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Call alerting

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455 - Telecommunications

455073000 - TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER AT SAME STATION (E.G., TRANSCEIVER)

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20090137285METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AN INCOMING CALL ALERT OF A MOBILE PHONE AND THE MOBILE PHONE THEREOF - A method for displaying an incoming call alert of a mobile phone is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: obtaining an image from a storage of the mobile phone; converting the image to a vector graph according to an algorithm for generating a vector graph, the vector graph being a cartoon image; obtaining a music file from the storage of the mobile phone; merging the vector graph and the music file thereby generating an animation file, setting a caller corresponding to the animation file, and storing the animation file and the caller information in the storage; invoking an animation file corresponding to a caller when an incoming call by the caller is received, and playing the animation file. A related mobile phone is also disclosed.05-28-2009
20100151916METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING GRIP ON MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for sensing a grip on a mobile terminal are provided, in which the mobile terminal is switched to a manner mode, when grip sensors on both side surfaces of the mobile terminal are touched simultaneously, upon receipt incoming call, the call is started, if a vicinity sensor senses the user's face nearby in the manner mode, and the call is ended, if the vicinity sensor senses that the user's face is receding from the mobile terminal.06-17-2010
20100151915Headset or Hands-free Set for Mobile Telephones Monitoring Voice Mail Messages in Real-Time and Offering the Option to Take Over Conversation with the Caller - The present invention refers to a method for monitoring calls to a telephone set, by which a voice message is played back on a speaker of a telephone set at the same time that such message is received by the equipment. The invention also refers to a Hands-Free device or Headsets that are used with mobile telephones and enable users to monitor calls in Whisper Mode, that is, not by directly responding to the caller, but by listening to the message left by the caller in real time while it is being recorded, offering the option to interrupt the process and establish a conversation with the caller. This system can also use a remote server to expand the message storage capacity.06-17-2010
20090191921Remote Annunciator System and Method for a Plurality of Wireless Handheld Devices - A system and method for facilitating replacement of landlines with a wireless device system by remotely alerting a user of any one of a plurality of handheld wireless communication devices each having a characteristic call alert sounds, of an incoming communication in which any wireless communications device is placed in a holder-docking station which senses that there is an incoming communication to that wireless device and transmits signals corresponding to any device placed therein which causes one or more remotely located annunciators to broadcast characteristic sounds associated with the device placed in any holder-docking station.07-30-2009
20100159998METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY CHANGING OPERATING MODES IN A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and system for automatically changing the operating mode of a mobile device in response to changes in positioning or the use of the device includes multiple sensors that provide information relating to the mobile device and its environment. The sensors determine positioning information, incident light intensity, and object proximity and detect the presence of a pointer device. The system monitors the sensors and applications executed by the operating system. Based on the monitoring, the system changes the operating mode of the mobile device.06-24-2010
20120178504SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLAYING A RINGTONE ON A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Embodiments of the disclosed inventions include a method for playing ringtones on a communication device. The method includes associating a plurality of ringtones with an identifier of a calling device. The method also includes receiving a user preference indicating a desired method for selecting a ringtone from the plurality of ringtones. In response to the communication device receiving a communication from the calling device associated with the identifier, the method selects the ringtone from the plurality of ringtones based on the user preference indicating the desired method for selecting the ringtone from the plurality of ringtones and initiates the playing of a selected ringtone on the communication device.07-12-2012
20090082069CONVERSION FROM NOTE-BASED AUDIO FORMAT TO PCM-BASED AUDIO FORMAT - A system and method for converting a polyphonic note-based audio object to a Pulse Code Modulated (PCM) audio format is disclosed. An electronic communication device includes a memory containing a polyphonic note-based audio object containing at least two notes which overlap in at least some time interval and a lookup table containing trigonometric function evaluations. The polyphonic note-based audio object contains note frequency information. The polyphonic note-based audio object is converted to a PCM stream by generating PCM code words for each sample point in the PCM stream based upon the polyphonic note frequency information. The PCM code words are determined based upon selection of one or more of the trigonometric function evaluations within the look-up table. A speaker outputs audio based upon the PCM formatted stream.03-26-2009
20130084923SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USERS TO RECEIVE AND/OR REPLY TO INFORMATION AFFILIATED WITH COMMUNICATION ATTEMPTS WHILE REMAINING SUBSTANTIALLY DISCONNECTED FROM MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE(S) AND/OR NETWORKS - The invention generally relates to systems and methods that enable processor readable instruction(s) (e.g., an un-wired algorithm, an un-wired application, an un-wired services, etc.), stored in processor readable media(s), to be accessed and/or processed on mobile electronic devices (e.g., “mobile phones”) and/or networks such that, for example, when activated by user(s) and/or authorized parties, the mobile electronic device's alert (e.g., audiovisual alert, vibrator, etc.) can be deactivated. Further, when the un-wired application is activated customizable replies can automatically and/or substantially automatically be communicated in response to missed communication attempts (e.g., voice calls, video calls, texts, e-mail, etc.).04-04-2013
20130079064MOBILE PHONE, OUTPUT CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Provided is a mobile phone that comprises: a speaker; and an audio data storage unit configured to store therein a plurality of audio data pieces in one-to-one correspondence with a plurality of levels of relative communication reception frequency, the relative communication reception frequency being calculated for each of a plurality of originators and indicating a ratio of frequency of receiving incoming communications from the originator to frequency of receiving incoming communications from a particular originator, specifies, when an incoming communication is received, from among the levels, a level of the relative communication reception frequency for an originator of the received incoming communication, and outputs a ringtone from the speaker based on one of the audio data pieces corresponding to the specified level.03-28-2013
20090156267CENTRALIZED DISPLAY FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A method for alerting a user of an incoming communication includes steps of: detecting a presence of the user; receiving, from at least one of a plurality of mobile devices of the user, information associated with the incoming communication; and alerting the user of the incoming communication.06-18-2009
20100105445SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS HOME COMMUNICATIONS - A system and method for communicating home information. An earpiece is linked with a router for wireless communications. The earpiece is alerted of incoming communications through a wire telephone in communication with the router. The earpiece is connected to the wire telephone for enabling voice communications in response to user input to accept a call. A status of one or more appliances in communication with the router is received.04-29-2010
20100331055Mobile Fast Alerting - Where a separate bearer channel is required to be set up in a mobile network to complete a hybrid VoIP call on the mobile network as specified in 3GPP ICS standard TR 23.892, an alerting process may be started after a provisionable delay rather than upon completion of the network call setup. This allows the mobile network user to start responding to the impending call before signaling of the call has been completed, so that the person can answer closer in time to completion of call signaling. Additionally, the person who placed the call may be provided with ringing feedback to make it sound like the call has been completed. The amount of delay between receipt of a SIP invite and the onset of an alerting process may be specified in the mobile handset or may be specified as a header in the SIP invite. The amount of delay may be fixed or adjusted based on feedback.12-30-2010
20090124296MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ALERT OPERATION THEREOF - There are provided a portable terminal device capable of preventing influence on the surroundings and leakage of personal information without impairing convenience and its incoming call notifying operation controlling method. A portable terminal device (05-14-2009
20090042622METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING, USING, AND DISSEMINATING CUSTOMIZED AUDIO/VIDEO CLIPS - A system for creating, using, and disseminating audio/video clips on a mobile device and in other contexts is disclosed.02-12-2009
20090042621MULTI COLOURS DEVICE ILLUMINATION - A portable device having within it a multicolour illumination arrangement comprising: a surface; a plurality of light sources, at least one of the plurality of light sources being capable of generating two or more emission colours; and drive means for causing the emission colour of the at least one light source to vary; whereby the illumination arrangement can produce a varying illumination through at least part of the surface.02-12-2009
20090305745COMMUNICATION TERMINAL APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A communication terminal apparatus includes a body for constituting a first state and a second state; a ringtone output unit configured to output a ringtone if an incoming call is received and notifying the incoming call; a detection unit configured to detect that the body changes from the first state to the second state if the ringtone is output by the ringtone output unit at the time the body is placed in the first state; and a ringtone silencing unit configured to silence the ringtone if the change is detected by the detection unit.12-10-2009
20090305744Developing A Notification Framework For Electronic Device Events - Systems and methods are described herein for developing a notification framework for presenting notification information to a user of an electronic device. One embodiment of a method, among others, includes receiving input from physical sensors located in proximity to an electronic device and receiving input from one or more other electronic devices in proximity to the electronic device. The method further comprises assessing a context of the electronic device from the received input. A notification framework is then determined from the assessed context. The method also includes notifying a user of the electronic device of a detected event associated with the electronic device. Notifying the user includes notifying the user within the notification framework.12-10-2009
20120220347HANDLING A VOICE COMMUNICATION REQUEST - Apparatus comprises at least one processor and at least one memory, the at least one memory having stored therein computer-readable instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor: to detect the presence of a first identifier in an audio data portion received from a microphone; to identify a remote device based on the first identifier; to cause an audio data item to be transmitted to the remote device, the audio data item being for use by the remote device to alert a user of the device to the presence of an incoming voice communication request; and to cause a voice communication request to be transmitted to the remote device.08-30-2012
20100022278HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Disclosed is a wireless communication device for a user. The wireless communication device includes a first body portion and a second body portion pivotally coupled to the first body portion. The first body portion includes a keypad on a first side of the wireless communication device. Further, the first body portion includes a display screen positioned above the keypad on the first side of the wireless communication device. The second body portion of the wireless communication device is capable of vibrating in response to an occurrence of an event for alerting the user. Further disclosed is a vibration assembly configured to operate in the wireless communication device for alerting the user about the occurrence of an event. Also disclosed is a method for alerting the user about the occurrence of an event using the wireless communication device.01-28-2010
20100203927Cell Phone Remote Ringer - The present invention relates to a device system and method for providing a remote product which notifies a cell phone user that his cell phone is receiving a call in order to answer the cell phone when it is out of hearing range or otherwise turned off or out of cell range. By utilizing a separate call notification device, the device can be positioned to receive a cell call indication in a situation or place where the cell phone might not.08-12-2010
20090137286CONTROLLING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE SAME - A controlling method and a controlling system for a handheld communication device are provided. In the present method, a tilting state of the handheld communication device is detected by using a G-sensor when a notice is activated. Then, whether the tilting state is changed from a face up state to a face down state is determined. The handheld communication device is controlled to perform a function when the tilting state is confirmed to be changed from the face up state to the face down state. Accordingly, the handheld communication device may be controlled to perform a function timely according to the positioned state of the device without going through complicated procedures, so as to provide a more intuitive and convenient way to control the handheld communication device.05-28-2009
20100113103COMMUNICATION APPARATUS WITH INCOMING CALL PROMPT - A communication apparatus with incoming call prompt is provided. The communication apparatus includes an input unit, a receiver, an indicator light, a memory, and a processor. The processor connected with the indicator light and the memory, is configured for controlling the indicator light to emit corresponding colored light as a prompt.05-06-2010
20100081481MOBILE TERMINAL, METHOD AND PROGRAM OF NOTIFYING INCOMING CALL FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - Counting of time is started when a housing of a foldable type of mobile terminal changes from an open state to a close state, and it is detected whether it is during counting or not when there is an incoming call. In the case where it is during counting, count time is acquired to check whether it is less than predetermined time or not. In the case where it is not during counting, operating states of a display section 04-01-2010
20120108299VIBRATION MODULE FOR PORTABLE TERMINAL - Disclosed is a vibration module for a portable terminal that includes a housing, a magnetic moving part movable in a first direction within the housing; an elastic member supported between the opposite ends of the magnetic moving part and inner walls of the housing, and a solenoid coil provided in the housing. The vibration module is positioned at one end of the moving section by the magnetic force of the magnetic moving part and an object around the magnetic moving part, allowing the vibration module to provide a user with a feeling similar to a click feeling via the acceleration produced at a stopping instant. In addition, when vibrating, the vibration module generates sufficient vibration power through acceleration at the instant of changing moving direction at the ends of the moving section, to provide an alarm function, such as an incoming call notification.05-03-2012
20100081480MOBILE APPARATUS, AND CALLING METHOD OF MOBILE APPARATUS - In an mobile apparatus, which has a transmission unit for transmitting contents including at least melody data to a communication terminal for reproducing the contents as an incoming melody and in which a user can find a file transfer state and the like from the sense of hearing without paying attention to a screen in such a manner that the progress of a file being transferred and a result of transfer of the file are indicated by the audio effect, the mobile apparatus has a first sounding unit for sounding sound effect while the contents are being transferred, a second sounding unit for sounding, when transmission of the contents is finished, sound effect indicating whether the transmission is succeeded or fails, and a calling unit for calling an opponent to which the contents are transmitted based on the completion of transmission of the contents.04-01-2010
20110195757ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ALERTING METHOD OF INCOMING CALL - An electronic device includes a ring module, a vibration module, a noise sensing module, a storing module and a controlling module. The ring module plays a ring when receiving an incoming call. The vibration module generates vibration. The noise sensing module obtains a decibel (db) level of environment noise. The storing module stores a predetermined db level. The controlling module instructs the noise sensing module to obtain the db level of environment noise. The controlling module instructs the vibration module to vibrate after the controlling module determines the db level of environment noise is greater than the predetermined db level.08-11-2011
20100124947PORTABLE TERMINAL, AUDIO OUTPUT CONTROL METHOD, AND AUDIO OUTPUT CONTROL PROGRAM - A portable terminal includes an audio output unit configured to output audio signals to a plurality of external headphones; an event occurrence detection unit configured to detect occurrence of a predetermined event; and a control unit configured to, when the event occurrence detection unit detects the occurrence of the predetermined event while the audio output unit is outputting the audio signals to the plurality of external headphones, control the audio output unit to at least reduce the volume of an audio signal output to a particular external headphone specified in advance from among the plurality of external headphones to which the audio signals are output.05-20-2010
20090093278SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND UTILIZING METADATA REGARDING THE STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM CONTENT - Metadata is created in connection with an editing of a copy of a digital media for the purpose of generating a sample of the digital media, such as a ringtone generated from a song. The metadata is published and is retrievable for use in editing another copy of the digital media to automatically recreate the media sample.04-09-2009
20080293453METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN AUDIO-LINKED REMOTE INDICATOR FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A remote ring monitor for a mobile communications device comprises an audio sensor to detect a sound signal emitted by the monitored device and one or more indicators which may provide visual, auditory or tactile alert signals to the user. A plurality of indicators may be used to indicate various different audio signals received. The audio sensor may comprise a microphone, a codec and digital signal processor. In certain embodiments, an encoded ring tone is downloaded to a mobile communications device to be monitored so as to enhance the selectivity of the monitoring device. The audio sensor may be remote from the indicator and the two may be in communication via a radio-frequency link.11-27-2008
20090325647MOBILE TERMINAL CAPABLE OF PROVIDING HAPTIC EFFECT AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A method of controlling a mobile terminal and which includes storing a plurality of haptic vibrations respectively representing different functions performed in a single application to be executed on the mobile terminal, executing a function for the single application is on the mobile terminal, selecting a corresponding haptic vibration that represents the function executing on the terminal, and generating the selected corresponding haptic vibration using a plurality of vibration modules disposed on the mobile terminal in which a first vibration module is activated and at least one second vibration module is activated to represent the function being executed on the mobile terminal.12-31-2009
20080268911Method and Device for Embedding Event Notification Into Multimedia Content - The present invention provides a method and a device for embedding event notification into multimedia content being reproduced on an electronic device. The method comprises reproducing multimedia content on said electronic device, detecting an event requiring notification of a user of said electronic device and responsive thereto applying a modification to said reproduction of said multimedia content, according to said event, wherein said modification achieves a user-perceivable variation in said reproduced multimedia content.10-30-2008
20090029742METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERCEPTING SIGNALS TO CHANGE THE RING MODE OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A method for intercepting signals so as to change the ring mode of a mobile device includes the following steps. Initially, a signal about to enter a predetermined area is intercepted. Then, a specific ring mode is added to the signal according to contents of the signal. Next, the signal having the specific ring mode is sent to a mobile device located in the predetermined area. Subsequently, the mobile device uses the specific ring mode as the ring mode of the mobile device upon receipt of the signal. A device applying the method is also disclosed.01-29-2009
20090163251Method and Telephone For Downloading Audio and Video Content For Call Indication - The invention relates to a method for downloading ring tunes in order to customising mobile telephones which is characterised in that apart of the audio content, downloaded data comprise a graphical animation displayable on a mobile telephone screen when the audio content is played on the telephone during an incoming call reception, and, where appropriate also the audio content being simultaneously downloaded or being pre-downloaded and memorised by the operation layer of the mobile telephone.06-25-2009
20090137284Method and System for Enabling a Toy Mode on a Telephone - Described are a method, a communication device, and a system for enabling a toy mode on a telephone. The method includes operating a device in a first operating mode, the first operating mode being a full functional mode, receiving a selection for a second operating mode while the device is operating in the first operating mode, the second operating mode being a reduced function mode, and configuring the device to operate in the second operating mode, wherein the configuration includes altering an operation of a communication interface of the device. The communication device includes a communication interface, a memory storing a plurality of operating profiles in an updatable database, each operating profile including at least one setting of the communication device, and a processor receiving a selection of an operating mode corresponding to one of the operating profiles, and configuring the at least one setting of the communication device to convert the communication device to the selected operating mode, the selected operating mode being a reduced communication function mode.05-28-2009
20100004033MOBILE TERMINAL USING PROXIMITY SENSOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal may generate a haptic effect whose intensity or pattern corresponds to the type and importance of an event occurred therein. Therefore, it is possible for a user to easily identify the event based on the haptic effect. Since the mobile terminal generates a haptic effect in response to a command input thereto by the user, it is possible to prevent a command from being accidently input to the mobile terminal.01-07-2010
20090054109POLYPHONIC RINGTONE ANNUNCIATOR WITH SPECTRUM MODIFICATION - In a portable wireless transceiver such as a mobile telephone, the spectral content of a polyphonic ringtone is reduced if a call is not answered after a predetermined period of time, in order to render the ringtone more audible.02-26-2009
20120094726Personalization content sharing system and method - A method for playing video ringtones on a communication device of a user includes a downloadable application on the communication device receiving a video ringtone to be associated with a buddy of the user, the communication device receiving a call-related triggering event related to the buddy and in response to the call-related triggering event, the communication device playing the video ringtone. A further method includes the communication device receiving a call-related triggering event related to a buddy of the user; and in response to the call-related triggering event, the communication device activating a functionality of the communication device.04-19-2012
20090005124METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MESSAGE ALERT MANAGEMENT - Disclosed are methods and mobile communication devices for discontinuing or muting an incoming call alert for a predetermined period of time by pressing a ringer control key. After the predetermined period of time ends, the device may resume its previous incoming call alert setting. Accordingly, by pressing a ringer control key which is typically on one side of the housing, a user may place the incoming call alert, for example, in a silent mode. If placed in silent mode, a user may need not to remember to depress the ringer control key again to change the incoming call alert back to, for example, its previous incoming call alert setting since it may automatically revert back to its previous setting. Therefore, a user may not unintentionally miss incoming calls.01-01-2009
20080318638Call Alerting Using Different Ring Signals According to a Play List - The invention concerns a method of using ring signal files in a portable communication device, such a portable communication device as well as a computer program product for performing the method. The portable communication device (12-25-2008
20090325646SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALLING A PARTY TO SPECIFY A RING TONE USED BY A CALLED PARTY'S MOBILE PHONE - A calling party is permitted to determine a ring tone to be played by a called party's mobile phone. Upon receiving an indication of the called party telephone number and a ring tone to be pushed to the called party's handset, the calling party is placed on hold on a conference bridge. The subject ring tone and a designated ANI are transmitted to the called party's handset. Thereafter, an outbound call is placed to the called party's handset such that a ringing signal transmitted to the called party's handset includes the designated ANI. When a connection is established with the called party's handset, the outbound call is bridged with the calling party's call on the conference bridge. Alternatively, in some instances, calls may be place directly from the calling party to the called party along with an indication of a ring tone to be played.12-31-2009
