A Method to Transmit Information to Mobile Devices
Original Publication Date: 2009-Sep-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Sep-22
This article proposes a new way to transmit URIs to mobile devices using near-field communication of information transmitted over radio or television transmissions.
People find it difficult to copy URLs, and, in general, URIs (
email addresses) to mobile devices.
overcome this, some companies offer to send URLs via text messages (e.g., see: http://
), but that doesn't fit all situations. Some mobile phones today are also equipped with radio receivers and can view video, and information suppliers (e.g., advertisers) may want to incorporate URIs in their transmissions, but this means that these URIs need to be spelled out (explicitly said by an announcer),
which reintroduces the typo problem discussed
SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR
DELIVERY OF DIGITAL CONTENT OFFERINGS AT A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT
Both results show that the idea of transmitting information to a mobile phone using near-field communication (NFC) isn't novel (and is not claimed as such). However, they do not propose to "piggy-back" existing transmissions to provide a nation-
wide broadcast of information but focus on a small area
(e.g., a large store), thus not requiring sending the initial signal over a radio or television signal (phases 1 and 2 in the detailed description).
Proposed here is a method to broadcast text, and specifically URIs (
addresses, email addresses, etc.) to mobile devices, and specifically mobile phones, using an encoded signal over radio transmission. The signal is then decoded by a radio receiver and sent to the mobile device. One such method of sending to the mobile device c...