Global Patent Index - EP 1317865 A2

EP 1317865 A2 2003-06-11 - AUTOMATED LOCATION BASED CONFIGURATION OF PORTABLE PHONE

Title (en)

AUTOMATED LOCATION BASED CONFIGURATION OF PORTABLE PHONE

Title (de)

AUTOMATISCHE ORTSBASIERTE KONFIGURATION EINES MOBILTELEFONS

Title (fr)

CONFIGURATION AUTOMATIQUE D'UN TELEPHONE PORTABLE BASEE SUR L'EMPLACEMENT

Publication

EP 1317865 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01971159 A

Priority

  • US 0129156 W
  • US 66305200 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0223926A2] A method and apparatus for tracking a position of a mobile radio unit within a communication system. The mobile unit uses information from earth orbiting satellites and/or information received from infrastructure of the system to dynamically select alternative operating parameters. The method includes providing a controller and storing a look-up table in memory coupled to the controller. The method further includes a calculating a position of the mobile unit using measurements from the earth orbiting satellite system and/or the system infrastructure. Position values from the look-up table are compared with that of the position of the mobile radio unit in order to determine the geographical location of the mobile unit from the look-up table. At least one operating parameter is then dynamically selected based upon the determined geographical loacation. In preferred embodiments, the mobile radio unit dynamically selects either a specific language in which to display menu options or an encryption scheme based on the determined geographical location.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04Q 7/32

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 1/725 (2006.01); H04W 8/22 (2009.01); G01S 5/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04W 8/22 (2013.01); H04M 1/72572 (2013.01); H04M 2250/58 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0223926A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0223926 A2 20020321; WO 0223926 A3 20021031; AU 9108001 A 20020326; EP 1317865 A2 20030611; IL 154907 D0 20031031

INPADOC legal status


2003-08-06 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030610

2003-06-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030409

2003-06-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2003-06-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI