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PHONE RINGER SNOOZE TIMER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007296D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Chaim Melamed: AUTHOR

Abstract

DESCRIPTION OF SOLUTION Under certain situations the ringer on a Phone operating constitutes a undesirable interruption. Thus it is desirable to disable the ringer for a limited time. Typical examples would be a mother wishes to sleep while her infant is sleeping during the day. A execu- tive is conducting a meeting in his office.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments Volume 23 October 1994

PHONE RINGER SNOOZE TIMER

by Chaim Melamed

PROBLEM DEFINITION

DESCRIPTION OF SOLUTION

  Under certain situations the ringer on a Phone operating constitutes a undesirable interruption. Thus it is desirable to disable the ringer for a limited time. Typical examples would be a mother wishes to sleep while her infant is sleeping during the day. A execu- tive is conducting a meeting in his office.

  Disabling or turning down the volume on the Phone ringer would remove the interruption caused by the operation of the ringer. The problem with disabling the ringer is that one forgets about doing it. Disabling the ringer could cause one unknowingly to miss severable calls till the problem is discovered.

  The current proposal is to add a Ringer Snooze Timer to control the operation ofthe ringer. An indi- cator LED has been added to show the user when they are in close proximity to the phone that the state of the ringer is disabled. The basic theory of operation is as follows. The user enters the desired interval for which the ringer should be disabled. The electronic switch will not pass the ring signal through to the ringer till the entered interval has passed. The advantage of using a timer is that the ringer opera- tion will be resumed automatically aher the time out period.

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