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PAGING RECEIVER WITH STOPWATCH CAPABILITY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008582D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Carl Orton: AUTHOR

Abstract

Combining the standard design pager with stop- watch functionality allows active individuals to reduce the number of accessories to be carried. Current pagers include internal clocks to record the time that pages are received (Figure 1). Adding additional functionality making use of existing timer software will provide an expanded feature set attractive to those people with an active lifestyle.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

PAGING RECEIVER WITH STOPWATCH CAPABILITY

by Carl Orton

  Combining the standard design pager with stop- watch functionality allows active individuals to reduce the number of accessories to be carried. Current pagers include internal clocks to record the time that pages are received (Figure 1). Adding additional functionality making use of existing timer software will provide an expanded feature set attractive to those people with an active lifestyle.

  Similar to the functionality provided by modem digital watches, the stopwatch feature relies on adding a new entry to the list of options supported by the function selector switch. When the "stop- watch" function is selected (Figure 2), the pager will be placed into stopwatch mode. When the start/stop switch is depressed (Figure 3), the internal timer will begin to increment from an initial zero state, recording the total elapsed hours, minutes, seconds, and hundredths of a second. Pressing the start/stop switch a second time stops the timer dis- play (Figure 4), but allows the internal timer to con- tinue incrementing in a lap-time function. Pressing the start/stop switch a third time restores the display to a dynamic state showing the current total elapsed time. Pressing a reset switch (Figure 5) results in a cessation of timer activity and resets the timer display to zero.

Three options exist for providing audible feed- back:

* The existing audible signal could be sounded on a defaul...