US Patent Application No: 2012/0015,614

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ENHANCED WIRELESS HANDSET, INCLUDING DIRECT HANDSET-TO-HANDSET COMMUNICATION MODE

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A wireless handset is provided with enhanced features and capabilities. The wireless handset may be embodied as a full-featured handset that is capable of operating either within a wireless network (such as a cellular or PCS network) or in a direct handset-to-handset communication mode that is independent of the wireless network. Alternatively, the wireless handset may be embodied as a special purpose handset, that is capable of simply operating in a direct handset-to-handset communication mode. The wireless handset may additionally include features for supporting and enhancing direct communication between handsets. Such features may include a find feature that permits a user to determine which objects, including other wireless handset users, are located within a predetermined operating range of the wireless handset. A memorize feature may also be provided to permit handsets and other objects exchange information by wireless transmission.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLCDENKENDORF866
SBC TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES, INC.AUSTIN, TX104

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Green, Charles A Austin, US 63 890
Harbin, Steven A Austin, US 15 579
Mauney, Daniel W Austin, US 16 714
Sullivan, Marc A Austin, US 52 990

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