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Mark P Zollner, Randy L Ekl: Optimized dynamic system restart sequence for a wide area communication system. Motorola, Steven R Santema, Indira Saladi, March 27, 2007: US07197552 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods for determining a optimized restart sequence for sites, communication devices and/or zones are disclosed. A rule based criteria is determined for prioritizing sites (102) is determined by a zone controller (126), in one embodiment, by downloading from a network manager (128). Based on the cr ...


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Gary W Grube, Leslie Gabor Seymour: Group location and route sharing system for communication units in a trunked communication system. Motorola, Steven R Santema, Terri S Hughes, Indira Saladi, April 26, 2005: US06885874 (287 worldwide citation)

Methods are disclosed for sharing location and route information between communication units (e.g., talkgroup members) that are subscribed to a group location sharing service. The group location sharing service is event-based, such that the communication units may form a subset of a talkgroup desiri ...


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David Moon Yee, Robert Henry Bickley, Philip John Zucarelli, Theodore Woolley Keller, Taul Eric Aragaki, Michael Durkin: Data transfer system and method for communicating utility consumption data over power line carriers. Motorola, Steven R Santema, October 9, 2001: US06300881 (143 worldwide citation)

Utility consumption data is provided over power line carrier links to local nodes and routed through a network of local nodes over peer-to-peer line-of-sight RF links to a utility service provider. Backhauler nodes combine the utility consumption data from the local nodes within a coverage region fo ...


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Gary W Grube, Ronald Thomas Crocker: Method of providing temporary access of a calling unit to an anonymous unit. Motorola, Steven R Santema, December 5, 2000: US06157829 (117 worldwide citation)

A method is provided of establishing a direct communication session by a central service agent between a calling unit and an anonymous unit without revealing the permanent direct access information of the anonymous unit to a calling member. The central service agent is configured to be able to ident ...


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Stuart W Thro, Alex P Hirsbrunner, Sewim Fewsi Ablay: Method and apparatus for processing messages based on originator and recipient priorities. Motorola, Steven R Santema, November 14, 2000: US06147977 (102 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus that process messages within a wireless communications system based on originator priority and recipient priority is accomplished when a server (12, 52) receives a message from an originating party (50). The message includes identity of the receiving party (54), originator pri ...


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Lawrence Edwin Connell, Patrick Lee Rakers, Timothy James Collins, Donald Bernard Lemersal Jr: Power reception circuits for a device receiving an AC power signal. Motorola, Steven R Santema, October 17, 2000: US06134130 (97 worldwide citation)

Power reception circuits employable in portable data devices (e.g., smart cards) to derive power and/or data from an input AC power signal (e.g., an ASK modulated carrier signal). In one embodiment, the power reception circuit comprises a power rectifier (120), a shunt rectifier (142) and a shunting ...


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Michael L Needham, Guy G Romano: Dispatch call server in a packet based communication network. Motorola, Steven R Santema, Jeffrey K Jacobs, November 29, 2005: US06970926 (97 worldwide citation)

A dispatch server (206) is provided in a packet based dispatch radio network to serve as coordinator and arbitrator for dispatch group calls. Participants in a group call transmit internet protocol (IP) voice packets to the server in unicast fashion. The server receives voice packets from multiple s ...


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Mark N Boundy: Using PSTN to convey participant IP addresses for multimedia conferencing. Lucent Technologies, David J Zwick, Steven R Santema, December 27, 2005: US06981022 (71 worldwide citation)

An IP/PSTN hybrid multimedia conferencing system in which standard telephone and user station participants establish voice communications over the PSTN, and then exchange IP addresses in-band over the PSTN. User stations then negotiate capabilities over the IP network. All users can participate at a ...