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JP2004080395A
JP2004080395A JP2002238018A JP2002238018A JP2004080395A JP 2004080395 A JP2004080395 A JP 2004080395A JP 2002238018 A JP2002238018 A JP 2002238018A JP 2002238018 A JP2002238018 A JP 2002238018A JP 2004080395 A JP2004080395 A JP 2004080395A
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成沢 秀樹
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Provided is a portable terminal device capable of transmitting an incoming call without interrupting reproduction of music or the like even if the incoming call is received while data such as music is being played.
A mobile phone includes an antenna, a transmitting / receiving unit wirelessly connected to a base station of a wireless telephone network, a control unit, and a melody player unit capable of storing / reading sound data such as music in a storage medium. 5, an earphone connection detection unit 6, an earphone jack 7 to which an earphone microphone 8 is connected, an audio processing unit 9, a storage unit 16, and the like. When the control unit 4 determines that there is an incoming call while the melody player unit 5 is operating, the earphone microphone 8 is connected to the earphone jack 7 while the reproduction operation of the melody player unit 5 is continued. When it is present, the vibrator 8a is driven to notify that there is an incoming call without sound.
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[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a portable terminal device, and more particularly, to a portable terminal device that can perform an incoming call without stopping the operation of the data reproducing unit when an incoming call is received while music or the like is being reproduced by a data reproducing unit. .
[0002]
[Prior art]
In recent years, the spread of mobile phones has been remarkable, and the number of subscribers has exceeded that of fixed phones. Calls can be made regardless of location or time, and as long as radio waves arrive, incoming calls can be made in trains and buses, even in public places, etc. In some cases. Therefore, in a train or in a public place, it is a manner to turn off the power supply and refrain from using it. However, there is a case where the user forgets to turn off the power or wants to receive an incoming call. For example, an incoming call cannot be avoided. However, ringing in a place where use is banned can be bothering the user and those around him. In order to be able to cope with such a situation, most recent portable terminal devices are equipped with a vibrator that generates mechanical vibration using a micro motor. By turning on the vibrator function, the ring tone is turned off and the housing of the portable terminal device vibrates, so that the user can know that there is an incoming call.
[0003]
However, when the mobile terminal device is stored away from the hand or the body, for example, in a bag or the like, if the vibrator function is turned on, vibration cannot be sensed, and the incoming call cannot be known. Therefore, in addition to a microphone (microphone) and an earphone, an earphone microphone (earphone microphone) with an adapter, a unit, or a vibrator can be connected to the portable terminal device, so that the portable terminal device can recognize an incoming call even if it is not at hand. Are disclosed in JP-A-8-163213, JP-A-10-51519, JP-A-10-290490, JP-A-2000-13485, JP-A-2001-86202, and Japanese Patent No. 2954150. And so on.
[0004]
Also, since many mobile terminal devices are always carried, functions other than the telephone function, for example, an electronic telephone directory function, an electronic organizer function, a recording function, an e-mail function, a camera function, a GPS (Global Positioning System: worldwide) A device having a positioning system) function or the like is commercially available. Alternatively, a model in which an audio player function is incorporated in a portable terminal device has been proposed (for example, Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2001-333161 and Japanese Utility Model Application Laid-Open No. 5-6958).
[0005]
The invention disclosed in Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2001-333161 stores sound data compressed by MPEG3 (Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer-3) and the like in addition to a wireless telephone unit for a mobile phone or the like, and stores the sound data. And a sound input / output processing unit connected to the sound data processing unit and performing a process related to music reproduction. Storage / reproduction can be performed. Further, when an incoming call is received during the reproduction of the sound data, the reproduction of the sound data is interrupted, a ring tone is output from a headphone microphone to notify the incoming call, and the telephone call can be further performed. When the call ends, the reproduction of the interrupted sound data is started.
[0006]
The invention disclosed in Japanese Utility Model Laid-Open Publication No. Hei 5-6958 integrates a headphone stereo unit and a wireless telephone unit by a cassette player into one housing, and when a call is received while music is being reproduced using headphones, a ringing tone is heard. , And output a ring tone from the headphones. The user who hears the ringing tone switches a switch to go off-hook and makes a call. If the switch is switched to the headphone stereo unit after the end of the call, music playback is resumed.
[0007]
In the configuration as disclosed in Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2001-333161, it is easy to increase the capacity of a built-in semiconductor memory as the semiconductor technology advances and the functions become higher, and there is no problem in the realization. Further, the spread of the Internet has made it possible to download melody data from Web sites and the like, and the technology has also improved the sound quality level. Therefore, music lovers can use portable audio players as described in Japanese Patent No. 2954150. The melody performance can be sufficiently enjoyed by the portable terminal device alone without preparing separately.
[0008]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
However, according to the conventional portable terminal device, it is difficult to incorporate a stereo speaker into its housing in terms of size, and consideration is given to not inconvenience surrounding people. , An earphone microphone is used. In this case, if there is an incoming call during the reproduction of the sound data, the ongoing music reproduction is suddenly stopped and a preset ringtone (instead of the music) as shown in Japanese Utility Model Application Laid-Open No. 5-6958. (Melody or monotone) is output from the earphone in the earphone microphone. For this reason, a user who listens well feels very unpleasant. This problem is not the same as when the earphone microphone is used, but also when the sound data is reproduced only by the main unit.
[0009]
Therefore, an object of the present invention is to provide a portable terminal device capable of transmitting an incoming call without interrupting the reproduction of music and the like even if the incoming call is received during the reproduction of data such as music.
[0010]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
In order to achieve the above object, the present invention provides a wireless unit connected to a base station of a wireless telephone network through transmission and reception of radio waves, a control unit, a main body including the wireless unit and the control unit, and storing data. A data storage unit, and a data reproduction unit that can read the data from the data storage unit as needed. The portable terminal device is connected to an externally connected vibrator, thereby The present invention provides a mobile terminal device wherein, when an incoming call is received during operation, the control unit drives the externally connected vibrator while continuing the operation of the data reproducing unit.
[0011]
According to this configuration, when an incoming call is received during the operation of the data reproducing unit (during reproduction), the control unit keeps the operation of the data reproducing unit, that is, the incoming call while continuing to reproduce data such as music. To drive an externally connected vibrator. Therefore, the user can receive the call without interrupting the performance (reproduction) of data such as music and without depending on the sound, so that the user does not feel unpleasant when receiving the call.
[0012]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. In the embodiment of the present invention, it is assumed that the reproduction target is sound data.
FIG. 1 shows a configuration of a portable terminal device according to the present invention. In the following, it is assumed that the mobile terminal device is a mobile phone.
The mobile phone 100 includes an antenna 1, a transmission / reception unit 2, a modulation / demodulation unit 3, a control unit 4, a melody player 5 as a data storage unit and a data reproduction unit, an earphone connection detection unit 6, an earphone jack 7, and this earphone jack 7. , A vibrator-equipped earphone microphone 8 (hereinafter, referred to as an earphone microphone) 8 equipped with a vibrator 8a, an audio processing unit 9, a speaker 10 used as a receiver, a microphone (microphone) 11 used as a transmitter, and a sounder 12 A power supply of a predetermined voltage is provided to the vibrator 13 which is provided in the main body and generates a mechanical vibration, a display unit 14 such as an LCD (liquid crystal display), an operation unit 15, a storage unit 16, and the above-mentioned respective circuit units. A power supply unit 17 for performing power supply, a battery 18 for supplying power to the power supply unit 17, and Sound data from the melody player unit 5 is configured to include a speaker 19 for acoustic output. Since the speaker 19 is for performing music performance, it is desirable to select a product that is capable of outputting a so-called hi-fi sound that is excellent in sound quality characteristics, range characteristics, output characteristics, and the like.
[0013]
As is clear from FIG. 1, the mobile phone 100 of the present invention includes an antenna 1, a transmission / reception unit 2, a modulation / demodulation unit 3, a control unit 4, a voice processing unit 9, a speaker 10, a microphone 11, a display unit 12, an operation unit 13, (Furthermore, the mobile phone function executed using the earphone microphone 8) and data such as music downloaded from a Web site or the like are stored, and the data is reproduced so that the earphone microphone 8 can listen to the data. It is provided with a melody player function (by the melody player section 5, the speaker 19, and the earphone microphone 8).
[0014]
The antenna 1 is a whip-type antenna or the like which is attached to the upper part of the main body of the mobile phone 100 so as to be able to expand and contract. The transmission / reception unit 2 is provided with a transmission circuit and a reception circuit, and performs connection with a base station of a wireless telephone network by radio waves. The modulation / demodulation unit 3 is connected to the transmission / reception unit 2, and modulates a signal to be transmitted and demodulates an information signal. The transmitting / receiving unit 2 and the modem unit 3 form a wireless unit.
[0015]
The transmission / reception unit 2 includes a reception circuit and a transmission circuit, and performs wireless transmission and reception with a base station. The modulation and demodulation unit 3 modulates data to be transmitted and sends it to the modulation and demodulation unit 3, and also demodulates a received signal from the modulation and demodulation unit 3. The control unit 4 includes a CPU, an input / output interface circuit, and the like, and controls the entire mobile phone 100.
[0016]
The earphone microphone 8 includes a vibrator 8a in addition to stereo earphones and microphones (8b and 8c in FIG. 2) and, if necessary, constituent components such as those disclosed in JP-A-10-290490, such as an LCD. , A CPU, a jog dial, and the like. The vibrators 8a and 12 generate mechanical vibration by using a micro motor as a drive source, and can notify the user of the incoming call by vibration without sound. The sounder 12 is built into the main body of the mobile phone 100, and generates a ringtone by a single sound, a melody sound, or the like when the earphone microphone 8 is not connected to the earphone jack 7. The display unit 14 is configured using a liquid crystal display (LCD) or the like, and displays a telephone number, a current date, and other information. The operation unit 15 includes ten keys and function keys (function keys), and searches for a telephone number, permits a call, terminates a call, switches a display, corrects a current date, inputs telephone directory data, inputs a telephone number, and the like. Used to perform The storage unit 16 is configured using a semiconductor memory, and stores telephone directory data, temporary data executed by the control unit 4, and the like.
[0017]
When the melody player unit 5 is operating, the earphone connection detection unit 6 determines whether the earphone microphone 8 is connected to the earphone jack 7 and notifies the control unit 4. Upon receiving the connection notification, the control unit 4 sends the sound data from the melody player unit 5 to the earphone microphone 8 through the sound processing unit 9 and the earphone jack 7, and reproduces (plays) sound data such as music by the earphone microphone 8. enable. This reproduction can be executed by pressing a designated key set for the melody player unit 5 of the operation unit 15, and start, music selection, stop, end, and the like can be designated by operating the operation unit 15.
[0018]
If there is an incoming call (incoming call) during the reproduction of the sound data, the incoming call is detected by the control unit 4, and the control unit 4 drives the vibrator 8a in the earphone microphone 8. At this time, the reproduction (performance) of the music and the like by the melody player section 5 is continued without interruption. When the user who has received the incoming call through the vibrator 8a operates a predetermined key in the operation unit 13 to perform off-hook, a call is started using the microphone 8c and the earphone 8b attached to the earphone microphone 8, and at the same time, the melody player is played. The reproduction of music or the like by the unit 5 is interrupted.
[0019]
When the earphone connection detection unit 6 detects that the earphone microphone 8 is not connected, the earphone connection detection unit 6 sends a command to the control unit 4, and the control unit 4 transmits the sound data (music and the like) from the melody player unit 5. Output is made from a speaker 19 built in the main body. When an incoming call is received during reproduction by the speaker 19, the vibrator 11 in the main body of the mobile phone 100 is driven to make an incoming call. When the user who knows the incoming call operates a predetermined key of the operation unit 13 to perform off-hook, connection with the caller becomes possible, and a call using the microphone 11 and the speaker 10 provided in the main body is performed. Will be possible.
[0020]
FIG. 2 shows a detailed configuration of the audio processing unit 9 and the melody player unit 5.
The melody player unit 5 includes a memory 21 in which digital sound data from the modulation / demodulation unit 3 is stored, a memory control unit 22 that stores sound data from the modulation / demodulation unit 3 in the memory 21 and controls reading from the memory 21 during reproduction. It comprises an MPEG decoder 23 for decoding MPEG sound data read from the memory 21. During a call, the received voice data of the other party is input from the modem 3 to the input terminal of the voice processor 9 through the demodulator 37.
[0021]
The melody player section 5 is not limited to the configuration shown in FIG. 2, and the processing of the MPEG decoder 23 can be replaced with software processing. Further, the memory 21 may be externally provided without being built in, or a portable hard disk (micro drive) may be used instead of the semiconductor memory. Further, it is not necessary to prepare a dedicated memory for the melody player section 5 as the memory 21. For example, when the melody player unit 5 is built in the mobile phone 100, the melody player unit 5 may share the control unit 4 and the memory 21.
[0022]
The memory control unit 22 includes a music detection unit, a reproduction state storage unit that stores a reproduction state, and a music reproduction control unit that controls reproduction of sound data (music and the like). When the control unit 4 detects that the melody player unit 5 is reproducing sound data when the control unit 4 detects an incoming call, the reproduction state storage unit stores the reproduction information (at the time of music off-hook) when the call is received (off-hook). Information indicating whether or not the call was being played back at the time of the incoming call, and if so, the volume of the sound data being played back at the time of the incoming call and the address information of the music data (sound data) are held until the end of the call. The memory control unit 22 controls the reproduction and stop of the melody performance based on the reproduction information from the music detection unit and the reproduction state storage unit and the end signal indicating the end of the call.
[0023]
The audio processing unit 9 also includes a low-pass filter (LPF) 31 for removing high-frequency components of sound data from the modulation / demodulation unit 3 or the MPEG decoder 23, and a D / A for converting a digital signal from the low-pass filter 31 into an analog signal. A (digital / analog) converter 32, an amplifier 33 that amplifies the output signal of the D / A converter 32 and outputs the output signal to the earphone 8b of the earphone microphone 8, an amplifier 34 that amplifies the output signal of the microphone 8c of the earphone microphone 8, The A / D converter 35 converts the analog signal from the amplifier 34 into a digital signal, the encoder 36 encodes the signal from the A / D converter 35, and demodulates the audio data from the modem 3. It is provided with a demodulator 37 applied to the low-pass filter 31.
