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PAGER WITH INTERACTIVE MESSAGE BUILDING CAPABILITIES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007168D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

David Aharoni: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Current paging devices do not provide the capa- bility of allowing users to build their own unique messages in response to a page. Current implemen- tations require an external device such as a PC attached to the pager or pre-programmed responses resident in the paging unit.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments Volume 21 February 1994

PAGER WITH INTERACTIVE MESSAGE BUILDING iCAPABILITIES

by David Aharoni, Tony Davani, Tom Oderle and Aida L. Rockwell

  Current paging devices do not provide the capa- bility of allowing users to build their own unique messages in response to a page. Current implemen- tations require an external device such as a PC attached to the pager or pre-programmed responses resident in the paging unit.

  This invention would eliminate the need to depend solely on an external device or pre- programmed messages and provide the functionality of allowing the paging subscriber to interactively enter a unique page response directly 6om the paging unit.

strates how an "answer back" pager can be equipped with an alphanumeric entry mechanism to generate unique responses to a page.

  The invention calls for an alphanumeric display to display a screen with: the entire alphabet along with the most used special characters (ie.. .:-?) Note: the larger the display the more characters that can be displayed (ie. upper '& lower case characters). Through the use of directional icons mapped to pager buttons, the paging subscriber can selectively choose the letters he/she wishes to comprise the response message. Once the message has been built. the user The invention illustrated in Figures l-4 demon- can then transmit back the desired response.

Figure 1. Initial Screen

Figure 2. Start Building Response: SEE YOU AT 3:OOPM

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