05656804 is referenced by 94 patents and cites 10 patents.

A portable terminal has a housing with a motion detector housed therein. Movement of the housing from a a rest position is detected by sensing the motion of a coil or magnet located within the housing. A controller activates circuitry within the housing responsive to the detected movement. The terminal may include a touch sensitive display, on a flat front surface of the housing. A light emitter and an optical detector may also be disposed within the housing. Preferably, the terminal also houses a sensor for sensing different specific positional orientations of the terminal and activating or deactivating terminal functions depending on the sensed orientation.

Title
Apparatus and method for sensing motion of a portable terminal
Application Number
113831
Publication Number
5656804
Application Date
March 12, 1996
Publication Date
August 12, 1997
Inventor
Daniel R McGlynn
Brooklyn
NY, US
David Goren
Ronkonkoma
NY, US
Paul Dvorkis
Stony Brook
NY, US
Edward Barkan
Miller Place
NY, US
Agent
Kirschstein et al
Assignee
Symbol Technologies
NY, US
IPC
G06K 7/10
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