JP2007037045A - Mobile terminal control system in mobile communication system - Google Patents

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JP2007037045A
JP2007037045A JP2005221410A JP2005221410A JP2007037045A JP 2007037045 A JP2007037045 A JP 2007037045A JP 2005221410 A JP2005221410 A JP 2005221410A JP 2005221410 A JP2005221410 A JP 2005221410A JP 2007037045 A JP2007037045 A JP 2007037045A
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恭史 吉川
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a means for realizing automatic control of limitation on function of a mobile radio terminal at comparatively lower cost. <P>SOLUTION: When a radio LAN mounting mobile terminal enters the domain where a radio LAN access point 11 is installed, a radio LAN apparatus comprising a mobile terminal receives the radio LAN signal from the radio LAN access point 11. A mobile terminal extracts code data from the received signal and then decodes this code data. When the decoded code is the predetermined code, the function of the mobile terminal is set in accordance with the same code. For example, when the received data is the code to be preset to the manner mode, the mobile terminal executes the control to mute the termination sound and also sets the apparatus to the manner mode by turning ON the vibrator function. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2007,JPO&INPIT

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  The present invention relates to a mobile communication system in which communication is performed by a mobile terminal device for mobile radio communication such as a mobile phone and a personal handy phone system (PHS), and in particular, automatically controls the operation of functions provided in the mobile terminal device. Related to technology.

  A mobile terminal device for mobile wireless communication typified by a mobile phone is extremely convenient in that it can perform communication anywhere within the reach of radio waves from a base station, but it is, for example, during a conference or a movie theater. When there is an incoming call during the screening, there is a problem that a ringtone or a ringing melody suddenly sounds, causing discomfort to surrounding people. Therefore, when a user enters a conference hall or a movie theater, the user operates the mobile terminal device to change to the manner mode or turn off the power, etc. It is necessary not to put it out.

  However, there is a problem that this setting change is often forgotten by the user because of manual operation. In order to solve such problems, the use prohibition or manner mode etc. is automatically set for the mobile terminal device entering the area where the trouble is caused by the use of the mobile phone or the ring tone, etc. Various techniques have been proposed for performing a control to automatically cancel when leaving.

  For example, in Patent Document 1, a setting base station that constantly transmits a setting signal related to the manner mode setting is disposed at the entrance of the hospital, and a setting cancellation base station that constantly transmits a signal related to the manner mode setting cancellation is disposed at the exit. In addition, the mobile terminal device has a function of setting the manner mode when the setting signal is received, and canceling the manner mode setting when the setting release signal is received, for a mobile phone that is entering the hospital. A technique for automatically setting the manner mode is described.

  Further, in Patent Document 2, an unmanned entrance / exit detector placed at an entrance / exit of a restricted use area of a mobile radio terminal and a card-type radio device are housed, and the owner of the card-type radio device is said unmanned Card-type wireless device storage case having a detection unit for detecting that the vehicle has passed through the entrance / exit detector, and a Bluetooth transmission unit for outputting a signal detected by the detection unit using a short-range wireless communication system compliant with Bluetooth And a mobile radio terminal device having a function as a mobile radio terminal and a Bluetooth receiver, and the Bluetooth receiver sets settings such as a manner mode for the mobile radio terminal based on control information received from the Bluetooth transmitter. The technique to be performed is described.

JP 2002-262355 A JP 2004-040642 A Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 2005-080071

  In the techniques described in Patent Documents 1 and 2, restriction information transmission means for wirelessly transmitting use restriction information of a mobile wireless terminal device is provided at an entrance / exit of an area where use of the mobile wireless terminal device is restricted. When the use restriction information of the mobile wireless terminal device transmitted from the restriction information sending means is received by the wireless terminal device, use suspension or manner mode is automatically set for the mobile wireless terminal device. However, in the case of the technique described in the above document, a dedicated transmission / reception device is provided at the entrance / exit of the area where the use of the mobile wireless terminal device is restricted for that purpose. It is necessary to provide it. Also, the setting may not be made when the mobile radio terminal device is turned off at the time of entry.

  On the other hand, by providing the mobile phone with a wireless LAN communication function, for example, by wirelessly communicating with a wireless LAN access point installed at a place where people gather, such as a station, an airport, a shopping center, etc., through this access point A technique relating to a portable wireless communication terminal that enables relatively high-speed data communication by connecting to the Internet has been proposed (for example, Patent Document 3).

