Patents
The categories and descriptions below are intended to be illustrative and are provided as a guideline regarding the relevance of the patents.
These categories and descriptions are subject to change and should not be relied on as determinative of the scope of the patents.
MobileMedia Ideas continues to obtain issued patents in the U.S. and around the world. The list below is subject to change to reflect newly-issued patents.
Cty Patent No. Category Description Issue Date Title
US 5,241,583* User Interface/Phone Construction key disablement 8/31/93 Portable radio telephone which terminates an electronic keypad lock function upon sensing an incoming call
US 5,241,603* Audio audio coding 8/31/93 Digital signal encoding apparatus
US 5,408,060* User Interface/Phone Construction keypad construction 4/18/95 Illuminated pushbutton keyboard
US 5,448,622* Phone Operation/Features multiple telephone numbers 9/5/95 Cellular telephone with plural telephone numbers
US 5,479,476 Phone Operation/Features operating characteristics (e.g., alerts) control 12/26/95 Mobile telephone having groups of user adjustable operating characteristics for facilitating adjustment of several operating characteristics
US 5,490,170* Audio audio coding 2/6/96 Coding apparatus for digital signal
US 5,553,125* Phone Operation/Features caller ID features 9/3/96 Telephone apparatus with calling line identification
US 5,557,541 Audio personal media player features 9/17/96 Apparatus for distributing subscription and on-demand audio programming
US 5,572,571 Phone Operation/Features phone activation 11/5/96 Programmable cellular telephone and system
US 5,583,965 User Interface/Phone Construction voice recognition/control 12/10/96 Methods and apparatus for training and operating voice recognition systems
US 5,619,568 Phone Operation/Features timer controlled ringer 4/8/97 Cordless phone with time-out controlled ringer
US 5,640,458* Audio audio coding 6/17/97 Audio signal reproducing apparatus
US 5,732,390 Audio noise sensitive volume control 3/24/98 Speech signal transmitting and receiving apparatus with noise sensitive volume control
US 5,737,394 Phone Operation/Features call/message processing; multi-function keys 4/7/98 Portable telephone apparatus having a plurality of selectable functions activated by the use of dedicated and/or soft keys
US 5,812,954 User Interface/Phone Construction power-on key control 9/22/98 Mobile telephone power key lock function
US 5,828,956 Phone Operation/Features phone activation 10/27/98 Programmable cellular telephone and system
US 5,839,110 Audio speech coding 11/17/98 Transmitting and receiving apparatus
US 5,841,979 Audio personal media player features 11/24/98 Enhanced delivery of audio data
US 5,845,219 Phone Operation/Features alert silent service mode control 12/1/98 Mobile station having priority call alerting function during silent service mode
US 5,852,783 User Interface/Phone Construction information key 12/22/98 Information tools with multi-functional information key
US 5,889,852 Phone Operation/Features graphics/images associated with phone numbers 3/30/99 Photo screen scroll graphic user interface
US 5,901,223 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 5/4/99 Wireless telephone with extension having peripheral devices provided thereon
US 5,912,704 Imaging view finder 6/15/99 VTR with digitally-interfaced camera unit and viewfinder
US 5,914,941 Audio personal media player features 6/22/99 Portable information storage/playback apparatus having a data interface
US 5,915,239 User Interface/Phone Construction voice dialing 6/22/99 Voice-controlled telecommunication terminal
US 5,930,758* Audio audio coding 7/27/99 Audio signal reproducing apparatus with semiconductor memory storing coded digital audio data and including a headphone unit
US 5,977,887 User Interface/Phone Construction data entry/retrieval 11/2/99 Data storage apparatus
US 5,987,336 Phone Operation/Features selecting phone operation states 11/16/99 Communication terminal apparatus and control method thereof
US 5,995,592 User Interface/Phone Construction displaying/selecting received messages 11/30/99 Portable telephone unit and indication adapter
US 6,002,390 User Interface/Phone Construction virtual keyboard auto word suggestion 12/14/99 Text input device and method
US 6,006,114 Phone Operation/Features ringer volume control 12/21/99 Radiotelephone enabling adjustment of alerting indicator volume/level during incoming calls
US 6,011,967 Phone Operation/Features alarm mode 1/4/00 Cellular telephone alarm
US 6,018,656 Phone Operation/Features phone activation 1/25/00 Programmable cellular telephone and system
