User input method for use in portable device using virtual input area
Patent number: 9727131
Abstract: A portable device and user input method of the portable device using a virtual input area is provided. The portable device may include a sensor configured to sense a user input to an input area, the input area being at least a portion of an area adjacent to the portable device, a determiner configured to determine a target object corresponding to the user input among at least one input object displayed on the portable device, based on an arrangement of the at least one input object, and a controller configured to generate a control command to control the target object.
Filed: October, 23, 2014
Date of Patent: Aug 8, 2017
Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Inventors: Soochul LIM, Joonah Park, Namjoon KIM, Du-sik Park, Jungsoon SHIN