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Record voice message offline after phone call disconnection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202308D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 128K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that automatically records and stores a user’s speech on a cellular phone when the system detects that the call was disconnected. The user then has options to forward, store, or delete the recording.

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Record voice message offline after phone call disconnection

When a user becomes disconnected while talking to someone on a cellular phone, it is easy to be unaware of the disconnection and to continue speaking on an unconnected line. When this happens, the user tends to call the other party back, when possible, and both parties need to re-count the conversation to pinpoint when they were disconnected. This is inconvenient and often frustrating.

In some situations, it is not possible to immediately call the other party back. Consider the scenario where a person is talking on the phone while driving and reaches the edge of a network. Once out of the network, it's possible that it will be an extended amount of time before this person is able to contact the other party to resume the conversation.

Related art includes:
• A method to record, store and send audio e-mail and voice messages and record instant messaging conversations. [1] The difference between this art and the current disclosure is that the disclosure describes a situation where the caller is unaware of the disconnection at first and the recording is automatically activated, not intentionally initiated.

• A method to set a schedule and recurrence for automatic e-mail messaging. [2] The difference between this art and the current disclosure is that the disclosure describes a situation where the caller is unaware of the disconnection and the recording is automatically initiated, not intentionally initiated.

• A feature which detects when a call gets disconnected and sound an audio alert to notify users of disconnection. [3] This does not allow a user to record a conversation after the disconnection as described in this disclosure.

• Known older phone systems where the user can record a message and have it automatically sent to someone's voicemail without ringing. This differs in that the disclosure describes a process that is activated automatically upon disconnection.

• Instant messaging (IM) feature where the user can send an email to a user who is offline. This differs in that the IM user is online and trying to communicate with someone who is offline. In this disclosure, the recording system is invoked when the connection is terminated.

• Method and system for participant automatic re-invite and updating during conferencing. [4] A conference call is recorded and a user has the option of playing back the missed conversation if he has been disconnected and calls back in.

The main points of differentiation are:
• This invention is a client application via cell phone, rather than recording on a central server

• Connection detection could be based on reception: audio detection notes that service is broken up, which could trigger the invention.

• The person who is talking chooses whether or not to forward the message as a

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voicemail (rather than the above art where the person calls in)
• With this invention, the call ending triggers the micropho...