Control method for multi-state indication in communication device

Application Number: 00107272
Application Date: 2000.04.29
Publication Number: 1273498
Publication Date: 2000.11.15
Priority Information: 1999/5/6 US 09/305,996
International: H04Q7/32
Applicant(s) Name: Motorola Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: Karamat Awan
Patent Agency Code: 11219
Patent Agent: yu mang
Abstract A status indicator (301) in a communication device (102), such as a cellular telephone, is controlled to visually indicate a plurality of status information during a single indication period (602). During the indication period (602), the status indicator (301) is powered-on for a first predetermined time period (t1) to indicate, for example, no service, in-service or roaming status of the cellular telephone, and powered-on for a second predetermined time period (t3) to indicate, for example, message waiting status of the cellular telephone.