Intelligent touch display

  • US 6,310,610 B1
  • Filed: 12/04/1997
  • Issued: 10/30/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/04/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of providing a touch-responsive user interface comprising the steps of:

  • detecting an object making contact with a physical viewing area;

    determining a pointer size of the object, based on a rate of change in the amount of pressure imposed by the object on the physical viewing area; and

    activating a function corresponding to the pointer size, wherein the determining step includes the substep of;


    determining the pointer size corresponding to a finger; and

    wherein the activating step includes the substep of;

    activating a navigation tool in response to the determined pointer size.

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