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VISUAL ALARM INDICATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005884D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-14
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Dan Larson: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a pager with a time alarm function, the time alarm alert can be easily confused with the paging alert. To eliminate this confusion, the alarm indicator icon on the LCD display, can be flashed during the alarm signal alert. In this way, the user will immediately know the nature of the alert, Upon activation of the alarm, which the user has set to remind him/her of an important event, the alarm indicator icon will begin to flash. The icon will flash on and off repetitively in synchronicity with the alarm cadence or at another rate.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments Volume 10 March 1990

VISUAL ALARM INDICATOR

by Dan Larson

   In a pager with a time alarm function, the time alarm alert can be easily confused with the paging alert. To eliminate this confusion, the alarm indicator icon on the LCD display, can be flashed during the alarm signal alert. In this way, the user will immediately know the nature of the alert,

Upon activation of the alarm, which the user has set to remind him/her of an important event, the alarm indicator icon will begin to flash. The icon will flash on and off repetitively in synchronicity with the alarm cadence or at another rate.

A flowchart of this idea is shown below:

IPreset "on time" 0 I

"off time" (can be eq. to alarm cadence)

f

alarm actiuation

Turn off icon for "off time"

Turn on icon for "on time"

alarm alert

stop

0 Motorola, Inc. 1990 68

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