Patents by Inventor Robert L. Breeden

Robert L. Breeden has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5995840
    Abstract: A method and apparatus in a radio messaging system monitors (304, 404), by a plurality of base receivers (207), an inbound channel for an inbound transmission from a portable subscriber unit (122), and determines (306, 406) a subset of the plurality of base receivers that reliably receive the inbound transmission. The method and apparatus then selects (310, 408) a frequency reuse plan for the radio messaging system, based upon the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Jheroen Pieter Dorenbosch, Robert L. Breeden
  • Patent number: 5579535
    Abstract: A personal communication system (10) comprises transceiver stations (12, 14, 16, 18) providing communication capability between one or more portable radiotelephones (20, 22, 24) and a telephone network (30). One or more of the transceiver stations (12, 14, 16, 18) is further capable of storing a data base and of transmitting the same in response to a request for such transmission being received from a portable radiotelephone (20, 22, or 24) communicating therewith. The portable radiotelephone (20, 22, or 24) communicating therewith is capable thereafter of receiving the data base and of presenting at least a portion of the same to the radiotelephone subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah P. Orlen, Robert L. Breeden, Richard E. Bessom
  • Patent number: 5459774
    Abstract: In a radio telephone (100, 200) having a keypad (206) for receiving first information (302), a memory (112) for storing second information (313), and an intelligent editing function. There is provided a method of transmitting information representing a phone number using the intelligent editing function that selects a prefix mode when a phone number has been automatically entered and selects an appending edit mode when the information representing a phone number has been manually entered. The information is then edited to form a complete phone number (315), and transmitted (102, 104, 105, 106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Breeden
  • Patent number: 5446922
    Abstract: A method and apparatus in a data communication receiver (100) for diversity reception of a radio signal including a predictably repetitive, predetermined data bit pattern (304) comprises a processor (114) controlling (600) an antenna switch (106) to select between a first antenna feed (102) and a second antenna feed (104) as a momentary source of the radio signal during transmissions of the predetermined data bit pattern (304). The radio signal received from the momentary source is monitored by a data receiver (110) during the transmission of the predetermined bit pattern (304) to derive the data therefrom, and at least one bit error count is determined (604, 610) by the processor (114). After completion of the predetermined bit pattern (304), an antenna feed (102, 104) for the radio signal is selected (616, 620) in response to the at least one bit error count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazimierz Siwiak, Robert J. Schwendeman, Robert L. Breeden
  • Patent number: 5438326
    Abstract: A method and apparatus update page transmission verification statistics maintained by a network management center (140) in a radio paging system (100) in which encoding of a page is performed by a paging base station lo (132) remote from a central paging controller (101). Verification information is selectively stored (510, 514) in the paging base station (132) when a page is transmitted (512) in response to paging data sent from the central paging controller (101). The verification information includes an identifier (408) associated with the page and a time report (409) for reporting time of transmission of the page. The stored verification information is transmitted (608) periodically from the paging base station (132) to the network management center (140), and then combined (818) in the network management center (140) with current page transmission verification statistics (212) maintained by the network management center (140), thereby updating the page transmission verification statistics (212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gorden, Robert L. Breeden
  • Patent number: 5345500
    Abstract: A method and apparatus completes inbound calls for portable communication units (120) in a wireless communication system comprising portable communication units (120) and fixed communication units (102). The fixed communication unit (102) provides wireless communications over a limited coverage area (108, 110, 112) and provides coupling to a telephone system (114). The fixed communication unit (102) has at least one wireless transmission channel carrying call set-up signaling in a first mode and user communications in a second mode. The method includes in the fixed communication unit (102) the step of generating (708) more than one sequence of periodic call set-up polls on a wireless transmission channel for polling a portable communication unit (120) having an inbound call. The sequence coexists with other sequences of periodic call set-up polls being generated concurrently on the same wireless transmission channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Thomas V. D'Amico
  • Patent number: 5327578
