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20130072260METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FACILITATING SHARING DEVICE CONNECTIONS - Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating sharing device connections across multiple physical and/or virtual (logical) computers. A method may include receiving a USB device request from a virtual host controller driver of a client when a host is not in a power save mode and passing a USB device request to a host controller driver of the client when the host is in a power save mode. A method may also include activating a sharing switch of a host controller to connect a device connection port to the host when the host is not in a power save mode and to connect the device connection port to the client when the host is in a power save mode. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.03-21-2013
20090215499METHOD OF COMMUNICATION USING FRAME - A device and method for communicating by a mobile communication terminal in communication with a base station. The method according to an embodiment includes exchanging a frame of data with the base station. The frame of data includes a) a plurality of first subframes each having a first number of orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) symbols, and b) a plurality of second subframes each having a second number of orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) symbols different from the first number.08-27-2009
20120184336METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE DISPLAY FOR PRESENTING INFORMATION ON SAID DISPLAY - A method and apparatus for presenting information is provided. In an embodiment, an electronic device with wireless telephony features is provided. The display of the device is divided into at least two regions. The first region is reserved for presenting status information about the device, including such information as battery life, signal strength, time and date, carrier information, etc. The second region is reserved for use by applications, such as a main menu application and an incoming telephone call application. When an incoming call arrives, the main menu application presented on the second region is replaced with the incoming call information, but the status information remains unchanged. As the status of the incoming call changes from unanswered to answered, only a portion of the second region is updated, as a remaining portion of the second region remains the same and indicates that an incoming call is being processed.07-19-2012
20120184335METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE USING DRAWN PATTERN AND MOBILE TERMINAL THEREOF - Disclosed are a method for providing a user interface by mapping various types of multimedia to patterns drawn on a display, and a mobile terminal thereof. A user may draw a pattern according to his or her preference, and a controller may generate an object by mapping one or more multimedia data to the pattern. The controller may play the mapped multimedia data by tracking the multimedia data-mapped pattern. The controller may store the multimedia data-mapped pattern (object) in a memory. And, the controller may transmit the object to a selected specific party to provide an enhanced user interface (UI).07-19-2012
20100151911Integrated telecommunications handset - A rugged, ergonomic integrated telecommunications handset includes an electronic controller that interoperates and controls the universal remote control (URC), which connects to multiple radios simultaneously. The controller downloads options which are implemented by the controller. The handset has an ability to vibrate in a silent mode, and has a memory capacity, as well as GPS capacity. Ergonomically, the handset has a pair of side arrays of protruding ribs, which enhance gripping, preventing the handset from falling out of the user's hands, even if the user has gloves on in inclement weather conditions in the field.06-17-2010
20090191920Multi-Function Electronic Ear Piece - An electronic device includes a transceiver, a solid state memory, a charge port, at least one speaker, and a software music player. The device is adapted by toggle interface to function as a telephone hands free earpiece, a wireless flash drive, or a wireless music player.07-30-2009
20110195754MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Provided is a mobile electronic device which enables a user to easily and intuitionally perform an application start operation in accordance with a user's preference. The mobile electronic device includes: an application execution unit (08-11-2011
20110195755HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A handheld electronic device includes a display body, an input body and at least a track. The input body and the display body are overlapped with each other. The track is disposed between the display body and the input body, wherein the extending direction of the track is substantially neither perpendicular to nor parallel to the longitudinal direction or the traverse direction of the display body or the input body, and the track enables the display body to switch between at a first position and at a second position relative to the input body. The traverse direction of the display body is substantially parallel to the traverse direction of the input body when the input body is at the first position, and the longitudinal direction of the display body is substantially parallel to the longitudinal direction of the input body when the input body is at the second position.08-11-2011
20100159997PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a main body and a touch pen. The main body includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. One or more accessories, such as a display and/or camera can be positioned on the first surface. A touch pen includes a support pole and a pivot portion formed on an end of the support pole. The main body defines a sliding groove in the second surface. The pivot portion slidably engages in the sliding groove. When the pivot portion slides to an end of the sliding groove, the main body is capable of being support by the touch pen.06-24-2010
20100159993User Interfaces and Associated Apparatus and Methods - Apparatus for a portable electronic device, the apparatus comprising a base member, a user input interface, and a user output interface. The user output interface is configured to extend along mutually perpendicular longitudinal and lateral axes of the apparatus. The user input interface comprises a QWERTY input configured to extend parallel to the longitudinal axis. The apparatus is configured to provide a first configuration in which the user input interface is housed between the base member and the user output interface, and a second configuration in which the user input and output interfaces have been laterally slid in opposing directions with respect to the base member.06-24-2010
20120178503RESONATING ELEMENT FOR REDUCING RADIO-FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device may be provided with a display and wireless circuits. The wireless circuits may include antenna structures and radio-frequency transceiver circuitry that transmits and receives radio-frequency signals using the antenna structures. A ground plane for the antenna structures may be located in the center of the electronic device under the display. A resonating element may be used to reduce signal interference that otherwise arises when simultaneously operating the display and the antenna structures. The resonating element may be implemented using an L-shaped structure have an arm that extends parallel to one of the edges of the display.07-12-2012
20100113102MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL INCLUDING MENU THAT CAN BE CONSTRUCTED BY USING MOBILE FLASH - A mobile communication terminal having a menu that can be constructed using a mobile flash includes an input device section for inputting a reproduction request of a flash movie; a Man Machine Interface (MMI) loading a corresponding movie file based on the reproduction request; a bridge module performing a communication with the MMI to monitor navigation events; a memory section for storing a Extendible Markup Language (XML) document having information about a handset configuration and a menu tree configuration of the terminal; an engine section parsing the XML document read from the memory section to map the XML document with the flash movie and analyzing the parsed XML document according to the navigation events; and a play section for outputting the analyzed XML document contents through a display section.05-06-2010
20100075721TRANSPARENT ARTICLE - A method of producing a transparent article comprised of a transparent base substrate and having a thickness of at least 100 microns and a surface costing of a transparent resin wherein the resin is applied to the base substrate by means of a jet printer, preferably an ink jet printer. The transparent article may be a window for a display device, e.g. incorporated in a mobile telephone.03-25-2010
20100075720WINDOW FOR MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed is a mobile terminal including, a terminal body having a window mounting portion, a window mounted on the window mounting portion, and having a first region to implement a touch screen and a second region to input manipulation information, and a Flexible Printed Circuit Board (FPCB) configured to electrically connect the terminal body to the window, wherein the FPCB is connected at a position between the first region and the second region.03-25-2010
20100075719CELLULAR PHONE - An example of the present invention is a cellular phone including, a plate-like portion of a metallic material having at least one of a display section and an input key unit located on one principal surface side thereof, and a frame side portion including a frame-like elongated member of an insulating material and disposed at an outer peripheral part of the plate-like portion, a dimension of the elongated member constituting the frame side portion in a thickness direction intersecting the principal surface being smaller than a dimension of the elongated member in a width direction intersecting the thickness direction.03-25-2010
20100075718LCD Backlight Duration Proportional To Amount Of Information On The LCD Display Screen - This relates to a method for controlling illumination of a display screen on a mobile device. A light source is turned on to illuminate the display screen. An amount of information displayed on the display screen is identified. An amount of time to keep the light source turned on is determined based at least in part on the identified amount of information. The light source is kept turned on at a first intensity level for the amount of time and then turned to a second intensity level.03-25-2010
20100075717HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A handheld electronic device includes a first frame, a second frame and at least a pivot mechanism. A first connecting rod of the pivot mechanism has a first pivot part, a third pivot part and a second pivot part between them. The first pivot part is slidably disposed on a first groove of the first frame, and the third pivot part is pivoted at the second frame. A second connecting rod of the pivot mechanism has a fourth pivot part, a sixth pivot part and a fifth pivot part between them. The fifth pivot part is pivoted at the second pivot part, the fourth pivot part is slidably disposed on a second groove of the second frame, and the sixth pivot part is pivoted at the first frame for the first frame and the second frame to be opened and closed by the pivot mechanism.03-25-2010
20120244915HAND-HELD DEVICE - A hand-held device that provides communication services and symbol processing is described. The device includes a case having a front side comprising a display and a lid having a transparent portion through which the display can be seen in a lid-closed state. In one version, the hand-held device comprises a QWERTY keyboard including an arrangement of digits as in a touch-tone telephone keypad arrangement. In another version, the display includes a handwriting area for data entry using a stylus or other screen data entry device. In a closed position, the lid extends over the display and the keyboard, leaving another user input device physically accessible to touch for receiving input wherein the device performs processing responsive to receiving input from the physically accessible user input device in the lid closed state.09-27-2012
20120244913FLEXIBLE HOME PAGE LAYOUT FOR MOBILE DEVICES - The flexible user interface layout includes a split-screen display that provides flexibility in determining which information will be displayed on the screen, such as a home page. The screen may be divided into display panes in which a user may drag a center point or node of intersection to increase the size of a selected display pane, while reducing the size of at least some of the other display panes. Each display pane may contain a different page selected by the user, or displayed by default. The pages may also be customizable such that the user can create pages and select which content to display on a particular page.09-27-2012
20120244912ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes: a case member, at least a part of which is made of resin; and a speaker unit that is formed integrally with the case member, in which the speaker unit includes: a vibration generating unit; a vibrating plate that vibrates by vibration transmitted from the vibration generating unit; and a holding portion that holds an outer edge of the vibrating plate, a part or all of the holding portion being insert-molded into the case member.09-27-2012
20120244911MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device including a communication processor that conducts wireless communication processing, an operation unit that receives an instruction input from a user for selecting a communication contact, a displacement detector that detects a magnitude of displacement in orientation of the mobile terminal device, and a controller that causes the communication processor to conduct the wireless communication with the selected communication contact according to the detected magnitude of displacement.09-27-2012
20120244910FLEXIBLE MOBILE DISPLAY - In general, a “Flexible Mobile Display,” as described herein, provides various techniques for implementing a flexible display for mobile phones or other handheld or portable electronic or computing devices that, in various embodiments, is foldable and/or rollable. Consequently, the Flexible Mobile Display provides a large display in a small form factor that is user extensible. Advantageously, production of the Flexible Mobile Display uses an adaptation of various currently available production techniques and is expected to be relatively low cost to produce. Additionally, in various embodiments, the Flexible Mobile Display also includes a low cost touch or multi-touch sensing mechanism that can be easily integrated into the overall system.09-27-2012
20130084920APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOBILE SCREEN NAVIGATION - An apparatus and method for displaying screens on a mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal includes a display unit for displaying one of a plurality of screens, the screens arranged as a grid having at least two columns and at least two rows, an input unit for receiving a movement command from a user, and a controller for controlling the display unit to display a next screen based on a currently displayed screen and the movement command.04-04-2013
20130084921PORTABLE SLIDING ELECTRONIC DEVICE OPERABLE TO DISABLE A TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY WHEN OPENING AND CLOSING THE DEVICE - A portable electronic device (04-04-2013
20130084922Portable Electronic Device and the Mode Switching Method Thereof - The present invention relates to a portable electronic device which can be switched between a first mode and a second mode. The portable electronic device comprises a first sensor to detect a touch on the portable electronic device and generate a first signal based on such touch, a second sensor to detect a movement of the portable electronic device and generate a second signal based on such movement, and a processing unit which electrically connects the first sensor and the second sensor. When the portable electronic device is in the first mode, the processing unit switches the portable electronic device to the second mode based on the first and second signals. In addition, the present invention provides a mode switching method that enables the portable electronic device to determine whether to enter or exit from the sleep mode.04-04-2013
20130137488Recording a Signature on a Touch Screen Enabled Wireless Phone and Mobile Device - A cellular phone and mobile device is configured with the ability to accept a signature. A user may write a signature on a touch sensitive display of a mobile device using touch or a pen. A user may be further authenticated by using voice or password. The signature may be viewed on a second mobile device in real time. The signature may be synchronized with a server or an Internet device. The system may allow for multiple parties to sign an electronic document using mobile devices and Internet servers.05-30-2013
20130029731PORTABLE DEVICE, CONTROL PROGRAM AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE PORTABLE DEVICE - There are provided a portable device, and a control program and a control method of the portable device. The portable device includes a display unit, an input unit configured to detect an input to the display unit, and a control unit configured to set and cancel a limit function of limiting an input by the input unit. The control unit is configured to display two or more objects on the display unit and to cancel the limit function when two of the displayed objects are matched with each other.01-31-2013
20130029730MOBILE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, DANGER NOTIFYING METHOD, AND MEDIUM FOR STORING PROGRAM - A mobile electronic apparatus includes a memory that stores a search range of an object and a processor that executes a process. The process includes acquiring a moving speed of the mobile electronic apparatus, determining the search range of the object on a basis of the moving speed, detecting the object existing within the search range, detecting whether a display unit of the mobile electronic apparatus is in an active state, and notifying that the object is detected when the display unit is detected to be in the active state and the object existing within the search range is detected.01-31-2013
20130029729MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH FIRST AND SECOND ALARM FUNCTION GUI'S AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, a wireless transceiver carried by the portable housing, an input device carried by the portable housing, a display carried by the portable housing, and a processor carried by the portable housing and coupled to the wireless transceiver, the input device, and the display. The processor may perform a time alarm function having a time alarm value settable via the input device, and generate an alarm indication upon reaching the time alarm value. The processor also may generate a first time alarm function GUI on the display including a first selectable menu list for the time alarm function, and generate a second time alarm function GUI including a second selectable menu list on the display different from the first selectable menu list when a current time is within a threshold time of the time alarm value.01-31-2013
20130035139SENSOR-BASED USER INTERFACE CONTROL - Methods and devices for sensor-based user interface control are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for determining a characteristic of handedness includes sensing a rotation of a mobile device, determining a direction of rotation based at least in part on accessing information indicative of a first position state prior to sensing the rotation and accessing information indicative of a second position state subsequent to sensing the rotation, and determining the characteristic of handedness based at least in part on the direction of rotation, the first position state, and the second position state. The characteristic of handedness includes one of a left handedness or right handedness. The method further includes determining a user interface mode based on the determined characteristic of handedness, and controlling the mobile device in accordance with the determined user interface mode.02-07-2013
20130035143MOBILE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH TOUCH PANEL DEVICE AND PROGRAM FOR MOBILE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - [PROBLEMS] To improve user's convenience by cordoning off both of a screen for input and that for output, of which size and resolution is sufficiently large, in mobile information processing apparatus comprising a touch panel device. This is achieved only by additionally providing an interface device between the external unit and further additionally providing some functions to a signal processing and control device originally belonging to the mobile information processing apparatus.02-07-2013
20130035141MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a mobile electronic device includes a display unit, an operating unit, and a control unit. The display unit displays a lock screen in a first locked state. The operating unit receives an input of an operation. The control unit cancels the first locked state when an input of a first operation is detected through the operating unit while the lock screen is displayed on the display unit, and enters a second locked state when an input of a second operation is detected through the operating unit while the lock screen is displayed on the display unit.02-07-2013
20130035142Cellular Telephone Shield for the Reduction of Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure - A radiation shield comprises a substrate polymer layer, a conductive layer having an aperture providing access to a front face of a cellular telephone, adjacent the substrate polymer layer, and an adhesion surface adjacent the conductive layer and the front face. A radiation shield comprising a first substrate polymer layer, a conductive layer having an aperture providing access to a touch-sensitive screen of the front face, adjacent the first substrate polymer layer, a second substrate polymer layer adjacent the conductive layer, and an adhesion surface adjacent the conductive layer and the front face. At least one opening provides access to the front face.02-07-2013
20130035138MOBILE DEVICE INTEGRATION WITH WLAN FUNCTIONALITY - A graphical user interface for a mobile device presents a primary GUI indicating functions and operations of the mobile device. A WLAN GUI is also presented on the display, indicating connectivity aspects of the mobile device regarding WLANs. The WLAN GUI is immediately accessible directly from the primary GUI as the next presented display in response to user interaction with the primary GUI. An additional WLAN GUI may be presented indicating the WLAN access point which is connected to the mobile device and indicating which WLAN access point is downloading or uploading data to the mobile device.02-07-2013
20130035140APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STATE DETECTION AND TERMINAL EQUIPMENT - The embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus and method for state detection and terminal equipment. The apparatus for state detection includes: capacitive touch sensors arranged in the first cover of the terminal equipment a metal structure arranged in the second cover of the terminal equipment and grounded, the capacitive touch sensors being triggered by the metal structure, such that the capacitance of the capacitive touch sensors is changed and a state determiner to determine that the second cover is opened or closed relative to the first cover according to the changed capacitance of the capacitive touch sensors. The opening and closing of the terminal equipment may be detected without the participation of the user, thereby providing a better user experience with high precision of detection.02-07-2013
20130079063BANDWIDTH THROUGHPUT OPTIMIZATION - A wireless communication device is provided that includes a cellular telephony module to access a cellular network, a wireless communication module to access a non-cellular network, an antenna configured to be in wireless communication with a plurality of compatible and currently accessible communication networks including the cellular and non-cellular networks, and a mobile network analyzer operable to periodically send a packet through each of the compatible and currently accessible networks and time each of the compatible and currently accessible networks to determine a measured data packet throughput speed and data packet integrity.03-28-2013
20130079062ORIENTATION ARBITRATION - Methods and devices for configuring and displaying individual display screens of a multi-display device. More particularly, the method includes determining and presenting the display orientation of each display independently of other displays. The method and device may present a portrait display orientation in one display screen while simultaneously present a landscape display orientation in another display screen. Display orientation may be based on the user's desires and/or requirements of a hosted application. Upon rotation of the multi-display device, each screen display may be configured to maintain its orientation or may be configured to allow its display orientation to change, for example from portrait to landscape orientation. The display orientation characteristics for each display screen may be selectable by the user.03-28-2013
20130040708METHOD FOR OPERATING A COLOR DISPLAY OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A method for operating a color display of a mobile device is provided. According to the method, a usage condition of the mobile device is detected and based on the detected usage condition a color scheme of information displayed on the color display is automatically adapted.02-14-2013
20130040707SOLAR CELL PHONE - A solar cell phone includes a housing having a keypad, a display screen, other electronic components and a rechargeable battery. A diode switch within the housing is electrically connected to the rechargeable battery. A plurality of solar panels are mounted to the housing and electrically connected to the diode switch. The diode switch will allow the solar panels to supply electrical power to the rechargeable battery. An auxiliary battery within the housing receives electrical power from the solar panels. The auxiliary battery will store the electrical power to recharge the rechargeable battery when the diode switch is in a non-operative position, so that the rechargeable battery will continue to operate the keypad, the display screen and the other electronic components within the housing.02-14-2013
20110009169MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a first body, a second body slidably coupled with the first body such that the second body is slidably moved in a widthwise direction to implement an opened and closed configuration with respect to the first body, first and second keypads disposed separately on a front surface of the second body, a display disposed on a front surface of the first body and configured to display content input through manipulation of the first or second keypads, and a touch screen disposed between the first and second keypads and being linked with the first and second keypads so as to display information that can be input and displayed on the display and that is not included on the first or second keypads.01-13-2011
20100099463MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH SENSOR-EQUIPPED INPUT DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal having a touch sensor-equipped input device and its control method are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes: a user input unit in which a keypad-printed layer and a touch sensor overlap with each other; and a controller that controls an operation mode of the user input unit in a touch pad and/or a touch keypad mode according to whether or not a cursor is in use.04-22-2010
20100041440Mobile electronic device - A mobile electronic device is provided with a housing, a loudspeaker, a cavity coupled to the loudspeaker, and a slide mechanism configured to move a portion of the housing between a first position and a second position. In the second position of the slide mechanism, an inner volume of the cavity is increased as compared to the first position.02-18-2010
20100041439CROSSFOLD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A computing device with a keyboard and display is configurable to fold from a compact and protective pocket sized closed configuration to other computing configurations. An embodiment of the device includes dispersed or interspersed hinge mechanisms to enable a cross folding mechanism to configure the device to multiple configurations using only simple hinges. An embodiment of the device further unfolds to a fully flat configuration supported by interspersed feet. Keys of reduced aspect ratio can reduce the footprint of a folded device without reducing the key's sideways spacing. A rotating input pad can supplement the keyboard input without increasing the footprint of the folded pocked sized configuration.02-18-2010
20100041442MOBILE TERMINAL AND INFORMATION TRANSFER METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal may always display an image (or icon) representing a specific object on a display screen and directly transmit certain information to the specific object by using the image (or icon). The mobile terminal may include a user input unit to receive a user's selection about at least one object to be floated from a user list, a display to display a floating icon indicating the selected object to be floated on one side of a display area, and a controller for transmitting certain information to the object to be floated when the certain information is dragged or moved onto the floating image (or icon) or when the floating image (or icon) is dragged or moved to the certain information.02-18-2010
20100041441ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to an aspect of the invention there is provided an electronic apparatus including: a controller configured to execute a first application program and a second application program; a display module including a screen configured to simultaneously display a first window for the first application program and a second window for the second application program; an extraction module configured to extract information related to the first application program when the first and second windows are displayed on the screen and the first window is inactive; and a reference module configured to refer to the information in the second application program when the first and second windows are displayed on the screen and the second window is active.02-18-2010
20090156264MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided that includes a first body, a display having a first region and a second region, the display being located at the first body, a second body slidably connected to the first body, the second body being slideable between a first position that covers the second region and a second position that exposes the second region, and a controller configured to control the display unit such that the display unit outputs different screens when the second body is in the first position and in the second position.06-18-2009
20090156262CELLULAR PHONE - A cellular phone communicates data with an information provision apparatus connected via a packet network. A control unit obtains an information management apparatus identifier for identifying an information management apparatus within the packet network which is an intermediation at the time of the data communication carried out with the information provision apparatus further connected via an external network among the information provision apparatuses, determines whether the identifier added to the data at the time of the data communication is coincident with the information management apparatus identifier, and calculates a data amount at the time of the data communication carried out with the information provision apparatus connected via the external network. A storage unit stores the calculated data amount.06-18-2009
20090156261MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - According to an embodiment of the invention, a mobile communication apparatus includes: a first processor; a second processor; an intermittent receiver that is operated using the first processor; and a timer processing unit that is operated using the first processor and the second processor and configured to determine a start time of an operation thereof by performing a time-out control based on a timer, wherein the timer processing unit sets the timer so that a time-out occurs at a given timing, to perform a first function to be started at the given timing, and wherein the timer processing unit sets the timer so that a time-out occurs at a time when the intermittent receiver is operated, to perform a second function to be started at an arbitrary timing.06-18-2009
20090156260METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION FOR A ROTATIONALLY OPENING ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method and apparatus that electrically connects a stationary housing and a rotating housing of a device through a hinge assembly is disclosed. The method may include a spline hinge assembly having first and second access planes, and a cable that is ribbonized at the housing and bundled at the hinge assembly that has the ability to transmit torque from the fixed half of the device to the rotating half. A split construction hinge assembly allows the rotational half of the device to be a separate sub-assembly from the fixed half sub-assembly. Through an index/castled spline, the two halves can be properly aligned and assembled, and have the ability to transmit a torque.06-18-2009
20100105444DATA PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH INTERCHANGEABLE MODULES - A portable, hand-held data terminal of modular structure includes a base module with a keyboard and a display screen. A data and communications module may be selected from a number of different data and communications modules, each having different types of data communications transceivers, or including in addition data collection devices, such as shelf label readers or bar code readers. The base module includes a microprocessor-controlled data communications and control interface having a predetermined protocol. To adapt the various types of data and communications modules for selection of any one thereof to become attached to the base module and function therewith, each of the data and communications modules includes a microprocessor operable to function as an emulator to interact with the microprocessor of the base module and communicate with the microprocessor of the base module in accordance with the protocol of the data communications and control interface of the base module.04-29-2010
20100105441Display Size of Representations of Content - Techniques involving a display size of representations in a user interface are described. In one or more implementations, a mobile communications device assigns a display size to representations of a plurality of content based on metadata associated with the content that indicates when the content was captured. The assigned display size of a first representation is larger than the assigned display size of a second representation. The first and second representations are displayed concurrently in a user interface on the mobile communications device as having respective assigned display sizes.04-29-2010
20100105442MOBILE TERMINAL - According to an embodiment of the present invention, In accordance with one embodiment, a method for controlling a visual appearance of a mobile terminal is described. The method includes sensing a property of an object or environment external to the mobile terminal and controlling the visual appearance of at least one portion of the mobile terminal according to the sensed property. According to another embodiment, a mobile terminal includes a sensor configured to sense a property of an object or environment external to the mobile terminal, and a controller configured to control a visual appearance of at least one portion of the mobile terminal according to the sensed property.04-29-2010
20100105439Location-based Display Characteristics in a User Interface - Location-based display characteristics in a user interface are described. In an implementation, a determination is made by mobile communications device that icon is to be displayed at a particular location in the user interface. A display characteristic is applied by the mobile communications device that is defined for the particular location such that a display of the icon is changed. The icon is displayed having an applied display characteristic on the display device of the mobile communications device at the particular location in the user interface.04-29-2010
20100105440Mobile Communications Device Home Screen - A mobile communications device home screen is described. In one or more implementations, a method is performed by a mobile communications device that includes receiving status updates of contacts from a social network service. A home screen of the mobile communications device is configured to include the status updates.04-29-2010
20100105437SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTING CONFERENCE CALL PARTICIPANT INDENTIFIER IMAGES ON A DISPLAY OF A MOBILE DEVICE - The described embodiments relate generally to methods and systems for displaying on a handheld electronic device a plurality of participant images corresponding to a plurality of conference call participants. The device includes a display, a communications module configured for sending and receiving communication signals; and a display interface operatively coupled to the display and to the communications module, wherein the display interface is configured to respond to user input. The method comprises: establishing a conference call having a plurality of participants; displaying a participant screen on the display; for each participant, determining a participant identifier image; and displaying on the participant screen a dynamic carousel comprising a plurality of participant identifier images. The mobile device may include an image database comprising at least one stored image, and wherein at least one participant identifier image is selected from the at least one stored image.04-29-2010
20100105443METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FACILITATING INTERACTION WITH TOUCH SCREEN APPARATUSES - Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating interaction with touch screen apparatuses. A method may include detecting a touch interaction with a touch screen display. The method may further include identifying the touch interaction as comprising a trigger touch interaction. The trigger touch interaction may include sliding an input object along a path from a point of origin outside of an active region of the touch screen display to a point within the active region. The method may further include determining, based at least in part upon the trigger touch interaction, a function associated with the trigger touch interaction. The method may additionally include executing the determined function. Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.04-29-2010
20100105438Alternative Inputs of a Mobile Communications Device - In an implementation, a mobile communications device includes a display device having touchscreen functionality, a keyboard having a plurality of physical keys that include a dedicated key and letter keys arranged according to a QWERTY layout, and one or more modules. The one or more modules are configured to output a user interface on the display device responsive to selection of the dedicated key, the user interface having a plurality of portions that are selectable via the touchscreen functionality to cause input of a respective one of a plurality of emoticons.04-29-2010
20100331053POWER CONSUMPTION CONTROL APPARATUS IN PDA PHONE - Mobile devices are configured to receive an input or detect a condition, and to responsively perform operations including, when the mobile device is operative in an idle mode, transition the mobile device from the idle mode to a sleep mode in response to receiving the input or detecting the condition, when the mobile device is operative in a calling mode, transition the mobile device from the calling mode to the sleep mode in response to receiving the input or detecting the condition, or when the mobile device is operative in an in-call mode, transition the mobile device from the in-call mode to the sleep mode in response to receiving the input or detecting the condition. The mobile device in the sleep mode consumes less power than the idle mode, the idle mode consumes less power than the calling mode, and the calling mode consumes less power than the in-call mode.12-30-2010
20130040710MOBILE DEVICE DISPLAY MANAGEMENT - The display of a mobile device is managed during a voice communication session using a proximity sensor and an accelerometer. In one example, the display of a mobile device is turned off during a phone call on the mobile device when a proximity sensor detects an object is proximate the device and an accelerometer determines the device is in a first orientation.02-14-2013
20130040709Devices, Systems and Methods for Identification Through a Mobile Device - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to a smart cover for a mobile communications device. The smart cover includes a housing plate, a secure element coupled to the housing plate, a transceiver in communication with the secure element, and an antenna coupled to the transceiver. The transceiver and the antenna are coupled to the housing plate as well. The housing plate couples to the mobile communications device to provide protection for electronics in the mobile communications device, to make the mobile communications device more aesthetically pleasing, etc. A user having a mobile communications device with a smart cover may enter secure areas, pay funds from an account, or anything else requiring positive identification. The user holds the mobile communications device up to a smart cover reader. The smart cover reader communicates with the smart to cover to identify the user. The user may allow others to use the smart cover by decoupling the smart cover from the user's mobile communications device and coupling it to the other's mobile communications device.02-14-2013
20120165075MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING INFORMATION THEREIN - A mobile terminal including a communication unit configured to communicate with at least one other terminal; a memory configured to store at least first and second operating systems including at least first and second modes, respectively; a controller configured to execute the first operating system, and to activate the first mode corresponding to the first operating system; and a display unit configured to display a first information screen corresponding to the activated first mode. Further, the first information screen includes first application information corresponding to the first mode and second application information corresponding to the second mode and an identifier identifying the first and second application information.06-28-2012
20090124295Broadcasting Receiver and Information Recording Medium - When an instruction to change the display size of the content of a 1-segment broadcast received by a television broadcast communication unit is given while the content is being displayed on a display screen, and if it is possible to receive the content of a 12-segment broadcast continuously to the content of the 1-segment broadcast, a CPU switches to receiving the 12-segment broadcast and displays the broadcast content in the standard display size (second display size) of the 12-segment broadcast. If it is not possible to receive the 12-segment broadcast continuously to the 1-segment broadcast, the CPU displays the content of the 1-segment broadcast by changing it to the second display size.05-14-2009
20090124293METHOD FOR DISPLAYING DIALING INFORMATION AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING THE METHOD - A method for displaying dialing information is disclosed. A touch panel of a mobile communication device comprises a first display area and a second display area. When a trigger signal generated by pressing a virtual button of a virtual keypad of the mobile communication device is received, it is determined whether the trigger signal corresponds to a dialing operation. If the trigger signal corresponds to the dialing operation, a first contact information corresponding to a pattern of the pressed virtual button is displayed in the second display area, and the pattern is overlapping displayed on a specified portion of the second display area.05-14-2009
20090124294PORTABLE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a portable terminal capable of enhancing compatibility with a hearing aid. The portable terminal comprises a terminal case having a sound hole thereon; a receiver installed inside the sound hole; and a reflection unit disposed between the terminal case and the receiver, for reflecting an electromagnetic wave radiated from an interior or a surface of the terminal case so as to minimize leakage of the electromagnetic wave to outside of the terminal case.05-14-2009
20090124292IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An information processing apparatus includes a first casing and a second casing hinge-connected to the first casing via a hinge part. A sub display provided to the second casing is exposed to the outside when the first casing and the second casing are in a closed state, and displays a plurality of input numeral keys in a first display area when the first and second casings are in the closed state. A control unit accepts an input of any input numeral key from among the plurality of the input numeral keys displayed in the first display area and decides the input of the accepted input numeral key. While following pressing of an outgoing call key provided to the second casing, an outgoing call is performed to another information processing apparatus identified by a combination of the decided numerals based on the input numeral keys whose inputs have been decided.05-14-2009
20130084919Solar powered mobile phone - A solar powered cell phone includes: a cell phone main housing; cell phone internal mechanisms located within the main housing, the internal mechanisms including at least one processor, at least one storage means, at least one speaker, and at least one microphone; a screen connected to the cell phone internal mechanisms and located on the main housing; at least one antenna, adapted to send and receive information, connected to the cell phone internal mechanisms and attached to the cell phone main housing; a rechargeable power storage unit connected to the cell phone internal mechanisms; and, at least two solar cell panels connected to the rechargeable power storage unit, wherein at least one of the at least two solar cell panels is movably connected to the main housing and has a first position, being a closed position for storage, and having a second position, being an open position for charging.04-04-2013
20130045778ADVERTISEMENTS ON MOBILE DEVICES USING INTEGRATIONS WITH MOBILE APPLICATIONS - A server for delivering advertisements to mobile devices includes an application programming interface executable by a processor and configured to: receive an ad call over a network from an application of a mobile device to deliver an advertisement to an ad position on a small screen thereof, the ad position located at a fixed location of the application, the fixed location having a fixed height and a fixed width as viewed by a user of the mobile device throughout use of the application; detect the ad position, including the fixed height and width of the ad position within the fixed location; retrieve from the storage memory an advertisement having an ad format best matching the fixed height and the fixed width for filling the ad call at the fixed location; and deliver the advertisement to the mobile device for display in the ad position during the execution of the application.02-21-2013
20110003620HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF INPUT LANGUAGE, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A method of automatically establishing an input language for a handheld electronic device includes receiving a request to initiate the composition of a new message, receiving a selection of a particular contact that is the intended recipient of the message, and determining whether the particular contact has a stored preferred input language. If a preferred input language is stored, the method includes determining whether the preferred input language is different than the current input language (which may be a pre-established default input language). If the preferred input language is different, the method further includes switching the current input language to the preferred input language. Also provided is an improved handheld electronic device having one or more routines adapted to implement the method. Also provided is a method of indicating a preferred language in association with a call received by or placed to the device.01-06-2011
20090042620MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL FOR BROADCAST RECEPTION - A mobile communication terminal including a controller configured to access a web page for receiving a broadcast when the terminal enters a broadcast mode for receiving the broadcast, a display configured to display the accessed web page, and a receiving unit configured to receive channel information related to the broadcast and linked to a specific information entity selected on the web page.02-12-2009
20100004032INITIATING A CALL FROM A MOBILE DEVICE TO A NUMBER THAT IS NOT HYPERLINKED - A method and mobile device for initiating telephone calls through a wireless communication network are provided. Number strings are identified in text displayed on a visual display of the mobile device. Number strings may be hyperlinked when the strings meet predetermined criteria. The mobile device monitors for a predetermined user input and upon detecting the predetermined user input causes a list of user selectable functions to be displayed on the visual display. The list of user selectable functions includes a telephone call function for initiating a telephone call to a selected number string. A telephone call to the selected number string can be initiated through the wireless communications network when the telephone call function is selected.01-07-2010
20100004025MULTI-TAPPING NUMPAD - A mobile phone including a number keypad for entering the symbols 0-9, # and *, the keypad including at most five keys at least one of which corresponds to a list of at least two symbols, wherein the n01-07-2010
20090325644PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A portable electronic apparatus is disclosed. The portable electronic apparatus comprises a casing, a first displaying module, a second displaying module, a communicating module, a sensing module, and a controlling module. The first displaying module and the second displaying module are set on a first face and a second face of the casing respectively. When the communicating module receives an incoming call signal, the communicating module generates a starting signal. Then, the sensing module receives the starting signal and performs a sensing procedure to generate a sensing result. The controlling module selectively displays an incoming call information related to the incoming call signal on the first displaying module or the second displaying module according to the sensing result.12-31-2009
20100130259MOBILE TERMINAL WITH IMAGE PROJECTOR AND METHOD OF STABILIZING IMAGE THEREIN - A mobile terminal and image stabilizing method therein are disclosed. When a prescribed image is projected using a projector module provided to a mobile terminal, hand shaking is detected by a sensing unit and is then corrected. Therefore, shaking of a projected image can be corrected.05-27-2010
20100130257MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - Provided are a mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal, in which the emotions or feelings of the user of one mobile terminal can be carried to the user of another mobile terminal by varying the font size of handwritten input transmitted between the mobile terminals and/or applying a haptic effect to the handwritten input according to the level of pressure applied to a touch screen for generating the handwritten input.05-27-2010
20090305743PROCESS FOR RENDERING AT LEAST ONE MULTIMEDIA SCENE - A method is provided for restitution of at least one multimedia scene, having at least two objects, on a display of a radio communication terminal. The method includes: determining an orientation of the display relative to a user; reorganizing the arrangement of the objects constituting the multimedia scene, based on the orientation and on at least one arrangement data present in the scene; and restitution of the reorganized multimedia scene on the viewing device.12-10-2009
20090305742ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH PROXIMITY-BASED RADIO POWER CONTROL - An electronic device such as a portable electronic device may have an antenna and associated wireless communications circuitry. A sensor such as a proximity sensor may be used to detect when the electronic device is in close proximity to a user's head. Control circuitry within the electronic device may be used to adjust radio-frequency signal transmit power levels. When it is determined that the electronic device is within a given distance from the user's head, the radio-frequency signal transmit power level may be reduced. When it is determined that the electronic device is not within the given distance from the user's head, proximity-based limits on the radio-frequency signal transmit power level may be removed. Data may be gathered from a touch sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and other sources for use in determining how to adjust the transmit power level.12-10-2009
20120220344METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A PLURALITY OF SCREENS IN IDLE STATE OF MOBILE TERMINAL - The present disclosure is a method for providing a plurality of screens in an idle state of a mobile terminal, comprising; allocating at least one application program to each of the screens, based on a user selection; displaying a first screen among the plurality of screens in the idle state; receiving a screen switch request from a user; and turning the screens one by one based on the screen switch request so as to display the at least one application program allocated to each of the screens.08-30-2012
20120220342Luminous cellphone display - Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and device for detecting cellular device use and letting an immediately surrounding public that the cellular device is in use by lighting and displaying an indicia. One embodiment relates to a device for indicating use of a cellular device. The device includes a detecting circuit receiving an input and terminating in light generation; and at least one lens receiving and displaying the light indicating to an immediate surrounding public that the cellular device is in use.08-30-2012
20100099462MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROVIDING SCHEDULER THEREIN - A mobile terminal and a method of providing a scheduler therein are provided. The mobile terminal comprises: a touch screen; a memory unit for storing a scheduler; and a controller for controlling to display, when displaying a screen of the scheduler on the touch screen, an indicator for changing a relative position thereof to a time axis and for representing a time range of any schedule item by the relative position thereof on the scheduler screen.04-22-2010
20090093276APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING VIDEO OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and device for reproducing contents of a mobile terminal having a touch screen, including: displaying on the touch screen a list of items corresponding to a plurality of contents stored in the mobile terminal; detecting a touch input to an item displayed in the list; displaying on the touch screen a reproduction screen display having a location and a size corresponding to a determined touch input location; and one of reproducing an entirety of a content corresponding to the touched item and reproducing only a portion of the content corresponding to the touched item in the reproduction screen display according to a detected touch type.04-09-2009
20090093274MAGNIFYING ATTACHMENT - The object of this invention is to provide a magnifying attachment to be attached to a camera by which a high magnification image can be obtained without appearing a part having no image in the image. The magnifying attachment has a magnifying objective lens (04-09-2009
20090093273DIFFERENTIATING A PORTION OF A TEXT MESSAGE SHOWN IN A LISTING ON A HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING AN ICON - A handheld wireless communication device includes features to send and receive text messages. The handheld wireless communication device is further equipped with a microprocessor configured to run software programs on the device such as text message management program. The text message management program displays a listing of a plurality of received text messages on a display screen and differentiates at least a portion of the display-listed plurality of received text messages using an icon associated with at least one text message and wherein said icon corresponds to a domain address of the associated text message.04-09-2009
20130072262MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same are provided. In a state where a message application is executed, when a view mode of the mobile terminal is converted to a landscape view mode, the mobile terminal displays at least one selectable item related to the message application in a partial area of a screen.03-21-2013
20130072265SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROTATING A USER INTERFACE FOR A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method for determining the orientation of a mobile device for displaying a graphical user interface and for activating an audio user interface in response to an incoming call or outgoing call. For the graphical user interface, depending on the detected orientation of the mobile device, the graphical user interface can be displayed in a first vertical orientation, a second vertical orientation, a first horizontal orientation, and a second horizontal orientation. For the audio user interface, depending on the detected orientation of the mobile device, a speaker and a microphone can be activated based on the detected vertical orientation so that the activated speaker is near the top of the mobile device and the activated microphone is near the bottom of mobile device.03-21-2013
20130072264APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RUNNING APPLICATION IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for running an application in a mobile terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a display for running a second application on a first screen according to a second touch event, and displaying a second screen smaller than the first screen, and a controller for hiding the second screen from a current screen to display an entire area of the first screen while a touch in an external area of the second screen is detected, and displaying again the second screen on the first screen if the touch in the external area of the second screen is released.03-21-2013
20130072263MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal includes a display configured to display a display area including one or more items, and a controller configured to set one or more virtual areas adjacent to the display area, wherein the one or more virtual areas have different attributes from an attribute of the display area, and configured to change and display at least one item selected from the one or more items depending on an attribute of at least one virtual area of the one or more virtual areas.03-21-2013
20130072261ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADDING NEW OPERATING INTERFACE - An electronic device includes a display unit, a touch pad, and a processing unit. The display unit is capable of displaying a plurality of operating interfaces. The touch pad includes a touch detecting unit. The touch detecting unit detects a first slide operation on a current operating interface in the plurality of operating interfaces, and generates a first touch control signal. The processing unit adds a new operating interface to be displayed by the display unit in response to the first touch control signal.03-21-2013
20110059778Touchscreen with Z-Velocity Enhancement - A system and a method are disclosed for detecting an interaction, such as physical contact, with a touch-sensitive screen. The screen comprises a plurality of cells each associated with a signal value, such as a capacitance, that is modified based on the proximity of an object to the screen. During a first time interval, a first signal value associated with a cell is captured and during a second time interval a second signal value associated with the cell is captured. A difference is computed by subtracting the second signal value from the first signal value. The difference is used to classify the proximity of the object to the screen. For example, the object is classified as approaching the screen if the difference is positive and non-zero or the object is classified as moving away from the screen if the difference is negative and non-zero.03-10-2011
20110059776METHOD OF RECOGNIZING PROXIMITY USING PROIMITY SENSOR AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method of recognizing proximity using a proximity sensor and a mobile terminal using the same are provided. The method includes detecting a key input by a user, projecting light in a state where an object does not approach a proximity sensor and measuring a light receiving amount of the projected light, extracting a compensation amount corresponding to the measured light receiving amount, setting a critical light receiving amount for determining proximity recognition by compensating the measured light receiving amount with the extracted compensation amount, and recognizing proximity of an object to the proximity sensor based on a preset critical light receiving amount. Thereby, even if the surrounding environment of a mobile terminal is changed, noise characteristic of the proximity sensor is influenced, and the mobile terminal is used for a long time, a proximity recognition distance of the mobile terminal is uniformly sustained.03-10-2011
20130059629SLIDING PORTABLE TELEPHONE - A sliding portable telephone in which a second display section is provided on a surface exposed when an upper housing is slid, enabling self-shooting by a built-in camera. Further, in the telephone, a mechanism for stopping the upper housing before a fully opened position is provided so that, when a fingerprint sensor is built-in in an end section of a lower housing, fingerprint authentication is enabled without fully opening the telephone. Also, a recess is formed between sliding surfaces of the upper and lower housings, a flexible circuit board is received in the recess, the flexible circuit board is inserted and led through a slit that is provided only in one end surface of the recess, the insertion section is sealed, and as a result, there is no problem even if water droplets are splashed on the sliding portable telephone in an extended state.03-07-2013
20120309462Screen Expansion Dock for Smart Phone - An expansion dock may include a first display screen to display video content and a video interface coupled to the first display screen, the video interface to receive the video content from a portable host computing device. The expansion dock may also include a multi-touch input surface (MTIS) overlaying the first display screen and a data interface to send touch data from the MITS to the portable host computing device. A mechanical coupling may position the portable host computing device in a known fixed position with respect to the first display screen.12-06-2012
20110014955MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING AN LED BACKLIGHT UNIT - A mobile terminal having a display unit provided with an LED backlight and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes a housing, a display unit including a liquid crystal display provided to one side of the housing and a backlight unit including a plurality of light emitting diodes for a backlight provided to a backside of the liquid crystal display and a control unit controlling the backlight unit to selectively adjust brightness of the light emitting diodes in part. Accordingly, a mobile terminal according to at least one of embodiments of the present invention controls light emission of an LED backlight locally, thereby providing more various display visual effects. And, a mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention is able to use at least one portion of the light emitted from an LED BLU of a display unit as an illumination of a main body without using a separate light source for external illumination. Moreover, the illumination of the main body is able to play a role as a transmitter in a visible light communication.01-20-2011
20110014954Emergency Medical Diagnosis and Communications Device - A portable emergency medical device capable of communicating with a remote location preferably as a cellular telephone that can measure one or more human vital parameters such as pulse rate, body temperature, skin moisture, blood pressure, ECG or blood chemistry and can receive symptoms from a user either by voice recognition or by keypad and can provide an expert medical diagnosis. The device can store a complete medical history for one or more users and can use an expert system to make the diagnosis. The device can make an emergency medical call either on command or automatically requesting help and optionally supplying medical information and/or GPS location information.01-20-2011
20110014953USER INPUT ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A touch sensitive user input assembly for enter characters into an electronic device. During a telephone mode, use of the input assembly may be made to enter telephone numbers by touching predetermined areas of the input assembly. During a text entry mode, the user may enter characters from a larger character set, including letters, numbers, symbols, emoticons, accent markings, or other characters. In this mode, the user may tap one of the predetermined areas to enter a character that has been previously associated with this action. The predetermined area also may be used to enter additional previously associated characters by touching the predefined area and then dragging in a predetermined direction to cycle through plural character choices. When a desired character is reached, the user may release his or her finger from the keypad to enter the desired character.01-20-2011
20110014952AUDIO RECOGNITION DURING VOICE SESSIONS TO PROVIDE ENHANCED USER INTERFACE FUNCTIONALITY - The user interface for a mobile communication device may be provided based on the current context of a voice session, as recognized by an automated audio recognition engine. In one implementation, the mobile device may transcribe, by an audio recognition engine in the mobile device, audio from a voice session conducted through the mobile device; detect, by the mobile device and based at least on the transcribed audio, changes in context during the voice session that relate to a change in functionality of the user interface of the mobile device; and update, by the mobile device, the user interface in response to the detected change in context.01-20-2011
20090270135Handheld device - A flexible cable establishes an electric connection between a stationary-side housing and a movable-side housing. The flexible cable is integratedly fabricated with two gasket seals that maintain the inside of the stationary-side housing and the movable-side housing, respectively, in a waterproof condition. A reinforcing plate is laid inside a housing of a movable-side front case to prevent a driver circuit board of a LCD module from getting damaged.10-29-2009
20090270134ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An easy to use electronic device is provided. The electronic device functions as a telephone and has a display portion, an audio input portion, an audio output portion, and operation keys. The display portion has a passive element, and the operation keys have LEDs. The direction of an image displayed by the LEDs is switchable.10-29-2009
20090270133PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a main body and a screen protection component. The main body includes a front surface, a display screen positioned on the front surface, a slide rail, a back surface opposite to the front surface, a top surface between the front surface and the back surface, and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface. The screen protection component includes a first rotating shaft and a protection layer configured to cover the front surface and having a fixed end adjacent to the top surface and a free end adjacent to the bottom surface. The first rotating shaft is positioned along the intersection of the front surface and the top surface. The fixed end of the protection layer is engaged with the first rotating shaft. One side of the protection layer is received in the slide rail.10-29-2009
20100093404Portable terminal with qwerty keypad and method for processing phone numbers in the portable terminal - A portable terminal including a QWERTY keypad is capable of converting alpha-numeric inputs into a numeric only phone number. The portable terminal includes a controller that processes a phone number of a combination of letters and numbers. The controller can identify whether the input phone number contains letters. When the input phone number contains letters, the controller refers to a table for converting letters to numbers and converts the alpha-numeric phone number into a numeric phone number by converting the identified letters into corresponding numbers.04-15-2010
20100093400MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a method for displaying executable functions are disclosed. A plurality of rotatable three-dimensional polyhedral icons is displayed on a touch screen display. Executable functions are assigned to the faces of the three-dimensional polyhedral icons, and at least two faces are visible. A polyhedral icon may be selected and continuously rotated about its horizontal and vertical axes to display other faces, and the executable function on the face parallel to the plane of the display may be executed, thereby providing a convenient way to access executable functions of a mobile terminal.04-15-2010
20120225698MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, INPUT CONTROL PROGRAM AND INPUT CONTROL METHOD - A portable communication terminal pertaining to the present invention comprises a touchpad that detects contact made thereto and outputs a value indicating a degree of the contact, and select, based on the value output by the touchpad, one area from among areas on the touchpad on which contact is detected, the areas each having processing to be executed allocated thereto. When the communication terminal does not judge that the number of areas on which contact is detected equals or exceeds a predetermined number within a time period from the selection until a specific condition is satisfied, the communication terminal does not execute the processing allocated to the selected area. The specific condition includes a requirement that contact made to the selected area continues to be detected for a predetermined time period from the selection. When the communication terminal judges in the affirmative, the communication terminal does not execute the processing.09-06-2012
20120225696Communication Terminal - A communication terminal optimally switches between the use of multicast reception and unicast reception, in consideration of the mobile radio environment of each terminal. For example, received signal strength indicator information is acquired at a received signal strength indicator information acquisition time calculated using a content reception time. Either multicast reception or unicast reception is selected according to the acquired received signal strength indicator information and content reception is performed. An optimal reception system can be selected and reception failure can be reduced. In addition, by performing a dynamic switching of reception methods as such, the base station-end can perform multicast delivery rather than unicast delivery when possible to communication terminals in favorable mobile radio environments, thereby significantly reducing the traffic load placed on communication paths.09-06-2012
20120225694WINDOWS POSITION CONTROL FOR PHONE APPLICATIONS - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for a phone application are provided. More particularly, a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device can be determined. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface for an in-process call of a phone application can be retained after receiving a flick in an off-screen gesture area of the device. However, the user interface moves from a first screen to a second screen (or vice versa) in response to receiving the flick. The user interface provides detail information about a phone call that is currently in-process.09-06-2012
20120225693WINDOWS POSITION CONTROL FOR PHONE APPLICATIONS - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for a phone application are provided. More particularly, a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device can be determined after the device is rotated. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface for a dialer of a phone application can be retained after receiving a signal indicating the rotation of the device. However, based on the direction of the rotation, the dialer may be moved from a first screen to a second screen and the window is changed to a landscape orientation.09-06-2012
20130065648MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal is disclosed herein. The mobile terminal may include a body, a display, a transceiver for short range radio communication, and a controller configured to control data transfer through the transceiver. The controller may be configured to determine whether a request for data is received, determine whether an input is required to allow authorize the data transfer, and determine whether the data transfer is authorized, and transfer data through the transceiver when the data transfer is authorized. The input may be received without displaying a prompt on the display for the input. The input may be received while the display is turned off. Moreover, the input may be a prescribed movement of the body of the mobile terminal or an application of a prescribed amount of force on the mobile terminal.03-14-2013
20130065650MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - In order to facilitate an operation for talking, a mobile communication terminal includes first and second LCDs which display images, the first LCD being changed in state between an open state where a display surface of the second LCD is exposed and a closed state where the display surface of the second LCD is covered by the first LCD, a state detecting portion which detects the open/closed state of the first LCD, a destination number accepting portion which accepts a telephone number of a call destination while the open state is being detected by the state detecting portion, and a communication control portion which originates a call to a telephone number accepted by the destination number accepting portion (S03-14-2013
20130065649PORTABLE BATTERY-POWERED TELEPHONE COMPRISING A SOLAR COLLECTOR FOR RECHARGING SAID BATTERY - A mobile phone powered by a battery (03-14-2013
20130065646Mobile Device with Sleeve Body - A body for a mobile device shaped like a sleeve is closed on all but one side and configured to receive an internal body including electronic components through the open side.03-14-2013
20130065647DEVICES WITH DISPLAYS AND RELATED METHODS INVOLVING LIGHT SENSING WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAYS - Devices with displays and related methods involving light sensing with photovoltaic arrays are provided. In this regard, a representative device includes: a display; a processing device operative to drive the display; and a photovoltaic array positioned in an overlying relationship with at least a portion of the display, the photovoltaic array being operative to sense light incident thereupon such that the processing device selectively alters light emitted by the display responsive to the incident light sensed by the photovoltaic array.03-14-2013
20130065645Co-Molding Display with Body of Mobile Device - Tooling and methods for co-molding a body with two different materials. An internal die assembly comprising at least two parts allows for placement of a component and co-molding of the body around the component and then removal of the internal die assembly without disturbing the body.03-14-2013
20110021252PORTABLE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS WITH A USER MODE SWITCHING FUNCTION - A method for switching user modes of a communication apparatus is provided. The method comprises: controlling an angle sensor periodically to detect an angle of inclination of the communication apparatus, determining which range the detected angle of inclination is within; determining an associated user mode of the determined range; determining whether the user mode of the determined range is the same as a current user mode; enabling the associated audio receiving unit and audio output unit of the user mode of the determined range and disabling the associated audio receiving unit and audio output unit of the current user mode if the user mode of the determined range is not the same as the current user mode.01-27-2011
