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20100056111Automated Retrieval and Handling of a Second Telecommunications Terminal's Voicemail by a First Terminal - An apparatus and method are disclosed that enable a terminal such as a computer-based softphone to retrieve and handle, transparently for its user, the voicemail that has been left by calling parties who called the user's cell-phone number. Furthermore, the softphone is able to integrate the presentation to its user of the voicemail associated with the cell phone with the voicemail that has been left by calling parties who called the softphone itself. The softphone features both i) a personal area network interface that is used to communicate directly with the cell phone and ii) a local area network interface that is used to retrieve the cell-phone voicemail from a voicemail system. Once the softphone is paired with the cell phone, the softphone is able to retrieve signals directly from the cell phone and, based on those signals, retrieves the voicemail from the cell phone's voicemail system.03-04-2010
20120184251DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE - A device and a method for processing a short message service are capable of high-reliably processing a short message service. The device for processing a short message service includes a plurality of access units and a plurality of service processing units, where each of the access units is connected to the plurality of service processing units. The access unit is configured to receive the short message service and send it to one of the service processing units, and send out the processed short message service from the service processing unit . The service processing unit is configured to process the short message service, and send out the processed short message service through one of the access units.07-19-2012
20100144321MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REDUCING EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY DURING TRANSMISSIONS - A mobile communication device and method for reducing exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy during outgoing and incoming transmissions. During outgoing transmissions, media is stored in a local storage element on the mobile communication device as the media is being created. When the device is positioned a safe distance away from the user, the media is transmitted out of storage over the network to the recipient. Alternatively for incoming transmissions, media is stored on the network as it is created. While the wireless communication device is a safe distance away from the user, the media stored on the network is transmitted to the mobile communication device, where it is locally stored. The user of the mobile communication device can then review the incoming media at an arbitrary later time out of storage. As a result, the exposure of the user of the mobile communication device to RF energy for both outgoing and incoming transmissions is either substantially reduced or eliminated altogether.06-10-2010
20090191850Alert Method, Apparatus, System and Program Product - According to one embodiment, a mobile phone wirelessly receives an alert request from a separate alert triggering device via a first wireless interface of the mobile phone. In response to the alert request, the mobile phone automatically transmits an alert message utilizing wireless radio frequency communication via a second wireless interface of the mobile phone and a wireless wide area network. The communication of alerts can further be supported by the viral transmission of alert relay requests that propagate opportunistically in an attempt to reach a communication device, such as a mobile phone or WAP, that is capable of delivering an alert relay message to an electronic communication destination.07-30-2009
20090191849ENHANCED MESSAGING COLLABORATION - The capabilities of a collaboration messaging system are extended through so that a user can be contacted, or at least notified of incoming messages, when the user is away from his own messaging client computer but is near another messaging client computer. The proximity of a user to a messaging client computer other than his own is inferred from the detection of a wireless communications device (e.g., a Bluetooth-enabled cellular phone) associated to the user. The association is recorded in a user profile set up by the user and stored in the collaboration messaging system. If a wireless communications device is detected proximate to a messaging client computer, a search is made of stored user profiles, each of which associates a particular wireless communication with a particular user. If a profile exists for the detected wireless communication device, it is retrieved and a set of actions defined in the user profile is implemented. The defined actions include sending messages addressed to the users own messaging client computer to the proximate messaging client computer, sending notices of the messages to the proximate client computer and sending a notice to the sender of the message that the user is near a particular client messaging computer.07-30-2009
20110195693COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - An origination terminal UA08-11-2011
20100159886Systems and Methods for Updating Voicemail With Selective Establishment of PDP Contexts and Data Sessions - A method for updating voicemail data at least partially stored at a device (06-24-2010
20100159887System and Method for Providing Message Notification - A method for providing message notification in a wireless network includes receiving from a subscriber a message that is to be sent over the wireless network, receiving from the subscriber a requested notification type and a requested notification destination, processing the requested notification type and the requested notification destination, and sending the requested notification type to the requested notification destination.06-24-2010
20100075639COMPUTING AND HARNESSING INFERENCES ABOUT THE TIMING, DURATION, AND NATURE OF MOTION AND CESSATION OF MOTION WITH APPLICATIONS TO MOBILE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS - An information delivery system comprises a receiver component that receives information about the movement, velocity, acceleration, and/or locations over time of a user. A computation component using a predictive model generates a probability distribution relating to one or more of when the user will next be stopped, how long the user will be stopped, how long a pattern of motion, such as walking, driving in stop and go traffic, and smooth highway motion will last, based at least in part upon signals about motion over time. The system can further comprise an alerting component that determines when to provide the user with information based at least in part upon the probability distribution over some aspect of motion or cessation of motion, and optionally the content, or tagged or inferred urgency or importance, of a message or communication.03-25-2010
20130078958SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING TRANSIENT NOTIFICATIONS USING SENSORS - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for managing transient notifications using sensors. A system identifies a set of notifications to be presented to a user on a device and determines via sensors whether the user will likely receive and process communications or other separate events associated with the set of notifications. A composite notification is generated based on the set of notifications. Based on the determination, the system presents the composite notification to the user on a device. The composite notification can be of the same type as the set of notifications, a different type or a hybrid version. The composite notification can be delayed based on the determination. The transient and/or persistent original notifications that were to be sent are associated with missed calls, voicemail messages, email messages, text messages, calendar events, tasks, system notifications, and software updates.03-28-2013
20130078960DIVIDED CALL HISTORY USER INTERFACE - A computing device displays a call history graphical user interface (GUI). The call history GUI includes a new list and an old list. The new list may include new missed call elements and missed call elements associated with new unopened voicemails. The old list may include other call history GUI elements, such as old missed call elements and missed call elements associated with opened voicemails.03-28-2013
20130078959DISPLAYING CATEGORIES OF NOTIFICATIONS ON A DUAL SCREEN DEVICE - Embodiments are described for displaying indications of notifications received by a multi-screen device. The notifications may relate to a number of different categories including, without limitation, phone calls, SMS messages, email, notifications from applications, battery level, and signal strength. The multi-screen device includes a unified desktop that displays indications of the notifications regardless of the state of the multi-screen device, which in embodiments includes an undocked state and a docked state, in which a peripheral screen is used to display the indications. The indications may be displayed differently depending on the state of the multi-screen device.03-28-2013
20080299949Response message transmitter and response message transmitting method in cellular mobile telephone apparatus and recording medium recording program for executing the method - A cellular mobile telephone apparatus has circuits for generating messages, a storage circuit for storing messages, and transmitter/receiver circuit for transmitting a message. When the user of the cellular mobile telephone apparatus cannot immediately respond to an incoming call, a desired one of a plurality of previously generated and stored messages can be transmitted to a calling party through simple key manipulations or by other means.12-04-2008
20130084832Method and System for Delivering a Voice Mail Notification to a Subscriber Using Cellular Phone Network - A method and system of the present invention delivers a voice mail notification to a subscriber of a voice mail system to indicate that a voice mail message is waiting in the subscriber mailbox. The voice mail system cellular phone network. The voice mail notification typically includes the calling party number and the name of the calling party if available, and an index. This is forwarded through the cellular phone network to the subscriber to indicate that a voice mail message is waiting in a subscriber mailbox. Subscribers can retrieve a specific message from the Voice Mail System.04-04-2013
20130040610System and Method for Alerting a User on an External Device of Notifications or Alerts Originating from a Network-Connected Device - Users are experiencing an increasing number of alerts and notifications on their mobile devices. When it is inconvenient or not possible to view the network-connected device, an accessory can be used to save time and avoid missing notifications. A system comprising a network-connected device and an accessory are provided to address these problems. The accessory is capable of notifying the user of alerts from the network-connected device, allowing the user to quickly be advised of alerts without needing to first interact with the network-connected device. The system includes a method to selectively filter alerts so as to avoid unnecessarily interrupting the user in cases where the network device is inaccessible. The system is also capable of pushing new interface designs and themes from the network device to the accessory to alter the appearance and configuration of its display.02-14-2013
20130040609METHODS AND APPARATUS TO SEND VOICE MESSAGES - Methods and apparatus to send voice messages are disclosed. One example method includes recording a voice message using a mobile communication device; and receiving at the mobile communication device a specification of a communication from a remote device different from the mobile communication device, wherein receipt of the communication triggers sending of the voice message. Other examples are disclosed and claimed.02-14-2013
20100041377Cellular Phone - The mobile telephone (i) stores therein an address book including one or more pieces of mail-transmission destination information each pertaining to a communication party, (ii) makes a judgment, when an incoming event occurs, whether the incoming event meets a specific requirement, (iii) selects one or more communication parties from the address book when the judgment is affirmative; and (iv) transmits a predetermined mail to destinations of the selected communication parties using pieces of mail-transmission destination information corresponding to the selected communication parties.02-18-2010
20090156174COMMUNICATION MESSAGE STORING AND DELIVERING DEVICE, MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION MESSAGE STORING AND DELIVERING METHOD - Irrespective of the current situation of a recipient, a message storing service can be actively used by an originator's will, and the recipient can know without a delay that a message addressed to the recipient has been stored. A service for message originator can be specified so that even if a mobile communication terminal device on a recipient side is in a state where it can immediately perform communication when a message is transmitted from a mobile communication terminal device on an originator side, the message is temporarily stored in a message storing box of a telephone answering service subscribed to by a subscriber A as the originator of the message, and the message is delivered to the mobile communication terminal device on the recipient side at timing intended by the originator A.06-18-2009
20090156173METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION - A method for displaying an information is provided. The method is suitable for a portable device in a standby situation, wherein a display unit of the portable device displays a standby layout. In the present method, at least one event is generated, and then, the standby layout is changed to add a movable field in a visible region of the display unit, wherein the movable field displays the event.06-18-2009
20090156172Motion driven follow-up alerts for mobile electronic device - A motion driven event alert system and method synchronize output of follow-up event alerts on a mobile electronic device to changes in the state of motion of the device. Generally, the device outputs an initial alert in response to receipt of a new event from a wireless network. If a user fails to take action on the device after the device outputs the initial alert, the device determines a state of motion of the device and monitors for a change in the state of motion. When a change is detected, the device outputs a follow-up alert. If the user fails to take action on the device after the device outputs the follow-up alert, the device repeats the steps of motion state determination, motion state change monitoring, motion state change detection and output of another follow-up alert.06-18-2009
20090156171SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING MESSAGES - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to retrieve a communication identifier from a communication session, match an entry in an address book with the communication identifier, and store in one or more categories associated with the matched entry a message received by way of the communication session. Additional embodiments are disclosed.06-18-2009
20100105361Interrupting and Resuming a Media Player - In an embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes playing a content file with a media player on a cellular telephone. Also, the method includes receiving an interrupt event. Moreover, the method includes saving state of the media player on the cellular telephone in the media player.04-29-2010
20100330967DELAYED USER NOTIFICATION OF EVENTS IN A MOBILE DEVICE - A sender-specified courtesy notification scheme to delay notification by a receiving device of the receipt of a data message is disclosed. A sender may specify a notification parameter defining a delay and send the parameter in association with the data message to a recipient. The recipient's receiving device evaluates the parameter and notifies in response. Local notification data defined by the recipient may also be evaluated. Received data messages subject to delayed notification may be hidden by the receiving device or quietly displayed (e.g. as per other received messages) until the expiry of the delay. Notification parameters and data can be formulated as one or more rules which may take into account the current location of the receiving device. A notification delay may be ignored in certain situations depending on recent use of the receiving device.12-30-2010
20100330966MESSAGE TRANSMITTER AND RESPONSE MESSAGE TRANSMITTING METHOD IN CELLULAR MOBILE TELEPHONE APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING THE METHOD - A cellular mobile telephone apparatus has circuits for generating messages, a storage circuit for storing messages, and transmitter/receiver circuit for transmitting a message. When the user of the cellular mobile telephone apparatus cannot immediately respond to an incoming call, a desired one of a plurality of previously generated and stored messages can be transmitted to a calling party through simple key manipulations or by other means.12-30-2010
