Originally Posted by solipsism
Just to be clear you're saying that:
Now the touchscreen on this device isn't capacitive like the iPhone. It's not pressure like WinMo device. It's an array of [infrared] diodes up and down and left and right.
"The first two gestures to learn are right to left for Yes, at the bottom and the next gesture to learn is left to right for No.
"There are 3 menus that sweep from bottom to the top starting at each of these [hardware] icons."
Is the same as:
A method of unlocking a hand-held electronic device, the device including a touch-sensitive display, the method comprising: detecting a contact with the touch-sensitive display at a first predefined location corresponding to an unlock image; continuously moving the unlock image on the touch-sensitive display in accordance with movement of the contact while continuous contact with the touch screen is maintained, wherein the unlock image is a graphical, interactive user-interface object with which a user interacts in order to unlock the device; and unlocking the hand-held electronic device if the moving the unlock image on the touch-sensitive display results in movement of the unlock image from the first predefined location to a predefined unlock region on the touch-sensitive display.
It's fraking amazing you think those are the same things. So the Neonode has no touch-senstitive display, it has no unlock image that moves along the display as the user moves his finger along the touch sensitive display.
No I never said those were the same, don't put words in my mouth. I only expressed the opinion that the slide-to-unlock gesture was implemented by Neonode two years before Apple filed for their related patent and before Apple implemented the same idea in the original iPhone.
The Neonode does have
a touch-sensitive display, although it's based on a different touch technology. The words that you have bolded in Apple's patent describe a touch-sensitive display, which the Neonode's display also is, they don't specify the technology (capacitive
is your own addition).
Again, you've also failed to prove that FingerWorks didn't have a patent in place before Neonode.
I cannot prove that a patent doesn't exist. If you believe that it does, prove it (by linking to the patent/application). This info is public. There is no list of non-existing patent applications.
PS: There is a reason Apple bought FingerWorks, not Neonode back in 2005.
I am sure there is, but neither I nor you know what this reason is. Has it occurred to you that Apple may not be infallible?