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A Method to set mobile phone Do Not Disturb by face down

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234060D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-09
Document File: 6 page(s) / 163K

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Abstract

Mobile telephone brings great convenience to people, but also leads to endless interruptions. In this disclosure, a novel method is proposed to set mobile phone into status of Do Not Disturb smartly with face down on desk. The mechanism of the proposed method could be realized by position sensor and cameras on both sides.

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A Method to set mobile phone Do Not Disturb by face down

Mobile telephone brings great convenience to people in daily communication. However, it also leads to endless interruptions. For example: while talking cheerfully with family or friends at dinner, frequently phone calls/SMS/Micro Blogs/Instance Messages would destroy atmosphere of joy. In this disclosure, a novel method is proposed to set mobile phone into status of Do Not Disturb smartly with face down on desk.

Do Not Disturb means to shutdown phone alerts with no sound or shake. Incoming messages could be temporary stored or rejected with feedback automatically.

Prior Arts:


1) Setting to Do Not Disturb manually.

People can open dashboard of sound or shake and close them manually. In our disclosure, setting is realized automatically after condition triggered.


2) Setting to Do Not Disturb by time.

Some OS supports to enter Do Not Disturb at certain time. For example, 23:00 - 6:00. In our disclosure, trigger is phone posture, instead of time.


3) Shake phone to trigger actives.

Some applications support shaking phone to active operations. In this disclosure, not only movement but also light intensity is involved as condition to trigger.

The core idea of this method is to provide a trigger so as to active status of Do Not Disturb. After using this method, when a phone is face down on desktop as figure 1, status of Do Not Disturb will start to active automatically. When this phone is moved or reversed, Do Not Disturb will no longer active any more.

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Figure 1: Face down of a mobile phone


The mechanism of the proposed method could be realized by position sensor and cameras on both sides. There are two conditions: first is that phone should be in position of face down and kept as a...