US 9,811,183 B2
Device for cursor movement and touch input
Peter Carlson Rane, Cary, NC (US); Cuong Huy Truong, Cary, NC (US); Daniel Jordan Schantz, Raleigh, NC (US); Ali Kathryn Ent, Raleigh, NC (US); and Matthew Ian Tucker, Durham, NC (US)
Assigned to Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., New Tech Park (SG)
Filed by Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., New Tech Park (SG)
Filed on Dec. 28, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/979,944.
Prior Publication US 2017/0185177 A1, Jun. 29, 2017
Int. Cl. G06F 3/0354 (2013.01); G06F 3/038 (2013.01); G06F 3/0346 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 3/03547 (2013.01) [G06F 3/038 (2013.01); G06F 3/0346 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device, comprising:
a housing defining a first surface and a second surface, the housing containing first circuitry that wirelessly communicates with a computer to move a cursor;
pointing device circuitry coupled to the housing that provides input to the first circuitry to move the cursor;
a first touch sensor coupled to the housing that generates signals responsive to a person touching a surface of the first touch sensor, the first touch sensor comprising a touch-enabled pad; and
an orientation sensor coupled to the housing that provides input to the first circuitry that is useable by the first circuitry to enable processing of input from the pointing device circuitry and to disable processing of input from the first touch sensor responsive to the first surface facing upward, and to disable processing of input from the pointing device circuitry and to enable processing of input from the first touch sensor responsive to the first surface facing downward;
wherein the device comprises a second touch sensor coupled to the housing that is manipulable to provide input to the first circuitry to issue a scroll command.