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Wayne Westerman, John G Elias: Method and apparatus for integrating manual input. University of Delaware, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, November 27, 2001: US06323846 (2080 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, compliant, and flexible multi-touch surface. The surface consists of compressible cushion, dielectric, electrode, and circuitry layers. A ...


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Wayne Westerman, John G Elias: Method and apparatus for integrating manual input. The University of Delaware, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, May 3, 2005: US06888536 (519 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing. compliant, and flexible multi-touch surface. The surface consists of compressible cushion, dielectric, electrode, and circuitry layers. A ...


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Wayne Westerman, John G Elias: Method and apparatus for integrating manual input. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, March 4, 2008: US07339580 (354 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, compliant, and flexible multi-touch surface. The surface consists of compressible cushion dielectric, electrode, and circuitry layers. A s ...


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Wayne Westerman, John G Elias: Ellipse fitting for multi-touch surfaces. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, October 12, 2010: US07812828 (149 worldwide citation)

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 t ...


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G Wayne Westerman, Richard C Montgomery, Gerald W Pippin: Pump control responsive to voltage-current phase angle. Automation Associates, Steven G Lisa, Peter C Warner, November 8, 1994: US05362206 (116 worldwide citation)

A pump-off controller checks for pump-off by examining the relative phase relationship between AC voltage and AC current supplied to an inductive, alternating current, electric motor driving a cyclically operated mechanical system having a walking beam for raising and lowering a subsurface pump by m ...


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Wayne Westerman, John G Elias: Sensor arrangement for use with a touch sensor that identifies hand parts. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, January 21, 2014: US08633898 (43 worldwide citation)

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 t ...


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Richard C Montgomery, G Wayne Westerman: Pump-off controller. End Devices, Arthur F Zobal, April 22, 1986: US04583915 (28 worldwide citation)

The pump-off controller checks for pump-off by calculating the area inside of a figure whose boundaries are the minimum load, two position lines defined by the user and the load at the time the calculation is being made. This area is compared to a user defined limit to determine whether pump-off has ...


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Wayne Westerman, John G Elias: Typing with a touch sensor. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, November 5, 2013: US08576177 (23 worldwide citation)

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 t ...


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Wayne Westerman, John G Elias: Contact tracking and identification module for touch sensing. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, May 20, 2014: US08730177 (19 worldwide citation)

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 t ...


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Wayne Westerman, John G Elias: Touch sensing architecture. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, January 14, 2014: US08629840 (19 worldwide citation)

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 t ...