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Individual Ring-Tone in a virtual group Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248223D
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 29K

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In this disclosure, a method is proposed to help user to detect the specify ring-tone when lots of people together, It will help user don't to check the phone when the ring-tone is same with other people.

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Individual Ring-Tone in a virtual group

Many mobile phone users use the default ring-tone or alert. As a result, it is not uncommon for multiple users in any given situation to have the exact same ring-tone and the exact same alert. This leads to the often- repeated scene where the default alert sounds on one person's phone and everyone in the group checks their devices for an incoming text.


When there is a meeting or party hold, a calendar is spread or a chat group is established, people referenced will meet together, if the ring-tones of the people are all the same, this is really annoying.

What we do here, after the calendar is accepted and chat group time confirmation, the phones of the referenced people will talkto each other peer-to-peer, and negotiate each other's ring-tone and change them to exclusive ones.

And when the meeting or party start, the ring-tone is changed to the chosen ones. During the meeting or party, the ring-tone will keep as different to each others until the meeting or party is over, the ring-tone will change back to the original ones.

Claim point:

Assign exclusive Ring-Tone according to Calendar Entries or Virtual chat Group, for a small group of people.

Work flow as below:


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1. US8027460B1 - Automatic provisioning of distinct ring-tones for co-located telephones

A controller ensures that ring-tones of a relatively-small pool of distinct ring-tones are individually assigned to telephones of a groupof telephones in such
a way as to maximize the physical separation of telephones with the same or similar ring-tones. One telephone after another generates an audio signal, such as a chirp or a ring-tone, while the other telephones listen for the audio signal and report results of their listening to the controller. The controller uses the results to assign ring-tones to the telephones. A graph-coloring algorithm may be used to make the assignments.

A central controller is used to distribute different ring-tones in a special area, one device listen to another, if same ringtone, it will ask the controller to change another...