Anyone want to patent this? Smart wake.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shazzam, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. shazzam macrumors regular

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    A proximity sensor on the back to automatically wake the device when it is in your hand. You're welcome.
     
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Can't be patented. There is prior art. Someone posted it on MacRumors, where everyone can read it.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Plus it would have to work out when it is in your hand and not say resting on a table, or in your pocket.
     
  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Many people hold their phones in their hands while walking around. Also,how will you solve the problem that you just locked the phone while it is still in your hand?

    A cooler way would be using the combination of the accelerometer, gyro, and ambient light sensor to determine if you are pulling the phone out of your pocket. You're welcome.
     
  5. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    what?
    don't you carry your phone around dangling from a string or keep it in a constant state of levitation?
    jeesh!
     
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