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PAGING SYSTEM CHECK-IN

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006340D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Dane Blackburn: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Currently, whenever a person is paged, there is some doubt as to whether the person is wearing their pager. One possible solution to this problem is to have the pager transmit a signal to acknowledge receipt of a page. However, this solution requires the addition of circuitry and complexity to the pager. This invention alleviates the problem without the addition ofcircuitry to the pager.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 14 December 1991

PAGING SYSTEM CHECK-IN

by Dane Blackburn and Odilia Andrade

  Currently, whenever a person is paged, there is some doubt as to whether the person is wearing their pager. One possible solution to this problem is to have the pager transmit a signal to acknowledge receipt of a page. However, this solution requires the addition of circuitry and complexity to the pager. This invention alleviates the problem without the addition ofcircuitry to the pager.

  The first variation of this invention is a personal check-in system. This system would allow the pager user to phone the paging system to indicate that he is wear- ing his pager. If a person calls to page the user, the sys- tem would relay a response similar to "the user requested has not checked in today" if the user had not phoned the system to check-in. Note that the page could be sent regardless of whether the user had phoned in; the mes- sage would be a way to indicate to the requester that the user may not be wearing their pager. This check-in sys- tem could be a daily requirement, such that the user

would probably phone the system every morning, or a toggle system, such that the user would phone the sys- tem to check-in and to check-out regardless of the time of day.

  The second variation of this invention is an auto- matic check-in system. This variation would require that the pager charger be connected in-line with a phone as shown in Figure 1. Circ...