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Methods to operate large-screen smart phone with single hand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248892D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-20

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Abstract

Large screen mobile phone has become a trend, as a result, it is hard for users to operate the large screen devices with single hand. This invention provides 4 methods to shift mobile screen to any specific positions so that user can operate large-screen mobile phone with single hand. It makes it possible for users to operate the large screen mobile phone with single hand by just shifting the position of content in the screen with a simple step, no need to resize the screen, the style of the page to maintain and operate a unified interface, the scale of screen is flexible and can be customized.

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Methods to operate large-screen smart phone with single hand

In the age of Intelligent terminal, more and more people would like to entertain themselves and do the official business with their portable electronic devices, especially for the mobile phones. With the increasing of the application in mobile phones, it is becoming hard to meet the user’s requirement to handle all the things with the small screen devices. So the users would like to choose the mobile phone with a large display screen. An increasing numbers of mobile companies have launched various large screen mobile phones. As a result, it is hard for users to operate the large screen devices with single hand, especially for the user with small hands. In most cases, users operate the mobile phone with single hand. A scenario, when user is driving, he wants to touch an application in the top screen, which not be able to reached with one hand. Another scenario, he goes though e-mails during a trip in a public transport, one hand only is available for mobile operation. A good design for Single-handed operation mode is essential to the convenience of the large screen mobile phones. Core idea: shift mobile screen to any specific positions so that user can operate large-screen mobile phone with single hand.

Advantages: It makes it possible for users to operate the large screen mobile phone with single hand by just shifting the position of content in the screen with a simple step, no need to resize the screen, the style of the page to maintain and operate a unified interface, the scale of screen is flexible and can be customized. Additionally user can share some part of information in the screen without need showing all of the information to other persons. This invention provides 4 methods to implement the idea:

Method 1: Use gravity sensor to detect the tilt angle of screen, then shift screen to specific positions. User can active or de-active gravity sensor by turn on or turn off predefined switch. Fig.1 shows the tilt angle recognized by gravity sensor, and directions that screen could move.

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Fig.1 Tilt the phone to...