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Remote call initiation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000191208D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Dec-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Dec-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Remote call initiation

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Remote call initiation

Problem:


A user visits a website on a computer and the user wants to call a number listed on the contact list. There is no way to have that number dialed from your cell phone except by manual entry. A user cannot find the "contact us"

page on a particular website (no standard for location of link)

Relative Location Mapping:


A location map is created based on the relative location of the remote device to the source device. A 3-D visual map is then generated providing the user the opportunity to accurately select the remote device from which the desired call should originate. To determine the relative location of remote devices from the source device, a 3

point sensor system is used to create a

'reference triangle' from which remote devices are relatively located in 3 dimensions. To choose the device from the location map, relative shape images of the remote device is used determined by their unique device ID and pulled from a cached image list or from online when an internet connection is available.

Call device selection:


Method 1: Applicable source phone numbers could be registered in a user's profile for the machine the user is browsing on, or tied to the mouse pointer being used (including, but not limited to, a personal mouse pointer that a user can carry around and use on any machine).

Method 2: A relative location map of call supporting devices is created per the above 'Relative Location Mapping...