  An object of the present invention is to automatically limit the functions of a mobile radio terminal device at a relatively low cost and efficiently by transmitting use restriction information of the mobile radio terminal device using the access point for the wireless LAN. It is to provide a means for enabling control.

  The present invention relates to a mobile communication system having a base station and a mobile terminal device that communicates by wireless connection with the base station, and at least a part of the functions of the mobile terminal device is operated within a predetermined area. A wireless LAN access point having a function of transmitting control information for suppressing or prohibiting is arranged in the area, and the mobile terminal device receives the control information transmitted from the wireless LAN access point And a means for executing a function suppression or prohibition operation instructed by the control information received by the wireless LAN device.

  The wireless LAN access point is arranged for each region that restricts the usage mode of the functions of the mobile terminal device and can be connected to the Internet. On the Internet, each wireless LAN access point is connected to the wireless LAN access point. It can be set as the structure provided with the server which sets the said control information transmitted separately.

  In addition, the wireless LAN access point has means for sending a signal modulated with different code data for each type of function for instructing the portable terminal device to inhibit or prohibit, the portable terminal device Means for accessing the wireless LAN at regular time intervals, and extracting and decoding the code data from a signal received from the wireless LAN access point, and the decoded code data instructs suppression or inhibition of the function When it is information, the portable terminal device has a function of performing the function suppression or prohibition operation.

  In that case, when instructing suppression or prohibition of a plurality of different functions within the predetermined area, the wireless LAN access point is configured to specify a plurality of different functions instructing suppression or prohibition of a plurality of functions provided in the mobile terminal device. The mobile terminal device has a function of transmitting a signal modulated with code data. When the mobile terminal device extracts a plurality of code data from a signal received from a wireless LAN access point, a plurality of code data corresponding to each code data are extracted. It is possible to set a function suppression or prohibition operation at the same time.

  As the control information transmitted from the wireless LAN access point, for example, an instruction to switch the portable terminal device to the manner mode, an instruction to set the answering mode, an instruction to turn off the portable terminal device, etc. it can.

  In view of the fact that recent portable terminal devices have a camera function, information for prohibiting camera photography by the portable terminal device in the area is sent as instruction information transmitted from the wireless LAN access point. Also, it can be installed as means for restricting camera photography by the portable terminal device in the area via the radio LAN radio wave.

  Further, the wireless LAN access point of the present invention is in a mobile communication system having a base station and a mobile terminal device that communicates by wireless connection with the base station, and at least functions of the mobile terminal device are provided. It has a function of transmitting control information for suppressing or prohibiting a part of the operation within a predetermined area.

  By connecting the wireless LAN access point to the Internet, the mobile terminal device has a function of connecting to the Internet via a wireless LAN, and the control information transmitted from the wireless LAN access point is connected to the Internet. It is possible to adopt a configuration having a function of receiving from a server and setting the wireless LAN access point.

  As the control information, a different code is set in advance for each type of function instructing suppression or prohibition to the mobile terminal device, and when the wireless LAN access point instructs suppression or prohibition of a plurality of different functions, By transmitting a signal modulated with a plurality of different code data, it is possible to efficiently provide function suppression or prohibition information in the area. In addition, since this wireless LAN access point can also be used as a function of connecting the portable terminal device to the Internet via a wireless LAN, a control system for the portable terminal device can be provided at a relatively low cost.

  According to the present invention, for example, by setting a wireless LAN access point in a conference room or the like and transmitting a manner mode setting signal from the access point, the setting of the portable terminal device can be automatically changed. Therefore, it is possible to prevent forgetting the operation, and it is possible to prevent a situation in which a ringtone is unexpectedly sounded during the conference and disturbs the surroundings.

  Wireless LAN access points have become widespread for the purpose of providing services for transmitting data to mobile phones and the like via the Internet, and can also be used for these functions. Since it is about 70 m and can be installed at low cost, and it is possible to almost cover the area where the manner mode or the like is desired, it can be realized at a relatively low cost.

  In addition, when it is necessary to instruct suppression or prohibition of a plurality of different functions within the predetermined area, a wireless LAN access point instructs each other to suppress or prohibit a plurality of functions included in the mobile terminal device. Since it can be easily dealt with by transmitting a signal modulated with a plurality of different code data, it is possible to efficiently realize the function limitation of the mobile radio terminal apparatus.

  FIG. 1 is a principal block diagram of a mobile terminal device for mobile communication equipped with a wireless LAN showing an embodiment of the present invention. Note that the mobile terminal device is naturally provided with a configuration included in a normal mobile communication mobile terminal device (such as a mobile phone) such as a key input unit, a display unit, and a transmission / reception unit. Since it is not related, it is omitted in the figure.

