WO2001024507A1 - System for downloading audible alarms for portable telephones - Google Patents

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WO2001024507A1
WO2001024507A1 PCT/FR2000/002560 FR0002560W WO0124507A1 WO 2001024507 A1 WO2001024507 A1 WO 2001024507A1 FR 0002560 W FR0002560 W FR 0002560W WO 0124507 A1 WO0124507 A1 WO 0124507A1
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Raphaël FITOUSSI
Stéphane BOHBOT
Christian Laveissiere
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M19/00Current supply arrangements for telephone systems
    • H04M19/02Current supply arrangements for telephone systems providing ringing current or supervisory tones, e.g. dialling tone, busy tone
    • H04M19/04Current supply arrangements for telephone systems providing ringing current or supervisory tones, e.g. dialling tone, busy tone ringing-current generated at substation
    • H04M19/041Encoding the ringing signal, i.e. providing distinctive or selective ringing capability

Abstract

The invention concerns a system for downloading audible alarms into portable telephones. Said system comprises a databank (12) containing complex sounds, in particular of hi-fi band pass of at least 1 kHz, and means (10, 16, 17) for transmitting a selected sound to (a) portable telephone(s) through a telephone communication, in particular in EFR format. The system is also provided with means for controlling (24) transfer of selected sounds from the databank to the portable telephones, in particular for billing copyright.

Description

DOWNLOAD SYSTEM FOR ALARM SOUND TELEPHONE

PORTABLE

The invention relates to a download system of audible alarms for mobile phones.

Mobile phones have very similar ringtones. Thus, all people have a mobile phone (or "portable") are solicited by almost identical tones that does not actually identify that their mobile. When several laptops are near each other and one of them is called, usually all concerned have the impression that they are biased, so that only one of them is called.

To solve this problem, various solutions are known.

In particular, experiencing enfi- chable removable memory in mobile or in a physically close to the portable module and containing the limited time that can repeat itself and constituting an alarm triggered by the call to the mobile. This is a personalized quality stereo such as a piece of music or an elaborate noise, express mant on a spectrum whose frequency extends over several kHz. So when, in one place, several laptops are seem Ras, customizing the beep of the alarm limits the risk of confusion. In addition, the recorded sound quality and the removable nature of memory provide a second function to the alarm, that she is a SUP analog port to a disk that the holder has fun listening and may change will.

The user acquires his memory by purchasing process in a store or by mail, and inserts this memory in the notebook or in an associated module. It was found that this mode, and this type of memory installation constraints are annoying for the user.

The invention overcomes this drawback.

1 according to the invention, there is provided a data bank containing complex sounds, including hi-fi quality, especially bandwidth of at least 1 KHz, means for transmitting a selected sound to a portable containing a memory of downloadable audio alarm by a call, including EFR (Enhanced Full Rate) and means for allowing the consultation of audible alarms available in the database by a different means of a mobile phone.

The database is preferably associated with means to transfer control to mobile. The database containing a set of samples of audible alarms is, in one embodiment, associated with a management means for connecting the database to servers of different types, possibly operating according to different protocols. It is true that it has been proposed portable containing a memory which can be loaded sounds, combination of sounds or melodies to customize the alarm sound, the sounds of a database connected to the Internet . In this known technique, to select a sound, the user needs a computer for accessing and listening to the sounds stored in the database. To load this sound on his mobile, the user sends, from the computer, a selection message to the database with the call the mobile number. Then, the database transfers the selected sound to the portable by an alphanumeric message of the SMS type in which each note is represented by a code. This type of transmission is not compatible with the transmission of a complex sound. Thus, the invention provides a complex sounds download with a bandwidth of at least 1 kHz. It also ensures easy option transaction control, including the copyrights are protected. Indeed, a telephone communication allows the transfer of complex sounds, unlike an alphanumeric message, and those communications are generally controllable, in particular because they are billed. The download of the alarm therefore uses the best quality way, particularly when using the EFR format, which can store alarm- my musical quality. It thus enjoys the same advantage as the removable alarm without having to proceed with the acquisition of a new memory.

The means for the consultation of the database by a different means of a mobile phone, for example, the Internet or interactive television network.

The invention also provides a method to allow subscribers of the mobile phone network to listen to the contents of the database with a voice server or similar. Subscribers can also view, in alphanumeric form, through a WAP server, the available alarms.

This ability to listen, or consultation, may be accompanied by comments from the database.

These comments relate, for example, the last things new information or sounds or more selective tioned securities ( "charts"). These comments allow you to choose an alarm sound according to different criteria, and get this alarm is loaded into laptop while being guided step by step in the required action. The database includes, for example, a catalog (a collection) musical excerpts lasting about 10 seconds, being regularly updated catalog and making the next object selection criteria and tables various publications including under form of "hit parade" (most often selected titles) communicated "in line" with the interlocutors of the database.

