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AUTO SET TIME PROMPT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007431D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Yee Hon Keong: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

When the battery of a pager goes low, the user is prompted by a visual LOW BATTERY indication which warns the user to change the battery. In those pagers with a backup cell, the time and date set- tings of the real time clock will be retained as long as the battery is changed before the backup cell flats out. But if the battery is changed after the backup cell flats out, then the time and date setting will be reset to the default values like 12:00 AM, 1st ofJan. of the base year, for instance. In those pagers with- out a backup cell, the time and date ofthe real time clock is always reset to the default upon changing the battery The users need to keep this fact in mind each time they change the pager battery. They need to scroll through the normal menu sequence to update the date and time such that all the subsequent incom- ing messages are being time-stamped correctly.

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MOlVROLA Technical Developments

AUTO SET TIME PROMPT

by Yee Hon Keong, Tan Pew Lim and Jeffrey Chia

  When the battery of a pager goes low, the user is prompted by a visual LOW BATTERY indication which warns the user to change the battery. In those pagers with a backup cell, the time and date set- tings of the real time clock will be retained as long as the battery is changed before the backup cell flats out. But if the battery is changed after the backup cell flats out, then the time and date setting will be reset to the default values like 12:00 AM, 1st ofJan. of the base year, for instance. In those pagers with- out a backup cell, the time and date ofthe real time clock is always reset to the default upon changing the battery

  The users need to keep this fact in mind each time they change the pager battery. They need to scroll through the normal menu sequence to update the date and time such that all the subsequent incom- ing messages are being time-stamped correctly.

This feature serves as a reminder to the user to ensure the time and date is updated each time
(a) the battery of the pager is changed (For pagers without backup cell) OR
(b) the battery of the pager is changed AND backup cell flats out (For pagers with backup cell).

  Whenever the time setting is reset to the default value, the pager shall detect this change and emit an UNIQUE audible or vibrate reminder alert to draw the attention of the user. Another menu or prompt shall appear automatically before...