US 10,891,005 B2
Electronic device with bent display and method for controlling thereof
Yu-dong Bae, Suwon-si (KR); Hyun-sub Park, Suwon-si (KR); Dae-myung Kim, Hwaseong-si (KR); Jin-hyoung Park, Suwon-si (KR); Shi-yun Cho, Anyang-si (KR); So-young Kim, Suwon-si (KR); Hee-seok Jeong, Suwon-si (KR); Ho-seong Seo, Suwon-si (KR); and Yu-su Kim, Suwon-si (KR)
Assigned to SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed on Sep. 1, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/842,409.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2014-0116509 (KR), filed on Sep. 2, 2014; and application No. 10-2015-0050967 (KR), filed on Apr. 10, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0062515 A1, Mar. 3, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 3/044 (2006.01); G06F 3/041 (2006.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)
CPC G06F 3/044 (2013.01) [G06F 3/0414 (2013.01); G06F 3/0416 (2013.01); G06F 3/0418 (2013.01); G06F 3/04886 (2013.01); G06F 2203/04104 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic device comprising:
a display comprising a main display area and a curved auxiliary display area that is extended from the main display area in an integrated manner, is curved toward one side of the main display area, and is smaller than the main display area;
a detector configured to detect a first touch input on the display; and
a controller configured to:
control the display to provide first information on the main display area;
control the display to provide second information on a first area of the curved auxiliary display area, wherein the second information comprises at least one user interface element, and the first area is an inactive touch input area in which any user interface element cannot be activated by a touch input;
determine whether the electronic device is gripped by a hand of a user while the first information is provided on the main display area and the second information is provided on the first area of the curved auxiliary display area, based on the first touch input that is detected on the main display area and the curved auxiliary display area; and
in response to the electronic device being determined to be gripped by the hand while the first information is provided on the main display area and the second information is provided on the first area of the curved auxiliary display area:
determine a second area of the curved auxiliary display area, the second area being contacted by a thumb of the hand while the electronic device is gripped by the hand, based on the first touch input that is detected on the main display area and the curved auxiliary display area, wherein the second area is an active touch input area in which any user interface element can be activated by a touch input; and
control the display to move the second information provided on the curved auxiliary display area, from the first area of the curved auxiliary display area to the second area that is determined, while maintaining the first information provided on the main display area,
wherein the detector is further configured to detect a user input of dragging the at least one user interface element provided on the second area, from the second area to the first area, while the electronic device is gripped by the hand, and
the controller is further configured to, based on the user input of dragging the at least one user interface element being detected while the electronic device is gripped by the hand, control the display to provide the at least one user interface element on the first area, wherein the at least one user interface element provided on the first area cannot be activated by a touch input.