[0024]
The earphone microphone 8 includes a microphone 8c to which a vibrator 8a, a pair of earphones 8b, an earphone 8b, and a vibrator 8a are attached and which is extended and attached to a lower end of a band 8d having a flexible structure. The band 8d is worn so as to cover the user's head. The vibrator 8a is attached so that a part thereof contacts the surface of the user's head. The pair of earphones 8b have independent electrical connections on the L (left) side and the R (right) side so that stereo listening is possible. In FIG. 2, the processing system in the audio processing unit 9 is shown as monaural for simplicity of description, but actually, the low-pass filter 31 to the amplifier 33 are provided with two systems for stereo.
[0025]
In FIG. 2, the voice uttered by the user is converted into an analog voice signal by the microphone 8 c of the earphone microphone 8, sent to the amplifier 34 via the earphone jack 7, and subjected to predetermined amplification. Next, the A / D converter 35 converts the analog signal into a digital signal. The digital audio signal converted by the A / D converter 35 is encoded for transmission by the encoder 36 and is input to the modem 3. The audio signal modulated by the modulation / demodulation unit 3 is converted into a radio wave by the transmission / reception unit 2 and transmitted from the antenna 1 to the base station.
[0026]
When in a call state, a high-frequency signal carrying the voice of the call partner is received by the antenna 1 and the transmission / reception unit 2, demodulated by the modulation / demodulation unit 3 and the demodulator 37, and further transmitted to the low-pass filter 31 and the D / A converter 32. After being converted to an analog signal and amplified by the amplifier 32, the signal is output from the speaker 10 or output as sound from the earphone 8b of the earphone microphone 8. Here, when the earphone microphone 8 is connected to the earphone jack 7, the user's real voice is picked up by the microphone 8c of the earphone microphone 8, and the voice of the other party is output from the earphone 8b of the earphone microphone 8.
[0027]
When receiving distribution of sound data (compressed music information and other sound information) from a music distribution site on the Web, the control unit 4 outputs a predetermined signal to the modulation and demodulation unit 3, where modulation is performed. The modulated signal is transmitted from the transmission / reception unit 2. The mobile phone 100 is connected to a packet communication network through a base station of a wireless telephone network, and is connected to a server that distributes sound data of the packet communication network (hereinafter, music data is downloaded and this is called music data). The data of the music list is compressed from this server and sent to the mobile phone 100.
[0028]
The mobile phone 100 that has received the music list data notifies the name (or title) of the music to be downloaded, and downloads the music data. The mobile phone 100 demodulates the received music data by the modulation / demodulation unit 3 to make a digital signal, sends the digital signal to the melody player unit 5, and stores it in the memory 21 through the memory control unit 22. At the same time, monitoring can be performed while downloading music data. In this case, the digital signal demodulated by the modem 3 is sent to the MPEG decoder 23, and the decoded digital signal is sent to the audio processor 9. In the audio processing unit 9, the analog signal is converted into an analog signal by the low-pass filter 31 and the D / A converter 32, amplified by the amplifier 24, and drives the speaker 10. When the earphone microphone 8 is connected to the earphone jack 7, the sound is output from the earphone 8b.
[0029]
When the music data is stored in the memory 21, the data of the head address and the end address of the music data and the music name as a file name are written in a predetermined storage area (table). When a plurality of music data are stored in the memory 21, data of a plurality of start addresses and end addresses are written in a table. In the mobile phone 100, when the download of the music data is completed, the control unit 4 performs control to release the connection with the base station.
[0030]
Next, when playing back the downloaded music data, a predetermined key of the operation unit 15 is operated. In response to this operation, the control unit 4 reads out the song title data with reference to the table in the memory 21 and displays the song title list on the display unit 14. The user selects a desired song name from the song name list displayed on the display unit 17 by using the operation unit 15. Thereby, the music data of the selected music is read from the memory 21. The music data read from the memory 21 is sent to the MPEG decoder 23, and the compression is returned. After the decoded music data is subjected to a process of returning to analog by the audio processing unit 9, the audio data is acoustically output from the speaker 19 or the earphone 8b of the earphone microphone 8 as music.
[0031]
FIG. 3 shows the operation of the portable terminal device according to the present invention. With reference to FIGS. 1 to 3, an operation of music reproduction (melody performance) by the melody player unit 5 will be described. In this embodiment, steps in the flowchart are represented by S.
When the power of the mobile phone 100 is turned on (S101), the mobile phone 100 enters a standby state (S102). In this standby state (standby), when the power is turned off (S103), the mobile phone 100 ends all operations. During standby, the control section 4 determines whether or not the melody player section 5 has been operated (S104). When the operation of the melody player unit 5 is detected, the control unit 4 determines whether or not the earphone microphone 8 is connected to the earphone jack 7 via the earphone connection detection unit 6 (S105). When it is determined that the earphone microphone 8 is not connected to the earphone jack 7, music reproduction by the melody player unit 5 is performed through the speaker 19.
[0032]
On the other hand, when the earphone connection detection unit 6 detects the connection of the earphone microphone 8, the melody performance by the melody player unit 5 is performed through the earphone 8b of the earphone microphone 8 (S107). When there is an incoming call during the melody performance (S108), the control unit 4 drives the vibrator 8a of the earphone microphone 8 to notify the incoming call, and also executes the melody performance to the earphone microphone 8 (S109). . At this time, since the telephone number of the caller is displayed on the display unit 14, it is possible to know in advance whether or not the caller can accept the call. With this function, for example, a call made only once and the line connection is cut off, and a user who thinks that it is an important phone calls a phone number later and charges an unreasonable fee, Contact can be avoided.
[0033]
When the user operates the operation unit 15 to go off-hook in response to the incoming call (S110), a call with the caller is started (S111). At the same time, the control unit 4 that knows the off-hook controls the memory control unit 22. The memory control unit 22 retains the reproduction information at that time (the volume of the music being reproduced at the time of the incoming call, the address information of the music data (sound data) of the melody performance, etc.) until the end of the telephone call, and the melody performance. Execute control for stopping. When the call ends and the user performs an on-hook operation using the operation unit 15 (S112), the control unit 4 that recognizes the on-hook controls the memory control unit 22. The memory control unit 22 restarts the temporarily interrupted melody player unit 5 based on the held reproduction information (S113). When the melody performance (reproduction) by the melody player section 5 is completed, the process returns to S102, and the apparatus enters a standby state.
[0034]
If it is determined in S104 that the melody player 20 is not operating, the process returns to S102, and the standby state is maintained. If it is determined in S105 that the earphone microphone 8 is not connected to the earphone jack 7, a melody performance is performed through the speaker 19 built in the mobile phone 100 (S106). Further, when it is determined in S108 that an incoming call has not been detected, a melody performance is performed by the earphone microphone 8 (S107).
[0035]
As described above, according to the above-described embodiment, even when the melody player unit 5 receives a call while listening to music or the like using the earphone microphone 8, the performance of the music or the like is interrupted. Since the incoming call can be recognized by the operation of the vibrator 8a in the earphone microphone 8, the user does not feel unpleasant feeling or discomfort when receiving the incoming call. When the user wants to place importance on performance of music or the like rather than the incoming call, or does not want to receive the incoming call because the caller of the telephone number displayed on the display unit 14 does not want to answer the call, If the above operation is performed or the operation is left as it is, the incoming call stops after a certain number of times under the control of the base station, so that the incoming call can be rejected while listening to the melody performance.
[0036]
FIG. 4 shows another processing example of the present invention. In FIG. 4, the same reference numerals are used for the same processing as in FIG. 3, and a description of overlapping parts will be omitted. FIG. 4 provides processing of S201 to S204 in place of the processing of S106 in FIG. 3 so that the melody performance is interrupted even when the melody performance is being listened to only with the mobile phone 100 itself without using the earphone microphone 8. Instead, the incoming call can be notified by vibrator 13.
[0037]
When it is determined that the earphone microphone 8 is not connected to the earphone jack 7 (S105), the melody player unit 5 performs the melody performance on the mobile phone 100 alone (S201). When there is an incoming call in this state, the control unit 4 drives the vibrator 13 built in the mobile phone 100 while continuing the melody performance by the melody player unit 5 (S203), and notifies the user of the incoming call. When the user operates the operation unit 15 to go off-hook in response to the incoming call (S204), a call is started (S111). At the same time, the control unit 4 that knows the off-hook controls the memory control unit 22 to hold the reproduction information at that time until the end of the call, and to execute control for stopping the melody performance. Thereafter, the processing of S111 to S114 described in FIG. 3 is executed.
[0038]
As described above, according to each of the above-described embodiments, when a call is received during the operation of the melody player unit 5, the earphone microphone 8 is connected to the earphone jack 7 while the operation of the melody player unit 5 is continued. When the earphone microphone 8 is not connected to the earphone jack 7, the vibrator 8 a is driven to notify the incoming call when the earphone microphone 8 is not connected to the earphone jack 7, and the reproduction of the melody performance or the like is not stopped. The user does not feel uncomfortable or unpleasant when receiving a call.
