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Discrete Response System for Cell Phone devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022154D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Feb-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Cell Phones allow people to communicate with each other at anytime and any place. Unfortunately sometimes it is inappropriate for a person receiving a call to participate in a cell phone conversation , because their vocal responses would disrupt a meeting , class , cinema, etc leaving them with a limited number of appropriate choices. They simple do not answer the call or answer the call and leave the meeting. The Discrete Response System would provide the called person with a third option. The called person would be able to listen to the caller via an ear bud (Small Speaker which fit into the ear) and respond to the user without speaking.

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Discrete Response System for Cell Phone devices

The Discrete Response System (DRS) uses an audio chip in a telephone to convert text entered via the Cellphone keypad into spoken words and transmited via the cellphone to the caller. This allows DRS users to listen to the caller and respond to the call silently and discretely via the cellphone keypad. The following is a scenario of a typical cellphone call using DRS.
1) The Cellphone user answers the call and the enters the Keystroke sequence which puts the Cellphone into the DRS mode.
2) The DRS sends an Audio response to the caller letting the caller know that the Cell phone was answered and the person can hear them, but will be responding via electronic voice.
3)The caller starts talking to the cellphone owner, the owner responds by typing responses or by selecting standard response phrases from a selection list.
4) The DRS takes the typed or selected phrases and converts them to audio and transmits that audio to the caller.

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