System and method for managing mobile communications

  • US 8,311,524 B1
  • Filed: 03/14/2011
  • Issued: 11/13/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of automatically providing differing levels of information according to a predetermined social hierarchy, the method comprising:

  • receiving sensor data transmitted from a sensor set producing the sensor data, the sensor data including a first detected sensor value comprising optical information from an optical sensor of the sensor set which detects an amount of light of an environment of the communication device and a second detected sensor value comprising acoustic information from an acoustic sensor of the sensor set which detects a sound level of the environment of the communication device;

    constructing a social signature using the received sensor data;

    determining which one of a plurality of stored social templates has a social signature with a greatest correspondence with the constructed social signature through comparison of the first and second detected sensor values and first and second sensor value ranges of each social template, each stored social template corresponding to a unique social signature comprising corresponding first and second sensor value ranges and each social template being selectable to provide, for each level of the predetermined social hierarchy, a corresponding differing amount of information to each member of the predetermined social hierarchy; and

    retrieving from a memory the determined one social template having the greatest correspondence and having the detected amount of light within the first sensor value range and the detected sound level within the second sensor value range, wherein at least one member of the predetermined social hierarchy is provided only as much information as allowed based on the retrieved social template.

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