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Steve Hotelling, Joshua A Strickon, Brian Q Huppi: Multipoint touchscreen. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, February 16, 2010: US07663607 (1739 worldwide citation)

A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the t ...


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Steve Hotelling, Joshua A Strickon, Brian Q Huppi, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Duncan Robert Kerr, Jonathan P Ive: Gestures for touch sensitive input devices. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, July 2, 2013: US08479122 (741 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for processing touch inputs are disclosed. The invention in one respect includes reading data from a multipoint sensing device such as a multipoint touch screen where the data pertains to touch input with respect to the multipoint sensing device, and identifying at least one mult ...


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Steve Hotelling, Brian Q Huppi, Joshua A Strickon, Duncan Robert Kerr, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Jonathan P Ive: Mode-based graphical user interfaces for touch sensitive input devices. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, August 7, 2012: US08239784 (294 worldwide citation)

A user interface method is disclosed. The method includes detecting a touch and then determining a user interface mode when a touch is detected. The method further includes activating one or more GUI elements based on the user interface mode and in response to the detected touch.


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Steve P Hotelling, Brian Q Huppi, Joshua A Strickon, Duncan Robert Kerr, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Jonathan P Ive, Peter J Kennedy, Anthony M Fadell, Jeffrey L Robbin: Proximity detector in handheld device. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, February 19, 2013: US08381135 (261 worldwide citation)

Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close proximity to the electronic device. The method also includes performing an action in the electronic device when an object is sensed.


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Duncan R Kerr, Steve Hotelling, Brian Q Huppi: Hand held electronic device with multiple touch sensing devices. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, September 21, 2010: US07800592 (118 worldwide citation)

Hand held devices with multiple touch sensing devices are disclosed. The touch sensing devices may for example be selected from touch panels, touch screens or touch sensitive housings.


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Steven P Hotelling, Chris Ligtenberg, Duncan Kerr, Bartley K Andre, Joshua A Strickon, Brian Q Huppi, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Bas Ording: Wide touchpad on a portable computer. Apple, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 17, 2012: US08098233 (110 worldwide citation)

In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled to a base assembly to alternate between a closed position and an open position. Palm rest areas are formed by a touchpad disposed on the surface of the base assembly. In an alternative embodiment, a touchpad disposed ...


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Steven P Hotelling, Brian Q Huppi: Force imaging input device and system. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, May 26, 2009: US07538760 (104 worldwide citation)

A force imaging touch pad includes first and second sets of conductive traces separated by a spring membrane. When a force is applied, the spring membrane deforms moving the two sets of traces closer together. The resulting change in mutual capacitance is used to generate an image indicative of the ...


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Brian Q Huppi, Christopher J Stringer, Jory Bell, Christopher L Capener: Breathing status LED indicator. Apple Computer, December 2, 2003: US06658577 (95 worldwide citation)

A new and improved status LED indicator provides a pleasing visual appeal. An embodiment of the present invention includes a sleep-mode indicator for laptop computers. The LED indicator is energized by pulse-width modulated electrical pulses. The effect of these pulses on the indicator varies in int ...


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Steven Porter Hotelling, Joshua Strickon, Brian Q Huppi: Multipoint touchscreen. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, February 28, 2012: US08125463 (83 worldwide citation)

A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the t ...


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Brian Q Huppi: Mouse having a button-less panning and scrolling switch. Apple Computer, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, January 23, 2007: US07168047 (35 worldwide citation)

A mouse for controlling movements on a display screen is disclosed. The mouse includes a housing that is gripped by a user during manipulation of the mouse and a sensor configured to detect the presence of a user's hand or portions thereof located outside of and in close proximity to a predetermined ...