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USER ADJUSTABLE MESSAGE SCROLL SPEED

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007256D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Eugene Lopatukhin: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

New generation Motorola Alpha-numeric prod- ucts will support a message scrolling display mode feature in addition to a standard screen-by-screen mode. The message scrolling feature will scroll stored message across the screen one pixel column at a time thus eliminating choppiness associated with a screen by screen display mode. The message scroll can be stopped and restarted aher a button press thus allowing the user to Freeze the display on a desired information. Message scroll is a useful fea- ture but it doesn't take into account different read- ing speeds for different reading levels of pager users.

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m MOlYWlOlA Technical Developments Volume 22 June 1994

USER ADJUSTABLE MESSAGE SCROLL,SPEED by Eugene Lopatukhin, Greg Coonley and Osvaldo Romero

ABSTRACT

IMPLEMENTATION

  New generation Motorola Alpha-numeric prod- ucts will support a message scrolling display mode feature in addition to a standard screen-by-screen mode. The message scrolling feature will scroll stored message across the screen one pixel column at a time thus eliminating choppiness associated with a screen by screen display mode. The message scroll can be stopped and restarted aher a button press thus allowing the user to Freeze the display on a desired information. Message scroll is a useful fea- ture but it doesn't take into account different read- ing speeds for different reading levels of pager users.

  The intention of the feature described here is to personalize message scroll speed to the reading abil- ity of a pager user thus making a product friendlier and easier to use.

  This feature is implemented in the pager's sotI- ware. As a part of the pager operational sequence one of the menu selections is "CHANGE SCROLL SPEED?." When this menu is selected, a canned met sage such as 'T/t.& is ko~r current display speed, press middle bunon to increase speed or right button to decrease speed" will keep scrolling on the display

(Figure 1). When the middle button is pressed while the message is scrolling on the display, the scrolling speed will increase in predetermined increments, such as 15% afler eac...