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  • Publication number: 20080036743
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing gestures with sensing devices are disclosed. More particularly, methods and systems related to gesturing with multipoint sensing devices are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Wayne Westerman, Steven Hotelling, Myra Haggerty, Bas Ording, Nima Parivar, Duncan Kerr
  • Publication number: 20130241847
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing gestures with sensing devices are disclosed. More particularly, methods and systems related to gesturing with multipoint sensing devices are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Joshua H. Shaffer, Steven P. Hotelling, Myra Haggerty, Nima Parivar, Duncan Robert Kerr, Wayne Westerman
  • Patent number: 9292111
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing gestures with sensing devices are disclosed. More particularly, methods and systems related to gesturing with multipoint sensing devices are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne C. Westerman, Steven P. Hotelling, Myra Haggerty, Bas Ording, Nima Parivar, Duncan Robert Kerr
  • Patent number: 9239673
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing gestures with sensing devices are disclosed. More particularly, methods and systems related to gesturing with multipoint sensing devices are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua H. Shaffer, Steven P. Hotelling, Myra Haggerty, Nima Parivar, Duncan Robert Kerr, Wayne Westerman
  • Publication number: 20070080823
    Abstract: Techniques for associating a wireless controller to a host device are disclosed. Once associated, the host device is responsive to the associated wireless controller but not responsive to other wireless controllers that may be in the vicinity. Subsequently, if desired, the association with the wireless controller can be removed and a different association with another wireless controller can be invoked. As an example, the wireless controller can be a portable remote controller, and the host device can be a personal computer, a home stereo, a portable media player, or a docking station for a portable media player. In one implementation, the portable remote controller can be an infrared remote controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Jack Fu, Jesse Devine, Myra Haggerty, Steve Hotelling
  • Publication number: 20100321286
    Abstract: A motion sensitive input control configured to prevent unintended input caused by inadvertent movement of a computing device. In one embodiment, unintended input can be prevented by disregarding an input event if a change in motion of the computing device is detected simultaneously with or immediately prior to the detected input event. In another embodiment, unintended input can be prevented by reducing the sensitivity of an input device during a motion-based state associated with the computing device. In this manner, the likelihood of inadvertent motion of a computing device causing an unintended input event can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Myra Mary Haggerty, Robert Mansfield
  • Publication number: 20150169131
    Abstract: A motion sensitive input control configured to prevent unintended input caused by inadvertent movement of a computing device. In one embodiment, unintended input can be prevented by disregarding an input event if a change in motion of the computing device is detected simultaneously with or immediately prior to the detected input event. In another embodiment, unintended input can be prevented by reducing the sensitivity of an input device during a motion-based state associated with the computing device. In this manner, the likelihood of inadvertent motion of a computing device causing an unintended input event can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Myra Mary HAGGERTY, Robert Mansfield
  • Publication number: 20150135108
    Abstract: Devices, methods and graphical user interfaces for manipulating user interfaces based on fingerprint sensor inputs are provided. While a display of an electronic device with a fingerprint sensor displays a first user interface, the device may detect movement of a fingerprint on the fingerprint sensor. In accordance with a determination that the movement of the fingerprint is in a first direction, the device allows navigating through the first user interface, and in accordance with a determination that the movement of the fingerprint is in a second direction different from the first direction, the device allows displaying a second user interface different from the first user interface on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Pope, Daniel W. Jarvis, Nicholas G. Merz, Scott A. Myers, Michael A. Cretella, Michael Eng, James H. Foster, Terry L. Gilton, Myra Haggerty, Byron B. Han, M. Evans Hankey, Steven P. Hotelling, Brian R. Land, Stephen Brian Llynch, Paul Meade, Mushtaq A. Sarwar, John P. Ternus, Paul M. Thompson, Marcel Van Os, John A. Wright
  • Publication number: 20150378519
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a touch-sensitive surface and a display, includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector corresponding to the contact is at a respective location on the display associated with additional information not initially displayed on the display. While the focus selector is at the respective location, upon determining that the contact has an intensity above a respective intensity threshold before a predefined delay time has elapsed with the focus selector at the respective location, the device displays the additional information associated with the respective location without waiting until the predefined delay time has elapsed; and upon determining that the contact has an intensity below the respective intensity threshold, the device waits until the predefined delay time has elapsed to display the additional information associated with the respective location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew I. Brown, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, Myra Haggerty, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 8970475
    Abstract: A motion sensitive input control configured to prevent unintended input caused by inadvertent movement of a computing device. In one embodiment, unintended input can be prevented by disregarding an input event if a change in motion of the computing device is detected simultaneously with or immediately prior to the detected input event. In another embodiment, unintended input can be prevented by reducing the sensitivity of an input device during a motion-based state associated with the computing device. In this manner, the likelihood of inadvertent motion of a computing device causing an unintended input event can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Myra Mary Haggerty, Robert Mansfield
  • Publication number: 20150067596
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a touch-sensitive surface and a display, includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector corresponding to the contact is at a respective location on the display associated with additional information not initially displayed on the display. While the focus selector is at the respective location, upon determining that the contact has an intensity above a respective intensity threshold before a predefined delay time has elapsed with the focus selector at the respective location, the device displays the additional information associated with the respective location without waiting until the predefined delay time has elapsed; and upon determining that the contact has an intensity below the respective intensity threshold, the device waits until the predefined delay time has elapsed to display the additional information associated with the respective location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew I. Brown, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, Myra Haggerty, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 9823839
