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AUTOMATIC AUDIO ALERT SETTING AND MESSAGE DISPLAY FOR A PAGER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009451D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Sea Tee Yang: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In current pager design, audible and vibratory alerts are commonly applied to alert users of pagers when a page is received. When set to a vibrator alert mode, users typically attach their pagers to apparel such as, for example, belts or pockets. However, users may not be effectively alerted when a pager has been detached from the apparel and remains in the vibrator alert mode.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

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 AUTOMATIC AUDIO ALERT SETTING AND MESSAGE DISPLAY FOR A PAGER

by Sea Tee Yang, Kuek Teck Hock and Cheu Ruey Kern

  In current pager design, audible and vibratory alerts are commonly applied to alert users of pagers when a page is received. When set to a vibrator alert mode, users typically attach their pagers to apparel such as, for example, belts or pockets. However, users may not be effectively alerted when a pager has been detached from the apparel and remains in the vibrator alert mode.

  In order to resolve the above problem, a new feature is hereby proposed to enable an automatic audio alert setting. This feature automatically changes the vibrator alert mode to an audio alert mode when a pager is detached from a user's appar- el. An electrical circuit to enable this feature is shown in Figure 1 below.

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  A push button is incorporated into a housing for a pager and is coupled to a voltage supply Vcc. A voltage change at Vin resulting from actuating this push button is detected by a microprocessor to thereby set the pager to an audio alert mode. Hence, a voltage change when the pager is detached from a user's apparel causes the microprocessor to default to an audio alert mode regardless of the current alert mode setting of the pager. Alternatively, for pagers that are attached to apparel via holsters, the push button can be incorporated into such holsters to cou- ple to the microprocessor.

  Figure 2 is a flow ch...