KR100986453B1 - Method for limiting camera's function of mobile communication terminal included camera - Google Patents

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KR100986453B1
KR100986453B1 KR20030046456A KR20030046456A KR100986453B1 KR 100986453 B1 KR100986453 B1 KR 100986453B1 KR 20030046456 A KR20030046456 A KR 20030046456A KR 20030046456 A KR20030046456 A KR 20030046456A KR 100986453 B1 KR100986453 B1 KR 100986453B1
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The present invention relates to a mobile communication terminal provided with a camera, and more particularly, to a method for limiting camera functions of a mobile communication terminal equipped with a camera to limit the function of the camera at a specific place to reduce damage caused by abuse of the camera function. . When using a camera function in a conventional mobile communication terminal having a camera, the use of a camera function such as a camera shutter sound is recognized by the surrounding people, but there is a problem that does not perform its role properly in a place with a lot of ambient noise. In view of the above problems, the present invention provides a step of transmitting a control signal for limiting a camera function in a specific area in a limited signal transmitter, receiving a predetermined signal from an external device in a mobile communication terminal, and receiving the received signal from the limited signal transmitter. Determining whether the received control signal is a control signal transmitted from the control unit; and if the received signal is a control signal transmitted from the restriction signal transmitter, blocking access to the camera mode through a menu and a shortcut key related to a camera function configured in the terminal. By doing so, there is an effect that can reduce the damage caused by abuse of the camera function.

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METHOOD FOR LIMITING CAMERA'S FUNCTION OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL INCLUDED CAMERA}

1 is a block diagram showing the configuration of a system for performing the present invention;

Figure 2 is a flow chart illustrating an embodiment flow for a camera function limitation method of a mobile communication terminal equipped with a camera of the present invention.

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10: mobile communication terminal 20: limit signal transmitter

The present invention relates to a mobile communication terminal provided with a camera, and more particularly, to a method for limiting camera functions of a mobile communication terminal equipped with a camera to limit the function of the camera at a specific place to reduce damage caused by abuse of the camera function. .

As the spread of mobile communication terminals represented by mobile phones is widely used, and wireless Internet services using mobile communication terminals are commercially available, consumers' demands related to mobile communication terminal wireless Internet and multimedia functions are also diversified. One of the mobile communication terminals developed to respond to the needs of consumers is a mobile communication terminal (hereinafter referred to as a camera phone) equipped with a digital camera.

A camera phone is a mobile communication that has a function of a wireless communication terminal that performs wireless telephone call and Internet communication, and a digital camera function that can capture a subject and store its image data, and then edit, transmit, and delete it as necessary. It is a terminal.

Briefly describing the process of shooting a video or image using such a camera phone as follows.

From the menu provided in the camera phone to enter the multimedia-related menu, select the digital camera menu provided under the multimedia-related menu.

In the digital camera menu, the user selects a shooting mode for capturing a video or an image, or selects a shooting mode using a preset hotkey on the keypad without entering the menu, and the user wants to shoot a camera provided in the camera phone. Focus on. At this time, the image of the subject to be photographed is displayed on the display window of the camera phone.

When the image or video of the subject is photographed, the captured image or video may be stored in an internal memory under a predetermined name, and the stored image or video may be transferred to an external storage medium through a universal serial bus (USB) cable.

However, as the spread of camera phones spreads rapidly, damage caused by abuse of camera functions frequently occurs, which is a social problem. To prevent abuse of camera functions, a camera shutter sound is generated when the camera function is performed. There was a way to make the camera aware of the people around it, but in public places where there were a lot of noise, the sound of the camera shutter was indistinguishable.

As described above, when the camera function is used in a mobile communication terminal having a conventional camera, the use of the camera function such as a camera shutter sound is recognized by the surrounding people, but there is a problem that the role of the ambient noise is not properly performed.

Accordingly, the present invention in view of such a problem is to install a predetermined device that can block the camera function in a particular place where the camera function abuse can occur frequently, and the menu function for the camera of the terminal by the control signal generated from the device and It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for limiting a camera function of a mobile communication terminal equipped with a camera that can reduce damage caused by abuse of a camera function by blocking a function by a shortcut key.

The present invention for achieving the above object is the step of transmitting a control signal for limiting the camera function in a specific area in the limit signal transmitter, and receives a predetermined signal from the outside in the mobile communication terminal, the received signal is Determining whether the control signal is transmitted from the restriction signal transmitter; and if the received signal is a control signal transmitted from the restriction signal transmitter, block access to the camera mode through a menu and a shortcut key related to the camera function configured in the terminal. Characterized in that consisting of steps.                     

