Touchscreen enable/disable

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Wed Jul 4 17:22:24 CEST 2007

Am 04.07.2007 um 17:18 schrieb Raphaël Jacquot:

> Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Am 04.07.2007 um 16:53 schrieb Frederic Kettelhoit:
>>> the iPhone has a proximity sensor. But it is patented afaik.
>> The question is by whom. Apple? The sensor manufacturer? Nokia  
>> 7650? Some 3rd party?
>> See here:
>> "On the upper part of the front, there's a proximity sensor for  
>> switching the loudspeaker function off when the 7650 is lifted to  
>> the ear, and a light sensor if the phone is set to automatically  
>> adjust the backlight corresponding to the lighting conditions."  
>> The article is from 2002 - oops - and I thought the iPhone is 5  
>> years ahead?
>> Nikolaus Schaller
> yet another dumbass patent from hell :D

Here is a sensor announcement from Agilent (HP Optoelectronix): 

I have not searched the Wiki if it is already mentioned there for the  
next hardware upgrade(s).


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