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Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close proximity to the electronic device. The method also includes performing an action in the electronic device when an object is sensed.

Title
Proximity detector in handheld device
Application Number
11/241839
Publication Number
7653883 (B2)
Application Date
September 30, 2005
Publication Date
January 26, 2010
Inventor
Jeffrey L Robbin
Los Altos
CA, US
Anthony M Fadell
Portola Valley
CA, US
Peter J Kennedy
Boca Raton
FL, US
Jonathan P Ive
San Francisco
CA, US
Bas Ording
San Francisco
CA, US
Duncan Robert Kerr
San Francisco
CA, US
Steve P Hotelling
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/033
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