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ACCESS POINT NOTIFICATION VIA A CHAIN OF USERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009737D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

James Hymel: AUTHOR

Abstract

Users of on-site/off-site devices will find them- selves occasionally in the domain of an on-site sys- tem that is limited in coverage. However, while in the presence of this on-site system - the user prefers that messages be delivered via this system - typical- ly because the cost is cheaper. However, while the user may fall out of coverage of the access-points of this on-site system (i.e. base-stations), the user may still be in range of other mobile subscribers - WHO do have access to these base stations.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

ACCESS POINT NOTIFICATION

VIA A CHAIN OF USERS

by James Hymel

PROBLEM

   Users of on-site/off-site devices will find them- selves occasionally in the domain of an on-site sys- tem that is limited in coverage. However, while in the presence of this on-site system - the user prefers that messages be delivered via this system - typical- ly because the cost is cheaper. However, while the user may fall out of coverage of the access-points of this on-site system (i.e. base-stations), the user may still be in range of other mobile subscribers - WHO do have access to these base stations.

SOLUTION

  Since these user devices are capable of interact- ing with each other, it is reasonable that a certain grouping of user devices may actually interconnect with each other - providing a personal network over a geographical area. This network, in turn, provides remote users with the ability to access this personal network - and interact with a wired access point - providing global intemet connectivity. This mven- tion suggests that when a subscriber encounters such a personal network - with contact to an access point - the subscriber be notified.

PATENT

   The concept that allows a remote device to detect the presence of a personal network with con- tact to an access point is deemed unique and patentable.

  Figure 1 indicates various 'RF paths' of on-site systems.

IMPLEMENTATION

  The remote user desires to send/receive mes- sages -but detects no presence of a...