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Nick King, Duncan Kerr, Paul Herbst, Steven P Hotelling: Electronic device having display and surrounding touch sensitive bezel for user interface and control. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, February 2, 2010: US07656393 (289 worldwide citation)

An electronic device has a display and has a touch sensitive bezel surrounding the display. Areas on the bezel are designated for controls used to operate the electronic device. Visual guides corresponding to the controls are displayed on the display adjacent the areas of the bezel designated for th ...


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Steven P Hotelling: Shaft angle encoder with rotating off-axis interference pattern. Gyration, Michael L Sherrard, August 11, 1992: US05138154 (209 worldwide citation)

A shaft angle encoder adapted for use in a hand-held gyroscope has a motor at the core of the gyroscope suspended by two pairs of orthogonal gimbals to provide two-degrees-of-freedom for the inner gimbal. Power is provided to the motor through conductive elements in the bearings without limting the ...


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Steven P Hotelling, Brian R Land: Gyration, Albert C Fenwick & West Smith, December 16, 1997: US05698784 (191 worldwide citation)

A vibrating gyroscope employs an electromagnetic transducer assembly which excites the vibration of the inertial element and senses its trajectory to provide an indication of movement relative to the plane of vibration of the inertial element. The transducer assembly allows for calibration of the gy ...


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Steven P Hotelling, Christoph H Krah, Brian Quentin Huppi: Multipoint touch surface controller. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, October 2, 2012: US08279180 (190 worldwide citation)

A multipoint touch surface controller is disclosed herein. The controller includes an integrated circuit including output circuitry for driving a capacitive multi-touch sensor and input circuitry for reading the sensor. Also disclosed herein are various noise rejection and dynamic range enhancement ...


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Scott M Herz, Roberto G Yepez, Wayne C Westerman, Steven P Hotelling: Using ambient light sensor to augment proximity sensor output. Apple, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 7, 2011: US07957762 (180 worldwide citation)

Apparatuses and methods to sense proximity of an object and operate a proximity sensor of a portable device. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving an ambient light sensor (ALS) output, and altering, based on the ALS output, an effect of a proximity sensor output on control of a proximity ...


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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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Steven P Hotelling, John Greer Elias, Kapil Vinod Sakariya: Simultaneous sensing arrangement. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, October 12, 2010: US07812827 (93 worldwide citation)

Multi-touch touch-sensing devices and methods are described herein. The touch sensing devices can include multiple sense points, each located at a crossing of a drive line and a sense line. In some embodiments, multiple drive lines may be simultaneously or nearly simultaneously stimulated with drive ...


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Steven P Hotelling: Method and apparatus to reject accidental contact on a touchpad. Apple, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 14, 2009: US07561146 (58 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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John Field, Steven P Hotelling: Optically sensed wire gyroscope apparatus and system, and methods for manufacture and cursor control. Gyration, Albert C Smith, January 14, 1997: US05594169 (51 worldwide citation)

Single and dual wire gyroscopes determine the orientation and attitude of a device using optical sensing of radiation interrupted by current-carrying, vibrating tensioned wires within a magnetic fields. The tensioned wires vibrate between end nodes within the respective magnetic fields to provide bo ...