Title of Invention

A METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A TICKER WHILE THE USER IS IN ANY APPLICATION SESSION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Abstract The present invention, relates to the field of Ul which aims to provide a mechanism to view the just arrived message or any notification while any user application is in progress or user is in any session. This invention explains a method for displaying ticker while the user is in any application session in a mobile communication device comprising: registering a callback with the messaging module, which is called when a new message arrives; displaying the arrived new message in the form of a scrolling message or ticker on either the softkey area or on the annunciator bar area of the said device; and continuing the current application by the user while the new message is scrolled or shown as ticker.
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FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention, in general, relates to mobile communication devices. Further, this invention relates to the field of User Interface (Ul) which aims to provide a mechanism to view the just arrived message or any notification while any user application is in progress or user is in any session. More particularly, the invention relates to a method for any ticker while the user is in any application session in a mobile communication device.
DESCRIPTION OF RELATED ART
The current technology does not provide for viewing a message while any user application is in progress or user is in any session without closing the current application or session.
For example, if the user is engaged in any application like watching an interesting video clipping or playing a Java game or user is in different session on the communicating device and there is a message or notification received by the device. In Current art user has to close the current application or session to view the received message or notification, otherwise user can view the message or notification after his current activity is finished.
If the user is engaged in any application like watching an interesting video clipping or playing a java game or user is in different session on the handset and there is a message or notification arrived to the device or it is in his inbox, he would be

> curious to know from whom the message is or is it something urgent. As a result the excitement with which you were watching the video fades away and you give yourself a trouble to stop the video and read the message.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The proposed invention aims at enabling the user to view a just arrived message (i.e. sms, mms text, email etc) or notification when the user is in the middle of the any interesting application like watching video clip or playing a game or user is in different session. The Proposed Invention will enable applications to display message or notification without exiting from the current application. By using proposed method, User can view the message or notification on or above the soft key area or on top of the annuciator bar depending on the type of application he / she is in now. Therefore, user will be able to continue executing the current application or session uninterrupted without missing some urgent information.
Accordingly, this invention explains a method for displaying ticker while the user is in any application session in a mobile communication device comprising:
(a) registering a callback with the messaging module, which is called when a new message arrives;
(b) displaying the arrived new message in the form of a scrolling message or ticker on either the softkey area or on the annunciator bar area of the said device; and
(c) continuing the current application by the user while the new message is

scrolled or shown as ticker.
If the application is in progress the callback take care of the changes in Ul. The user can decide to either continue in the current application or stop the said application to reply the incoming message. If the user chooses to ignore the incoming message, he switches off the scroll or ticker by pressing the clear key. If the incoming message happens to be an MMS, only the notification is displayed and based on the requirement user can decide to stop the current application and download the MMS or continue in the current application. The incoming message or notification can be in any format and the said message or notification is viewed irrespective of display mode. The message can be displayed irrespective of any language mode and can be scrolled in any direction on the display device. The scroll or ticker can be controlled in plurality of ways through any input device and the received message can be stored in the device. The message or notification can be scrolled on any part of the display irrespective of any application in progress or not where the said application or session is either triggered manually by the user or automatically triggered by the device and be controlled accordingly. The display device can be internal or external to the communication device and can be a fixed, flexible or rotatable one. Communicating device maintains display status as idle or used by an application or session to determine how to display incoming message or notification and if display is idle state, the message is displayed in Message application window. User sets the display status ON or OFF to view message or notification in scrolling manner irrespective application or session in progress or not

These and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from the ensuing detailed description of the invention taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMPANYING DRAWINGS
Figure 1 depicts the flow control of the invention, which enables viewing of new message while application is in progress.
Figure 2a, 2b and 2c depict screen display when the message arrives
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
The preferred embodiments of the present invention will now be explained with reference to the accompanying drawings. It should be understood however that the disclosed embodiments are merely exemplary of the invention, which may be embodied in various forms. The following description and drawings are not to be construed as limiting the invention and numerous specific details are described to provide a thorough understanding of the present invention, as the basis for the claims and as a basis for teaching one skilled in the art how to make and/or use the invention. However in certain instances, well-known or conventional details are not described in order not to unnecessarily obscure the present invention in detail.

When any application like video streaming or Java game is in progress or user is in different session, it occupies the edit area of the screen. Now when the message arrives, depending on the type of application, the same can be displayed in a scrolling fashion (or ticker) on or above the soft key area or on the annuciator bar area.
Figures 2a, 2b and 2c depict the above scenario (Please note shown screen is an example and it can vary for different communicating device)
1. Before viewing the message (Figure 2a):
A callback would be registered with the messaging module, which would be called when a new message arrives, if the application is in progress the callback would take care of the changes in Ul. The new message will now be displayed in the form of a scrolling message (or ticker) on either the softkey area or on the annunciator bar area. User can continue to be in the current application while the new message is scrolled. He can now make a decision to either continue in the current application or kill the same to reply the incoming message. If he chooses to ignore the incoming message, he switch off the scroll (or ticker) by pressing the clear key.
If the incoming message happens to be a MMS, only the notification will be displayed. Based on the need, user can decide to kill the current application and