20110021251ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TOUCH-SENSITIVE CONTROL - A user input device on a surface of the phone different than the surface which a user views information displayed on a display thereof. For example, an electronic device, such as a mobile phone, can have a display on a front side and a user input device such as a touchpad on a backside. The mobile phone can be cradled in a user's palm while being securely grasped on edges thereof by the thumb and forefingers of the user's hand. The touchpad, being located on the backside of the device, can be operated by a user's index finger, for example. Accordingly, the mobile phone can be more securely grasped by the user during operation, and the user's fingers and/or thumb do not obstruct the user's view of the display during operation.01-27-2011
20090264157MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD FOR ENTERING SCREEN LOCK STATE AND RECORDING MEDIUM THEREOF - A mobile electronic device, a method for entering a screen lock state and a recording medium thereof are provided. In the present method, an input signal is received through a touch panel of the mobile electronic device. Then, a movement track of the input signal is obtained if a starting point of the input signal is located in a non-display area of the touch panel, and a vertical displacement of the input signal is calculated if the movement track contains a specific direction. Finally, a screen lock frame is dragged and displayed, and the mobile electronic device is switched to the screen lock state if the displacement reaches a predetermined value. Thereby, an intuitional way for locking the screen is provided, and accordingly, the convenience in operating the mobile electronic device is improved.10-22-2009
20090247232MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device includes an input unit, an input detection unit for detecting input information at a predetermined interval from starting to the end of the input reception, and an application control unit which allows the application to execute the process preliminarily allocated corresponding to the input information upon reception of the input information detected by the input detection unit. The application control unit allows the application to execute the preliminarily allocated process corresponding to the input information indicating the end of the input reception when the input information before elapse of the predetermined time is not received, and generates the signal indicating the end of the input reception for transmission to the input detection unit to finish input information detection.10-01-2009
20090233650PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL APPARATUS, MOBILE WIRELESS TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND SENSOR CONTROL METHOD - A touch sensor detects contact input by a finger or the like, and includes two sensor modules. Each of the sensor modules has many sensors arrayed linearly. The operation state of each sensor module is set under the control of a control unit. When a user touches a sensor of the sensor module, the control unit energizes only the sensor which the user has touched and neighboring sensors to detect an input from the user, and does not energize the remaining sensors on the same sensor module.09-17-2009
20090233649THREE-DIMENSIONAL USER INTERFACE AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IT - The present invention relates to a portable communication device comprising a display unit capable of showing 3D-modeled images and an image control unit for controlling and providing said images. Furthermore, a detector element is arranged on the portable communication device for collecting data about ambient light conditions. The image control unit is arranged to model the three-dimensional image based on the collected data in such a way that it appears natural in said ambient light conditions.09-17-2009
20090233648DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY OF MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses a device for controlling display of mobile terminal and the method thereof. The device includes: a mobile terminal for receiving, calculating and displaying information; the mobile terminal being configured with an information reading apparatus for reading information on an information carrier; a character storage for storing characters of different types and representing forms; a calculating apparatus for matching the read information with stored information in the character storage, and for generating correspondent character representing information and location information; a displaying apparatus for displaying graphic and text information. This invention can display the contents in the originality of advertisements at once by identifying a barcode with the mobile terminal. The advertisements can be displayed more rapidly and be represented finer, so that users are more attracted to take actions such as reading more advertisements from the network, logging in to take part in activities, placing orders and so on.09-17-2009
20120115550Portable communicator - This communicator makes it possible for the user to do telephone, facsimile, and data communication at any location. On a pen input device, a space eye, a telephone control system, a facsimile control system, and a data transmission system are mounted. All of them are operated by an input pen or the space eye. The pen input device is connected to a wireless telephone equipment, and can be connected to a desired party through the public communication channel. In order to make the most of the equipment of a GPS user, the GPS user device is connected to the pen input device. The current location of the GPS user is found through the GPS user device, and the data on the current location is transmitted to the party.05-10-2012
20090017873Mobile phone - According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile phone including: a first storage configured to store transit information associated with a destination scene for each scene; a second storage configured to store frequency information representing a frequency as to a route passing through a source scene, a first scene transited from the source scene and a second scene transited from the first scene; a first display configured to selectably display a candidate of the second scene, depending upon a transition from the source scene to the first scene and upon the transit information; a second display configured to selectably display a candidate of the second scene, depending upon a transition from the source scene to the first scene and upon the frequency information; and a transit unit configured to transit from the candidate displayed to a scene of the candidate if the displayed candidate is selected.01-15-2009
20090011798MOBILE PHONE - Herein disclosed is a mobile phone capable of receiving TV broadcasting, including a first housing having a display unit on a front face thereof and a sub-display unit on a back face thereof, and a second housing having an operation unit on a surface thereof, the first housing and the second housing being coupled via a biaxial hinge, and mobile phone can be off-hooked for starting the phone communication merely by detection of a change in housing form upon detection of an incoming call, from a TV viewing form in a portrait or landscape orientation in a folded state, a TV viewing form in the landscape orientation with the first housing being inclined by 90 degrees, a TV viewing form in a control information display mode, and a TV viewing form in the phone communication mode.01-08-2009
20090011797Walkie-talkie with screen to show a list of other walkie-talkies within communication range - A device, method, and computer program product for identifying and communicating with digital communication devices within a communication range that includes a transmitter configured to transmit a control signal and a voice signal, a receiver configured to receive the control signal and the voice signal, a user interface unit having a display area, and a computational unit configured to control the transmitter to periodically transmit identifying information as the control signal. The control signal is received as remote identifying information by the other digital communication devices within the communication range. The remote identifying information is displayed on the display area of each of the digital communication devices receiving the control signal.01-08-2009
20100087229MECHANICAL DESIGN OF DISPLAY - A mobile phone is provided with a symmetric display package that maximizes the available display active area for a given display footprint, and permits placement of the active area of the display in the horizontal and/or vertical center lines of the device.04-08-2010
20130165185SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATION NOTIFICATION AND HANDLING - An Internet protocol (IP) telephony system provides telephony services to a mobile telephony device via data packet communications that traverse a data network. If the IP telephony system has received calls that were missed by the user of the mobile telephony device, or if the IP telephony system has received communications that have not yet been reviewed by the user of the mobile telephony device, information about those missed calls and unreviewed messages is delivered to the mobile telephony device so that the user can be alerted to their existence. The information may be delivered to the mobile telephony device in a push notification.06-27-2013
20130165186MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal includes a display, an input unit and a controller. The display is configured to display three-dimensional (3D) content having first and second images for viewing by a left eye and a right eye, respectively. A same object depicted in each of the first and second images includes a common point. A position of the common point in relation to the first and second images is separated by a distance based on a 3D depth of the object. The controller is configured to cause displaying of the 3D content; select the object in response to detection of a first input; and change a position of the object in at least the first or second image in response to a detection of a second input related to changing the 3D depth of the object such that the distance between the common point in the first and second images changes.06-27-2013
20120238329INPUT PROCESSING METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE SAME - An input processing method of a mobile terminal and a device performing the same are disclosed. Information on a user facility performed by a touch event generated at an area of the mobile terminal is compared with voice sensing data collected through a microphone to perform a specific user facility. As a result, erroneous touch event and imprecision generated during the voice sensing are improved.09-20-2012
20120238328METHOD FOR DISPLAYING MESSAGE LIST ON THE TERMINAL AND TERMINAL - A method for displaying a message list on a terminal and a terminal are provided according to the embodiments of the present disclosure. The method includes: obtaining, by a terminal, a trigger to display a message list; calculating the height occupied by a message in the message list on the screen at least according to a preset height, where the height of the message does not exceed the preset height, the preset height is less than the height of the screen, and at least two lines of message contents can be displayed within the height of the message on the screen; and displaying, by the terminal, the message list. When the terminal displays the message list, the terminal can not only concurrently display multiple messages but also display the content of each message so that a user can view the contents of multiple messages on the screen at the same time.09-20-2012
20120238327SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSERVING BATTERY POWER IN A MOBILE STATION - In one embodiment, a mobile station including a chassis having a display, a power reducer, a proximity sensor, and a microprocessor. The power reducer controls power consumption of the display. The proximity sensor is coupled to the chassis and causes the power consumption to be reduced when the display is within a predetermined range of an external object. The microprocessor is coupled to the proximity sensor and to the display and automatically activates the proximity sensor based on the mobile station receiving an incoming wireless telephone call.09-20-2012
20120238326ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus includes a housing, a circuit board housed in the housing and an antenna including a proximal end portion connected to the circuit board and extending beyond an edge of the circuit board. The housing includes a recess depressed in a direction away from the edge of the circuit board, the recess being formed in a part of the housing facing the edge of the circuit board. The antenna is housed in the recess.09-20-2012
20120238325MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and controlling method of a mobile terminal are provided. The present invention may include executing a content if an command for executing the content is received, detecting whether an operation of the content is ended in an uncompleted status, creating an object to which a function of re-executing the content from an operation ended point of the content is assigned if the operation of the content is ended in the uncompleted status, displaying the created object, and re-executing the content corresponding to a selected object if the displayed object is selected.09-20-2012
20120270609CONTROLLING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE SAME - A controlling method and a controlling system for a handheld communication device are provided. In the present method, a tilting state of the handheld communication device is detected by using a G-sensor when a notice is activated. Then, whether the tilting state is changed from a face up state to a face down state is determined. The handheld communication device is controlled to perform a function when the tilting state is confirmed to be changed from the face up state to the face down state. Accordingly, the handheld communication device may be controlled to perform a function timely according to the positioned state of the device without going through complicated procedures, so as to provide a more intuitive and convenient way to control the handheld communication device.10-25-2012
20120270605Vibration Sensing System and Method for Categorizing Portable Device Context and Modifying Device Operation - A portable device includes: an enclosure, one or more processors for executing one or more programs; one or more actuators in or on the enclosure for generating mechanical vibrations; one or more sensors in or on the enclosure for detecting mechanical vibrations; and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors. The device analyzes one or more signals produced by the one or more sensors with respect to mechanical vibrations to determine a holding state of the portable device, and conditionally modifies operation of at least one application executed by the one or more processors in accordance with the determined holding state.10-25-2012
20100331051MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. According to the present invention, when audio information including recorded voice of a correspondent party is displayed on a screen of a mobile terminal, contact information matching the audio information of the correspondent party stored in the mobile terminal is searched and displayed on the screen. Therefore, a user is able to directly contact the correspondent party having recorded the audio information within the screen.12-30-2010
20100016028ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - An electronic device such as a cellular phone is described in which a storage device stores a table including a plurality of pairs of a luminance level and settable lighting time period for a display unit. The electronic device checks whether a lighting time of the display unit set by a user satisfies a predetermined settable lighting time period, and corrects the lighting time so as to satisfy the predetermined settable lighting time period when detecting the deviation.01-21-2010
20110081952MOBILE TERMINAL AND TAG EDITING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and its tag editing method are provided. The tag editing method of a mobile terminal includes operating a camera, displaying a preview image inputted via the camera on a preview screen, entering a tag editing mode from the preview screen, editing tag information in the tag editing mode, capturing an image by the camera after editing the tag information, tagging the edited tag information to the captured image to form a tagged image; and displaying the tagged image04-07-2011
20100087230MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE USER INTERFACE - Techniques are described to provide a user interface for a display of a mobile communication device. In an implementation, a user interface comprises a main menu having a fixed portion and a movable portion. The fixed portion includes icons associated with primary functions of the mobile communication device (“primary icons”), while the movable portion includes icons associated with secondary functions of the mobile communication device (“secondary icons”). The secondary icons may be scrolled within the movable portion in response to receipt of a touch input via a touch screen overlaying the display while the primary icons within the fixed portion remain stationary with respect to the display.04-08-2010
20100323764POWER CONSUMPTION CONTROL APPARATUS IN PDA PHONE - A mobile device is configured to control power consumption. The mobile device includes a detector configured to detect at least one of an active input or a passive condition, where the passive condition is based on a comparison of a device state or a change in the device state to a threshold. The mobile device includes a controller configured to respond to the detected active input or passive condition by causing less than all components in the mobile device, including the display screen of the mobile device, to enter a sleep mode directly from within an in-call mode. An amount of power supplied to the display screen is reduced in the sleep mode. The operational modes of the mobile device include the sleep mode and the in-call mode, and the mobile device is configured to consume at least 4% less power in the sleep mode than in the in-call mode.12-23-2010
20100197356MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING WIDE DISPLAY UNIT - A mobile terminal having a wide display unit is provided. The mobile terminal includes a main body having a first display unit therein. The mobile terminal includes a folder unit having a second display unit at an inner surface opposite to the first display unit. The terminal also includes a sliding unit connected to one end of the folder unit to guide the folder unit capable of performing a slide movement. The terminal includes a hinge coupler to connect the sliding unit and the main body such that the sliding unit rotates based on the main body. The folder unit positions the second display unit to be adjacent to the first display unit by performing a slide movement toward the main body when the folder unit is opened as the sliding unit rotates based on the hinge coupler, and a wide display unit is formed when a surface of the first display unit and a surface of the second display unit become in a single plane. Thereby, mobility of a mobile terminal while providing a wide display unit can be provided.08-05-2010
20090098911MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying an idle screen; if a communication event occurs, displaying an avatar image corresponding to a party of the communication event on the idle screen, the communication event including making or receiving a call and sending or receiving a call; and modifying the avatar image according to the amount of occurrence of the communication event. Therefore, it is possible for a user to easily recognize the occurrence of a communication event and the amount of occurrence of the communication event from an avatar image displayed on an idle screen.04-16-2009
20110281619MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING 3D IMAGES THEREON - A mobile terminal and a method of displaying 3D images thereon are disclosed. A display module in a mobile terminal may include a touchscreen and a controller. The touchscreen may be configured to display a plurality of icons and to receive a touch input that sets a 3D display setting for at least one of the icons. The controller may be configured to set the 3D display setting according to a pattern of the touch input. The touch pattern may determine whether the displayed 3D image of the icon is perceived to project or recede into the touch screen and/or a magnitude of a projection or recession.11-17-2011
20120028687Alternative Inputs of a Mobile Communications Device - In an implementation, a mobile communications device includes a display device having touchscreen functionality, a keyboard having a plurality of physical keys that include a dedicated key and letter keys arranged according to a QWERTY layout, and one or more modules. The one or more modules are configured to output a user interface on the display device responsive to selection of the dedicated key, the user interface having a plurality of portions that are selectable via the touchscreen functionality to cause input of a respective one of a plurality of emoticons.02-02-2012
20120028686PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CONFIGURABLE OPERATING MODE - A portable electronic device including a user interface, a sensor configured to provide an output signal when the device is oriented from resting on a first housing surface portion to resting on a second housing surface portion, and a controller coupled to the user interface and to the sensor, wherein the controller is configured to invoke a mode of operation in response to an output signal from the sensor and wherein the mode of operation is indicated at the user interface.02-02-2012
20090156263PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING RETRACTABLE SPEAKER - The present invention relates to a portable terminal having retractable speakers that can be used by extending outwards to both sides of the portable terminal. The portable terminal includes a main body, at least one speaker, and a hinge unit. The main body has at least one display unit arranged on a first surface of the main body and a recess formed on a second surface of the main body opposite to the first surface. The speaker is retracted into the recess. The hinge unit is arranged at an edge of the recess to connect the speaker to the main body, to extend the speaker outwards from the recess, and to retract the speaker into the recess. The speaker outputs a sound outwards from the first surface of the main body when extended. The slope angle of the speaker can be adjusted by rotating the speaker about an axis of the hinge unit when extended.06-18-2009
20110130172MOBILE BASED LEARNING AND TESTING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED TEST ASSIGNMENT, AUTOMATED CLASS REGISTRATION AND CUSTOMIZED MATERIAL DELIVERY - A mobile based learning and testing system comprising a mobile device for mobile based learning and testing, wherein the mobile device is communicatively coupled to a server that supports retrieving educational and instructional material and testing. The mobile device comprises a downloadable educational mobile app capable of presenting educational and instructional material retrieved from the server, facilitating group interactions, providing a mock test, conducting an actual test and arranging automatic registration of a user of the mobile device based on a test result from the actual test. The downloadable educational mobile app presents the educational and instructional material (retrieved from the server, or locally available in the mobile device where it is stored in storage components) to the user of the mobile device based at least on the user's membership in a group of users, the user's membership information being maintained by the server. The user is typically a member of one or more user groups, and can participate in group activities from his mobile device. The downloadable educational mobile app provides a mock test to the user based at least on a user request or a user specific schedule. A user might want to prepare for a standardized test (such as a SAT or ACT exam) and might schedule mock tests as part of standardized test preparation.06-02-2011
20110130171ASYNCHRONOUS CONVERSION CIRCUITRY APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - Apparatus, systems, and methods operate to receive a sufficient number of asynchronous input tokens at the inputs of an asynchronous apparatus to conduct a specified processing operation, some of the tokens decoded to determine an operation type associated with the specified processing operation; to receive an indication that outputs of the asynchronous apparatus are ready to conduct the specified processing operation; to signal a synchronous circuit to process data included in the tokens according to the specified processing operation; and to convert synchronous outputs from the synchronous circuit into asynchronous output tokens to be provided to outputs of the asynchronous apparatus when the synchronous outputs result from the specified processing operation. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.06-02-2011
20110143817MOBILE DEVICE AND OPERATION ACCEPTING METHOD - In order to facilitate an operation of a mobile phone in its closed state, the mobile phone changeable in state between an open state and a closed state includes a light emitting portion which emits light in a plurality of colors to the outside in the closed state, an association portion which associates a respective one of a plurality of types of processes with one of a plurality of colors, an acceleration detecting portion which accepts a shaking operation, a process selecting portion which selects one of the plurality of types of processes when the shaking operation is accepted, a light emission control portion which causes the light emitting portion to emit light in the color associated with the selected process in the closed state, and a process executing portion which executes the selected process upon detection of a change from the closed state to the open state.06-16-2011
20110143818MOBILE DEVICE - In a mobile device that can be switched between the portrait orientation and the landscape orientation, improvements are made so that a swivel casing can be supported stably while maintaining a good appearance of the mobile device. A swivel casing 06-16-2011
20110143815MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone operable to operate a first display using a second touch panel display that partially covers the first display is disclosed. The first display and the second touch panel display are slidably coupled such that the second touch panel display may cover the first display. When low lighting is desired, the second touch panel display may be unlighted, and the first display partially covered by the second touch panel display. A visible portion of the first display may then be operated by touching the unlit second touch panel display.06-16-2011
20110300911PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - To carry out display control with a projector unit and a display unit in further consideration of user needs, a portable electronic apparatus of the invention includes the display unit that displays given display data, the projector unit that projects at least a part of the display data, a storage unit that stores therein the display data including at least self-state information indicative of a state of the own apparatus, and a control unit that makes the display unit display the display data stored in the storage unit including the self-state information and makes the projector unit project the display data stored in the storage unit without including the self-state information.12-08-2011
20110300910MOBILE TERMINAL CAPABLE OF PROVIDING MULTIPLAYER GAME AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A method of controlling a mobile terminal and which includes allowing, via a wireless communication of the mobile terminal, wireless communication with at least one other terminal; displaying, via a touch screen display unit of the mobile terminal, a display screen; receiving, via a controller of the mobile terminal, a first touch input on the display screen and a second touch input on the display screen while the first touch input is touching the display screen; and executing, via the controller, a preset function based on the received first and second touch inputs.12-08-2011
20110300912METHOD FOR ALLOCATING/ARRANGING KEYS ON TOUCH-SCREEN, AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR USE OF THE SAME - A method for allocating/arranging keys on a touch-screen and a mobile terminal for the same are disclosed. The method for allocating at least one key on a touch-screen includes establishing a plurality of sensing zones on the touch-screen, wherein sizes of the plurality of sensing zones change in sequential order according to a key-arrangement direction, and allocating the at least one key to at least one of the plurality of sensing zones.12-08-2011
20110300909Portable radio communication device - A portable radio communication device includes a radio section using a frequency for at least one of signal reception and signal transmission. The frequency used by the radio section is set to a frequency assigned to a memory channel. A mute circuit mutes an audio output circuit when a mute-cancel or monitor switch is not operated, and unmutes the audio output circuit when the switch is operated. A display is controlled to indicate a name assigned to the memory channel when the switch is not operated, and to indicate the frequency assigned to the memory channel when the switch is operated.12-08-2011
20110300908Thin Glass for Touch Panel Sensors and Methods Therefor - Improved techniques are disclosed for fabrication of touch panels using thin sheet glass, coupling external circuitry, and securely holding the touch panel within a portable electronic device. The thin sheet glass may be chemically strengthened and laser scribed.12-08-2011
20110300907PARALLEL-FED EQUAL CURRENT DENSITY DIPOLE ANTENNA - Electronic devices such as handheld devices may have wireless communications circuitry. The wireless communications circuitry may include a broadband antenna and circuitry that covers multiple communications bands. The broadband antenna may be formed from a parallel-fed dipole. The antenna may have first and second antenna resonating element regions on opposing sides of a slot. The slot may be an open slot that has one open end and one closed end. The slot may be formed from an opening in conductive housing structures in a conductive housing for an electronic device. The conductive housing structures may include sidewall structures, rear housing wall structures, and other conductive structures. The antenna may have a feed with a feed line that crosses the slot. An interposed dielectric substrate member may separate the feed line from the conductive structures. The feed line may have sections with different widths to minimize feed line length.12-08-2011
20110287812MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is disclosed, by which a user is facilitated to carry and use a terminal in a simple and easy way. The present invention includes a display unit, a window provided over the display unit, the window made of an optically transmittive material, and at least one metal frame attached to an edge of a backside of the window. Accordingly, the present invention sufficiently secures bending rigidity in a vertical length direction of a window, reinforcing a locking power between the window and a case, and enhancing the beauty of an exterior by removing a gap between the window and the case.11-24-2011
20110287813MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONNECTING CALL THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to receive a call; a touch screen display configured to display indication information that the call is being received and to display a first soft touch item and a second soft touch item on the touch screen display when the call is being received; and a control unit configured to connect the call being received if the first soft touch item is selected, and to control the touch screen display to continue to display the indication information indicating that the call is being received if the second soft touch item is selected.11-24-2011
20110287811METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN AUGMENTED REALITY X-RAY - An approach is provided for generating an augmented reality X-Ray composite image. A visual saliency is determined of one or more features of a first image, a second image, or a combination thereof. The one or more features of the first image occlude, at least in part, one or more features of the second image. The first image and the second image are composited based, at least in part, on the visual saliency.11-24-2011
20110287814METHOD AND MOBILE DEVICE FOR FACILITATING CONTACT FROM WITHIN A TELEPHONE APPLICATION - The described embodiments involve use of a mobile communication device in the context of facilitating contact from within a telephone application. The described embodiments are primarily concerned with enabling quick and efficient access to contact methods other than by telephone from within the telephone application. This is done by generating a contact list, which may have one or more contacts, using an integrated dialing field provided by the telephone application and then displaying all available contact types or methods available for contacting a particular contact selected from the list.11-24-2011
20110319138MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the operation of the mobile terminal are provided. In the method, an operation screen is displayed on a display module and a pointer including a click region, which is at least partially transparent, is displayed on the operation screen. An operation corresponding to an object indicated by the pointer is performed when an input of touching the click region has been made. This method allows the user to correctly select a desired object using the pointer including the transparent click region to perform an operation associated with the object.12-29-2011
20110294552USER PROGRAMMABLE SWITCH - The various methods and devices described herein relate to devices which, in at least certain embodiments, may include at least one mechanical switch for user to select a user profile interface setting and at least one processor for causing the device to respond to the mechanical switch. The mechanical switch may be dedicated for the purpose of switching profiles and may allow for a selection of a plurality of profiles. Further, in conjunction with an optional shift key, the user may select preferences programmed within a profile.12-01-2011
20110294551Missed Telephone Call Management for a Portable Multifunction Device - In one aspect of the invention, a computer-implemented method is disclosed for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display. A list of items comprising missed telephone calls is displayed. Upon detecting user selection of an item in the list, contact information is displayed for a respective caller corresponding to the user selected item. The displayed contact information includes a plurality of contact objects that include a first contact object, comprising a telephone number object having a first telephone number associated with the missed telephone call, and a second contact object. Upon detecting user selection of the second contact object, a communication with the respective caller is initiated via a modality corresponding to the second contact object.12-01-2011
20110294549MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a display and a controller, where the controller is configured to divide at least a part of the display into a first area for displaying at least one other party information item and a second area for displaying communication log information corresponding to the at least one other party information item, display at least one communication content corresponding to one of the at least one other party information item when a signal for selecting the one of the least one other party information item is received, and display at least one communication content belonging to one of at least one communication category of the communication log information when a signal for selecting the communication log information is received.12-01-2011
20110294550MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD, AND DISPLAY PROGRAM OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile communication device has a housing, a communication part, a display part, a detection part, and a control part. The communication part transmits and receives messages. The display part displays a first message, or a second message that is related to the first message. The detection part detects a change in the state of the housing. The control part that displays the second message on the display part in the display direction that is different from the display direction of the first message in case in which the detection part detects a change in the state of the housing when the display part displays the first message.12-01-2011
20130190056Unlocking a Device by Performing Gestures on an Unlock Image - 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.07-25-2013
20090104943MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR INPUTTING LETTER THEREIN USING TOUCH SCREEN - A method of efficiently inputting a desired letter in a mobile terminal having a touch screen by providing an automatic input mode. In order to input a letter located at at least the second location in a key, the user may just maintain the first touch to sequentially display the letters allocated to the key without continuously touching the touch screen. When a letter desired by the user is displayed on a display, input of the letter may be fixed upon release of the touch. The speed at which a letter is changed is determined by a learning operation of a control unit.04-23-2009
20100081478Portable Electronic Apparatus - An object of the present invention is to provide a cellular telephone terminal in which intuitive operation is possible, by providing a rotary dial portion. A cellular telephone terminal 04-01-2010
20100062810COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless device having a microprocessor for controlling the operation of the device, the device including an upper casing including an interior surface having a primary display and an exterior surface having a secondary display, the primary display being active when the device is in an open configuration and the secondary display being active when the device is in a closed configuration, a lower casing including a keypad, a hinge assembly connecting the upper casing to the lower casing and enabling the device to alternate between the open and closed configurations, and a switch assembly including a switch provided in the upper casing and an actuator provided in the lower casing in alignment with the switch, the switch and actuator configured for engaging each other to perform an action when the upper and lower casings are pressed together.03-11-2010
20100016027MOBILE APPARATUS - According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile apparatus including: a plurality of input sections each configured to display at least one image that corresponds to an input value assigned thereto; a plurality of label areas provided correspondingly to the plurality of input sections, each of the label areas labeled with at least one characters associated with the input value that is assigned to a corresponding one of the plurality of input sections; a photosensor configured to measure ambient illuminance; and a display controller configured to control turn-off and turn-on of image-display at the plurality of input sections based on the ambient illuminance.01-21-2010
20100035660ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RAPIDLY DISPLAYING PICTURES - A method for rapidly displaying pictures on an electronic device receives an identifier of a picture to be displayed. If processed data of the picture exists in a second memory of the electronic device, the processed data is retrieved from the second memory, and the picture is displayed. Otherwise, if processed data of the picture does not exist in the second memory, raw data of the picture is retrieved from a first memory of the electronic device, and the processed data is generated by encoding the raw data. The generated processed data are stored and the picture is displayed.02-11-2010
20100035661PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - To output a digital signal corresponding to illuminance without being adversely affected by circuit delay. A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion element; a ramp-wave output circuit; a first comparator for comparing the ramp-wave signal and a first potential; a second comparator for comparing the ramp-wave signal and a second potential; a flip-flop circuit for generating a clock signal whose frequency is changed in accordance with the amount of photocurrent; a circuit for calculating a negative OR of the output signal of the first comparator and the output signal of the second comparator; a counter circuit for counting the pulse number of the clock signal; and a pulse output circuit for generating a period during which the pulse number is counted in the counter circuit. The pulse output circuit includes a switch for stopping the generation of the period during which the pulse number is counted.02-11-2010
20130217443MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile terminal includes first and second bodies rotatably coupled to each other, first and second display units formed on the first and second bodies, respectively, and a moving unit configured to allow the first and second bodies to rotate relative to each other between a folded configuration that one surfaces of the first and second bodies are overlaid by each other and an unfolded configuration that the first and second bodies are unfolded from each other, wherein the first and second display units are disposed on the other surfaces of the first and second bodies, respectively, to be externally exposed in the folded configuration, and wherein at least one of the first and second bodies relatively rotates with a rotation center thereof being moved by the moving unit such that the first and second display units form an obtuse angle with each other in the unfolded configuration.08-22-2013
20090247235INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to the present invention, an information processing apparatus includes: an input unit; a display unit; an image output unit; an image storage unit that stores images; an image selection unit that controls the display unit to display a list of information for identifying the images stored in the image storage unit, selects one item from the list by a first operation input to the input unit, and decides the selected item as a decided item by a second operation input to the input unit; and an image display control unit that controls the image output unit to output an image identified by the decided item to exterior of the information processing apparatus.10-01-2009
20090098910MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING STORAGE BOX AND SAVING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal having a touch function is presented. The mobile terminal includes a display unit to display one or more content on a screen and a storage box positioned on the screen for storing at least one of the one or more content dragged on the screen.04-16-2009
20090239588MOBILE TERMINAL AND SCREEN DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and method for displaying on a touch screen information associated with an item displayed on the touch screen when an object is in near-proximity to the displayed item. A sensing unit senses a real-touch and a proximity-touch of the touch screen and a controller displays the information associated with the specific item on the touch screen.09-24-2009
20110263297METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENTION RESOLUTION OF PASSIVE ENDPOINTS - An approach is provided for contention resolution of passive endpoints. A contention resolution platform causes, at least in part, scanning of a data channel of a passive endpoint at a first active endpoint to detect a powered state of the passive endpoint. The contention resolution platform then identifies a second active endpoint based, at least in part, on detection of the powered state. The contention resolution platform generates a request to the second active endpoint for the first active endpoint to enter an active mode with respect to the passive endpoint, causing, at least in part, transmission of the request to the second active endpoint. The contention resolution platform then joins the first active endpoint to one or more powered periods of the passive endpoint based, at least in part, on the response received.10-27-2011
20090170566MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING REAR KEYPAD - A mobile terminal having a rear keypad is provided. The mobile terminal includes: a main body having a front surface and a rear surface opposite to the front surface; a touch screen disposed at the front surface of the main body; and a key input device having a keypad disposed at the rear surface of the main body and extendable outwards to sides of the touch screen.07-02-2009
20090258681AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF A BACKGROUND IMAGE FOR A DISPLAY ON A MOBILE TELEPHONE - A method for providing a background image on a display of a mobile telephone, whereby the data of one or more background images are stored in at least one memory accessible for the mobile telephone, comprises an automatic selection of a background image to be displayed, a retrieving of the data of the automatically selected background image from the memory, and a displaying of the retrieved background image on the display of the mobile telephone.10-15-2009
20100081479PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING A TOUCH-SCREEN LOCKING UNIT - A portable communication device having a touch-screen locking unit that can prevent operation of the touch screen due to an unwanted screen touch is disclosed. The device comprises a main body housing having a touch screen. A mount is formed in the main body housing. An input unit is attached to or detached from the mount. A locking unit is provided on the mount and turns on/off a locking state of the touch screen according to attachment/detachment of the input unit. The locking state of the touch screen can be automatically set to an ON/OFF state by attaching/detaching a stylus pen to/from a mounting groove. When the touch screen is carried or kept, a touch screen operation or change according to an external environment can be prevented.04-01-2010
20110269507AGGREGATION SYSTEM - Machine, method for use and method for making, and corresponding products produced thereby, as well as data structures, computer-readable media tangibly embodying program instructions, manufactures, and necessary intermediates of the foregoing, each pertaining to digital aspects of a computerized aggregation system. The system can include a user computer system interposed between a segment of a network allowing communication between the user computer system and at least one server system, and other segments allowing communication between the user computer system and a plurality of third party server systems. The one server system enables the user computer system to access the plurality of other servers. The access permits forming an aggregation of information obtained from the third party server systems.11-03-2011
20110269505SLIDE TYPE MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone includes a main display; a subsidiary display; and a main body mounted between the main display and the subsidiary display. The subsidiary display is retractable along a first direction relative to the main display, and the main body is retractable along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.11-03-2011
20090149224LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - Although an organic resin substrate is highly effective at reducing the weight and improving the shock resistance of a display device, it is required to improve the moisture resistance of the organic resin substrate for the sake of maintaining the reliability of an EL element. Hard carbon films are formed to cover a surface of the organic resin substrate and outer surfaces of a seating member. Typically, DLC (Diamond like Carbon) films are used as the carbon films. The DLC films have a construction where carbon atoms are bonded into an SP06-11-2009
20090149223Mobile Communications Device having Moveable Housings - Mobile communications devices are described. In an implementation, a mobile communications device includes a first housing that is approximately square and that includes a display device. The mobile communications device also includes a second housing that is approximately square, includes a keyboard and is rotatable with respect to the first housing at respective corners of the first and second housing. The second housing is rotatable with respect to the first housing between a first configuration in which the first housing substantially covers the second housing such that the keyboard is covered and a second configuration in which the keyboard is exposed.06-11-2009
20100267424MOBILE TERMINAL CAPABLE OF PROVIDING MULTI-HAPTIC EFFECT AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - Method for providing feedback includes detecting user input relative to a location of a display of a mobile terminal, such that the user input includes an initial region of input and an ending region of input. One operation includes generating, responsive to the user input, a first haptic feedback at a first location of a mobile terminal, such that the first location corresponds to the initial region of input. Another operation includes generating, responsive to the user input, a second haptic feedback at a second location of the mobile terminal, such that the second location corresponds to the ending region of input, and the second haptic feedback begins at a point of time that occurs after the first haptic feedback has begun.10-21-2010
20100267423MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAY METHOD OF OPERATIONAL SECTION - A mobile terminal and an operation section display method are provided, in which predetermined display data can be displayed in both of key frame inside regions and key frame outside regions in an operation section of the mobile terminal. This is achieved by the mobile terminal including the operation section, a display device, an application control section and a display control section. The operation section has a plurality of keys. The display device displays operation section display data for the operation section. The application control section controls an application instructed by the user who operates the plurality of keys to start. The operation section display data is supplied to the display device when the application is started and the operation section display data is displayed on a region included in the operation section and in both of key frame inside regions and key frame outside regions of each of the plurality of keys.10-21-2010
20100267422Method and Device For File Viewing Using A Mobile Device - A method including loading a data file into a memory of a mobile computing device, displaying a portion of the data file on a display of the mobile computing device, detecting user motion data corresponding to a motion of the mobile computing device by a user, the motion being indicative of the user's desire to view a further portion of the data file, and displaying the further portion of the data file on the display as a function of the user motion data.10-21-2010
20100267421INDUCTIVE TOUCH SCREEN WITH ANTENNA MODE FOR USE IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A touch screen can be used in a communication device having a transceiver that communicates radio frequency (RF) signals. The touch screen includes a display layer for displaying information. An inductor grid includes a plurality of inductive elements. A switch matrix selects one of the inductive elements in response to a selection signal in a first mode of operation, and couples together a group of inductive elements to form an antenna in a second mode of operation. A dual mode driver generates the selection signal and, in the first mode of operation, drives the selected inductive element to detect a touch object in proximity to the selected inductive element and generates touch screen data in response thereto. In a second mode of operation, the dual mode driver couples the antenna formed by the group of inductive elements to the transceiver to send and receive the RF signals.10-21-2010
20100120473TOUCH MODULE, FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF, AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - The present invention related to a touch module for a mobile terminal. The touch module includes a light-transmissive substrate and a touch-sensitive layer formed on the substrate. The touch-sensitive layer includes a first conductive layer formed on a surface of the substrate in a first light-transmissive pattern, a first insulating layer formed directly on a surface of the first conductive layer, and a second conductive layer formed on a surface of the first insulating layer in a second light-transmissive pattern different from the first light-transmissive pattern to determine a touched position.05-13-2010
20100120470MOBILE TERMINAL USING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal equipped with a flexible first display module and a second display module capable of receiving a touch input and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying an operating screen on the first display module and displaying an operation control menu on the second display module; determining whether the first display module is bent or folded; and choosing one of a plurality of menu items of the operation control menu corresponding to a bent or folded portion of the first display module. Therefore, it is possible to control various operations performed by the mobile terminal according to whether the first display module is bent or folded.05-13-2010
20100120471MOBILE PHONE TERMINAL, IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM THEREOF AND PROGRAM RECORDING MEDIUM - Luminance levels of a backlight 05-13-2010
20100029336ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TELEPHONE RECEIVER - An electronic device includes a display module and a telephone receiver. The display module has a display surface. The telephone receiver has a first sound output surface. A first plane of the display surface intersects with a second plane of the first sound output surface, such that a projecting length of the first sound output surface along the second plane is shorter than a length of the first sound output surface.02-04-2010
20110171997APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FORMING EVENT PICTURE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for forming an event picture in a mobile communication terminal. If an event such as call reception, alarm or message reception occurs while a service picture is displayed on a screen of the terminal, the current service picture is backed up, a command input through the buttons provided to the terminal is interrupted and the event picture is overlapped over the current service picture, thereby allowing a user to perceive the corresponding event. Accordingly, the terminal user can correctly perceive the event occurred during the service. In addition, when the event occurs, the command input through the buttons is interrupted, so that it is possible to prevent an unintended event processing or erroneous operation due to an erroneous button manipulation.07-14-2011
20080207273SLIDING-TYPE MOBILE PHONE WITH A SUPPLEMENTAL DISPLAY SECREEN - A sliding-type mobile device is provided. The sliding-type mobile device includes a base, a first display screen disposed on the base, a sliding section disposed above the base and mechanically coupled to the base such that the sliding section moves relative to the base, a second display screen disposed on the sliding section, a processor for controlling operations of the mobile device, and a controller for receiving data and at least one control signal from the processor, and for transmitting the received data to one of the first display screen and the second display screen according to information in at least one control signal. In a case where a user uses a sliding-type mobile device with a supplemental display screen, only a simple sliding operation is required to accomplish the operations of paging, entering function menus, browsing information, or the like. Consequently, time is saved and convenience is gained.08-28-2008
20080261660MOBILE TERMINAL AND SCREEN DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and screen displaying method thereof are disclosed, by which an image can be displayed on a screen using a virtual polyhedral pillar. The present invention includes a user input unit for inputting key signals, a display for displaying a first facet of a polyhedral pillar, and a controller, if a specific key signal is inputted, the controller controlling a second facet of the polyhedral pillar to be displayed on the display by rotating the polyhedral pillar.10-23-2008
20100016026METHOD FOR COMPUTING ANIMATION PARAMETERS OF OBJECTS OF A MULTIMEDIA SCENE - A method is provided for creating a multimedia scene including at least one object animation, designed to be reproduced on at least one radio communication terminal. At least one of the animations is associated with a non-temporal animation variable, representing a state of at least one object of the scene, of at least one element of the terminal, and/or a state of at least one associated communication network. The variable provides a time-based function for the animation. A method is also provided for reproducing a multimedia scene comprising at least one object animation, on a radio communication terminal.01-21-2010
20120034955PORTABLE TERMINAL WITH MULTIPLE-HINGES - A portable terminal with multiple hinges including a first housing and a second housing foldably coupled to the first housing. The portable terminal includes a pair of side hinge arms formed to protrude from a first surface of the second housing, a hinge apparatus installed between the side hinge arms to couple the first housing and the second housing such that the first housing and the second housing pivot in a direction toward or away from each other while facing each other, and a display device installed on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the second housing, in which when the first housing and the second housing are unfolded, the first housing pivots in a direction such that the first surface and the second surface of the first housing are reversed to each other.02-09-2012
20110201387REAL-TIME TYPING ASSISTANCE - An apparatus and method are disclosed for providing feedback and guidance to touch screen device users to improve the text entry user experience and performance through the use of indicators such as feedback semaphores. Also disclosed are suggestion candidates, which allow a user to quickly select next words to add to text input data, or replacement words for words that have been designated as incorrect. According to one embodiment, a method comprises receiving text input data, providing an indicator for possible correction of the text input data, displaying suggestion candidates associated with alternative words for the data, receiving a single touch screen input selecting one of the suggestion candidates, and modifying the input data using the word associated with the selected suggestion candidate.08-18-2011
20100120472MOBILE TERMINAL AND KEY CODE SETTING METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal provided with a predetermined input device includes a first set unit configured to set a key code of the input device designated by the active program, a first memory unit configured to store a predetermined key code of the input device, and an execution unit configured to executes a process based on the key code of the input device that is set by the first set unit when the event of the input device occurs, and executes the process based on the key code stored in the first memory unit when the key code of the input device is not set by the first set unit.05-13-2010
20090215495MOBILE COMMUNICATION AND/OR GAMING TERMINAL - The invention relates to mobile communication and gaming terminals with a housing that is provided with a pair of pivoting wings that allow the terminals to be used in different configurations of the wings relative to the housing.08-27-2009
20100087228PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method of controlling a portable electronic device that has a touch screen display includes providing a graphical user interface including an area defined by a boundary, detecting a touch event at a touch location within the area defined by the boundary on the touch screen display, determining if the touch location has moved to a new location outside of the area defined by the boundary; and performing an action in response to detecting the touch event at the touch location within the area defined by the boundary and determining that the touch location has moved from the area defined by the boundary to the new location outside of the area defined by the boundary.04-08-2010
20100167790Handheld Mobile Communication Apparatus and Operating Method Thereof - A handheld mobile communication apparatus and operating method thereof are disclosed. The handheld mobile communication apparatus includes a touch sensing component, a key, a storage unit and a control unit. The touch sensing component senses a touch, thus generating a touch signal. The storage unit has a first command database and a second command database. The control unit selects the first command database or the second command database according to whether the key is pressed, and generates a control signal corresponding to the touch according to the touch signal and the selected command database.07-01-2010
20100167789PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH ROTATING DISPLAY - A portable communication device includes a housing body and a display. The housing body includes a hinge portion at one side. A block is formed at each side of the hinge portion. A display forms two knuckles at the other end. Each knuckle forms a plurality of teeth portions, and the hinge portion rotatably connects to the two knuckles. The blocks engage with the teeth portions allowing the display to hold any of a variety of selectable positions relative to the housing body.07-01-2010
20120108298PORTABLE DEVICE HAVING A VIRTUAL DISPLAY - A mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a housing and a processor positioned within the housing for processing data related to the mobile device. An integrated display is coupled to the processor for displaying the data related to the mobile device. A micro-display is coupled to the housing. The micro-display includes an optical element that creates a virtual display having a larger appearance than the integrated display when the optical element is positioned proximate to an eye of a user.05-03-2012
20090264160ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DISPLAY AND MOBILE PHONE - An electronic device with a display device and a mobile phone wherein if a shock of falling or the like, is added to a housing, the shock is hard to transmit to an end face of the display device are provided.10-22-2009
20090264159METHOD FOR UNLOCKING SCREEN, MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - A method for unlocking screen, a mobile electronic device using the same and a storage medium thereof are disclosed. First, at least two signal input areas on a touch screen of the mobile electronic device are defined. When an input signal is detected within at least one signal input areas, a moving range of a trajectory produced by the input signal is calculated. And the touch screen is unlocked when the moving range reaches the predetermined value. Thus, the present invention provides a user with more virtual manner to close the screen locking function so as to promote the usage convenience of the mobile electronic device.10-22-2009
20090264158User Interface and Method for Persistent Viewing of a User Selected Folder on a Mobile Device - A mobile device includes a display having a plurality of display modes including a folder view display mode wherein a plurality of folders are viewable. An input device is operable to change the display mode of the display between the folder view display mode and other display modes. A memory within the mobile device stores a folder that has been previously identified for persistent viewing. A processor controls the operation of the mobile device such that after the folder previously identified for persistent viewing is stored in memory, when the folder view display mode is entered, the folder is automatically displayed on the display.10-22-2009
20090264156Foldable cellular phone device - The invention relates to a foldable cellular phone device with a cellular phone component, provided with an earpiece, said foldable cellular phone device comprising a housing having a first housing element, having first and second faces; and a second housing element having third and fourth faces, wherein a first user interface is mounted within said first housing element and is accessible on said first face; wherein a second user interface is mounted within said second housing element and is accessible on said third face; wherein said first housing element and said second housing element are coupled together by a swivel hinge, such that said first housing element and said second housing element can rotate about a first axis of said swivel hinge between a first closed position and a first open position, wherein in said first closed position said first housing element and said second housing element are folded together such that the first face and said third face are conformingly adjacent to each other enclosing said first user interface and said second user interface between said first housing element and said second housing element, and wherein in said first open position said first housing element and said second housing element are folded open with said first and said second housing elements being angularly displaced about said first axis from said first closed position to an angle between 90 and 180 degrees such that said first and said third face are arranged oppositely, wherein said swivel hinge further couples said first housing element and said second housing element such that said first housing element can rotate about a second axis of said swivel hinge perpendicular to said first axis between a first rotation position and a second rotation position of said first housing element, as defined relative to said second housing element, wherein in said first open position and said first closed position said first element is in said first rotation position, and wherein said foldable cellular phone device further comprises a second open position and a second closed position, wherein said first element is in said second rotation position, wherein in said second open position said first housing element and said second housing element are folded open with said first and said second housing elements being angularly displaced about said first axis from said first closed position to an angle between 90 and 180 degrees such that said such that said second and said third face are arranged oppositely, and wherein in said second closed position said first housing element and said second housing element are folded together such that the second face and said third face are conformingly adjacent to each other, such that said first user interface is accessible on an outer side of said foldable cellular phone device. Said earpiece is arranged in said second housing element wherein a sound outlet of said earpiece is located at said third face, said first housing element is provided with a soundhole, wherein said soundhole is arranged such that in said second closed position said sound hole is located oppositely to said sound outlet of said earpiece in said second housing element such that an audio signal generated by said earpiece is transmitted through said first housing element.10-22-2009
20090186662CLAMSHELL HANDHELD ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH PIVOTALLY COUPLED INTERCONNECTOR - A clamshell handheld wireless communication device having a hinging interconnector between the two housings, one in which the display screen is located and the other upon which the keyboard is located. The hinging interconnector may be so configured to resiliently transition from an operating configuration in which the display screen housing and keyboard housing are oblique to one another, to a more fully open configuration while remaining biased to the operating configuration.07-23-2009
20110195756PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DISPLAY SCREEN SWITCHING METHOD - Provided is a portable electronic device having a plurality of cases whose shapes can be changed from a first shape to second shape or vice versa via at least one intermediate shape. The portable electronic device includes: display unit (08-11-2011
20110195753Smartphone Case with LEDS - A smartphone case with LEDS is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the case includes a front portion adapted to cradle a lower portion of a smartphone, a rear portion adapted to engagingly mate with the front portion to secure the smartphone within the case, a first strip of LEDS and a second strip of LEDS are mounted on opposing sides of the front portion, a vibrating sensor is adapted to activate the LEDS of the case when a vibrator of the smartphone is vibrating, and circuitry is used to control the vibrating sensor and the LEDS. The vibrating sensor detects vibrations of the vibrator of the smartphone when the smartphone is receiving an incoming call or message. The LEDS are programmed to display in a set sequence when activated, where the set sequence to display the LEDS is selected by a user.08-11-2011
20110195752Moveable Housing of a Mobile Communications Device - Mobile communications devices having moveable housings are described. In an implementation, a mobile communications device includes a first housing that includes a display device; and a second housing that includes a keyboard. At least one of the first or second housings are moveable between a first configuration in which the first housing substantially covers the second housing so the keyboard is covered and the display device is viewable and a second configuration in which the keyboard is exposed and positioned such that an outer plane of the keyboard is positioned in a substantially similar plane to that of an outer surface of the display device.08-11-2011
20100124946PORTABLE TERMINAL WITH TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING TAGS IN THE PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal with a touch screen and a method for displaying tags on the touch screen of the portable terminal are disclosed. The method includes: calculating a distance between the first and second touch points detected on the touch screen; identifying the number of tags that will be displayed, according to the calculated distance; and displaying at least one of the identified number of tags.05-20-2010
20100099465METHOD OF DISPLAYING OBJECT AND TERMINAL CAPABLE OF IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - A method of displaying an object and a terminal capable of implementing the same. The method includes displaying an object movable on a touchscreen of a terminal at a first position on the touchscreen; and if a first touch action is carried out on the object, fixing the object to the first position.04-22-2010
20100099464MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND SCREEN SCROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A method of controlling a mobile communication terminal, and which includes projecting display information via a projector module onto an external surface; detecting, via a sensor included in the terminal, a motion of the mobile communication terminal; calculating, via a controller, an amount of the detected motion of the mobile communication terminal; and moving, via the controller controlling the projector module, the display information projected onto the external surface based on the calculated amount of the detected motion.04-22-2010
20100081477PORTABLE DEVICE DISPLAY PRESENTING TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - An electronic device (04-01-2010
20100081476GLOW TOUCH FEEDBACK FOR VIRTUAL INPUT DEVICES - The claimed subject matter is directed to providing feedback in a touch screen device in response to an actuation of a virtual unit in a virtual input device. Specifically, the claimed subject matter provides a method and system for providing visual feedback in response to an actuation of a virtual key in a virtual keyboard. One embodiment of the claimed subject matter is implemented as a method for providing luminescent feedback in response to an actuation of a virtual key in a virtual keyboard. User input in a virtual keyboard corresponding to a virtual key is received. The corresponding virtual key is actuated and registered in response to the user input, and a luminescent feedback is displayed to the user as confirmation of the actuation of the virtual key.04-01-2010
20120295666WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, IMPEDANCE ADJUSTMENT METHOD, CASING POSITION DETECTION METHOD AND INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD - A wireless communication device (11-22-2012
20120295665PROXIMITY AND AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR WITH IMPROVED SMUDGE REJECTION - An integrated proximity and ambient light sensor assembly includes an emitter of an IR proximity signal, and a detector configured to detect the IR proximity signal from the emitter when the apparatus is sensing proximity, and to detect ambient light when the apparatus is sensing ambient light. The assembly includes an IR cut filter that has a film disposed over the detector that rejects IR light but passes visible light to the detector, and an opening in the film centered over a midpoint of the detector that passes IR and visible light to the detector. The opening allows IR light to reach the detector from within a narrow angle, but absorbs undesirable emitted IR light that is reflected by oily build-up or “smudge” left on a cover of the device. The film allows visible light to pass for a wider angle to better determine average ambient light.11-22-2012
20090093277MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING MULTI-FUNCTION EXECUTING CAPABILITY AND EXECUTING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal having a touch function is provided. The mobile terminal includes a display module and a controller. The display module displays content lists in a content list screen. The controller is configured to divide a predetermined region of the content list screen into a first region and a second region and to execute different functions according to whether a content list in the content list screen is dragged to the first region or to the second region.04-09-2009
20090209293Speakerphone Control for Mobile Device - A speakerphone system integrated in a mobile device is automatically controlled based on the current state of the mobile device. In one implementation, the mobile device is controlled based on an orientation or position of the mobile device. In another implementation, the control of the speakerphone includes automatically controlling one or more graphical user interfaces associated with the speakerphone system.08-20-2009
20100124945Mobile terminal having touch screen panel - A mobile terminal includes a touch screen panel installed in an upper surface of a display unit formed in an upper surface of the mobile terminal. The touch screen panel includes an upper panel and a lower panel disposed opposite each other; and a detection unit installed in the touch screen panel beneath the lower panel thereof. The detection unit detects an approach of an external object and for determining whether to allow or invalidate an input of a manipulation instruction from a user through the touch screen panel. A portion of lower panel of the touch screen panel is not included in a portion of the touch screen panel at which the detection unit is positioned. Thereby, diffused reflection of light around the detection sensor can be reduced, thereby preventing an erroneous operation of the detection unit when detecting the approach of an external object.05-20-2010
20100124944MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH SLIDABLE AND PIVOTABLE SCREEN - A mobile communications device including a base section having a keypad, a cover section having a screen and a connector assembly for coupling the cover section to the base section. A hinge permits the cover section to pivot from a closed position overlying the base section to an open position inclined relative to the base section to expose the keypad and the screen. A pin and socket assembly permits the screen to pivot 180 degrees from a first position in which the screen can oppose the keypad when the cover section is in the closed position to a second position in which the screen can be exposed when the cover section is in the closed position. A guide and slot assembly permits the cover section to slide relative to the base section to expose a portion of the keypad.05-20-2010
