US 9,811,197 B2
Display apparatus and controlling method thereof
Chang-han Kim, Suwon-si (KR); In-Ho Choi, Hwaseong-si (KR); and Tae-hwa Hong, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed on Jan. 2, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/588,707.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2014-0005686 (KR), filed on Jan. 16, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0199066 A1, Jul. 16, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 3/041 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 3/0416 (2013.01) [G06F 3/013 (2013.01); G06F 3/04886 (2013.01); G06K 9/00597 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A display apparatus comprising:
a display;
a sensor configured to sense a touch input into the display;
an eye direction sensor configured to sense an eye direction of a user; and
a controller configured to:
divide a screen of the display into a plurality of areas, identify if an eye of the user is sensed to be directed toward a first area of the plurality of areas,
in response to identifying that the eye of the user is sensed to be directed toward the first area, perform a first control operation corresponding to a first touch input if the first touch input is sensed in the first area, and
in response to the identifying that the eye of the user is sensed to be directed toward the first area, not perform a second control operation corresponding to a second touch input if the second touch input is sensed in another area from among the plurality of areas except the first area,
wherein, in response to a preset type of user control being input, as a third touch input, into another area except the first area, the controller executes a function corresponding to the user control.