Hands-Free Device Producing a Spoken Prompt with Spatial Effect

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APP PUB NO 20090117945A1
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11996001

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A hands-free device (1) that is linked via a short range radio frequency (RF) communications link (2) to a mobile communications device (3) supports and provides a number of functions, such as user actions and internal events, such as incoming calls. The user operable functions of the hands-free device (1) are arranged in a hierarchical menu structure that a user can navigate through and around and select from using a user operable input means of the hands-free device (1). Each function or option that can be selected in the menu structure has associated with it a spoken prompt that is automatically provided to the user via the hands-free device (1) when that function is reached in the menu structure.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SOUTHWING S.L.BARCELONA, ES2

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ferraton, Jean-Regis Barcelona , ES 1 12
Mahler, Sergio Barcelona , ES 2 43
Molina, Marc Barcelona , ES 1 12
Torrents, Sergi Barcelona , ES 1 12

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