20130053001Voicemail User Interface Methods And Apparatus For Mobile Communication Devices - A mobile device stores a first command set for voicemail functions of a first voicemail system and a second command set for voicemail functions of a second voicemail system. The mobile device receives a voicemail notification message associated with a voicemail message received at one of the first or the second voicemail systems. The mobile device detects an end-user selection of a visual object which is visually indicative of a voicemail function. In response to the end-user selection, the mobile device selects, from one of the first and the second command sets corresponding to the first or the second voicemail system at which the voicemail message was received, a command code corresponding to the voicemail function. The mobile device sends the selected command code to the first or the second voicemail system for invoking the voicemail function at the first or the second voicemail system.02-28-2013
20130102286Urgency Notification Delivery Channel - In one embodiment, a first computing device communicating with a second computing device through a communications channel transmits an out-of-band message indicative of the urgency of the communication through a notification channel. In particular embodiments, a server acts as a proxy for relaying the out-of-band message from the first device to the second device. The second device calculates an implicit urgency score based on the communication characteristics, and combines the implicit score with the explicit urgency indicator to determine whether a call is urgent. In particular embodiments, communication handling may be affected by the determination of urgency.04-25-2013
20100130175Intelligent Handling of Message Refusal - An apparatus for intelligently responding when a user refuses an incoming message at a telecommunications terminal is disclosed. In the illustrative embodiments, the apparatus comprises a processor that prompts the user to optionally specify (i) one or more acceptable alternative message delivery mechanisms (e.g., email, text chat, etc.), and/or (ii) one or more alternative devices (e.g., pager, PDA, etc.) when a user refuses an incoming message. For example, a user in a noisy environment who refuses a voice telephone call might specify the following as alternative delivery mechanisms and devices: short message service (SMS) on the user's pager, text chat on the same device as the first message, and email on the user's personal digital assistant (PDA).05-27-2010
20130090096Alternate Voicemail Deposit Notification for Roaming Mobile Devices - Systems and methods allow a roaming mobile device to communicate with a visual voicemail (VVM) system to inform the VVM system of its roaming status. The VVM system then suspends VVM service for the voicemail account associated with the roaming mobile device and instructs a notification server to notify the roaming mobile device if a voicemail message is deposited into a voicemail box associated with the voicemail account.04-11-2013
20130072164METHODS AND APPARATUS TO ASSOCIATE VOICE MESSAGES WITH MISSED CALLS - Methods and apparatus to associated voice messages with missed calls are disclosed. One example method includes receiving at a mobile device a call log item, obtaining a caller identity and a call log item time stamp, and determining if a voice message is associated with the call log item based on a voice message time stamp, the call log item time stamp, and a message duration. Other embodiments are described.03-21-2013
20130059569METHODS AND APPARATUS TO OBTAIN VOICE MESSAGES - Methods and apparatus to obtain voice messages are disclosed. One example method includes receiving at a mobile device an indication to access voicemail, determining if visual voicemail is available, and initiating a call to a voicemail system in response to determining that visual voicemail is unavailable.03-07-2013
20130065560System And Methods For Data Communications In A Wireless Communication System - Techniques for use by a mobile device configured to operate in a wireless network for the communication of data messages with a server are described. When the mobile device does not have an open session with the server, the mobile device receives from a service node via the wireless network a message which informs the mobile device that a data message has arrived at the server and needs to be retrieved. The message includes an identifier which identifies the data message at the server. In response to opening an application at the mobile device, the mobile device communicates directly with the server via the wireless network for retrieving the data message. This involves commencing an open session with the server, sending to the server a command for retrieving the data message, and receiving from the server the data message in response to sending the command. The mobile device may use the identifier for retrieving the data message from the server.03-14-2013
20090233580METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING A VOICE MAIL NOTIFICATION TO A SUBSCRIBER USING CELLULAR PHONE NETWORK - A method and system of the present invention delivers a voice mail notification to a subscriber of a voice mail system to indicate that a voice mail message is waiting in the subscriber mailbox. The voice mail system cellular phone network. The voice mail notification typically includes the calling party number and the name of the calling party if available, and an index. This is forwarded through the cellular phone network to the subscriber to indicate that a voice mail message is waiting in a subscriber mailbox. Subscribers can retrieve a specific message from the Voice Mail System.09-17-2009
20100087173Inter-threading Indications of Different Types of Communication - Different phones are identified as being part of different groups, and indications of communications with the different phones are displayed on a particular phone by group. The indications of communications of different types are displayed inter-threaded chronologically. These communications with the different phones can include communications received from the different phones and communications sent to the different phones.04-08-2010
20120122427Personal Media Storage and Retrieval for Visual Voice Mail - A personal media storage system within a visual voicemail system may be implemented A visual voicemail server may receive and store multimedia content on a personal media storage system and associate such content with a voicemail. A visual voicemail server may obtain such content if provided with location data for the content rather than the actual content. A visual voicemail client on a wireless device may transmit a request for content to the visual voicemail server, which may retrieve the content and send to the visual voicemail client using the communications link between the visual voicemail client and the visual voicemail server. The visual voicemail client may render the content within the client.05-17-2012
20090215432VIBRATION TONE DIFFERENTIATION - A system, apparatus, method and article to perform vibration tone differentiation are described. The apparatus may include a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may comprise a messaging client. The messaging client may receive an incoming message sent to the mobile computing device. The messaging client may parse communication information from the incoming message. The messaging client may determine a priority level of the incoming message from the communication information. The mobile computing device may also comprise a motor controller. The motor controller may retrieve a vibration sequence associated with the priority level and instruct a vibrate motor to vibrate according to the vibration sequence. Other embodiments are described and claimed.08-27-2009
20120289204System and Method for Controlling Mobile Device Profile Tones - A system and method are provided that utilize a set of heuristics to more intelligently determine when to utilize an audible tone associated with a notification profile or other mechanism used to alert a user of events such as an incoming instant message. The heuristics employed consider the layering of the message screens for the corresponding conversations, in combination with one or more device usage indicators such as the status of the backlight, the idle timer, and the orientation of the mobile device 11-15-2012
20110117887Client Management of Visual Voicemail Data Communications - Data communications sessions for visual voicemail data communications are terminated under the control of a wireless device's visual voicemail client. In one embodiment, a visual voicemail client can be configured to transmit a request or command to terminate a data communications session immediately upon sending an acknowledgement of receiving voicemail data from a voicemail server. In another embodiment, a visual voicemail client can be configured to transmit a request or command to terminate a data communications session following the expiration of a timer set by the visual voicemail client. Alternatively, a visual voicemail client can be configured to wait for a termination request for command from a voicemail server.05-19-2011
20120289203System and Method for Providing Notifications on a Mobile Device - A method is provided which comprises, upon detecting a particular event, determining that a notification is to be provided for the particular event; and activating a light source acting as a camera flash to provide the notification. The method may further comprise determining if an image capture application is currently active and only having the light source emit the camera flash as the notification if the image capture application is not currently active. The method may also comprise determining an orientation of the mobile device, determining if the image capture application is active, and only having the light source emit the camera flash as the notification if the orientation is indicative of visibility of the light source and if the image capture application is not currently active. The method may also comprise determining that the camera flash is to be modulated; and having the light source modulated.11-15-2012
20110287746INTELLIGENT CALL NOTIFICATION IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Notification of missed voice calls directed to non-responsive called party devices in a communication network is provided. An incoming call directed to a called party device, when the called party device is in a non-responsive state, are received at a messaging platform. Call data associated with the call is stored at the messaging platform. The stored call data is utilized to generate a notification of the call. The notification of the call is sent from the messaging platform to the called party device or another device associated with the called party. The notification may include an identification of the calling party and a date and time when the call was made.11-24-2011
20120009903PUSHED CONTENT NOTIFICATION AND DISPLAY - Presenting content within an application on a device is disclosed. Receiving notification of new content within an application at a device is disclosed. Presenting the received notification at the device is disclosed. Receiving a selection of the notification, and displaying the new content in the screen directly following receiving the selection of the notification are disclosed. Notification can be received outside the application, e.g., by posting notification on a social network, posting notification to a web site, and posting a message to a user's avatar in a virtual world. A selection can be received while the device is offline, in which case the new content displayed is that content stored on the device.01-12-2012
20110294471DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING USER NOTIFICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TASKS THAT ARE PENDING COMPLETION - A device and method for generating user notifications associated with tasks that are pending completion on a mobile device. When additional input is required from a user of the mobile device to complete performance of a task and is not being received from the user within a predefined time period, at least one form of user notification is generated. The particular form or forms of user notification are defined by a user profile associated with the user. User notifications may comprise visual, audible, and/or vibratory alerts, and different forms of these user notifications may be generated in a sequence. The volume of audible alerts or the period between periodic user notifications may vary over time.12-01-2011
20110294470METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING AND AMPLIFYING NOTIFICATION SIGNALS - A holster for a mobile electronic device, comprising at least one input for detecting at least one notification signal generated by the mobile electronic device, at least one output for generating at least one amplified notification signal, and a processor connected to the input and output for causing the output to generate the amplified notification signal in response to detection of the least one notification signal generated by the mobile electronic device.12-01-2011
20090298476APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING RELEVANT MESSAGES - An apparatus and method for displaying a relevant message in a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal determines whether there is a message relevant to a message that it wants to store. When there is a relevant message, the mobile terminal groups the message it desires to store and the relevant message, and stores the grouped messages. When there is a request for displaying a message relevant to a displayed message while displaying the message on a screen, the mobile terminal displays the requested relevant message on the screen, so that a user can check the relevant messages without the need to separately search an incoming message box and/or an outgoing message box.12-03-2009
20080268816PREDICTING USER AVAILABILITY FROM AGGREGATED SIGNAL STRENGTH DATA - A system and method for determining the availability of a mobile communications device on a network based on a prediction that the device will cross a peer-defined service boundary. The service boundary may be the periphery of a region in which the received signal strength is stronger than a minimum value, or the periphery of a region in which a particular service provider's signal is dominant. When the device is about to cross the service boundary, or has crossed the boundary, a notification of a change in service is issued to at least one of the user of the device, a presence service, or another network operator. The notification may comprise a change in the presence status of the mobile communications device. The service boundary is defined using aggregated data from a plurality of mobile communications devices reporting the received signal strength at various geographic locations.10-30-2008
20100267366METHOD FOR NOTIFYING A TERMINAL OF AN UPDATE ON SYSTEM INFORMATION IN A LONG TERM EVOLUTION SYSTEM - A method for notifying a terminal of an update on system information in a long term evolution system, which is used for notifying the terminal after the system information changes by a network side, after the system information changes, the network side notifies the terminal that the system information has changed within the system information modification period, wherein the length of the system information modification period is an integer multiple of discontinuous reception (DRX) period, and the DRX period is a period that the terminal receives paging message in the idle status. By using the method of the present invention, because the system information modification period is specified as an integer multiple of the DRX period, it makes sure that each terminal in the RRC_IDLE state receives the paging message including update information of the system information at least once.10-21-2010
20100087174CALL DISPLAY METHOD UTILIZED IN A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - When a caller communications device receives a calling instruction from an input unit of a caller communications device, the image capturing unit takes an instant picture. The caller communications device then sends the instant picture and calling data to a communications server. Afterwards, the communications server sets up a communication link with a receiver communications device according to the calling data so as to forward the instant picture to the receiver communications device. Then the instant picture is displayed on a display of the receiver communications device. After the communications server receives a confirmation instruction from the receiver communications device, a communication link is established between the caller communications device and the receiver communications device.04-08-2010
20090264106METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING DYNAMIC GROUPS - A method for implementing dynamic groups includes: receiving a roam notification message of a roaming user, wherein the roam notification message includes location information; finding pal information that matches the location information carried in the roam notification message from an address book of the user; and creating a group according to the matching pal information. The method creates a group for the user dynamically according to the roam location of the user. Through the dynamic group, the user in the roaming state obtains the information on the pals in the roam area quickly, and contacts the pals conveniently and quickly. Therefore, the user experience is improved and operators may implement value-added services based on the dynamic group. A device for implementing dynamic groups is also disclosed.10-22-2009
20090075633METHOD FOR CONTROLLING USER INTERFACE MENU, AND MOBILE TERMINAL AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING APPLICATION SERVICE USING THE SAME - A method of controlling a user interface menu and a mobile communication terminal and a device for providing application service are disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the method of controlling the user interface menu can include receiving user interface menu forming information from the application service providing device if a call is connected between the mobile communication terminal and the application service providing device through the mobile communication system; extracting menu component data corresponding to a set user interface menu if the menu forming information; and combining the extracted menu component data and forming the user interface menu to be provided per the service attribute.03-19-2009
