US 9,811,196 B2
Mobile terminal performing a different operation based on a type of a tap applied to a display and control method thereof
Eunmo Yang, Seoul (KR); Hangshin Cho, Seoul (KR); Joonwon Byun, Seoul (KR); Jeunguk Ha, Seoul (KR); and Mansoo Sin, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Appl. No. 14/389,990
Filed by LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
PCT Filed Dec. 19, 2013, PCT No. PCT/KR2013/011885
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 1, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/020283, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 12, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2013-0093363 (KR), filed on Aug. 6, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0259459 A1, Sep. 8, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 3/041 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); H04B 1/40 (2015.01); H04M 1/725 (2006.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01); H04M 1/67 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/0416 (2013.01) [G06F 3/01 (2013.01); G06F 3/041 (2013.01); G06F 3/0412 (2013.01); G06F 3/0414 (2013.01); G06F 3/04883 (2013.01); H04B 1/40 (2013.01); H04M 1/72522 (2013.01); G06F 2200/1636 (2013.01); H04M 1/67 (2013.01); H04M 1/7253 (2013.01); H04M 2250/12 (2013.01); H04M 2250/22 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mobile terminal comprising:
a display unit;
a proximity sensor configured to detect an object within a reference distance from the proximity sensor;
a touch sensor configured to sense a tap applied to the display unit; and
a controller configured to:
perform one of a plurality of operations in response to a tap applied to the display unit and in response to whether the object is detected as being positioned within the reference distance from the proximity sensor, the tap being applied while the display unit is in a deactivated state, wherein:
the plurality of operations comprise a first operation, a second operation, and a third operation;
the first operation is performed when the tap does not correspond to a pre-set condition and the proximity sensor does not detect the object within the reference distance, and the first operation comprises:
maintaining the deactivated state of the display unit; and
periodically driving the touch sensor with a first period;
the second operation is performed when the tap corresponds to the pre-set condition and the proximity sensor does not detect the object within the reference distance, and the second operation comprises:
switching the display unit from the deactivated state to an activated state; and
periodically driving the touch sensor with a second period shorter than the first period; and
the third operation is performed when the proximity sensor detects the object within the reference distance, and the third operation comprises:
maintaining the deactivated state of the display unit; and
controlling the touch sensor to be deactivated.