Method and apparatus for improved personal communication devices and systems

  • US 7,310,416 B1
  • Filed: 01/28/2005
  • Issued: 12/18/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/05/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A wireless portable communication device comprising:

  • a CPU;

    a portable receiver operably coupled to receive a message from a message center over a wireless connection, the message including a non-facsimile picture supplied by the message originator and a caller ID automatically provided by a communications network that identifies the telephone number of the message originator, the message originator sending the caller ID with the picture to the message center, the portable receiver coupled to the CPU;

    a memory that stores (1) Caller ID data received and (2) data associated with actual or potential communicants in a database, wherein the data represents at least one of;

    a) telephone number;

    b) name;

    c) address; and

    ,d) picture information;

    a small display coupled to and operable by the CPU that allows viewing data stored in memory that is associated with actual or potential communicants or received Caller ID data;

    a connector; and

    a detachable input interface that is releasably connected to the connector that is utilized to add or modify the stored data associated with actual or potential communicants.

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