20090247237MOUNTING STRUCTURES FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A portable electronic device such as a handheld electronic device is provided. The device may have upper and lower portions. The upper portion may have clips that attach to springs on the lower portion. The device may have a housing with a bezel. A prong on the springs may ground the bezel. A vibrator mounting bracket may hold a vibrator in place within the housing. The vibrator mounting bracket may have an end that engages the housing. A threaded insert may be welded to the spring. A screw that passes through a hole in the vibrator mounting bracket may be screwed into the threaded insert to attach the vibrator to the housing. An elastomeric member may bias the vibrator towards the bracket. An acoustic module may serve as a subassembly for the device. Components such as an antenna, dock connector, microphone, and speaker may be attached to the acoustic module.10-01-2009
20090209296In-vehicle handsfree apparatus - An in-vehicle handsfree apparatus establishes a handsfree profile connection with at least two cellular phones. It may be determined that a first cellular phone and a second cellular phone are receiving incoming calls at the same time, or that while a first cellular phone is calling, a second cellular phone is receiving an incoming call. In such a case, based on attributes (for example, a holder or intended use) of the first and second cellular phones, a notice manner of information on incoming call or information on telephone call is differentiated, for instance, in regard to a background color of a display window.08-20-2009
20110223977Strap For Portable Device With Light Indicator - An apparatus including a flexible strap section configured to emit visible light; and a connection section configured to connect the flexible strap section to a portable electronic device such that the portable electronic device can hang from the flexible strap section. The connection section is configured to receive a signal from the portable electronic device. The flexible strap section is configured to emit the visible light based, at least partially, upon the signal from the portable electronic device.09-15-2011
20110223978COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANSWERING INCOMING PHONE CALLS - A method and a communication device that includes a proximity sensor acquires a current distance between a user and the communication device when the communication device receives an incoming phone call. The method and the communication device establishes a communication with the incoming phone call and starts a speaker of the communication device to answer the incoming phone call, when the current distance is less than a preset threshold distance.09-15-2011
20090088220CELLULAR TERMINALS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS USING ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER TRANSDUCER INDICATORS - Mobile electronic devices and methods are disclosed that operate an electroactive polymer (EAP) transducer to provide tactile indications to a user. A mobile electronic device can include a housing with at least one EAP transducer that is at least partially disposed in a surface of the housing. The EAP transducer has first and second electrodes with an EAP material coupled therebetween. An EAP excitation controller controls an electric field across the first and second electrodes to regulate deformation of the EAP material. The mobile electronic device can include a communication controller that communicates with a wireless communication device using at least one wireless communication protocol. The communication controller generates an alert signal in response to receiving a phone call/data message from the wireless communication device. The EAP excitation controller responds to the alert signal by repetitively varying the electric field across the EAP transducer to generate a vibration therefrom.04-02-2009
20090082068COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A communication terminal capable of protecting a hard disk drive if a vibration section activates and capable of decreasing the processing wait time of the hard disk drive and the processing wait time of notifying the user is provided. A communication terminal 03-26-2009
20090088221Automatic setting of an alert mode on a wireless device - Embodiments are provided for automatically setting an alert mode on a wireless device. Scheduling data is received which defines a predetermined period utilized to set the alert mode. The scheduling data may be received either by direct input in the wireless device or alternatively from an external edge device, such as a network server, in a communications network. In response to receiving the scheduling data, an alert mode on the wireless device is automatically set for the predetermined period. The alert mode may include a silent alert mode on the wireless device. The wireless device may include a sensor for receiving data indicative of a current external state. The sensor data may include location data, temperature data, and ambient noise data. The received sensor data may be utilized to automatically trigger the setting of an alert mode in the wireless device.04-02-2009
20080261661Mobile telephone devices - An electronic device such as a mobile telephone device incorporates a flexible keyboard within its casing, said keyboard incorporating a plurality of switches or sensors distributed over said keyboard area which detect finger pressure, or which alternatively detect the presence of a finger adjacent to said switch means, where said keyboard can be rolled-up around a central roller located within the housing of said electronic device when not in use, and can at least partially extracted from within said electronic device when required, and laid flat for use as a keyboard. The mobile telephone may also incorporates facilities to modulate properties of light and/or sound which are emitted by facilities incorporated within said phone to announce or signal to a user an incoming call, where the particular properties of said light and/or sound emitted are determined by a pre-programmed relationship to properties of ambient sound and/or ambient light detected by sensors incorporated within said phone.10-23-2008
20120077548Mobile Phone Case - A mobile phone accessory has an indicating function for receiving an incoming call or SMS to a mobile phone. The mobile phone accessory comprises a housing which is of a shape and size comparable to the mobile phone. The housing has a transparent or translucent plate and a compartment for containment of at least one battery, an incoming call detection circuit and an incoming call indicating light. The incoming call indicating light illuminates and/or flashes when the mobile phone receives the incoming call or SMS.03-29-2012
20090209295In-vehicle handsfree apparatus - An in-vehicle handsfree apparatus establishes a handsfree profile connection with each of a first cellular phone and a second cellular phone at the same time. When the first cellular phone is under telephone call, the second cellular phone receives an incoming call. The in-vehicle handsfree apparatus receives from the second cellular phone a ring tone, which is previously registered in the second cellular phone. Herein, the in-vehicle handsfree apparatus does not output the ring tone registered in the second cellular phone. Instead, the in-vehicle handsfree apparatus generates a ring tone to thereby output it in addition to a reception sound received from the first cellular phone under the telephone call.08-20-2009
20090258682Methods, Devices, and Computer Program Products for Providing Ambient Noise Sensitive Alerting - Methods, devices, and computer program products for providing ambient noise sensitive alerting. The methods comprise receiving ambient noise, converting the ambient noise to an electrical signal, detecting a parameter of the electrical signal which is indicative of ambient noise, sensing an incoming call or message, and controlling the volume of an audible alert in response to the detected parameter of the electrical signal.10-15-2009
20110105195METHOD FOR PROCESSING INCOMING CALL AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method for processing an incoming call implemented by a first communication device is provided. The method includes: determining whether the first communication device is receiving an incoming call from a second communication device; if the first communication device is receiving the incoming call from the second communication device, determining whether the first communication device is in silent mode; and if the first communication device is in silent mode, transmitting outgoing information to the second communication device, such that a user of the second communication device knows that the first communication device is in silent mode.05-05-2011
20100184486SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CELLULAR CALLER ID ON TV - Embodiments of the disclosed invention include a system and a method for displaying cellular caller ID on TV. In accordance with one embodiment, the caller ID information of a caller calling a cellular device of a subscriber is received at a mobile switching station. The caller ID information is routed to a cable head end. The cable head end transmits the caller ID information and television content to a home location associated with the subscriber for displaying the caller ID information on a television.07-22-2010
20100261509Vibration Modulation Applications and Techniques in Mobile devices - Methods and applications for modulating the vibration mode of cellular handsets using patterned sequences are disclosed. This modulation allows additional information to be conveyed, thereby communicating messages in a variety of domains before the user responds to the vibration alert. This modulation may cause different patterns of vibration to convey additional information such as the importance of the call, identity of the caller, and other such information. The invention further extends vibration modulation to additional gaming and music & entertainment applications, such as rhythm synchronization, dance/step synchronization in a group, aerobic and other physical exercise related applications.10-14-2010
