Ambidextrous mouse

  • US 10,474,251 B2
  • Filed: 12/04/2018
  • Issued: 11/12/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A user input device, comprising:

  • a touch sensitive surface divided into an array of buttonless sensing points, each buttonless sensing point being configured to generate a signal when the buttonless sensing point detects that an object is in proximity to the buttonless sensing point, the signal including information identifying a location of the buttonless sensing point, wherein signals from one or more buttonless sensing points of the array of buttonless sensing points can be combined to form a buttonless object signal that defines a two-dimensional image of an object in proximity to the touch sensitive surface; and

    a processor configured to;

    receive the buttonless object signal;

    determine from the buttonless object signal a selected zone amongst one or more zones of the touch sensitive surface, wherein each of the one or more zones is associated with a plurality of buttonless sensing points and is associated with a function; and

    generate a function signal based on a function associated with the selected zone.

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