Wide touchpad on a portable computer

  • US 8,098,233 B2
  • Filed: 03/30/2007
  • Issued: 01/17/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A data processing system comprising:

  • an image sensor configured to detect a user'"'"'s hand location relative to a touch sensitive surface and a keyboard, wherein the touch sensitive surface is configured to act as an input device, the touch sensitive surface having a two dimensional surface capable of outputting location information of a touch on the touch sensitive surface, wherein the location information relates to a location of the touch with regard to the touch sensitive surface; and

    a display screen coupled to the touch sensitive surface, wherein the display screen is configured to change an image on the display screen based upon location information output from the touch sensitive surface and the detected hand location.

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