US 6,043,760 User Interface/Phone Construction multi-character set key input 3/28/00 Language-dependent letter input by means of number keys
US 6,049,796 Directory Function database search and selection 4/11/00 Personal digital assistant with real time search capability
US 6,055,439 User Interface/Phone Construction multi-function keys 4/25/00 Mobile telephone user interface
US 6,064,734 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 5/16/00 Telephone with sliding keypad
US 6,070,068 Phone Operation/Features incoming/current call processing 5/30/00 Communication terminal device and method for controlling a connecting state of a call into a desired connection state upon a predetermined operation by a user
US 6,108,329 Phone Operation/Features call connection processing 8/22/00 Telephone apparatus used for computer network telephone system
US 6,115,617 Directory Function directory entry/editing 9/5/00 Handling of a local phone number database
US 6,125,143 Imaging video coding 9/26/00 Picture encoding device and method thereof, picture decoding device and method thereof, and recording medium
US 6,125,264 Phone Operation/Features caller specific ring tones 9/26/00 Telephone apparatus
US 6,125,273 Phone Operation/Features single access service program functions 9/26/00 Apparatus and method for operating a cellular or portable telephone
US 6,128,475 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 10/3/00 Wireless telephone with sliding keyboard
US 6,131,048 User Interface/Phone Construction information display scrolling 10/10/00 Communication terminal apparatus and control method thereof
US 6,138,038 User Interface/Phone Construction dialing control 10/24/00 System for establishing an outgoing connection from terminal equipment to a data transmission system
US 6,138,039 Imaging information display 10/24/00 Communication terminal apparatus and control method thereof
US 6,161,021 Phone Operation/Features priority/operating mode call connecting control 12/12/00 Remote notification control in wireless communication device
US 6,195,569 User Interface/Phone Construction multi-function keys 2/27/01 Phone displaying alternative functionality menu
US 6,198,948 User Interface/Phone Construction directory display/calling 3/6/01 Communication terminal apparatus and control method thereof
US 6,223,058 Phone Operation/Features speed dialing; information display 4/24/01 Communication terminal apparatus and control method thereof
US 6,236,867 Phone Operation/Features communicating voiced phone directory entry 5/22/01 Portable wireless device
US 6,253,075 Phone Operation/Features incoming call rejection 6/26/01 Method and apparatus for incoming call rejection
US 6,300,934 User Interface/Phone Construction Hangul text entry/lookup 10/9/01 Method and apparatus for entering Hangul (Korean) characters
US 6,321,441 User Interface/Phone Construction keypad construction 11/27/01 Metallic keys
US 6,339,814 Audio/Imaging management data/reproduction control 1/15/02 Storage and reproduction apparatus using a semiconductor memory
US 6,341,108 Audio/Imaging audio/text reproduction; text language selection 1/22/02 Audio reproducing device
US 6,343,945 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 2/5/02 Cardholder cover and ejector
US 6,385,386 Imaging video playback; playback time information 5/7/02 Recording/playback apparatus, recording/playback method and recoding medium
US 6,389,301 User Interface/Phone Construction hierarchical display screens 5/14/02 Portable radio information terminal apparatus, display screen operating method, recording medium, and microcomputer apparatus
US 6,393,430 Audio personal media player features 5/21/02 Method and system for automatically recording music data files by using the hard drive of a personal computer as an intermediate storage medium
US 6,411,822 Directory Function exchangeable smartcard/directory entry transfer 6/25/02 Communication terminal
US 6,427,078 Imaging image capture/transfer 7/30/02 Device for personal communications, data collection and data processing, and a circuit card
US 6,430,314 User Interface/Phone Construction Hangul text entry/lookup 8/6/02 Method and apparatus for entering data strings including Hangul (Korean) and ASCII characters
US 6,430,406 Phone Operation/Features prepaid phone credit event display 8/6/02 Credit information in a mobile phone
US 6,441,828 Imaging image display according to screen posture 8/27/02 Image display apparatus
US 6,445,800* Audio audio coding 9/3/02 Audio signal reproducing apparatus
US 6,446,080 Audio personal media player features 9/3/02 Method for creating, modifying, and playing a custom playlist, saved as a virtual CD, to be played by a digital audio/visual actuator device
