Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
With the development of information, communication, and semiconductor technology electronic devices are able to function as multimedia devices, which offer a range of services for multimedia. For instance electronic devices are equipped to provide a variety of multimedia services such as messages, a broadcasting service, a wireless Internet service cameras, music playback and more.
The message service evolved from an Short Message Service (SMS) to transmit a message that is a simple text into an Long Message Service (LMS) to transmit a message that is the length of a text, or a Multimedia Message Service (MMS) for transmitting a message including multimedia files such as an image, a moving image and so on. The messaging service is able to offer a variety of messenger services to users.
However, when the electronic device checks a received message, the electronic device displays the entire content of the message it received on a display. So, any important information that has been received and transmitted through a message sent to the electronic device may be easily exposed to the outside. This is why there is the need for a better device and method of transmitting and receiving messages in an electronic device.
The information above is provided as background information to help in understanding of the present disclosure. There is no determination and no claim is made, regarding whether any of the above could be applicable as prior art with regard to the disclosed disclosure.
Aspects of the present disclosure include addressing at least the above-mentioned issues and/or disadvantages as well as to give at least one of the benefits described below. In this regard, one aspect of the present disclosure is providing a technique or apparatus for transmitting a message through the electronic devices.
The present disclosure also describes an apparatus and method which can create messages in part by hiding it in the electronic device and then transmitting it.
The disclosure also describes a method and apparatus which can create messages in which most part of a text is concealed using an electronic touch pen. This is later transmitted.
The present disclosure also provides an apparatus and method to check a message where at least a portion is hidden within the electronic device.
Another aspect of the present disclosure is to provide the method and apparatus for examining a message which at least a portion of a text is hidden using the touch pen of the form of an electronic device.
Another aspect of the disclosure is the provision of a method and apparatus to verify a message which at least a portion of the text is hidden through user authentication in an electronic device.
Another feature of the present disclosure is the provision of the method and apparatus to limit the amount of times that a message in which at a minimum part of a text is hidden is checked by the electronic device.
According to an aspect of the current disclosure, a method for sending a message through an electronic device is provided. This technique involves displaying one or several hiding frames in an input area of a display and transmitting a message with information from the hiding frame.
A method is provided to check the content of a message stored on an electronic device according to an additional aspect of the disclosure. The method includes determining if a message to be displayed on a display has one or more hiding areas,and when the message contains one or more of the hiding areas, displaying on the display a message other than a message that is contained in the one or more hiding areas.
An electronic device is disclosed in accordance with a different feature. The electronic device comprises an LCD and at least one processor. The processor controls the display to show one or multiple hidingframes in the display area for input messages and transmit information about the hiding frames.
An electronic device is described in accordance with another aspect. The electronic device comprises displays and at least one processor. In this case the processor directs the display to display other text than the text of the message contained in a hidden area.
Other aspects, advantages, and salient features of the disclosure will become evident to anyone skilled in the art by reading the following description which, when read in conjunction with the drawings that are annexed to it provide various embodiments of the disclosed disclosure.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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