20100216519Mobile Information Apparatus and Manner Mode Shifting Program08-26-2010
20100216518FOLDABLE MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises a joint which is configured to pivotably couple two housings of the apparatus and comprises a visual indicator; and a controller which is configured to control the visual indicator.08-26-2010
20100022280METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SIDETONE FEEDBACK NOTIFICATION TO A USER OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE MICROPHONES - A communication device including multiple microphones is provided. The communication device includes at least two microphones. The communication device further includes a sidetone feedback notifier for producing a notification signal. The sidetone feedback notifier is coupled to the microphones. The notification signal is based on the combination of, a first input audio signal provided for by a first microphone, and a second input audio signal provided for by a second microphone. The sidetone feedback notifier is coupled to a notification device for providing a feedback signal to a user based on the notification signal.01-28-2010
20100197358SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VISUAL ALERTING MECHANISMS ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile communication device includes an alerting mechanism comprising a light source, wherein the light source is configured to alert the user via a visual alert that an event has, or is, occurring. The event can be an incoming communication, a voice message, an alarm etc. The visual alert can be synchronized with an audible alert also included in the mobile communication device.08-05-2010
20090318197PHONE LOCATOR - A method for locating a misplaced mobile phone, including receiving, by a mobile phone, a transmitted message, identifying, by the mobile phone, the transmitted message as being an alert request, and in response to the identifying, generating, by the mobile phone, an alert. A mobile phone is also described and claimed.12-24-2009
20110130173MOBILE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The mobile device for providing a haptic function includes a vibration unit which generates vibration for a tactile effect as the haptic function; and a control unit which includes a platform providing an application programming interface (API) corresponding to the haptic function and having a plurality of parameters, executes an application prepared by the API, determines a characteristic of the vibration based on the plurality of parameters set up in the application, and controls the vibration unit to generate the vibration having the determined characteristic.06-02-2011
20130130747Communications Apparatus - A communications apparatus which operates using a multi-layer protocol stack, the communications apparatus comprising an application processor and a communications processor, wherein the communications processor is configured to handle all functionality related to paging of the communications apparatus without intervention from the application processor.05-23-2013
20130137490APPARATUS FOR INDICATING THE FILLING LEVEL OF A DRINKING VESSEL - The invention relates to an apparatus on which a drinking vessel may be placed, in particular an apparatus which provides information, wherein the information is connected with the drinking vessel. An apparatus for indicating the filling level of a drinking vessel comprises a placement device on which the drinking vessel is placed, a detection device for detecting the filling level of the drinking vessel (05-30-2013
20100331054VISUAL RINGER - Embodiments of the disclosed invention include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for providing a larger display area for viewing pictures and/or videos on a communication device. For example, in one embodiment, a communication device is disclosed comprising a plurality of display components for displaying an image that covers a plurality of sides of the communication device. In certain embodiments, a user specified image is displayed in response to receiving an incoming call for providing a more visible indicator for alerting the user of an incoming call.12-30-2010
20110244925NOTIFYING STATIONS FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS - In some embodiments, an automobile has a station that can support a portable electronic device (PED). The station includes a body, which could be integrated with the automobile. The body defines a PED seat, for supporting the PED. A movable member can exert tension so as to bias the supported PED, to prevent the PED from falling off. Detection means can detect when the PED is receiving a wireless signal. A human-perceptible indication can be generated in response to the detection means, above and beyond any ringing and/or vibrating from the PED itself. As such, a user can always keep the PED at the “Silent” annunciation mode even while in the automobile.10-06-2011
20100167794MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHING BETWEEN INCOMING CALL ALERT MODES OF MOBILE PHONE - A mobile phone and a method for automatically switching between incoming call alert modes of the mobile phone are provided. The mobile phone comprises a body, a control unit, a receiver and a sensor. The control unit disposed in the body includes an incoming call alert control module providing several incoming call alert modes. The receiver and the sensor are electrically connected to the control unit. The receiver suitable for receiving an incoming call signal transmits the incoming call signal to the control unit. The sensor suitable for sensing an included angle between a lengthwise axis of the mobile phone and a level transmits a signal comprising the data of the included angle to the control unit. When the control unit receives the signal of the detected included angle, the incoming call alert control module enters one of the incoming call alert modes according to the detected included angle.07-01-2010
20110086676MULTI-PURPOSE PLASMONIC AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR AND VISUAL RANGE PROXIMITY SENSOR - A visible wavelength range proximity sensor includes a visible light emitter with a peak wavelength in a visible wavelength range, and a plasmonic ambient light sensor, where a proximity sensing mode and an ambient light sensing mode are time multiplexed.04-14-2011
20100222114PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL EQUIPMENT - Portable information terminal equipment having a function to perform the informing process at the time of reception in cooperation with a connecting section driving mechanism as well as a function to enable the open/close movement of the upper and lower units through one-touch operation making use of the connecting section driving mechanism. Depending on informing modes, a motor drive circuit drives a motor under the control of a controller on receipt of a call or a message to apply a driving force to the open/close mechanism of a hinge unit. Thereby, the portable information terminal equipment is folded/unfolded, that is, the posture of the portable information terminal equipment is changed, and a user is informed of the receipt of the call or the message. Besides, the portable information terminal equipment performs conventional informing processes, such as ringing, light emitting, message or image display and the like, in combination with the open/close or rotative operation.09-02-2010
20090312067System and Method of Escalating Call Alert Indications - A wireless communications device, such as a cellular telephone, for example, receives incoming calls. A controller at the wireless communications device progressively escalates the call alert indications used to alert a user of an incoming call from a remote party based on an identity of the remote party, and on a cumulative number of times that the remote party has called the user without the user having answered the calls.12-17-2009
20100056226TELEPHONE RING EXTENDER SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method to extend a ring of a telephone using presence detection of a user of a telecommunication device, and/or motion detection of a mobile telecommunication device. Presence detection and a ring control system are used to extend the ring of the telecommunication device based on user presence senor detection output signals and user preferences. Device motion detection and a ring control system are used to extend the ring of the mobile telecommunication device based on device motion detection output signals and user preferences.03-04-2010
20100069124MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND AN INCOMING CALLER NUMBER PROMPT METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication device comprising a transceiver module used for receiving an incoming caller number; a switch module; a power source; a keypad including a plurality of keys electronically connected to the switch module; a control module electronically connected to the transceiver module, the switch module and the keypad, the control module controlling the switch module to make the keys corresponding to the incoming caller number vibrate to prompt the incoming caller number. An incoming caller number prompt method of the mobile communication device is also provided.03-18-2010
