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Remote Search of Radio’s Contact List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010353D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Kevin J Fogarty: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method to be able to remotely search the address book of another mobile communication device and to set up a call to that address book entry.

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Remote Search of Radio’s Contact List

By Kevin J Fogarty

Abstract

A method to be able to remotely search the address book of another mobile communication device and to set up a call to that address book entry.

Introduction

This paper describes improvements in the field of mobile communications, in particular to retrieve contact details from another mobile device.

Problem To Be Solved

The concept is to be able to search the contact list / address book of another mobile communication device and, if a match is found, for that(those) number(s) to be retrieved by the interrogating radio so that a call can be set-up.

There are no known technologies for this with mobile communications devices, other than devices with Internet capability, to log in to and to search a database. These do not resolve the problem, as they involve a long time to set-up the link and to search through the database.

Proposed Solutions to the Problem

Method 1.� A radio wants to call another radio, but does not have that radio’s number as an entry in its contact list. The user then selects a radio contact that might have this number in its contact list. The user then enters a string that will be used as the search criteria on the interrogated radio. Next, set-up the call to the interrogated radio. The interrogated radio either accepts or rejects the interrogation to be performed.

If the interrogation is allowed, do a search on the contact list of the interrogated radio with the search string criteria.

If a match is found, then send back the number(s) to the interrogating radio.

If no match is found, the interrogated radio sends a negative ACK, and an appropriate failure message is displayed.

On the interrogating radio, with the retrieved numbers displayed in its own menu, store/delete the call number details and/or set-up the call.

Method 2. Method 1 can be used in...