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IMPLEMENTATION OF A FLEXIBLE "CLASP/WATCHBAND" PAGER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006117D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-05
Document File: 3 page(s) / 123K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

W. J. Kuznicki: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The presently available wristwatch pagers are designed to be worn on the user's wrist and optimized to receive their specific systems signalling events over a broad regional or city-wide coverage area. To provide these subscribers with acceptable paging service over these broad coverage areas these wristwatch pagers require large antenna structures, high capacity batteries and multifunctional displays that all contribute to growing the size of the product. We will identify a means that will allow a smaller wristwatch pager offering to be configured that is usable for on-site/campus-wide coverage areas. This is accomplished by modifying the product's design parameters and size so that it can fit more comfortably on the user's wrist. The need for a non-citywide operating environment will allow the end product to be smaller and still offer suitable service for those customer applications that are desiring small area coverage.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 12 April 1991

IMPLEMENTATION OF A FLEXIBLE "CLASP/WATCHBAND" PAGER

by W. J. Kuznicki, E. P. Jesse11 and W. J. Scareone

  The presently available wristwatch pagers are designed to be worn on the user's wrist and optimized to receive their specific systems signalling events over a broad regional or city-wide coverage area. To provide these subscribers with acceptable paging service over these broad coverage areas these wristwatch pagers require large antenna structures, high capacity batteries and multifunctional displays that all contribute to growing the size of the product. We will identify a means that will allow a smaller wristwatch pager offering to be configured that is usable for on-site/campus-wide coverage areas. This is accomplished by modifying the product's design parameters and size so that it can fit more comfortably on the user's wrist. The need for a non-citywide operating environment will allow the end product to be smaller and still offer suitable service for those customer applications that are desiring small area coverage.

  The ability to fit the pager into a "clasp/watch- band" arrangement as shown in Figure 1 rests on the use of a receiver circuit designed on a single integrated circuit (IC), a decoder/micro-processor arrangement on select K(S) and the watch display that effectively multiplexes the ordinary clock digits as indicators of received address source or even as phone extension identifiers (Figure 2, Figure 3). With the main body of the pager being able to fit within the confines of the clasp structure the user can have a variety of fashion orientated/color schemes without having to have multiple pagers to accomplish the same

personalized effect. In gddition, the resultant pager will be small in size, can~be provided with a choice of watchbands to allow for small, petite watchbands suitable for on-site ser$ice vs. broader, wide body watchbands suitable for ycampus-wide systems. This overall ability to have the smallest wristworn pager for limited coverage areas is an advantage for those office/small company cqmplexes that cover a single floor or those that only need to cover several adjacent buildings.

  The pager when placed within the wristband's clasp structure is able tormake conta...