Touch-sensitive panel with selector

  • US 6,243,080 B1
  • Filed: 07/14/1998
  • Issued: 06/05/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A wireless communication device including a display having a cursor thereon, comprising:

  • a touch-sensitive panel controlling the cursor and movable between a first position and a second position;

    a plurality of distinct detectors associated with said touch-sensitive panel and operable between a selected state and an unselected state;

    a plurality of bias elements associated with said plurality of detectors, wherein said bias elements urge said touch-sensitive panel towards said first position when said touch-sensitive panel is in said second position; and

    wherein at least one of said plurality of detectors assumes selected state when said touch-sensitive panel is in said second position and assumes said unselected state when said touch sensitive panel is in said first position.

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