DYNAMIC PAGER HOLD SCREEN FEATURE
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-13
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.