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Publication Date: 2014-Sep-25
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Mayur Kamat: AUTHOR


A notification behaviour modifying system can be used for modifying notification behaviour of one or more electronic devices when the electronic devices are in the vicinity of each other. The system receives an incoming call at one or more electronic devices implementing the system. The one or more electronic devices are signed-in using same user account. The system associates a call identifier, e.g., unique number, to the incoming call at a first electronic device. The system then detects a low frequency audio signal at the first electronic device. The first electronic device detects the low frequency audio signals produced by the other electronic devices in the vicinity of the first electronic device in response to the incoming call. In response to receiving the low frequency audio signal, the system determines if the call identifier of the incoming call on the first electronic device is the same as the call identifier identified by the detected low frequency audio signal. If the system determines that the call identifier associated with the low frequency audio signal is the same as the call identifier of the incoming call on the first electronic device, the system modifies the notification behaviour of the electronic devices.

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    A notification behaviour modifying system can be used for modifying notification behaviour of  one or more electronic devices when the electronic devices are in the vicinity of each other. The system  receives an incoming call at one or more electronic devices implementing the system. The one or more  electronic devices are signed­in using same user account. The system associates a call identifier, e.g.,  unique number, to the incoming call at a first electronic device. The system then detects a low frequency  audio signal at the first electronic device. The first electronic device detects the low frequency audio  signals produced by the other electronic devices in the vicinity of the first electronic device in response  to the incoming call. In response to receiving the low frequency audio signal, the system determines if the  call identifier of the incoming call on the first electronic device is the same as the call identifier identified  by the detected low frequency audio signal. If the system determines that the call identifier associated  with the low frequency audio signal is the same as the call identifier of the incoming call on the first  electronic device, the system modifies the notification behaviour of the electronic devices. 



With the growing popularity of electronic devices, people are increasingly maintaining and 

managing multiple devices, e.g., cell phones, phablets, tablets, smart watches, and other wearable  devices. People can associate their user account with each of their devices and use the different devices  interchangeably. Because all the devices are associated with the same user account, when the user  account receives an incoming phone/video call, all the devices connected to the user account rings. This  is useful when the devices are not in the same place but can be redundant when they are in the same  vicinity. A mechanism to streamline the same notification across multiple devices can reduce user  confusion and annoyance.   


        NOTIFICATION BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION SYSTEM   The systems and techniques described in this disclosure relate to a notification behaviour 

modification system that modifies notification behavior of an electronic device. The notification 




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behaviour modifying system can be implemented for use in an Internet, an intranet, or another client and  server environment. The system can be implemented locally on a client device or implemented across a  client device and server environment. T...