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DEFERRED PAGE RESPONSE (DPR) FOR PAGING DEVICES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009123D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Dennis A. Burrell: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

It is very disturbing to receive a page and not be able to communicate DIRECTLY with the sender that page was received BUT unable to be returned immediately due to being preoccupied. Example: Receiving a page while in a meeting, or rushing to catch a flight, or the like doesn't allow the page to be returned immediately. Therefore, communication is limited between the sender and the receiver; the sender is unaware that a page was sent to the receiv- er at an inopportune time. It would be convenient if paging devices were capable of informing the sender directly that a page was received, but unable to be returned at once.

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MOloRoLA Technical Developments

DEFERRED PAGE RESPONSE (DPR)

FOR PAGING DEVICES ~,

by Dennis A. Burrell and Kimberly D. Haynes

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

  It is very disturbing to receive a page and not be able to communicate DIRECTLY with the sender that page was received BUT unable to be returned immediately due to being preoccupied. Example: Receiving a page while in a meeting, or rushing to catch a flight, or the like doesn't allow the page to be returned immediately. Therefore, communication is limited between the sender and the receiver; the sender is unaware that a page was sent to the receiv- er at an inopportune time. It would be convenient if paging devices were capable of informing the sender directly that a page was received, but unable to be returned at once.

SOLUTION

  The realization of two-way paging enables the user to respond to pages via canned message response (PageFinder) or a typed message (Page Writer 2000). The sender of the page can check this response by calling a number and providing the con- firmation code that they were given when they ini- tially sent the page. This confiition code is only provided to the sender of the page if they tell the paging operator that they want a confutation code when asked.

  The "Deferred Page Response" function allows the receiver of a page to communicate directly with the sender of the page. This is accomplished by uti- lizing the existing paging reflex and/or inflexion

infrastructure of the aforementioned paging...