Ambidextrous mouse

  • US 8,704,770 B2
  • Filed: 08/08/2008
  • Issued: 04/22/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for operating an input device, comprising:

  • detecting a touch caused by an object in contact with a touch sensitive surface of the input device, the touch sensitive surface divided into an array of sensing points, each sensing point configured for generating a signal in response to sensing a touch on the sensing point;

    generating a hand signal in response to the detected touch, wherein the hand signal is generated by combining signals generated at one or more sensing points that sense the detected touch;

    determining a user profile based on the generated hand signal, the user profile indicating an identity of a user touching the input device, wherein determining the user profile further comprises comparing the generated hand signal to baseline hand signals stored in different user profiles and selecting a baseline hand signal that is most similar to the generated hand signal; and

    configuring the input device according to the user profile associated with the selected baseline hand signal.

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