Shape detecting input device

  • US 7,683,888 B1
  • Filed: 02/27/2004
  • Issued: 03/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of utilizing signet inputs, comprising:

  • generating touch signals on a touch sensitive surface;

    determining whether a given touch signal is generated from a finger, stylus or signet;

    filtering out any finger or stylus generated touch signal as being a non-signet input;

    processing further any signet generated touch signals, with each such signet generated touch signal representing a particular shape or pattern of the respective generating signet itself;

    recognizing the particular signet shape or pattern; and

    performing an action associated with the particular signet shape or pattern.

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