Electronic device having display and surrounding touch sensitive surfaces for user interface and control

  • US 10,386,980 B2
  • Filed: 05/03/2018
  • Issued: 08/20/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A handheld computing device, comprising:

  • a touch screen;

    a housing supporting the touch screen and having a plurality of surfaces surrounding the touch screen, the plurality of surfaces non-planar with respect to the touch screen;

    a plurality of sensors, including one or more sensors located along each of at least two different surfaces on opposite sides of the touch screen; and

    a processor communicatively coupled to the plurality of sensors, the processor capable ofdetecting a presence of at least one object at one or more of the sensors located along at least one of the two different surfaces on opposite sides of the touch screen, andinitiating an operation based on the detected object.

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