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DISPLAY PAGER WITH "HARD COPY PRINT" CAPABILITY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006427D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 91K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

William J. Kuznicki: AUTHOR

Abstract

The present portfolio of paging receivers which offer displayable alphanumeric/graphic messaging present an immediate means to give the subscriber their message when the pager is interrogated and the message is read. Unfortunately, it is not always convenient to print out the received message ifan AC-operated printer/charger accessory isn't immediately available. Many times it will be necessary to give the details of the message to an associate so that further action can be taken or the mes- sage is of such detail it may seem to be too much trou- ble for the subscriber to copy down all of the specifics. The intent of this document is to describe a viable means to obtain a "Hard Copy Print" of the received messaging so that expeditious handling of the details can be completed.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 15 May 1992

DISPLAY PAGER WITH "HARD COPY PRINT" CAPABILITY

by William J. Kuznicki

trols of the pager are mandatory to allow the "Imprint" sequence to be processed. (See Figure 2 for details of the carryholder).

The sequence to create the "Hard Copy Print" is as follows:

Place the unexposed document card in the carryholder

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l Insert the pager in the wryholder (backwards); mes- sage to be copied is queued by selection from the memory slots

  The present portfolio of paging receivers which offer displayable alphanumeric/graphic messaging present an immediate means to give the subscriber their message when the pager is interrogated and the message is read. Unfortunately, it is not always convenient to print out the received message ifan AC-operated printer/charger accessory isn't immediately available. Many times it will be necessary to give the details of the message to an associate so that further action can be taken or the mes- sage is of such detail it may seem to be too much trou- ble for the subscriber to copy down all of the specifics. The intent of this document is to describe a viable means to obtain a "Hard Copy Print" of the received messaging so that expeditious handling of the details can be completed.

  To allow the quick delivery of a "Hard Copy Print" of the messaging the pager (Figure 1) must have the following characteristics:

* Large multiline display for extended text/graphic viewing

* Display backlighting with an electro-luminescent lamp; this light source will be used to produce the exposure means for the "Hard Copy Print" request

* The surface of the display-to-housing interface must be such that a "sealed" condition can exist for a document card placed against the display during the "Hard Copy Print" request

l A pull tab (or similar means)...