20090104942FOLDABLE MOBILE EQUIPMENT - Foldable mobile equipment is provided with a first housing 04-23-2009
20110269506PORTABLE MULTIMEDIA PLAYBACK APPARATUS, PORTABLE MULTIMEDIA PLAYBACK SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATIONS THEREOF - A portable multimedia playback apparatus, a portable multimedia playback system, and a method for controlling operations thereof are disclosed. The method for controlling an operation of the portable multimedia playback apparatus having a display unit for displaying an image corresponding to a played-back multimedia content and a controller for outputting a display signal to the display unit to display the image corresponding to the played-back multimedia content on the display unit, includes receiving a signal from a mobile terminal capable of executing a phone application, determining status information about the mobile terminal from information included in the received signal, and outputting a display signal from the controller to the display unit such that an image corresponding to the determined status information is displayed on the display unit.11-03-2011
20080207274METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING EVENT OF MOBILE TERMINAL - An event display apparatus and method of a mobile terminal are disclosed. The event display method of a mobile terminal includes: detecting events in the mobile terminal; displaying time graphics on a screen; and positioning the detected events on the time graph according to their types. Various scattered events in the mobile terminal are detected and displayed on the time graphics indicating time according to types of the detected events, so the events can be easily viewed and managed.08-28-2008
20090280869PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL - In a portable information terminal enabling faster entry of frequently used symbols and pictograms, the control unit determines whether the pressing of the “*” key is recognized by the entry unit. If recognized, it is determined whether the mark list display setting is ON. If ON, it is determined whether the symbol and pictogram information stored in the mark list information storage unit is unregistered. If not unregistered, the symbols and characters stored in the mark list information storage unit 11-12-2009
20090280868Navigating Through Menus of a Handheld Computer - A technique to navigate through one or more menus of a handheld computer is disclosed. In one embodiment, the technique uses a handheld device having a first button to cause a cursor to navigate through a plurality of menu items and to highlight a desired menu item. The device also has a second button to cause the cursor to navigate through a plurality of menus when the cursor is highlighting one of the menus or a first menu item, and to cause the cursor to highlight a previous menu item when the cursor is highlighting a menu item other than the first menu item.11-12-2009
20130217445CUSTOMIZED HARDWARE SELECTION FOR A MOBILE PHONE - A computerized method of customizing hardware for a mobile phone is provided. The method includes receiving shell selection information from a user input device, identifying a set of hardware components, the set of hardware components generated based on a compatibility between the hardware components and the shell selection information, and outputting the identified set of compatible hardware components.08-22-2013
20090286574PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal is provided where the portable terminal includes a lower body, an upper body connected to the lower body, the upper body being slidably moveable in a first direction with respect to the lower body between a closed position and an open position, and a first moving unit connected between the upper body and the lower body to move the upper body in a second direction different from the first direction. The first moving unit is configured to move the upper body toward the lower body along the second direction when the upper body is moved from the closed position to the open position and to move the upper body away from the lower body along the second direction when the upper body is moved from the open position to the closed position.11-19-2009
20100222107MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINALS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A SLIDESHOW - A mobile wireless communication terminal includes a wireless communication module and a controller. The wireless communication module is configured to communicate with other communication terminals over at least one direct point-to-point wireless interface. The controller is configured to establish a connection with each of a plurality of participant wireless communication terminals via the wireless communication module, to receive an image send command from a user, and to send a digital image file over the at least one direct point-to-point wireless interface to each of the plurality of participant wireless communication terminals as a group responsive to the image send command.09-02-2010
20110201388PROMINENT SELECTION CUES FOR ICONS - A method, apparatus and computer-readable medium is disclosed for prominent selection cues for icons. When an icon is in focus, and after expiration of a predetermined period of time, the icon can be displayed more prominently, e.g., display a larger representation of the icon, thereby increasing the icon's visibility. The icon can be displayed more prominently after the icon remains in focus for a predetermined amount of time. This functionality can be advantageous in applications having limited display area, such as on portable media players and mobile devices. Accordingly, the smaller display area of such devices is used more effectively by using prominent selection cues for navigating and displaying information.08-18-2011
20110269509COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING CONTACT NAMES WITH CONTACT METHODS - A method for selecting a communication option for communications from a mobile device which operates in a wireless communication network, the mobile device having access to stored address book information that includes contact names, the method including: storing for at least some of the contact names an indication of a last communication option used for communicating therewith; displaying a list of user selectable contact names on a display of the mobile device; after receiving user input selecting of one of the contact names from the list, causing a list of user selectable communication options for communicating with the selected contact name to be generated on the display; and automatically positioning a selection symbol on the display to highlight the selectable communication option that corresponds to a last communication option that was used for communicating with the selected contact name.11-03-2011
20110269508COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A SERVER AND A TERMINAL - In process for modeling a display coming from an application on a server, the display being destined for a remote terminal, the display is modeled to compose an image according to display information coming from the application by stacked layers, each layer consisting of pixels and being associated with a corresponding first alteration data set, each pixel being characterized by a transparency factor of the pixel; the first alteration data set indicating characteristics of the layer connected with the alterations performed by the application, the resulting image consisting of image pixels and being associated with a second alteration data set, the second alteration data set indicating whether the image was altered due to the modification of the layers by the application, the image pixels being composed of the superimposed corresponding pixels of the layers.11-03-2011
20100222109PROTECTIVE SHROUD FOR HANDHELD DEVICE - An apparatus for communicating with a handheld device (e.g., a cellular telephone) is provided herein. A protective shroud is configured to enclose the handheld device and protect it against incidents that commonly cause damage to handheld devices. Integral to the protective shroud is at least one of an input component configured to receive user input and a wireless transceiver configured to transmit signals to and/or receive signals from the handheld device. In one example, where both the input component and the wireless transceiver are integral to the protective shroud, signals related to received user input (e.g., where the shroud serves as a keypad) may be transmitted to the handheld device even if the protective shroud is removed from the handheld device.09-02-2010
20100248792Display Device and Mobile Terminal Device - [Object] To provide a display device and a mobile terminal device that can be reduced in size and weight by simplifying a configuration.09-30-2010
20100248791BACKLIGHT CONTROL METHOD FOR AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY DEVICE - A backlight control method for an electronic display device comprises the following steps: monitoring whether the user has triggered a backlight control signal; testing whether backlight has been turned on; based on the backlight control signal triggered by the user, performing the appropriate backlight control. The backlight control method for an electronic display device provided by the present invention can promptly control the backlight of an electronic display device according to user requirements. In particular, it can promptly turn off the backlight, thus effectively saving energy and prolonging the lifecycle of the electronic display device.09-30-2010
20100248790PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A portable electronic apparatus which can be made compact and thin in the set thickness direction of the case while securing sufficient strength of the case. The portable telephone (09-30-2010
20100248789MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device includes a display member that displays an image; a first printed layer that is formed on an undersurface of the display member and annularly surrounds a part of the undersurface of the display member so as to provide color to the part; a second printed layer that overlaps an outer peripheral section of the first printed layer and provides color to an outer peripheral side, relative to the first printed layer, of the display member; an adhering member adhered to a region of the undersurface of the display member, the region being inward from an inner peripheral section, which does not overlap the second printed layer, of the first printed layer; and a detecting member that is adhered to the undersurface of the display member by the adhering member and detects contact on a surface of the display member.09-30-2010
20100248788METHOD OF DIVIDING SCREEN AREAS AND MOBILE TERMINAL EMPLOYING THE SAME - A method of supporting divided screen areas and a mobile terminal employing the same are disclosed. The method includes: generating input signals for one of sequentially and simultaneously activating a plurality of user functions; activating the user functions according to generated input signals; dividing a screen into divided screen areas that correspond to activated user functions; and outputting functional view areas associated with the activated user functions to the corresponding divided screen areas.09-30-2010
20100248787Chromeless User Interface - Techniques are described to implement a user interface for a display of a mobile device. In an implementation, the user interface may include a chromeless menu configured to be displayed when menu-based user input to the mobile device is available; a system tray configured to be displayed on the display when a notice containing status information affecting operability of the mobile device is available; and a task switcher module operable to cause a chromeless overlay be displayed over an active application being executed by the mobile device to allow selection of one or more applications of the mobile device.09-30-2010
20100144395MOBILE TERMINAL AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A mobile terminal, including a touch panel detecting a touch position; a vibration generation device configured to generate vibration; an assignment device configured to assign different vibration area patterns that define vibration areas generating the vibration on the touch panel, to a plurality of internal states, respectively; and a control device configured to activate, according to a current internal state, the vibration area pattern assigned to the internal state and to control the vibration generation device so as to generate the vibration while the vibration area is being touched.06-10-2010
20100144394MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a case forming an outer appearance of the mobile terminal, a window formed at one surface of the case, a touch sensor located at the window, the touch sensor being configured to detect a touch input through the window, at least one pattern formation unit disposed in the case, the at least one pattern formation unit being configured to project a light pattern in one direction when the touch sensor is activated, and a path variation unit configured to vary the direction of the projected light such that the projected light pattern is directed toward the window.06-10-2010
20100137032COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile phone (06-03-2010
20090170564ORGANIC ELECTRO LUMINESCENSE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND APPLICATION THEREOF - A technology for reducing the so-called “phosphor burn-in” phenomenon where the variation of luminance arises by reducing display luminance of a certain pixel caused by deterioration in a display apparatus constituted by an organic electro luminescence element is provided. In the display apparatus, when displaying an image acquired by an image acquiring unit, luminance substantially same as average luminance of the acquired image is set to a non-display area where the image is not displayed.07-02-2009
20090170565MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - There is provided a mobile communication terminal of which a display area is inhibited from narrowing when a state of a display screen is switched from a vertically long state to a horizontally long state.07-02-2009
20090170563VOICE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A portable electronic device (07-02-2009
20080280652RECONFIGURABLE KEYPAD METHOD IN HANDSET DEVICE OPERABLE WITH PLURAL SUBSYSTEMS - A user input device is provided that permits multiple functions to be implemented in a confined space using key images defined by a reconfigurable backlight structure under automatic software control. The keypads change automatically depending on what the user is doing with the device. By selectively illuminating one of several key images at each key location, widely varying keypad functionality can be realized without increased the size of the keypad or the number of key locations.11-13-2008
20080280651Symmetric softkeys on a mobile electronic device - A mobile electronic device is provided having a display with a display centerpoint; a first softkey and a second softkey, each substantially equidistant from the display centerpoint; and a third softkey and a fourth softkey, each substantially equidistant from the display centerpoint, wherein the first softkey and the third softkey are positioned on opposite sides of the display and on a first axis that passes through the display centerpoint, and wherein the second softkey and the fourth softkey are positioned on opposite sides of the display and on a second axis that passes through the display centerpoint.11-13-2008
20080261659MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile communication terminal including a first body, a second body slidably connected to the first body and moveable between a first position and a second position, and a slide module connecting the first body to the second body. The slide module is configured to guide the second body along a curved path between the first position and the second position such that the second body moves in both a lateral and longitudinal direction with respect to the first body.10-23-2008
20080287165PORTABLE COMMUNICATOR - This communicator makes it possible for the user to do telephone, facsimile, and data communication at any location. On a pen input device, a space eye 11-20-2008
20080242359MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a first body having a first surface and a second surface and a second body having a first surface and a second surface. In addition, the first body includes a first display located at the first surface and configured to display at least one icon, the at least one icon being selectable by touching the first display where the icon is displayed, a second display located at the second surface and configured to display information, and a receiver located in the first body and configured to transmit sound through the first surface. The second body includes an input device located at the first surface thereof to input information and is rotatably connected to the first body such that the first body can be rotated from a first state to a second state.10-02-2008
20120046081MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device includes a first housing, a second housing, and a hinge assembly rotatably coupling the first housing to the second housing and enabling movement of the device between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The hinge assembly includes a pair of link arm assemblies each including a first linkage arm configured for engaging the first housing and a second linkage arm configured for engaging the second housing. When the device is in the open configuration, the first housing is planar with the second housing.02-23-2012
20090312059System and Method for Display Timeout on Mobile Communication Devices - A mobile communication device includes executable instructions for carrying out a method including setting a time duration for an application, receiving a first input, receiving a second input, determining the elapsed time between the first and second inputs, modifying the time duration based upon the elapsed time, and dimming a screen of the mobile device when the elapsed time exceeds the time duration.12-17-2009
20090312058Protective devices for a mobile terminal - This invention describes a protective device and associated method for protecting (including the protection from water and dust) a mobile terminal whether or not the terminal is in use, and for providing a hands-free operation of the mobile terminal, wherein the mobile terminal can be a mobile phone, a personal digital assistant (PDA), a pager, a MP3 player, or any similar portable communication device or a mobile electronic device.12-17-2009
20120046080MOBILE TERMINAL AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal and method for supporting an image display are provided. The mobile terminal includes a display unit for outputting images according to an operation of the mobile terminal, an exterior case for enclosing the display unit, a film layer arranged so as to cover the display unit and the exterior case, and including an image printed in an area thereof excluding a region corresponding to the display unit, a storage unit for pre-storing screen images that are associated with the image printed on the film layer and are to be output to the display unit according to the operation of the mobile terminal, and a control unit for controlling an operation to output the screen images stored in the storage unit to the display unit.02-23-2012
20080207272PIVOTING MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal having a two part housing enabling a first part of the housing to slide laterally and longitudinally and to pivot relative to the second part of the housing. This enables the terminal to assume at least eight configurations. With such variety of configurations, the housing may change function with a change in configuration. This enables the user to use the terminal for a number of different functions by repositioning the device to a different configuration. A first position, for example, may be for PDA use with an alphanumeric keypad exposed. Another position may be for cellular telephone use with a numeric keypad exposed. Another position may be for use as a digital camera, and another use may be that of a global positioning device. A further use may be that of a video conferencing device. Yet another device may be that of a gaming device. One housing may include a spring-loaded pin that extends from one surface and the other housing may include a two-dimensional slot in an opposing surface to receive the pin and enable bidirectional movement of the housings relative to each other. The two-dimensional slot has a lateral component intersecting with a longitudinal component. When the pin sits at the intersection of the slot, the housings can pivot relative to one another. The connection is such that it preserves electrical connection between the housings. As one housing slides or pivots relative to the other, a portion of the housing surface may remain hidden while other portions of the same housing surface are exposed for use in a particular function. Such features on the housing surface include keypads, keyboards, navigation indications, touch screens, viewing screens, lenses, microphones, and the like. When the housings are slid or pivoted relative to each other, a portion of the housing surface is exposed for use in a particular function.08-28-2008
20080305837Mobile communication apparatus - The present invention discloses a mobile communication apparatus that includes a first casing and a second casing. The first casing has an opening and an operating interface disposed around the opening of a side of the first casing. The second casing has two display screens disposed separately on two corresponding surfaces thereof, and each display screen separately corresponds to a different program module of the mobile communication apparatus. The second casing is pivotally disposed in the opening, such that the second casing can be spun in the opening. If the second casing is turned over to expose a display screen with the operating interface, the mobile communication apparatus then initiates the program module corresponding to the screen display, and the screen display shows messages outputted by the program module.12-11-2008
20110207507MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND CHARGING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile phone includes a first power receiving portion that receives power from a charging base, a first touch panel, a function execution portion, a first LCD to display information, a first display control portion to display on the first LCD an output image outputted when the function execution portion executes a function or an input image for accepting an operation to execute the function, and a first communication portions cannot communicate with the charging base, and the first display control portion displays a first screen on the first LCD when the first communication portion is incapable of communicating with the charging base, and when the first communication portion can communicate with the charging base, it displays a second screen on the first LCD and transmits a third screen to the charging base via the first communication portion and causes the charging base to display the third screen on the second LCD provided therein.08-25-2011
20080242362Rapid Content Association Methods - Methods and systems are provided for organizing the display of informational objects using a mobile device. Certain embodiments may be used to automatically search for related informational objects so that they can be viewed together with minimal user input and minimal user manipulation.10-02-2008
20100144393Devices and Methods for Power Transmission Level Indication - Devices and methods are disclosed which relate to a wireless communications device comprising a wireless power transmission detector and a wireless power transmission indicator for displaying to a user the current level of wireless power transmission. A voltmeter and ammeter take readings from the wireless transceiver circuit while the wireless communications device is on. A power logic stored on a memory within the wireless communications device converts the readings into a wireless power transmission level. The wireless power transmission level is output to an indicator on the wireless communications device where a user can view it. Exemplary embodiments include a true battery life indicator on the wireless communications device. The true battery life indicator gives an amount of time a battery powering the wireless communications device will last at the current wireless power transmission level.06-10-2010
20100144396MOBILE PHONE FOR INTERACTING WITH UNDERLYING SUBSTRATE - A mobile phone device configured for overlaying part of a substrate. The substrate contains a printed hyperlink and coded data identifying a plurality of positions on the substrate. The device includes: a mobile telephone transceiver; an optical sensor for reading the coded data; a processor for generating interaction data using the read coded data; and a touch-sensitive display screen for displaying information based on the interaction data. The displayed information includes a displayed hyperlink corresponding to the printed hyperlink. User interaction with the displayed hyperlink via the touch-sensitive display screen causes display of hyperlinked information on the screen.06-10-2010
20080268910Portable terminal and method for displaying preference item therein - A portable terminal and a method for displaying a preference item in the portable terminal that provides a distinguishing view of the preferential item(s). The method includes: displaying, upon receipt of a request to display an item list, the item list; checking, while searching the item list, whether a preference is set for an item to be displayed; and applying, if a preference is set for an item to be displayed, an event to the preference item and displaying the preference item. Applying an event to the preference item and displaying the preference item may include: determining the event that is set for the preference item, and applying the event to the preference item and displaying the preference item.10-30-2008
20080268909Method for Displaying Time on a Mobile Telephone - A method for time display on a mobile phone is disclosed. The method includes setting a pseudo power off identifier for said mobile phone responsive to receiving a pseudo power off setting from a user of said mobile phone. The method also includes entering said pseudo power off state upon receiving a pseudo power off indication from said user when said pseudo power off identifier is set. The method additionally includes periodically obtaining a new time value through a bottom clock, and displaying said new time value on a LCD of said mobile phone in said pseudo power off state.10-30-2008
20100137036COMMUNITY NETWORKING USING NETWORKED AUDIO DEVICES - A computing system for gathering media status information and other information about contacts in a user's contact list includes a server, a user device, and one or more contacts (or contact devices). The user device communicates with the server and requests media status information regarding the contacts. Media status information may include information about the media content currently (or most recently) accessed by the contacts. The server receives the request from the user device, collects the information and sends it to the user device. The server may else send connection information to the user device. The user device receives the information and displays it to the user. The user device may include a message service such that messages can be sent to and received from the contacts. Also, the user may request particular media content accessed by the contacts.06-03-2010
20100137031PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method of controlling a portable electronic device that has a touch screen display includes providing a graphical user interface on a touch screen display, detecting a touch event at a first location on the touch screen display, providing a navigation indicator in the graphical user interface in response to detecting the touch event at the first location, and in response to detecting movement of the touch event from the first location to a second location while touch contact is maintained on the touch screen display, changing the position of the navigation indicator in the graphical user interface by a distance that is greater than a distance of movement of the touch event on the touch screen display, a direction of change of position of the navigation indicator is based on a direction of movement of the touch event on the touch screen display.06-03-2010
20090117943MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING BROADCAST CHANNEL OF A MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and method for converting a channel on a desired channel list is provided such that a channel list can be changed while receiving broadcast data without having to select a menu when a channel change is desired. An input method corresponding to a key or a touch input received while receiving a broadcast is detected and either a currently set channel list is changed to a different list or the currently set channel list is changed to a different channel list and a channel is simultaneously changed on the different channel list according to the detected input method.05-07-2009
20090137283MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING FLOATED DISPLAYING UNIT - A mobile terminal having a floated display unit is provided. The mobile terminal includes a first body unit having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a second body, and a hinge unit. The second body unit is shorter than the first body unit, is disposed in a central part of the first surface of the first body unit, and has a first display unit disposed in a first surface of the second body unit opposite to a second surface of the body unit facing the first surface of the first body unit. The hinge unit connects the first body unit and the second body unit. The second body unit is movable about the hinge unit to open/close the second body unit with respect to the first surface of the first body unit.05-28-2009
20090176534MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING FLAT PANEL SOUND OUTPUT UNIT AND VIBRATION GENERATION METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal having a flat panel sound output unit and vibration generation method for the same are disclosed. When a user touches the mobile terminal, the user can feel a sense of touch through the flat panel sound output unit. The mobile terminal includes: a touch screen; a flat panel sound output unit attached on a surface of the touch screen to generate sounds or vibrations according to an input signal; and a vibration processor sending, when a touch event occurs at the touch screen, a signal to the flat panel sound output unit to generate vibrations corresponding to the touch event. Hence, the method can provide a sense of touch to the user without use of a separate vibration motor.07-09-2009
20090117944MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a terminal body having first and second regions on a front surface thereof, a touch screen part on the first region and configured to display visual information and perform an inputting operation in a tactile manner, and a touch pad part corresponding to the second region and configured to input information corresponding to a touch applied to a pre-set position on the second region.05-07-2009
20090163247PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING EXTERNAL MODULE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CHARGED STATUS THEREOF - A portable terminal is provided having an external module that is capable of easily charging a battery of the external module, such as a bluetooth, and of easily checking the charged status thereof The charged status of a second battery of the external module may be displayed through a terminal body as well as the charged status of a first battery, thereby being capable of easily recognizing when the external module is required to be charged.06-25-2009
20090029741PORTABLE TERMINAL - The present invention provides a sliding type portable terminal having a slide portion from which the head portions and the leading ends of screws are not exposed when the portable terminal is in an opened state.01-29-2009
20090029740MOBILE TELEPHONE TERMINAL, SCREEN DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD USED FOR THE SAME, AND PROGRAM THEREOF - It is possible to provide a mobile telephone terminal capable of optimising the gamma characteristic in display setting and performing high-quality display based on user's taste. When an image to be displayed is selected, a CPU (01-29-2009
20090298550MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided including a display module, an acceleration sensor, and a controller. The display module is for displaying first content and second content. The acceleration sensor is for providing measurement data on a direction of gravitational acceleration. The controller is configured to display the first content and the second content in line vertically and to rotate the first content and the second content when the measurement data indicate that the mobile terminal has been rotated to a first position while uniformly maintaining a display direction of the display module. The controller is further configured to display the first content and the second content in line horizontally and to rotate the first content and the second content when the measurement data indicate that the mobile terminal has been rotated to a second position while uniformly maintaining the display direction of the display module.12-03-2009
20090298547MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a transparent display, a sensing unit configured to detect a surrounding environment of the transparent display, and a controller configured to change a transparency of at least one of a background and an object displayed on the transparent display according to the sensed surrounding environment.12-03-2009
20090298551MOBILE TERMINAL AND INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD - The present invention provides a mobile terminal having a touch panel, which is capable of improving the convenience and operability of an input operation or information display. The mobile terminal having a touch panel includes an input control unit that receives character data from a user via the touch panel, a conversion candidate creating unit that creates a conversion candidate list corresponding to the character data, and a screen display control unit that displays the conversion candidate list on a conversion candidate display region of the touch panel, and, when the conversion candidate list cannot be displayed completely on the conversion candidate display region of the touch panel, scroll-displays the conversion candidate list displayed on the conversion candidate display region during contact movement in which a finger of the user continues moving on the touch panel without having a contact state therebetween disconnected, in accordance with the contact movement.12-03-2009
20090298549Handheld device and power saving method therefor - The present invention provides a handheld device comprising: a processor, which is electrically connected to a light sensor. When the processor determines that a phone call event has occurred, the processor will enable the light sensor to control the display. Moreover, the present invention provides a power saving method for a handheld device that will execute the following steps when a phone call event occurs: measuring an ambient brightness value of the handheld device; continuing determining whether a change of the ambient brightness values satisfies at least one predetermined condition; and turning off a display of the handheld device if the change satisfies the predetermined condition.12-03-2009
20090298548MOBILE TERMINAL AND TRANSPARENT DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a transparent display configured to display information on both surfaces of the transparent display, a sensing unit configured to detect a movement of the terminal, and a controller configured to control the information displayed on said both surfaces of the transparent display based on the detected movement of the terminal.12-03-2009
20090298546TRANSPARENT DISPLAY AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - A terminal including a first body, a second body connected to the first body, a first display disposed on the first body, a second display disposed on the second body and having a transparency such that information displayed on the first display can be seen though the second display having the transparency when the first and second displays overlap each other, and a controller configured to control a movement of a displayable object between the first and second displays based on an opening and closing of the first and second bodies of the terminal.12-03-2009
20090298545Display Device Managing Method - The invention relates to a method for managing a display device (DSP) of a portable communications device (MFG) having the following characteristics: said display device is used for displaying graphical subject matter, it also comprises a processing device (LAE) for carrying out first and second applications, each of which has an output subject matter. A control device (IM) for managing the graphical display surface of the display device is also provided, wherein the control device of the first application allocates a first display area and the control device of the second application allocates a second display area in such a way that no overlap of said display areas is produced, thereby avoiding the harmful influence of the first performed application on the second later invoked application.12-03-2009
20100144391Integrated touch panel for a TFT display - This relates to displays for which the use of dual function capacitive elements does not result in any decreases of the aperture of the display. Thus, touch sensitive displays that have aperture ratios that are no worse than similar non-touch sensing displays can be manufactured. More specifically, this relates to placing touch sensing opaque elements so as to ensure that they are substantially overlapped by display related opaque elements, thus ensuring that the addition of the touch sensing elements does not substantially reduce the aperture ratio. The touch sensing display elements can be, for example, common lines that connect various capacitive elements that are configured to operate collectively as an element of the touch sensing system.06-10-2010
20090163250SCROLLING METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A scrolling method, which includes displaying at least one scroll icon on a screen of a touch device, sensing an operation in which one of the displayed scroll icons is touched and dragged, and scrolling the screen displayed on the touch device in a direction in which the touched scroll icon is dragged when the sensing step senses the scroll icon is touched and dragged.06-25-2009
20090163249Case having display window and mobile terminal having the case - A case having a display window and a mobile terminal having the case that suppress damage due to static electricity applied to a display window are provided. The case of a mobile terminal for covering a display device thereof includes: a case body in which a window space for exposing a panel of the display device is formed; and a display window attached to a peripheral edge of the window space and having an EMI protection layer formed around a peripheral edge of the display window. Static electricity applied to the display window of the case is thereby grounded through the EMI protection layer formed in the display window, thus suppressing damage of an external appearance of the display device due to static electricity.06-25-2009
20090163248Method for performing display in cell phone and cell phone thereof - A method for performing display in a cell phone and a cell phone thereof are provided in the present invention. The cell phone comprises a storage module for storing data information consisting of text or numbers. The cell phone further comprises: a battery for supplying power; a display module, connected to the storage module and the battery respectively, for displaying the data information using power remaining in the battery when the cell phone is in a power-off state. According to the present invention, in a case where the cell phone may not be powered on, a low power consumption module may be used with power remaining in the cell phone for inquiring numbers of recent answered calls, dialed calls and missed calls, so as to guarantee that the user may use these records to place a call immediately, and to avoid from missing an opportunity of communication since the phone number cannot be found.06-25-2009
20090186664VEHICLE ONBOARD TELEPHONE DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISPLAY OF CALL HISTORY IN SUCH A DEVICE - Teachings herein enable evaluation of the temporal order of the call history of a portable communication device and the appropriate display of the call history in a desired order. A telephone number acquisition part acquires the telephone number of an outgoing or incoming call when such a call is performed with a telephone set. A history acquisition part acquires the call history of the telephone set after the call ends, and an order evaluation part evaluates the temporal order of the call history based on the position of the telephone number of the call in the call history. When there is a request for display of the call history of telephone set, a display control part checks the temporal order of the call history and causes the call history to be displayed in the prescribed temporal order on a display.07-23-2009
20090186659ACTIVE DISPLAY READABILITY ENHANCEMENT FOR MOBILE DEVICES DEPENDING ON MOVEMENT - A method and apparatus for enhancing the readability of information being displayed on display on a mobile device is disclosed. An amount of movement being exerted onto the mobile device is first measured. If the measured amount of movement is greater than a first predetermined threshold value and lower than a second predetermined threshold value, a picture stabilization algorithm is applied to the information to be displayed on the display. If the measured amount of movement is greater than said second predetermined threshold value, then the information is displayed with a larger font size than normal.07-23-2009
20090137278PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL - There is provided a portable communications terminal capable of displaying on a main display portion detailed information about a history of incoming calls of a plurality of categories by a single transition from a closed. state to an open state.05-28-2009
20090137281Portable Electronic Device - A portable electronic device includes a main body, a cover and a transparent touch control section. The main body has a function display section. The cover is pivotally connected with the main body and selectively folded against or unfolded away from the main body. The transparent touch control section is disposed on the cover. When the cover is folded against the main body, the function display section is visible through the transparent touch control section.05-28-2009
20090176535Communication Terminal Device and Storage Medium - The controller, under a condition where in association with a plurality of pieces of its own communication identifying information (for example, two subscriber directory numbers), divided screen information when dividing and displaying a predefined screen (standby screen) of a display unit by the number of subscriber directory numbers, and communication-related information (arrival information) when performing voice call or mail arrival using the subscriber directory numbers are stored in a communication management table, associates each of the divided screens with each of the subscriber directory numbers, and also displays the arrival information for each of the subscriber directory numbers on a corresponding divided screen.07-09-2009
20090143106Hand-Held Communication Device with Auxiliary Input Apparatus, and Method - A hand-held communication device (06-04-2009
20090186663ROTARILY CONFIGURABLE HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Handheld electronic communication device rotarily transitionable between compact and expanded configurations. The device includes an elongate display panel positioned adjacent and in parallel orientation with an elongate keyboard panel in the compact configuration. The display panel and keyboard panel are coupled together by a rotary connection that interconnects with the keyboard panel in an upper quadrant area of a front face thereof at a distance from a vertical centerline of the keyboard panel. The interconnection enables relative rotation between the panels and maintains the panels parallel to one another through out rotational transition between the compact and expanded configurations. The elongate display panel includes a display screen having a greater length than width and a lengthwise oriented centerline, the lengthwise oriented centerline being horizontally oriented when the device is configured in the expanded configuration.07-23-2009
20090061950INFORMATION SHARING SYSTEM, INFORMATION SHARING METHOD, TERMINAL DEVICE AND PROGRAM - [Problems] To share information in one of divided screens of a terminal device with members performing PoC communications.03-05-2009
20090061944METHOD AND APPARATUS ALLOWING FOR USER-SELECTABLE ACOUSTIC EQUALIZER SETTINGS FOR VOICE CALLS - A user is allowed to select an acoustic equalizer setting from among a plurality of predetermined acoustic equalizer settings. Upon receiving an indication of a selection of a given acoustic equalizer setting, a handheld telephony device processes voice call downlink audio, based on the given acoustic equalizer setting and drives an audio output device with the processed audio signal.03-05-2009
20090061949SYSTEM, METHOD AND MOBILE UNIT TO SENSE OBJECTS OR TEXT AND RETRIEVE RELATED INFORMATION - A system, method and mobile unit to sense objects and/or text and retrieve related images, text or translations. The system may allow users to instantly access information about an object or text with a mobile device, such as a mobile phone, pager, personal digital assistant (PDA) or lap top computer.03-05-2009
20090143107PORTABLE TERMINAL - While an attitude of a housing and an attitude change thereof are employed so as to operate an application, an input unit capable of giving a top priority to the application is provided at a predetermined position of the housing so as to provide a portable terminal having a superior operability.06-04-2009
20090143109MOBILE PHONE - To provide a mobile phone which can be used without hampering convenience in a condition where functions of the mobile phone are switched and can improve operability. The mobile phone includes an optical sensor, a display element, a pixel circuit portion where a plurality of pixels having a plurality of transistors are arranged in matrix, an optical sensor control circuit which is connected to an optical sensor driver circuit for driving the optical sensor and reads a signal from the optical sensor, a display portion control circuit which is connected to a display element driver circuit for driving the display element and outputs an image signal for displaying an image on a display portion, a gradient detection portion for outputting a signal in accordance with a gradient of the mobile phone, and an arithmetic circuit for performing display in the pixel circuit portion by switching image signals output to the display portion control circuit with a signal from the gradient detection portion.06-04-2009
20090143110Image Controller - Imagery controlling apparatus having circuitry reading both On/Off data and proportional data from a sensor and using the data to control the imagery. Also the sensor has passive tactile feedback and in some embodiments the circuitry controls active tactile feedback. Many embodiments have multiple input members. Some embodiments of the apparatus have four potentiometers with terminals soldered to the circuitry on a circuit board, and some embodiments have four sensors activated by a rotation actuating member.06-04-2009
20090143108INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A mobile communication apparatus includes: a first casing including a display unit having a backlight; a second casing being connected to the first casing, and having an input unit; a condition detecting unit that detects whether a condition is changed from a first condition to a second condition, the first condition in which the first casing is overlapped with the second casing, the second condition being different from the first condition; and a control unit that controls the backlight to illuminate the display unit by turning on the backlight in a certain turn-on condition when the condition detecting unit detects that the first condition is changed to the second condition. The backlight is turned on in a lower value than a normal value in at least one of luminance and illuminance.06-04-2009
20120094722PORTABLE DEVICE FOR ADAPTIVE DATA COMMUNICATION CONTROL AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME - A portable device and a method of operating a portable device for performing adaptive data communication control are provided. The method includes determining the on or off state of a display unit, extracting data communication setting information including a fast dormancy policy according to the on or off state of the display unit, and controlling a data communication setting with a specific service provider network based on the extracted data communication setting information, and a portable device supporting the method.04-19-2012
20080318637REDUCED KEYBOARD CHARACTER SELECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method of selecting a character for display in a communication device having a display and a reduced-key keyboard is provided. One of the plurality of keys on the reduced-key keyboard is selected and a default letter associated with the selected key is displayed. A backspace key is selected to display a cursor in the position of the character on the display. The key associated with the default character is selected again and an alternate character associated with the selected key is displayed in place of the default letter.12-25-2008
20080318635MOBILE TERMINAL AND KEYPAD CONTROL METHOD - A mobile terminal including a display unit configured to display a keypad in a second display region and data input from at least the keypad in a first display region, and a controller configured to determine if the keypad displayed in its current form is to be displayed in a new different form, to determine if all of the keypad in the new different form can be displayed to fit within the second display region, and to selectively control the display unit to display a scrolling function for scrolling the keypad displayed in the new different form when all of the keypad can not be displayed to fit within the second display region.12-25-2008
20080318634WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPLACING BACKGROUND COLOR OF DISPLAY FOR SAME - A wireless communication apparatus includes a communication module, a display, and a color control module. The communication module is for sending a message to a base station, and receiving a switch command from the base station. The display is for displaying an image. The color control module is for being enabled based on the switch command to replace a background color of the image. A method for replacing a background color of the wireless communication apparatus is also disclosed.12-25-2008
20090325645HAPTIC EFFECT PROVISIONING FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method comprises displaying a character input window for inputting a character string through a touch input on a touch screen; receiving an input character string through the character input window; and outputting a control signal for controlling a haptic module to generate a haptic effect corresponding to the configuration of the input character string so that it is possible for a user to easily recognize the configuration of the input character with the sense of touch.12-31-2009
20090325643Wireless Communication Device and Split Touch Sensitive User Input Surface - The present invention provides a hand-held device including a split touch sensitive input surface, the touch sensitive input surface including a first touch sensitive array, which has a position sensor adapted for detecting a relative position of a first pointer device, and a second touch sensitive array which has a position sensor adapted for detecting a relative position of a second pointer device. The second touch sensitive array is separate from the first touch sensitive array and is located on a common side with the first touch sensitive array. The hand-held device further includes a display visible from an exterior surface of the device, which is different from the exterior side interface surface where the first touch sensitive array and the second touch sensitive array are located, where the current relative position of an end of a respective pointer interacting with each of the first touch sensitive array and the second touch sensitive array are illustrated on respective display areas of the display by a display controller coupled to the first touch sensitive array, the second touch sensitive array, and the display.12-31-2009
20090325642METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A PRIORITIZED LIST OF DISPLAY DEVICES FOR DISPLAY OF A MEDIA FILE - A method and apparatus are disclosed for providing a prioritized list of display devices for display of a media file, the prioritized list being provided on a mobile computing device, the display devices being connected to the mobile computing device in a network. The method may include determining characteristics of the media file, discovering by the mobile computing device the display devices connected to the mobile computing device, discovering by the mobile computing device display characteristics of the display devices, creating the prioritized list of display devices by comparing the characteristics of the media file to the display characteristics of the display devices, and providing the prioritized list of the display devices on the mobile computing device for selection by a user.12-31-2009
20090247231TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE AND HANDWRITING INPUT PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - An exemplary telecommunication device includes a touchscreen, a processing unit, a storage unit, a combining unit, and a communication unit. The touchscreen is used for receiving and recording handwriting inputs. The processing unit is adapted for converting each handwriting input into a separate first image having a first predetermined size. The storage unit is used for storing the separate first images generated by the processing unit. The combining unit is configured for combining the separate first images to generate a resulting second image having a second predetermined size. The communication unit is used for sending the resulting second image wirelessly.10-01-2009
20090247234MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING INFORMATION THEREIN - A mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal includes a display including a touchscreen, and a controller for performing an editing operation on information displayed on the touchscreen according to a state of an object in near-proximity to the displayed information.10-01-2009
20090247233MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING INFORMATION THEREIN - A mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal includes a display including a touchscreen, and a controller for selecting information displayed on the touchscreen according to a state of an object in near-proximity to the displayed information.10-01-2009
20090247230PHYSICAL FEEDBACK TO INDICATE OBJECT DIRECTIONAL SLIDE - A method, system, and medium are provided for enabling a user to control a mobile communications device that includes a vibration component. One embodiment of the method includes presenting an object on a touchscreen display of the mobile communications device; enabling the object to be moveable on the touchscreen by way of a touch interaction; in real time, continuously varying an intensity of an output of the vibration component to cause a vibrational response of the mobile communications device, such that movement of the object in a first direction causes a first continuous vibrational output, and movement of the object in a second direction causes a second continuous vibrational output.10-01-2009
20090221330PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal such as a portable telephone provided with an LED display panel in which a plurality of LEDs are arranged in a matrix on the surface of a case. When an incoming call comes in, a speaker rings a ringtone melody while the LED display panel displays the incoming call. A display of high intensity can be obtained from the LEDs. In addition, a control signal in accordance with the ringtone melody is supplied to a control microcomputer that controls the LED display panel, which allows the control microcomputer to perform display control on an image displayed on the LED display panel in synchronization with the ringtone melody.09-03-2009
20100004031MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A method of controlling a mobile terminal and includes displaying on a display of the mobile terminal a list having a plurality of items, identifying a selected item of the plurality items of the list, and detecting movement of the mobile terminal. The method further includes displaying on the display a menu having a plurality of items that are each associated with a function which can be performed based upon information associated with the selected item, wherein the displaying of the menu is in response to the detecting of the movement of the mobile terminal.01-07-2010
20100004030CHARACTER INPUT METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a display screen to display a screen image of a particular character and a virtual keypad, and to detect touch inputs; and a controller to detect a first touch input of touching the particular character and a second touch input of touching a particular key of the virtual keypad, and to control display of display characters on respective key buttons of the virtual keypad, the display characters having at least one attribute of the particular character, if the first and second inputs are a multi-touch. Because a font of particular character is applied to the display character of the virtual keypad or to a newly input character, characters or numbers can be easily input using the display screen of the mobile terminal.01-07-2010
20100004029MOBILE TERMINAL AND KEYPAD DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a display configured to display a first keypad in a first display portion and to display information input using the first keypad in a second display portion, a sensing unit configured to detect a touch and drag action on the first keypad displayed in the first display portion, and a controller configured to change the first keypad displayed in the first display portion to a second keypad that is different from the first keypad when the detected touch and drag action is determined to be more than a predetermined distance.01-07-2010
20100004026MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING MOBILE TERMINAL - A terminal and controlling method thereof may be provided such that a terminal user may select a specific channel from a plurality of broadcast channels received by a mobile terminal. A broadcast receiving unit may receive a broadcast, a touchscreen may display a broadcast channel number, and a controller may control a broadcast channel number to be changed per number place if a touch & drag is performed on the touchscreen with a pointer.01-07-2010
20090082067Electronic paper display unit and mobile communication terminal having the same - An electronic paper display unit includes a protective case, which is made of a transparent material, a display, which is installed in the protective case, is powered to display desired image information, and includes a plurality of divided regions, and a control module, which is electrically connected with the display, and includes a first mode transmitting a divided mode signal such that many pieces of image information are independently displayed on the respective divided regions and a second mode transmitting an integrated mode signal such that one piece of image information is displayed throughout the overall divided regions. Further, a mobile communication terminal can visually display various pieces of image information thereon according to selection of a user.03-26-2009
20090082066PORTABLE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT WITH AUTOMATIC CONTROL TO KEEP DISPLAY TURNED ON AND METHOD - Apparatus and method provide a hold on function in a mobile phone or other portable electronic equipment keeps the display thereof turned on in spite of a screensaver or other power saving feature while a user is reading or watching the display and allows activating of power saving facilities of the mobile phone or equipment only when a user no longer is reading or watching the display. Also, a computer program product stored in a storage medium, includes a storage medium, a computer program including face recognition software to recognize whether an input image represents that of a human face, and a control program to control operation of portable electronic equipment depending on whether or not an input image represents a human face.03-26-2009
20090061942WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a wireless communication device including a housing assembly formed from a first section that is rotatably coupled about an axis to a second section such that the first and second sections are movable between a closed position in which a first side of the first section is aligned with and in close proximity to a first side of the second section. The wireless communication device can also include a first display screen positioned in the first section and a second display screen positioned in the second section. The first and second display screens can be configured to display images. The wireless communication device can also include a keypad including keys on the first and second sections, thereby creating a foldable keypad rotatable about the axis between the first and second sections. Additional embodiments are disclosed.03-05-2009
20130217444MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a terminal body, a window disposed at one surface of a terminal body, a first frame having a space for mounting one or more components, the first frame having a first cavity, a display configured to output visual information through the window, the display being located at the first cavity, a battery configured to supply power to the terminal body, the battery being located at the first cavity, and a separation sheet coupled to the first frame to separate a first region of the terminal body where the display is located from a second region of the terminal body where the battery is located. A periphery of the separation sheet contacts the bottom of the first cavity.08-22-2013
20090247236MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device including a movable side housing includes a movable side front case and a movable side rear case providing an LCD module is provided. The mobile terminal device includes a fixed side housing connected to the movable side housing with a connecting hinge, a frame member integrally fitted on a peripheral portion of the movable side front case, a display panel provided on the frame member by adhering to a peripheral portion of the frame member with double-sided adhesive tape, and a dust-proof sheet member in contact with the frame member, and positioned to an upper surface of the LCD module.10-01-2009
20090061948TERMINAL HAVING ZOOM FEATURE FOR CONTENT DISPLAYED ON THE DISPLAY SCREEN - A method of graphically resizing content displayed on a portion of a display screen of a mobile communication terminal is provided. The method comprises selecting a first area of an image graphically rendered on a display screen, content in the first area having a first set of dimensions and a first central point in a first relationship with boundaries of the first area; and graphically re-rendering the content in the first area on the display screen such that the content in the first area is displayed on the display screen in a second area of the screen having a second set of dimensions and a second central point having proportionally the first relationship with boundaries of the second area.03-05-2009
20090061947MOBILE TERMINAL AND TOUCH RECOGNITION METHOD THEREFOR - Disclosed is a touch recognition method for preventing an execution of a function associated with an icon by unintentionally touching the icon when a slide-type mobile terminal performs a sliding motion and a mobile terminal implementing such method. If a pre-command is inputted by a touch through the touch screen of the mobile terminal, a pre-command operation that is predetermined is performed. If a sliding motion is detected while the pre-command is performed, the pre-command operation is cancelled.03-05-2009
20090061945Sunlight illuminated and sunlight readable mobile phone - The present invention relates to a mobile phone device, more specifically, to a sunlight illuminated and sunlight readable mobile phone device. The display panel opens a transparent window to the ambient light, which allows the sunlight to illuminate the display in both indoor and outdoor applications. A light collecting panel is introduced to reflect or transform the external light with a suitable angle relative to the display panel. A mobile phone with sufficient high contrast ratio, superior readability and ultra wide color gamut has been achieved. The solar light can be utilized as the lighting source in both indoor and outdoor display modes, thus remarkably reduces the power consumption and substantially prolongs the operation time of the rechargeable battery.03-05-2009
20090061943SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATING USING THE SMS CHANNEL - A system for obtaining information and communicating comprising: a browser for a cell phone; providing a transmission path which at least partially includes the SMS channel; installing the browser on a cell phone; the browser displaying a GUI on the cell phone; a user formatting an query for information; the query being determined in response to entries on the keypad as determined by navigation by the user through the GUI; transmitting the query via the transmission path; obtaining the requested information from a data source; transmitting the information to the cell phone via the transmission path; and displaying the information in the GUI on the cell phone display. The information may be obtained from a local database or from the Internet. The information may be an e-mail message or a portion of an e-mail message. The query may be for transmission of information only when the information changes.03-05-2009
20090061946System and method for identifying devices in a wireless network - A mobile computing device includes a processor, a transceiver coupled to the processor, and a display device coupled to the processor. The processor is configured to display a plurality of first names representing a plurality of electronic devices on the display device, each first name associated with one of the electronic devices, each of the electronic devices being capable of communicating with the mobile computing device. The processor is further configured to receive a selection of one of the first names, and display a second name in response to the selection of the selected first name, the second name being associated with the first name.03-05-2009
20110143819MOBILE PHONE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME, AND PROGRAM - A mobile phone (06-16-2011
20090054108MOBILE DEVICE, DATA TRANSFER METHOD AND DATA TRANSFER SYSTEM - According to one embodiment, a mobile device includes a wireless LAN module linked with various devices accessible on a wireless network, a touch panel which detects a contact point of a touch pen, and a control section which determines a moving direction of the touch pen based on the detection result of the touch panel, selects one of the various devices which lie in an azimuth range with the moving direction of the touch pen set as a reference as a data transfer partner, and controls the wireless LAN module to perform data transfer with respect to the data transfer partner.02-26-2009
20090104941MOBILE TERMINAL AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ILLUMINATION OF BACKLIGHT THEREOF - An apparatus, method and computer program product for actively controlling the luminance (brightness) of illumination of a backlight of a mobile terminal according to the surrounding environment and a mobile terminal implementing such apparatus are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes: an illuminance sensor that detects ambient illuminance; a backlight controller that controls a brightness of backlight illumination by regulating the power outputted to the backlight according to a change in the ambient illuminance detected by the illuminance sensor; and a controller that monitors an operation state of the backlight controller or changes a set value of a particular register or component by cooperating with the backlight controller.04-23-2009
20110223975PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE - A portable terminal device includes: a converting portion converting one of sound and an electrical signal into the other thereof; and a chassis defining: an opening; a passageway portion communicating the opening and the converting portion with each other; and a retainer portion retaining water that has entered the passageway portion, divaricated from the passageway portion, and the converting portion being arranged within the chassis apart from an axis of the opening.09-15-2011
20110223974MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The present invention relates to a mobile communication device and a method for operating a mobile communication device to activate or deactivate a function of the mobile communication device automatically. The mobile communication device comprises a user interface operable to receive an input of a user; an acceleration sensing section operable to sense an acceleration motion of said mobile communication device; and a controller adapted to obtain samples of a signal associated with said acceleration motion of said mobile communication device sensed by said acceleration sensing section, which samples constitute a time dependent acceleration pattern, wherein said controller is further adapted to activate or deactivate at least one function of said mobile communication device based on said time dependent acceleration pattern.09-15-2011
20090088218MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal, computer program product, and method for controlling the same are disclosed, by which a terminal user is enabled to input specific commands to the mobile terminal with minimum effort in a manner of configuring a display screen with consideration of enhanced user's convenience. The present invention includes a display unit, a wireless communication unit for an internet access, a user input unit for receiving an input from a user, and a control unit controlling both a text input box and an indicator indicating one selected from the group consisting of at least two functions of the text input box to be displayed on a standby image of the display unit.04-02-2009
20090088216User attachable keypad - A wireless communication terminal with a conventional keypad can be provided with a user exchangeable keypad. The wireless communication terminal and user exchangeable cover interface electrically, mechanically or via RF. The user exchangeable keypad can be part of a user exchangeable cover or part of a casing for receiving the wireless terminal. The user exchangeable keypad may have a reduced or adapted set of keys for e.g. facilitating the use of the terminal under special conditions or for visually impaired users. The user exchangeable keypad may be provided with identification means that allow the wireless terminal to identify the user exchangeable keypad and change its setting accordingly by e.g. increasing the font of the text on the display of the wireless terminal.04-02-2009
20090203408User Interface with Multiple Simultaneous Focus Areas - The present application relates to a system and method for a user interface for key-pad driven devices, such as mobile phones. The user interface provides an ability to control two simultaneous focus elements on a display screen at once. Each focus element can be controlled by a separate set of keys, for example. Each focus element may be included within separate control content areas of the user interface.08-13-2009
20090209294TRANSPORTABLE TYPE BASE STATION DEVICE AND TERMINAL DEVICE - This invention provides a mobile base station device which can simplify the setting of internal functions, as well as a portable terminal used in operation of such a mobile base station device. In a mobile base station device 08-20-2009
20090209292IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND PROGRAM - To provide an image display system, a terminal device, an image display method and a program in which an image displayed on the screen of the other terminal during telephone conversation is controlled with a simple circuit configuration, and a line transmission capacity is reduced. A self terminal device 08-20-2009
20120077547COMMUNICATION DEVICE - According to embodiments described in the specification, a method and apparatus for controlling a display of a mobile electronic device is provided. The method comprises: maintaining status data and application data in a memory of the mobile electronic device; controlling the display to provide a first interface comprising a representation of the application data; receiving input data representative of a peek command; and, controlling the display to provide a second interface comprising a representation of a portion of the application data, and a representation of the status data.03-29-2012
20090239589Portable Phone Having Electro Optic Image Projection System And Orientation Sensing Device - A portable phone includes a handset and a data projection system configured to form a visual image of data, such as caller waiting ID data, on a viewing surface viewable by a user during a two way conversation. The handset also includes a speaker, a microphone, conventional phone circuitry and a keyboard. The data projection system is configured to receive signals from the phone circuitry, to generate a pattern representative of the data, to process the pattern into a mirror image of the visual image, and to project the mirror image from a bottom end surface of the handset. The projection system includes an electro optic system for generating the pattern, and an optics system for projecting the mirror image onto the viewing surface.09-24-2009
20120077546METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CUSTOMIZING APPLICATION PROTOCOLS - An approach is provided for customizing application protocols. A protocol management module receives a request to execute an application at a device. The application includes a set of protocol features. The protocol management module determines one or more protocols for the application based, at least in part, on one or more criteria. The protocol management module then determines a subset of the protocol features to enable or disable based, at least in part, on the one or more protocols.03-29-2012
20090253464MOBILE TERMINAL, DISPLAY METHOD, DISPLAY MODE DETERMINING PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - Function distinguishing marks are efficiently displayed which correspond to a plurality of functions assigned to a single operation key, respectively.10-08-2009
20080318633EXPENDABLE SCREEN AND MOBILE PHONE USING THE SAME AND DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD THEREFOR - An expandable screen is for displaying display information according to a display mode command. The expandable screen includes a main screen, an extension screen, and a display controller. The extension screen pivotally connected to the main screen via a hinge. The display controller is for receiving the displaying information and the display mode command, and for controlling the main screen and the extension screen according to the display mode command. A mobile phone using the expandable screen, and a display controlling method are also disclosed.12-25-2008
20110143816PORTABLE DEVICE INCLUDING WARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A portable device for displaying information, in particular a mobile telephone, having a display for outputting image or text information, a detection system, and an output unit. The detection system is designed to detect an approach of the portable device to an object. The output unit may output a warning signal in the event of a predefined approach to the object, in particular a defined distance.06-16-2011
20100216516TERMINAL HAVING DISPLAY SECTION - A terminal (08-26-2010
20090239586ORIENTATION SENSING IN A MULTI PART DEVICE - A device comprises a first part (09-24-2009
20090253465MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH A TRANSITION EFFECT FUNCTION - A mobile communication device includes a memory for storing a first frame image corresponding to a first menu and a second frame image corresponding to a second menu, a display unit coupled to the memory for displaying frame images, and a control unit coupled to the display unit for controlling the display unit to display, in sequence, the first frame image, at least one corresponding transitive image generated according to the first frame image or the second frame image, and finally, the second frame image when the control unit receives a command for transferring the first menu to the second menu.10-08-2009
