Triggerable remote controller

  • US 6,297,768 B1
  • Filed: 02/25/1999
  • Issued: 10/02/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A triggerable remote controller in an environment including:

  • a source of GPS signals;

    a source of a trigger signal including a command;

    a cellular base station connected through a network to a gateway;

    the cellular base station being configured to expect a Reverse Control Channel signal including a Mobile Identification Number and an Electronic Serial Number, the triggerable remote controller comprisinga GPS receiver responsive to the GPS signals for producing GPS data when enabled;

    a cellular network transmitter coupled to the GPS receiver for formatting and transmitting when enabled a Reverse Control Channel signal including a formatted GPS data in the place normally occupied by the Electronic Serial Number and a Mobile Identification Number that will cause the cellular base station to send a Registration Notification Invoke signal including the formatted GPS data to the gateway;

    a trigger signal receiver responsive to the trigger signal for producing an enable signal and for producing a command signal containing the command;

    a trigger signal controller coupled to the trigger signal receiver and responsive to the command signal for attempting to activate an actuator depending on the command;

    an enable controller coupled to the GPS receiver, the cellular network transmitter, and the trigger signal receiver;

    the enable controller being configured to enable the GPS receiver and the cellular network transmitter upon receipt of the enable signal from the trigger signal receiver; and

    the enable controller being configured to disable the GPS receiver and the cellular network transmitter.

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