08334846 is referenced by 38 patents and cites 499 patents.

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer input device.

Title
Multi-touch contact tracking using predicted paths
Application Number
11/559736
Publication Number
8334846 (B2)
Application Date
November 14, 2006
Publication Date
December 18, 2012
Inventor
John G Elias
Townsend
DE, US
Wayne Carl Westerman
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/041
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