20090215501APPARATUS FOR INFORMING OF RECEPTION OF INCOMING CALL - A call informing apparatus is provided. The call informing apparatus includes a call detecting unit and a call informing unit. The call detecting unit includes an external light shielding cap that shields external light, a sensing module with an optical sensor sensing light from a display panel or a call informing lamp of a portable terminal, a first controller that generates a call reception signal, and a wireless transmitter that transmits the reception signal. The call informing unit includes a wireless receiver for receiving the reception signal, a second controller for controlling an indicating lamp to emit light, and the indicating lamp. Therefore, a user can easily and visually recognize reception of an incoming call in noisy environment, or even when riding a motorcycle.08-27-2009
20110151940ALTERNATIVE RINGTONES FOR MOBILE TELEPHONES - A method, implementable on a mobile device, includes activating at least two of the output devices of the mobile device in response to a call-related activity, where the output devices include an audio/video device and at least one non-audio/video device, and stopping the activating when the call-related activity ends.06-23-2011
20110212753PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to suppress, in a portable electronic device that can emit light, a situation in which light is emitted in an unexpected direction when a user suddenly moves the portable electronic device while a light emission operation is being performed. In order to achieve the above object, a mobile telephone includes a light emission unit that emits laser light or the like; a main display unit, a vibration motor, an LED, a speaker, and a sub display unit that perform a predetermined notification when a predetermined condition is satisfied; and a control unit that controls a light emission operation performed by the light emission unit, the control unit including a suppression unit that suppresses a predetermined notification performed by the main display unit, the vibration motor, the LED, the speaker, and the sub display unit when the light emission unit emits light.09-01-2011
20110151939ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RINGTONE CONTROL - An electronic device providing ringtone control and method include an infrared sensor. When the electronic device receives an incoming call, the electronic device turns on the infrared sensor if the incoming call has not been answered within a first time period. If one or more human bodies are detected by the sensor, the electronic device turns off the ringtone of the electronic device when the incoming call has not been answered within a second time period.06-23-2011
20080214246TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ITS AUDIO ALARM - The present invention discloses a terminal and a method for controlling audio alarm of the terminal. The method comprises detecting whether a valid wireless signal can be received, and setting said terminal to a non-audio alarm mode when it is determined that said valid wireless signal cannot be received. With the terminal and the method of the present invention, it is possible to suppress noise pollution caused by the ringing of the terminal.09-04-2008
20110053655CONVERSION FROM NOTE-BASED AUDIO FORMAT TO PCM-BASED AUDIO FORMAT - A system and method for converting a note-based audio object to a Pulse Code Modulated (PCM) audio format is disclosed. An electronic computer device includes a memory containing a note-based audio object and a lookup table, the note-based audio object containing note frequency information. A processor is configured for converting the note-based audio object to a Pulse Code Modulated (PCM) stream having a plurality of sample points, the converting including: generating a PCM value for each sample point based upon the note frequency and the trigonometric function evaluations, selecting an entry from the look-up table based upon the note frequency information, a sampling frequency, and a sample point number, and determining a step size within the look-up table based upon a ratio between the note frequency information and the sampling frequency.03-03-2011
20110028187INCOMING CALL INDICATION IN A MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Incoming call indication method and system in a call initialization process in a mobile telecommunication system, whereby a user (caller, USER02-03-2011
20110070925Apparatus, method and computer-readable medium generating ultrasonic waves and vibration - Provided is a vibration apparatus, method and computer-readable medium generating vibrations and ultrasonic waves. The vibration apparatus, method and computer-readable medium may generate the vibrations or the ultrasonic waves in accordance with a first control signal and a second control signal each having a frequency band different from each other.03-24-2011
20110077055SELF ADAPTING ALERT DEVICE - Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that allow an electronic device to autonomously adapt one or more user alerts to the current operating environment of the electronic device. For example, some embodiments may include a method comprising providing a plurality of alert devices in an electronic device, determining an operating environment of the electronic device using a sensor of the electronic device, and actuating at least one of the plurality of alert devices that corresponds to the determined operating environment.03-31-2011
20110183724GENERATION OF VIDEO CLIPS FROM A FRIEND'S RECENT SOCIAL STREAM - A method for playing ringtones on a user's communications device includes requesting a media ringtone to be generated from at least a media stream of a friend, where the media stream is accessible to the user via a social network, receiving the media ringtone on the device, associating the media ringtone with said friend; and playing the media ringtone upon an occasion of a communications related triggering event between the user and the friend.07-28-2011
20120302294ILLUMINATED CELL PHONE CASE - An illuminated cell phone case that includes a one piece bumper that surrounds a perimeter of a cell phone, illuminated indicia that is disposed on a back portion of the illuminating cell phone case and a LED, PCB and battery assembly. The illuminating cell phone case includes one or more programmable microprocessors that controls a plurality of LED lights, LCD Screens, LED Screens, a motion sensing chip, an audio detection sensor microphone, electronic microprocessor switches that activates electronic components powered by a battery that provides power to the illuminating cellphone case.11-29-2012
20120302293HAPTIC ALERT DEVICE HAVING A LINEAR VIBRATOR - A vibrator designed to be integrated into a portable electronic device as part of a haptic alert device has a linear electric motor that is coupled to actively drive a moveable weight in back-and-forth directions to produce the desired vibration. A lock mechanism has a restraining member that is biased into a lock position, which prevents the moveable weight from moving in the back-and-forth directions when the vibrator is inactive. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.11-29-2012
20100022279MOOD DEPENDENT ALERT SIGNALS IN COMMUNICATION DEVICES - The invention relates to a method for creating a unique communication signal in a communication device, comprising the steps of receiving an incoming communication event, acquiring user specific parameters, creating a unique communication signal based on the user specific parameters and the communication event, executing the unique communication signal to alert the user of the incoming event.01-28-2010
20090156266Vibration Motor as a Transducer of Audio - A portable electronic device, such as a pager or a mobile station, has a housing and a vibration motor coupled to the housing for imparting vibration to it. Within the device, an electronic audio signal is preferably split into high and low frequency components by parallel filters. Pulses of the low frequency component are rectified, voltages of those rectified pulses are quantified and at least some are converted to pulse widths, and the train of pulse widths is amplified to drive the vibration motor, resonating the housing at in correspondence with the pulse amplitudes of at least some pulses of the original electronic audio signal. Various adaptive schemes are presented to control the number of modulated pulses that drive the vibration motor to enhance the user experience. The vibration motor may act as an audible sub-woofer and/or may provide a bass effect vibration within or beyond the audible range in correspondence to certain spaced pulses of the original audio signal.06-18-2009
20100029342OUTGOING TELEPHONE CALL INDICATION - A mobile phone has a mobile phone housing in which are integrated an actuator and a telephone module. The actuator can vibrate the housing to give a haptic or tactile alert to the user. The actuator is to vibrate in accordance with an input signal. The telephone module activates the input signal during the making of an outgoing call to a destination phone, so that the housing vibrates to alert the user while the destination phone is ringing. In another embodiment, the telephone module signals a display screen integrated in the housing, to show a graphic indicative of the outgoing call. In addition, the telephone module activates the input signal for the backlight of the display screen during the making of the outgoing call, so that the backlight flashes the display screen while the destination phone is ringing. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.02-04-2010
