20140043265, Feb 13, 2014
Abhinayak MISHRA - New York NY,
Bennett CHAN - New York NY,
barnesandnoble.com llc - New York NY
A system and method for the detection and interpretation of unique and distinctive gestures by extending the input sensor area to a perimeter area beyond the display area. In systems that have more flexible requirements, an additional gesture band can be located within the display area. The extended input sensor area allows for new gestures that are facilitated by the expanded sensor area. One gesture initiated around the corner of the device is most useful as ‘next’ and ‘previous’ navigation gestures found in traditional electronic publication reader applications, but can be overloaded or repurposed to serve different functions depending on the context. An gesture is used to initiate screen capture process. A third gesture is a corner-fold bookmark gesture and is used to bookmark a page by ‘dog earing’ the corner of the page electronically. An additional gesture, also initiated at the corner of the device launches selectable icons for the most frequently used applications.