  In FIG. 1, the mobile communication radio transceiver unit 25 is a configuration possessed by an ordinary mobile phone. By connecting to a radio base station arranged in each radio zone, the mobile communication radio transceiver unit 25 can communicate with other mobile terminal devices. Send and receive data signals or calls. The wireless LAN device 21 receives a wireless LAN signal input from the outside by connecting to a wireless LAN access point, demodulates a code from the signal, and outputs the code to the CPU 22.

  The CPU 22 has a function of executing each function control of the mobile terminal device including the mobile phone function, inputting data from the wireless LAN 21, decoding the input data, and executing each function control of the mobile terminal device. is doing. The voice control circuit 23 performs ON / OFF control of a ringing tone at the time of incoming call and ringtone according to a control signal from the CPU 22. The SP 24 is a speaker that outputs a ringing tone or ringtone.

  FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram showing the overall configuration of the present embodiment, in which the wireless LAN access point 11 is arranged in a predetermined area where it is necessary to limit the usage of the functions of the mobile terminal device. The wireless LAN-equipped mobile terminal devices 1 to n and the access point 11 located in the area can perform data communication by wireless LAN.

  In addition, although the figure has shown about the case where the area | region which restrict | limits the usage form of the function which a portable terminal device has is one, there are several area | regions which restrict | limit the usage form of the function which a portable terminal device has. In some cases, this wireless LAN access point 11 is arranged in each area. Normally, the wireless LAN access point can be connected to the Internet by placing it at an appropriate position (Patent Document 3), so the mobile terminal function control information transmitted from each wireless LAN access point 11 is, for example, a server connected to the Internet. 15 to each wireless LAN access point 11 can be set individually.

  Therefore, even if the contents that limit the usage pattern of the mobile terminal device are different in a plurality of areas, different control information is set or controlled from the server 15 for each wireless LAN access point 11 in each area. The information can be changed, and the wireless LAN access point 11 in each area transmits the control information set in the wireless LAN access point to the area.

  On the other hand, the mobile terminal devices 1 to n with wireless LAN access the wireless LAN at regular time intervals during normal operation. And the command of the code data extracted from the signal input via wireless LAN is decoded. Each mobile terminal device 1 to n stores code information set in advance in association with the suppression or prohibition of the functions of the mobile terminal device in its built-in memory, and code data is input via a wireless LAN. Then, the code data stored in the built-in memory is referred to, and the setting is changed so as to suppress or prohibit the function of the portable terminal device according to the code data.

  FIG. 3 is a flowchart showing the operation of the wireless LAN-equipped mobile terminal device of this embodiment. The operation of this embodiment will be described below with reference to FIGS.

  When a wireless LAN-equipped mobile terminal device enters the area where the wireless LAN access point 11 is installed, the wireless LAN device 21 built in the mobile terminal device receives a wireless LAN signal from the wireless LAN access point 11. The wireless LAN device 21 extracts a code from the received signal and outputs the extracted code data to the CPU 22. The CPU 22 decodes the input code data, and when the decoded code is a predetermined code, the function setting of the portable terminal device is performed according to the code.

  For example, if the data received by the wireless LAN is a code for setting the manner mode, the CPU 22 controls the voice control circuit 23 to mute the ringing tone and turns on the vibrator function to set the apparatus to the manner mode. Set to. Therefore, in this area, even if there is an incoming call, the voice control circuit 23 does not output a ringtone from the SP 24. And it is switched to the incoming call notification by the vibrator function. If the received data is, for example, a data transmission service via the Internet and is not a predetermined code, the operation returns to the normal operation without performing the operation related to the function setting of the mobile terminal device.

  FIG. 4 is a principal block diagram of a mobile terminal device showing another embodiment of the present invention, and blocks having the same numbers as those in FIG. 1 have the same configuration.

  In FIG. 4, an incoming call control unit 43 is a circuit that performs incoming call processing, and sets, for example, an answering machine mode. The power control unit 44 performs power control of the entire mobile terminal device, and can control the circuit to turn off the power of the mobile terminal device. In this embodiment, when the code data received from the wireless LAN access point 11 is a code instructing setting to the answering mode, the CPU 22 controls the incoming call control unit 43 to set the portable terminal device to the answering mode. When the code data set and received from the wireless LAN access point 11 indicates an instruction to turn off the portable terminal device, the portable terminal device is turned off.

