US Patent No. 10,485,056

SENSOR BASED INTERFACE ADJUSTMENT


Patent No. 10,485,056
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Sensor Based Interface Adjustment
Inventorship Daniel Jordan Schantz, Raleigh, NC (US)
Vincent Charles Conzola, Raleigh, NC (US)
Wesley Abram Luttrell, Raleigh, NC (US)
Christopher Miles Osborne, Cary, NC (US)
Assignee Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Singapore (SG)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,056

1. A method comprising:sensing a hand position of a user on a mobile device via a sensor array comprising a multiplicity of sensors on a housing of the mobile device,
providing information identifying the sensed hand position to a processor of the mobile device;
identifying a position of a user interface on a touch screen display of the mobile device responsive to the information identifying the sensed hand position using the processor of the mobile device;
adjusting a user interface display position on the mobile device to the identified position using the processor of the mobile device;
tracking historic holding patterns for the user of the mobile device;
applying weights to emphasize more recent holding pattern information;
wherein adjusting the user interface display position on the mobile device responsive to the sensed hand position includes adjusting the user interface display position based on the weighted historic holding patterns prior to a user holding the device, wherein tracking historic holding patterns comprises:
periodically storing information identifying the sensed hand position;
generating a holding pattern heat map identifying frequency of occurrence of each sensed hand position, wherein a separate holding pattern heat map is generated for each application executing on the mobile device;
tracking historic attempted selections of user interface elements on the touch screen;
generating a touch screen interaction heat map for one of the user interface elements; and
shifting a position of the one of the user interface elements on the touch screen responsive to the touch screen interaction heat map.