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DISPLAY PAGER WITH DATE DELIVERY MEANS TO A MAGNETIC DISK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006103D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 104K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

W. J. Kuznicki: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The alphanumeric display pagers of today and the expected new and more versatile alphanumeric paging products of the future provide the subscriber with broader and increasing levels of information content. As a result, the subscriber can receive very detailed graphic, tabular and paragraph structured messaging which was not possible on earlier vintage alphanumeric products. It is very desirable to have the ability to better utilize this increased information. This suggests the end user should have a method of archiving the received messaging to a permanent storage medium. It is not always desirable to try and copy by hand the exact details given on the multiple screens (small display) of the pager. Also, the presently available printer accessories for pagers have perhaps only paper with a 20 character width capability and/or the paper used is sensitive to heat discoloration and therefore not suitable for permanent record keeping. The ideal medium facilitates the storage, retrieval, manipulation and viewing of received information through a personal computer.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 12 April 1991

DISPLAY PAGER WITH DATE DELIVERY MEANS TO A MAGNETIC DISK

by W. J. Kuznicki, D. R. Petreye and D. F. Willard

  The alphanumeric display pagers of today and the expected new and more versatile alphanumeric paging products of the future provide the subscriber with broader and increasing levels of information content. As a result, the subscriber can receive very detailed graphic, tabular and paragraph structured messaging which was not possible on earlier vintage alphanumeric products. It is very desirable to have the ability to better utilize this increased information. This suggests the end user should have a method of archiving the received messaging to a permanent storage medium. It is not always desirable to try and copy by hand the exact details given on the multiple screens (small display) of the pager. Also, the presently available printer accessories for pagers have perhaps only paper with a 20 character width capability and/or the paper used is sensitive to heat discoloration and therefore not suitable for permanent record keeping. The ideal medium facilitates the storage, retrieval, manipulation and viewing of received information through a personal computer.

  This document describes a means for the pager user to obtain a truly flexible copy of the received messaging. This transfer is accomplished through the use of a magnetic disk as a device to store the pager's data presently residing in the pager's memory. With this product/accessory transfer capability, the pager user may select a portion of the pager's memory or the total message memory of the pager for downloading to a magnetic disk and at the user's convenience, immediately or later, use this data base on a preferred computer system.

  The expected advantages obtained from this data transfer means will allow all types of received communciations to be utilized in a variety of ways which can improve the subscriber's efficiency and

provide the potential for improved personal and business growth. Some examples are:

Received Input Personal/Financial Data Data Files (Tabular) Phone Numbers/Addresses Key Dates for Meetings Graphs and Maps

Reformulated Output Business Correspondence New Charts, Graphs, Memos Phone/Mailing List Distribution Calendar Schedules

Figures for Rep...