It is a principal part block diagram of the portable terminal device which shows embodiment of this invention. It is the schematic which shows the whole structure of this embodiment. It is a flowchart which shows operation | movement of the wireless LAN mounting portable terminal device of this embodiment. It is a principal part block diagram of the portable terminal device which shows other embodiment of this invention.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 11 Wireless LAN access point 12-14 Portable terminal with built-in wireless LAN 15 Server 21 Wireless LAN apparatus 22 CPU
23 Voice Control Circuit 24 Speaker 25 Mobile Communication Radio Transmitter / Receiver 43 Incoming Call Controller 44 Power Supply Controller

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  1. In a mobile communication system having a base station and a mobile terminal device that communicates by wireless connection with the base station, operation of at least a part of the functions of the mobile terminal device is suppressed or prohibited within a predetermined area A wireless LAN access point having a function of transmitting control information for the wireless communication device within the area,
    The portable terminal device has a built-in wireless LAN device that receives the control information transmitted from the wireless LAN access point, and suppresses or inhibits the function indicated by the control information received by the wireless LAN device. A mobile terminal control method in a mobile communication system comprising means for executing
  2.   The wireless LAN access point is arranged for each area that restricts the usage mode of functions of the mobile terminal device and is connected to the Internet, and is transmitted to the wireless LAN access point on the Internet. The mobile terminal control method in the mobile communication system according to claim 1, further comprising a server that individually sets the control information to be set.
  3.   The wireless LAN access point has means for sending a signal modulated with different code data for each type of function for instructing the portable terminal device to inhibit or prohibit the portable terminal device during operation. Means for accessing the wireless LAN at regular time intervals, and extracting and decoding the code data from a signal received from the wireless LAN access point, and the decoded code data is information indicating suppression or prohibition of the function 3. The mobile terminal control method in a mobile communication system according to claim 1, wherein the function of the mobile terminal device included in the mobile terminal device is suppressed or inhibited.
  4.   The wireless LAN access point has a function of transmitting a signal modulated with a plurality of different code data instructing suppression or prohibition of a function included in the mobile terminal device. 4. The mobile communication according to claim 3, wherein when a plurality of code data is extracted from a signal received from a wireless LAN access point, a plurality of function suppression or prohibition operations corresponding to the respective code data are simultaneously set. Mobile terminal control method in the system.
  5.   5. The control information includes information for setting a manner mode for the mobile terminal device or information for turning off the power of the mobile terminal device. 6. A mobile terminal control method in the mobile communication system described.
  6.   The mobile terminal device has a camera function, and the control information includes information instructing prohibition of photographing by the camera of the mobile terminal device. 2. A mobile terminal control method in the mobile communication system according to item 1.
  7.   A wireless LAN access point arranged in a mobile communication system having a base station and a mobile terminal device that communicates by wireless connection with the base station, and at least a part of the functions of the mobile terminal device A wireless LAN access point comprising a function of transmitting control information for suppressing or prohibiting operation within a predetermined area.
  8.   As the control information, a different code is set in advance for each type of function instructing suppression or prohibition to the mobile terminal device, and when instructing suppression or prohibition of a plurality of different functions within a predetermined area, 8. The wireless LAN access point according to claim 7, wherein a signal modulated with different code data is transmitted.
  9.   The wireless LAN access point is connected to the Internet, has a function of connecting the portable terminal device to the Internet via a wireless LAN, and transmits the control information transmitted from the wireless LAN access point on the Internet. The wireless LAN access point according to claim 7 or 8, wherein the wireless LAN access point has a function of receiving from a server connected to the network and setting the wireless LAN access point.
  10.   A mobile terminal device for mobile communication incorporates a wireless LAN device, and a function received by the wireless LAN device from a wireless LAN access point placed in a predetermined area includes function control information of the mobile terminal device. A mobile terminal device for mobile communication comprising means for controlling the function of the mobile terminal device according to the function control information.
  11.   When receiving from the wireless LAN access point information for setting the manner mode in the portable terminal device or information for turning off the portable terminal device as function control information of the portable terminal device, The mobile terminal device for mobile communication according to claim 10, wherein the mobile terminal device has a function of setting a manner mode or turning off the power of the mobile terminal device.
  12. The mobile terminal device for mobile communication has a camera function, and when the signal received from the wireless LAN access point includes information instructing prohibition of shooting by the camera, the camera function of the mobile terminal device 12. The mobile terminal device for mobile communication according to claim 10 or 11, further comprising means for setting the device to be unusable.
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