[0039]
By the way, in FIG. 1, the earphone microphone 8 is configured to be connected by wire through the earphone jack 7. However, the earphone microphone may be configured as an adapter or a remote controller, and may be connected to the portable terminal device wirelessly. This configuration example will be described with reference to FIGS.
[0040]
FIG. 5 shows a configuration of a mobile terminal device (mobile phone) by wireless connection. In FIG. 5, the same reference numerals are used for the same components as those shown in FIG. The description of the parts described with reference to FIG. 1 will be omitted.
[0041]
The mobile phone 40 as a mobile terminal device includes the antenna 1, the transmission / reception unit 2, the modulation / demodulation unit 3, the control unit 4, the melody player 5, the earphone jack 7, the audio processing unit 9, the speaker 10, the microphone 11, the sounder shown in FIG. 12, an in-body vibrator 13, a display unit 14, an operation unit 15, a storage unit 16, a speaker 19, an interface unit 41 connected to the control unit 4, a transmission / reception unit 42 connected to the interface unit 41, and a transmission / reception unit An antenna 43 is connected to the antenna 42. In this case, the earphone jack 7 does not connect the earphone microphone, but only the earphone, and this earphone may be stereo or monaural. In FIG. 5, the battery and the power supply are not shown. The transmission / reception unit 42 and the antenna 43 perform communication with a wireless earphone microphone 50 shown in FIG. The transmission / reception unit 42 and the antenna 43 have different transmission power, transmission / reception frequency, and communication system from those of the transmission / reception unit 2 and the antenna 1, and the communication range may be about several meters. The communication method may be a unique mode or a method such as BlueTooth.
[0042]
FIG. 6 shows a configuration of the wireless earphone microphone.
The wireless earphone microphone 50 includes a control circuit 51 including a CPU, an antenna 52 for performing wireless communication with the mobile phone 40, a transmitting unit 53 connected to the antenna 52, and a receiving unit connected to the antenna 52. 54, an interface circuit 55 connected to these circuits and the control unit 51, a power supply unit 56 for supplying power to the entire wireless earphone microphone 50 using a battery as a power supply, an operation unit 57 operated by a user, A vibrator 58 as an external vibrator to generate, a vibrator driving circuit 59 for driving the vibrator 58, an earphone 60 (only one is shown here, but actually a stereo configuration), and an earphone driving circuit 61 for driving the earphone 60 , The microphone 62, and amplifies and digitizes the audio output of the microphone 62 An audio processing unit 63 to be output to the interface circuit 55 is constituted. The earphone 60, the microphone 62, and the vibrator 58 are integrated into a headphone type as shown in FIG.
[0043]
5 and 6, when the wireless earphone / microphone 50 is turned on, radio waves are constantly or regularly transmitted from the wireless earphone / microphone 50, and the mobile phone 40 that has received the radio waves uses the vibrator 13 and the mobile phone. Turn off the incoming call notification function on the 40 side. The received voice signal, the incoming signal and the data from the melody player 5 in the mobile phone 40 are transmitted to the wireless earphone microphone 50 via the interface unit 41, the transmission / reception unit 42, and the antenna 43 by a weak radio wave under the control of the control unit 4. Sent. In the wireless earphone microphone 50, a radio wave from the mobile phone 40 is received by the receiving unit 54 via the antenna 52, and is sent to each unit in the wireless earphone microphone 50 via the interface circuit 55. At the time of receiving the incoming signal, the control circuit 51 drives the vibrator drive circuit 59 to drive the vibrator 58. By vibrating the vibrator 58, the user can know that there is an incoming call of the mobile phone 40.
[0044]
The wireless earphone microphone 50 also functions as a remote control. When the user presses a predetermined key on the operation unit 57, the mobile phone 40 can perform a calling operation, and after the connection is completed, a call can be made using the earphone 60 and the microphone 62. A ring tone signal and data (playback music signal) from the melody player 5 are output to the earphone 60 through the earphone drive circuit 61 in addition to the reception voice signal from the mobile phone 40 during a call.
[0045]
The voice of the user is converted into an electric signal by the microphone 32, processed by the voice processing unit 63, sent to the transmission unit 23 via the interface circuit 55, and subjected to modulation, amplification, and other processing. It is emitted as a weak radio wave.
[0046]
When the mobile phone 40 is in a standby state, the melody player 5 can be operated. When the melody player 5 is in the reproducing state, the sound data is sent to the interface unit 41. The control unit 4 causes the transmission / reception unit 42 to transmit the sound data input to the interface circuit 13. The transmission / reception unit 42 performs signal processing necessary for transmission, and transmits the signal from the antenna 43 to the wireless earphone microphone 50 by radio waves.