In order to use the camera function of the terminal in which the camera function is blocked, it is necessary to reboot the terminal out of the specific area.

With reference to the accompanying drawings, a preferred embodiment of a method for limiting camera functions of a mobile communication terminal equipped with a camera of the present invention having the above characteristics will be described.

1 is a block diagram showing the configuration of a system for carrying out the invention. As shown in the drawing, a limit signal transmitter 20 for transmitting a predetermined control signal for limiting camera functions in a specific area A, and a camera, and a predetermined control signal transmitted from the limit signal transmitter 20. The mobile communication terminal 10 receives a camera function related menu and a shortcut key thereof.

The restriction signal transmitter 20 is located in a specific area (for example, a business place having a demounting facility such as a bath, a swimming pool, or a fitness center) A, and transmits a control signal including a specific information bit preset by the operator. In addition, the control signal for the restriction of the camera function is transmitted in a predetermined time unit.

The mobile communication modem (MSM) provided in the terminal 10 determines whether or not the predetermined data received from the terminal 10 is a control signal transmitted from the limit signal transmitter 20, and then determines from the limit signal transmitter 20. If the control signal is sent, an interrupt signal is generated in the menu related to the camera function to prevent the user from accessing the menu. It also blocks access to the camera mode by hot keys.

The operation of the present invention using such a configuration will now be described with reference to FIG. 2 is a flowchart illustrating an embodiment of a method for limiting camera functions of a mobile communication terminal equipped with a camera of the present invention. As shown, transmitting the control signal for limiting the camera function in the specific area (A) in the limit signal transmitter 20, and receives a predetermined signal from the outside in the terminal 10, the received signal is Determining whether the control signal is transmitted from the limit signal transmitter 20; and if the received signal is a control signal transmitted from the limit signal transmitter 20, the menu related to the camera function configured in the terminal 10; Blocking access to the camera mode through a shortcut key.

Referring to the operation of the present invention consisting of these steps, the limit signal transmitter 20 transmits a control signal having specific information on the camera function limitation to the specific area (A) (S10), the terminal 10 When the possessed user enters (1) the specific area A, the terminal 10 receives a control signal for limiting the camera function transmitted from the limit signal transmitter 20.

When the terminal 10 receives a predetermined signal (S20), the mobile communication modem (MSM) provided in the terminal 10 determines whether the received signal is a camera function restriction control signal (S30).

As a result of the determination, if the received signal is a control signal for limiting the camera function, the MSM blocks a related menu for using the camera function and a shortcut function for directly moving to the camera shooting mode (S40). That is, when the camera function is blocked and a menu for the camera function is entered or a shortcut key for the camera function is input, a predetermined phrase is displayed on the display window of the terminal 10, for example, "This function cannot be used here." Display to inform the user that the camera function is not available at the current location.

In order to re-use the camera function, the terminal 10 limited to the camera function may move out of the specific area A of the restriction signal transmitter 20 (②) and reboot the terminal 10 to use the camera function. On the contrary, even when the terminal 10 is rebooted in the specific area A, the control signal for limiting the camera function is continuously transmitted in a predetermined time unit in the limit signal transmitter 20 so that the camera function of the terminal 10 is limited. The camera becomes unusable.

The present invention does not affect the implementation of other functions of the terminal and does not incur additional costs because it implements a camera function limitation using software rather than a hardware implementation.

As described in detail above, the present invention installs a predetermined device capable of blocking the camera function at a specific place where camera function abuse may occur frequently, and a menu function and a shortcut key for the camera of the terminal by a control signal generated from the device. By blocking the function by, there is an effect that can reduce the damage caused by camera function abuse.

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  1. Receiving a signal from the outside;
    Determining whether the received signal is a signal for limiting camera function;
    If the received signal is a signal for limiting the camera function, limiting the camera function by blocking access to a camera function related menu configured in the terminal or inactivating a shortcut key for executing the camera function;
    Checking whether the restriction signal is received when the terminal is rebooted;
    And if it is determined that the limit signal is no longer received, releasing the camera function restriction.
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  3. A signal transmitter for transmitting a signal for limiting a camera function;
    When the signal is received, it is configured to include a mobile terminal for limiting the camera function by blocking the access to the camera function-related menu or by deactivating a shortcut key for executing the camera function,
    The mobile terminal checks whether the restriction signal is received when the rebooting is performed, and the camera function limitation device, characterized in that to release the camera function limitation when it is confirmed that the restriction signal is no longer received.
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