“Last week Apple was granted two high profile multi-touch related patents and today they’ve been granted yet another pair,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“The first relates to a new True Multi-Touch Digital Controller and the second one relates to hover and gesture detection that uses a capacitive sensor panel having dynamically reconfigurable sensor size and shape,” Purcher reports. “Most noteworthy is the fact that the technology applies to both iOS devices and Macs, according to the patent.”
Purcher reports, “It now appears that there may be a massive new wave of the original Apple touch patents going through the system and Google likely knows it too: Hence [Google’s recent] whining.”
Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.