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System, method and visual display technique for assistive prompting of telephone dial patterns.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000180609D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Mar-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Mar-12
Document File: 4 page(s) / 126K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Problem: Often times while viewing a calendar invite there is an associate call-in number for the meeting. The numbers can be small or not evening spaces such that it's hard to dial and look back and the screen to make sure you're entering the correct number. This isn't so much a problem with the main numbers but becomes more of an issue when a passcode is required. If a wrong number is entered before placing the call a user can go back or delete the last entered character. With the passcode example the user can't go back. They would need to start completely over. This can be time consuming and frustrating. In order to solve this problem we propose a solution that synchronizes a phone dial with a calendar invite that is pulled up to show a correlated view of the number as it is being dialed for easy of entry.

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System, method and visual display technique for assistive prompting of telephone dial patterns.

Problem: Often times while viewing a calendar invite there is an associate call-in number for the meeting. The numbers can be small or not evenly spaced such that it's hard to dial and look back at the screen to make sure you're entering the correct number. This isn't so much a problem with the main numbers but becomes more of an issue when a passcode is required. If a wrong number is entered before placing the call a user can go back or delete the last entered character. With the passcode example the user can't go back. They would need to start completely over. This can be time consuming and frustrating. In order to solve this problem we propose a solution that synchronizes a phone dial with a calendar invite that is pulled up to show a correlated view of the number as it is being dialed for easy of entry.

Implementation
User opens invite for call-in event


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resumed.

Example

Bob is dialing into a conference call with number 1-800-IBM-CONF (passcode: 123456)

He has the calendar entry pulled up on his lotus notes calendar. He selects the number, indicates that he would like to dial it, and begins to enter the number into his phone.

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The user selects the number he wants to dial and selects "listen for dialing" from

context menu


The system turns on the microphone and listens for Dual-tone Multi-Frequency

(DTMF) codes
Optionally the system pairs, or otherwise connects, with the dialing device


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through some other means of cont...