INTELLIGENT "DUPLICATE MESSAGE" PROCESSING
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-27
The present portfolio of paging receivers which offer displayed messaging have as one of their optional features the ability to detect and indicate to the user the receipt of a duplicate massage. The pager's decoding circuitry analyzes the incoming massaging and determines that this message is identical in length and content to one received previously. Unfortunately, the user of the pager through no fault of their own may have lost track of the time frame associated with receiving the initial massage and can be confused by the relative importance of this newly received "duplicate massage" page. Display paging racaiverS with multiple message slots often provide message indicators starting on the left side of the display, and filling to the right. Usually, the right most massage indicator represents the most recently received massage. This positional reference to massage order is lost when duplicate massage detection operates continuously. The intent of this document is to describe possible solutions to time referenced message processing by the pager.