In addition to a voice server, or instead of the latter, one can call a "WAP" server that allows a display on one screen of the portable song titles available in the database. From this display, the user can send a command to the database so that the selected title is downloaded.

Alternatively, the database is connectable to a microcomputer. The connection from the database is carried kills the micro-computer, for example using a password assigned to a subscriber's mobile phone network. In one embodiment the password is assigned when a first Internet connection 1 subscriber to the database; for this purpose, the subscriber must communicate through the internet, mobile phone number and password is assigned and communicated either by the same Internet connection, or through an SMS alphanumeric message on his mobile. The user can "navigate" through a network, such that the Internet, in the database to listen more comfortably selectable content.

In one embodiment, the database comprises means for recording audible alarms from subscribers, these audible alarms being transferable to the database from a subscriber computer. When these audible alarms are stored in the database, they are downloadable to mobile or to one or more cell (s) designated (s).

Since the data transmitted by the various networks are not always coded in the same way, we must, of course, provide appropriate coding and decoding means. In an embodiment, the coding and decoding are obtained from a medium management linked to the database and allows the connection to the mobile phone network, the Internet or similar network and a voice server as well as a server WAP.

Within the database, the sound samples can be encoded in various ways. A prime example is the compressed music format type, such MPEG3 or MP3 to allow listening from a microcomputer 1 using the Internet browser and software for short loading times sounds and / or images such as a program known under the name "Flash Plug-in 4".

In the database, the sound samples peu- wind be directly encoded in the EFR format used to perform the download to mobile. In this case, and when it uses a management means, achieving the latter is simplified because the encoding and decoding is only required to, and from, the network does not have the expected format the database.

According to one embodiment, the system comprises an entry for the remote loading of sounds in the database.

According to one embodiment, the entry for the remote charge-ment is connected to a computer network type

Internet .

According to one embodiment, the system includes memory locations reserved for loading sounds of subscribers. The invention further provides a method for downloading an audio alarm to a mobile phone. According to this method, it provides a database containing complex sounds, including hi-fi quality, constituting Destin- born to be downloaded to mobile phones sounds, and downloads, a type of communication EFR, these sounds the database to the mobile phone.

According to one embodiment, the alarm download includes an identification of alarm sound character.

Other features and advantages of one invention appear from the description of some of its embodiments, this being given with reference to the accompanying drawing on which the single figure is a diagram of a communication network according to the invention.

Management means 10 is connected to a database 12, and a web server 14 to a voice server 16 and a server 17 WAP (Wireless Application Protocol).

For the mobile phone 18, access to the database can be obtained via the voice server

16, operated by voice or through the WAP server 17, operating in alphanumeric messaging.

A microcomputer 20 can also access the database, one access being obtained by 1 via the Internet (server 14). This computer is used to either select an alarm among those existing in the database, or to introduce a new alarm in the database.

10 transforms management means (code) the data it receives from an input / output of data transmitted to the other inputs / outputs.

And the managing means 10 comprises an input / output 10 connected to the database 12, an input / output

IO2 connected to the network 22 of mobile telephony, an input / output IO3 connected to the voice server 16, an input / output IO 4 connected to the WAP server 17, and an input / output io5 connected to the Internet.

Moreover, the managing means 10 is connected to control means 24 of one operator Por- table telephony network. This means of control is used to charge the service rendered by downloading to the mobile 24 18 and possibly copyright associated with the content of this database.

The methods of access to the database can be diverse. Here we describe three methods.

One method of managing the relationship with the database of a mobile phone by voice, for consultation and selection of an alarm, includes the following steps: - Call by the mobile phone 18 of the voice server number 16 associated with the database.

- Voice Home explaining the choices and methods of operation.

- Validating a choice from the mobile phone.

Preparation downloading the selected alarm. This preparation consists, for example, a voice message announcing that the download is performed for a fixed term of 1 order of seconds, during which he asked the user to not interrupt the communication. Téléchargemen.

- Transfer, from 24 control means, billing elements for the operator of the network to which the subscriber. A second relationship management process with the database of a mobile phone WAP mode for consultation and selection of an alarm includes the following steps: Connect mobile WAP server 18 to 17 associated with the database.

Viewing explaining the choices and methods of operation. - Validating a choice from the mobile phone.

Preparation, by a written message, downloading the alarm chosen. This written message says, for example: "Staying connected during the download." - Download. This download is done without great difficulty because the connection to the WAP server is a telephone connection, and thus, it is not necessary to change the connection mode for download. - Transfer, from 24 control means, billing elements for the operator of the network to which the subscriber. A third relationship management process with the database to a computer for viewing and selection of an alarm includes the following steps:

the computer connection to the Internet server associated with the database.

Home on the computer screen, explaining the choices and methods of operation. - Navigation.

Validating a choice from the computer. Preparation downloading the selected alarm comprising in particular mobile telephone number to receive the alarm and an iden- tification password of the subscriber secure validation of choice.