20090075632APPARATUS, AND AN ASSOCIATED METHODOLOGY, FOR PROVIDING REPEAT NOTIFICATION AT A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An apparatus, and an associated methodology, for alerting a user of a radio device of delivery thereto of a text, or other, message. The alert of the received message is made according to a selected schedule and settings and includes a repeat notification. A user selects schedules and settings that define the manner by which the received message is to be annunciated. The user enters the selections by way of a touch screen interface. Determination is made, upon detection, by detector of a received message in what manner to make notification of the message.03-19-2009
20090075631MISSED CALL NOTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT INTERFACE THAT ASSOCIATES AND DISPLAYS IMAGES WITH MISSED CALLS - The present invention discloses a solution where images are associated with missed calls and are presented within a missed called interface. The images can include images contained within a mobile device data store that is associated with the missed call number, such as images that often appear in a display of a mobile phone when a call attempt is made. The images can also include ones that are conveyed by the caller to the called device. A set of configurable interlace options can exist that permits a mobile phone user to establish how a missed call interface should behave when a locally stored image and a caller-provided image both exist and are associated with a missed call. In one implementation, the interface can be associated with voice mail messages, so that images are also associated and presented with received voice mail entries.03-19-2009
20100099385APPARATUS FOR CHANGING THE BEHAVIOR OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A novel apparatus and method for changing the behavior of an electronic device is provided. In an embodiment, an electronic device includes the functionality of a cellular phone, a voice mail system and a calendar application. The device is configured to use the calendar application to determine whether to direct a phone call to the user or whether to instantly direct the call to voice mail.04-22-2010
20110171937PERSONAL DIGITAL NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD - A system, method, and apparatus for receiving notifications from a notifying device, and alerting a user as to the notification are provided. Embodiments of the present invention include a connectivity transceiver, and a notifying device transceiver positioned within a signal distance of a signal transmitted by the connectivity transceiver, wherein the connectivity controller is configured to set the signal distance to a reduced signal distance upon initiating a pairing operation with the notifying device transceiver. Further, the connectivity transceiver may be communicably coupled to a system controller that adjusts an interval duty cycle of inquiry scans and page scans based on a connection with the notifying device transceiver.07-14-2011
20100124908CALL TERMINATION TO COMMUNICATE A STORED MESSAGE - A method, apparatus, and system of using call termination to communicate a message are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system of a telecommunications network includes a mobile station associated with the telecommunications network, a switching module of the telecommunications network to establish a call between a communication device and the mobile station, a call termination module of the mobile station to determine if the mobile station is in a call termination mode and to communicate a communication protocol to the switching module to cause the switching module to terminate the call if the mobile station is in the call termination mode, and a message module of the telecommunications network to communicate a message to the communication device.05-20-2010
20110171936SMS MESSAGE NOTIFICATION ARRANGEMENT - A method for applying personalized rules to an incoming e-mail message includes receiving an e-mail message addressed to a user and forwarding a copy of the e-mail message to a mobile communication device associated with the user. One or more pre-defined rules associated with the user are applied to the e-mail message. At least one of the pre-defined rules is identified that the e-mail message satisfies. The identified rule specifies that a text message such as an SMS message be sent to the mobile communication device indicating that an e-mail message satisfying the pre-defined rule has been received. The text message includes a link that allows the user to directly access the e-mail with the mobile communication device's user interface.07-14-2011
20090286514INTERACTIVE VOICE ACCESS AND RETRIEVAL OF INFORMATION - A system is responsive to voice commands and requests from a user to access and search distributed data resources. The system may include a speech recognition engine configured to receive a spoken command from the user. A processor is configured to identify a service requested by the user from the spoken command. A search engine is configured to associate the user with other services providing offerings available to the user. A speech synthesizer provides an output to the user that conveys the requested information. The processor may be configured to respond to a spoken selection made by the user to selectively provide the requested information and the offerings to the user. The speech synthesizer is responsive to the processor for converting the information retrieved from the selected service in a format that is audible to the user.11-19-2009
20090291670DEVICE BEHAVIOR FOR CMAS ALERT TO IDLE MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device is configured to process a Commercial Mobile Alert Message System (CMAS) alert message via various processing states. The various states allow the mobile device to implement user preferences, such as, for example, a preference to not be notified of a CMAS alert and to provide notification of an alert in a specified manner. Example states include an idle state, an analysis state, a storage state, a render state, a notification state, and a wait state.11-26-2009
20110269431SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERRUPT CONTROL ON A HANDHELD DEVICE - An interrupt message is sent over one of a plurality of transport mediums from a first mobile device to a second mobile device. The interrupt message may include a first mobile device identifier associated with a transport medium that is independent of the plurality of transport mediums. Upon receipt of the interrupt message at the second mobile device an interruption of any current mobile device operation may occur to notify a user of the interrupt message.11-03-2011
20090054041Mobile Communication Terminal, Information Providing System, Program, and Computer Readable Recording Medium - Information that is no longer valid due to the passage of time is not provided to a user. When a stock price information server acquires updated stock price information from a securities market network, a message that instructs that a predetermined application be started up and to which a term of validity has been attached is sent to a user terminal over a paging channel via an SMS server. When the user terminal receives the message, it determines whether or not the message is within the term of validity, and if it determines that the message is within the term of validity, starts up the instructed application from among a plurality of applications that are stored. The stock price information server then sends to the user terminal the stock price information that is requested by the started up application.02-26-2009
20080280595METHOD, SYSTEM AND MOBILE SERVICE DEVICE FOR NOTIFYING MISSING-CALL - In a missing-call notification method, a called party is called by a calling party. When the called party is unconnectable, a calling request sent by the calling party to the called party is obtained; missing-call information of the calling party is recorded; and a notification message according to the missing-call information is generated. The notification message is sent to the called party. By retrieving the notification message containing the phone message left by the calling party, the called party may conveniently obtain the communication object of the calling party.11-13-2008
20080293385SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING INFORMATION TO A TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICE - Systems and methods for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device. The device receives a notification alerting a user of the device that information is available to be obtained and, in some embodiments, providing a short description of the information. After receiving the notification at the device, the user can then use the device to obtain or otherwise act on the information at a time and at a place convenient to the user.11-27-2008
20080268817Addressing Voice SMS Messages - Disclosed herein is a method and system for allowing voice short message service (SMS) messaging using methods of recipient addressing as used by text SMS messaging. A user creates a text SMS message and addresses the message to a recipient. The address of the recipient may be obtained from the address book stored locally on the user's mobile device. A client application intercepts the text SMS message and prompts whether the user wants to include a voice SMS message. If the user wants to include the voice SMS message, the user's voice message is recorded on a server. The text message along with a notification of the voice message is transmitted to the recipient. The recipient may use the information in the voice message notification to access and listen to the user's recorded voice message.10-30-2008
20080280596Server-Coordinated Ringtones - An apparatus and methods are disclosed for enabling multiple telecommunications terminals that are associated with a common user to notify their user of the arrival of an incoming message via a ringtone, where the ringtone is: (i) coordinated across the terminals, and (ii) customized for each terminal based on one or more attributes of the terminal. In particular, in the illustrative embodiments a network infrastructure element (e.g., a switch, a wireless base station, a server, etc.) that receives a message directed to a telecommunications terminal sets the values of one or more properties of a ringtone (e.g., tempo, timbre, pitch, rhythm, etc.) based on one or more attributes of the telecommunications terminal (e.g., terminal type, etc.).11-13-2008
20080220745MOVING NOTIFICATION MESSAGE - A computer program product, method and a terminal for receiving and processing a notification message for notifying a second terminal of an arrival of a multimedia message addressed to a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) of a first terminal installed in the second terminal and storing the received notification message in the SIM card.09-11-2008
20080287106Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing subscriber-controlled message service message delivery using a dynamic mailbox service - According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein comprises methods, systems, and computer program products for providing subscriber-controlled message service message delivery using a dynamic mailbox service. One method includes receiving a message service message destined for a subscriber and forwarding the message service message to a mailbox application server (MBAS) that provides dynamic mailbox service. At the MBAS, the dynamic mailbox service is provided, wherein providing the dynamic mailbox service includes allowing the subscriber to dynamically control delivery of the message service message from the MBAS to the subscriber.11-20-2008
20120196576Systems, Methods, And Computer Readable Media For Providing Information Related To Virtual Environments To Wireless Devices - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for providing information related to virtual environments. One such method includes receiving user input identifying an event related to the virtual environment for which a notification is to be provided to a mobile wireless communication device. User input is also received identifying an output to be provided by the mobile wireless communication device in response to receipt of the notification. A determination is then made that the event related to the virtual environment has occurred. In response to determining that the event occurred, the mobile wireless communication device is provided with the notification, and the output identified by the user input is provided by the mobile wireless communication device.08-02-2012
20120196575COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING MESSAGE INFORMATION WHEN RECEIVING A CALL - Disclosed is a method of displaying message information associated with a message when receiving a call at a device comprising: receiving the call at the device from a caller; receiving caller information at the device in association with the call; automatically retrieving from storage, in response to receiving the caller information, at least one message, the at least one message comprising text content; and automatically displaying on a display screen message information associated with the at least one message.08-02-2012
20090181646SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BINDING NOTIFICATION TYPES TO APPLICATIONS FOR A NOTIFICATION FRAMEWORK - A system and method for assigning notification type values. For dynamic notification types, a two-level mapping between the application and the notification type is performed. As a middle level or intermediary, a Multimedia Internet Message Extension (MIME) type for the notification messages is provided. The MIME type corresponds to the MIME type of the application-specific message part of the notification message. A pointer to a recommended notification application that can consume the messages of that specific type is also provided.07-16-2009
20090029683Intelligent ringtone service - An apparatus and methods are disclosed for enabling a telecommunications terminal to notify its user of the arrival of a message via an acoustic or visual signal whose properties are based on attributes of the message. A network infrastructure element (e.g., a switch, a private branch exchange [PBX], a server, etc.) receives a message directed to a terminal and sets the values of ringtone properties (e.g., tempo, volume, pitch, rhythm, etc.) based on attributes of an incoming message (e.g., the sender, a priority, a subject, the location from which the message was sent, etc.). In a first illustrative embodiment the network infrastructure element sends the message and the instantiated ringtone to the terminal, while in a second illustrative embodiment the network infrastructure element sends the message and the property values to the terminal, and the terminal plays a locally-stored ringtone in accordance with the property values.01-29-2009
20090029682MESSAGE GENERATION FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for receiving, at a first computing system, a notification of a triggering event, generating a short message based on the notification, the generated short message including advertisement content, and sending the generated short message to a mobile communications device.01-29-2009
20090298475LOCALIZED SILENCE AREA FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A system and method for creating a localized silence area. A mobile device may be registered with an access point base station. Any direct communication links from the mobile device to any other base stations may be removed. An indication may be given to the mobile device that the mobile device is in a localized silence zone. The indication may include a request that the mobile device operate in a silent mode, information about making outgoing calls, information about receiving incoming calls, or a combination of these. Procedures for incoming voice calls to the mobile device may be different for different priority levels.12-03-2009
20090298474TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS - Techniques to manage vehicle communications are described. A mobile computing device may include a communication module operative to establish a first communication channel with a message server, and a second communication channel with a vehicle system, a message application module communicatively coupled to the communication module, the message application module operative to receive a user message over the first communication channel, and send an event message over the second communication channel, and a vehicle message application module communicatively coupled to the message application module, the vehicle message application module operative to receive a read control directive over the second communication channel, convert text information from the user message to mail audio information, and send the mail audio information over the second communication channel. Other embodiments are described and claimed.12-03-2009
