US 9,811,436 B2
Visual indicator for portable device
Chun Sum Yeung, Milpitas, CA (US); Yong Huang, San Jose, CA (US); and Aran Ziv, Foster City, CA (US)
Assigned to SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Plano, TX (US)
Filed by SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC., Plano, TX (US)
Filed on Nov. 19, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/548,192.
Prior Publication US 2016/0140011 A1, May 19, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 3/00 (2006.01); G06F 13/00 (2006.01); G06F 11/32 (2006.01); G06F 9/44 (2006.01); G06F 11/30 (2006.01); G06F 11/22 (2006.01); G06F 13/10 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 11/325 (2013.01) [G06F 9/4413 (2013.01); G06F 9/4415 (2013.01); G06F 11/2289 (2013.01); G06F 11/3051 (2013.01); G06F 13/10 (2013.01); G06F 13/102 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
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1. A method of operation at a mobile device that includes a host interface that supports at least a first mode, a second mode, and a third mode, the method comprising:
detecting that the mobile device is coupled to a host device via the host interface; and
based on an operating mode of the host interface corresponding to one of the first mode, the second mode, or the third mode:
adjusting a configuration of a visual indicator of the mobile device based on the operating mode of the host interface; and
adjusting a vibration rate, a vibration pattern, or both, of a haptic indicator of the mobile device based on the operating mode of the host interface.