[0047]
The wireless earphone microphone 50 receives a radio wave from the mobile phone 40 with the antenna 52, and performs predetermined signal processing such as amplification and demodulation with the receiving unit 54 to obtain a received and reproduced music signal (sound data). The received and reproduced music signal is supplied to the earphone 60 via the interface circuit 55 and the earphone drive circuit 61, and is output as sound. As described above, the user can listen to the sound data from the melody player 5 with the earphone 60 in the standby state.
[0048]
On the other hand, when an incoming call is detected by the control unit 4 in the standby state of the mobile phone 40, a vibrator driving command is generated and the command is transmitted to the interface circuit 41. The interface circuit 41 wirelessly transmits a vibrator driving command to the wireless earphone microphone 50 together with data from the melody player 5.
[0049]
In the wireless earphone microphone 50, when receiving the vibrator driving command from the mobile phone 40, the receiving unit 54 performs a receiving process, sends the data from the melody player 5 to the earphone driving circuit 61, and outputs the data from the earphone 60. Therefore, even if there is an incoming call, data from the melody player 5 is output from the earphone 60 without interruption. On the other hand, the vibrator driving command is output to the vibrator driving circuit 59 via the interface circuit 55, and the vibrator 58 is driven.
[0050]
When the user who knows the incoming call operates a predetermined key of the operation unit 57 and responds to the incoming call, the line connection is established, and the reproduction of data from the melody player 5 is interrupted as described with reference to FIG. And a call using the earphone 60 can be started. At this time, the circuit sections of the control circuit 51, the transmission section 53, the reception section 54, the interface circuit 55, the earphone drive circuit 61, and the audio processing section 63 operate. When the on-hook operation is performed and the call ends, the melody player 5 is restarted in step 113 of FIG.
[0051]
In FIG. 5, the transmitting and receiving unit is provided on the mobile phone 40. However, the transmitting and receiving unit and the antenna are formed as adapters, and the adapter is connected to the mobile phone 100 having the configuration shown in FIG. A configuration may be employed in which communication is performed between the 50 units. Further, the wireless earphone microphone 50 has been described as having a configuration mainly having a function as an earphone microphone, but may be a multifunctional unit further equipped with a keyboard, a camera, a storage medium, and the like.
[0052]
In the above-described embodiment, the configuration in which the melody player unit 5 is incorporated in the portable terminal device (mobile phone 100) has been described. However, the present invention is not limited to this configuration, and is similar to the melody player unit 5. The configuration may be such that a melody player, an MD, a digital player, or the like is externally connected.
[0053]
The mobile terminal device is a mobile phone, but the present invention is not limited to the mobile phone. For example, a PHS (Personal Handyphone System) phone, a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) terminal having a wireless phone function are provided. The present invention can be applied to such cases.
[0054]
Further, in the above description, an incoming call for a telephone call has been described, but the present invention can be applied to, for example, a notification at the time of data reception in data communication. In addition, although the notification of the incoming call is performed using the sounder 12 or the vibrators 8a and 13, it is also possible to use a light emitting display such as an LED (light emitting diode) in addition to these.
[0055]
In the above-described embodiment, a case has been described in which sound data (compressed music information and other sound information) is downloaded from a Web music distribution site, stored in the melody player unit 5, and played. However, the present invention is not limited to downloading. For example, sound data compressed by a personal computer, sound data stored in a storage medium (for example, a memory card or an IC card), or the like may be stored in the memory 21 through the memory control unit 22 and reproduced. it can.
[0056]
In the above embodiment, when there is an incoming call, the melody player unit 5 is temporarily interrupted together with the off-hook, and the reproduction is resumed from the interrupted position after the end of the call. It is also possible to make settings or select a reproduction method during reproduction. For example, (a) replay the sound data that has been heard from the beginning, (b) display all titles such as reproducible song names on the display unit 14 and allow the user to select one of them, (c) It is conceivable to return the sound data several seconds before the interruption point and then play back the same sound data (measures for allowing the user to recall the memory of the performance).
[0057]
Furthermore, in the above-described embodiment, the description has been given on the assumption that music is played back. However, the playback target may be a moving image, and playback (storing) of music and the like and playback (storing) of a moving image are performed simultaneously. There may be. When playing (storing) a moving image instead of playing (storing) sound data, a module having functions and circuits for a moving image, such as displaying an image on the display unit 14 instead of the melody player unit 5, is provided. Just do it. In addition, in the case of playing (storing) music or the like and playing (storing) a moving image at the same time, a module having a function or a circuit for a moving image may be additionally provided in addition to the melody player unit 5.
