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A new method to utilize the protect area on the mobile screen Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241250D
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-09
Document File: 6 page(s) / 106K

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This Articial is talking about how to reserve the area on mobile phone screen. User could set a private reserved area on screen, so other app icon could not use that area.

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A new method to utilize the protect area on the mobile screen

This idea was originated from a brief request that, if one person wants to set a photo as the cell phone main screen background, for instance, use one of the photo of his/her lovely daughter, he/she does not want any application icon, even the application icon margin to obscure the face of the child lovely face.

The problem is when he/she tries to manually move and arrange the icon position, the effect is not always perfect, because the icons are all of the same size and generally can only be placed to specific position (a fixed seat set by the phone OS), so leave out a blank area with an right-angle margin, however, a anomalistic blank area is expected to show the face of the child on the backgroud.

There are many similar requirements in our daily life, for example, if one people use a very large touch screen smart cell phone, if he/she is used to use one hand to operate the cell phone, his fingers need to hold the cell phone, as well as touch the screen to do some operation. Under this situation, his finger can only touch a specific anomalistic area, other area is out of reach at most of the time. A anomalistic area is expected to put all the frequently used application icons according to the user's habit.

Core idea:

The innovative method designed by us is to enable a user customize protected areas on the screen. The icons could not be put into the protected areas so that user only could launch applications by clicking appropriate icons out of the protected areas. When user points out the protected areas, the icons will be automatically resized or readjusted to adapt to new layout setting. And the number of the icons would not be changed for each...