20100062812SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ENUNCIATOR ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present disclosure relates to a system and method for controlling the output level of an enunciator on a portable electronic device. In one embodiment, this is provided a portable electronic device, comprising: a microprocessor; an enunciator connected to the microprocessor configured to provide an enunciation in response to enunciation events, the enunciator having at least a first enunciation setting and a second enunciation setting; a sensor; a monitoring circuit connected to the sensor for providing a trigger signal in response to a notable movement of the portable electronic device; and an enunciator management module to: activate the enunciator at the first enunciation setting in response to an enunciation event; adjust the output of the enunciator to the second enunciation setting in response to a first trigger signal from the monitoring circuit; and re-activate the enunciator at the second enunciation setting.03-11-2010
20110319141MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL APPARATUS - A mobile communication terminal apparatus having a communication function, the mobile communication terminal apparatus includes: a light emitting unit configured to indicate call incoming information or mail receiving information by light emission; a notification setting unit configured to set whether to indicate at least one of the call incoming information and the mail receiving information by using at least one of a sound and a vibration; a brightness detecting unit, which detects a brightness when the notification setting unit set to not indicate by using both of the sound and the vibration; and a light-emission control unit, which controls the light emitting unit to not emit light, when the notification setting unit set to not indicate by both the sound and the vibration by the notification setting unit and when the brightness detected by the brightness detecting unit is a predetermined brightness or less.12-29-2011
20090156265System and method for ringtone shuffle - A system and method for shuffling ringtones. An identifier associated with a calling party is received. A selection of ringtones is received. The identifier is associated with the selection of ringtones. A communication is received from the calling party. Playback of one of the selection of ringtones is initiated on a communications device based on a user preference in response to determining the communication is associated with the identifier.06-18-2009
20120064949I-RINGER FOR PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The invention provides an accessory that can be called an i-RINGER, for use with a portable electronic device (PED). The accessory includes a station that can support a PED, and sense when the PED would be notifying its user about a wireless signal that it receives for an incoming call or text. When the station so senses, it further generates a human-perceptible indication to help notify the user, who might have walked away. The human-perceptible indication can include a call sound or a light signal. This way, when the PED is only vibrating, the call sound can be such that the station rings like a regular home telephone. As such, the user can keep the PED at the “Silent” annunciation mode continuously, confident that they will learn about a call, even if they do not have it on their person.03-15-2012
20120015696Application Audio Announcements Using Wireless Protocols - The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for using a wireless telephone communication protocol to make a non-telephonic audio announcement (NTAA). An apparatus to use a hands-free telephonic device to make a non-telephonic audio announcement (NTAA) includes an announcer module configured to receive the NTAA from an application. The announcer module is configured to send an outgoing call initiation command signal to the hands-free telephonic device using a hands-free communication protocol. After the call initiation command signal is sent, the announcer sends the NTAA to the hands free telephonic device using the hands-free communication protocol.01-19-2012
20120064950I-BED FOR COOPERATING PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The invention provides an accessory that can be called an i-BED, for use with a cooperating portable electronic device (PED). The accessory includes a station that can support a PED, and also charge it in some embodiments. A cooperating PED transmits an action signal when it receives an incoming call or text. When the station senses the action signal, it further generates a human-perceptible indication to help notify the user, who might have walked away. The human-perceptible indication can include a call sound or a light signal. This way, when the PED is only vibrating, the call sound can be such that the station rings like a regular home telephone. As such, the user can keep the PED at the “Silent” annunciation mode continuously, confident that they will learn about a call, even if they do not have it on their person.03-15-2012
20110065483Network support for mobile special alerting - An apparatus in one example has: a mobile terminal having at least first and second modes of operation; and a special alerting code; wherein, in response to the calling party entering the special alerting code, the mobile terminal changes from the first mode of operation to the second mode of operation. The system allows a mobile terminal in a silent/meeting mode to go into a vibrate and/or ring mode when a calling party enters a special alerting code.03-17-2011
20090131119SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MIXING AUDIO WITH RINGTONE DATA - A method and system for played a mixed audio in a communications device during an active communication session is disclosed. One configuration allows for ringtone audio to be heard simultaneously with voice audio received during an on-going phone call. In one configuration, the device comprises a transceiver a transceiver configured to receiver a first audio signal, an event handler configured to receive a notification, a storage configured to store at least one audio file, a processor configured to initiate a conversion of an audio file stored in the storage into a second audio signal, based on the received notification, a mixer configured to mix the first audio signal and the second audio signal to create a mixed audio signal, and an output device to output the mixed audio signal.05-21-2009
20110183723MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A system and method for operating a mobile electronic device is disclosed. An intermittent reception is performed to reduce or minimize power consumption during a sleep mode while the mobile electronic device is communicating with at least one base station. At least a first voltage is provided on a chip-enable terminal of an LED driving circuit to cause an LED to blink after the intermittent reception.07-28-2011
20120315958MOBILE FAST ALERTING - Operating a communication terminal is disclosed. A communication session initiation message is received at a first time. An alerting process is initiated at a second time, the second time being later than the first time by a predetermined delay.12-13-2012
20090104944Method and Apparatus for Managing Ring Tones in a Mobile Device - An improved method, apparatus, and computer instructions for a mobile device for managing ring tones. A radio frequency transmission is detected from another mobile device. In response to detecting the radio frequency transmission from the other mobile device, a ring tone used by the other mobile device is identified to form an identified ring tone. The current ring tone is selectively changed for the mobile device to an alternate ring tone, depending on the identified ring tone.04-23-2009
20100009723APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING RING TONE FUNCTION OF COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for adjusting a ring tone function of a communications device. The method includes: a) receiving incoming call signals; b) fetching a predetermined ring tone and a transition rule according to a predetermined age; c) adjusting the predetermined ring tone according to the transition rule; and d) outputting the adjusted ring tone.01-14-2010
20120220348TERMINAL, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM THEREOF - A terminal according to the present invention is characterized in that it comprises: a vibrator which notifies the existence of an incoming call with its vibration; a measurement device which measures magnitude of the vibration applied to the terminal from the outside, when an incoming call is detected; and a controller which judges, on the basis of the measured vibration magnitude, whether or not the user can notice the vibration generated by the vibrator, and enables the vibrator to generate vibration when the judgment result is that the user can notice the vibration.08-30-2012
20080300024System and method for a remote wireless ringer - A system and method for extending alerts for a wireless device. A wireless ringer and a wireless device are linked through a wireless connection. User input selecting an alert for the wireless ringer is received. The wireless ringer is alerted in response to receiving an incoming communication on the wireless device in order for a user to access the wireless device to respond to the incoming communication.12-04-2008
