Method and apparatus for loading a software program from a radio modem into an external computer

  • US 5,302,947 A
  • Filed: 07/31/1992
  • Issued: 04/12/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method in a selective call receiver of choosing and loading a software driver program into an external computer, the selective call receiver comprising a data interface for coupling with the external computer and a memory containing pre-programmed data comprising a plurality of executable software driver programs, the selective call receiver further comprising a processor coupled to the memory and to the data interface for controlling interactions between the memory and the data interface, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) coupling the data interface to the external computer;

    (b) receiving, from the external computer, in response to step (a) a signal comprising an identifier which identifies the external computer;

    (c) accessing the memory to locate a software drier program compatible with the external computer identified by the identifier receiver in step (b); and

    (d) transmitting to the external computer the software driver program in response to locating the software driver program in step (c).

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