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DISPLAY END USER ON CELLULAR TELEPHONE (RADIO)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009343D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Karen Krollman: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Although Caller ID is currently implemented on digital cellular phones as well as land-line phones, it is sometimes easier to recognize a person's face than to recognize hisiher voice.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

   DISPLAY END USER ON CELLULAR TELEPHONE (RADIO)

by Karen Krollman, Jamita Barnett and Hillel Meyers

  Although Caller ID is currently implemented on digital cellular phones as well as land-line phones, it is sometimes easier to recognize a person's face than to recognize hisiher voice.

  Cellular telephones/radios with multi-line dis- play and basic graphical capabilities could display the caller's image. When a user places a call, the callee's phone will check to see if the caller's image is in memory. If the caller's image is not in memo- ry, the callee's phone will send a request to the caller's phone.

  A caller's image would be sent by his/her cell phone to the callee's cell phone 5 msec before a telephone notification (i.e. telephone ring). In order for the image to be sent before a user answers the phone call, an image compression algorithm will be used to minimize data transfer. The phone unit would store the image in memory to prevent the constant downloading of images. This would be be neficial if the user speaks to the same person fre- quently.

  The cellular phone will have the capability of holding up to five images. One of the images will contain the portrait of the cell phone's owner. The cell phone owner will have his/her picture taken and that image will be downloaded into the phone when the owner purchases it. This is the image that will be sent to the other user's cell phone. The four remaining images will contain the por...