US 6,459,886 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 10/1/02 Communication terminal with a partition wall
US 6,462,294 User Interface/Phone Construction keypad construction 10/8/02 Metallic keys
US 6,490,235 User Interface/Phone Construction manual input 12/3/02 Storage and reproduction apparatus with rotary control element for controlling operations
US 6,502,090 Directory Function directory/database search 12/31/02 Electronic data searching method and apparatus
US 6,510,588 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 1/28/03 Turning mechanism for providing turning motion, and hinged electronic device
US 6,519,480 User Interface/Phone Construction manual input construction 2/11/03 Wireless telephone with virtual dialer
US 6,539,229 Phone Operation/Features geographic location 3/25/03 System and method for mobile location detection in synchronous wireless systems
US 6,549,942 Audio personal media player features 4/15/03 Enhanced delivery of audio data for portable playback
US 6,552,976 Audio/Imaging management data/reproduction control 4/22/03 Storage and reproduction apparatus
US 6,553,240 Imaging Internet access/web browsing 4/22/03 Print option for WAP browsers
US 6,563,927 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 5/13/03 Back cover for a mobile phone
US 6,571,086 User Interface/Phone Construction manual input construction 5/27/03 Wireless communication device and a control means
US 6,576,832 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 6/10/03 Electronic device molded cover having a releasable EMI shield
US 6,639,627 Imaging image resolution conversion 10/28/03 Imaging apparatus in which reduced resolution image data is generated, and when supplied over an image data bus, the resolution is increased and outputted
US 6,662,986 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 12/16/03 Mobile phone strap holder apparatus and method
US 6,695,477* Audio audio coding 2/24/04 Audio signal reproducing apparatus
US 6,697,483 Directory Function directory/database search 2/24/04 Method and apparatus for searching a database
US 6,697,636 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 2/24/04 Radio telephone buzzer
US 6,711,542 User Interface/Phone Construction text entry/lookup; multiple language support 3/23/04 Method of identifying a language and of controlling a speech synthesis unit and a communication device
US 6,725,155 Phone Operation/Features geographic location 4/20/04 Method and apparatus for information processing, and medium for information processing
US 6,745,182 Directory Function directory/database search 6/1/04 Method for searching for data in at least two databases, and database system having at least two databases
US 6,760,477 User Interface/Phone Construction text (e.g., Hangul) entry/display/editing 7/6/04 Method and apparatus for entering data strings including Hangul (Korean) and ASCII characters
US 6,775,753 Audio/Imaging management data, e.g., for reproducing apparatus 8/10/04 Storage and reproduction apparatus utilizing interrupted operation
US 6,803,864 Phone Operation/Features character set organization for text entry 10/12/04 Method of entering characters with a keypad and using previous characters to determine the order of character choice
US 6,850,150 User Interface/Phone Construction vibration/tactile signal generation 2/1/05 Portable device
US 6,867,764 user interface selecting values using, e.g.,touch sensitive input display 3/15/05 Data entry User Interface/Phone Construction
US 6,868,280 User Interface/Phone Construction text entry; tonal/diacritical variant support 3/15/05 Method and apparatus for entering information in a mobile device with special characters
US 6,871,048 Audio personal media player features 3/22/05 Mobil communication apparatus and information providing system using the mobile communication apparatus
US 6,931,258 User Interface/Phone Construction multi-function keys 8/16/05 Radiophone provided with an operation key with multiple functionality for handling access to a menu structure
US 6,934,703 Directory Function directory/database search 8/23/05 Method for searching for data in at least two databases, and database system having at least two databases
US 6,971,069 User Interface/Phone Construction scrolling selection of entries 11/29/05 Method and arrangement for retrieving an entry from an indexed memory
US 6,975,732* Audio audio coding 12/13/05 Audio signal reproducing apparatus
US 7,006,077 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 2/28/06 Electronic device having touch sensitive slide
