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MESSAGE ALARM LIST FEATURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007430D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

James Hymel: AUTHOR

Abstract

Using an alphanumeric pager to act as an alarm clock is not a novel idea. Nor is the concept of send- ing individual messages to the pager and then configuring the pager to alarm at a future time and date and displaying that particular message. It may be unique however, to permit the pager wearer to do the following: Send a multi-line alpha message to the pager. Each line of the message is essentially treated as a unique piece of information. For example, send the following message.

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MozoRolA Technical Developments

MESSAGE ALARM LIST FEATURE

by James Hymel

  Using an alphanumeric pager to act as an alarm clock is not a novel idea. Nor is the concept of send- ing individual messages to the pager and then configuring the pager to alarm at a future time and date and displaying that particular message. It may be unique however, to permit the pager wearer to do the following:

  Send a multi-line alpha message to the pager. Each line of the message is essentially treated as a unique piece of information. For example, send the following message.

Call Doctor Call Dentist Call Home Staff mtg Be home to let in exterminator

  As shown in Figure 1, the pager wearer can then read the message and scroll line by line through the message. The message at the top line of the display should have an indicator near it. At that point the pager wearer can select that line of the message for alarming, and enter the time and date. When the alarm expires, only that particular line of the mes- sage is displayed as the alarm information.

   The nice aspect of this feature is that the pager wearer does not need to send many messages to the pager in order to easily use the alarming feature. Since most weekly activities are routine, the pager wearer has a pretty good idea ofwhat the individual message content should be.

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          i- USER PRESSES THE DOWN ARROW TO ADVANCE TO EACH NEW LINE OF THE MESSAGE

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