20090163181Wireless chat automatic status signaling - A technique and apparatus to provide status tracking of presence and/or location of a mobile, wireless device to a requesting entity even outside of a particular wireless system. This allows wireless service providers the ability to monitor and log changes in the status of mobile stations within and/or outside their networks. Embodiments are disclosed wherein presence and/or location information is provided to entities outside of a particular servicing wireless network using the mechanisms of call processing components of a mobile network (e.g., call setup procedures), and using standard mechanisms currently available to any appropriately conforming Mobile Switching Center (MSC) element. In one disclosed embodiment, a wireless chat tracking system is implemented which utilizes a change in mobile registration status to automatically notify a chat group system outside the wireless network of current status information activity regarding a relevant device, e.g., registration activity or inactivity timeout. In the wireless chat automatic status tracking system, a registration notification (REGNOT) message is either explicitly forwarded or copied to an external IP based application (e.g., to a mobile chat group system). The change in mobile registration is communicated via a suitable signaling link (e.g., SS7, TCP/IP, etc.) between a Home Location Register (HLR) and the chat group system. Therefore, instead of a conventionally closed system using SS7 messages, REGNOT messages are pushed out over TCP/IP connections to external applications (e.g., chat servers) to automatically notify the external system of the location of a particular user.06-25-2009
20090163180Method and System for Communicating in a Network06-25-2009
20090005011Portable Electronic Device with Conversation Management for Incoming Instant Messages - A portable electronic device with a touch screen display displays an incoming message from a party to a user of the device while the device is locked. The device responds to detecting a user request to view the incoming message by immediately displaying a set of messages between the user and the party in a chronological order. While the device is unlocked, if an incoming message is longer than a predefined length the device displays a portion of the incoming message, a view icon, and a long-message indicia. Alternately, if the incoming message is equal to or less than the predefined length, the device displays the entire incoming message and a reply icon. In response to user selection of either the view icon or the reply icon, the device immediately displays a set of messages between the user of the device and the party in a chronological order.01-01-2009
20090258633Differentiated Message Delivery Notification - A user equipment (UE) is disclosed. The UE comprises a processor configured to transmit a session initiation protocol (SIP) SUBSCRIBE method request that comprises at least one filter criteria used for selecting specific messages and selecting the information about the messages, where each of the messages is directed to a user identity associated with the UE.10-15-2009
20080318555Messaging system for managing communications resources - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a messaging system for managing communications resources and are particularly suitable for providing a means for subscribers of a telecommunications network to continue participating in a communications service that would otherwise be ended due to the calling party having a low or zero balance. Embodiments of the invention are generally applicable to users of a mobile network.12-25-2008
20080318554Messaging system for managing communications resources - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a messaging system for managing communications resources and are particularly suitable for providing a means for subscribers of a telecommunications network to continue participating in a communications service that would otherwise be ended due to the calling party having a low or zero balance. Embodiments of the invention are generally applicable to users of a mobile network.12-25-2008
20080318553System and Method for Receiving Emails in Instantly Via a Mobile Phone - A system and method for receiving an Email via a mobile phone includes storing a table wherein an Email address for a user is associated with a mobile phone number for the user within a server of an Email processing device; looking up the mobile phone number for the user, as an intended recipient of a new Email, in the table when the new Email arrives at the server; and then immediately dialing the mobile phone number for the user and hanging up within a predetermined period of time after getting through. The user knows the new Email has arrived at the server by recognizing that the incoming call is coming from the server. Accordingly, the user can immediately connect to the server and download the new Email.12-25-2008
20090081994Method and System for Improving Wireless Customer Experience by Anticipating and Explaining Communication Quality Problems Through Notifications - In wireless mobile device system a distributed set of software and/or hardware components provide continual warnings, monitoring, and explanations of device and system communication issues to mobile devices/users. The warnings and explanations are relevant to past, current, and future communications events that cause end-to-end quality problems such as disruptions including “dropped call”.03-26-2009
20110143720LOCATION-TRIGGERED ALERTS FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Requests to issue alerts may be stored in a central database. Each request may identify a mobile communication device and a location at which an alert is to be issued when the mobile communication device is at the location. Mobile communication devices may repeatedly report their current location to the central database. In response to each report, the database may queried to determine whether a current location matches one in the database for the reporting mobile communication device. If so, an alert may be issued. Various types of alerts are described.06-16-2011
20090203359Method and System for Wireless Message-Based Advertising - Systems and methods for message-based advertising in a wireless communications network are described. A digital message is contained in a data packet set in transit from a terminal of a sender to a terminal of a recipient. At least one of the terminals is implemented as a mobile telephone. The digital message is received through a network connection. A processor determines a context for the digital message and matches the message context to content of advertisements stored in an advertisement database in order to identify at least one relevant advertisement. The data packet set is transmitted to the terminal of the recipient. A processor retrieves the relevant advertisement(s) from the advertisement database and generates a confirmation message containing a delivery status of the data packet set. The confirmation message includes the relevant advertisement and is transmitted to the terminal of the sender.08-13-2009
20090117880Providing Voice Messages To An Intended Recipient - A voice messaging system associates each stored voice message with a unique combination of a retrieval telephone number and a recipient identifier such as a recipient telephone number. When a voice message is received, the system sends a notification message containing the retrieval telephone number to the intended recipient. Upon receiving the notification message, the intended recipient can access the voice message directly by calling the message retrieval telephone number. The system detects the recipient identifier, for example, via caller identification of the recipient telephone number. Using the unique combination of retrieval telephone number and recipient identifier, the system retrieves and plays the appropriate voice message. In one embodiment, the access point for retrieving messages is different from the access point for leaving voice messages.05-07-2009
20090203358MOBILE APPARATUS - According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile apparatus includes: a notification section configured to notify a user of an incoming mail by means of sound or vibration; a display section configured to display mail information related to the incoming mail; a setting section configured to set an operation time of the notification section and to store the operation time based on the user's operation; and a control section configured to activate the notification section during the operation time and to control the display section to scroll the mail information if the incoming mail is received. If the operation time elapses, the control section controls the display section to continue a scrolling unless an end part of the mail information is displayed.08-13-2009
20090209234Reject mobile-terminating SMS due to mobile not reachable flag - The present invention provides a technique to reduce the quantity of paging attempts to mobile terminals. The technique involves periodically rejecting mobile terminating SMS (MT-SMS) messages destined to a mobile subscriber who has already had no paging response success for a previous MT-SMS message until the mobile terminal is reachable or upon the timeout of a Mobile Not Reachable Flag (MNRF) rejection period. The present invention targets mobile subscribers who were out of radio coverage and allows the mobile subscriber to terminate voice calls. Mobile terminal originated activity is not affected. The present invention may co-exist with the existing SMS Center mobile terminating SMS polling mechanism in the market today.08-20-2009
20100151832TELEPHONE ADVERTISING - An advertising message is supplied to a user of a mobile telephone device by adding an advertising message to an alerting message to provide a combined message and transmitting the combined message, as an SMS or MMS message to the mobile telephone device via a mobile telephone network. The alerting message is a notification from a financial institution. The advertising message to be sent may be selected in accordance with a business relationship with the financial institution, the time and the location of the person. The advertising message may incorporate, as embedded links, a telephone number, URL and map of the entity advertising.06-17-2010
20100261456Method and System for Providing Low-Complexity Voice Messaging - A voice messaging system includes a transceiver, an indicator, a microphone, and a speaker. The transceiver is operable to receive a message from the Internet, and the indicator is operable to announce that the message has been received. The microphone is operable to receive a verbal request to play the message, and the speaker is operable to play the recorded message in response to receiving the verbal request.10-14-2010
20100184410METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HIDING MESSAGES - Based on user configuration, a main messaging user interface screen on a messaging device either presents a list of references to messages stored on the device based on a complete index of references to the stored messages or based on a filtered index of references to the stored messages. References to stored messages of a predetermined type are not maintained in the filtered index.07-22-2010
20100151833In-vehicle apparatus, cellular phone device, and method for controlling communication therebetween - A communication unit communicates with a cellular phone device simultaneously using a handsfree communication protocol for handsfree communication and a mail transfer protocol for mail transfer. The cellular phone device is selectively in one of: i) a handsfree communication state where voice is transmitted via voice units of the in-vehicle apparatus when opening a voice path with the in-vehicle apparatus using the handsfree communication protocol; and ii) a handset communication state where voice is transmitted via voice units of the cellular phone when closing the voice path. The control unit notifies an incoming mail in a normal manner when the cellular phone device is in the handsfree communication state. Alternatively, the control unit notifies an incoming mail such that an occupant other than a user hardly notices an incoming mail when the cellular phone device is, in the handset communication state.06-17-2010
20100222028SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTELLIGENT CALL IDENTIFICATION ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile device and a method of displaying information regarding an incoming communication to a user of a mobile device are provided. The mobile device receives the incoming information and associated information from, for example, an enterprise network. The communication type of the incoming communication is determined using the associated information and information relating to the communication type is displayed on a display of the mobile device.09-02-2010
20100240344Method, System and Apparatus for Setting Up Multimedia Call - A method includes receiving a multimedia request message; setting up a multimedia call path to a CS UE according to the multimedia request message; negotiating a media coding mode with the CS UE and negotiating the media coding mode with a peer UE according to the multimedia call path; and setting up a multimedia call between the CS UE and the peer UE after determining the coding mode of the CS UE and the peer UE. In the embodiments of the present invention, the MSC negotiates the coding mode of the CS UE and the peer UE (such as an IMS UE), and sets up a multimedia call between the CS UE and the peer UE, thus overcoming the inability of setting up a multimedia call between the CS UE and the peer UE in the prior art.09-23-2010
20100222027COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING MOBILE DEVICE NOTIFICATION CONTENT TYPE SELECTION FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS - A communications system may include at least one mobile wireless communications device for storing a plurality of notification preferences scheduled for respective different time periods. The notification preferences may be associated with different types of notification content. Further, a notification server may communicate with the at least one mobile wireless communications device via a wireless communications network for determining a scheduled one of the notification preferences, and sending to the at least one mobile wireless communications device notifications including the corresponding type of notification content based on the scheduled one of the notification preferences.09-02-2010
20090042544METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SERVICE USING USER IDENTIFICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for providing a service from a voice-service dedicated terminal to a data-service dedicated terminal by using user identification information of a mobile terminal user in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes generating a message including an identification of a receiving-side terminal and a service type of the message, and transmitting the generated message to a service server.02-12-2009
20090042543Cellular phone - A mobile phone 02-12-2009
20100222029SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NOTIFYING USERS OF AN EVENT USING ALERTS - An alert engine module receives an alert for an event in a generic communications format and delivers an alert for the event to a target address in a communications format that is preferred by a user based on the alert content. The generic format can be an e-mail message, such as a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) message. The alert engine can be operative to transform the alert based on a header and/or format of a target address.09-02-2010
20100197279User Data Notification in a Mobile Communications System - Data stored about user equipment, such as mobile phones, that is stored in a Home Location Register of at least one wireless, cellular voice network communications system configured, for example, as a 3G network deployment, is augmented with supplemental information and is communicated automatically to active users in the network. The invention is particularly advantageous for mobile systems that are deployable where normal networks have been disrupted, such as among emergency personnel who need to communicate and cooperate as a group at a disaster scene. Supplemental information includes, for example, the identity of a user or device that has entered or exited the network, the function, position, rank, responsibility level, etc., that each user has, and what group the user is affiliated with.08-05-2010
20090163179System, Apparatus and Method for Transporting Mobile Device Text Messages to a Cordless Telephone System06-25-2009
20090111431Functionality Distribution for a Mobile Endpoint - In an embodiment, a method includes identifying a first component device of a plurality of component devices in a communication network and determining that the first component device is operable to perform a first function of a plurality of functions associated with a mobile endpoint. The method also includes distributing the first function from the mobile endpoint to the first component device in response to determining that the first component device is operable to perform a first function of the plurality of functions associated with the mobile endpoint.04-30-2009
20110117888Signalling Optimisation In A Presence Service - A method of handling notifications associated with a presence service provided over a communications network and to which service a plurality of users are subscribed. The method comprises subscribing a first user to presence information of one or more peer users. In the event that a notification is sent from said network towards a first user, the notification containing presence information relating to the or at least one of said peer users, any failure to deliver said notification is detected and the notification sent one or more times.05-19-2011
