06614768 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 17 patents.

A mobile customer service station operating within a wireless multi-hop communication network includes a console on a wheeled chassis. The console carries and houses a number of components which are used in merchandising operations to conclude customer purchase transactions. The items supported externally on the console are a printer for printing purchase receipts, customer credit charge agreements and records of transactions, and a magnetic card reader for reading information from a magnetic stripe of a customer's credit card. In one embodiment, the operation of the printer, credit card reader and the cash drawer is controlled by a multi-function control unit located within an enclosure of the console. The control unit is electrically powered by a self-contained power source which is preferably a deep cycle rechargeable battery. The console also houses a transceiver unit which under the control of the control unit is capable of interactive communication with a premises network. In another embodiment, the mobile service station comprises an access device which participates with a variety of peripherals at the station in a lower power communication LAN, while providing higher power communication to other network devices via a premises network with routing via a wireless spanning tree configuration.

Title
Enhanced mobility and address resolution in a wireless premises based network
Application Number
9/123875
Publication Number
6614768 (B1)
Application Date
July 28, 1998
Publication Date
September 2, 2003
Inventor
Arvin D Danielson
Solon
IA, US
Steven H Salvay
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Keith K Cargin Jr
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Charles D Gollnick
Sherwood
OR, US
Guy J West
Duluth
GA, US
Ronald E Luse
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
George E Hanson
Andover
KS, US
Roger L Wolf
Lisbon
IA, US
Phillip Miller
late of Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Robert C Meier
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Alan G Bunte
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Steven E Koenck
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Ronald L Mahany
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Agent
McAndrews Held & Malloy
US
Assignee
Broadcom Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04R 7/00
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