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VISUAL SOURCE INDICATOR FOR A SELECTIVE CALL VOICE RECEIVER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006029D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 108K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Jose Gutman: AUTHOR

Abstract

This invention relates in general to the field of selective call receivers capable of receiving and presenting voice message information, and more specifically to those selective call voice receivers having visual indicators and displays.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments Volume 11 October 1990

VISUAL SOURCE INDICATOR FOR A SELECTIVE CALL VOICE RECEIVER

by Jose Gutman

This invention relates in general to the field of selective call receivers capable of receiving and presenting voice message information, and more specifically to those selective call voice receivers having visual indicators and displays.

   A conventional selective call receiver (e.g., a pager) may receive and present a voice message page to a user of the selective call receiver. Moreover, the selective call receiver may comprise a visual indicator, such as a light emitting diode (LED) and a lamp, and optionally a display may present a display message page (e.g., numeric display page and alphanumeric display page) to the user in a manner well known in the art.

   When a display message page is presented at the display, typically additional source information is visually in- dicated. The source information normally identifies a telephone number that was accepted by a paging terminal in ac- cepting a display message page request. Commonly, up to lour different telephone numbers are distributed over up to four different groups of callers. Each telephone number uniquely maps a pager address to a message format on the selective call receiver. Therefore, when a caller dials one of the telephone numbers and the paging terminal accepts the display message page request, the information presented at the selective call display receiver comprises source information.

   The source information may be presented using a visual indicator and the display. The display message page and the associated source information may be stored in a memory module within the selective call display receiver and recalled on demand.

   The user of the selective call display receiver may distribute, for example, one telephone number to all office associates, a second telephone number to immediate family members, and a third telephone number to other callers. Therefore, when a page is received and presented the associated source information identifies the respective type of caller from which the page originated.

   Regrettably, although conventional selective call receivers are capable of presenting the visual source information with the associated display message page, the visual sou...