    Abstract: A radio telephone communication system (200) having a base station (203) including at least one frequency agile time division duplex transceiver (207) for facilitating communication with at lest one radio telephone (100) on the at least one radio frequency channel. The radio telephone (100) scans a plurality of channels capable of being generated by the at least one frequency agile transceiver (207) to find an available channel and provide an indication representing a base station busy status when all the at least one frequency agile transceivers are in use. A base station busy status is indicated when one of a bidirectional time division duplex communication including a base station identification signal is being communicated by the at least one frequency agile transceiver or a unidirectional time division duplex communication including a base station identification signal is being communicated by the at least one frequency agile transceiver (207).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Gary S. Lobel, Thomas V. D'Amico
  • Patent number: 5327480
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for completing an inbound call from a telephone system to a portable communication unit (104) operating in a communication system comprising a base station (102) coupled to the telephone system (106, 124). The telephone system (106, 124) can complete the inbound call by different procedures requiring differing responses. The portable (104) receives (502) a selective call message (400) comprising a Call-Type Identifier (402) and a Call-Completion Number (412, 414, 416), and then transmits (520, 522, 524) to the base (102) the Call-Completion Number (412, 414, 416) and a Call-Type Code corresponding to the received Call-Type Identifier (402). The base (102) originates (606, 624) a call to the telephone system (106, 124) in accordance with the Call-Completion Number (412, 414, 416) and the Call-Type Code, and then completes the inbound call according to the Call-Type Code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Breeden
  • Patent number: 5321735
    Abstract: A method, in a base station providing communications within a coverage area for authorizing and processing calls initiated by portable communication units (PCUs), whereby the base station is coupled to a network control center, comprises receiving (615) registration information, including a value indicating a type of PCU, from a PCU. Further steps include determining (620), in response to receiving (615) the registration information, the PCU type indicated by the value and requesting (610), in response to determining (625) that the PCU is of a specific type, authorization from a network control center for a call initiated by the PCU. A still further step includes processing (650), if authorization is received from the network control center, the call initiated by the PCU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Steven C. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 5315637
    Abstract: A wireless communication system (WCS) comprises a plurality of portable communication units (PCUs) (109) each PCU having a telephone number for receiving incoming calls. The WCS is coupled to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) (106), and has a plurality of locations (102) defined by radio coverage of a plurality of fixed communication units (FCUs) (108) at each location. The FCUs (108) are coupled to the PSTN, each FCU having at least one transceiver channel, and each transceiver channel having a telephone access number. The WCS further comprises a routing controller (RC) (104) for routing (514) incoming calls for PCUs, a location database (116) for storing (408) information used in the routing, and a plurality of location controllers (LCs) (110) each assigned an identification. One LC is at each location and is coupled to the FCUs thereat. The LCs communicate (304, 602, 604) with the RC and control (610, 612) the FCUs in response to messages (410, 412, 510) from the RC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Prabhakar Muppidi
  • Patent number: 5274368
    Abstract: A communication system base site (300) receives a signal (400) representing a request from a communication unit (200) to access the communication system (100). The signal includes an identification code (402) and another code which represents when the communication unit was authorized to access the communication system (410). The base site (300) operates to process the identification code (402) to initially determine that the communication unit (200) should not be permitted access to the communication system (100). Additionally, the other code (410) is processed to determine whether the communication unit (200) was authorized to access the communication system (100) within a time interval. If so, the communication unit (200) is permitted to access the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Prabhakar Muppidi
  • Patent number: 5260993
    Abstract: A communication system is described which provides call queueing between a base station (400) which does not have a control channel and a plurality of portable communication handsets (401). The base station (400) determines when all channels are busy, and following one becoming available, transmits a first predetermined code. All portable communication handsets (401) which attempted to communicate with the base station (400) when all channels were busy, sets a queue mode flag, and starts a timer (455, 461). When a first predetermined code is detected by any handset (401) having attempted to establish communication with the base station (400), the first timer (455, 461) continues, and a second timer (455, 461) operating at a second rate is started at the value established by the first timer (455, 461). When the second timer (455, 461) value reaches a predetermined value, the handset (401) proceeds to attempt to establish communication with the base station (400) on the channel that became available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Richard E. Bessom
