Wide touchpad on a portable computer

  • US 7,834,855 B2
  • Filed: 08/25/2004
  • Issued: 11/16/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A portable computer, comprising:

  • a display assembly coupled to a base assembly, said base assembly having palm rest areas being positioned to support a user'"'"'s palms;

    a touchpad being disposed on said base assembly, wherein said palm rest areas are formed by said touchpad, and the touchpad is configured to receive an input at any position on the touchpad including input to move an object on the display;

    a sensor to detect a location of a user'"'"'s hand; and

    a processor coupled to the touchpad and the sensor, wherein said processor determines if the touchpad input is intentional or unintentional based upon the detected hand location, and wherein said processor rejects unintentional contact with the touchpad.

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