20100151912Electronic Device - An electronic device including a first body, a second body, an elastic component and a flexible cable is provided. The first body has a first protrusion and a hole penetrating the first protrusion. The second body is connected to the first body along the direction of a sliding path. The elastic component is disposed between the first body and the second body and has a first fixing portion and a second fixing portion. The first fixing portion is fixed on the first protrusion. The second fixing portion is fixed on the surface of the second body towards the first body. The flexible cable located between the first body and the second body has a first connecting end and a second connecting end. The first connecting end passes through the hole and is electrically connected to the first body. The second connecting end is electrically connected to the second body.06-17-2010
20100016029BACKLIGHT FOR MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A mobile phone comprises an outer shell having patterns thereon, a sub-screen and a backlight unit disposed between the outer shell and the sub-screen to illuminate the patterns on the outer shell and display images on the sub-screen. The backlight unit includes a light source to emit light, a light guide disposed underneath the outer shell to direct light emitted from the light source and an optical film formed between the light guide and the sub-screen. The light source is disposed on one end of a stack including the light guide and the optical film. The optical film has a reflection rate and a transmission rate.01-21-2010
20100016030PORTABLE TERMINAL AND OPERATION METHOD FOR PORTABLE TERMINAL - It is required to provide a small-sized, easy-to-hold apparatus which facilitates a character input operation and a sentence editing operation by use of keys and in which a character input operation and a screen indication operation by use of a touch panel are stable. By arranging the keypad on the receiver side and the display screen on the microphone side, the key-in operation is facilitated and the range of choice is enlarged for the antenna layout designing. The main body of the cellular phone can be held to be wrapped by the hand, that is, the phone is configured not to be easily dropped. Due to the configuration, it cannot occur that operability is deteriorated for both of the keys and the touch panel.01-21-2010
20100151914INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL AND RECORDER/PLAYER - Disclosed is an information processing terminal that is capable of receiving television and other broadcasts and providing increased user-friendliness. The information processing terminal, which is capable of communicating with another device; comprising a broadcast receiver which receives a broadcast signal that contains program identification information for specifying a program and/or program scene identification information for specifying a scene of the program and the video information of the program; a display which outputs the broadcast signal that is received by the broadcast receiver; and a storage which extracts the program identification information and/or program scene identification information from the broadcast signal received by the broadcast receiver and stores the extracted information while the display outputs the video information.06-17-2010
20100151913METHOD OF PROVIDING USER INTERFACE AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method of providing a user interface according to a user characteristic and a mobile terminal using the same are provided. The mobile terminal includes: a display unit for displaying data on a screen thereof with different screen sizes corresponding to a horizontal mode and a vertical mode; an input unit for providing different input key arrangements corresponding to the vertical mode, a left hand horizontal mode, and a right hand horizontal mode; a detection unit for detecting a mode conversion between the horizontal mode and the vertical mode and a mode conversion between the left hand horizontal mode and the right hand horizontal mode; and a controller for controlling to display data to correspond to a screen size corresponding to the detected mode and to provide a corresponding input key arrangement.06-17-2010
20120034953WIRELESS HANDSET HAVING COMBINED MULTIPLE DISPLAYS - A wireless handset having combined multiple displays is described. The wireless handset comprises a base component and a second component movably coupled to the base component. A first display is located on the base component and a second display is located on the second component. When the second component is deployed, the first display is located adjacent to the second display. In one embodiment, the first display and the second display are configured to show two parts of the same content. In another embodiment, the first display and the second display are configured to show different content. In yet another embodiment, a user interface is configured to toggle between a first mode, in which the first display and the second display show different parts of the same content, and a second mode, in which the first display and the second display show different content.02-09-2012
20110230238POINTER DEVICE TO NAVIGATE A PROJECTED USER INTERFACE - A method including projecting a content associated with a user device; receiving a projected content including an invisible cursor content; determining a position of the invisible cursor content with respect to the projected content; outputting a visible cursor having a position in correspondence to the invisible cursor content; receiving an input from a pointer device; mapping a position of a visible cursor content to the content; and performing an input operation that interacts with the content and corresponds to the input from the pointer device and the position of the visible cursor content.09-22-2011
20100173678MOBILE TERMINAL AND CAMERA IMAGE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes displaying, via a display on the mobile terminal, a captured or a preview image in a first display portion, displaying, via the display, the same captured or a preview image in a second display portion, zooming, via a controller on the mobile terminal, the captured or preview image displayed in the first display portion, and displaying, via the display, a zoom guide on the image displayed in the second display portion that identifies a zoomed portion of the image displayed in the first display portion.07-08-2010
20100184485MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING ELECTRONIC PAPER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal having electronic paper and a method for controlling the same are provided, wherein the mobile terminal comprises: a first display unit configured to implement a role of electronic paper; a second display unit configured to be mounted at one side of the first display unit for implementing a role of a light emitting display unit; a memory configured to store a program for implementing a predetermined menu; and a controller configured to display the menu on the first display unit or the second display unit.07-22-2010
20120196657MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND INPUT CONTROL PROGRAM - A mobile communication terminal executes processing in response to input from a touch pad. Upon the start of a touch on the touch pad, first partial processing, among corresponding processing that corresponds to a position of the touch, is executed, the first partial processing including updating of a display state of the display unit. If, from the start of the touch until the touch is released, it is determined that at least a predetermined number of positions are touched, or that a first time elapses after the start of the touch without the touch being released, the display state is set to a same state as before the updating. Otherwise, second partial processing, which is the remainder of the corresponding processing excluding the first partial processing, is executed when the touch is released.08-02-2012
20110105193Mobile device supporting touch semi-lock state and method for operating the same - A mobile device and a method support a touch semi-lock state. When entering into the touch semi-lock state, a predefined hot menu including items and a touch-lock icon are provided on a touch screen. An output area of the touch-lock icon on the touch screen is defined as a touch event allowable region. A specific item of the hot menu is selected in response to a user input that moves the touch-lock icon onto the specific item. A particular end-user function corresponding to the selected item is activated.05-05-2011
20090048002PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal capable of obtaining an input device having an intuitive and delicate instantaneous responsibility is provided by performing a manipulation of a second housing while viewing a display unit of a first housing.02-19-2009
20090048000SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE - A device may include a touch sensitive display and logic configured to control the touch sensitive display to display information to a user, provide a window of enlarged information via the touch sensitive display based on a determined position of input on the touch sensitive display, and receive a selection from the enlarged information based on a determined position of input within the provided window.02-19-2009
20100184484Deferring Alerts - It is presented a method including presenting an alert on a display; detecting a user input associated with said alert, said user input having a momentum; and deferring said alert to be presented again at a new alert time, said new alert time being calculated as a time in the future using said user input momentum. A corresponding device, computer program product and user interface are also presented.07-22-2010
20100261508TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a housing having a front surface, a back surface and lateral surfaces; a display disposed on the front surface of the housing and configured to display information and a selectable item for executing an application on the mobile terminal when the selectable item is selected; a physical key button disposed on the front surface of the housing, the physical key button configured to receive an input; a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with an external terminal; and a control unit configured to control the external terminal to display an image of the mobile terminal on a display of the external terminal, when the communication unit is wirelessly communicating with the external terminal. Further, the control unit is further configured to control the external terminal not to display information output by the application executed on the mobile terminal when an input signal requests the information not be displayed and to display the information output by the application executed on the mobile terminal when the input signal requests the information be displayed.10-14-2010
20100261506SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE DEVICE DISPLAY POWER SAVINGS - Systems and methods displaying information from a mobile device are described herein. One embodiment of the disclosure provides a method comprising detecting a wireless connection between a mobile device and an external display device. The method further comprises adjusting a display of the mobile device based on at least the detection of the wireless connection.10-14-2010
20100261507TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a housing having a front surface, a back surface and lateral surfaces; a display disposed on the front surface of the housing and configured to display information; a physical key button disposed on the front surface of the housing, said physical key button configured to receive an input; a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with an external terminal; and a control unit configured to control the external terminal to display an image of the mobile terminal on a display of the external terminal, when the communication unit is wirelessly communicating with the external terminal. Further, the control unit is further configured to control the external terminal to display the image of the mobile terminal with a same shape and size of the mobile terminal, and to include the physical key button and the information displayed on the display of the mobile terminal, and the control unit is further configured to control the external terminal to update the image of the mobile terminal displayed on the display of the external terminal with the information displayed on the display of the mobile terminal in real time, and not to update the physical key button displayed on the display of the external terminal in real time.10-14-2010
20090017876APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FORMING EVENT PICTURE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for forming an event picture in a mobile communication terminal. According to the invention, when there occurs any event such as call reception, alarm or message reception under state that a service picture is displayed on a screen of the terminal, the current service picture is backed up, a command input through the buttons provided to the terminal is interrupted and the event picture is overlapped over the current service picture, thereby allowing a user to perceive the corresponding event. Accordingly, the terminal user can correctly perceive the event occurred during the service. In addition, when the event occurs, the command input through the buttons is interrupted, so that it is possible to prevent an unintended event processing or erroneous operation due to an erroneous button manipulation.01-15-2009
20090017875CELLULAR TELEPHONE AND PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT - The handheld personal electronic device has a first body having a display, a second body having a plurality of manual inputs, the second body capable of attachment to the first body, the personal electronic device having an open position wherein the display of the first body and the manual inputs of the second body are accessibly exposed. And, the personal electronic device having a closed position wherein the display of the first body is protected by the second body and the manual inputs of the second body are accessibly exposed.01-15-2009
20090017874MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH INPUT DEVICE - A mobile terminal having an input device that performs an input operation in a touch manner is provided. The mobile terminal includes a first display module, a second display module located adjacent to the first display module, an integrated window located an outer portion of the first and second display modules, and a touch sensing unit located between the window and the second display module for sensing a touch applied to the window and applying an input signal. Marks for guiding input content can be varied and high capacity and high-density multimedia or communication information can be easily and quickly accessed or executed.01-15-2009
20090017872DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH RELATED SUB-DISPLAYS - A display system for an electronic device includes a first sub-display and a second sub-display in signal communication with the first sub-display. The sub-displays together may display related information within a given category, such as time, weather, messages, etc. The display system also may include a navigation mechanism that permits the user to navigate through and select data items from at least one of the first or second sub-displays. In response to a data selection, at least one of the sub-displays alters its view such that the sub-displays together may display a new dataset of related information within the given category. The navigation mechanism also may be used to toggle through various additional categories of information. In an exemplary embodiment, the display system may be the external display of a clamshell mobile telephone in the closed position.01-15-2009
20090017871Control for the display device for a communication terminal - There is described a method for operating a device comprising a display device, a communication device and a communication system. According to said method, the display device is activated once a user enters a near field of the device, and the display device is deactivated once a user leaves the near field of the device. The display device comprises OLEDs or other components that have a short service life and/or a high power requirement. Activation and/or deactivation are controlled by a transponder, e.g. an RFID-TAG to be carried by the user, which responder is detected in the near field of the device. Temporary deactivation of the display device can prolong the service life of the display device and/or save power and the use of contactless RFID-TAGs increases ease of operation. The technology can also be used for other purposes, e.g. user authorization.01-15-2009
20100184482Modular Communication Apparatus - A communication device comprises a first structural module (07-22-2010
20110105189ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device is provided. The electronic device including a body having a side on which an unstable display is disposed and an other side on which a bi-stable display is disposed.05-05-2011
20130122961MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal having a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal, a touchscreen configured to display a screen of a specific one of a plurality of currently active applications, the displayed screen including selectable content and a controller is provided. When at least one selectable content is selected from the displayed screen, the controller is configured to control the touchscreen to display an information indicator indicating at least one application capable of executing the selected content among the plurality of currently active application. When the displayed information indicator is selected, the controller is configured to execute the selected content via an application corresponding to the selected information indicator.05-16-2013
20130122962Soft Keyboard Display Method and Mobile Terminal - The present invention provides a soft keyboard display method and a mobile terminal, and relates to the field of mobile terminals. The method includes: processing a picture of a soft keyboard by adopting an α blending technology according to a preset transparency parameter, so that the picture of the soft keyboard presents transparency corresponding to the transparency parameter; and displaying a processed picture of the soft keyboard on a current background picture of a mobile terminal touchscreen in a suspended manner when it is detected that the soft keyboard needs to be displayed. The mobile terminal includes: a transparency processing module and a suspended displaying module. The mobile terminal includes: a touchscreen and at least one processor. The processor is coupled with the touchscreen. The processor is configured to perform the function of the soft keyboard display method.05-16-2013
20130122964Portable Electronic Apparatus, and a Method of Controlling a User Interface Thereof - A portable electronic apparatus has a display, keypad, sensor and controller. Keys of the keypad are distributed within a keypad area in at least a first plane and are arranged for user actuation transversally to the first plane to provide a first type of user input. The sensor is positioned to sense navigating user actuation at the keypad area in or coincident with the first plane to provide a second type of user input. The controller is configured to control a focus position on the display in response to the second type of user input; associate a plurality of display subareas of the display with respective keys of the keypad; and accept, for user input of the second type, user actuation of an actuated key among the keys as a selection of a selectable item presented at the focus position in a particular display subarea associated with the actuated key.05-16-2013
20130122965ELECTRONIC DEVICE, INCOMING CALL ANSWERING AND REJECTION METHOD AND DIGITAL DATA STORAGE MEDIA - An incoming call answering and rejecting method, an electronic device, and a digital data storage media are provided. The method is applied to an electronic device having a touch screen and has the following steps. A request of an incoming call is received. A dragging signal is generated on the touch screen. When the dragging signal is an answering signal, the incoming call is answered. When the dragging signal is a rejecting signal, the incoming call is rejected.05-16-2013
20130122966APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DATA IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal is capable of managing data. The portable terminal includes a controller, a display, a memory and a data management unit. The data management unit can sort pre-stored data in the memory as keyword-related data. The data management unit also can sort the pre-stored data depending on frequency of user's use, and outputting, to the display, the sorted data by layer.05-16-2013
20100159992MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH A SLIDING DISPLAY SCREEN AND SCREEN-DIVIDING MEMBER - A mobile communications device includes a slidable display screen positioned on top of a keypad. The display screen is slidable between a first position and a second position. The display screen covers the keypad when the display screen is in the first position. The keypad is exposed when the display screen is in the second position. The device includes a screen-dividing member extending over the slidable display screen. The display screen slides underneath the screen-dividing member. The screen-dividing member includes at least one input control for navigating within a user interface presented on the display screen.06-24-2010
20110059777RECONFIGURABLE MOBILE DEVICE INTERFACES SUPPORTING AUTHENTICATED HIGH QUALITY VIDEO, AUDIO, TV AND MULTIMEDIA SERVICES - A method and apparatus for reconfiguring the audio and video interfaces of mobile devices is described. A system for configuring various surfaces of a mobile device for performing additional functions such utilizing the front and reverse side of a mobile device with reconfigurable larger displays for enhancing the visual experience for various applications such as in video, TV and medical imaging is described. A system for command and control of a media center with a mobile device is disclosed. A method for multi-channel processing of audio and video information over mobile devices is described. A method for biometrically authorizing and delivering of copy right content to mobile devices is disclosed.03-10-2011
20110059775METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method for providing a UI in a portable terminal shows background images corresponding to physical states, such as the temperature, or of a physical layout of buildings, roads, etc. The method for providing a UI in a portable terminal, includes: collecting environmental information around the portable terminal; extracting an image set corresponding to the collected environmental information, and image change information; sensing a tilted state of the portable terminal; and changing and displaying the extracted image according to the sensed tilted state of the portable and the extracted image change information.03-10-2011
20110059774Wireless Communication Device for Providing a Visual Representation of a Widget - There is disclosed a wireless communication device comprising a display providing a visual representation of a widget. For one embodiment, a wireless transceiver receives a textual content and a tag, a processor determines whether the wireless transceiver has received a graphical content associated with the textual content and the tag. The display provides the textual content in a first window and the graphical content adjacent to the first window in response to determining that the graphical content has been received. The display provides the textual content in a larger, second window in response to determining that the graphical content has not been received. For another embodiment, the wireless transceiver receives a textual content, a graphical content, and a content identifier corresponding to a content header. The display provides a window for each of the textual content, the graphical content, and the content header corresponding to the content identifier, such that the graphical content and content header are positioned at opposites sides of the textual content.03-10-2011
20100216517METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING MOTION BASED ON MOTION SENSOR AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method for recognizing motion based on a motion sensor and a mobile terminal using the same are provided. The method includes determining an input type of the user's motion; compensating output data of the input user's motion using a compensated parameter value set corresponding to the determined input type of the user's motion; and recognizing the input user's motion by the compensated output data. The mobile terminal can uniformly recognize the user's motion regardless of the position of the mobile terminal in which a tapping motion is input and the direction in which a snapping motion is input, and thus the motion recognition rate of the mobile terminal is significantly improved.08-26-2010
20100184481Controlling Advertising on Displays - A data processing system for controlling a display. The system comprises a control unit connected to the display and a communication device connected via a communication link to the control unit. The control unit comprises a communication unit and a converter. The communication device is arranged to send messages via the communication link to the communication unit of the control unit. The converter is arranged to convert the messages to instructions relating to content items. The display is arranged to display the content items according to the instructions from the control unit. The content items contain advertisements and the messages controlling the display of the content may be sent per SMS messages. Content may be sent per MMS messages. The communication device may comprise a cellular phone and the communication unit may comprise a SIM card.07-22-2010
20100197355Mobile Terminal, Display Switching Method and Display Switching Program - A mobile terminal is a transformable terminal such as a sliding mobile telephone and a folding mobile telephone. The mobile terminal includes a sensor for detecting whether or not the mobile terminal is in a predetermined form. When keys for entering characters are exposed and the sensor detects that the mobile terminal is in the predetermined form, the mobile terminal displays a reply mail. When the sensor detects that the mobile terminal is not in the predetermined form, the mobile terminal displays the received mail. Thus, the mobile terminal can switch display content between the reply mail and the received mail by a simple operation of changing a form of the mobile terminal.08-05-2010
20100159995INTERACTIVE LOCKED STATE MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile communication device receives current information while the mobile communication device is in one of a sleep state or a locked state, and associates one or more portions of the current information with one or more corresponding windows. The mobile communication device also displays, via a display associated with the mobile communication device, the one or more corresponding windows and the one or more associated portions of the current information while the mobile communication device is in the locked state. The mobile communication device further enables a user associated with the mobile communication device to manipulate the one or more displayed corresponding windows while the mobile communication device is in the locked state.06-24-2010
20100159996PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCHSCREEN AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method of controlling a portable electronic device having a touch screen display includes rendering a graphical user interface including a plurality of user-selectable features on the touch screen display and, in response to detecting a touch event on the touch screen display proximal one of the user-selectable features, rendering an indicator for one of the user-selectable features corresponding to a location of the touch event prior to selection of any of the user-selectable features. The indicator is rendered intermediate ones of the user-selectable features for identifying the one of the user-selectable features absent obstruction of other ones of the user-selectable features.06-24-2010
20100216515FLIP MOBILE LIST TO TABLE - A method of presenting data on a mobile electronics device includes initiating an application on a mobile device, requesting data from a server separate from the mobile device, receiving data from the server, displaying the data on the mobile device in a first view, and displaying the data on the mobile device in a second view, upon detecting a change of orientation of the mobile device. A method of providing data to a mobile device includes receiving a request for data from a mobile device at a server, providing the data in at least a first view to a mobile device, and upon reception of a second request from the mobile device, providing the data in a second view. A method of presenting data on a mobile device includes initiating a database application on a mobile device, requesting data from a database server across a mobile network, receiving the data from the database server across the mobile network, displaying the data in a first view on the mobile device, and displaying the data on the mobile device in a second view upon receiving a signal from an orientation sensor in the mobile device indicating that the mobile device has changed orientation from a first orientation to a second orientation.08-26-2010
20100227649COMMUNICATION REWARD - A method is performed by a device that includes a display and a communication application. The method includes identifying a reward criterion for communication activities using the communication application, receiving an indication of a communication activity, and recording the indication of the communication activity with a cumulative total of communication activities. The method also includes presenting, on the display, a graphic representation of the cumulative total of communication activities, where the cumulative total of communication activities is presented in relation to the reward criterion.09-09-2010
20100240417MULTIFUNCTION MOBILE DEVICE HAVING A MOVABLE ELEMENT, SUCH AS A DISPLAY, AND ASSOCIATED FUNCTIONS - A mobile device is configured to operate in at least three modes that provide increased functionality, increased power consumption, and/or increased user input/output. In one example, the mobile device includes a first mode where some electrical components are powered down, and a secondary display may provide some information to a user. In a second mode, a primary display is energized and an audio mode is initially activated. A third mode provides full or nearly full functionality and/or user input/output.09-23-2010
20100216513HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ROTATABLE MEMBER - A handheld electronic device includes a first device member and a second device member that is connected to the first device member via a connector. The second device member is rotatable between a first position and a second position about a rotation axis that is generally parallel to a first face of the second device member and a second face of the second device member. In the first position the second device member may have a portrait orientation in use. In the second position the second device member may have a landscape orientation in use.08-26-2010
20100216514MULTI-DIRECTIONAL DISPLAY COMMUNICATION DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a systems, methods, and communication devices for displaying an image in a plurality of directions. In one embodiment, the communication device includes a memory adapted to store an image and a plurality of display surfaces. Each of the plurality of display surfaces may face a different direction. Also, the plurality of display surfaces may each be operable to display a different portion of the image.08-26-2010
20100227651MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING DATA IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal disposed with electronic paper and a method for displaying data in the mobile terminal are disclosed, wherein the mobile terminal comprises: a first display including a light emitting display; a second display including an electronic paper; and a controller configured to turn off the first display and to allow data to be displayed on the second display if a power event occurs.09-09-2010
20100240416METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN EMOTION-BASED USER INTERFACE - An approach is provided for accessing services, applications, and content using an emotion-based user interface. Descriptors corresponding to an emotion of the user are presented to the user for selection. Selection of one of the descriptors initiates presentation of options (e.g., actions for accessing service, applications, or content available to a user device) associated with the descriptor.09-23-2010
20090048001SCREEN DISPLAY PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A screen display processing apparatus used for a portable terminal apparatus includes a moving unit configured to relatively move a plurality of cases of the portable terminal apparatus, a detection unit configured to detect a parameter value representing a degree of relative movement of the cases, a determination unit configured to determine based on the parameter value whether a shape of the portable terminal apparatus changes, and a first control unit configured to control a function about the screen display provided in the portable terminal apparatus in accordance with the parameter value and the change or no change in the shape.02-19-2009
20100210312METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING DUAL- PROCESSING OF SCREEN DATA IN MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING PROJECTOR FUNCTION - A method of controlling a screen of a mobile terminal having a projector function and an apparatus permits outputs of common screen data and dual-processed data output by a display screen and an external screen. A method of outputting screen data in a mobile terminal having a projector function includes: activating a projector module; generating screen data for a display unit displayed on a display unit and screen data for a projector based on the projector module; and performing dual-processing of the generated screen data and outputting the dual-processed screen data to the display unit and the projector module.08-19-2010
20090042619Electronic Device with Morphing User Interface - An electronic device (02-12-2009
20100210309User Interface - An electronic device comprising: a display; a housing enclosing the display and defining an exterior surface region adjacent to the display, the exterior surface region having a plurality of surface zones indicated thereon, the surface zones being capable of being written on by a user to save a written marking thereon; a memory; and user input apparatus; the device having: a first mode in which the device performs a function in respect of a subject entity and in which in response to operation of the user input apparatus to indicate one of the zones the device stores the entity in the memory in association with that zone; and a second mode in which in response to selection of a zone by means of the user input apparatus the device performs a function in respect of an entity stored in association with the selected zone.08-19-2010
20100210311PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND SLIDE-TYPE CRADLING APPARATUS THEREOF - A portable communication device that cradles a first and a second display units at a same angle, and a slide-type cradling apparatus thereof are disclosed. The portable communication device includes: a first housing; a second housing including a first display unit and facing the first housing when being slid and cradled at a known incline angle; and a third housing including a second display unit, and being introduced into the first housing before the second housing is slid and being withdrawn from the first housing after the second housing is slid such that the second housing is inclined and the third housing is inclined in an extension direction of the second housing.08-19-2010
20100210310PORTABLE TERMINAL - There has been a problem that a portable telephone grows larger its size by the volume of a space for improving its acoustic characteristics. Then, a portable terminal includes upper casing 08-19-2010
20090075702ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CONFIGURABLE DISPLAYS - An electronic device includes at least two display casings each having a display therein, a connecting member comprising two rotation shafts arranged in parallel to each other and coupled to respective ones of the two display casings so as to allow each of the two display casings to rotate, and a sliding mechanism configured to allow the two display casings to move toward each other so as to allow the displays of the two display casings to form a single larger display area.03-19-2009
20100113100Electronic device having a clamshell configuration - An electronic device comprising a first housing and a second wherein, the first and second housings have outward surfaces. One of the outward surfaces includes an electronic display and the other of the outward surfaces includes a keyboard or other input device. A hinge couples the two housing elements together. In a collapsed orientation the outward surfaces of the housing elements are exposed and face away from each other. In a fully deployed orientation, the display and the keyboard are in a side by side orientation. In a partially deployed orientation, the housing containing the display surface is angled away from the housing containing the keypad and the housing containing the keypad acts as a base to hold the angled display open for viewing purposes.05-06-2010
20120142401PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE - Disclosed is a portable terminal device, which has a reduced thickness, while ensuring a strength with which a display unit can be excellently held. In the device (06-07-2012
20100035658MOBILE TERMINAL WITH TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD OF PROCESSING MESSAGE USING THE SAME - A mobile terminal including a display unit configured to simultaneously display a message list region, a phonebook search region and a user input region on the touch screen, an activating unit configured to activate at least one of the message list region and the phonebook search region, an inputting unit configured to input contents in the user input region, and a control unit configured to control the display unit to display at least one message including the contents input through the user input region in the message list region when the user input region is activated, and to display at least one phonebook data item including the contents input through the user input region in the phonebook search region when the phonebook search region is activated.02-11-2010
20100222112METHOD FOR DISPLAYING ITEMS IN MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method for displaying items in mobile terminal and a mobile terminal using the same, the method comprising: storing a plurality of items in a memory of the mobile terminal; receiving a grouping command by a proximity touch on the plurality of items through a proximity sensor of the mobile terminal; and generating and displaying a classification menu including classified items with classifying the plurality of items by the grouping command and storing the classified items in the classification menu.09-02-2010
20100197353METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING A VIRTUAL ROTARY DIAL PAD ON A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device that allows a user to dial a telephone number using a virtual rotary dial pad configuration. The device includes a physically depressible touch screen display. Speed dialing is enabled by touching and dragging a selected numeric or non-numeric symbol to a predetermined location on the touch screen display and by holding the selected symbol at the predetermined location for a predetermined duration of time. Successful dialing of a symbol results in tactile, audio or visual feedback. Touching and dragging selected symbols may be replaced by touching the selected symbol and physically depressing the touch screen. Both numeric and non-numeric symbols may be dialed.08-05-2010
20090275366Personal portable communication devices with deployable display systems for three dimensional visual representations and/or privacy and methods of use - A personal portable communication device includes a deployable display system movable from a stored position to an extended position for use in three-dimensional representations of display data and/or privacy in viewing display data.11-05-2009
20100222113MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND MENU DISPLAY METHOD IN THE SAME - A mobile communication terminal according to the present invention includes: a related-function associate unit that associates an function executed by a user operation with a function executed next by the user operation after executing the executed function; a weighting set unit that sets a larger weighting value to a newer combination of the executed function and the next executed function associated by the related-function associate unit, and a next function predict function that causes the next executed function having a larger weighting value set by the weighting set unit to be preferentially displayed from among the next executed functions associated with the executed function when a function is newly selected by the user.09-02-2010
20090286575PORTABLE APPARATUS - A portable apparatus includes a first case portion including a full keyboard, a second case portion superposed on the first case portion, a slide connection member connecting the first case portion to the second case portion in such a manner that the first case portion is slidable in a direction perpendicular to a length direction of the full keyboard, and a display screen unit directly or indirectly disposed on a front surface of the second case portion, wherein the first and second case portions have a hiding mechanism with which a part of the slide connection member is prevented from being exposed to the outside when the first case portion is maximally slid out with respect to the second case portion.11-19-2009
20100197357Portable Terminal - A portable terminal displays on a selection screen not only contents stored in the portable terminal but also contents stored in a contents server communicatable via a network with the portable terminal. The selection screen displays information regarding the size and location of each of the contents, as well as estimated time and cost required to obtain each of the corresponding contents based on information regarding communication speed and communication path such as communicatable areas. The portable terminal is also equipped with a function to search another communication path that becomes available when moving the portable terminal to another location, and a function to suggest to obtain the contents using such a communication path if the new communication path provides faster and/or more inexpensive connection.08-05-2010
20100197354PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING PROJECTING FUNCTION - A portable terminal is provided and the portable terminal includes a terminal body, a projector operatively connected to the terminal body, and a door movably mounted to the terminal body, the door being moveable between a first position covering the projector and a second position exposing the projector.08-05-2010
20100197352SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESS CONTROL IN A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method of access control in an electronic device includes monitoring for input at the electronic device, for each input determined to be one of a plurality of predefined gestures including gestures from a touch-sensitive input device or from a movement sensor, mapping the input to a respective Unicode character and adding the respective Unicode character to a passcode to provide an entered passcode, comparing the entered passcode to a stored passcode, and changing an access state at the electronic device if the entered passcode matches the stored passcode.08-05-2010
20090239587SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLIANCE CONTROL VIA A PERSONAL COMMUNICATION OR ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE - A system for use in controlling operating functions of a controllable device includes a hand-held device and an intermediate device in communication with the hand-held device and the controllable device. The hand-held device is adapted to receive a gesture based input and to transmit a signal having data representative of the gesture based input. The intermediate device has programming for translating the data representative of the gesture based input in a signal received from the hand-held device into a command signal to be communicated to the controllable device wherein the command signal has a format appropriate for controlling an operating function of the controllable device that is associated with the gesture based input.09-24-2009
20120190408INTELLIGENT GRAPHICS INTERFACE IN A HANDHELD WIRELESS DEVICE - Various embodiments of the invention may allow applications and information to be clustered together in ways that simplify and automate various tasks. Other embodiments may present a graphical user interface to the user that allows the user to choose from a matrix of information categories and applications that can help provide that information. Still other embodiments may provide different user interface methods based on status awareness.07-26-2012
20100159994COMMUNICATIONS CONVERGENCE AND USER INTERFACE SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS - In an exemplary method, communications data representative of communication instances of distinct types is converged and a graphical user interface (“GUI”) including a set of listings representative of a grouping of the communication instances of distinct types is displayed. In certain embodiments, at least one of the communication instances represented in the set of listings includes a voice type communication instance. In certain embodiments, a user selection of one of the listings displayed in the GUI is detected, the selected listing associated with a contact, and another set of listings representative of another grouping of converged communication instances of distinct types is displayed in response to the user selection. In certain embodiments, each of the communication instances in the other grouping is associated with the contact. In certain embodiments, the other set of listings is displayed as a subset within the set of listings in the GUI.06-24-2010
20120244914PHYSICAL FEEDBACK TO INDICATE OBJECT DIRECTIONAL SLIDE - A device, medium, and method are provided for enabling a user to control a mobile communications device that includes a vibration component. One embodiment of the method includes presenting an object on a touchscreen display of the mobile communications device; enabling the object to be moveable on the touchscreen by way of a touch interaction; in real time, continuously varying an output of the vibration component to cause a vibrational response of the mobile communications device, such that movement of the object in a first direction causes a first continuous vibrational output, and movement of the object in a second direction causes a second continuous vibrational output.09-27-2012
20090137282CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, AND CELLULAR PHONE - A boosting circuit unit supplies a boosting voltage to one terminal of a backlight. A boosting comparator compares a voltage applied to the other terminal of the backlight with a predetermined reference voltage value, and outputs a comparison result as a feedback signal reflecting the boosting voltage to the boosting circuit unit. An LED driver unit is connected to the other terminal of the backlight and supplies drive current to the backlight. An acquisition unit acquires a PWM signal, which is generated based on the content of a video signal and can be used to change the luminance of the backlight. An LPF unit outputs a time-averaged signal of the acquired PWM signal as a control signal to be supplied to the LED driver unit.05-28-2009
20080311959Network device with display module - In a network device with a display module, the display module is installed on a surface of a casing of the network device for displaying the status of the network device and the status of a network connection completely without requiring another external electronic device. After the network device has received various information on the network connection procedure of an external network connecting equipment, a network connecting device, and a final connection status and a self test status and outputted a control signal of the display module, each procedure and final information on the display module, the display module outputs a text, a graphic, or both text and graphic at the same time for user's viewing.12-18-2008
20080311958TWIST ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHODS THEREFOR - Disclosed is an electronic device including a first and second housing. Each housing may include at least one display that may be on a front face or a rear face of the housing. A hinge may couple the first housing and the second housing and may be configured to allow the first housing and the second housing to change their orientation relative to one another with a twist motion around an axis defined by the hinge. With a twist motion, the housings can form a closed configuration and at least one open configuration. Multiple display screen and communication modes may be enabled based on a relative orientation of the housings. In this way, a “twist phone” form factor may provide the shape and function to add and/or improve features that may be desirable to a user.12-18-2008
20100222111WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - With respect to a mobile wireless device in which a first housing 09-02-2010
20090111526METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DISPLAY SIGNAL STRENGTH - Various embodiments are directed to a status indicator module to display a first signal strength and a second signal strength for different radio transmission signals using a single status indicator. Other embodiments are described and claimed.04-30-2009
20110111809MOBILE TELEPHONE - Provided is a mobile telephone which can easily be found when called in case the mobile telephone is placed on a desk or a floor. An image display plane of a display (05-12-2011
20100298032MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROVIDING GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE USING THE SAME - Provided are a mobile terminal and a method of providing a graphic user interface using the same. The mobile terminal includes a plurality of bodies. Various graphic user interfaces are provided according to a posture of the mobile terminal, which is formed by the plurality of bodies of the mobile terminal.11-25-2010
20100279738MOBILE TERMINAL CAPABLE OF RECOGNIZING FINGERNAIL TOUCH AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE OPERATION THEREOF - A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes displaying, on a touch screen display of the mobile terminal, an operation screen corresponding to a current operating mode executing on the mobile terminal; detecting, via a detecting device, a touch input on the touch screen display of the mobile terminal; determining, via a controller on the mobile terminal, a first finger characteristic describing a finger touching the touch screen display and a second finger characteristic describing the finger touching the touch screen display that is different than the first finger characteristic; performing, via the controller, a first operation relevant to the current operating mode based on the determined first finger characteristic; and performing, via the controller, a second operation relevant to the current operating mode based on the determined second finger characteristic.11-04-2010
20100298034LIST SEARCH METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME - A list search method and a mobile terminal that implements the list search method are provided. In the list search method, a plurality of search areas for outputting a plurality of index groups respectively are output in a display area where at least one list is output. The index groups include independent indexes or indexes linked with each other. Such operation occurs without screen switching and thereby enables a mobile terminal to implement a list search quickly and easily.11-25-2010
20100298033MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF EXECUTING CALL FUNCTION USING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of executing a call function using the mobile terminal are provided such that the call function is executed in the mobile terminal including a plurality of touch screens, and various graphic user interfaces with respect to the call function are displayed to a user such that the user can conveniently use the call function.11-25-2010
20130130745POWER-SAVING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MOBILE TERMINAL - The present invention discloses a power-saving system and method for a mobile terminal. By way of monitoring the power level of the mobile terminal, the present invention adopts a high visual contrast power-saving mode while reducing the backlight lightness when the power level is low. The present invention achieves the object of increasing the display resolution and facilitating the user to obtain information while saving power.05-23-2013
20100279741MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF MANAGING A SCHEDULE USING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and method of managing a schedule using the same are disclosed, by which applications can be processed by linking to a schedule. The present invention includes displaying target item information including the schedule by executing a prescribe application, receiving a user's control selection signal for the target item information, and performing a control over the target item information according to the user's control selection signal received via the input device. Accordingly, based on contents of a received message, corresponding information is registered on a schedule table by a simple manipulation. And, schedules in the schedule table can be controlled in a simple manner.11-04-2010
20100279742ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Disclosed is an electronic device which is formed thin while maintaining good display by a liquid crystal display unit. Specifically disclosed is an electronic device wherein a main substrate (11-04-2010
20100279740MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes a solar cell module and a selective transmitting member for selectively transmitting light, thereby supplying the light to the solar cell module selectively. Accordingly, since a light-transmitting display and a solar cell module are stacked on each other, the present invention enables a user to appreciate information displayed on the light-transmitting display while enabling the solar cell module to charge a battery. Moreover, since the light having passed through a light-transmitting display can be reflected by a selective transmission member provided between the light-transmitting display and a solar cell module, the present invention is able to enhance readability of information displayed on the light-transmitting display.11-04-2010
20100304791MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING INFORMATION IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal comprises a first touch screen and a controller. The controller provides the first touch screen with an information region that includes at least one information item and first and second control regions for controlling a display of the information region. The controller also controls a viewing perspective of the information region in response to a first touch input for the first control region, and controls at least one of the number or type of the at least one information item in response to a second touch input for the second control region. The controller may also control the information region to have a two-dimensional or three-dimensional viewing perspective in response to the first touch input.12-02-2010
20100304793MOBILE DEVICE HAVING TWO TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY PANELS - A mobile device having two touch screen display panels includes a first body, a first touch screen disposed on an upper portion of the first body, a second body disposed under the first body, and a second touch screen disposed on an upper portion of the second body. The mobile device is configured to operate in a full-screen mode. In the full-screen mode, the first body is configured to slide in a first direction and a second direction, perpendicular to the first direction, such that the first and second touch screens are adjacent, form a substantially level surface, and function as a single display area.12-02-2010
20130137487PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL - According to one embodiment, a portable information terminal includes a housing, on a surface portion of which a display unit is arranged, an antenna unit which is arranged to extend from a side surface portion to a back surface portion of this housing, a first sensor configured to detect an orientation of the housing, and a controller. When this controller determines based on the detection result of the first sensor that the orientation of the housing corresponds to a horizontal state or nearly horizontal state within predetermined angle range, it suppresses a transmission power of the antenna unit.05-30-2013
20130137489VEHICLE ON-BOARD UNIT AND MOBILE DEVICE LINKAGE SYSTEM - A system to link a mobile device with a vehicle on-board unit includes an interface section that allows communication between the mobile device and the on-board unit, a linkage determining section that, on the basis of information obtained by the interface section, determines whether or not the mobile device and the on-board unit are linked together, a vehicle travel determining section that determines whether or not the vehicle is in motion, an application start control section that starts a launcher application provided on the mobile device, the launcher application being configured to restrict use of a registered application of the mobile device while the vehicle is in motion, and an illumination control section that causes a screen of a display section of the mobile device turn off when the launcher application is started.05-30-2013
20090069056MOBILE TERMINAL WITH VARIABLE DISPLAY CONTROL - A mobile terminal with display control is disclosed. A method of controlling a display screen in the mobile terminal includes recognizing an operation mode of the mobile terminal, wherein the operation mode is associated with displaying information on a display at a first display state with a display control expiration period, displaying display control status information on a portion of the display prior to the display control expiration period, and adjusting the display control expiration period in response to recognizing an external user input.03-12-2009
20110111807ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND FLAT DISPLAY MODULE - Disclosed is electronic device including a case body including a front surface side portion of the case body and a rear surface side portion of the case body; a flat display module accommodated in the case body; a conductive layer formed on an internal wall of one of the front surface side portion of the case body and the rear surface side portion of the case body, the internal wall being around a contact portion of both portions of the case body; a circuit board having electrical components mounted thereon; and a ground means that electrically connects the conductive layer to a GND of the circuit board.05-12-2011
20110111808MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE TO DISPLAY CLOSED CAPTIONS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device includes a display, at least one input device, and a processor. The processor is connected to the display and at least one input device, and is configured to display on the display video from at least one video media file, the at least one video media file also having closed captions associated with the video. The processor is further configured to display on the display closed captions with a position thereof being selectable responsive to the at least one input device.05-12-2011
20100331050PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal includes a circuit board having edge and component mounting surfaces. The edge surface includes a first contact terminal and an antenna includes a second contact terminal. The component mounting surface is at least substantially parallel with a display screen of the terminal and the edge surface is at least substantially perpendicular to the display screen. The first and second contact terminals are coupled together to establish an electrical connection between the circuit board and antenna when the antenna and edge surface are mounted in parallel to one another within a housing of the terminal.12-30-2010
20090186661DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a printed circuit board disposed at a rear of a display panel. The printed circuit board includes a main board portion, an auxiliary board portion and a connection board portion continuously disposed with each other.07-23-2009
20110034215Semiconductor Device and Method for Manufacturing the Same - An object of the present invention is to prevent the deterioration of a TFT (thin film transistor). The deterioration of the TFT by a BT test is prevented by forming a silicon oxide nitride film between the semiconductor layer of the TFT and a substrate, wherein the silicon oxide nitride film ranges from 0.3 to 1.6 in a ratio of the concentration of N to the concentration of Si.02-10-2011
20110034214MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH INPUT DEVICE - A mobile terminal having an input device that performs an input operation in a touch manner is provided. The mobile terminal includes a first display module, a second display module located adjacent to the first display module, an integrated window located an outer portion of the first and second display modules, and a touch sensing unit located between the window and the second display module for sensing a touch applied to the window and applying an input signal. Marks for guiding input content can be varied and high capacity and high-density multimedia or communication information can be easily and quickly accessed or executed.02-10-2011
20110034216PORTABLE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND DISPLAY METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - To provide a portable communication terminal which can comprehensively change a displaying size of all of a pictogram, a soft key, or the like that are displayed in a screen in conjunction with a switching of a display mode, a display method therefor, and a program.02-10-2011
20110034213PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH LATERAL SCREEN POSITIONING - The mutual arrangement of a display screen and a keyboard proposed herein can be used in mobile phones, smartphone, communicators, or similar portable devices. The keyboard, having push buttons, sensors, etc. is based on the body of a portable communication device, and initially disposed partially or fully under the sliding screen of the device. The keyboard is partially overlapped or fully covered by the sliding screen. When using the keyboard or its part, which is hidden under the sliding screen, the screen is moved to the lateral side, while the symbols on the keyboard are arranged vertically (vertical layout of the keyboard) relatively to the body of the device. Optionally, the vertical layout can be altered to the horizontal layout, and, during such alteration, the buttons' functions can be changed as well.02-10-2011
20110244923SLIDING APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A sliding apparatus includes a first sliding member and a second sliding member slidable relative to the first sliding member. The second sliding member includes two sliding paths. Each sliding path includes a number of positioning portions along a sliding direction relative to the first sliding member. Two positioning assemblies are slidably mounted in the first sliding member and slidably mounted in the sliding paths of the second sliding member to position the second sliding member relative to the first sliding member.10-06-2011
20110117968INPUT DEVICE FOR A USER INTERFACE - An apparatus, which includes a body part, an input component attached to the body part, graphics on the input component, the graphics being invisible in daylight conditions and visible when exposed to a certain type of illumination, and a source of light configured to provide illumination of the certain type and to selectively illuminate the transparent input component.05-19-2011
20110117971METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING AT LEAST TWO DISPLAY UNITS - A method and apparatus for operating a mobile terminal having two or more display units are provided. Display of screen data and function execution are performed through coordinated operations of the display units. The method includes displaying screen data of an electronic document on a first display according to a user request, transforming, upon detection of a mode transition interaction, the screen data of the electronic document displayed on the first display, and displaying the transformed screen data of the electronic document on a second display.05-19-2011
20100144392ACCESSORY DEVICES FOR MOBILE PHONES - Implementations described herein relate to accessories for mobile phones. In one implementation, an accessory may include, a display to present information received from a mobile phone to a user of the accessory. The accessory may connect with the mobile phone to form a link to the mobile phone. The accessory may include a clothing attachment component to attach the accessory to the user or to clothing of the user.06-10-2010
20110244924MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a selection and/or execution of an application can be designated using a list of applications currently executed in a multitasking environment. The present invention includes a display unit, a user input unit configured to receive an input of a command from a user, and a controller, when a plurality of applications are being executed, if there is a first input via the user input unit, controlling a list of a plurality of the currently executed applications to be displayed on a first region, the controller, if one of at least one or more applications running in the background in the list is selected by a second input via the user input unit, controlling the selected application to be displayed on a second region of the display unit by having a prescribed visual effect applied thereto.10-06-2011
20110086674ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - A method includes associating regions of a touch-sensitive display with information, detecting a touch on the touch-sensitive display, determining an area associated with the touch, and associating probability values with at least some of the information based on an area associated with the touch and the regions associated with the information.04-14-2011
20110086673MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying a first list including one or more items on a display module provided in a main body of the mobile terminal; determining whether the main body has been rotated so as to turn the display module upside down; and if it is determined that the mobile terminal has been rotated so as to turn the display module upside down, displaying a second list, instead of the first list, on the display module. Therefore, it is possible to control various operations performed by the mobile terminal in accordance with the movement of the main body of the mobile terminal.04-14-2011
20100137034MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING MEASUREMENT UNIT CONVERSION TOOL THEREOF - A mobile phone and a method for displaying measurement unit conversion tool thereof are provided. The method for displaying measurement unit conversion tool of the mobile phone includes the following steps. Firstly, a global positioning system (GPS) signal is captured. Next, a classification of measurement unit is obtained by analyzing the GPS signal. Then, at least a particular measurement unit is obtained according to the classification of measurement unit. Lastly, the particular measurement unit is displayed on the unit conversion tool.06-03-2010
20100137033Illuminated Touch Sensitive Surface Module - An illuminated touch sensitive surface module includes a sensor, an illuminated device and a controller. The sensor senses position information of hovering or touching objects, the illuminated device includes illuminated modes and one or more light guide films with characters, symbols or patterns, and the controller connects to the sensor and the illuminated device for controlling the illuminated modes of the illuminated device and the illumination of the light sources according to the position information.06-03-2010
20110086672TRANSPARENT ARTICLE - A method of producing a transparent article comprised of a transparent base substrate and having a thickness of at least 100 microns and a surface costing of a transparent resin wherein the resin is applied to the base substrate by means of a jet printer, preferably an ink jet printer. The transparent article may be a window for a display device, e.g. incorporated in a mobile telephone.04-14-2011
20110212752WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE AND USES THEREOF - A wireless telecommunication device including a foreground unit, and a background unit that is physically separated from the foreground unit and in local communication with the foreground unit. The foreground unit is provided to support incoming calls independently of the background unit. Furthermore, the foreground unit and the background unit cooperate to support outgoing calls. The scope of the invention also includes a method for doing business by offering the foreground unit for sale in a packaging having a form factor selected from the group consisting of a pen, a pen cap, a wristwatch, and a necklace.09-01-2011
20110130170MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes placing the mobile terminal in lock mode; if a multi-touch signal including first and second touch signals is detected from a display module, releasing the mobile terminal from the lock mode, the first and second touch signals being touch signals detected from first and second areas, respectively, on the display module; and entering an operating mode which is set to enter upon the touching of the second area. Therefore, it is possible to unlock the mobile terminal and then readily enter a predefined operating mode in response to a multi-touch input detected from certain areas on the display module.06-02-2011
20100222108PORTABLE TERMINAL, FUNCTION LIST PROVIDING METHOD USED FOR THE SAME, AND ITS PROGRAM - When a user selects a function, a data collecting system (09-02-2010
20100222110MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes: a main device having a display unit and performing a mobile communication function, and a sub-device having an input unit, communicating with the main device, and detachably coupled to the main device, wherein the input unit includes a transparent touch panel, and at least a portion of the transparent touch panel overlaps with the display unit in a state that the main device and the sub-device are coupled. The main device and the sub-device communicate with each other when they are coupled or separated to remotely control each other.09-02-2010
20110081953MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND TERMINAL OPERATION METHOD - An object is to effectively use a surface of a display unit of a mobile communication terminal and to appropriately set a detection area according to display modes, thereby allowing a user to perform an operation easily and intuitively.04-07-2011
20110077053MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a front body, a rear body, and a slide module connecting the front body to the rear body such that the front body is slidable with respect to the rear body, the slide module including a first slide member fixed to a front surface of the rear body and having a rail unit at both sides of the rear body, the rail unit having a specific length corresponding to a slide stroke of the front body; and a second slide member fixed to a rear surface of the front body and having a moving guide constrained to the rail unit at both sides of the rear body and slidably moved along the rail unit, in which the moving guide protrudes toward the rear body in order to receive the rail unit and cover the rail unit.03-31-2011
20110086675Scrollable Computing Device Display - The display of a scrollable list of items is described. In one disclosed embodiment, a list of items may be displayed on a scrollable computing device display in such a manner that, upon receiving an input requesting movement of a select indicator to a different list item, the select indicator is moved on the display toward the different list item and the list is scrolled on the display in an opposing direction.04-14-2011
20100035656Delivering Advertisement Messages to a User by the Use of Idle Screens of Mobile Devices with Integrated Sensors - A method is disclosed by the use of an idle display screen of a mobile device to present an advertisement message. An idle screen, which is taken as a blanket screen in the exemplary case for the illustration, is displayed while the device is idling. A plurality of sensors is integrated with the mobile device. The sensors are used to detect the user's action for holding and positioning the device before user's input actions. A message can then be displayed a short period of time before user's input actions to the device. The system requires a minimum amount of additional power consumption for delivering advertisement messages to the user. It allows that multimedia messages are delivered with acceptable power consumption when utilizing of the idle screens. One embodiment employs pressure sensors, which are placed in selected locations on the sidewalls and/or on the surface of the backside of the device. The locations are selected to match the locations on the surface of the device that a user's hand is in touch with when holding the device for a user's input action. Another embodiment employs touch-screen type of sensors to sense a human hand in touch with the device. Further, accelerator-meters and photo-sensors can be placed in or onto the device to detect changes of physical parameters associated with the interaction actions from the user before an advertisement message is displayed.02-11-2010
20100016025Content Personalization of Personal Cellular Telecommunications Devices - Content personalization on personal cellular telecommunications devices includes determining subscriber personalization profiles each including at least one personalization parameter, determining universal Level 0 IDMs for display on all subscribers' personal cellular telecommunications devices irrespective of their location and their subscriber personalization profiles, and determining a set of at least two different personalized Level 1 IDMs for each universal Level 0 IDM for display on subscribers' personal cellular telecommunications depending on their location and subscriber personalization profiles. Personalization of Level 1 interactive display messages can take place either network side or handset side. Network side personalization requires a personalization server with subscribers' personalization profiles. Handset side personalization requires handset subscriber personalization filters.01-21-2010
20110244922MENU ICONS WITH DESCRIPTIVE AUDIO - A mobile phone comprising: a user interface configured to display a menu system and to receive input; and an electronic device configured to: provide the menu system having menu levels with each menu level comprising distinct menu items, enable the user to make a preliminary selection of any distinct menu item at a first menu level, wherein the user remains at the first menu level upon making the preliminary selection, provide an audio output in response to the user making a preliminary selection of any of the distinct menu items, wherein the audio output is unique for each distinct menu item, and enable the user to make a determinative selection of any distinct menu item at a first menu level only after a preliminary selection of that distinct menu item has been made, wherein the user proceeds to a second menu level upon making the determinative selection.10-06-2011
20090312065MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND DATA INPUT METHOD - A mobile communication terminal includes a display module to display image data on an image display area, an input module to generate touch data according to a touch input in a touch area, and a storage module to store the touch data associated with the image data. A data input method includes displaying image data on an image display area, generating touch data according to a touch input in a touch area, associating the touch data with the image data, and storing the touch data associated with the image data.12-17-2009
