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MOBILE COMMUNICATION PLAYLIST

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245553D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-16
Document File: 7 page(s) / 95K

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Lawrence S. Rublin: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Techniques are presented herein for creating and providing a mobile communication playlist that enables a user to conveniently initiate a series of communications, such as phone calls, with minimum effort. The playlist may be automatically populated based on contact information, geographic information, calendar information, historical records, and other such information. The playlist may also be manipulated based on user input, including voice commands. Consequently, the mobile communication playlist may reduce or eliminate user interaction with a mobile communication device while the user is driving which, in turn, may reduce dangerous distractions from driving. Additionally, the mobile communication playlist may assist with the organization of communications, especially while a user is driving and not focused on a task list, reminder list, an email inbox, etc.

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MOBILE COMMUNICATION PLAYLIST

AUTHORS:

Lawrence S. Rublin Gilad Taub

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    Techniques are presented herein for creating and providing a mobile communication playlist that enables a user to conveniently initiate a series of communications, such as phone calls, with minimum effort. The playlist may be automatically populated based on contact information, geographic information, calendar information, historical records, and other such information. The playlist may also be manipulated based on user input, including voice commands. Consequently, the mobile communication playlist may reduce or eliminate user interaction with a mobile communication device while the user is driving which, in turn, may reduce dangerous distractions from driving. Additionally, the mobile communication playlist may assist with the organization of communications, especially while a user is driving and not focused on a task list, reminder list, an email inbox, etc.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    Drivers frequently leverage time spent driving to communicate with friends, colleagues, or other such contacts, from a mobile communications device (MCD), such as a smartphone. Although many MCDs, as well as automobiles, are now equipped with hands-free and/or voice activation functionality, when a driver is initiating a series of communications (e.g., calls), the driver still has to take steps to initiate each call, remember which calls to make, and remember an order in which the calls are to be made. Moreover, even with hands-free and/or voice activation functionality, a driver may still be required to interact with their MCD to facilitate certain actions, such as call initiation, volume control, call switching, conferencing, etc. Consequently, initiating a series of

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communications while driving may be distracting and, thus, dangerous (not to mention, possibly illegal) for the driver and anyone sharing the vehicle or the road.

    In some instances, a MCD may schedule calls and prompt a user to initiate calls; however, these solutions draw the driver's attention away from driving and to the MCD when prompting the user. These solutions do not provide automatic calling or interdependence between scheduled calls. By comparison, some customer relationship management (CRM) or telemarketing systems provide automatic calling, but these systems determine the next call to make based on the circumstances and convenience of the person receiving the call (the "callee") in order to increase the chances of landing a new customer. These systems do not determine a call list for the benefit of the caller.

    Provided herein are techniques that determine and execute a call list ("a mobile communication playlist") for a caller in order to facilitate safe and undistracted driving while optimizing utilization of the driver's time. These techniques leverage functionality and/or address needs that are rooted in the mobile communicati...