Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8286103
APP PUB NO 20110296356A1
SERIAL NO

13204572

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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.

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APPLE INCCUPERTINO CA 95014

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anzures, Freddy Allen San Francisco, US 78 8217
Chaudhri, Imran San Francisco, US 637 33657
Christie, Greg San Jose, US 162 23140
Forstall, Scott Mountain View, US 293 22298
Ording, Bas San Francisco, US 337 32272
Van, Os Marcel San Francisco, US 430 18115

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