20100279662METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HANDLING MISSED CALLS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS ENVIRONMENT - A mobile terminal comprises a registering functionality which is adapted to register terminal-based information about one or more missed call events which are not accepted by a user. Network-based information about one or more missed call events or voice messages registered by a PLMN to which the mobile terminal is subscribed is received. The network-based information is combined with the terminal-based information such that the mobile terminal is able to present the combined information to a user. Moreover, a method is provided for registering information about missed call events in a PLMN comprising at least an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) which is responsible for packet data services. An incoming call received by the IMS from a calling terminal originally destined to a called mobile terminal is redirected in accordance with Filter Criteria (FC) to the IMS and information about a missed call event in accordance with the incoming call is registered by the IMS.11-04-2010
20130012171SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING MESSAGE RECEIPT NOTIFICATION - Systems and methods for operation upon a wireless mobile device to handle message notifications. A method can include receiving a message by the wireless mobile device over a wireless communications network. The received message is processed so that at least a portion of the sender's message is displayed to a user of the wireless mobile device before a signed receipt is provided to the sender.01-10-2013
20110111733Updating of Intelligent Message Waiting Notification - A system, computer-readable medium system, and method which provide for delivering notifications to a mobile device where the provider has first and second mobile technology types. Initially, a notification is received from a notification sub-system. A first communication of the notification to the mobile device is then attempted via the first technology type. Where the mobile device has the second technology type, an error signal is received that the attempt has failed. Next, a second communication of the notification to the mobile device is attempted via the second technology type. Where the mobile device has the second technology type and receives the notification, a delivery signal that the attempt was successful is received. After the delivery signal is received, logging of the second technology type of the mobile device is made so that thereafter, any new notification is attempted using the logged second technology type.05-12-2011
20110014897Mobile Social Networking - Social networking has become a significant aspect of many peoples lives as they communicate with others who are members of the same social networking application. In many instances members who have joined these social networks to find other individuals with similar interests are unaware that every day they are passing hundreds of people some of whom have these same interests but have not joined the same social network for reasons which may include embarrassment, unfamiliarity with computers, etc. Further full utilization of these social networks is really geared to users in front of their computers rather than their wireless devices which are with them most of the time. According to the invention users manage local profiles on their wireless devices which form ad-hoc networks with any other devices they encounter, exchange profile data to establish a degree of commonality or interests, and may meet during their normal daily lives.01-20-2011
20090011742MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, ARRIVAL INQUIRY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A portable mobile communication terminal having a mail function or a voice message service is provided with a function of automatically making inquiry per time interval set by a user oneself, in addition to checking the presence/absence of center storage data upon power-on or upon termination of a communication. With this function, even if the frequency in use of the mobile communication terminal is low, it is possible to reliably check the presence/absence of mail or voice message storage data. Further, in order to notify a user to the effect that the automatic inquiry is being set, there is provided a function of displaying to that effect on a standby screen.01-08-2009
20100197280TRANSCEIVER WITH MESSAGE NOTIFICATION - A transceiver, comprising an interface for receiving at least one message, a display unit provided to assume at least one switched-on operating state and at least one switched-off operating state, a message indicator indicating a receipt of a message by a unit of a signal, independent of the operating state of the display unit, wherein the message is associated with at least one message parameter, and a unit for evaluating the message parameter with the signal provided as a function of evaluation of the message parameter.08-05-2010
20090047934Accessing Stored Data Objects Using Contact Data Corresponding to a Remote Communications Party - Methods and apparatus for accessing data objects stored in a communication device are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises detecting a trigger event related to a remote communications party, retrieving contact data from a contacts database using a party identifier corresponding to the remote communications party, searching for stored data objects associated with the remote communications party, using the contact data as search parameters, and displaying the results of the search. The method may further include ranking the data objects by relevancy and formatting the display according to the ranking.02-19-2009
20090311993METHOD FOR INDICATING AN ACTIVE VOICE CALL USING ANIMATION - Systems and methods for indicating to a user in a glance whether a voice call session is active or not. The systems and methods utilizing graphical images shown on a user interface output display which exhibit motion to indicate that a voice call session is active. The systems and methods further use a static version of the graphical images shown on a user interface output display to indicate that a voice call session has ceased. The systems and methods further utilizing the graphical image shown on the user interface output display to indicate the duration of a ceased voice call session.12-17-2009
20100056112METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY MANAGING NOTIFICATIONS IN HETEROGENOUS FORMATS - A method for automatically managing user notifications in heterogeneous formats within a mobile terminal (03-04-2010
20090036102Context-Based Data Pre-Fetching and Notification for Mobile Applications - Methods, systems, and computer program products for context-based data pre-fetching and notification for applications are described herein. In an embodiment, the method operates by creating a context model that includes context variables and events. The method populates context variables based upon the context of an application and instantiates a context based upon the context model. The method determines whether the context is active or inactive and infers a likely set of data needed by the application. The method executes a data selection function to generate a dataset for the application. In an embodiment, the system includes a module to create and maintain a context model. The system includes modules to: populate context variables within the context model; calculate a dataset for the application; maintain an inference engine; subscribe to changes in the context variables; and generate notifications including a dataset with associated metadata that assists with display of the dataset.02-05-2009
20110250871TASK MANAGEMENT BASED ON TRAVEL DISTANCE - Methods, program products, and systems for task management based on travel distance are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a method executed on a mobile device can include receiving a request to perform a task in a first subsystem (e.g., an application subsystem) of the mobile device. The request can indicate that the task is to be performed when the mobile device travels at least a threshold distance. The mobile device can determine a duration of silence. The mobile device can configure a second subsystem (e.g., a baseband operating system) of the mobile device to send a notification to the first subsystem notifying that the mobile device has traveled after at least the duration of silence. The first subsystem can receive the notification and determine that the threshold distance has been satisfied based on the received notification. The first subsystem can perform the task upon the determining.10-13-2011
20110098021Dynamically Organizing Visual Voicemail - Visual voicemail is dynamically organized according to detected criteria. Voicemail may be automatically associated with a category, priority, or other attribute. The attributes may be assigned based on user-configured associations with particular senders, the detection of user-defined words or phrases within the voicemail, or on other attributes such as the voicemail sender's relative location to the voicemail recipient. Voicemail may be visually identified as being associated with one or more attributes, and may be organized and presented to a user based on the associated attributes. Actions may be performed and the voicemail may be manipulated based on the attributes.04-28-2011
20100124909APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MESSAGE TRANSMISSION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for message transmission in a mobile communication system are provided. The apparatus includes an application manager and a message processor. The application manager determines an application corresponding to a receive message, sends the receive message to the determined application, and determines a response to the message reception from the application. The message processor sets a response informing that a message is delivered to the application or a response informing that a message is not delivered to the application depending on an operation of the application manager.05-20-2010
20100151831VISUAL VOICEMAIL NETWORK ARCHITECTURE - A system may include a load balancer that includes a receiver configured to receive a first notification of voicemail message information associated with a voicemail mailbox. The system may also include a group of servers and each of the group of servers may include a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver may be configured to receive the first notification of the voicemail message information from the load balancer, and the transmitter may be configured to send a second notification of the voicemail message information to a communication device associated with the voicemail mailbox, wherein the second notification causes the communication device to determine whether to request a list of voicemail messages. The load balancer may also include a processor to select a first one of the plurality of servers and a transmitter to send the first notification to the first one of the plurality of servers.06-17-2010
20080248782Providing Devices With Command Functionality in Content Streams - Mechanisms are provided for delivering command functionality such as out-of-band data to a mobile device in a media stream. A media stream may be divided into multiple portions. One or more portions are modified to include command functionality. The command functionality associated with the media stream is extracted at a mobile device. In particular instances, the command functionality provides notification of an event. The command functionality may be executed using one or more virtual machines associated with the mobile device.10-09-2008
20100035582User alerts - An apparatus, including: a light source; a controller configured, in response to the occurrence of a first event involving the apparatus, to control the light source to produce a first, time-varying, illuminative effect that varies between maxima and minima of illumination intensity over a period of time following the occurrence of the first event, wherein the variation in the first illuminative effect is indicative to a user that the first event has occurred; and the controller being further configured, in response to the occurrence of a second event involving the apparatus, to control the light source to produce a second, time-varying, illuminative effect that varies between maxima and minima of illumination intensity over a period of time following the occurrence of the second event, wherein the variation in the second illuminative effect is indicative to a user that the second event has occurred.02-11-2010
20090318118SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MISSED CALLS AND UNREAD MESSAGES - A method and system for reporting missed calls and unread messages include setting a report function in a predetermined communication device, determining if the predetermined communication device receives a short message, which is substantially the same as a preset short message service (SMS) command. The method and the system further include invoking the report function to send unread short message and a list of missed calls of the predetermined communication device if the predetermined communication device receives a short message being substantially the same as the preset SMS command.12-24-2009
20120172006APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR PROVIDING INDICATION OF RULE-BASED ACTIVITY AT AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An apparatus, and an associated method, that causes indication to be made to alert a user or other viewer of a communication device that a message, notification, or other information indicia has been acted upon by a rule of a rule set. A determiner determines that the indicia has been acted upon by a rule of the rule set and an indication is caused to be generated. The indication is displayed at a display device, together with an indication of the associated message, notification, or indicia, thereby to alert the viewer of the action taken upon the indicia.07-05-2012
20090221267NOTIFICATION OF ACCESS CONTROL REQUEST AND EXPLANATION INDICATIVE OF THE ACCESS CONTROL REQUEST ON A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device includes a display screen upon which information is displayed. A microprocessor configured to execute at least one notification program is provided that displays a notification descriptive of an access control request on the display screen. The at least one notification program is programmed to receive data indicative of an access control request and to receive data descriptive of the access control request. Additionally, the at least one notification program is further programmed to display a notification indicative of the access control request and comprising an explanation of the access control request based on the received descriptive data.09-03-2009
20090029680STORAGE AND ACCESS OF DIGITAL CONTENT - In one embodiment, the invention provides a method, comprising providing a first communications channel to transmit digital content to a notes-access application for storage against a particular user, the first communications channel being selected from the group consisting of an SMS channel, an MMS channel, a fax channel, an e-mail channel, and an IM channel; responsive to receiving digital content from said user via the first communications channel storing said digital content in the database associated with said notes-access application; and providing a second communications channel to the notes-access application whereby the digital content stored by the notes-access application against said user is provided to said user, the second communications channel being selected from the group consisting of an SMS channel, an MMS channel, a fax channel, an e-mail channel, and an IM channel.01-29-2009
20090029681ELECTRONIC INFORMATION DEVICE WITH EVENT NOTIFICATION PROFILE - A mobile electronic device is programmed so that when the device is running a an application and an event occurs that the device needs to notify the user about, then the device alters the visual and/or sonic behaviour of the application according to, a pre-defined event notification profile. The user can select a desired event notification profile from a menu of available profiles stored in the device. For example, the event notification profile could be graphics and/or audio in the application gently fading to an alternative state using a pre-defined transition effect.01-29-2009
20080254771Apparatus and method for performing call setup for domain transfer in mobile communication system - A mobile communication system and method for maintaining a call setup for a domain transfer are provided. The mobile communication system includes a calling terminal and a VCC server. The calling terminal notifies, when performing a domain transfer during reception of a ring-back tone in a call setup process with a called terminal, the domain transfer to the VCC server, and receives a response message for a call setup request from the VCC server to perform a call connection with the called terminal. The VCC server performs, when receiving a domain transfer notification message from the calling terminal, a call setup process with the domain to which the calling terminal transferred while maintaining the previous call setup process performed before the domain transfer, and releases the previous call setup process.10-16-2008
20110053564COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An operator is prevented from accidentally operating a communication apparatus during short range communication, even if there is an incoming call/mail. A communication apparatus has at least a first communication unit that performs wireless communication for a call or a mail, and a second communication unit that is different from the first communication unit. The communication apparatus changes a notification function that notifies a user of an incoming call/mail received by the first communication unit to a prohibited status in accordance with a start of communication by the second communication unit, and cancels the prohibited status of the notification function in accordance with an end of communication by the second communication unit.03-03-2011
