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WRISTWATCH PAGER WITH "CLASP" MOUNTED DISPLAY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006106D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Edward P. Jessell: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Currently, the wristwatch pagers on the market have the watch features and pager messaging features as part of a common display arrangement on the top surface of the watch mechanism. This does present some compromises with respect to how detailed the pager messaging can be displayed. If the liquid crystal display (LCD) were to be made larger the end result would be a wristwatch pager size that would be uncomfortable and very undesirable for the end-user. Other alternatives need to be considered to allow the user to have reasonable message length, large font size for the display characters and alphanumeric messaging scrolling flexibility for ease of message reading.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 12 April 1991

WRISTWATCH PAGER WITH "CLASP" MOUNTED DISPLAY

by Edward P. Jessell, William J. Kuznicki and William J. Scarpone

  Currently, the wristwatch pagers on the market have the watch features and pager messaging features as part of a common display arrangement on the top surface of the watch mechanism. This does present some compromises with respect to how detailed the pager messaging can be displayed. If the liquid crystal display (LCD) were to be made larger the end result would be a wristwatch pager size that would be uncomfortable and very undesirable for the end-user. Other alternatives need to be considered to allow the user to have reasonable message length, large font size for the display characters and alphanumeric messaging scrolling flexibility for ease of message reading.

  By offering a wristwatch pager that incorporates the LCD display assembly separated from the main body of the watch/pager assembly, the size of the watch/pager assembly can be reduced and a larger LCD can be achieved. This advantage can be accomplished by incorporating the LCD display assembly as a part of the wristwatch band clasp assembly, enabling the watch mechanism size to be more traditional, and the LCD display larger and more versatile in size, as referenced in Figure 1.

Large Single Line Message on

"Clasp" Arrangement

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