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Caller Key Pattern Flash

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010908D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Robert Torres: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The “Caller Key Pattern Flash” allows auto personalization of incoming calls. i.e. provides a visual flashing keypad that matches the caller ID.

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Title:

Caller Key Pattern Flash

Authors:

Robert Torres

Adam Frumoff

Chris Rausch

Abstract:

The “Caller Key Pattern Flash” allows auto personalization of incoming calls. i.e. provides a visual flashing keypad that matches the caller ID.

Body:

The Digits repetitively flash in numerical sequence at a predefined rate matching the numbers on the caller ID, increasing to a maximum defined threshold speed and then repeating (i.e. Slowing down to the initial rate and then gradually speeding up again to the maximum speed).�

Optionally, the phone could be programmed to only flash the sequence at one defined rate (also programmable).

This feature would provide a visually pleasing pattern in addition to the digits displayed on the LCD via the caller id feature. This would allow the user to easily identify who is calling without having to closely examine the display (especially useful while driving a car). Additionally it adds a “wow” attribute to the phone increasing visual excitement and providing an attention grabbing uniqueness to the product.

� This invention would be applicable to “bar” type phones with lighted keypads.