Hand held electronic device with multiple touch sensing devices

  • US 7,800,592 B2
  • Filed: 04/26/2005
  • Issued: 09/21/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A handheld device, comprising:

  • a sensor arrangement comprising a grid of capacitive sensing points configured to generate a pixilated image of a hand of a user in contact with the handheld device; and

    a controller configured todetermine an identity of the user based on the pixilated image of the user'"'"'s hand generated by the sensor arrangement, andconfigure the handheld device in response to the identity determination according to user settings stored in a user profile associated with the determined identity.

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