Gesturing with a multipoint sensing device

  • US 9,292,111 B2
  • Filed: 01/30/2007
  • Issued: 03/22/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic system, comprising:

  • a multipoint sensing device that provides a multipoint sensing area for receiving inputs detecting one or more contacts corresponding to one or more touches in the multipoint sensing area from one or more objects; and

    a gesture module configured to perform gesture operations by;

    determining a first gesture set in response to the one or more contacts detected within the multipoint sensing area of the multipoint sensing device, the first gesture set based on either a number of the contacts or a specific arrangement of the contacts within the sensing area,monitoring the one or more contacts for one or more gesture events included in the first gesture set,performing a first gesture operation associated with a gesture event in the first gesture set when the gesture event is recognized,determining whether at least one of the one or more contacts have paused, andin response to a determination that at least one of the one or more contacts have paused;

    terminating the first gesture operation,detecting a new arrangement of contacts,determining a second gesture set based on the new arrangement of contacts, andperforming a second gesture operation.

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