[0058]
【The invention's effect】
As is clear from the above, according to the portable terminal device of the present invention, when an incoming call is received during the operation of the data reproducing unit (during reproduction), the control unit continues the operation of the data reproducing unit, that is, the music is reproduced. When an incoming call is received while listening to data such as a melody, the data being played is interrupted. Since the notification can be made by the externally connected vibrator without generating an unpleasant sound from the earphone, the user does not feel discomfort associated with the incoming call. This effect is particularly remarkable when an earphone microphone with a vibrator or a wireless earphone microphone is used.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a portable terminal device according to the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a block diagram showing a detailed configuration of an audio processing unit 9 and a melody player unit 5;
FIG. 3 is a flowchart showing an operation of the portable terminal device according to the present invention.
FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing another operation of the portable terminal device according to the present invention.
FIG. 5 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a mobile terminal device (mobile phone) by wireless connection.
FIG. 6 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a wireless earphone microphone.
[Explanation of symbols]
1 antenna
2 Transceiver
3 Modulation / demodulation unit
4 control unit
5 Melody player
6 Earphone connection detector
7 Earphone jack
8 Earphone microphone with vibrator
8a, 13 vibrator
9 Audio processing unit
10,19 speaker
11 Microphone (microphone)
12 Sounders
14 Display
15,57 operation unit
16 Storage unit
17,56 Power supply section
18 batteries
40 mobile phone
41, 55 interface
42 transceiver
43,52 antenna
50 Wireless Earphone Microphone
51 Control circuit
53 Transmission unit
54 Receiver
58 vibrator
59 Vibrator drive circuit
60 earphones
61 Earphone drive circuit
62 microphone
63 Audio processing unit
100 mobile phone

Claims (13)

  1. A radio unit connected to a base station of a radio telephone network by transmission and reception of radio waves, a control unit, a main body containing the radio unit and the control unit, a data storage unit for storing data, and the data A portable terminal device comprising a data reproducing unit capable of reading the data from a storage unit,
    By connecting to an externally connected vibrator, when an incoming call is received during the operation of the data reproducing unit, the control unit drives the externally connected vibrator while continuing the operation of the data reproducing unit. Mobile terminal device.
  2. The mobile terminal device according to claim 1, wherein the data storage unit and the data reproduction unit are built in the main body.
  3. The mobile terminal device according to claim 1, wherein the data storage unit and the data reproduction unit are externally attached to the main body.
  4. The main body includes a vibrator in the main body,
    4. The control unit according to claim 1, wherein one or both of the main body vibrator and the externally connected vibrator in response to the incoming call are driven for voice communication or data communication. 3. The mobile terminal device according to any one of 3.
  5. The main body includes a microphone as a transmitter, a receiver and an earphone for data reproduction, and an earphone jack to which an earphone microphone including the externally connected vibrator is connected,
    5. The control unit drives the externally connected vibrator included in the earphone microphone when receiving a call while the earphone microphone is connected to the earphone jack. 6. The portable terminal device according to any one of the above.
  6. The main body includes an earphone connection detection unit that detects whether the earphone microphone is connected to an earphone jack,
    When the earphone connection detection unit detects that the earphone microphone is connected to the earphone jack, the control unit sends a reproduction output of sound data from the data reproduction unit to the earphone microphone. The mobile terminal device according to claim 5.
  7. The main body includes a main body side transmitting / receiving means for transmitting the data by a weak radio wave,
    Further, a microphone as a transmitter, a receiver and an earphone for data reproduction, a wireless transmitting / receiving means for receiving data transmitted from the main body transmitting / receiving means and transmitting sound data of the microphone to the main body, and the external connection Optional wireless earphone microphone with vibrator,
    5. The apparatus according to claim 1, wherein at the time of an incoming call, the control unit transmits data for driving the externally connected vibrator provided in the wireless earphone microphone from the main body side transmitting / receiving unit. 6. Mobile terminal device.
  8. The portable terminal device according to claim 1, wherein the main body includes a dedicated speaker that outputs a sound reproduced by the data reproducing unit.
  9. The main body includes a display unit that performs various displays,
    The mobile terminal device according to any one of claims 1 to 8, wherein the control unit displays a telephone number of a caller on the display unit when the call is received.
  10. 10. The portable terminal according to claim 1, wherein the data storage unit can store data obtained through a telecommunication line, data from a personal computer, or data from a storage medium. apparatus.
  11. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 10, wherein when the off-hook is performed for the incoming call, the control unit temporarily suspends the operation of the data reproducing unit and restarts the operation after the end of the call. The portable terminal device according to the above.
  12. The data reproducing unit, at the time of the restart, starts reproducing the data that has been reproduced from the temporarily interrupted portion, or starts reproducing the temporarily interrupted data or other data based on a different setting. The mobile terminal device according to claim 11, wherein:
  13. The wireless unit is compatible with one of a mobile phone, a PHS (Personal Handyphone System) phone, and a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) terminal having a wireless communication function based on a mobile phone system or a PHS system. 13. The mobile terminal device according to any one of 1 to 12.
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