Apple's multitouch pattent?

Cathal O'Brien cathalobrien at
Sat Mar 3 18:15:48 CET 2007

On 03/03/07, mathew davis <someoneinjapan at> wrote:
> Just wonderign if any body knows for sure if apple has a pattent on their
> multi touch technology.  check out this video on google.
> Very impressive stuff.  I mean I am sure that this would probably be a lot
> of processing for the neo, but just looking at the video there are so many
> things that you can imagine you could do with this technology.  This would
> be a perfect peice of technology for an open community.  If it is pattented
> then I can't wait until someone else comes up with a similar technology.  I
> counted that they had as many as 10 touches on the same panel at one time.
> I wonder if they just use some kind of sectioning or something.  Any way's I
> am just curious.  That and the voice control could change the way we
> interace with things.  I have always thought that the interface between
> human and machine has developed very slowly.  I mean the mouse and key board
> have been around for ever and they are still the standard method of
> communicating with a machine.  Just thought I would post this question here
> as every one here seems to be very knowledgable about this kind of thing.
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The coolest piece of technology ever!!

Cathal O'Brien
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