Method and apparatus for disabling the RF functionality of a multi-function wireless communication device while maintaining access to local functionality

  • US 8,019,384 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2009
  • Issued: 09/13/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • means for providing power to communications circuitry configured to wirelessly transmit communication signals over a radio frequency communication link;

    means for providing power to data processing circuitry;

    means for disabling the power provided to the wireless communications circuitry in response to receiving a signal from a base station; and

    means for wirelessly transmitting a notification signal before disabling the power provided to the wireless communications circuitry.

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