  • Patent number: 5222247
    Abstract: A communication system (100) has at least one base site (204) which includes a plurality of transceivers (110A-C) operating on a plurality of communication channels for communicating to at least one of a plurality of communicators (108). The at least one base site (204) comprises a generator (210) generating a plurality of interference signals according to a predetermined pattern on a subset of the plurality of communication channels. A processor (208) initiating and terminating communication between the base site (204) and the at least one communicator (108) on a selected communication channel substantially free of interference signals. The processor (208) further determines the communication channel being selected, and determines whether to change the predetermined pattern of the plurality of interference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Breeden
  • Patent number: 5203013
    Abstract: A radio telephone communication system (200) comprising a base station with at least one frequency agile transceiver (207) capable of time division duplex operation on at least one radio frequency channel. The base station operates to facilitate communication with at least one radio telephone (100) on the at least one radio frequency channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Gary S. Lobel, Thomas V. D'Amico
  • Patent number: 5202912
    Abstract: Communication between first (38, 40 or 42) and second (38, 40 or 42) portable radiotelephone transceivers is provided in a radiotelephone communication system by generating a paging message (500-512) in response to the first transceiver (38, 40 or 42) registering with a first telepoint base station (32, 34 or 36). The paging message (500-512) is directed to the second transceiver (38, 40 or 42) for which communication is requested, and identifies the first telepoint base station (32, 34 or 36) and the first transceiver (38, 40 or 42). Upon receiving the paging message (500-512), the second transceiver (38, 40 or 42) registers with a second telepoint base station (32, 34 or 36), downloading the information identifying the first telepoint base station (32, 34 or 36) and the first transceiver (38, 40 or 42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Prabhakar Muppidi, Richard E. Bessom
  • Patent number: 5150110
    Abstract: A selective call communication system (300), operates to transmit an information signal (501) from a message origination site (305) to a plurality of transmitting sites (310, 311, 312). The transmitting sites (310, 311, 312), in turn, transmit and re-transmit the information signal (504) received from the message origination site (305).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Breeden
  • Patent number: 5138650
    Abstract: A method of handling a charge authorization in a cordless phone (12) is provided wherein a memory (53) in the cordless phone (12) is credited (634) by a value representing a purchased amount prior to a usage of the cordless phone (12). The usage of the cordless phone is allowed (420) depending on that value which is debited (522) during the usage of the cordless phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John I. Stahl, David L. Brown, David R. Heeschen, Robert L. Breeden, Richard E. Bessom, Frank E. Lambrcht, Mark S. Stuglik
  • Patent number: 5109220
    Abstract: A selective call controller, such as a paging terminal, and a method therefor is provided for receiving calls comprising first and second types of signal, such as numeric/alphanumeric or modem/DTMF. A determination is made of the type of signal being received, and a destination address and message signal is selected accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Victor Jensen, Craig S. Wallace
  • Patent number: 5072444
    Abstract: A central controller operating as a pager terminal for receiving, handling, and transmitting messages is shown that adaptively alters its message handling characteristics in order to improve the overall throughput of the central controller. The channel loading characteristics, based upon the time of day, are used in order to vary the limitation of the size of message received by the central controller as well as vary the transmission size and age of messages prior to transmission. Additionally, channel loading may be determined by determining the total size of messages within the central controller. In response to the total size determination, the limitation of the message size received by the controller may be varied. Furthermore, the transmission size and age of messages prior to transmission may be varied in response to the total size determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Prabbakar Muppidi
  • Patent number: 5066949
    Abstract: A method for generating alphanumeric messages in a telephone-entry selective call system comprises programmable selective call source identification for selected selective call receivers and numerically coded canned alphanumeric messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Breeden, Richard E. Johnson, Amy R. Kabcenell, Thomas F. Holmes