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PAGER SNOOZE FEATURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008370D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Glenn Goergen: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Current pagers are unable to allow a user to receive a page, review the page, and have the pager later signal the user that he must still return the page. Example: User is in a meeting and receives a page. He checks to see who the page is from, but is unable to answer the page immediately. The user then forgets to return the page after the meeting is over, since the pager doesn't remind him.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

PAGER SNOOZE FEATURE

by Glenn Goergen, Ricky Latella and Larry Schumacher

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

  Current pagers are unable to allow a user to receive a page, review the page, and have the pager later signal the user that he must still return the page. Example: User is in a meeting and receives a page. He checks to see who the page is from, but is unable to answer the page immediately. The user then forgets to return the page after the meeting is over, since the pager doesn't remind him.

SOLUTION

The solution to this problem is to implement a "snooze" feature into the pager. The "snooze"

feature operates very similar to the standard alarm clock snooze feature. This feature would allow the user to put the pager into a "snooze" mode that would periodically vibrate or give an audible signal to remind him to return the page. The length of time between "snooze" signals should be able to be pre- set by the user in the same manner that many pagers use to set an auto on/off feature. Pagers with visual displays could be modified to include a "snooze" icon (see Figure l), which would be present to remind the user that the feature is enabled for each specific page. The user would be able to select/deselect the "snooze" feature for each page received, similar to the way he can "lock" a page so that it won't be erased.

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Fig. 1 "Snooze" Icon

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