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HOLSTER WITH SECONDARY LCD AND ELECTRONICS USED TO STORE AND/OR DISPLAY MESSAGES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006021D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Jeff King: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

With the introduction of "fax paging", long message paging, alpha paging, and high memory capacity and feature pagers, "the horse power race", both the display capability and memory capability of the common day pager are being stressed. Under the ideal conditions, the user would like to increase the overall memory capability of the unit as well as have a very large LCD to read long multiple line messages on a single large display. In addition, the user would like to accomplish all of this without enlarging the primary size of the basic paging unit which must remain as small as possible by definition.

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MOlYlROlA Technical Developments Volume 11 October 1990

HOLSTER WITH SECONDARY LCD AND ELECTRONICS USED TO STORE AND/OR DISPLAY MESSAGES

by Jeff King and Silvia Vitari

   With the introduction of "fax paging", long message paging, alpha paging, and high memory capacity and feature pagers, "the horse power race", both the display capability and memory capability of the common day pager are being stressed. Under the ideal conditions, the user would like to increase the overall memory capability of the unit as well as have a very large LCD to read long multiple line messages on a single large display. In addition, the user would like to accomplish all of this without enlarging the primary size of the basic paging unit which must remain as small as possible by definition.

   These goals can be accomplished by incorporating an active holster assembly or a holster which can exchange, store and transfer data when linked to the primary paging device, and has the LCD capacity in terms of contrast and characters to display large blocks of data for quick and easy intaregation. The holster assembly would be equipped with a maximum size LCD, which could be the entire front face of the unit, as wall as a large on board storage system for down loading data from the pager. Also included in the holster would be a dedicated battery of proper capacity, associated contacts, pcb, an LCD driver, read, reset and download switches, elactmnics, and an RS-232 interface.

   Of course, the beaut...