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COMMUNICATION BASE-SET WITH LCD SCREEN

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006960D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 82K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Jonathan Carr: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A communication base-set with LCD screen pro- vides the feature of storing pre-programmed images within a microprocessor memory When a caller attempts to contact someone, a caller ID number is sent with the call. The receiver base-set matches the caller ID num- ber to the preprogrammed image, and displays the image on the base-set LCD screen. As shown in Figure 2, the image can be displayed while the alert ring is generated, thereby offering a visual call screening aid as well.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 19 June 1993

COMMUNICATION BASE-SET WITH LCD SCREEN

by Jonathan Carr, Gabriel Khouri and Silvia Viteri

  A communication base-set with LCD screen pro- vides the feature of storing pre-programmed images within a microprocessor memory When a caller attempts to contact someone, a caller ID number is sent with the call. The receiver base-set matches the caller ID num- ber to the preprogrammed image, and displays the image on the base-set LCD screen. As shown in Figure 2, the image can be displayed while the alert ring is generated, thereby offering a visual call screening aid as well.

  Caller ID numbers such as the calling line identitl- cation (CLI) number, are already a part of the U.S.A. telephone protocol and are available in many areas of the country. The maximum utility of this invention can be achieved by revising the protocol to send an addi- tional ID number identifying the particular individual placing the call from the phone. One method of inputting the caller ID is to use the telephone calling cards which are currently available from the three nationwide U.S. telephone carriers and the seven regional carriers.

To use this invention with pagers, the paging proto- col would have to be enhanced to include the ID num-

ber of the caller, which can be inputted through any telephone.

  Scanning images onto memory disk is a simple, currently available technology. Images would be scanned such as at a computer service center, and stored onto...