durin ...


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David W Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph C Wolf, Shawn P Day: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics, Sierra Patent Group, June 15, 2004: US06750852 (197 worldwide citation)

The disclosed device is directed towards a method for recognizing a gesture made on a touch-sensor pad in a touch-sensing system providing X and Y position information to a host comprising detecting a first presence of a conductive object on the touch-sensor pad. The method includes comparing the du ...


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Scott J Shaw, Shawn P Day, Raymond A Trent Jr, David W Gillespie, Andrew M Errington: Capacitive mouse. Synaptics Incorporated, Sierra Patent Group, July 1, 2003: US06587093 (197 worldwide citation)

A pointing device some or all of whose elements are made from capacitive sensors. Such elements may include a rotary motion detector which includes a rotating member and a plurality of fixed capacitive detecting members; a rolling ball with patterned conductive surface and a plurality of fixed capac ...


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David W Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph C Wolf, Shawn P Day: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, September 19, 2006: US07109978 (190 worldwide citation)

A method of generating a signal comprising providing a capacitive touch sensor pad including a matrix of X and Y conductors, developing capacitance profiles in one of an X direction and a Y direction from the matrix of X and Y conductors, determining an occurrence of a single gesture through an exam ...