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Steve Hotelling, Joshua A Strickon, Brian Q Huppi: Multipoint touchscreen. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, February 16, 2010: US07663607 (1738 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 (740 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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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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Steve Hotelling, Gus Pabon: Methods and apparatuses for docking a portable electronic device that has a planar like configuration and that operates in multiple orientations. Apple, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 1, 2008: US07352567 (99 worldwide citation)

A docking system is disclosed. The docking system includes a portable electronic device capable of operating in multiple orientations including vertical and horizontal. The docking system also includes a docking station configured to mechanically accept and operatively interface with the portable el ...


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Larry Forsblad, Steve Hotelling, Brian Lynch, Benjamin Lyon, Jan Moolsintong, Doug Weber, Steve Zadesky: Scrolling input arrangements using capacitive sensors on a flexible membrane. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, March 2, 2010: US07671837 (91 worldwide citation)

Scrolling input arrangements are presented including: a flexible membrane; a number of capacitive sensors mechanically integrated with the flexible membrane, the capacitive sensors radially disposed with respect to a first axis that is perpendicular with respect to the flexible membrane; an integrat ...


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Steve Hotelling, Gus Pabon: Methods and apparatuses for docking a portable electronic device that has a planar like configuration and that operates in multiple orientations. Apple, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 11, 2010: US07715187 (65 worldwide citation)

A docking system is disclosed. The docking system includes a portable electronic device capable of operating in multiple orientations including vertical and horizontal. The docking system also includes a docking station configured to mechanically accept and operatively interface with the portable el ...


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Steve Hotelling, Brian Huppi: Ambidextrous mouse. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, October 5, 2010: US07808479 (46 worldwide citation)

An ambidextrous mouse is disclosed. The ambidextrous mouse is configured for both left and right handed use. The mouse may include right handed buttons on the front side of the mouse and left handed buttons on the back side of the mouse. The user may change the handedness of the mouse by rotating th ...


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Wayne C Westerman, Steve Hotelling: Far-field input identification. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, January 25, 2011: US07876310 (41 worldwide citation)

Techniques for identifying an object in close proximity to, but not in contact with, a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. By way of example, a cheek or ear hovering a short distance from the touch-surface (e.g., approximately 1 to 3 centimeters) may be identified and distinguished from p ...


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Wayne C Westerman, Steve Hotelling: Peripheral pixel noise reduction. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, January 5, 2010: US07643010 (37 worldwide citation)

Techniques for identifying and discriminating between different input patterns to a multi-touch touch-screen device are described. By way of example, large objects hovering a short distance from the touch-surface (e.g., a cheek, thigh or chest) may be identified and distinguished from physical conta ...