US 11,057,866 B2
Method and apparatus for providing notification
Jong-hyun Ryu, Daejeon (KR); and Han-joo Chae, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed on Jul. 17, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/37,846.
Application 16/037,846 is a continuation of application No. 15/721,316, filed on Sep. 29, 2017, granted, now 10,051,604.
Application 15/721,316 is a continuation of application No. 14/590,699, filed on Jan. 6, 2015, granted, now 10,009,873, issued on Jun. 26, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2014-0062622 (KR), filed on May 23, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2018/0324756 A1, Nov. 8, 2018
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 68/02 (2009.01); H04W 4/20 (2018.01); H04M 19/04 (2006.01); H04M 1/72412 (2021.01); H04M 1/72454 (2021.01); H04W 88/02 (2009.01); H04W 92/18 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 68/02 (2013.01) [H04M 1/72412 (2021.01); H04M 1/72454 (2021.01); H04M 19/04 (2013.01); H04W 4/20 (2013.01); H04W 88/02 (2013.01); H04W 92/18 (2013.01); H04M 2250/12 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
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1. An electronic device comprising:
a transceiver configured to communicate with at least one wearable device and receive, from the at least one wearable device, status information indicating whether the at least one wearable device is in use; and
at least one processor configured to:
in response to occurrence of a notification event for providing a notification at the electronic device,
determine a type of the notification event, and
determine whether to send a notification request corresponding to the notification to the at least one wearable device based on the type of the notification event and the status information, indicating that the at least one wearable device is in use, received through the transceiver,
in response to determining to send the notification request to the at least one wearable device based on the status information indicating that the at least one wearable device is in use, control to send the notification request to the at least one wearable device,
before sending the notification request to the at least one wearable device, receive, through the transceiver from the at least one wearable device, mode information indicating that the at least one wearable device is in a do-not-disturb mode in which the notification is not to be displayed to a user of the at least one wearable device,
based on the received mode information, identify that the at least one wearable device is in the do-not-disturb mode, and
based on identifying that the at least one wearable device is in the do-not-disturb mode, control to provide the notification corresponding to the notification event via at least one device among the electronic device and the at least one wearable device except for the at least one wearable device in the do-not-disturb mode,
wherein, when the at least one wearable device is powered on and in the do-not-disturb mode, the notification corresponding to the notification request is prevented from being displayed to the user at the at least one wearable device.