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HIDDEN RADIO DISPLAY Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008078D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

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Stephen D. VanSickle: AUTHOR [+2]


This invention is intended for any data capable 2-way radio system.

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Technical Developments


by Stephen D. VanSickle and Phillip C. Hargrave


This invention is intended for any data capable 2-way radio system.


  Current hand-held 2-way radio displays are lim- ited in size due to, among other things, the space limitations of the radio needing a keypad and speak- er. In data capable systems, the 2-way radio can not receive or compose long data messages. In order to do this a separate data terminal is required.


A radio equipped with the standard display as well as with a larger display that would be able to

slide in and out of the body of the radio as depicted by Figures 1 & 2. This larger display would enable the user to both view and compose long data mes- sages.

  Figure 1 shows the Standard Mode of radio use. In this mode, the display is slid into the body of the radio assuming a hidden position. With the display in this position, radio functionality would consist of current-day radio functionality of receivingitrans- mitting voice and short data messages. In addition, it would be able to receive the longer data mes- sages, but the user would not be able to view or compose these longer data messages.

Fig. 1 Standard Mode of Radio Use

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  Figure 2 shows the Long Data Message Mode still have the functionality of the Standard Mode...