Mobile portable wireless communication system

  • US 5,732,074 A
  • Filed: 01/16/1996
  • Issued: 03/24/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/16/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for information transmission involving one or more remote stations and a vehicle, comprising:

  • at least a first remote station including computer means located at a distance from a vehicle;

    a wireless device for location in the vehicle for use in sending and receiving information including data relative to said first remote station over an airlink;

    a plurality of different vehicle devices associated with the vehicle and with each of said vehicle devices for at least one of receiving and sending said information;

    controller means including processing means in the vehicle for controlling the sending and receiving of said information using said wireless device between said first remote station and the vehicle, said controller means further including first standard network communication means for use in presenting information for transmission over the airlink in a first format that is acceptable to a first standardized network that includes the airlink, wherein said first network communication means enables said information to be provided to multiple users that utilize different makes of communication equipment, different processing hardware and different applications software executable by said processing means of said controller means, said first standard network communication means including a web server in the vehicle for responding to a plurality of service related requests and providing said information in said first format for transmission to said computer means at said first remote station using said wireless device; and

    a second standard network communication means, different from said first standard network communication means, in communication with said controller means for presenting information in a second format that is acceptable to a second standardized network, with said second standardized network communication means communicating with said vehicle devices for sending and receiving said information relative thereto and in which said controller means enables said information to be properly communicated between said first and second standardized networks.

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