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1. (WO2001003457) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY ANSWERING AN INCOMING CALL ON A CORDLESS OR WIRELESS PHONE
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Pub. No.: WO/2001/003457 International Application No.: PCT/US2000/008680
Publication Date: 11.01.2001 International Filing Date: 03.04.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 02.01.2001
IPC:
H04M 1/725 (2006.01)
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1
Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
72
Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
725
Cordless telephones
Applicants:
SONY ELECTRONICS, INC. [US/US]; 1 Sony Drive Park Ridge, NJ 07656, US
Inventors:
XIANG, Danlin; US
Agent:
KANANEN, Ronald, P.; Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC Suite 501 1233 20th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036, US
Priority Data:
09/345,38730.06.1999US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY ANSWERING AN INCOMING CALL ON A CORDLESS OR WIRELESS PHONE
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE REPONSE AUTOMATIQUE A UN APPEL ENTRANT SUR UN TELEPHONE SANS CORDON OU SANS FIL
Abstract:
(EN) A sensor (110) located on the earpiece of a wireless or cordless phone (100) detects when the phone (100) is placed near or against a user's ear. The output of the sensor (110) is used to automaticcaly accept an incoming call and answer the phone without the user doing anything more than raising the phone (100) to his or her ear.
(FR) Un détecteur (110) placé sur le pavillon d'un téléphone (100) sans fil ou sans cordon détecte quand le téléphone (100) est placé près ou contre l'oreille de l'utilisateur. La sortie du détecteur (110) est utilisée pour accepter automatiquement un appel entrant et répondre au téléphone sans que l'utilisateur n'ait rien d'autre à faire que de porter le téléphone (100) à son oreille.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)