Controlling a terminal of a communication system

Jani Mantyjarvi (Inventor), Antti Ilkka Takaluoma (Inventor), Urpo Jalmari Tuomela (Inventor)

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The present invention relates to a terminal for a communication system. The terminal comprises detector means that are arranged to detect if there is a contact between at least one surface of the terminal and the skin of the user of the terminal. The detection means comprise at least two different detector arrangements for detecting a contact between the terminal and the user. The detector arrangements each comprise independently operates sensor means (7,8, 30). At least one function of the terminal is arranged to be controlled based on a signal generated by the detecting means in response to the detection. The invention relates further to a detector arrangement for a communications terminal and a method for controlling a communications terminal.

Patent family as of 28.9.2021

 US2001044318 AANov 22, 2001US20000737033Dec 14, 2000

 US7212835 BBMay 1, 2007US20000737033Dec 14, 2000

 EP1109382 A2Jun 20, 2001EP20000310733Dec 4, 2000

 EP1109382 A3Feb 11, 2004EP20000310733Dec 4, 2000

 GB199929951 A0Feb 9, 2000GB19990029951Dec 17, 1999

 GB2357400 A1 Jun 20, 2001GB19990029951Dec 17, 1999

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Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS72125835 B2
IPCH04W 52/02
Priority date17/12/99
Filing date14/12/00
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007
MoE publication typeH1 Granted patent


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