Global Patent Index - EP 1027690 A1

EP 1027690 A1 2000-08-16 - COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Title (en)

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Title (de)

KOMMUNIKATIONSGERÄT UND VERFAHREN ZU SEINER VERWENDUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE COMMUNICATION ET PROCEDE DE MISE EN OEUVRE

Publication

EP 1027690 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98950936 A

Priority

  • US 9820981 W
  • US 94463597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9918552A1] A communication device such as a pager (100) includes a color display (106). An icon (302), a portion of the display (106) or another attribute of the display, such as the display's backlight, changes color depending on the age of any message which has been received by the pager (100) but has not been presented to the user of the communication device. If the message is read or heard by the user, as determined by the message being presented on the display or annunciate on a speaker, in the preferred embodiment, the display returns to displaying the icon (302) in conventional black color. If a message remains not presented to the user, the color of icon (302) changes over time according to the age of the message which has yet to be presented to the user.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G08B 5/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G08B 5/22 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08B 5/225 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9918552 A1 19990415; CN 1274449 A 20001122; EP 1027690 A1 20000816; EP 1027690 A4 20030122

INPADOC legal status


2003-04-02 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030203

2003-01-22 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20021205

2003-01-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB

2000-10-04 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: FLIPPO, ROBERT, SCOTT

2000-10-04 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: BAILEY, TROY, ALLEN

2000-08-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000508

2000-08-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB