Input apparatus, computer apparatus, method for identifying input object, method for identifying input object in keyboard, and computer program

  • US 7,477,240 B2
  • Filed: 09/17/2002
  • Issued: 01/13/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/21/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An input device comprising:

  • a display unit for displaying a plurality of keys arranged with a predetermined key pitch; and

    an identification unit for identifying a target key for a following touch input based on a distance between a preceding touch input and the following touch input on the display unit,wherein, if the distance is shorter than a predetermined value based on the key pitch, the identification unit identifies the preceding touch input and the following touch input as inputs performed for a same key regardless of the location of the following touch input,wherein, if the distance is longer than the predetermined value, the identification unit identifies the preceding touch input and the following touch input as inputs performed for different keys respectively, regardless of the location of the following touch input.

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