This question is about the patent Rest detection using accelerometer (application 20120259578 filing date: April 7, 2011).
As per my understanding the patent talks about using the Accelerometer acceleration values and "change in angle" to detect whether the device is resting or processing an active user gesture.
Furthermore, the "rest state" is not well defined in the published document. In literal sense rest means: "Cease work or movement", but to get a reading in the accelerometer and to get a change in the angle the device needs to move.
So, are not the published claims too
generic obvious to be granted a patent ?