Gestures for touch sensitive input devices

  • US 9,348,458 B2
  • Filed: 01/31/2005
  • Issued: 05/24/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for processing touch inputs, said method comprising:

  • reading data from a touch screen, the data pertaining to touch input over one or more graphical user interface (GUI) elements displayed on the touch screen, the touch screen having a multipoint capability;

    determining an orientation of one or more objects causing the touch input, the orientation representing a direction to which the one or more objects are pointing at set down prior to any movement of the one or more objects is detected; and

    classifying the data as representing one of a plurality of gesture modes depending on the determined orientation at set down of the one or more objects.

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