Distinctive Vibrating Feature for Wireless Devices
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-13
This invention combines aspects of three existing features of wireless communications devices: 1. Caller ID (allows communications devices to display the identity of the call originator). 2. Distinctive Ringing (utilizes Caller ID to identify the call originator, and then provides this information by means of a distinctive ring cadence or melody). 3. Vibration Alert (silently informs the user of incoming calls by means of a vibration which is felt by the user but not by others). “Distinctive Vibrating” allows users of portable communications devices to silently learn the identity of incoming call originators by means of a distinctive cadence of vibration/no vibration.