20110053563PORTABLE HANDSFREE DEVICE WITH LOCAL VOICEMAIL SERVICE FOR USE WITH A MOBILE TERMINAL - A portable handsfree device for use with a mobile terminal is disclosed. The portable handsfree device has an audio interface over which a user may conduct voice calls, a processing unit, and a memory unit. The processing unit is adapted for providing a local voicemail service by playing a greeting message to a caller of an incoming voice call to said mobile terminal and recording, in said memory unit, a voicemail message from said caller. The processing unit is adapted for making the greeting message configurable by the user.03-03-2011
20100285778Method, circuit, system and application for providing messaging services - Disclosed is a method, circuit, system and application for providing messaging services. The method, circuit, system and application may provide for download, synchronization, voicemail-message to text-message translation, direct access and handling of selected voicemail messages through a user's user interface and other functionalities relating to voicemails, voicemail messages and/or voicemail/voicemail-messages related data received/generated/stored on a cellular operator's voicemail server.11-11-2010
20100285777METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS - A user status notification system is provided which comprises: a first communication device that comprises a status reporting means operative to forward current status of the first user towards a status provisioning apparatus; a second communication device operative to forward a request to receive status information associated with the first user; a status request processing apparatus adapted to retrieve capabilities associated with the second communication device, to process the status information request initiated by the second user, and to forward the processed status request towards a status information provisioning apparatus; a status provisioning apparatus adapted to receive the processed status request, to retrieve information about the first user current status and to forward the retrieved information towards the second user device; and means operative to establish a communication session between the first and second users in accordance with the users' devices capabilities as retrieved by the status request processing apparatus.11-11-2010
20110263227System and Method for Optimizing Network Communication in Response to Network Conditions - A system and method for facilitating communications between a mobile device and a network application are provided. A mobile device transmits a request for data change information that includes a time out interval. The network application receives the request and measures a time elapsed since the receipt of the data change request. The network application will only transmit a notification to the mobile device client if new data is received or the time out interval has elapsed. As notifications are received, the mobile client device tunes the time out interval based upon network and device parameters.10-27-2011
20100323668DEVICE STATUS NOTIFICATION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus includes a memory which stores notification information for notifying status of the apparatus in association with status information indicating a status of the apparatus. The apparatus also includes a request acquisition unit which acquires a status notification request from an external apparatus, and a detector which detects the status. The apparatus specifies a notification associated with the status detected by the detector on the basis of the notification information and the status information stored in the memory, and issues a notification according to the specified notification when a status notification request is acquired by the request acquisition unit.12-23-2010
20100323667METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IN-APPLICATION NOTICE OF INDEPENDENT MESSAGE - An approach is provided for monitoring a messaging service for arrival of a message at an apparatus. It is determined whether the message indicates an installed application that is installed on the apparatus and is different from the messaging service. If the message indicates the installed application, then removal is initiated of the message from a queue of received messages for the external messaging service and selecting one or more actions for the application based on the message.12-23-2010
20110136474AGGREGATED MULTI-NUMBER VISUAL VOICEMAIL SERVER - A system, in which a server is connected to a group of voicemail servers, is provided. A first voicemail server provides voicemail services to landline telephone devices. A second voicemail server provides voicemail services to wireless telephone devices. The server receives information regarding a first voicemail intended for a user of a user device, receives information regarding a second voicemail intended for the user of the user device, aggregates the information regarding the first voicemail and the information regarding the second voicemail as aggregated information, and sends the aggregated information to the user device.06-09-2011
20090280782SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INITIATING USER NOTIFICATION FOR A WIRELESS DEVICE - A System and Method of initiating user notification for a wireless device is provided for allowing a user to locate the wireless device when it has been accidentally misplaced. Notification settings of a wireless device indicate whether incoming communication triggers user notification. If the wireless device has been configured to not ring, then calling the wireless device will not help the user to locate the wireless device. A message (e.g. email, SMS) configured for prompting user notification notwithstanding the notification settings is sent to the wireless device. The message is routed through a wireless network and received by the wireless device. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, in response to the message, the wireless device executes a user notification notwithstanding the notification settings. In some implementations, the user notification includes audible ringing, which might help the user to locate the wireless device based on the audible ringing.11-12-2009
20100190475SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELF-SERVE PROVISIONING OF SERVICES ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - There is disclosed a system and method for provisioning a mobile communication device on a network. In an embodiment, the method comprises: identifying one or more devices on the network to which a notification of an offer of service should be sent; pushing the notification of an offer of service to the identified devices over the network; if the offer of service is accepted at the device, then initiating a provisioning request from the device to one or more of a carrier, service provider or management authority; and upon authorization of the provisioning request by the management authority, provisioning the service from the service provider.07-29-2010
20100022220SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROJECTING INFORMATION FROM A WIRELESS DEVICE - A system and method for projecting information from a wireless messaging device. User preferences are received for projecting the information. An event is detected. Information regarding the event is projected onto a surface in response to detecting the event.01-28-2010
20110217955SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING INFORMATION TO A TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICE - The present invention provides systems and method for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device. The device receives a notification alerting a user of the device that information is available to be obtained and, in some embodiments, providing a short description of the information. After receiving the notification at the device, the user can then use the device to obtain or otherwise act on the information at a time and at a place convenient to the user.09-08-2011
20120302214COMMUNICATION DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR AVOIDING UNFINISHED PHONE CALLS - In a method for avoiding interrupting a phone call of a communication device, a prompt mode of the communication device is set for reminding that the phone call is not complete. The method detects whether voice signals from a second communication device is still being received when the communication device generates the phone call with the second communication device. If the communication device is communicating with the second communication device and the receiver has received the voice signal, the method prompts a user that the phone call is not complete according to the prompt mode.11-29-2012
20110081891SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MOBILE DEVICE PROFILE TONES - A system and method are provided that utilize a set of heuristics to more intelligently determine when to utilize an audible tone associated with a notification profile or other mechanism used to alert a user of events such as an incoming instant message. The heuristics employed consider the layering of the message screens for the corresponding conversations, in combination with one or more device usage indicators such as the status of the backlight, the idle timer, and the orientation of the mobile device 04-07-2011
20110117886METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING DELIVERY OF NOTIFICATIONS IN REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS BASED ON COMMUNICATION CHANNEL STATE - A critical notification is reliably delivered to at least one participant in a real-time communication session. A candidate delivery channel is selected, and a set of one or more communication state variables associated with the candidate delivery channel are identified. Current values associated with the communication state variables and determined, and a determination is made as to whether the current values associated with the communication state variables indicate that the notification can currently be reliably delivered using the candidate delivery channel. If the notification cannot currently be reliably delivered using the candidate delivery channel, an alternative delivery option is selected that may include using an alternative delivery channel and/or delaying delivery of the notification.05-19-2011
20110319056REMOTE ACCESS TO A MOBILE DEVICE - The disclosed subject matter relates to various architectures that can facilitate establishing a remote user interface (UI) by way of a secure connection session. The remote UI can reflect one or more interfaces extant on a mobile device (e.g., a smartphone with a Linux-based operating system (OS)), yet can be implemented on a remote device, typically of a higher form factor and/or equipped with superior computing, interface, and presentation resources. In particular, the remote UI can access all or a subset of the data or services extant on the mobile device.12-29-2011
20090143049MOBILE TELEPHONE HUGS INCLUDING CONVEYED MESSAGES - Described is a technology by which a mobile telephone sends and/or receives and outputs a “mobile hug” comprising a personalized special message. A mobile hug output comprises vibration rhythms (patterns) and/or other sound and/or image data that identifies a source of the incoming information, and/or may convey a personal message. A mobile hug protocol is exemplified in which a vibration timeline, a sound timeline, and/or an image timeline each comprising units from which a sender can assemble a “sentence” to convey the special message.06-04-2009
20120208508METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISABLING THE RF FUNCTIONALITY OF A MULTI-FUNCTION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE WHILE MAINTAINING ACCESS TO LOCAL FUNCTIONALITY - A method and apparatus for disabling the communication functionality (i.e., disabling the transmission and/or reception of RF signals) of an integrated device, while still providing access to the local functionality of such device. A control and select function, such as a switch that is implemented by hardware or software or a combination thereof, is provided in an integrated device to allow the end user of the device to access the local data processing functionality of the device, even while the wireless communication functionality of such device is disabled.08-16-2012
20120028614METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING UNIFIED STATE CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS - An embodiment of the present invention provides a computer system for processing state change notifications. The system includes at least one state server configured to generate a state change notification to be delivered to a terminal. The system also includes a State Composition and Notification server operatively coupled to the at least one state server and configured to receive one or more state change notifications from the at least one state server, generate a unified state change notification based on the one or more state change notifications received from the at least one state server, and send the unified state change notification to the terminal.02-02-2012
20120208507MANNERS REMINDER - A method includes sensing a local environmental condition, receiving an electronic communication message, sensing a local microphone signal level associated with the communication message, and issuing a notification if the local microphone signal level exceeds a threshold associated with the local environmental condition. In such a method, an electronic communication may be a telephone call, a video call, a text message, a message communicated via a short message service, a message communicated via a multimedia message service or other type of message. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.08-16-2012
20120071136System And Methods For Data Communications In A Wireless Communication System - In one illustrative example, a mobile device receives from a relay services node an enable message which indicates a pending data message to be retrieved from a host service. The pending data message may comprise a body of text. Subsequent to the receiving of the enable message, a messaging application is opened at the mobile device. In response to the opening of the messaging application, the mobile device communicates directly with the host service without use of the relay services node, for retrieving the pending data message from the host service via a wireless network.03-22-2012
20120252416MOBILE DEVICE NOTIFICATIONS - Implementations for mobile device notifications are disclosed. In one implementation, a method for a mobile device is disclosed. The method includes outputting a first notification of an event at the mobile device responsive to occurrence of the event. The method further includes discontinuing the first notification after a period of time. The method further includes receiving an indication of motion of the mobile device via a motion sensor of the mobile device after discontinuing the first notification. The method further includes outputting a second notification of the event at the mobile device after discontinuing the first notification responsive to receiving the indication of motion of the mobile device.10-04-2012
20120108215REMOTE NOTIFICATION DEVICE - A remote notification device and various mounting configurations for notifying a user of an incoming call or message to a mobile communication device are described. In an example, a receiver is coupled to a housing. The receiver receives a notification signal from a mobile communication device. The receiver is the only communication with the remote notification device. The remote notification device is in unidirectional communication with the mobile communication device. An indicator is coupled to the housing. The indicator indicates receipt of the notification signal to a user of the remote notification device. The mobile communication device is remote from the remote notification device.05-03-2012
20110092188Enhanced Voice Mail System for Accessing RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feeds - A method and an enhanced voice mail system for subscribing to RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds on behalf of a user are provided. The enhanced voice mail system subscribes with RSS server(s) to obtain one or more RSS feeds for a user and further obtains the RSS feeds media content referred to within the RSS feeds. The received media content may be transcoded if needed, for example to adapt to the media format supported by the voice mail system, and then stored in the enhanced voice mail system. The later further notifies the user of the availability of the RSS feeds media content, possibly using e.g. SMS notifications. The voice mail system therefore enhances the user experience by extending its functionality beyond the simple handling of user-to-user voice mail messages. The user can then connect to their mailbox of the enhanced voice mail system and get access not only to voice mail messages left by other users, but also to RSS feeds media content.04-21-2011
