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Method to Use Voice ID of caller to alter recipient's cellphone functionality

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000194443D
Publication Date: 2010-Mar-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

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Abstract

In many instances it is not socially acceptable and is often disruptive for a cellphone to ring during a meeting. So the user sets the phone to either off or vibrate mode. The problem is that no calls can be received when the phone is in off mode; and the phone must be physically worn by the user to receive calls when the phone is in vibrate mode. This invention would allow the phone to alter the device's normal behavior in such situations.

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Method to Use Voice ID of caller to alter recipient's cellphone functionality

In many instances it is not socially acceptable and is often disruptive for a cellphone to ring during a meeting. So the user sets the phone to either off or vibrate mode. The problem is that no calls can be received when the phone is in off mode; and the phone must be physically worn by the user to receive calls when the phone is in vibrate mode. This invention would allow the phone to alter the device's normal behavior in such situations.

Consequently, in this disclosure an invention is proposed that uses the voice ID signature of an incoming caller to
alter the normal function of the receiving mobile device according to rules defined by the device owner.

The invention has multiple advantages as follows. This invention works independent of the phone number of the incoming
caller. The device can receive phone calls when the phone is off. A technique for introducing incoming callers to
an established conference call is also included.

The flow diagram given in Figure 1 provides details concerning the implementation of the idea.

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FIGURE 1: Flow Diagram

Cellphone Owner Policy

The owner of the cellphone would define a set of rules that should be applied to each Voice ID signature to govern behavior
for a particular situation. It is envisioned that these rules can be updated as needed by the cellphone owner as desired.

Cellphone Owner's VoiceID Repository

The owner of the phone woul...