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LOCATION BASED PROFILE CHANGES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126165D
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

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Abstract

This invention relates to changing the profile setting on a pager/cell phone, from a “loud” ringer style to a “quiet” vibrator or no indication al all, depending on the user’s location. People often forget to turn their cell phones off when they ought to, and the phones end up ringing at inappropriate times and places. This invention addresses this problem.

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LOCATION BASED PROFILE CHANGES

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            This invention relates to changing the profile setting on a pager/cell phone, from a “loud” ringer style to a “quiet” vibrator or no indication al all, depending on the user’s location.  People often forget to turn their cell phones off when they ought to, and the phones end up ringing at inappropriate times and places.  This invention addresses this problem.

           

            The invention revolves around the creation of a transmitter that could be placed in an area (meeting room, movie theatre, hospital, etc.).  The transmitter would then send out a signal which would notify all wireless devices in the receiving area that this is a quiet zone.  The signal being sent could vary depending on location of the user. 

For example, in a movie theatre, a “please turn your ringer off” type packet could be sent.  Upon receiving the signal, the cell phone would act upon it without any user notification.  In the movie theatre/meeting room/classroom example, the ringer would be shut off and the vibrator turned on.  This could be a user specifiable setting.  For example, the default could be to shut off the vibrator and ringer.  Upon leaving the theatre, the normal profile settings would be restored. 

In the case of a physician, the vibrator could be left on to allow important calls/messages/pages to still notify him/her.  The pager would then keep on this no...