Recently Microsoft published techniques involving gestures and ways to provide inputs to a computing device. Recently Microsoft is working behind the seen to create next Windows operating system, Windows 8 which will be mainly optimized for touch devices. Is Brush, Carbon-Copy, and Fill Gestures patent a good hint that couple of features that can be seen with Windows 8?

As patent describes …

A method comprising: recognizing a first input as selecting an object displayed by a display device;

A method comprising: recognizing a first input as selecting an object displayed by a display device; recognizing a second input as a line drawn within the bounds of the object, the line recognized as being drawn while the object is selected; and identifying a carbon-copy gesture from the recognized first and second inputs, the carbon-copy gesture effective to cause display of a copy of portions of the object through which the line is drawn.

A method comprising: recognizing a first input as selecting an object displayed by a display device; recognizing a second input as a frame drawn outside a boundary of the object, the frame recognized as being drawn while the object is selected; and identifying a fill gesture from the recognized first and second inputs, the fill gesture effective to use the object for fill in the frame.

Will Microsoft apply these gestures to Windows 8?