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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007465D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

David Aharoni: AUTHOR

Abstract

As data transmission rates increase in paging devices, a method of data screening is needed to satisfy the requirements of users of such devices. The typical billing method of paging services is to bill the paging device for over the air transmission of data. There is no discretion by the paging device user to reject unwanted messages. The addition of transmitters in paging devices, provides the capabil- ity of sending over the air message instructions to the service provider in order to block selected unwanted data transmissions.

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8 MOlYlROLA Technical Developments

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by David Aharoni

  As data transmission rates increase in paging devices, a method of data screening is needed to satisfy the requirements of users of such devices. The typical billing method of paging services is to bill the paging device for over the air transmission of data. There is no discretion by the paging device user to reject unwanted messages. The addition of transmitters in paging devices, provides the capabil- ity of sending over the air message instructions to the service provider in order to block selected unwanted data transmissions.

  Current paging devices do not employ any method of rejecting incoming data transmissions. This invention would allow a paging device which is capable of an acknowledgment transmission to accept or reject incoming messages. More specifi- cally it allows the paging device the ability to selectively accept or reject incoming data transmis- sions identified by address information. One exam-

ple of its use is the ability to temporarily disable incoming information service transmissions in order to reserve memory for a large data message requir- ing a significant amount of the paging devices total memory space. The flowchart below describes how such a paging system would operate. In order to make a quick decision about the acceptance or rejec- tion of a message, data provided with each message would be processed to extract the unique identifier such as the message addre...