Communication delivery filter for mobile device

  • US 9,473,629 B2
  • Filed: 08/11/2014
  • Issued: 10/18/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/20/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method implemented within a mobile device for inhibiting at least one type of notification normally provided in response to the reception of a communication initiation received at the mobile device, wherein the mobile device includes the storage of identification data of a plurality of potential communication originators, the method comprising the actions of:

  • the mobile device receiving an exempt communication characteristic comprising a selection of identification data for a potential communication originator;

    detecting certain user actuations at a user interface of the mobile device requesting the enablement of a communication reception notification inhibitor, the communication reception notification inhibitor being implemented entirely within the mobile device;

    the mobile device enabling the communication reception notification inhibitor;

    while the communication reception notification inhibitor is enabled;

    receiving the initiation of a communication at the mobile device, the initiation of the communication being directed to the mobile device and identifying a communication originator;

    the communication reception notification inhibitor examining the received initiation of the communication to determine if the received initiation of the communication includes the exempt communication characteristic;

    the communication reception notification inhibitor configured to cause the mobile device to apply normal processing of the initiation of the communication if the exempt message characteristic is identified in the received initiation of the communication; and

    the communication reception notification inhibitor configured to cause the mobile to inhibit a communication reception notification that would be presented during normal processing of the received initiation of the communication if the exempt communication characteristic is not identified in the received message;

    detecting certain user actuations at a user interface of the mobile device requesting the disablement of the communication reception notification inhibitor;

    the mobile device disabling the communication reception notification inhibitor; and

    while the communication reception notification inhibitor is disabled;

    receiving the initiation of a communication at the mobile device, the initiation of the communication being directed to the mobile device; and

    the mobile device applying normal processing of the initiation of the communication.

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