Activating display and performing additional function in mobile terminal with one-time user input

CAFC
  • US 9,633,373 B2
  • Filed: 09/08/2015
  • Issued: 04/25/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/19/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A mobile communication terminal comprising:

  • a touch screen display;

    a camera;

    a power button configured to turn on and off the terminal by pressing; and

    an activation button separate from the power button and located outside the touch screen display, the activation button configured for pressing to turn on the touch screen display and to initiate one or more additional functions of the terminal,wherein the terminal has a first function and a second function to perform in response to user input via the activation button and is configured to provide user settings for configuring at least one of the first and second functions such that at least one of the first and second functions is set to be performed in addition to turning on the touch screen display upon pressing of the activation button while the touch screen display is turned off, wherein the first and second functions are different from each other and selected from the group consisting of fingerprint authentication, activating the camera, and an operation that involves playing a sound,wherein upon one-time pressing of the activation button while the touch screen display is turned off, the terminal is configured to turn on the touch screen display and further perform at least one of the first and second functions in addition to turning on the touch screen display such that;

    a lock screen is displayed on the touch screen display upon turning on the touch screen display in response to the one-time pressing of the activation button while the touch screen display is turned off,in response to the one-time pressing of the activation button, the first function is performed in addition to turning on the touch screen display for displaying the lock screen thereon, andthe second function is performed when the one-time pressing is for long time longer than a reference time period,wherein at least one of the first and second functions is performed subsequent to turning on the touch screen display and displaying the lock screen in response to the one-time pressing of the activation button,wherein the touch screen display displays the lock screen when at least one of the first and second functions is being performed.

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