BlackBerryOS.com - RIM Patents Automatic Volume Adjustments Based On BlackBerry Placement
  • RIM Patents Automatic Volume Adjustments Based On BlackBerry Placement

    Patents are so interesting in my opinion. A lot of them never come to fruition in end products but companies love to patent ideas as a just in case measure. This latest patent from RIM has to do with the volume of the speaker going up or down depending on the placement of the BlackBerry on one's ear. The closer you hold it to your ear the louder the speaker volume gets and vice versa.

    Here's how the patent is technically described:
    A degree of seal of an ear about a speaker port may be estimated by detecting touch contact between the ear and at least one touch sensor in fixed relation to the speaker port. The degree of seal is estimated based on the detected touch contact. Based upon the estimated degree of seal, the acoustic output of the speaker may be adjusted. The adjustment may compensate for perceived changes to the quality of the acoustic output resulting from the degree of seal. The at least one touch sensor may be a plurality of touch sensors spaced around the speaker port. Each sensor may have a truncated wedge shape, with a narrow end closest to the speaker port. Upon receipt of user input indicative of a high degree of ear seal, a sample of the sensor(s) may be taken and stored for using during future estimation of the degree of seal.
    Now this patent is old, like 2007 old but there's a chance this could be of some use in the future from RIM.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: RIM Patents Automatic Volume Adjustments Based On BlackBerry Placement started by AgentBlackBerry View original post


    comments powered by Disqus
  • Sponsored Ad

  • Recent Comments

  • Most Commented

    The most commented articles on BlackBerryOS over the past 24 hours.
  • Recent Forum Posts

    Arunachalam

    I love BLACKBERRY

    Hi Friends,

    Good Afternoon,

    I Love Blackberry mobile..

    Arunachalam 08-21-2014, 03:24 AM Go to last post
    weirdstuff

    Passport and Classic in UK

    Sounds awesome! I'm seriously excited about this device, hoping that functionality (in this format / form-factor) will overcome whimsy and I'll be able

    weirdstuff 08-20-2014, 04:09 PM Go to last post
    Joe Jerde

    Passport and Classic in UK

    That was Chen's focus. Business sector. As long as they can start turning a significant profit, BlackBerry can comeback as a big marketshare player again.

    Joe Jerde 08-20-2014, 03:57 PM Go to last post
    Smiley88

    New App: Taken - GPS Photo and Location data

    Application Name: Taken - GPS Photo and Location Data



    Description:

    Ever wanted to know exactly where the photo

    Smiley88 08-19-2014, 10:13 AM Go to last post
    merlin29

    Passport and Classic in UK

    Hi, went to my local Carphone Warehouse store in UK, to ask about Blackberry Passport and Classic would they be stocking them?,
    was informed that

    merlin29 08-18-2014, 05:40 AM Go to last post
  • Sponsored Ad