Wide touchpad on a portable computer

  • US 9,513,673 B2
  • Filed: 01/16/2012
  • Issued: 12/06/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A portable computer, comprising:

  • a display assembly coupled to a base assembly;

    a touchpad disposed on the base assembly, wherein the touchpad has a width that is half or greater than half a width of the base assembly and the touchpad includes a plurality of predefined regions, wherein the touchpad can detect an object in contact with a surface at any position on the touchpad within a first predefined region of the plurality of predefined regions; and

    a processor coupled to the touchpad, wherein, in response to the processor determining that the contact is unintentional, the processor deactivates the first predefined region independently of a second predefined region of the plurality of predefined regions.

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