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Distinctive Vibrating Feature for Wireless Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010262D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Daniel Ginensky: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This invention combines aspects of three existing features of wireless communications devices: 1. Caller ID (allows communications devices to display the identity of the call originator). 2. Distinctive Ringing (utilizes Caller ID to identify the call originator, and then provides this information by means of a distinctive ring cadence or melody). 3. Vibration Alert (silently informs the user of incoming calls by means of a vibration which is felt by the user but not by others).

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Title: Distinctive Vibrating Feature for Wireless Devices

Authors Names: Daniel Ginensky, Lorne Brown

Abstract:

This invention combines aspects of three existing features of wireless communications devices:

  1. Caller ID (allows communications devices to display the identity of the call originator).
  2. Distinctive Ringing  (utilizes Caller ID to identify the call originator, and then provides this information by means of a distinctive ring cadence or melody).
  3. Vibration Alert (silently informs the user of incoming calls by means of a vibration which is felt by the user but not by others).

“Distinctive Vibrating” allows users of portable communications devices to silently learn the identity of incoming call originators by means of a distinctive cadence of vibration/no vibration. 

Body:

One of the most useful features of wireless communications devices is that users can be contacted in almost anywhere.  However, under certain circumstances this accessibility can be a liability.  Answering calls from salesmen during an important meeting or from your stockbroker during the funeral of a loved one are widely considered an unacceptable interruption.

Vibration alert is only a partial solution, since it is often necessary to determine the identity of the calling party to decide whether to accept the call.  The act of retrieving the wireless device and reading the screen to determine the calling party can be disruptive and draw unwanted attention. 

This invention allows a wireless communi...