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HEADSET INSERT AUTO-ANSWER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010881D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Tee Meng Kem: AUTHOR

Abstract

Currently, most of mobile phones that support headsets come with an auto-answer feature. However, the auto-answer will only work if the headset is plugged in prior to receiving any mobile terminated call. If the mobile phone receives a voice call first before the headset is plugged in, the auto-answer feature will not be invoked. The user will have to press the “Send/End” key on the headset to answer or press the “Send” button on the mobile phone to answer the call. See Figure 1. This is especially inconvenient and not user friendly to mobile users when driving a vehicle and receiving call without the headset being plugged-in prior to receiving the call.

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HEADSET INSERT AUTO-ANSWER

By Tee Meng Kem


PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:

Currently, most of mobile phones that support headsets come with an auto-answer feature. However, the auto-answer will only work if the headset is plugged in prior to receiving any mobile terminated call. If the mobile phone receives a voice call first before the headset is plugged in, the auto-answer feature will not be invoked. The user will have to press the “Send/End” key on the headset to answer or press the “Send” button on the mobile phone to answer the call. See Figure 1. This is especially inconvenient and not user friendly to mobile users when driving a vehicle and receiving call without the headset being plugged-in prior to receiving the call.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

A mobile phone with an auto answer feature when a headset is plugged into the phone during receipt of an incoming call is described. This feature will reduce the amount of time for user who, is driving a vehicle, diverting attention to connect headset and thereafter searching for the “Send” button on then phone or “Send/End” key on headset to answer the call. This will also reduce the amount of key presses/responses needed from user in order to answer a mobile terminated call.

By analyzing the situation whereby a user receives a mobile terminated call, the user could have pressed the “Send” key to answer the call or the “End” key to indicate busy. Some of the use-case conditions are now described:

a.              To answer a call (convenient condition) – receive mobile terminated call, press “Send” key or “RSK”

b.              To answer a call (inconvenient condition or choice) – receive mobile terminated call, plugged in headset, press “Send” key or “RSK” or “Send/Eng” key on headset (if there is one)

c.              To reject call (all conditions) – receive mobile terminated call, press “End” key or “LSK” to show as busy

d.              Not available to answer or refuse to answer (all conditions) – receive mobile terminated call, no user action...