Call pod for having conference calls in a portable environment

  • US 6,801,611 B2
  • Filed: 06/29/2001
  • Issued: 10/05/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of providing a conference call connection among a plurality of conference call participants, such method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a call pod for interconnecting a plurality of headsets of the plurality of participants;

    operably connecting a headset interface of a wireless telephone with a wireless telephone audio interface of the call pod; and

    forming a two-way voice path among the plurality of headsets and the wireless telephone interface within the call pod, wherein the call pod includes a sense circuit structured to automatically activate the call pod during a call and to automatically deactivate the call pod upon termination of the call wherein the sense circuit detects a microphone bias current on a microphone input of the wireless telephone and activates the call pod using the detected microphone bias current.

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