Patents Assigned to Sanders Associaties, Inc.
  • Patent number: 4095215
    Abstract: A number of subsystems are disclosed for use in pagers in which the message transmitted, received and displayed is in alpha/numeric form. The subsystems include an encoder which displays the encoded message on an imprinted tape which is run continuously as an alarm when the memory of the encoder is overloaded. In a soft copy embodiment the encoder includes a keyboard and a dot matrix form of display both driven by a single logic circuit which cycles sequentially through all the alpha/numeric characters to provide simultaneously keyboard decoding and display activation. In another subsystem an end of message circuit is provided to sense the absence of transmitted characters by integration of the message signals, with a nonzero average indicating the end of the message. In a further subsystem, when FSK message signals are used, only one of the two tones is detected for message decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: Sanders Associaties, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Mortimer