Apple Acquires Multi-Touch Patent That Dates Back to 1995

Apple Acquires Multi-Touch Patent That Dates Back to 1995

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Apple has acquired another patent from Canadian inventor Timothy R. Pryor which details a 'method for providing human input to a computer', reports Engadget.

"The patent (filed in July of 2009) is a continuation of one dating all the way back to 1995, and appears to cover some fairly basic multitouch-related functions."

The invention provides a method for providing human input to a computer which allows a user to interact with a display connected to the computer. The method includes the steps of placing a first target on a first portion of the user's body, using an electro-optical sensing means, sensing data related to the location of the first target and data related to the location of a second portion of the user's body, the first and second portions of the user's body being movable relative to each other, providing an output of the electro-optical sensing means to the input of the computer, determining the location of the first target and the location of the second portion of the user's body, and varying the output of the computer to the display based upon the determined locations for contemporaneous viewing by the user.

The full patent filing can be found at the link below. No doubt Apple plans to use the patent as ammunition in its legal battle with competitors.

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Apple Acquires Multi-Touch Patent That Dates Back to 1995

WhatAload - July 25, 2012 at 3:40am
Another crap US patent, patenting an idea that never came to fruition and more evidence that crApple does not innovate.
ratGT - July 25, 2012 at 9:28am
@WhatAload ---- Man, go and shovel a Samsung Galaxy Dildo up you loose arse, and then come back for a discussion about originality.
rudyy - July 25, 2012 at 11:51am
@ratGT lol it seems you have a fan club lol. Rat you are a sheep lover and ur name is perfect for you cus you definately are a first class RATTTTTT
Samsung=Shiite - July 24, 2012 at 8:15pm
Samsung watch out Apple just acquired an Nuclear Bomb XD
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