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

  • US 9,983,742 B2
  • Filed: 05/28/2015
  • Issued: 05/29/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/01/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a touch screen located on a front surface of the apparatus;

    a first touch sensitive region located on a side surface of the apparatus, the side surface adjacent to but non-planar with respect to the front surface and providing one or more configurable control areas; and

    a processor communicatively coupled to the touch screen and the first touch sensitive region, the processor capable ofseparating the touch screen into a first region and a second region, the first region for displaying one or more first images and the second region for displaying one or more second images at locations based on the one or more configurable control areas when a first touch is detected at the first touch sensitive region,detecting one or more second touches at the one or more configurable control areas, andperforming a first operation in response to the detected one or more second touches.

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