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Apple Granted Slide-to-Unlock Screen Patent; Potentially Grim News for Android

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    Apple Granted Slide-to-Unlock Screen Patent; Potentially Grim News for Android


    Apparently, the US Patent & Trademark Office recently granted the "slide-to-unlock" patent to Apple. This could potentially portend a slew of new lawsuits from Apple against Android manufacturers, especially since so many Android devices use this type of unlock system. It's important to note that this patent was actually applied for back in 2005, so it's not something Apple was being a sneaky about. Here's a tidbit from the patent,
    A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if contact with the display corresponds to a predefined gesture for unlocking the device. The device displays one or more unlock images with respect to which the predefined gesture is to be performed in order to unlock the device. The performance of the predefined gesture with respect to the unlock image may include moving the unlock image to a predefined location and/or moving the unlock image along a predefined path. The device may also display visual cues of the predefined gesture on the touch screen to remind a user of the gesture. In addition, there is a need for sensory feedback to the user regarding progress towards satisfaction of a user input condition that is required for the transition to occur.
    The folks credited for the invention are iOS chief, Scott Forstall and Apple engineers Imran Chaudhri, Bas Ording, Freddy Allen Anzures, Marcel Van Os, Stephen O. Lemay and Greg Christie. At this point, it is unknown as to whether the new unlock mechanism in Android 4.0/ICS will be impacted by this, but we will keep you informed as things develop.

    Source: Android.net via 9to5Mac
    Last edited by dgstorm; 10-27-2011 at 01:43 PM.

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    I don't know about ice cream sandwich, but in honeycomb the unlock pattern is totally random. The patent indicates and specifically mentions about predefined paths several times. Ice cream is in the clear if it matches honey comb. :-)

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    ICS you drag the icon into the circle. Widget Locker now has ICS theme option as a choice along with many others.
    I wrote on other forums where I saw this that I wouldn't be upset at all if the slider went away in favor of a hardware button or rocker. My old Dare you press the unlock button to unlock, tap to do a quick wake like checking the time, etc or could unlock on the touch screen

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    Still a silly patent. uploadfromtaptalk1319673063082.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblalock77 View Post
    Best post EVER for the reality of the frivolous suits!!

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    Perfect...lol

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    Yep, totally!
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    That's another good one.

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    These should be in the clear, since access requires even more work:
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