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US7362313B2 - Touch simulation system and method - Google Patents

Systems and methods provide for simulating an effective touch on a touch screen sensor. A touch screen sensor includes a first surface, an opposing second surface, and one or more electrodes disposed on or proximate to the second surface. Signals are applied to the first and second surfaces in a manner which results in a simulated touch to a particular location of the touch screen sensor. In another approach, a plurality of voltage drive signals are applied at various touch sur...
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3 days ago by severin.smith
The U.S. Government Has a Secret System for Stalling Patents
Newly released documents reveal that the office, tasked with evaluating and protecting the rights to intellectual property, has a covert system for delaying controversial or inconvenient patents. It’s a system that attorneys say, if abused, could function as a way to limit or stomp out emerging companies
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6 days ago by orlin
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13 days ago by roggedoggelito
A Decade After Trying To Block Open Source Patent Pool From Buying Its Patents, Microsoft Joins The Pool Entirely | Techdirt
10 years ago, a Microsoft FUD campaign claiming to have unspecified patents that Linux violated forced the open source community to create a defensive patent pool. Today Microsoft joins that pool. Times have changed.
patent  opensource  microsoft  law 
4 weeks ago by mcherm
United States Patent: 10096319 - Voice-based determination of physical and emotional characteristics of users
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for voice-based determination of physical and emotional characteristics of users. Example methods may include determining first voice data, wherein the first voice data is generated by a user, determining a first real-time user status of the user using the first voice data, generating a first data tag indicative of the first real-time user status, determining first audio content for presentation at a speaker device using the first data tag and the first voice data, and causing presentation of the first audio content via a speaker of the speaker device.
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5 weeks ago by danhon

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