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ALPHANUMERIC REAR VIEW MIRROR DISPLAY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006801D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Manish Shah: AUTHOR

Abstract

This publication discloses a solution for people who fmd a need to carry a pager, but find it cumbersome to view the pager while driving their car due to the incon- venience caused by where the pager is normally kept while driving, such as when the pager is stored in a purse, or clipped onto a belt.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 18 March 1993

ALPHANUMERIC REAR VIEW MIRROR DlbPLAY

by Manish Shah

  This publication discloses a solution for people who fmd a need to carry a pager, but find it cumbersome to view the pager while driving their car due to the incon- venience caused by where the pager is normally kept while driving, such as when the pager is stored in a purse, or clipped onto a belt.

  The product described in this report, and shown in Figures 1 and 2, would resolve the problem stated, and also provides a product that would be convenient to use. As shown in Figure 1, a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen is provided as an extension to an automobiles rear view mirror by mounting the LCD in the lower portion of the rear view mirror housing. The bottom of the mirror will display a screen with for example, a date, time, obtside temperature, inside temperature while oper- ating in standby mode. A vehicular charger with a dis- play interface is mounted in a convenient location within the vehicle, and when the pager is placed in the vehicu- lar charger and a paging message is received, the rear

view mirror display will flash and an alert is generated by the pager to indicate that a message has been received by the pager. The tirst liie of the message is then dis- played. A scroll button is provided to enable the driver to step through the message, so as not to interrupt the driver's concentration do&g driving, although automatic scrolling of t...