20090312064TERMINAL DEVICE, CONTENT DISPLAYING METHOD, AND CONTENT DISPLAYING PROGRAM - Provided is a terminal device including: operation means for receiving an input operation by a user; non-operation detection means for detecting whether a non-operation state in the operation means has continued for a predetermined period of time; and icon display means used when it is detected that the non-operation state has continued for the predetermined time, for shifting to another mode different from the current mode and displaying an icon corresponding to the new mode.12-17-2009
20090312066MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal fabricated through co-injection molding is provided. The mobile terminal includes a first case and a second case coupled to the first case. The first case includes a main body having a keypad and a cover formed on the main body. The cover is co-injection molded with the main body whereby no parting lines are formed between the cover and the main body. A method of forming a case of a mobile terminal is also provided. The method includes injection molding a main body using a first resin material, the main body having a keypad, and injection molding a cover onto the main body using a second resin material different from the first resin material, whereby no parting lines are formed between the cover and the main body.12-17-2009
20090312062METHOD FOR INDICATING SOFT KEY CHANGE USING ANIMATION - Systems and methods provide an attention grabbing display when the function mapped to a soft key and the associated soft key label has changed. Animation is used to draw a user's attention to the soft key label change, thereby alerting the user to the changed function mapped to the soft keys.12-17-2009
20090312061PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING A COMMON CORE MECHANICAL SUBASSEMBLY - A portable communication device includes a common core base assembly including a metal frame. The common core base assembly is configured to couple to a plurality of different upper assemblies, thereby providing a portable communication device or family of portable communication devices having different form factors, while making use of a common core base assembly.12-17-2009
20110151935APPARATUS COMPRISING A SLIDING DISPLAY PART - An apparatus including a first part slidingly attached to a second part, the first part having a main display and a secondary display, wherein the first part has a surface providing the main display, and wherein the surface bends or folds forming a side or side surface that provides the secondary display.06-23-2011
20100016024Mobile Communications Device Diversity Antenna - A device including a battery, a wireless transceiver, and a battery cover. The battery cover is adapted to retain the battery in a desired position. The battery cover is further adapted to act as a first antenna in communication with the wireless transceiver for sending and receiving signals in a first frequency band.01-21-2010
20100056223MOBILE TERMINAL EQUIPPED WITH FLEXIBLE DISPLAY AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal equipped with flexible display. The controller changes a screen displayed on the flexible display or controls the operation according to a bent part of the flexible display.03-04-2010
20100035659PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ICONS THEREOF - A portable electronic device includes a main body, a slidable cover, a display panel, a sensor, and a controlling module. The slidable cover is slidably positioned on the main body. The display panel is positioned on the slidable cover. The sensor is configured to detect a position of the slidable cover relative to the main body. The controlling module is configured to output icons and data to the display panel, and to adjust an area of each icon displayed on the display panel according to a position, detected by the sensor, of the slidable cover relative to the main body.02-11-2010
20120244909MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH USER NAVIGATION USING AN ANTENNA AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing, a display carried by the housing, a wireless transceiver carried by the housing, a display navigation input device carried by the housing and including an antenna and an oscillation circuit coupled to the antenna, and a controller coupled to the display, wireless transceiver, and display navigation input device.09-27-2012
20100056220MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal includes a display module comprising a front surface and a rear surface, a display controller for displaying an object associated with a first menu on at least one of the front surface or rear surface, a user input unit configured to receive a touch input via the front and rear surface of the display module for selecting one of the displayed objects, and a controller configured to execute an operation associated with the selected object according to which of the front and rear surface is touched.03-04-2010
20100056225HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING FACILITATED INPUT AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - An improved handheld electronic device and an improved method facilitate the entry of data when the data is to be of a particular arrangement of alphabetic (A) and/or numeric (N) and/or other characters. In the depicted exemplary embodiment, the handheld electronic device includes a user interface that facilitates the entry of data having a predetermined data format.03-04-2010
20100056221Terminal, Controlling Method Thereof and Recordable Medium Thereof - A mobile terminal includes a touchscreen configured to display a scroll region having a scroll bar at a portion of a displayed view and a controller configured to perform at least one function in response to a touch input received at the scroll region, the touch input including a first touch action in a first axial direction and a second touch action in a second axial direction, wherein a first function is performed in response to the first touch action, the first function being scrolling the displayed view and the first touch action being moving the scroll bar in the first axial direction along the scroll region and a second function is performed in response to the second touch action, the second function being a function that is different from the first function.03-04-2010
20100056219Terminal, controlling method thereof and recordable medium for the same - A mobile terminal including a broadcast receiving unit, a touchscreen including a broadcast picture area configured to display a broadcast picture received by the broadcast receiving unit, and a controller configured to display on the touchscreen a broadcast channel list including a list of broadcast channels in a first direction, and to display on the touchscreen a broadcast service list including a list of broadcast services corresponding to respective broadcast channels in a second direction opposite to the first direction.03-04-2010
20100056224MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal including at least two display areas and a method of controlling the same. The mobile terminal of the present invention includes at least two display areas. A user can input a control command to the mobile terminal by moving the mobile terminal or manipulating user manipulating portions included in the mobile terminal. A controller controls a display area corresponding to an input type of the control signal, from among the display areas displayed in the mobile terminal. A user can control the mobile terminal including the at least two display areas easily and simply.03-04-2010
20100056222PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH SENSITIVE USER INTERFACES - A portable terminal includes a body comprising a first display configured to display first data, and first and second covers coupled to a front side of the body, wherein each of the first and second covers is structured to be physically displaceable relative to the body and each being positionable between open and closed positions, wherein the open position of each of the first and second covers permits a relative increase in viewable portion of the front side of the body, and the closed position of each of the first and second covers permits a relative decrease in viewable portion of the front side of the body. The terminal also includes a touch input unit operatively coupled to one of the first display, the first cover, or the second cover, wherein the touch input unit is configured to receive input via user contact.03-04-2010
20110098090BIOLOGICAL PROTECTION DEVICE AGAINST THE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES EMITTED BY A MOBILE TELEPHONE - The present invention concerns the field of individual biological protection devices against emissions of electromagnetic pollution, more particularly a biological protection device against the electromagnetic waves emitted by a mobile telephone.04-28-2011
20090215500MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL HAVING KEY INPUT ERROR PREVENTION FUNCTION AND METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communications terminal and a method for preventing an input error of a key input unit are provided. The mobile communications terminal includes a touch sensor unit for sensing a key that is input by touching a keypad region in order to output a key input signal corresponding to the key and a controller adapted to determine a key input according to either a priority between multiple keys from which key signals are received or whether a received key signal was generated inadvertently.08-27-2009
20090215498Devices and Methods for Changing the Appearance of a Mobile Communications Device - The present invention is a housing of a mobile communications device that is entirely covered in pixels. The pixels allow the appearance of the housing to be customized or changed as a user desires. The pixels can be part of an active matrix or passive matrix LCD display that comprises the entire housing. A logic unit on the device allows the appearance of the housing to be selected, created, or downloaded.08-27-2009
20090215496Mobile Scalable Display Terminal - The invention relates to a mobile terminal provided with an interactive display device. The invention is characterised in that a pivotable projection device is provided and constructed in such a way that a variable size projection display and means for detecting the position and/or the movement thereof are obtainable.08-27-2009
20090215497Transitional Data Sets - A set of applications on a mobile device can be specified, presented and automatically populated with transitional data sets. The transitional data sets can be stored on a network to facilitate computations of differences between transitional data sets and other data sets, and the differences can be presented on the mobile device by one or more location-aware applications.08-27-2009
20100062811TERMINAL AND MENU DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A method for displaying menu items and a terminal for implementing the same are disclosed to improve user convenience. The terminal includes: a display unit; a controller for displaying arbitrary menu items on the display unit such that menu items at a particular position are differentiated from menu items at a different position, and a user input unit for selectively rearranging the position of the menu items by a user.03-11-2010
20100069123Systems and Methods for Voice Based Search - Systems and methods are provided to facilitate voice-based search of information. For example, a portable device may be in a first orientation to present a display of a graphical user interface, such as a search interface presented within a web browser of the portable device. When the portable device is in a second orientation different from the first orientation, the portable device records a voice input for the graphical user interface. When the portable device is back to the first orientation, the portable device applies the voice input to the graphical user interface. When the user shakes the portable device, the portable device re-initializes the graphical user interface for a subsequent input.03-18-2010
20110250931Static Heading Detection in Personal Navigation Device - A personal navigation device configured to determine heading readings continuously using data from a sensor in the personal navigation device. Heading readings are selected corresponding to a periodic event. A representative heading is determined from the selected heading readings. When a portion of the selected heading readings has a value within a range of the representative heading, a static heading indicator is asserted to indicate the personal navigation device is moving in a static heading. The static heading indicator may be used to smooth an estimated trajectory of the personal navigation device.10-13-2011
20110250930MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method of an embodiment thereof are discussed, by which types and statuses of applications currently executed in multitasking environment can be more conveniently checked. The method includes executing a plurality of applications, selecting a first region from at least one or more candidate regions of a display by a first input via a user input unit, and displaying a list of the executed applications on the first region.10-13-2011
20110098089MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device of the invention is a mobile terminal device capable of placing and receiving calls by first identification information, and of placing and receiving calls by second identification information, and is characterized by having a mode changing section that changes a mode among a first mode, a second mode and a common mode, and an outgoing call control section which places a call by the first identification information in the first mode, places a call by the second identification information in the second mode, and places a call by either the first identification information or the second identification information in the common mode.04-28-2011
20100240418Automated light control system - An automated light control system for controlling light emission from the backlight of the liquid crystal display in such a manner that the power consumption can be reduced, taking the information on the brightness in the peripheral region and the information on the distance into total consideration, is provided. The automated light control system is characterized in that a brightness information detecting means for detecting the brightness in the periphery and outputting information on the brightness for indicating the brightness and a distance information detecting means for outputting information on the distance for indicating the distance between the liquid crystal display and the user are provided, and the amount of light emitted by the light illumination means (backlight) is controlled on the basis of both the above described information on the brightness and the above described information on the distance.09-23-2010
20110077054PORTABLE TELEPHONE - Upon receiving entry of a dial key on a standby screen (03-31-2011
20080318636MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL WITH IMPROVED INTERFACE FUNCTION AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING INTERFACE FUNCTION - Disclosed is method for improving an interface function in a wristwatch-type mobile communication terminal, including an arrangement of placing sub-display units on opposite watch band portions with reference to a main display unit. A captured image of a content displayed on the main display unit is adapted to be displayed on a desired sub-display unit. As such, the user can refer to the content displayed on the sub-display units, while implementing a desired function through the main display unit. In addition, the sub-display unit can be used as an additional key-inputting means, so that key-inputting can be easily performed.12-25-2008
20090023478NAVIGATIONAL TOOL WITH DRAG-BASED TACTILE FEEDBACK ON A HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless handheld communication device features a rotational navigation tool assembly such as a trackball or a thumbwheel. The rotational navigation tool assembly provides a user with tactile feedback corresponding to motion of a selection or position indicator on the device display. The tactile feedback is electromagnetically induced and may, for example, be considered an electromagnetic detent.01-22-2009
20120231851USER-SELECTABLE HEADSET EQUALIZER FOR VOICE CALLS - A method of providing a user interface on a mobile device for enabling a user to select acoustic equalizer settings for voice call downlink audio signals, the mobile device including an internal microprocessor, a display in communication with the microprocessor, and at least one input means in communication with the microprocessor, the method including receiving a request from the user for displaying the user interface, in response to the request, displaying the user interface on the display, the user interface including a plurality of predetermined acoustic equalizer settings, wherein the user selects one of the equalizer settings using the input means, receiving the selected equalizer setting at the microprocessor, storing the selected equalizer setting at the microprocessor, and processing the voice call downlink audio signals according to the selected equalizer setting.09-13-2012
20080248837LIGHT SENSOR WITHIN DISPLAY - A mobile communication device with a display may be configured to apply pulse width modulation (PWM) signals to light emitting diodes (LEDs) for providing backlighting for the display, monitor ambient light conditions during off periods of PWM signals applied to the LEDs and adjust the PWM signals based the monitored ambient light conditions.10-09-2008
20080248836METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A SKIN TEXTURE SURFACE ON A DEVICE USING HYDRAULIC CONTROL - A portable device (10-09-2008
20110159929MULTIPLE REMOTE CONTROLLERS THAT EACH SIMULTANEOUSLY CONTROLS A DIFFERENT VISUAL PRESENTATION OF A 2D/3D DISPLAY - Remote control devices that can be used to independently modify multiple visual presentations that are simultaneously displayed by a screen assembly are described, wherein at least one of the visual presentations is observable by a first viewer but not a second viewer. The remote control devices can also be used to independently select media content upon which each of the multiple visual presentations is based and to control the manner in which such media content is delivered to the screen assembly. In accordance with certain embodiments, at least one of the visual presentations comprises a three-dimensional visual presentation. Display systems that include such remote control devices and methods of operating the same are also described.06-30-2011
20100004028PORTABLE TERMINAL AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME - A portable terminal is provided that includes a vibration generator for vibrating the portable terminal, a receiving device for receiving input from a user and determining a coordinate value on a display screen based on the received input, and a controller for determining a vibration pattern corresponding to information on a display screen based on the determined coordinate value.01-07-2010
20100004027MOBILE TERMINAL WITH TILTING DISPLAY - A slide type mobile terminal having a first body and a second body is provided. The first body includes a display and a first slide member. The second body includes a key pad and is slidably coupled to the first body. The second body includes a second slide member to slidably engage the corresponding first slide member of the first body to allow movement of the first body and the second body to enable one of closed or tilted configurations. One of the first and second slide members has a curvature along at least one end such that when the first body is extended from the second body, the first body is tilted at a predetermined angle with respect to the second body. The first body receives a portion of the second body and the second body receives a portion of the first body in the closed position.01-07-2010
20120064948MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein is a mobile terminal and an operation control method thereof in which a delay time of the screen lock execution is controlled according to the type of application, thereby improving the inconvenience of a user interface and effectively managing a battery according to an interrupt when required to continuously receive an input from the user or continuously provide visual information to the user. For this purpose, a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include an input unit configured to receive a user input; an execution controller configured to execute screen lock if the user input is not received for a predetermined time; and a change controller configured to change the predetermined time based on a type of application.03-15-2012
20110151936INPUT KEY OUTPUT METHOD AND APPARATUS OF PROJECTOR-ENABLED MOBILE TERMINAL - An input key output method and apparatus of a projector-enabled mobile terminal for projecting the key input by the user efficiently are provided. The method of a mobile terminal includes detecting at least one key input, displaying the at least one key on a display of the mobile terminal, and outputting the at least one key to outside of the mobile terminal.06-23-2011
20090318196MOBILE APPARATUS - There is provided a mobile apparatus including: an input module including operating keys; a storage module configured to store a correspondence between a combination of a first operation and a second operation and a corresponding character, the second operation being an operation subsequent to the first operation, the first operation being an operation at a first operating key from among the operating keys, the second operation being an operation at a second operating key from among the operating keys; an extraction module configured to extract the character based on the first and the second operating keys referring to the correspondence; and a display module including a first display area; wherein the display module is configured to display the character extracted by the extraction module in the first display area.12-24-2009
20090318195Mobile Terminal Device - A mobile terminal device comprise a first housing 12-24-2009
20110151938PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE AND INPUT OPERATION METHOD AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD OF THE PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE - A purpose of the invention is to provide a portable phone capable of allowing a user to comfortably use an application when the portable phone is placed on a mounting object such as a desk, and to provide an input operation method and a display control method of the portable phone. A horizontal state of a lower housing (06-23-2011
20090186660HINGING INTERCONNECTOR FOR A CLAMSHELL HANDHELD ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A clamshell handheld wireless communication device having a hinging interconnector between the two housings, one in which the display screen is located and the other upon which the keyboard is located. The hinging interconnector is positioned between the two housings and navigation tool is located on the hinging interconnector.07-23-2009
20090137280Electronic device having selective touch sensitive display window - An apparatus including a first housing section and a second housing section. The first housing section includes a window having a touch sensitive member which is at least partially see-through. The second housing section is movably connected to the first housing section. The second housing section includes a display. When the second housing section is at a first position relative to the first housing section, a first portion of the display is located at a first location directly behind the window. When the second housing section is at a second position relative to the first housing section, the first portion is located at a second different location, spaced from the first location directly behind the window, and a second portion of the display is located at the first location directly behind the window.05-28-2009
20110177845METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CUSTOMIZING MAP PRESENTATIONS BASED ON MODE OF TRANSPORT - An approach is provided for customizing map presentations based on mode of transport. A map customizing platform determines a mode of transport with respect to a mapping service. The map customizing platform then selects one or more characteristics for rendering a map display of the mapping service based, at least in part, on the mode of transport and causes, at least in part, rendering of the map display based, at least in part, on the characteristics.07-21-2011
20110256907MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which group communications of various types with a conversation group can be performed in various ways can be performed in a manner of forming the group of conversation with at least two counterpart terminals using an image including at least two character pictures. The method includes displaying an image including at least two character pictures on a display unit of the mobile terminal, if the at least two character pictures in the image are selected, searching a memory of the mobile terminal for contact information respectively related to the selected character pictures, forming a conversation group with the searched contact information, and performing group communication with the conversation group.10-20-2011
20080305838MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal in provided. The mobile terminal includes a housing having at least one manipulation part, a signal display unit located in the housing, the signal display unit being configured to selectively display one of at least two inputable signal sets, the selectively displayed inputable signal set being visible through the at least one manipulation part, and an input unit located in the housing, the input unit being configured to receive at least one signal corresponding to the selectively displayed inputable signal set.12-11-2008
20090098912ZOOM CONTROL FOR A DISPLAY SCREEN OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A user interface system for controlling size of content displayed on a display screen of a limited display device is provided. T he user interface system comprises a first user interface for selecting a first point on the display screen; and a second user interface for performing a resizing operation on content displayed on the display screen using the first point as a center of reference for purpose of performing the resizing operation, wherein the resizing operation is performed in response to user interaction with the first user interface and the second user interface.04-16-2009
20080242363SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A communications terminal comprises a display, a first storage for storing data, a second storage unit that stores a first and a second information set, the first information set including a first communications address and a communications recipient's name, and the second information set includes a second communications address and a communications recipient's name, a first display controller displays a text string expressed by data stored in the first storage unit; and a second display controller that identifies a name from the second storage unit included in the text string being displayed. When the name is associated with the first communications address, a screen prompts communications to the first communications address, or when the name is associated with the second communications address, a screen prompts communications to the second communications address.10-02-2008
20080242361COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - A CPU of mobile a terminal causes, if to-do data is selected on a to-do review screen, a liquid crystal display to display a to-do data confirmation screen of the to-do data. In the to-do data confirmation screen, if the to-do data contains a character string that is an index of a telephone number or an email address in a phonebook data storage area, the character string is linked to the telephone number or the email address.10-02-2008
20080242358BROADCAST RECEIVER AND METHOD OF RECEIVING BROADCAST THEREOF - A method of receiving a broadcast on a broadcast terminal. The method includes displaying the received broadcast on a display of the broadcast terminal, and providing location information about a specific place or location shown on the currently displayed broadcast to a user of the broadcast terminal.10-02-2008
20100304792ASSEMBLY OF PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile communication device includes: an antenna module; a touchscreen for detecting a touching operation thereon; an application processor including an auxiliary display module that accesses information in a portable electronic device and sends the information to the touchscreen for display; a wireless communication unit controlled to retrieve data from the Internet for display on the touchscreen or the portable electronic device, or controlled to display a dialing interface on the touchscreen or the portable electronic device to allow for input of a telephone number; and a satellite navigation unit performing navigation based on information provided by a global positioning system and information in an electronic map database, and displaying navigation information on the touchscreen or the portable electronic device. The application processor activates the wireless communication unit, the satellite navigation unit, or the auxiliary display module according to a signal received from the touchscreen.12-02-2010
20080248838Watch-like cell phone - A watch-like cell phone has a cell phone module, a strap module and one or more expandable modules connected between them for fitting the cell phone module to a user's wrists to serve as a watch model for displaying time or as a cell phone model for displaying information, receiving or transmitting information and receiving or sending voices, wherein the cell phone module has a main body comprising a rectangular LCD display and twelve numerical symbol input keys each arranged to a position surrounded on the perimeter of the rectangular LCD display and served as a one-hour hand sequentially from the first hour to the twelfth hour for an electronic clock shown on the rectangular LCD display when the cell phone module is in watch model.10-09-2008
20080214245METHOD OF PROVIDING SCHEDULE INFORMATION FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - A method of providing schedule information for a mobile terminal in order to make a call or to send a message to participants according to a schedule by making a list of the participants in advance when setting the schedule. The method includes setting at least one schedule; storing a participant's information corresponding to each schedule; informing of the schedule to a user of the mobile terminal by a recognizable method at a schedule alarm time; and displaying the stored participant's information through a display unit of the mobile terminal.09-04-2008
20080254837ADJUSTMENT OF SCREEN TEXT SIZE - A motion sensor monitors the motion of a mobile phone. If it is determined that the mobile phone is shaking, the text on the display of the mobile phone may be increased. If it is determined that the mobile phone is not shaking, the text on the display of the mobile phone may be decreased.10-16-2008
20080254840Control device, mobile communication system, and communication terminal - A control device includes: a word storage unit that stores a plurality of words; an obtaining unit that obtains messages which are transmitted/received together with images between first and second communication terminals; a determination unit that determines whether any of the plurality of words stored in the storage unit is identical or similar to any of words included in the messages obtained by the obtaining unit; and a control unit that causes one or each of the first and second communication terminals to display either a camera image or a substitute image which is transmitted from the other of the first and second communication terminals, depending on a determination result of the determination unit, the substitute image being substitutable for the camera image.10-16-2008
20080254839APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A TOUCHSCREEN IN A WIRELESS TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for controlling a touchscreen in a wireless terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a display unit which is activated when the wireless terminal is in a first operation state, a touchscreen unit which is activated and displays an icon for performing a corresponding function at a current mode when the wireless terminal is in the first operation state, and a control unit which activates the display unit and controls the icon for performing a corresponding function at a current mode to be displayed on the touchscreen unit when the wireless terminal is in the first operation state. The method includes activating a display unit and displaying an icon for performing a corresponding function at a current mode on a touchscreen unit when the wireless terminal is in a first operation state, and deactivating the display unit and converting a function of the touchscreen unit into a function of the display unit or activating the display unit when the wireless terminal is in a second operation state contrary to the first operation state.10-16-2008
20080254838ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH SENSIBLE ORIENTATION STRUCTURES, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - Electronic devices with sensible orientation structures are disclosed. The electronic devices can include a faceplate having a faceplate surface and a display at or near the faceplate surface for providing content to a user. The electronic devices can also include an input device proximate to the display for accepting input from the user. The electronic devices can further include a sensible orientation structure carried by the faceplate and at a fixed relative position relative to the input device. The sensible orientation structure is configured to provide the user with positional feedback relative to the input device via touching.10-16-2008
20080254836MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE INCLUDING A GROUND PATCH PROVIDING SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATE (SAR) REDUCTION AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, a dielectric substrate carried by the portable housing having a front side facing toward a user and a back side opposite the front side, and a ground plane carried by the dielectric substrate. The device may further include at least one circuit carried by the dielectric substrate, and an antenna carried by the dielectric substrate adjacent an end thereof and electrically connected to the at least one circuit. A ground patch may be adjacent the front side of the dielectric substrate that is electrically connected to the ground plane and spaced apart from and at least partially overlapping the antenna.10-16-2008
20110165915MOBILE TERMINAL AND AN ANTENNA FOR A MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a body having a display unit for displaying at least visual information or a user input unit for inputting a control command on one surface of the display unit. The mobile terminal also includes an antenna pattern positioned near the display unit or the user input unit. The antenna pattern transmits or receives a wireless signal. The display unit or the user input unit is configured to transmit light therethrough from one surface of the body to an opposite surface of the body. The antenna pattern is formed at an end or side surface of the body that is transverse to the surface on which the display unit or user input unit is positioned and is positioned away from the display unit or the user input unit.07-07-2011
20110263300PORTABLE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a portable terminal that can improve antenna characteristics regardless of the opened or closed state of a case. A portable terminal (10-27-2011
20110021250AGGREGATED, INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION TIMELINE - Described is a technology by which an interactive timeline user interface shows communication data aggregated from various sources (e.g., a telephone service, a website, an application and/or the like) in time order. To reduce the number of items in the timeline, certain items may be combined into a compressed item, e.g., items from the same source and/or of the same type may be rolled up into a rolled up item. The user may also interact to reply to a data item. For example, an editor may be provided upon interaction with a data item in the timeline, and the type of reply that is sent may automatically match the type of data item, (e.g., a text message reply to a text message).01-27-2011
20110053654Method of Making a Digital Camera Image of a Scene Including the Camera User - A method of making an image in a digital camera comprises capturing a digital image of a scene into which the camera user is to be inserted, and superimposing a symbol (subject locator) onto the scene image representing at least a part of a human subject. The subject locator is scaled to a desired size and moved to a desired position relative to the scene image. Next a digital image of the user is captured, and at least the part of the user image represented by the subject locator is extracted. The part of the user image represented by the subject locator is scaled (before or after extraction) to substantially the same size as the subject locator and inserted into the first image at the position of the subject locator.03-03-2011
20110053653MOBILE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a mobile terminal including a main body having a display module, a window disposed on a case of the main body to obscure the display module, a touch sensor mounted onto the window and configured to detect a touch input, and a piezoelectric substrate controlled to generate a vibration in response to detection of the touch input and formed in a bar-like shape extending in one direction, the piezoelectric substrate accommodated in a recess portion recessed into one surface of the window at an edge region of the window.03-03-2011
20110053652MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a terminal body including a battery; a solar cell disposed on one surface of the terminal body, and configured to convert light energy into electric energy to supply power to the battery; a plurality of luminous elements arranged on one surface of the solar cell; and a controller configured to control the luminous elements to display visual information and to execute a predetermined operation based on a selection of predetermined displaying luminous elements among the plurality of luminous elements.03-03-2011
20110053651Electronic apparatus - Electronic apparatus which may include a main body portion having a back surface and a keyboard located at a part of the main body portion other than the main body portion back surface, a display portion having a back surface and a display screen on a display surface opposite the display portion back surface, and a coupling portion that rotatably couples the main body portion and the display portion. In a closed state, the main body portion back surface and the display portion back surface may face each other and the electronic apparatus may be operable as a portable apparatus in which all of the display surface having the display screen except for a relatively small perimeter portion thereof may be usable as a display in at least a direction corresponding to the width thereof. In an open state, the electronic apparatus may be operable as a personal computer.03-03-2011
20110053650MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and display controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes detecting whether the position of the keypad is shifted to cover a partial display region of the display unit, if it is detected that the position of the keypad is shifted, changing a normal display mode into a control display mode, and if the control display mode is entered, performing a display operation corresponding to the control display mode in a different display region except the partial display region. Accordingly, in case that a keypad is located to cover a display region of a display unit in part, the present invention enables a display function to be effectively performed in the rest of the display region except the partially covered display region.03-03-2011
20110053649MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH RESET FUNCTIONS AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a display, a graphics processing unit (GPU) being resettable and causing a change in the display when reset, a wireless transceiver, and a processor cooperating with the GPU and the wireless transceiver for wireless communications. The processor may be resettable along with the GPU, and the processor also may be partially resettable without resetting the GPU to avoid a change in the display.03-03-2011
20110028186BOUNCING ANIMATION OF A LOCK MODE SCREEN IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - Displaying a lock mode screen of a mobile terminal is disclosed. One embodiment of the present disclosure pertains to a mobile terminal comprising a display module, an input device configured to detect an input for triggering a bouncing animation of a lock mode screen, and a controller configured to cause the display module to display the bouncing animation in response to the input for triggering the bouncing animation, where the bouncing animation comprises the lock mode screen bouncing for a set number of times with respect to an edge of the display module prior to stabilization.02-03-2011
20110070923HANDHELD APPARATUS AND METHOD OF EXAMINING AND DRIVING A DETACHABLE SCREEN OF A HANDHELD APPARATUS - A handheld apparatus and a method of examining and driving a detachable screen of a handheld apparatus are provided. The handheld apparatus includes a detachable screen and a main body. The detachable screen can be contained by the main body. The detachable screen and the main body can be electrically coupled through a screen line interface and a main body line interface. The main body can access screen configuration data stored in the detachable screen to produce a screen configuration parameter, and drive the detachable screen according to the screen configuration parameter.03-24-2011
20120034954Mega communication and media apparatus configured to prevent brain cancerous deseases and to generate electrical energy - Disclosed embodiments comprise a computer device comprising communication apparatus operatively configured for boosting communication signals to prevent cancerous diseases and to provide interactive user interface. The communication apparatus is further configured to convert sound waves, vibrations, solar energy, wind force and pressure force into electrical energy communicable to a battery cell. Disclosed embodiment encompasses three modes of communications—the Cell phone, wireless Internet applications, and Global communication and information. Embodiments provide communication apparatus operable to enhance mobile communication efficiency with touch sensitive display and energy platform configured with memories, processors, modules, and including advanced vehicular computing and media applications for in-vehicle interactive communications and wireless Internet applications. Embodiments further provide a communication apparatus comprising a gaming device, a wireless media device with visor screen configured with touch pads comprising sensors being embedded in silicon substrate and fused in micro fiber material having excellent electrical characteristics. Certain embodiments provide communication apparatus configured for voice enabled applications comprising human voice auditory operable to convert text to voice auditory and/or voice auditory to text applications, providing signal amplification with better data and graphical transmission. Embodiments further provide a communication apparatus comprising a media device configured for various communications and Internet applications.02-09-2012
20100323763COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Communications system is described comprising a first processor (12-23-2010
20100323765MOBILE INFORMATION TERMINAL HAVING OPERATION KEYS AND A DISPLAY ON OPPOSITE SIDES - A mobile information terminal has a front surface on which a display surface of a display device is arranged and a rear surface on which a plurality of operation keys are arranged. The mobile information terminal further has a half-depressing sensor for detecting that each of the operation keys is half-depressed and/or a touch sensor for detecting that each of the operation keys is touched. A control section executes a processing operation to cause the display device to display an image showing the arrangement of said operation keys and to change an icon which corresponds to a key of operation keys when a control section determines, according to an input signal from the half-depressing sensor or the touch sensor, that the finger of the operator is placed on this key of operation keys.12-23-2010
20100323762STATICALLY ORIENTED ON-SCREEN TRANSLUSCENT KEYBOARD - In general, techniques are described for presenting a statically oriented on-screen translucent keyboard. For example, a mobile device may comprise a touch-screen display that displays content from a software application executing on the mobile device and keyboard content defining a translucent on-screen keyboard. The touch-screen display may display the content and the translucent on-screen keyboard in the same orientation relative to the mobile device. The mobile device may further comprise an orientation module that detects a change in orientation of the mobile device. In response to detecting the change in the orientation of the mobile device, the touch-screen display may display the content and the translucent on-screen keyboard in a different orientation from one another relative to the mobile device. The touch-screen display may not change the orientation of the translucent on-screen keyboard. In this respect, the on-screen translucent keyboard remains statically oriented.12-23-2010
20100331052Terminal With Display Function - [Object] To provide a terminal with a display function such as a mobile phone that allows a user to select easily desired image information from stored image information.12-30-2010
20110070924EVENT DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal including a memory unit configured to store at least one call related event, a display configured to display a time line, and a controller configured to display the at least one call related event on the time line based on a time information of the at least one call related event. Further, the, time line includes a circular-shaped time line, a chart-shaped time line, a spiral-shaped time line, a snowman-shaped time line, a star-shaped time line, a rectangular-spiral-shaped time line, or a square-shaped time line.03-24-2011
20110136545ELECTRONIC DEIVCE AND DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF - A displaying method for an electronic device. The electronic device includes a display, a plurality function modules being to call functions, a storage unit for storing particular functions and display the time associated with each of the particular functions. The displaying method includes determining whether a called function belongs to the particular functions; turning on the display if the called function belongs to the particular functions and beginning to count a time; determining whether the counted time reaches the display time associated with the called function; and turning off the display if the counted time reaches the associated display time.06-09-2011
20100167788MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a mobile terminal capable of automatically displaying information relating to specific objects among objects displayed on a screen according to a user's manipulation, and a control method thereof. The method comprises: detecting a manipulated state of a mobile terminal by a controller; and automatically displaying information relating to specific objects among objects displayed on a screen based on the detected manipulated state of the mobile terminal. Accordingly, a user's convenience is enhanced, and even a novice not accustomed to functions of the mobile terminal can easily handle the mobile terminal.07-01-2010
20110151937PROTECTIVE PANEL WITH TOUCH INPUT FUNCTION SUPERIOR IN SURFACE FLATNESS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING THE PROTECTIVE PANEL (amended - In a protective panel with a touch input function of an electronic apparatus display window, with a built-in antenna being placed on a back side thereof, an upper electrode sheet and a lower electrode panel that constitute the protective panel with a touch input function are respectively provided with radio-wave transmitting sections with no conductor formed therein, within a frame area to be covered with a decorative layer, in association with the built-in antenna, and with respect to all the portion or most of the portion of a border relative to the conductor of the radio-wave transmitting section on the upper electrode sheet side, since a paste layer, used for bonding the upper electrode sheet to the lower electrode panel at peripheral edge portions thereof, is provided with a through hole in a manner so as to overlap with, at least, an area near the inside of the border, with air inside the through hole being allowed to flow in or flow out through an air bent.06-23-2011
20110098091METHOD FOR OPERATING A CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A PERSONAL CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - For use in a cellular telecommunications network including a plurality of individually addressable Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs) providing bidirectional signal coverage over a predefined geographical area, capable of transmitting Point-To-MultiPoint (PTMP) messages over a Point-To-MultiPoint Service (PTMPS) functionality, and capable of transmitting Point-To-Point (PTP) messages, streaming of a substantially continuous stream of mostly different content, at least some interactive display messages on at least one personal cellular telecommunications device prior to their automatic discarding irrespective of their having been displayed or not.04-28-2011
20110136546MOBILE TERMINAL, CONTROL METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - To provide a mobile terminal capable of achieving the optimal volume according to a style without causing discomfort to the user. A mobile terminal in accordance with the present invention includes a main body including a microphone 06-09-2011
20110136542METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUGGESTING INFORMATION RESOURCES BASED ON CONTEXT AND PREFERENCES - An approach is provided for suggesting information resources based on context and preferences. A resource manager retrieves a predetermined set of a plurality of information resources associated with the user, extracts language tokens from the information resources, and computes a model of the predetermined set of information resources by applying a probabilistic analysis on the language tokens. The resource manager then matches the model against a context vocabulary to generate a context template for each of the information resources and a preference vocabulary to generate a preference template for each of the information resources.06-09-2011
20110136544PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DATA TRANSMISSION FUNCTION AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - A data transmission method is applied in a portable electronic device including a touch-sensitive unit. The data transmission method includes: obtaining at least one relative orientation value of at least one external portable electronic device relative to the portable electronic device from a server; determining touched touch points of the touch-sensitive unit and a touch track according to the touched touch points once a touch operation occurs; determining a touch direction value according to the touch track; comparing the touch direction value with the at least one relative orientation value to determine which of the at least one external portable electronic device the portable electronic device will transmit selected data to; and transmitting the selected data to the determined external portable electronic device. A related portable electronic device is also provided.06-09-2011
20100216512HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE TRANSITIONABLE BETWEEN DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS - A handheld electronic device transitionable between different configurations includes a keyboard panel having a slot, a display panel, a coupler that rotary couples the keyboard panel and the display panel and slidingly engages the slot of the keyboard panel. The display panel is positioned such that is substantially parallel with the keyboard panel in a compact configuration. When the device is transitioned from the compact to translated configuration, the coupler engages the slot. When the device is transitioned from the translated to expanded configuration, the display panel is rotated about the coupler such that the centerpoint of the display panel is closer to the centerpoint of the keyboard panel in the expanded configuration as compared to the translated configuration. The coupler can comprise a rotation control mechanism coupled to a biasing member or can have teeth that engages a track or can be a cam that engages a t-shaped slot.08-26-2010
20100227650MOBILE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a mobile terminal including, first and second bodies rotatably coupled to each other, and a driving unit configured to allow a relative rotation of the first and second bodies between a closed configuration and an open configuration, the first and second bodies being overlaid by each other in the closed configuration and rotated away from each other in the open configuration, wherein the driving unit includes rotation motion units connected to each of the first and second bodies and configured to generate the relative rotation, and slide motion units cooperatively operating with the rotation motion unit and configured to relatively slide the first and second bodies with respect to the driving unit between the closed configuration and the open configuration.09-09-2010
20110183719MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal includes a display unit configured to display content on a screen, a wireless communication unit configured to communicate with at least one external terminal, and a control unit configured to display a menu list including a transmission menu of the content when a command for displaying the menu list related to the content is input, and control the communication unit to transmit the content to the external terminal when the transmission menu is selected.07-28-2011
20120208601MOBILE DEVICE DISPLAY MANAGEMENT - The display of a mobile device is managed during a voice communication session using a proximity sensor and an accelerometer. In one example, the display of a mobile device is turned off during a phone call on the mobile device when a proximity sensor detects an object is proximate the device and an accelerometer determines the device is in a first orientation.08-16-2012
20120208602MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile phone apparatus as one example of mobile terminals includes a processor, and the processor detects whether or not the mobile phone apparatus is in an open position in response to magnetism data from a magnetic sensor. The processor makes a backlight light up to illuminate a hardware key in a case that it is in the open position and a character input to a predetermined input region is instructed. The backlight shuts off when the character input is ended, or when the mobile phone apparatus is released from the open position during the character input.08-16-2012
20120309465PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a device body, a first image display panel on a front surface of the device body, a second image display panel, and a coupling portion. The second image display panel has a structure in which light incident from a back surface side of the second image display panel is transmitted toward a side of an image display surface of the second image display panel, and overlaps with an image display surface of the first image display panel. The coupling portion slidably couples the second image display panel to the device body to reciprocate the same along a predetermined path over the image display surface of the first image display panel. The image display surface of at least one of the first image display panel and the second image display panel is provided with an inputting touch panel having a light transmittance.12-06-2012
20120309464MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are disclosed. In the mobile terminal, at least one second application executable in a second operating system different from a first operating system can be searched and provided among at least one first application executable in the first operating system. Accordingly, it is possible to provide a user interface for efficiently managing applications so as to be appropriate for various operating systems.12-06-2012
20120309466MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE ADAPTIVELY RESPONSIVE TO ADVANCED MOTION - Providing an electronic device adaptively responsive to advance motion is disclosed. Displayed information on a multi-touch display is altered based on the electronic device detecting motion and user input.12-06-2012
20120309463MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF MANAGING INFORMATION IN THE SAME - A terminal includes a display, at least one storage area to store first content and second content, and a controller to identify the second content after the first content is selected and to control display information corresponding to the second content after the second content is identified. The controller identifies the second content based on a search of stored information, and the first content and the second content share at least one common feature. The terminal may also sort the first and second content based on selection from a list of options that control the display of icons or other information corresponding to the content.12-06-2012
20120309461Methods And Apparatus For Providing Presentations For The Composition Of Messages Having Size Limitations - Methods and apparatus for use in providing presentations for the composition of messages having size limitations are described. A communication device receives, via its user interface, one or more character inputs in a message composition field for a new message being composed. While a character count of the message is less than a warning count value, the device refrains from presenting the number of allowed characters remaining for entry in the message. On the other hand, while the character count is greater than or equal to the warning count value, the device causes the number of allowed characters remaining for entry in the message to be presented. The message may be transmitted via a wireless network via a short message service (SMS). In one example, the number of remaining characters is provided in an alert bar, which is presented by being set in motion from an initial hidden position behind the message composition field to a final revealed position, with intermediate positions therebetween.12-06-2012
20090286573PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal is provided where the portable terminal has an upper body including an upper surface and a lower surface, a lower body having an upper surface, the upper body being slidably connected to the lower body for movement between a closed position and an open position to expose a portion of the upper surface of the second body, and a first moving unit connected between the upper body and the lower body, the first moving unit being configured to permit tilting of the upper body with respect to the lower body such that a portion of the lower surface of the upper body is lower than the exposed portion of the upper surface of the second body.11-19-2009
20090176536TELEPHONE COMPRISING A PERFECTED CONTROL KEYPAD - The invention proposes a telephone (07-09-2009
20090176533PORTABLE INFORMATION APPARATUS, CHARACTER DISPLAY METHOD IN PORTABLE INFORMATION APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD - A portable information apparatus that enables its user to readily confirm an effect of modification of a displayed manner of a character during editing is provided. A character color modification process that is carried out by a control unit of a portable telephone as an embodiment of the portable information apparatus includes the steps of generating data for displaying a character color palette and a preview area, outputting the respective data for display to a VRAM, acquiring identification information of the color corresponding to the cursor position in response to the cursor movement, and generating the data for displaying the preview area by changing the character color of an illustrative character string to the color corresponding to the cursor position.07-09-2009
20090176532Character input apparatus and method for mobile terminal - A method for effectively inputting characters in an ultra-compact mobile terminal is disclosed. When the mobile terminal enters a character input mode, one of a plurality of key groups having at least one key block is displayed by manipulation a scroll key in an up or down direction, and characters of the key blocks are displayed. Characters of the displayed key blocks and one character is selected using one of two selection keys or the scroll key operated in a push direction. Several characters are displayed in each of the key blocks and a character is selected by manipulating one of the two selection keys or pushing the scroll key a number of times. The selected character is displayed on a display unit.07-09-2009
20090197647TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal having a display including a touch screen, and a control unit configured to display on the touch screen a plurality of key buttons, and when a first key button of the plurality of key buttons is touched, to display at least one item that is relevant to the first touched key button in an area of the touch screen defined by the key buttons.08-06-2009
20100190530FOLDABLE PORTABLE TERMINAL - In a foldable portable terminal, a display device 07-29-2010
20100190531MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING ON SAME - A mobile device and a displayed information protection method suitable for use with the mobile device are disclosed. In response to a trigger signal, a control unit determines if information presented on a display contains confidential information. If confidential information is displayed, the confidential information is concealed or removed from the display. The trigger signal may comprise, for example, an event such as an incoming telephone call, reception of electronic mail, and fingerprint authentication.07-29-2010
20100190529PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD EMPLOYED IN THE SAME - Provided is a portable electronic device which can equalize deterioration of a display device and reduce a deterioration speed, even during a time when a user is performing input operation. When the user is continuously using (operating) keys other than call start and call end keys (07-29-2010
20110190032Integrated Media User Interface - An integrated media user interface is described. In an implementation, a user interface is output that includes a plurality of representations of media, each of the media rendered by the mobile device through execution of a respective one of a plurality of applications. Responsive to selection of at least one of the representations, a corresponding application is located to render the media represented by the at least one said representation. The media represented by the selected representation is rendered through execution of the located application.08-04-2011
20100184483HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A handheld electronic device including a data input module, a database and a display unit is provided. The data input module includes an image fetching unit and a pattern recognition unit. The image fetching unit is for fetching a pattern of an external object to produce image data. The pattern recognition unit is for transferring the image data to input data. The database is for storing several storage data items. Each storage data item has subject information. When the input data is related to one of the storage data items, the display unit is for displaying navigation information generated according to the subject information of the related storage data item.07-22-2010
20110190034MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION - Disclosed herein are a mobile terminal and a method for displaying information using the same. A mobile terminal includes a display unit that displays information or applications processed in the mobile terminal on a display panel; and a control unit that controls the information or applications displayed on the display unit to be rotated at an angle with respect to the display panel and controls additional information or applications to be displayed on portions about the displayed information or applications produced by the rotation if a reference signal is inputted to the mobile terminal.08-04-2011
20110190036Processing decision method and mobile communication terminal - A wireless communication processing decision unit 08-04-2011
20110190035SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ENHANCING USER INTERFACE INTERACTIONS ON A MOBILE DEVICE - The technology provides methods and devices for enhancing user interface interactions on mobile devices. The technology includes accessing a plurality of data sets, each data set of the plurality of data sets having corresponding data items and selecting at least one data item characteristic for the corresponding data items. Metric information is calculated from the selected data item characteristics, the calculated metric information is aggregated for the corresponding data items and a value is assigned to each corresponding data item based on the aggregated metric information. A feature of at least one corresponding data item is modified based on the assigned value and a combined visualization of the modified data items accessed from the plurality of data sets is generated to display the modified data items. The combined visualization includes a data cloud of the data items accessed from the plurality of data sets. Font size and font colors are assigned to the data items based on a value assigned to the data items.08-04-2011
20110190033 METHOD FOR MASKING MOBILE PHONE MESSAGES FROM THE SIGHT OF OTHER PEOPLE - The invention relates to a mobile terminal assembly (08-04-2011
20110136543Electronic Apparatus And Controlling Component And Controlling Method For The Electronic Apparatus - An electronic apparatus includes a display screen, a physical button, a touch pad separated from the display screen, and a processor. The touch pad is segmented into a first touch area, a second touch area and a third touch area. The processor judges an action of the physical button to select one of functions of the electronic apparatus and controls the display screen to show a selected function, the processor judges a track from the first touch area and through the second touch area and to the third touch area to operate the selected function and controls the display screen to show an operating result. Therefore, the operation method of the physical button and the touch pad is the same as a larger touch screen.06-09-2011
20110171999PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Provided is a portable electronic device capable of promptly inputting a character string from the initial screen to create text and capable of launching an e-mail with the text as a message. A control unit (07-14-2011
20110201390PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AUXILIARY INPUT DEVICE AND FLEX CONNECTOR THEREFOR - A portable electronic device includes a lower housing and an upper housing slidable relative to the lower housing between closed and open positions. The upper housing includes an auxiliary input device and a display. A primary flex connector electrically connects the lower and upper housings. At least one secondary flex connector may electrically connect the primary flex connector to the auxiliary input device or the display. The upper housing may include a cover plate that is removable to allow access to at least a portion of the flex connectors.08-18-2011
20110201389PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH UPPER HOUSING AND COVER PLATE THEREFOR - A portable electronic device includes a lower housing and an upper housing coupled to the lower housing and slidable relative thereto between closed and open positions. The upper housing includes a cover plate affixed to a rear of the upper housing. The cover plate may conceal at least one electrical connector housed in the upper housing, and may be removable to allow access to at least a portion of the at least one electrical connector. The cover plate may be configured to maintain the lower and upper housings in a generally uniform spaced apart relationship as the upper housing moves between the closed and open positions.08-18-2011
20110201386Rating Effort Input Device - A rating mechanism may calculate a rating based on a user's effort and duration of input to an input mechanism. The more effort and time a user exerts, the more extreme the rating. In one embodiment, a mobile telephone may have a wheel, slider, or other mechanism that may change a rating based on how fast and how long a user may activate the input mechanism. In another embodiment, the rating may be based on how furiously an accelerometer within a device is activated, such as by shaking the device repeatedly.08-18-2011
20120302292INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, CELLULAR PHONE AND INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD - Each of the cellular phones includes a specification information storage unit for specifying the cellular phone itself, an image information storage unit that stores image information, an operation information creation unit that creates operation information for operating a display image, and a transmission unit that transmits, to the communication terminal, a communication signal including the specification information, the image information and the operation information. The communication terminal includes a reception unit that receives the communication signal from each of the cellular phones, a display information storage unit that stores, as display information, the image information included in the received communication signal, a display unit, and a display control unit for reading out display information of the cellular phone, from the display information storage unit, and for displaying the display information as an image on the display unit, and for controlling the display image displayed on the display unit based on the operation information.11-29-2012
20120302291USER CHARACTER INPUT INTERFACE WITH MODIFIER SUPPORT - A user interface suited for use on mobile devices for entering characters which may require one or more modifiers is disclosed. The interface may be implemented utilizing a touch screen interface on which a user engages the interface, is provided feedback, and removes the user's touch to enter a character. The interface presents a series of main, supplemental and modifier keys. Touching an interface button or main key presents a series of “petals” or supplemental keys emanating from the main key. Each petal or supplemental key may in turn present one or more sub petals or modifier keys emanating from the supplemental key. Each petal or sub-petal may represent another character or a modifier action. The characters and/or actions on the supplemental keys and modifier keys provide options for characters or modifiers which are dependent or related to the main input key.11-29-2012
20100029338MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a display unit configured to display a screen generated by combining plural screen layers, four controllers connected to the display unit; wherein a first controller determines whether a transmission specification of a subject screen layer to be updated is enabled upon updating of the screen, a second controller determines whether a size of the subject screen layer to be updated is equal to or larger than a size of a screen displayed by the display unit when the first controller determines “YES”, a third controller determines whether the screen layer to be combined on a back surface of the subject screen layer to be updated exists when the second controller determines “YES”; and a fourth controller controls to disable the transmission specification of the subject screen layer to be updated when the third controller determines “NO”.02-04-2010
20100029337USER-SELECTABLE HEADSET EQUALIZER FOR VOICE CALLS - A method of providing a user interface on a mobile device for enabling a user to select acoustic equalizer settings for voice call downlink audio signals, the mobile device including an internal microprocessor, a display in communication with the microprocessor, and at least one input means in communication with the microprocessor, the method including receiving a request from the user for displaying the user interface, in response to the request, displaying the user interface on the display, the user interface including a plurality of predetermined acoustic equalizer settings, wherein the user selects one of the equalizer settings using the input means, receiving the selected equalizer setting at the microprocessor, storing the selected equalizer setting at the microprocessor, and processing the voice call downlink audio signals according to the selected equalizer setting.02-04-2010
20100029335APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING MULTIMEDIA DOCUMENTS OR CONTENT OVER A WIRELESS NETWORK TO A DIGITAL PERIODICAL OR ADVERTISING DEVICE - An apparatus and method for delivering mass media and multimedia information to a digital periodical or advertising device preferably using multimedia messaging service (MMS) and having an electronic flexible screen or display is disclosed. A multimedia document, part of a multimedia document, web page, multimedia advertisement, or any other multimedia content on a server or a computer is extracted, parsed, and/or segmented into a plurality of video, audio, image, or text elements. The plurality of elements are each converted to an MMS message and transmitted optionally with an MMS assembler message or embedded information in each MMS message for proper reassembly of the original multimedia document or content. The MMS messages are received and reassembled back into the original multimedia document or content at a digital periodical or advertising device.02-04-2010
20100029340METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RENDERING A REPRESENTATION OF A WEBPAGE ON A DISPLAY - A method of rendering a representation of a webpage on a display at a portable electronic device includes identifying at least one block of the webpage having a variable width, setting the variable width to an assigned width based on an available display width, laying out the webpage using the assigned width set for the block of the webpage having the variable width, and rendering the webpage on the display of the portable electronic device.02-04-2010
20100029341ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND INPUT METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device has a function of inputting Roman letters. The electronic device includes a display unit, an input unit, and a control unit. The input unit has a plurality of operation directions associated a plurality of direction input signals. The input unit is operated towards one of the operation directions, the input unit generates one of the direction input signals corresponding to a shape character. Each group of the shape characters corresponds to at least one Roman letter. The control unit is coupled to the display unit and the input unit, respectively, and the control unit is used for receiving a group of the direction input signals generated by the input unit to obtain a group of the shape characters corresponding to the group of the direction input signals and to provide at least one Roman letter corresponding to the group of the shape characters for the display unit.02-04-2010
20100029339PORTABLE TERMINAL, DISPLAY MODULE THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE DISPLAY MODULE - A display module for a portable terminal comprises: a display panel; an outer frame configured to wrap a bottom surface and a plurality of side surfaces of the display panel; an inner frame sandwiched between the display panel and the outer frame, and having a bottom surface supporting portion and a plurality of side surface supporting portions for supporting the bottom surface and the plurality of side surfaces of the display panel, respectively, wherein at least one of the plurality of side surface supporting portions is excluded; and a filling member filled into a gap between the display panel and the outer frame in which at least one of the plurality of side surface supporting portions is excluded.02-04-2010
20100022276MENU DISPLAY METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a display having a menu display portion configured to display a menu group among a plurality of menu groups that are arranged in a same planar surface, a handler mechanism configured to traverse through the plurality of menu groups, and a controller configured to select one menu group among the plurality of menu groups to be displayed in the menu display portion based on a manipulation of the handler mechanism.01-28-2010
