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Title: US6057782: Method and apparatus for paging alternate users
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Koenig, Andrew R.; Gillette, NJ

Assignee: AT&T Corporation, New York, NY
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Published / Filed: 2000-05-02 / 1997-07-30

Application Number: US1997000903089

IPC Code: Advanced: H04W 84/02; H04W 88/18;
IPC-7: G08B 5/22;

ECLA Code: T04W88/18S;

U.S. Class: Current: 340/007.22; 340/007.21;
Original: 340/825.44; 340/825.47; 455/038.1;

Field of Search: 340/825.44,825.47,825.48,825.54 455/38.1,38.4,458,31.3,461,462,463,464,403 370/310,312,313 379/211

Priority Number:
1997-07-30  US1997000903089

Abstract:     A method and apparatus for a paging service to automatically respond to a paging acknowledgment. The pager server receives an initial pager request from an originating user. The initial paging request is sent to a target user by the paging server. An acknowledgment to the initial pager request is received at the paging server from the target user. If the acknowledgment is not positive, alternate users are paged until a positive acknowledgment is received.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Kenyon & Kenyon ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Williams, Howard L.; Jeanglaude, Jean B.

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Family: None

First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. A method for paging alternate users, comprising the steps of:
  • receiving an initial paging request at a paging server from an originating user;
  • sending said initial paging request to a target user by said paging server;
  • receiving an acknowledgment to said initial paging request at said paging server from said target user; and
  • determining whether said received acknowledgment is positive, and if not:
    • (a) selecting an alternate user from a list of alternate users by said paging server;
    • (b) sending an alternate paging request to said selected alternate user;
    • (c) receiving an acknowledgment from said selected alternate user; and
    • (d) determining whether said acknowledgment is positive, and if not, repeating steps (a) through (d) with a next selected alternate user from said list of alternate users until a positive acknowledgment is received.

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 20pp US4814763  1989-03 Nelson et al.  Motorola, Inc. Paging terminal apparatus with page forwarding capability and methodology thereof
Get PDF - 13pp US5555446  1996-09 Jasinski  Motorola, Inc. Selective call receiver capable of requesting information from a communication system and method therefor
Get PDF - 19pp US5596318  1997-01 Mitchell  Microsoft Corporation Method for operating a two-way messaging system to extend battery life
Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G2000-374999 DERABS G2000-374999

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