Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Awarded Patent That Lets Users Share Content With Others While on Hold

wasawarded a U.S. patenton Tuesday that apprs to covers a way for iPhone users to share content with ch other when phone calls are placed on hold.

The patent, 8,494,123, is for an "on-hold visual menu from a user's communiion device" and describes a system that shares a variety of content like pictures, music, s, upcoming calendar events, and loion information to the person that is being put on hold. For example, someone put on hold could look through the other caller's public Photo Strm.

The device determines that the party has been placed on hold and that the user has enabled sharing of personal content with the party. The device then transmits a visual menu to a communiions device of the party via a data network, to allow the party to select a type of personal content to receive from the device while the party is on hold. When the device receives a selection from the party's device indiing the type of personal content, it transmits a personal information asset to the party's device according to the type of personal content indied by the selection. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.Additionally, privacy settings allow certain types of data, such as loion or photos, to be limited within a specific group of people (for example, family members) while automatically sharing other content with all users placed on hold. Content can also be personalized to ch specific caller.

When an iPhone owner is rdy to continue a call, an on screen message, audible tone, or vibration will occur, alerting the on-hold user that the call will be resumed.

As with all patents, there is no guarantee that the on-hold sharing fture will make it into a final product.

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