Patent Number: 8,788,834

Title: Systems and methods for altering the state of a computing device via a contacting sequence

Abstract: A computer-implemented method for altering the state of a computing device via a contacting sequence is described. A contacting sequence is detected on a display of the computing device in a first state. The contacting sequence is compared to at least one contacting sequence stored in a database. A determination is made whether the detected contacting sequence matches at least one contacting sequence stored in the database. If the detected sequence matches at least one contacting sequence stored in the database, the first state of the computing device is altered to a second state.

Inventors: Sang; Xiaolu (Rowland Heights, CA)

Assignee: Symantec Corporation

International Classification: G06F 21/00 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 2022-07-22 0:00:00