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Mobile Device Alert on Motion Detection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010909D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Jeff Atwell: AUTHOR

Abstract

Audible or vibratory alerts on wireless personal communication devices are used to indicate missed calls or messages that are possibly time critical. Motion detection can be used to minimize any possible delay that would result from a period alert pattern.

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Mobile Device Alert on Motion Detection

By Jeff Atwell


Abstract

Audible or vibratory alerts on wireless personal communication devices are used to indicate missed calls or messages that are possibly time critical. Motion detection can be used to minimize any possible delay that would result from a period alert pattern.

PROBLEM SUMMARY

A wireless personal communication device such as a pager or mobile phone may receive a message or call while the user is away from the device. Many devices have various audible or vibratory periodic alerts for things like pager text messages or missed incoming phone calls. With a device operating in this mode, when the user returns to the vicinity of the device, he will eventually be notified on the next occurrence of the period alert. The time until an alert is noticed would depend on the periodic pattern of alerts. The periodicity of the alerts might cause a significant delay until the next alert occurs. If the message is urgent, response time might be important.

For example a pager user could pick up a pager with an unread message to call a number, and walk away from a phone before he is alerted to the message.

PROPOSED SOLUTION

If a wireless personal communication device alerted the user when the user picked up the device there would be no delay from the time the device is retrieved and notification of the message or missed call. If the message was urgent, this time could be valuable.

A wireless personal communication device that is periodi...