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DYNAMIC PAGER HOLD SCREEN FEATURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009226D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Wong Sie Hui: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Pagers for displaying stock information typical- ly monitor the stock market continuously during market operating hours. Currently, Motorola has a pager in which paging signals providing stock updates from the stock market is automatically dis- played. With this feature activated, the pager's dis- play is continually updated over a ftved time period. However, depending on when the feature is activat- ed, the pager may be monitoring for updates even after the stock market has stopped trading for the day. For example, supposing the fixed time period is two hours and the stock market operates from 10 a.m. to noon. If a user activates this feature at 11 a.m., then the pager will continue to monitor until 1 p.m. even after the market closes at noon. This is not desirable as no additional information is provid- ed for the additional one hour and also because bat- tery power for the pager is limited.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

DYNAMIC PAGER HOLD ~

SCREEN FEATURE

by Wong Sie Hui and Hoe Sei Sing

  Pagers for displaying stock information typical- ly monitor the stock market continuously during market operating hours. Currently, Motorola has a pager in which paging signals providing stock updates from the stock market is automatically dis- played. With this feature activated, the pager's dis- play is continually updated over a ftved time period. However, depending on when the feature is activat- ed, the pager may be monitoring for updates even after the stock market has stopped trading for the day. For example, supposing the fixed time period is two hours and the stock market operates from 10
a.m. to noon. If a user activates this feature at 11
a.m., then the pager will continue to monitor until 1
p.m. even after the market closes at noon. This is not desirable as no additional information is provid- ed for the additional one hour and also because bat- tery power for the pager is limited.

  To operate the pager more efftciently and there- by maximize battery life, a dynamic pager hold screen feature is proposed.

  To implement this feature, the pager can either be set to hold its screen for two hours or the user can set a hold time period. Alternatively, the pager can be configured to operate in response to incoming stock information without the setting of the hold time period. For example, the hold screen feature will time-out when the pager does not detect any...