Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"Emergency mode" on a mobile phone

When you need to dial 9-1-1 on your mobile phone, it might be nice to have the phone direct as much power as possible to the cell transmitter, so you get a clear signal, no accidentally-dropped calls in the middle of reporting an emergency. Seems fairly obvious to me. But Apple filed for a patent on that:

Apple's iPhone Emergency-Mode Processor & Features Patent

I couldn't find a link directly into the USPTO, but you can use PAIR to search for application file number 11/999,547.

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