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a touch-sensitive surface and a display, includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector corresponding to the contact is at a respective location on the display associated with additional information not initially displayed on the display. While the focus selector is at the respective location, upon determining that the contact has an intensity above a respective intensity threshold before a predefined delay time has elapsed with the focus selector at the respective location, the device displays the additional information associated with the respective location without waiting until the predefined delay time has elapsed; and upon determining that the contact has an intensity below the respective intensity threshold, the device waits until the predefined delay time has elapsed to display the additional information associated with the respective location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew I. Brown, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, Myra Haggerty, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 9612741
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a touch-sensitive surface and a display, includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector corresponding to the contact is at a respective location on the display associated with additional information not initially displayed on the display. While the focus selector is at the respective location, upon determining that the contact has an intensity above a respective intensity threshold before a predefined delay time has elapsed with the focus selector at the respective location, the device displays the additional information associated with the respective location without waiting until the predefined delay time has elapsed; and upon determining that the contact has an intensity below the respective intensity threshold, the device waits until the predefined delay time has elapsed to display the additional information associated with the respective location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew I. Brown, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, Myra Haggerty, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Publication number: 20160034177
    Abstract: “Real-world” gestures such as hand or finger movements/orientations that are generally recognized to mean certain things (e.g., an “OK” hand signal generally indicates an affirmative response) can be interpreted by a touch or hover sensitive device to more efficiently and accurately effect intended operations. These gestures can include, but are not limited to, “OK gestures,” “grasp everything gestures,” “stamp of approval gestures,” “circle select gestures,” “X to delete gestures,” “knock to inquire gestures,” “hitchhiker directional gestures,” and “shape gestures.” In addition, gestures can be used to provide identification and allow or deny access to applications, files, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Wayne Carl WESTERMAN, Myra Mary HAGGERTY
  • Publication number: 20100211920
    Abstract: “Real-world” gestures such as hand or finger movements/orientations that are generally recognized to mean certain things (e.g., an “OK” hand signal generally indicates an affirmative response) can be interpreted by a touch or hover sensitive device to more efficiently and accurately effect intended operations. These gestures can include, but are not limited to, “OK gestures,” “grasp everything gestures,” “stamp of approval gestures,” “circle select gestures,” “X to delete gestures,” “knock to inquire gestures,” “hitchhiker directional gestures,” and “shape gestures.” In addition, gestures can be used to provide identification and allow or deny access to applications, files, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Myra Mary Haggerty
  • Publication number: 20100192109
    Abstract: “Real-world” gestures such as hand or finger movements/orientations that are generally recognized to mean certain things (e.g., an “OK” hand signal generally indicates an affirmative response) can be interpreted by a touch or hover sensitive device to more efficiently and accurately effect intended operations. These gestures can include, but are not limited to, “OK gestures,” “grasp everything gestures,” “stamp of approval gestures,” “circle select gestures,” “X to delete gestures,” “knock to inquire gestures,” “hitchhiker directional gestures,” and “shape gestures.” In addition, gestures can be used to provide identification and allow or deny access to applications, files, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Wayne Carl WESTERMAN, Myra Mary Haggerty
  • Publication number: 20080168403
    Abstract: “Real-world” gestures such as hand or finger movements/orientations that are generally recognized to mean certain things (e.g., an “OK” hand signal generally indicates an affirmative response) can be interpreted by a touch or hover sensitive device to more efficiently and accurately effect intended operations. These gestures can include, but are not limited to, “OK gestures,” “grasp everything gestures,” “stamp of approval gestures,” “circle select gestures,” “X to delete gestures,” “knock to inquire gestures,” “hitchhiker directional gestures,” and “shape gestures.” In addition, gestures can be used to provide identification and allow or deny access to applications, files, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Appl Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Myra Mary Haggerty
  • Publication number: 20180059928
    Abstract: “Real-world” gestures such as hand or finger movements/orientations that are generally recognized to mean certain things (e.g., an “OK” hand signal generally indicates an affirmative response) can be interpreted by a touch or hover sensitive device to more efficiently and accurately effect intended operations. These gestures can include, but are not limited to, “OK gestures,” “grasp everything gestures,” “stamp of approval gestures,” “circle select gestures,” “X to delete gestures,” “knock to inquire gestures,” “hitchhiker directional gestures,” and “shape gestures.” In addition, gestures can be used to provide identification and allow or deny access to applications, files, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Wayne Carl WESTERMAN, Myra Mary HAGGERTY
  • Patent number: 9367235
    Abstract: “Real-world” gestures such as hand or finger movements/orientations that are generally recognized to mean certain things (e.g., an “OK” hand signal generally indicates an affirmative response) can be interpreted by a touch or hover sensitive device to more efficiently and accurately effect intended operations. These gestures can include, but are not limited to, “OK gestures,” “grasp everything gestures,” “stamp of approval gestures,” “circle select gestures,” “X to delete gestures,” “knock to inquire gestures,” “hitchhiker directional gestures,” and “shape gestures.” In addition, gestures can be used to provide identification and allow or deny access to applications, files, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Myra Mary Haggerty
  • Patent number: 9158454
    Abstract: “Real-world” gestures such as hand or finger movements/orientations that are generally recognized to mean certain things (e.g., an “OK” hand signal generally indicates an affirmative response) can be interpreted by a touch or hover sensitive device to more efficiently and accurately effect intended operations. These gestures can include, but are not limited to, “OK gestures,” “grasp everything gestures,” “stamp of approval gestures,” “circle select gestures,” “X to delete gestures,” “knock to inquire gestures,” “hitchhiker directional gestures,” and “shape gestures.” In addition, gestures can be used to provide identification and allow or deny access to applications, files, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Myra Mary Haggerty
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