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Pair of Apple patents improves handwriting and touch recognition on mobile devices

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:26

Apple has filed with the USPTO for a couple of patents for its mobile devices using heuristics to improve digital representation of handwriting and as a way to improve touch input by focusing in on what the user wants and eliminating extraneous touches...

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posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:29 10

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

Not another patent :(

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:30 4

2. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Where the hell is a working proto?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:40 2

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:36 6

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Galaxy Note.....

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:50 3

5. doejon (Posts: 406; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

oh yeah on a 3,5 - 4,0 inch screen with the fingers lol have fun..

galaxy note rulez

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:03 5

6. AlexYouOC (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Im getting so damn tired of Apple filing for patents on things that already exist smmfh....

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:04 5

7. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Since when does the iPhone have a stylus? The only reason they are even doing this is because they see the success of the Note and want along for the ride without any actual innovation and investment in it. PTO needs to stop awarding things that are made up in people's minds or only on paper.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:28 3

8. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Why would Apple do that? Last year, Apple was saying that talking to Siri is the way of the future and all forms of physical input is antiquated and obsolete,

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 10:30 2

9. omacmagics (Posts: 42; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

I've already seen the Note doing this but probably in a different way, I wonder if Sammy filed for a patent? Apple will suck a leech dry.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 12:09 2

10. ddeath (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

Apple... Here we go again... 'stealing' ideas. They probably had that sentence "Good artists copy, great artists steal." framed up in their offices.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 16:09 1

11. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Good so apple is trying to target Samsung's S Pen now. Best is Apple+Oracle+M$ should forma global alliance of Patent Trolls.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 16:11

12. GeekMovement (unregistered)

This patent is awarded to the Galaxy Note & II. Apple can just shut it. They haven't even invented anything to do with a stylus or writing on screen.


posted on 11 Oct 2012, 17:24

13. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

"Apple has filed for a couple of patents with the USPTO..."

Of course they did. Fresh and new.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:15

14. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

you guys have any ideas that just because it was patent doesn't mean it will get used.. Samsung has patents for flexible screens back in 2010 that have yet seen the light of day.. but I guess the hate for Apple is more important now than thinking..

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 22:17

15. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

whats the point of patenting it if you are not going to use it. I am sure samsung will use there flex screen technology (granted apple does not patent the use of (if i remember correctly they did)) If it isn't the companies developed technology then the why should another company have any right to patenting the use of it in any way. that goes for any company not just apple. quite frankly i believe you shouldn't be able to patent technology or at least not in the way our current patent system is working.

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