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REDIAL SCROLL FEATURE IN CORDLESS HANDSETS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007464D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Ng See Woon: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The current REDIAL buttons on cordless hand- sets allow us to easily retrieve the last called num- ber. When a new number is dialed, this new num- ber replaces what was previously resident in the redial buffer. The old number is "lost? To dial the old num- ber, the user of the handset will have to redial the number by entering the entire number again.

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Technical Developments

REDIAL SCROLL FEATURE IN CORDLESS HANDSETS

by Ng See Woon and Prash Gowda

  The current REDIAL buttons on cordless hand- sets allow us to easily retrieve the last called num- ber. When a new number is dialed, this new num- ber replaces what was previously resident in the redial buffer. The old number is "lost? To dial the old num- ber, the user of the handset will have to redial the number by entering the entire number again.

  The memory storage numbers available in many cordless handsets allow the user to retrieve a num- ber by using a fraction of the number of keystrokes required to dial the entire number. For example in the Silverlink CT2 handset, 30 such memory num- bers are available. If a number (081) 542 37641 is stored in memory slot 3, all the user need to do to dial the number is to press the "Memory" key followed by the "3" key to recall the number instead of entering the entire 10 digit number. But it is not easy to remember whose number resides in which memory slot. To scan through the entire list of mem- ory numbers to locate a number will be too time consuming. And what if we have a few numbers to call sequentially. Don't you wish you have a scroll key to allow you to quickly retrieve the last few dialled numbers?

look at a scenario where such a feature will come in useful.

  You call up a long lost friend, John whose num- ber you spent half a morning searching for. He is eager to meet up with you for dinner on Thursday night but you are unsure if you have another appoint- ment on that evening. You hang up and call your secretary, Ann, to confirm your commitment. Now you...