Many different Apple patents have been unearthed by the blogosphere; however, McCracken notes that Jobs tends to show up on patents that show real Apple products.
There is one exception: its a 2004 filing for a touch tablet computer of some sort, credited to Jobs and fourteen others. Apple has released no such product to date, and the drawing at right is about as close as the filing gets to explaining how one might work. But in recent months, the world has pretty much decided that Apple is building a tablet for release this year or next. If it doesand there are still no guaranteesanyone who paid attention to this patent had the news first. Sort of.
McCracken also describes nine other patents which name Steve Jobs and have been more or less made a reality.