Call the laptop by the average of 10 partner managing the database 12. The call can be performed using the voice server 16 delivering a sound mes- sage asking the subscriber to remain online while downloading. Download.

Transfer of billing information to the network operator belongs the subscriber.

Furthermore, can be introduced into the database a sequence of sounds "hi-fi" may constitute an alarm. For this purpose, the procedure is as follows:

the computer connection to the Internet server associated with the database.

Enter a meaningful code of a memory location previously negotiated.

Sending the new sequence (audible alarm), by email message with Type 1 memory location address.

The memory locations reserved for identified subscribers are read using a code. Alternatively, the operator gives the possibility, depending on the choice of the subscriber, as these memory locations are accessible to all.

Note that if all memory locations reserved for a subscriber are already filled, it provides a means for the subscriber to choose the memory location that wants to erase to store a new alarm. The audible alarm in size EFR includes an identification code to the circuits of the cell phone to acknowledge the receipt of such a message to be loaded into memory. This identification code is formed, for example, a header or a specific carrier. Similarly, a code (or another specific carrier) identifies the end of the alarm to allow control of the end of recording in the corresponding memory cell.

It should be noted that the EFR format allows a flow rate of 13 kbit / s or 10 Kbytes for communication of 6 seconds. For the laptop can receive an alarm, a software enables the audible alarm is directed to and stored in a flash memory. This software also allows to receive a call, the recorded alarm is broadcast repeatedly (loop) through the speaker phone.

The minimum capacity of the flash memory is 10 Kbytes in size EFR.

At the arrival of a call on the mobile, the file and its stored encoded EFR format is decoded and is routed to the loudspeaker. This is done simultaneously with the arrival of the accused to call the reception. The laptop's owner is well aware of one call per 1 alarm corresponding to the sound file that it has stored.

The speaker for the distribution of the alarm sound hi-fi is, in one embodiment, the earpiece of the phone. The latter, in addition to close monitoring function of a conversation, should allow the emission of a sound of a bandwidth of at least 1 kHz.

In one embodiment, to limit the risk of fraud, audible alarms transmitted by the 12 database are accompanied by a certification code, certification code being provided either by the database 12 itself, either through management 10. in this embodiment, there is provided in each cell phone or in the SIM card, or in another memory of this phone, a means for recognizing the certification code and to authorize the download of alarms sound in the phone memory when the code is recognized, and to prevent the download if this code is not recognized or 1 when the audible alarm is not affected by a certification code.

In another embodiment (not shown), the database is available via an interactive television server. In this case, the audible alarms can be selected by using an interactive television decoder, the corresponding remote control and associated TV receiver.

In this embodiment, the user has access to the database 12 through the remote control associated with the decoder and selects the music he wants to listen also to 1 using its remote control. The latter can control the display of an alarm selection menu on the screen of the associated television receiver and to control their listening through the TV receiver. If the user wants to download a selected alarm on his mobile, the remote control sends a command through management by specifying the destination mobile number with possibly a password. This order is transmitted to the interactive television server and therefore the managing means 10 by one via conventional means such as wireline telephony (particularly in the case where the decoder is connected to a satellite) or cable (in the if the interactive television system is of this type).

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1. System for loading sound alarms in mobile phones, characterized in that it comprises a database (12) containing complex sounds, including hi-fi quality bandwidth of at least 1 kHz, means ( 10, 16, 17) for transmitting a selected sound to a (the) cell (s) by a telephone call, in particular RDS format, and means (14, 16) to permit consultation audible alarms available in the bank of data (12) by a different means of a mobile phone.
2. System according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises a control means (24) Transfer of selected sounds of the database to the mobile.
3. The system of claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the means for transferring sound (s) selects (s) to the (s) cell (s) (18) comprises a voice server (16).
4. A system according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the means for transferring sound (s) selected (s) to the (s) phone (s) cell (s) (18) comprise a server (17) sending alphanumeric messages, including a WAP server.
5. System according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the database comprises an input / output to allow for viewing the contents of the database (12) by an Internet type network.
6. System according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the data base includes means to enable viewing the contents of the bank through an interactive television system.
7. System according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the database comprises an input / output to allow for viewing the contents of the database by the mobile telephone (18).
8. System according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that it comprises an inlet for the remote loading of sounds in the database (12).
9. The system of claim 8, characterized in that the inlet (io5) for remote loading is connected to a computer network of the Internet type.
10. The system of claim 8 or 9, characterized in that it comprises storage locations reserved for loading sounds of subscribers.
11. System according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that each sound input to a complex cell is assigned a certification code.
12. The process to download an alarm to a mobile phone, which comprises providing a database (12) containing complex sounds, including hi-fi quality, constituting sounds to be downloaded to mobile phones , in that selects a different way to a mobile phone, a complex sound for download and in that after this selection is downloaded by a communication type EFR, the sounds of the database to the mobile phone (18).
13. The method of claim 12, characterized in that the alarm signal to download includes an identification alarm sound character.
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