20110092190Methods And Apparatus For Reliable Voicemail Message Deletion Alerts At Mobile Communication Devices - A voicemail system apparatus produces a voicemail notification message corresponding to a voicemail message received and saved at a voicemail system, and causes the voicemail notification message to be sent to a mobile device. Subsequently, the apparatus causes a voicemail deletion notification message to be sent to the mobile device, where the voicemail deletion notification message indicates that the voicemail message will be deleted by the voicemail system. In response to expiration of a voicemail message time expiration period associated with the voicemail message, the apparatus deletes the voicemail message at the voicemail system. On the other hand, prior to expiration of the voicemail message time expiration period, and in response to receiving a save command from the mobile device for resaving the voicemail message, the apparatus saves the voicemail message at the voicemail system and updates the voicemail message time expiration period.04-21-2011
20110092189WIRELESS MESSAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A messaging system for selectively performing an action on information, for remote retrieval of messages, for performing action on information at different times, for selective paging, for providing a user interface for message access and having integrated audio visual messaging.04-21-2011
20110034151VOICE MAIL PROCESSING - A user directly accesses a stored voicemail message through an SMS and circuit switched voice channel. This has the benefits for the user to directly access a particular voice message stored in the network without the need to listen sequentially through some or all stored voicemail messages or having to listen to a generic operator greeting with the number of messages. The method is reliable because no additional digits are required outside of the standard E.164 numbering plan. The voicemail system sends a voicemail notification SMS containing the depositor's address as the sender address, and an access number in the body text. The access number allows direct access to the voicemail. Through the SMS auto-preview function in the mobile device's standard SMS inbox, a basic interactive voicemail experience is achieved because the device can directly retrieve the voicemail using the access number.02-10-2011
20120122428Automatic Annunciator Allocation - Technologies described herein generally relate to allocating annunciators to provide annunciations in response to annunciation requests in a computing device. The computing device may include a platform application, which may be configured to receive annunciation requests from applications for providing annunciations. The platform application may discover annunciators capable of providing the at least one annunciation. The platform application may schedule the annunciation request with one of the discovered annunciators and upon scheduling the annunciation request with one of the discovered annunciator, may cause the scheduled annunciator to provide the annunciation in response to the annunciation request. The technologies presented herein can allocate annunciators according to the demands of a user by determining a prioritization level of an annunciation request and an attention limit of the computing device such that the computing device can manage multiple annunciation requests without inundating a user with extraneous annunciations.05-17-2012
20100093315AUTOMATED CALL CONTEXT NOTIFICATION - A request is received to initiate a context-based voice call, where the request includes a calling number, a called number, and a text string forming a context portion of the context-based voice call. A request is received to initiate a voice call portion of the context-based voice call from the calling number to the called number. The voice call portion and the context portion of the context-based voice call are synchronized between a calling device referenced by the calling number and a called device referenced by the called number. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.04-15-2010
20120164987METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INSTANT VOICE MESSAGING AND INSTANT VOICE MESSAGE RETRIEVAL - A system for instant voice messaging comprising an IVM server operative to essentially simultaneously receive from an initiating user at least one voice message fragment and stream the at least one voice fragment to at least one target user; and a switch coupled to the IVM server and operative to effect communications between the initiating user and each target user and the IVM server, as well as between the users themselves. The streaming operation ends with an entire instant voice message being transmitted to the target user(s). Each target user may instantly retrieve a message by using a smart notification provided by the IVM server. Special numbering systems facilitate both the instant voice messaging and the instant message retrieval aspects.06-28-2012
20110183649DTMF SIGNALLING BETWEEN MOBILE AND SERVER - In a method of processing an incoming sequence of one or more DTMF tones at a mobile device, the sequence is decoded to thereby identify any encoded message. Where the decoding does not identify a message, at least applying an error correction algorithm to the sequence to identify a message. Where the algorithm fails to correct the sequence, the sequence is compared to messages currently expected by the mobile device. If a message is not identified, a negative acknowledgement message may be sent. At a server, upon receipt of a negative acknowledgement message, it is determined if a message was sent to the mobile device in a previous pre-determined time window. If so, the message is re-sent. The server repeatedly sends certain messages to a mobile device until an acknowledgement message indicating receipt of the message by the mobile device is received.07-28-2011
20120315881AUTOMATED NOTATION TECHNIQUES IMPLEMENTED VIA MOBILE DEVICES AND/OR COMPUTER NETWORKS - Various aspects disclosed herein are directed to different types of automated personal assistant techniques for facilitating call event notation, tagging, calendaring, etc., particularly those implemented on mobile communication devices. Users of mobile devices are provided with a relatively easy way to record and organize personal notes relating to one or more selected telephone conversations conducted by the user. Users can also manage notes, tasks, and schedule items related to the user's contacts and social network(s). In at least one embodiment, a Mobile Application running on a user's mobile device may be configured or designed to automatically detect an end of phone call event at the mobile device, and to automatically display a “pop-up” dialog GUI prompting the user to record a personalized note or other content (if desired), to be associated with the phone call which just ended.12-13-2012
20100173614DYNAMIC HANDLING OF URGENT CALLS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A method for selectively permitting the completion of communications to a user's mobile communication device placed in silent mode includes: receiving an incoming communication from a caller; obtaining availability information for the called party and a first code; sending a message to the caller with the called party's availability and the first code; receiving a call from the caller with a second code; and allowing communication with the caller in the event the second code matches the first code.07-08-2010
20120172007AUTOMATIC WIRELESS DEVICE MESSAGE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIVE TO END USER PREFERENCES - Automatically retrieving messages by a wireless telephone based on user preferences. A method of the invention receives a notification, on a wireless device, indicating that a computing device has a message for a user. One or more rules associated with the user are evaluated based on the received notification. The method also automatically requests the message from the computing device as a function of the evaluated rules and received from the computing device. The method further stores the received message in a memory area of the wireless telephone for rendering to the user. Alternatively, one or more rules associated with the user are dynamically generated by monitoring the user interaction with the wireless telephone.07-05-2012
20100048179Updating of Intelligent Message Waiting Notification - A system, computer-readable medium system, and method which provide for delivering notifications to a mobile device where the provider has first and second mobile technology types. Initially, a notification is received from a notification sub-system. A first communication of the notification to the mobile device is then attempted via the first technology type. Where the mobile device has the second technology type, an error signal is received that the attempt has failed. Next, a second communication of the notification to the mobile device is attempted via the second technology type. Where the mobile device has the second technology type and receives the notification, a delivery signal that the attempt was successful is received. After the delivery signal is received, logging of the second technology type of the mobile device is made so that thereafter, any new notification is attempted using the logged second technology type.02-25-2010
20120178423System and Method for Controlling Notification Characteristics of a Mobile Communication Device - A system and method for controlling user notification characteristics of a mobile communication device. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise transmitting a wireless signal from a wireless transmitter. Such a wireless signal may, for example, comprise a characteristic designed to control user notification characteristics of mobile communication devices receiving the wireless signal. Such a wireless signal may, for example, be transmitted to an area in which control of user notification characteristics is desired. Various aspects of the present invention may also comprise receiving a wireless signal at a mobile communication device. The mobile communication device may, based at least in part on a characteristic of the received signal, select one or more user notification characteristics. The mobile communication device may then receive a communication from a communication system and generate a user notification to notify a user of the communication, wherein the user notification comprises the selected characteristic(s).07-12-2012
20100273456SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM & ASSOCIATED METHODOLOGY OF PROVIDING SERVICE RELATED MESSAGE PRIORITIZATION IN A MOBILE CLIENT - A method for managing service messages on a mobile device, the method including receiving at least one service message, assigning a priority to the at least one service message, arranging a plurality of messages and the at least one service message in an electronic mail inbox based on a priority of the plurality of messages and the priority of the at least one service message, the at least one service message having a higher priority than the plurality of messages, and displaying the plurality of messages and the at least one service message in the electronic mail inbox in order of their priority.10-28-2010
20100273457VISUALIZATION METHOD FOR MESSAGES STORED IN AN INBOX - A method for notifying a user of a computer having a display about incoming messages stored in an inbox. The method includes the steps of receiving attribute information describing attributes of a plurality of messages in the inbox and generating message visualization structures associated with the respective messages and determining at least one non-textual visual feature of each message visualization structure on the basis of an attribute of a respective message. The method also includes rendering on the display the visualization structures within a graphical environment in which the message visualization structures convey information about the messages and their respective attributes in a non-textual list manner.10-28-2010
20090061826SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERRUPT CONTROL ON A HANDHELD DEVICE - An interrupt message is sent over one of a plurality of transport mediums from a first mobile device to a second mobile device. The interrupt message may include a first mobile device identifier associated with a transport medium that is independent of the plurality of transport mediums. Upon receipt of the interrupt message at the second mobile device an interruption of any current mobile device operation may occur to notify a user of the interrupt message.03-05-2009
20120083248SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TELEPHONE CALL NOTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - Various embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide methods and systems to receive an incoming call message via a data interface upon activation of a trigger established with a voice communication network and activated when the voice communication network receives an incoming call to a destination identified by a pre-determined subscriber account; generate a call notification in response to the incoming call message; obtain a list of set-top boxes corresponding to the predetermined subscriber account; and route the call notification to the set-top boxes on the list.04-05-2012
20120258691ADAPTIVE NOTIFICATIONS - A simplified notification scheme that looks at past behavior of accepting or rejecting messages and modifies whether and/or how future similar notifications are displayed. For example, if a user consistently ignores or rejects a pop-up notification, the system can modify whether or not such a pop-up notification is displayed again. In one specific embodiment, a wireless network can be detected by a mobile phone. The phone can determine whether or not a pop-up notification related to the wireless-network detection should be displayed based on past behavior of the user.10-11-2012
20090017792Mobile telephone having broadcast reception function - A mobile phone includes: a television broadcast receiving unit 01-15-2009
20080299948Presence over existing cellular and land-line telephone networks - Presence information is received and processed at a base station from one or more wireless headsets or wireless telephones. The base station is coupled to a PSTN network or cellular network. The base station outputs a plurality of caller selectable options associated with the plurality of presence information to a far end caller and receives a far end caller selected option12-04-2008
20110045803METHOD OF INFORMING OCCURRENCE OF A MISSED EVENT AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method of informing occurrence of an event and a mobile terminal using the same are disclosed. The method includes: determining whether a missed event occurs; sensing a user's attention to the mobile terminal; and informing the occurrence of the missed event when the user's attention is sensed. Since the mobile terminal informs the occurrence of the missed event only when the user gives attention to his/her mobile terminal, the number of times for informing the missed event is reduced and damage of people around the mobile terminal and power consumption of the mobile terminal caused by sound or vibration of informing the occurrence of the event can be minimized.02-24-2011
20120322418Wireless Chat Automatic Status Signaling - A technique and apparatus to provide status tracking of presence and/or location of wireless devices to requesting entities inside and/or outside a particular wireless system. Presence and/or location information is provided to entities outside a particular servicing wireless network via mechanisms of call processing components of a mobile network and standard mechanisms available to any appropriately conforming MSC element. In one embodiment, a wireless chat automatic status tracking system utilizes a change in mobile registration status to automatically forward or copy a registration notification (REGNOT) message to an external IP application, to notify a chat group system outside the wireless network of current status information activity regarding a relevant device. Change in mobile registration is communicated via a suitable signaling link between a HLR and the chat group system. REGNOT messages are pushed over TCP/IP connections to external applications to automatically notify the external system of a particular user's location.12-20-2012
20120322419SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROJECTING INFORMATION FROM A WIRELESS DEVICE - A system and method for projecting information from a wireless device. User preferences are received for projecting the information. An available projector is determined from a number of projectors. The information regarding the event is automatically projected from the available projector onto a surface in response to detecting the event and according to the user preferences.12-20-2012
20120322420REMOTE MESSAGING FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ACCESSORY - Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.12-20-2012
20110237225SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION RELATED TO VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS TO WIRELESS DEVICES - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for providing information related to virtual environments. One such method includes receiving user input identifying an event related to the virtual environment for which a notification is to be provided to a mobile wireless communication device. User input is also received identifying an output to be provided by the mobile wireless communication device in response to receipt of the notification. A determination is then made that the event related to the virtual environment has occurred. In response to determining that the event occurred, the mobile wireless communication device is provided with the notification, and the output identified by the user input is provided by the mobile wireless communication device.09-29-2011