20100022277MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING EXPANSION MODULE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal including a main body configured to provide a communication function, an expansion module configured to provide a number of additional functions to the main body, a connector including at least first, second and third pins and configured to electrically connect the main body and the expansion module together, and a controller configured to determine whether a signal having a first logic level is received via the first pin of the connector, to set up communication between the mobile terminal and the expansion module using only the first pin and a corresponding ground source and a 1-wire communication method on the first pin if the signal received on the first pin has the first logic level, to determine whether or not the expansion module is an authenticated expansion module through the 1-wire communication method on the first pin, and to allow the expansion module to provide the number of additional functions to the main body through serial communication using the second and third pins when the expansion module is determined to be successfully authenticated.01-28-2010
20100022275COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND INPUT METHOD FOR SAME USING VIRTUAL KEYBOARD - A communication device, capable of inputting messages when the communication device is in different orientations, includes an orientation sensing unit configured to detect a current orientation of the communication device, an interface transferring unit configured to invoke corresponding input interface to show on a screen of the communication device according to the current orientation of the communication device when the communication device is in an input mode, and a message handling unit for storing the message contents input in a first input interface and showing the message contents on a second input interface when the communication device is rotated to another orientation.01-28-2010
20100022274SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A PROJECTION ENABLED VOIP PHONE - A system and method for projecting information from a phone. User preferences are received for projection. The user preferences indicate information associated with one or more types of communications. A communication is received. A determination is made whether the received communication is one of the one or more types of communications associated with the user preferences. The indicated information associated with the received communication is projected in response to the determination. The indicated information being projected by a projector integrated with the phone onto a display surface.01-28-2010
20090093275MOBILE TERMINAL AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A method for displaying images in a plurality of groups so as to allow a user to simultaneously preview the images on one screen, and a mobile terminal implementing such method, the mobile terminal including: a display for displaying a plurality of image groups and images included in each image group, a user input unit for receiving a user's command input about a certain position or direction so as to move the displayed plurality of image groups or images included in a specific group, and a controller for controlling the above components so as to move the displayed image groups or the images within the specific group in a commanded certain position or direction.04-09-2009
20090088217MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A device, computer program product and method of controlling a display on a mobile terminal including a first body, a second body connected to the first body, the method including displaying a first display, including one of a still image, a slide show, or a moving image, on the touchscreen when the mobile terminal is closed; and automatically overlaying a text box on the first display when the mobile terminal is opened.04-02-2009
20100137035OPERATION MODE SWITCHING METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAY SWITCHING METHOD THEREFOR - A mobile terminal and an operation mode switching method for a mobile terminal communication system are provided, the mobile terminal comprising at least a communication processor, wherein an operation mode in which the communication processor performs only a communication function is defined as a communication mode and an operation mode in which the communication processor performs both the communication function and an application function is defined as an application mode, the method comprising the following steps of acquiring, in the application mode, switching trigger information; and controlling the communication processor to switch from the application mode to the communication mode based on the switching trigger information. Also, in the communication mode, the system can also acquire switching information and switch from the communication mode to the application mode. The switching approach according to the present invention enables the communication processor to operate in the communication mode for performing the communication function only. Thus, the application function of the communication processor is not required to be started at all times, such that the occupation for the system resources as well as the system power consumption can be reduced.06-03-2010
20110117970Mobile device and method for touch lock control based on motion sensing - A mobile device and a method control a touch lock function to be set in a locked or unlocked stated by sensing motions of the mobile device. When a motion sensor unit detects any motion of the mobile device and creates a sensing signal corresponding to the motion, a control unit of the mobile device sets a touch lock function to a locked state or an unlocked state, depending on the sensing signal. In the locked state of the touch lock function, the control unit does not perform a particular operation assigned to a touch event even though the touch event is generated on a touch panel in response to a user's touch action.05-19-2011
20110117969MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE DISPLAYING TEXTUAL CONTENT USING RAPID SERIAL VISUAL PRESENTATION AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device includes a processor cooperating with a wireless transceiver for downloading textual content including a plurality of words and storing the textual content in a memory. The processor also cooperates with the memory for generating successive fragments of the textual content, each fragment including at least one word. The processor may display on the display a notification that a rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) display mode has been selected. Moreover, the processor may use RSVP for displaying on the display the successive fragments of the textual content based upon confirmation of the selection of the RSVP display mode via said at least one input device.05-19-2011
20120040724METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION SETTING OF MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL THEREOF - A method for controlling communication setting of a mobile terminal, includes: outputting a communication setting widget indicating an operational state of at least one data communication function associated with the mobile terminal; receiving a signal for changing the operational state, the signal being associated with at least a part of the outputted communication setting widget and changing the operational state of at least one of the at least one data communication functions according to the signal.02-16-2012
20120208603HINGE UNIT AND PORTABLE TERMINAL - There are provided a hinge unit and portable terminal, even when a display housing is inverted to respond to demands for thin and light weight structure and high design quality, its display housing is always in a proper position. The display housing 08-16-2012
20090005123METHODS, DEVICES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR LIMITING SEARCH SCOPE BASED ON NAVIGATION OF A MENU SCREEN - A method of operating an electronic device includes displaying a search field in a menu screen including a plurality of icons representing respective application programs. Selection of at least one of the plurality of icons is visually indicated responsive to navigation of the menu screen. A search scope is limited to at least one database associated with at least one application program represented by the selected at least one of the plurality of icons. The at least one database is searched using the limited search scope responsive to entry of a search string including one or more alphanumeric characters in the search field. If found in the at least one database, at least one search result including the search string is displayed. Related devices and computer program products are also discussed.01-01-2009
20120149439MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile telephone includes a display, a memory which stores at least an originator name associated with a telephone number or a mail address as originator information, and a display controller which controls display in notifying the arrival of an incoming telephone call or incoming electronic mail. It is determined whether the mobile telephone is moved in a preset pattern based on output from an acceleration sensor in notifying the arrival of an incoming call. In the case where the mobile telephone is moved in the preset pattern, the display controller causes the display to display an originator name from originator information.06-14-2012
20120149438MOBILE PHONE OF FOLDING TYPE AND HINGE DEVICE OF THE SAME - A mobile phone of a folding type is disclosed. The mobile phone of a folding type according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include: a first body provided with a first display portion; and a second body rotatably connected to the first body through at least one of a first hinge module and provided with a second display portion, wherein the first and second display portions form the same plane and are configured such that at least one of the first and second display portions can slide toward the other of the first and second display portions in a case that the first and second bodies are open.06-14-2012
20090312060SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDICATING DATA TRANSFER RATE - An electronic device provides a user with a direct and intuitive indication of achieved data transfer rates. In one embodiment, a vibrator is controlled to provide a tactile indication of upload and/or download speeds. Other embodiments relate to visual and/or audio indications of data transfer speed. Combinations of these indicators are also described.12-17-2009
20110003619COVER GLASS FOR MOBILE TERMINALS, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME AND MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - To provide cover glass for mobile terminals exhibiting high strength in a thin plate thickness state to enable reductions in thickness of apparatuses when inserted in the apparatuses, cover glass (01-06-2011
20120040722ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY - An electronic device includes a housing, a touch-sensitive display exposed by the housing, a support tray disposed between the touch-sensitive display and a base within the housing and supporting the touch-sensitive display on a first side thereof, the support tray including at least one pivot projecting from a second side of support tray, on which the support tray is pivotable, and an actuator disposed between the base and the support tray and actuatable by pivoting the support tray.02-16-2012
20120040723ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OUTER PANEL FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a display unit, a protective member disposed on the display unit to protect the display unit, a surface member disposed on the same plane as the protective member and a waterproof sheet covering at least a gap between the protective member and the surface member, the waterproof sheet is disposed between the display unit and the protective and surface members.02-16-2012
20120115549MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same are disclosed, which can connect communication with a preset external device when a battery of the mobile terminal is charged via a wireless charging pad, transmit information of the mobile terminal to the preset external device and output the information of the mobile terminal via the external device.05-10-2012
20110171998TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING JITTER FOR TAPS - Distinguishing sloppy taps from sliding motions is disclosed using an algorithm that can take into account both a time instability factor Tinst and a touch instability factor Zinst. A limited amount of motion per frame can be subtracted off immediately following the detection of a touch event. Small lateral motions indicative of a sloppy tap can be suppressed, while fast finger motions indicative of a quick, long cursor movement can immediately pass through the filter without being suppressed by a significant amount. A motion pass-through suppression factor can be applied subtractively to motion in particular direction as a function of Zinst and Tinst, wherein Zinst can represent a suppression value given as a finger speed for a particular percentage change in touch instability per frame, and Tinst can represent a suppression value given as finger speed for a particular tpress.07-14-2011
20110319140DISPLAY DEVICE - A system and method for operating a mobile electronic device is disclosed. A shift of a first housing relative to a second housing comprising a display is detected, and an amount of shielding of the display by the first housing is determined. An image is displayed on the display based on the amount of shielding.12-29-2011
20110319139MOBILE TERMINAL, KEY DISPLAY PROGRAM, AND KEY DISPLAY METHOD - A mobile phone 12-29-2011
20110319137PORTABLE DEVICE - A portable device including a casing, a photoelectric conversion section that converts light into electric power, a protective plate having light-transmitting property and protecting a light-receiving surface of the photoelectric conversion section, and a amount-of-received-light display section provided in a perimeter region of the protective plate, the amount-of-received-light display section made of a first paint that changes display color based on an amount of received light.12-29-2011
20110319136Method of a Wireless Communication Device for Managing Status Components for Global Call Control - There is described a method of a wireless communication device for managing status components for global call control. A selectable region is displayed at a display. A first user input is then detected at an input component associated with the display corresponding to selection of the selectable region. Next, an active call status component associated with a current call is displayed at the display in response to the first user input. A second user input is detected at the input component corresponding to selection of the current call status component. Thereafter, active call information associated with an active call is displayed at the display or an active call is terminated in response to detecting the second user input.12-29-2011
20120046076MOBILE PHONE - A mobile device includes a first housing, a second housing, and a hinge assembly rotatably coupling the first housing to the second housing and enabling movement of the device between an open configuration and a closed configuration. When the device is in the open configuration, the first housing is planar with the second housing.02-23-2012
20120046077MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A method of controlling a mobile terminal by displaying simultaneously a plurality of menu icons comprising at least one restricted use icon and at least one non-restricted use icon; performing a user authentication procedure responsive to user selection of the at least one restricted use icon; and unlocking the mobile terminal responsive to user selection of the at least one non-restricted use icon or responsive to completion of the user authentication procedure.02-23-2012
20120046082PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile phone of the present invention includes a first cabinet; a second cabinet that is slidable along an upper surface of the first cabinet; a first touch sensor that enables input by touching the upper surface; a projection that projects from the second cabinet toward the upper surface; a second touch sensor that detects a position of contact of the projection with the upper surface; and a CPU that controls input by the first touch sensor in accordance with output from the second touch sensor. The CPU enables input by the first touch sensor when the second cabinet is in a first position or OP position where the second case exposes a detection area of the first touch sensor to the outside, and disables input by the first touch sensor when the second cabinet is out of the first position.02-23-2012
20120046079MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal comprises: a touchscreen controllable to display at least one home screen or a lock screen; and a controller configured to: control the touchscreen to display the at least one home screen when the mobile terminal is in a standby state, one of the at least one home screen displaying at least one application object including one or more widget objects; and control the touchscreen to display the lock screen when the mobile terminal is switched from the standby state to a locked state. The lock screen displays a specific widget object of the one or more widget objects if the specific widget object was selected by a user for the lock screen.02-23-2012
20120046078MOBILE TERMINAL AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal may include a display unit and a controller. The display unit may display a plurality of content items. The controller may display the plurality of content items on the display unit as a two-dimensional image and may convert the two-dimensional image corresponding to at least one content item among the plurality of content items into a three-dimensional stereoscopic image to display the three-dimensional stereoscopic image on the display unit when a predetermined event is generated.02-23-2012
20120046075METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING OUTPUT DEVICES - According to embodiments described in the specification, a method and apparatus for controlling output devices is provided. The method comprises maintaining, in a memory of the mobile electronic device, a plurality of applications; providing, on a first display of the mobile electronic device, an input interface comprising at least one icon associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of applications; and providing, on a second display of the mobile electronic device, a preview interface comprising a first preview of a first one of the applications.02-23-2012
20120252539PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Disclosed are a portable electronic device and a method for controlling the portable electronic device wherein it is possible to use an application enabling an easy input of characters. The portable electronic device is provided with a starting unit, a display unit, a detection unit, and a control unit. The starting unit starts the application enabling the input of characters. The display unit displays a screen based on the application. The detection unit detects a contact to the display unit. The control unit causes the starting unit to start the application when identifying, while a standard screen is displayed on the display unit, the track of the contact to the display unit according to the contact to the display unit detected by the detection unit and determining from the detected track of the contact that characters are being inputted.10-04-2012
20120252538APPLICATION DISPLAYING METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL BASED ON USER'S HABIT - The present invention relates to the field of communications technologies, and provides an application displaying method and a mobile communication terminal based on a user's habit. The method includes: when the mobile communication terminal runs an application, acquiring a statistical value of displaying in a landscape manner and a statistical value of displaying in a portrait manner when the mobile communication terminal previously ran the application, comparing the statistical value of the landscape-manner displaying and the statistical value of the portrait-manner displaying to acquire a displaying manner corresponding to a larger displaying statistical value; and displaying a display interface of the application of the mobile communication terminal in the displaying manner corresponding to the larger displaying statistical value.10-04-2012
20090197648TOUCH SCREEN ASSEMBLY, MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE TOUCH SCREEN ASSEMBLY, AND KEY INPUT METHOD ON THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A terminal is disclosed. The terminal includes a touch screen type display part for displaying key buttons used for a user to input information to the terminal, a speaker part for outputting an audio signal, when the user has correctly touched the key buttons, to inform the user that the key buttons have been correctly touched and inputted, and a control part for controlling the display part and the speaker part. According to the present invention, when a user of the terminal correctly touches the key buttons on the touch screen of the terminal, the user of the terminal can perceive, in the form of visual sensation, hearing sensation, and/or vibration sensation, that the key buttons have been correctly touched, and therefore, it is possible to more easily and conveniently manipulate the key buttons on the terminal having the touch screen.08-06-2009
20120004015METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED ADDRESS BOOK WITH AUTOMATIC CONTACT MANAGEMENT - A method and apparatus for providing an enhanced address book with an automatic management of contact entries stored therein. According to an embodiment, the invention provides a mobile terminal including a mobile terminal address book; and a controller configured to automatically receive at least one contact entry from a remote device when a predetermined event occurs, to update the mobile terminal address book based on the received at least one contact entry, and to synchronize the updated mobile terminal address book with a network address book through a network.01-05-2012
20120252532Systems and Methods for Automatically Invoking Certain Operations in Mobile Phones - A system and method are described for automatically executing an application program in a mobile phone (or other electronic device) upon coupling of the mobile phone to a charging unit. The system and method operate to communicate a unique charging unit identification to the mobile phone and, in response, have the mobile phone execute a particular application program (or other command or mode of operation) that is associated with the particular charging unit.10-04-2012
20120252533SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING LOCAL TIME OF CONTACT PERSON OF MOBILE PHONE - In a method for managing a local time of a contact person of a mobile phone, the mobile phone includes a plurality of contact items. Each of the contact items includes time zone information that indicates a time zone corresponding to a location of a contact person of the mobile phone. Time zone information of a contact item is acquired and is sent to a world clock application of the mobile phone. The world clock calculates a local time of a contact person correspond to the contact item. The local time of the contact person is displayed on a display screen of the mobile phone.10-04-2012
20120009981PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY - The present invention relates to a portable communication device (01-12-2012
20100113101MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal has a housing, a touch-type input unit configured to accept an input of a first instruction by detecting a touch to a touch face provided on a surface of the housing, a detecting unit configured to detect an operation to a movable unit, and a control unit configured to negate the first instruction during detecting the operation by the detecting unit even if the touch-type input unit accepts the input.05-06-2010
20120064946RESIZABLE FILMSTRIP VIEW OF IMAGES - A method and apparatus are disclosed for allowing sizing adjustment of a filmstrip view, wherein multiple images are displayed simultaneously on a touch screen. In one embodiment, a user can scale images down in a filmstrip view in order to increase a number of visible images. In another embodiment, the scaling of a filmstrip view can be dynamically modified based on scrolling speed. For example, the faster a user flicks a touch screen (i.e., the faster the gesture speed), the smaller the image size of the filmstrip so that more images appear on a single screen. By reducing the size of the images, the user can customize the filmstrip view and scroll through more images at a higher speed without dropping images or information. Additionally, the resolution can remain constant.03-15-2012
20120015694MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal having a controller to extract and display content within a region specified on a screen of the terminal. The displayed content occupies a highest rate among a plurality of contents in a region specified on the screen. The region may be taken from a displayed website or other screen containing text, image, animation, hyperlinks or other content.01-19-2012
20120015695PROVIDING A USER WITH FEEDBACK REGARDING POWER CONSUMPTION IN BATTERY-OPERATED ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing a user with feedback regarding power consumption in a battery-operated electronic device. In one aspect, a method performed by data processing apparatus includes identifying, using the data processing apparatus, usage of a hardware component of a battery-operated electronic device that includes the data processing apparatus, attributing the usage of the hardware component to the hardware component or to a software application that uses the hardware component, recording, using the data processing apparatus, a power consumption resulting from the usage, and presenting power consumption feedback to a user using the data processing apparatus. The power consumption feedback identifies the hardware component or the software application of the electronic device and the power consumption resulting from the usage.01-19-2012
20110165918LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - Although an organic resin substrate is highly effective at reducing the weight and improving the shock resistance of a display device, it is required to improve the moisture resistance of the organic resin substrate for the sake of maintaining the reliability of an EL element. Hard carbon films are formed to cover a surface of the organic resin substrate and outer surfaces of a sealing member. Typically, DLC (Diamond like Carbon) films are used as the carbon films. The DLC films have a construction where carbon atoms are bonded into an SP07-07-2011
20110165917METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING SENSOR-EQUIPPED SMART PHONES - The present technology concerns improvements to smart phones and related sensor-equipped systems. Some embodiments relate to smart phone-assisted commuting, e.g., by bicycle. Some involve novel human-computer interactions, e.g., using tactile grammars—some of which may be customized by users. Others involve spoken clues, e.g., by which a user can assist a smart phone in identifying what portion of imagery captured by a smart phone camera should be processed, or identifying what type of image processing should be conducted. Some arrangements include the degradation of captured content information in accordance with privacy rules, which may be location-dependent, or based on the unusualness of the captured content, or responsive to later consultation of the stored content information by the user. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.07-07-2011
20110165916MOBILE TERMINAL - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal, and more particularly, to a mobile terminal which can enlarge a transparent portion region, increase design freedoms, provide transparent mounting regions by forming various electronic components of a transparent material, and produce a variety of light emission pattern in particular scenarios by using the transparent portion region.07-07-2011
20110165914SLIDING MECHANISM AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - A sliding mechanism and a portable electronic device using the same are disclosed. The sliding mechanism includes a base plate, a siding plate, a connecting plate and a support plate. The sliding plate is slidably assembled with the base plate and located upon the base plate. The connecting plate is hinged to the sliding plate and configured to be located above the corresponding sliding plate when in a closed configuration or be rotated to form an angle with the sliding plate. The support plate with two ends thereof rotatably couple with the connecting plate and the base plate. The support plate is configured to be operatably laid on the base plate in a closed configuration or form an angle with the base plate to support the corresponding connecting plate.07-07-2011
20110165913MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes a touch screen displaying at least one item and a scroll bar that receives a first touch signal for renewing at least one of the at least one item and displaying the item, and a controller changing the appearance of the scroll bar when receiving a second touch signal for selecting at least one of the item and moving the selected item to the scroll bar. When a touch signal for moving an item to the scroll bar is input, the display state of the scroll bar is changed, and thus it is possible to easily indicate whether an item is selected without setting an additional region.07-07-2011
20120058801METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR ENHANCING ACTIVATION OF AN AUGMENTED REALITY MODE - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for enhancing activation of an augmented reality mode. A method may include detecting a predefined trigger for activating an augmented reality mode. The method may further include determining, responsive to the predefined trigger, at least a portion of content visibly displayed. The method may additionally include activating the augmented reality mode, wherein content displayed in the augmented reality mode is at least partially defined by the determined content. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.03-08-2012
20120058802FORMING A GEOMETRIC STRUCTURE IN A DEVICE HOUSING TO EXTERNALLY PROVIDE A HARDWARE ELEMENT OF A MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE - In one illustrative embodiment, a functional device hardware element of a mobile telecommunication device is provided externally by forming a dual geometric structure in an exterior surface of at least two device side edges of a device housing. The device housing has first and second grooves being substantially disposed from the front surface to the back surface across the side circumferential surface of first and second device edges of at least four device side edges, respectively, such that a combination of the first and second grooves is configured to jointly define at least one of a shape and a size of a predefined geometric structure that is selected to externally form a functional device hardware element of the mobile telecommunication device from the device housing of the device body.03-08-2012
20120157166MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF MANAGING INFORMATION THEREIN - A mobile terminal including a communication unit configured to communicate with at least one external terminal; a memory configured to store at least first and second operating systems including at least first and second modes, respectively; and a controller configured to execute the first operating system, to activate the first mode, to control a display unit of the mobile terminal to display a mode configuration screen including selectable options for designating a designated mode corresponding to at least one of the first and second modes to a particular information, and to selectively restrict assigning the particular information from the designated mode to a non-designated mode.06-21-2012
20120064947MOBILE TERMINAL AND MEMO MANAGEMENT METHOD THEREOF - A method of controlling a mobile terminal including executing, via a controller of the mobile terminal, an application; displaying, via a display unit of the mobile terminal, a display screen including information output by the executing application; displaying, via the display unit, a memo writing window on the display screen including the information output by the executing application; receiving, via the controller, a memo written in the memo writing window; linking, via the controller, the written memo to the information displayed in the display screen when the memo was written in the memo writing window; storing, via a memory of the mobile terminal, the linked memo and information; and re-displaying the memo linked with the information on the display screen if the application is re-executed.03-15-2012
20120157168MOBILE TELEPHONE - The invention relates to mobile communication devices, and can be used in the designs of cell telephones, smart phones, satellite telephones, communicators, mobile control heads, etc.06-21-2012
20120071210PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE - A portable terminal device includes: a display; a display holder configured to fix the display and including a first arm including a first engaging piece and a first pin hole, and a second arm including a second engaging piece, a second pin hole and a projection and arranged at a position opposing the first arm; a first case including a first engaging part configured to engage the first engaging piece thereby temporarily fixing the display holder, and a second engaging part configured to engage the second engaging piece thereby temporarily fixing the display holder; and a second case including positioning pins. The positioning pins formed in the second case are inserted into the first pin hole and the second pin hole of the display holder in a state where the display holder is temporarily fixed to the first case, whereby the display holder is fixed.03-22-2012
20120071207MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal as broadly described herein may include a first body, and a second body formed of a transparent material and attached to the first body. The second body may include a recess formed on a surface of the second body and recessed away from the first body, a transparent display provided in the recess and formed of a transparent material, and configured to display visual information thereon, and a filler material provided in the recess at a gap between the transparent display and the recess. The filler material may be formed of a transparent material.03-22-2012
20120071209MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH REDUCED INTERFERING ENERGY FROM THE DISPLAY AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing and circuit board carried by the housing and includes radio frequency (RF) circuitry and a processor carried by the circuit board and operative with each other. A display connector for an LCD connector is mounted on the circuit board and adapted to be connected to a display. Display connection lines are carried by the circuit board and interconnect the display connector and processor for carrying signals from the processor to the display connector and a connected display. Filters are carried by the circuit board and connected to the display connection lines and reduce any interfering energy from the processor and display.03-22-2012
20120071208MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal may be provided. The mobile terminal may display an application on a home screen and execute the application upon shifting to a page of the home screen on which the application is arranged. The mobile terminal may change display characteristics of an item arranged on the home screen in response to a drag input for the item.03-22-2012
20120071206TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY WITH OPTICAL SENSOR AND METHOD - An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive display and a sensor configured to detect a force that results in depression of the touch-sensitive display. The sensor includes an optical device that receives a reflection of a pattern on a surface of the touch-sensitive display, wherein the force affects the reflection.03-22-2012
20120157169PORTABLE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT WITH AUTOMATIC CONTROL TO KEEP DISPLAY TURNED ON AND METHOD - Apparatus and method provide a hold on function in a mobile phone or other portable electronic equipment keeps the display thereof turned on in spite of a screensaver or other power saving feature while a user is reading or watching the display and allows activating of power saving facilities of the mobile phone or equipment only when a user no longer is reading or watching the display. Also, a computer program product stored in a storage medium, includes a storage medium, a computer program including face recognition software to recognize whether an input image represents that of a human face, and a control program to control operation of portable electronic equipment depending on whether or not an input image represents a human face.06-21-2012
20120157167MULTI-TOUCH AUTO SCANNING - A system and method for autonomously scanning a sensor panel device, is disclosed. A sensor panel processor can be disabled after a first predetermined amount of time has elapsed without the sensor panel device sensing any events. One or more system clocks can also be disabled to conserve power. While the processor and one or more system clocks are disabled, the sensor panel device can periodically autonomously scan the sensor panel for touch activity. If one or more results from the autonomous scans exceed a threshold, the sensor panel device re-enables the processor and one or more clocks to actively scan the sensor panel. If the threshold is not exceeded, then the sensor panel device continues to periodically autonomously scan the sensor panel without intervention from the processor. The sensor panel device can periodically perform calibration functions to account for any drift that may be present in the system.06-21-2012
20120157165MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A MODE SWITCHING THEREIN - A mobile terminal including a communication unit configured to communicate with at least one external terminal; a memory configured to store at least first and second operating systems including at least first and second modes, respectively; and a controller configured to execute the first operating system and to activate the first mode corresponding to the first operating system, to display a first information screen on a display unit corresponding to the activated first mode, to receive a switching signal indicating the first mode is to be switched to the second mode, to attempt to switch to the second mode based on the received switching signal, and to restrict a specific application executing in the first mode when the second mode is not switched to.06-21-2012
20090137279MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL WITH A SINGLE ROW KEYPAD - A mobile communication terminal including a display and a a keypad having a single row of keys. At least some of the keys have a plurality of characters associated associate therewith. One of the keys indicates the completion of a word. The row of keys is disposed along the periphery of the display.05-28-2009
20110009170COMMUNICATION DEVICE, METHOD FOR DISPLAYING FUNCTION OF COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND A COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM EMBODYING A DISPLAYING FUNCTION PROGRAM FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In order to realize a communication device with improved operability by a simple structure and reduced cost, the communication device (01-13-2011
20110092256HANDHELD MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A display is mounted in a display housing for displaying information to a user. An input is mounted in an input housing for inputting data. The input housing is permanently attached to the display housing and movable relative to the display housing between an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the input and the display face in the same direction to allow simultaneous input of the data and viewing of the information. In the closed position, the input is behind the display and facing away from the display and operable for inputting the data.04-21-2011
20110092255SCENARIOS CREATION SYSTEM FOR A MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device comprising a display for displaying a plurality of icons, wherein the icons include at least one event icon that defines a specific event and at least one function icon that defines a function of the mobile device; means for manipulating the icons to allow a sequence of icons to be generated to form a block diagram that includes at least one event icon and at least one function icon, wherein the at least one event icon defines the event that causes the function associated with the at least one function icon to be performed; and means for converting the sequence of icons into a form that is executable by the mobile device.04-21-2011
20110092254Electronic Communication Device with two Input Devices - The present invention provides a mobile telephone handset having a first input device disposed on a main body portion of the handset. A second body portion is moveably mounted on the first body portion and can be moved between an open and closed position with respect to the main body portion, such that when in a open position the first input device is exposed for use by a user. In addition, an first input device is provided and is arranged to be moveable between an inactive and operational position with respect to the main body portion when the second body portion is in the open position.04-21-2011
20120115551MOBILE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal of the present invention comprises: a front case having a keypad-accommodating portion; a rear case attachably/detachably coupled to a rear surface of the front case such that a component-accommodating space, in which a main PCB is arranged, is interposed between the front case and the rear case; and a keypad which has a plurality of key buttons, and which is made of a flexible material, and which is accommodated in the keypad-accommodating portion of the front case. The keypad has an edge on which a water-resistant blade extends toward the keypad-accommodating portion. The keypad-accommodating portion has a bottom surface on which a blade insertion rain is formed to enable a portion of the water-resistant blade to be inserted into the rail. The mobile terminal of the present invention has a simple structure to enable easy manufacture and assembly, and in particular prevents water or moisture from entering a keypad area.05-10-2012
20110065478MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF SETTING ITEMS USING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of setting items in a mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal and the method of setting items in a mobile terminal can easily set positions of items in a graphic user interface including a plurality of items.03-17-2011
20110065482MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING PULSE METER - A mobile terminal (03-17-2011
20110065481ADVANCED FEATURES ON A REAL-TIME EXCHANGE SYSTEM - A real-time exchange (RTX) interfaces to a wireless communications system to provide enhanced features for advanced voice services (AVS), which include Voice Activated Floor Management, Voice Short Message Services (SMS) and Address Book Backup.03-17-2011
20110065480MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal having a user input unit is discussed, by which various visual effects including a 3-dimensional effect can be provided to an exterior of the mobile terminal. The present invention includes a display unit, a control unit configured to control the display unit, a body configured to load the display unit, and a 3D (3-dimensional) member provided to at least one partial region of the body, including a lens sheet configured to arrange convex lenses in a grid form, and a transparent sheet provided under the lens sheet, wherein a pattern of a specific is printed on a position corresponding to a focal distance of the convex lenses of the lens sheet.03-17-2011
20110065479 Portable Electronic Apparatus Having More Than one Display Area, and a Method of Controlling a User Interface Thereof - A portable electronic apparatus having first and second display areas is presented. The apparatus has an orientation sensor that provides an orientation sensor output signal indicative of a spatial orientation of the apparatus. The apparatus also has a display controller coupled to the first and second display areas and to the orientation sensor. The display controller is responsive to the orientation sensor output signal to selectively control the first display area and the second display area.03-17-2011
20100178958Mobile phone - An improved portable mobile phone is disclosed wherein the mobile phone comprises two modules and the mobile phone can function properly when the two modules are physically connected as well as when the two modules are detached, and wherein the mobile phone has two modes of operation, one of which is the communication mode of operation and another one of which is the entertainment mode of operation.07-15-2010
20110105185Interferometric modulation devices having triangular subpixels - At least some subpixels in an interferometric modulator display are formed in a triangular shape. Such triangular subpixels may be formed and/or addressed in a variety of manners. At least some individual triangular subpixels may be separately addressable. However, a plurality of triangular subpixels may be addressable as a group, e.g., as a group of 2, 3, 4 or more. A single pixel may include varying numbers of triangular subpixels. For example, a single pixel may include 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 or some other number of triangular subpixels. Alternatively, a single pixel may include 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, or some other number of triangular subpixels. A single pixel may include triangular subpixels that are configured to be separately addressable and/or triangular subpixels are configured to be addressable as a group.05-05-2011
20110105194Image Navigation - There is disclosed a method in a mobile communications device, wherein the method comprises displaying a main image, selecting an object in the main image, displaying a plurality of object images comprising the selected object, selecting a target object image from the plurality of object images, and displaying a target candidate image associated with the target object image.05-05-2011
20110105191Portable Terminal - This portable terminal includes an operating portion-side housing provided with a first operating key capable of switchably displaying a plurality of display patterns, a display portion-side housing, provided to be relatively slidingly movable with respect to the operating portion-side housing, including a display portion and a control portion switching the display patterns of the first operating key in response to a sliding movement position of the display portion-side housing with respect to the operating portion-side housing.05-05-2011
20110105190TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclose is a mobile terminal and control method thereof for inputting a voice to automatically generate a message to be sent during conversation using a mobile messenger, and it may include a microphone for inputting a user's voice, a display unit for displaying a mobile messenger; and a controller for inputting and recognizing a user's voice when a mobile messenger is implemented and then converting into a message to display the message on a message input window of the mobile messenger, and sending the displayed message to the other party which has been preset, and displaying the message sent to the other party and a message received from the other party in the sending and receiving order on a send/receive display window of the mobile messenger.05-05-2011
20110105192TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a mobile terminal and a control method thereof capable of displaying an image or data in a particular object shape. When an image list is displayed and then any one particular image of the list is selected, the selected image is converted into a particular preset object shape to be displayed if the selected image is a panorama-type image.05-05-2011
20110105188SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING CHARACTER CAPITALIZATION IN HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Methods for facilitating input of capitalized text into a handheld electronic device wherein possible inputs generated by the text disambiguation function of the handheld electronic device are provided. A capitalization key is used to convert capitalization of possible inputs generated by the disambiguation function for selection by user.05-05-2011
20110105187FLEXIBLE HOME PAGE LAYOUT FOR MOBILE DEVICES - The flexible user interface layout includes a split-screen display that provides flexibility in determining which information will be displayed on the screen, such as a home page. The screen may be divided into display panes in which a user may drag a center point or node of intersection to increase the size of a selected display pane, while reducing the size of at least some of the other display panes. Each display pane may contain a different page selected by the user, or displayed by default. The pages may also be customizable such that the user can create pages and select which content to display on a particular page.05-05-2011
20110105186SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING DIRECT AND INDIRECT NAVIGATION MODES FOR TOUCHSCREEN DEVICES - The described embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for providing direct and indirect navigation modes on mobile devices comprising a touch screen display based on a determined characteristic of the mobile device. In example embodiments, upon detecting a first characteristic, touch screen input is interpreted as direct navigation input. Upon detecting that the characteristic of the mobile device has changed, touch screen input may be interpreted as indirect navigation input. The touch screen display of the mobile device may also be reconfigured as a result of determining the change in the characteristic of the mobile device.05-05-2011
20100035657Mobile electronic device - Embodiments of mobile electronic devices and methods are disclosed. In an embodiment of a method, a page is partially displayed on a display, and information is received that the page is changed in a part of said page not displayed on said display. In an embodiment, a user is notified of said change.02-11-2010
20100093406REDUCED KEYBOARD CHARACTER SELECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method of selecting a character for display in a communication device having a display and a reduced-key keyboard is provided. One of the plurality of keys on the reduced-key keyboard is selected and a default letter associated with the selected key is displayed. A backspace key is selected to display a cursor in the position of the character on the display. The key associated with the default character is selected again and an alternate character associated with the selected key is displayed in place of the default letter.04-15-2010
20100093405APPARATUS FOR AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATOR - Provided herein is a mobile communicator that includes a contact operable between an open configuration and a closed configuration and positioned to complete an electric circuit when the contact is in the closed position thereby activating the mobile communicator and providing the mobile communicator with functionality. The mobile communicator includes a display, a notification mechanism for alerting a user, a user interface configured for allowing a user to enter a plurality of destination inputs, the plurality of destination inputs associated with an alphanumeric combination of numbers and letters, a transmitter in operable communication with the user interface and configured to send a transmission from the mobile communicator to a destination corresponding with the destination input, a receiver capable of receiving a transmission from a transmitting device and an enabling system. Further, the mobile communicator includes an initial default disabled state, wherein at least one of a plurality of functions are disabled. The mobile communicator remains in the initial default disabled state even when the contact is in the closed position and the activating electrical circuit is complete. A logic of the enabling system is configured to change the initial default disabled state of the mobile communicator to an enabled state, wherein the at least one of the plurality of functions become enabled, when a hands-free mode of the mobile communicator is activated.04-15-2010
20100093402PORTABLE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OUTPUT THEREOF - A portable terminal includes a main body, a display, a plurality of sensors and a plurality of light elements. The main body includes a wireless communication unit. The display is coupled to the main body and is configured to output visible information. The plurality of sensors is coupled to the body and located at a peripheral region surrounding the display. A corresponding at least one sensor of the sensors is configured to receive user input for controlling a function associated with the visible information. The plurality of light elements is configured to output visible light. Each of the light elements is associated with one of the sensors to output the visible light proximate to the associated sensor. The corresponding at least one sensor is determined by which of the plurality of sensors is configured to permit controlling of the function associated with the visible information.04-15-2010
20100093401MODULAR WIRELESS COMMUNICATOR - A wireless communicator including a housing, wireless communication functionality located within the housing, native user interface functionality cooperating with the wireless communication functionality and including user interface surfaces located on at least one outer facing surface of the housing, and pouching responsive electrical interconnection functionality responsive to pouching orientation of the housing in a pouch of an enhanced function device for automatically causing the wireless communication functionality to adapt to interoperation with parenting user interface functionality forming part of the enhanced function device at least partially instead of with the native user interface functionality. A method is also described and claimed.04-15-2010
20100093403Touchscreen phone slider with dual pads - A portable device having a main unit and a keyboard unit. The main unit includes a touch screen display and the keyboard unit includes a full alphabet keyboard with QWERTY pad or the GAME pad which is accessed after sliding the back body down or up. Furthermore, Sliding the back body up exposes the other set of the dual keypads, then one rotates the device 180 degrees and the device is ready for use in conjunction with the touchscreen or rotate the device 180 degrees then slid the back body down.04-15-2010
20100093399IMAGE PROJECTION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile communication terminal comprises a projection module for projecting images on a projection surface external to the mobile communication terminal; a display screen on which a first image and a second image are rendered; a user interface to allow a user interact with the mobile communication terminal; and a controller to process information, in response to user interaction with the user interface to generate an output via the projection module; wherein the user interacts with the user interface to cause at least the first image to be projected on the projection surface by the projection module, while both the first image and the second image are displayed on the display screen.04-15-2010
20120122524DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ALARM ACCORDING TO UNINTENDED FUNCTION IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and device for controlling generation an alarm in a mobile terminal is provided. The method comprises: checking whether a request to operate a microphone has been made by an application intended by a user that initiates an audio processing function when a request to operate the microphone is received; generating an alarm indicating an abnormal microphone operation if the request is determined not to be from an intended application; and turning off the microphone in response to the indication of the abnormal microphone operation.05-17-2012
20120122523ROTATING MECHANISM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING SAME - A rotating mechanism includes a lower plate defining a first guiding groove and a second guiding groove, the first guiding groove including a sliding groove section and a rotating groove section, the sliding groove section mirror-image symmetrical with the second guiding groove, the rotating groove section extending from an end of the sliding groove section toward the second guiding groove; an upper plate defines a first track and a second track; an elastic element assembly having two opposite retaining portions; a first pin located at one of the retaining portions, the first pin slidably received in the first guiding groove and the first track; and a second pin located at the other retaining portion, the second pin slidably received in the second guiding groove and the second track.05-17-2012
20090131118Method and apparatus of displaying output of mobile station - A mobile station includes a wireless interface, which gains wireless access to Internet via a BTS of a mobile communication network, a storage, which stores bookmark information including information on a title, a URL, or a display mode of at least one WAP page/Web page, a display, which displays the WAP/Web page, an input, which receives the information on the title, the URL, or the display mode of the WAP/Web page, and a central processing unit, which stores the bookmark information, including the information on the title, the URL, or the display mode of the WAP/Web page input through the input, in the storage, and displays the WAP/Web page, based on data downloaded from a server on the Internet accessed through the wireless interface, through the display using the display mode information corresponding to the title information or the URL information of the WAP/Web page.05-21-2009
20090131117MOBILE TERMINAL AND KEY INPUT METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal, method and computer program product for transferring a currently displayed first display from a first touchscreen of a first display unit on an outer surface of a first body of a device to a second display unit on an inner surface of the first body or on an inner surface of a second body of the device when the device is opened, and subsequently executing a predetermined function upon receiving a first touch input to the first touchscreen.05-21-2009
20090131116ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND PROGRAM - During a chat, any information is derived from log information displayed on a log information window and is then displayed apart from the log information window, thereby allowing a user to enter his comments in response to the selected information while viewing that information. A main controlling portion (05-21-2009
20090131115GENERIC PARSER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Electronic device, comprising a memory for storing data files, and means for accessing information in a data file stored in the memory, including a computer system and computer program code means which, when loaded, makes the computer system execute the steps of:—determining file format for the data file;—accessing a meta descriptor language file adapted to the file format of the data file;—parsing the data file by means of a generic parser using said meta descriptor language file;—extracting meta data from the data file;—presenting information related to the data file from the extracted meta data.05-21-2009
20110183722APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A FLEXIBLE DISPLAY - An apparatus and method for providing an electronic device having a flexible display is disclosed. The flexible display is adaptively responsive to bending and/or motion. Information may be retrieved over a communications network based on the bending and/or motion of the flexible display.07-28-2011
20110183721ANTENNA FOR HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH CONDUCTIVE BEZELS - A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains wireless communications circuitry. The handheld electronic device may have a housing and a display. The display may be attached to the housing using a conductive bezel. The handheld electronic device may have one or more antennas for supporting wireless communications. A ground plane in the handheld electronic device may serve as ground for one or more of the antennas. The ground plane and bezel may define a opening. A rectangular slot antenna or other suitable slot antenna may be formed from or within the opening. One or more antenna resonating elements may be formed above the slot. An electrical switch that bridges the slot may be used to modify the perimeter of the slot so as to tune the communications bands of the handheld electronic device.07-28-2011
20110183720Device Interface - The present invention relates to a small computing device with an improved interface. The interface comprises a display screen which extends the majority of length of the face of the housing, and a plurality of multi-function buttons extending on either side of the display screen.07-28-2011
20110183718MOBILE DEVICE HAVING HYBRID KEYPAD - A mobile device comprising: a communication module for sending and receiving radio communications; a display for displaying information; a processor for controlling software and firmware operation; a keypad for entering data to the processor comprising an array of alpha keys for alpha data entry and an array of numeric keys for numeric data entry, wherein entry of alpha data does not require use of numeric keys and numeric data does not require use of alpha keys; and a housing encompassing the communication system, display, image processor and keypad configured to facilitate an operator holding the mobile device in one hand and keypad data entry with the other hand.07-28-2011
20120165077MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to an aspect, a mobile electronic device includes a projector, a display unit, a detector, and a processing unit. The projector projects a first image. The display unit displays a second image related to the first image. The detector detects a variation of an attitude. When the variation of the attitude is detected by the detector, the processing unit applies a variation to the first image in association with the variation of the attitude. Then, the processing unit varies the second image in association with the variation of the first image.06-28-2012
20120165074EFFECTS OF GRAVITY ON GESTURES - Techniques involving an effect of gravity on gestures are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs and therefore initiate operations of a computing device, such as a mobile communications device having telephone functionality. The techniques described herein may be employed to reduce an effect of gravity on an input that describes the gesture. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, such as gestures that are recognized as involving acceleration, e.g., acceleration.06-28-2012
20120165079KEY BOARD OF MOBILE PHONE - This invention provides a key board of mobile phone applied in key circuit of mobile phone, comprises a PCB circuit board, wherein a first electrode, a second electrode and a third electrode are disposed on the PCB circuit board, the second electrode is disposed around the first electrode in circular form, tooth profile structures disposed matched with the third electrode are extended from an outer side of the second electrode, the third electrode is connected with the first electrode, the setting can be applied to various types of keys. The key board of the mobile phone provided in this invention can not only be applied to the dome keys, but also the carbon granule keys. If customers need different designs of keys, the new keys are needed to be redesign, and a new main board is not necessary to design, which greatly saves development time and lowers the cost.06-28-2012
20120165078MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device includes a display section having a display surface for displaying a screen including information, an accepting section which accepts a moving operation for moving the screen, and a display control section which controls the display section based on the moving operation. When the moving operation for moving an end of the screen inside the end of the display surface is performed, the display control section controls the display section so that the screen is deformed to a moving direction of the screen in a direction of movement of the screen by the moving operation.06-28-2012
20120165076MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CHANGING PAGE THEREOF - A mobile terminal for smoothly changing a page between page groups by using an indicator indicating a page group, and a method for changing a page in the mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal including: a display unit configured to display an indicator indicating a page group including a plurality of pages; an input unit configured to detect a gesture associated with the indicator; and a controller configured to control the display unit to display a page representing the page group, wherein the indicator discriminately displays the page representing the page group among the plurality of pages.06-28-2012
20120165073HANDHELD ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING AN AGE COMPENSATING DISPLAY - A method and handheld electronic device for compensating for differential aging of display screen on a handheld electronic device wherein in a first position a first portion of the display screen is hidden from view while a second portion of the display screen is viewable, and in a second position the first portion and the second portion of the display screen are viewable. Over time, relative illumination durations of the first and second portions are tracked and based on the relative illumination durations, a relative degree of illumination of one or both of the first portion and the second portion are adjusted when the display screen is in the second position to compensate for differential aging between the first and second portion.06-28-2012
20120165072PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING SLIDING DISPLAY PROVIDING EVENT NOTIFICATION - A handheld electronic device comprises a housing having a keyboard support member on a front thereof and a base defining a cavity therebetween, wherein light generated within the cavity can be viewed from a front of the housing; a display assembly slidably mounted to the housing and comprising a display screen on a front face thereof, the display assembly being slidable between a retracted position and an extended position, wherein in the retracted position a lower portion of the display screen is received within the cavity underlying the keyboard support member and an upper portion of the display screen is viewable outside of the cavity, and in the extended position the lower portion and the upper portion of the display screen are viewable outside of the cavity, wherein the display screen is a light emitting diode display screen comprising a plurality of pixels that are selectively illuminatable to display an image; a processor configured to control operation of the display screen; and a position sensor for indicating to the processor when the display assembly is in the retracted position. When the position sensor indicates the display assembly is in the retracted position, and upon an occurrence of one or more predetermined events, the processor is configured to generate an event notification by illuminating pixels in the lower portion of the display screen.06-28-2012
20130172054SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTING AN IMAGE ON A DISPLAY OF A MOBILE DEVICE - The described embodiments relate generally to methods, systems and handheld electronic communications devices for selecting and displaying a caller ID image from an image database configured to respond to user input and selectively display images on a display. The image database stores at least one tag identifier data corresponding to each image. An address book database stores at least one individual identifier and at least one corresponding address. A caller ID image corresponding to at least one caller ID is selected from the images and displayed on the display.07-04-2013
20120214554CONNECTION MEMBER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable telephone comprises a connection member for connecting a display unit side casing and an operating unit side casing, the connection member being able to be switched between: a closed state in which the display unit side casing is stacked on the operating unit side casing; a first open state in which the display unit side casing is moved a first distance in a first direction parallel to an operating unit side surface from the position in the closed state; and a third state in which the display unit side casing is moved a second distance in the first direction from the position in the first open state and is moved a third distance in a second direction so that the display unit side surface is positioned on substantially the same surface as the operating unit side surface.08-23-2012
20120231853INFORMATION TERMINAL AND INPUT CONTROL PROGRAM - In an information terminal such as a mobile phone, a movement function of a display screen is controlled in response to a type of user operation to prevent erroneous selection of selectable items and improve operability. The terminal is provided with a touch panel (09-13-2012
20120231850DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVE CONVEYANCE OF A SOUND - An application program stored on a mobile telephone is provided. The mobile telephone has a controller and the application program is configured to be executed by the controller. Upon execution of the application program, the controller displays an activation area on a display screen of the mobile telephone. The activation area has at least a first portion and a second portion distinct from the first portion. Upon selection of the first portion of the activation area, the controller accesses one or more prerecorded sounds stored in a memory of the mobile telephone or stored remotely. The controller then displays a listing of identification values associated with the one or more stored prerecorded sounds, retrieves at least one sound upon selection thereof by a user, and transmits the at least one selected sound.09-13-2012
20120231848SLIDABLE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH KEYPAD PORTION ADAPTED FOR COVERING DISPLAY - According to one aspect, there is provided a portable electronic device, including a first portion having a display, and a second portion slidably coupled to the first portion. The first portion and second portion are sized and shaped so that the second portion can move between a closed position, wherein a first region of the display is exposed and a second region of the display is covered by the second portion, and an open position wherein the first and second regions of the display are exposed. The first portion may be a display portion and the second portion may be a keypad portion having a keypad.09-13-2012
20120214553COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - A communication device includes microphone (08-23-2012
20120214552WINDOWS POSITION CONTROL FOR PHONE APPLICATIONS - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for a phone application are provided. More particularly, a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device can be determined. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface for a dialer of a phone application can be retained after receiving a flick in an off-screen gesture area of the device. However, a second, child window is provided in a second screen in response to receiving the flick.08-23-2012
20120214551APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CALL NOTES IN A WIRELESS DEVICE - An apparatus and a method in a wireless device provide for managing call notes associated with an active call. An active call is established on the wireless device. Thereafter, a new call note is created during the active call. In response to the new call note, a call note indicator is displayed on the active call screen of the wireless device. The call note indicator can be an icon. The icon can indicate a count of the multiple call notes associated with the active call.08-23-2012
20100173680CHANNEL SCAN LOGIC - A device that can autonomously scan a sensor panel is disclosed. Autonomous scanning can be performed by implementing channel scan logic. In one embodiment, channel scan logic carries out many of the functions that a processor would normally undertake, including generating timing sequences and obtaining result data; comparing scan result data against a threshold value (e.g., in an auto-scan mode); generating row count; selecting one or more scanning frequency bands; power management control; and performing an auto-scan routine in a low power mode.07-08-2010
20100173676ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a main body, a display module, a first magnet, a second magnet and a third magnet. The display module rotatably positioned on the main body includes a first surface and a second surface. The first magnet and the second magnet are positioned on one of the main body and the display module, and the third magnet is positioned on the other of the main body and the display module. The third magnet is an electromagnet. The third magnet can selectably face one of the first magnet and the second magnet by changing the polarity of the third magnet, thereby, the display module can rotate relative to the main body and can be fixed at a different position.07-08-2010
20100173677MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND TELEVISION DISPLAY METHOD AND PROGRAM OF THE SAME - According to the present invention, when the notification of the electronic mail reception is received while receiving the television broadcast and the contents of the received electronic mail are browsed, the contents of the received electronic mail can be browsed by the easily and reliably executable user operation without obstructing the watching and listening of the television broadcast. A mobile terminal apparatus comprising: television-broadcast receiving means for receiving television broadcast; electronic-mail transmitting and receiving means for transmitting and receiving an electronic mail; information display means for performing display of various types of information, and sensing a tactile sensation; and control means for controlling display of the information display means. When the electronic mail is received by the electronic-mail transmitting and receiving means while displaying a television program on the information display means by the television-broadcast receiving means, the control means displays, on the information display means, notification display for notifying a message that the electronic mail is received, and when a tactile sensation to the notification display is sensed by the information display means, the control means displays contents of the received electronic mail on the information display means while displaying the television program on the information display means.07-08-2010
20100173679APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TURNING ON/OFF OPERATION OF DISPLAY UNIT IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for controlling a display unit controls a turning on/off operation of a display unit in a portable terminal having a touch screen. A contact area of the touch screen is detected in a call mode of the portable terminal. A determination is made as to whether or not a range of the touched area is equal to or greater than a preset threshold. The display unit is turned-off if a range of the touched area is equal to or greater than a preset threshold. The display unit is turned on if a release of the touch from the touch screen is detected while the display unit is being turned-off.07-08-2010
20120172093PORTABLE PHONE HAVING ELECTRO OPTIC IMAGE PROJECTION SYSTEM AND ORIENTATION SENSING DEVICE - An apparatus may include a device and an image projection system configured to form an image on a surface viewable by a user. The image projection circuit may be configured to receive signals from the device, generate a pattern representative of data, process the pattern into a mirror image of the image, and project the mirror image from the device. The image projection system may include an electro optic system for generating the pattern, and an optics system for projecting the mirror image onto the surface.07-05-2012
20120172092HOUSING, AND A MOBILE DEVICE INCORPORATING SAME - In the present invention, a rear cover 07-05-2012
20120172091INPUT RECEIVING DEVICE, INPUT RECEIVING METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile phone is provided with a display unit to display an image, and a touch panel that is arranged with being superposed on the display unit, and touched by a user. The mobile phone is provided with: a display control unit to display an operation area and an incorrect operation area on a display screen of the display unit; a detection unit to detect occurrence of touch on the touch panel and its touch position on the display screen; an area determination unit to determine whether the detected touch position is within the operation area or within the incorrect operation area; and a processing control unit to, if touches on the incorrect operation area are performed consecutively within a certain period of time, control the display control unit to display the operation area in a different mode from a mode before the consecutive touches.07-05-2012
