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REMINDER CHIRP CONTROLLER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006788D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mark Besharat: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

As the paging market becomes more and more com- petitive, it becomes apparent that we have to become more creative in adding features to the pagers. Adding more useful features to our products will make them more competitive and attractive to the consumer, resulting in a larger market share.

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MOIOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 18 March 1993

REMINDER CHIRP CONTROLLER

by Mark Besharat and Karen Hendricks

INTRODUCTION

  As the paging market becomes more and more com- petitive, it becomes apparent that we have to become more creative in adding features to the pagers. Adding more useful features to our products will make them more competitive and attractive to the consumer, resulting in a larger market share.

OPERATION

  One of the features that presently exists in Motorola pagers is the Reminder Chirp. It generates a chirp every two minutes, for ever, from the time that the pager receives a page until the time the user starts to read the pages stored in memory. Reminder Chirp Controller is an upgraded version ofthe present Reminder Chirp and will operate in two different ways as follows:

I-When this feature is active, upon the reception of a page, the pager will chirp every t minutes. If the user does not read unread pages stored in the pager, the length of the time interval between consecutive chirps will increase exponentially until eventually the pager will stop chirping completely. See Figure 1.

2-When a page is received, the pager will start chirping every t minutes. If the user does not read the page within a predetermined period of time T, the pager will stop chirping completely. See Figure 2.

  This feature will improve the pager's battery lie. It will also avoid annoyance by not chirping continuously until the stored messages are read.

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