20120094637Mobile Messaging Message Notifications Processing - Described is a pipeline for handling notification messages sent to a mobile messaging message (e.g., SMS or SMTP) recipient, and handling a reply to that notification message, including correlating the notification message with the reply. An engine receives a notification message, and for a notification message to which a reply is possible, maintains state data for use in correlating a received reply with the notification message. The state data includes metadata that indicates that text or code data is expected in any reply. For a reply providing code data, the engine calls a selected URL corresponding to the code. To facilitate message delivery, the engine may format the notification message, including shortening a URL of the message, and/or splitting a longer notification message into shorter notification messages.04-19-2012
20100233998In-vehicle apparatus having handsfree function and cellular phone having handsfree function - An in-vehicle apparatus having a handsfree function is disclosed, which includes an incoming mail reception determination section, a mode determination section and a control section. The incoming mail reception determination section determines whether a cellular phone receives an incoming mail. The mode determination section determines which one of a handset communication mode and a handsfree communication mode is selected in the cellular phone. The control section performs control regarding whether a mail reception notice should be issued to a user. The control section prohibits the mail reception notice from being issued to the user when the incoming mail reception determination section determines that the cellular phone receives the incoming mail and when the mode determination section determines that the cellular phone is in the handsfree communication mode.09-16-2010
20120276878SELECTIVE ACTIVATION OF ALERTS FOR RECEIPT AND AVAILABILITY OF DATA IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A recipient activates or deactivates user alerts associated with the receipt and/or availability of communications using rules in an alert profile stored on a device, a server, or a location accessible to the server. In one embodiment, the device can implement the rules when a communication is received and/or available. If an alert is activated, the device renders the alert. If the alert is deactivated, the device does not render the alert unless and until the alert is activated. In another embodiment, the server can implement the rules. If the alert is activated when the communication is transmitted to the device, the server also transmits alert-rendering instructions, whereupon the device can render the alert as specified in the instructions. If the alert is deactivated when the communication is transmitted to the device, the server does not transmit the instructions unless and until the alert is activated.11-01-2012
20120276877SYSTEM AND METHOD TO MANAGE VISUAL VOICE MAIL MESSAGES - A system and method for managing voice mail messages associated with a mobile device. The method can include receiving, by a processor of the mobile device, at least one identifier associated with a sending device that initially stored, external to the mobile device, a visual voice mail message associated with the mobile device. The processor can compare the at least one identifier with one or more lists of predetermined identifiers stored on the mobile device. The one or more lists include at least one of a list of approved predetermined identifiers and a list of disapproved predetermined identifiers. Based on the comparison, appropriated actions can occur based on rules stored on the mobile device.11-01-2012
20100216434Managing Notification Messages - Mobile devices each maintain a whitelist of application identifiers corresponding to applications that the user(s) of that mobile device wants to receive notification messages for and a blacklist of application identifiers corresponding to applications that the user(s) of the mobile device does not want to receive notification messages for. Each mobile device transmits its representations of the whitelist and blacklist to a certain one of a plurality of couriers that controls transmission of notification messages for that mobile device. Each notification message includes a mobile device identifier and an application identifier. Each courier processes a given notification message for a mobile device (e.g., deliver to that mobile device, drop, report as uninstalled to the sender) based on the application identifier included in the mobile device and the representations of the whitelist and blacklist for that mobile device.08-26-2010
20100216433METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS - According to embodiments described in the specification, a method and apparatus for managing message notifications in a portable electronic device including a thermal notifier output device. The method comprises receiving a message at the portable electronic device; determining a notification setting responsive to receiving the message; and generating a thermal notification signal at the thermal notifier output device according to the determined notification setting. The thermal notification signal provides non-visual identification of an originator of the received message.08-26-2010
20100167698METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING DISCOVERABILITY AND USABILITY OF DATA NETWORK CAPABILITY OF A MOBILE DEVICE - In a technique for enhancing discoverability and increasing usage of a web browser in a mobile device on a wireless network, a server system coupled to the wireless network receives a signal representing initiation of a voice call from the mobile device. In response, the server system performs a lookup to determine whether a website is associated with the telephone number being called. If a website is associated with the telephone number being called and the mobile device has the capability to access and display the website, the server system sends an Alert to the mobile device, causing the mobile device to notify its user about the website. The user may then input a selection to either access the website instead of completing the call or to proceed with the voice call.07-01-2010
20100130174METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CUSTOMIZING A DELIVERY STATUS NOTIFICATION - A method for customizing a delivery status notification from a recipient to a sender, comprising associating at least one sender device with a notification message; and upon receipt of a message from the sender device delivering the message to a recipient device and returning the notification message to the sender device.05-27-2010
20120149342Priority Inbox Notifications and Synchronization for Mobile Messaging Application - At a client device with a display and in a method for displaying messages at the client device, the client device receives message information from a server system, the message information representing a set of messages. In accordance with a determination that the set of messages include one or more unread priority messages, where priority messages are messages that satisfy predefined message importance criteria, the device presents a new mail notification. In accordance with a determination that the set of messages do not include any unread priority messages, the device foregoes presenting a new mail notification.06-14-2012
20110269430Change Detection Of Target Identification Data In Lawful Interception Systems - A node of telecommunications network comprises comparing means for comparing current mobile station ID information with previously stored mobile station ID information. The node also comprises preparing means for preparing a notification message including both the previous mobile station ID information and the current mobile station ID information.11-03-2011
20130095798TELEPHONE CALL SCREENING AND ROUTING DEVICE AND RELATED METHOD - A method for screening and routing incoming telephone calls includes extracting caller identification information from an incoming telephone call, providing a plurality of tables including a primary ring table, a secondary ring table, a voicemail table, a block call table, and a forward call table, and determining which one of the plurality of tables includes the caller identification information. The method further includes sending the incoming telephone call directly to voicemail without having a ring tone if the voicemail table includes the caller identification information, blocking the incoming telephone call if the block call table includes the caller identification information, and forwarding the incoming telephone call if the forward call table includes the caller identification information.04-18-2013
20100279661PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device for receiving an incoming call from an external network, includes an incoming call indication unit configured to indicate the incoming call, an illuminance measurement unit configured to measure illuminance of a peripherally of the portable electronic device, an acceleration detection unit configured to detect an acceleration of the portable electronic device, and a status determination unit configured to determine a status of the portable electronic device in accordance with the acceleration detected by the acceleration detection unit and the illuminance measured by the illuminance measurement unit. When the status determination unit determines that the acceleration detected by the acceleration detection unit is greater than a threshold value and a change in the illuminance measured by the illuminance measurement unit is greater than a predetermined value, the status determination unit controls the incoming call indication unit to change an output indicating the incoming call.11-04-2010
20100279660SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUAL VOICEMAIL - To enhance user interaction with voicemail messages and information that may be displayed for the voicemail messages, the present disclosure describes an improved approach to delivering voicemail messages to an electronic device, such as a mobile telephone. In one embodiment, the voicemail message is packaged into a multimedia message that is transmitted to the mobile telephone. The multimedia message may contain information that identifies the multimedia message as containing voicemail message data, such as an extension header and/or a scripted subject field.11-04-2010
20080207175Communication notification setting method - A communication notification setting method applied to a communication device having at least one multimedia file includes the following steps. First, a notification setting command received so as to, in response, display a communication prompt setting frame, which includes a file selecting field and a play parameter selecting field. Then, the multimedia file is selected and loaded via the file selecting field. A play parameter is received and set through the play parameter selecting field to calculate a playable segment of the multimedia file. The play parameter is then stored. Finally, the playable segment of the multimedia file is played according to the stored play parameter when the communication device receives a communication message.08-28-2008
20130157625SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING INFORMATION TO A TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICE - The present invention provides systems and method for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device. The device receives a notification alerting a user of the device that information is available to be obtained and, in some embodiments, providing a short description of the information. After receiving the notification at the device, the user can then use the device to obtain or otherwise act on the information at a time and at a place convenient to the user.06-20-2013
20110275350Method of Simulating Communication - A method of simulating a conversation includes providing at least one pre-programmed conversational script on a storage device; selecting the at least one pre-programmed conversational script for playback on the mobile communications device at a predetermined time; receiving an incoming communications alert on the mobile communications device; reciting the selected at least one pre-programmed conversational script on the mobile communications device upon responding to the incoming communications alert; and simulating an authentic conversation through the mobile communications device using the at least one pre-programmed conversational script.11-10-2011
20120282902METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOM ACCESS OF VOICE MAIL MESSAGES - A method and apparatus for allowing a telephone service subscriber to receive an email notification, e.g., a SMS notification, at an endpoint device that a new voice mail message has been received. The SMS notification comprises a voice mailbox access phone number, selected from a pool of unassigned access phone numbers, which can be used to provide direct access to the new voice mail message in the telephone service subscriber's voice mailbox. Thus, a different voice mailbox access phone number is sent in each SMS notification to the telephone service subscriber for each new voice mail message, thereby providing direct access to specific voice mail messages via different voice mailbox access phone numbers.11-08-2012
20130183941Systems And Methods For Consolidating Wireline And Wireless Voicemail Boxes - Voicemail systems can include a memory and a processor. The memory can store data relating to users. An incoming communication can be handled by the voicemail system, forwarded to another voicemail system, provided with functionality based upon a user's preferences, and the like. The voicemail systems can include functionality to allow a user to consolidate voicemail messages and/or calls at one or more designated destinations, for example, a voicemail system and/or a mobile device.07-18-2013
20130122870METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF A VOICE MAILBOX PHONE - The invention relates to a method for managing a voice mailbox on a voice mailbox server comprising the steps of getting (S_GET_VOICE_MSG) voice mail data (VOICE_MSG), getting (S_GET_SNDR_ID) a Sender Identification (SNDR_ID), and getting (S_GET_INFO_CALL) at least one characterizing information about the call (INFO_CALL).05-16-2013
20130189958System and Method for Message Recall in a Unified Messaging System - A method and system for managing messages in a unified messaging (UM) platform to enable message recall is disclosed. The UM platform deposits a message from a sender into a UM mailbox of a recipient. It is then determined whether the sender of the message is a UM subscriber. If the sender is a UM subscriber, a copy of the message or a link to the message is deposited into a UM mailbox of the sender. The UM platform then provides a message recall option with the copy of the message or the link to the message in the UM mailbox of the sender. If the sender is not a UM subscriber, a recall message including a randomly generated message recall URL is sent to the sender. This allows the sender to select the randomly generated message recall URL to send a message recall request to the UM platform.07-25-2013
20130189959INFORMATION NOTIFICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS HANDHELD DEVICE - An information notification method is disclosed in this application. The method includes: receiving notification information sent by a sending end that indicates that unprocessed information exists, and the notification information is information carrying a vibration instruction (S07-25-2013
20120028615TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION OF EVENTS BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND REMOTE CLIENT - The present application allows two-way communication between a remote client and a mobile device, such as a mobile phone. User's can be informed of phone events in real time, regardless of their proximity to the mobile device. A two-way communication link allows a remote client to communicate back to the mobile device to leverage the capabilities of the mobile device. For example, a mobile device can be controlled remotely to send a text message. In this way, third parties receive a text message from the mobile device itself, even though it is not in the user's possession.02-02-2012
20130196635Client Management of Visual Voicemail Data Communications - Data communications sessions for visual voicemail data communications are terminated under the control of a wireless device's visual voicemail client. In one embodiment, a visual voicemail client can be configured to transmit a request or command to terminate a data communications session immediately upon sending an acknowledgement of receiving voicemail data from a voicemail server. In another embodiment, a visual voicemail client can be configured to transmit a request or command to terminate a data communications session following the expiration of a timer set by the visual voicemail client. Alternatively, a visual voicemail client can be configured to wait for a termination request for command from a voicemail server.08-01-2013
20120034903MMS BREW MESSAGE DELIVERY HYBRIDIZATION ARCHITECTURE - Techniques and equipment are provided to allow Multimedia Message Service (MMS) communication between applications on a platform on a mobile station and third party websites or web servers by using a hybridized architectural design of MMS and BREW services. The following communications are provided: communication from a BREW application on a first mobile station to a BREW application on a second mobile station, communication from a BREW application on a mobile station to an application server or website, and communication from an application server or website to a BREW application on a mobile station.02-09-2012

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