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1. (WO2011159947) LAYOUT DESIGN OF PROXIMITY SENSORS TO ENABLE SHORTCUTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2011/159947    International Application No.:    PCT/US2011/040771
Publication Date: Dec 22, 2011 International Filing Date: Jun 16, 2011
IPC: G06F 1/16
Applicants: QUALCOMM Incorporated
FORUTANPOUR, Babak
MOMEYER, Brian
BECKWITH, Kevin M.
Inventors: FORUTANPOUR, Babak
MOMEYER, Brian
BECKWITH, Kevin M.
Title: LAYOUT DESIGN OF PROXIMITY SENSORS TO ENABLE SHORTCUTS
Abstract:
A mobile platform includes a plurality of proximity sensors coupled to a housing including on the sides, front and back of the housing. Signals from the proximity sensors are analyzed to determine configuration of the proximity sensors that are activated. The configuration may be a sequence of proximity sensors that are activated, e.g., when a gesture is detected, or the locations of the proximity sensors that are activated when the mobile platform is held in different manners. Mobile platform applications associated with the configuration are determined and automatically launched. For example, the applications may include a camera application or short message service (SMS) application, as well as controlling telephony operations, controlling a music player, and providing status information. Information from an orientation sensor and/or ambient light detector may also be used to assist in determining the applications to be launched.