US 7,043,276 Imaging multi-display area control 5/9/06 Portable terminal apparatus and display control program thereof
US 7,060,923 User Interface/Phone Construction keypad construction 6/13/06 Key
US 7,062,260 Phone Operation/Features accessory support 6/13/06 Fetching application and driver for extension device from network
US 7,102,086 User Interface/Phone Construction keypad construction 9/5/06 Switch arrangement
US 7,111,069 Phone Operation/Features geographic location 9/19/06 Information processing apparatus and method, and program storage medium
US 7,123,945 Imaging display for multitask device 10/17/06 Task display switching method, portable apparatus and portable communications apparatus
US 7,190,971 Audio capturing/acquiring information associated with audio 3/13/07 Information processing apparatus and method, information processing system, and transmission medium
US 7,233,813 Imaging multi-display area control 6/19/07 Portable terminal apparatus and display control program thereof
US 7,251,475 Audio capturing/acquiring information associated with audio 7/31/07 Information processing apparatus and method, information processing system, and transmission medium
US 7,257,778 Imaging 3D calendar display 8/14/07 Calendar system and a method for producing a calendar view
US 7,268,773 User Interface/Phone Construction touch sensitive input display 9/11/07 Data entry user interface
US 7,313,647 User Interface/Phone Construction selecting stored data for reproduction 12/25/07 Storage and reproduction apparatus
US 7,330,547 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 2/12/08 Dual keypad phone
US 7,330,553* Audio audio coding 2/12/08 Audio signal reproducing apparatus
US 7,337,027* Audio audio coding 2/26/08 Audio signal reproducing apparatus
US 7,349,012 Imaging image resolution conversion 3/25/08 Imaging apparatus with higher and lower resolution converters and a compression unit to compress decreased resolution image data
US 7,353,172 User Interface/Phone Construction Cantonese speech recognition/control 4/1/08 System and method for Cantonese speech recognition using an optimized phone set
US 7,353,173 User Interface/Phone Construction Mandarin Chinese speech recognition/control 4/1/08 System and method for Mandarin Chinese speech recognition using an optimized phone set
US 7,353,174 User Interface/Phone Construction Mandarin Chinese speech recognition/control 4/1/08 System and method for effectively implementing a Mandarin Chinese speech recognition dictionary
US 7,412,258 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 8/12/08 Electronic device and a method in an electronic device
US 7,636,545 Audio retrieving information associated with audio 12/22/09 Information processing apparatus and method, information processing system, and transmission medium
US 7,657,285 Audio capturing/acquiring information associated with audio 2/2/10 Information processing apparatus and method, information processing system, and transmission medium
US 7,725,652 User Interface/Phone Construction selecting stored data for reproduction 5/25/10 Storage and reproduction apparatus
US 7,774,022 Audio capturing/acquiring information associated with audio 8/10/10 Information processing apparatus and method, information processing system, and transmission medium
US 7,917,179 Imaging display for multitask device 3/29/11 Task display switching method, portable apparatus and portable communications apparatus
US 7,991,431 Audio retrieving information associated with audio 8/2/11 Information processing apparatus and method, information processing system, and transmission medium
US 8,190,202 Audio retrieving information associated with audio 5/29/12 Information processing apparatus and method, information processing system, and transmission medium
US 8,423,626 Audio personal media player features 4/16/13 Enhanced delivery of audio data for portable playback
US 8,423,714 User Interface/Phone Construction selecting stored data for reproduction 4/16/13 Storage and reproduction apparatus
US 8,437,800 Audio retrieving information associated with audio 5/7/13 Information processing apparatus and method, information processing system, and transmission medium
US RE39231 Phone Operation/Features incoming call processing 8/8/06 Communication terminal equipment and call incoming control method
US RE39959 User Interface/Phone Construction manual input device; information display 12/25/07 Communication terminal apparatus and control method thereof
US RE44260 User Interface/Phone Construction phone form factor/construction 6/4/13 Dual keypad phone

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