US 9,813,537 B2
Method for connecting and blocking call in portable terminal
Premkumar Etram, Suwon-si (KR); and Kumarbrata Das, Suwon-si (KR)
Assigned to SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by Premkumar Etram, Suwon-si (KR); and Kumarbrata Das, Suwon-si (KR)
Filed on Jun. 16, 2010, as Appl. No. 12/802,868.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2009-0053943 (KR), filed on Jun. 17, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2010/0323673 A1, Dec. 23, 2010
Int. Cl. H04M 3/42 (2006.01); H04M 1/663 (2006.01)
CPC H04M 1/663 (2013.01) 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for connecting and blocking a call in a portable terminal, comprising:
in response to setting a call blocking time period:
measuring an elapsed time period from a time point,
determining whether the elapsed time period exceeds the set call blocking time period when the portable terminal receives a request for a call connection from an external terminal, and
blocking the call connection and transmitting a remaining time period to the external terminal requesting the call connection if the elapsed time period does not exceed the set call blocking time period, the remaining time period calculated by subtracting the elapsed time period from the set call blocking time period; and
transmitting a release message to the external terminal requesting the call connection if the elapsed time period exceeds the set call blocking time period, the release message indicating that a call connection with the portable terminal will be allowed.