System and method for modifying or disabling the ringtone for an incoming call based on the existence of nonexistence of previous calls from the same caller

  • US 9,008,301 B2
  • Filed: 03/19/2013
  • Issued: 04/14/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for managing and disabling phone ring tone profiles, the system comprising:

  • a. a storage system comprising (a) a plurality of ringtones adapted to be activated when an incoming call is made; and

    , (b) at least one list of identified callers;

    b. at least one processor to execute at least one data processing system, said at least one data processing system comprising;

    i. an acquiring module operable to read an identifier of said incoming call or an incoming message;

    ii. a detecting module operable to detect if the identifier exists in said at least one list in the system, to determine the caller from said list, and to detect how many incoming calls have been made within a predetermined period of time having at least one selected from a group consisting of (a) being made from the same identifier, (b) being made by the same caller; and

    iii. a disabling module adapted to either activate or disable said ringtones according to at least one selected from a group consisting of (a) the number of calls by the same caller within said predetermined period of time;

    (b) the number of calls having the same identifier within said predetermined period of time; and

    any combination thereof;

    wherein said disabling module of said system disables said ringtones if said number of calls having said same identifier or being made by said same caller within said predetermined period of time is no more than a predetermined amount;

    further wherein said disabling module of said system activates said ringtones if said number of calls having said same identifier or being made by said same caller within said predetermined period of time is no less than a predetermined amount.

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