Application of power to a transmitter in a messaging device is preceded by measuring a quality of at least one base station down-link signal received by a receiver in the device, and producing a transmit threshold signal when the measured signal quality corresponds to a substantial likelihood of accurate detection by a base station of an up-link signal to be transmitted from the device. The device transmitter is powered on only if the transmit threshold signal is present over a given interval prior to a transmitter operation. Thus, a relatively low-power battery and small antenna can be used effectively by the device, and its overall size kept at a minimum.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
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