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OPERATIONAL SEQUENCE FOR USER ENTRY OF MUSICAL ALERTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008994D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-30
Document File: 3 page(s) / 131K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

John Surgan: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

An operational sequence for entering and stor- applicable depending on the capabilities of the ing custom musical alerts in a pager using a limited pager. For example, a pager with a one-line display display size and limited number of buttons is will have a more limited user interface than a pager described below. with a four-line display.

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OPERATIONAL SEQUENCE FOR USER ENTRY OF MUSICAL ALERTS

by John Surgan, Sarah Moss and Michael Peronard

  An operational sequence for entering and stor- applicable depending on the capabilities of the ing custom musical alerts in a pager using a limited pager. For example, a pager with a one-line display display size and limited number of buttons is will have a more limited user interface than a pager described below. with a four-line display.

  In order to describe a melody to be played, both PROPOSED METHOD the musical note and duration of play must be
entered into the pager. Different approaches are A typical one line pager is shown below.

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  Ideally, the user would be shown the melody in a musical notation format. Since the display capa- bilities of a one line pager are limited, it would not be practical to show the musical notes on a small display. This display will support a graphical dis- play of a piano keyboard, for example. Musical note symbols are used for entering duration infor- mation. The user would select the notes or duration by scrolling through options with the MENU and SELECT buttons similar to the way he scrolls through digits to set the time. Examples of the dis- plays he would use are shown on next page.

  In operation, the user would first step through the pager standard menus using the Menu button: Silent/Audio, Pager Off, Set Time, Set Alarm, and now a new entry, "Enter Melody Alert" would be added. If the user pressed the select key while the

"Enter Melody Alert" prompt was displayed, he would be shown the following simulated piano key- board on next page.

  If the pager supported more than one user enter- able melody alert, a secondary prompt would be presented to allow the user to select which melody was to be entered. This prompt would be "Enter Alert l", and would be advanced to "Enter Alert 2" and so forth by using the MENU button until the correct alert number was shown. The SELECT but- ton would then be pressed to activate melody entry mode. If the user continued to press the SELECT button more times than the number of alerts support- ed, the enter alert men" would be exited back to the standby screen. The enter alert menti would also be exited back to the standby screen after a 10 second time-out.

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Musical note selection display

  Selection of the musical note would be made using the display shown above. The first note on the musi- cal keyboard would be flashi...