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BUSINESS CARD INPUT DEVICE FOR PAGING RECEIVERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006226D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-14
Document File: 1 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Randi L. Dulaney: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Currently, people must rely on business card files or folders,. or address books to keep track of informa- tion contained on business cards. There is no known method of inputting such information into an alpha- numeric pager for convenient and easily accessible storage.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 13 July 1991

BUSINESS CARD INPUT DEVICE FOR PAGING RECEIVERS

by Randi L. Dulaney and Colleen E. Picard

  Currently, people must rely on business card files or folders,. or address books to keep track of informa- tion contained on business cards. There is no known method of inputting such information into an alpha- numeric pager for convenient and easily accessible storage.

  This invention provides a means to easily and con- veniently input business card information into an alphanumeric pager with minimal impact on the size of the pager.

  This invention consists of a graphics scanner which plugs into an input port on an alphanumeric pager to give the user the ability to scan in business card information into pager memory for later retrieval. (see attached figure).

  When the user desired to enter business card infor- mation into his/her pager, he/she would plug this device into the pager input port. A separate button on the pager would be used to perform all functions

ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAY

related to this input of business card information. Prompts could be accessed using a menu available through the "function" and "select" buttons. These prompts would then appear on the pager display to assist the user to input business card information. For example, first, the user would be asked to enter the name for the business card directory, next the user would be asked to scan the business card etc..

  Retrieval of business card informati...