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Apple files for "Active Stylus" patent.

Apple devices may be getting an official stylus pen, patent filed for "Active Stylus" last week.

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Jan 3, 2013 7:27 pm

Last week, Apple filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, an application for patent around its latest "Active Stylus" technology.

 

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The patent wasn't however, filed in Apple's name, but by two employees of Apple, engineering manager Jonah Harley and hardware engineering manager David Simon, and the Cupertino-based company can take assignment for the patent before it is granted.

 

According to the filing, "the stylus includes an electrode at a tip of the stylus; and powered circuitry coupled to the electrode and configured for capacitively coupling the electrode with a capacitive touch sensor panel. The powered circuitry can further include drive circuitry configured to output a drive voltage at the electrode and/or sense circuitry configured to sense a voltage received at the electrode."

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