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1. (WO2007008321) PREFERRED CONTACT GROUP CENTRIC INTERFACE
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau

Pub. No.: WO/2007/008321 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/022645
Publication Date: 18.01.2007 International Filing Date: 09.06.2006
IPC:
G06F 3/00 (2006.01) ,G06F 9/00 (2006.01) ,G06F 17/00 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9
Arrangements for programme control, e.g. control unit
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17
Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
Applicants:
T-MOBILE USA, INC. [US/US]; 12920 SE 38th Street Bellevue, WA 98006, US (AllExceptUS)
SHERRARD, Andrew [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
MCNEEL, Warren [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
CHUGH, Jasdeep, Singh [CA/US]; US (UsOnly)
O'CONNOR, Stephen, John [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
KOSER, Mikkel, Krone [DK/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
TURNNIDGE, Richard, Paul [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
BOONE, Ingrid, Sonja [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
GLENNON, Robert, Ashley [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
HENDRICK, Michael, Thomas [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
SENTMAN, Gary [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
WARFEL, Karl [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
CHANG, Wen-Hsing [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
GOULART, Valerie [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
ABOLROUS, Sally [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
BUZESCU, Adrian [RO/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
SHERRARD, Andrew; US
MCNEEL, Warren; US
CHUGH, Jasdeep, Singh; US
O'CONNOR, Stephen, John; GB
KOSER, Mikkel, Krone; GB
TURNNIDGE, Richard, Paul; GB
BOONE, Ingrid, Sonja; US
GLENNON, Robert, Ashley; US
HENDRICK, Michael, Thomas; US
SENTMAN, Gary; US
WARFEL, Karl; US
CHANG, Wen-Hsing; US
GOULART, Valerie; US
ABOLROUS, Sally; US
BUZESCU, Adrian; US
Agent:
BRUESS, Steven, C.; Merchant & Goulp P.C. P.O. Box 2903 Minneapolis, MN 55402-0903, US
Priority Data:
11/400,92510.04.2006US
60/689,58110.06.2005US
Title (EN) PREFERRED CONTACT GROUP CENTRIC INTERFACE
(FR) INTERFACE ORIENTEE GROUPE DE CONTACT PREFERE
Abstract:
(EN) A preferred contact group centric interface for a communication device can be used to facilitate communications by a user. The user interface can be arranged to activate from a user's 'home page' on the display, from an idle screen that is accessed after a timeout period expires, or any other appropriate mechanism that activates the preferred contact group centric experience. A user selects the preferred contact group from among an array of the user's contacts. Once the contact group is configured, a minimal number of navigation/selection features is necessary to activate any number of communication modes available to the contacts. The contact group is configured such that simple and quick navigation between the contact members is achieved. The contact group can be presented in 2D and 3D arrangements, in any number of list or geometric configurations. A pricing plan can optionally be tied to each member of the contact group.
(FR) Interface orientée groupe de contact préféré pour dispositif de communications, pouvant être utilisée pour faciliter les communications avec l'utilisateur. L'interface utilisateur peut être mise en oeuvre pour l'activation depuis une « page d'accueil » d'utilisateur à l'écran, depuis un écran au repos auquel on accède à l'expiration d'une temporisation, ou tout autre mécanisme approprié activant la fonctionnalité orientée groupe de contact préféré. L'utilisateur sélectionne le groupe de contact préféré dans une série de contacts lui étant propres, et une fois le groupe de contact configuré, on a besoin d'un nombre minimum de fonctions de navigation/sélection pour activer tel ou tel nombre de modes de communication disponibles aux contacts. On configure le groupe de contact de manière à disposer d'une navigation simple et rapide entre les membres du groupe de contact, et ce groupe peut être présenté en 2D et 3D, dans le cadre d'un nombre quelconque de configurations listées ou géométriques. Eventuellement, un plan de tarification peut être rattaché à chaque membre du groupe de contact.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
MXMX/a/2007/015723KR1020080019614IL188002KR1020100038449EP1883921JP2009502048
CN101627349CA2588250KR1020110071025AU2006269687IN10055/DELNP/2007