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Apple and Microsoft file patents for touchless controls

Discussion in 'News' started by GiddyG, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member


    Apple and Microsoft file patents for touchless controls

    Apple and Microsoft are involved in a new patent race over touchless gesture-controls.

    Recently released patent filings reveal new ways to control devices that do not involve physical contact.

    Microsoft describes waving one's hands to "draw" three-dimensional objects on a computer, while Apple's designs involve allowing users to "throw" content from one device to another.

    Securing patent rights allows the firms to claim ownership of the technologies.

    They could then prevent others from using the same gesture controls, or charge them a licence.

    Full Story here


    1. GiddyG
      And in other news, GiddyG patents the 'hand to loo roll to backside movement' and the 'hand to mouth movement'... obviously with 'hands to soap to sink' between.
      Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
    2. Boffy
      Haha GiddyG, I'm glad someone else thinks this is just as pathetic as I do!

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