20120172090Protective Case with Speaker and Microphone - A protective case for an portable electronic communications device includes an embedded speaker, an embedded microphone, and a headphone type plug on a cord. The plug plugs into a corresponding port on the electronic device to power the microphone and speaker and to connect them to the device's electronics. The speaker is mounted in spaced relation to the microphone so that the display of the electronic device is disposed therebetween. The result is that the speaker is at the “top” of the device, and the microphone is at the bottom of the device, with the display spacing the two apart so that they are disposed like in a conventional phone headset. The case is particularly useful for devices with Wi-Fi capability but no cellular service.07-05-2012
20100048249Display Holder, Portable Electronic Apparatus, and Assembling Method of Display Holder - A display holder for holding a display device includes a frame portion having a holding wall which covers and holds a peripheral edge of the display device to be held and which is formed with an opening which exposes a display surface, and a claw receiving portion for being locked to a fixed portion; and a back surface holding portion which is formed continuously from at least a portion of the frame portion to hold the back side of the display device. The frame portion and the back surface holding portion are integrally made of an elastic material.02-25-2010
20100048254Mobile phone - A mobile phone includes a body defining a display panel, and a touch panel. The body further includes a communicating system received therein. The touch panel is disposed on a surface of the display panel. The touch panel includes at least a carbon nanotube layer. The carbon nanotube layer includes a carbon nanotube film.02-25-2010
20100048253MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and method of reducing power consumption in the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying an operation screen in the first display module, determining a remaining battery power of the mobile terminal, and disabling the first display module and displaying the operation screen in the second display module in response to determining that the remaining battery power is less than a reference battery power.02-25-2010
20100048252MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A method of controlling the operation of a mobile terminal equipped with first and second display modules provided on first and second surfaces, respectively, of a main body of the mobile terminal is provided. The method includes displaying an image on the first display module; displaying an operation control menu on the second display module; and controlling the image according to a menu item selected from the operation control menu. Therefore, it is possible to increase the spatial efficiency of the first display module by displaying a screen image and an operation control menu for controlling the screen image separately on the first and second display modules.02-25-2010
20100048251ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD OF THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE BY USING A VIRTUAL BUTTON - An electronic device and operation method of the electronic device positions a virtual button on a display location of touch panel of the electronic device, and sets an input command corresponding to each input action on the virtual button. The electronic device and operation method further displays the virtual button on the displaying location, detects input actions on the virtual button, and executes corresponding input commands according to the detected input actions.02-25-2010
20100048250Personal digital assistant - A personal digital assistant includes a body, and a touch panel. The body includes a display screen. The touch panel is located on a surface of the display screen. The touch panel includes at least one transparent conductive layer including a carbon nanotube layer.02-25-2010
20100273534Portable Electronic Apparatus, and a Method of Controlling a User Interface Thereof - A portable electronic apparatus (10-28-2010
20100273533METHOD FOR OPERATING TOUCH SCREEN AND MOBILE TERMINAL INCLUDING SAME - A method for operating a touch screen and a mobile terminal including the same are provided. A virtual touch map, which corresponds in a one-to-one manner to a display unit and a touch panel disposed on the display unit, is generated. A predetermined region of the virtual touch map is divided into valid touch event regions and an invalid region, and specified index information is allocated to the valid touch event regions to provide rapid touch event processing.10-28-2010
20100273532Mobile Wireless Single Purpose Communication Device - The present application relates to a mobile wireless Internet communication device with a small, compact, portable housing, an energy supply, a central processing unit comprising at least one processor for operating the device, at least one memory unit in communication with the central processing unit for storing data and operating instructions in a retrievable manner, a transceiver unit for receiving data from other devices and for sending data to other devices, a user interface on the housing and an operating software for operating all components of the device according to the intended purpose. The present application defines a dedicated user-wearable device that is designed as a single purpose micro-blogging device with the hardware and the operating software designed and/or operated to fulfill the major or all functions related to receiving, displaying, storing, retrieving, writing, editing., and sending of text based micro-blogs and the housing is a self-contained, user-wearable unit10-28-2010
20100273531ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing and an aberration compensating chip. The first housing has a first display screen, and the second housing connected to the first housing has a second display screen, wherein the first display screen can be joined with the second display screen and a seam located at the joining place between the first display screen and the second display screen is formed. The aberration compensating chip disposed in the first housing or in the second housing is electrically connected to the first display screen and the second display screen. When the second housing moves relative to the first housing so as to simultaneously expose the first display screen and the second display screen for displaying images, the aberration compensating chip makes the seam trace between the first display screen and the second display screen invisible so as to display a complete image.10-28-2010
20100273530PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Portable electronic devices are provided. A device may include cover glass with a light mask. The light mask may be microperforated to allow light to pass through the light mask. The microperforations may allow light to pass through the light mask. The devices may include sensors and light emitters that receive and transmit light through the microperforations. The devices may include a variable cantilever spring as part of a button assembly. The spring may be flattened against itself without exceeding its elastic limit. The devices may include display modules. The display module may include structures that block light from leaking out of the module. The structures may include opaque tapes, opaque enclosures for the display module, and other suitable structures.10-28-2010
20090088219System and method for the distribution of advertising and associated coupons via mobile media platforms - A mobile terminal apparatus, systems, and methods for a mobile service provider to deliver advertising content, via a wireless protocol, to a user's mobile terminal are provided. The user's mobile terminal may be both multimedia and Bluetooth enabled, and may be able to be located by the service provider when it is powered on, so that the advertising content presented may be relevant to the viewer's location. When the mobile terminal is presenting advertising content according to the invention, it may simultaneously transmit to other nearby Bluetooth enabled devices, digital coupons that can be used by the recipients for the advertiser's products or services. Some embodiments include a mobile terminal having a display that folds into a second orientation, above or alongside the mobile terminal's main profile to face outward, so that persons standing by can see the advertising being displayed, as hands-free functionality will be temporarily suspended requiring the user to hold the terminal at his ear to speak. The user may receive incentives (reduced/free minutes, free content, e.g., ring tones, etc.) to use the terminal. Service providers will receive advertising revenues and an effective means to monitor the effectiveness of a mobile advertising campaign. Nearby people may receive information and electronic coupons, and advertisers will receive brand recognition.04-02-2009
20100009722Connected Audio and Other Media Objects - Various signal processing methods and apparatus are provided. One claim recites a method of linking media to a network resource. The method includes: computing, with an electronic processor on a handheld device, attributes of media used to identify the media; providing, from the handheld device, computed attributes of the media to a network resource, wherein the network resource uses the computed attributes of the media to identify the media or metadata associated with the media; receiving, at the handheld device, metadata associated with the identified media in the network resource. Of course, other combinations and claims are provided as well.01-14-2010
20100009721HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A handheld electronic device and an operating method thereof are provided, in which at least two sets of sound outputting modules and sound receiving modules are disposed in the handheld electronic device. The operating method detects an orientation of the handheld electronic device by a motion detecting module and enables different sets of the sound outputting modules and the sound receiving modules according to a variation of the orientation of the handheld electronic device, so as to change a direction of a call operation, and thus a user can successfully make a phone call, even if the handheld electronic device is held upside down. Furthermore, the operating method can control the sound outputting modules and the sound receiving modules individually or collectively according to actual demands to achieve a multifunctional product design.01-14-2010
20100009720MOBILE TERMINAL AND TEXT INPUT METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a method for recognizing a voice and converting it into a text, and more particularly, a method for preferentially voice-recognizing a word starting with a character inputted through a keypad before voice is inputted and converting it into a text, and a mobile terminal implementing such method. The mobile terminal includes a keypad to receive an input of a specific character from a user; a controller to recognize voice input from the user based on words starting with the specific character, and to convert the recognized voice into text; and a display to display the text under a control of the controller.01-14-2010
20120270604MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - When a mobile communication device receives a call notification or is used for making a phone call, it is determined whether a touch event occurs on a touch panel of the mobile communication device and whether the touch event matches an error condition. If the touch event matches the error condition, the mobile communication device is configured to operate in a power-saving mode.10-25-2012
20120225695ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD AND PROGRAM - An electronic device includes an operation unit, a storage unit and a control unit. The operation unit selects a selected image. The storage unit stores selected data and peripheral data. The selected data corresponds to the selected image selected by the operation unit. The peripheral data corresponds to images around the selected image. In a case in which a second application is activated, the control unit reads the selected data from the storage unit so as to be developed in the second application, and displays the selected image. In a case in which a predetermined operation is performed for the selected image by the operation unit, the control unit reads the peripheral data from the storage unit, adds an image, which is based on corresponding data that corresponds to at least a part of the peripheral data, to the selected image, and displays a resultant image.09-06-2012
20100291974BUFFER PROTECTION STRUCTURE AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING THE SAME STRUCTURE - A buffer protection structure is provided in a mobile communication device which includes a housing and a flat light-emitting element having plural light tubes. The buffer protection structure is an elastic material and is provided between each inner wall of the housing and outer peripheries of the flat light-emitting element. Outer peripheries of the buffer protection structure are abutted respectively at each inner wall of the housing and inner peripheries of the buffer protection structure are abutted elastically by the outer peripheries of the flat light-emitting element to buffer an external force or impact, such that the light tubes can be prevented from being ruptured.11-18-2010
20100291973MOBILE INFORMATION TERMINAL AND CELLULAR PHONE - A mobile information terminal has: an operating position detecting part 11-18-2010
20120220345CELLULAR TELEPHONE SET AND CHARACTER DISPLAY PRESENTATION METHOD TO BE USED IN THE SAME - A cellular telephone set can increase number of display patterns of animation display without occupying large storage region in the memory and without performing setting operation every time. The character presentation means determines character to be displayed in each event screen upon depression of call release button after telephone calling, depression of call release button after telephone call reception, upon occurrence of at least one of presence of not responded call and newly received mail, and upon variation of state between open state and closed state of the first and second casings, depending upon calling history, time of calling, call arriving history, time of call arrival, and timing of detection of variation of state between open state and closed state of the first and second casing by the detecting means.08-30-2012
20120220346METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RENDERING WEB PAGES UTILIZING EXTERNAL RENDERING RULES - An approach is provided for rendering web content utilizing external rendering rules. Web content associated with a particular rendering rule is received. The web content is rendered according to a default rendering rule. The particular rendering rule is received. A viewpoint of the web content is determined. The web content is re-rendered according to the particular rendering rule at the viewpoint.08-30-2012
20120220343INFORMATION DISPLAYING METHOD, MOBILE PHONE, AND STORAGE DEVICE - An information displaying method, a mobile phone, and a storage device are provided. The information displaying method comprises the following steps. Whether a communication process is started is determined. If the communication process is started, then telephone number information is received. Event information is obtained according to the telephone number information. The event information is displayed.08-30-2012
20120220341WINDOWS POSITION CONTROL FOR PHONE APPLICATIONS - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for a phone application are provided. More particularly, a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device can be determined. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface for a call log of a phone application can be retained after receiving a flick in an off-screen gesture area of the device. However, while in portrait orientation and in response to the flick, a first user interface is maintained but a second user interface is eliminated.08-30-2012
20120220340WINDOWS POSITION CONTROL FOR PHONE APPLICATIONS - Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for a phone application are provided. More particularly, a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device can be determined. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface for a dialer of a phone application can be retained after receiving a flick in an off-screen gesture area of the device. However, while in landscape orientation and in response to the flick, a first user interface is maintained but a second user interface is eliminated.08-30-2012
20120083320SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING DYNAMIC CLOCK OPERATIONS DURING WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS - In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system is provided. The information handling system may include a processor; a display coupled to the processor, the display comprising a pixel clock source configured to generate a pixel clock frequency; a memory device coupled to the processor, the memory device having a lookup table stored thereon; and a controller coupled to the processor and configured for: receiving frequency information associated with wireless transmissions of the information handling system; and dynamically adjusting the pixel clock frequency by selecting a frequency from the lookup table in response to a determination that the received frequency information is approximately equal to the pixel clock frequency.04-05-2012
20120083319RECEIVING CALLS IN DIFFERENT MODES - Embodiments are described for handling receipt of call in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, the device may be in a closed mode in which a primary screen is being used. A message regarding the incoming call is displayed on the primary screen to a user so that a user can decide whether to answer the call from the primary screen. If the device is being used in a closed secondary screen mode (with the user interacting with the secondary screen) when the call is received, a notice will be displayed to the user to turn the phone around to the primary screen so that the user can decide whether to answer the phone.04-05-2012
20120190410LCD Backlight Duration Proportional To Amount Of Information On The LCD Display Screen - This relates to a method for controlling illumination of a display screen on a mobile device. A light source is turned on to illuminate the display screen. An amount of information displayed on the display screen is identified. An amount of time to keep the light source turned on is determined based at least in part on the identified amount of information. The light source is kept turned on at a first intensity level for the amount of time and then turned to a second intensity level.07-26-2012
20120190409Ramped-Key Keyboard for a Handheld Mobile Communication Device - Wireless handheld mobile communication device and keyboard therefore having a keyfield including a plurality of depressible keys arranged in rows that are distributed about a vertical centerline (Vc) of the keyboard. Each depressible key has a top engagement surface with an upper inboard portion that is raised relative a lower outboard portion thereof. The top engagement surface of each depressible key is ramped from the lower outboard portion toward the upper inboard portion. Each top engagement surface is generally crest shaped, with the apex of the crest running generally diagonally across the respective key with a remaining surface falling away from the crest toward the upper outboard portion and the lower inboard portion of the key. The top engagement surface of each of the depressible keys terminates at an upper edge thereof in an elevated ridge down from which the balance of the respective top engagement surface slopes.07-26-2012
20120225697MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein is a mobile terminal and an operation control method thereof in which a delay time of the screen lock execution is controlled according to the type of application, thereby improving the inconvenience of a user interface and effectively managing a battery according to an interrupt when required to continuously receive an input from the user or continuously provide visual information to the user. For this purpose, a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include an input unit configured to receive a user input; an execution controller configured to execute screen lock if the user input is not received for a predetermined time; and a change controller configured to change the predetermined time based on a type of application.09-06-2012
20090029739Portable Electronic Device - When image data is displayed on the display portion of a conventional mobile telephone, characters cannot be displayed thereon, and thus the image data and the characters cannot be simultaneously displayed. In a portable electronic device according to the present invention, a cover member having a first display device (01-29-2009
20120258778USER INTERFACE - An electronic device comprising: a display; a housing enclosing the display and defining an exterior surface region adjacent to the display, the exterior surface region having a plurality of surface zones indicated thereon, the surface zones being capable of being written on by a user to save a written marking thereon; a memory; and user input apparatus; the device having: a first mode in which the device performs a function in respect of a subject entity and in which in response to operation of the user input apparatus to indicate one of the zones the device stores the entity in the memory in association with that zone; and a second mode in which in response to selection of a zone by means of the user input apparatus the device performs a function in respect of an entity stored in association with the selected zone.10-11-2012
20110124378MOBILE TERMINAL AND TERMINAL OPERATION PROGRAM - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a display unit, a touch detection unit that receives a user input onto a surface of the display unit, an operation unit including plurality of movable operation keys, and a guidance display unit that enters a guidance display mode upon detection of a depression of a predetermined movable operation key of the operation unit, and in the guidance display mode, upon detection of a user input onto an icon displayed on the display unit by the touch detection unit, displays on the display unit a predetermined guidance screen related to the icon.05-26-2011
20110124377MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - [Object] To provide a portable terminal device that prevents incorrect input by the touch sensor from taking place during sliding and opening of a case.05-26-2011
20110124376MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a touch pad; a first display unit including a transparent display; a second display unit including a non-transparent display disposed below the transparent display; and a controller configured to selectively control the first and second display units to operate in a dual-operation mode by controlling at least a portion of the first display unit to be transparent and not display information and controlling the second display unit to display information that can be viewed through the at least the portion of the first display unit that is transparent.05-26-2011
20110124375MOBILE PHONE WITH LOW-POWER MEDIA RENDERING SUB-SYSTEM - A mobile telephone has a rendering functionality for rendering media stored in storage, and a user interface for user control. A host processor controls the communication functionality and the user interface. The co-processor controls the rendering of the media. The host processor has high power consumption in an active mode and low power consumption in a sleep mode. The co-processor conditionally supplies wake-up signals to the host processor. Upon receipt of a particular wake-up signal, the host processor switches from the sleep mode into the active mode. In the active mode, the host processor transfers a particular media segment to the co-processor before switching back to the sleep mode. The co-processor buffers the segment before rendering it. Upon detecting a low buffer level the co-processor supplies a next wake-up signal to the host processor for initiating transfer of a next media segment.05-26-2011
20090318194Methods and Devices of a Communication Device and a Digital Picture Frame - Disclosed are devices and methods of a mobile communication device including receiving data related to an image exhibited on a display device of a digital frame and processing the received data to access at least one communication initiation address. The communication device and the digital frame may establish communication in any number of manners. For example, the communication device may be in the proximity of the digital frame or may touch the frame itself, for example on a touch screen of the digital frame. In any event, the digital frame may include a transceiver to transmit data to the communication device so that at least in part based on data of the digital frame the communication device may automatically or semi-automatically initiate a communication to a communication address associated with the data. Accordingly, a user's desire to place a call telephone based on viewing a photo may be simply initiated.12-24-2009
20120231852USER PROGRAMMABLE SWITCH - The various methods and devices described herein relate to devices which, in at least certain embodiments, may include at least one mechanical switch for user to select a user profile interface setting and at least one processor for causing the device to respond to the mechanical switch. The mechanical switch may be dedicated for the purpose of switching profiles and may allow for a selection of a plurality of profiles. Further, in conjunction with an optional shift key, the user may select preferences programmed within a profile.09-13-2012
20120231849MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A system and methods for controlling a mobile electronic device is disclosed. A notification in response to a prescribed event is outputted. A change in a position of the mobile electronic device is detected. A strength of the notification is reduced, when a change in the position of the mobile electronic device is detected while the notification sound is being outputted.09-13-2012
20120231854MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND FUNCTION SETTING METHOD FOR MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device according to this invention includes: a display unit for displaying a function button to which a predetermined function is assigned; and a control unit for executing the predetermined function assigned to the function button after a time period equal to or longer than a fixed time period has elapsed with the function button being selected.09-13-2012
20130172055TERMINAL DEVICE - A terminal device for a cellular phone is provided. A video displayed in the terminal display unit of a portable terminal can be enlarged and displayed in the unit display unit of a display unit, and a variety of functions of the portable terminal can be used through the display unit.07-04-2013
20080300023MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING THE SAME - A mobile communication terminal including an input unit, a display unit, a receiving unit configured to receive a signal including at least one interactive function, a memory configured to store at least one symbol indicating a type of the at least one interactive function, and a control unit configured to detect the type of the interactive function included in the signal received by the receiving unit, to search the memory for the symbol indicating the at least one interactive function, to control the display unit to display the searched symbol, and to control an operation of the interactive function according to a signal provided via the input unit.12-04-2008
20090312063MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN ILLUMINATED STATIC DISPLAY - A mobile electronic device provided with a static display that can be activated by a processor upon events in the mobile electronic device for alerting a user. A mobile electronic device provided with a flexible display that follows curved surfaces of the housing of the device and can be wrapped around corners and edges of the mobile electronic device.12-17-2009
20110003621Mobile Communication Device - A mobile phone apparatus 01-06-2011
20120264490Handheld Electronic Device Having Improved Phone Call Log, and Associated Method - An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method provide an improved call list that presents information relating to logged phone calls in a collapsed manner. A single entry is displayed on the call list to represent a call log of phone calls from the same phone number.10-18-2012
20120264489PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY UNIT - A portable communication device having a flexible display unit to form a predetermined curvature or be unfolded includes a first housing, second and third housings rotatably coupled to both ends of the first housing, first and second hinge modules provided between the first, second, and third housings to enable the second and third housings to rotate. The flexible display unit is provided on the first, second, and third housings to form a curvature or be unfolded on the first, second, and third housings through rotation together with the second and third housings, first and second curvature space portions formed between the first, second, and third housings allow formation of the curvature of the flexible display unit.10-18-2012
20120264488COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DISABLING DISPLAY UNIT - The communication device includes a display unit, a communication unit, a speaker, a detecting unit, and a processing unit. The processing unit is used to receive and process audio signals. The speaker is used to reproduce the processed audio signals and emit sound waves. The detecting unit is used to detect the sound waves and acquire an intensity level. The processing unit is also used to compare the intensity level with a predetermined intensity level, disabling the display unit when the intensity level is greater than the predetermined intensity level, and enabling the display unit when the intensity level is smaller than or equal to the predetermined intensity level.10-18-2012
20110039603MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a display unit; a first power source configured to supply a first power; a first control unit configured to control operations of the mobile terminal; and an attaching mechanism configured to receive a detachable e-paper kit including e-paper, a second power source configured to supply a second power, and a second control unit configured to control operations of the e-paper kit. Further, when the e-paper kit is attached to the mobile terminal via the attaching mechanism, the first control unit is configured to control the display unit to display first information via the first power supplied by the first power source, and the second control unit of the e-paper kit is configured to control the e-paper to display second information via the second power supplied by the second power source.02-17-2011
20110039602Methods And Systems For Interacting With Content On A Mobile Device - A mobile device for interacting with electronic content may be provided. The mobile device may include an input device. The input device may include a touch surface such as a touch screen, a touch pad, or the like. A user may perform one or more gestures on the touch surface of the input device. Additionally, the mobile device may include an accelerometer or other suitable sensing device integrated therein. The user may also perform one or more gestures with the mobile device that may be detected by the accelerometer or other suitable seasoning device integrated therein. The mobile device may then perform one or more actions on the electronic content based on the gestures detected on the touch surface and/or the accelerometer or other suitable sensing device.02-17-2011
20120270608COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - There is provided a communication terminal comprising: a readout unit which reads out, from a plurality of storage media each storing an identifier concerning a communication line, the identifiers; a communication unit which determines the communication lines based on the identifiers read out by the readout unit, and performs communication using the determined communication lines; a display unit; and a display control unit which displays, on the display unit, information corresponding to the identifiers, wherein the display control unit generates a plurality of display screens for displaying information corresponding to the plurality of communication lines determined based on the plurality of identifiers, and displays the plurality of display screens after dividing a display area of the display unit.10-25-2012
20120270607PROTECTIVE SHROUD FOR HANDHELD DEVICE - An apparatus for communicating with a handheld device (e.g., a cellular telephone) is provided herein. A protective shroud is configured to enclose the handheld device and protect it against incidents that commonly cause damage to handheld devices. Integral to the protective shroud is at least one of an input component configured to receive user input and a wireless transceiver configured to transmit signals to and/or receive signals from the handheld device. In one example, where both the input component and the wireless transceiver are integral to the protective shroud, signals related to received user input (e.g., where the shroud serves as a keypad) may be transmitted to the handheld device even if the protective shroud is removed from the handheld device.10-25-2012
20120270606MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate using at least two different communication systems; a display unit including a backlight configured to apply light to a display screen of the display unit; a sensing unit configured to measure a temperature of the mobile terminal if the at least two different communication systems are simultaneously used; and a controller configured to adjust a brightness of the backlight based on the measured temperature and a preset temperature.10-25-2012
20120322508Missed Telephone Call Management for a Portable Multifunction Device - In one aspect of the invention, a computer-implemented method is disclosed for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display. A list of items comprising missed telephone calls is displayed. Upon detecting user selection of an item in the list, contact information is displayed for a respective caller corresponding to the user selected item. The displayed contact information includes a plurality of contact objects that include a first contact object, comprising a telephone number object having a first telephone number associated with the missed telephone call, and a second contact object. Upon detecting user selection of the second contact object, a communication with the respective caller is initiated via a modality corresponding to the second contact object.12-20-2012
20100203926PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INFORMING OF EVENT THEREOF - A portable terminal device and a method for informing of event thereof, which efficiently inform a user of events, such as incoming calls, a timer, and the like, without disturbing a user's operation, are provided. Therefore, a simplified event informing mode in which an outline of the event is briefly displayed on an icon area of a display unit for a predetermined time period and is informed, and a detailed event information mode in which a sensor 08-12-2010
20100203925MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, INPUT OPERATION SCREEN CONTROL METHOD USED FOR THE SAME, AND PROGRAM THEREOF - Provided is a mobile communication terminal which can effectively improve user's operability. A mobile communication terminal (08-12-2010
20100203924Electronic Device and Mobile Phone - An electronic device in which a protective plate has sufficient bonding strength and that has improved ease of disassembly and a mobile phone having the electronic device. The electronic device has a housing 08-12-2010
20120322507DISPLAY APPARATUS, MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - A display apparatus capable of executing content of a mobile communication terminal in cooperation with the mobile communication terminal when the display apparatus is communicably connected to the mobile communication terminal is disclosed. The display apparatus comprises: an operation input device for inputting an operation on the content in the display apparatus; an acquisition device for acquiring input information, which indicates that the operation on the content has been inputted in the mobile communication terminal, from the mobile communication terminal; and a display device for showing that the operation on the content has been inputted in the mobile communication terminal when the acquisition device acquires the input information from the mobile communication terminal.12-20-2012
20120094719MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a display module and a controller. When a predetermined event is generated, the controller may display information related to the event and a first icon group including icons respectively corresponding to applications capable of executing functions using the information related to the event.04-19-2012
20110237308TOUCH INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, TOUCH SCREEN INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS AND TOUCH INFORMATION COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF - A touch information communication method transmits notification information to the touch screen information providing apparatus by carrying the notification information, which notifies a touch communication terminal is a touch communication terminal, on a call signal in a telephone communication network; receives touch screen information and touch control information corresponding to the touch screen information from the touch screen information providing apparatus; and when a user touches a predetermined area on a screen, determines the touched area and transmits touch input information corresponding to the touched area to the touch screen information providing apparatus.09-29-2011
20110237307CELLULAR PHONE APPARATUS - Cursor keys and enter keys are smoothly operated with both hands. Cellular phone apparatus 09-29-2011
20110237305SLIDABLE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A slidable portable electronic device comprising a first cabinet and a second cabinet slidably coupled on a surface of the first cabinet, the first cabinet comprising at least one of an operating unit and a display unit provided on a surface of the first cabinet to be exposed when the second cabinet is slidingly moved in the opening direction, a through-hole formed extending to an inner space from a surface of the first cabinet that remains unexposed when the second cabinet is slidingly moved in the opening direction, a microphone having a sound collecting face and provided on the inner space side of the first cabinet, with the sound collecting face facing the through-hole, and a gap formed between the first cabinet and the second cabinet and communicating with the through-hole.09-29-2011
20110237304Portable terminal device - A portable terminal device includes a first housing in which at least a display section is placed; a second housing in which at least an operation section is placed; a first circuit board on which a first connector is mounted; a second circuit board on which a second connector is mounted; and a connecting cable. A part of the first housing and a part of the second housing are placed one on top of another in a thickness direction. A first holding section and a second holding section are provided inside at least one of the first housing and the second housing, and when the first housing slides with respect to the second housing, a portion of the connecting cable between the first holding section and the second holding section is bent and extended.09-29-2011
20110237302PORTABLE DEVICE - A portable device includes: a body unit which includes an operation surface on which a plurality of operation keys are provided; a display unit which includes a display surface on which an image display element is provided; a pair of substantially U-shaped slide rails which are fixed to a back surface of the display unit which is opposite to the display surface; and a slide guide which is fixed to the operation surface of the body unit and slidably engages with the pair of substantially U-shaped slide rails.09-29-2011
20110237301FREE-FORM ENTRIES DURING PAYMENT PROCESSES - Various methods and systems are provided that allow a user to perform a free-form action, such as making a mark on a device, speaking into a device, and/or moving the device, to cause a step to be performed that conventionally was performed by the user having to locate and select a button or link on the device.09-29-2011
20110237300CELLULAR PHONE - A cellular phone of the present invention comprises upper housing 09-29-2011
20100234079MOBILE TELEPHONE DEVICE - A flash memory in a memory (09-16-2010
20100234078METHOD FOR ENABLING A COMMUNICATION VIA A MOBILE PHONE AND MOBILE PHONE ENABLING A COMMUNICATION - The invention relates to a method for enabling a communication via a mobile phone. In order to enable a comfortable creation of communications during a context of a mobile phone provided by a conventionally static application, it is proposed that the method comprises as a first step displaying information available for a specific content on a display of the mobile phone. In a next step, it is detected whether a user selected a displayed information. In case an information is selected, the kind of the selected information is determined. Then, functions associated to the kind of the selected information are presented on the display. To at least one kind of possible information the establishment of at least one kind of communication is associated as at least one function. Finally, a function selected by a user is activated. The invention relates equally to a corresponding mobile phone.09-16-2010
20100234077MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a controller configured to execute an operation mode relating to one or more functions of the mobile terminal; a sensor configured to detect a motion of a pen unit by sensing ultrasonic waves generated by the pen unit; a display configured to display information; and a wireless communication unit configured to wireless communicate with at least one other mobile terminal. Further, the controller is further configured to compare the motion of the pen unit with a preset specific pattern, and to execute an operation corresponding to the specific pattern based on a result of the comparison.09-16-2010
20100234076MECHANICAL INPUT-OUTPUT DEVICE FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - A mechanical information input/output device of a mobile terminal permits various functions to be selected or adjusted according to changing positions of certain mechanical structures therein. The mechanical terminal preferably includes: a case for forming an external form with a predetermined form; and a mechanical information output unit provided at one side of the case and formed with at least one mechanical structure that changes a disposition by information according to a user function of the mobile terminal.09-16-2010
20100234075MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal in accordance with the present invention includes a first wireless communication unit 09-16-2010
20100234074KEYPAD EMULATION - A telephone keypad (09-16-2010
20100234073MOBILE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - [Problems] A portable mobile apparatus where two magnetism detecting unit and a reduced number of magnets can specify in which of the following four states the housings of the apparatus are: an open state where the housings are opened, a closed state where the housings are closed, a reversed display state where the housings are closed with a display reversed to face the outside, and a 90-degree state where the display is turned 90 degrees in the reversed display state.09-16-2010
20120276959MOBILE PHONE - The mobile phone includes an optical sensor, a display element, a pixel circuit portion where a plurality of pixels having a plurality of transistors are arranged in matrix, an optical sensor control circuit which is connected to an optical sensor driver circuit for driving the optical sensor and reads a signal from the optical sensor, a display portion control circuit which is connected to a display element driver circuit for driving the display element and outputs an image signal for displaying an image on a display portion, a gradient detection portion for outputting a signal in accordance with a gradient of the mobile phone, and an arithmetic circuit for performing display in the pixel circuit portion by switching image signals output to the display portion control circuit with a signal from the gradient detection portion.11-01-2012
20120276956Method and Apparatus for Informing a User Through Haptic Signals - According to an embodiment, a computing device is provided that includes a receiver and a signal generator. The receiver may be configured to receive a user query for information regarding a received call or message. The user query may include a physical act performed on the computing device. The signal generator may be configured to generate a haptic signal indicating a response to the user query for the information regarding the call or message.11-01-2012
20120276960DISPLAY DEVICE - The invention provides an active matrix EL display device which can perform a clear multi-gray scale color display. In particular, the invention provides a large active matrix EL display device at low cost by a manufacturing method which can selectively form a pattern. Power supply lines in a pixel portion are arranged in matrix by the manufacturing method which can selectively form a pattern. Further, capacitance between wirings is reduced by providing a longer distance between adjacent wirings by the manufacturing method which can selectively form a pattern.11-01-2012
20120276958MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A device and methods for operating a mobile electronic device are presented. A condition of the mobile electronic device is detected to provide a condition of use. Correspondence relation between inputs detected at a first input detector and a second input detector and the inputs to a first display surface and a second display surface are stored in association with the condition of use. The inputs detected by one of the first input detector and the second input detector are processed as the inputs to one of the first display surface and the second display surface based on the correspondence relation in association with the condition of use.11-01-2012
20120276957MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a terminal body; a window coupled to the terminal body, including a display region for displaying an image, and including a print region which encompasses the display region; a display unit including a display panel disposed in the terminal body and having a first touch detection layer therein, and including a driver integrated circuit (IC) mounted to the display panel so as to face the print region of the window; and a second touch detection layer formed on the print region of the window facing the driver IC, and configured to detect a touch signal. The mobile terminal may have a small size and an enhanced design.11-01-2012
20120088554MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal includes a radio communication unit; a display displaying at least part of e-book contents; and a controller transmitting position information about the at least part of the e-book contents and a user's input relating to the at least part of the e-book contents to a server through the radio communication unit when acquiring the user's input. Accordingly, a user' input relating to part of the e-book contents can be transmitted to the server to share a user's opinion on the e-book contents.04-12-2012
20110263298METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING TEXT INFORMATION IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for displaying text information in the form of a list is provided. A method for displaying text information according to the present invention includes displaying a list of at least one item representing text information and a partial content of the text information; and modifying, in response to a predetermined key input, the list to show whole content of the text information corresponding to the selected one item.10-27-2011
20120088553DEVICE HAVING SIDE SENSOR - A method of input and device are provided. The device includes a housing having a front face exposing a display, a back face opposing the front face, and a plurality of sides. The sides include a first side and a second side. The device includes a controller and a first sensing layer located within the housing along the first side. The first sensing layer includes a first position sensing layer extending longitudinally along the first side. The first position sensing layer is coupled to the controller to provide position input. The first sensing layer also includes a first pressure sensing layer. The first pressure sensing layer is coupled to the controller to provide pressure input.04-12-2012
20120088552METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING PROCESSING RESOURCES IN A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method and apparatus managing processing resources in a portable electronic device are provided. An area of the display device is controlled to provide a banner region comprising device state data, the area of the display device enabled to receive focus using an input device. While focus is in the banner region, first input data is receiving, and the display device is responsively controlled to provide in the banner region an indication of the first application, replacing the device state data. Further input data is received while the indication of the first application is provided in the banner region. In response and, in response, at least one of the following occurs: the first application is brought to the foreground by controlling the display device to provide a representation of the first application; and the first application is closed such that resources used by the processing unit are reduced.04-12-2012
20120329528APPARATUS HAVING A FLEXIBLE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a flexible display; at least one sensor arranged in a prescribed form on the flexible display and configured to convert a flex state of the flexible display into an electric signal; and a controller configured to determine the flex state of the flexible display using the electric signal input from the at least one sensor, and control a visual effect corresponding to the determined flex state and output the visual effect on the flexible display.12-27-2012
20120329529GESTURE ACTIVATE HELP PROCESS AND SYSTEM - A cellular phone with gesture detection is used to more effectively activate a multi-tier help system. Initially, a shake gesture is used to activate a context-sensitive help screen. Help can progress to a tier that includes interaction with a human customer service representative called from the cellular phone.12-27-2012
20120329527MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - A mobile communication terminal and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The mobile communication terminal can be connected to first and second communication networks. The first communication network may be a legacy network and the second communication network may be a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The mobile communication terminal is also capable of displaying a two-dimensional (2D) image and a three-dimensional (3D) image. The mobile communication terminal reproduces a 2D image, receives a display mode switch request signal from a user, determines whether 3D image reception is available according to an environment of a current connected mobile communication network, receives a 3D image from a server, if 3D image reception is available and a 2D image from the server if 3D image reception is not available, and displays the received 3D image or 2D image.12-27-2012
20120329525GLASS SUBSTRATE OF COVER GLASS FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY UNIT FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING GLASS SUBSTRATE OF COVER GLASS FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present invention provides a glass substrate of a cover glass for a portable electronic device. The glass substrate includes a front face, a back face and an edge face. The edge face is at least partially formed by means of an etching treatment. A compressive stress layer, formed by means of an ion-exchanging method, is disposed on each of the front and back faces of the glass substrate. The compressive stress layer has the same thickness both in a planar-directional center part thereof and in a planar-directional end part thereof on each of the front and back faces of the glass substrate.12-27-2012
20120329526MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a terminal main body having a display module to display visual information, a window disposed above the display module and having a pattern layer to recognize a user's touch input, a key region formed on one surface of the window near one side thereof, and a light emitting module configured to illuminate the key region.12-27-2012
20120329524TOUCH SENSOR AND ANTENNA INTEGRATION ALONG AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HOUSING - An electronic device includes a housing defining first and second user interface areas, a touch-sensitive display disposed in the first user interface area, and a conductive structure disposed along the housing in the second user interface area. The electronic device further includes a capacitive touch controller disposed within the housing and coupled to the conductive structure, the capacitive touch controller being configured to capture user interaction with the conductive structure, and a transceiver disposed within the housing and coupled to the conductive structure, the transceiver being configured for radio frequency (RF) communications. The conductive structure is configured for operation as an antenna to support the RF communications.12-27-2012
20120100894Method and Terminal for Displaying Cell Phone Menu with Personalized Setting - A method and terminal for displaying a cell phone menu with personalized setting are provided. The method comprises: when a cell phone receives a request for modifying a position of a menu item, recording an ID of the menu item and information of a source menu, and after the user determines a new position, recording position information S1 in a destination menu; and after the cell phone receives a request for viewing a menu, determining whether the menu is a destination menu or a source menu; if not, displaying each menu item in the menu; if the menu is the destination menu, displaying a corresponding menu item in the position S1 and displaying menu items contained in the menu in other positions; if the menu is the source menu, displaying other menu items except the corresponding menu item contained in the menu according to the menu tree.04-26-2012
20120100893SLIDE MODULE AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - A slide module and mobile terminal including the same are disclosed. The slide module may include a first plate, a plurality of sliders mounted on the first plate and spaced apart from each other with a predetermined spacing therebetween, a guide plate configured to guide slidable movement of each of the plurality of sliders, and a second plate having the guide plate fixed thereto. With this structure, fluctuation and looseness may be prevented from being generated between two bodies in the course of switching between open or closed configurations by a slide mechanism. Further, a luxurious exterior may be provided by loading the slide module within each body so as not to be externally exposed in an open configuration.04-26-2012
20120100892Displaying Characters and Images Based on Support - A user equipment (UE) comprising a display and a processor configured to determine whether the UE supports each indicium of a string of one or more indicia according to a first feature, the string of one or more indicia identifying a network, the processor further configured to display on the display of the UE only the indicia in the string that are supported by the UE. A method implemented on a UE comprising determining whether the UE supports one or more indicium of a string of one or more indicia according to a first feature, the string of one or more indicia identifying a network, and displaying on the display of the UE only the indicia in the string that are supported by the UE.04-26-2012
20120100891ELECTRONIC DEVICES HAVING MULTIPLE KEYPADS AND RELATED METHODS - A device includes an upper unit having a display screen thereon and a first slidable unit having a first keypad thereon. The first slidable unit is slidably connected to the upper unit on a side opposite the display screen. The first slidable unit is movable between a closed position in which the upper unit generally overlies the first keypad and an open position in which the first keypad is positioned generally adjacent the display screen. A second slidable unit has a second keypad thereon. The second slidable unit is slidably connected to the upper unit and the first slidable unit. The second slidable unit is movable between a closed position in which the upper unit generally overlies the second keypad and an open position in which the second keypad is positioned generally adjacent the display screen.04-26-2012
20120289292MOBILE PHONE TERMINAL - Disclosed is an information communication terminal having a configuration in which it is possible to prevent a wrong operation of the information communication terminal due to an unconscious operation of an input equipment during operating an audio output equipment. That is, the information communication terminal includes a controller. The controller operates a detection sensor that detects an object approaching during operating the audio output equipment. And the controller controls a status of being input into the input equipment based on a detected result of the detection sensor.11-15-2012
20120289290TRANSFERRING OBJECTS BETWEEN APPLICATION WINDOWS DISPLAYED ON MOBILE TERMINAL - Provided are a mobile terminal and a method for transferring objects from a source application window to a destination application window, which are simultaneously displayed on a display unit of a mobile terminal. The method may include displaying the first application window and the second application window simultaneously on the display unit in response to a multi_screen mode initiation input, and transferring at least one of a portion of and an entire object in one of the first application window and the second application window to another application window in response to an object transferring mode initiation input.11-15-2012
20120289293Displaying Characters and Images Based on Support - A user equipment (UE) comprising a display and a processor configured to determine whether the UE supports each indicium of a string of one or more indicia according to a first feature, the string of one or more indicia identifying a network, the processor further configured to display on the display of the UE only the indicia in the string that are supported by the UE. A method implemented on a UE comprising determining whether the UE supports one or more indicium of a string of one or more indicia according to a first feature, the string of one or more indicia identifying a network, and displaying on the display of the UE only the indicia in the string that are supported by the UE.11-15-2012
20120289294MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a housing having at least one manipulation part, a signal display unit located in the housing, the signal display unit being configured to selectively display one of at least two inputable signal sets, the selectively displayed inputable signal set being visible through the at least one manipulation part, and an input unit located in the housing, the input unit being configured to receive at least one signal corresponding to the selectively displayed inputable signal set.11-15-2012
20120135785PORTABLE COMMUNICATOR - A portable wireless telephone which comprises a housing that includes a microphone and a speaker, a wireless communication device capable of wirelessly connecting to a communication channel and capable of conducting transmission or reception through the communication channel; an input pen detachably connected to the housing; and a pen input controller for detecting the movement of the input pen across an input frame and the movement detected is user data; a display, disposed on the housing having first and second portions, and the first portion includes an input frame and the user data is capable of being entered into the input frame using the input pen and the user data is able to be transmitted using the wireless communication device; a control device capable of executing a display process of displaying an image via the second portion of the display.05-31-2012
20100167792POWER-SAVING METHOD AND ELECTRICAL DEVICE USING THE SAME - A power-saving method for an electronic device is provided. The electrical device has a power-saving mode. The method includes detecting a position of the electronic device, and activating the power-saving mode if the detected position is determined to be one of a plurality of pre-determined power-saving positions. A system for performing the method is also provided. The system includes a detection unit for detecting the position of the mobile device, and an operational mode control unit coupled in signal communication with the detection unit. The control unit controls the mobile device to enter one of a power-saving mode and a wake-up mode based on the signals received from the detection unit.07-01-2010
20100167791PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY AND SCREEN CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a portable terminal having a flexible display, and a screen controlling method thereof. When detecting an entertainment key for a film, a game, a navigation and a DMB, a flexible display disposed inside a body is slid to a vertical direction of a main display to have an extended screen. On the other hand, when detecting an incoming call or dropping of the portable terminal in a state that the flexible display has been extended, the flexible display is restored to an initial state. This may allow a user to more conveniently appreciate various entertainments such as films, games, navigations, and DMB, and may effectively prevent damage of the portable terminal.07-01-2010
20100167787Mobile phone system and method - A method of displaying a select image on an Internet enabled mobile comprising a power supply, a memory, a processor and a screen preconfigured by a supplier of the mobile device to assume a dormant mode having a basic display that draws minimal power from the battery, with at most a basic display in a small part of the screen; the method comprising the steps of: (i) reprogramming the mobile device to display an image instead of the basic display while mobile device is otherwise dormant, by overriding the dormant screen mode, (ii) downloading a select image to a memory of the mobile device from an Internet source; (iii) displaying the select image on the screen instead of the basic display of the minimal power dormant mode, wherein the basic display is replaced by an enhanced display requiring more power than the basic display of the dormant mode.07-01-2010
20130012272LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - Although an organic resin substrate is highly effective at reducing the weight and improving the shock resistance of a display device, it is required to improve the moisture resistance of the organic resin substrate for the sake of maintaining the reliability of an EL element. Hard carbon films are formed to cover a surface of the organic resin substrate and outer surfaces of a sealing member. Typically, DLC (Diamond like Carbon) films are used as the carbon films. The DLC films have a construction where carbon atoms are bonded into an SP01-10-2013
20130012273MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A cellular phone includes a first display, a second display, and a CPU. The cellular phone is configured to be switchable between a first state in which the first display, out of the first display and the second display, is exposed to the outside and a second state in which both of the displays are exposed to the outside. When an application is operated and shown on the first display in the first state, the CPU sets another application associated with the application in an operational state.01-10-2013
20130012271MOBILE DEVICE DISPLAYING INSTANT MESSAGE AND CONTROL METHOD OF MOBILE DEVICE - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal displaying an instant message and a control method of the same. A mobile terminal according to an aspect of the invention may include: a wireless communication unit sending or receiving an instant message; a display unit including a first region and a second region and displaying the instant message sent or received by the wireless communication unit on the first region; and a controller displaying information corresponding to at least one object included in the instant message on the second region.01-10-2013
20130012270INCONSPICUOUS MODE FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A communication device is configured to switch from a normal mode of operation to an inconspicuous mode of operation in which a reduced set of information is presented on a home screen of a display of the device in comparison to a set of information presented on the home screen in the normal mode of operation. In addition, other display properties such as contrast and brightness may be adjusted to make them less conspicuous. The home screen in the inconspicuous mode of operation is less obtrusive or conspicuous to individuals than in the normal mode of operation. The device may enter the inconspicuous mode upon user request or by detecting at least one environmental condition using a sensor available to the mobile communication device. The environmental condition may be anything that the device can detect or sense in its surrounding environment such as ambient light or sound. The device may return to the normal mode of operation by user request or when the environmental condition is no longer present.01-10-2013
20100130258Gravity axis determination apparatus and mobile terminal apparatus using the same - A gravity axis determination apparatus which can determine the gravity direction in a short time. The apparatus is low in cost and has a simple construction. Data values of acceleration data trains in a same time zone are mutually compared and one of the three axes is determined as a gravity axis.05-27-2010
20100130261EDITOR FOR GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES - There is provided a mobile communication device. An exemplary mobile communication device comprises an operating system for the mobile communication device and a radio interface for connecting to a wireless network. The exemplary mobile communication device also comprises a display on which a graphical user interface is displayed to enable the user to operate the mobile communication device according to the operating system. The exemplary mobile communication device additionally comprises a local storage where data files associated with the graphical user interface are stored and a graphical user interface manager that enables the download of a new graphical user interface from a remote device.05-27-2010
20100130260CELLULAR TELEPHONE APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD AND CELLULAR TELEPHONE SYSTEM - In a cellular telephone apparatus a sub-terminal constitutes a part of the cellular telephone apparatus and is separable from a main terminal constituting the apparatus body. Each of the sub-terminal and the main terminal has a battery section, provided are battery remaining amount detecting sections, battery remaining amount notifying sections, table holding sections that hold operation tables that define operations of devices that the main terminal and sub-terminal have corresponding to the battery remaining amounts of the main terminal and sub-terminal. Control sections are provided that determine the operations of devices available based on battery remaining amount.05-27-2010
20100130256METHOD FOR PREVIEWING OUTPUT CHARACTER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method for previewing an output character, and an electronic device are provided. In the present method, at least one touch signal generated by pressing at least one of the keys of a software input panel (SIP) is received. Then, an impending output character corresponding to the pressed key is determined from all relative characters thereof. Finally, showing a display window including at least the output character, and a display format of the output character in the display window is changed to specifically indicate the output character. As a result, the correctness of the pressed key on the SIP can be determined easily, and whether the impending output character is the expected character can be confirmed at the same time.05-27-2010
20120149437PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a free floating display lens having a stiffener ring mounted on a peripheral region or edge of the free floating display lens to affect modal density and modal distribution of the free floating display lens. Additionally, a piezoelectric supporting structure is attached to the stiffener ring, while surrounding a display, wherein the piezoelectric supporting structure is electrically driven to produce an acoustic signal in one mode and a vibratory haptic signal in another mode.06-14-2012
20130017864MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ENHANCED IMPACT MITIGATION - A mobile electronic device with enhanced impact absorber is disclosed. The device can include: a housing including a front and a rear housing; and a user interface, the rear housing including an impact absorber located on an outer most portion of the rear housing. Beneficially, the impact absorber can provide enhanced impact mitigation. The impact absorber can allow a mobile electronic device to sustain an impact and mitigate damage to the housing and components therein.01-17-2013
20130017866MOBILE TERMINALAANM PARK; SeongjoonAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP PARK; Seongjoon Seoul KRAANM Jung; JaejunAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP Jung; Jaejun Seoul KRAANM Kim; JaichulAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP Kim; Jaichul Seoul KRAANM Cho; DonghyukAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP Cho; Donghyuk Seoul KR - A mobile terminal includes a first body including a front case and a display disposed in the front case, a second body slidably mounted on the first body and a slide module including a slider mounted on the second body. The mobile terminal also includes a guide portion provided to the front case of the first body to guide a slide motion of the slider.01-17-2013
20130017865MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN ENHANCED ANTENNA FARM - A mobile electronic device 01-17-2013
20130017867MOBILE TERMINALAANM LEE; SangmanAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP LEE; Sangman Seoul KRAANM Park; JinaAACI IncheonAACO KRAAGP Park; Jina Incheon KRAANM Ha; JunghyeongAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP Ha; Junghyeong Seoul KRAANM Jung; ByungwoonAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP Jung; Byungwoon Seoul KRAANM Kwon; YoungbaeAACI IncheonAACO KRAAGP Kwon; Youngbae Incheon KRAANM Yun; ChangwonAACI Gyeonggi-DoAACO KRAAGP Yun; Changwon Gyeonggi-Do KR - A mobile terminal is provided that includes a main body in which a structure is mounted, an antenna coil formed to be wound along edges of the structure to receive a change in magnetic flux in a vicinity of the main body, an electronic element disposed to be adjacent to the structure, and a ferrite sheet configured to remove noise with respect to reception of the change in the magnetic flux and disposed on one surface of the electronic element such that a distance is formed between the ferrite sheet and the antenna coil.01-17-2013
20110159928MOBILE PHONE - A method for operating a mobile terminal device comprising at least two displays is disclosed. Information of a first group on a first display module is displayed, if only a first display module is externally exposed. Information of a second group different from the first group on the first display module and a second display module is displayed, if both the first display module and the second display module are externally exposed.06-30-2011
20110159927MOBILE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTROL KEY INTERACTING WITH APPLICATION - Provided is a mobile device for providing control key interacting with application. The mobile device stores at least one or more applications executable by it. The mobile device includes an application executing module, a display module and an interactive input module. The application executing module activates an application, which is selected from among the applications by a user, to execute an active application. The display module displays an execution screen of the active application. The interactive input module receives a control command for controlling the active application from the user. The interactive input module provides a control key which is arranged to be suitable for control of the active application by interacting with the active application, and receives the control command for controlling the active application through the control key.06-30-2011
20130023311PHONE - A phone, comprising: a touch panel; a voice receiver; and a controller, coupled to the touch panel and the voice receiver, and operable to disable a touch function of the touch panel when the voice receiver detects a conversation.01-24-2013
20130023310MOBILE TERMINAL AND KEYPAD MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a display unit configured to display information; a circuit board having one surface with a plurality of switches thereon; and a keypad disposed over the circuit board and having keys that when pressed, contact corresponding switches on the circuit board. Further, the keypad further includes a plurality of actuators corresponding to and protruding towards the plurality of switches; key-shaped parts laminated on the actuators, respectively, and each having a predetermined height; and a film part disposed to obscure the key-shaped parts and having one surface with key marks in correspondence with the key-shaped parts so as to form the keys of the keypad. In addition, the key-shaped parts and the film part are integrally formed together.01-24-2013
20080248839DISPLAYING MESSAGES ON HANDHELD DEVICES - A method of displaying messages on handheld devices. The device displays messages in a scrollable viewport of vertically arranged fields. Date separators inserted into the vertically arranged list of messages to enable the user to associate the messages with a date. The date separators have “sticky” operation, meaning that the device ensures a date separator always appears within the viewport, even when the viewport has been scrolled to the middle of a long list of messages all associated with the same date. The device may ensure that the top field of the viewport always contains a date separator associated with the message immediately below.10-09-2008
20130172051CONTACT LIST AVAILABILITY PRIORITIZATION - A method for contact list prioritization according to predicted reachability includes loading a contact list of contacts and retrieving a reachability value for each corresponding contact in the contact list that has been computed for each corresponding contact according to usage data of each corresponding contact for an associated mobile telephone. Thereafter, contacts in the contact list that are determined to be most reachable according to a corresponding reachability value are displayed first.07-04-2013
20130172052RECEIVING USER INPUT ON A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A device includes a graphical user interface configured to receive a user input by user exertion of force onto the graphical user interface. The device further includes a detection logic operatively connected to the graphical user interface and configured to produce a signal including data indicative of a first amount of force exerted at a location on the graphical user interface. The device also includes an indication logic operatively connected to the detection logic and configured to determine based on the signal including data indicative of the first amount of force exerted at the location on the graphical user interface that the first amount of force is insufficient to command the device to perform an action based on the user input. The indication logic is further configured to produce a signal including data indicating that additional force must be exerted to command the device to perform the action.07-04-2013
