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HOLSTER-MAGNET DEVICE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126671D
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

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Abstract

This invention is a pager-holster detection system using a magnet (in the holster) and a hall-effect sensor, which would allow for extended battery life. When the wireless handheld is placed in the holster, one can detect the holstering action in software and then shut down various functional blocks. The first idea is to use the wireless handheld location to set the proper time, regardless of geographic location. This could be done utilizing either a GPS system or base-station cell sites. This option could be disabled through the appropriate software. Since there are various laws in states, provinces, countries, etc. regarding the allowed usage of cell phones in automobiles, the other idea would attempt to allow for devices to work within the law of the land. A wireless handheld could be detected using various possible methods (infrared communication, magnetic detection, blue tooth wireless communication). The detection would be in the wireless handheld and would only occur when the automobile is moving. Once the system detects the motion of the car, it would disable voice communication (except for 911 calls). Detection of the location of the user would be determined via base station cell sites or GPS. Once done, the wireless handheld could find out the laws and regulations, and act accordingly. Handheld detection would be required if a hands-free device is connected to the wireless. Once a connection is made, it would disable the possible restrictions.

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HOLSTER-MAGNET DEVICE

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This invention is a pager-holster detection system using a magnet (in the holster) and a hall-effect sensor, which would allow for extended battery life. When the wireless handheld is placed in the holster, one can detect the holstering action in software and then shut down various functional blocks. 

The first idea is to use the wireless handheld location to set the proper time, regardless of geographic location.  This could be done utilizing either a GPS system or base-station cell sites.  This option could be disabled through the appropriate software. 

Since there are various laws in states, provinces, countries, etc. regarding the allowed usage of cell phones in automobiles, the other idea would attempt to allow for devices to work within the law of the land.

A wireless handheld could be detected using various possible methods (infrared communication, magnetic detection, blue tooth wireless communication).  The detection would be in the wireless handheld and would only occur when the automobile is moving.  Once the system detects the motion of the car, it would disable voice communication (except for 911 calls).  Detection of the location of the user would be determined via base station cell sites or GPS. Once done, the wireless handheld could find out the laws and regulations, and act accordingly. Handheld detection would be required if a hands-free device is connected to the wireless.  Once a connection is made, it wo...