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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007214D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Jeff King: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In addition to the continuation arrow on the pag- ture to all pagers capable of many screens of data. ing products now in production, this dynamic icon Also with fax paging in the near future, this can be will indicate exactly how many screens follow the considered a must for checking that all data sent is initial read screen. This will tell the user exactly received to the pager. Haiing a way to tell the exact how long the message is. It will give the user the amount of screens a pagk will occupy also lets the option to save that message and go back to it later if user keep track of the storage capability of that pager. there is a time factor. And it will let the user decide The following symbols Show just a few ways that which messages to read first, as far as length is con- this can be accomplished with the existing pagers cerned. This will be a helpful and easy added fea- that use a continuation ahow.

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Technical Developments Volume 22 June 1994

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by Jeff King and Tara Friedman

  In addition to the continuation arrow on the pag- ture to all pagers capable of many screens of data. ing products now in production, this dynamic icon Also with fax paging in the near future, this can be will indicate exactly how many screens follow the considered a must for checking that all data sent is initial read screen. This will tell the user exactly received to the pager. Haiing a way to tell the exact how long the message is. It will give the user the amount of screens a pagk will occupy also lets the option to save that message and go back to it later if user keep track of the storage capability of that pager. there is a time factor. And it will let the user decide The following symbols Show just a few ways that which messages to read first, as far as length is con- this can be accomplished with the existing pagers

cerned. This will be a helpful and easy added fea- that use a continuation ahow.

1. Enclose the continuation arrow in larger arrows showing how many screens f$low.

1 SCREEN 2 SCREENS 3 SCREENS..

2. Place a number inside the continuation arrow showing how many screens follow. Going from 1 to the maximum allowed.

EX.

D

1

1 SCREEN 3 SCREENS 5 SCREENS

3. Place vertical slash marks next to continuation arrow to show how many screens follow.

EX.

lb lllb AND SO ON

1 SCREEN 2 SCREENS 3 SCREENS..

b .b ..b

4. Make current arrow smaller and add...