US Patent No. 9,223,467

DISTRIBUTING ICONS SO THAT THEY DO NOT OVERLAP CERTAIN SCREEN AREAS OF A MOBILE DEVICE


Patent No. 9,223,467
Issue Date December 29, 2015
Title Distributing Icons So That They Do Not Overlap Certain Screen Areas Of A Mobile Device
Inventorship Shane Jeremy Landry, Woodinville, WA (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,223,467

11. A mobile device that prioritizes viewability of one or more desired portions of a background image presented on the mobile
device, comprising:
a display;
one or more processing devices configured to
A) present the background image on the display of the mobile device, wherein the background image includes desired feature
components,

B) identify the desired feature components from the background image,
C) present on the mobile device a user interface that includes an indication of the desired feature components, wherein a
first protected area surrounds a first desired feature component, and

D) present one or more icon images in accordance with a prioritization of the desired feature components of the background
image and an alternative second protected area that surrounds the first desired feature component.