Identifying contacts on a touch surface

  • US 9,383,855 B2
  • Filed: 06/13/2008
  • Issued: 07/05/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for segmenting contacts in a proximity image, the method comprising:

  • obtaining a proximity image, the proximity image including a plurality of proximity values, each proximity value representing a measurement of touch object proximity at a location within a sensing area of a touch sensing surface, each location being associated with a first coordinate in a first dimension of the sensing surface and a second coordinate in a second dimension of the sensing surface;

    locating a local maximum proximity value in the proximity image; and

    after locating the local maximum proximity value, determining a two-dimensional boundary of a contact, the boundary surrounding the local maximum proximity value, including a two-dimensional search that applies a first boundary test including comparing a first proximity value to a second proximity value adjacent to the first proximity value in the first dimension, comparing the first proximity value to a third proximity value adjacent to the first proximity value in the second dimension, and comparing the third proximity value to a fourth proximity value adjacent to the third proximity value in the first dimension.

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