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PAGE RECOVERY FUNCTION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007021D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mark Besharat: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Presently, most of Motorola's pagers have a fea- ture called Message Locking. This feature enables users to lock his/her messages alter they are read. This prevents the locked messages from being erased unless it is unlocked again by the user.

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MO7=OROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 20 October 1993

PAGE RECOVERY FUNCTION

by Mark Besharat and Hossein Kasmai

  Presently, most of Motorola's pagers have a fea- ture called Message Locking. This feature enables users to lock his/her messages alter they are read. This prevents the locked messages from being erased unless it is unlocked again by the user.

  Sometimes a problem arises when the user deletes unread messages accidently. This often hap- pens because the user pushes a wrong button at the wrong time or when he/she is a new user and is not too familiar with the operational sequence of the pager.

Two things can happen to messages stored in the pager memory.

l-The message can be overwritten by the new incoming messages ifthe messages are unlocked, and the pager memory is full.

Or,

2-The messages can be erased by the user, using the Erase function from the display menu.

When messages are erased by the user, the

Header of the message is discarded, but the mem- ory area containing the message is not cleared.

  When a Page Recovery function is added to the operational sequence ofthe pager messages inadver- tently erased, can be recovered. By the user selecting this option, the pager will display all of the mes- sages (without displaying the status screen) that are residing in the pager memory at the time. At this point, it is up to the user to determine which mes- sage is the one that he/she is searching for.

  Of course the Page Recovery function would be...