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Method to enable soft keyboard during phone call

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234556D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jan-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jan-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

Publishing Venue

Lenovo

Related People

VANBLON, RUSSELL: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

When using a phone, the user must turn on the soft keyboard at inopportune times.

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Method to enable soft keyboard during phone call

  This idea parses voice input during a call, and will identify when key presses are needed from the user. For example, during a cell phone call, listen for "Push 1 for this, Push 2 for that" and enable the correct soft keyboard/keypad based on the input. This could be a numeric keypad for "Push 1, 2, etc", or an alpha keyboard for "Enter your name, email, etc". The keyboard may automatically be enabled anytime an automated system is detected instead of a real human being.