LG: Samsung Galaxy S4 could injure eye tracking patents




LG: Samsung Galaxy S4 could injure eye tracking patents

Samsung’s Korean rival LG expects that the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 may violate patents on certain technologies for eye tracking. The company now wants to check whether the information contained in Samsung’s new flagship “Smart Pause ‘violates its patents.
LG: Samsung Galaxy S4 could injure eye tracking patents

According to the Yonhap news agency suspects LG, Samsung that the Galaxy S4 could violate several patents for eye tracking concepts. In addition to “smart pause”, the court on the very day of the S4-launch called Smart Video heralded for its Optimus Pro G, should also “Stay Smart” function can be affected. “Smart Pause” is used to stop playing a video when the user looks away from the smartphone. Looking back on the device, playback resumes. With “Stay Smart” Switching off the screen is prevented for power saving purposes, as long as the user schut on the display. In both cases, the camera is the smartphones used in conjunction with an application to identify the basis of the pupil of the user, if he just looks at his phone.

LG had “smart video” though only on the day of the presentation of the S4 announced, but claims to have been since August 2009 a corresponding patent. The company also claims to have also used the patents in Samsung’s “Smart Stay” technology. LG wants to check carefully whether the new Samsung Galaxy S4 and possibly earlier devices the Galaxy series infringed its patents and, where necessary, legal action. Samsung however, dismissed the allegations and said that they had developed the technologies themselves and use other methods to implement the contested features used in our own devices.


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