“On February 2, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that describes new virtual controls for a desktop with a touchscreen,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“This once again illustrates that Apple may be working on an iMac Touch desktop computer,” Purcher reports. “Considering that a company by the name of Perceptive Pixel will be introducing a 27″ slanted Touch Display through various vendors later this year, Apple should step up this project from patent concept to reality sooner rather than later.”

Purcher reports, “In today’s report, we’ll show you a very cool video that’ll make you lust for one of these new systems.”

Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.