Enhanced wireless handset, including direct handset-to-handset communication mode

  • US 6,484,027 B1
  • Filed: 06/15/1998
  • Issued: 11/19/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A wireless handset with enhanced operating features, the enhanced operating features comprising find features for locating objects, including other wireless handsets, that are within range of the wireless handset, the wireless handset comprising:

  • a system that initiates a find feature to determine if at least one specified object is within range of the wireless handset;

    a detector that detects a message from the at least one specified object;

    an indicator that, based on the message being detected by the detector, indicates that at least one specified object is within range of the wireless handset;

    a find list comprising a plurality of entries, each of the entries including information specifying at least one object, the system that initiates initiating a find feature based on the information of at least one entry of the find list; and

    a selector that selects an entry in the find list to specify an object, the system that initiates initiating a specific find feature based on the object specified by the entry of the find list selected with the selector to determine if the specific object is within range of the wireless handset;

    wherein the system that initiates, when no entry in the find list is selected with the selector, initiates a general find feature based on each object of the plurality of entries of the find list to determine which objects of the find list are within range of the wireless handset.

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