Patent Number: 7,821,751

Title: ESD-detector

Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reducing the adverse effects of electrostatic discharge events occurring in a handheld device. The invention involves the steps of enabling a detector for detection of an electrostatic discharge event in the handheld device, detecting the electrostatic discharge event which has affected the handheld device, generating an event signal in response to the electrostatic discharge event, and applying the event signal to the detector, retrieving status information from circuits and components in the handheld device, analysing the event signal and the status information, and taking an action based on the analysis to mitigate any adverse effects of the detected electrostatic discharge event.

Inventors: Mejyr; Sven (Stockholm, SE)

Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

International Classification: H02H 3/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00