download the MMS or continue in the current application.
2. While viewing the message (Figure 2b)
3. After viewing the message (Figure 2c) ADVANTAGES
The main advantage of the invention is that the user need not have to stop the application in between to view the arrived message. With the invention the user will not miss any important message, which may be neglected due to the application in progress.
It will also be obvious to those skilled in the art that other control methods and apparatuses can be derived from the combinations of the various methods and apparatuses of the present invention as taught by the description and the accompanying drawings and these shall also be considered within the scope of the present invention. Further, description of such combinations and variations is therefore omitted above. It should also be noted that the host for storing the applications include but not limited to a microchip, microprocessor, handheld communication device, computer, rendering device or a multi function device.
Although the present invention has been fully described in connection with the preferred embodiments thereof with reference to the accompanying drawings, it is

to be noted that various changes and modifications are possible and are apparent to those skilled in the art. Such changes and modifications are to be understood as included within the scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims unless they depart therefrom.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND DEFINITIONS THEREOF
ME - Mobile Equipment
Ul - User Interface
REFERENCES:
3GPP TS 23.060 V3.16.0 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Service description; (Release 1999)
3GPP TS 23.040 V3.10.0 Technical realization of the Short Message Service (SMS) (Release 1999)
3GPP TS 22.022 V3.2.1 Personalisation of Mobile Equipment (ME); Mobile functionality specification (Release 1999)



WE CLAIM
1. A method for displaying ticker while the user is in any application session in a
mobile communication device comprising:
(a) registering a callback with the messaging module, which is called when a new message arrives;
(b) displaying the arrived new message in the form of a scrolling message or ticker on either the softkey area or on the annunciator bar area of the said device; and
(c) continuing the current application by the user while the new message is scrolled or shown as ticker.

2. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein, if the application is in progress the callback take care of the changes in Ul.
3. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein the user can decide to either continue in the current application or stop the said application to reply the incoming message.
4. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein if the user chooses to ignore the incoming message, he switches off the scroll or ticker by pressing the clear key.

5. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein if the incoming message happens to be an MMS, only the notification is displayed and based on the requirement user can decide to stop the current application and download the MMS or continue in the current application.
6. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein the incoming message or notification can be in any format and the said message or notification is viewed irrespective of display mode.
7. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein the message can be displayed irrespective of any language mode and can be scrolled in any direction on the display device.
8. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein the scroll or ticker can be controlled in plurality of ways through any input device and the received message can be stored in the device.
9. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein the message or notification can be scrolled on any part of the display irrespective of any application in progress or not where the said application or session is either triggered manually by the user or automatically triggered by the device and be controlled accordingly.

10. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein the display device can be internal or
external to the communication device and can be a fixed, flexible or rotatable
one.
11. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein communicating device maintains display status as idle or used by an application or session to determine how to display incoming message or notification and if display is idle state, the message is displayed in Message application window.
12. A method as claimed in claim 1 wherein user sets the display status ON or OFF to view message or notification in scrolling manner irrespective application or session in progress or not.
13. A method for displaying ticker while the user is in any application session in a
mobile communication device substantially described particularly with
reference to the accompanying drawings.


Documents:

0188-che-2006-abstract.pdf

0188-che-2006-claims.pdf

0188-che-2006-correspondnece-others.pdf

0188-che-2006-correspondnece-po.pdf

0188-che-2006-description(complete).pdf

0188-che-2006-description(provisional).pdf

0188-che-2006-drawings.pdf

0188-che-2006-form 1.pdf

0188-che-2006-form 26.pdf

0188-che-2006-form 5.pdf

0188-che-2006-form 9.pdf

188-che-2006 amended claims 20-01-2011.pdf

188-CHE-2006 AMENDED CLAIMS 28-10-2010.pdf

188-che-2006 amended pages of specification 20-01-2011.pdf

188-CHE-2006 AMENDED PAGES OF SPECIFICATION 28-10-2010.pdf

188-che-2006 correspondence others 20-01-2011.pdf

188-CHE-2006 EXAMINATION REPORT REPLY RECIEVED 28-10-2010.pdf

188-che-2006 form-1 28-10-2010.pdf

188-che-2006 form-13 28-10-2010.pdf

188-CHE-2006 FORM-3 28-10-2010.pdf

188-CHE-2006 OTHER PATENT DOCUMENT 28-10-2010.pdf

188-che-2006 other patent document. 28-10-2010.pdf

188-CHE-2006 POWER OF ATTORNEY 28-10-2010.pdf


Patent Number 245786
Indian Patent Application Number 188/CHE/2006
PG Journal Number 05/2011
Publication Date 04-Feb-2011
Grant Date 01-Feb-2011
Date of Filing 06-Feb-2006
Name of Patentee SAMSUNG INDIA SOFTWARE OPERATIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
Applicant Address INDIA SOFTWARE OPERATIONS.J.P TECHNO PARK 3/1 MILLERS ROAD BANGALORE 560 052
Inventors:
# Inventor's Name Inventor's Address
1 GUNDI VENKATA RAMANA EMPLOYED AT SAMSUNG INDIA SOFTWARE OPERATION PVT.LTD., HAVING ITS OFFICE AT, BAGMANE LAKEVIEW BLOCK'B' NO.66/1, BANGMANE TECH PARK, C V RAMAN NAGAR, BYRASANDRA, BANGLORE 5600093, KARNATAKA, INDIA
PCT International Classification Number H04 Q 7/00
PCT International Application Number N/A
PCT International Filing date
PCT Conventions:
# PCT Application Number Date of Convention Priority Country
1 NA