US 7,248,900 B2 Jul. 24, 2007
(54) COMPOUND RING TUNES
(75) Inventor: Douglas Deeds, Bedford, TX (US)
(73) Assignee: Nokia Corporation, Espoo (FI)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 435 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/720,029
(22) Filed: Nov. 18, 2003
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0107128 Al May 19, 2005
(51) Int. CI.
H04B 1/38 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 455/567; 455/414.1; 455/412.1;
455/412.2; 455/466; 455/514; 379/142.01;
(58) Field of Classification Search 455/567,
455/414.1, 412.1, 2, 466, 514; 379/142.01, 379/373.02, 373.03 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
A manner of providing ring-tune alerts to announce the arrival of incoming communications at a communication device such as a mobile station operable in a wireless communication network. When notification an incoming communication arrives at the mobile station, the mobile station detects the type and origin of the communication and then composes a ring tune enhanced to provide incoming call information to the subscriber. The enhancement may include temporarily compounding the ring tune, tonal or stylistic enhancement, applying compound accompaniment, or applying tempo variation. The ring-tune components may be installed by the manufacturer or distributor of the instrument, or may be downloaded by the subscriber. The communication device may also be a personal computer operable to communicate through a communication network such as the Internet.
44 Claims, 5 Drawing Sheets