US Patent No: 6,192,038

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Method and apparatus for wireless communication employing aggregation for digital signals

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A communication system having a plurality of forward channel communications and a plurality of corresponding reverse channel communications from and to a plurality of mobile users. A plurality of collectors are distributed at macro-diverse locations for receiving reverse channel signals from the users. Each of the collectors includes micro-diversity receivers for receiving the reverse channel signals from users. The collectors process and forward the reverse channel signals to aggregators. The aggregators combine the reverse channel signals to yield a combined signal with fewer bit errors than occur in the absence of combining.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NORTHSTAR ACQUISITIONS, LLCSAN JOSE, CA24

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Vastano, John Andrew Palo Alto, CA 8 250
Wallerius, John Walker Fremont, CA 5 111
Walters, Andrew John Mountain View, CA 3 78

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