Interactive two-way pager systems

  • US 5,838,252 A
  • Filed: 09/09/1996
  • Issued: 11/17/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An interactive two-way pager system, comprising:

  • a pager server adapted to send first and second related pager messages;

    a two-way pager device having a display for displaying messages sent by the server and having also two or more return buttons adapted for sending specific incremental signals to the pager server; and

    a negotiator application executing on the pager server and adapted to send the first pager message and to receive an incremental signal initiated by a user pressing one of the return buttons in response to the first pager message;

    wherein the pager server is adapted to translate the meaning of the incremental signal according to the first message and to select and transmit the second message related to the first message according to the meaning of the incremental signal returned.

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