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MESSAGE PREVIEW THROUGH STATUS ICONS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007848D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-29
Document File: 3 page(s) / 88K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Jeffrey Chia: AUTHOR

Abstract

With dot matrix displays becoming popular in pagers, the types of information that can be displayed on pagers becomes unlimited. The dot matrix could be used to create graphic icons that represent the type of messages received.

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MmROLA Technical Developments

MESSAGE PREVIEW THROUGH STATUS ICONS

by Jeffrey Chia

INTRODUCTION guish between the types of messages received, pro- vide the user an opportunity to preview the content With dot matrix displays becoming popular in of the messages before reading, and assist the user pagers, the types of information that can be displayed in deciding whether or not toread the message. on pagers becomes unlimited. The dot matrix could
be used to create graphic icons that represent the DESCRIPTION
type of messages received.

This invention provides the pager with a set of Graphic Icons give the user the ability to distin- predefined icons, such as those shown in Figure 1.

Fig. 1

Each message icon is tied to an address. An example of the addressing and respective icons are shown below:

ADDRESS

ICON

POSSIBLE USAGE

I

I

I

01 Meeting Icon 4 Appointment/Meeting

Emergency Icon + I Emergency message I

Lady Icon

c I

Wife message

Coffee Cup Icon e I Tea break

I

05 Airplane Icon 4 I Departure message I

B Momala. Inc. ,996 19 November 1996

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M-LA Technical Developments

  The message icons can be defined through the received message. To define icons through a received message, a predefined control word together with the icon address informs the pager to tie the icon to the messages received. The pager then displays the icon on the status screen to inform the user of the incoming messages.

  Optionally, a...