20120322510Methods, Devices, And Computer Program Products For Providing Ambient Noise Sensitive Alerting - Methods, devices, and computer program products for providing ambient noise sensitive alerting. The methods comprise receiving ambient noise, converting the ambient noise to an electrical signal, detecting a parameter of the electrical signal which is indicative of ambient noise, sensing an incoming call or message, and controlling the volume of an audible alert in response to the detected parameter of the electrical signal.12-20-2012
20120322509METHOD FOR GENERATING A VIDEO RING TONE - A method for generating a video-ring tone for a mobile communication device, comprising the steps of: receiving and processing an incoming call, step (12-20-2012
20100167795MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND INCOMING CALL NOTICING CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication device and an incoming call noticing control method thereof are provided. The incoming call noticing control method is used for controlling a mobile communication device. The mobile communication device includes a main body and a ring unit. The main body has a body surface. The ring unit is used for emitting a ringtone. The incoming call noticing control method includes the follow steps. The vibration frequency and the vibration amplitude of the main body are detected. Whether the body surface is substantially facing a predetermined orientation is detected. The volume of the ringtone is controlled according to whether the body surface is facing the predetermined orientation and according to the vibration frequency and the vibration amplitude.07-01-2010
20100167793PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A portable communication device includes a receiving module, a pulse signal generating module, a timer module, and detection module. The receiving module is configured for receiving incoming signals sent to the portable communication device. The pulse signal generating module is configured for generating pulse signals when a portable communication device body is tapped. There is a first predetermined limit and a second predetermined limit, and the timer module is configured for starting timing when the pulse signal generating module generates the pulse signals, and stopping timing at the second predetermined limit. The detection module is configured for starting to detect if the pulse signal generating module generates pulse signals at the time between the first predetermined limit and the second predetermined limit. The detection module directs the receiving module to refuse or accept the incoming signals according to detecting results.07-01-2010
20080242364Mobile terminal device comprising vibrating component having light effects - Mobile phones use light signaling or vibrational effects to silently indicate to a user that e.g. a telephone call is incoming. The present invention provides a method, a component for generating vibrational effects combined with light effects and a mobile device implementing this component. The generation of the light effects is obtained from at least one light emitter (10-02-2008
20080220824Terminal device and incoming e-mail/call notification method - An incoming mail notification unit notifies the user, of the terminal device, of the incoming e-mail when the incoming e-mail is received. A vibration number measurement unit measures the number of vibrations applied to the terminal device. A determination unit determines whether the user has switched from a walking state to a walking-stopped state based on the measured number of vibrations. The incoming mail notification unit re-notifies the user of the incoming e-mail when the determination unit determines that the user has switched from the walking state to the walking-stopped state.09-11-2008
20080220823NOTIFYING STATIONS FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS - Generally, the present invention provides stations for one or more portable electronic devices (PEDs) and methods for such stations. A station can support a PED, and sense when the PED would be notifying its user about a wireless signal that is received from a remote transmitter. When the station so senses, it further generates a human-perceptible indication to help notify the user, who might have walked away. The human-perceptible indication can include, a call sound, a light signal, etc. This way, for example, when the PED is only vibrating, the call sound can be such that the station rings like a regular home telephone, and/or the light signal can be such that the station lights up without distracting coworkers as much. As such, the user can always keep the PED at the “Silent” annunciation mode.09-11-2008
20130143629Automatic Notification Setting Adjuster - A system, comprising a mobile communication device, receptive to receive a start time and an incoming communication notification intensity setting, and operable to adjust the incoming communication notification intensity to the received incoming communication notification intensity setting at the received start time. The mobile communication device, comprising an incoming communication notification, an incoming communication notification intensity, and an original incoming communication notification intensity setting.06-06-2013
20130178250SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPOKEN CALLER IDENTIFICATION IN A CELLULAR TELEPHONE HEADSET - The subject disclosure describes monitoring when a headset is in communication with a mobile communication device, detecting the headset, comparing a name of a caller and a telephone number of the caller against a list of names and telephone numbers previously stored in a memory, determining that the name of the caller or the telephone number of the caller matches one of the names and telephone numbers in the list, determining that the one of the names and telephone numbers is associated with a pre-recorded message that the user previously recorded and stored in the memory, retrieving the pre-recorded message, and performing a text-to-speech conversion on the name and telephone number of the caller to generate a synthesized speech signal spoken text message and sending the synthesized speech signal and the pre-recorded message to the headset. Other embodiments are disclosed.07-11-2013
20130130748METHOD FOR REPRODUCING MUSIC FILE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - A mobile communication terminal is provided including an audio processing unit, a speaker, a connecting unit that connects to an external audio output device and indicates whether the external audio output device is connected, and a control unit configured to, while in a silent mode, control the audio processing unit to reproduce a music file and to output audio signals, corresponding to the reproduced music file, through the speaker, the silent mode being a mode wherein a vibration signal is generated upon receiving an incoming call, if the external audio output device is connected to the connecting unit, output the audio signals to the external audio output device, and if the external audio output device is disconnected from the connecting unit while the audio signals are being output to the external audio output device, control the display unit to display a user interface for continuing reproduction of the music file.05-23-2013
20110244926MOBILE TELEPHONE - A portable telephone is characterized in that it includes a ringing mechanism (10-06-2011
20130157728METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PORTABLE APPARATUS USED IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK, AND ASSOCIATED PORTABLE APPARATUS - A method for controlling a portable apparatus used in a telecommunication network includes: detecting whether a user makes a phone call through the portable apparatus; and when it is detected that the user makes the phone call through the portable apparatus, preventing the portable apparatus from playing back an audio indication, where the audio indication is transmitted from a service provider within the telecommunication network before a person answers the phone call. An associated portable apparatus operating according to the method includes a wireless communication module and a control circuit. The wireless communication module is arranged to perform wireless communication, and the portable apparatus provides the user with a service of establishing a phone call connection by utilizing the wireless communication module. When it is detected that the user makes the phone call through the portable apparatus, the control circuit prevents the portable apparatus from playing back the audio indication.06-20-2013
20110312390Methods and Devices for Providing a Ring Signal to a Called Party Terminal - Methods and devices for providing a ring signal to a called party terminal (12-22-2011
20120028689PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL EQUIPMENT - Portable information terminal equipment having a function to perform the informing process at the time of reception in cooperation with a connecting section driving mechanism as well as a function to enable the open/close movement of the upper and lower units through one-touch operation making use of the connecting section driving mechanism. Depending on informing modes, a motor drive circuit drives a motor under the control of a controller on receipt of a call or a message to apply a driving force to the open/close mechanism of a hinge unit. Thereby, the portable information terminal equipment is folded/unfolded, that is, the posture of the portable information terminal equipment is changed, and a user is informed of the receipt of the call or the message.02-02-2012

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