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System of Motion Detection for Automatically Adjusting Vibrator and Audible Sound Intensity in Handheld Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131819D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

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Abstract

With hand-held devices, it is sometimes difficult to adequately "feel" the motor vibration triggered by a modifiable event when the user is moving or travelling (e.g. walking, biking, etc). The same can be true for the capability of being able to hear the audible output of the device. The device can either be stored in a holster or carrying case when the user is moving.

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MOTION-SENSED NOTIFICATION INTENSITY

System of Motion Detection for Automatically Adjusting Vibrator and Audible Sound Intensity in Handheld Devices

Disclosed Anonymously

With hand-held devices, it is sometimes difficult to adequately "feel" the motor vibration triggered by a modifiable event when the user is moving or travelling (e.g. walking, biking, etc).  The same can be true for the capability of being able to hear the audible output of the device. The device can either be stored in a holster or carrying case when the user is moving.

Preset intensity values are fine when the user is sitting idle, since the person isn't faced with the same distractions that occur when one is moving or travelling. Currently for most devices, the user can only change settings by navigating to the setting options and manually changing the volume of the sounding module. Vibrators typically have a fixed intensity.

There is a need to provide a means to alert the user of missed notifications. The proposed solution is to provide a method to detect when a user is MOVING and their device is STORED, and then automatically increasing the vibration intensity and/or sound (ringer).

A "stored" device can be determined and qualified by gating a number of different input sensors to determine that the device is NOT in use by the user. Primary sensor inputs would be device holstered switch, light sensor (reads dark when stored), and time-of-day. Also by absence of an active signal from those sensors that...