20130172053ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PHONE CALL - A method for managing phone call using an electronic device. The electronic device displays an incoming call interface on a touch panel of the electronic device when the electronic device receives an incoming call. The electronic device determines a moving direction of a control button if a moving distance of the control button is greater a predetermined distance. The electronic device answers the incoming call if the moving direction of the control button is toward an answer area, and declines the incoming call if the moving direction of the control button is toward a decline area.07-04-2013
20080242360METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR KEY INPUT IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING MULTIPLE DISPLAYS - A key input apparatus and method for a portable terminal including a plurality of display units are provided. The apparatus and method include a detachable case detachably assembled with the portable terminal, an external key input unit connected to the detachable case and a control unit performing a control operation so that key input is received through the external key input unit when it has been detected that the detachable case is connected. The apparatus and method provide a dual-sided portable terminal having greater convenience when using input keys and better protection from the environment.10-02-2008
20080242357METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FULFILLING PURCHASES - A method and apparatus for fulfilling purchases is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure can include, for example, a portable communication device having a controller element that receives from an online system a barcode image as an object of acknowledgment of a product purchased from said online system, and presents on a display of the portable communication device said barcode image to complete a purchase fulfillment process by way of at least one among a visual inspection of the barcode image by a merchant employee and processing of said barcode image by a point of sale (POS) device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.10-02-2008
20080242356SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CALLING FEATURE ICONS IN A USER INTERFACE THAT FACILITATES USER SELECTION OF A COMMUNICATION LINE FOR AN OUTGOING CALL ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A system and method for providing calling feature icons in a user interface that allow users to determine with ease the status of different calling features, and in respect of at least one embodiment, to identify with ease the communication lines associated with calling features that have been enabled (and/or disabled) on the mobile device. In example embodiments, for each calling feature, at most one general calling feature icon associated with the respective calling feature is displayed in a general calling feature icon display field of a call screen if the respective calling feature applies to at least one of a plurality of communication lines accessible at the mobile device. In some embodiments, line-specific calling feature icons may also be displayed in an active line data display field and/or a line selection menu.10-02-2008
20080234007Mobile communication terminal for providing backgroud picture during communication - A mobile communication terminal provides a still or motion picture as a background picture during communication to allow the terminal to perform voice communication with a counterpart terminal using a stored background picture. In the terminal, a memory stores at least one background picture, each including a picture signal corresponding to a respective user input. A multi-codec converts the background picture and a communication voice and a mixing unit mixes the background picture with the communication voice. A wireless transceiver wirelessly transmits the mixed background picture and communication voice. An output unit outputs the mixed background picture and communication voice. A central processing unit selects, controls, and transmits a background signal according to the user input.09-25-2008
20080234006METHOD AND MOBILE DEVICE FOR FACILITATING CONTACT FROM WITHIN A TELEPHONE APPLICATION - The described embodiments involve use of a mobile communication device in the context of facilitating contact from within a telephone application. The described embodiments are primarily concerned with enabling quick and efficient access to contact methods other than by telephone from within the telephone application. This is done by generating a contact list, which may have one or more contacts, using an integrated dialing field provided by the telephone application and then displaying all available contact types or methods available for contacting a particular contact selected from the list.09-25-2008
20080234005METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVE ACCESS OF DISPLAY DATA SEQUENCING IN MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES - A method and apparatus for selective control of display data sequencing in a mobile computing device is disclosed. The method may include storing a plurality of display data sequencing instruction sets in a memory of the mobile computing device, each of the display data sequencing instruction sets being usable for transferring data in accordance with a different sequencing of display data than other ones of the display data sequencing instruction sets, receiving an indication of a particular type of display data sequencing to be used, selecting one of the display data sequencing instruction sets based on the received indication of the particular type of display data sequencing to be used, transferring data for display based on the selected one of the display data sequencing instruction sets, and controlling the transfer of data to the display device in order to synchronize the data transfer with the data and timing requirements of the display device.09-25-2008
20080227503MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile communication device, method and computer program product for generating a first signal upon manipulation of a first input key that can be manipulated in at least two directions, generating a second signal upon manipulation of a second input key which enables at least two direction inputs, and controlling a predetermined operation in response to at least one of the first and second signals.09-18-2008
20080227502Hand Portable Electronic Device Having a Plurality of Modes of Operation - A hand portable electronic device having a plurality of modes of operation including a communications mode and an application mode, and having a first component and a second component, wherein the first component is movable relative to the second component between a first position and a second position and wherein movement of the first component to the first position causes the device to operate in the communications mode and movement of the first component to the second position causes the device to operate in the application mode.09-18-2008
20080227501PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal in provided. The portable terminal includes a body having a front surface, the front surface having an upper portion and a lower portion, a display unit located in the body and visible at the front surface thereof, the display unit having a first end and a second end, and at least one of the first end being adjacent the upper portion and the second end being adjacent the lower portion, and a speaker unit located in the body, the speaker unit including a bone conduction speaker.09-18-2008
20080227500INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, SOCIAL NETWORKING, AND ADVERTISING SYSTEM - A system includes a personal wireless mobile communication device that is configured to transmit a short-range wireless signal. The short-range wireless signal is processed by a server, and the server executes an action based on the short-range wireless signal. In an embodiment, the action executed by the server is the creation of an Interactive session on a display unit as a function of the short-range wireless signal.09-18-2008
20080227499Mobile terminal device and program used in mobile terminal device - A mobile terminal device provided with a plurality of keys includes: a touch pad and a touch detection interface which detect a user touching a key; a press detection interface which detects the user pressing the key; a display unit which sequentially displays characters, as candidate characters, assigned to the key pressed by the user, when the press detection interface detects the user pressing the key; and a controller which converts the candidate character displayed on the display unit to a finalized character, when an untouched time period during the user does not touch the pressed key reaches a predetermined judging time after the press detection interface detects the user pressing the key.09-18-2008
20130203471DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes a battery, a display, and a controller. When a charge of the battery is started, the controller causes the display to display a screen including one or more options for stopping a function in which power is consumed.08-08-2013
20130203472Displaying Characters and Images Based on Support - A user equipment (UE) comprising a display and a processor configured to determine whether the UE supports each indicium of a string of one or more indicia according to a first feature, the string of one or more indicia identifying a network, the processor further configured to display on the display of the UE only the indicia in the string that are supported by the UE. A method implemented on a UE comprising determining whether the UE supports one or more indicium of a string of one or more indicia according to a first feature, the string of one or more indicia identifying a network, and displaying on the display of the UE only the indicia in the string that are supported by the UE.08-08-2013
20130178248METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING EVENT OF PORTABLE DEVICE HAVING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY UNIT - A portable terminal is provided. The portable terminal includes a flexible display disposed on a front surface of the portable terminal and extending to a side surface of the portable terminal, the flexible display unit including a main display area on the front surface, and an auxiliary display area on the side surface; a sensor that detects a state of the portable terminal; and a controller that selectively outputs event information on the main display area or the auxiliary display area of the flexible display unit according to the detected state of the portable terminal.07-11-2013
20110263299VIDEO PROJECTOR - A video projector includes a main body serving as a portable unit, which includes a projection optical unit that forms and projects a display image. The main body includes a rechargeable battery serving as a power supply. A holder holds the main body at a predetermined position. The holder includes a screen onto which is projected the display image from the main body held at the predetermined position. The holder is configured to charge the rechargeable battery when the main body is held in the holder.10-27-2011
20080220821PORTABLE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An outer display is provided in an area exposed to the outside, of a first movable part in a closed condition where the first and second movable parts are opposed to each other. An outer operation section is provided in an area other than the exposed area of the first and second movable parts whichever comes behind the outer display in a closed condition where the first and second movable parts are opposed to each other. The operator can enter predetermined information on a predetermined display content displayed on the outer display. Even in a condition where the first and second movable parts fold closed, the operator can enter predetermined information from the outer operation section while watching the outer display, which enhances the operability.09-11-2008
20080220820BATTERY SAVING SELECTIVE SCREEN CONTROL - A method determines when a user is talking on a mobile phone by monitoring a sound level of a user's voice. If it is determined, based on the monitoring, that the mobile phone is near the user's ear, the display of the mobile phone may be turned off to save battery power.09-11-2008
20080220822MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PLAYING A VIDEO FROM A WEBSITE - A method for displaying video on a mobile terminal that includes a display defined by a user area and an information area includes displaying a list of videos available for playing within the user area, selecting one video from the list of videos, automatically playing and displaying the selected video on the display in a display region that substantially utilizes all of the user area.09-11-2008
20130143628USER INTERFACE - An electronic device comprising: a display; a housing enclosing the display and defining an exterior surface region adjacent to the display, the exterior surface region having a plurality of surface zones indicated thereon, the surface zones being capable of being written on by a user to save a written marking thereon; a memory; and user input apparatus; the device having: a first mode in which the device performs a function in respect of a subject entity and in which in response to operation of the user input apparatus to indicate one of the zones the device stores the entity in the memory in association with that zone; and a second mode in which in response to selection of a zone by means of the user input apparatus the device performs a function in respect of an entity stored in association with the selected zone.06-06-2013
20130178249DATA COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD THEREFOR - A contact receiving unit (07-11-2013
20130143626RADIOTELEPHONES HAVING CONTACT-SENSITIVE USER INTERFACES AND METHODS OF OPERATING SAME - A device includes a housing having a front surface, a rear surface and first and second side surfaces; the rear surface configured engage a user's palm. The device includes a radiotelephone communications transceiver and a contact-sensitive display, supported by the housing. The contact sensitive display is configured to display an image at the front surface of the housing, and produce an output signal in response to moving contact of an object along a contact-sensitive surface of the contact-sensitive display. The device also includes a controller configured to control at least one of the display and the radiotelephone communications transceiver and to scroll displayed rows along an axis of the display based upon the output signal of the contact-sensitive transducer. The controller has a mode that is unresponsive to contact with the contact-sensitive transducer, the second mode being entered in response to an input from a user.06-06-2013
20130143627ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an output unit, a storage unit, an antenna, a sensor, and a controller. The output unit outputs a video or voice. The storage unit stores information about a user interface operation. The antenna transmits/receives a wireless signal of a corresponding communication frequency band and is moveable. The sensor acquires information of at least one motion of the antenna. The controller processes a wireless signal through the antenna and outputs the user interface operation according to the information received from the sensor, to the output unit with reference to the information of the storage unit.06-06-2013
20120252537MOBILE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A mobile information communication apparatus includes a data processing device for sending plotting command/data to a display control device that controls the pixels of a display panel belonging to the mobile information communication apparatus. An interface device is provided which receives the plotting command/data generated by the data processing device and sends, based on plotting command/data, an external display signal to the external display device. The data processing device and the interface device are configured to send, from the interface device, a higher-resolution external display signal.10-04-2012
20120252536MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a display device and a processor. The processor acquires first display information about a first virtual machine. The first display information does not prompt a user operation. The processor displays the acquired first display information in a first display area on the display device. The processor acquires second display information about the first virtual machine. The second display information prompts a user operation. The processor displays the acquired second display information in a second display area on the display device. The processor determines, in response to an instruction for changing display, whether mixed display is allowed by referencing status information. The processor acquires, when the mixed display is allowed, third display information about a second virtual machine. The third display information does not prompt a user operation. The processor displays the acquired third display information in a third display area on the display device.10-04-2012
20120252535ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE - An electronic apparatus includes: a housing having a liquid crystal display section mounted in the housing; a space section formed between an end side in the housing and the liquid crystal display section; and a circuit unit having an antenna pattern, a microphone, and one or plurality of mounting components being mounted on one or both of the front and rear surface sides of the circuit unit arranged in the space section.10-04-2012
20120252534MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is disclosed, by which color reproducibility of a display and the expected life span of a display can be enhanced using quantum dots. The present invention may include a display panel, a plurality of light source units provided under the display panel by being spaced apart from each other, and a fluorescent unit provided to a light emission surface of the light source unit entirely or in part. Moreover, the fluorescent unit may include a quantum dot for transforming a light incident from the light source unit into R light entirely or in part.10-04-2012
20130095892MULTIPLE VIEWS OF A GEOGRAPHIC AREA ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A computer-implemented method is disclosed that includes receiving on a mobile device a search query associated with a geographic location, providing one or more search results in response to the search query, the search results each being associated with a geographic location, and presenting on a graphical display of the computing device icons corresponding to each search result and also corresponding to a key on the computing device.04-18-2013
20130095891SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING IDENTIFYING INFORMATION RELATED TO AN INCOMING OR OUTGOING CALL - A method is provide that comprises detecting an incoming or outgoing call; and sending data to a paired device for displaying a plurality of elements associated with the call in a user interface on the paired device prior to connecting the call, the plurality of elements having been obtained from a plurality of sources accessible to the mobile device. Another method is provided, which comprises receiving data from the mobile device for displaying a plurality of elements associated with the call in a user interface on a paired device prior to connecting the call, the plurality of elements having been obtained from a plurality of sources accessible to the mobile device; and displaying the plurality of elements in a user interface on the paired device using the data received from the mobile device.04-18-2013
20130116012HANDS-FREE DEVICE - A hands-free device disposed in a vehicle identifies a speech direction of an outgoing voice when a hands-free call operation is received. The device extracts callee information from the outgoing voice provided by an occupant to identify a portable communication terminal. In particular, the portable communication terminal is identified when the callee information extracted is registered in a telephone book data of the portable communication terminal. When the speech direction of the outgoing voice is identified as a driver side, the portable communication terminal identified is linked to the driver as a driver-linked terminal. Accordingly, a call being received by a portable communication terminal that is linked to the driver is performed as a hands-free call, whereas a call being received by a portable communication terminal not linked to the driver is not performed as a hands-free call.05-09-2013
20130116013MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and an operation control method thereof in which a delay time of the screen lock execution is controlled according to the type of application, are discussed. The mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include an input unit configured to receive a user input; an execution controller configured to execute screen lock if the user input is not received for a first delay time; and a change controller configured to extend the first delay time to a second delay time based on the user's gaze information.05-09-2013
20130102366Unlock Screen - Unlock screen and notification techniques are described. In an implementation, an unlock screen is displayed by a mobile communications device that indicates that the mobile communications device is locked. If an input is detected to remove the lock by dragging across a Y-axis of the display device, an animation is displayed that gives an appearance that the unlock screen is being removed and the lock on the mobile communications device is removed.04-25-2013
20130102365POUCH AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - The present disclosure provides a pouch for a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal having the same. The pouch includes a base defining a space for receiving at least part of a terminal body therein, a slide unit disposed within the base, and relatively slidable with respect to the base along a lengthwise direction of the terminal body, the slide unit supporting the terminal body, an elastic unit disposed between the base and the slide unit to apply an elastic force, a guide unit configured to guide the relative sliding of the slide unit, and a locking unit configured to lock and unlock the slide unit at and from a preset position of the base.04-25-2013
20130122960MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes a display unit, a wireless communication unit performing a communication with at least one external terminal, a memory, and a controller controlling a 105-16-2013
20130130746MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying a map, which is divided into a plurality of blocks in predetermined units of latitude and latitude, on a display module and displaying in each of the blocks identification information indicating whether a corresponding block includes geo-tagged information; and if one of the blocks is selected, displaying one or more thumbnail images corresponding to geo-tagged information included in the selected block on the display module. Therefore, it is possible to effectively select and use geo-tagged information even when using a small size screen.05-23-2013
20100279739DEVICE HAVING 2D AND 3D IMAGE DISPLAY FUNCTIONS FOR MOBILE PHONE - A device having 2D and 3D image display functions for a mobile phone is provided. A plurality of image pickup elements, a 2D and 3D touch screen, and a 2D and 3D function key are installed on the mobile phone, so as to achieve the function of 3D image capture and viewing as well as 3D interface operations.11-04-2010
20080207271METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ABRIDGED CONTACT LIST CREATION BASED ON COMMUNICATION HISTORY - Disclosed are methods and mobile communication devices for providing a history of communications with a contact according to at least one of a plurality of communication types. The communication types can include, for example, outgoing and incoming telephone calls, messaging service messages and voicemail box messages. A disclosed method can include recording an indicator of a communication in a history of communications associated in a contact list with the contact of the contact list according to the communication type, and displaying the history of communications with the contact according to at least one of the plurality of communication types. A particular contact group of contacts based on a frequency of communication or another criterion with the contacts can be displayed, so that different types of abridged and/or speed dialing lists can be generated and displayed. A list can be dynamic, changing with, for example, additional communication information and different indicators.08-28-2008
20080200215MOBILE TELEPHONE WITH MAN MACHINE INTERFACE - The present invention envisages a GSM mobile telephone in which a line of icons is displayed on a display. As a user navigates through the displayed line of icons, the positions of the icons alter so that the selectable icon moves to the head of the line. This approach makes it very clear (i) which icon is selectable at any time and (ii) where that icon sits in relation to other icons at the same functional level (e.g. only first level icons will be present in one line). First level icons typically relate to the following functions: phonebook; messages; call register; counters; call diversion; telephone settings; network details; voice mail and IrDA activation.08-21-2008
20080200214MOBILE TELEPHONE WITH IMPROVED MAN MACHINE INTERFACE - The present invention envisages a GSM mobile telephone in which a line of icons is displayed on a display. As a user navigates through the displayed line of icons, the positions of the icons alter so that the selectable icon moves to the head of the line. This approach makes it very clear (i) which icon is selectable at any time and (ii) where that icon sits in relation to other icons at the same functional level (e.g. only first level icons will be present in one line). First level icons typically relate to the following functions: phonebook; messages; call register; counters; call diversion; telephone settings; network details; voice mail and IrDA activation.08-21-2008
20080200213MOBILE TELEPHONE WITH IMPROVED MAN MACHINE INTERFACE - The present invention envisages a GSM mobile telephone in which a line of icons is displayed on a display. As a user navigates through the displayed line of icons, the positions of the icons alter so that the selectable icon moves to the head of the line. This approach makes it very clear (i) which icon is selectable at any time and (ii) where that icon sits in relation to other icons at the same functional level (e.g. only first level icons will be present in one line). First level icons typically relate to the following functions: phonebook; messages; call register; counters; call diversion; telephone settings; network details; voice mail and IrDA activation.08-21-2008
20080200212Common graphical user interface for mobile and fixed communication devices - A cordless telephone including a base unit configured to connect to a public switched telephone nework via an end-premise line of a customer of a telecommunications provider. A cordless handset, including an interface to dial a telephone number and a display configured to display a graphical user interface, may communicate with the base unit using voice and data signals. The cordless handset may further be configured to enable a user to select an image on the graphical user interface to communicate an information request signal to a server via the base unit and the public switch telephone network. The cordless handset may receive a response signal including requested information utilized by the cordless handset to generate an image on the display.08-21-2008
20110223976MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL CONNECTABLE TO WIRELESS LAN, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD PERFORMED IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL PROGRAM RECORDED ON COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A mobile phone performs a search operation for searching for a communicable access point when a state of being able to communicate with an access point changes to a state of being unable to communicate. When a search operation is performed, the mobile phone displays that the search operation is being performed. In order to reduce power consumption, when the mobile phone displays that the search operation is being performed, the search operation is halted in response to acceptance of an input of an instruction to halt the search operation.09-15-2011
20110237306MOBILE DISPLAY DEVICE - A mobile display device includes a display part, a speaker, a microphone, an incoming call-detecting part, a state-detecting part, and a display control part. The display part displays information. The speaker outputs voice. The microphone picks up voice. The incoming call-detecting part detects an incoming call. The state-detecting part detects a positional relationship of the speaker and the microphone. The display control part displays, on the display part, information suggesting the correction of the inclination of the apparatus itself, when the incoming call-detecting part detects an incoming call and the state-detecting part detects that the positional relationship of the speaker and the microphone is in a prescribed positional relationship.09-29-2011
20110237303TERMINAL DEVICE AND CONTROL PROGRAM THEREOF - In a terminal device 09-29-2011
20110256908COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION HISTORY DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDED WITH COMMUNICATION HISTORY DISPLAY PROGRAM - In order to facilitate an operation of registering a telephone number from history information into a group, a mobile phone includes a flash memory for storing a phone book, a history storing portion which stores history information including telephone numbers of past communication partners, a history displaying portion which displays history information, a selecting portion which selects, as a process target, one of a plurality of pieces of the history information being displayed, and a display switching portion which, when the phone book includes a first telephone number and a second telephone number, switches a display to either the first telephone number or the second telephone number in response to an input of an operation of switching a display. When the process target is changed, the display switching portion displays one of the first communication identification information and the second communication identification information, included in the history information newly selected as the process target, that is the same as the one that had been displayed when the history information was previously selected as the process target.10-20-2011
20110275418Portable Multifunction Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Conference Calling - In some embodiments, a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display performs a method that includes: displaying a phone call user interface on the touch screen display, wherein the phone call user interface includes: a first informational item associated with an active phone call between a user of the device and a first party, a second informational item associated with a suspended phone call between the user and a second party, and a merge call icon; upon detecting a user selection of the merge call icon, merging the active phone call and the suspended phone call into a conference call between the user, the first party, and the second party, and replacing the phone call user interface with a conference call user interface. The conference call user interface includes: a third informational item associated with the conference call, and a conference call management icon.11-10-2011
20110275417CELLULAR PHONE - A cellular phone capable of observing a background. The cellular phone includes a first main body and a second main body slidably connected to the first main body. A display is provided to the second main body. The display is divided into a first area that is not overlapped with the first main body when the second main body is slidably open, and a second area that is overlapped with the first main body when the second main body is slidably open. In the cellular phone, the first area has first pixels formed into a transparent structure in which a background is observed, and the second area has second pixels formed into a non-transparent structure in which the background is not observed.11-10-2011
20110275416MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same, which provide a user with a frame-scale content playback progress status information from the related art time-scale content playback progress status information. As described above, the mobile terminal includes a touch screen configured to display a playback screen of a content including image, and a controller controlling operations associated to a playback of the content. Herein, the controller may detect whether or not a command for displaying a playback progress status of the content in one of a time scale and a frame scale is being inputted. And, when the command is inputted, the controller may switch and display the playback progress status of the content from the time scale to the frame scale, and vice versa.11-10-2011
20110275415MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AN IMAGE IN A MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided that includes a camera module for capturing an image; a position-location module for obtaining first information regarding a current location of the mobile terminal; a display unit for displaying the captured image and a viewpoint indicator on the captured image, the viewpoint indicator displayed at a point corresponding to the obtained first information and indicating a direction; a user input unit for receiving an input of a shift command signal for shifting the display of the viewpoint indicator; and a controller for controlling the display unit to shift the display of the viewpoint indicator to a point corresponding to the shift command signal and to display second information regarding at least one entity oriented about the mobile terminal along the indicated direction.11-10-2011
20110275414HANDHELD ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A handheld electronic communication device including a body including an input device facing a first direction, and a display device coupled to the body. The display device has a first display screen and a second display screen. The second display screen faces an opposite direction as the first display screen. The display device is rotatable between a first position in which the first display screen faces the first direction, and a second position in which the second display screen faces the first direction, and releasably lockable in a third position, intermediate the first position and the second position.11-10-2011
20110275413HANDHELD ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY - A handheld electronic communication device includes a body including an input device and a display assembly including a display. The display assembly is connected to the body and moveable relative to the body, between a first position in which a first portion of the display is covered by the body and a second portion of the display is exposed, and a second position in which the display assembly is displaced such that the first portion of the display and the second portion of the display are exposed and the display assembly is generally flush with the body.11-10-2011
20110275412AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL BASED ON DETECTED PRESSURE - A method and apparatus is provided for adjusting the gain imparted to a signal by an audio transducer such as a microphone and/or a speaker, which is employed by an electronic device having a multi-touch screen user input. The method begins when pressure applied to the multi-touch screen by a user is detected. The pressure is detected while the user is providing or receiving audible signals to or from, respectively, the audio transducer. Next, the user is identified based on a pre-established user profile that identifies the user based on a pressure profile that is obtained by the multi-touch screen. The pressure profile represents at least a contour of a portion the user's head such as the user's ear, cheek or the like. Once the user has been identified, pre-established user-selectable settings associated with the identified user are retrieved from memory. Finally, the gain imparted to the signal by the audio transducer is adjusted upward or downward based at least in part on the detected pressure and in accordance with the user-selectable settings.11-10-2011
20130150128PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a display unit; an input detection unit that detects an input to the display unit, and a lock control unit that sets or releases a locked state for a part or all of functions of the portable electronic device when a predetermined input is detected by the input detection unit, wherein the predetermined input includes inputs, in which a preset screen operation is continuously performed by a predetermined number of times in an area of the display unit.06-13-2013
20130150130FOLDER TYPE MOBILE TELEPHONE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A folder type mobile telephone and control method therefor are provided which utilize an auxiliary display unit viewable whether the folder is opened or closed. The folder type mobile telephone includes an auxiliary display unit and a main body having a main display unit. The folder type mobile telephone includes an opening at a position corresponding to the auxiliary display unit. The folder type mobile telephone may include a wheel button formed at one side of the main body to input user commands to the auxiliary display unit. A transparent window may be formed at the opening to protect the auxiliary display unit. Regardless of whether the folder is opened or closed, a user can view, and control the auxiliary display unit via wheel button inputs. Since the auxiliary display unit is formed on the main body, the relative thickness of the folder can be reduced to make the folder type mobile telephone compact06-13-2013
20130150129PORTABLE AUDIO DEVICE HAVING REDUCED SENSITIVITY TO RF INTERFERENCE AND RELATED METHODS - A portable audio device having reduced sensitivity to RF interference over a predetermined frequency range from an adjacent mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, a battery carried thereby, a recharging power input connected to the battery, a digital signal input, and an audio analog signal output. A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) may be carried by the portable housing and powered by the battery for converting a selected digital audio file from a memory into an analog audio signal. An audio analog amplifier may be connected between the DAC and the audio analog signal output. A first RF filter(s) may be connected to the recharging power input, and a second RF filter(s) may be connected to the audio analog signal output, both for reducing RF interference over the predetermined frequency range from the adjacent mobile wireless communications device.06-13-2013
20130150131MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile phone apparatus 06-13-2013
20130150132MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile phone 06-13-2013
20100285846WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE INCLUDING A UNIVERSAL KEYPAD - The present invention provides a multifunctional input device. The input device includes a functional mode which defines the mode of operation of the input device. Each functional mode includes one or more domain levels with each domain level containing one or more domain-level values. Each domain level-value within each functional mode is assigned to one of a plurality of programmable input keys. The domain-level value assigned to each programmable input key controls the function of that programmable input key within a given functionality and domain level. The present invention also includes a display to indicate the domain-level value associated with each of the programmable input keys within a given functionality.11-11-2010
20100285845Mobile Communication Terminal - In order to facilitate an operation for talking, a mobile communication terminal includes first and second LCDs which display images, the first LCD being changed in state between an open state where a display surface of the second LCD is exposed and a closed state where the display surface of the second LCD is covered by the first LCD, a state detecting portion which detects the open/closed state of the first LCD, a destination number accepting portion which accepts a telephone number of a call destination while the open state is being detected by the state detecting portion, and a communication control portion which originates a call to a telephone number accepted by the destination number accepting portion (S11-11-2010
20100285844CELLULAR PHONE AND DISPLAY ORIENTATION CONTROL PROGRAM OF CELLULAR PHONE - A cellular phone includes: a user interface for accepting an input; a communication interface for making a call via a radio communication with a base station; a display unit for displaying figures and characters; a first display controller for setting a display orientation of the display unit in one of a first display orientation and a second display orientation; and a second display controller for controlling the display unit so that the display orientation is set in the first display orientation if the communication interface starts a call. The first display orientation means a orientation that connects a top sideline of the display unit and a bottom sideline of the display unit, and the second display orientation means a orientation that is obtained by rotating the first display orientation by about 90° clockwise or counterclockwise about a vertical axis of the display unit.11-11-2010
20100285843Prohibiting mobile forwarding - An incoming message and an indication of a sender-specified destination for the incoming message are received. In addition, a determination is made as to whether a mobile telephone number is known by the sender to be associated with the sender-specified destination. If a mobile telephone number is known by the sender to be associated with the sender-specified destination, a first message that is based on the incoming message is sent to the mobile telephone number. Furthermore, a second message is sent to the mobile telephone number that indicates that the first message was sent to the mobile telephone number based on a determination that the mobile telephone number is known by the sender to be associated with the sender-specified destination.11-11-2010
20100317411FUEL CELL PROTECTION DEVICE - A hydrogen-air fuel cell having a mobile element capable of, in closed position, covering the cell cathode in substantially tight fashion.12-16-2010
20100317410MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method for controlling operation of the same are provided. A command input key including a command or an icon, which allows the user to input a command to execute an application to the mobile terminal, is displayed on the mobile terminal. The user may input a command to execute at least two applications to the mobile terminal through one command input key. The display state of the command input key is changed according to the pressure or duration of operation of the command input key. Through the changed display state of the command input key, the user can know which type of application is executed in response to operation of the command input key.12-16-2010
20100317409Carbon nanotube based flexible mobile phone - A carbon nanotube based flexible mobile phone includes a flexible body including a flexible display panel a flexible touch panel, and a communicating system received therein. The flexible touch panel is disposed on a surface of the flexible display panel. The flexible touch panel includes at least one carbon nanotube layer including a carbon nanotube film.12-16-2010
20100317408POWER CONSERVATION FOR MOBILE DEVICE DISPLAYS - Power conservation for mobile device displays. An embodiment of a method includes generating display images for a display screen of a mobile device, and transitioning the mobile device to a reduced power consumption state. The reduced power consumption state includes reducing one or more illumination factors for the display screen; and reducing one or more animation factors for the display screen.12-16-2010
20100317407SECONDARY DISPLAY DEVICE - An apparatus and article of for mobile device may comprise a primary unit and a secondary unit. The main memory unit may include a processor, a memory and a wireless interface subsystem. The secondary unit may be coupled to the primary unit. The secondary unit may include a prism and a display coupled to the prism.12-16-2010
20100317406MOBILE INFORMATION TERMINAL - a mobile information terminal in which even a CPU having a low processing capability can realize a pseudo-multi task and understand the operation of an application program being started. The mobile information terminal includes: a display part (12-16-2010
20130184034FOLDABLE MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone, including a processor operable to perform wireless communication, a housing for the processor, including front and back surfaces, a first display screen coupled with the processor and mounted on the outer side of the front surface, a second display screen coupled with the processor, separate from the first display screen, and a transparent portion on the outer side of the back surface through which the second display screen shows through to the outside of the housing.07-18-2013
20120282980MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE APPARATUS HAVING MULTIPLE MOBILE DEVICES - A mobile communication device having a plurality of mobile devices coupled to one another. The mobile communication device includes a first mobile device that has a screen display portion and a user input portion. The mobile communication device also includes at least one second mobile device detachably coupled to the first mobile device. The first mobile device is configured to function as a first standalone mobile communication device, and the second mobile device is configured to function as a second standalone mobile communication device when detached from the first mobile device. The second mobile device is detachably coupled to the first mobile device in such a way that the first mobile device continues to include the display screen portion and the user input portion when the second mobile device is detached from the first mobile device.11-08-2012
20130157721METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RELATIVE POSITION OF DEVICES - The present invention relates to a method and arrangement for positioning at least two devices, a first and a second device relative each other. The method comprises: transmitting a number of magnetic pulses with the first device, detecting said pulses with the second device, based on said detected pulses generating a number of virtual planes, and determining a crossing line between said planes corresponding to a direction between said devices.06-20-2013
20130157722MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a first wireless communication module; a second wireless communication module; a display unit configured to display an activated screen of a specific application when the specific application is activated; a memory configured to store a control value indicating which specific wireless communication module among the first and second wireless communication modules is to be used when the specific application is activated; and a controller configured to receive an activation signal indicating an activation of the specific application, automatically activate the specific wireless communication module designated by the control value stored in the memory when the specific application is activated, and deactivate the specific wireless communication module, when the specific application is deactivated.06-20-2013
20130157723Method of Displaying Contact Information - A method of displaying contact information on a communication device includes storing a plurality of contacts and corresponding statistical information pertaining to communications on a communication device. Input is received relating to the statistical information. The contacts are displayed based on the input and the statistical information.06-20-2013
20130157724FOLDER TYPE MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND THE HINGE APPARATUS INSTALLED THERETO - A folder type mobile communication system and a hinge apparatus installed thereto are provided. The mobile communication system includes a folder part including a display module, a main part including a main module electrically grounding the display module, and a hinge module, installed to the folder part and pivotally coupled to the main part, for rotating the folder part towards or away from the main part and electrically grounding the display module via the main module.06-20-2013
20130157725INFORMATION INPUT DEVICE, INFORMATION INPUT METHOD, INFORMATION INPUT CONTROL PROGRAM, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present invention provides an information input device, in which information is inputted by easy operations, even if a display unit size is limited. An information input device of the present invention has: a display unit displaying a plurality of figures; a detecting unit arranged in front of the display unit or behind the display unit, and detecting whether a physical contact from an outside exists or not and a contacted position at which the physical contact exists; and a control unit deciding a figure displayed on the display unit and a position at which the figure is displayed, and inputting information based on a signal from the detecting unit, and when the detecting unit detects the physical contact exists, the control unit determines a first figure displayed at a nearest position to the contacted position in the plurality of figures based on the contacted position and decides a second figure displayed at a position surrounding the contacted position based on a kind of the first figure.06-20-2013
20130157726MOBILE INFORMATION DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is a mobile information device which can prevent erroneous inputs in situations where conventional mobile information devices cannot prevent erroneous inputs. Two proximity sensors 06-20-2013
20130157727CHARACTER INPUT DEVICE, CHARACTER INPUT METHOD, AND CHARACTER INPUT PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a character input device includes: a display unit; a touch sensor for detecting a contact with a surface thereof; a character recognition processing unit for performing a first character recognition process for recognizing a character used for a first function and a second character recognition process for recognizing a character used for a second function, on the basis of a locus connecting positions where the contact is detected by the touch sensor; and an input control unit for displaying, on the display unit, a first input screen for the first function onto which the character recognized by the first character recognition process is input and/or a second input screen for the second function onto which the character recognized by the second character recognition process is input.06-20-2013
20130184035Intelligent Wireless Dispatch Systems - Intelligent wireless dispatch systems are provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a dispatch computer and mobile data terminals positioned on a vehicle and in wireless communication with the dispatch computer. The system displays a plurality of drivers arranged in a driver stack, receives exception information from each mobile data terminal, displays a formatted driver icon corresponding to each driver in the driver stack, and sorts the drivers in the driver stack by prioritized exception information. The system is configured to display a driver assignment list for each driver including one or more assignments and to wirelessly transmit an assignment message to the mobile data terminals according to an update to a driver assignment list. The mobile data terminals are configured to display the assignment message for acceptance or rejection. Additional embodiments may also include voice-over-IP capability for two-way communication between the dispatcher and driver.07-18-2013
20110287810Mobile Contact Notes - Systems and methods for managing contact information on mobile devices is provided. When a telephone call is initiated or received, a contact record associated with the call is accessed to determine if it includes notes to be displayed during the call. If there are notes to be displayed, they are displayed for the user during the call. Notes may include display tags indicating they should be displayed as well as action tags specifying actions to take for calls with the contact. An option to dismiss the note(s) can be provided, as well as an option to edit the note. When calls complete, the system provides options to the user to create and save a new note for the contact record. In some embodiments, the system provides options for the user to record audio from telephone conversations. The recording is translated to text and optionally stored in a contact record.11-24-2011
20130122968ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SCREEN CONTROL METHOD, AND SCREEN CONTROL PROGRAM - According to an aspect, an electronic device includes: a display unit; and a control unit for acquiring information related to a process of an application program being executed in background and, executing an operation repeatedly to display the acquired information as additional information on the display unit.05-16-2013
20130122967MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SCREEN CONTROL METHOD AND ADDITIONAL DISPLAY PROGRAM - According to another aspect, a mobile electronic device includes a display unit and a control unit. The display unit displays thereon additional information associated with an application program. Upon accepting a first operation performed with respect to the additional information, the control unit display a screen provided by the application program as a background of the additional information.05-16-2013
20130122963Analog Circuit And Semiconductor Device - An object is to obtain a semiconductor device having a high sensitivity in detecting signals and a wide dynamic range, using a thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer is used. An analog circuit is formed with the use of a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor which has a function as a channel formation layer, has a hydrogen concentration of 5×1005-16-2013
20110300913MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL WHICH DISPLAYS SCREEN LOCATION INFORMATION AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile communication terminal including a display module configured to display a portion of a display object; and a control module configured to control the display module to display screen location information using a first box and a second box, the screen location information indicating a relative location of the portion of the display object with respect to an entire portion of the display object. Further, the control module is further configured to control the display module to move or enlarge/reduce the second box by moving or enlarging/reducing the display object in response to a touching manner of the display module, and the second box is disposed inside the first box and represents the relative location and a size of the portion of the display object with respect to the entire portion of the display object.12-08-2011
20110312389INTERFACE METHOD FOR A PORTABLE TERMINAL - An interface method for a portable terminal includes generating a separate display area in a display screen when a predetermined area of the display screen is touched and displaying one or more applications in the newly generated display area. Thereafter, when a particular application among the displayed applications is dragged to an outside of the newly generated display area, at least one data item or function associated with the dragged application is displayed within in the newly generated display area.12-22-2011
20110312388MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING DISPLAY MODULE OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of manufacturing a display module provided therein are provided. The mobile terminal may include a main body, a display located at the main body, a window located at the main body to cover the display, a touch sensor located at a surface of the window to detect a touch input, a gel sheet adhered to one of the touch sensor and the display, the gel sheet being made of a light-transmittance material to fill a space between the touch sensor and the display, and an air exhaust agent disposed between the gel sheet and the other one of the touch sensor and the display to displace air. The air exhaust agent changes from a liquid phase to a gel state over time.12-22-2011
20110312387MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling a mobile terminal may be provided. The mobile terminal may include a display to display one of wallpapers including at least one icon, and a controller to display at least two of the wallpapers on the display when receiving an input for adding an icon to one of the wallpapers. Accordingly, reduced wallpapers may be displayed on the display. A user may intuitively select a wallpaper where an added icon may be located.12-22-2011
20110312386System And Method For Communicating Media Center - A method for communicating media content is disclosed. The method includes receiving in a server a request for a listing of network addresses associated with a playlist for available content, and sending a message having network addresses for different portions of the content. The network addresses allow a requesting device to use one transmission rate for a first part of the content and a different transmission rate for a second part of the content.12-22-2011
20110312385METHOD FOR POWER MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING THIS METHOD - A power management method of a mobile communication terminal may include sensing a characteristic of a battery coupled to the mobile communication terminal, providing a power-off suspend mode for the mobile communication terminal when the sensed battery characteristic falls below a predetermined value, and further sensing the characteristic of the battery while the mobile communication terminal is in the power-off suspend mode. This may include performing a reset of the mobile communication terminal when the further sensed characteristic rises above the predetermined value while the mobile communication terminal is in the power-off suspend mode, and performing a power-off of the mobile communication terminal when the further sensed characteristic remains below the predetermined value for a prescribed time while the mobile communication terminal is in the power-off suspend mode.12-22-2011
20110312384MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A mobile electronic device includes: a main body to which a reading device of a storage medium is detachably coupled; an accommodation chamber formed in the main body to accommodate the reading device when the reading device is coupled to the main body; and a communication module configured to transmit and receive a radio signal, inserted into the accommodation chamber in a state in which the reading device is separated, and electrically connected with the main body.12-22-2011
20130190053Cell Phone Purse - A phone and purse device to house a wireless phone and personal items may include a phone housing to house the wireless phone, a purse housing being connected to the phone housing to house personal items, and an elongated strap being connected to the phone housing for carrying the phone and purse device. The phone housing may include a bottom wall which may be detachably connected to the phone housing to allow access to a cavity defined by the phone housing to cooperate with the wireless phone.07-25-2013
20130190052MANAGED MATERIAL FABRIC FOR COMPOSITE HOUSING - A mobile electronic communications device 07-25-2013
20130190054USER INTERFACE FOR A PORTABLE DEVICE INCLUDING DETECTING PROXIMITY OF A FINGER NEAR A TOUCHSCREEN TO PREVENT CHANGING THE DISPLAY - In a portable electronic device such as a mobile phone with a touchscreen display and a camera, if the camera detects that the user's finger is near the touchscreen (indicating that the user is about to make a selection) then the display can be prevented from changing while the user's finger is in proximity to the touchscreen. This can prevent the user from erroneously activating a control such as when the screen display changes suddenly as the user is about to touch an intended currently-displayed control.07-25-2013
20130190055USER INTERFACE FOR A PORTABLE DEVICE INCLUDING DETECTING CLOSE PROXIMITY OF AN EAR TO ALLOW CONTROL OF AN AUDIO APPLICATION WITH A TOUCHSCREEN - In a portable electronic device such as a mobile phone with a touchscreen display and a camera, if the camera detects that the user's ear is near the touchscreen (indicating that the user is using an audio application such as a phone call, radio player, music player, etc.) then the touchscreen can accept a touch or swipe from the user's ear, head, cheek or adjacent area. The adapted input can allow the user to control the audio application such as by swiping to change the volume, channel, song, etc.07-25-2013
20130190057MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE ENGAGED IN A CALL, - Apparatus is configured to detect a change in position of a mobile communication device from an ear adjacent position to an ear non-adjacent position whilst the device is engaged in a call, and in response to said detection to cause a form for allowing a user to enter a note to be displayed.07-25-2013
20120289291MODULAR WIRELESS COMMUNICATOR - A wireless communicator including a housing, wireless communication functionality located within the housing, native user interface functionality cooperating with the wireless communication functionality and including user interface surfaces located on at least one outer facing surface of the housing, and pouching responsive electrical interconnection functionality responsive to pouching orientation of the housing in a pouch of an enhanced function device for automatically causing the wireless communication functionality to adapt to interoperation with parenting user interface functionality forming part of the enhanced function device at least partially instead of with the native user interface functionality. A method is also described and claimed.11-15-2012
20120009982Methods, Devices and Computer Program Products for Operating Mobile Devices Responsive to User Input Through Movement Thereof - A mobile device having first and second modes of operation is operated responsive to detection of a predefined localized movement of a housing of the mobile device using a sensor associated therewith. The detected predefined localized movement is associated with first and second functions of the mobile device responsive to a user input assigning the detected predefined localized movement thereto. A first device function is performed responsive to detection of the predefined localized movement in the first mode of operation, and a second device function is performed responsive to detection of the predefined localized movement in the second mode of operation. A predetermined delay time may also be associated with the predefined localized movement, and the first and/or second functions may be performed at the predetermined delay time after detecting the predefined localized movement.01-12-2012
20120015693MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING IDLE SCREEN THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a method for configuring a screen of the mobile terminal are discussed. According to an embodiment, the method includes collecting status information and usage information of the mobile terminal while menus displayed on the screen of the mobile terminal are used, forming a menu usage pattern based on at least one of the status information and the usage information, and selectively changing, based on at least the menu usage pattern, at least one display configuration of menus to be displayed on the screen when the screen is idle.01-19-2012
20120021806Unitized, Vision-Controlled, Wireless Eyeglass Transceiver - A device allowing a user to inconspicuously send and receive wireless messages, often short text messages. The device may have an outward appearance resembling standard eyeglasses or sun glasses, and comprise a built in wireless transceiver and an optical display that enables the user to inconspicuously view incoming wireless text messages. The device allows the user to inconspicuously transmit outgoing text messages by a process in which the user simply moves his or her eyes and gazes at various display targets. The device's eye tracking systems and software track the motion and gaze of the user's eyes, and convert this gaze into message symbols and system control commands. The device then transmits the resulting messages using its transceiver. In a preferred embodiment, the device is self-contained and operates, when placed on the user's head, without the need of external battery packs or external transceivers.01-26-2012
20120028688APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE BY ROTATION - An apparatus and method for controlling an electronic device by rotation is disclosed. The electronic device is adaptively responsive to rotation detected by at least one sensor to control deactivation of a function on the electronic device.02-02-2012
20120028685MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH SPATIAL DIVERSITY ANTENNA AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include first and second housings, a hinge pivotally coupling the first and second housings, and a first antenna carried by the first housing. The mobile wireless communications device may include a second antenna carried by the second housing, wireless transceiver circuitry carried by the first housing and configured for spatial diversity operation with the first and second antennas, and a hinge connector carried by the hinge and coupling the second antenna to the wireless transceiver circuitry.02-02-2012
20130196716COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD HAVING NON-TOUCH BASED INPUT SCREEN - A communications device includes a housing and a wireless transceiver and processor carried by the housing and operative with each other. An input screen is carried by the housing and comprises a plurality of spaced transceivers positioned at the input screen and connected to the processor and each configured to transmit a millimeter wave RF signal and receive reflected signals from an object positioned close to the input screen. The processor is configured to determine the location of the object relative to the input screen based on the reflected signals received at each transceiver.08-01-2013
20130196717Information Processing Method, and Terminal Device - Embodiments of the present invention provide an information processing method and a terminal device. The terminal device in the embodiments of the present invention displays generated contact identifiers on a screen of the terminal device in the form of matrix arrangement and further obtains a target contact identifier selected by a user of the terminal device from the displayed contact identifiers. In this way, the terminal device can perform, according to the target contact identifier, a service operation that is corresponding to the target contact identifier, which can avoid a problem that in the prior art, the number of contact identifiers displayed on each page is limited because the terminal device adopts the form of a single column to display a contact identifier of each contact on the screen, thereby effectively improving display efficiency and a screen utilization rate.08-01-2013
20130196718PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE - A portable terminal device includes a display module which can be set to be in a see-through state that a user can see-through a scenery behind, a display control module which controls the display module, a storage module which stores a destination position, a position obtaining module which obtains a current position, and a comparison module which compares the destination position and the current position. Then, the display control module displays information showing the destination position on the display module according to a comparison result of the comparison module, and sets a display area other than information showing the destination position on the display module to be in the see-through state.08-01-2013
20120040721ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SAME - An actuator assembly for use in an electronic device is provided. The actuator assembly includes a support tray formed of a conductive metal and defining an aperture extending through the support tray. A seat surrounds the aperture and supports an actuator. The actuator includes a piezoelectric element adhered to a metal substrate larger than the piezoelectric element. The metal substrate bends when the piezoelectric element contracts and expands in response to changes in the charge of the piezoelectric element. An insulator is disposed between the metal substrate and the support tray which electrically insulates the substrate from the metal substrate.02-16-2012
20130102363SYSTEM, METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL FOR DISPLAYING ADVERTISEMENT UPON ACTIVATION OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - Provided are a system, method and mobile communication terminal for displaying an advertisement upon activation of the mobile communication terminal. The mobile communication terminal includes a display unit, and an activation button configured to switch an inactive state in which the display unit is off to an active state in which the display unit is on. When the activation button is pressed and thereby the inactive state is switched to the active state, an advertisement is displayed on the display unit.04-25-2013
20130102364MULTIPLE VIEWS OF A GEOGRAPHIC AREA ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A computer-implemented method is disclosed that includes receiving on a mobile device a search query associated with a geographic location, providing one or more search results in response to the search query, the search results each being associated with a geographic location, and presenting on a graphical display of the computing device icons corresponding to each search result and also corresponding to a key on the computing device.04-25-2013
20130203470Protective Display Surface - A smart phone protective cover with an integrated waveguide array is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the cover includes a portion adapted to contain a waveguide array designed to allow communications between the smart phone and a user. The invention may be implemented to facilitate cursor, display and/or navigation control relative to the smart phone.08-08-2013
20130203469SPLIT KEYBOARD MODIFICATION FOR A PULL-OUT FLEXIBLE DISPLAY - A display device may have displayed a user input interface, such as a virtual keyboard, on a main display of the display device. Then as a secondary flexible display is pulled out from within the display device, various methods for handling the display of the user input interface between the main display and the secondary flexible display are described. The display of the user input interface between the main display and the flexible display will be controlled based upon a combination of user input touch gestures on the main display and the flexible display, as well as a measured length of the pulled out portion of the flexible display.08-08-2013
20120071212PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS - A portable terminal apparatus includes a first operation unit and a second operation unit. The first operation unit has an image area for displaying an image and an operation area for displaying operation keys. The second operation unit is configured to synchronously operate with the operation area of the first operation unit03-22-2012
20120071211MOBILE TERMINAL AND SLIDE CONTROLLING PROGRAM - A mobile terminal 03-22-2012
20130095893MULTIPLE VIEWS OF A GEOGRAPHIC AREA ON A MOBILE DEVICE - A computer-implemented method is disclosed that includes receiving on a mobile device a search query associated with a geographic location, providing one or more search results in response to the search query, the search results each being associated with a geographic location, and presenting on a graphical display of the computing device icons corresponding to each search result and also corresponding to a key on the computing device.04-18-2013
20120094725MOBILE PHONE APPARATUS - A mobile phone apparatus has a first case, a second case and a third case each taking the shape of a planar rectangle. A long side of the second case is longer than a long side of the first case, and whereby, in a closed position of the first case, a top surface of the second case is divided into a covered portion and an exposed portion. Also, on a top surface of the first case, a display is provided. Moreover, on the top surface of the second case, a QWERTY keyboard is provided at the covered portion, and a touch key including a cross key being the pointing device is provided at the exposed portion. Then, on a top surface of the third case, a numeric keypad is provided so as to be exposed in response to a sliding of the third case.04-19-2012
20120094724METHOD FOR DIRECTLY ACCESSING MENU ITEM OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The present invention is applicable for a mobile communication terminal and provides a method for directly accessing a menu item of the mobile communication terminal. The method comprises: a. the mobile communication terminal receiving a menu command inputted by a user via an IDLE interface, and seeking a menu item corresponding to the menu command; and b. the mobile communication terminal activating the menu item. The present invention provides a technical scheme which can make the user directly accessing the menu item at any position of the mobile communication terminal. There is no need to access menu items level by level; thereby simplifying an operation by the user, as well as increasing the humanizing degree of the mobile communication terminal.04-19-2012
20120094723USER INTERFACE - A non-transitory computer readable medium storing computer program code which, when executed by a mobile handheld device that has a touch sensitive display, instructs the device (i) to display a notification of an incoming phone call, and (ii) to accept the call in response to a mufti-step operation comprising an object touching the touch sensitive display, and the object gliding along the touch sensitive display in a specific direction.04-19-2012
20120094721METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHARING OF DATA BY DYNAMIC GROUPS - Techniques for sharing of data by dynamic groups include determining a first digital data set to be shared by devices of members of a first group. One or more entities are determined who are currently members of the first group. At least in part, actions are caused, which result in a change in members of the first group based on input from any of the members of the first group. In some embodiments, techniques include determining a different second digital data set to be shared by devices of members of a second group.04-19-2012
20120094720MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a controller configured to create a first set of thumbnail images for a first set of images among a plurality of images; and a display configured to display at least a portion of the first set of thumbnail images generated by the controller.04-19-2012
20130210494LTE UPGRADE MODULE - A multi-display device can interface with two or more different types of docking stations. The device can determine the type of dock and change the pin outs for a connector to interface with that dock. Once docked, the device can determine a charge status for the device and the dock to present the status to the user. Further, the dock can enter one of several modes, including a call receipt mode and an entertainment mode. The modes allow for expanded functionality for the device while docked. Two particular docks, the laptop dock and the smart dock, provide special functionality with the device.08-15-2013
20130210492COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY RECORDING NUMERIC INFORMATION IN SPEECH - A communication device includes a communication unit, a speech recognition module, and a processor. The communication unit builds a communication between the communication unit and an external communication device. The processor records speech between the communication device and the external communication device. The speech recognition module compares each word of the recorded speech with voice samples to determine whether numbers have been spoken. The processor further determines if successive numbers are recorded in a predetermined period, and stores the successive numeric in a storage unit.08-15-2013
20130210493Device Actions Based on Device Power - In one embodiment, one or more computing devices determine, substantially in real time and locally at a mobile device, one or more current dynamic operating conditions of the mobile device related to energy consumption by the mobile device. The computing devices identify a pre-determined device state that corresponds to the current dynamic operating conditions of the mobile device and determine, based at least in part on the pre-determined device state, an action for the mobile device to take, the action being related to energy consumption by the mobile device.08-15-2013
20130210495MOBILE TELEPHONE AND ITS DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - If proximity sensor 08-15-2013