“On Feb. 2, the US Patent & Trademark Office revealed an Apple patent titled ‘Visual expander,’ filed originally on August 26, 2004,” Neo reports for Macsimum News. “A computer implemented method for a touchscreen display is disclosed. The method includes presenting graphical information on the touchscreen display. The method further includes detecting a touch over the touchscreen display. The method also includes expanding an area of the touch screen display proximate the location of the touch.”
“The patent states that the operating system may correspond to Mac OS, OS/2, DOS, UNIX, Linux, Palm OS, and the like. The operating system can also be a special purpose operating system, such as may be used for limited purpose appliance-type computing devices,” Neo reports. “The computer system may correspond to a personal computer, such as a desktop, laptop, tablet or handheld computer. The computer system may also correspond to other types of computing devices such as cell phones, PDAs, media players, consumer electronic devices, and/or the like.”
Full article with images from Apple’s patent application here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews reader “Rainy Day” for sending the link.]
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