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MESSAGE TIME AND DATE SYNC

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007537D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Upendra Samaratunge: AUTHOR

Abstract

In some countries, the clock is put forward or backward because the time that daylight is available differs during different seasons. Therefore people are used to changing the time in their wall clocks, wrist watches, and pagers. The problem this introduces in pagers is that all messages received, after the weather- man officially changes the time and before the user corrects his/her time, he/she has an incorrect time stamp and, perhaps, an incorrect date stamp.

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MESSAGE TIME AND DATE SYNC

by Upendra Samaratunge

  In some countries, the clock is put forward or backward because the time that daylight is available differs during different seasons. Therefore people are used to changing the time in their wall clocks, wrist watches, and pagers. The problem this introduces in pagers is that all messages received, after the weather- man officially changes the time and before the user corrects his/her time, he/she has an incorrect time stamp and, perhaps, an incorrect date stamp.

  Another problem that this invention addresses is resetting date and/or time in a pager. If for some reason the date and/or time set in a pager is incor- rect, and the correct time and date was set alter the pager received several messages naturally the date and/or the time stamp ofthe messages will be incor- rect. If the pager has a roaming capability and the user receives pages in different time zones this inven- tion will also help the user to easily update the time/date stamp ofthe messages.

  This invention discloses a way to synchronize the time and date ofmessages with the current time and date of a pager. The pager software will store

the time and date of the pager before the time and/or date is changed by the user. When the user requests to "sync" a number of selected messages, the differ- ence (new-time-old-time) and (new-date- old-date) will be added to all selected messsages. Figures 3 and 4 describe the Message T...